P12414: Harvesting Waste Energy: Regenerative Braking
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Project Background :

People in countries with inadequate infrastructure have an unmet need for electricity. A possible source for creating and storing power is a bicycle rotation energy harvesting system. This system could provide the energy required for light, communication or water treatment.

Problem Statement :

Our goal is to transform kinetic energy within a bicycle into an electric power source intended to charge a cell phone. Our device is expected to be cheap to build, easy to install, maintain and use.

Project Readiness Package

Results :

Our device successfully met the design objectives creating a device that can effectively charge a variety of cell phones and small electronic devices. The design utilizes a standard USB port and circuitry to condition the power generated on the bike.

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Project Name
Harvesting Waste Energy: Bicycle Power Generation
Project Number
P12414
Project Family
Harvesting Waste Energy
Start Term
2011-2
End Term
2011-3
Faculty Guide
Sarah Brownell, bjl7785@rit.edu
Primary Customer
Sarah Brownell, bjl7785@rit.edu
Sponsor (financial support)
RIT- Senior Design Budget, Mark Smith

Team Members

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Member Role Contact
Aaron Sieczkarek ME ars1677@rit.edu
Amina Purak IE axp3099@rit.edu
Brenda Lisitano ME bjl7785@rit.edu
Daniel Tobin ME dbt4842@rit.edu
Zheng (Flora) Li EE zxl7406@rit.edu

Table of Contents

MSD I MSD II

Planning & Execution

Systems Design

Detailed Design

Planning & Execution

Build, Test, Document

Project Review

Technical Paper

Poster

Acknowledgements