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Melting Adapter / Variable power adapter

Melting Adapter
Melting Adapter

Many people are accustomed to leaving the power adapters plugged into a socket and ignored them. This unremarkable action not only consumes electricity, but also exacerbates climate change and glacier melt cumulatively. Melting Adapter, whose shell is made of a special electrically deformed material, has a blue light on the end that will remind people to take it off when it is detected plugged into an outlet and no device is connected. If you don't take action, after about 10 minutes the shell will start to deform and shrink, like a melting glacier. Melting Adapter aims to draw people’s attention to electricity waste and climate change.

University

South China Agricultural University

South China Agricultural University
Guangzhou, China

Yiyou Gao,
South China Agricultural University