Textricity: Using Piezoelectric Plates to Harvest Electricity from Taps on a Cell Phone
Theodore Jiang
Santa Monica, California
2018 Finalist
Paul Revere Charter Middle School
1450 Allenford Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90049-3699
8th grade | 13 years old
Meet Theodore. Theodore created a smartphone case that harvests energy from finger taps on the screen to charge the phone’s battery.
Why did you enter the Young Scientist Challenge?
I wanted to take advantage of this opportunity to learn. Throughout the whole process of researching and creating my invention, I learned a lot. I hope to learn even more from a 3M mentor.
What is your favorite invention of the last 100 years, and why?
My favorite invention of the last one hundred years is the world wide internet. It has changed many aspects of human society, including communication, economy, and research.
In 15 years I hope to be...
Finding new ways and making innovations to preserve energy.
"There is always better ground than you stand on now. Its just whether or not you choose to go there."
Theodore Jiang