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Latest Overview:
7 years in review (#83)
6 years in review (#71)
5 years in review (#59)
4 years of green energy projects (#47)

Project Topics:
Project Status Codes
A - Active
I - active but pretty Inactive to comatose
F - Finished or otherwise ended
$ - Product(s) For Sale
Power Generation
*F  Ocean Wave Power: 1/2 price alternative to Site C Peace River hydro (mostly early newsletters)
*F  Solar Cells: a titanium dioxide nanocrystalline glaze for improved light absorption: could improve solar panel and flat collector effectiveness 25-40% (#28, 29 also 27, 42, 48) An array of solar PV panels in the Okanagan would also be substantially less costly than Site C Dam, and would occupy much less land area (even without the improvement).
*F Better Windplant Blades: A simple idea for notched blades to reduce noise, increase efficiency - as used on house fans (PP-epoxy) (#34)
* Better Windplant siting: string them like gondolas between mountains? (#44)
*I  Self-turning Magnet Machine & theory of thermomagnetism (#51...)
*F  Solar "DC Grid Tie" Electricity Project (#52...)
*A  Lambda Ray ("VHE Ray") Energy Converter (#94 etc)

Electric Hubcap Car/transport Drive Systems
*F$  Electric Hubcap axial flux BLDC Motor 11.5" O.D. x 4", 4.6KW 36V (most newsletters)
*F$ Electric Caik axial flux BLDC Motor 9.25" O.D. x 4", 3KW 24V "2/3 size" (#58,59,60)
*I  Electric Weel axial flux BLDC Motor 28" O.D., 13.8 KW triple (from #36 (concept) & #37 (project commencement))
*A Unipolar BLDC Motors & Controller - Better performance, better motor controllers (#80 - ?)
*A  Turquoise Motor Controller (most newsletters - BEST: IR2133 version with current ramp modulation (CRM or 'direct torque control') #41, 42, (43)... ... ...)
*'F'  Mechanical or Magnetic Torque Converter ("MTC" - most newsletters from #15 on.)
*I  Planetary gears project (owing to not having made a good MTC yet; later as a 'final drive ratio' gearset following torque converter - #39, 40) Still later, see next...
*A  PGTC - Planetary Gear Variable Ratio Torque Converter (#51...) A torque converter design that works!(?)
*F  Nanocrystalline Ceramic Motor Coil Cores - Unsuccessful per se, but had successful offshoots:
      - Ilmenite (FeTiO3) paramagnetic coating: magnetically conductive path from wires to core (#37),
      - DSSC nanocrystalline titanium glaze for solar collector front glass "sand pebbles lenses". (See "Dye Sensitized Solar Cells")
*F  Electric Hubcap Outboard Motor (#32, 33, 34 (Honda 7.5 conversion) Motor Obsolete, tossed)
*A Electric Caik Outboard Motor (#60...) ('modern' motor Honda 7.5 conversion)
*A  Mushroom Outboard: an Electric Hubcap Outboard from scratch (#46,47...57... various)
*A Chevrolet Sprint Car electric conversion - with ultra-efficient FWD drivetrain including mechanical torque converter followed by 3 to 1 chain drive reduction. (from #43 on)

Electricity Storage

*A  Turquoise Battery (most newsletters): First successful battery #39. Ni:Mn-Mn #49 & later issues
  ( http://www.saers.com/recorder/craig/TurquoiseEnergy/BatteryMaking/BatteryMaking.html
)
*I   Nickel-Nickel Battery in Potassium Sulfate (#98)
*A  Air-Nickel ("Nickel-Air") Battery in K2SO4 (#99)
*F  Economical NiMH Dry Cell Car Battery (#35, 36, 37 - Replaced by Battery Sticks)
*A$ Handy Battery Sticks (NiMH D dry cells in long plastic pipes, 6V (1'), 12V (2' or quintos: 5 pipes x 7" to fit PbPb battery boxes), Super Battery Stick (70 amp-hours, 12V) (#42, 43)
*$  Sodium Sulfate Battery Additive (triples or quadruples life of lead-acid batteries - allows renewal of old ones)

Misc

*F  Electric Car Heater (#22, 23, 25) - Obsolete: see Peltier Element Heat Pump
*A$  LED low energy House Lighting Project (#41, 42, 43) - Also low energy LED car lighting.
*I  Pulsejet Steel Plate Cutter (#31, 32, 33, 34)
*F  Simple capacitive discharge resistance battery tab spot welder  (#30, 32)
*A  Peltier Element shallow chest, superinsulated refrigerator (#54, 55)
*A  Peltier Element Heat Pump for electric cars, homes (57 or thereabouts)
*A  Magnetic refrigeration & heat pumping (#55)
*-  CNC Farming Machine (Concept #57)
*A  Aquaponics (#75, 79-82...)

Societal Problems and Structures for Advance

May 2016: See new overview at www.HandsOnDemocracy.org

* Department of Progress (#21, 35)
* The Disgrace of the Patent System (#28, 84 [death by patent examples: 7, ?, ?, #55])
* Who Killed the Nickel-Metal Hydride Battery (#7)
* Shorten the Working Hours! (#54)
* Various other editorials in many issues
* Also see my booklet (2003, Rev 2012):
   Fundamental Principles of Democratic Government: Towards Utopian Systems of Governance.

* Referendums Web Site: DirectVotes.org (TBA)
The idea: Make your own petition or referendum; simple, fair choice ranking voting; add choices to referendums started by others. The issues raised and votes on them aren't (today) binding on governments, but they and everyone will know what people are really concerned with and where public opinion really stands on the issues raised.






Individual Monthly Issue Links with Contents (In reverse order by date):





Turquoise Energy News #121   covering June 2018 - (posted July 3rd 2018)

Features:
* Stable Zinc Electrodes, The "Holy Grail" of battery making
... hundreds have tried and (more or less) failed: Grail TAKEN by new electrolyte!  (See Month in Brief, Electricity Storage)
* New Bandsaw Mill Concept: Self-Correcting Band Angle always cuts straight! (See Month in Brief, Other "Green" Projects)

Month In Brief (Project Summaries etc.) - Band mill - Band - Batteries! - "Electrafest":Portable 6 KW J1772 EV charger

In Passing (Miscellaneous topics, editorial comments & opinionated rants)
 - Battery Commercializations?...Useless SDTC Again-Changhong-DIY Crowd-Factory? - Crystal Sponge? - Moles and hydrocortosone cream: Update - Feeding the 9 Billion? - After the Thugs (bad poetry that doesn't rhyme) - Age of World?

- Project Reports -

Electric Transport - Electric Hubcap Motor Systems (no reports)

Other "Green" Electric Equipment Projects
* Carmichael Mill ("Handheld Bandsaw Alaska Mill")
  - "railway" band guide wheels: Mounting, adjustments & Cuts - Self Correcting Band Guides?
* Proposed New Electrical Standards "RFC": a new standard Voltage (38/36 VDC) + Standard Connectors for 12 VDC, 38 VDC
  - Idea: If making 38/36 volt connectors, why not market 38 volt lights and appliances along with them? - Other notes

Electricity Generation (no reports)

Electricity Storage - Turquoise Battery Project (NiMn, NiNi, O2-Ni), etc.
* Zinc: notorious battery electrode substance, TAMED by the new electrolyte!
* Nickel-Zinc Batteries - Compacting electrodes - Glue & Jell - Why, suddenly, Zinc instead of Nickel?
* Manganese-zinc & Lead-zinc cells & experiments (They all work!)
* Zinc Sheet Electrodes work great - Shaping Plates to gain More Surface Area
* Mn-Zn cell from scratch: works great!



Turquoise Energy News #120   covering May 2018 - (posted June 3rd 2018)

Feature: Nickel-Nickel Battery: Should be better, cheaper than Lithiums. Next step, developmental production.
             
(See Month in Brief, Electricity Storage)

Month In Brief (Project Summaries etc.)

In Passing (Miscellaneous topics, editorial comments & opinionated rants)

- Project Reports -

Electric Transport - Electric Hubcap Motor Systems
* Chevy Sprint Car, continued
* Reluctance Motor Designing Idea: Make it Flexible!

Other "Green" Electric Equipment Projects
* Carmichael Mill ("Handheld Bandsaw Alaska Mill")
  - potential competition? Nope! - Various constructions and trials - Cutting (a few) real boards - Superior band guides
* Proposed New Electrical Standards "RFC": a new standard Voltage, and Standard Connectors for 12 VDC, 38 VDC
  - New "38 volt DC" (+/- 15% = 33 to 43.7 volts) proposed as a "standard wiring voltage"
     - midway between 12 volt and 120 volt (3 times 12 volts; 1/3 of 120 volts)
     - 1/3 the current and wire size of 12 V
     - much lower line losses than 12 V, good for moderate power appliances as well as low power
     - highest 'safe to touch' line voltage
  - Revised CAT standard 12 volt plugs and receptacles (a little smaller, better connections and grip)
  - New HAT standard 38 volt plugs and receptacles (size is close to original CAT std., longer and stiffer prongs/blades)
* "The Indoor Vegetable Garden" - Year round gardening with LED Lights! (and other gardening) (Last update for the season?)

Electricity Generation
* HE Ray Energy - notes on magnetic saturation & grounding

Electricity Storage - Turquoise Battery Project (NiMn, NiNi, O2-Ni), etc.
* Nickel-Nickel Batteries - Further cell experiments - Cell construction and test - Water electrolyte cell - More tests
  - High Resistance Electrode can be solved by VERY VERY powerful compaction - NiNi Must Next Move to Developmental Production
  - Negative Current Collector Metal as a metal hydride for double energy storage?


Turquoise Energy News #119   covering April 2018 - (posted May 4th 2018)

Month In Brief (Project Summaries etc.)

In Passing (Miscellaneous topics, editorial comments & opinionated rants)
  - 7CoreValues.org - Plastic beaches and oceans - US Government: a failed democracy? - Guarded humour

- Project Reports -

Electric Transport - Electric Hubcap Motor Systems
* Chevy Sprint: got it running. (YAY!) Complications & inspirations... Stereo & music - Controller & motor - Clutch slipping - Another Try at "Sep Ex" Control - Take apart - Motor - Field Drive DC to DC Converter? - Batteries - Headlights: fixing problems from long ago - Moving along - Solar charging?
* PM Assisted Reluctance Motors, Improved Performance Unipolar Motor Controllers(?) & Electric Transport
* Some Nissan Leaf Notes - EV Market

Other "Green" Electric Equipment Projects
* Carmichael Mill ("Bandsaw Alaska Mill")
* "The Indoor Vegetable Garden" - Year round gardening with LED Lights! (and other gardening)

Electricity Generation
* Hydro Power: Turbine Shaft & "Spiral Staircase" water wheel
* The Electromagnetic Spectrum, John Bedini & (V)HE Ray Energy: Ideas and experiments

Electricity Storage - Turquoise Battery Project (NiMn, NiNi, O2-Ni), etc.
* Nickel-nickel: How good would it be?



Turquoise Energy News #118   covering March 2018 - (posted April 3rd 2018)

Month In Brief (Project Summaries etc.)

Special Feature: The Fantasy Budget!  What if someone offered me a fortune for the purpose of helping to improve the world?

