Piezo Tiles -Generate Electricity by Walking




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


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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    12 Discussions


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

    1 reply

    1 year ago

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

    1 reply

    2 years ago

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

    Swatam Shetti

    2 years ago

    thank you everyone for your compliment