School Lets Children Run In Halls To Generate Electricity

/ 5 years ago

electric floor tiles

While we all love a good news story about an upcoming graphics card, or the latest secret found in Grand Theft Auto, it’s also nice to see some innovation, something genuinely cool. A school in Kent, England. Has been piloting a new technology that allows it to generate electricity in its hall ways, and they’ve been getting the kids to help.

Normally a school would ask kids to stop running in the halls, but the pupils at this school are allowed to run, just and stomp the new floor titles in their hallway, because doing so can generate enough to power 853 mobile phones, one mobile for two and a half years, a light bulb for more than two months, or even power an electric car for 7 miles. It might not sound like much, but given that they only have 12 meters of titles, I think that is rather impressive.

“The students really enjoyed trying to give them a right bashing, running around and jumping up and down on them , said Matthew Baxter, headmaster of Langton Boy’s Grammar School.

Creator of the tiles, Laurence Kemball-Cook was a former pupil at the school and it’s great to see him return to share his work in a way that can educate the pupils about sustainable energy.

The technology is a great idea and if successful and not too expensive, I can see these becoming more and more common in public places, or even around the home.

Thank you Independent for providing us with this information.

Image courtesy of Independent.


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