I saw a picture of this thing the other day and thought “uh another campfire thing, whatever….”. Today I took another look, went to the site, watched the video and was super impressed. First off the BioLite uses the heat from the little fire to (I believe channel the hot air into a little turbine) create electricity to power or charge a phone or anything else. The other part of the video that I found inspiring was the home stove they have created for emerging countries. It allows them not only electricity from their cooking fires but a safer way to burn those fires indoors. Watch the video below its pretty cool.

I also realized, now that I’ve become such a prolific camper. (see two post prior) I may need to invest in such a campstove just for fun.

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  • Jew says:

    Actually, it’s even cooler than that. Rather than rely on all the moving parts associated with a tiny turbine, electricity is generated directly from the fire using a thermoelectric plate. –> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermoelectric_effect

    But most importantly, you’ll never be without a fully charged iphone again! In fact, if I were you I would disconnect from the power grid at home too and just use hundreds of these things all over your apartment burning hundreds of fires right in the convenience of your own home.

  • pauldiehl says:

    Your totally right! They explain that on the site. There’s a “how it works” tab. I’m an idiot.

  • Martini Bar-tone says:

    I second the notion put forth by The Jew. More indoor fires!

  • pauldiehl says:

    He speaks the truth. GO Jew!

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