In Passing (Miscellaneous topics, editorial comments & opinionated rants)
  - The need for teaching the core values of social sustainability
  - Inbread humour?
- Project Reports -

Electric Transport - Electric Hubcap Motor Systems
* Chevy Sprint: Battery placement - Motor Controller
* A BLDC Motor Disassembly

Other "Green" Electric Equipment Projects
* Carmichael Mill ("Bandsaw Alaska Mill")
* "The Indoor Vegetable Garden" - Year round gardening with LED Lights! (and other gardening)
* LED Light Making Update (how the ones I made some years ago are faring now - dimming - repairs)

Electricity Generation
* Small Creek - And Larger - Hydro Power Units? - The spiral staircase "Turbine Pipe" with "Intake Head"

Electricity Storage - Turquoise Battery Project (NiMn, NiNi, O2-Ni), etc.
* Doped conductive coating separates graphite current collector from electrode
* Ethaline DES with potassium oxalate and calcium hydroxide electrolyte
* Nickel-Nickel test cell seems to work! (real, practical cells for EV.s now seem possible)
* Use NO Graphite or conductive carbon black powder - It caused the self discharge in all those previous cells



Turquoise Energy News #117   covering February 2018 - (posted March 3rd 2018)

Month In Brief (Project Summaries etc.)
  - Battery Electrolyte Experiment - Revised and Revived: the Electric Chevy Sprint Project (the car moves!) - EV Power Consumptions - No Carmichael Mill ("Bandsaw Alaska Mill") this month - More Electric Ferries! (update)

In Passing (Miscellaneous topics, editorial comments & opinionated rants)
  - More Arctic Warming-Accelerating Sea Level Rise-Topsy Turvy Weather - Spinosaurus: a gigantic Amphibian or a Reptile?

- Project Reports -

Electric Transport - Electric Hubcap Motor Systems
* Chevy Sprint Car (again? still?) - Forklift Motor & Fixed (8.9:1) reduction: The car moves!
* J1772 EV Charging Stations

Other "Green" Electric Equipment Projects
* Indoor Vegetable Growing With LED Lights

Electricity Generation (no reports)

Electricity Storage - Turquoise Battery Project (NiMn, NiNi, O2-Ni), etc.
* Nickel-Nickel: DES & KC2O4 Electrolyte Experiment






Turquoise Energy News #116   covering January 2018 - (posted February 3rd 2018)


Features:
* Carmichael Mill ("bandsaw alaska mill") First Tests!

Month In Brief (Project Summaries etc.)
 - Nissan Leaf (light blue) - Carmichael Mill ("Bandsaw Alaska Mill") - Motor Development Thoughts - Electrolytes for Nickel-Nickel (& Air-Nickel?) Batteries

In Passing (Miscellaneous topics, editorial comments & opinionated rants)
  - Beach Plastic & Burning Plastics - Wall Street Woze - Plagues

- Project Reports -

Electric Transport - Electric Hubcap Motor Systems
* Caik and ARM Motor Production Thoughts - Development of the new types
* Experiment: Melting and Molding Scrap Polypropylene

Other "Green" Electric Equipment Projects
* "Carmichael Mill" AKA "Portable Bandsaw Alaska Mill"

Electricity Generation (no reports)

Electricity Storage - Turquoise Battery Project (NiMn, NiNi, O2-Ni), etc.
* Electrolyte: Potassium Oxalate?
* Electrolyte Medium: Deep Eutectic Solvent (DES) "Ethaline" -- a salt that's liquid at room temperature -- instead of water?
* Getting the stuff
* Making the DES



Turquoise Energy News #115   covering December 2017 - (posted January 11th 2018)

Features: A Decade in Review

Month In Brief (Project Summaries etc.)
 - Internet - Shrinking World - Carmichael Mill ("Bandsaw Alaska Mill") - Battery Lab & Nickel-Nickel Batteries - Hybridizing the Toyota Echo... Wait, how about the Miles truck?

A Decade in Review
* What's been done?: Listing the projects

In Passing (Miscellaneous topics, editorial comments & opinionated rants)
  - Sea Foam is natural (Ooops!) - Cryptocurrencies - Fraud in the Stock Market? - John MacAdam - Carmichael Projection World Map & Virtual Reality
- Project Reports -

Electric Transport - Electric Hubcap Motor Systems
* Ground Effect Craft: Fixing Lateral Stability Problem

Other "Green" Electric Equipment Projects
* "Carmichael Mill", a "Bandsaw Alaska Mill" - Meat cutting band is better(?) - Building It, continued - Home Sheet Metal Tools - Motors and Duty Cycle - Drive Belts
* Power Supply: Photos Simplify Repair. But is it worth it?

Electricity Generation
* Tiny Solar Cells (purchased)
* A couple of VHE Ray Energy Notes

Electricity Storage - Turquoise Battery Project (NiMn, NiNi, O2-Ni), etc.
* Another round with Nickel-Nickel chemie: in oxalic acid - Battery Lab - Chemistry - electrolyte - Building a Cell - Expectations: The Reactions - Testing & Observations - Conclusions - Next Electrolyte: Potassium Oxalate? - Cell with KH(C2O4)? - Positive Electrode Characteristics (seemingly Favorable: with slightly lower voltages)



Turquoise Energy News #114   covering November 2017 - (posted December 2nd 2017)

Month In Brief (Project Summaries etc.)
  - Format - Feedback is welcome - Bandsaw Alaska Mill - Hybridizing the Toyota Echo - Alaska Milling - (note: Palaeos.com URL)

In Passing (Miscellaneous topics, editorial comments & opinionated rants)
 - Arthritis Cure: Borax. Still Working. - "Foambergs" (More Sea Foam from aerosol spraying?)

- Project Reports -
Electric Transport - Electric Hubcap Motor Systems
* An Off-the-Shelf Centrifugal Variable Pulley?
* Back to a centrifugal clutch? - some design considerations
* Double Set Screws: Make sure it won't come loose

Other "Green" Electric Equipment Projects
* Bandsaw Alaska Mill: Wheels and bands - making plywood wheels

Electricity Generation
* An Attic Windplant? (just an idea)

Electricity Storage - Turquoise Battery Project (NiMn, NiNi, O2-Ni), etc. (no reports)



Turquoise Energy News #113   covering October 2017 - (posted November 3rd 2017)


Feature: Finally!!!: A Simple, Practical Plan for an Add-On Wheel Drive Motor! (See: Month in Brief, Electric Transport)

Month In Brief (Project Summaries etc.)
  Note on Motor Controller Repair/Power Transistor Replacement - Chevy Sprint Electric Conversion with Improved Transmission? (thought of and then abandoned... because -->) - Finally! A practical plan for an add-on wheel drive motor!

In Passing (Miscellaneous topics, editorial comments & opinionated rants)
 - English Alphabet: Like a Number System Without a Zero - British Columbia Place Names (Where does the cat wipe its feet? Kitimat)


- In Depth Project Reports -

Electric Transport - Electric Hubcap Motor Systems
* Chevy Sprint somewhat variable transmission
* Wheel Drive Motor Revived: Hybridize a gas car, the 2001 Toyota Echo *** The Simplest Plan Ever! ***
* The Unique Feature: Single Variable Pulley on Pivoting Shaft... best choice?: automatic centrifugal pulley
* Then there's the Slipping Clutch with Flywheel idea(again?)... or a centrifugal Clutch?

Other "Green" Electric Equipment Projects
* Plan for a portable "Bandsaw Alaska Mill" for cutting lumber?

Electricity Generation (no reports)
Electricity Storage - Turquoise Battery Project (NiMn, NiNi, O2-Ni), etc. (no reports)



Turquoise Energy News #112   covering September 2017 - (posted October 14th 2017)

Month In "Brief" (Project Summaries etc.)
  - Electric(?) Bixel Ground Effect Vehicle - Chevy Sprint Electric Conversion with Improved Transmission - Electric Caik Outboard Motor - Leftover Articles From the Past Summer: EV.s Pickup - NiMH Battery Stick Fix... Duh! - Solar Panels for the Miles EV Cargo Van? - Lead-Salt, Lead-Alkaline Batteries: Belated Revelations - Electric Sawmill Rides Again - NOT!

In Passing (Miscellaneous topics, editorial comments & opinionated rants)
 - A bit more perspective on the Permian Period & Evolution of Life - An Entirely New Take on the Second World War

- In Depth Project Reports -

Electric Transport - Electric Hubcap Motor Systems
* Electric Caik Motor & Electric Caik Outboard
* Chevy Sprint extra-efficient transmission conversion project: on again, with Curtis motor and controller.
 - A few transmission explorations & ideas for using stock transmissions

Other "Green" Electric Equipment Projects (no reports)

Electricity Generation
* Short Space Ray/Lambda Ray/VHE Ray Converter

Electricity Storage - Turquoise Battery Project (NiMn, NiNi, O2-Ni), etc. (no reports - but see lead-salt article in Month in Brief)



Turquoise Energy News #111   covering April, May, June, July & August 2017 - (posted September 12th 2017)

Month In Brief (Project Summaries & short project reports)
- House Move - Project Selections - Electric(?) Ground Effect Vehicle - Lambda Ray Converter - Upgraded Electric Caik Outboard Test ...& the next "Hubcap" type motor improvement - A Nickel-Air Battery Note - LED Lighting - Suzuki Swift: Burned an EV (Yow!) - Miles Electric Truck Chain Drive

In Passing (Miscellaneous topics, editorial comments & opinionated rants)
- Haida Gwaii (AKA Queen Charlotte Islands) - The Move - A Trip Back to Victoria - Antigravity in a Dream? - Time of day - Sigh, Chem Trails Again! - Possible Health Ideas: Cyst and maybe Mole Removal or Shrinking? - Easier Shelling of Peas and Beans?


- In Tedious Depth Project Reports -

Electric Transport - Electric Hubcap Motor Systems
* Electric Bixel Ground Effect Vehicle: - Ducted Fan etc. - The "paper airplane" delta wing design - back to Catamaran design

Other "Green" Electric Equipment Projects (no reports)

Electricity Generation
* New Water Flow Turbine Design Thoughts
* Ocean Wave Power Thoughts
* Short Space Ray/Lambda Ray/VHE Ray Converter: - Circuit Board is working - Programming - How it Works: A bit of speculation

Electricity Storage - Turquoise Battery Project (NiMn, NiNi, O2-Ni), etc. (no reports)


Turquoise Energy News #110   covering March 2017 - (posted April 1st 2017)


Feature:
Ground Effect "WIG" Craft: Fast, smooth marine transport: aircraft speeds just over the waves; 1/3 the fuel of an airplane. [see Month in Brief]

Month In Brief (Project Summaries)
- House Move Proceeding - Fastest Water Transport Technology: "Ground Effect" Low Flying Craft - Bixel WIG Craft (a better design!) - Bixel WIG Craft Project?... Just RC models?

In Passing (Miscellaneous topics, editorial comments & opinionated rants)
- More on Arctic & Global Warming
- In Depth Project Reports (NONE this month) -



Turquoise Energy News #109   covering February 2017 - (posted March 3rd 2017)

Month In Brief (Project Summaries)
- Improved Piggott Alternators - Solar Panels & Grid Tie Inverters on AliExpress.com - Turquoise Energy Motor Controllers? - Unipolar Motors and Controller - Chevy Sprint & "Ultra Efficient EV Conversion" Project - A Reader Reports on batteries in real life use: Lead-Acid battery life extension, NiMH D cells, Li-MnO4, Lead-Acid off-grid - Nickel Air Cells - Wind Turbine Ships & Boat.

