According to a press release from the University of the West of England in Bristol, a team working under Professor Ioannis Ieropoulos has developed socks with inbuilt microbial fuel cells (MFCs). These generate electric current from bacteria, using the bio-chemical energy normally used for microbial growth. MFCs have previously been used to power a mobile phone, using an electric pump (which was used only for proof of concept. The socks include a urine reservoir and a manual pump, powered by the user walking, pushes the urine over the cells. The cells power a wireless transmission board, which can send … Read More → "Fancy walking around with urine in your socks?"
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May 21, 2018
SiFive does a quarterly series of tech talks, not necessarily directly to do with SiFive or even RISC-V. For example, last quarter it was Paul Kocher (and if you don't know that name, you need to go and read my post about that talk Paul Kocher: Differential Power Analysi...
May 17, 2018
Just about everybody wishes they had more time to pursue a hobby or a side project. Some aspire to be painters or furniture makers. Others like to rebuild cars. Even others enjoy electronics in any form. The Maker Movement attracts and caters to tinkerers, hobbyists, st...