Soft Energy Box

Contrechoc presents the Soft Energy Box

Create Design Awareness for Energy - stop waisting batteries
Your "very own" energy! Make your energy, use your energy. Only what you need, for the time you need it

Contrechoc.com, Fashion Tech Farm (Eindhoven), WdKA Design Academy (Rotterdam.)
Triennale d’art contemporain Art et Industrie, Dunkerque, France.

See the short Soft Energy Box movie

Download the Soft Energy Box Booklet

Components of the Soft Energy Box

  • 3 hand cranks
  • booklet with explanation and experiments
  • LED's, supercaps, microcontroller
  • soft button swatch, UV swatch

Mini Summercamp
Booklet
Mini Summercamp
Booklet
Mini Summercamp
Box
Mini Summercamp
Box with Parts
Mini Summercamp
Super capacitors
Mini Summercamp
Voltage delimiter
Mini Summercamp
protected LED
Mini Summercamp
USB connectiong
Mini Summercamp
Super capacitors 1F and 2F
Mini Summercamp
connectors
Mini Summercamp
diode
Mini Summercamp
protected LED single

Energy Generating devices

3 types of - modified - hand cranks

  • Blue transparent without battery
  • Small cute yellow, with small battery
  • Bigger handcrank, lipo, and with solar cell

Mini Summercamp
blue hand crank
Mini Summercamp
yellow hand crank
Mini Summercamp
yellow hand crank inside
Mini Summercamp
bigger hand crank inside
Mini Summercamp
bigger hand crank modified
Mini Summercamp
bigger hand crank modified
Mini Summercamp
yellow hand crank
Mini Summercamp
yellow hand crank
Mini Summercamp
two hand cranks

Experiments

  • Explore charging with the different hand cranks
  • Test how long the hand cranks can power the microcontroller
  • Experiment with the soft button swatch
  • Experiment with the UV swatch

Mini Summercamp
look how much the blue handcrank can produce!
Mini Summercamp
microcontroller on a supercap1
Mini Summercamp
microcontroller on a supercap2
Mini Summercamp
LED on the small solar panel
Mini Summercamp
UV swatch
Mini Summercamp
UV swatch experiment
Mini Summercamp
UV swatch experiment
Mini Summercamp
soft button swatch and UV swatch

Applications

  • Apply "performance of charging" to garments
  • Self powering e-textile installations
  • Avoiding waisting batteries by self powering swatches
  • Jacket with autonomous power
  • Mini Summercamp
    powering an e-textile module
    Mini Summercamp
    powering 12 e-textile swatches
    Mini Summercamp
    powering the HEAR swatch
    Mini Summercamp
    powering the HEAR swatch
    Mini Summercamp
    soft powering container
    Mini Summercamp
    powering from the publication jacket