Students for a Smarter Planet ..leaders with conscience
February 11th, 2015

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IBM SmartCamp Finals Invitation  <—- open this pdf

On Monday, February 23 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm PST, come be a part of the
action and watch these finalists compete. While you’re there, hear from
distinguished keynote speakers and panelists, and network with startups,
investors, tech experts, and business thought leaders.

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The goal of this project is to design a device that attaches to an everyday bicycle. The Bike Generator harvests energy from the movement of powerful magnets on the bike’s back wheel, or from a motor mechanically connected to one of the bike’s wheels. Through the use of electromagnetism, a battery then stores that power in a battery with the intention of charging electronics at a later time. By using a device to make the bicycle stationary, the Bike Generator could also be used as an exercise bike in a gym, and could potentially generate power that could go back into the electrical grid.

Let’s see what happens between now & the project’s end in May.

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UC Merced’s Mobile App Challenge will run again this year, supported by Students for a Smarter Planet. Here is a video from last time.


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Congratulations to

Lumbini Engineering College, Nepal for “GPS/SMS Vehicle Tracking System”

Istanbul Technical University, Turkey for “ITU Solar Car Team – making the electric car road ready and touring Turkey to promote alternate fuels”

Chanhassen High School, Minnesota, USA for 5 projects:

  • Meshwork:  decentralized internet communications
  • Eco-Friendly Zamboni:  Zamboni with reduced emissions and water reuse
  • The PSC4: solar-powered game console
  • Custom John Deere Ice Resurfacer: Zamboni with complete water/ice reuse
  • Human Powered Bicycle Mower: zero emissions mower



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