In Phase 7…
• First is to prepare a stable platform to attach the S.H.O. Drive.
• Second is to arrange a place outside to run an extended duration test.
• Third is to the connect a portable power supply to run the camcorder outdoors for an extended period of time (several hours).
• Fourth is to run an outdoor extended duration test.
• To provide an elevated structure to secure the S.H.O. Drive, I purchased the Talent MUS-3 Heavy Duty Steel Fixed Base Music Stand from Talent at Amazon.com
• Like many music stands, the angle of the desk can be adjusted 180 degrees.
• The tilt can be adjusted to aid viewing of the S.H.O. Drive from the bottom as well as the top.
• Unlike many music stands, the base is fixed and made of heavy gauge steel.
• In order to prevent the music stand from tipping over, I will lower its center of gravity.
• To do this, I will glide a barbell plate over the pole of the music stand to rest on the heavy duty base.
• This barbell plate is the 45 pound (or 10 kilogram) CAP Barbell Olympic Grip Plate. I purchased it from CAP Barbell via Amazon.com
Acrylic carrying arms
• In order to provide an unobstructed view of the S.H.O. Drive, I will clamp Acrylic Tubes onto the desk of the music stand and then slide the crate, which holds the S.H.O. Drive, through these tubes.
• The ones I purchased are 72” (or about 180 cm) Long Acrylic Square Tubes from Plastic-Craft via Amazon.com
• This includes a 5-pack consisting of tubes ¼” (or about 6 mm) across and a 2-pack of tubes ½” (or about 13 mm) across
• In order to split the 72” tubes in half, I purchased the OLFA 1090486 PC-L Plastic/Laminate Scorer from Olfa via Amazon.com.
• In order to increase the rigidity of the tubes, I will apply a glue to bond the ¼” tubes alongside the ½” tubes.
• Then I will clamp them to the workbench and let them cure 1 hour.
• These tubes will later hold the S.H.O. Drive when it is operating.
• The glue I will use to bond the ¼” and ½” Acrylic tubes together is the Loctite Epoxy Plastic Bonder which I purchased from Lowe’s.
• There will be four acrylic tube-pairs to secure.
• I will use the Loctite Epoxy Plastic Bonder to adhere these tubes to a Cast Acrylic Sheet from Small Parts via Amazon.com.
• The tubes will slide tightly through the crate, securing the S.H.O. Drive into the crate, no matter the tilting angle.
• To secure the attached acrylic plate to the music stand, I will use a pair of 3 in. Industrial C-Clamps that I obtained from a Harbor Freight Tools store.
Let’s Test the S.H.O. Drive Outside!
Caption: Just after I moved in to my studio apartment on September 2015, this orange “tag” appeared nearby, visible from my unit, in an area I pass by regularly. On July 26, 2015, I renamed the “S-Motor”, as it was called originally, to “S.H.O. Motor”.
PREFERRED TEST LOCATION
Gas Works Park
2101 N Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98103
Caption: The actual test location is yet to be determined. (April 18, 2016)
Continuous Recording Outdoors
• In order to record an outdoor test of extended duration, the camcorder (a sensitive electronic instrument) must be continually charged by an external supply of energy.
• To supply energy to the camcorder indefinitely when it is recording, its 3.6V battery must be charged through a special 5.3V power adapter designed for the camcorder.
• The adapter must be connected to a source of alternating current of standard voltage and frequency.
• Per the manual, the camcorder consumes around 3 watts when recording video, though this will depend on the camera settings.
• In order to supply energy to the adapter in the form of alternating current, I purchased the BESTEK 300W 12V to 110V AC Inverter from BESTEK via Amazon.com
12V DC Battery Cables
• In order to connect the inverter to a supply of 12V DC energy, I purchased a RoadPro 12V Battery Clip-On and Cigarette Lighter Adapter from RoadPro via Amazon.com
• These cables can support up to 10 amps at 12 volts DC.
• For the 12V energy source, I purchased an ExpertPower 12V 7 Amp EXP1270 Rechargeable Lead Acid Battery from ExpertPower via Amazon.com
• This 12V battery is rated at 7 ampere-hours, based on 20 hours of steady electrical discharge.
• This means it can deliver 84 watt-hours of energy (or about 300 kilojoules) over a 20 hour period (an average of 4.2 watts).
• In order to protect the battery and inverter from the outside elements, I purchased the NOCO HM318BKS Group 24-31 Snap-Top Battery Box from NOCO via Amazon.com
• To record stable video of the S.H.O. Drive from a distance, I will attach the camcorder to a 72” Tripod that I purchased from ButterflyPhoto via Amazon.com
• The following will be tested:
• Inductance [ f(position) ]
• R.M.S. Voltage [ f(r.p.m.) ]
• Rotational Speed
• R.M.S. Current
• Temperature [ +references ]
• Refer to procedure laid out in Phase 4.
April 2016 Presentation
Summary of measuring devices, back up and safety equipment, and camcorder (+accessories)
Holes, brass hinges, square nuts
Neodymium magnets and bearings
Spool, coils, and ceiling hooks
No hidden batteries, increase rigidity, hex nuts, terminal rings, toggle switch, fan blades, and extended test run
Heavy duty basket, S.H.O. Drive insertion, secure meters, and portable extended test run
Square tote, plastic spools, protective edge trim, and enclosed extended test run
Prepare elevated test platform, outdoor test setup, camcorder hookup to portable power, and outdoor extended test run
HQ ● Glossary ● April 2016 Presentation