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Empty battery!

The further you seem to be away from a socket the sooner batteries run out! It’s like they think it’s funny. But it isnt..

Charge while cruising

That’s why I came up with Chargeboard.
A longboard that generates its own electricity through two dynamo’s in the rear axles and stores it right away into a powerbox.

Listen to your music

What the heck, now I’ve made this lets make it a dockingstation at the same time. So you can charge your phone and listen to your favorite music at your destination.

Flip over, charge and play music

How does it work?

Take advantage of the movement

Pretty easy to be honest. 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 3D model prototype

Take a closer look at the axles

As you can see in the 3D model the dynamo’s are positioned in the back axles,
and provide the docking with electricity.

Lifestyle video

Cruise, charge and chill, with some music to play.

Crusing on your longboard trough the park while having a full battery and some music when you chillout.
Video by motionvictim.com

About Chargeboard

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A graduation project

Chargeboard is a graduation project of Bjorn van den Hout, a student at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam and fanatic longboarder.
Chargeboard is now still a prototype in development. If there is a brand , product developer or anyone else interested in Chargeboard it can hopefully be further developed.

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    1 hour cruising

    Gives you enough power to charge your phone.

  • 🔋

    Build-in Battery

    The build in battery gives you enough power to fully charge your mobile device 8 times.
    The power gets stored till you need it!

  • 📱

    Docking station

    The docking station is compatible with the iphone 4 and 4s. The dock will charge automatically when your phone is inserted.

  • USB 2.0

    The external USB port gives you the option to charge other mobile devices like Samsung

  • 3.5mm Audio Jack

    The external 3.5mm audio jack input will give you the opportunity connect all kind of devices and play audio through the speakers.
    (For example devices like Mp3 players, ipad’s and ipod’s)

Chargeboard 2014