Energy-harvesting switch kit by EnOcean & 3D print source, in distribution

September 28, 2016 // By Graham Prophet
Distributor element14 has the EnOcean Switch Design Kit, developed in collaboration with 3YOURMIND, an online portal for accessing professional 3D print services. The kit allows users to create a customizable self-powered switch, based on design data provided by EnOcean; the kit is a consumer application of 3D printing and energy harvesting for self powered IoT.

The EnOcean Switch Design Kit is an out-of-the-box, IoT ready kit for experimentation and prototype applications by innovators from business or the maker community. The design utilizes energy harvesting technology, removing most of the design and application barriers to allow for rapid deployment of the concept and technology, powering power sensors and radio communications with ambient energy.


Rather than managing complex wiring within designs, the self-powered device from EnOcean can simply be placed into an existing installation. The switch application enables flexible lighting control in places without cables. Switches can easily be added where they are needed and the partnership with 3YOURMIND means that switches can designed to seamlessly integrate into the end design, with a professional appearance.


The EnOcean Switch Design Kit is available from Farnell element14 in the UK and mainland Europe. 3D Printed components can be directly ordered from 3YOURMIND.


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