HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Blogs
Blog

Student Team Designs Solar-Powered Wheelchair

NO RATINGS
View Comments: Newest First|Oldest First|Threaded View
Page 1/4  >  >>
Mydesign
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Good use of solar power
Mydesign   6/25/2013 6:04:23 AM
NO RATINGS
1 saves
"I plan to! Stay tuned...perhaps there will be a future story out of this development."

Elizabeth, we are waiting for that.

Mydesign
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Good use of solar power
Mydesign   6/25/2013 6:03:19 AM
NO RATINGS
1 saves
"Alternative energy sources are a given. But a redundant source will only add to the cost and somehow negates the purpose of solar energy's autonomy, don't you think? "

Far911, am not able to follow exactly. I hope you meant about exploring the alternate energy sources. Solar energy won't be available throughout the year, so in such cases we have to explore the other sources like wind/ sea waves (tidal) etc.

Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Good use of solar power
Elizabeth M   6/21/2013 6:28:30 AM
NO RATINGS
One would hope that this would be true, far911!

Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Good use of solar power
Elizabeth M   6/20/2013 8:06:19 AM
NO RATINGS
Yes, MyDesign, I plan to! Stay tuned...perhaps there will be a future story out of this development.

far911
User Rank
Silver
Re: Good use of solar power
far911   6/20/2013 6:56:55 AM
NO RATINGS
@Elizabeth M - True. Batteries are certainly serving as an alternative. However, the solar cell batteries should be sophisticated enough to provide long backup times in order to retain autonomy of this power source. 

far911
User Rank
Silver
Re: Good use of solar power
far911   6/20/2013 6:52:21 AM
NO RATINGS
@Mydesign - Alternative energy sources are a given. But a redundant source will only add to the cost and somehow negates the purpose of solar energy's autonomy, don't you think? 

Mydesign
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Good use of solar power
Mydesign   6/20/2013 5:26:41 AM
NO RATINGS
1 saves
"Actually I was just visiting friends north of Porto here in Portugal, where I live, and my friend's father told me there is a project off the coast of Portugal doing something with waves."

Elizabeth, try to explore it further.

Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Good use of solar power
Elizabeth M   6/18/2013 8:21:59 AM
NO RATINGS
I will keep track, MyDesign, and write updates as warranted. Actually I was just visiting friends north of Porto here in Portugal, where I live, and my friend's father told me there is a project off the coast of Portugal doing something with waves. Whether it's true or not, I don't know, but I am going to look into it.

Mydesign
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Good use of solar power
Mydesign   6/17/2013 11:27:56 PM
NO RATINGS
1 saves
"Really? Interesting. I actually wrote about a company that said it can do something like that and are working on technology. http://www.designnews.com/author.asp?section_id=1386&doc_id=262437 I have no idea how they are going to use this fabric to harness ocean waves but I guess we'll see!"

Elizabeth, thanks for the link. Hope you will update with the latest details soon.



Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Good use of solar power
Elizabeth M   6/13/2013 4:48:39 AM
NO RATINGS
Really? Interesting. I actually wrote about a company that said it can do something like that and are working on technology. http://www.designnews.com/author.asp?section_id=1386&doc_id=262437


I have no idea how they are going to use this fabric to harness ocean waves but I guess we'll see!

Page 1/4  >  >>
Partner Zone
More Blogs
Here's a variety of views into the complex production processes at Santa's factory. Happy Holidays!
The Beam Store from Suitable Technologies is managed by remote workers from places as diverse as New York and Sydney, Australia. Employees attend to store visitors through Beam Smart Presence Systems (SPSs) from the company. The systems combine mobility and video conferencing and allow people to communicate directly from a remote location via a screen as well as move around as if they are actually in the room.
Thanks to 3D printing, some custom-made prosthetic limbs, and a Lego set, one lucky dog and a tortoise has learned new tricks.
With Radio Shack on the ropes, let's take a memory trip through the highlights of Radio Shack products.
Computer security firm Norton has partnered with clothing company Betaband on a pair of jeans that will keep your RFID-tagged credit cards and documents safe from wireless theft.
Design News Webinar Series
12/11/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
12/10/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
11/19/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
11/6/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  67


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2014 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service