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Galleries // 2020 Spark:Spring Student // Converter Stick

Converter Stick


Competition: Spark:Spring Student
Designer: Hyeona Cho
Design Type: Concept, Product & industrial
Company / Organization / School: Incheon National University
Team Members: Hyeona Cho, Bokweon Chang & Jooyeon Lee

We can see a lot of abandoned lighters in karaoke, a bar, or a street. Because they have cheap prices, They are thrown away without exhausting all the gas. Also, when most people lose their lighter, They are going to buy a new one without looking for it. In the end, they become waste and cause waste of resources. Therefore, we will utilize the gas left in lighter as electric power to power a variety of devices. CONVERTER STICK can be used very easy and simple. Open the cap, insert the lighter, and press the power button to extract the gas. The extracted gases are converted into electrical energy in less than three seconds. You can directly get the electrical power as soon as you connect a device to a USB port. The magnetic module structure located can be connected to another CONVERTER STICK. Connected devices can share electricity like a single device and this can provide large capacity power. it also prevents tumbling when placed horizontally on your desk. The size 3.5 * 3.5 * 13 is easy for us to carry around in our bags. and the charged CONVERTER STICK can also be carried on an airplane.