The MiON project received a Gold Award in the International Sustainable Electronics Competition on December 5, 2013.
The MiON Project is a concept design which focuses on the recycling of e-waste in addition to addressing lighting problems in third world countries. In many third world countries, bicycles are a major mode of transportation, and many homes do not have a steady supply of electricity at night for their children. Some homes are lit by petroleum lighting, at night which is both costly and unhealthy. Alternatively, public lighting outdoor lighting, such as street lights are used by children at night, which is both unsafe and not ideal.
Our solution is a bicycle powered dynamo, which charges a LED light during the day time. This versatile lamp can be detached at night for use in the home. The system, MiON, is composed of recycled parts which are often dissembled in the recycling process. The re-purposed parts in the light and dynamo include the LED bulbs, wiring, magnets, gears and recycled plastics.
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