By Nudge Sustainability Reporter Thanh nh
Pham Xuan Tri, a Vietnamese high school student has become famous for inventing a machine that generates electricity from human paces. He has received many great awards like the National Science Fair Award or the Viet Nam Technical development Fund award. He is an enthusiastic teenager with the ambition to improve the living conditions of his neighborhood starting with the idea to create this device. Although, the function of collecting energy from human paces and transforming it into electricity sounds very simple, it took him months of researching and collecting material to achieve this success.
The device, which has many advantages, has attracted lots of attention. Firstly, it is environmentally friendly and has no harmful effect on the environment. Secondly, the material for it is very cheap and easy to find. The machine is produced from recycled materials like wasted bottles, tires, oxygen pumps and recycled plastic which make it applicable in reality. Also, the device can be produced at a very low cost of about 4 US dollar, and it can be set up easily at homes, supermarkets, schools or even hospitals. At the moment, the generator can be used to charge batteries and supply energy for LED lights.
This idea has received a lot of compliments and Pham Xuan Tri won the first prize in the Dong Thap High School Science competition 2015 and the third prize in national high school science and technology competition 2015.