This Instructable will show you how to create a shoe that generates electricity. It does this by using your energy when you walk and converts it into electricity. If you've ever lost power to your cell phone in the middle of nowhere, then you know how frustrating it can be. But with this shoe, you can charge an electronic device anytime, anywhere.
The concept and design are really actually simple. You get a small generator from a rechargeable flashlight, rig it up so you can turn the generator axle when you step down, and channel that energy to a cell phone's (or other device's) charger cord. You can use this when you are jogging or walking or just when you're sitting down and feel like tapping your foot.
The materials are really pretty cheap and the project is easy to make. The only thing that you will have to adjust for is that you probable won't have the same kind of shoe I have. So you might need to make some adjustments, but the concept is still the same.

Step 1: Materials

First of all, you obviously need a shoe. I suggest getting a shoe with the thickest sole available because you'll need to put stuff inside.
Next, you'll need two rechargeable flashlights for their generators. The two pictured below are the two I used and the next picture is one of their generators. I got the flashlights from my local Radio Shack and the brand is MegaBrite.
The other materials are: a spring, some wood, a small piece of re-bar, some thick wire, some small screws, and a cell phone charger.
As far as tools go, you'll need some basic hand tools, a drill, a band saw (unless you want to do it by hand), and some electrical tape.
<p>How much watt of energy does it produce per step?</p>
<p>I still haven't got round to making these but can't wait!</p>
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<p>Can you help me where I can buy that flashlight???? and gave me also a online shop where I can buy that plzz help me I need this,this month plzz help me..</p>
<p>Can you help me where I can buy that flashlight???? and gave me also a online shop where I can buy that plzz help me I need this,this month plzz help me..</p>
<p>Can you help me where I can buy that flashlight???? and gave me also a online shop where I can buy that plzz help me I need this,this month plzz help me..</p>
<p>I was thinking the same idea and end up being here through Google.. Looks pretty cool..</p>
Hey i cant understand its lever mechanism. Can you explain me...???<br>Please...
<p>i want to make it but </p><p>dont want use motor plz help </p>
<p>i want to make it but </p><p>dont want use motor plz help </p>
Bro plz help me give full documentation mail to me.and also have some doubt's so plz contact me...
Sorry dude. I did this project years ago and what you see here is all I have. It was more of a concept project, and I never got the shoe to fully function the way I wanted it to.
If you had other idea for mechanical engineering project plz help Me..
Dude this project is really a working one.why iam asking is iam doing college project if it work means i want to do this.or else i change that plz help dude..
<p>NIce idea ........</p><p>i m trying to make this project</p>
Did you get any success in making this project?
Beautifully done!! You wouldn't want to tread in dog poo though.
Amazing idea
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<p>this is really cool what an idea!</p>
<p>Hello my buddy and I are making this same project for physics. We were wondering if you could contact us and email us some tips on how we can make our project better. Email us at jacksonousley24@gmail.com</p>
<p>cool dude !!! contact me on skype my skype name..amansinghal1999 </p>
<p>very nice, bro.</p><p>had the same idea yesterday.</p><p>it is useful to google your ideas at first, so you can spare time and work. nice ;D</p><p>you could also integrate leds in the shoe :)</p>
<p>This is a creative start. Each step will create a burst of <br>energy. That needs to be filtered and passed along to a battery. You would <br>later charge some device from that battery. Good luck. Question Everything...Stay Curious...</p>
You are genius ..... But what is the amt of electricity generated in one step
<p>i buy your project..</p>
can i buy your project? i want to modify it.
How much power can this generate (volts and amps if applicable)? And does the motor output DC or AC? I need to know before I attempt this to see if it's even feasible for what I want to do
same doubt....did u get any info on the output of this shoe??
hi.....can u pls tell me the (approx.) output voltage of this shoe?... how about implementing the idea using piezoelectic crystals??.....will it be cost effective?
Can I have this Project I cant Make it I tried It many ways <br>In Big trouble <br>i can buy it
Imagine doing an irish dance in these! you'd get lighting bolts coming out your shoes! :)
bahahahahahah yes
so if i had to use this how much would i genrate
Real cool!
lol, I have always been thinking about a shoe with a fan inside.. you know those hot days, you really need a small pc fan inside the shoe :-)
&quot;Ohh, I'm so hot...&quot;<br>*takes off shoe, points sole at face*<br>&quot;Ahhhhh&quot;<br><br>(Other person)<br>&quot;. . .&quot;
That would be bad because, well, you're pointing an odor filled shoe to your face (unless you used a foot deodorant or something, you're in bad luck).
if the problem is the odor, try to put a fan above the shoe, will take all the bad air from your foot ^^
why bother converting it to electrical energy then just make a mechanical fan
ohh wow !!! this is awesome ...
hey,2 questions,when you mean rechargeable,do you mean the crank generator?because the picture you have is a hand cranked generator and 2 flashlights.And 2nd,what about the spring,where did you get that and what's its exact name?
For the wire question: You can make it as long as you desire but i recommend using a plug that you place wire from the device to the object being charged
Heyy, I was wondering how you actually get the gears to spin, seeing as they need to be cranked by a handle to get them to turn. Thanks!
hi buddy nice work...<br /> but tell me one thing when we step on it suppose the gen runs in clockwise direction.. but when we remove the gen will move in opp direction...<br /> how to tackle that...<br /> <br /> post your ans on rohan.yadav1991@gmail.com<br />
The motor only turns in one direction, when you step down, when you step up the motor doesn't move. This is done using a ratchet wheel.

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