Sam Aquillano and Derek Cascio, and their team at Design Museum Boston, are collaborating with Smallbean to develop the next generation of something called The Solar Suitcase. The Solar Suitcase is part of an energy generation and storage system being used in a school in Koala, Tanzania to power computer based learning. The team has completed and documented phase one of the redesign in this video and selection of images.
We've been seeing technology leapfrogging in newly developed countries and emerging markets, such as Jan Chipchase's documentation of the skip over land lines directly to mobile phones. Is it possible that some places will skip over gridded, centralized power based on coal and petroleum in favor of going strait to local source sustainable energy like this?
For lots of pics, sketches, and more details see the full story here.
For more than 20 years Michael has been designing iconic products and brand experiences for some of the best brands in the world including Nike, Google, Motorola, Honda, and Hasbro. Located in Portland, Oregon, his studio focuses on industry leading halo projects across autonomous automotive, consumer electronics, travel, mobile devices, wearables, toys and conceptual Hollywood entertainment projects.