Your Bike Doesn't Have An Outlet To Charge Your Phone, But This Kid's Idea Can Help
by N/A, 8 years ago | 1 min read
Thomas, a precocious 16-year-old inventor living in Romania, has two main passions: bikes, and electronics.
When he'd go on longer bike rides, Thomas' phone would die frequently, leaving him unable to take pictures of his escapades. So what did he do? He MacGyvered his own portable, bike-charger...out of $5 worth of supplies.
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Is it eco-friendly? Why yes. Yes it is.
Thomas' invention operates like a miniature turbine.
But what did he use to make it?
A damn computer fan. Genius.
And here are the tools he used...
And the parts as well - all under five dollars.
He used a supplemental battery to give the device a backup power source.
And now he'll never be without his phone on his long rides.
Be sure to check out Thomas' fullÂ instructablesÂ directions on how to make it yourself!
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