*Here at Maker Faire Rome, I got my hands on one of the newly released Arduino Intel Galileo control boards — hardware specifically designed for technology artists.
Portable light sources have been one of the most evolving inventions in history — from the primitive torches and oil lamps of yesteryear, to today’s battery-powered flashlights and headlamps. But through it all, most of these illuminating tools have required an outside energy source that would deplete when needed the most.
Now, thanks to one particularly enlightened 15-year-old girl from Canada, your next flashlight just might be powered by the heat from your hand. Introducing, the thermoelectric ‘Hollow Flashlight’ — submitted for the Google Science Fair.