High-Efficiency Personal Vehicles

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

#SciFund Round 2 Project B Support Results

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During the 2nd Round of the #SciFund Challenge, crowd-funded support was provided to test the artificial “Solar Seaweed” system, with very positive results after the open-water tests conducted in the Gulf of Mexico. The design was proven to work and additional areas for further research were revealed. Continue reading

Filling In The Holes

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After dropping a small tool into the electronics under the MakerBot, I 3D printed four compound-mitered grills to cover the holes and protect the electronics in the base of the printer. The hexagonal-grid grills were fabricated directly with space for the printer’s wiring and all edges aligned to fit a 3-D box corner perfectly. Another great self-fabricated improvement for the MakerBot 3D printer. Continue reading

Getting a Good Grip In 3D Printing

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Proper adhesion is vital between 3D printed objects and the build plate. From KAPTON polimide film to more exotic solutions involving solvent and cements, many options exist to assist whether you are using a standard heated build plate or a cold glass alternative. You should be familiar with these and potential dangers associated before cursing your printer for a botched fabrication because the object popped loose halfway through. Continue reading

Solid-State Air Conditioner

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A zero emissions air conditioner for supplemental heating and cooling in cars and buildings using solid-state Peltier modules and photovoltaic solar panels. Condensate can also be collected for filtration in water-poor regions. Continue reading