Last month, ‘industrial designer and tinkerer’ Markus Kayser went out into the Sahara desert to field-test two devices he’d spent the last year developing: a solar powered laser cutter and the Solar Sinter (above), a 3D printer that makes glass objects whose only power source is the sun and whose only consumable is sand.
Designed by Andrew Schneider, it’s a bikini fitted with ultra thin photovoltaic cells sewn together in series with conductive thread, terminating in a 5 volt regulator, output through a USB connection (female, naturally).
It’ll recharge your gizmos. But that’s your own business.
A custom-made suit can be yours for around $200 having emailed Solar Coterie for a quote.