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2013-12-28 12:38:11 AM
this guy is actually very amusing, AND informative....well done, sir.
 
2013-12-28 01:43:53 AM
Hey guys, check out this wheel: o.
Here's how you make one, you buy a few 3s, and you cut them in half, and weld the two pieces together.  There is going to be some overlap, so it's not a perfect wheel, but still, pretty sweet.
OR YOU COULD BUY A GOD DAMN GENERATOR THEY ARE LIKE $150.
 
2013-12-28 08:01:25 AM

staplermofo: OR YOU COULD BUY A GOD DAMN GENERATOR THEY ARE LIKE $150.


That's fine and dandy until the gas stations won't give you gas. They can run out quickly, or simply NOT HAVE POWER TO RUN THEIR PUMPS.

This is a decent solution for many situations, at least unless Gamera shows up. If he's around, you're profoundly farked.
 
2013-12-28 08:46:22 AM

some_beer_drinker: this guy is actually very amusing, AND informative....well done, sir.


Yes.  I like this guy.

The only thing I object to is the civilized executions...  he's gonna need a lot more batteries.
 
2013-12-28 10:50:49 AM
Works in the tropics too!

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2013-12-28 10:56:05 AM
So, a human, pedaling for 8 hours would produce about 1KWh, or about $0.10 worth of electricity.   You're better off storing grid electricity in a battery, or using solar for emergencies, or plugging the inverter into your car.
 
2013-12-28 10:56:20 AM
Ok that was amusing, and informative.
 
2013-12-28 12:10:39 PM

hogans: staplermofo: OR YOU COULD BUY A GOD DAMN GENERATOR THEY ARE LIKE $150.

That's fine and dandy until the gas stations won't give you gas. They can run out quickly, or simply NOT HAVE POWER TO RUN THEIR PUMPS.

This is a decent solution for many situations, at least unless Gamera shows up. If he's around, you're profoundly farked.


If you have a generator, why the hell don't you have gas stored?
 
2013-12-28 12:49:06 PM
What happened to this guy I loved watching him!
 
2013-12-28 01:02:29 PM
Black Tony Stark built this in a cave! With scraps!
 
2013-12-28 01:08:21 PM

LograyX: Black Tony Stark built this in a cave! With scraps!


Why isn't this guy Tony Stark and the other guy "white Tony Stark"?
 
2013-12-28 01:20:53 PM
He had me at civilized executions.
 
2013-12-28 01:27:10 PM

CommonName2: LograyX: Black Tony Stark built this in a cave! With scraps!

Why isn't this guy Tony Stark and the other guy "white Tony Stark"?


Timing. White Tony Stark got to it first.

Well, at least he claims he did.
 
2013-12-28 02:04:50 PM
Why a DC motor for generation?  Why not scavenge an alternator and associated wiring from a car?
 
2013-12-28 02:48:02 PM
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2013-12-28 03:40:20 PM

Mr. Eugenides: Why a DC motor for generation?  Why not scavenge an alternator and associated wiring from a car?


An alternator needs a 12V field input. If your battery is dead, you can't make any power. Even if you get a self-exciting one, you're still looking at something that was designed for about 700, whereas your average american is only going to be able to crank about 100-150W for an extended period. You won't be able to charge the battery.
 
2013-12-28 04:50:52 PM

fatbear: Mr. Eugenides: Why a DC motor for generation?  Why not scavenge an alternator and associated wiring from a car?

An alternator needs a 12V field input. If your battery is dead, you can't make any power. Even if you get a self-exciting one, you're still looking at something that was designed for about 700, whereas your average american is only going to be able to crank about 100-150W for an extended period. You won't be able to charge the battery.


I can understand not using an alternator for this as they spin hellafast, but could you wire in a scavenged auto voltage regulator instead of that box of wires and resistors he put on?
 
2013-12-28 05:01:20 PM
Why not just a bank of 12 batteries connected to a solar charger? With a gas generator as backup.
 
2013-12-28 05:33:33 PM
ThisIsntMe:

I can understand not using an alternator for this as they spin hellafast, but could you wire in a scavenged auto voltage regulator instead of that box of wires and resistors he put on?

You can get the speed with proper gearing (shift gears on the bike) but you just can't push enough enough wattage through. Alternators are not built to be efficient.

The voltage regulator is a good idea.
 
2013-12-28 05:37:07 PM

Tony_Pepperoni: Why not just a bank of 12 batteries connected to a solar charger? With a gas generator as backup.


