On the 7th of July 2010, in London, Orange unveils the Orange Power Wellies, a groundbreaking and innovative eco-mobile phone charging prototype created to keep Glastonbury Festival goers connected with their friends across the weekend.The Orange Power Wellies, created in collaboration with renewable energy experts GotWind, use a unique ‘power generating sole’ that converts heat from your feet into an electrical current. This ‘welectricity’ can then be used to recharge your mobile phone. Orange, Official Communications Partner for the Glastonbury Festival, will be showcasing the Orange Power Wellies prototype onsite. Twelve hours of stomping in your Orange Power Wellies will give you enough power to charge a mobile phone for one hour. The hotter your feet get, the more energy they will produce, so in order to charge your phone faster and for the battery to last longer, simply dance or run.
How the system works: After a full day, you can plug your phone into the power output at the top of the welly and use the energy that has been generated throughout the day to charge your phone. The power collected in the ‘power generating sole’ is collected via a process known as the ‘Seebeck’ effect. Inside the power generating sole there are thermoelectric modules constructed of pairs of p-type and n-type semiconductor materials forming a thermocouple. These thermocouples are connected electrically, forming an array of multiple thermocouples (thermopile). They are then sandwiched between two thin ceramic wafers. When the heat from the foot is applied on the top side of the ceramic wafer and cold is applied on the opposite side, from the cold of the ground, electricity is generated.
Dave Pain, Managing Director at GotWind said “GotWind are excited to be working with Orange for a fourth year to create an invaluable charging prototype for festival goers. Wellies are now the staple festival footwear, the Orange Power Wellies not only keep you dry but they also provide a crucial eco electricity source.”
Andrew Pearcey, Head of Sponsorship at Orange UK said “Orange remain loyal to the green ethos of the Glastonbury Festival and are committed to researching exciting new energy sources that can be used on site to ensure people can stay in touch with their nearest and dearest. The Orange Power Wellies use clean and renewable energy to create valuable electricity ensuring festival goers can text and phone their mates for the duration of the weekend”.
The Orange Power Wellies are the latest innovation in the company’s bid to find alternative sustainable and eco-friendly mobile phone charging technologies that can be used at the Glastonbury Festival.
Kisai Blade Wood Link LED Watch is the wood version of Kisai Blade Turbine. It features the same rotating LED time display but this time it is concealed behind gorgeous dark sandalwood surface. It also features Kisai Link where you can pair it with your smartphone, perfectly integrated into the strap so that you can answer call, receive text message or email, get social alerts directly to your wrist. This minimalist LED watch design features 2 modes time display: Turning Mode and Flashing Mode.
In Turning Mode, the LED blades spin around the face to highlight 3 blades that indicate the hour and minutes. It looks really cool, you can easily follow the blades just like numbers on a clock. In Flashing Mode, the LED blades display hours and minutes at a glance, the lit blade indicates the hours while the flashing blade indicates 5 minute groups and 4 dots indicate exact minutes of 1 to 4.
Kisai Blade Wood Link LED Watch is a USB rechargeable watch, simply connect it to your computer to recharge with the provided USB cable. A one time charge requires 3.5 hours and can last about a month, while the Kisai Link requires 90 minutes to charge and lasts for 5 days. You can checkout the date by pressing the upper button twice, whether in DD:MM or MM:DD format. This watch also features an alarm mode. The cool animation really brings this watch to life, the vivid LED blades rotate rapidly every 15 minutes between 6pm and midnight when you turn the animation mode on. Thanks to adjustable strap design, this watch is suitable for both small and large wrists.
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Rescue Pack concept has been designed with aim to increase the level of safety and practicality during emergency situation. JetLev Flyer uses the thrust of high-pressure water column to move up and down the water surface freely. Comparing with the average boat, it is less influenced by the water flow and has greater flexibility. The key of the design is to extend its practicality in order to be used more efficiently.
To some emergency situation, it takes more time and budget to send the helicopter and is unable to be the first getting to the scene. The rescue requires the cooperation of a team, which is also highly dangerous and hard to train. The Rescue Pack concept is comparatively lighter, easy to carry with and costs lower. Moreover, its risk is lower for it requires only one man to complete the mission.
Besides, when encountering strong water flow, many lifeboats will not be able to operate as usual and further to delay the timing of rescue or to endanger one’s safety. Rescue Pack concept could set the pump by the shore, and it could be moved between two shores of the river without being influenced by the white water after extending the lines.
When the flood is in town, the transportation or facility there might obstruct the moving of boats. By using Rescue Pack, all these obstructions could be avoided easily and helps to rescue or supply better.
Use both feet to control the movements of the crane. Link the pedal and the hydraulic rod to raise the crane. The crane will move along the trail under the seat and make a lift movement.
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