6/15 - Brainstorming & Preliminary Design

A project log for Power Generation Modules

Modular power generation system for powering and charging small electronic devices

Ian AltobelliIan Altobelli 07/09/2018 at 17:340 Comments

During the first meeting, the team discussed a variety of different ideas that would capture power. About 1/3rd of the way into the meeting, the team decided to prototype a speed bump that would generate power when cars drove over it by using the car's weight to force high-pressure water through turbines. This power could be stored in a battery and could be used for a number of purposes such as a street lamp. Next, the design was mocked up in CAD; however, there wasn't time to finalize the CAD design and order parts during this meeting.