About The Project

Piezoelectric Shoes

The goal of our project is to allow us to charge a portable device while walking or running. Our piezoelectric shoes use the kinetic energy that you produce when you walk or run and turn it into electrical energy through the piezoelectric crystals in the base of the shoe. By using 14 crystals connected in parallel along with diodes to convert the electricity from AC to DC, we are able to power a portable battery pack that can charge electronic devices. Our project is intended to provide people with motivation to work out, allow people who are hiking to charge their phones without outlets, and provide people who live in off-the-grid areas with access to a constant source of electricity.

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