I think we have a winner - although I'd use the generator (>30kWh per gallon) first and the bank of batteries (generally <1kWh each) as backup.

I got the impression he's looking for alternatives to generators.
 
2013-12-28 08:23:14 PM

fatbear: Tony_Pepperoni: Why not just a bank of 12 batteries connected to a solar charger? With a gas generator as backup.

I think we have a winner - although I'd use the generator (>30kWh per gallon) first and the bank of batteries (generally <1kWh each) as backup.

I got the impression he's looking for alternatives to generators.


Then there's the massive hailstones from the greater-than-annual storms to destroy the solar panels.  In a post-apocalyptic scenario, any remaining ones will be stolen quickly. Stored gasoline starts degrading and depositing a sort of lacquer in its container and any piping within a year.

The bike you can hide in your "cave" and use whenever you need power or are just too fat.

Did you guys not actually watch *and* then understand the imagined context of the video?
 
2013-12-28 11:41:18 PM
People could use it to charge their Iphones? Really!
If the farking power grid is down what would I do with an Iphone that needs cell phone towers and relays and digitalwhatnots that RUN OFF THE farkING DOWNPOWERED POWER GRID!
Run a refrigerator to keep the beer cold, yeah. Charge up an Iphone, no.
 
2013-12-29 03:35:06 AM

Mr. Eugenides: Why a DC motor for generation?  Why not scavenge an alternator and associated wiring from a car?


Have a DC to AC converter in my truck already.  Also have a 2000 Watt genny (camping generator by sure came in handy after the Derecho last year - at one point the house was 121° inside.. so out came the brand new AC, pulled curtains to block off front room and switch between using it to run fridge for an hour, then AC to cool down front room.)  Also used it to power up a computer I had a LOT of NCIS on (like most of the seasons) and brought that computer is, set it up and was able to have something to watch since there wasn't any radio, tv, phone, cell phone... NOTHING in the area. (also used it twice a day for a pot of coffee - yes, it was hovering in the upper 90's to 100° but without my coffee, the casualties would have been in the thousands  LMAO)
10 days of hell - made even worse by traveling to go get my mother (also without power) and bringing her up, since she couldn't even get water where she lived.

I have an old alternator and have always wanted to rig it up to a lawn mower engine - IF I can come across a good running one, cheap or free - mount them and run a belt between the shafts just to run the converter I have in the truck off a spare truck battery; it would be perfect for running literally ALL the lights in the entire house (I have mostly LED now, with the remaining being florescence, so running EVERY LIGHT in house would be equal to 2 reg light bulbs, max) with enough power left over to push a med sized fan and keep a laptop going.

Also have a portable "battery jumper" that includes various extras like: 2 cig lighter chargers, USB charger, flood light, air compressor with bag of 5 adapters (NO IDEA what 3 fit), large hose adapter to blow up inflatable mattress, power invertor with two 3 prong household outlets , AND can jump your truck if the battery goes dead (or in my case - have a cell go bad)   *portable; but heavy SOB

/I actually keep an extra battery charged anymore with a 3 cig lighter adapter ready to hook to it and run 3 large lights, so porch will be fully lit, until I can get genny up and going with items connected to it now.   NOT going through the hell of that Derecho again... or being stuck paying 5x regular price for a generator like some dumbasses were doing.. AND BRAGGING ABOUT IT.
 
2013-12-29 09:49:09 AM

SansNeural: fatbear: Tony_Pepperoni: Why not just a bank of 12 batteries connected to a solar charger? With a gas generator as backup.

I think we have a winner - although I'd use the generator (>30kWh per gallon) first and the bank of batteries (generally <1kWh each) as backup.

I got the impression he's looking for alternatives to generators.

Then there's the massive hailstones from the greater-than-annual storms to destroy the solar panels.  In a post-apocalyptic scenario, any remaining ones will be stolen quickly. Stored gasoline starts degrading and depositing a sort of lacquer in its container and any piping within a year.

The bike you can hide in your "cave" and use whenever you need power or are just too fat.

Did you guys not actually watch *and* then understand the imagined context of the video?


Hail isn't a problem where he lives.

If you're worried about a post-apocalyptic scenario, you're imagining a scenario where you're pretty much farked and the amount of electrical power you can generate by human-powered bike won't have any practical use anyway. Your problem of being fat will fix itself very quickly; no bike needed.

Invest in guns, and steal from those that don't
 
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