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First Advisor

Fred Looft

Date

2009

Abstract

The purpose of this project was to design and build a socially and technologically sustainable energy-harvesting device that captures and transforms wasted kinetic energy into electrical energy for storage and later use. Using electromagnetic induction to capitalize on Faraday’s Law, our ideal system involves a coil of wire, a suspended, oscillating magnet, a diode bridge rectifier, and a rechargeable battery that would produce enough power to charge a pocket-sized electronic device. As an alternative source of energy, targeted towards individual users, this kinetic energy harvesting device provides a sustainable source of electricity without ever using energy from the power grid.

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The Grand Challenges Seminar

Language

English

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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Course

The Grand Challenges Seminar

Program

Great Problems Seminar

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application/pdf

Kinetic Energy Harvesting Device


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