Solar-powered SOFT Rockers charging station double as a lounge chair
This is a piece of outdoor furniture gadget freaks, party lovers and the green-minded would love to have in their backyard. The MIT SOFT Rockers are clean energy charging stations disguised as outdoor rocking lounge furniture. You can relax with your near and dear ones, and recharge your electronic devices at the same time. MIT Professor Sheila Kennedy and her team at Kennedy and Violich Architecture have created the SOFT Rockers. The SOFT Rocker, with its lighting loops at night, is sure to set the perfect ambiance for a playful, rejuvenating experience.
The SOFT Rocker works dynamically by using the human power of balance to create an interactive 1.5 axis 35-watt solar tracking system. The low power electronics used charge the charging station-cum-furniture’s 12 amp-hour battery and store solar energy generated during the day.
The SOFT Rocker enjoys a leaf-like loop form, which shows that how standard softwood panels can be made to adapt to the latitude and sun angle of any site. Get a few of them in your backyard, and you are all set for a rocking jamboree.