It seems completely counter intuitive that making a fully mechanical device like this, which requires former NASA engineers to work on the aerodynamics, could ever have been more practical than flash memory, no matter what the initial cost of the latter.
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They are not quite big enough to chill a mosquito’s six pack.
Unlike the previous record holders which were versions of the bible etc, the book has an ISBN: ISBN-978-1-894897-17-4, and, is a fable about Teeny Ted’s victory in the turnip contest at the annual county fair.
And… you can actually buy it:
“Considered an intricate work of contemporary art, the book is available in a signature edition (100 copies) from the publisher, through the SFU lab.”
Perhaps a dice doesn’t count as a gadget, in which case you can vote it down. we think its cool, however.
The aim was to produce a version which could run a laptop.
Presumably this would be a very un-green alternative to a fuel cell, we can imagine it powering a Texan laptop that sounds like a 2-stoke motorbike. How very un-Berkeley!