[nSLUG] Measured wattage of atom system

Daniel MacKay daniel at bonmot.ca
Thu Sep 18 09:20:37 ADT 2008


> a bicycle/treadmill powered home server might [...] generate even  
> more heat in precisely the place I want extra
> heat in the winter.

Indeed it will - your booty.

I'm sure i'll get corrected but to get the back-of-the-envelope  
calculations going: a hunky guy can produce about 3/4 hp sustained;  
that's a little over 500W at 100% generator efficiency.

Without doing any estimates or experiments I will make a guess that  
an ordinary person could probably produce a tenth of that in actual  
electricity watts, sustained.

-dan



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