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Forum: John Bedini 11-05-2012, 06:59 PM
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Posted By Lidmotor
Microbial fuel cell build update

@All
I have been doing work on a simple homemade microbial fuel cell. I spent lots of time researching it. I tried building a small "Mudwatt" cell but I didn't like what I saw happening. Here is...
Forum: John Bedini 11-01-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4,357
Views: 412,085
Posted By Lidmotor
Mudwatt

Thanks for the link to the Microbial fuel cell. That opens up a whole new area that we have not really looked deeply into -----but somebody has!!


KeegoTech | MudWattâ„¢ MFC Kit...
Forum: John Bedini 10-27-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 4,357
Views: 412,085
Posted By Lidmotor
Single cell testing

@All
I have been working on small single cells and have been successful making a Lead/Alum AA size rechargeable. It is a shrunken down version of a 3 plate cell that JB made weeks ago only it is...
Forum: John Bedini 09-19-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 4,357
Views: 412,085
Posted By Lidmotor
A suggestion

@All
On the other forum John Bedini suggested that we go to Youtube and watch some of the excellent videos concerning Hydrates and Ionic chemistry. I stayed up last night until after 2 AM...
Forum: John Bedini 09-13-2012, 07:21 AM
Replies: 4,357
Views: 412,085
Posted By Lidmotor
Progress report

@ John B., Slider, Brad, & All

I took a side trip and built the "Cat Exciter" that Slider showed running on his Lead-Alum battery. I got mine working and here is the video of it.

Homemade...
Forum: John Bedini 09-11-2012, 04:24 PM
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Views: 412,085
Posted By Lidmotor
Replications

Brad ---You cell turned out good!:thumbsup: It is always nice when someone can replicate what you did and verify your findings. The important aspect of that experiment was to prove that this Alum /...
Forum: John Bedini 09-10-2012, 11:33 PM
Replies: 4,357
Views: 412,085
Posted By Lidmotor
Good News---Bad News

@All
The Good News:

My converted motorcycle battery remains strong at around 10.5 to 11 volts. I don't have a way to know if it is fully charged though. You can't use a hydrometer on it and...
Forum: John Bedini 09-09-2012, 02:13 AM
Replies: 4,357
Views: 412,085
Posted By Lidmotor
plate forming

@ Dadhav
John-- you have to make sure that the metal is clean I found out and it is better if you rough it up with sandpaper to increase the surface area. John Bedini has the Alum mixture very...
Forum: John Bedini 09-08-2012, 03:02 AM
Replies: 4,357
Views: 412,085
Posted By Lidmotor
Making a battery VS converting one

@All
I converted an old lead acid motocycle battery yesterday and had good luck. For real world power this makes more sense than trying to build one from scratch. I do find it very interesting to...
Forum: John Bedini 09-06-2012, 05:29 AM
Replies: 4,357
Views: 412,085
Posted By Lidmotor
Regular Lead acid battery conversion

@All
John Bedini did a great video on how to convert a regular lead acid battery to Alum. It is long but very detailed and walks you through all the steps.

Conversion Of A Dry-Charge Lead Acid...
Forum: John Bedini 09-04-2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 4,357
Views: 412,085
Posted By Lidmotor
The freight train is rolling !!

The beauty of these projects is that they evolve. A bunch of smart people take a idea and just start making it better. Thanks to John and Chuck for getting the train moving ---and now it's really...
Forum: John Bedini 09-03-2012, 10:02 PM
Replies: 4,357
Views: 412,085
Posted By Lidmotor
Expansion

John seems to have a handle on that by adding a small amount of Cream of Tartar to the mixture but I see what you mean. Those Alum crystals really do grow. One of my old crystal cells is made out...
Forum: John Bedini 09-03-2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 4,357
Views: 412,085
Posted By Lidmotor
Lead --Alum homemade cell dissected after load testing

