is a product that lets users to possess their own source of electric
power. Anywhere you are EcoCharge allows you to generate electricity
from a hot round or flat objects. More hot the object be more energy you
produce. The system employs thermoelectric modules to convert the heat
to electricity by temperature difference from the heat source and the
sticks/attaches the heat source by its magnetic rows embedded in front
of the product. For doing so, thermoelectric modules and magnets are
installed on a flexible silicone plate. When you approximate EcoCharge
to energy source, the plate bends and embraces the metal objects. This
attribute helps the product to be used for round and edgy objects such
as pan or pipe.
comes with several thin flexible metal coated rubber tapes. The user
don’t need to search for only metal sources, she/he can use the rubber
tape to turn any non-metallic object to metal. This will double the
functionality of the product.
goal in this project is not only turning any heat source to
electricity, but it is the communication and education with design.
EcoCharge represents one unknown energy source among all others around
us. We are living in an age that human is shifting back to nature,
mostly similar to the Romantic time in a reaction to the Industrial
Revolution. So we are all responsible in this shift to trigger each
other for leading towards clean energy sources. EcoCharge is equipped
with a display. A OLED display shows what voltage produced by what
temperature difference and what is the output. EcoCharge presents values
of energy sources around us, no matter how little they are, but they
can have impact. In my opinion, products like EcoCharge can trigger
people to think more about alternative source around them.
works without having a battery. One of the design intentions were
minimizing the use of material, and make it simple in parts and more
understandable in use.