Piezo & triboelectric
Purpose: To create a device that will convert mechanical energy (such as footsteps) into electrical energy that can be used to power electrical devices such as cellphones, laptop chargers, lights, etc.
Method: Using multiple piezoelectric transducers and patent-pending triboelectic mat in order to convert mechanical energy into electrical energy.
Benefit: The ability to generate power through everyday gestures just by walking!
Takeaway: R&D Techniques, Materials Knowledge, Building Circuits
Team Members: Paul Kim, Tiffany Wang, Aku Saraf, Janessa Duque, Alex Velazquez, Tanay Patil, Jefferson Lei, Namdar Mesri
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