Date

2015

Degree Name

BS in Electrical Engineering

Department

Electrical Engineering Department

Advisor

Ahmad Nafisi

Abstract

In modern times, the problem of a depleted battery confronts us too often. Whether it appears with a smartphone or with any other electronic device, the situation frustrates all consumers. This project designs and constructs a compact portable battery charger that charges through kinetic energy. Thus, one can perform everyday activities, such as walking or running, and charge up a backup battery with no extra effort or time. Additionally, an attachable band harvests thermal energy to maximize the amount of clean power generated. Energy harvesting from kinetic motion and thermal differences provide users with power when no actual power suppliers are nearby; a crucial advantage especially for emergency situations.

So much of the energy we expend throughout our day escapes into the environment. As renewable energy becomes more necessary in today’s culture, Boost provides an option for those trying to cut back on electricity costs or those trying to reduce their carbon footprint. Now, with this power bank, the heat and movement of your body directly charge your phone or personal electronic device. The user can even harness the energy of their pet by attaching it to their dog or cat if they do not feel up for running any further.