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! via Perlick
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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maybe that has already been ruled out? I am just curious as to physics behind this over the crank....
Nice! are these potenco generators available for sale, or do you have instructions on how to build them?
They are still in the prototype stage, so no on both counts unfortunately.
Any way I can help?
Are the matching colour schemes a coincidence, or was powering the OLPC the intended use?
They were intended to match.
Cool, Squid Labs: A Force for Good in the World.
Nice--and at MOMA, yet. You guys deserve to be proud.