Piezo Tiles -Generate Electricity by Walking!!

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Introduction: Piezo Tiles -Generate Electricity by Walking!!

Hi, this is Swatam and now I am going to teach you How to generate electricity from by walking...

Step 1: What Are Piezoelectric Materials

Piezoelectric materials are materials that produce an electric current when they are placed under mechanical stress. The piezoelectric process is also reversible, so if you apply an electric current to these materials, they will actually change shape slightly.

There are several materials that we have known for some time that posses piezoelectric properties, including bone, proteins, crystals (e.g. Quartz) and ceramics (e.g. Lead Zirconate Titanate).

However, in May 2012, it was announced that University of California Berkeley lab scientists have found a mechanism of harnessing piezoelectricity from viruses. This is the first time a biological material has been used to make piezoelectricity.

Step 2: Start Collecting Materials

You will get piezoelectric materials in buzzers like the one above in the pic

Or

You can buy it on Amazon. (http://www.amazon.in/20mm-Piezo-Transducer-Buzzer-5-Pack/dp/B010SE0JSA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1478427596&sr=8-1&keywords=piezoelectric

We need-

  1. Piezoelectric materials (about8 to 10)
  2. Wires
  3. Soldering machine

Step 3: Soldering the Piezoelectric Materials

Important Note- all the piezoelectric materials should and must be connected to each other given in the picture so that the total electricity is given to the load.

Step 4: Testing

Now you can amaze everyone with your scientific brain

Thank you for watching and don't forget to vote me

Your Sincerely,

Swatam Shetti

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    17 Comments

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    pamyvelat
    pamyvelat

    Question 8 days ago

    Hi we are making research about piezoelectric, I just wonder if there is already built-in tiles of it. And if does so, where can I see the price list because we need it to put in our papers. Also the materials, I hope you can notice this because I am having a hard time to find the materials that is needed for the piezoelectric tiles. Thank you.

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    percypotter2101
    percypotter2101

    2 months ago

    Thank you very much
    I wanted to make something but electricity was the only problem as the other method took around 14 hours to charge

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    mmckirahan
    mmckirahan

    4 years ago

    Very nice :)

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    Swatam Shetti
    Swatam Shetti

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thanks😊

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    SravanamE
    SravanamE

    Question 1 year ago on Introduction

    How many volts does this setup generate?

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    Swatam Shetti
    Swatam Shetti

    Answer 1 year ago

    Around 10V per piezoelectric.
    but u can get alot voltage when u connect more of then.

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    DIY Hacks and How Tos

    You could use it to generate electricity or you could use them as sensors to make interactive electronics like sensors to automatically open doors.

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    Swatam Shetti
    Swatam Shetti

    Reply 2 years ago

    Yup that was the idea

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    Neo_Fox
    Neo_Fox

    4 years ago

    Cool! I must try it! :3

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    tbhadade
    tbhadade

    3 years ago

    i can make better than this ,and i will make it.

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    Swatam Shetti
    Swatam Shetti

    Reply 2 years ago

    Good luck for that

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    Kewl_Ked
    Kewl_Ked

    4 years ago

    You Could put it in your shoe then it would work anywhere

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    I-robostein
    I-robostein

    4 years ago

    This is Interesting, I can imagine many machines that could use this

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    Swatam Shetti
    Swatam Shetti

    4 years ago

    thank you everyone for your compliment