The new tPOD1 is a portable energy source designed by Richard Harmon at the Tellurex Corporation. tPOD1 stands for "Thermoelectric Power on Demand" and can convert heat into electricity. The device is powered by tea candles, which are available worldwide and can be made from natural and renewable materials.
To power the mini generator, simply place the candles under the tPOD1 and it will generate a one-quarter watt of power. Weighing in at 12 ounces, the device is perfect for camping trips and other outdoor excursions. It can be used to power some devices such as a camera, iPod or cell phone or be used as a valuable source of light during a power outage.
The product is currently finishing up its pledge round on Kickstarter and is set to begin shipping in August of 2012.
The tPOD1 Converts Heat Into Electricity Using Tea Candles
1. Portable Energy Sources - The tPOD1 demonstrates the trend of portable energy sources that can be used in outdoor excursions.
2. Renewable Power Generation - The tPOD1 exemplifies the trend of renewable power generation by converting heat into electricity using tea candles.
3. Efficient Energy Conversion - The tPOD1 highlights the trend of efficient energy conversion by generating one-quarter watt of power from a small heat source.
1. Camping Equipment - The tPOD1 presents an innovative opportunity for the camping equipment industry to offer portable and eco-friendly energy solutions.
2. Electronics - The tPOD1 offers a disruptive innovation opportunity for the electronics industry by providing an alternative power source for cameras, iPods, and cell phones.
3. Emergency Preparedness - The tPOD1 provides a potential disruptive innovation opportunity for the emergency preparedness industry by serving as a valuable source of light during power outages.