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This is a betavoltaic cell, designed to provide remote power for up to 2 decades. In theory, it will be able to provide enough power to actually be useful - A single cell should be able to run an Arduino, or slowly charge a phone, and multiple of them can power a raspberry pi. The full article is here: https://blog.scd31.com/2016/04/wip-a-betavoltaic-cell-to-power-all-the-things/
A cell costs roughly $25 CAD, and leaves solar cells left over.
Research to determine efficency of solar cells, and therefore to determine the optimal arrangment of solar cells within the betavoltaic cell
Design circuitry for applications where bursts of power are needed
Inspired by Jargon on Thingiverse: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1494163