Hey Burners N. of the Gate, (or wherever)
Anybody need stuff?
During the last ten years of wild imaginings for playa projects I have gathered a motley assortment of interesting stuff, which I am happy to make available to artists or would-be artists; if you have a Playa project and need a something or other, give me a call at 707-479-1570, I might have one or a boxful.
I'm not trying to sell stuff, more just to let it get put to good use. Not to say I would refuse any monetary support that is offered!
Also I would welcome any help on The GleanEnergy Project which I will be showing at the Maker Faire, and probably at Burning Man.
I have devised and prototyped a mechanism to glean a small amount of energy from pedestrian activity, using a simple system of one-way valves, and to use it to pump water to a height of ten feet or so. With that and a water wheel, I can turn a shaft to an alternator, and generate some amount of electricity.
Based on prototype results, I figure that sixty people dancing will produce a gallon of water per second at a height of ten feet. Which is decent potential.
Give me a call if you're interested 479-1570. Phyxx