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Project by johnhutchinson posted 09-12-2015 12:56 PM 2470 views 10 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Because I live in the boonies, power outages are a constant problem.

To remedy that situation, I created Dynamo Man #1.
He automatically leaps into action at the first sign of trouble, providing both light and a dependable supply of electricity.

As a bonus, he’s more than paid for himself by feeding excess power back into the grid.

TOP SECRET Research & Development video—https://vimeo.com/138457497

:-)

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"





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#1 posted 09-12-2015 01:04 PM

Well John, looks like you are on the track of solving global warming problems. If we all had one of these the world would be a cleaner place. The video makes me laugh. When do they go in production?

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 09-12-2015 01:17 PM



When do they go in production?

- doubleDD

As soon as the 240-volt, 3-phase version is ready for my shop. :-)

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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Roman - THE BOOTMAN

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#3 posted 09-12-2015 01:54 PM

John, you gave me a good start to my day! Thanks.
Another good one. Roman

-- Roman:... These Boots Were Made For 'Talkin'!

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#4 posted 09-12-2015 02:02 PM

Nice project, made me smile watching the video… So cool! Love what you do!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#5 posted 09-12-2015 02:11 PM

Too damn cool

Madts.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#6 posted 09-12-2015 03:08 PM

Very funny! Where did you get all those ideas!?

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 09-12-2015 03:21 PM



Very funny! Where did you get all those ideas!?

- majuvla


Non-prescription medication. :-)

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#8 posted 09-12-2015 03:23 PM

He’s a hard working fellow, maybe he’ll run for pres.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#9 posted 09-12-2015 03:41 PM



He s a hard working fellow, maybe he ll run for pres.

- Rick M.


I’m working on his running mate right now. Vice-Pres will be standing on a pedestal and cranking a small gear.
His arc swing won’t be as great, but he’ll be cranking at twice the speed and in the opposite direction.
Ohhhhh, yeah !!!

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#10 posted 09-12-2015 06:35 PM

If your little man keeps cranking on that, no doubt he’ll lose a pound or two pretty quick. Could you build me a life size one of these ? :-)

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#11 posted 09-12-2015 07:41 PM

Another great idea John! Thanks for sharing!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com

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#12 posted 09-12-2015 08:59 PM

So Cool John very clever Love it.

-- BAZZ, WINDSOR UK A workshop is not a luxury . We need it to preserve our sanity in this frantic world we live in. A place to be at peace.

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#13 posted 09-12-2015 09:42 PM

Aw, he’s so cute! What causes him to change cranking direction? I like the effects of the different light bulbs. Thanks for sharing, John.

-- God bless, Candy

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johnhutchinson

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#14 posted 09-12-2015 11:43 PM

Candy: Good eye. He does reverse direction. Arbitrary reversal, per the manufacturer of the motor, is “by design”. It has something to do with alternating current, and the exact moment he’s switched on. It’s a permanent magnet motor so he starts with whatever plus or minus is fed to him.

I ended up using neither of the light bulbs in the video. I went back to the half-silver bulb that I used with Menacing Octopus. Good down-lighting and it makes the “transformer” look like a Van de Graff generator.

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#15 posted 09-13-2015 01:15 AM

Ha, ha, John, I need of of these. Awesome design and execution.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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