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The Famous Druid

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Icon 1 posted October 11, 2007 16:23      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
There's an old joke about technology, you can either build something that's so simple there are obviously no problems, or something that's so complex there are no obvious problems.

This guy has come up with a really nice simple solution to a problem a couple of billion people have, how to light their homes when there's no electricity supply. [Applause] [thumbsup]

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Icon 1 posted October 11, 2007 18:35      Profile for Rhonwyyn   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Whoa!! Totally cool! What happens, though, if you live in an area where there isn't much wind? Is there somewhere to store electricity on windless days? Where would the windbelt be installed? Inside or outside of the house? Would you need one windbelt for each appliance?

It looks really awesome. If it were applicable in my life, I'd want one.

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Icon 1 posted October 11, 2007 22:13      Profile for Zwilnik   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
That is really clever, and nice and simple. Storage shouldn't be a problem, just use one to charge batteries while the other is powering your devices and swap the devices to the batteries when there's no wind.

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CommanderShroom
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Icon 1 posted October 12, 2007 09:20      Profile for CommanderShroom     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I was just trying to figure out how you power the fan to run the wind belt...

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GrumpySteen

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As most any free energy web site on the internet will tell you, you simply hook the fan up to the output of the wind belt generator...

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The Famous Druid _______________________ From having been on many camping trips, I came up with this thought on his idea.

Ridged frame with tent tarp slightly tensioned and parallel to the ground (some what like a trampoline) near the center suspend a magnet in a coil of wire wound on pvc pipe. The wind blows and flaps the tarp the magnet moves and generates the power that you are seaking.

I am sure most of you have seen those flashlights that the operater shakes to charge a cap. or battery to power a LED.

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