Title

Using Piezoelectric Plates in Shoes

School Name

Center for Advanced Technical Studies

Grade Level

12th Grade

Presentation Topic

Consumer Science

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

This project is using piezoelectric plates to generate electricity from walking or playing sports. This is important because there are more than 7 billion people who walk and more than 75% of those people have access to mobile devices. The project is similar to some of the other ones out there because it uses piezo plates to charge an object.The project consists of shoe soles to house the piezo elements, piezo sensors to generate mechanical electricity, solder/soldering iron to piece the elements together, a digital multimeter to measure voltage produced, and a portable battery to contain electricity produced. The project will be successful if the device being charged actually charges using only the power available from the shoe circuit itself. I expect that my piezo setup will generate the required amount of electricity to charge a typical mobile device like a cell phone. I will analyze my project by finding the amount of electricity generated by a pair of shoes and matching that to common portable electronic devices. Research proves that the project is possible. This is an ongoing project that will continue until the end of the academic school year.

Location

HSS 103

Start Date

4-2-2022 11:00 AM

Presentation Format

Oral and Written

Group Project

No

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Apr 2nd, 11:00 AM

Using Piezoelectric Plates in Shoes

HSS 103

This project is using piezoelectric plates to generate electricity from walking or playing sports. This is important because there are more than 7 billion people who walk and more than 75% of those people have access to mobile devices. The project is similar to some of the other ones out there because it uses piezo plates to charge an object.The project consists of shoe soles to house the piezo elements, piezo sensors to generate mechanical electricity, solder/soldering iron to piece the elements together, a digital multimeter to measure voltage produced, and a portable battery to contain electricity produced. The project will be successful if the device being charged actually charges using only the power available from the shoe circuit itself. I expect that my piezo setup will generate the required amount of electricity to charge a typical mobile device like a cell phone. I will analyze my project by finding the amount of electricity generated by a pair of shoes and matching that to common portable electronic devices. Research proves that the project is possible. This is an ongoing project that will continue until the end of the academic school year.