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Surfing the web I found the following Chilean feat:


The dude has done an awesome work, It deserves to be known by Instructables's community, do you think?


That is an amazing project, thanks for sharing it.

Have you (has anybody?) invited him to share the project here himself?

I just now did. Will let you know, but it would not hurt for you to contact him as well, go to his FAQ page and the email address is at the bottom.

I did, shortly after I made that comment.

No reply yet, but I hope he does; his projects are awesome.

He replied and copied me his reply to you as well, I understand his reasoning. Oh well. We tried.

I just saw that reply.

It's a shame, but, like you say, his reasons are understandable.

I get about a question a week on my roach 'ible - can you even imagine how many HE would receive?

If his primary concern is the comments he would receive, he could maybe turn a blind eye to them(as a few authors do). But it's his choice in the end.

Have you seen the rest of his page http://ludens.cl? It is impressive.

It took me 30 minutes to get through that one, I just don't have the time right now. Amazing find O, thank you for sharing it.

Wow! That's a lot of hard work and engineering.

It would be great to do that but here in USA, even if you are in the middle of the woods on a remote mountain somewhere, various zoning laws and building code requirements would prevent you from building this. That large roundhouse would have some hefty real estate taxes after it was built and the permits to build would be hard to get since that is a custom designed house. You would probably need a registered architect to submit plans to the government agencies. Whenever you "divert" water, there are environmental impact studies to be done, which can take several years and your neighbor or the community can sue you for using the water that ends up on your property. And everyone downstream can be impacted. Getting an access road made is also a daunting task. That hand trenching for the pipe must have been hard work but luckily it was not rocky soil. Impressive effort nonetheless.

Here in Argentina there are many laws and rules about EVERYTHING, but it is common to apply the old principle of "better to ask forgiveness than permission". Sometimes you get lucky, sometimes not.

that is a lot of work just to get power, makes me appreciate how fortunate I am to just be able to flip a switch.

Have you seen the rest of his page http://ludens.cl? It is impressive.

he is an amazing person, i hope he has kids/grand kids to share his knowledge.

that is an amazing project involving lots of hard work and money... here in India, we do have Micro-hydroelectrical projects producing about one megawatt of energy from streams but they are run by government.. thanks for sharing

Have you seen the rest of his page http://ludens.cl? It is impressive.

Have you seen the rest of his page http://ludens.cl? It is impressive.

"Interesting work" Rimar? You are the king of understatement. I just contacted him, offered to buy him a pro-membership. I am in awe.