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Potenco's Human Power Generator at MOMA Answered

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A friend snapped this picture of the OLPC with Squid Labs spin-out Potenco's generator at the MOMA. It's always sweet to see your work professionally displayed in a museum!

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Goodhart (author)2008-03-31

Is there some advantage over say, a crank setup where it could be centrifugally geared to increase torque at faster cranking speeds, and maximize the effort placed into the movement?

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Goodhart (author)Goodhart2008-04-02

maybe that has already been ruled out? I am just curious as to physics behind this over the crank....

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LinuxH4x0r (author)2008-03-29

Nice! are these potenco generators available for sale, or do you have instructions on how to build them?

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ewilhelm (author)LinuxH4x0r2008-03-31

They are still in the prototype stage, so no on both counts unfortunately.

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Kiteman (author)2008-03-30

Are the matching colour schemes a coincidence, or was powering the OLPC the intended use?

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ewilhelm (author)Kiteman2008-03-31

They were intended to match.

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Kiteman (author)ewilhelm2008-03-31

Cool, Squid Labs: A Force for Good in the World.

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gmoon (author)2008-03-30

Nice--and at MOMA, yet. You guys deserve to be proud.

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