Electrical Engineering Department
BS in Electrical Engineering
How do you bring electricity to families who have limited resources in a developing country? The DC House project, advised by Dr. Taufik, provides a way for kids to have fun, exercise and generate power for their homes – play-park human powered generators. This project intends to create a more efficient and cost effective way for playground equipment to be implemented for power generation. The redesigned and reconstructed merry-go-round human powered generator converts mechanical energy into electrical energy to power the DC house. This was a fully functioning generator that needed a better voltage gain, as well as, a more effective design for the physical merry-go-round. The merry-go-round utilizes renewable human energy, more specifically children’s energy, to create a sustainable source for the DC house. The generator supplies DC power to a battery where the DC house pulls its power from.