Power Pack

I am amazed at what people come up with. I’m not amazed by useless things like Nigel’s amp. But I am amazed when someone has a great idea in this day and age. I think it’s hard to come up with something that isn’t already out there. But remember to get that patent. Someone could have taken your idea for a pot that makes and drains pasta!

I was cruising through CNN.com and I like to check out the technology page sometimes. Today’s interest was a backpack. This was no ordinary backpack. It generates power for things like cell phones, mp3 players and everyone’s favorite, night vision goggles. I know I don’t go camping with out them! Ok, having power for certain things is great, but while you are camping? I usually go camping to get away from people and technology. But hey, if you’ve got annoying campers singing some Barry Manilow song all night or a heard of wild dogs barking at your tent wanting your cheese dogs, then heck yes I want a battery backpack! Seriously, if your phone goes dead and you are on a trail, lost, then a backpack that genterates about 7 watts of electricity is pretty handy.

It works by your movement. So if you think about it, you are the battery making this thing work. But anyway, as your hips go up and down, it turns a coil that then somehow makes electricity. That part got too technical for me, but you can read about it yourself. Make sure you’ve got it full of powerbars or else you might not be able to call for help when you run out of cheese dogs.

Power Backpack

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