Submitted by Vyralize 829d ago | news

Teenager creates flashlight that runs on body heat

Vyralize: Using Peltier Tiles, a 15-year old was able to create a flashlight that runs entirely on body heat. (Gadgets, Hi-tech)

windblowsagain  +   829d ago
RedHawkX  +   829d ago
cool but why not use a battery/
aviator189  +   828d ago
because you gotta buy batteries??
shivvy24  +   828d ago
so what happens if ur stuck in Antarctica ? yep ur fucked
aviator189  +   828d ago
well...then get batteries.

But I figure a very small portion of the population ventures to Antarctica.
Speed-Racer  +   828d ago
Shivvy - your body temp and the outside temp would be significantly different, so it would work out better in the long run.
Speed-Racer  +   828d ago
Because we are trying to avoid battery usage.
RedHawkX  +   828d ago
im actually trying to use more batteries lol. just got a tooth brush and them gilette shavers that require batterys :P.

instead of trying to not use batterys how about we make batterys 10-20 times better.
vallencer  +   828d ago
Because batteries run out where as your body heat only goes away if you're dead or if you're extremely cold which usually means you're dead.
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SilentNegotiator  +   828d ago
And what if you DO die, huh? What if you're dead and need a flashlight?

Didn't think that one though, did you?
steven83r  +   828d ago
Because you will want one of these if you are lost in the hills or in dire need of one and don't have batteries. Solar charging on this thing would be a good thing to add as well.
RyuCloudStrife  +   828d ago
Because if she did she wouldn't have been able to do what she wanted to do-- making a flashlight that function out of the heat of the human hand.

Get it?
kingPoS  +   829d ago
It's a good start so far.
ApolloTheBoss  +   829d ago
First a girl invents a device that could charge your phone in 20 seconds, now this. Kind of embarrassing when you see the younger generation outdoing the grown-ups.
Azurite  +   828d ago
It's more things already found out but would be economic disasters for companies if put on the market.
steven83r  +   828d ago
Ya they are doing great things well some for that matter. Good to see not all teens are morons twerking all day and actually studying.
KwietStorm  +   828d ago
Yea leave the twerking to the adults.
webeblazing  +   828d ago
yeah i remember that i know her parents are proud as hell. it would be impossible to not brag
SilentNegotiator  +   828d ago
"Kind of embarrassing when you see the younger generation outdoing the grown-ups"

Right, it's not like adults are creating water-fueled engines, incredible genetic breakthroughs, etc.

Geez, get on their level, adults.
mook1022  +   828d ago
They need this tech for gaming controllers...come on Sony and Microsoft.
cyclindk  +   828d ago
Very good application of idea indeed, any remote really. Now make it happen son!

Kickstarter campaign BEGIN!!!
webeblazing  +   828d ago
SilentNegotiator  +   828d ago
It barely lit those LEDs...how would it reliably run a game controller?
Yehshuah  +   828d ago
she was trying to make a vibrator but ended up flashlight
nix  +   828d ago
at first i read it as fleshlight. lol.

ahem.. good girl. good girl.
iliimaster  +   828d ago
this could be used for runners at night for a body suit etc amazing what people come up with
hesido  +   828d ago
Some evil Texan company is patenting it as we speak. They will later sue the company that actually produces that suit.
Dogswithguns  +   828d ago
Nobody uses flashlights anymore.. Hello?!
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LOL_WUT  +   828d ago
Nope we all use our cellphones now ;)
kenoh  +   828d ago
Morpheus: The human body generates more bio-electricity than a 120-volt battery and over 25,000 BTU's of body heat.

just another technology for machines to use this against use!
GentlemenRUs  +   828d ago
Then some ass steals the idea and ™'s it so she can't do anything about it...

Lifes tuff!
RedHawkX  +   828d ago
so is justin bieber gonna date her now?
soccercta100  +   828d ago
That would be slightly illegal. Plus I doubt they would be able to hold the simplest of conversations without her wanting to stab him in the face with how retarded he is.
sdozzo  +   828d ago
Very cool. Keep up the good work!

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