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Power Generating Shoe Instructions

This Power Generating Shoe is the end result of a do-it-yourself project posted on Instructables.


(Power Generating Shoe)

This Instructable will show you how to create a shoe that generates electricity. It does this by using your energy when you walk and converts it into electricity. If you've ever lost power to your cell phone in the middle of nowhere, then you know how frustrating it can be. But with this shoe, you can charge an electronic device anytime, anywhere.

The concept and design are really actually simple. You get a small generator from a rechargeable flashlight, rig it up so you can turn the generator axle when you step down, and channel that energy to a cell phone's (or other device's) charger cord. You can use this when you are jogging or walking or just when you're sitting down and feel like tapping your foot.

Those who wish to stride across Arrakis would do well to heed these instructions; you will need the power from your stillsuit desert boots to provide for water reclamation.

Paul sat on the edge of his bed and began stripping off his desert boots. They smelled rancid from the lubricant which eased the action of the heel-powered pumps that drove his stillsuit.

I'm hoping everyone got the reference to the stillsuits from Frank Herbert's 1965 novel Dune.

Parasitic power harvesters, take note:

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From Power Generating Shoe via Fashioning Tech.

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