See-Saw To Power African Schools

A really creative and useful idea to help power African schools in a clean way…

A young inventor is hoping to tap the unbounded energy of children in a playground to power schools in Africa. 

Design student Daniel Sheridan has created a simple see-saw which generates enough electricity to light a classroom.

The device works by transferring the power, created by a child moving up and down on it, to an electricity storage unit via an underground cable.

The Coventry University student has won £5,500 in funding to develop the idea.

[Source: BBC News]

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