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Saturday Night "Compleatables"- Power Thief "Incan Man"

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A silent house somewhere down-under, way down-under is awoken with a noise. A strange noise not your usual squeaking of floorboards or shifting of footings but an unusual noise, not one heard before by whom that resides here.

"WooF! WooF!!!" Hunni, LftnDbt's puppy awakes from her slumber.

"HUNNI stop it!" LftnDbt replies.

The noise continues, not a bump or a whine but a scratching sound. Scratching, dragging, moving...

"WooF! RRRrrrrr WooF!!!" Hunni barks again, with authourity this time.

LftnDbt stirs from his slumber, to investigate this now recurring noise of sorts.

"What on earth is that??" LftnDbt asks himself, as him timidly edges down the darkened hallway.

"Hello?? Is anyone there?" LftnDbt enquires.

"I've got a bat!" LftnDbt lies.

LftnDbt suspiciously manuvers his head to peak around the corner into the lounge room.

"Oh my jumpin' LeD's!! What the hell is that?!!??" Lftndbt thinks.

This my friends, is an Incan man.

I caught him fair and square!! So he's mine!!

Ever wondered where those valuble volts are going?

Have you cut down all your power usages, but just can't figure out why your still using to much power?

Got one of those fan dangle energy consumption meters, but still can't figure out the leak?

Well I've have, it's this little bugger and his mates...

Got him last night. Tried to run away and everything.
Put up quite a struggle!! I caught at 12:05am, so I think it's midnight thing.

Now you too can capture your energy thief and stop this un-necessary wastage of our precious resources!!

 
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Step 1: What you'll need..

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I tried to keep this all as simple as possible, so we can all complete it in the same night...
Got to catch him quick!!

What we will need-

A coat hanger. To get 2 x 15cm pieces of wire from.

An Incandescent light globe.

Some type of hole making device (we are all experimentors here, so you decide.)

Super glue.

Gloves.

Saftey glasses.

Got what you need?? Let's go!!!
JellyWoo5 years ago
lol. that is very cool!
menace5 years ago
haha, Sorry I'm sorta slow I don't get what this is supposed to do. Is it supposed to show where electricity is leaking or is it just like a figurine?
Lftndbt (author)  menace5 years ago
Nope it more of an art work/appreciation to Incandescent globes. It is suppose to signify the craving of the incandescent for electricity. Even though we have removed him he stay wants to get back into the fixture to suck some more energy.
bumpus6 years ago
hahahaha, This is awesome! I know what I'm doing today!
Lftndbt (author)  bumpus6 years ago
It's amusing to see, how many funny poises you can come up with. Thanks for your comment.
Kiteman6 years ago
Nice, although I feel the urge to stick googly eyes at the top of the metal part.

I think we're starting to see the early trickles of a flood of what to do with a dead incandescent bulb projects.

Take that, Altoids Tins!
Lftndbt (author)  Kiteman6 years ago
Feel free to stick googly eyes on one. lol
Lftndbt (author)  Lftndbt6 years ago
"early trickles" Let the flood begin... ;) Neat projects will be all they are good for, hopefully sooner rather than later. Apart from their in-efficient power usage, they are actually very beautiful devices.
I have a couple of ones you may like, if one of them works well enough it would be a great demo for classes...
You'd better be quick - the term ends on Tuesday!
The terms still going, all of us were off a month ago... It wouldn't be ready that soon anyway, plus it mightn't be an easy build so it should be good to go by the time the kids are coming back, if you liked the idea that is... Also as a science teacher, I was watching scrapheap challenge today and in the one where teh all star team go up against a public team at shooting tomatoes the team had what they called a hydrogen generator from a sustained underwater carbon arc... How does that work exactly, I couldn't tell how they made it at all since the electrodes weren't seen to move at all, so how did the arc start and how does that even work...
uguy6 years ago
WTF!!
Lftndbt (author)  uguy6 years ago
Yeah little bugger!