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So.... Goofy build thread

I just got this handy down novelty steam and i got it to work again, any ideas how I could make this into a build?
https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B1Ed6vRTeikeQ3VwNGNrLXJrN0U
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That is just awesome, well if anyone wants to you can view it now.
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post #4 of 8
Very cute. (17 second .mov file, for anybody who doesn't know what that link goes to)
post #5 of 8
You could make a spinning wheel from it. So when the computer on is the wheel spins.
post #6 of 8
It's a neat little toy, but I think as far as a computer being combined with it goes I think it's of limited use. For one, water (steam, water vapor) and computers do not mix well. Things tend to let out magic blue smoke, either immediately due to liquid contact shorting things out, or longer term due to corrosion. Also, keeping it fueled and running while the computer on will get annoying and costly both in fuel and time spend mucking about with it. And, that thing doesn't look like it'll power much of anything. It's very lightly built, and not going to build much pressure, so it won't generate much torque. You might have luck making one small lightweight thing spin under it's power... but don't expect too much from it.

Enjoy playing with it though. Kind of wish I'd come across one so I could show it to my kid.
post #7 of 8
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it would be fairly easy to make one your self, I am going to see if I can run it off an refrigerant to power a fan. Regenerative cooling haha
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post #8 of 8
Thats great! Hook it up to your fan via a belt or small chain! The ultimate irony is creating hot steam to spin a pin that is intended to deliver cool air!! Love it
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