London, July 4 (ANI): A football that generates enough electricity to power a small LED light for three hours every time it is kicked during half an hour of play, has been developed in the United States using funds from a crowd funding website named Kickstarter.
The airless ball, named as SOCCKET, harnesses kinetic energy which can then be used as an off-grid power source and its use is being projected in deprived areas of both North and South America, the Telegraph reports.
SOCCKET, which has a small pendulum inside that harnesses energy by turning a generator connected to a rechargeable battery, is made from water-resistant EVA foam and weighs 17 ounces, one ounce more than a regular football, the report added.
According to a statement on Kickstarter, it has received overwhelming demand and interest from people since the first trial of the SOCCKET ball, adding that it has given the balls to deprived families to teach about energy, poverty, and entrepreneurship.
The statement further said that although the current production of SOCCKET has been limited to a few hundred balls a week, with the crowd funding, the website hopes to increase the production to thousands a week which will help them to reach out to more people. (ANI)