[Cyborg] power generating boots

Adam Skory askory at gmail.com
Tue Jul 13 09:48:58 PDT 2010


Interesting. Could generate enough power to run persistently a small
sensor and an EEPROM I think. Anyone come across other higher-power
generating wearables?

On Wed, Jun 16, 2010 at 2:05 PM, Eric Boyd <mrericboyd at yahoo.com> wrote:
> http://www.gotwind.org/orange_power_wellies.htm#
>
> Uses some kind of thermo-electric generator, i.e. heat of your feet.
> Boots have their own battery, so it slowly charges that battery, and
> then later you can plug your cell phone or iPod into your boots to get
> the charge.  Nifty, and the model is pretty hot too :-)
>
> I thought reading it initially that they were using "wheelies": wheels
> inside shoes/boots, with generators on them.  But no, these are
> "wellies", apparently some kind of British rubber boots ("Wellington
> boots") that are super popular for outdoor festivals right now.
>
> Eric
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