P19463: Water Powered USB Charger
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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.

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Project Name
Water Powered USB Charger
Project Number
P19463
Project Family
Sustainable Technologies
Start Term
2181
End Term
2185
Faculty Guide
Chris Leibfried, cvlddm@rit.edu
Primary Customer
Chris Leibfried, cvlddm@rit.edu

Team Members

Liana DiMauro (ME), Ali Bangura (EE), Sara Comfort (ME), Kristine Liotta (EE)

Liana DiMauro (ME), Ali Bangura (EE), Sara Comfort (ME), Kristine Liotta (EE)

Member Role Contact
Liana DiMauro Project Manager lcd8732@rit.edu
Kristine Liotta Lead Engineer kal2636@rit.edu
Alikali Bangura Team Facilitator amb1928@rit.edu
Sara Comfort Purchasing sac5485@rit.edu

Work Breakdown: By Phase

MSD I & II MSD I MSD II

Planning & Execution

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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)