Specialized bicycles recently announced their "innovate or die" campaign. They're asking clever folks like you to design and build pedal-powered machines that will help replace some of our current power use. Now, Google has teamed up with them, and is promoting the project through YouTube. A final video of the pedal-powered project will have to be uploaded at the projects YouTube channel.
Unfortunately, Specialized stole the best idea already, a pedal-powered laptop workstation. Laptops work well because they have an internal battery (so they won't crash if you get too tired) and use far less power than a desktop.
The winning submission will walk away with $5000 and a Specialized bike. Not bad. I'm pretty excited to see videos start making their way up onto YouTube. So far, it's just the one vid from Specialized. You can check it out after the jump...it looks like that poor girl is working pretty hard to make that laptop work.
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