Kidventor: How to charge your phone just by walking

13-year-old Lino Marrero talks about his amazing shoes, the Kinetic Kickz.
4:26 | 02/10/20

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Keke and I are decked out in our science squad lab coats. Because all week long we're getting back in the lab with another edition of "Kidventor." Today's guest, a 13-year-old who came up with an idea of charging your phone just by walking. Please welcome today's kidventor. So tell everybody at "Ssk," what your name is and where you're from. I'm lino, from Frisco, Texas. Tell everybody your My invention is kinetic kickz. A shoe inserted generator that collects your wasted energy -- There's wasted energy my walking? Okay, wait, you said the wasted energy wh you have when you're walking it can be used to charge up your phone? Yeah. Oh, my gosh. Okay, can you give us a sample of how it works? Sure. When you step down, the kinetic uses piezoelectric elements. Of course. We all know that. It's a piece of ceramic that 'S between two glass platess volts to generate stress. A good walker to channel that? The energy created goes through a bridge, change the output from alternate current to district currents. And then the energy goes into a capacitor, which is a device that can hold an unlimited amount of energy. You press the switch all the energy goes into the power bank. And then you're ready. You can plug it into your phone. That's incredible. And now it's charging. That's incredible. Look at that. I got to ask you, all the stuff that you said, no one really understands. So, I need to know, how did you find all of this out? How did you come up with it? One minute I was in science class learning about renewable energy. The next, on the soccer field, my phone dead, not able to call my mom to come and pick me up. I thought, wait, what if I could use all the energy wasted on the the soccer field to charge my phone? And the kinetic kickz is borne. Oh, my gosh. I got to say, man, that's very impressive. That's very smart. We got big lino and Sharon in audience, who are lino's parents. What kind of child was lino? Because this is very impressive. You guys must be very smart. I don't know about the smart part but very proud for sure. Lino's a very avid reader. He's a builder, whether it was legos or taking apart electronics, he's always been inquisitive. Asking why and trying to understand how things connect. It's a natural path for an inventor. And now, he really comes in handy because, if we have any type of electronic problem at home, we just call on lino and he helps us solve our problems. He earns his keep. Yes. So I want to take this wasted energy -- did you come to you with the idea first? Yes, he's been doing invention conventions for a few years. The ideas are always things, everyday problems that he comes up with and he needs to solve, he's had a couple of other this one literally happened, he was learning about kinetic energy one moment on the soccer field with the dead phone -- I don't know how that mind works. I wasn't like that when I was 13. I'm so impressed, lino. What do you see next for kinetic kickz? So, I want to improve on it and make it the best invention, maybe even market it, if you want to invest. Okay. I heard that. I'm loving this. Wheeling and dealing, lino. Thank you so much. We'll be back at the end of the week to do our finale of "Kidventors," so thank you so

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