Electricity Generating Footwear

Created on 06 Nov 2017

You can produce electricity by just walking!

We use hydropower to generate electricity and then transform this energy into what normal devices can use.


Zheng Xu


Ruohai Ge


Xingsheng Wang


jiameng du


Zhendong Yuan

Part Cost Quantity Total
Hydroelectric Power Generator $12.99 2 $25.98
The electricity generator using Hydropower
1N4007 Diode $7.99 1 $7.99
McIgIcM 1N4007 Diode,250pcs Diode Standard 1000V 1A Through Hole DO-41 1n4007 Rectifier Diode
Loctite Epoxy Plastic Bonder 0.85-Fluid Ounce Syringe (1363118 ) $7.10 1 $7.10
glue used to change the dimension of the water bag or tube
usb rechargeable light $0.99 2 $1.98
Kasstino Flexible Mini USB LED Reading Light Computer Lamp for Notebook Laptop Portable
Royal Purple 01600 Purple Ice Super-Coolant Radiator Additive - 12 oz. $13.01 1 $13.01
Super-Coolant Radiator is the fluid which we used to circulate and generate the hydro
25 ft 3/8" ID 1/2" OD Vinyl Tubing - FDA Approved - By Proper Pour $12.49 1 $12.49
Tubes used to carry and circle fluid to generate hydropower
USB module $7.69 2 $15.38
provide USB dock
Volt Transformer Stabilizer Voltage Regulator Module $27.31 2 $54.62
4.5-40V to 5V 2A
wire $4.98 1 $4.98
BNTECHGO 22 Gauge Silicone Wire Ultra Flexible Black 20 feet high temp 200 deg C 600V 22 AWG Silicon
Collapsible Water Bottle - 6-Pack 16 oz Foldable BPA Free Canteen Drin $11.99 1 $11.99
Water bag we used to store the circulate fluid
USB module with converter $7.88 1 $7.88
USB module with converter 12V -5V
piezo disc $12.99 1 $12.99
piezoelectric for further power boost
Marine-Grade Plywood Sheet $28.29 2 $56.58
wood which is used for the shoe pad prototype
Arduino with bluetooth $24.95 1 $24.95
Adafruit Feather nRF52 Bluefruit LE - nRF52832
Project Totals: 19 $257.92
Track 1 Base Budget: $300.00
Preferred Vendor Budget Bonus: $0.00
Remaining Budget: $42.08
jiameng du 18 Jan 2018, 7:57 p.m. EST
Successfully sealed water bag. System is able to power iPhone. Currently considering how to combine waterbags, turbine and tubes to create a shoe-like model.
Xingsheng Wang 15 Jan 2018, 1:48 p.m. EST
Did experiment on water turbine. Successfully powered an LED. Working to produce more power.
Ruohai Ge 15 Jan 2018, 9:37 a.m. EST
HH right now. Today's focus is arranging parts and making prototypes with woods