MIT soft rocker solar powered sun lounger
 
MIT soft rocker   solar powered sun lounger
may 06, 2011

MIT soft rocker solar powered sun lounger

soft rocker – solar powered recharging station all images by philip ropert, courtesy of MIT

soft rocker‘ is a solar powered outdoor rocking lounger whereby you can relax and recharge your electronics. developed by architecture students at MIT, lead by professor sheila kennedy, the furniture piece uses the human power of balance to create an interactive 1.5 axis, 35 watt solar tracking system. the lounger utilizes a 12-ampere hour battery storing the solar energy harvested during sunlight hours so you to charge your gadgets even after sunset.

a number of ‘soft rockers’ are currently installed within MIT’s killian court for use until the end of this weekend.

MIT soft rocker   solar powered sun lounger up close of the ‘soft rocker’

MIT soft rocker   solar powered sun lounger the loungers make for a good place to socialize and engage in group work

MIT soft rocker   solar powered sun lounger the solar powered charging station

MIT soft rocker   solar powered sun lounger the battery also allows you to turn on a strip of light tape that runs along the interior of the lounger

MIT soft rocker   solar powered sun lounger

via dvice

  • This is very cool. I love the shape and the touches of pierce work, I only wish it as finished in a more exciting wood.

    David Lily
  • Brilliant! But scrap the excess design on it and keep it simple as possible. The whole point is to be modern and organic anyway.

    Matthew Samson
  • It’s nice

    Raj Srivastav
  • It’s brilliant, not ugly.

    Think pragmatically, not aesthetically.

    Jeffery
  • I want one for my backyard

    Where can I get one

    Scott
  • This is a super-ugly creation, but it got a lot of attention in the news and on the net due to its MIT origin. Nonetheless anything that heightens the awareness of what solar power can do is a good thing.

    Delia Ann Kennedy
  • I like the overall form.

    toeyteyid
  • Epic

    PussyCat
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