for some time I just was too shocked because of the non-open-ness of the forum - I have to specify: some members seem not to tolerate other’s opinions – and this in a open source forum, it just made me feel bad. To be fair I have to add, that others came to say that everyone has a right to post even his frustration with how the world works in these times or always did.
Anyway that’s only a question of philosophy.
I’m not here to give you the Philosopher’s Stone - somewhat strange this phrase I have no doubt you will immediately realize my craziness anyway, so I just will show how I am directly: rather a confused old guy with long beard who feels strong towards nature. Okay, now you see …
Now to the more real part. (not that the other was the imaginary one^^) – my projects.
I’m convinced of open source, it’s the future. It’s how research works since long time ago. (Papers are not really too different. And remember that even in close times of WWII in 1938 the Berlin scientists shared their discovery of Nuclear fission.)
The problem people nowadays feel is redundancy at all corners - in the net, the open source projects (license problems holding back from joining similar efforts to one big one, a huge catastrophe).
Open source ecology tidies up the mess of data a bit and at the same time bundles efforts and develops new ideas and this way opens new doors to how the world technology really works. It spreads the knowledge. Hopefully never again will we suffer the loss like in the after-ancient times when we lost so much in Europe, I just always feel really bad only to mention this. An example is burning clay, building proper channels and water pipelines. Not to mention a general change in philosophy and loss of democracy. Okay this time it was the Roman emperor of the East’s bad luck and lack of standing to his previously drawn line. (no innuendo on Barack Obama, it’s another story).
So, ha, my projects, did almost forget to write more about them.
- Robotics in General, in special the AMOR (Autonomous milking ongoing robot)
- And many more of course … just all currently hibernating … or more job-related, something for simplifying teachers’ lives currently takes all my wits and worries.
- Ah, I forgot the fuel cells I’m dealing with.
- Did I mention the new tower electricity project? Ha, don’t say I’m confused. Here in this part it’s allowed I think.
I of course took a view of the other projects too. I’m a fan of opensourceecology for some time now and also contributed some tiny bits to the opensourceecology wiki. Nothing too big so far. Just difficult to get my projects anywhere, so I posted them in our Germany’s wiki and et voilà, for some days they survived. I’m still gratefull Nikolay did not delete them, just deleted the links … so I can still add to the wiki entries if I make progress independant from if it gets an official project or not. I think open source is open, open for ideas, open for projects. Sorry, biased again! Of course organisation and free adding of projects would be suicide of the overview, so I just can stick with your practice of first discussing about it in the forum. Currently there is no reason to hurry as I am too busy with my university jobs and severe problems at my home farm, so engagement in other projects will be limited.
For wind turbines I have a calculation Open document sheet (still to convert it to LibreOffice), created by Electrodus originally. Unfortunately it’s not for Lenz2 turbines (hence not for TIVA if I get it right), but for Savonius - the only things to adjust should be efficiency, measurements and the addition of drag and lift on the profiles. If it’s not more than that …
Electrodus original version. (.ods Download)
Expanded, demystified version. Probably not only fixed bugs but created some. (.ods Download)
Anyway, it gives a good idea on how things work. That a much bigger generator is needed than the final average output will be because of surges in wind. It still applies that wind is unpredictable and especially unsteady. The biggest problem to face with wind turbines if considering the consequences for power distribution, storage, generator rating, structure rigidness … you know the story better than me.
Now I’m getting off topic. After some time I decided to get it done and register here in the forum. Not that you think I would disapprove the forum and prefer proprietary systems like facebook, btw the biggest dilemma that happened to our world that such an important and widespread (even for use for university lectures sometimes, omg) platform is NOT open source. To change this by now is a big task. Not one I want to deal with for sure. Virtuality is not my passion. It’s my job. Though powerful for knowledge and global rights.
So, a lot to read for you, it’s a pity, I complain about redundancy and too big amounts of data in the net and then, what do I do? Just write too much … tztz.
Let’s make things happen, for a better world. I thank you for all efforts, you’ve done a good job, keep it going folks! We’re going .
Jan, or call me „rada“ it’s okay and that’s what I’m used to and fits my confusedness best .