Project Inspiration - Explanatory Post

Alistair Harris - Mon 2 March 2020, 11:50 pm
Modified: Tue 3 March 2020, 12:07 am

The Problem

The problem space is the inconvenience of needing batteries to run your wireless computer technology. Often we find ourselves running out of batteries or disconnecting due to low battery especially at some of the worst times – like at uni etc. This means that we either need to be able to use our equipment until we get home or remember to go buy more batteries. Either way it is frustrating and really shouldn’t happen as wired equipment doesn’t have this hassle.

The Solution

The solution to this problem is to harness you using these devices kinetically to recharge them. It sounds confusing; however, many devices do this today and in some train stations in Europe they have places where you can peddle a wheel to charge your mobile phone, so it is the same principle as this. The way it would work is that when you move your mouse and use the scroll wheel and do clicks you are creating small amount of kinetic energy. This is your body using its energy to transfer it to the energy required to make these actions. By attaching energy conversion devices to these simple mechanisms we can use this energy to power the mouse connectivity and keep it charged.

The same principle above applies to the keyboard capturing kinetic energy to power it. There are two methods of possibility for this though. The first is implementing a sensor within the keys of the board to pick up the downward force of the keys and then transform that into energy which can charge the keyboard.

Target Audience

The target audience for this technology would be the younger generation as they are much more environmentally aware compared to past generations and they have grown up around wireless technology. This is not to say however that the tech wouldn't be great for all ages and demographics and really anybody who finds it annoying having to change batteries on these devices.



There is no exact specific inspiration but rather a bundle of similar renewable energy advancements. Solar has become a much larger energy type than it used to be too.

energy #renewableenergy #kinetic #recharging