• Generating electricity… just for kicks

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    The Soccket generates electricity as you play.
    Image credit: Uncharted Play
    Date:9 October 2015 Tags:, , , , ,

    Imagine you could generate electricity by playing your favourite sport. Well, US-based Uncharted Play has developed a soccer ball that doubles as a light source source.

    Called the SOCCKET, the ball harnesses kinetic energy through rotational movement, turning the generator built into it, which then powers a lithium-ion battery.

    The ball is the brainchild of Jessica O Matthews, who realised that “the world of play was truly uncharted territory when it came to tangibly addressing real issues facing society”. Seeing that worldwide over 1 billion people have no access to electricity, and many children still do homework at candlelight, Uncharted Play created the ball as a sustainable source of light.

    The company also manufacturers the PULSE, a jump rope which stores energy is the same way as the SOCCKET does.

    Watch the video above to see how the SOCCKET works.

    Image and video credit: Uncharted Play

     

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