Arduino powered “Personal Energy Orb”
Nowadays we all spend too much time while working and just sitting in a front of a computer. How to get your “lazy bottom” out of chair? you wonder! Two students at the University of Munich developed on Arduino based gadget, called PEO – Personal Energy Orb. With this gadget installed, as soon as “energy level” indicator goes down, mouse pointer speed decreases. I assume, when its on 0%, it’s impossible to work normaly. Now comes main catch of PEO. To get mouse speed back, you must get off computer, jump on a bike (take your PEO with you) aand go for a ride. Depending on how far you go, Orb is “charging” himself. After a nice round with a bike, you can sit back in front of your computer, conect PEO and use PC – unhindered. Till next time Orb’s “energy level” hits 0.
Watch a PEO promo video:
PEO – connected to your home PC or Laptop:
PEO – connected on your bike, while charging:
Read more about project here