Bicycle Powered VoIP

No I am not kidding. I just heard from a reliable source that a company called Inveneo is working with charities in Uganda to allow for pedal-powered bikes that allow the rider to communicate via VoIP with others. The next time you hear heavy breathing when you pick up the phone – don’t hang up… It could just be a friend or relative from Africa phoning to ask about the weather.


Here is a diagram of how it all works:

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