OCTOBER 2014

  • MOTION

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    MOTION

    “Motion is the power of movement”.

    The concept of this design is to encourage the end user to create interesting lights with simple objects given to him. It’s a light design, which gives rise to multiplicity. Found objects can be recycled into fascinating lights.  Each object is re-designed to include a solar power panel with LED bulb, rechargeable battery and a light sensitive switch.  This light design is wireless and recharges using sun energy.  These objects are designed to be assembled and connected in many ways, to construct interesting shapes.  Anything constructed can then be taken apart again, and the pieces used to make other shapes.

    To explain this concept, I used wooden blocks.  This light design is not limited to wooden blocks; any recyclable objects can be used.

    1. Wood blocks cut to size.

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    I utilised wooden boxes which I’ve found next to the road.  I’ve taken the wooden boxes apart and used the thicker pieces of wood (sturdy enough to fit the solar power Unit) and cut to size.

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    Solar Power Unit fitted into wood block. A hole big enough to fit the Solar power unit is drilled into each block.  The solar power unit (which includes the solar power panel, rechargeable battery and LED bulb) is placed into the hole.  The solar power unit is detachable, in case the battery needs replacement or repairs need to done.

     

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    This light is designed to encourage the user to create diverse shapes.

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    Motion is designed using a simple form to stimulate multiplicity.

     

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    Anything constructed can then be taken apart again, and the pieces used to make other shapes.

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    Efficiently using Solar panels as source of electrical energy Place the blocks in the sun, with solar panel facing the sun. Each panel recharges using sun energy. Each solar light run 12-14 hours on a full charge.

     

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    Environmentally friendly design Motion inflicts no harm upon ecosystems or the environment.  It uses materials and non-toxic paint that are good for the environment and even cost-effective.  Found objects can be recycled, reducing waste and pollution. The use of natural materials that is locally available.  Minimum energy and resources are used in building the light.  Efficiently using Solar panels as source of electrical energy and LED lighting.  Motion is a sustainable design as it meets the needs of present generations without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.

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    Motion is suitable for children and adults to be creative and produce varied shaped lights.  Also suitable for children who are afraid of the dark, because of the light sensitive switch, which will automatically switch on when it’s dark, and switch off when it’s light.