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Heat powers chips

Postby Bernie64 » Sat Jul 19, 2008 9:28 pm

We've been hearing about nano technology for a while.
These guys filed a patent which if produced would have made cooling obsolete.
http://peswiki.com/index.php/Directory:Eneco_power_chip
Now they're in bankruptcy.
Then there's this http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/06/070603225026.htm

Wonder how soon we'll see an actual product?
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Re: Heat powers chips

Postby bowman » Wed Aug 06, 2008 12:17 pm

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Re: Heat powers chips

Postby Foxery » Wed Aug 06, 2008 2:19 pm

Slightly different devices - the Sterling Engine acts like an old fashioned steam-powered train, and is intended to produce motion. The OP's links generate electricity, which can be used for a wider variety of purposes. MSI's HeatPipe + Sterling-powered fan intrigues me; I wonder how effective and flexible it is.

It seems like something is missing from the ScienceDaily article; I don't follow how heat causes their device to resonate like a tuning fork.
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Re: Heat powers chips

Postby bowman » Wed Aug 06, 2008 3:16 pm

Foxery wrote:Slightly different devices - the Sterling Engine acts like an old fashioned steam-powered train, and is intended to produce motion. The OP's links generate electricity, which can be used for a wider variety of purposes. MSI's HeatPipe + Sterling-powered fan intrigues me; I wonder how effective and flexible it is.

It seems like something is missing from the ScienceDaily article; I don't follow how heat causes their device to resonate like a tuning fork.

Well, yeah, they're different, one is a very simple way to utilize heat energy and one is a complex one that caused the company to go bankrupt. :P
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Re: Heat powers chips

Postby Bernie64 » Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:51 pm

Good news, though the heat is much higher at this point
http://www.kansascity.com/438/story/741982.html
http://www.popularmechanics.com/blogs/automotive_news/4226958.html?nav=RSS20

A home air conditioner can work the same way one day.

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Re: Heat powers chips

Postby codysluder » Mon Aug 18, 2008 11:35 pm

Bernie64 wrote:A home air conditioner can work the same way one day.


:?: :?: :?:

Thermoelectric power is generated when heat flows from a hot source to something colder. That means the energy would have to be captured from the parts of your home that are poorly insulated, where it's hotter outside than it is inside and that is warming up your room. The A/C could use that power to pump the heat back outside (from a cooler room to a hotter outside) but that wouldn't make your room cooler since you'd have to have more heat leaking in than you're pumping out.

The auto A/C can work because the you can generate power by using the heat from your exhaust pipe that's already going to be warming the outside air and which is independent of the heat flow in or out of the passenger area.
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Re: Heat powers chips

Postby Bernie64 » Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:55 am

I meant using the heat from the compressor which reaches quite a high temp.
Would still draw current, but would regenerate some of its own thus cutting down on mains power draw.
Put one side of the thing on the compressor and the other to outside, and voila, hundreds of degrees difference.
Same effect as the exhaust pipe and the external air temp.

Won't be much longer.
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Re: Heat powers chips

Postby DjSoulshot » Tue Aug 19, 2008 2:51 pm

Foxery wrote:Slightly different devices - the Sterling Engine acts like an old fashioned steam-powered train, and is intended to produce motion. The OP's links generate electricity, which can be used for a wider variety of purposes. MSI's HeatPipe + Sterling-powered fan intrigues me; I wonder how effective and flexible it is.

It seems like something is missing from the ScienceDaily article; I don't follow how heat causes their device to resonate like a tuning fork.

Does the sterling engine cooler actually ship? Would love to play with one :D
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Re: Heat powers chips

Postby brendya » Wed Apr 29, 2009 5:37 am

Can I use a portable Air conditioning unit in a pop up tent trailer?
Im going camping this summer and its going to be HOT. I have a 6 month old that I will need to keep cool. We have electrical hookup at the site. Is it safe to use a portable air conditioning unit in a pop up tent trailer?
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Re: Heat powers chips

Postby tmillic » Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:54 pm

How did 6-month olds survive before the last century?
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Re: Heat powers chips

Postby bapriebe » Thu Apr 30, 2009 5:15 am

tmillic wrote:How did 6-month olds survive before the last century?
Tent-sized blocks of ice?
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