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Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Da Dego, 7 Nov 2007.

  1. Da Dego

    Da Dego Brett Thomas

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  2. Redbeaver

    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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    very interesting. but i couldve sworn ive seen the idea somewhere else...
     
  3. Hells_Bliss

    Hells_Bliss New Member

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    Drill Sergeant: Alrighty you numb-nuts, PT time! my iPod needs a charge :p
     
  4. chrisb2e9

    chrisb2e9 Dont do that...

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    sounds like a good idea to me. I really like the idea of being able to put some kind of heating element in there. Working in -40 degree weather last year for 8 hours at a time without anywhere to go to warm up was not fun.
    Coul also have commerical applications as well, line a boat with the stuff, and as the boad rides the waves some kind of rollar moves over the material compressing it to generate power.
    I understand that its not a lot of power, but with all things it will get better with time.
     
  5. UncertainGod

    UncertainGod Well-Known Member

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    So it begins....
     
  6. chrisb2e9

    chrisb2e9 Dont do that...

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    Bah Ha Ha!!
    I never even thought of that. as long as we control them and not the other way around.
     
  7. benjamyn

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    Warning: Not suitable in the rain ;)
     
  8. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    My portable devices would all be flat if I had one of these. I don't produce much kinetic energy sitting on my ass.
     
  9. cyrilthefish

    cyrilthefish New Member

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    Oh wow! i want one :D

    I'm the sort of person that has been described by others as: "could freeze to death in a volcano"
    I've been known to wear two pairs of trousers and two jumpers to work in the coldest parts of the winter :lol:
     
  10. righteous_slave

    righteous_slave I know what a bloody Dremel is

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    Hopefully it will be a bit more fashionable when it hits the shelves. :) Looks like a Kevlar vest right now.
     
  11. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    i think this is lame..... there are better ways.... some guys invented a way to make a painted insulator that creates electricity from a temperature difference.... and some guys that created solar panels in the form of paint that can get like 30% efficiency and works with infrared... just apply these to your clothes and you don't have to move at all.
     
  12. zr_ox

    zr_ox Whooolapoook

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    I wish companies would stop advertising things like this until it works, and the clothes dont look like something from the Thunderbirds.
     
  13. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    couldn't they make a jacket that works off you own body heat
     
  14. Ramble

    Ramble Ginger Nut

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    That would be useful. I walk a lot and it'd be nice to charge up ma phone so I could keep bluetooth on all the time.
     
  15. konsta

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    In the same way as you would struggle to run an electric blanket off a mobile phone battery, so will you struggle to make a heated jacket from a mobile phone charger. Piezo-electric is a small effect from natural sources - it can't easily be made dramatically more effective.
     
  16. chrisb2e9

    chrisb2e9 Dont do that...

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    of course it will take a while, look how long computers have existed, its taken a long time to get to where we are today. If people invest money in it, it will get better over time.
    But my point was, that when it hits -40, having something like this that plugs into your socks, even if its just a little bit of heat, would make a world of difference. or maybe something that pluges into gloves to keep your fingers warm. I dont want something that would make you want to walk around in a t-shirt, just something to help.
     
  17. legoman666

    legoman666 Beat to fit, paint to match.

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    austrailia has an army?

    heh, ill take 1.
     
  18. DeXtmL

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    The next step is to make it to transform more kinetic energy into electric form.
    I hope it can charge my notebook in the future.
     
  19. Ryu_ookami

    Ryu_ookami I write therefore I suffer.

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    wait til it gets a slight tear and then it starts to rain hehehehehe
     
  20. notatoad

    notatoad pretty fing wonderful

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    but if you're sitting on your ass, what do you need portable devices for?
     
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