Introduction: Hydro Powered Computer Model
Hydro Powered Computer (Mixed)
Created and designed by Kaylan Reynolds, age 13
Hi, My name is Kaylan Reynolds and I have created a computer that is run by Hydro Power. I recently started Tinkercad with the idea of designing computer parts and buildings. I started by creating an RTX 2080 Ti from scratch and without any help. It turned out well, however I didn't feel right as it wasn't based on something I created. Only 2 days ago I saw the competition advertised for students and thought that could be a way of getting some of my ideas out there.
This computer is probably one that you wouldn't find on the internet. It has multiple different components and devices that a regular computer would not particularly have. The main focus of making this computer was to show that technology doesn't only have to be powered by the outlet in peoples homes. Power can be created by many different things, some that are healthy and non-harmful to the Earth like Solar or Hydro Power as you will get to know about later. Whereas some are damaging our Earth, like Nuclear or Coal. I want to be able to create a power source that is sustainable and resourceful.
The original idea of this project was to make a regular computer. With all the correct parts like the CPU, SSD, Graphics Card and everything else. Though, when I entered the competition it said that I could create something that involves a solution. That's where Hydro Power came into it.
The whole concept of Hydro Power fascinated me when me and my group at school were creating a model that took an idea from nature. We took an idea from whales, where they blown out water from their snout when they rise above the water. This idea was apart of a new and improved cooling system, where water evaporates and creates a gas. This extremely cold gas that was created in the computer would go through every part of the system. Then there was the problem of nature friendly power, we then had the idea of a hydro powered computer. Even though we never got around to making a cardboard cut out of it, it was still a really good idea.
Here's a explanation of what Hydro Power is - "Hydro power uses a fuel—water—that is not reduced or used up in the process. Because the water cycle is an endless, constantly recharging system, Hydro power is considered a renewable energy. When flowing water is captured and turned into electricity, it is called hydroelectric power or Hydro power." -https://www.energy.gov/eere/water/how-hydropower-works
The supplies that were used in the process of the designing were images of computer parts. I also used a video to help me create the PC itself.
Here's the the video
Step 1: Hydro Power (Attachment to the Computer)
This image shows where the Hydro Power generator, storage, transformers and cables are. The orange cables have copper wiring inside them to transfer the energy into the two power storage devices. Once in the first storage, the necessary amount of energy needed is then transferred into the second storage, which is then spread out through the computer.
Step 2: Hydro Power (The Generators)
The generator is made up of 4 different things, the pipes(where the water runs from), the turbine(the source of energy), the transformers,(the transformed energy) then the two cables. There is also a pump that increases the velocity of the water.
Step 3: Hydro Power (Storage)
These two storage devices keep all the power inside them. The main storage is the one with the logo on top of it, the second is the one with a single cable running into it. The main storage stores all the energy that the other cables transfer, then it delivers all the necessary and needed energy into the second one.
Participated in the
Tinkercad Student Design Contest