Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Monday, September 25, 2017
So I went out and bought one. I took it apart and made the contraption seen here on a Saturday afternoon.
It works, spun by hand it puts out 60vAC without load and will light up a 3watt LED house bulb with ease.
Unfortunately I live in a area sheltered from the wind so I was only able to test it Sunday in some erratic breezes.
My nickel strips arrived from China, so I hacked a computer ATX power supply and practiced some copper and nickel plating of brass tubing. Results above
Started working on the Mushashi glue machine conversion to 3D printer. I designed a new filament extruder, and printed it from carbon fiber. The print head mount is also carbon fiber.
zero cleaning off the rust, just hook up the electrodes, drop in the tank at 12v and let it bubble.
Electrolyte was tap water, and a bit of muratic acid. I did not need much.
Was on Facebook and saw Sabo was looking for a metal anchor with a baby attached to it. He wanted to call it a anchor baby sculpture. I found a alien baby model, mashed it with a Mexican sombrero model, drew up an anchor, and here ya go..
So I drew it like this, sprayed it with mold release, poured in silicone, and I got perfect molds that look as good as the professionals.