West Salem High School InvenTeam

Salem, OR
Thermoelectric generator for biomass stove

The West Salem High School InvenTeam invented the KAJI clip, a tool that attaches to biomass stoves in Malawi to convert heat energy into electrical energy using thermal electric generators (TEG). The fire from the stove heats one side of the device to around 300 degrees Celsius while the other side remains at 100 degrees Celsius using a water-cooled heat sink. This temperature differential generates 2.5 watts and is able to charge a basic cell phone during four hours of cooking. The KAJI clip is projected to cost around $30 in production.


February 17, 2016

This past month’s (Jan.) theme: Build!!

January 6, 2016

This past month’s (Dec.) theme: Spend to BUILD

December 24, 2015

The winter break has already started. We plan to use this time to make several important tests that will affect decisions on the direction we want to head off to.

December 2, 2015

This month's theme: Team Building!!

November 5, 2015

The focus of our meeting today is the same as the November theme: Team Building!!!

November 2, 2015

We are very happy to be a part of the great big family of InvenTeams.