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Clip Watch

I’ve been thinking about a watch I can put on my coat or bag, which tells me time when I need to know because when it’s cold, my watch is under the thick coat and is hard to take out.

By making it look like a button, it may go well with many kinds of outer wears.

Click the face once and it displays the time and date on the glass face for a few seconds. (I figure we usually don’t need to stare at a watch for a long time.)

Solar battery panels charges electricity for the display.

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iPetals

I like Fandi Meng‘s great “Sunny Flower” concept very much and was inspired a lot by the design.

iPetals_a

It’s a solar charger for an iPhone. Based on Fandi’s design, I made it work also as an iPhone stand.

iPetals_b

iPetals_c
petals colored with different lightness

iPetals_d


See animation at Vimeo.

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Sketches

Before going to a new item, I dug a few sketches from my Moleskine.

single plate bookshelf
a bookshelf made of a single wooden board

single plate bookshelf
a desk made of a single wooden board

single plate bookshelf

green green
Mitsubishi and two other Japanese firms invented this foliage plant-like solar cell module by using organic thin-film solar cells. I thought it would be nice if there’s something good to look at and environmentally friendly in your room like this.

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green green

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Swing, Charge & Study

Sway, Charge & Study
Swing this many times and you get some electricity to charge your iPhone. This time, its motion censor sends your form data to your iPhone so that you can see your own golf swing animated.

Sway, Charge & Study

Sway, Charge & Study

Sway, Charge & Study
Compare your form with that of Tiger Woods?

Sway, Charge & Study
Caution: Make sure you are not too close to anyone when playing.

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See also the previous post.


You Can Work It Out

handgrip battery charger

handgrip battery charger

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See #2 of this concept.