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Washing Machine Hydroelectric Generator: Power Cycle

Washing Machine Hydroelectric Generator: Power Cycle
Some of you may know YouTuber Buddhanz as the guy who owns an angry ram named Angry Ram. If his pet goat is off the rails, Buddhanz is off the grid. The resourceful Kiwi is able to generate enough power for daily use thanks to a nearby stream and his …

Power Generating Soccket Soccer Ball Now Available

Power Generating Soccket Soccer Ball Now Available
Last year we talked a bit about the Soccket soccer ball, or football depending on where you are from, when it turned up on Kickstarter. At the time a pledge of $89 would get you one. If you missed the Kickstarter campaign and want to get your hands on one…
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Disney Research Generates Electricity Inside Sheets of Paper

Disney Research Generates Electricity Inside Sheets of Paper
When you think of Disney, most typically think of animated movies and theme parks, but Disney also has a research arm that looks into all sorts of future technology. Researchers at Disney have created an interesting and very cheap power generator that uses pieces of paper. This won’t create enough…

DIY Bicycle-Based Generator: All Stationary Bikes Should Be Like This

DIY Bicycle-Based Generator: All Stationary Bikes Should Be Like This
Instructables member KlockworkKevin made a generator attachment for his bicycle. Even though he mostly used scrap parts for the generator, he was able to avoid making the whole thing an eyesore by hiding it in plain sight. When not in use, the generator is neatly hidden under KlockworkKevin’s patio table:…

Dance Floor That Generates Electricity: Party Power

Dance Floor That Generates Electricity: Party Power
A Dutch company called Energy Floors has invented a product that turns club patrons into portable generators. The company’s Sustainable Dance Floors are tiles that generate electricity when they’re stepped on. It really makes me wonder why they’re not more widely used, as the company released it in 2008. Each…

Soccket Ball Generates Electricity When You Play With It: Child Playbor

Soccket Ball Generates Electricity When You Play With It: Child Playbor
This unique ball turns the beautiful game into the energy-generating game. Made by a small company called Uncharted Play, the Soccket is a football that converts mechanical energy to electrical energy. In other words, you get electricity simply by playing with it.…

Goal Zero Yeti 150 Solar Generator Kit: Power for World War Z

Goal Zero Yeti 150 Solar Generator Kit: Power for World War Z
When you’re out in the woods, there’s no assurance when you’ll be able to juice up your gadgets, unless you go back to your car. That being said, it’s always good to have some power alternatives. This solar generator is reasonably portable, and could be ideal in case of emergencies,…

iRock Rocking Chair Charges Your iPad While You Rock

iRock Rocking Chair Charges Your iPad While You Rock
It looks like modded rocking chairs are getting more popular this year. First, it was Damien Ludi and Colin Peillex’s Rocking-Knit chair that knitted while you rocked. And now it’s the iRock. If you’re not into knitting but love rocking anyways, then maybe the iRock is more up your alley.…

Virus Used to Generate Electricity

Virus Used to Generate Electricity
The gadgets of the future may come with viruses, but not the ones that Norton should be worried about. First of all, they’re actual viruses, not the software kind. Second, they’re good viruses, helping to convert mechanical energy to electricity via piezoelectricity.…

PowerPot Thermoelectric Generator Charges your Gadgets Using Fire

PowerPot Thermoelectric Generator Charges your Gadgets Using Fire
There are a number of backup emergency power generators on the market that allow you to charge your iPhone or other smartphones without a traditional power source. Most of those involve  consumables such as fuel cells or use solar panels that may or may not work depending on the environment.…

K-TOR Power Box Charger: Pedal to the Metal… or Whatever Your Gadget Is Made of

K-TOR Power Box Charger: Pedal to the Metal… or Whatever Your Gadget Is Made of
Hand-powered generators are pretty common nowadays, but this is the first foot-powered model that I’ve seen. Developed by K-TOR, the Power Box has a two-bladed socket, so you can charge or power almost any device while working up a sweat. Lance Armstrong can probably charge his phone in 5 seconds…

Don’t Waste Your Breath, Because You Can Use It to Charge Up Your Gadgets

Don’t Waste Your Breath, Because You Can Use It to Charge Up Your Gadgets
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard of a device that can generate electricity from human breathing. Jmengel’s nifty little device that can generate charges via continuous breathing serves as a bit of a preview to this device that researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison have now developed.…

Today is Just Another Day. for a Meme.

Today is Just Another Day. for a Meme.
Apple’s hyperbolic marketing strategy works most of the time, but I’m sure even Apple fanatics will admit that the Beatles’ iTunes release pre-announcement was too much. Remember that claim? “Today is just another day. That you’ll never forget.” And we didn’t, because it’s the day Apple made it clear that…

Darpa Gives New Meaning to “Brown Out” With Poop Reactor Idea

Darpa Gives New Meaning to “Brown Out” With Poop Reactor Idea
I went to college and know firsthand that methane will burn. I once knew a dude that burnt the hairs off his scrotum after a particularly noxious one was lit and flared up unexpectedly. Apparently, DARPA and the U.S. military are looking at a new use for poo. That is,…

Create Your Own Profanity

Create Your Own Profanity
If run-of-the-mill, every day profanity just isn’t good enough for you–maybe you’re the type who yells KRAF! when you stub a toe–then you just might be the target market for the Super Electrofluorescent Profanity Machine, which will merrily generate random four-letter words for you at the rate of one per…

Roll Your Own Xbox 360 Achievements

Roll Your Own Xbox 360 Achievements
Having trouble unlocking those oh-so-pesky achievements on your Xbox 360 games? Now you can generate your own custom achievements with this fun achievement generator web application. The guys over at Technology-Ninja put together this tool that lets you make any silly achievement badge you’d like. With some real Xbox 360…
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