In Passing (Miscellaneous topics, editorial comments & opinionated rants)
- Advanced Fast Catamaran Ferry - Make a small catamaran? - Arctic Warming - Easter Island: "the old story" of a Civilization Grown Too Large - Quarkcoin Cryptocurrency - Small attempts at humor

- In Depth Project Reports (NONE this month) -



Turquoise Energy News #108   covering January 2017 - (posted February 5th 2017)

Month In Brief (Project Summaries)
- Improved CNC Router - CNC Gardening Machine - Electric Suzuki Swift Notes - Moving to Haida Gwaii Halts Projects - Improved Solar Panel Cover Glasses? - Solar Cells & Panels for Electric Truck

In Passing (Miscellaneous topics, editorial comments & opinionated rants)
- Replacing Plastic Bags - Shower Nozzles - Pro-baa-baa-ly not Funny

- In Depth Project Reports -

Electric Transport - Electric Hubcap Motor Systems (no reports)

Other "Green" Electric Equipment Projects (see Month in Brief)

Electricity Generation
* Making Piggott Generator - continued

Electricity Storage - Turquoise Battery Project (NiMn, NiNi, O2-Ni), etc. (no reports)



Turquoise Energy News #107   covering December 2016 - (posted January 6th 2017)

Month In Brief (Project Summaries)
- HAPPY NEW YEAR! - Solar PV Price Continues Dropping - Making Improved Piggott Alternator - Piggott Unipolar BLDC Motor? - Air-Nickel Battery Experiment - Electric Suzuki Swift Notes - Moving To Haida Gwaii - Sustainable Energy Courses and Enterprise?

In Passing (Miscellaneous topics, editorial comments & opinionated rants)
- The Bottom Line: the Core Values - The War on Free Speech - A Broader Perspective of Economics - Cartoon: Trickle Down Economic Theory Explained

- In Depth Project Reports -

Electric Transport - Electric Hubcap Motor Systems (no reports)

Other "Green" Electric Equipment Projects (no reports)

Electricity Generation
* Building Improved 2000-4000 Watt Hugh Piggott Frictionless Axial Flux Alternator

Electricity Storage - Turquoise Battery Project (NiMn, NiNi, O2-Ni), etc. (no reports)




Turquoise Energy News #106   covering November 2016 - (posted December 4th 2016)

Month In Brief (Project Summaries)
- Project holdups - Improved Hugh Piggott 'frictionless' alternators - Improved Tesla Air Turbine for wind power & OWC ocean wave power - Water wheel blades, & (better) "Spiral Staircase" Underwater Turbine idea, for energy capture from flowing water - Floats for Floating Hydro Units - Setting up for another Sprint fixed ratio differential transmission test - End of the Old e-Motorcycle Story

In Passing (Miscellaneous topics, editorial comments & opinionated rants)
- Voter "Dating App": Impartial and Comprehensive Candidate Information to help you decide who to vote for - The Power of Groups with Intentions - USA "Electoral College" System needs to be Dropped - More Precious Metals Price Manipulation

- In Depth Project Reports -

Electric Transport - Electric Hubcap Motor Systems
* Electric Hubcap motor, Chevy Sprint & Differential gear Variable Transmission - Another Fixed Ratio Chain (still being made)
* Asymmetric Epicyclic gear with Spur Gears: Gears & Gear Cutting

Other "Green" Electric Equipment Projects (no reports)

Electricity Generation
* Improved 1500-4000 Watt Hugh Piggott Frictionless Axial Flux Alternator
* Tesla Turbine Windplant
* Hydro Power Wheel with Curved Blades... or Spiral Staircase propeller shaft?
* Floats for Floating Hydro Power Units?

Electricity Storage - Turquoise Battery Project (NiMn, NiNi, O2-Ni), etc. (no reports)



Turquoise Energy News #105   covering October 2016 - (posted November 10th 2016)

Coming Next month (November): * Tesla Turbine Windplant? * Hydro Power Wheel with Curved Blades? * Plan for Floats for Floating Hydro Power Units --- I didn't have time to finish these writeups, so I'll just note here that some interesting ideas have been thought of and are coming for next month.

Month In Brief (Project Summaries)
- Late Newsletter, etc - Differential Torque Converter: Gear Cutting - The Electric Suzuki Swift! ... Regen Braking ... Swift compared with "ultra-efficient" Ideals - Big Oil is on its way Out - Personal Doings & 'Business' Trip - Tidal Power in Haida Gwaii? - Building Renewable Energy Mechanisms  Workshop/Lecture Series?

In Passing (Miscellaneous topics, editorial comments & opinionated rants)
- Evolution of Democracy

- In Depth Project Reports -

Electric Transport - Electric Hubcap Motor Systems
* Electric Hubcap motor, Chevy Sprint & Differential gear Variable Transmission:
  - Gear Making
  - Kelly Motor Controller Troubles
* Electric Caik Outboard Upgrade

Other "Green" Electric Equipment Projects (no reports)

Electricity Generation
* Improved 750/1500 Watt Hugh Piggott Frictionless Axial Flux Alternator?

Electricity Storage - Turquoise Battery Project (NiMn, NiNi, O2-Ni), etc. (no reports)




Turquoise Energy News #104   covering September 2016 - (posted October 2nd 2016)

Highlight
:
Differential transmission concepts proven by experiments, work progresses (see Month in Brief, Electric Transport)

Month In Brief (Project Summaries)
- UIVT: from Sprint/Variable Transmission project - Conversion of a car alternator to a permanent magnet alternator - Tesla Turbine Windplant Concept

In Passing (Miscellaneous topics, editorial comments & opinionated rants)
- World Nearly Loses an Inventor - Fruit Picking Pole Makes Picking High-Up Fruit Safe & Easy - Tilapia update - The Ultimate Theft: Private Central Banks are Buying Up the Whole World with Money They Print Out of Thin Air  - The Web of Conflicts of Interest of Officials, between the USA Government and "Corporatocracy" - Canadian Parliamentary Voting Reform Committee meeting - Honey Bee Ecological Catastrophe - Improve Health and Increase Life Expectancy: Metformin

- In Depth Project Reports -

Electric Transport - Electric Hubcap Motor Systems
* Electric Hubcap motor, Chevy Sprint & Differential gear Variable Transmission:
  - Sprint Prototype with Third Shaft?
  - Single Variable Pulley with Third Shaft - or Controlled Idler Arm
  - Chain Drive Experiments/Tests
  - Conclusions (proves concepts)
  - Electric Hubcap Motor Troubles (Wiring)... & Electric Caik Motor Upgrade
  - Gear Cutters
  - Gear Making Calculations
  - Other ways to Make Plastic Gears!
  - The Spur Gear Differential Gear Unit & Variants
  - Configuring a Production Model

Other "Green" Electric Equipment Projects (no reports)

Electricity Generation
* Conversion of a car alternator to a permanent magnet alternator with a ring magnet
* Tesla Turbine Wind Turbine?



Turquoise Energy News #103   covering August 2016 - (posted September 2nd 2016)

Feature: UNIVERSAL INFINITELY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION (UIVT)
:
  Reverse-Idle-Low-Street-Highway  reduction ratios with One Smooth Lever. Efficient. Cars, Boats... windplants? aircraft? [see Month in Brief, Electric Transport]

Month In Brief (Project Summaries)
- UIVT: from Sprint/Variable Transmission project - Ocean Wave Power - New Chemistry Batteries (Air-Nickel) - DIY Pelton Hydro Power with a 500W EBike Hub Motor; 3KW Zambezi Pontoon Hydro

In Passing (Miscellaneous topics, editorial comments & opinionated rants)
- Material and Social Sustainability - Rain Bombs - Local Societal Dysfunctionallity - Precious Metals Price Manipulation

- In Depth Project Reports -

Electric Transport - Electric Hubcap Motor Systems
* Electric Hubcap motor, Chevy Sprint & Differential gear Variable Transmission:
   - New refinement: Belt & Pulleys Variable Torque Converter ("CVT") replaces slipping belt, making a...
   - UNIVERSAL INFINITELY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION (UIVT)
* Double Barrel Torque Converter - Design Refinements... to be used in the above!

Other "Green" Electric Equipment Projects (no reports)

Electricity Generation
* Oscillating Water Column (OWC) Ocean Wave Power Buoy Drawings
* Waves are angled: Angled Buoy idea
* Green opposition to wave power?!? Really?!?

Electricity Storage - Turquoise Battery Project (NiMn, NiNi, O2-Ni), etc. (no reports)



Turquoise Energy News #102   covering July 2016 - (posted August 1st 2016)

Month In Brief (Project Summaries)
- Sprint/Variable Transmission - Ocean Wave Power - New Chemistry Batteries (Air-Nickel) - Solar Panels for the Miles Electric Truck? - Hydro Power from Small Creek on the Cheap (a Video)

In Passing (Miscellaneous topics, editorial comments & opinionated rants)
- Rising Sea Levels? Not so fast! - Platinum Gets Rare - Turkey Shoot - Violence Starts with Ruthless People - More Lawlessness - Where are the VHE/Lambda Ray/"free energy" Collectors/Converters?

- In Depth Project Reports -

Electric Transport - Electric Hubcap Motor Systems
* Electric Hubcap motor, Chevy Sprint & Variable Transmission:

Other "Green" Electric Equipment Projects (no reports)

Electricity Generation
* Solar Panels for the Miles Electric Truck?
* Oscillating Water Column (OWC) Ocean Wave Power Buoy Drawings

Electricity Storage - Turquoise Battery Project (NiMn, NiNi, O2-Ni), etc. (no reports - see month in brief)




Turquoise Energy News #101   covering June 2016 - (posted July 8th 2016)

Month In Brief (Project Summaries)
- Commercializations? - Variable Torque Converter (PGTC) Transmission - Taxes - LED Lighting - J1772 adapter - Rocket Stove

In Passing (Miscellaneous topics, editorial comments & opinionated rants)
- Climate Chaos: Jet streams weaken, cross equator -  Mass Animal Die-Offs - Speculation to Help Fuel High Food Costs - Very Hot Drinks Linked to Esophageal Cancer - Coffee is good for you - Precious Metals Price Breakout - Screw for Denmark! - BREXIT - A War Would Have No Winners - Dimetrodon: Contrary Statements? - Huge Beetle (what is it?)

- In Depth Project Reports -

Electric Transport - Electric Hubcap Motor Systems
* Electric Hubcap motor, Chevy Sprint & Variable Transmission:
  - Take-apart of Sprint manual transmission
  - Two-Sun Planetary Gear?
  - Simplification: differential gear to replace planetary gear
  - Slipping gear to link to drive shaft to return previously wasted energy
  - The Sticking Brake: Half the Problem All Along!
* Idea for a New Type of Flat Belt Torque Converter: A "Double Barrel Torque Converter" (might actually be useful?)

Other "Green" Electric Equipment Projects (no reports)
Electricity Generation (no reports)
Electricity Storage - Turquoise Battery Project (NiMn, NiNi, O2-Ni), etc. (no reports)



Turquoise Energy News #100   covering May 2016 - (posted June 3rd 2016)


Features:
*
Planetary Gear Variable Torque Converter is The Ultimate Automotive Transmission! (see Month in Brief, Electric Transport)
* Permian Period Revisited: The Age of Evolving Amphibians, not Reptiles (Special report)

Month In Brief (Project Summaries)
- Variable Torque Converter Transmission... & crab fishing - Permian Period Revisited - Commercializations?

In Passing (Miscellaneous topics, editorial comments & opinionated rants)
- Mexican Silver Money - Financial Collapse Timeline?

