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Author Topic: Victorian Tech: The Gravity Battery  (Read 424 times)
von Corax
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« on: May 17, 2020, 07:17:59 am »

From today's Hack A Day blog comes this interesting article on a do-it-yourself Victorian-era power source called the "gravity battery," so-called because the components of the electrolyte separate according to specific gravity.

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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2020, 05:21:45 pm »

I greatly enjoyed watching the video embedded in the article you linked to.  This is quite up my alley and once my workshop is up and running I will have to "toy" with some of these.



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« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2020, 06:49:25 pm »

Fascinating video,though you need to have a source of chemicals to be able to do this on a larger scale.

Perhaps "gravity battery" is not descriptive enough. It should be called "Mass Density Layer Battery"  or something like that. Then there's the true gravity battery, which is a simple weight attached to a chord, a pulley and a dynamo...

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