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THESIS DESIGN I

Piezoelectric-Material Based Energy Harvesting Device
Group 4 De Jesus, Juan Miguel Galido, Job Gargoles, Jobert Legaspi, Kenneth Saturnino, Maaron John

Introduction
• Personal electronics have boomed in the past few decades, and consumer demands for reducing size and ways of powering devices became more of a requirement. The issue is always been of storage, distribution and the kind of material will give power to our devices.

Introduction • Traditionally. batteries have been efficient in meeting these roles. . but as consumer demand grows the limitations of batteries will become increasingly incompatible with consumer needs.

A more self-sufficient.Introduction • Batteries require regular recharge. some are dangerous and heavy which can be a costly hindrance. replacement due to deterioration. . maintenance free power source is necessary.

With this. schools or offices. the proponents seek to develop a solution on how to charge these things even outside our houses. mobile phones. We use them everywhere and until the battery drains out. iPods. tablets and other handy gadgets play an important role in our daily routine.Background of the Study • On this fast changing technology. It is of great convenience if we could have a power supply outdoor to optimize these devices. .

specifically by walking. . The group pursue to develop a piezoelectric energy harvesting system that fits within a pair of shoes for electrical energy generation from the compression and tension energy normally absorbed by the shoes during walking.Background of the Study • One solution that the researchers of this design formulated was to use body movements to harvest energy.

the piezoelectric material was place on the toe and heel inside the shoe to maximize energy harvesting.Background of the Study • Specifically. . then a synchronized switch harvesting circuit was added to maximize electrical power output and a power bank device for storage of power.

The design is very feasible because many applications made use of piezoelectric material for collecting energy. According to study. piezoelectric material is very desirable compare to other energy harvesting material through vibration such as electrostatic and electromagnetic. .Background of the Study • The availability of the material is of no great concern because Philippines have many electronics shop selling the materials needed.

Pressing the button causes a spring loaded hammer to hit a piezoelectric crystal. producing a sufficiently high voltage electric current that flows across a small spark-gap.Background of the Study • The best-known application is the electric Cigarette Lighter. . mostly in Europe have already begun to power their strobes and stereos using the force of hundreds of people pounding on piezoelectric lined dance floors. Several nightclubs. thus heating and igniting the gas.

stairwells. . Putting piezoelectric crystal underneath the sidewalks. and areas with many people to power street lights is another application. notable in Portland and a few other places are powered by a combination of piezoelectric set ups and generators set up on stationary bikes.Background of the Study • A number of gyms.

.Background of the Study • Capitalizing on the friction and heat created by walking. running and even just wearing jeans. like iPods and mobile phones by means of Biomechanical Energy Harvester and Energy harvesting by Piezoelectric windmills. Arizona State University devised a way to use this type of generated energy to charge portable electronic devices. engineers from Michigan Technological University.

. Another desired solution is to maximize the output given by the piezoelectric material to charge higher wattage devices.Statement of the Problem • The researchers seek to develop a solution on how we can personally charge our electronic gadgets by walking using piezoelectric material.

.Objectives  General Objectives The aim of this design is to create a selfsufficient system for charging our devices by walking using piezoelectric material.

.Objectives  Specific Objectives • To design and implement a system with synchronized switch harvesting circuit to maximize electrical power output. • To create a power bank for storage of power in case the gadget is fully charged. • To employ conservation of energy and find another source of renewable energy. • To lessen the burden of individuals for charging their handy devices and lessen the monthly power consumption at home.

Significance of the Study • With this study and design of energy harvesting employing piezoelectric material. The evolution of telephone and mobile phone proved the technology boom of the 21st century. . This project could be the answer for that demand. the demand for renewable source of energy became popular. the proponents see that this project is of great need and interest. As technology improves day by day.

The proposed design could be the response in sustaining battery supply for each gadget. The design also exhibits higher electrical output for faster charging. iPods or maybe tablets don’t have enough battery to access social networking sites.Significance of the Study • People on a hurry don’t have to worry if their android phones. playing games. reading novels. sweet music and other feature that each device offers for the convenience of the user. .

The fear of deteriorating the battery performance due to excess supply is of no concern since we have a powerbank circuit. This project also helps the never-ending issue of global warming since it only uses human locomotion for energy production. .Significance of the Study • It is also capable of storing power and could charge a higher wattage device.

. the need for power production develops from time to time and this project could be the start for a higher and renewable source of power production.Significance of the Study • As of today.

. • The system will be limited only on charging mobile phones or low wattage device.Scope and Delimitations • This study focuses on the benefits individuals get by using the implementation of the proposed ‘Piezoelectric Material Based Energy Harvesting’ to charge their phones by just walking and not exerting much effort and the best is to save money.

• The study does not include detailed research about piezoelectric material and the amount of power generated on the heel and toe of the shoe. .Scope and Delimitations • Only one size of shoe is considered on this study.

• The proponents consider the weather condition in the Philippines. most especially during rainy season allowing them to separate Powerbank circuit and circuit for increasing power output ensuring durability and better performance of the design. .Scope and Delimitations • The piezoelectric device is separated from the Powerbank circuit and circuit for increasing power output to ensure comfort on the part of user and lightweight of the design.

Proposed Methodology .

The Piezoelectric will first go through the Circuit (shown on the Figure 3) to increase the ability to produce higher voltage that will be needed to charge the PowerBank and the CP. In this case. Then the energy will be transferred to the PowerBank and the energy will be stored there.Proposed Methodology • In the Figure 1. The Piezoelectric component will serve as the main source of energy. . it shows how the device will work if we want to charge the PowerBank and the Cellular phone. After the PowerBank is fully charged the energy will transfer to the given Cellular Phone to charge. the PowerBank will be charged and at the same time the CP also. The energy will be produce by walking/running because it is connected to the shoes of a human being.

Proposed Methodology .

we can directly charge the CP without going through the PowerBank.Proposed Methodology • In the Figure 2. but the difference is that. This idea is for the chances that the user needs to charge his/her CP immediately. it is almost the same with the Figure 1. .

Proposed Methodology .

it shows how the device will be worn by the user.Proposed Methodology • In Figure 3. .

Proposed Methodology .

. it shows the circuit that will be connected to the piezoelectric component for increasing output voltage.Proposed Methodology • In the Figure 4.