Sunday, September 2, 2012

Poo-Powered WiFi

Don't let your dog dig up this bone.
It's actually a router for wireless internet service. It's shaped like a bone because it's powered by doggy doo-doo.

The poop-powered internet service is a pilot project started in May of this year in 10 of Mexico City's parks.

You bag your dog's doo-doo and put it into this gizmo:
The doo-doo gets weighed, and the appropriate number of WiFi minutes becomes available to everyone in the park.

Apparently they have poop police on hand to make sure you don't cheat by adding rocks.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57426961-1/for-free-wi-fi-please-deposit-your-dog-poop-here/
http://www.cbc.ca/news/yourcommunity/2012/04/poo-powered-wifi-encourages-dog-owners-to-stoop-scoop.html

The second link lets you vote. Do you think poo-powered internet is a good idea or not? So far about 70% of the people who voted thought it was a good idea.