nPower Peg - cool power source for my mobile Gadgeteer devices

I received my nPower Peg today and I already have it powering a small Gadgeteer project (testing the Seeed GPS module with a OLEDisplay, SD, button with a Spider) and its doing rather well powering that. I got the nPower Peg as I have some mobile Gadgeteer bio sensor devices I’m working on and the nPower Peg seemed like a perfect match for these experiments as the subject goes about their day they will be helping to power their devices, what could be better? I have a little blog entry here:

http://zingpow.ca/blog/post/My-nPower-Peg.aspx

And if your interested you can visit http://npowerpeg.com/ to get more information about the nPower Peg, but its truly worthy of consideration.

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Neat idea to use the kinetic energy to generate. It’s a little large for my projects, but on my bike ride to work I could probably generate some power!

Interesting. How lond does it last?

Thanks for sharing.

I was under the understanding that those little “Faraday” or “linear induction” generators couldn’t generate much current. How long would you have to shake it, I wonder, to charge up the 2000 mAh battery?

If you were riding to work, I would assume that a standard rub-against-the-tire generator would be much more efficient…

I will put together a simple accelerometer/GPS project and see how long it lasts as I’m interested in how best to orientate the device for maximum power generation while commuting on the train for example