X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
Awesomer Media Sites: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:

Soccket Ball Generates Electricity When You Play With It: Child Playbor

by Lambert Varias
Advertisement

This unique ball turns the beautiful game into the energy-generating game. Made by a small company called Uncharted Play, the Soccket is a football that converts mechanical energy to electrical energy. In other words, you get electricity simply by playing with it.

soccket-soccer-ball-by-uncharted-play

As you roll and bounce Soccket around, a pendulum inside it cranks a small generator, which in turn is connected to a small battery.  I wouldn’t be surprised if a typical hand-cranked generator can convert energy more efficiently, but of course that’s not as fun to use as the Soccket.

soccket_2

The Soccket weighs 17 oz., just 1 oz. heavier than a normal football. Aside from its power generating capability, the Soccket is also water-resistant, is airless and will never deflate.

Pledge at least $89 (USD) on Kickstarter to get a Soccket. As of now, the electricity stored within the ball can only be used by one device – the complementary LED lamp. But Uncharted Play did say that they’ll come up with more complementary gadgets as well as a USB adapter if Soccket reaches its goal on Kickstarter. Can you imagine if all kinds of sporting balls in the world had a generator inside? We would hate ball games. Just kidding.




Comments are closed for posts older than 90 days.

Recent Posts

Laptop or Chromebook: We Pick Chromebook, and Here\

Laptop or Chromebook: We Pick Chromebook, and Here's Why

50 Classic Arcade Games Saved from Derelict Cruise Ship

50 Classic Arcade Games Saved from Derelict Cruise Ship

Hyper Light Drifter Collector\

Hyper Light Drifter Collector's Edition Comes with SNES Cartridge: 2016-Bit

Paperlike Portable E Ink Display Hits Indiegogo

Paperlike Portable E Ink Display Hits Indiegogo

Iron Throne Made of Chicken Wings: Game of Bones

Iron Throne Made of Chicken Wings: Game of Bones

More from Awesomer Media...

The Awesomer Logo MightyMega Logo 95octane Logo