Rub a Stick to Make Light

Our ancestors rubbed two twigs to make light (fire) but to kindle the Lightstarter you just need to work on one. The embedded accelerometer determines if your rubbing is good enough for 30 seconds or 10 minutes of torchlight. Essentially one second of kindling time is equal to 10 seconds of light! I’d definitely take it on my next camping trip.

  • Kindling time for Lightstarter is 1:10
  • 3 second kindle = 30 seconds of light
  • 35 second kindle = 1 minute, 10 seconds of light
  • 1 minute kindle =10 minutes of light
  • Lightstarter is battery powered and uses an accelerometer to determine the start and length of kindling

Designer: Michael Kritzer for Simple Artifact

19 Comments

  • Making life more complicated since 2011!

    It would be fun and useful thing if you could charge it this way.

  • Making life more complicated since 2011!

    It would be fun and useful thing if you could charge it this way.

  • wolkenstein says:

    "35 second kindle = 1 minute, 10 seconds of light" –> 35 second kindle = 350 seconds of light = 5 minutes and 50 seconds of light. But i think this might be a bit too optimistic. The light would be either to dark or last not that long or it will be exraordinary expensive, like all very small and outstanding efficient technologies.

  • wolkenstein says:

    “35 second kindle = 1 minute, 10 seconds of light” –> 35 second kindle = 350 seconds of light = 5 minutes and 50 seconds of light. But i think this might be a bit too optimistic. The light would be either to dark or last not that long or it will be exraordinary expensive, like all very small and outstanding efficient technologies.

  • Im sure people have had these at Raves for the last 20 years???

  • Im sure people have had these at Raves for the last 20 years???

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