ShareRadio is a webradio based in Milan, Italy. It gives young people the opportunity to explore music and web fields while gaining semi-professional experience. ShareRadio wants to spread its potential across the city with a sustainably powered vehicle.
RADIOvelò should be a cycle-style vehicle that integrates solar energy (a photovoltaic system), which ShareRadio can use for its events around Milan. The vehicle should include space for the Radio kit (laptop and audio system).
THE PROBLEM / OPPORTUNITY
Currently, during public events, ShareRadio sets up a temporary radio for streaming, usually equipped with a diesel generator. The time spent to assemble the kit, along with the associated transportation and energy costs of its use are economically and environmentally unsustainable. This reduces the possibility of ShareRadio’s temporary radio kit to be further used and locally replicated around the city.
In collaboration with local associations, we have already experimented with a few RADIOvelò prototypes. The picture shows the Ludovelò designed by the social cooperative AlekosLab and tested by ShareRadio.
THE DESIGN BRIEF
This challenge is searching for ideas to design a RADIOvelò as self-financing movable unit powered by solar energy to be used as travelling-radio for events, with a low environmental impact and promoting youth’s empowerment; eventually including the idea of the related Service (i.e. idea of a Sustainable Product-Service System).
The vehicle must include space for our Energy system and Radio kit. Currently, the measurements are as follows:
- Photovoltaic system (stored in a box 63x37x17cm, 15 kg weight)
Components are: 1 solar panel polycrystalline 20W; 1 gel battery 18Ah 12V; 1 inverter 12V/220V; 1 amplifier 12V (500W pic – 100W in use); 2 loudspeakers 250W each; 1 mixer 220V; cables and control equipment.
- Radio kit
Components are: 1 laptop; 1 microphone.
THE CONCEPT SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS download
(concept deadline is over)
THE SOLUTION SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS download
(from 15.05.2015 to 14.09.2015)
Up to 10 winning concepts will be shown in a dedicated exhibition within the second Sustainability Maker Conference to be held in Milano as one of the EXPO2015 events. The ShareRadio will be broadcasting the news interviewing the winners.
The best solution/s (if crowd-funded), will be locally implemented, collaborating with the ShareRadio for realization.
All proposers will be rewarded with worldwide visibility by having their ideas/solutions on the innonatives platform.
CONTACTS FOR FURTHER QUESTIONS
Prof. Carlo Vezzoli and Dr. Elisa Bacchetti
+39 022399 7203