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15-year-old Filipino high school student invented an in-sole power generator ; Generating Electricity By Walking

Did you know that you can produce electricity by just walking? Here's my documentation of the gizmo that I've conceptualize over the years. It's a shoe insole that generates electricity solely by walking! 

The phrase "power walk" may soon get a new meaning, after 15-year-old Filipino high school student Angelo Casimiro invented an in-sole power generator that can fit into an ordinary sneaker "Generating Electricity By Walking" .

Casimiro said his in-sole generator, which can charge personal devices like smartphones, can benefit Filipinos in remote areas where there is no electricity.

At the heart of the device is a piezoelectric component that can generate 26 volts.
A 400mAh lithium ion battery by jogging eight straight hours.

Piezoelectricity is the electric charge that accumulates in certain solid materials in response to applied mechanical stress. The word piezoelectricity means electricity resulting from pressure

Casimiro is using double or sandwich version of the crystal so in can double the power generated.


Piezoelectric Effect

The special resin in orgonite shrinks during the curing process, permanently squeezing the quartz crystal inside which creates a well-known piezoelectric effect inside the crystal, meaning its end-points become polarized electrically. It is believed this is also what causes the orgonite to function so effectively as a positive energy generator.

The Piezoelectric Effect was discovered in the 1880′s and is used widely in a number of transducers and electronic gear. Your old record player had a cartridge that used the piezoelectric effect, the ultrasonic transducers in your ancient car alarm used it, that hospital ultrasound scanner uses it, some gas and cigarette lighters use it. Then there are strain gauges and accelerometers, flow meters and pressure transducers of all sorts including altimeters, variometers and airspeed indicators not forgetting modern barometers, model gyros, radios, TV’s, microphones and computers, your Swatch watch and even artificial limbs. You name it, there’s a tiny piece of quartz or piezo-ceramic in there somewhere.
On a global scale, large earthquake movements are also said to produce massive releases of piezoelectricity in the form of sparks and ball lightning as rock formations are put under extremes of pressure.

To support the device, his entry to Google's 2014 Science Fair, by giving his YouTube video on the project a thumbs-up.

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