- In Depth Project Reports -

Permian Period Revisited: The Age of Evolving Amphibians, not Reptiles

Electric Transport - Electric Hubcap Motor Systems
* Electric Hubcap motor, Chevy Sprint & Variable Transmission - Conclusion: PGTC looks like the ultimate auto tranny, May's frustrations solved... I think - miswired phases - better planetary gear?... buy it! - Stronger Spring - Various experiments and adjustments with springs and mountings
* A small note on permanent magnet assisted motors: just by luck I made the ARM motor that can be converted

Other "Green" Electric Equipment Projects (no reports)
Electricity Generation (no reports)

Electricity Storage - Turquoise Battery Project (NiMn, NiNi, O2-Ni), etc.
- Source of Electrolyte - Oxidizing Graphite for the Positrode - Nickel Ion Battery: another form of nickel-nickel cell



Turquoise Energy News #99   covering April 2016 - (posted May 6th 2016)

Features:
* A New Battery Chemistry: Air-Nickel in Potassium Sulfate - High Energy & probably Easiest DIY Battery Ever! (see Electricity Storage)
* Chevy Sprint/Variable Torque Converter Transmission: Basic Driveability at Last! (see Electric Transport)
* Another New, Super-High Performance Motor Type: Permanent Magnet Assisted Motor (see Electric Transport)

Month In Brief (Project Summaries)
- Chevy Sprint with Variable Planetary Gear Torque Converter: it rolls! - Nickel-Air Battery - Electropermanent Magnet Motors - Permanent Magnet Assisted Motors

In Passing (Miscellaneous topics, editorial comments & opinionated rants)
- Geo-engineering, Climate Disasters, Social Evolution

- In Depth Project Reports -

Electric Transport - Electric Hubcap Motor Systems

* Electric Hubcap motor, Chevy Sprint & Variable Transmission
* "Permanent Magnet Assisted" Unipolar Motor?
* Unipolar Motor "Breakthrough"? Oops.
* A flat drive belt idea?

Other "Green" Electric Equipment Projects (no reports)
Electricity Generation (no reports)

Electricity Storage - Turquoise Battery Project (NiMn, NiNi), etc.
* Self Discharge: Probably Caused by Graphite in the Positrode. (Graphite surface needs to be oxidized)
* News Report Confirms that Jelled Electrodes make for Virtually Indefinite Cycle Life
* Conductive Carbon/Graphite Rods
* Notes on the Nickel Negative Electrode
* Self Discharge: Attempting to eliminate it. ... It must come from the positive electrode.
* Nickel-Air (Air-Nickel) Battery
  - Graphene or Graphene Oxide Layer on Plastic Film
  - Rethinking It!
  - Nickel Advantage?
  - Cell Design & Humidity: moisture level maintenance
  - 2 Test Cells



Turquoise Energy News #98   covering March 2016 - (posted April 2nd 2016)

Features:
* Planetary Gear Torque Converter with Flywheel Drives Chevy Sprint!
(see Month in Brief, Electric Transport)
* Nickel-Nickel Battery in Potassium Sulfate Holds Charge! (see Month in Brief, Electricity Storage)

Month In Brief (Project Summaries)
 - The 28th - Miles Electric Cargo Truck Repair - Hands-On Democracy Updated - a small tilapia/aquaponics update - Electropermanent Magnet Motors: A Whole New Field... or is it "new"? - THREE Variable Transmissions & Sprint Car: 1. Frictionless Centrifugal Clutch; 2. Add-On Motor & Wheel Drive; 3. Planetary Gear Torque Converter (PGTC) with Flywheel (Now Working) - Nickel-Nickel Battery: the simple secret! - Canada Revenue Report (What, late again?!?)

In Passing (Miscellaneous topics, editorial comments & opinionated rants)
  - Life on Pluto - preposterous?

- In Depth Project Reports -

Electric Transport - Electric Hubcap Motor Systems

* Lower RPM, Frictionless Centrifugal Clutch - Making progress and tests - finally... abandoned.
* New direct-to-wheel belt drive with clutch and flywheel idea - exploratory work.
* Planetary Gear Torque Converter (PGTC) installation and tests: it works... Sprint to hopefully be made roadworthy with it.

Other "Green" Electric Equipment Projects (no reports)
Electricity Generation (no reports)

Electricity Storage - Turquoise Battery Project (NiMn, NiNi), etc.
* Nickel Foam Arrives
* Filling a nickel-nickel cell with potassium sulfate
* Making and testing a new test cell and purer potassium sulfate... It works!



Turquoise Energy News #97   covering February 2016 - (posted March 3rd 2016)

Feature: "Electro-Permanent" Magnets Could Revolutionize Motors & Electric Vehicles -- 500 mile range?
(see Month in Brief & longer article below it... also "Detailed Report" - actually my first thoughts on the idea.)

Month In Brief
(Project Summaries)
- Hands-On Democracy - Electro-permanent magnet motors - LED Plant Growth Lighting Idea - Chevy Sprint: Electric Hubcap motor, frictionless centrifugal clutch - An E-Bike with Motor Components Around Wheel - Miles Electric Cargo Truck Repairs

Electropermanent Magnets & Motors - seems "COP" may be over 5x(?) input power!

In Passing (Miscellaneous topics, editorial comments & opinionated rants)
  - Rising Financial Woes - USA Election Rigging - a funny or two

- In Depth Project Reports -

Electric Transport - Electric Hubcap Motor Systems

* Electro-permanent Magnets and Motors (yet another little write-up - my early thoughts when I first found out about the idea.)
* Lower RPM, Frictionless Centrifugal Clutch Making progress

Other "Green" Electric Equipment Projects (no reports)
Electricity Generation (no reports)
Electricity Storage - Turquoise Battery Project (NiMn, NiNi), etc. (no reports)



Turquoise Energy News #96   covering January 2016 - (posted Feb. 2nd 2016)


Month In Brief
(Project Summaries)
- Hands-On Democracy - Electric Hubcap motor, Chevy Sprint & variable transmission (January's main focus) - NiNi Battery Chemistry: Nickel Foam; salt bridge? - Bitcoin Miners/Mining

In Passing (Miscellaneous topics, editorial comments & opinionated rants)
 - Sea Levels Rising - Bank Problems Rising ($)

- In Depth Project Reports -

Electric Transport - Electric Hubcap Motor Systems

* Electric Hubcap Motors: Rotor Magnet Placement Jig, motor rebuilt with improved rotor.
* Variable Torque Converter Transmission/Chevy Sprint car
   - installation progress: several essential parts made and installed.
   - Test shows centrifugal clutch doesn't engage well enough at the low RPM.s involved: right idea but not good enough.

Other "Green" Electric Equipment Projects (no reports)
Electricity Generation (no reports)
Electricity Storage - Turquoise Battery Project (NiMn, NiNi), etc. (no reports)



Turquoise Energy News #95   covering December 2015 - (posted Jan. 3rd 2016)


A Highlight:
- Self-turning Magnet Motors are Powered by VHE/Lambda Rays?
(see Month in Brief, Electricity Generation)

Month In Brief (Project Summaries)
- Unipolar Motor Controller - VHE Lambda Ray Converter - and - Magnet motors appear to be lambda ray converters! - Chevy Sprint & variable transmission - Miles ZX40 Electric Truck - Mazda RX7 EV & battery longevity notes - LED/Aquaponics & Space Lighting Note & Peltier Fridge

In Passing (Miscellaneous topics, editorial comments & opinionated rants)
 - Lifting the Veil: The Pathocracy (book) - Bail-Ins Coming? - Techniques for Suppression of Clean Energy - Peace and Forgiveness - Pluto images

- In Depth Project Reports -

Electric Transport - Electric Hubcap Motor Systems

* Unipolar Motor Controller: pulse speed control input to improve performance.
* Hubcap Motors: Rotor Magnet Attachment

Other "Green" Electric Equipment Projects (no reports)

Electricity Generation
* VHE/Lambda rays - ideas
* "self turning" magnet motors are apparently powered by lambda rays!
* microcontroller triple timer for the converter

Electricity Storage - Turquoise Battery Project (NiMn, NiNi), etc. (no reports)



Turquoise Energy News #94   covering November 2015 - (posted Dec. 3rd 2015)

Highlights:
- Theory and Methods of Generating Electricity from Lambda Rays (AKA "VHE Gamma Rays")
(See: Month in Brief, Electricity Generation)
- Variably Engaging Drive Rod: a new type of variable torque converter? (See: Month in Brief, Electric Transport)

Month In Brief (Project Summaries)
- Lambda Ray Converter - Unipolar Motor Controller - Microcontroller based unipolar controller? - Variably Engaging Drive Rod Variable Torque Converter?

In Passing (Miscellaneous topics, editorial comments & opinionated rants)
- Energy is everywhere; Where are we? - Small space update: Pluto, Ceres, Comet 67P - Obstruction of Democracy: social treason.

- In Depth Project Reports -

Electric Transport - Electric Hubcap Motor Systems

* Unipolar Motor Controller: pulse speed control input to improve performance.
* Coil heating problem became diode heating problem with new coil.
* Variable Crank Rod Gear (Another possible type of variable torque converter? - FWIW)

Other "Green" Electric Equipment Projects (no reports)

Electricity Generation
* Lambda Ray Energy Converter:
 - "Well known" but unexplained electrical "DC kick" phenomenon is doubtless indicative of simple lambda ray energy conversion. This is the starting point!
 - Multiple frequency resonating oscillations "kick the kick of the kick" up to powerful (even destructive) levels.
 - Construction - Control Circuit Schematic & PCB Files - Programming Strategy
 - Notes on Steven Mark e-mails compilation (the source of much info)

Electricity Storage - Turquoise Battery Project (NiMn, NiNi), etc. (no reports)



Turquoise Energy News #93   covering October 2015 - (posted Nov. 8th 2015)

Month In Brief (Project Summaries)
- Pulse Width Modulation for motor controllers - Atmospheric Energy - High vacuum pump for evacuated tube radiators for thermoelectric cooling? - NiMH Battery connection problems.

In Passing (Miscellaneous topics, editorial comments & opinionated rants)
 - Legislation must be Ratified by the People - Energy Density: Gasoline vs batteries? - Importance of Location for Industrial Activities - Negative interest rates - Another High Frequency Trading Scam - Itchy chocolate - Book Barn Mini Library - Supercorder at Band & more interest in it

- In Depth Project Reports -

Electric Transport - Electric Hubcap Motor Systems

* Unipolar Motor Controller: pulse speed control input to improve performance.

Other "Green" Electric Equipment Projects
* Peltier Module/Thermoelectric Cooler ('TEC') Experiments: supply voltage versus attained cooling - 15 amp Peltier module - better ice tray - internal fan - evacuated tube heat radiator - DC to DC converter

Electricity Generation
* Atmospheric Ions - free energy from the electrical charge of thin air?
* Sigh, month ends with far more questions than answers.

Electricity Storage - Turquoise Battery Project (NiMn, NiNi), etc.
* Lead? Lead? The acid battery element has potential uses for alkaline or salt batteries, where it just might have 'forever' cycle life.
* Lead-acid battery charging & cycle life extension: pulse charging.



Turquoise Energy News #92   covering September 2015 - (posted Oct. 4th 2015)

Highlights: Free Energy from Thin Air? - Lambda Rays, or Atmospheric Electrical Charge? (see Month in Brief, Electricity Generation)

Month In Brief (Project Summaries)
- Further peltier module 12 V fridge experiments - ARM Reluctance Motor Runs! - New (used) Batteries NiMH & Lithium iron phosphate - Free energy... where's it from again? - Timing of inventions, a perspective.

In Passing (Miscellaneous topics, editorial comments & opinionated rants)
- Syrian Girl's video: an 'on the spot' perspective on what's happening in Syria - Loose Change - Perpetual War - Arguably somewhat humorous things & "Political Spin".

- In Depth Project Reports -

Electric Transport - Electric Hubcap Motor Systems

* ARM reluctance motor project
* "Transverse flux" SR motor rotor idea

Other "Green" Electric Equipment Projects
* Peltier Module/Thermoelectric Cooler ('TEC') Experiments: supply voltage versus attained cooling - 15 amp Peltier module - better ice tray - internal fan - evacuated tube heat radiator - DC to DC converter
* Water Conservation: Best Shower Nozzle and Video

Electricity Generation
* Electrostatic Perpetual Motion Motor?
* Thomas Henry Moray: not only free energy collector -- he invented semiconductor electronics, in the 1920s... and lots more!
* Free energy from the electrical charge of thin air?

Electricity Storage - Turquoise Battery Project (NiMn, NiNi), etc.
* Honda Insight NiMH Battery - converted to 14.4 volts, 65AH.



