Kinetic Power

Eco-minded designers use kinetic energy to move away from electricity
Implications - Roller coaster designers have harnessed kinetic energy for decades, but with the advent of the eco movement, this force has reached a new audience. The idea of energy generated from organic movement lines up with an increasing batch of consumers who wish to decrease their carbon footprint.
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Mild Top 6 Examples: 53,263 Total Clicks Apr 09 - Sep 09
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Green Gym Equipment - The EcoMill is a Self-Charging Kinetic Energy Treadmill
SCORE: 4.5
Warm 13,394 Clicks Pub: Jun 4, 09
Green Gym Equipment
The EcoMill is a Self-Charging Kinetic Energy Treadmill
To work out indoors but stay eco-friendly, a person can purchase the Woodway EcoMill for $8,500. As you exercise, the battery charges so that the display maintains power. Smart. The Woodway EcoMill is… [More]
Human Powered Motorcycles - The Erockit Hybrid Motorbike Uses Kinetic Energy to Charge
SCORE: 5.6
Warm 16,676 Clicks Pub: Apr 2, 09
Human Powered Motorcycles
The Erockit Hybrid Motorbike Uses Kinetic Energy to Charge
The Erockit Motorbike is based on a revolutionary technology which connects human power with the electric engine of a motorcycle. The power of the running engine is derived from the muscle power of the… [More]
Energy Pods - Kinetic Exercise Ball Charges Batteries Just By Playing Catch or Juggling
SCORE: 3.4
Mild 7,788 Clicks Pub: May 7, 09
Energy Pods
Kinetic Exercise Ball Charges Batteries Just By Playing Catch or Juggling
This is one kind of energy ball I haven't seen before, but would really like to have in my desk drawer! Jiang Qian created an incredibly innovative, eco-friendly way to recharge your batteries using kinetic… [More]
Kinetic Clocks - Single-Armed 'Continue Time' Clock by Sander Mulder
SCORE: 4.6
Mild 6,627 Clicks Pub: Jul 16, 09
Kinetic Clocks
Single-Armed 'Continue Time' Clock by Sander Mulder
The Continue Time clock by Sander Mulder is an astounding piece of kinetic art. You have to view the video to fully understand how this timepiece works, and even then the clock will have you spellbound.… [More]
Eco-Friendly Drive-Throughs - Burger King's Kinetic Energy-Harvesting Speed Bumps
SCORE: 4.4
Mild 5,506 Clicks Pub: Jul 9, 09
Eco-Friendly Drive-Throughs
Burger King's Kinetic Energy-Harvesting Speed Bumps
Every time you stop and start your car, you’re wasting kinetic energy, but MotionPower Energy Harvesting wants to change that with a little help from Burger King. A Burger King store in North Carolina… [More]
Energy-Creating TP - The Kinetic Pillet Toilet Roll Holder Serves as a Washroom Lamp
SCORE: 2.2
Untested 3,272 Clicks Pub: Aug 11, 09
Energy-Creating TP
The Kinetic Pillet Toilet Roll Holder Serves as a Washroom Lamp
The Pillet is an innovative toilet roll holder that produces its own energy through the movements of the spinning roll. The kinetic energy is then used to light up the built-in lamp to reduce the use of… [More]