Any sort of energy issues in reducing carbon emission have been addressed as critical factor if further sustainable development.
In fact large number of institutions, developers and eco-conscious practitioners have been trying to find a solution in this particular issue at least these couple of decades. However this future conscious ethos has not emerged as sustainable as we might like to think at the moment. Obviously there is various reason, but I believe that ‘User Awareness’ should be integrated into the most fundamental catalyst for further sustainable development which has especially emerged within everyday circumstance. In addition we designer should design own representation for incremental change, to allow for the next paradigm shift for the green conscious society.
Cyclus has been designed a spring driven personal electricity generator. This hand held device also has huge potential to adopt multiple user context by single discipline. Basically, twisting bottom component for the next 30 minutes, inner located spring will constantly generate rotation energy. That is enough to drive DC motor (upper located) to produce certain amount of energy (6.6V 3W).
This product also has good potential in developing community, as they have increasing energy needs for lighting and telecommunication, and I believe it will have an advantage due to the simple construction which will make it durable and cost effective.