We spied an article on a green gym in the Seattle area that uses pedal power to run the gym's music system and a portable DVD player. With plans to extend the system to power the lights, he's got enough foot power to keep his small gym running. So we wondered, with a little bit of work and investment, could you power your gadgets and get a good workout at the same time? Could we do what he was doing in our own home?
Instructables also features a step-by-step guide on how to build your own machine. We have yet to find an attractive solution, but the actually constructing doesn't seem to be difficult or costly. Finding a way to hide the battery and generator in your home may prove to be the biggest challenge. But if you're committed to saving electricity and getting a good workout, this is one interesting way to power your gadgets.
Front Image: Barbie Hull
Originally posted by Kelly on Unplggd.