In this activity, from the Institution of Engineering and technology, students work in groups to investigate how Piezoelectric materials can be used in a variety of different ways. For the development element of the project, students propose an innovative application for the Piezoelectric effect.
The engineers behind the Watt Nightclub in Rotterdam used the piezoelectric effect to turn the energy created by clubbers on the dance floor into power for the lighting. There is even a giant battery to monitor the energy and encourage the crowd to dance more. The floor tiles were made, improved and re-made several times before the product was installed on the dance floor at Watt.
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|Subject(s)||Design and technology, Materials and manufacturing, Engineering, Science|
|Published||2010 to date|
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