At certain times of year, the sun bounces off of a glass skyscraper outside my window and illuminates my apartment from an unusual angle. And the room then looks dramatically different. The sun has to thread the needle to hit this position, and the phenomenon only lasts for a few moments.
Biotechnologist and bioinformaticist Dr. Diva Tommei has developed a literally brilliant way to capitalize on this reflection of sunlight. Check out her robotic, solar-powered invention:
While she refers to the device as “Lucy” in the video, the product’s name has since been changed to “Caia.” Look at the dramatic difference it makes in a room:
Caia was successfully crowdfunded last year on IndieGogo and is going into production, with the first units slated to ship this June. It is expected to retail for $299.