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Human Battery Gym
Updated: Jun 03, 2013 Winfred S In Progress
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Human Battery Gym

The aim of this project is to explore a fun, profitable solution to produce energy for a community. This project is not to produce an app ;)

The basic idea behind the project is this: what if we powered our own devices?

If you remember the Matrix trilogy, the AI from a fictitious future kept itself alive by harnessing human electricity. It was using us as batteries.

My idea doesn't involve a rogue A.I but it does involve us doing some work. The photo represents the gist of it; we pedal stationary bicycles with dynamos which are rigged to batteries. As we pedal, the battery stores the electricity we generate.

If we had such gyms on the city power grid, we generate power feedback. The energy could be sent where it is needed.

Best of all, we get paid to produce that electricity!

Imagine a gym asking to pay you instead. The extra cash you make from burning last night's apple pie could buy you a beer or two.

Read the included .pdf for more info.

Thanks for reading!

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Human Battery Gym

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