— REGEN —
Future Brain Lab Project will produce an art exhibition entitled “REGEN” that features the use of step-up ICs to generate environmental power. This event will be held from September 10 (Tue) to 12 (Thu), 2019, at the “FICTION” Prototype Gallery for Technology Design in New York City.
This art exhibition is the third installment of this series after “SWIM” , which featured a small amount of power obtained from seawater and was just held from the 23rd to the 31st of last month.
Step-up ICs (electric circuits) developed through advanced technology will be employed in an installation that turns on LEDs using only the small amount of power obtained from soil and seawater .
Energy harvesting is the technology that derives small amounts of energy directly from the environment and converts it into electric power. Efficient power management is a key component for energy harvesting. One of the biggest issues is that the energy consumption from the function of power management is greater than the energy supply derived from the environment. That is why there are so many energy sources in our natural environment that have never been fully employed, (e.g., optical energy, thermal energy, wind energy, and bioelectrochemical and kinetic energy). Asahi Kasei Microdevices Corporation has developed a step-up DC-DC converter that works while only consuming 1μW of power. This converter, the AP4470, helps provide a long term, multipoint and low-cost sensing network, thus accelerating large-scale IoT (Internet of Things) implementations.
This exhibition will use electric circuits developed using advanced technology in order to extract a small amount of power from soil, water, and randomly turn on LED lights installed throughout the gallery. We hope you will enjoy this environmental art installation employing soil, water, and light.
Date：September 10th (Tue) to 12th (Thu), 2019
Hour：Open 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed on September 12th
Press Conference: Sep. 9th 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Opening Reception: Sep. 10th 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sep. 12th: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Presented by Future Brain Lab Project
Supported by super sensing forum & Asahi Kasei Corp. & tripod design Co., Ltd.