|The Monthly Theme You Voted For: Energy Harvesting|
|Project14 | Energy Harvesting: Build Projects that Scavenge Energy from Wasted Energy Sources!|
The theme this month is Energy Harvesting and it comes from a from fmilburn. Energy harvesting, sometimes called energy scavenging, involves capturing small amounts of energy that would otherwise be lost. The idea is to build projects that involve capturing energy from ambient sources (such solar, wind, vibration, heat, motion, sound) and storing it in an associated storage such as rechargeable batteries, super capacitors, ceramic capacitors, and polymer capacitors. Because this is a very promising eco-friendly technology, that is yet to meet its potential, we've added an Energy Development Platform Kit as the Grand Prize for the project that inspires the world (the most) to reuse wasted energy! The kit includes four linear voltage converters that are optimized for different energy sources such as solar, electromagnetic, piezo electric, or thermal energy converters. There's also the usual $100 shopping cart for the 3 first winners. Energy harvesting can be used as an alternative or a supplement to batteries for low-power, lower voltage applications such as a wireless sensor node, where it may be used as a secondary energy source to recharge a battery. It is well suited for applications that require back-up battery, especially in remote or locations that are difficult to reach. The energy that is typically captured is small so its ideal for any low voltage, low-power project such as a wearable or portable device. The goal of energy harvesting developers is to create self-sustaining and/or improve the efficiency of non-sustainable systems.
Harvesting energy from non-conventional sources in the environment has received a lot of attention from researchers looking into how these alternative energy sources can be used for lower power applications. Although energy harvesting involves capturing and storing small amounts of energy, its enough to power wireless sensors and other low-power applications. There's a lot of wasted energy in the environment that could be used to power various circuits as a cheap source of power. When applied to wireless sensor networks and IoT devices, it is an eco-friendly solution that helps eliminate the need for network-based energy and conventional batteries, minimizes costs, and reduces the need for cables and batteries. This makes it advantageous to applications in remote areas, underwater, and other hard to reach places where conventional batteries are not suitable. Industries that look to capitalize on this potential include those looking for both low-voltage and low-power applications such as what is used in medical equipment, consumer devices, portables, transportation, industrial controls, and the military.
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|One Grand Prize Winner Wins an Energy Harvesting to Go Kit||Three First Place Winners Win a $100 Shopping Cart|
|is a development platform for Energy Harvesting Solution To Go which provides very easy access to energy harvesting technologies. The transfer of this solution to the development of a batteryless product is made easy by the right selection of components, schematics and software examples. The two basic parts of the kits are an energy harvesting board and the Giant Gecko starter kit. There are four linear voltage converters on the multi source energy harvesting board. They are optimized for different energy sources like for solar, electromagnetic, piezo electric or thermal energy converters. The energy harvesting board provides an integrated solar cell and a thermo generator for immediate evaluation.|
Your Project, Your Ideas!
Every month you'll have a new poll where you'll get to decide an upcoming project competition, based on your interests, that will take place a couple of months in advance. Themes are broad in scope so that everyone can participate regardless of skill set.
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Step 2: Post in the comments section below to begin a discussion on your idea. Videos, pictures and text are all welcomed forms of submission.
Step 3: Submit a blog post of your progress on your project by the end of the month. You are free to submit as many blog entries as you like until the beginning of the next theme.
Be sure to include video proof of your project!
Visit: Energy Harvesting or tag your project blog EnergyHarvestingCH
You have until October 14th End of Day to submit your completed project!
A jury consisting of your peers will judge project submissions!
|Project14 | Energy Harvesting: Build Projects that Scavenge Energy from Wasted Energy Sources! 2 weeks ago in Energy Harvesting||by tariq.ahmad|
|Project14 | What Type of Energy Harvesting Do You Find Most Interesting? 1 month ago in Project14||by tariq.ahmad|
|Meet Edward Solar Stone – it measures and transmits UV, Temperature & Humidity data using the Eddystone beacon messaging format 2 weeks ago in Energy Harvesting||by BigG|
|Revisiting the Cypress S6SAE101A00SA1002 Solar Powered IoT Device Kit 2 weeks ago in Energy Harvesting||by BigG|
|Project14 | Energy Harvesting: RF Harvesting Using a Crystal (or Fox Hole) Radio! 2 weeks ago in Energy Harvesting||by tariq.ahmad|
|Building a Solar Charger 2 years ago in Solar Powered Yard Gadget||by shabaz|
|Tilt Solar Light 2 years ago in Solar Powered Yard Gadget||by carmelito|
|Carbon Monoxide Detector: The Road So Far 4 years ago in Energy Harvesting Design Challenge||by gelmi|
|Putting it all together: hardware and software for harvesting! 4 years ago in Energy Harvesting Design Challenge||by vsluiter|