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  • Gravity powered light

    From Hylian@VERT to All on Thu Dec 8 07:32:39 2016
    First off I have to admit this is a plug to my little blog, that aside...

    This tech is so freaking cool! It's new, but ancient.

    It's a light that is powered by nothing but gravity, using the same technology that powers old pendulum clocks!

    A light powered by nothing but gravity! http://dennygoot.blogspot.com/2016/12/a-light-powered-by-nothing-but-gravity.ht ml

    I love this stuff!
    -Denny

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  • From Deavmi@VERT/EWBBS to Hylian on Thu Dec 8 22:17:20 2016
    On 2016-12-08 05:32 PM, Hylian wrote:
    First off I have to admit this is a plug to my little blog, that aside...

    This tech is so freaking cool! It's new, but ancient.

    It's a light that is powered by nothing but gravity, using the same technology
    that powers old pendulum clocks!

    A light powered by nothing but gravity! http://dennygoot.blogspot.com/2016/12/a-light-powered-by-nothing-but-gravity.ht
    ml

    I love this stuff!
    -Denny

    Denny's Computers - "Not profit seeking" PC Repair - http://dpccom.blogspot.com

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    So bloody awesome. That LED and motor science is bloody great.

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  • From Hylian@VERT to Deavmi on Fri Dec 9 05:57:14 2016
    Re: Re: Gravity powered light
    By: Deavmi to Hylian on Thu Dec 08 2016 10:17 pm

    On 2016-12-08 05:32 PM, Hylian wrote:
    First off I have to admit this is a plug to my little blog, that aside...

    This tech is so freaking cool! It's new, but ancient.

    It's a light that is powered by nothing but gravity, using the same techno
    logy
    that powers old pendulum clocks!

    A light powered by nothing but gravity! http://dennygoot.blogspot.com/2016/12/a-light-powered-by-nothing-but-gravi
    ty.ht
    ml

    I love this stuff!
    -Denny

    Denny's Computers - "Not profit seeking" PC Repair - http://dpccom.blogspo
    t.com

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    � Synchronet � Vertrauen � Home of Synchronet � telnet://vert.syn
    chro.net

    So bloody awesome. That LED and motor science is bloody great.


    since i cant tell whether you are serious or not, i'm going to assume you are serious and agree with you. :)

    -Denny
    Denny's Computers - "Not profit seeking" PC Repair - http://dpccom.blogspot.com

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  • From Gryphon@VERT/CYBERIA to Hylian on Fri Dec 9 08:26:00 2016
    On 12/08/16, Hylian said the following...

    First off I have to admit this is a plug to my little blog, that aside...

    This tech is so freaking cool! It's new, but ancient.

    It's a light that is powered by nothing but gravity, using the same technology that powers old pendulum clocks!

    A light powered by nothing but gravity! http://dennygoot.blogspot.com/2016/12/a-light-powered-by-nothing-but-gravi ml

    Such a thing is how they mechanically store solar power. Say you have some solar power but you don't have a way to store it, like in a batter. The hope is that you have some sort of generator tho.

    The presumption is that you have enough solar power to handle all your
    daytime needs and some spare solar power to add to the storage. The spare (storage) solar power is used to turn a motor that lifts a weight up to a
    high height. Then during the night, when there is no solar power, the weight slowly falls, turns a flywheel that then turns a generator. It's the same principle.

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  • From Deavmi@VERT/EWBBS to Hylian on Fri Dec 9 17:51:39 2016
    On 2016-12-09 03:57 PM, Hylian wrote:
    Re: Re: Gravity powered light
    By: Deavmi to Hylian on Thu Dec 08 2016 10:17 pm

    On 2016-12-08 05:32 PM, Hylian wrote:
    First off I have to admit this is a plug to my little blog, that aside...

    This tech is so freaking cool! It's new, but ancient.

    It's a light that is powered by nothing but gravity, using the same techno
    logy
    that powers old pendulum clocks!

    A light powered by nothing but gravity! http://dennygoot.blogspot.com/2016/12/a-light-powered-by-nothing-but-gravi
    ty.ht
    ml

    I love this stuff!
    -Denny

    Denny's Computers - "Not profit seeking" PC Repair - http://dpccom.blogspo
    t.com

    ---
    � Synchronet � Vertrauen � Home of Synchronet � telnet://vert.syn
    chro.net

    So bloody awesome. That LED and motor science is bloody great.


    since i cant tell whether you are serious or not, i'm going to assume you are serious and agree with you. :)

    -Denny
    Denny's Computers - "Not profit seeking" PC Repair - http://dpccom.blogspot.com

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    I am serious. Never knew an LED could do that.

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  • From Hylian@VERT to Gryphon on Sat Dec 10 05:36:02 2016
    Re: Gravity powered light
    By: Gryphon to Hylian on Fri Dec 09 2016 08:26 am

    On 12/08/16, Hylian said the following...

    First off I have to admit this is a plug to my little blog, that aside.
    ..

    This tech is so freaking cool! It's new, but ancient.

    It's a light that is powered by nothing but gravity, using the same technology that powers old pendulum clocks!

    A light powered by nothing but gravity! http://dennygoot.blogspot.com/2016/12/a-light-powered-by-nothing-but-gr
    avi
    ml

    Such a thing is how they mechanically store solar power. Say you have some solar power but you don't have a way to store it, like in a batter. The hop
    e
    is that you have some sort of generator tho.

    The presumption is that you have enough solar power to handle all your daytime needs and some spare solar power to add to the storage. The spare (storage) solar power is used to turn a motor that lifts a weight up to a high height. Then during the night, when there is no solar power, the weigh
    t
    slowly falls, turns a flywheel that then turns a generator. It's the same principle.

    I had no idea that there was a way to store solar (or any power) mechanically, but now that you mention it, I could see this simple technology being combined with something like solar. Very cool.

    -Denny
    Denny's Computers - "Not profit seeking" PC Repair - http://dpccom.blogspot.com

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