Thermoelectric generator by Thomas Mazzi

Some years ago I builded a robot. It was able to avoid ostacle, it was funny and it had a lot of
drive strategy (ABS for example) but after few minutes battery died. So I decided to build a
THERMOELECTRIC GENERATOR unit. This is a electric generator, it is small (90x30x50 mm) and capable
to generate 5W powr (5V 1A) with alchool burner or a small candle.
It costed 25Euro (about 25$) and it is using a Peltier cell (50W) and very simple and fast to build
(1 hour).
The only prolem is temperature, after few minutes it becam hot, so it needs a fresh position (top of
robot).
I think it is a funny alternative to solar cells.
 
 
Email: thomas.mazzi@virgilio.it
 

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