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Sun Activated Shades [Gif]




Heres the thing about the sun: It changes position in the sky. So, why, oh why, do we use static objects blinds to shade ourselves from it?

Thats the question architecture student Tyler Short asked himself before coming up with a solution: Create a system of blinds that rotate not just side to side, but also swing up and down.

Shortexplainshis revolutionary concept thusly:

Our solution was a series of vertical shading louvers that can independently pivot to maximize solar protection, and when the sun reaches an altitude, in which vertical louvers would be ineffective, completely rotate upwards to act as a horizontal shading element and light shelf.

The result is a mesmerizing ballet of shading that wed like to see adorn all sun-kissed facades. Possible? Absolutely. The designer says all the mechanical components and gear ratios have been fully resolved. Your move, blind manufacturers.





Vertical shading louvers that can independently pivot to maximize solar protection.

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chicagojay
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 1869 Posts
Sunday, April 6, 2014 6:35:55 PM
Terrible. Maybe I don't want my blinds flung open at that time. I can open and close them myself, thanks. Ever hear of naps and faps?

ba12348
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 115 Posts
Sunday, April 6, 2014 3:04:07 PM
@PopCap: I beg to differ, solar cells produce about 16 watts per square foot, more than enough to run a small motor if these are well balanced. No I think the problem would be the huge amount of weight that would add, it couldn't just be a bolt on thing, the structure would have to be built to support it.

PopCap
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 502 Posts
Sunday, April 6, 2014 12:21:54 PM
That many solar panels would power two alarm clocks and, maybe, a houseplant. Not sure it would be worth the massive cost hike. It damn sure wouldn't power itself.

SmagBoy1
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4223 Posts
Sunday, April 6, 2014 6:49:06 AM
Excellent! And, if the technology allows for it, it'd be wonderful if they could be used to produce solar electricity or at least capture heat for warming water, etc. Very nice!

ElectricEye
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 477 Posts
Sunday, April 6, 2014 5:44:26 AM
Link: Sun Activated Shades [Gif] [Rate Link] - Vertical shading louvers that can independently pivot to maximize solar protection.

 


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