SUTD Capstone Exhibition - Light & Play Project

31 July 2015, Singapore — At the new Singapore University of Technology & Design (STUD) campus, the school showcased over 50 cross-disciplinary group projects done by graduating students from its first student intake. 

Metalworks by Maxus invested resources into bringing the Light & Play project into fruition. What started as an idea generated by workshop participants from the Maxus India team has two working prototypes that would transform the lives of young rural villagers still reliant on kerosene lamps to study in the evenings.

Ken from the capstone project group explains how the flexible silicon wristband works to curious onlookers.

Ken from the capstone project group explains how the flexible silicon wristband works to curious onlookers.

Photo illustration by capstone project student group.

Photo illustration by capstone project student group.

Even today, parts of India have their economic activity limited after dark due to a lack of necessary infrastructure or reliable electricity grid. The project can help brands who wish to create social impact align with the vision of creating a healthier and more sustainable alternative to kerosene lamps. The result, children can study and economic activities can continue after dark.

Close-up of the silicon wristband that has a micro-USB port that can be recharged by the charging unit.

Close-up of the silicon wristband that has a micro-USB port that can be recharged by the charging unit.

Demo of the charging unit in action. The charging unit can be attached to the top of a swing or side of a bicycle to store electricity generated from kinetic motion.