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Date: 08/26/05 02:14 AM

35 Responses to Hamster-powered phone charger

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    buddy Male 30-39
    10116 posts
    August 26, 2005 at 1:13 am
    Link: Hamster-powered phone charger - What a clever idea.
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    chestertheje Male 13-17
    605 posts
    August 26, 2005 at 2:21 am
    smart kid, clever idea.
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    Santos_Demin Male 18-29
    383 posts
    August 26, 2005 at 2:42 am
    Now all we need is a portable hamster. But serriously, that kid is like 15 and I saw a winnie the poow cellphone hooked up. Do the math, either way it`s gonna come up negative.

    (and yeah, I know it`s probably just some spare cellphone that was sitting around, I just had to say that anyways)

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    LordJonathan Male 70 & Over
    1348 posts
    August 26, 2005 at 3:07 am
    His giving that rodent a seductive stare as to say...

    "after my phones charged its you-me, a tube, and some lube"

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    Santos_Demin Male 18-29
    383 posts
    August 26, 2005 at 3:28 am
    He`ll even give the hamster one of those cellphones, so he can hear it from both ends.
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    198X Female 18-29
    43 posts
    August 26, 2005 at 3:58 am
    neat idea. and as for the winnie the pooh cell phone, i was thinking it was his sister`s. but who knows.
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    bardockjerms Male 30-39
    232 posts
    August 26, 2005 at 4:55 am
    And he only got a C for that??? what do they expect him to do brain surgery?
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    S_J_W Male 18-29
    1465 posts
    August 26, 2005 at 5:18 am
    Yah, kind of a low grade for such a nifty idea. I mean a whole half hour on a two minute charge? That`s better than what I get when I plug mine into the wall!
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    LilKelc Female 13-17
    283 posts
    August 26, 2005 at 5:23 am
    Pretty Stupid Actully
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    Nacaz2 Male 13-17
    821 posts
    August 26, 2005 at 5:56 am
    wow, that boy looks super cool. im sure hes rolling in the chicks with that brain busting idea.
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    S_J_W Male 18-29
    1465 posts
    August 26, 2005 at 6:16 am
    You know, sarcasm can be funny but other times it just makes you look like a tool…

    I think you miss the point of science fairs. They aren’t trade shows, it’s not like this guy is thinking about trying to sell these things. They are just organized activities where young people are encouraged to demonstrate their technical knowledge concerning any given area of science. In this case he just came up with a cute way to demonstrate an example of electrical engendering.

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    Game_MP Male 13-17
    425 posts
    August 26, 2005 at 7:05 am
    He got a C and a D overall, i`m lucky i`m not in a class like that or i`ll fail before i start =(
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    wild_monkeys Female 13-17
    683 posts
    August 26, 2005 at 8:54 am
    i hate hamsters. neat idea though
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    Ruzz5000 Male 60-69
    157 posts
    August 26, 2005 at 9:36 am
    thats crap, ne1 can make 1

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    SammyFrank Male 18-29
    1030 posts
    August 26, 2005 at 11:09 am
    fake! "The teenage inventor was given a C for his project and has been awarded a D overall for the course."
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    SammyFrank Male 18-29
    1030 posts
    August 26, 2005 at 11:09 am
    besides - 2 minutes on the wheel would not give you 30 minutes of charge time - the laws of physics don`t match.
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    blondiebabe4 Female 18-29
    58 posts
    August 26, 2005 at 11:35 am
    That`s f-d up he got a C?
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    Olragix Male 18-29
    1080 posts
    August 26, 2005 at 11:46 am
    A C?????
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    Olragix Male 18-29
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    August 26, 2005 at 11:46 am
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    georgiascool Female 13-17
    982 posts
    August 26, 2005 at 3:11 pm
    Very clever idea but "The teenage inventor was given a C for his project and has been awarded a D overall for the course."
    Hahaha All that work for nothing! Poor kid
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    DestyNova Male 18-29
    226 posts
    August 26, 2005 at 4:53 pm
    I`m having a hard time determining which one is the hamster, they look related.

    Maybe that is his sister.

    If this is true, and he got a C, he was so gypped.

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    JpKllA Male 13-17
    338 posts
    August 26, 2005 at 6:32 pm
    He got a C? WTF he should have gotten lower.
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    RckJmesBjtch Male 18-29
    459 posts
    August 26, 2005 at 6:42 pm
    ya, 2 minutes running would not give you 30 minutes talk time....i mean, ffs there is no way, i would have given him an f for making a false claim like that!
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    MidoriBug Female 18-29
    1607 posts
    August 26, 2005 at 7:23 pm
    Does he live somewhere where a C and a D are a good thing? haha they acted like that was alright. Thats crap!
    But I agree with RckJmes in that I don`t think that 2 minutes of running would give him 30 mins talk time. It just doesn`t seem possible.
    Also, I thought it was bad for a battery to be charged and then sit for a while and then charged again. I thought you were suppose to drain the battery fully before you recharge it again. This seems like it would drain the battery over time.

    And once again LordJonathan...you crack me up! EWW

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    for_serious? Female 13-17
    1403 posts
    August 26, 2005 at 7:28 pm
    LordJonathan, screw posting on here, you should have a comedy tour!
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    HOBYandy Male 18-29
    3060 posts
    August 26, 2005 at 7:33 pm
    he can`t just say 2 minutes running= 30 minutes of talk time. he didn`t include the speed which the hamster was running...which would determine the talk time.
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    SonicSophie Female 18-29
    354 posts
    August 26, 2005 at 7:46 pm
    HE ONLY GOT A C ????
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    MikePiano Male 18-29
    1425 posts
    August 26, 2005 at 7:52 pm
    oh well...at least he didnt fail..hmm now i need to find a busy hampster, a wheel, and some wire..ya wanna help me? then go to http://www.buymestuff.com now go my slaves!
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    MikePiano Male 18-29
    1425 posts
    August 26, 2005 at 7:54 pm
    ok i changed this to mandatory ;)..aw..now you`re not gonna help me
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    fire_is_good Male 18-29
    9 posts
    August 26, 2005 at 8:15 pm
    THE IGGNORANCE OF THESE COMMENTS ARE STUUUPID!!


    yes its possiple to charge a cell phone for 30 mins in 2 mins!


    Hamsters run fast

    REALLY REALLY FAST


    REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY
    FAST!


    :D

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    BeautyToAsh Female 18-29
    298 posts
    August 26, 2005 at 9:12 pm
    Wow, he must have a really big brain..
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    atownorg Male 13-17
    305 posts
    August 26, 2005 at 9:43 pm
    A C?!? I say A+

    really, those sci fairs are hard

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    MRMike Male 13-17
    217 posts
    August 27, 2005 at 9:59 am
    huh enviromentally frendly...... but what about the hamster????
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    DellSucks Male 18-29
    342 posts
    August 27, 2005 at 5:46 pm
    * MidoriBug Female, 18-29, Western US
    * 613 Posts Friday, August 26, 2005 7:23:45 PM

    *But I agree with RckJmes in that I don`t think that 2 minutes of running would give him 30 mins talk time. It just doesn`t seem possible.

    It might be possible if the cell phone has low enough power consumption.

    *Also, I thought it was bad for a battery to be charged and then sit for a while and then charged again. I thought you were suppose to drain the battery fully before you recharge it again. This seems like it would drain the battery over time.

    This is true of NiCd batteries. Most cell phones use Li ion or NiMh.

    Yes, I`m lame. Don`t remind me.

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    YouG Male 18-29
    2521 posts
    August 27, 2005 at 10:56 pm
    actually one rodent is too slow...you should have like at least an army of them.

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