Power Your Gadgets with Water

Hook the “Self Generator” up to an available faucet and the water will turn a turbine and generate enough electricity to power an electric toothbrush, a shaver or a hair dryer. That’s the theory, at least. In practice, we doubt that Jin Woo Han’s concept design would do anything more than trickle-charge (sorry) the most undemanding of gadgets and, as you will see

below, offer an almost unlimited supply of puns.

The idea is sound, though — the pressure that sprays the water from your taps is harnessed to drive a power outlet, rated at a rather optimistic 220 volts. Any unneeded juice is stored in a battery and the water itself drops from the tap at a reduced speed. There is also an indicator on the side of the generator to tell you just how much energy you have saved.

As a concept, it has potential (sorry again), but we feel impelled (ahem) to point out that electricity and water don’t mix. And that, despite Han’s claims, a “mixer” is not something found beside the faucet.

via Power Your Gadgets with Water | Gadget Lab from Wired.com.

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