Pedal powered generators provide electricity for mobile devices at OccupySF.
The key problem for the group is power. At present the OccupySF crew is keeping systems running almost entirely on pedal power. A bicycle generator donated by Rock the Bike runs 24/7, with volunteers usually lasting 30 minutes before handing off to the next fresh set of legs. The electricity thus generated runs into three car batteries to maintain a backup power supply.
More at The Register –> OccupySF BOFH runs protest network on pedal power: Protest IT staff running ultimate bare-bones system.
“Bike hippies”? Let’s not unnecessarily categorize or marginalize those protesting for our benefit–I think Wall Street does quite enough of that already. Alan Grayson said it best…