Published on November 13th, 2008 | by Andrew Williams8
Korean Designers Invent Wind Powered Battery Charger
November 13th, 2008 by Andrew Williams
A team of young Korean designers have invented a battery charger that runs on 100% renewable energy. The Febot might look a bit like a torpedo that’s gone wrong, but the in-built propellors mean that each one can generate enough energy to top up a rechargable AA battery.
Now here’s the fun bit. The Febot comes with a suction cup that allows you to attach it to pretty much any flat surface or structure. In theory, you could attach it to the outside of your window, or even the top of your car. Just imagine—a tiny little wind farm all of your own.
At this point, the Febot is still at the prototype stage. But, as soon as a few teething problems, like making sure the suction cup is strong enough to stand up to higher winds, are ironed out, I reckon there could be a market for a nifty little gadget like this. You have to admit, it certainly looks like a fun way of doing a very mundane task—and it’s 100% free green energy.
Image Credit – Gizmodo
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