I'm kinda a fan of Heelys. I mean, I know that there is no way they could ever be, like, cool...or anything. But, honestly, there's no way I could ever be cool either, and I'm down with that. So when you combine my favorite rolling sneakers with a miniature generator...this ecogeek gets pretty excited.
A couple of clever artists hacked a Heely to power a small LCD screen and a little micro-processor. Now, the shoe, as is, just gives you completely random directions (that being part of the project, an exploration of transportation to no where...a journey vs. destination thing...I guess) but it could just as easily be used for less profound, more practical tasks, like charging your dying cell phone or iPod. Hopefully the folks at Heelys will catch on, and add another level of dorkiness to their product.
Via the extremely snarky Gizmodo
written by Strange but True, August 31, 2007
written by Patch, September 01, 2007
Always good to create power cleanly
written by EcoFan2007, September 03, 2007
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