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i had no idea we had so many engineers on overclock.net
you mean wannabes tongue.gif of course there are...people from every walk of life

so if this works by vibrating, i wonder how many/much do we need to convert road vibrations to powering a car
post #32 of 38
no blades means none of this...

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Yep, I'm sure that the local ground-based scavengers have figured out that hanging around the turbines is a good plan.

Thankfully, everyone is a winner.
    
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Should put these on fracking sites, DOUBLE THE POWER!
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post #35 of 38
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i had no idea we had so many engineers on overclock.net

Being tech oriented people, most of us have some kind of physics and engineering education.
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no blades means none of this...


Not only would that be annoying, but it would be creepy... just imagine all those flashes in your peripheral vision...
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post #37 of 38
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Yep, I'm sure that the local ground-based scavengers have figured out that hanging around the turbines is a good plan.

Also a super safe place to live for them.

We varmint hunters aren't allowed near the wind farms, for obvious reasons.
    
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I'm sorry, these things are dumb. Vibrating items like this is only going to cause metal fatigue and lower their lifespan and increase maintenance costs.

 

You do know there is such a thing as cycle lifespan, right?

In other words, certain material at certain level of stress can last pretty much forever, practically speaking.

 

Example: An electric motor shaft.

   
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