Soft Rocker: Solar Powered Sun Lounge Chair
Recharge yourself and your electronics while relaxing with friends outdoors in Killian Court. Developed by architecture students at MIT, lead by professor Sheila Kennedy, the SOFT Rocker is a lounge chair where one can rest, while recharging the batteries of various devices.[source]
The SOFT Rocker leverages its environment in a dynamic manner by using the human power of balance to create an interactive 1.5 axis 35 watt solar tracking system. It combines hi-tech and low-tech design strategies: it produces electricity but engages the body and works like furniture “by hand”; it mixes sun tracking and social dynamics. Right now, it is a only student project. Seriously though, I want one!