What could possibly go wrong with a fire-powered portable battery charger?
The concept is simple. A blade, which sticks out of the FlameStower over a fire, transferrs heat from the flame to a Thermoelectric Generator (TEG). On the opposite side of the TEG from the blade is a reservoir that you fill with water. The TEG is hot on one side and cool on the other, and the difference in temperature creates electricity.
Confused? Here is a step-by-step breakdown on how to use it:
In all honesty, this seems like a cool device, perfect for situations where you don’t have access to electric power or the sun for solar-powered charging devices (like during storms or at night). Their Kickstarter campaign, which ends October 24, has already reached 300% of its goal, because evidently pyromaniacs abound the world over.
So go ahead, fire fanatics, charge your smartphone with fire! Just watch out, it’s hot.