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June 12, 2006

Soccer ball dispenser

Call A Ball image 1 Call A Ball image 2

As part of the lead up to the World Cup, Nike's Play Award site sponsored a contest for innovation in soccer. The third prize winner is a really clever proposed public ball dispenser called CALL A BALL.

Just walk over to CALL A BALL and send an SMS detailing the kiosk's number to CALL A BALLs communication center. It then dispenses. Thanks to the RFID chip embedded in the ball, the center knows at all times where the ball is. When you're done, just drop the ball into the receiving hole at the top of the kiosk. (Keep the ball, and you get charged for it on phone bill).

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Posted by Chris Spurgeon at June 12, 2006 01:19 PM

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