Turquoise Energy News #91   covering August 2015 - (posted Sept. 2nd 2015)

Highlights: TWO Improved Axial flux Switched Reluctance Motors: "AFSRM" or "ARM" and "Transverse Flux" Motor (Building ARM is in progress - see Month in Brief, Electric Transport topic) - Battery DES Chemicals arrive

Month In Brief (Project Summaries)
- Plan that got changed - ARM Motor - An even better(?) SR motor layout! - Mounting a Motor for a Car Wheel Drive - Solar Water Heater

In Passing (Miscellaneous topics, editorial comments & opinionated rants)
* Solar PV Power coming of age -
Comet 67"P" for "Perspective" - Putin/leadership/spread of power - More Collapse Warnings and Signs Add to the Chorus - chem trails seriously interfere with solar collection - Fuchsia Berry Pie - Funnies(?)

- In Depth Project Reports -

Electric Transport - Electric Hubcap Motor Systems

* ARM motor project
* "Transverse flux" SR motor idea & project
* Making an offset motor with belt drive "Electric Hubcap" Plug-in Hybrid EV Installation: wheel end parts.
* Sprint: work stopped again owing to competing attractions. (ie, by very promising looking new motors, again!)

Other "Green" Electric Equipment Projects
* Solar Hot Water Heater
* Peltier Module/Thermoelectric Cooler Experiment: supply voltage versus attained cooling.

Electricity Generation (no reports [but see Solar Water Heater in Other Green Projects, and Solar PV coming of Age in In Passing])

Electricity Storage - Turquoise Battery Project (NiMn, NiNi), etc. (No reports)



Turquoise Energy News #90   covering July 2015 - (posted August 2nd 2015)

Highlights: BDLC 4:3 Motor and Controller: A superior BLDC system, prototypes finished and working

Month In Brief (Project Summaries)
- BLDC4:3 Motor & Unipolar Controller - an order for CAT 12VDC plugs, sockets, wall plates! - fickle ceramic capacitors - Variable transmission/Chevy Sprint progress (with Kelly BLDC motor controller) - DES battery electrolyte (I'll make it, I hope) - Electric Caik Outboard/fishing/anemometer for boat speed - Motor failures - Kia Soul production EV.

In Passing (Miscellaneous topics, editorial comments & opinionated rants)
- Resistance to Change - Greek Example
- PETE/PET is burnable plastic - Life in the Solar System... On a Comet? - Pluto - More on (Ugh!) Chem Spraying - Turquoise Energy taxes/SR & ED 2014.

- In Depth Project Reports -

Electric Transport - Electric Hubcap Motor Systems

* "BLDC4:3" Electric Caik Motor and Unipolar Controller
* Variable planetary gear transmission with Centrifugal clutch in Chevy Sprint
  - Installation in car
  - Kelly Controller over-revs motor with old magnet attachment
  - Will replace rotor... with BLDC4:3 configuration and good for much higher RPM.s
* Electric Caik Outboard: fishing trip & problems - planning next improvements
* Copenhagen Wheel Electric Bicycle Wheel - link et al
* Original GMC EV1 Brochure (attached)

Other "Green" Electric Equipment Projects (no reports)

Electricity Generation (no reports)

Electricity Storage - Turquoise Battery Project (NiMn, NiNi), etc. (No reports)



Turquoise Energy News #89   covering June 2015 - (posted July 4th 2015)

Highlights:
New Configuration Electric Caik BLDC Motor Runs great, with superior new "Single Ended" or "Unipolar" Motor Controller!
(see Month in Brief, Electric Transport)

Month In Brief (Project Summaries)

In Passing (Miscellaneous topics, editorial comments & opinionated rants)
- Clean burning plastic - Chem spraying continues - Eating crow - TPP, TPA or whatever it is - Greece: First Domino? - New Horizons Approaches Pluto

- In Depth Project Reports -

Electric Transport - Electric Hubcap Motor Systems

* "BLDC4:3" Electric Caik Motor & unipolar/single ended/half wave motor controller: making, running, testing, reports & ideas.
* Axial Flux Switched Reluctance Motor? (AFSRM)

Other "Green" Electric Equipment Projects
* Vertical axis lathe?
* Aquaponics & LED Plant Lighting update - Manual aquaponics?

Electricity Generation (no reports)

Electricity Storage - Turquoise Battery Project (NiMn, NiNi), etc.
* Making cylindrical Ni-Ni cell (but it didn't work well - what am I doing wrong?)



Turquoise Energy News #88   covering May 2015 - (posted June 3rd 2015)

Highlights:
* New configuration Bipolar BLDC Motor to use improved reliability Unipolar Motor Controller
(Month in Brief)
* Electric Weel: 'finished' at last, but... (Month in Brief, Electric Hubcap Motor Systems)
* Geo-engineering: Playing Russian Roulette with Earth's Environment (In Passing)

Month In Brief (Project Summaries)
 - NiNi cylindrical batteries - Electric Weel Hydro Generator - Using a Unipolar Motor Controller for Bipolar BLDC motors! - Electric Ooutboard from Scratch Revival? (with Caik motor & unipolar controller, and double U-joint at foot)  - Making a Flat Drive Belt - Various NiMH Batteries & RX7 EV - Aquaponics... wheat field - Thermoelectric: fridge update, heat pumping - Solar Hot Water? - Paperwork for CRA - Commercialization?.

In Passing (Miscellaneous topics, editorial comments & opinionated rants)
- Borax for Arthritis? - Geo-Engineering... potential human extinction: Chem Trails!... HAARP Too!... Unnatural Disasters? - The Three Core Values of Social Sustainability.

- Project Reports In Tedious Detail -

Electric Transport - Electric Hubcap Motor Systems

* Giant Electric Weel Generator
* Making Flat Drive Belts from Polypropylene (or other) Webbing/Strapping (Flat belts are 99% efficient!)

Other "Green" Electric Equipment Projects
* Aquaponics & LED Plant Lighting update
* Thermoelectric (Peltier Module) Fridge & Space Heating Update

Electricity Generation (no reports)

Electricity Storage - Turquoise Battery Project (NiMn, NiNi), etc.
* The Battery Construction Puzzle
* Sheet metal Roll-bender; rolling up a negode sheet
* Making up NiMH "sub-C" power tool batteries, Electric Mazda RX7 NiMH "D" cell pipe batteries



Turquoise Energy News #87   covering April 2015 - (posted May 4th 2015)

Month In Brief (Project Summaries)
 - NiNi cylindrical batteries - Axial Flux Switched Reluctance Motor (AFSRM) - a spare Electric Caik motor - Electric Weel Hydro Generator  - RX7 EV Update: brake trouble - Paperwork for CRA - Commercialization? - Lawnmower Motor, Generator for Windplant.

In Passing (Miscellaneous topics, editorial comments & opinionated rants)
 - How to Foster Sustainable Energy Product Development - False Flag Terrorism - JADE HELM 15 [HELM = "Homeland Eradication of Local Militants"!] - Uncovering the Collapse 2210 National Geographic Documentary: Archeologists uncovering the ruins of 20th century civilization - Human Evolution will Continue; a glorious future lies ahead.

Electric Transport - Electric Hubcap Motor Systems
* Electric Hubcap Axial Flux Switched Reluctance Motor (AFSRM)
* Variable Torque Converter Transmission
* Giant Electric Weel Generator

Other "Green" Electric Equipment Projects
* Aquaponics update

Electricity Generation (no reports)

Electricity Storage - Turquoise Battery Project (NiMn, NiNi), etc.
* Improved nickel 'negodes' from cupro-nickel sheet, micro-fine nickel flakes/powder, gum arabic - & Easier cylindrical cell assembly
* Cylindrical 'posode' compactor press
* Aluminum Ion DES Battery - "Moving Target" battery chemistries?



Turquoise Energy News #86   March 2015 - (posted April 3rd 2015)

Highlights
:
* A new design concept for an add-on wheel motor system
(see Month in Brief)
* Porous nickel sheet and powder for nickel battery electrode (see Month in Brief, Electricity Storage)

Month In Brief (Project Summaries)
 - Aquaponics & LED Lighting Progress - 'Ultra efficient' Electric Chevy Sprint project to be resumed - Axial Flux Switched Reluctance Motor (AFSRM, replacing unipolar motor) - Add On Wheel Motor: a New System Design - AFSRM Generator for Windplants et al - Electric Weel Generator - My/R & D finances? - The Usual Mazda Batteries Update - Turquoise Battery Project: Ni-Ni battery production ideas, great new nickel negode idea!

In Passing (Miscellaneous topics, editorial comments & opinionated rants)
 - Ceres, Vesta and Vegetation - Unsustainable World Population

Electric Transport - Electric Hubcap Motor Systems
* 'On hold' Chevy Sprint Electric Hubcap/Planetary gear torque converter & Centrifugal clutch is to be completed.
* Electric Caik Axial Flux Switched Reluctance Motor - AFSRM (was unipolar motor)
* Active Reluctance Generators: no cogging and output voltage regulation!
* Another Switched Reluctance EV Motor (85KW!), AFSRM EV motor design papers
* Electric Weel - Huge low RPM generator [at last] nears completion

Other "Green" Electric Equipment Projects
* Aquaponics & LED Grow Lighting - tilapia pool - Beans?!?
* Cordless Lawnmower with NiMH dry cells: User Review

Electricity Generation (No reports)

Electricity Storage - Turquoise Battery Project (NiMn, NiNi), etc.
* Cylindrical cells with carbon rods?
* Ni-Zn or Ni-Ni acid battery with oxalic acid?
* Ni-Ni cell with nickel-brass sheet for negode?
* To make porous nickel sheets and porous nickel powder! (from nickel-brass sheet and monel powder)
* Packing peanuts for carbon film, carbon nano-particles?




Turquoise Energy News #85   February 2015 - (posted March 2nd 2015)

Month In Brief (Project Summaries)
 - unipolar motor & controller - variable reluctance motor - magnetic shielding material? - aquaponics & LED lighting - Giant Electric Weel motor/generator & floating hydro power

In Passing (Miscellaneous topics, editorial comments & opinionated rants)
 - Improving Systems of Governance: Election CampaynCentral.com web page - Airless World Life in the Solar System: alien plant seed found... vegetation on Ceres too!?! - Offensive Cartoon - Precious metals: Silver investing video series; the investor fleecing game; Operation Chokepoint - Feedback on Patent Suppression of energy inventions - NO MORE WARS!

Electric Transport - Electric Hubcap Motor Systems
* Unipolar Motor & Controller
* Turquoise Bipolar BLDC Motor Controller Problem Identified?
* RX7 New Battery Notes
* Electric Weel Generator/Motor

Other "Green" Electric Equipment Projects
* Aquaponics & LED Grow Lighting

Electricity Generation (No reports)

Electricity Storage - Turquoise Battery Project (NiMn, NiNi), etc.
* Leonardo Elionix's Manganese-air cell



Turquoise Energy News #84  January 2015 - (posted February 5th 2015)


Month In Brief (Project Summaries)
 - Mazda battery 'upgrade' - 'New' EV? - Rick's energy projects - Unipolar motor (& controller) construction - Aquaponics & next LED grow light

In Passing (Miscellaneous topics, editorial comments & opinionated rants)
 - Energy Invention Suppression Cases Cataloged in 2008
 - Patent System: Far More Disgraceful than I Ever Dreamed!
 - Woodrow Wilson apparently soon regretted creating the US "Federal Reserve"
 - Financials

Electric Transport - Electric Hubcap Motor Systems
* Unipolar BLDC Motor & Motor Controller Project
* Vehicle Transmission Thoughts and Ideas: RWD vs FWD, gear + belt
* Mazda RX7 NiMH "Battery Upgrade"

Other "Green" Electric Equipment Projects
* Aquaponics - beans, tilapia, hatched tilapia
* Next LED grow light

Electricity Generation
* Some scattered thoughts on Lambda Ray 'collectors'

Electricity Storage - Turquoise Battery Project (NiMn, NiNi), etc.
* A Lead-Acid Battery renewal success story
* New NiMH Battery Pack Blow-up: Cordless Power Drill Battery
* Lithium-Iron phosphate versus Nickel-Metal hydride Battery Life - report from a LiFePO3 battery user


Turquoise Energy News #83  December 2014 - (posted January 4th 2015)

Features: Home-done Dental "fillers" (see "Month in Brief")

Month In Brief (Project Summaries)

Seven Years(!) in Review

In Passing (Miscellaneous topics, editorial comments & opinionated rants)
 - Keep the Corrupt from Power

Electric Transport - Electric Hubcap Motor Systems
* Unipolar BLDC Motor & Motor Controller Project

Other "Green" Electric Equipment Projects
* CAT Standard 12VDC Connector products line extended:
 - 4-plex receptacle faceplates
 - cigarette lighter socket adapters.
* Aquaponics & LED Grow Lighting Project - Water pH, Aquarium.

