industrial design, solar, rural, DFM, Human-centered, culture, India, philosophy, branding
fall 2017 — fall 2018
GW University, Senior Design
portable, foldable solar panel for rural-India.
PC-ABS, PLA, solar cells, aluminum
h1.75’ d1.5’ (opened, d5’)
MakerBot, GW University
MakerBot, MIT Media Lab, GW Pelton
Industrial Design Lead
Top include a single solar cell that activates the system to automatically power-up.
Bottom contains an inverted central base, allowing for a sturdy placement over various topographies, and ventilation system for electronics.
Front view includes product logo
Back view shows subtle handle curves, and access-hub for USBs +.
Front view offers full display of logo and shows hidden line for top solar cell and bottom inverted ventilation section.
Back view, opened case, show the back hub, and the solar cells + rotating opening mechanism that automatically opens and closes the solar panel.