Cuban home made Micro-hydroelectric

On my past blog about Cuban ingenuity I talked about how my uncle Jesus creates tools to make furniture and then creates beautiful furniture with those tools. 

Today, I want to share with you his video that represents the same survival and inventive spirit you will find in the Cuban people today.

What would you do if you live in a mountain of Cuba without electricity and want to listen to the radio or watch TV?

It’s simple!  Make your own hydro-electric power with an old bicycle dynamo, an old windshield wiper motor and a transformer.  This is a very rudimentary use of basic laws of physics and electricity.

We all know the old saying “necessity is the mother of invention” but to what level? It is fair to ask the same question once again. How do they manage to do so much with so little?

I hope you enjoy it the video below.

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About Alexis M.

Alexis Martin has more than 12 years of experience in the Guayabera Shirt business. In December 18 2002 Alexis founded MyCubanStore.com an internet store for selling Cuban memorabilia from the pre-Castro era, customers began to inquire about the guayabera shirts and a new business concept was born. Mycubanstore.com became a manufacturer and supplier of guayabera shirts online. Google+

2 Responses to “Cuban home made Micro-hydroelectric”

  1. Anonymous October 14, 2011 at 7:36 pm # Reply

    Hey, didn’t El Comandante promise electricity to all about 52 years ago? Hmmm…Obama is sounding more and more like Fidel by the day.  Wonder if they’re related?  I’m saving this link because the day is coming when we here in the USA are going to have to do the same.  Of course, in our particular case, we’ll have to pay taxes on it and Wall Street will probably steal the patent and mass market it in China.

  2. Vance Faber October 16, 2011 at 3:16 pm # Reply

    solar power is the future!

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