Electricity Generation (No reports)

Electricity Storage - Turquoise Battery Project (NiMn, NiNi), etc.
* Battery-Supercapacitor Hybrid Car Starter Battery
* New Soldered "D" cells, 100AH 12V NiMH batteries for RX7 EV etc.


Turquoise Energy News #82  November 2014 - (posted December 4th 2014)

Features: Unipolar BLDC Motor & Controller Progress (see "Month in Brief" and or detailed report)

Month In Brief (Project Summaries)
 - Unipolar motor controller circuit & circuit board - aquaponics & LED lighting - variable torque converter transmission - Coursera.org's "Wind, Waves and Tides" renewable energy course - Electric Mazda & EV Mixed Batteries update - a small peltier fridge update: it works better in cold weather.

In Passing (Miscellaneous topics, editorial comments & opinionated rants)
 - The Need to Enable Citizen Initiated Binding Referendums - Need and Reasons for the Coming Collapse?... Superficial People Elect Superficial Leaders.

Electric Transport - Electric Hubcap Motor Systems
* Unipolar BLDC Motor & Motor Controller Project

Other "Green" Electric Equipment Projects
* Aquaponics & LED Grow Lighting Project - 7" x 7" plant growth light

Electricity Generation
* Wind Power: some VAWT calculations and schemes
* Wind Powered Vehicle goes straight downwind 3 times faster than the wind! (Honest!) ...EV applications?
* Woodstove Thermoelectric Generator? - nah.

Electricity Storage - Turquoise Battery Project (NiMn, NiNi), etc.
* New Soldered "D" cells, 100AH 12V NiMH batteries for RX7 EV etc.
* Real Lead-Acid - and NiMH - Capacities?



Turquoise Energy News #81  October 2014 - (posted November 3rd 2014)

Features: Aquaponics! (see October in Brief, Other Projects)

Month In Brief (Project Summaries)
 - Aquaponics - Solar Panels, CAT wall socket & LED "clear cracked ice" diffuser - Variable Transmission - Unipolar Motor - Coursera: free university education! - Wind Wave and Tides course.

In Passing (Miscellaneous topics, editorial comments & opinionated rants)
  - Another "History of Money" video - Let's BE the Government - Population Control - Spiritual Teachers and Students

Electric Transport - Electric Hubcap Motor Systems
* Variable Torque Converter Transmission
* Unipolar Motor & Controller

Other "Green" Electric Equipment Projects
* Aquaponics & LED Grow Lighting Project

Electricity Storage - Turquoise Battery Project (NiMn, NiNi), etc.
* Reason for self-discharge: Oxygen entering cells?
* Next Cell - not very good (so far)



Turquoise Energy News #80  September 2014 - (posted October 5th 2014)

Features:
* Unipolar 3-phase brushless motor
configuration offers greater performance and inherently better motor controller economy, efficiency and reliability (see bottom of Month in Brief and or Electric Transport - Unipolar Motor and Controller)
* Government Program for Sustainable Energy Development: Lots of Hype, no Support (SDTC Funding Workshop & Critique - see month in brief)
* Simple Ocean Wave Power System (originally from TENews #59 - see month in brief)

Month In Brief (Project Summaries)
 - Solar panels: cheaper and cheaper! Get yours now because the low prices may not last. - Electric Hubcap motor family developments - peltier fridge notes - Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) funding workshop at University of Victoria (UVic) & Ocean Wave Power - Unipolar motor & controller.

In Passing (Miscellaneous topics, editorial comments & opinionated rants)
 - Electric Transport's Effect on Power Grid - New Institutions must have Provision for Future Growth - Pandemic: Worst Case Scenario Video - Shoot the Messenger! - Truth on the Internet

Electric Transport - Electric Hubcap Motor Systems
* Electric Weel project progress: body molds done, body done, bearing holders done.
* Variable torque converter transmission
* An ultra-efficient manual transmission with flat belts?
* Unipolar Brushless Motor and Motor Controller
* Kelly 300 amp BLDC Motor Controller

Other "Green" Electric Equipment Projects
* CNC Gardening Machine: Tools
* Aquaponics & LED Grow Lighting Project

Electricity Generating (no reports)

Electricity Storage - Turquoise Battery Project (NiMn, NiNi), etc.
* Conductive Carbon Black Arrives (no other developments)



Turquoise Energy News #79  August 2014 - (posted September 2nd 2014)

Month In Brief
(Project Summaries)
  - Electric Hubcap Motors are more powerful than previously thought! - Electric Weel - Turquoise Battery Project - Write-ups & Website - Shopping & supplies - Aquaponics Greenhouse & LED Lighting - VA Wind Turbine?

In Passing (Miscellaneous topics, editorial comments & opinionated rants)
- Research and development tax credit programs - New video on financial system - Overpopulation & Epidemics

Electric Transport - Electric Hubcap Motor Systems
* Major magnet rotor improvement!
* "Bedini" unipolar motors?
* Huge Torque, Low RPM Electric Weel Motor-Generator Project
* Lightest magnet rotors
* J1772 car charging plug

Other "Green" Electric Equipment Projects (see month in brief: LED grow lights)

Electricity Generating (see month in brief: VAWT)

Electricity Storage - Turquoise Battery Project (NiMn, NiNi), etc.
* Improved plastic electrode pockets: two-piece 'boxes' with 'lids'
* Nickel-Nickel cell tests
* Lead-acid battery renewal update



Turquoise Energy News #78  July 2014 - (posted August 3rd 2014)

Features: Ni-Mn 2-1/2 volt battery self discharge reduction (see month in brief, Turquoise Battery project)

Month In Brief (Project Summaries)
 - Flat Panel LED Lighting - Electric Weel Motor/Generator - Battery Renewal - Car Transmission - EV Individual Battery Monitor -  NiMn Battery Development - NiNi Battery Idea - Electric Caik Outboard boat trip - 3D Printer repaired.


In Passing (Miscellaneous topics, editorial comments & opinionated rants)
 - Illustration: "Price of electricity versus gasoline"
 - A planeload of people killed to eliminate free energy?
 - Slight of Hand: Repeated Insinuations Batter the Brain to Manipulate Perception

Electric Transport - Electric Hubcap Motor Systems
* Electric Weel Motor/Generator - Plastic for Molds: at long last, the project proceeds
* Individual Battery Monitor - El Cheapo version (7-segment voltage displays)

Other "Green" Electric Equipment Projects
* Flat Panel LED lights: - assembly, circuit boards...

Electricity Generating (no reports)

Electricity Storage - Turquoise (NiMn) Battery Project etc.
* Reducing or eliminating the NiMn self discharge
* Lead-acid battery renewal - Learning more chemistry - lower voltages with higher pH.



Turquoise Energy News #77  June 2014 - (posted July 5th 2014)

Features:
* Flat Panel LED Lights: production steps & a great 'cracked ice texture' diffuser acrylic

* Turquoise Battery: Self discharge problem of positive electrode eliminated!

Month In Brief (Project Summaries)
 
- distractions - flat panel LED lights - torque converter, manual transmission et al - Peltier woes - NiMn batteries: self discharge of postitve electrode solved - VEVA Electric Vehicle meetings.

In Passing (Miscellaneous topics, editorial comments & opinionated rants)
 - Ooops: 'unsold cars sitting everywhere' was in 2009, not 2014. - ISIS & Iraq

Electric Transport - Electric Hubcap Motor Systems
* Suspension for Bicycles! - Loopwheel and Shockwheel - game changers for cycling and e-cycling?
* Application of my rim motor design to new wheel types

Other "Green" Electric Equipment Projects
* Flat Panel LED Lights
 - some more printed circuit board making techniques
 - case production
 - 'pebble texture' acrylic diffuser material gives great 'ice cube' look, passes more light!

Electricity Generating (no reports)

Electricity Storage - Turquoise (NiMn) Battery Project etc.
* Positive electrode self discharge problem solved: it was the impure graphite powder.



Turquoise Energy News #76  May 2014 - (posted June 7th 2014)

Feature: Plan for complete torque converter transmission (see month in brief, Electric Transport)

Month In Brief (Project Summaries)

In Passing (Miscellaneous topics, editorial comments & opinionated rants)
* Hundreds of thousands of unsold gas cars fill hundreds of fields all over the world
* OMG: Nuclear War? USA considers a nuclear missile first strike? EVERYONE WILL LOSE! NO MORE WARS!

Electric Transport - Electric Hubcap Motor Systems
* "Centrifugal Torque Converter" is only a "Centrifugal Clutch"?
* A Bigger Plan: "CVT" transmission with planetary gear torque converter and centrifugal clutch
* Magnetic clutch torque converter: a new concept?
* Mushroom outboard: Leg from PP-epoxy composite?
* Individual Battery Monitor
* Mazda RX7 EV news: 18 V, 100 AH, 5 lithium-ion cells
* New concept in aluminum-air cells (can't recharge): install them in vehicle for when regular range runs out
* Caik Motor: Ready-made Rotors

Other "Green" Electric Equipment Projects
* Peltier Module Refrigeration
* Flat Panel LED Lights & Plant Grow Lights

Electricity Generating (no reports)

Electricity Storage - Turquoise (NiMn) Battery Project etc.
* Carbon Black (or graphite) from old dry cells (sigh!)
* Lithium Ion 100 AH Battery Set



Turquoise Energy News #75  April 2014 - (posted May 3rd 2014)

Feature: Flat Panel LED Light: simple, low parts cost, looks nice (see Month in Brief, Other Green Projects)

Month In Brief (Project Summaries)

In Passing (Miscellaneous topics, editorial comments & opinionated rants)
* Prep Brochures, finances, gardening, aquaponics, the Spark of God Within

Electric Transport - Electric Hubcap Motor Systems
* Centrifugal torque converter - new version 1/2 made
* Bedini style bicycle motor-generator?
* Lithium cells are heavy?

Other "Green" Electric Equipment Projects
* Power Adapter Battery charging components printed circuit board
* Prototype flat panel LED light: promising design, simple, low parts cost.
* Thermoelectric Fridge & heat pumping experiments continued.
* Bane of Peltier modules: nearly all are rated 15 V max: 22-28 V gives much higher COP at 12 V.

Electricity Generating
* Flux concentration for magnet motors?

Electricity Storage - Turquoise (NiMn) Battery Project etc.
* Need pure graphite powder



Turquoise Energy News #74  March 2014 - (posted April 2nd 2014)

Month In Brief (Project Summaries)

In Passing (Miscellaneous topics, editorial comments & opinionated rants)
* Hit squads murdering ForEx traders and other banking executives who 'know too much'.
* Coast Capital Savings: a rigged election and the need for the choice ranking vote and for an independent member communication vehicle. (How about "CCS-governance@yahoogroups.com" ?)

