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$5 Bicycle Cell Phone Charger By 16-Year-Old Romanian Inventor
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Design, DIY7 years ago

$5 Bicycle Cell Phone Charger By 16-Year-Old Romanian Inventor

Thomas, a brilliant 16-year-old inventor living in Romania, has created a DIY wind turbine cell phone charger for his bike that lets him charge his phone while he rides – and it only cost him $5! He’s shared the instructions on Instructables so that you can make one, too.

The instructions do require some rudimentary knowledge of how to work with electronics, but they are also very clear, so if you’ve got the tools on hand, you’ll figure out how to make Thomas’ green technology invention in no time!

More info: Instructables

16-year-old Romanian inventor Thomas created a $5 DIY wind turbine phone charger:

He often took long bike trips through nature, and his phone’s battery couldn’t keep up

He used a simple PC fan…

…and turned it into a wind turbine

Some of the tools he used:

The parts needed for the project:

For a complete set of instructions, check out his Instructable!

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BogdanMandru
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7 years ago

thomas is not a romanian name .. and if he was such a genius he would have used a dynamo to charge it directly

IlincaZirra
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7 years ago

maybe he didn't have money for a dynamo?

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MarkFlower
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7 years ago

I'll need to try that. Brilliant!

ManuelDelValleMartínezRuiz
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7 years ago

Real nice

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BogdanMandru
Community Member
7 years ago

thomas is not a romanian name .. and if he was such a genius he would have used a dynamo to charge it directly

IlincaZirra
Community Member
7 years ago

maybe he didn't have money for a dynamo?

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MarkFlower
Community Member
7 years ago

I'll need to try that. Brilliant!

ManuelDelValleMartínezRuiz
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7 years ago

Real nice

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