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The Hamster Powered Paper Shredder

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Do you have too many adapters plugged into in your power strip? This decidedly Flinstonian piece of office equipment eliminates the need for electricity by using hamster power.

hamster shredder

As little hammy pedals his butt off, he generates his own shredded paper bedding. Fortunately, this isn’t a real product, rather it’s part of artist Tom Ballhatchet’s installation, planned for display next week in Milan, Italy.

Not feeling environmentally friendly? I suppose you could always defeat the purpose of this device by hooking up one of these USB powered hamster wheels.

[via Core77]





Comments (25):

  1. [...] a former hamster owner, I can tell you that this concept for a hamster-powered paper shredder is really, really inefficient. Sure, it’s not a mass-market product, but rather a design [...]

  2. [...] the hamster powered paper shredder [technabob] As little hammy pedals his butt off, he generates his own shredded paper bedding. [...]

  3. jason says:

    what if you have paper to shred and the hamster wont get off its lazy rear?

  4. [...] a former hamster owner, I can tell you that this concept for a hamster-powered paper shredder is really, really inefficient. Sure, it’s not a mass-market product, but rather a design [...]

  5. [...] at last the holy grail of the green and privacy movement. A hamster powered shredder that uses the shredding as the hamster bedding! No one’s going to reassembled your hamster [...]

  6. [...] the moose is completely disappointed… he was gonna put this on his birthday wishlist until he got the the part of the article saying it was only part of an art [...]

  7. Aaron says:

    ummmm…..question: who in their right mind would come up with this s**t?! lol

  8. Larry Smith says:

    Now if only I could find a device to make my dog take care of it self.

  9. [...] the hamster powered paper shredder [technabob] [...]

  10. Dan says:

    also a good way to self serve the hamster some spaghetti!

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  12. me sofie says:

    wow. nice. what is the design of the paper shredder? We’re finding a way to make a mechanical portable paper shredder. Just like the design of the mechanical pencil sharpener. How do you think can we make such?

  13. technabob says:

    You should probably try to contact the artist at:
    http://www.tomballhatchet.com/

  14. Edgar says:

    Do u have some invention so that hamster cleans to its disasters by itself lol

  15. Rikku says:

    Aint that a bit dangerous for the little hamster you know?!?

    lol

  16. HamsterAuthority says:

    This is a great concept as long as you only use newspaper. White paper is bleached and will hurt your hamster. In addition, the cage would be overwhelmed with paper and unless you used a hamster potty, you would be covering over, instead of removing the dirty area of the cage. Great concept, but I recommend not using this gadget.

  17. Tom W says:

    Is it wrong that my first thought was “Corrigated Cardboard!!!” and my second was “How fat a hamster would you need to cut stainless steel?”

  18. i-live-2-ride says:

    As a PETA member I am appalled that civilized people would consider enslaving Hamsters to shred their unwanted papers. What next? Shall we regress back to the days when we used donkey’s to grind our grain? It took thousands of years to free our asses of the daily grind – so let’s not go back to those days of animal slave labor (unless we get overrun by some damn dirty talking apes). LET MY HAMSTER GO!

  19. gean says:

    essa foi uma boa ideia legal

  20. Onsite Shredding says:

    Come on i-live-2-ride, it’s not animal slave labour to make use of a hobby that hamsters enjoy. It’d only be slave labour if you had say twenty hamsters permanently stuck in their wheels for the purposes of a mobile shredding company, where they worked long hours for minimal pay. Also Tom W, you wouldn’t want a fat hamster to deal with stainless steel, you’d probably want a giant hamster with incredible legs and a insatiable thirst for exercise.

  21. Sarath says:

    Gud one!

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