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#156059 - 17th May 2007 11:17pm Breathing Powered USB Charger
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Originally Posted By: Wired.com
Jmengel has built a USB charger from an old CD drive, a rubber band (from broccoli!), and a name badge strap. The device stretches when you breathe in and converts the motion into a five volt DC output.

The concept is simple but the making part is a little scary, involving the design of drive trains, circuit boards and lots of fiddly work. This first version only puts out 50mW, which means that you would take around a day to charge a cellphone, but the intention is noble, and there is a Version 2.0 on the way.

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It's a great idea, but just isn't practical enough yet
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#156060 - 17th May 2007 11:18pm Re: Breathing Powered USB Charger [Re: BMW Joe]
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Lol so if you die, your phone dies with you. grin

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#156062 - 17th May 2007 11:28pm Re: Breathing Powered USB Charger [Re: MattLFC]
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makes sense doesnt it? lol

no point in charging it if your not gunna use it doh
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#156064 - 17th May 2007 11:34pm Re: Breathing Powered USB Charger [Re: BMW Joe]
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Lol, some people get buried with their phones nowadays, so yeah its a good idea haha!

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#156082 - 18th May 2007 5:54am Re: Breathing Powered USB Charger [Re: MattLFC]
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Originally Posted By: MattyC
Lol so if you die, your phone dies with you. grin


hahaha you friggin nutter! raftl

good idea tho if it could be fitted into a T-shirt or something. im guessing it would have to be 'Ooh er Tight' tho. omg

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