Electric Transport - Electric Hubcap Motor Systems
* Thinking again about centrifugal torque converter: A weighty missing piece: a flywheel !!!
* Mazda RX7 update: weather effects; battery monitor
* 100 amp-hour NiMH D cell battery for electric car (installed in electric Mazda RX7)
* 200 amp-hour Lithium-Ion cell battery for Electric Caik Outboard
* Supercapacitors start cars!

Other "Green" Electric Equipment Projects (No reports)

Electricity Generating
* Solar Panel east-west facings to extend daily collection period
* Glass texture idea [just mentioning it again] to extend and increase daily solar collection

Electricity Storage - Turquoise (NiMn) Battery Project etc.
* "Carbon Black" from charcoal
* Nasty self discharge with the charcoal: the nitrAte-NitrIte shuttle?
* Probably the graphite powder is also impure - could explain ALL the self discharging!
* Video: How to make open cell graphitic carbon foam (purest "carbon black"? and potential replacement for carbon felt?)



TENews #73 February 2014 - (posted March 6th 2014)

Spotlight:  Graphite Foam & Graphite Foil Yields Good NiMn Battery Performance (see Month in Brief, Turquoise Battery Project Report)

Month In Brief (Project Summaries)

In Passing (Miscellaneous topics, editorial comments & opinionated rants)
* Economic Collapse Nearing? Ready?

Electric Transport - Electric Hubcap Motor Systems
* Centrifugal Clutch for Planetary Gear Torque Converter?

Other "Green" Electric Equipment Projects
* LED Lighting: New 12V driver boards; Emitters performance update: degrading - higher voltage over time
* Peltier Modules Heat Pump
* New design "pins" heatsink
* Graphite as heatsink material

Electricity Generating
* Magnet Motor - magnet twisting idea

Electricity Storage - Turquoise (NiMn) Battery Project etc.
* Graphite felt, graphite foil
* New Electrode Flat Compactor
* New cell "OJC1" with graphite felt & foil PERFORMS - 100 mA/sq.cm current density!
* Performance deterioration
* Zinc current collectors gradually corrode
* Graphite foil negode current collector: Doesn't bubble hydrogen and cause self discharge!
* Tentative conclusions: this cell is workable, should last a long time, next cell should be better.



TENews #72 January 2014 - (posted February 4th 2014)

Highlights:  Self-Turning Magnet Motor Experiments (see Month in Brief, Electricity Generating)

Month In Brief (Project Summaries)

In Passing (Miscellaneous topics, editorial comments & opinionated rants)

Electric Transport - Electric Hubcap Motor Systems
* Huge Electric Weel Motor & Generator Construction (and maybe other large sizes): Plywood?
* Another in-wheel motor (adding unsprung weight to wheels) in the news

Other "Green" Electric Equipment Projects
* Thermoelectric Fridge Repair: graphite gaskets open new possibilities.
* Improved Performance Peltier Modules are (probably) coming!
* Large flat panel LED lights to replace fluorescent fixtures

Electricity Generating
* Magnet Motors: Johnson, Reed, Yildiz, Brady (demonstrated to thousands), V-gate ramp... spiral ramp.
* Magnetic "shielding": attraction by iron counters like-poles repulsion to create magnetic imbalance.
* With "shielding", rotor *seems* to turn more readily & spin longer in one direction than the other. Maybe.
* Alternative shield?: repulsion by bismuth would counter opposite poles attraction.
* If all else fails, one electromagnet coil pulsed briefly will ensure rotation, uses less energy than can be produced.

Electricity Storage - Turquoise (NiMn) Battery Project etc.
* NiMn cell next try: inconclusive so far.
* Graphite Felt to improve electrode conductivity & chemical % utilization
* Pulse Chargers for lead-acids: limited success.



TENews #71 December 2013 - (posted January 6th 2014)

Highlights: Lambda Ray Collector Experiments

Month In Brief (Project Summaries)
 
- Battery Making Book - centrifugal torque converter - lambda ray collector - evacuated steam radiator tubes - a forgotten planetary gear torque converter video from Sept. 2012 shows it was working better than I remembered (but still needed a clutch - a part I couldn't seem to make decently!)

6 Years In Review
- oodles of projects!

In Passing (Miscellaneous topics, editorial comments & opinionated rants)

Electric Transport - Electric Hubcap Motor Systems
* Planetary Gear Centrifugal Variable Torque Converter Transmission

Other "Green" Electric Equipment Projects (No reports)
* Evacuated steam radiator pipes - Experiment with 12V Peltier module refrigerator.

Electricity Generating
* Lambda Ray Collector - Brazilian Lambda Ray Collector
* Magnet Machines

Electricity Storage - Turquoise (NiMn) Battery Project etc.
* Battery Making Book, URL: See December in Brief. (no separate report)



TENews #70  -  December 6th 2013

Highlights: Centrifugal Variable Torque Converter Tests (take 2? 3? 4?)

Month In Brief (Project Summaries)

In Passing (Miscellaneous topics, editorial comments & opinionated rants)
 - Planet Titan: More exciting than Mars! - John F Kennedy assassination 50 year anniversary

Electric Transport - Electric Hubcap Motor Systems
* Electric Hubcap motors: Metal rotor end covers?
* Planetary Gear Centrifugal Variable Torque Converter Transmission

Other "Green" Electric Equipment Projects (No reports)

Electricity Generating
* Lambda Ray explorations

Electricity Storage - Turquoise (NiMn) Battery Project etc. (no report)



TENews #69  -  November 6th 2013

Headline: Unexplored region of the spectrum: Ultra Short Wave Space Rays, "Lambda Rays" with up to 10 terra electron volts per photon, constitute the main radiant energy of the universe! (CMBR in fact is low energy.)

Month In Brief (Project Summaries)
  - Lambda Rays - Torque Converter Flywheel - Battery electrodes - huge evacuated heat transfer pipes, expanding spray foam, fridge control PCB & Thermoelectric Refrigerator.

In Passing (Miscellaneous topics, editorial comments & opinionated rants)
  - New Models for Society - Money 3.0: Cryptocurrency - Is WW3 still on? - The Roc, Fandor or... Argentavis?: Giant Flying Bird Fossils found (30' wing span!)

Electric Transport - Electric Hubcap Motor Systems
* More Mazda Miscellany
* Variable torque converter transmission quest, continued: episode XVLIMX, "The Flywheel" (part 1 of "n").

Other "Green" Electric Equipment Projects (No reports)

Electricity Generating
* CMBR - not much energy there
* Expanding the electromagnetic spectrum past gamma rays: 10 terra electron volt "Lambda rays" pack a wollop
* "CLBR" Radiant Energy Harvester construction continued: control coils drivers circuit board.
* A vertical axis wind turbine improvement idea?

Electricity Storage - Turquoise (NiMn) Battery Project etc.
* Single 2.6 volt cell lights a 2.9 volt LED (if not too brightly): Take that, lead-acid!
* Seems there should be more Ni than Mn in the Ni(OH)2 + KMnO4 mix, so the cells should really be "Ni-Mn", not "Mn-Mn".
* Using still more nickel and less permanganate might reduce the initially high self discharge (use Ni:Mn 60:40 to 65:35 - proportions per Sanyo dry cell design)
* Next Plastic Jar Cell, PJC2: "double" cell with four plates instead of two
* Adding monel adds weight to posode: now 44g (negodes 50g); advantages of using monel.
* Smaller electrodes and faster production?



TENews #68  -  October 4th 2013

Headlines:
** CMBR: Abundant, omnipresent, free radiant energy is real and it can be tapped!
** High energy storage Mn-Mn Batteries are working! - High self discharge drops off 'all by itself' over weeks.

Month In Brief (Project Summaries)
- "Discovery" of free, abundant, omnipresent radiant energy: it's well known to astronomy as "Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation" (CMBR or CMB). ...So that's what all those 'free energy' people have been groping for without being able to name it! - Other stuff - Mn-Mn battery project - More other stuff getting left behind - Thermoelectric Fridge performance update - 3D printer repair.

In Passing (Miscellaneous topics, editorial comments & opinionated rants) (none)

Electric Transport - Electric Hubcap Motor Systems
* More Mazda - NiMH Battery Tube Stuff: reduced from 3 to 2 NiMH batteries, increased them to 90 AH each.
* Front suspension adjustment (it adjusts!) - new brake pads & shoes
* Cable to monitor any single battery: uncovers 2 unexpectedly weak batteries... that tested 'okay' when the car wasn't going.
* Replaced: 2 "new" ("reconditioned") batteries increase range & reserve (8-9 miles/13-15Km?)
* Quick defoggers: small 12v heater-blower dies fast with small battery. 120v hair dryer before starting works well, windows stay clear surprisingly long.

Other "Green" Electric Equipment Projects (No reports)

Electricity Generating
* Vertical axis wind turbine from PVC pipes, my motor shafts & bearings, lawnmower motor as generator. (Sigh, not finished)
* VLF Radio Wave/power line waves Power Pickup unit: made one - little bang for the buck.
* "Space Energy", "Zero point energy", "Vacuum energy" etc, etc... Really means CMBR !?! - Wow!
* CMBR = "EHF" radiant energy, between microwave and far infra-red bands, centered on 1.8mm, 160 GHz.
* CMBR is "omnipresent", comes from all directions, and penetrates Earth's atmosphere.
* CMBR constitutes "most of the radiant energy in the universe". (Wikipedia)
* Tesla, Moray, Markovitch, and quite a few others: CMBR energy pickups/converters/electrical generators?
* Simplest pulsed coil "TPU" CMBR harvester - has been replicated by third party.
* Dropping other electricity generating projects? - Geothermal.

Electricity Storage - Turquoise (MnMn) Battery Project etc.
* The high self discharge gradually drops off (maybe ceases?) by itself over a period of weeks. All you need to do is wait!
* Mn-Mn, permanganate-manganese, batteries may now be considered to be working!!!
* They can be used from 2.5 volts and gradually drained down to as low as 1.5 volts without damage.
* The negode appears to remain more negative than zinc for the entire discharge (so theoretically the zinc current collector and zinc powder additive won't corrode) - it's more the poside that loses voltage.
* Utilization of active substances and performance could still be a lot better.
* Improved soldered NiMH dry cell battery packs. (well... improved over my previous techniques...)



TENews #67  -  September 4th 2013

Headline MnMn batteries: Self discharge is the last problem; cause identified

Month In Brief (Project Summaries)
- Improved(?) Peltier module camping cooler

In Passing (Miscellaneous topics, editorial comments & opinionated rants)
- Book: Limits to Growth - a financial educational documentary; Hungary, doing it right - USA to attack Syria?: "DHS" to be deployed there? - Cold PNW winter ahead? - Challenge for the next civilization.

Electric Transport - Electric Hubcap Motor Systems
* Improved rotor magnet attachment?
* Electric motorcycle with belt clutch?
* More Mazda/Battery tidbits.

Other "Green" Electric Equipment Projects
* Improved Thermoelectric Camping Cooler

Electricity Generating
* Magnet machines: Spiral(s), More Magnets!
* Vertical Axis Wind Turbines

Electricity Storage - Turquoise (MnMn) Battery Project etc.
* 20 ton hydraulic press with gauge - indicates my electrode compaction until now has been insufficient
* "Pin Frog" AKA "Flower Frog" from florists to perforate zinc and graphite sheets
* Manganese electrodes with stibnite & zircon additives appear to hold valence 0 metallic charge, at room temperature and below pH 14.
* Last Major Problem: self discharge is via an internal cell reaction is causing both electrodes, the whole cell, to discharge overnight.
* Solutions? (1) trap permanganate ions within +ode container (2) make Ni(OH)2 +ode...  Various tries to trap permanganate.



