Powerful & Hamming It Up!
Lawford, England 26-Aug-2005 [JP]: As part of a science project, Peter Ash, 16, of Lawford, Somerset, invented a hamster-powered cell phone charger.
Inspiration came from his sister, Sarah, who complained of the hamster (Elvis) keeping her awake for hours, running around in his exercise wheel.
"I thought the wheel could be made to do something useful, so I connected a system of gears and a turbine," Peter said. "Every two minutes Elvis spends on his wheel gives me about thirty minutes talk time on my phone."
Congrats to Peter for a wheel-e gr8 idea... better buy a piece of his wheel estate before it 'runs' out!