6/20 - Finalizing the Design & a Problem

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 20:590 Comments

During this meeting, the some of the team members finalized the CAD design while the others researched the availability and cost of the necessary parts. However, after thoroughly examining the specifications on the appropriately sized hydroelectric generators, the team members became concerned that the system would not generate meaningful power. With this concern in mind, the team performed the necessary calculations based on the quantity of water, the weight of the car, the stiffness of the tube that the water would flow through, and the size of the generator. Unfortunately, it was determined that the system would not generate a meaningful amount of energy and the team decided to go back to the drawing board.