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Nov 25, 2010

Self-Charging Batteries Powered by Vibration

Brother Industries has developed an AA battery sized generator powered by vibration, which can be used to charge another AA battery. Shaking your remote every once in a while could soon be all that's needed to keep it alive.

Inside the generator battery sits an "electromagnetic induction generator and an electric double layer capacitor" and although you'd have to do an impossibly vigorous amount of shaking to power a DSLR, for low-drain gadgets like remotes and LED torches a quick shuffle should dribble out enough energy for a brief spell of use. 

39 comments:

Shimizu said...

some of those might be usefull on those slow wireless mouses

Evan said...

Made me think of the shake-weight. cool idea though

Vindrome said...

Really cool idea. I agree Shimizu, I'd love to see this in wireless mouses.

psychofish said...

That is so cool, the stuff they're coming up with these days.

IQuotes said...

sweet and useful. I hope they'll be able to hold a charge

KillerKun said...

I've been waiting for something like this for all my life @__@

Chuck McElroy IV said...

This is really awesome! And yeah, in a wireless mouse would be sweet!

Copyboy said...

also a great way to tone muscles. The batter shaker-a-nator. happy turkey day to you.

Brut said...

Wow, that looks pretty cool. I can't tell you how much I hate dead batteries

Brut said...

Wow, that looks pretty cool. I can't tell you how much I hate dead batteries

Imensha said...

Now we don't even have to get out of the couch to get new batteries.
We'll all be fat and die.

But it's such a cool invention, so who cares!

rigor tortoise said...

That would be badass

Das Auto! said...

hmmm, i wonder what would happen if a woman put these in her vibrator.....................lol

Jaceta said...

I like the idea overall. Although I can't see them being used in devices like phones that can consume massive amounts of energy for its battery, I can see that it could be useful for that one last TV show before you go and buy a pack of batteries.

Tweeks Coffee said...

Happy thanksgiving! Following thy

budh.aaah said...

Very intereting info indeed

cooperlife said...

that wil never catch on. Remember the shake-rechargeable flash lights? Yeah, me neither, people got sick and tired of all the work involved.

Colin B said...

I'd like one of these in my tv remote >.<

Craig Phillips said...

I really do enjoy this technology - nothing like an emergency flashlight that you never have to worry about finding with dead batteries.

ImmaFrog said...

science is awesome

Mellisa said...

that would save so much money

anon408 said...

That's really cool. Great post!

Mark said...

I thought shaking and hitting the remote already made it work longer xD

Sinisa said...

nice...

befashionistic.blogspot.com/ said...

lol pertetuum mobile

arnyke said...

I reely like your post!
I follow you dayle!nice work Bro!

vogelhut said...

Now these are cool. And useful.

Christian said...

Doesn't seem very practical.

caretaker said...

Great post...

Amberclad said...

it's like a shake weight ( shakeweight.com ) they should combine that!
women making electricity while training :D

MikeyB said...

Almost seems like an obvious concept...wonder how it took so long to think of it

jura1991 said...

i havent been so much online lately,,but now I will visit you every day..:)

Snarf said...

Thats awesome

shahidj said...

lol sweet, i want one

MarkoManager said...

Everyday - interesting post, great job man...

SuciƓ Sanchez said...

Troll physics: put one in a "personal massage device" and it would run forever.

ThatGuy said...

That is great idea. It amazes me the things they come up with now.

David Davidson said...

epic, just epic

xtw409 said...

The only real question I have is this: why haven't they figured this out sooner?