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The quest for free power has always been looked at as a holy grail for humankind. If we can harness free power, we would never have to worry about polluting our planet or about how to fuel our transportation. Scientists, doctors, researchers, innovators and even hobbyists are constantly trying to come up with a way to generate free power. So far it’s been an equation that is riddled within a cloud that we can’t seem to locate, but there are some ways people have managed to generate free power. It is usually through wind, waves and some of the more environmentally friendly alternatives, but then there is the hamster way as well. Yup, as a mater of fact, Peter Ash knows all about how to harness free power from hamsters since he created a hamster smartphone charger.

When Peter was a college student, he set out on his quest to invent a hamster smartphone charger after seeing his sister’s hamster furiously running on its hamster wheel. A short while thereafter, Peter had his first prototype ready and working. It is a brilliant solution, and one that I think plenty of hamster owners would find both useful and funny. There is a certain amount of satisfaction in knowing that your smartphone is charged with energy that your hamster is happily producing by running on the hamster wheel.

The funny part of the story is that Peter was actually contacted by someone in the U.S. who asked him if he could create an even bigger prototype for a horse that would supply a whole household with energy. As anyone would understand, the project was a little bit bigger than a hamster smartphone charger and one that was probably too big and a little too messy, as Peter describes it. Just looking at the video with the hamster starting to run on its wheel and seeing the smartphone light up as “charging” is way more entertaining than most YouTube clips. Hopefully Peter will make a Kickstarter project out of his little project. I am sure plenty of people would love to pledge in order to get their very own hamster smartphone charger.

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Peter Ash’s Hamster Smartphone Charger

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Via: [The Nokia Blog]

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Author: Richard Darell

Richard Darell is the founder and CEO of Bit Rebels, a multifaceted online news outlet that reports daily on the latest developments in technology, social media, design and everything geek. Today this media entity welcomes more than 2.5 million unique visitors per month and is considered the go to place for people in constant motion. As an Internet entrepreneur, he is dedicated to constantly trying to develop new ways to bring content faster and closer to the end user in a more streamlined way. His excitement for statistics has allowed him to further develop systems that continuously produce accurate and fast-paced analytics to better optimize the approach by which Bit Rebels presents news and content. His graphic design background has proven to be an important tool when designing new systems and features for Bit Rebels since the development of solid and stable code depends entirely on their structure and implemented procedures. Richard currently resides in Stockholm, Sweden and directs the Bit Rebels offices in both Stockholm and Atlanta. You can reach Richard at richard@bitrebels.com

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