[Cyborg] power generating boots

Rachel McConnell rachel at xtreme.com
Wed Jul 14 14:21:25 PDT 2010


http://www.instructables.com/id/Breath-powered-USB-charger/

Nick Burrows wrote:
> 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
> <mailto: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
>     <mailto: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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