P18463: Water Powered USB Charger
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Project Summary Project Information

In many rural areas of developing countries electricity is often not available, or is intermittent at best. Surprisingly, many times cell phone coverage is available, and local residents rely on their phones for everything from weather forecasts to just conducting day to day business.

The intent of this project is to develop a USB charger that obtains its energy from running water. This could be a stream, river, or any body of moving water.

Project Name
Water Powered USB Charger
Project Number
P18463
Project Family
Sustainability
Start Term
2171
End Term
2175
Faculty Guide
Chris Leibfried
Primary Customer
Chris Leibfried
Sponsor (financial support)
name(s), contact

Team Members

Team Members: Sarthak, Asfar, Keenan, Ryan

Team Members: Sarthak, Asfar, Keenan, Ryan

Member Major Role Contact
Keenan Baltunis Mechanical Engineer Project Manager kxb8168@rit.edu
Mohammad Asfar Electrical Engineer Electrical Engineer mxa2327@rit.edu
Ryan Barry Electrical Engineer Facilitator rxb2058@rit.edu
Sarthak Tandon Mechanical Engineer Lead Engineer sxt5854@rit.edu

Work Breakdown: By Phase

MSD I & II MSD I MSD II

Planning & Execution

Project Photos and Videos

Imagine RIT

Gate Reviews

Problem Definition

Systems Design

Preliminary Detailed Design

Detailed Design

Build & Test Prep

Subsystem Build & Test

Integrated System Build & Test

Customer Handoff & Final Project Documentation (Verification & Validation)

Acknowledgements