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Power from Footsteps

Hits: 17808 | Rating: (2.7) | Category: Science | Added by: buddy
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cahalla
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 967 Posts
Wednesday, August 02, 2006 6:37:32 PM
I like it when you aholes think you know what youre talking about.. usually it makes for a better time than the links.

AFTERSHOCK
Male, 18-29, Western US
 2479 Posts
Wednesday, August 02, 2006 4:06:06 PM
"GOOD VIVRATIONS" LMAO

CAN A GENERATOR GENERATE POWER TO POWER ITSELF?


hriscay
Male, 13-17, Europe
 24 Posts
Wednesday, August 02, 2006 8:40:41 AM
Clever idea but what if some of the generators stop working or are faulty? They'd have to dig them back up to fix them, perhaps causing major roadworks and traffic jams.

HiyashiChan
Female, 13-17, Eastern US
 54 Posts
Wednesday, August 02, 2006 12:06:16 AM
"Vibration harvesters" ...can't help but to laugh at that.

klkl
Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 2175 Posts
Tuesday, August 01, 2006 11:36:31 PM
hmm thats smart.

unlike me


dreamschemer
Female, 13-17, Midwest US
 178 Posts
Tuesday, August 01, 2006 11:24:04 PM
Put it under the football field during marching season.

Band would power the whole high school. Or university. Whatever.


joolia
Female, 13-17, Eastern US
 272 Posts
Tuesday, August 01, 2006 11:18:58 PM
it would be great to get it here in nyc. theres always a train of some sort and always someone walking around downtown.

cutbullocks
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 395 Posts
Tuesday, August 01, 2006 10:33:02 PM
thats a cool idea, but i dont know if it can be worth it in the long run to buy and maintain a vibration generator *giggles at the name* just to power up the local walgreens

made-in-hull
Male, 18-29, Europe
 139 Posts
Tuesday, August 01, 2006 6:47:49 PM
HULL UNI!!!! WOOOOOP!!! i knew about this aaages ago though!never thought it would make national let alone international. the dude was at our college just as we broke up for summer holidays!! this is soo gunna put our city on the map...GO 'ULL!! haha

Dustfinger
Female, 13-17, Western US
 318 Posts
Tuesday, August 01, 2006 6:44:58 PM
way good idea.

Jowsh
Male, 18-29, Europe
 1234 Posts
Tuesday, August 01, 2006 5:40:59 PM
really good idea...

314159
Male, 18-29, Europe
 19900 Posts
Tuesday, August 01, 2006 3:59:48 PM
On 8/1/2006 3:33:36 AM bobbyier wrote: They did. I read somewhere that some rollers where placed instead of speed bumps in a test place but the energy made was just stolen from the car and so people would have to buy a little bit more petrol to make up for it. Does this mean we need to buy a little bit more food to make up for extra energy lost? Or do they harvest the wasted energy without it making us harder to walk?

It actually would make it very slightly more difficult to walk, the more energy you harvest.

But harvesting it at a very low level, you probably won't notice too much difference.


mrwnt
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 357 Posts
Tuesday, August 01, 2006 3:12:32 PM
as always, some of you continue to question scientists about problems that they just might have thought about during their MONTHS or YEARS of working on their research. give me a break. i think they know what they're doing

cool idea though, if they got it in NYC, it would be perfect, or pretty much anywhere in China


dull_moore
Female, 13-17, Southern US
 248 Posts
Tuesday, August 01, 2006 12:42:38 PM
thats really cool.

Pitbull3291
Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 94 Posts
Tuesday, August 01, 2006 12:07:19 PM
retarded lol

NyQ
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 374 Posts
Tuesday, August 01, 2006 10:38:54 AM
along these same lines...i always thought they should turn wheels on cars into alternators...all that mechanical energy just being wasted when it could be turned into electrical energy

SH0WERdance
Female, 13-17, Eastern US
 411 Posts
Tuesday, August 01, 2006 8:38:19 AM
interesting

ryan14
Male, 13-17, Europe
 2067 Posts
Tuesday, August 01, 2006 6:12:42 AM
cool! could work as well

cruxshadows
Female, 18-29, Australia
 2428 Posts
Tuesday, August 01, 2006 4:08:18 AM
What? I Wasn't Listening.

Mani-Jac
Male, 30-39, Europe
 801 Posts
Tuesday, August 01, 2006 3:54:17 AM
bobbyier, these sensors would be embedded in the street surface after a speed bump, so there will not be any extra energy loss.

Mirnakesh
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 59 Posts
Tuesday, August 01, 2006 3:45:49 AM
ya know with all the fat people here in the US, and all the people who are making their kids fat, we can probably create enough energy to run a large city, maybe even the world.

bobbyier
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 27 Posts
Tuesday, August 01, 2006 3:33:36 AM
They did.

I read somewhere that some rollers where placed instead of speed bumps in a test place but the energy made was just stolen from the car and so people would have to buy a little bit more petrol to make up for it.

Does this mean we need to buy a little bit more food to make up for extra energy lost? Or do they harvest the wasted energy without it making us harder to walk?


Mani-Jac
Male, 30-39, Europe
 801 Posts
Tuesday, August 01, 2006 3:23:13 AM
Good idea but, it will be pretty difficult to make it actually work and harvest those 5 to 7 watts per footstep. You can't have peolple walking over "vibration harvesters" so they have to be embedded in some sort of new tiles or floor covering. Those tiles will also absorb energy.
Why don't they install them after speed bumps in streets?? there will be much more energy released there.....

Jats
Male, 18-29, Canada
 243 Posts
Tuesday, August 01, 2006 3:18:10 AM
thats drating brilliant...WHY DIDNT I THINK OF THAT

Forlornson
Male, 13-17, Europe
 22 Posts
Tuesday, August 01, 2006 2:33:37 AM
Quite a good idea. But itll probably cost alllllloooooooooooooot to get it all over the world :p..

Acctually, they should make this in Africa! All the elaphants and hippo's! Cheap electricity for them


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