DIY Wooden Mobile Phone Charger Juices Your Phone So You Can Escape the Grizzlies

Some of you were wondering how the homeless charge their mobile phones—maybe they do it Chechen-soldier style and created their own wooden, dynamo-powered mobile phone charger out in the untamed wilderness.

Chechen soldiers devised the charger to keep their mobile phones charged. Turning the crank will pull the strings and activate the pulleys. As a result, it generates electricity in the capacitor (the blue thing), thereby charging the phone. You'd probably have to put in a bit of a workout to see any results, but hey, at least it'll allow you to phone home just like E.T. did. [CNET Crave, Photo from English Russia]

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