[OLPC India] [Community-news] OLPC News 2007-10-20

Arjun Sarwal arjun at laptop.org
Sun Oct 21 16:23:49 EDT 2007

Hi Jaya,

We plan to drive a dynamo (taken from an old Fiat)  through a system of
belts and pulleys using cows/cattle.

Some initial pics here

We are currently working on finalizing the mechanical and electrical design


On 10/21/07, Jaya Kumar < jayakumar.lkml at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 10/20/07, Walter Bender < walter.bender at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 11. Cow power: In a related effort, Richard has been working with
> > Arjun Sarwal, helping him refine his plan for charging the XOs using
> > cow power.
> Hi Arjun, Richard,
> This is really interesting to me. I would love to hear more about it.
> Is this plan about combusting cow manure/biogas to drive a charger or
> is it using something rotary where the cow is pulling a draught around
> a geared up dynamo?
> A relative has several milk cows in Tatamangalam. Not sure how willing
> they are to be experimented with but this would be interesting...
> Thanks,
> jaya

Arjun Sarwal ( arjun at laptop.org )
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