This is brilliant idea for camping and even emergency situations, it is by a company called Tellurex and basically it is a mini generator that is able to draw power from the flame of a candle! The possibilities for such a device are literally endless and there is only one obstacle in the way, which is funding. So the start up is trying to raise the funds through the crowd funding site Kickstarter, they are well over the half way mark with a couple of weeks to go!
Here is the Kickstarter description to give you an idea about the tPOD1 – thermoelectric Power On Demand;
Outdoor enthusiasts will love its packable weight and convenience when camping, backpacking, or hunting. The tPOD1 weighs less than 12 ounces and is about the size of a small soup can. This small power generator can be a valuable light source and battery pack charger when adventure takes you outdoors or during a natural disaster. The tPOD1 is also an excellent item for the home, auto, or RV, or during power outages. With its small size, portability and ease of use without the need for water, a campfire or a stove, the tPOD1 delivers outstanding multi-functional utility, convenience, and flexibility.
You can get yourself one of the first models by pledging just £45 ($69) on the Kickstarter site.
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