éclat by Xiao Xiao

éclat is a high heel shoe that harvests power from human walking. The goal of this project is to create an elegant way to integrate power for e-fashion garments. Inspired by the power harvesting tennis shoes from the Responsive Environments group at the Media Lab, this project attempts to design an elegant form factor around the existing technology of power harvesting based on piezoelectric materials which generate electrical energy from mechanical excitation.

Weekly Assignments

Assignment #11: last class.

Assignment #9: continue development.

Assignment #8: circuit board.

Assignment #7: production plan.

Assignment #6: midterm.

Assignment #5: assemblies and customization.

Assignment #4: modeling.

Assignment #3: electronic prototype.

Assignment #2: reverse engineering.

Assignment #1: product sketch.

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