SunShade


Sunshade is a project by Lianne van Genugten, it's a ‘living’ parasol with flexible solar cells in its cover. When it gets dark, the parasol transforms into a big lampshade. The system functions autonomously, like a mechanical flower. It reacts to day and night, by use of sensors in its crown.

My input in this project is helping her with the mechanical and technical details of the Sunshade. Together we built several prototypes and are working on it to make this concept real.

www.liannevangenugten.nl

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIdOcpcBE7A