Isabella Gonzalez is a Venezuelan final year Product Design Engineering student at GSA and the University of Glasgow. During her degree, she developed interest in sustainable and environmental engineering which led her to follow her studies at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, getting an offer for a Master’s course in Sustainable Energies.
Kinethics is a product designed to provide independence to campers on how they get energy to power their devices. Applying a BLDC generator and a planetary gearbox, this power generator offers a simple and efficient way for users to produce their own electricity. With a detachable and portable power bank, the product becomes versatile for different situations, charging devices safely with the battery as an intermediary between the generator and the user’s devices. The user just needs to extent the crank, slide the power bank into the slot of the generator and start turning the handle. A red LED indicator will let them know the battery is being charged. After 2min of constant turning, the power bank will be charged ~3%, enough to make an emergency call on most smartphones. It comes in a small, lightweight, and ergonomic structure for ease of turning without the need of a surface.