This is an initiative, not a startup.
WHAT IS MAKEGLOW?
A foldable cardboard solar lamp kit that encourages rural and urban school students to learn about renewable technologies like solar through hands-on making in classrooms.
WHAT DOES THE MAKEGLOW KIT CONTAIN?
The kit contains the following:
Cardboard template (x2)
Solar panel (x1)
Light box with LED, battery and switch (x1)
Instruction manual (x1)
IT'S A FULLY FUNCTIONAL STUDY LAMP
Yes it's made of cardboard.
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1.5 W White LED apt for reading
1.5W solar panel/ 3.2V - 2.2Ah Li-ion battery
Charging time : 5-6 hours
Backup/ Usable hours: 3-4 hours
EASY TO BUILD
The MakeGlow kit of parts is very straightforward and easy to use unlike the other DIY kits.
The aesthetics and bold design of parts is intended to make the building experience fun and less complicated for kids.
FOSTERS INTEREST TOWARDS SUSAINABILITY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY
Fun way to teach students about the working of solar led circuit through hands-on making.
CREATES A SENSE OF OWNERSHIP
Students tend to attach more value to self-made products. In our current lifestyle where products are bought, used and thrown away without second thought, it is important for students to value products and make conscious decisions when choosing them.
While the life of a MakeGlow cardboard shell is 5-6 months, the life of the light box and panel is 2-3 years. This light box and panel can be reused and refitted in other cardboard shells. Students can now make conscious choices to reuse the light box and panels either in other MakeGlow templates or in their own projects.
Most suitable for students in classes 5, 6, 7 and 8.