Wireless Power Transfer

What is it? The transmission of electrical energy from a source (transmitter) to a load (receiver) without the use of wires or cables, but instead, by using electromagnetic fields. Wireless power uses the same fields and waves as wireless communication. In wireless communication, the signal to noise ratio is important, but in wireless power, the efficiency […]

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Energy Final – Solar powered Musical instrument

  I started this project experimenting with the 555 timer. Here’s a video of one of my initial experiments. A post shared by Mithru Vigneshwara (@mithru) on Mar 25, 2017 at 4:14pm PDT I learned that the 555 timer sends a frequency based on the relative resistance between a few pins. In the theme of […]

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Solar Powered GSM-based IoT device for agriculture

Project Background The idea is to build a device to monitor moisture levels in farms remotely. This has to be a set-and-forget dev…

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Energy Budget

Jaycee and I decided to work on an idea that spawned out of an early discussion for another project. The concept is to create GSM-based low power IoT devices for farms. An example use case would be to detect leaks in pipes, and notifying the farmer when something is wrong. The farmer would not have to […]

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Kinectic Energy Project

  Samantha and I set out to work on our kinetic energy project with experiments that originated in the junk shelf. We soon de…

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Experiments with coils and magnets

The past week, Samantha Schulman (fellow ITP grad student) and I experimented generating current with coils and magnets. We began by heading to the junk shelf at ITP and pulling apart anything that seemed to use coils and magnets. Salvaging #motors from the #junkshelf at #itp A photo posted by Mithru Vigneshwara (@mithru) on Feb […]

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