28920OT: Steam power
- Jan 11, 2013--- In email@example.com, "Jeff Jonas" wrote:
>A treadmill for a steam locomotive will cost more than a power transformer. Perhaps someone can find an old steam tractor?
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, joshbensadon wrote:
> > I think the Vintage Computer Museum needs a nice
> > steam powered generator.
> Pine Creek Railroad, so a steam locomotive is POSSIBLE
> but we'd have to put it on a treadmill to generate electricity.
> Check vintage-ads for the clear advantages of*vintage* ads rule.
> clean burning ANTHRICITE coal!
> Even then, a cluster of new low-power microcontrollersLoL, perhaps the group will accept a bunch of COSMAC 1802 Membership cards being ran from batteries?
> will beat big-iron for MIPS-per-watt :-/
> *shudders* at the thought of a heap-o-Arduinos
> powered by 9v batteries.
PS. The only draw back to steam power is that there will need to be a fireman to keep shoveling the coal. I guess that's what the "new guy" is for? Consider it an initiation rite of passage.
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