A few months ago, we invited Core77 readers to weigh-in on frog's internal design competition, frog Future or Fiction. In the inaugural edition of Future or Fiction, the design firm called on their pool of 1600 people spread across 10 studios and 15 locations around the globe to find innovative ways and unexpected solutions for rethinking how wind power could be harnessed through leveraging existing infrastructure or incorporating it into new infrastructure. The Core77 reader favorite, a portable wind turbine, was created for outdoor activity and can be easily transported and used to power electronics in remote locations.
Now after having a designer and engineer take a closer look at the idea, frog shares their rough prototype for the Revolver—a small, portable, consumer-grade wind turbine for charging mobile devices and other personal electronics when you're off the grid.
Transported in a discreet tube, Revolver is easily set up. It can generate up to 35 watts of power from just a pleasant breeze—enough to keep a laptop charged, light up a lantern, or recharge a phone, camera, and other mobile devices—simultaneously.
Watch the prototype in action after the jump and see more information about the Revolver setup and construction. Any feedback? Would you use the Revolver on a remote expedition?