A LAMP DEVELOPED WITH AN OBJECTIVE OF REPURPOSING PLASTIC BOTTLES TO PROLONG THEIR EXISTENCE BY BECOMING A RESOURCE FOR THE POOR
2 million plastic bottles are being used in the UK everyday. Only 1 out of 5 of these bottles end up being recycled, with the rest being dumped in third world countries. What if plastic bottles can become a resource to the people in third world countries?
Power Aid is a lamp that requires plastic bottles to become the container for its power source; a bottle of water and two tablespoon of salt.This lamp relies on a renewable energy from galvanic cell, which consists of an electrolyte solution made from salty water and two electrodes to generate energy into its rechargeable battery.
By changing the water solution daily and charging it for 12 hours during the day, it can produce 8 hours of non-stop lighting at night.This educates people that there are alternative sources of power available and helps them realise that they don’t need to depend on commercial electricity.
ASSISTING EVERY JOURNEY WITH A KICK
With the increasing demand for urban mobility, scooters are becoming the next mode of transport for commuting. Getting you from point A to B with ease.
MicroStand was designed for a live project with Micro Scooter. They wanted to tackle urban mobility through designing a new accessory, which enhances the experience of their scooters to encourage more adults to take up scooting.
Following the research and insights, I directed the project to tackle the difficulties of commuting with a scooter. Proposing an objective to design a stand that will resolve the stability of the scooter for users when commuting.
The stand is located sitting above the front wheel of the scooter and it’s devised to easily recline down with a kick through a spring-load mechanism.
Designed to be easily installed and discreetly blend with the scooter’s aesthetics, this in-built accessory is made out of aluminium and weighs no more than 15g; adding subtle changes to the scooter.