Test Print from MAKE Magazine

MAKE Rook Test Piece 1

Students during the STEMulate Learning workshop this weekend asked me to test our self-built and modified MendelMax2 RepRap 3D Printer using the stylized Rook print from MAKE Magazine’s annual printer “Shoot Out” Test, with very good results. Continue reading

Upena Wave Farm


The Upena Wave-Farm was intended to provide a modular, extensible zero emission design to facilitate the production of electrical power and Hydrogen fuel using a hybrid mix of wind, solar, thermal and wave power generation. Continue reading

Solar Alternative Energy


I first became interest in alternative energy after the oil crisis in the 1970’s, testing a solar concentrator, alcohol biofuel generator and a vertical-axis wind turbine in the school Science Fair. Continue reading

Self-Powered Structures


have been sharing my earlier research with students looking for inspiration for their Senior, Eagle or Gold Award projects. This research has included solutions drawn from the “Wave Farm” design and other alternative-energy power generation alternativs. Continue reading

High-Efficiency Personal Vehicles


Designs from my earlier energy efficiencies and energy recovery systems for personal vehicles. Continue reading

Zero-point energy studies suggest Particle/Antiparticle rotation


Recent papers reminded me of my earlier studies on temporal propagation, allowing an alternative to Matter/Antimatter without requiring exotic particle opposites for each. Continue reading

Wing-In-Ground Effect (WIG) “Flying Sub”


My students asked about the prop-less submarine propulsion system, so I explained the origin of its design as a flying submersible for maintenance of the floating power grid. Continue reading

Fixed propagation of Light through a Vacuum


The 2-D representation of a photon’s existence carries its third dimension within its path orientation (accessible as polarization), while the fixed rate of C may be an artifact of the universe’s passage along the photon’s existence. Continue reading

Evolving Gas at Depth


Under test, decomposition of water into oxyhydrogen gas (or HHO gas) yielded a slightly higher efficiency at greater pressure than in open atmospheric pressures. More testing is needed to identify the exact cause of this variation. Continue reading