Posted on : 24 June, 2016When I first started trying to revive batteries was back in 1983 with a Buddy L Super Charger #8000 for Alkaline & Nicad Batteries. It claimed to recharge Aaa, Aa, C and D Size Alkaline Batteries of all kinds Duracell, Eveready, Radio Shack, Ray-o-vac, Kodak and Other Major Brands!! It wasn't the best but it did work after recharging the batteries about 4 times, I heard many years later that there was a design flaw that didn't allow the battery to reach a full charge.
John Bedini's Monopole Mechanical Oscillator also worked well on smaller batteries but would have to be built on a much larger scale in order to recharge dead golf cart batteries and then we would run into COST!
The different procedures for each method are too numerous and they don't all work, so I will focus on testing three different methods that I know should give you a good idea of what method you should use.
UPDATE: August 2 2016 I finally found a battery that had a standing voltage of 4.36 volts after being charged, I'll take a look at the cells then I'll update method # 2.
Posted on : 11 March, 2016
weighs about 200 pounds, hooks up to water, 110 or 220 volt power supply and wastewater drain just like a washing machine.
It uses raw sugar (not the refined white stuff) and a proprietary time-release yeast mixture as feedstock. You can also use left-over booze if you've got any lying around.
Toss it all into the fermenting tank, turn on the machine and in seven days you've got 35 gallons of ethanol. The MicroFueler has its own pump and hose - just like the pump at your corner gas station = so you can easily fill up your car.
Read the entire article here.
Posted on : 26 February, 2016
Posted on : 13 January, 2016This is the latest circuit from lasersaber.com, a Battery Free LED Flashlight Driver and here are the details:
I ordered the ferrite core from ebay and made a first attempt to get this to work but I had no success. I'll need to connect this to an ocilliscope to find out what is going on, I will keep this post updated. Cheers Hitman
Posted on : 20 June, 2015
Posted on : 11 March, 2015A southern California University team has come up with what could be the alternative new breed of economical and flexible solar cells. For some decades now, organic photovoltaic cells (OPV) have been acclaimed as the new solar cell prototypes and extolled for their light weight, flexible substrates, low cost and easy manufacturability. Research is now being done on them.
Features of OPV cell:The most unique aspect of the OPV cell devise is the transparent conductive electrode. This allows the light to react with the active materials inside and create the electricity. Now graphene/polymer sheets are used to create thick arrays of flexible OPV cells and they are used to convert solar radiation into electricity providing cheap solar power. New OPV design:
Now a research team under the guidance of Chongwu Zhou, Professor of Electrical Engineering, USC Viterbi School of Engineering has put forward the theory that the graphene - in its form as atom-thick carbon atom sheets and then attached to very flexible polymer sheets with thermo-plastic layer protection will be incorporated into the OPV cells. By chemical vapour deposition, quality graphene can now be produced in sufficient quantities also. Differences between silicon cells and graphene OPV cells:
The traditional silicon solar cells are more efficient as 14 watts of power will be generated from 1000 watts of sunlight where as only 1.3 watts of power can be generated from a graphene OPV cell. But these OPV cells more than compensate by having more advantages like physical flexibility and costing less. More economical in the long run:
According to Gomez De Arco, a team member, it may be one day possible to run printing presses with these economically priced OPVs covering extensive areas very much like printing newspapers. In Gomez' words - "They could be hung as curtains in homes or even made into fabric and be worn as power generating clothing, imagine people powering their cellular phone or music/video device while jogging in the sun." Advantages of OPVs:
The flexibility of OPVs gives these cells additional advantage by being operational after repeated bending unlike the Indium-Tin-Oxide cells. Low cost, conductivity, stability, electrode/organic film compatibility, and easy availability along with flexibility give graphene OPV cell a decidedly added advantage over other solar cells. The team:
The USC team, consisting of Chongwu Zhou, Cody W. Schlenker, Koungmin Rye, Mark E. Thompson, Yi Zhang and Gomez De Arco published a paper about their research in ACS Nano journal and are very much excited about the future potential advantages and uses that are possible with the OPV grapehne cells.
Posted on : 24 November, 2014This is the launch of my new security system called secureCam, its function is to allow you to view and/or record any number of cameras connected to the secureCam service. Originally the system was created to monitor my children and babysitter from my office but I had a few friends and family that have used it to monitor offices, cash registers, outdoor survailence ect...
Simply download the secureCam broadcasting software (no need to install anything this is a stand alone program), double click and run the program. Enter your username and password, once authenticated enter a camera name eg: "kids-room" and press the START button. Your camera is now live and if you don't select "Enable Motion Detection" the video and audio is being recorded to view live or at a later time.
To view any of the live or prerecorded videos log into the members area (website is not online yet), once authenticated you can select the play or delete button from the list of videos on the right hand side of the screen.
The entire system will be operational before the end of 2014, I will post the URL here at that time.
Posted on : 16 July, 2014This post has been given it's own project page, please click here to view it.
Posted on : 18 June, 2014Hydro Quebec is finally installing 240 volt electric vehicle charging stations all over quebec, this is a welcome change.
More than 260 charging stations (240 volts) are available in the parking lots of several of our partner locations.
With an Electric Circuit card, you'll be able to charge your vehicle with either type of charging station available on the network.
Click on Becoming a member to request your Electric Circuit card.
CLICK HERE for more information.
Posted on : 09 June, 2014Looks like the youtube user lasersaber is getting some nice results with the new transformer design, I believe the akula design.
This SJR prototype flashlight with 3D printed parts works great. It charges almost instantly.
This one is a keeper. More improvements and "DIY/How To" video coming soon.
Link to schematic and parts: http://laserhacker.com/?p=420