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  1. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    28 Jan '10 15:25
    http://www.worldarchitecturenews.com/index.php?fuseaction=wanappln.projectview&upload_id=12560

    Still not very efficient, but how much potential is there? If decent, fitting this in busy undergrounds, dance floors or shopping malls could be an interesting solution...or just a gimmick.

    Any views?
  2. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    28 Jan '10 16:03
    Originally posted by Palynka
    http://www.worldarchitecturenews.com/index.php?fuseaction=wanappln.projectview&upload_id=12560

    Still not very efficient, but how much potential is there? If decent, fitting this in busy undergrounds, dance floors or shopping malls could be an interesting solution...or just a gimmick.

    Any views?
    Nice link

    Q. Where does the energy come from?
    A. People.

    Q. Are paving slabs that make walking more tiring going to be popular?
    A. ........

    Shopping malls and high streets probably not a good idea but train stations, offices etc where LOTS of people making SHORT walks then it is almost something for nothing - good idea.
  3. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    28 Jan '10 16:15
    Stairs in busy underground stations seems like the best possible location.
  4. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    28 Jan '10 16:50
    Originally posted by Palynka
    http://www.worldarchitecturenews.com/index.php?fuseaction=wanappln.projectview&upload_id=12560

    Still not very efficient, but how much potential is there? If decent, fitting this in busy undergrounds, dance floors or shopping malls could be an interesting solution...or just a gimmick.

    Any views?
    Aerobics studios?

    Anyone thought of wiring up to gym equipment?
  5. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    28 Jan '10 17:03
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    Aerobics studios?

    Anyone thought of wiring up to gym equipment?
    I always thought we should use giant mouse wheels instead of treadmills and generate energy instead of using it.

    Of course, you wouldn't look half as cool in a giant mouse wheel and that's what gyms are all about.
  6. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    28 Jan '10 20:52
    Originally posted by Palynka
    I always thought we should use giant mouse wheels instead of treadmills and generate energy instead of using it.

    Of course, you wouldn't look half as cool in a giant mouse wheel and that's what gyms are all about.
    C'mon, just give 'em all Mickey Mouse ears an' they all be doin' it.