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Discussion in 'Trip Planning' started by globalklr650, Dec 14, 2012.
Test unit will also be used to try heat storage, stirling motors and other propulsion.
cool. still following - I might be the only one, but I'm intrigued!
You may want to consider posting at MachineBuilders - not that this isn't a great place here, but that outlet might be a little more receptive to discourse, as well as give you more coverage. There are subforums for alternative energy, live steam, etc, all things that you might be interested in or might fit your project better. I was a member there, but a few years ago they were hacked and everything was lost - I was mostly a reader anyhow, other than fabricating some things for my tractors and stuff.
It's a great idea. I really envy you both, hope you have a safe and great time in you're traveling. Keep us posted with some pictures when possible
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We are also running around on a 2011 KLR 2-up! Hope you're still having a blast! :)
www.motoroots.com if you want to check us out!
Please have a look at this article that was written about my solar thermal car on the Arduino blog.
For the solar thermal car test unit I am building an electric hot oil pump out of garbage car parts. Have a look at the video below.
I would think the OP could find other forums more suitable for posting his project than Trip Planning section of ADVrider.
Maybe the Mods can move it to Jomama since really nothing to do bikes or ADVrider.
Just trying to figure out how you live on $10 day in LaPaz Mexico
Ace its important that your rent is cheap. Other than that eating cheap is next.
How r things coming along?
Things are great here in La Paz.
The solar thermal car is coming along nicely. I just finished building a hot oil pump from garbage car parts. It works very well and will be able to circulate the oil to transfer heat to the water for the 24 foot long mirror. There is a video in my next post.
I am now ready to start testing with my full width mirror test unit.
The homemade solar thermal car hot oil pump works!! In this video I run the pump and show how it works. I also measure the flow rate (which is about 15 litres per minute) and discover that this pump is powerful enough to circulate the oil for the 24 food long solar thermal car mirror.
I have successfully pumped oil at 150 degrees celsius with my homemade oil pump. Now I can install it into my solar thermal car test unit and pump hot oil to boil water and run a stream turbine. The Solar thermal car is really starting to come together. Please have a look at the video below.
Its alive. The large solar thermal test mirror rotates. A powerful motor rotates the mirror and locks it in position so its on target with the sun. A similar system will be used on the 24 foot long solar thermal car mirror. Have a look at the video of it working, below.
I love this thread. There are a ton of pages.
It's titled "KLR650 around the world with passenger," yet
-there is no around the world
-there is no passenger
-there is no KLR 650 featured
It has turned into a story of a guy that made it to Mexico and is developing inexpensive solar solutions! Awesome. Just goes to show that it's tough to plan life, and how substantially one's story can change
Thanks newb. There was a klr, there still is a passenger that will soon be my wife, we had plans to go around the world with the KLR but are now designing and building the world first solar thermal powered car so we can travel the world without using gas. We want to share this technology with others around the world and try and improve their lives.
With the KLR we traveled across canada, into Alaska and down to Mexico 30,000km so about 66% around the world as the crow flies.
We have years more around the world traveling to do.
Another article was written on my solar thermal car. The article covers what I want to do with this project.
When I was 12 years old I built a small car out of a broken walkman and some garbage. I recently built a replica of that car. Building this car when I was a child really helped spark my love for engineering and building things from what people consider as garbage. I hope I can spark this love for engineering in children. I will be giving this car to a child and hope it will spark some interest in them.
Video of the car in action
Today our solar thermal car website is ready. There are still a few things to add but almost all the initial info is there. There are 80 pages, lots of pictures and 20,000 words explaining things in great depth. Please everyone have a look and tell us what you think of the site.
Keep it coming man!