Design: TruRegard ltd. (Connor Musoke-Jones – lead designer, founder and director)
Photo credits: TruRegard ltd.
Description (parts): “A yearlong development process has led to the creation of a robust, heat powered, portable micro-generator that can charge a smartphone. Called the Portable Energy Converter (PEC), this device has been designed, with users through-out, to show that some energy needs can be met in very simple ways and produced on demand for you by you. Letting users convert heat to charge their phone is one of the clearest ways to demonstrate that energy is around us in many forms. Heat, a type of energy more commonly thought of as a waste product, than a source of usable energy. Heat was chosen as a source of energy for its availability and common understanding; we all experience heat everyday and intuitively understand many of its basic principles. Meaning anyone can potentially harness its energy. Able to convert energy from a candle, cup of tea, radiator, whatever warmth is around you. Helping people see we don’t need “more energy”, we need more ways to harness and convert the energy around us to a more usable form (…).”