Pre-Open-Source License: North America Prototype for Ghana

  Prototype created: March 1st, 2014

Prototype created: March 1st, 2014

Features basic model electronic circuit, wooden box enclosure, screw switch, and a last-minute addition of a very basic (read: in need of an upgrade) tea light beam shaper. 


Pre-Open-Source License: Nicaraguan Prototype

  Created: October, 2011

Created: October, 2011

This prototype was built during a 3-month visit to a rural town in northern Nicaragua. The prototype features the basic electronic circuit, a bamboo enclosure, the first version of the screw switch, and an end cap made of rubber (scraps from a shoe-repair store). All the materials for the enclosure were found in-country except for the screw and nut, but these were understood to be easily found in a local hardware store. The components for the electronic circuit were brought to Nicaragua. A more detailed story of the Nicaraguan headlamp is coming soon.