Back in my youth-- I'm dating myself, but that's just because no one else will date me-- we had self-winding watches. Through the action of moving, the mainspring was wound, and released slowly to provide the clock's functions.
Nice to see this idea still in use! And we can ressurect an old joke: The guy who's so lazy his self-winding smartphone always runs out of power.
"I didn't cry when Bambi's mother was shot... but I cried when HAL was turned off."
I always preferred wind up watches myself. The same with wall clocks.
@ClemSnide My father still have one self-winding Seiko watch. I think watch is about 20 years old and still works perfectly.
This reminds me of that flashlight from the infomercials that you shake up to keep powered.
I can think of one vibrating device these would protentially be perfect for :-x
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... lol acarzt? :D and ya i have seen may flashlights where you shake to power or crank it.
This isn't a product for me... :D i don't want to look stupid walking down the street or sitting in a car shaking like crazy to get it powered up. then look up to everyone staring at me O.o :).
I possibly would. I wouldn't want to replace my batteries when they die, how wasteful would that be?
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Well the impact from walking is going to cause vibration. How do you think pedometers(no not the ones used to detect pedophiles) work? :-P
Also, shaking a remote around wouldn't bother me much.
Or maybe a gaming controller? the vibration function alone would help re-energize the batteries plus if you really get into the game(or really suck at it) i'm sure you'll be moving around a lot and making plenty of vibrations lol
lol acarzt, you be throwing it around the room cause your losing... but hey its for a good cause, your helping the world by using those rechargeable battery! :D. i would probably only use it for home devices cause i don't want to look stupid out doors shaking say a camera... :)
Also, im sure just walking isn't going to generate anything much or anything at all :)
Well then you're not walking right! lol
Yea... I get angry and frustrated at stupid platformers with bad camera angles where I keep falling to my doom. So I start dropping f bombs and smashing the controller into stuff lol
Then my GF pokes her head around the corner like "wtf mate?"
Then the cops show up for domestic disturbance
Yeah fat78, that only works if somebody calls the cops; also it wouldn't be considered a domestic disturbance, it'd be considered "inconsiderate to neighbors" because it takes place inside and not on an outside place.
Until I walk out into the hallway at my apartments and start yelling at the top of my lungs about how gay this game is and that it's a peice of crap etc. lol
This remindes me of that Shake-Weight you see on TV!
Someone is going to get alot of practice, or be to tired for later sitting in front of that nice Apple after the porn is done downloading!
Or you could just invent a strap to go around your dogs leg or tail for when you scratch his belly!
lol... that shake weight is hilarious.
You know what the inverntor was thinking when he made that. He was probably just shocked that he got away with it lol
This sounds promising.
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