Sudha Kheterpal, best know as the percussionist from South London band Faithless, is launching a Kickstarter campaign to raise £50,000 for #ShakeYourPower project.
In places like Kenya, where 75% of the population live without access to electricity, having the ability to read at night or charge up a mobile phone gives people the chance of a better education and also access to services like the revolutionary mobile phone banking system, M-PESA.
#ShakeYourPower, is about bringing clean energy to places in the world without electricity, through the medium of music. For the last year, Sudha has been developing a musical instrument, a prototype percussion shaker called
SPARK, which converts the energy from shaking it, into electricity. Users can then plug in a light or charge up a mobile telephone. To watch a video of what it’s all about click http://vimeo.com/95289518#t=0s
Working as a professional percussionist for over 20 years, Sudha has often wondered whether the huge amounts of energy created from performing on some of the world’s largest stages, could be harnessed and used.
After some initial research and discovering the advancements in the kinetic energy harvesting space and other energy harnessing techniques, she began the process of researching and developing SPARK with a product designer from the RCA.
Sudha has developed and created a small prototype percussion shaker called, SPARK, which if shaken for 12 minutes will generate an hours worth of light.
You can support the project on their Kickstarter page at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/726552172/shakeyourpower before 10th July 2014.