Latest in Clothing

Image credit:

Researchers create solar tie that charges, carries cellphone

1 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links


There's certainly no shortage of folks working to incorporate solar cells into clothing and accessories, but a team of researchers from Iowa State University now look to have devised a way to make the wearable technology slightly more discreet, with them using digital textile printing to print fabric that matches the pattern of the solar cells. The solar cells themselves are then attached using a "liquid stitch" method, although that apparently presented its own set of problems, as the application of the cells made it difficult to tie a knot. As the researchers helpfully point out in thier paper, however, a clip-on tie would solve that problem. Combine that with the special pouch for carrying your cellphone, and you've got a combo that can't be beat.

[Via textually.org]

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
1 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

Qualcomm's new mobile chipsets pack more features for the non-5G crowd

Qualcomm's new mobile chipsets pack more features for the non-5G crowd

View
Subaru plans to sell only electric cars by the middle of the 2030s

Subaru plans to sell only electric cars by the middle of the 2030s

View
GDPR has led to $126 million in fines over data privacy

GDPR has led to $126 million in fines over data privacy

View
Google's Pixelbook Go is finally available in 'Not Pink'

Google's Pixelbook Go is finally available in 'Not Pink'

View
'Dying Light 2' is delayed indefinitely

'Dying Light 2' is delayed indefinitely

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr