OLPC Experiments with Cow-Powered Laptops

The One Laptop Per Child Project (OLPC) is toying with a novel source of power for its low-cost XO laptops: cows. We plan to drive a dynamo (taken from an old Fiat) through a system of belts and pulleys using cows/cattle, wrote OLPC’s Arjun Sarwal, in an e-mail dated 21 October and posted to one of the group’s discussion lists. Sarwal and others are now finalising the design of the cow-powered generator

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