Last week, the New York Police Department and Fire Department seized a number of gas-powered generators from the Occupy Wall Street encampment, claiming that they were a fire hazard. Yet as temperatures drop, protesters continue to need generators for their needs. So Time’s Up! — New York City’s Direct Action Environmental group — decided to help out with a bit of ingenuity. The group built its own bicycle-powered generator that generates power simply by pedaling. The group needs more funds to build more generators and is accepting donations online. Watch video of the bike generator:
Aaron Bady points out that Occupy Oakland has been doing this for weeks.