The Power Harvesting Challenge has begun! This is the newest stage of the 2018 Hackaday Prize, and the goal is simple: build a module that harvests ambient power for applications, and show your module powering a project. Power harvesting can include getting energy from sources like thermal, wind, solar, ambient light, etc.
This challenge runs now through July 16th, and twenty entries will receive $1,000 and move on to the finals to compete for one of the five top prizes including the $50k grand prize. Let no idea go unexplored — follow your creativity and submit your idea, image, documentation, and four build logs to qualify.
If you need some inspiration for your own project, take a look at the power harvesting projects submitted thus far, and check out the Tindie sellers who have already entered their own projects into the running:
- Ultra Low Power Energy Harvester From BPW34, a small and durable power supply for wireless nodes – From Tindie Seller www.PeMi.technology
- wESP32: Wired ESP32 with Ethernet and PoE, a low-cost ESP32 core board for convenient “single cable” deployments – From Tindie Seller Silicognition LLC
- Ultra-Low Power LiPo Charger via Energy Harvesting, a super-small BQ25504-based device that charges a LiPo battery with an inexpensive solar cell in direct sunlight – From Tindie seller Pesky Products
Submit your projects today for the chance to take a slot in the list of finalists! Stay tuned to Tindie to find out which of our sellers make the cut.