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 Posted: Sun Sep 10th, 2006 10:38 am
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Yes, here I go, both geeking out and completely off topic ....

Well, if this machine turns out to have interesting problems, the Fisher & Paykel motor has been discovered to be useful in a few other applications:

http://www.users.bigpond.com/solarbbq/bikeexp/bexp.htm

Or as a generator:

http://www.sustainability.ofm.uwa.edu.au/welcome/urban_sustainability/wind_turbine__home_made

I'm kinda wondering where I could get my hands on a couple of old (and hopefully inexpensive) Calypso motors... they look like they'd make good robot drive motors and/or generators if suitably rewired!

Someday, the geek shall inherit the Earth ......