're;energy' by jin sik kim + bo sung seo   iida awards 2010 're;energy' by jin sik kim + bo sung seo   iida awards 2010
oct 12, 2010

're;energy' by jin sik kim + bo sung seo iida awards 2010

‘re;energy’ by jin sik kim and bo sung seo

‘re;energy’ by jin sik kim and bo sung seo from korea is one of the shortlisted entries from more than 4000 participants in the ‘iida awards 2010’ competition, organized by designboom in collaboration with incheon metropolitan city.

the bike collects usable energy generated by the pedaling in its front wheel to recharge electrical devices such as a laptop, mp3, cell phone and more.

designers’ own words: ‘nowadays, using a bicycle is in tune with finding recycled energy and preserving the environment. ‘re:energy’ is a type of generator from a bicycle. when it is being pedaled, the rotational energy gets collected in the front where where there is a socket to charge small electrical devices.’

components

detail of plug. accommodates both standard plugs and USBs

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  • Its fantastic!!!

    @twi_ts says:
  • i want that wheel!

    Bas Jansen says:
  • Looks amazing! However, the battery is very small, I doubt this is really practical.

    Alexei SF, CA says:
  • waw so nice and now they talk about charging dy ur sound and by the air goooo

    nuha says:
  • Some bike-lamps already support charging via usb…

    Phil says:
  • The idea is really cool, but i think too that the battery is very small and maybe not enough to full with energy the battery of the laptop, and it could be bad for it with time

    NOIR says:
  • grate!!! how it didn’t win??

    venezuelan says:
  • Very nice, but what about aerodynamics? Any lateral wind will make this bike unrideable, and will make its user lose a lot of his own energy…

    Dorfmeister says:
  • If the wheel was moved to the rear, lateral wind problems would be greatly reduced (steering), as well as the longevity of the wheel. Front wheels get the heck beat out of them, as they are the first to encounter obstacles…

    Jeff F says:
  • where is the proof that this actually works? you do not understand who ride bikes and why they do it, nor the structure of energy.

    PS says:
  • vary love

    alfateeh 2020 says:
  • Though it does make sense to say that the battery is quite small and as a commuter who only owns a bike I agree with having the that wheel in the front is impractical, but that’s not the point of this design. Or at least I don’t think so, this is a great idea, ideas like this should constantly be put put there for the world to see, learn from, and develop so the we can slowly better the way we treats our environment.

    Lili says:
  • I want to know the price for this product., please, thank you.

    Chile says:

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