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Ryan Harp
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Missouri Wind and Solar has been working on wind turbines and small scale power management systems for years. The owner of 5 hour energy has teamed up with them to create a pretty sophisticated unit for personal electricity generation geared for underdeveloped regions. Good stuff here!
 
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I remember something along the same lines at a children's museum many years ago. I could only get about 4 or 5 bulbs lit, but back then they were incandescent bulbs so they drew a heck of a lot more electricity.
 
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Ryan Harp :Early in the video we Hear Manoj Bhargava give us a great way to measure a new products Worth - 1) Is it useful, 2) Is it entertaining, 3) Not useful !

Is this product useful? I don't know, would I try it hell yes !

Later he mentions exactly for whom this Human-powerd Electrical Generator is created! Again, from this (well made )video The 3 Billion people on the planet who are

TOTALY without Power or have Power 2-3 hours a day !

I am not Quibbling with his representation of the great effect it will have on these 3 Billion people ! Only the quick assumption that it will transfer well to people who

Want to be off of the grid, or people who find themselves " Temporarily " off of the grid !

For the 3rd world people who suddenly are rescued by this human powered generator, they will get 24 hours of "Lighting" - minus daylight when the light comes from

the sky and 6-8 hours of Quiet time each nite when most people react to dark by sleeping. this plus a minimal assurance of power to electronics. 3 Billion more people

who are suddenly connected ! WOW that certainly is an Awesome thought !

Now I am 65 + years old! Can I peddle a 'horizontal bike-type' generator? You bet your sweet ass I can ! What is needed is a direct drive human-powered way to drive

a "Heat Pump"! The Heat Pump should deliver 5 units of ether coolth or warmth for every unit of mechanical energy supplied to the pump driving that energy transported

cycle! During typical' hurricane season' the outside air temp as far north as Boston still contains the heat energy to make this 5 : ! energy 'swap' possible !


IF THAT LINK EXISTED WITH-IN THE "Human powered Generator '' A direct drive to the possible 5 to 1 return in energy units (for every unit expended), Then self -help for

" Those temporarily 'off the grid' '' would be much more likely!

I am sure that this minimum generation of human power-is possible** What more could someone want who is huddling inside one or two rooms waiting for the power to be

switched back on ? How about hot water -

This could be produced in the same manner -with a heat pump but now we are talking about finding 4-5 people who are healthy and minimally compatible to drive their

Human powered generator with Direct-Drive adjuncts, for about 3-4 hours a day ! Extra points if you have been using the Equipment everyday and you have the U.S.P.S.

''Tour de France'' bike team ***staying at your house when the power goes out !

OH Yes Before I wait to see what comments follow- The generator used for this application is dependent for better or worse on "Rare'Earth Magnets- just like those miniature

Ear buds that screw in your ear !

For the good of the Craft ! Big AL !

** for Many Healthy Adult Humans !

*** You have a high probability that most of them Will pass a piss-test !
 
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allen lumley wrote:Extra points if you have been using the Equipment everyday and you have the U.S.P.S. ''Tour de France'' bike team ***staying at your house when the power goes out !

Nah, you don't need the whole team, just Lance...or at least that's what ESPN suggests.
 
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- this brings up the valid point that joe and Josie six-pack can each produce about 100 watts an hour - A Super athlete can do some more and for longer,

but here we are talking about turning 100 watts into a daily grind, I better get more out of it then enough lights to find the Tie that matches my Cranberry

Vest, and a fully charged tablet ! for the good of the craft ! Big AL
 
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Bah, YouTube made the video private and it's been too long for me to edit my previous post. Here is another version of the funny commercial.
 
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