29 Sep '17, 3pm

8th grader's invention uses road traffic to generate clean energy. Can you make kw as your mileage goes up?

Acharya started researching cheap, easily renewable resources of energy, and came across a device she calls a piezo. She explains when stress is applied to a piezo, it generates electricity . She wanted to make it easy to utilize piezos, so she designed TraffEnerate to obtain power when cars drive over the devices. Her prototype incorporates 11 piezo sensors and a 3D-printed block so stress will be applied to all 11 piezos even if a car just barely passes over the corner of the prototype.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/13-year-old-ohio-girl-taps-traffic-t...

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