Monthly Archives: January 2011

Global to Local

I’m once again teaching a class with colleagues over in computer science. It’s my HCI class, and we team up with students in CSE doing their senior capstone. Students work in interdisciplinary teams, over the course of two terms (first … Continue reading

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Harnessing Excess Energy

The Stirling engine continues to fascinate me. Mostly I’m taken with the puzzle of how to make use of all the excess energy that we generate on a daily basis. My work primarily focuses on designs for low resource environments. … Continue reading

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Stirling Engines

I am getting a little obsessed with Stirling engines. This all started when R and I were playing around with generating power from temperature differentials using Peltiers. (Peltiers are solid state devices that can either create temperature differences from electrical … Continue reading

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