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Playgrounds that Generate Electricity

Summary #

Empower Playgrounds has installed a carousel for children that generates electricity in Ghana.


(Photo: hlusta on Flickr)

Commentary #

In 2008, the children at the Golden Sunbeam Montessori School in Ghana received a most welcome gift: a merry-go-round. But unlike other carousels, this one generates electricity that is used in LED lamps. A zip-line that generates electricity is set to go into operation soon.

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What other naturally fun forces could be harnessed (but not enslaved)?

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2013-03-07 #

2023-11-28 #