Gallery: Soccket: Amazing Energy-Generating Soccer Ball Launches on Kic...

 
The small pendulum inside the ball harnesses energy of the movement by turning a generator connected to a rechargeable battery.

Designed and assembled in the U.S., Soccket uses Uncharted Play’s patent-pending mechanism that captures and stores the kinetic power generated through kicking the ball. The small pendulum inside the ball harnesses energy of the movement by turning a generator connected to a rechargeable battery. It is an off-grid power source made from specially designed water-resistant EVA foam that is both soft and deflation-proof. The energy captured in only 30 minutes of playing soccer can be used to power a small LED lamp for three hours.

The Soccket was piloted in various low-income areas of North America and South America, bringing energy to those who need it the most. So far the production has been limited to a few hundred Sokkect balls per week, but the team recently launched a Kickstarter campaign in order to scale-up and purchase necessary equipment for the manufacturing processes and will be accepting pledges until 28 March.

+ Uncharted Play Kickstarter

Via Uncrate

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  1. Mathieu March 4, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    haha this project is so stupid… Kids play soccer together and then only one of them can *bring light home ?

    Please give those kids a small solar lamp, that will be cheaper, much more efficient and they will have nothing to do to get their light working at night (like that one http://wearethemarket.com/wp-content/uploads//2012/08/olafur-eliasson-little-sun-London.jpg).

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