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reply to post by Im a Marty
OK ... here are the VERY ROUGH scetches I made up under Marty's fone instructions.
[Note: I am putting them up here in order to show the evolution of the concept!]
Ultra basic concept.
1st evolution was to double it up.
2nd evolution was to add the rotating axel.
3rd evolution was to show the basic concept of the 2nd evolutions workings.
Hint: Open a new Browser Window and tab these in the following order and then cycle through the tabs from left to right, over and over. [it acts as a poor mans .gif]
At this point in the conceptual designs evolution I mentioned to marty that we could get power out of this basic design by adding a dynamo onto the axel and deriving AC power which then can be converted to DC using a basic inverter circuit.
But not everybody is an electrical wizard and so we moved onto evolving the design so that the axel only rotates in one direction regardless of the rest of the machines workings.
Such an evolution will provide direct DC current and although it may be in pulses, that can be compensated for with a capacitor.
Now as for applying heat as pressure and taking into consideration that the nitinol rods need to also be cooled I have been fanatsizing about using compressed air ...which when compressed creates a lot of heat ... and when it is expanded [suddenly] it creates cooling.
Personal Disclosure: IF I am Online on ATS ... anybody with ideas who doesnt want to post them here [its nice to avoid ridicule and being put on a list etc! ] can u2u me with the info and I will assure their anonymity [i.e. I will delete the u2u immediatelty after copying the data ... note you will also have to delete the u2u that is sent for complete anonymity to be fully assured].
edit on 30-6-2012 by OmegaLogos because: Edited to fix spelling.