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One hour of pedaling, treadling, or cranking equals 75 watt-hours. There's a lot you can do with your own power, if only you use it. Man versus machine wooden bowl turning contest Gandhi spun thread for khadi cloth an hour each day. Poll 77 votes Show Results Would you live in a human-powered home?
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Would you live in a human-powered home? But neither the building nor the operation of these devices is for the faint of heart. The World Bank estimates 1.
Dean who has degrees in engineering and fiction writing interviewed creative minds like Amy Smith at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology D-Lab. The lab designs human-powered machines for the developing world.
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On the other side of the world, David Sowerwine has created a pedal-powered electrical generator for communities in Nepal. Sowerwine sets up a pedal-powered generator in a town square.
Villagers arrive with portable six-volt batteries. Once charged, those small batteries can power LED lights in their homes for a couple of weeks. Whether the experts were in academia or simply dabbled in human power as a hobby, Dean found a readiness to share information. I was amazed how generous people were with their ideas and insights.
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