This is the way indigenous Maori used to make a fish hook. Start with a bit of root from the pohutukawa tree and with a bit of scraping you end up with a fish hook. Ok this is only my first effort but you get the idea. When you finish with your hook, just throw […]Read more "ESPcat End of Oil Exploration"
Man against fish! That’s James trying to land a big one off the end of the dock at the boating club. Life is a test and the outcome is by no means certain. America has a fool in the Whitehouse, Russia has a fool in the Kremlin North Korea has its own little fool and […]Read more "ESPcat Testing Times MPT-7210A"
I worry about the wealth gap. The head of Fonterra, Theo Spierings, just quit because he lost the company $130 million due to a failed China deal.(7) The poor fool was receiving annual salary of $NZ 8.3 million. What makes this asshole think he is worth 8.3 million per year? Even more worrying; why would anyone […]Read more "ESPcat You Get What You Pay For (or not)"
Can you see that tiny glow between my fingers?That is a 3 watt, incandescent light bulb glowing from being connected to a super capacitor. If you don’t think that’s cool, then it is proof that you are not a fully fledged geek because I think it is just amazing! That capacitor (the round black thing) […]Read more "ESPcat Solar Supercapacitor"
So there is Borderline, backing out of the shed. She is all repaired following a minor misadventure with a rogue boat drifting loose in a storm. Insurance paid for most of it and I have a date with the Disputes Tribunal to recover the remaining $2,500. These events are sent to try us. With a […]Read more "ESPcat Never Give Up #nevergiveup"
Here are the first lithium batteries for ESPcat. There are 7 of them and they add up to 24 volts at 53 amp-hours. The usable amp-hours is only about 80% of that giving 42.4 amp-hours. This means that the battery can produce 1017 watts for 1 hour. Call it 1 killowatt-hour of energy storage to […]Read more "ESPcat Proton Battery #protonbattery"
Here are the boys busily, repairing the damage done by a loose boat in the last storm. There must be something secret going on under that cover. I would have asked Jared Kushner but alas they took away his security clearance for being a lying, cheating bastard, so he is no longer privy to any […]Read more "ESPcat Under Wraps #solarpower"