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Old 03-19-2013, 12:30 PM   #136
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I went to home depot on my bike to get supplies for my solar thermal device for third world countries. I bought some wood and a big pipe the hold time thinking I would have to get a cab to take it home. They cut it all and my longest piece was a 5 food piece of pipe. I though I will just TRY to fit this on the bike.



A nice guy from the store that spoke some english helped me with tape and string and 20 minutes laters the master piece was complete.



2 4ft 2 by 10
2 14 inch 2 by 6
3 3ft 2 by 6
1 4ft by 2ft 1/4 inch plywood sheet
1 5ft 2.3 inch diameter aluminum pipe
1 2.5ft 2.3 inch diameter aluminum pipe

First thing I do is pull out of my parking space wondering why a shopping cart is following me. The 5ft pipe hit it. I think wow I am wide now. The whole way home I tell myself I am as wide as a car. I get the short distance home (3km) with no problem and staying under 50km/h the whole time.
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:15 AM   #137
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This is a video of me boiling 1.25 liters of water like crazy using tin foil and the sun.

I will improve this design to make fresh water out of salt water, pump water for farming and create electricity.

As we travel around the world we are hoping to help people in poor villages build these out of mostly garbage to improve their lives.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dAPr...e_gdata_player
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:28 AM   #138
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So I just saw the video of you boiling that water. Of the 1.25L of water how much is it actually collected after loosing some of the water to the atmosphere?

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Old 04-05-2013, 09:40 AM   #139
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This is a video of me boiling 1.25 liters of water like crazy
very interesting post, i enjoyed your video and i think you are doing good work. please post back your progress on this project.
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Old 04-06-2013, 10:20 PM   #140
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I have a can and brass tube I use to catch all the steam. It can then be condensed. Very little is lost to the atmosphere.


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Thanks for your interest. I am currently working on a steam engine that is built from garbage and will be powered by the steam created from the solar device. I will post pictures and videos soon And a how to video if anyone wants to build one of there own.
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Old 04-08-2013, 05:33 PM   #141
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Can't wait to see your next video. How is the riding?

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Old 04-13-2013, 07:54 AM   #142
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Eagletalon here my next solar thermal device video

Below is a video of me demonstrating the vacuum power of the steam created by the sun in my solar device. I fill pop cans with steam and they instantaneously collapse with a bang when placed in water. This shows the vacuum steam power that I will be using to run my vacuum steam water pump made from garbage (video of working steam water pump coming soon). I also show that distilled water can be made from the sun using the solar thermal device.

I am hoping I can build and teach people to build these in poor villages to help them get clean water and pump water to grow food.

My next step in the design process will be working on power generation from the solar thermal device.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__H9z...e_gdata_player
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Old 04-13-2013, 08:04 AM   #143
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Eagletalon,

We are just doing short trips around la paz on the bike and to visit the beach. The riding is great around here. Lots of great cactus covers mountains with winding road right by the beach.

We are staying here for a few more moths so that we can make more money to travel and I can improve my solar designs. I hope to have alots of good working designs before we go to mainland Mexico and we start building them in poor villages.

Thanks for your interest in my videos there will be many more to come.

Please tell people about this and try to build your own (I can make a how to video so you can build a small one out of cardboard cereal boxes). I want feedback from people about how easy it is to build and any design modifications they have. I really hope more people will try and design things to help people. Its a big world and there are lots of people that need to be shown how they can help themselves.
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Old 04-14-2013, 02:33 PM   #144
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I think that a how to video would be useful. Not being very crafty myself it would help lots. Sure looks like it will help keep people healthier around those villages where running water isn't available.

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Old 04-21-2013, 02:18 PM   #145
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Here is a video of us surfing at Todos Santos Mexico on the pacific ocean. We rented a board for only $7 for the whole day. The waves were very big but Candice was able to stand During her first time out. I jumped off alot but stood up a few times. We also played in the huge waves and got thrown around alot.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKE7-...e_gdata_player
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Old 04-27-2013, 02:35 PM   #146
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Below is a link to a how to video to build a device made out of cardboard and tin foil that can boil 500ml of water using the sunlight.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NIYA...e_gdata_player
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:51 PM   #147
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I have boiled noodles using sunlight. I boiled then in a pop can I cut open and focus light on using tin foil and cardboard. The end of the video gets really weird when I eat the noddles.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhIJe...e_gdata_player
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Old 05-06-2013, 05:56 PM   #148
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We baked a long loaf of bread in a metal tube heated up by sunlight focused by tin foil.

The tube oven heated up over 300F and the bread was baked in 30 minutes.

This device is very cheap to build and can allow people in developing nations to cook everyday without using fuel. This device requires no maintenance and will function day after day.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAzfc...ature=youtu.be
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:31 AM   #149
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This is insane... but I love it!
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Old 05-11-2013, 08:12 AM   #150
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I really like your "Sunny" experiments. My company has been involved with solar hot water installations in BC Canada for the past 5 years. Regulations, liability, safety, and freezing winters have turned something that should be cheap and easy into complicated, over-engineered, and expensive. There is tremendous potential in what you are doing. Solar should be cheap and easy. Best of luck with your adventures. Cheers
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