DanceCharge strap converts sinful self-expression into practical, honest electricity

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An experimental kinetic energy recharger will be strapped to the arms of a few music fans as they whip and snap their taut, delicious teen bodies through England's Glastonbury Festival this weekend. Inside the strap-on pad from delicately named corporation "GotWind" a "system of weights and magnets" skitter around to produce electricity, which is then stored in an internal battery and can later be offloaded to other gadgets like phones, cameras, or MP3 players.

I was always under the impression that these sorts of kinetic power generators never actually generated all that much power, but I suppose the original research never fed the test subjects Ecstasy and threw them in a pit of other sweaty, pogoing children.

Mobile phone battery dead? Try dancing [Reuters]

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  1. Wait for it…..

    Rechargeable marital aid + DanceCharge strap = perpetual motion?

    HMMMMMMmmmmmmm.

  2. I was always under the impression that these sorts of kinetic power generators never actually generated all that much power, but I suppose the original research never fed the test subjects Ecstasy and threw them in a pit of other sweaty, pogoing children.

    Brilliant 🙂

  3. Interesting. I designed a project similiar to this for an engineering design class. There’s also a company that’s working on a similiar design that fits in your standard battery form factors (AA, C, D, etc.).

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