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We Have A Winner!

Posted by doctorcdf Aug 20, 2013
Good morning - First and foremost, a big thank you to all of the Energy Harvesting Challenge participants: we have been impressed with the way their ingenuity and efforts have pushed the frontiers of this technology. As ever, it's been difficult to select a winner. Monte Chan has been a dynamic presence throughout this event, and his batteryless wireless remote control points the way to the future. We're glad he continues to experiment with the technology although the competition has formally en ...
Current News The next IDIOTic item is the parasitically powered Inverted MIDI Slave Unit. This unit can be used for lots of different purposes ranging from just a simple status monitor or a device to control lights and the light's brightness, pan and tilt or to drive more complex items such as musical synthesizers and large public displays. The picture above shows it displaying received MIDI messages. Great for testing and diagnostics.   MIDI (Music Instrument Digital Interface) is a ...
Piezo de resistance! Here is a demonstration of a very basic piezo speaker powering the Energy Harvesting Solution To Go Kit.     By bending its diaphragm backwards and forwards by with just my fingers yields over 10 volts peak-peak and enough current to be harvested.   ...