07/16/2018 at 10:45 •
A short demonstration, it works but not well. I believe it is over 100 volts peak to peak. It will not light any other LED except for ultraviolet for what reason I am not sure. It probably has to do with the voltage drop over UV LED. I will need to make a voltage divider and or a way to step down voltage to take this further in regards to providing useful amounts of power. I do not have an oscilloscope to analyze the output and multi-meters are far to slow, as it only shows .5 volts which is not nearly enough to light one of these 12v LED. I do not have time to do more than that before the deadline but I guess in a few hours I built and demonstrated something that can begin to fulfill the energy harvesting portion of the hackaday prize 2018.
07/16/2018 at 05:53 •
I was out of town all weekend so I took a few hours to try something out I had been wanting to. Unlike 99% of the things I try it actually worked. There are many variables here that can be tweaked and different physical implementations to attempt but the procedure is easy enough and can be found in the directions.