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FlameStower uses fire to charge devices

We're constantly seeing inventors attempt to create new and interesting ways to charge our cell phones. VOTO is one product we've seen that uses fire to charge our smart devices, and now a new take on the idea is hitting the scene. Called FlameStower, it utilizes very similar technology, but with a few twists.

The main thing that separates FlameStower from others on the market is the fact that it will work with any open flame. This means that not only can be it used while exploring the great outdoors, but it can also provides users' devices with a little juice during extended power outages.

The device seems to be simple enough to operate. Users unfold the legs, put water in the reservoir, and place the "blade" portion in a flame. From there, FlameStower uses the differential in temperature between the portion in the fire and the relatively cool water to generate electricity, which is then sent through a USB cable and to the user's phone, MP3 player, digital camera, or other device.

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I got one for you Bob

Just build your own!, TEG (Thermal electric generator) modules can be slapped onto anything that creates heat like your wood stove or a steel plate sitting next to a fire or sitting in the sun on a hot day. These modules are even much more efficient than solar cells when used correctly. Found these awhile back are very cool!

http://tegpower.com/

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neat but i'll one up the concept

a little steam turbine you can place in or near fire will spin like a little demon. Want mechanical force? You got it.

It will make a hell of a racket but you can turn a little genny/motor and get more output than anything like this.

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Check these out

http://tegpower.com/

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