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Old 05-14-2013, 08:00 PM   #151
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Robinjam,

Thanks for your great comment.

The video above is me heating water for a shower using my homemade tin foil and wood solar thermal device.

It can be that easy.
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Old 05-20-2013, 12:57 PM   #152
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I got much more power out of my small solar thermal prototype. It is so inexpensive to build these and make huge amounts of power.

I will be bringing this design to third world countries and teach then how to build it to pump their own water using sunlight among many other things.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXDlJ...e_gdata_player
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Old 05-27-2013, 07:21 PM   #153
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This is a video of me teaching orphans in Mexico a class on inexpensive solar thermal power for third world countries. I show them how they can build their own solar thermal device with very little money. I also go over all the uses including pumping water and creating drinking water

As we travel the world I hope to teach more classes like this and help people improve their living situation.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9CLj...e_gdata_player
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Old 05-31-2013, 12:00 PM   #154
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Below is a video of a water pump I made mostly from Garbage I found here in Mexico. As we travel the world I will show people in poor
Communities how they can build a pump like this and other things from garbage and cheap material. I hope to teach people how they can improve their own living situation.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1mhj...e_gdata_player
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Old 06-01-2013, 09:48 AM   #155
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Below is a solar destilling video

I built a new condenser and attached it to my solar thermal device. I boiled ocean water with the sun and condensed it into drinking water. This could be used in ocean communities to create drinking water without electricity or fuel.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lambn...e_gdata_player
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Old 06-18-2013, 09:43 AM   #156
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This is the first of many videos of the design and building of a solar thermal powered bicycle. We will be using two homemade solar thermal powered bicycle trailers to travel the world. This will be the first solar thermal bicycle like this in the world.

In this video I introduce a 1/3 scale
model of the mirror support. This model will be used to improve manufacturing and sun tracking for the full scale mirror support.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWs6q...e_gdata_player
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:42 PM   #157
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In part two of the solar thermal powered bike project I explain and give an overview of the initial design.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrvAg...e_gdata_player
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Old 06-21-2013, 05:21 PM   #158
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In this third video on building a solar thermal bike I demonstrate the camper mode, I show a sun sensing method using the shade from the pipe that could give 1 to 2 degrees of accuracy and I show a full scale graph used to determine sun tracking accuracy and pipe diameter.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k--Vc...e_gdata_player
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Part 4 of the solar thermal bike video series. In this video I test the small model to see how much heat it can produce. I covered the curve with aluminum foil and painted the pipe with flat black high heat paint. The pipe heated up to 116c. The bike will have 9 times more power, have a better mirror and an insulated pipe. I am excited to build it and test it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzUsv...e_gdata_player
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Solar thermal powered bike
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I tested the solar thermal pipe with a wine bottle and an air pocket as an insulator. It lost less heat than a test without the wine bottle insulation. This shows me that stale air can be used to insulated the solar heat pipe. This will greatly reduce thermal loss for the solar thermal bike.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhquZ...e_gdata_player
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:59 PM   #161
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I am selling my KLR650 and all my touring gear. Check out the add.

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/mcy/3902108767.html
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Old 06-28-2013, 09:30 PM   #162
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That's real awesome you are teaching Mexican how to save money and use solar system to their advantage!! Knowledge is power!!

Just curious, why did you decided to sell the KLR? Looking for different motorcycle or decided to go with different transportation? Never mind, saw your CL ad, you are changing to bicycle.. cool!
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Old 06-28-2013, 10:28 PM   #163
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Ya i am going to build solar thermal bicycles or a car with a steam engine that gets power from a long solar thermal trailer. We want to travel without gas and bring the solar technology to villages to show them what is possible. We could also pump water, create electricity and create electricity for them as we build their own solar power system with them
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Old 06-29-2013, 06:12 AM   #164
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Good luck with that. I had a crazy idea about electric motorcycle but then I realized it may be more challenging than I'd like to take on. It is argued that Perpetual Motion would or wouldn't work as some scoff at the theory while some claim it work. I just decided that I don't have the kind of money to waste if it failed so I didn't bother with it. Anyway, good luck and I think you are doing good for them third world.
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Old 06-29-2013, 06:41 PM   #165
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All those little villages, that you want to power, already have power, why would they want to build a solar steam system that has, what 30 seconds or 1 munute of power? Solar panels already convert solar directly to electrical energy, you are about 60 years too late, maybe a steam powered cell phone? As far as a steam powered bike, just pedal

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