The other day we presented you an initiative by which energy generated by pedaling a bike , today I will present how to generate power from your desktop. Do not worry, not about any desktop bicycle or treadmill desk, you can still have your life settled at the desk and produce energy equal (of course this is not a sedentary lifestyle are recommending to anyone).
This is a draft submitted by the Swedish designer Eddi Tornberg. Under this proposal, one should not make any extra activity that you do when you’re at a desk, such as moving your arms, stand up, sit back and even the heat generated by the human body while sitting.
The desktop that generates energy, Eddi Tornberg designer is in a project called Unplugged. The project idea is to generate power alternatively, for each of the devices you use on a desktop, namely, as the lamps, and computers.
Unplugged from the idea that all more or less have little time, that is, that man is weak and therefore, difficult to do something for the environment that take away too long. In that sense, Tornberg, began to think of something good that may arise from inactivity. Hence arose, a desk chair that is equipped with a seat, which captures the heat emitted by a person, without affecting to whom this sitting there. This is based on the Seebeck principle by which it was discovered that there are some elements possibly heated from one side, being fresh other, and that the temperature difference is recorded, generating electricity.
But the chair is not the only source of power of the desktop, but it also comes with a carpet constructed with crystals that generate electricity when applied some pressure. For example, when our feet, or chairs, especially those with wheels. Every time there is pressure on the carpet, electricity is generated, as when subjected to stress, accumulate an electric charge
But the Unplugged project does not end there. It proposes Tornberg have a plant, which also generate electricity through a process similar to that produced with apples as I told in another post. At the moment it is a prototype designed as part of a job for Beckmans College, but do not you love to have your office look like this in green?