Renewable Energy iPod

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by H3X, Jul 2, 2009.

  1. H3X

    H3X New Member

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    Hey, I just came up with what I thought of was an awesome idea they could do with all iPods/the iPhone.

    Well, you know those flashlights that if you shake them, they allow you to shine light, like this one?

    What if they somehow added an extremely small version of that to some iPods/the iPhone.

    For example, lets say they made it for the iPod Shuffle. Of course, while you are running, you are moving up and down, back and forth, etc. Due to the extremely small amount of power that the iPod Shuffle uses, this could nearly provide the iPod with infinite power. It would just charge the battery in the iPod.

    The only issue would be space, but I'm sure apple could figure out a way to fit it in, considering what they have done since the first iPod Shuffle.

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    Capacitor would just be replaced with battery ^.​
  2. RoYaLx

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    Woud be cool, but most iPods are too small to put an efficient self charger inside.
  3. MrFalador

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    Cool idea
  4. PG2

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    that's a pretty good idea. I doubt it will come true, but if that was made it would be very amazing.
  5. Dust

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    not to mention what it would cost...
  6. SmexyPenguin18

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    for this to power an ipod the coil would have to be alot bigger then reasonible for an ipod
  7. H3X

    H3X New Member

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    First of all, it would cost nearly nothing. If you look at the diagram, it would only be made out of a small magnet and wire. Also, obviously it wouldn`t power an iPod by itself, but just give it a little energy, and every bit helps.
  8. Duykur

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    Do you have any idea how much energy those produce? Hold on, let me calculate this

    EDIT: 120 sec = 1 volt -.-
  9. H3X

    H3X New Member

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    Do you have any idea how to measure electricity? Saying that 120 seconds = 1 Volt is so inspecific. Coil size? Amps? If you knew what you were talking about you would know that 1 Volt isn`t bad, and as I said, every bit helps.
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    In my opinion 1V > 0V. Even if its small, its better than nothing

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