Energy Harvesting: Seebeck explained on a Peltier element

About the Seebeck experiment.

We were fumbling around with copper and konstantan. But I had also an  idea about experimenting with a Peltier element I brought (which strangely disappearded into outer space, nowhere to be found….).

We knitted the threads but not much came out. But the experiment of Jussi: just a knot and a lighter worked fine.

Today (so ages later) I found this video, doing just that Peltier idea: Seebeck effect with the Peltier element.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aSPopIcKLQ

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I’ll buy another Peltier element here: 4.50$

http://www.dx.com/p/tec1-12706-semiconductor-thermoelectric-cooler-peltier-white-157283

But you’ll need a heat sink too: (will these function?)

http://www.dx.com/p/jtron-1-9-x-1-4-x-0-6cm-aluminum-power-supply-module-heat-sink-black-5-pcs-249027#.VD4NPOeVWcE