Archive for the “Sustainable Energy” category


by Lynn on May 9, 2011

A Sovee is a solar powered pet and protector. To take care of a Sovee, place him on the windowsill to soak up the sun before leaving the house. Four super bright LEDs come on automatically when a Sovee enters (…)

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by Lynn on April 25, 2011

After deciding I wanted to move away from a typical solar powered lamp, I made the steady white light a pummer with two different colored LEDs and made it more interactive by placing a switch on his head and a (…)

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Outside In: Solar Night Light

by Lynn on April 7, 2011

Things have been crazy lately between midterms and the immediate jump to finals and a collective art/storytelling project I’m working on (it’s top secret right now but we’re launching at the end of the month so details are coming very (…)

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BEAM Brush Bot

by Lynn on April 5, 2011

As an assignment for my Sustainable Energy class and to get a better understanding of solar energy, I built a BEAM bot. BEAM, an acronym for Biology, Electronics, Aesthetics, and Mechanics, involves the use of simple analog circuits instead of (…)

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Kinetic Flashlight Challenge

by Lynn on March 8, 2011

Before venturing off to make a kinetic lamp to replace my bedside light I decided to take a closer look at the kind of technology I might use to make my lamp. Over a period of two and a half (…)

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Kinetic Lamp

by Lynn on February 17, 2011

I’d really like to replace my bedside lamp with a kinetically powered light. The light only stays on for 1-2 hours a night so I’d love to keep it unplugged so it’s not eating power for the other 22 hours (…)

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