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Gadget Freak Case 143: Tesla Turbine Creates Liquid Electricity

Gadget Freak Case 143: Tesla Turbine Creates Liquid Electricity

If your electricity fails in a post-apocalyptic world, you can use water pressure to generate electricity. Travis Lipstein and fellow students in a mechatronics class at Colorado State University used a Tesla turbine - based on the work of Nikola Tesla in the early 1900s - to turn water into electricity. The water pressure forces a shaft in the turbine to rotate. The rotating shaft is connected to a generator. The water flow around the turbine is controlled by valves. The rotational speed is communicated to the user via a LCD interface on the system's control panel, which lets the user know when sufficient power is being generated by the turbine.
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Gadget Freak Case 142 Tesla Turbine Creates Liquid Electricity



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2 NPN Power Transistor
935-6158
4 Linear Voltage Regulator
568-0488
1 Molded Vane Sensor
276-0035
1 Eight DIP Array
248-9280
1 Piezo Speaker
090-SPEC
1 10-Bit, Serial I/O A/D Converter DIP
630-0840
10 0.1AmuF Capacitor 852-1170
3 330I(C) Resistor 296-4698
4 10kI(C) Resistor 648-0156
1 DPST, Rocker Switch
908-0112
3 Red LED
782-0010
3 Yellow LED
782-0040
3 Green LED
782-1503

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