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Solar-Powered Bikini



Andrew Schneider's invention is the glorious future of swimwear that will replace the obsolete and dangerous coal-burning bikinis of today:

The suit is a standard medium-sized bikini swimsuit retrofitted with 1" x 4" photovoltaic film strips sewn together in series with conductive thread. The cells terminate in a 5 volt regulator into a female USB connection


Question: wouldn't it make more sense to make a one piece swimsuit? You know -- for more electricity.

Link and Project Website -via Technabob | Photo: Ecouterre

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The engineer in me wants to know how power is passed between the two halves. And to volunteer for measuring efficiency losses due to under-boob shadowing...
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