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Power of 5000 suns

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posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 02:08 AM
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This kid has made a really intersting "Death Ray". I guess its kind of nice to see that some kids are not sitting on their butts doing nothing. What are the possibilities of this thing down the road?

While many teenagers are content to sit at home playing computer games, this one has set his sights on something a little more ambitious.

Eric Jacqmain, from Indiana in the US, covered an ordinary fibreglass satellite dish with 5,800 tiny mirror tiles - and made his very own 'death ray'.

When aligned correctly it can generate a heat spot a couple of centimetres across, with an intensity of 5,000 shining suns, the 19-year-old claims

Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk...





posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 02:19 AM
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The worlds first super villain....

I wonder what he will call himself....



posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 02:20 AM
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Originally posted by KingAtlas
The worlds first super villain....

I wonder what he will call himself....


Probably the Deathrayonator



posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 02:27 AM
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I was just thinking

the best super villain name would be Superman.

You would be a villain and you would take the name of the ultimate superhero,
how could you be more villainous...



posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 02:36 AM
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This would be a handy item in a world with no electricity. You could start fires, cook by heating ovens or cans with rocks around the bottom and this focused on the area. Here in Florida, you could do quite a lot like generate hot water for showers or whatever rather quickly using an iron barrel or something with a iron bar down the center in the water and focusing the ray on the bar heating it and the water would keep the bar from melting by dissipating the heat into the water. I could come up with a lot of uses for such a device. I got to build one of these. Even generate steam to turn a steam turbine attached to a generator head and you got free electricity!



posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 02:39 AM
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Originally posted by spirit_horse
This would be a handy item in a world with no electricity. You could start fires, cook by heating ovens or cans with rocks around the bottom and this focused on the area. Here in Florida, you could do quite a lot like generate hot water for showers or whatever rather quickly using an iron barrel or something with a iron bar down the center in the water and focusing the ray on the bar heating it and the water would keep the bar from melting by dissipating the heat into the water. I could come up with a lot of uses for such a device. I got to build one of these. Even generate steam to turn a steam turbine attached to a generator head and you got free electricity!

Those are all really good ideas! Especially the free electricity.



posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 02:48 AM
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Great idea... Though I'm a little surprised nobody has thought of this before..
The kid who thought it up, deserves a pat on the back, it's good to see some youth of today, thinking outside the box.. Plus must have been some work and patience involved attaching all those the mirrors..



posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 02:51 AM
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Originally posted by Misterlondon
Great idea... Though I'm a little surprised nobody has thought of this before..
The kid who thought it up, deserves a pat on the back, it's good to see some youth of today, thinking outside the box.. Plus must have been some work and patience involved attaching all those the mirrors..

Yeah the mirror part would have discouraged me a bit. I have an old satellite dish laying around here I might go get some mirrors and try it out myself. If anything it would be fun to see what you could do with it. I want to try the water barrel heater. Yes he does deserve a pat on the back he did a good thing. Kids sometimes come up with really good ideas.



posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 02:59 AM
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Just think of all the things this could be used for in a survival situation. Its really an ingenious idea he came up with.



posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 03:07 AM
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LOL my faorite thing about the video is at the end the caption that says it was destroyed in a burnig shed!!!! hmm i wonder if he left a hundred watt light on. Another note in the beginning why didn't the shed catch on fire when he was burning the sticks of wood behind him bc he had it pointed right at it.



posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 03:12 AM
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The focus of the beam... it would be a very small area
like this

>0< it would heat that area and continue on it's natural path



posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 03:20 AM
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Yes, I have been in the survival mindset lately because although I would be OK on my own, I have an extended family that couldn't make it long. So, I have to stay and keep them going. I have a well for water, and a couple of generators, but after a period of time, even running the generators a couple of hours a day, in a couple of months I would be running out of fuel. Not to mention heating water. This device solves a lot of problems. Not having to cut fire wood as much, but making heat, even bigger collectors or more of them, would solve many issues alone. I am capable of a lot as I am sure many are. I am an electronic tech, a mechanic, went to college for engineering before .changing to IT and have collected a library on survival and military manuals that I would be hard pressed to read in a lifetime. But this kid pulled a simple idea out of his hat that has amazing benefits. I have an 8' dual axis dish besides some little ones. I can forsee generating some dangerously hot rays. You could use other mirrors as reflectors to make the ray hit from multiple side I would think. Like those towers that generate electricity from all the mirrors in the dessert. Not sure what they use in the tower as I wasn't interested then, but a smaller one for generating electricity at home could be feasable as long as it isn't too exotic and costly to construct. There are simple things to be done, even now. We make solar water heaters in boxes on the roof with copper pipe and glass with the box and pipe painted black. The sun heats the water up nicely. This device could generate heat rapidly though. Let me know how the experiments go.



posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 03:47 AM
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yes what you said

and thats a small hole



posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 03:49 AM
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Originally posted by sugarcookie1
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yes what you said

and thats a small hole


and that is what he said.



posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 04:04 AM
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I live out on a farm and with whats going on with or planet i think being in a survival mindset is a good idea..I'm going to go price how much the mirrors are next week and maybe start this project..I have well water myself but of course it runs on electric so i need to figure out how to get the water up from the well..the solar water heater i think would be easy to put together a make shift one for baths..I'm also looking into how to make a outside dehydrator for food ran on sun light ..Ive got so many projects i want to get going my poor husband goes he will never have a day off from helping me ..we heat with a wood stove so we have that covered..Ive been prepping for this for a good 5 years..



posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 04:42 AM
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Great. Now couple it with a stirling engine to generate power.



posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 04:56 AM
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we could start our own city on that



posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 09:25 AM
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Cause the object to be burnt has to be right up close to the thing, to get the beam the right size to burn. Like you would with a magnifying glass.


Deebo
edit on 1-2-2011 by Deebo because: Edited to add



posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 03:54 PM
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but he says his next goal is to use about 32,000 more mirrors this would be so much more powerful



posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 04:28 PM
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buger glueing all them liltle mirrors on a dish , just get a big magnifying glass do the same thing if you had a magnifyer glass as big as that dish i think it would do the same if not more energy



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