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  • 01-13-2017 05:37 PM
    ampera_jed
    Quote Originally Posted by srmarti View Post
    Who laughed at him?
    Maybe that's what the guy in the famous painting by Johannes Moreelse was laughing at?

  • 01-13-2017 01:03 AM
    srmarti
    Quote Originally Posted by GreenMonster View Post
    Well, they laughed at Galileo too
    Who laughed at him?
  • 01-11-2017 04:58 PM
    GreenMonster
    Bonaire, that's a very cool idea it might be a little complicated Maybe we should start with my idea first ? Yours will be great for the future!
  • 01-11-2017 04:55 PM
    GreenMonster
    This is the one in my local Walmart Imagine A big one with giant hooks pulling the car to the summit! The other poster who talked about the funicular, that is just what I was thinking! Very exciting!
  • 01-11-2017 04:16 PM
    bonaire
    Solar Rockets. Rockets charged with Hydrogen created by vast rrays of solar energy that are "free energy". It'll be off the hook. Bonkers. Fish will be jumping into cars to get a ride uphill. I'm thinking of doing this. Really!

    Back from Hype-Space...

    When your EV drives down the hill, the regen is "banked" for future use going back up the hill. Nearly 75% of the downward regen is able to later be used for going back up the hill. Think of the morning downhill run as a "compressed spring" that will "sproing back up" later when driving home.
  • 01-11-2017 01:40 PM
    KenC
    Okay, so all these examples of giant conveyers are really, really slow. Who, in their right mind, is going to take the time to put their vehicle on some sort of slow conveyer? So, it saves a little energy, but time is money, too.
  • 01-11-2017 01:37 PM
    Raymondjram
    Quote Originally Posted by viking79 View Post
    I visited S. Korea for work (not far from Seoul) and found it interesting that pretty much any store or residence is in high rise buildings.

    When you have a store like Wal-Mart in a small high rise building, it might take up 3 or 4 floors of the building. You still need a cart to shop, so there are cart escalators (angled moving ramps) in these stores. Craziest things I have seen, but being from the US in a small urban area there is no need to expand up. Just google: "home plus escalator" images and you will see them.
    The two-story Walmart store in San Juan, Puerto Rico has that shopping cart escalator, which is actually a motorized ramp and not an escalator because it has no "steps" or "ladder" to climb ("escalera" in Latin). The cart wheels have special grooves that lock into the ramp threads so you don't even have to touch or hold the carts. It does have four large cargo elevators to carry the carts and shoppers up toward the four parking floors, too.
  • 01-11-2017 01:33 PM
    Raymondjram
    Put up multiple threadmills with generators to power the conveyor. Then offer free treadmill use for all who need to lose weight!
  • 01-11-2017 01:15 PM
    !arry4pyro
    It wouldn't take a lot of power if the load going up is balanced by the load going down, sort of like a funiclar train. There's a canal boat lift in Belgium that uses this principle. its capable of lifting really big river boats and barges.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strépy-Thieu_boat_lift
  • 01-11-2017 12:52 PM
    cjaama
    Quote Originally Posted by GreenMonster View Post
    So I was thinking about how to save gas and kilowatts for all drivers. I have this large hill near my house that I go up every day and use up a lot of battery. Then when I go down I get great mileage.
    Have any of you ever seen those machines in Walmart by the escalators that pull the carts up the stairs in the middle of the up and down escalators?
    What if there were giant car size versions of those on most of the major Hills where cars go. We could all hook up and get pulled up and the coast down. Even gas cars would be invited to participate. Think how many gallons of gas and electricity we could save ! I think they could install a bunch of those for a fraction of the price of that bullet train and it would be a lot better use of the money.
    In case anyone is confused, CA legalized recreational marijuana.
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