Anyone want to do peer review? Open source product devellopment
(A low tech trompe airlfit pump combination to use low grade water power.
It never attracted scientific research funding and never got tested because it is simple and doesn't produce electiricity.
I put up an instructable about how to make a model but nobody has made one.
Last year I made the "mechanical mathematician" which is a new simple device to allow people to make moulds for parabolic dishes from cob or mud.
The same constraints apply and official science will never check it out.
This year, there is the tracking solar accumulator, the clock based dripper tracker and the 2 bucket dripper tracker. (Guess I am on a bit of a roll because I needed solutions to make the solar tracking accumulating barbecue a reality.)
Official science will not be interested in this either.
It is all very low tech stuff. Cheap simple trackers have been identified by solarcooking.org as an important part of getting solar cooking widely introduced.
The clock based tracker especially could change things a whole lot for many people. It can be cheap and accurate enough to provide all day semi-automatic solar cooking.
I have adapted a few clocks for this but there are probably many models on the market and you might find the ideal one or a better way of adapting one to help make better trackers for solar cookers.
It takes years for new (even appropriate technology) to be introduced.
Please help these things get introduced much faster by making some of them yourselves.
And if you already have made some, please post them! Do not be afraid of doing a bad job. Places like the full belly group would be good to post your stuff or video or text responses to my utube videos.
I will happily take down my instructables if someone posts better versions!
I have made all these things but my versions were just demo's to show what could be done. There are no patents on any of them.
Please join in.