Area of Research: Energy Generation
This project aims to design and construct a floor that is capable of generating energy, with the help of the vertical motion imparted from the footsteps of the people who walk over the floor. The project primarily aims in producing energy in an eco-friendly and sustainable manner, without the depletion of natural resources. The project adapts Faraday’s law of electromagnetic induction, where the magnet is allowed to move freely inside a hollow cylinder which is wounded with copper coil on the surface so that whenever the magnet moves, flux is induced and an equal amount of energy is generated. The device is designed to allow the magnet to move freely whenever a footstep is made on the floor. The generated energy is used to power the adjacent devices and the excess energy is stored in a battery.