Power generating shoe??

1:08 p.m. on January 25, 2013 (EST)
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Any thoughts/ concerns? Thinking about making myself one to charge AA batteries on an ankle holster. 

1:14 p.m. on January 25, 2013 (EST)
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Sounds like a good idea, being one's ankle or foot pounding on the ground or rotating on a pedal could make some sort of power. good luck with that! let us know how it goes..

5:49 p.m. on January 25, 2013 (EST)
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It may be green theoretically, but unless it charges enough batteries over time to offset the footprint of the materials used in the charger itself, then this is no more than a novel gimmick from an ecological standpoint.  And unless the charger weighs less than the number of batteries you’d have to bring to power your stuff for the duration of your trip, it would make no sense at all.


7:09 p.m. on January 28, 2013 (EST)
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The U.S. military is actually experimenting with this technology but, unless you are inventing for fun, you are best looking at portable solar units to meet your on-trail power needs.  Every review I read points to the Goal Zero gear as being the best.

If you are doing it for fun then absolutely go for...sounds like a fun project.

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