Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Mya generating Energy 2

"Off the grid" or rather "off the 9V battery" VendO wheel.

One of many compelling stories of VendO is its mobility, fostering and promoting an independent spirit. The beauty of the wheel form lends itself to movement and consequently, generation of kinetic energy. This creates an opportunity to harness this energy for a completely autonomous mobile unit that no longer depends on the power system.

The first test uses a hand crank dynamo to charge a NiMH rechargeable battery that powers the arduino microprocessor and LED lights. Parts extracted from an off-the-shelf hand crank flash light were used for this initial test.