Entrant Profile

Isaac Porras

Location: Portland, Oregon United States


Company: Solarcycle


Profession: Engineer/Designer


Number of times previously entering contest: 4


Favorite design and analysis tools: Autodesk Inventor 2018

For managing CAD data Isaac's company uses: Autodesk Vault

Hobbies and activities: biking, swimming, weight lifting, hiking

Online communities: Facebook, Twitter

Inspired by: After being laid off in 2009, I got rid of my car to save money. The difficult transition from a car to a bicycle led me to start Solarcycle and design USB chargers that keep smart phones alive. This technology has been used in other application as well such as USB rechargeable soldering irons and powering tiny homes.

2019 Entries

Date Title Category Views Votes
03/12 Solarcycle Renewable Off-Grid Tiny Home Sustainable Technologies 35 0

2015 Entries

Date Title Category Views Votes
06/26 Solderdoodle Pro: USB Rechargeable Soldering Iron Consumer Products 1543 0

2014 Entries

Date Title Category Views Votes
03/05 Open Source Solarpad Kit Solar USB Charger Sustainable Technologies 3509 0