|Project Summary||Project Information|
The purpose of this project is to develop a device that uses aerostaic flutter to power an electronic device by converting the kinetic energy in small streams to electricity.
In developing countries and rural areas, it is difficult to come by electricity that can be used for applications including, but not limited to, providing light and charging phones. To provide for these people, we must create a power supply that can transform a shallow stream’s flow into a reasonable power source, and is both cheap and easy to install, maintain, and use.
The long term goal of this project is to design a cheap and durable water-powered generator that is capable of charging a cell phone from a USB connector and/or providing light. This generator will also be safe for the user as well as the environment. The first phase of this project will primarily focus on being able to generate the amount of power required for our application from a shallow stream flow. This involves not only the proper circuitry, but also the proper aerofoil design. There is a similar product available called the Humdinger. It is a wind-based flutter design. This team will use this product as a benchmark in output and efficiency. Our intention is to increase the efficiency and output of the existing device. Other major goals are The team will be divided into three subgroups all of which will be given different project tasks
|Jonathan Seaman||Team Leader - Mechanical Engineerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Anthony Sigler||Team Facilitator - Electrical Engineeremail@example.com|
|Chad English||Team Secretary - Aerospace/Mechanical Engineerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|William Murphy Jr.||Team Treasurer - Electrical Engineeremail@example.com|
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