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Body heat powers flashlight

A 16 year old Canadian high school student developed a hand-held flashlight that runs off the heat from your hand. It has no batteries, solar cells or motion driven generators. It uses peltier tiles which produce electrical energy from the difference between a person’s body heat and the ambient temperature.

The flashlight was entered into the 2013 Google Science Fair. In September 2013 it was named a finalist for the student’s age group. It won and the student was awarded a trophy made out of Legos, a visit to the Lego Group headquarters in Denmark, and a $25,000 scholarship.

A patent has been applied for and work continues to increase the output which is currently at 24 lumens. If you want to know more about this follow the link below. FOR SOME REASON!! You need to right click on the link and open it in a new tab, then it will work.


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