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Hungry Batteries: Rechargeable Battery Concept

It would be so helpful if there is a set of rechargeable batteries that change forms to tell you how “hungry” it is.

The thinner it is, the emptier the battery is. When it’s full, it’s just as straight as a normal battery.

Another merit is that when it’s thin, it’s much easier to take out from a packed battery room, especially if there are multiple betteries packed tight in line. Fat batteries don’t need to be changed anyway.

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iPetals

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

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

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petals colored with different lightness

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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

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a desk made of a single wooden board

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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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