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Product: Power Source: Generator
Electrostatic Laundry Basket Battery Charger   (+1)  [vote for, against]
Use the static electricity from clothes to charge batteries

Without anti-static napkins used, there is good chance you will have your sweater stick to your socks or your pants stick to your underwear. When pulled away from each other to be separated, these clothes usually end up with lingering static electricity that can eventually sting their forgetful owners. This also results in useful energy being lost.

I propose a system with two laundry baskets. Once you pull two clothes apart, you throw each of these into separate baskets, which are connected with a circuit that also runs a battery charger. This way, energy is stored and forgetting the anti-static napkins becomes a no-problem. Voila; problem solved.
-- xkuntay, Mar 10 2014

flour static beeb
[not_morrison_rm, Mar 10 2014]

There was something on BBC about a tub of flour being shaken from side to side generating static electricity, so you could toss one in on the drying cycle and get a bit more leccy. C link.
-- not_morrison_rm, Mar 10 2014

random, halfbakery