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USB Device of the Week: Hamster Wheel

by Paul Strauss
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Every now and again, I like to mention the odd inventions that have been designed to be controlled (or powered) by your USB ports. Well this week, I bring you a new favorite: the USB hamster wheel. (also available from Crazyaboutgadgets)

USB Hamster Wheelzoom in

This latest entry into the wacky, weird USB device catalog features a cute, furry hamster on a plastic motorized wheel. The faster you type, the faster the wheel spins.

Now you too can recreate this classic web gem on your very own desktop:

A video used to be embedded here but the service that it was hosted on has shut down.

CAUTION: Not recommended for use with actual hamsters.

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Comments (7):

  1. Spork says:

    heh, usb devices, how much crazier can they get?

    why does no one ever comment here?

  2. Ghostsurfer says:

    Thats so crazy that it is actually realy funny and yeeees i do coment here!. :)

  3. technabob says:

    Spork:

    My blog is pretty new, so I’m still trying to get the word out. If you like it, be sure to bookmark us or subscribe to our RSS feed. Then be sure to let your friends know about us.

    -Paul

  4. Jeffrey says:

    Linux support:
    http://jfq.kilu2.de/Homepage/dev/usb_hamster_wheel/index.html

    (a basic console-program and a script for Pidgin)

  5. steve says:

    That’s stupid, get a life and make something significant.

  6. technabob says:

    Like posting comments about USB hamster wheels?

  7. adeladida says:

    Thats so crazy that it is actually realy funny and yeeees i do coment here!. :)

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