Title

Electricity-Generating Fitness Weight Set

School Name

Center for Advanced Technical Studies

Grade Level

12th Grade

Presentation Topic

Consumer Science

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

The goal of this project is to create a weight set that generates electricity. This addresses two problems in the US today. One being obesity, and the other being carbon emissions. Creating a new piece of exercise equipment will address obesity because it will give people a motive to go work out, and it will address carbon emissions by being another way to generate electricity in a clean way. This will be done by using a belt generator and a piezoelectric generator. The belt generator will be connected to a wheel on the pulley system, and the piezoelectric generator, which is a device that generates electricity by creating electrical charges from mechanical pressure, will be placed under the weights. So far, the piezoelectric generator has been placed under the weights, and voltage output has been collected from under 10, 25, and 45 pounds of weight. Under 10 lbs, there was an average of .83 volts per rep, 25 lbs, 1.87 volts per rep, and 45 lbs, 2.03 volts per rep. These results are not bad, but they can be substantially improved. Soon, the belt generator will be assembled, connected to the weight set, and data will be gathered from it. In conclusion, an electricity-generating weight set has the potential to be the best piece of exercise equipment for the purpose of generating electricity, by combining two different methods of electricity generation.

Location

HSS 103

Start Date

4-2-2022 9:30 AM

Presentation Format

Oral Only

Group Project

No

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Apr 2nd, 9:30 AM

Electricity-Generating Fitness Weight Set

HSS 103

The goal of this project is to create a weight set that generates electricity. This addresses two problems in the US today. One being obesity, and the other being carbon emissions. Creating a new piece of exercise equipment will address obesity because it will give people a motive to go work out, and it will address carbon emissions by being another way to generate electricity in a clean way. This will be done by using a belt generator and a piezoelectric generator. The belt generator will be connected to a wheel on the pulley system, and the piezoelectric generator, which is a device that generates electricity by creating electrical charges from mechanical pressure, will be placed under the weights. So far, the piezoelectric generator has been placed under the weights, and voltage output has been collected from under 10, 25, and 45 pounds of weight. Under 10 lbs, there was an average of .83 volts per rep, 25 lbs, 1.87 volts per rep, and 45 lbs, 2.03 volts per rep. These results are not bad, but they can be substantially improved. Soon, the belt generator will be assembled, connected to the weight set, and data will be gathered from it. In conclusion, an electricity-generating weight set has the potential to be the best piece of exercise equipment for the purpose of generating electricity, by combining two different methods of electricity generation.