Mention must be made on Gadget Master of the World Solar Challenge 2015 – “Exploring the boundaries of sun-powered transport” – which has now completed.
Here’s an interesting one highlighted by New Scientist. Disney Researchers are building what they call “Paper Generators” creating simple interactivity via energy harvesting Basically, rubbing a conductive sheet with teflon creates a voltage, and basic interactions – such as displaying images, simple animations and lighting LEDs – can be supported. Possible applications could be to tun on an e-magazine by ...
Here's an interesting one to flag - have you come across it already? The website, which is still in 'beta', is http://www.circuits.io/
Here's a story that caught Gadget Master's ever-roving eye - Potato Power - "Potato Batteries for Use in the Developing World"
Thanks to reader Tim Asquith for sharing this project to enable correct charging of batteries: he has modified a Timeguard TG85 Dawn to Dusk Sensor to a 1 to 24 hour NiCad battery charger timer adaptor.
More musica electronica... Joel Young has already blogged about Nikola Tesla today, and here is another spectacular varion on the theme - tesla coils playing music.
A challenge for all inventive Gadget Masters out there - harness the newly found power of a Google power management widget.
Hats off to Tom Miceli a 22-year-old student who built his own cool electric motorcycle during his final year at Appalachian State University.
The problems of static-intensive storms were compounded, he writes, by overhead electricity and telephone networks, coursing with very high voltages. He looked to build his own solution - a P.I.R. Detector (passive infra-red).
Italian designer Alberto is a good friend of Gadget Master - he was the inventor behind the Surveillance Camera System and the PC Thermometer. He has now completed a new proof of concept - the Green Box.