INDUSTRIAL DESIGN STUDENT AT RMIT UNIVERSITY
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.