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Power up those USB devices with your pedals

Posted by on May 12th, 2009 at 9:18 am

Several readers have emailed me about this great project from Instructables. A group of students from MIT have created a system that uses a turning bike wheel to charge USB devices. It’s not quite a consumer-ready product yet, but it’s definitely got some promise.

Check it out:

How to Charge Any USB Device by Riding Your BikeMore DIY How To Projects

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