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tattoomike68
01-10-2009, 08:03 PM
here is my dogs eating cheeseburger from McDonalds.

http://www.youtube.com/v/5ZN_J1gmfiU&hl

Here is my lovey cat, she came inside from 20F and was happy to be warm.

http://www.youtube.com/v/OFfSAnQnyUY

Fasttrack
01-10-2009, 08:07 PM
LOL - I like the cat.

I was thinking this could probably be turned into a flame war as we argued about the wisdom of feeding McDonald's to poor, helpless dogs. Then you mentioned it in the video and I about died laughing.

tattoomike68
01-10-2009, 08:28 PM
Yea I took days of my dogs life feeding them McDonalds.

here is a video I made when we had 2 feet of snow.

http://www.youtube.com/v/438LggOkvBk

now days I like to make videos, this summer I will make lots of machining videos and welding videos. my channel http://www.youtube.com/user/snoopdog68 will have lots of cool vids.

My goal is to make solar powerd steam and sterling engines like this.

http://www.youtube.com/v/fUrB7KRvxUk

his channel is http://www.youtube.com/user/GREENPOWERSCIENCE

alanganes
01-10-2009, 08:33 PM
Ummm, so what sort of bearing were you planing to use in that sterling?
:eek:

Sorry, couldn't resist...

tony ennis
01-10-2009, 08:54 PM
That Sterling engine was the win. Is there actually a use for them?

tattoomike68
01-10-2009, 09:00 PM
Ummm, so what sort of bearing were you planing to use in that sterling?
:eek:

Sorry, couldn't resist...

bronze is common for bearings but many guys use graphite for pistons.

friction is the enemy of stirlings . GREENPOWERSCIENCE is going to make some videos on how to make a sterling engine with little to few tools all from junk you can dig up for free for the most part.

http://www.youtube.com/v/fP6UH4Vuxsc

tattoomike68
01-10-2009, 09:29 PM
That Sterling engine was the win. Is there actually a use for them?



I want to make one pump water from the river to trees up on the beach where I camp and run sail boats. I want to make some wind powerd water pumps for the trees. super cheap ones like tinker toys. easy to fix.

Astronowanabe
01-10-2009, 10:18 PM
That Sterling engine was the win. Is there actually a use for them?

rumor has it there are subs in the north sea with 5,000 HP Sterling engines
use nuke for the hot side and the sea for the cold side and you have a very quiet boat.

(in the interest of heading off any flame wars let us assume no polar caps were harmed in this theoretical scenario) :D

if it hasn't come up recently , here is a neat "resonant laminar" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAyw_dOioMU&feature=PlayList&p=30A65AAE44AFE16F&index=0&playnext=1) sterling
no flywheel , one moving part generating electricity.

loose nut
01-11-2009, 10:33 AM
rumor has it there are subs in the north sea with 5,000 HP Sterling engines
use nuke for the hot side and the sea for the cold side and you have a very quiet boat.

(in the interest of heading off any flame wars let us assume no polar caps were harmed in this theoretical scenario) :D

if it hasn't come up recently , here is a neat "resonant laminar" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAyw_dOioMU&feature=PlayList&p=30A65AAE44AFE16F&index=0&playnext=1) sterling
no flywheel , one moving part generating electricity.

The Germans have commissioned some Stirling powered subs running on conventional fuels, can't remember what, hydrogen I believe, not nuclear. Suppose to be super quiet (better than nuc boats) and can remain underwater for a long time like a nuc boat but not as fast.

Lew Hartswick
01-11-2009, 10:38 AM
I get nothing but a blank area for these "videos" ? "pictures".
What gives?
I'm loged in have several graphic pgms available. ?????
Thanks.
...lew...

sansbury
01-11-2009, 11:25 AM
GREENPOWERSCIENCE is going to make some videos on how to make a sterling engine with little to few tools

Well geez, that's not any fun!

Evan
01-11-2009, 11:39 AM
rumor has it there are subs in the north sea with 5,000 HP Sterling engines
use nuke for the hot side and the sea for the cold side and you have a very quiet boat.



I don't know about the Germans but the Swedish have some that run on liquid oxygen and diesel. They were built by the French I believe. I don't think anyone is using nuke power to run a stirling. You might as well use a turbine or generate electricity directly and run an electric motor like the USN NR1. The Russians also used nuke-electric conversion to run what they called a "caterpillar drive". It is a magnetohydrodynamic drive that propels seawater through a duct by charging it electrically. It's slow but make no noise whatever.

clutch
01-11-2009, 11:46 AM
I get nothing but a blank area for these "videos" ? "pictures".
What gives?
I'm loged in have several graphic pgms available. ?????
Thanks.
...lew...

Perhaps you have a Flash blocker loaded?

Clutch

clutch
01-11-2009, 11:53 AM
here is my dogs eating cheeseburger from McDonalds.


The last two years my dog Thor lived had to be a bit boring. Since I was injecting him with insulin twice a day to keep his sugar under control, snacks like that were a thing of the past.

Pet the doggies for me. Cat too.

Clutch