Energy Creating Football
Neat. A football that creates energy when you kick it around.
'Soccket', which weighs 30 grams heavier than a standard football, captures the kinetic momentum generated during play and stores this inside the ball for later use as an off-grid power source. A simple 30 minutes play can power a simple LED lamp for three hours.
A company in Africa CyberSmart is collaborating with the USAID to provide classrooms with an interactive solar-powered whiteboard using a projection screen.
A bunch of incredible Peruvian engineering students designed a scintillating billboard that retains and collects moisture from the air. In 3 months, their design was able to distribute almost 10,000 liters of water. This served as an answered prayer for the residents of the desert city, Lima.
The Raspberry Pi is a card-sized single-board computer pin invented by the foundation of the same name. The goal was to promote teaching of basic computer science in schools. This can go a long way in educating developing countries about computers.
Their website claims “It is a capable little computer which can be used in electronics projects, and for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also plays high-definition video. We want to see it being used by kids all over the world to learn programming”
The Gravity Light was made by London-based designers Martin Riddiford and Jim Reeves of Therefore.com, who spent four years developing the light for developing countries. This innovative device generates light from gravity.
It takes a quick 3 seconds to lift the weight that powers GravityLight creating 25 minutes of light on its descent
Making new technologies more accessible
Developing countries could make noteworthy poverty-fighting progress by placing smart phones, tablets and computers into more of its citizens’ hands, helping technology spread more widely.