When I received an invite to witness the launching of the first ever Energy Playground in the country, I was excited..it was very interesting. Imagine a playground that transforms the kids energy to electrical energy.. I want to know how they did it.. I mean with 5 kids full of energy, we might even have our own source of electrical energy. hahaha
The first ever energy Playground is a collaboration between Tiger energy Biscuits (Kraft)* and the students of Mapua Institute of Technology. The team from Mapua is made up of Electrical Engineering thesis advisers Engr. Michael Pacis, Engr. Conrad Ostia, Engr. Ronald Santiago and Engr. Mark Christian Manuel; and students John Ray Abad, Merryll Capucao, Lynette Dane Legaspi, Jovan Barrago, Jeffrey Adams Uy, Daniel Oliver Calapatia, and Dave Bautista.
The Energy Playground has two playground element (seesaw and merry go round) that turns the energy produced in playing with it into electrical energy that is stored in a battery and can be used up to 36 hours (for every 24 hours play). Although the science behind it is difficult to explain, the mechanism is really simple, each time a child or two played on the seesaw (for example), the up and down energy produced is stored and made into electrical energy.
The first ever Energy Playground is donated to Hospicio de San Jose
“We chose to donate the Tiger Energy Playground to Hospicio de San Jose to remind the children here that they have not been forgotten this Christmas, and that there is reason for them to be hopeful for a bright future. Hopefully soon, the Playground will also be able to help Hospicio in its operations, by helping provide part of its power consumption so that their monthly electricity bill can be reduced.” said Carlo Licuanan, Kraft Foods Category Marketing Manager for Biscuits
I was not able to attend the said event due to menstrual cramps, but I would not want to miss it so I send my sister to cover it for me.. All photos are from her site: Freebies Overload
Tiger Energy Biscuit is the delicious and nutritious biscuit made of wheat and with milk and has the 9 vitamins and 6 minerals of Enermaxx. This unique combination helps give your child the energy he needs for the entire day. The concept of the Tiger Energy Playground merges the benefits kids get from the brand, with the ability to convert energy into a commodity that can benefit a community. – from Press Release
Know more about the Tiger Energy Playground by visiting their Facebook Page.