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sOccket soccer ball generates power as it is kicked around

Electricity making soccer ball for kids in Africa rocks
By: Shane McGlaun | Science, Space & Robotics News | Posted: Jun 14, 2010 6:06 pm

When it comes to electricity most of us in the well established countries of the world take our electric power for granted. In some countries like Africa, electricity is still not stable and often simply not available.




A cool green gadget called the sOccket looks like a soccer ball and is able to generate power from being kicked around. The company behind the device wants to give it to kids in Africa.


For every 10 minutes the ball is kicked around, it stores enough power to run a small LED light for three hours. The light is needed for kids to be able to study or do homework at night.



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