Using his head: On his recent trip to Africa, Presudent Obama tried out the new SOCCKET soccer ball.
Using his head: On his recent trip to Africa, Presudent Obama tried out the new SOCCKET soccer ball.Courtesy AP
Kids' soccer games in Third World nations can help provide needed power to electricity-lacking villages through this new invention of two college student. The SOCCKET puts a gyroscope inside a soccer ball, capturing kinetic energy generated by the ball's motion. That energy is stored in a battery in the ball. A cap can be popped off the ball at night exposing a socket to the battery. Thirty minutes of kids' soccer action can power a LED light for three hours. Here's we're you can learn more and see the ball in action.

http://unchartedplay.com/soccket/

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author uknown says:

i think this new kind of soccer ball is useful and good for people all around the world. for people who don't have the money to buy batteries they can just play soccer for 30 minutes then have 3 hours to do whatever they want with the electricity. my gym teacher once told me that soccer is the most popular sport worldwide.since so many people like this sport they will all be excited to use this new sort of technology.

posted on Tue, 12/31/2013 - 2:18pm

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