The folks at ITT were showing off their wire rope isolator technology. What’s depicted here (which really requires video rather than a still image) is that the bucket of ball bearings and other stuff that was mounted directly to the vibrating table was bouncing all over the place (the right side of the image). The bucket to the left, containing the same items, had the wire rope isolator between the bucket and the table. This one barely moved.
Good points, RalphyBoy. Gyms do have tremendous potential for human energy to be converted to electricity. Stationary bikes, cross trainers and, yes, even dance floors could be kicking energy back into the grid.
"green energy means that energy which produces less waste and causes little changes in the enviornment ?Is this energy produced by solar,wind and other alternative sources am i correct "
Debera, you are right up to an extent. Green energy means less pollution, ecco friendly etc, while usage and during the process of energy generation too. In that sense, solar & wind are more ecco friendly.
My design, you mean to say that green energy means that energy which produces less waste and causes little changes in the enviornment ?Is this energy produced by solar,wind and other alternative sources am i correct
Jhankwitz its true in order to generate more energy the more energy needed to be provided by the dancers,It is a rule you dont get anything free of cost .Havent toy heard newtons law To every action there is equal but opposite reaction
I beleive the concept of green car is removal of pollution and its an hybrid car .I am too very excited to watch the unmanned vehicle because i have also designed an unmanned vehicle which moves towards the desired location after receiving the address interms of latitute and longitude.Sonaar can be added to it for obstacle detection
Concerning the dance floor... this might be a great thing when getting some exercise is whole the point of the dance... or whatever other activity could be performed on the floor. Imagine the power that is expended doing aerobics every year.
So, there might be a market in the health spa/gym business for these floors, as well as for a few other person powered generators... Stationary bikes, steppers, even lift machines could all be designed to convert the spa members' output into usable electricity, though I'm not sure that it would be cost effective.
But it might make an interesting marketing scheme... 'The Power House Gym' or 'The Green Room Spa' and like that.
We still have no information on how much the floor deflects, without knowing that there is no way to make a valid evaluation. A half millimeter deflection would not be noticed, but a 2 or 3 mm deflection would attract a lot of attention. Possibly we could calculate the deflection needed to deliver the power claimed, except that we have no information about how much energy the dancers deliver to the floor, nor do we know anything about the efficiency of the capture mechanism. Without any information the very best we can do is to offer blind opinions, which, if we do that, we need to qualify them as blind opinions. That keeps us from looking foolish when the facts become available.
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