A proposal for an interactive, educational, airport playground

The Energy Harvesting Playground is designed to facilitate learning through play. Kinetic energy is harvested through familiar playground toys and devices to power an educational interface about energy usage.

The proposal was developed from a prototype of an interactive see-saw powered by the kinetic energy of the see-saw’s up-and-down motion. A DC motor attached to the pivot point of the see-saw illuminated an LED interface running along the see-saw’s planks.

See-saw prototype developed in collaboration with Drew Burrows
Proposal developed in collaboration with Hulya Aktun, Victoria Biddle, and Drew Burrows