Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Bamboo-inspired Plantbook concept

Bamboo-inspired Plantbook concept is powered by self-generated hydrogen

Plantbook Laptop Concept Concept designed by Seunggi Baek and Hyerim Kim

The Plantbook or the ‘oxygenated notebook’, a concept designed by Seunggi Baek and Hyerim Kim, is a laptop whose technology is largely inspired by the bamboo plant that derives its nutrients when soaked in water. The design of Plantbook is amazing and unique. It comprises of a cylindrical structure with two rollout screens (for the keyboard and monitor). The green color of the notebook is a representation of its ‘green’ capabilities. There is no need for you to charge the notebook as it uses hydrogen generated by electrolysis of water as its energy source.

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Plantbook Laptop Concept

Plantbook Laptop Concept by Seunggi Baek & Hyerim Kim

The Plantbook when rolled back into its cylindrical form gets placed inside a beaker full of water to soak it, thus generating hydrogen via the process of electrolysis and releasing oxygen. The energy required for electrolysis is provided by a solar heat plate that is affixed at the top of the device. Much like a plant, the Plantbook produces energy releases oxygen. Furthermore, the Plantbook has a strap or a hand ring affixed to the top that has a leaf-like shape with green LED; it indicates the extent to which the battery has been charged. It is incredible to see how much energy we can generate through natural means – without having to cut down trees, eat into our limited oil and coal reserves, etc. The Plantbook definitely seems to be a path-breaking concept.

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