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Crowd Farm Produces Electricity from Walking

Jul 29, 2007
Speaking of renewable sources of energy or now they have become very interesting ones. Crowd farm designed by two graduate students at MIT's School of Architecture and Planning will gather walking energy and convert it into electricity. This will be a good addition to the newest gadgets that we use to get new sources of energy.

The crowd farm presents a responsive sub-flooring system that could be placed in a crowded place. It consists of blocks that depress slightly when people step on them. This way the blocks move and rub against one another when people walk on this floor. Thus the electricity is being produce by the principle of dynamo, which converts motion energy into electricity.

Smart, huh? It is almost as good as painting your house with a special solar power absorbing paint that we have also reviewed. However, this one would cost more, but maybe it will also bring more energy.

The best places for such farm would be the malls, transit station and any other area with heavy foot traffic.


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» posted by: Craig / Aug 01, 2007 10:07 AM
Well, they might be more productive then the Crowd Farm. I got only one question: Why don't they do it? Why don't they include these projects in their plans? Of course, we've got fuel for now but what will we do in another hundred years?
» posted by: JOHN IVENS / Aug 01, 2007 09:57 AM
large rollers mounted at surface level across all busy roads would be more efficient and productive as generators.
» posted by: Jason / Jul 29, 2007 09:55 PM
Wow, a real great way to produce energy!

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