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Mar 10

The Hydrobee: USB Power from Nature

Posted in Energy Inventions | Human Power | Hydro Power

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We just received an email from a company called Hydrobee, asking us to vote for them as Autodesk’s inventor of the Year. Having never heard of this we checked it out… what a neat invention! This soda-can sized device generates electricity for USB devices when you’re off the grid. It can generate power using flowing water, a hand crank, small wind turbine, solar power, pedal power, kinetic energy and more.

The hydrobee doesn’t directly charge devices, instead it charges six internal AA batteries which can then be used to charge your devices. Genius. Hopefully this company gets the funding they need to start producing soon, as this could be very helpful to people in remote and impoverished areas. They’ve definitely got our vote!

Watch the video:

Photos:

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What do you think of this invention?

  • James Van Damme

    Electricity and water is always a bad combination. If you’re at home, better to plug into the grid, not your water faucet.

    • Val G

      Uh, no. Electricity and water is usually only a bad combination when badly designed products or idiots are involved.

  • Cletus E Okeke

    Good day sir

    How are you today, I am Mr Cletus Okeke, I have been dreaming to meet someone like you who delight on inventing something new, therefore, I just want to inform you that I am from a country with 350million population, and we have a biggest challenges of electricity power, our country has no permanent electricity as a result of that all the citizen of the country started using alternative mean of getting power, such as generator, sola energy,

    for that reason I started researching any other means of getting power or any technology can supply power more than sola or generator, remember generator consume petrol or diesel because of that people of my country find it very difficult to manage it,

    however, I will be happy to inquire from you if there is any technology or machine you can discover for me that will give energy to people of my country, I prefer a private energy supply to family, I mean the one someone can walk into the market to buy and use in his or her home,

    please get back to me very urgent
    Cletus
    +2347038504644


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