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Converting Heat to Power in Laptops

The heat generated in laptops by the CPU (Central Processing Unit) and GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is largely wasted. This project determines the feasibility of harnessing this untapped heat by converting it to power using thermoelectric generators, or TEGs, which convert heat to voltage. If laptops were able to recycle their own heat into usable power, built-in laptop batteries would have to supply less power to the laptop over time, effectively increasing the laptop's battery life.

Team Members: 

Jake Andre

Ben Damkroger

Ese Igbru

Patrick M. Joseph

Robert Noe

Muizz Soomar