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Re: Steampunk Energies
« Reply #25 on: June 16, 2019, 06:24:25 pm »
Gyroscopic?  Is a nice mechanical energy storage method, and the effects of precession are odd enough to make for some interesting stuff if you crafted it.  Fictionally, you could either straight up pull off stored kinetic energy (with the usual higher storage density and > 100% efficiency allowed in steampunk) or have the gyro actually generate energy via some esoteric effect.

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Re: Steampunk Energies
« Reply #26 on: July 09, 2019, 12:45:14 am »
i found out my "mirror array laser" idea was NOT new. maybe i'd heard of it before, but i was thinking about the ancient story where soldiers blinded an approaching army by flipping their polished shields.

it turns out Archemedes had the same idea ca300bc and called it a DEATH RAY.

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Re: Steampunk Energies
« Reply #27 on: July 10, 2019, 04:00:13 am »
Hydrogen peroxide was first produced in the early 19th century.  This chemical, when refined sufficiently to overcome stability issues, can serve as a portable source of instant steam.

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Re: Steampunk Energies
« Reply #28 on: July 10, 2019, 11:27:15 pm »
i found out my "mirror array laser" idea was NOT new. maybe i'd heard of it before, but i was thinking about the ancient story where soldiers blinded an approaching army by flipping their polished shields.

it turns out Archemedes had the same idea ca300bc and called it a DEATH RAY.

 Very prescient

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Re: Steampunk Energies
« Reply #29 on: August 26, 2019, 03:05:26 pm »
Depending on how far fetched you want to go, I made a gauge using Alecto, one of the Fury names, as a recessive energy. In reality, this was a fabricated gauge face I made for a project that goes on a humidity and barometer gauge. The needles actually move with the weather.


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Re: Steampunk Energies
« Reply #30 on: August 27, 2019, 12:22:48 am »
Depending on how far fetched you want to go, I made a gauge using Alecto, one of the Fury names, as a recessive energy. In reality, this was a fabricated gauge face I made for a project that goes on a humidity and barometer gauge. The needles actually move with the weather.


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Re: Steampunk Energies
« Reply #31 on: February 11, 2021, 02:31:46 am »
Just found another one: Odic force.

(Thanks to the webcomic Atomic Robo for that one.)

Incidentally, Odic force's hypothesizer Baron Carl von Reichenbach stated that Odic force has "a light and a dark side." Hmm...
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Re: Steampunk Energies
« Reply #32 on: February 11, 2021, 10:04:53 am »
Just found another one: Odic force.

(Thanks to the webcomic Atomic Robo for that one.)

Incidentally, Odic force's hypothesizer Baron Carl von Reichenbach stated that Odic force has "a light and a dark side." Hmm...

Undoubtedly Baron von Reichenbach is the inspiration for Girl Genius' Baron von Wulfenbach  ;D

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Re: Steampunk Energies
« Reply #33 on: June 06, 2021, 12:09:44 am »
has anyone mentioned man- and horsepower yet?
manpower can be very useful for powering small machines
horsepower is usefull for kickstarting larger ones
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Re: Steampunk Energies
« Reply #34 on: June 06, 2021, 11:38:38 am »
Why do I suddenly imagine a horse kicking a boiler pump to get it started...

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Re: Steampunk Energies
« Reply #35 on: June 06, 2021, 04:17:24 pm »
Why do I suddenly imagine a horse kicking a boiler pump to get it started...

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Re: Steampunk Energies
« Reply #36 on: June 07, 2021, 06:49:13 pm »
there is a man who wears a boot on his head (that runs in most of our elections) that has proposed that we put zombies in giant hamster wheels and dangle brains in front of them to get moving the wheels and generating power.

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Re: Steampunk Energies
« Reply #37 on: June 10, 2021, 01:15:56 pm »
there is a man who wears a boot on his head (that runs in most of our elections) that has proposed that we put zombies in giant hamster wheels and dangle brains in front of them to get moving the wheels and generating power.



Ooo, I like that one!

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Re: Steampunk Energies
« Reply #38 on: June 10, 2021, 09:30:53 pm »
there is a man who wears a boot on his head (that runs in most of our elections) that has proposed that we put zombies in giant hamster wheels and dangle brains in front of them to get moving the wheels and generating power.



Given that that the concept of zombies breaks the laws of thermodynamics, you might as well make a kind of perpetual motion machine from them  ;)

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Re: Steampunk Energies
« Reply #39 on: June 14, 2021, 06:35:30 am »
 In the film version of Philip Pullman's "His Dark Materials", Ms Coulter's airship was powered by some kind of Etheric energy; writhing electric-blue (or octarine) sparks confined in spherical gass globes. This wasn't referred to or explained elsewhere in the film, and wasn't mentioned at all in the books; so - who knows?
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