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SUNFLOWER

CompanyShadeCraft
Lead Designers
ClientArmen Gharabegian
Prize(s)Gold in Media And Home Electronics / Robotics
Project LinkView
Entry Description

The world’s first autonomous robotic shading system, the
SUNFLOWER, was created to keep users in the shade at all
times. Mimicking a sunflower found in nature, the
ShadeCraft SUNFLOWER follows the rotation of the sun
from east to west as it absorbs sunlight for solar energy to
power its features.

Through the SUNFLOWER, ShadeCraft carries out its
mission of connecting people to the smart home ecosystem
outdoors. ShadeCraft’s app, SmartShade, acts as a portal
for users to gain full control of the robotic shading system.
Additional built-in features include a charging station, a
lighting function and an entertainment system via speakers
for music, which are all powered solely from solar energy.
Furthermore, it has a multitude of sensors including
cameras that store images and security data to provide
safety to your surroundings. Its portability makes it a staple
item to take on beach outings, camping trips and picnics.