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Installation of piezo elements on the wheel

A project log for PiezoElectric Energy

We use pressure variations to produce piezoelectric energy.

nekhilnekhil 07/16/2018 at 18:142 Comments

I have installed the piezos  on the wheel with the help of the Double sided sticker! Otherwise, the piezo elements will be broken due to the heavy force by the wheel on the piezos.

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K.C. Lee wrote 07/16/2018 at 18:34 point

Those piezo disc and their coating are very fragile.  They can crack with just a bit of bending and the solder joints can easily off the conductive paint under mechanical stress.

If you want a bit better protection against rough road surface and small rocks, you might want to put that between the tire and the hub.  A stationary point e.g. the shock absorber mount would be a far better location as the power leads won't be spinning around at high speed.

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Jonathan Wick wrote 07/17/2018 at 12:52 point

You are absolutely right Lee , we know that fact. But just for a demo we are doing as it is. On further updates we will do it as you said, focusing more on safety against wear and tear. Thank you for your immense concern and tips, more are welcomed.

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