[Cyborg] power generating boots

Nick Burrows shamrockman at shamrockman.net
Tue Jul 13 11:35:24 PDT 2010


I've seen a backpack that generated power from the swaying motion you make
while walking. It required a fair amount of weight in the backpack to
generate usable amounts of power though.

On Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 9:48 AM, Adam Skory <askory at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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