09 January 2013. Daikanyama and Shibuya, Tokyo.
Energy Bank Crank & Go! took to the streets of Tokyo. Daikanyama provided a relaxed and relatively quiet environment for shooting a video demo/user manual.
Moving to the very crowded and noisy crossing at Shibuya, sound tests and different user modes were carried out.
Activities @ Shibuya
Depositing energy: Charging the bank while walking back and forth across the Shibuya crossing; charging the bank while standing still in the middle of the crossing for as long as possible.
Withdrawing electricity: With a cellphone plugged in to Crank & Go! walking back and forth across the Shibuya crossing while talking on the phone; talking on the phone while standing still in the middle of the crossing for as long as possible.
Other: wearing Crank & Go! everywhere (cafes, shops, etc) soliciting customers (talking and handing out business cards).
Yoshinari Nishiki: eng-jp sound interface text translation, Energy Bank client @ Daiknayama.
Simon Steggell: Sound track composition (translated text and ‘Japanese-style’ background music), Energy Bank agent @ Diaknayama, photo/video @ Shibuya crossing.
Tokyohackerspace: Assistance with various adjustments to the hardware.