Let Children Create Their Own ElectricityApril 18, 2009 # 6:00 am # Children Gadgets, Collectibles, toys # 6 Comments
Green technology is spreading rapidly. It is the result to the global climate change phenomena that built awareness about environment sustainability. You must be understood that power energy is one of the bigger donator of carbon gas emission. Yet it needs to build the energy efficiency culture.
Energy efficiency should be introduced and built since the early age. It makes children age is the perfect time to build this culture. However, this topic is quite complicated to children. But Sara Paculdo offers the easier way inspired with children’s favorite activity, play. For Green Gadget Design Competition, She designed a so called Fastronouts toys. This toy consist a Robo-astronout figures and moon cruiser vehicle. Each figure has a rechargeable battery and dynamo in each vehicle. Plugging Fastronout in a moon cruiser and roll the vehicle could make lights and color. It also has power indicator that could be pressed to make it talk. Each time the moon cruiser rolled, the dynamo will charge the battery inside the Fastronout.
The Fastronouts can be attached to a bike using clip in the moon cruiser. The dynamo in the moon cruiser could be released and functioned like bike lamp dynamo. It gives power to activate light, sound, and odometer in the Fastronout. This toy is not also gives understanding about energy and the efficiency to children. It could make them more active. Yet it could reduce the obesity risk, one of the biggest children problems in these days.