Charge your iPhone from a yo-yo?


(JM) #1

Check this thing out:

It’s a concept, not a prototype. The idea is that you convert the mechanical energy from the spin of the yo-yo into electrical energy to charge an iPod or iPhone. Cool idea. Full article can be found here:


(SR) #2

Interesting…


#3

Yeah, its a cool concept. I don’t know if its real though, I saw this a long time ago.


(SR) #4

There is something like this on eBay. Look up “Apple Yo-Yo” on ebay. It’s an abble yo-yo charger. Cool!


(JM) #5

Doing more research, apparently it is real. It even has an on-board Li-Po to store the generated energy. awesome.


#6

Hot diggety I’d be walking down a mall and someone would ask me, “Scuse me sir, could you help charge my phone?”

That’s a dream.

It also seems that the outer shell is “hubstacked”


#7

Whoa I would like one of those. It’s probably fairly heavy though… if only I had an iPhone or iTouch to use it on :stuck_out_tongue:


(Yo!It'sMatt) #8

it sounds fun. Haha


(marcusWsteadman) #9

If it spun when it was plugged in wouldn’t just git tangled and possible rip it out of the plug? But very interesting though.


#10

Well you wouldn’t be spinning it with a cord in it.


(marcusWsteadman) #11

Ohhh, maybe I should stop being so lazy and read more. :wink: I’m very lazy today.


(JM) #12

when I looked at the wiring diagram, they made it look like you could charge it while the yo was sleeping. Think of it like hubstacks on an 888.


#13

Oh that’d be cool. I didn’t even look at anything besides the title and was just guessing =).


#14

you might spin the yoyo so it can get energy then you might plug it in and it sucks the energy from the yoyo to the iphone or itouch