@All
I took my Lead--Alum "solder cell" apart after doing some harsh load testing for several days. The redish brown oxide deposit did start falling off the positive electrode after some time but...
Forum: John Bedini 09-02-2012, 08:53 PM
Replies: 4,357
Views: 412,085
Posted By Lidmotor
More Good News

@All
I got the "solder cell" to work with Epsom salt and distilled water.:dance:
I did alot of research on lead acid battery chemistry yesterday and kept bumping into sites that talked about...
Forum: John Bedini 09-02-2012, 03:03 AM
Replies: 4,357
Views: 412,085
Posted By Lidmotor
Lead Hunt

@ Nick, Slider, and Fausto

When I decided to try this Lead--Alum cell I didn't want to spend much money OR time on just a quick test of the idea. After I got the solder cell working I set out...
Forum: John Bedini 09-01-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 4,357
Views: 412,085
Posted By Lidmotor
Lead --Alum homemade cell

@All
I have been quietly following along here and at other forums. Thanks Nick for posting my latest video on the homemade Lead / Alum rechargeable cell. John and Chuck have spent huge amounts...
Forum: Renewable Energy 08-16-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6,526
Views: 672,442
Posted By Lidmotor
From sailboat at sea

@All
I am 30 miles at sea at an island off California. All is well and I see that progress on this thread is still going full speed ahead.:thumbsup: The item on my sailboat that uses the most...
Forum: Renewable Energy 08-11-2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 6,526
Views: 672,442
Posted By Lidmotor
Three pole Asymmetric Machine---my learning tool

@UFO & All
I made a simple three pole machine using the same simple "learning tool" setup that I showed before. It runs but it doesn't generate correctly. It might be the brush/commutator...
Forum: Renewable Energy 08-07-2012, 03:08 AM
Replies: 6,526
Views: 672,442
Posted By Lidmotor
Timeless Machine

@UFO
Thanks for that video AND all the work it took to build that little model. It isn't easy and it takes alot of time. I now understand what you mean about "bending" the two coils out of...
Forum: Renewable Energy 08-04-2012, 12:30 AM
Replies: 6,526
Views: 672,442
Posted By Lidmotor
More work with the learning tool

@UFO
Thanks for the help and suggestions. I just read your post after working all day and posting a video on my status with the two pole "learning tool". If I had read your post earlier I might...
Forum: Renewable Energy 08-02-2012, 05:04 AM
Replies: 6,526
Views: 672,442
Posted By Lidmotor
Asymmetric machine--a quick build "learning tool"

Thanks Ufo for all your efforts on this amazing quest. I have done my best to keep up with all that is going on here but I decided to go backwards instead of forward. I built a simple "learning...
Forum: Renewable Energy 07-19-2012, 06:09 AM
Replies: 6,526
Views: 672,442
Posted By Lidmotor
Radio Shack motor replication---on a kitchen table

@All
I successfully built UFO's RS motor today. I used IndianaBoy's method of using a pipe cutter to cut the motor housings. I just did it by hand and it wasn't that hard. You have to cleanup...
Forum: Renewable Energy 07-17-2012, 08:16 AM
Replies: 6,526
Views: 672,442
Posted By Lidmotor
Dollar store motor

Brad,
I replicated your little dollar store slip-ring motor today. I have the Radio Shack motors but I wanted to try your approach first. The RS motor is actually a very hard build for me and I...
Forum: Renewable Energy 07-14-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 1,782
Views: 305,948
Posted By Lidmotor
Heat differential powered devices

Jonny I have been working with my Peltier TEC modules and trying different heat differentials to see what works best. Ice cold vs room temp works pretty good for the TECs that I have. I can't find...
Forum: Renewable Energy 07-13-2012, 05:23 AM
Replies: 1,782
Views: 305,948
Posted By Lidmotor
Hot rock powered LED light

@ Jonny & All

I got the Reverse Joule Thief to run using a small transformer. Heat from a hot rock supplied the energy to Peltier modules for power. This circuit that uses very low voltage but a...
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