PMBO 2016 General Discussion Thread

~Russ

PMBO 2016 General Discussion Thread
« on April 29th, 2016, 02:34 AM »Last edited on April 29th, 2016, 03:46 AM
congratulations, you have arrived at the 2016 PMBO General Discussion Thread, This thread it totally open for build off discussions, help needed, and anything between.

Please see full contest rules and details HERE

if your looking to post your  2016 PMBO  Final Entry video please see HERE

need help? email : pmbo.info@gmail.com


Lets Get Building!!!

~Russ

Diadon

Re: PMBO 2016 General Discussion Thread
« Reply #1, on April 30th, 2016, 03:14 AM »Last edited on May 2nd, 2016, 01:03 PM by ~Russ
Are we also posting our  details of our build in this thread Russ?

A. Yes we are! ~Russ

mnsman

Re: PMBO 2016 General Discussion Thread
« Reply #2, on April 30th, 2016, 06:33 AM »Last edited on April 30th, 2016, 08:29 AM
Have fun and good luck everyone.  :D

Here is what I'm building.  This is not an entry.


PMBO 2016

jeremy gwilt

Re: PMBO 2016 General Discussion Thread
« Reply #3, on April 30th, 2016, 07:39 AM »
ill be building a couple things this month, here is some rambling behind one of the ideas. i realize im dealing in a static magnetic field here, but the imagination takes many paths  :)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dklZ5weSyOY

Diadon


~Russ


Matt Watts

Re: PMBO 2016 General Discussion Thread
« Reply #6, on May 2nd, 2016, 05:18 AM »
I don't know Russ, your little paper drawing sure doesn't look like the self-powered 3D printer gizmo I was expecting.

:)

AcidByte

Re: PMBO 2016 General Discussion Thread
« Reply #7, on May 2nd, 2016, 08:02 AM »Last edited on May 2nd, 2016, 10:51 AM
Hey there guys!

This is the first time im participating in the PMBO!
Don't know what to expect from it yet,
watched all you guys on the internet for quite some while and still enjoying all your videos!

I learned alot in the last couple of years from viewing your video's and that's why i really want to participate.
You guys shared your stuff, and now is the time to share what i found out.
This is a great opportunity for me to start doing that!

For my build i will be combining a couple of different aproaches in the alternative energy to 1 build wich ends up being a pulse motor system.
In my build i will be:
Shuffling energy back and forth between 2 battery banks.
Pulsing a rotor (duhhh its a pulse motor build off lol)
And maybe more (ill see what i can think off).

For the next couple of days i will be collecting the parts i think i will be using on this build off.
When i got everything i need (wich should be end of this week).
I will be posting my intro video to show you guys what im gonna use for the build.

Here are the first parts i collected for building so far.


- Some wood
- Some diodes
- Some aluminum for heat sinks
- A rotor made of salvaged Harddrive and a vacuum motor dust cover.
- 4 12 Volt 7 aH battery's
- octo coil (2x .5mm2 6x .28mm2)

I'm really excited to get this show on the road!
And i wish all builders the best of luck at there build!

Greetings from the Netherlands.
Acid Byte

Lynx

Re: PMBO 2016 General Discussion Thread
« Reply #8, on May 2nd, 2016, 10:14 AM »
Hi there, welcome :-)
I like your enthusiasm, good luck with your build :thumbsup:

AcidByte

Re: PMBO 2016 General Discussion Thread
« Reply #9, on May 2nd, 2016, 10:55 AM »
Thank you lynx!
You to good luck!

~Russ

Re: PMBO 2016 General Discussion Thread
« Reply #10, on May 2nd, 2016, 01:00 PM »
Quote from Matt Watts on May 2nd, 2016, 05:18 AM
I don't know Russ, your little paper drawing sure doesn't look like the self-powered 3D printer gizmo I was expecting.

:)
haha well you cant tell its scale on this drawing right?  :) that will make you think haha

~Russ
Re: PMBO 2016 General Discussion Thread
« Reply #11, on May 2nd, 2016, 01:03 PM »
Acid Byte, looking good!

so glad you are joining! that's what this is all about!

sharing is caring :)

best of luck!

~Russ

ps. do you have a you tube?

AcidByte

Re: PMBO 2016 General Discussion Thread
« Reply #12, on May 2nd, 2016, 08:06 PM »
Thank tou russ!

yeah i do have a youtube acc.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxMfV_ENw-4ih-YP08DH0bw

There is not much going on there though.

Planning on shooting more video's
As i am getting to a point where i have something to talk about instead of just replicating work.
Most of the video's i've made are on facebook.
Got to find some time to upload a bunch of them to youtube.

You to good luck with your build :)


Greetings
Acid Byte

~Russ

Re: PMBO 2016 General Discussion Thread
« Reply #13, on May 3rd, 2016, 08:46 AM »
fantastic Acid Byte! looking forward to it!

