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vimalkumarp
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Re: Another method as well?
vimalkumarp   7/22/2013 8:54:51 AM
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Sure I will update you as I make inroads into this research.

Elizabeth M
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Elizabeth M   7/22/2013 8:52:55 AM
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Ah, interesting, vimalkumarp, to know that there is a variety of research in this area. Although I shouldn't be surprised, as it has a lot of potential. Good luck and keep us posted when you publish your research.

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Debera Harward   7/20/2013 7:35:11 AM
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Ann, Thanks a lot for this informative post I really liked the idea of using tepmerature differences and harvesting energy for  sensors . If this technology works well than this will be a very big asset in terms of harvesting energy .

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Debera Harward   7/20/2013 7:21:06 AM
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Charles not only vibrations but there are many different methods of harvesting energy in order to charge the  cell phones, Iphones,ipods etc. Once i have read that dance floors were designed in an special way to generate energy , In UK footpath stiles are designed to generate energy and that energy is used to light the street lights,Special shot pockets designed to charge cell phones, Iphones etc on go . I guess the technology of generating energy is on the boom and in future many innovative and interesting methods will be developed .

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vimalkumarp   7/20/2013 3:44:40 AM
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Thanks , I am workign on my PhD thesis exactly similar to this.

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Charles Murray   5/21/2013 7:37:36 PM
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Not commuting in the traditional to-work-and-back sense, Liz, but to colleges and back. I live in Illinois and have one son in college in Iowa and another in Minnesota. Long round-trips make for great opportunities to harvest vibration energy.

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Elizabeth M   5/8/2013 7:15:38 AM
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Definitely makes sense, Chuck, especially the speakers! Sound vibration is one popular way to harvest energy. But you're right, that is a lot of consistent driving! Are you commuting long distance?

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Charles Murray   5/7/2013 9:54:24 PM
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Seems like you could get some pretty good vibration from a lot of places around the vehicle -- the floor, firewall, dashboard, stereo speakers. I don't know how much current you'd get from that, but if you're driving five or six hours, it doesn't seem like charging an iPod should be out of the question. I realize not everyone drives for five or six hours at a time (as I frequently do), but for those of us who do, we might as well put our car's vibrations to work.

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Elizabeth M   5/6/2013 9:20:13 AM
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Hey, yeah, I commented on your other comment about car vibrations. But you're right, there should be a way to do that! Perhaps something through the engine to the radio system? I am not an engineer myself and don't know how that would be possible, but there has to be  a way, I'm sure, Chuck. What a great idea.

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Charles Murray   5/3/2013 7:06:13 PM
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And as long as we're on the topic of vibration, I do wonder if the vibration from my car could be used to charge an iPod. Seems like a natural. I know my car certainly vibrates enough.

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