Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Intel demonstrates "pedal power" for emerging markets at Research @ Intel Day (6/7/11, Computer History Museum, Mountain View, CA)
Intel's Frugal Computing project enables people in emerging markets to generate power by simply pedaling a bicycle. In this example, according to Intel Researcher, Venkat Natarajan, by pedaling for 5min, a person could generate enough power to charge a cell phone for 5hrs, or provide lighting for 5hrs. By pedaling 10min, a person could generate enough power to charge a netbook for about 2hrs.
-- Debra Vogler