soccket: the energy harnessing soccer ball
mar 01, 2013
soccket: the energy harnessing soccer ball


‘soccket’: the energy-harnessing soccer ball
image courtesy uncharted play

 

 

weighing about 30 grams heavier than a standard soccer ball, ‘soccket’, the energy harnessing soccer ball by uncharted play,
is constructed from a custom water-resistant EVA foam that is both durable and soft to the touch. the solid construction eliminates
the need for air pumps as well as the risk of puncture and deflation from rough terrain. a pendulum-like mechanism inside
captures the kinetic momentum generated during play, and stores this energy inside the ‘soccket’ for later use as an off-grid power source.
just 30 minutes of play can power a simple LED lamp for 3 hours. designed and assembled in the USA, the project is currently
being piloted in select resource-poor areas of north and south america and is currently seeking funding on kickstarter.

 

 

detail of the valve for the LED connection
image courtesy uncharted play

 

 

detail of the valve for the LED connection
image courtesy uncharted play

 

 

user context
image courtesy uncharted play

 

 

the ‘soccket’ being used as a lighting source
image courtesy uncharted play

 

 

infographic
image courtesy uncharted play

 

 

ideation sketches

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