First I wanted to say that I am hoping this to be a resourceful thread where people can contribute positive information where we can all get together
and make this project happen.
Debunking of course, would be expected, but I am hoping that if you wish to debunk this idea, to do it in a way that can still encourage the design of
this project and not make us feel that we should give up because "Its not doable". Get what I mean?
Ok first of all, I came up with this idea half asleep, dozing off and I had to get up otherwise I knew that if I were to go to sleep, I would forget
So I got onto ATS Chat and got speaking with OmegaLogos. OmegaLogos helped me design some basic concepts, working from using certain methods of
cooling/warming metal to 'pull' to what we now have, a basic design for the Generator Device.
Today I was fortunate enough to speak to RogueTechie, another ATS Chatter. Within 30 minutes he refined my idea and developed it in AutoDesk
Inventor, sent me an image of the refined design and I nearly fell off my chair.
Ok so first of all, what is Nitinol.
Nitinol is mostly half nickel and half titanium. The best part is that you can do all sorts of nifty tricks with it once you know what you are
By applying a heat source to metal wire we can make it spring back into place. We can even make our own shapes with it using the same method.
In order to set a shape to nitinol you need to torch it up to 600 degrees C, once this is done it will always jump back into place with the proper
Below is a video explaining Nitinol
My design uses Nitinol to Contract/Expand and the ability allows to in turn, power a generator.
Here is my initial design
As you can see the above image shows 4 steps to the design. Please note this was one of the first revisions.
Now as part of the assembly, the shaft is rigged to a Dual Drive Screwdriver. The Screwdriver can turn both ways whilst the piece turns in ONE
direction. Here's a video of it.
Now below is the image that RogueTechie Designed
I'll let him explain in detail, however how this device works, is the Nitinol rods are heated via the lenses as it rotates, and cools when the lenses
are not passing energy to the nitinol.
The Nitinol Rods expand and contract, turning the Dual Drive Screwdriver which in turn, turns the Generator.
Proof of concept is coming, I gather it will take time to develop this device, but it can be made of any size, depending what you need it for.
We are hoping that the output of energy is more than needed to power the device.
Thanks all for reading