A Skipping Rope Lamp Uses Daytime Games to Power Light at Night

By: Amelia Roblin - Jan 29, 2015
References: yankodesign
The conception of this skipping rope lamp is a beautiful example of how energy exercised during play can be repurposed to fuel the basic devices of modern life. Bae Gyu Ri has brilliantly suggested that a jump rope could be manufactured with the capacity to harness and convert kinetic energy from its users.

During the day, children could have an hour of fun with this playing, encouraging group games or solo skipping. The movement of the cord between the handles would be channeled into the device, getting stored in internal batteries. Should the family need illumination after the sun has set, the pair of charged handgrips would serve as two lanterns. These skipping rope lamps would prove invaluable in communities without electricity and places that could benefit especially from free and eco-friendly electricity.