Here are some photos of the Powerslide installation at Guestroom 2010, part of the HITECH convention in Austin, TX from 06.17.08-06.19.08. Our prototype is mounted to a closet sliding door within the “Guestroom” - a temporary hotel room designed to display future products for the hospitality industry. It turned out pretty well and we are satisfied with the results, minus a few minor hiccups - but hey, it is a prototype!
The glass sliding door installed in the Guestroom. On the floor is our Powerslide mechanism as we prepare to mount it to the door.
Mounting the magnet panel to the sliding door.
Wiring the lights inside of the closet with the Powerslide mechanism attached to the door and wall. The coil panels with aluminum valance is a stationary component mounted to the wall.
LED lights used to light up the contents within the Guestroom closet.
Wiring the lights and mounting to the inside of the closet.
The Powerslide mechanism with installation complete.
Sliding the glass door powers the LED lights inside of the closet.
See how bright! And they stay illuminated for 20 - 30 seconds.
See the Powerslide in motion!
Guestroom 2010 in motion
Here are more images for the Powerslide prototype that we are exhibiting at Guestroom 2010 at the HITEC exhibition in Austin, TX.
Coils wired up and placed next to eachother in the casting armature.
Getting ready to to a test resin cast with woven fiberglass.
Preparing a mock sliding door to test the prototype on.
Magnet panel attached to a mock door for testing.
Coils in place on the armature with woven fiberglass. We covered the mold in plastic so that we could pop out the resin easily - though I would not recommend this in the future - as we discovered it left a wrinkly texture on the resin.
One of the resin coil panels ready to be added onto the aluminum door valance.
Attaching the resin coil panels to the valance.
Resin coil panel and magnet panel. Ready to make some power!
Wiring the LED lights that display the harnessed power.
Here are some of the images of our upcoming prototype called Powerslide to be exhibited at Guestroom 2010 in Austin, TX from June 17-19, 2008.
Powerslide is an innovative product that turns the sliding motion of common building components such as sliding doors, windows, and drawers into a source of energy. The device uses an integral alternator designed for each application to harness and locally redistribute the energy. In Guestroom 2010, the Powerslide is attached to a sliding closet door. Each time a hotel guest opens the closet door, a negligible amount of their energy will be converted to light, illuminating the closet’s contents.
We are working frantically, and believe it or not effectively, toward this end - perhaps some of our past experiences have finally taught us a lesson!
Winding coils again!
This time we have made an armature to cast the coils in resin.
Coils wired up and soldered together.
Assembly line for putting together the magnet panel.
Magnet panel - which still needs a coat of paint.