Solar Rap

Lead DesignerHakan Gürsu
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Prize(s)2nd Place in Sustainable Living/environmental Preservation / Urban Sustainable Design
Entry Description

Inspired by fishing enthusiasts, Solar Rap is a solar-powered fishing lure. Used just as the conventional baits, it has the advantage of shining in deep water with its LED lights, charged by sun. Presented in a six-piece package set, it is designed for sea lovers that chase fish no matter it is day or night.
Activated with buttons placed on its eyes, LED lights start to lighten or blink (pressed twice).
Since fish are attracted to shining objects and bright spots, it becomes easier to catch fish with Solar Rap. Consists of a flexible solar panel, batteries, reflectors and hooks, it has two LED strips on its center, and also an LED in its back to light up fiber optic cables on its fin.
Designed to last long, it can be easily opened and rechargeable batteries can be replaced.
Enjoy catching fish with this bright lure, while you charge the others on board.


HAKAN GURSU was born on 1959 in Istanbul. He graduated from Middle East Technical University as first rank student in 1987. He took his master’s degree from Department of Architecture in 1988. Gursu, continued his project studies at Japan in 1991 and completed his Ph.D studies in 1996. He worked as consultant on interior architecture and city planning in Moscow and Tokyo.
He contributed in the design of registered product design in the context of university and industry collaboration. Still he is going on his duites as an instructor in the Department of Industrial Design in METU and Designnobis.