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This House Runs on Human Power

Adele Peters

Everything in this conceptual house is powered by exercise—when you ride one of the bikes inside, or lift weights, the energy is captured and turned into electricity to run the lights, TV, computer, or stove. They're not the first to try out an idea like this- there are also gyms that capture energy from people working out. Whether you could use this to run a whole house seems like a bit of a stretch, but it would be cool if it could work for some things: what if a TV only worked when you biked?

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