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Saturday, 30 April 2016

Wow check out this Coffee mug that can charge your phone

Wow! Meet Ann Makosinski, the inventor of a mug that uses heat energy to charge your phone. She won the first prize in her age group at he 2013 Google science Fair and she was recently named the young inventor of the year by Popular Science.

Of all her accomplishments "eDrink" is likely the University of British Columbia student's biggest claim to fame. The secret behind the phone-charging mug is a layer of peltier tiles that use the temperature differences between their two sides to generate electricity. Users can harness this energy by plugging their phones into the USB port on the bottom of the cup and sip their coffee as it charges. eDrink produces enough electricity to charge a phone for 30 minutes at a time.

Makosinski was inspired to invent the high-tech mug after noticing her friends were always low on phone power. She also noticed that their coffee was taking too long to cool down, so she decided to solve both problems with one innovative solution.

Figuring out how to harness electricity from heat wasn't too much of a stretch for Makosinski. She already had experience working with peltier tiles to create a heat-powered flashlight, which runs on the body heat released from your hand as you hold it. That invention earned her a $25,000 scholarship in 2013, while her new gadget won her a $50,000 Quest Climate Change Grant from Shell this past December.

As for what's next on the horizon, the 18-year-old has said she'd like to get both her mug and flashlight into stores (especially those in developing countries) sometime this year. In the meantime, she also has classwork on her plate.

Source: MSN
Video Credit: Youtube

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