Hi, Sean Stevens here, creator of Sustainable Sound.
Sustainable Sound has been less active the past few years as I transitioned from Boston area to San Francisco.
I have been working on a bit of a Reboot: Sustainable Sound X (For the 10th anniversary which would was 2018).
Unfortunately I found out I was pretty sick in 2018 so progress has been slow. :/
I do have a new laser cut 2-way speaker design I'll be releasing soon. They are cheap/easy to make and pretty decent sounding IMHO.
I'm aiming to release that, and tech/how to educational content for Sustainable Sound & more through my new non-profit,
Momentum Infinity starting in 2020.
Supporting the Momentum Infinity Patreon helps me create projects like this and help others create as well.
In 2008, high quality ultra-efficient mobile sound powered by people was a rarity.
In the past 10 years, dramatic progress in solar and lithium batteries has lead to breakthroughs in what is possible for Sustainable Sound.
Sustainable Sound is modular and continuously evolves - Initially adding lighting "Pedal Powered Photon Projector", even into into a pedal-electric+solar vehicle for Burning Man. It's been a solar powered sound and light space for many festivals, that includes interactive art including robot flowers and other art-meets-science projects of Sustainable Magic (a sister org of Sustainable Sound) - all powered by pedaling and/or the sun.
Check back here and at the Momentum Patreon for more info.
Thanks for your time and interest!
I've added a few new videos and photos under media - apologies for the site being a bit of a mess.
(here's the 2008 text, as a throwback!)
Using free energy doesn’t mean compromise.
Nuclear meltdown in Japan? Giant oil spill in the Gulf? Smog? It’s just not worth it.
It’s time for us to move on, past oil, past the atom...
If we learn to decentralize at least some of our energy generation, we will solve many problems, especially in times of disaster.
Sustainable Sound doesn’t need fuel, just pedal and solar power. Let’s Go!
Concert Night. Movie Premier.
Festivals, Street Fairs. Farm Stands.
Burning Man. Firefly. Figment. Honk. YOUtopia. Maker Faire.
In the Park.
Wherever we can get a permit. Sometimes when we can’t ;)
And show people alternative energy isn’t about compromise, while getting them to move. To make the party!
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