Steppin’ Out & Powering Up

Very cool new tech/power possibilities:

A Crowd Farm in Boston’s South Station railway terminal would work like this: A responsive sub-flooring system made up of blocks that depress slightly under the force of human steps would be installed beneath the station’s main lobby. The slippage of the blocks against one another as people walked would generate power through the principle of the dynamo, a device that converts the energy of motion into that of an electric current.


MIT duo see people-powered ‘Crowd Farm’

(via Cnet’s Buzz Out Loud)




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