- Walk Charger
Energy produced while walking
- Objective of the project:
To design a manual battery charging device. The idea was to use walking/jogging to charge batteries which may be used for other applications.
The technology explored for this was a dynamo and a solenoid.
Product Positioning: Trendy Fitness Product.
Targeted at those who jog regularly and promoting the same amongst those who don't.
The attempt was to attach two body parts with a dynamo and a retractable string so as to generate energy through the movement of the body while walking.
- Observation: While this method is most efficient for energy production, it was found to be very uncomfortable and restrictive.
The magnet within a solenoid (tube shaped wire winding) must move back and forth in order to generate energy.
- Observation: Effective displacement was achieved only while jogging and maximum displacement with the tube placed along the forearm.
- Form Development
- DetailingA casing for the solenoid was proposed. This casing would go into a fabric body, through a slit. This fabric would could be wrapped in place along one's arm using a velcro strap.
- Final Form