Title

LapTEG

School Name

Center for Advanced Technical Studies

Grade Level

11th Grade

Presentation Topic

Engineering

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

This project focuses on harnessing waste heat from laptops. The background theory is to discover the best placement for a thermoelectric generator (TEG) in a laptop. In order to do this, the backplate of an old laptop had to be removed and valid TEG placements had to be found. The only usable location was on top of a small green plate. More valid locations have yet to be determined. This green plate produced very little voltage and the output changed minimally. Results from this series of experiments include temperature data, voltage data, and current data. For as many trials as applicable, maximum points, minimum points, and mean points were collected. Actions to place TEGs in other discovered places are ongoing. Two more placements so far seem valid. Future work for this topic includes using different models of laptops, finding ones with more usable empty space, and finding more efficient TEGs to recover more lost heat.

Location

HSS 113

Start Date

4-2-2022 11:15 AM

Presentation Format

Oral Only

Group Project

No

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Apr 2nd, 11:15 AM

LapTEG

HSS 113

This project focuses on harnessing waste heat from laptops. The background theory is to discover the best placement for a thermoelectric generator (TEG) in a laptop. In order to do this, the backplate of an old laptop had to be removed and valid TEG placements had to be found. The only usable location was on top of a small green plate. More valid locations have yet to be determined. This green plate produced very little voltage and the output changed minimally. Results from this series of experiments include temperature data, voltage data, and current data. For as many trials as applicable, maximum points, minimum points, and mean points were collected. Actions to place TEGs in other discovered places are ongoing. Two more placements so far seem valid. Future work for this topic includes using different models of laptops, finding ones with more usable empty space, and finding more efficient TEGs to recover more lost heat.