September 12, 2006

USB Barbecue

USB BarbecueThere’s absolutely nothing practical about this, but you have to admire someone who goes to this much effort just to prove it can be done. Someone added 5 PCI cards to a PC, each with 6 USB ports, and used the power from all 30 of those ports to supply the power to heat a small grill. (Each USB port can supply, at most, 500 mA, which means that this little grill could theoretically draw up to 15 amps—not too shabby.)

(From Gizmodo; original page (in Japanese) at

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