Longboarding is cool. Cruising about on those four wheels listening to your favorite tunes without a care in the world, is even cooler. But the longer you board, and the farther away you are from home, the more the chance of running out of juice on your music player or your phone.
Not with the Chargeboard, a longboard with a kinetic charging station. Well now still a prototype but you could help fund their project on Kickstarter next week and perhaps there is a chance to get your hands on one.
So, how does it work?
The two dynamo’s in the in the rear axles generate 6V each, this electricity is then converted back to a 5V current and gets stored in to a powerbox. So when you’ll plug your iphone in the dock your phone gets charged and in the meanwhile you can listen to some of your favorite tracks.
The Chargeboard is the brainchild of Bjorn van den Hout, which comes out as his graduation project at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. Bjorn is a fanatic longboarder.