The TEG, ThermoElectric Generator or Thermocouple Electric Generator, is my project to build a device to directly convert a temperature differential into a power source.
The Mark 1 is a device that can be powered via a few candles, an alcohol stove (main intention), or a twig fire. The goal is to produce at 5 volts at a minimum of 0.5 Amps–the idea being this is enough to charge and/or power a usb device.
|Heatsinks + Fans||$12.01||x10||$120.10||↗||My preference would be to salvage these out of waste computers|
|Total with Heatsinks + Fans||$169.10|
|Total without Heatsinks + Fans||49.00|
Note: I probably could and should just have a switch (DPDT) to switch between input and output voltages and amps.
The Mark 2 ramps up power and size. It's intended to run off a large external heat source such as a gas stove or large wood fire. It's intention is to produce enough power (12v @ 4 Amps) to power and charge a Samsung 3 Chromebook.