Power in Motion

Power in Motion

Student(s):

Mohammed Al Arifi, Electrical Engineering
Sara Fasching, Electrical Engineering
Anirudh Guduru, Biomedical Engineering
Jie’an Lou, Electrical Engineering
Camilo Rivera, Electrical Engineering

Advisor(s):

Gary Bledsoe, Ph.D., Chair and Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Kyle Mitchell, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering

The goal of our product is to develop a power generator that can be used by a variety of different audiences for various applications. The premise of our product is to make a portable, renewable power source that utilizes solar and kinetic energy to create electricity to charge a small electronic device. Our product will be lightweight and adaptable, easily attached to any backpack or lunchbox, by being stand-alone while still harnessing power. The intended audience is travelers, outdoorsmen, hikers, students, and people in developing countries who do not have a source of constant electricity. The solar panels and kinetic source will be working throughout the day as a person moves about, charging the power pack, which can then be used to charge a cell phone, tablet, or other small electronic device. Since the power will be delivered through the use of USB ports, the applications of this product are limitless.