Bouncy Ball Generator

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  1. trevor borocz johnson Registered Senior Member

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    In this design I use oscillations from a bouncing ball to make electricity. The bouncy ball is dropped at A at lands on the two litre at B. The air in the two liter at C puts pressure on and off on the turbine at D. The torque at E pulls on either F or G. F is a rectifier for mechanical current. The figure 8 at F makes the on and off pressure from the ball one way directional at H which spins the generator at I.

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  3. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    Why?
     
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  5. trevor borocz johnson Registered Senior Member

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    With D through I, you could use all sort of things other then a bouncy ball to create the pressure on the turbine at D. Just got to think of some.
     
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  7. trevor borocz johnson Registered Senior Member

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    The pressure on C could be alternated between hot steam and cold air, could be an efficient way to boil water and convert it to electricty.
     
  8. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    There are many losses in this design, which makes it inefficient as an energy converter.
     
  9. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

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    Does it scale up to Atomic Power Plant size?

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    Google - Electric Power Plant Generator

    Have you thought about dropping the ball from Thunder and Lighting thunderstorm clouds?

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  10. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    Do tennis balls work? How about a football?
     
  11. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    But quite good as a Heath Robinson tribute act...............

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  12. Sarkus Hippomonstrosesquippedalo phobe Valued Senior Member

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    Indeed.
    Is this a serious suggestion to resolve the world's energy crisis, or just a simple lossy mechanism for converting tiny amounts of potential energy to tiny amounts of electricity?
     
  13. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

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    Very sensible question

    Are you truly expecting a sensible answer?

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  14. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    Quite.

    I've always taken our friend Trevor to be Japanese, which would account for the misspelling of "ballocks" in his name..............

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  15. trevor borocz johnson Registered Senior Member

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    If C were a boiler and you let a little steam out, into a condenser of course, then re-pressurized C with heat it might compete with other designs. But also I was thinking you could wrap C with one of those circular screw clamps and the pressure taken on and off by a boat, a very heavy boat, going up and down on the waves, and the advantage of this system vs other wave systems is when there are big storms you can just park the boat and the generator and turbine are already planted somewhere safe. Current systems to get energy from waves get destroyed during storms.
     
  16. trevor borocz johnson Registered Senior Member

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    Or wind power could be used. I'm thinking the rope of a flag breezing in the wind could tighten the clamp around C, then unattach the rope briefly from the clamp, roll the flag up, use a spring so the clamp unwinds and tightens the rope, unroll the flag, and then attach the rope again and repeat. Advantage is far less weight then wind blades while a large flag could cover the same surface area. I'm wondering if the rectifier at F could be used to convert wind energy into power and released so a hypothetical car would go in reverse against the wind. That would be something.
     
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  17. trevor borocz johnson Registered Senior Member

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    Alright I thought long and hard about my flag wind generator. If the flag pulls on a rope that turns a wheel and you attach that wheel to a gear system, you could store surface area resistance of the flag to the wind energy for a duration of a minute while your rope the flag is on gets longer by a couple feet, Having stored all the potential energy for a minute, you should have plenty of excess energy to re tighten the flag which would only take a few seconds and you only lose the amount of energy equal to the flags resistance for a few seconds. So the longer you gain energy with the flag and the quicker the system resets, you will end up with a positive gain.
     
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    trees sway back and fourth in the wind esp. at the top where there are branches. Maybe a tree swaying around and some ropes could put the pressure on and off at C in the OP. That would be a lot more energy then a bouncy ball.
     
  19. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

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    Why are you not up with Elon Musk with all these

    If you are not up there with him why not twitter him these brain waves and I bet he sends his plane for you

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    would be better if you could sink the wave generator in big storms
    it can sit on the bottom until the storm is over
    then use its inertia wave powered ballast tanks to re float it
     
  21. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    You're trying to reinvent the windmill now? Existing windmills are already far more efficient that your Rube Goldberg device.
     
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  22. trevor borocz johnson Registered Senior Member

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    But a bouncy ball can convert 98% of its energy to elasticity. So it could be a high efficient battery. Or like I says I said other pressure sources then a bouncy ball could be used.
     
  23. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    As you correctly point out, a bouncy ball is not a source of energy; it can be used as a storage device (battery) for energy though.
    So a bouncy ball does nothing for your system except introduce friction and heating losses.
    You are still in the position of determining the source of energy.
     

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