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Category: Energy Harvesting

Robotics | IoT

New Technology: Paper Generators Harvest Static Electricity

Scientists at Disney Research have figured out how to harness one of the most readily available, yet hard-to-capture sources of electricity. And they’ve created a dead simple, open source device based on that technology that anyone can build with low-…

Passive Energy Harvesting—”Run, Don’t Walk!”

Passive energy harvesting is an idea whose time may have arrived. With the increasing number of deployments of sensors to measure the environment both inside and outside buildings, as well as larger-scale “smart city” programmes, power is starting to b…