Shake It to Charge It: Teen Invents Charger Powered by Movement

The backers already received the power banks from the first production run, for $79 a piece.

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Mikhail Vaga, a 19-year-old student in Minsk, Belarus showed off his invention – a power bank which uses the gyroscope and human kinetic energy to charge electronic devices.

Vaga explained the science behind his gadget.

It actually transforms your mechanical energy into electrical energy. This energy is accumulated in the battery, just like an ordinary powerbank. You can also charge it from rotation, and then you can use this energy to charge your mobile device, or you can simultaneously spin and recharge
Mikhail Vaga

Setting up a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, to receive backing for his innovative idea, saw his project gain over $50,000 (€42,317) in two weeks.

The backers already received the powerbanks from the first production run, for $79 (€66.8) a piece, and Vaga is now preparing for mass-production.

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