It’s the SOCCKET and it’s a soccer ball that converts into a mini portable generator. According to the company website, the SOCCKET “captures the kinetic energy generated during normal play, and stores it in the ball for later use as an off-grid power source.” Just 30 minutes of playing with this thing around gets you 3 hours of light. How cool is that? So cool that President Obama invited the founders on a trip to Tanzania to highlight their invention.
This soccer ball helps address the world energy crisis and the company’s goal is to make it available throughout the developing world where power is expensive, often limited, or just unattainable. The following video, “Light is Life” demonstrates just how pivotal the SOCCKET can be in a place like Abuja, Nigeria where residents must rely on generators for basic power needs.
Jessica O. Matthews, the co-inventor of the SOCCKET recently finished her MBA while running her company, Unchartered Play. After countless improvements, Jessica will take her invention to Brazil during the World Cup and debut a “buy one, donate one” promotion.
What’s ahead? The company has already developed a jump rope which works in a similar fashion. In the future, Jessica will expand their products to include skateboards and basketballs. Generating power with the use of play.
We think this sounds like a Goooooooooal!!!!