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Trial & Error Tonight I've been trying to generate enough energy out of motion to light an LED; my target is to use 'harvestable' energy from a bicycle ride to generate enough energy to light the back and/or front light. As you could have read in my previous post, I first had the plan to use vibration as the energy source to light the LED. Unfortunately, no piezo was supplied, and the energy density of piezo actuators is too low to be useful on a bike.   Instead, I tried to explore the ...
The board arrived   So I received my board this week and it has been fun. Got the software installed and ran some of the examples and they worked great but then got to thinking about the project. I also showed it to the sustainable engineering lecturer at work and had to make sure he didn't leave my office with it.   Trial   I decided to place the system on my brew pot while I did a batch of beer to see if the energy harvester would continually run as I was worried the peltier ...