[EMS Discuss] Solar Foundry

Mark Danburg-Wyld EMAIL HIDDEN
Sun Sep 8 21:08:26 PDT 2013


Also: http://www.dezeen.com/2011/06/28/the-solar-sinter-by-markus-kayser/

What a world.


On Sun, Sep 8, 2013 at 9:07 PM, Mark Danburg-Wyld <EMAIL HIDDEN>wrote:

> My guess is we would need full sunlight to get much heat. Maybe it will
> still get hot enough to use as an oven though, even through clouds.
>
> Sam, good thought on scrounging the fresnel lens from an old tv - just
> checked craigslist and there's several cheap-to-free ones posted. All I
> need now is a truck and some free time... Apparently there's both "spot"
> and "linear" versions, and the "spot" version gets much much hotter.
>
> I doubt putting another object in the current space is a good idea,
> however. Especially one that starts with a fairly large lens that has to be
> rolled out into full sunlight to get really exciting results. Maybe this
> one should go on the back burner for a few months until we're in a larger
> space - time the build to finish when the clouds break next year?
>
>
> On Sun, Sep 8, 2013 at 8:01 PM, Weston Turner <EMAIL HIDDEN>wrote:
>
>> Do you think that even in the winter months it might produce enough heat
>> to use it as a solar oven? If you could cook with it even in overcast
>> whether, it would be a cool demonstration of how much solar energy makes it
>> through the clouds even in the rainy season.
>>
>> Just a thought as to what it might be useful for the other 8-9 months of
>> the year.
>>
>> Weston
>>
>> On Sep 8, 2013, at 7:51 PM, Sam Foster <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
>>
>> Oh I've seen this video. We need a large fresnel lens - they come from
>> large old rear projection tvs. In other words with some judicious
>> scavenging, the whole build shouldn't cost more than a bit of lumber and
>> fixings.
>>
>> On 9/8/2013 7:27 PM, Mark Danburg-Wyld wrote:
>>
>>   Step 1: Watch this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drE54ctrHBY
>>  Step B: Let me know if you'd be interested in building a solar foundry
>> for EMS
>>  ???
>>  Step 4: Profit!
>>
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