CHRIS LANGLEY

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN STUDENT AT RMIT UNIVERSITY
MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA

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The Urban Seesaw

As connectivity grows, power levels fall.

Living within an ever-growing connected society, the need for power to charge devices is at an all time high. 
The urban seesaw creates a new conversation around the charging experience. Urban nomads work together to charge their devices, creating a rhythmic and playful space that invites the eyes of passes by, while transforming it into a new point of conversation.

The Urban Seesaw keeps track of the amount of turns it has completed, and will display a history of energy generated. This creates an everlasting footprint of every person that uses it.

When the user completes their charge, the excess power generated will be stored in a communal battery that is shared with all future
users. Based on the idea of “take a penny, leave a penny”, the seesaw becomes a sharing battery, where users can help charge as much or as little as they are able to at that time.