Bizarre to Best: Sixteen People-Powered Gadgets & Vehicles

Photo by Dano via Flickr
Photo by Dano via Flickr

Contemplating the simplicity of antique drills and hand-cranked turntables, we can gain inspiration for powering our everyday lives from old-world inventions spurred by the desire for efficiency. Today, many companies are exploring human-powered options for common devices. And while people-powered home heating and cooling is likely a long way off, many other simple daily tasks can be energized with a little human exertion.

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