Shawn developed the Windbelt with people living at the bottom of the pyramid in mind. There are however many other very interesting uses of the technology.
Shawn talks about his motivations for developing the Windbelt, his design inspiration and why he decided on turbineless wind generation. The windbelt consists of small button magnets, mylar-coated taffeta ribbon, wire,
Sorry for the shaky video. Tired arm syndrome.
On Designing a Super Cheap Wind Generator.
Solar disinfection (SODIS) bag upgrade
Focusing on designing for the BOP will likely unleash a barrage of new innovations.
Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Conference Pt 1 [Video]
Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Conference Pt 2 [Video]
More pics from the Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Awards
Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Conference
Congrats to Shawn Frayne, One of Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Award Winners
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