X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Visit the New Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
Awesomer Media Sites: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:

Disney Research Generates Electricity Inside Sheets of Paper

by Shane McGlaun

When you think of Disney, most typically think of animated movies and theme parks, but Disney also has a research arm that looks into all sorts of future technology. Researchers at Disney have created an interesting and very cheap power generator that uses pieces of paper. This won’t create enough power to run your computer, but it does generate enough electricity to make LEDs glow, make sounds, or turn on an e-book display.

paper-genzoom in

The generator uses sheets of conductive Teflon to create an electrical charge as users rub, touch or tap its surfaces together. Circuits are then able to take advantage of that electric charge and harness it to create power for small electronic devices.

The researchers say the generators are extremely cheap and convenient to produce. Such generators could to add interactivity to just about anything you can think of. Disney sees the potential for such generators to be used to power interactivity in books, papers, magazines, posters, and a number of other places.

Researcher Ivan Poupyrev said, “This simplicity leads to countless applications enabling interactivity everywhere and anytime. My overall goal is to make the whole world interactive, and creating ubiquitous power supplies is a key step in that direction.”

[via French Tribune]




Comments are closed for posts older than 90 days.

Recent Posts

2016 Mattel ThingMaker 3D Printer: Pretty Printer

2016 Mattel ThingMaker 3D Printer: Pretty Printer

Deal: Save 76% on a Codeanywhere 3-Year Subscription

Deal: Save 76% on a Codeanywhere 3-Year Subscription

Circuit Board Masking Tape: For Gift Cards in SLI

Circuit Board Masking Tape: For Gift Cards in SLI

Star Wars 3D Holodisplay Needs No 3D Glasses

Star Wars 3D Holodisplay Needs No 3D Glasses

Star Kart Mixes Mario Kart and Star Wars

Star Kart Mixes Mario Kart and Star Wars

More from Awesomer Media...

The Awesomer Logo MightyMega Logo 95octane Logo
Win Prizes in the Technabob Shop
discussion by