Re: Nexus 7 + C= Emulator

From: Marko Mäkelä <>
Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2012 16:57:25 +0300
Message-ID: <20120815135725.GC27787@x220>
On Wed, Aug 15, 2012 at 03:36:17PM +0200, Anders Carlsson wrote:
>>>A Google Nexus 7 + Commodore Emulator = The Ultimate portable C= 
>>Mount it on a bicycle with Shimano Nexus 7 rear hub and a Shimano 
>>Nexus dynamo hub and my DIY USB charger [..] and you will not be 
>>running out of juice while computing on the go. :-)
>Hm, anyone up for a Commodore exercise bike? I saw on the 
>demoscene-related Pouët BBS an initiative for a weight loss campaign 
>for sceners called Pounds Off. Perhaps some of us who are not that 
>active in the demo scene could benefit from joining the same 

Well, a few years ago there was a band doing a tour on bicycles in South 
America, if I remember correctly. They did have some tyre-rubbing dynamo 
setup for creating electricity, and the audience could volunteer. I did 
not find the blog post, but ISTR they wrote that the biggest savings 
were gained by using the bicycle for transportation, not by using it for 
producing electric power.

Sure, you can easily charge an Android phone from a nominally 3-watt 
bicycle dynamo hub. I once rode some 60km (40mi) and got the battery 
fully charged when it is completely empty. For powering a bigger device 
from a stationary bicycle, I guess you would have to use a different 
setup, such as connecting a generator via belt drive to the rear wheel.  
Then you could use a Shimano Nexus 7 rear hub, so that it would be Nexus 
7 powered C= computing. :-)

Best regards,


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