~Russ

PeakPositive

Re: PMBO 2016 General Discussion Thread
« Reply #14, on May 3rd, 2016, 11:18 AM »
Even though they have ( rotating oscillators ) and ( spherical rectifiers ) don't let these guys enter the PMBO....:)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zy4NXYSb21A

lkcl

Re: PMBO 2016 General Discussion Thread
« Reply #15, on May 4th, 2016, 06:10 AM »
hi folks, a friend pointed me in the direction of this competition, and i've been doing an open engine design for some time - http://lkcl.net/engine/

my question is, would "detonation" - defined as high-enough temperatures to result in hydrocarbons (or just plain hydrogen) burning the *hydrogen* component where you then get a flame speed of 1,000 metres per second - count as.. err... "pulse"?

very very few engines in the world are actually built around "detonation".  some of those that are end up hot enough to cause breakdown of nitrogen (resulting in huge emissions of NOx).   *careful* design - sitting somewhere in the middle - results in an incredibly efficient engine that can burn petrol, diesel, methanol, methane, ethanol, stove oil, kerosine, engine oil, hydraulic oil, and of course pure hydrogen (if the piston and cylinder liner is ceramic).

this design is a very... comprehensive shall we say... critically-interdependent combination of mechanics, physics, material science and chemistry, which even the self-appointed wikipedia "experts" on the Bourke Engine's "Engineering Review" section publicly demonstrated and announced their complete and total inability to the world to comprehend.

however the end-result engine, which is a combination of patents dating back to the late 1800s, 1906 and the 1930s, is mechanically extremely simple and could (with a template to copy in one instance) be made entirely on a lathe.

i'm planning to 3D print the parts, designing them in such a way that they can be laser-cut as steel laminates, and bolted together.  i will then replace each part one at a time with metal until i have an engine that can be safely fired up without melting.

would this qualify, if so i'll do something random with a video camera.

AcidByte


~Russ

Re: PMBO 2016 General Discussion Thread
« Reply #17, on May 4th, 2016, 05:27 PM »
Quote from lkcl on May 4th, 2016, 06:10 AM
hi folks, a friend pointed me in the direction of this competition, and i've been doing an open engine design for some time - http://lkcl.net/engine/

my question is, would "detonation" - defined as high-enough temperatures to result in hydrocarbons (or just plain hydrogen) burning the *hydrogen* component where you then get a flame speed of 1,000 metres per second - count as.. err... "pulse"?

very very few engines in the world are actually built around "detonation".  some of those that are end up hot enough to cause breakdown of nitrogen (resulting in huge emissions of NOx).   *careful* design - sitting somewhere in the middle - results in an incredibly efficient engine that can burn petrol, diesel, methanol, methane, ethanol, stove oil, kerosine, engine oil, hydraulic oil, and of course pure hydrogen (if the piston and cylinder liner is ceramic).

this design is a very... comprehensive shall we say... critically-interdependent combination of mechanics, physics, material science and chemistry, which even the self-appointed wikipedia "experts" on the Bourke Engine's "Engineering Review" section publicly demonstrated and announced their complete and total inability to the world to comprehend.

however the end-result engine, which is a combination of patents dating back to the late 1800s, 1906 and the 1930s, is mechanically extremely simple and could (with a template to copy in one instance) be made entirely on a lathe.

i'm planning to 3D print the parts, designing them in such a way that they can be laser-cut as steel laminates, and bolted together.  i will then replace each part one at a time with metal until i have an engine that can be safely fired up without melting.

would this qualify, if so i'll do something random with a video camera.
i think we are all clear! go for it!

looking forward to it!

~Russ
Re: PMBO 2016 General Discussion Thread
« Reply #18, on May 4th, 2016, 05:28 PM »
looking good AcidByte!

~Russ

deeds

Re: PMBO 2016 General Discussion Thread
« Reply #19, on May 5th, 2016, 01:05 AM »
Hi guys only me,
I'm going to try and finish my pulse driven wimshurts machine for the competition.  It's a fail project that got shelved a long long time ago.
I've posted up a short video with my plan(s)
I've got some experiments I'd like to carry out with the wimshurst if I can get it running well.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hz4Vl9E17Tc

Cheers
Deeds ;)


 

Diadon

Re: PMBO 2016 General Discussion Thread
« Reply #20, on May 5th, 2016, 03:14 AM »

Here is the easier part of my build, the base/generator section. Few little fine tuning parts too do and it should be done.

Welcome AcidByte, I am happy to see a new face :D

AcidByte

Re: PMBO 2016 General Discussion Thread
« Reply #21, on May 5th, 2016, 04:02 AM »
Quote from deeds on May 5th, 2016, 01:05 AM
Hi guys only me,
I'm going to try and finish my pulse driven wimshurts machine for the competition.  It's a fail project that got shelved a long long time ago.
I've posted up a short video with my plan(s)
I've got some experiments I'd like to carry out with the wimshurst if I can get it running well.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hz4Vl9E17Tc

Cheers
Deeds ;)
That's one crasy idea Deeds! im liking it!
Re: PMBO 2016 General Discussion Thread
« Reply #22, on May 5th, 2016, 04:04 AM »
Quote from Diadon on May 5th, 2016, 03:14 AM
Here is the easier part of my build, the base/generator section. Few little fine tuning parts too do and it should be done.

Welcome AcidByte, I am happy to see a new face :D
Thank you Diadon.
May the best of luck be with you!

~Russ

Re: PMBO 2016 General Discussion Thread
« Reply #23, on May 5th, 2016, 09:20 AM »
looking good gents!

mine is coming along, i spend 3 nights playing with magnets... smashing glass... and drinking coffie!

its going to be a challenge!
 
haha

~Russ

AcidByte

Re: PMBO 2016 General Discussion Thread
« Reply #24, on May 5th, 2016, 12:33 PM »
Almost done finishing the switching circuity :)
Just to get the motor running ^_^ hahaha



Acid Byte