TENews #66  -  August 2nd 2013

Feature: Permanganate-manganese Battery Breakthrough! High voltage, high energy cells now work consistently and should hold their charge.

Month In Brief (Project Summaries)
- Electric Mazda: batteries again - MnMn: Best Battery Chemistry Ever! (the short version!) - Wiring up PbPb interface to solar PV system - Evacuated tube with ammonia test seemed to work except it leaked - a couple of better photos of the Electric Hubcap motor.

In Passing (Miscellaneous topics, editorial comments & opinionated rants)
- continued erosion of financial system - USA war on journalists claims another one - Cassini photo: Earth as seen from Saturn

Electric Transport - Electric Hubcap Motor Systems
* Turquoise Motor controller realizations: 80 amps DC means maybe ~240 amps peak with a motor stopped or at very low RPM, helping to explain why I can't seem to get higher currents without blowing dual 120 amp rated mosfets.

Other "Green" Electric Equipment Projects
* Summer Thermoelectric Fridge Notes: It's struggling to keep cool in the heat. More insulation helps.

Electricity Generating
* Wave Power for Boat Propulsion?

Electricity Storage - Turquoise MnMn Battery Project etc.
* Calcium hydroxide prevents gassing on overcharging.
* MnMn chemistry & construction seems "good enough" for solar use if "prismatic" constructions are employed.
* MnMn never "dies": the voltages just keep gradually getting lower.
* Theoretically infinite cycle life.
* Electrode compaction with hammer works if there's no press.
* Simple cases that don't leak for stationary applications! -- wide mouth jars, plastic or glass.
* Low temperature is the key to charging manganese to metal, and to it holding its charge. Cool room or fridge works.
* -Mn additive: zirconium silicate raises hydrogen overvoltage - Now cells work at 'normal' temperatures!

* NiMH pipe battery Connection Problem Tracked Down -- beware of unspringy, high resistance spring clips in battery tubes!



TENews #65  -  July 5th 2013

Month In Brief (Project Summaries)
- Next Projects possibilities, Building the Green Economy event, Electric Mazda, Solar 'DC grid tie', 3D printer repair (sigh!), 'Ultra-efficient Transmission' work, new chemie batteries - MnMn still looks best

In Passing (Miscellaneous topics, editorial comments & opinionated rants)
- extended supply chain breakdown

Electric Transport - Electric Hubcap Motor Systems
* PGTC Transmission: Clutch mechanism figured out and built. Now motor controller has quit - sigh!
* Idea: A simple 2-speed transmission with one clutch pedal shifting? - pedal down is low; pedal up is high; pedal centered is neutral.
* Electric Weel motor design change: 24 coils as 2 sets of 12, 2 motor controllers @ 48V, 150+amps.
* Homemade "Segways"! from Germany - with schematics, source code, ...
* Mazda RX7 stuff - maximum range 13Km, individual battery float charging system, NiMH batteries are charging more slowly than lead-acids - and not to very full

Other "Green" Electric Equipment Projects
* Solar PV main distribution panel things & lead-acid batteries

Electricity Generating (no reports)

Electricity Storage - Turquoise Battery Project etc.
* Production Prototype Cell #4 (PP#4): MnNi - a nickel negode to try to isolate MnMn electrode/cell problems
* Worked crappy - rebuilt.
* Low pH (6) causes high self discharge! (Well, duh!)
* PP#5: Ni-Ni. Even with "traditional" Ni(OH)2 posode and pH (near?) 14, same self-discharge problem and even lower conductivity.
* Carbon fiber cloth separator sheets to improve electrode conductivity
* Mn-Mn is better. I'm returning to it - with carbon fiber cloth, paper and nylon separator sheets, and any other new tricks I can think of. With a 5-fold improvement (over PP#3) it would be a practical battery, whereas the NiNi would need a 20-fold improvement over PP#5 - and even then it would be just 1/2 the voltage.
* Perforating metal for 'porous' electrode conductors: a silkscreen with tiny holes and acid? ...and faster PCB etching?



TENews #64  -  June 3rd 2013

Month In Brief (Project Summaries)
- day by day... mostly related one way or another to the electric Mazda RX7

In Passing (Miscellaneous topics, editorial comments & opinionated rants)
- DirectVotes.ca: The Referendum Site - at least, the idea.

Electric Transport - Electric Hubcap Motor Systems
* Mazda RX7 & mixed batteries... and still more repairs... continued.
* EV Individual Battery Monitoring System - software development.

Other "Green" Electric Equipment Projects
* Solar PV system + inverter charges electric car via its usual charging system.
* Solar PV system main panel improvements
* MSP430 software development: in something that should be simple, roadblocks are thrown up by inconsistent C syntax, lack of assembly language documentation and lack of examples.
* Roadblocks surmounted -- working, effective software written in Assembler!

Electricity Generating (no reports)

Electricity Storage - Turquoise Battery Project etc.
* New chemical Ideas: Prussian blue & Potassium-Ion, Barium chloride & barium manganate (stable, insoluble!)...
* NiMH: 14.0 volts is a better float charging voltage than 13.8 or 13.9V: it holds a lot more charge using 14.0 volts, and the float current after charging is still low.
* More NiMH D cell "Handy Battery Sticks" (tubes): 12v, 60AH batteries - just 25 pounds (for electric Mazda, of course)
* My last NiMH soldered battery pack disaster! (I trust.)



TENews #63  -  May 6th 2013

Features: - NiMH Compact, stackable 12V D cell battery cases (12V, 10AH per case) - CAT standard click-lock 12VDC plugs & sockets

Month In Brief (Project Summaries)
- CAT Standard click-lock plugs & sockets - Getting the Mazda RX7 & renewed batteries going - Compact, stackable, 12 volt NiMH "D" cell battery cases with 3D printer - Programming microcontrollers - Fridge

In Passing (Miscellaneous topics, editorial comments & opinionated rants)
- Investing in the future - "Cold fusion" (catalytic fusion) evidently works, was suppressed... by universities, MIT.

Electric Transport - Electric Hubcap Motor Systems

* Getting the Mazda RX7 going
* Superior battery charging and automatic battery monitoring
* Ungrounded "floating" high voltages are less hazardous

Other "Green" Electric Equipment Projects
* Fridge: 15v + 8v Peltier modules in series for more efficient and effective operation
* Getting Started with TI MSP430 microcontroller (µC, uC) software development (under Ubuntu): µC controls are wanted for fridge, heat pump, EV battery monitoring, motor controller overcontrol, and still other projects

Electricity Generating (no reports)

Electricity Storage - Turquoise Battery Project etc.
* Lead-acid Battery Renewal with Sodium Sulfate - New Techniques
* NiMH compact, stackable 12V battery cases for making large batteries from D cells (first one is 12V, 60 AH for electric RX7) - a more compact alternative where "handy battery sticks" don't fit well.
* "Super battery stick" proves less than super.




TENews #62  -  April 4th 2013

Features: Electric Mazda RX-7 & a Better Battery Strategy for EV's

Month In Brief (Project Summaries)
- New Electrode Edge Compactor & MnMn Battery #3, Thermoelectric heat pump & fridge, Evacuated Pipe "Heat Diode" radiators, Mazda & EV battery strategy.
In Passing (Miscellaneous topics, editorial comments & opinionated rants)
- Inequitable Wealth Distribution - Banking System Suicide - Magnetic Projectile Launcher Idea - Poland Attacks Germany Replay?
Electric Transport - Electric Hubcap Motor Systems
* Lead-acid battery renewal & better battery charging system for Mazda RX-7
* Better clutch idea for Sprint transmission
Other "Green" Electric Equipment Projects
* Peltier module tests & research for making a heat pump for space heating
* Peltier fridge uses 1/2 as much power for the same cooling: Max efficiency!
* Evacuated water/steam tube radiators - "heat diodes"
Electricity Generating (nada)
Electricity Storage - Turquoise Battery Project etc.
* New edge-feed electrode compactor
* "Production Prototype" Cell #3 - assembly - testing:
 - Much better than #2... and gradually improving with charging.



TENews #61  -  March 5th 2013

Features:
* Woodstove Thermoelectric Generator: 60-150W of free electric power from heat
* Electric Caik Outboard Motor test on the water: Great performance & efficiency! Quiet!
* Peltier Heat Pump for House & EV Heating: 200% COP (~400W heat for 200W electricity!)

Month In Brief (Project Summaries)
- modified newsletter format - MnMn batteries: improving, and just 5 cells makes 12 volts! - Electric Caik Outboard Motor on the water - woodstove thermoelectric generator - Efficient thermoelectric heat pumping & refrigeration! - magnetic heat pumping crossed off the project list.
In Passing (Miscellaneous topics, editorial comments & opinionated rants)
- Bursting Bubbles - Upside down economy
Electric Transport - Electric Hubcap Motor Systems
* Electric Caik Motor [Honda 7.5] Outboard motor.
  - Boat Launch & tests!
* Centrifugal clutch for car PGTC transmission system (why didn't I think of it sooner?)
Other "Green" Electric Equipment Projects
* need for an all-inclusive hub to tie in various energy sources, storage devices, and loads.
* New design of Peltier module heat pumps for space heating: 200% coefficient of performance!
  - evolving designs & COP measurement experiments
  - Peltier fridges: same design principle cuts power consumption in half!
Electricity Generating
* Woodstove Thermoelectric Generator (TEG) - Perfect complement to solar panels!
 - Picking the right TEGs
 - Heat transfer with water
 - Evacuated heat transfer tubes: thousands of times faster heat transfer than copper or aluminum!
 - Pressurized pipe to remove woodstove heat only if temperature hits TEG max rating of 190ºC.
 - Better Peltier fridges and Peltier heat pumps with evacuated pipes?
* Low temperature steam turbine with evacuated pipes?
* River/stream Hydro power with surface water wheels.
Electricity Storage - Turquoise Battery Project etc.
* Production Prototype Mn-Mn Cell #2: not great, but continues working without leaks or deterioration.
  - updated cell assembly instructions
* NiMH cells - safety issues - causes of troubles in January and Februaury.



TENews #60  -  February 3rd 2013

Features:
* The New Electric Caik Motor
* MnMn Production Battery Designs


Month In Brief (Project Summaries)
- PCBs by laser printer iron-on transfers - Caik Motor - Production MnMn Battery designs - 12 VDC outlet properly wired
In Passing (Miscellaneous topics and editorial comments)
- EV Sales in BC - Electric Ferry (Norway) - Ominous developments & progress as applied to weapons.
Electric Hubcap Motor Systems
* Electric Caik Motor ("Mini Electric Hubcap") is built and runs great. It's about "cake" size!
* PCBs by Laser Toner Transfer: works decently with the right techniques, glossy magazine paper, and practice. (Made Caik motor magnet & temperature sensor board.)
* Assembling the motor
* Magnet Rotor: Magnet Placement Jig, magnet adhesion failures on first run & rebuild.
* Rebuilt rotor, second tests: runs great - I decided it's 0-2000 RPM instead of 0-3000.
* Projected improvements - Proper motor performance testing?
* Motor controllers need a programmable function to prevent motors from over-revving (Caik could hit 5000RPM?)
Planetary Gear Torque Converter & Ultra-Efficient Vehicle Transmission Project
* Put clutch pedal/cable in Sprint car. (Not a big accomplishment for a month.)
Outboard Motors Projects
* Fitting Honda outboard for the new Electric Caik motor: Square shaft & joy couplings, motor mounting.
Turquoise Battery Project
* Toluene: Still seems to improve graphite conductivity.
* Iron: seems to rust at lower pHes.
* Manganese: theory says it's a "cycle forever" negative electrode.
* Production prototype: case - filler cap/airlock - end compaction for electrode briquettes.
* Battery Cell assembly, step by step procedure
* MnMn Battery Cell: Self discharge... pH 13, a bit high?



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