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Indian Students Design $22 Solar and Wind Powered Bike Helmet
Posted By Yuka Yoneda On May 19, 2010 @ 10:08 am In Accessories and Fashion,Design for Health,green gadgets,Renewable Energy,Solar Power,Sustainable Design Organizations,Wind Power | 6 Comments
Wish your morning bike commute could charge up your cell phone on the way to work? Well, two enterprising engineering students from the Nirma University  of Ahmedabad, India have designed a handy wind  and solar powered  bike helmet that lets the user do just that. Pragnesh Dudhaiya and Aalok Bhatt put together the useful new headgear, which is capable of charging a cell phone  using energy generated from a 40-minute ride – and they did it in just 3 days!
Not only does the helmet provide clean power to juice up electronics , Pragnesh and Aslok also hope it will encourage more bikers to protect themselves by wearing it. The design still needs a lot of work (hey, they only worked on it for 3 days so far!) but the pair wants to file a patent on their design soon. They plan to sell it for around $22, which is incredibly affordable for both safety and utility!
Via CNET Crave 
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