Linked by David Adams on Tue 20th Jul 2010 18:09 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Japanese printer company Brother has invented a battery that can be recharged by shaking it. It's intended for devices like remote controls that use very little power and would normally require infrequent battery charges, so unfortunately you couldn't use it to power a car that could drive forever on a bumpy road.
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Comment by Dr-ROX
by Dr-ROX on Wed 21st Jul 2010 00:14 UTC
Dr-ROX
Member since:
2006-01-03

Well, now we can make a vibrator that gets energy from vibrations. ;)

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RE: Comment by Dr-ROX
by WereCatf on Wed 21st Jul 2010 04:11 in reply to "Comment by Dr-ROX"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Well, now we can make a vibrator that gets energy from vibrations. ;)

I was just thinking of that ;) Gee, I'd never have to change batteries, it's so annoying when they die in the middle of something.... ;)

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RE: Comment by Dr-ROX
by aargh on Wed 21st Jul 2010 08:28 in reply to "Comment by Dr-ROX"
aargh Member since:
2009-10-12

Gee, you did it! You just invented perpetuum mobile!

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