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Old 02-08-2011   #1
Gainesville, Georgia
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School Boating Project

Hey guys, I'm currently a student in the ID program at Georgia Tech. We're currently working on a project involving harvesting electrical power from athletic movement. My group has narrowed our choice down to paddling during canoeing/kayaking.

My question is this: If you had access to the power that you generated over a day of paddling, what would you use the power for? We've come up with some simple ideas such as lighting, water purification, charging iPods, GPS, etc. Now we're looking for suggestions from people with actual experience involving canoeing/kayaking/camping. Anything you guys could suggest would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 02-08-2011   #2
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Well, if I could harness rowing power during the day to be used in the evening in camp, I would bring a blender for margaritas.
"There is NOTHING--absolute nothing--half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. Look here! If you've really nothing else on hand this morning, supposing we drop down the river together, and have a long day of it?" -Wind in the Willows
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