Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Energy-gathering soccer ball turns kicks into light
Soccer is one of the most popular sports in the world partly because it requires so little: a ball and some space to play is all you really need. And because of that, it's extremely popular in third world countries. Now, the Soccket has arrived to make soccer a helpful addition to the places its played.
The Soccket uses an inductive coil mchanism inside to save up all that kinetic energy used kicking it around. It can then plug in and charge an LED light using that energy. About 15 minutes of play can provide 3 hours of charge, which seems pretty reasonable to me. A great idea, and one that will definitely help people in need.