President Obama Harnessed Energy Through A Ball Last Week

We got our hands on this kinetic energy powered ball.

1. Remember when the President bounced this ball off his head last week?

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2. That ball is called the Soccket

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3. The Soccket was created by Jessica O. Matthews and Julia Silverman in 2008 when the two paired up on a project during their junior year at Harvard College.

In May of 2011, both Matthews and Silverman co-founded Uncharted Play, a new kind of social enterprise that would show the world that doing good and doing good business need not be mutually exclusive.

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4. Impressive engineering makes it possible for the kinetic energy to be converted into electricity

After the idea was conceived, Victor Angel of Soccket led the design and engineering of the ball.

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5. This ball is powered by play. For every 30 minutes of play, the ball will power an LED lamp for three hours

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6. By kicking the Soccket around, developing countries can create free and clean energy

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7. We kicked around one of the only Soccket’s in the U.S.

It’s featured at the Autodesk Gallery San Francisco.

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