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by shawn
Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:01 pm
Forum: Junior Solar Sprint (Miniature Solar Cars)
Topic: Accelerometer on a JSS car
Replies: 0
Views: 6568

Accelerometer on a JSS car

I invite teams to try putting an accelerometer on their car. The accelerometer would provide precise, frequent data from the car, showing how it handles bumps and accelerates along the track. Integration of the data could yield useful velocity and energy information. Your students could calculate th...
by shawn
Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:02 pm
Forum: Junior Solar Sprint (Miniature Solar Cars)
Topic: Junior Solar Sprint workshops for teachers
Replies: 2
Views: 8861

Buffalo workshop postponed--vote for new date

POSTPONED...Keep an eye on EnergyTeachers.org for new date. Go to the following site to vote for a new date: http://doodle.com/participation.html?pollId=3ng63f3q9efnv45a Feb 12 meeting cancelled due to weather and school closings Junior Solar Sprint Workshop for teachers and mentors Buffalo Museum o...
by shawn
Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:59 am
Forum: Junior Solar Sprint (Miniature Solar Cars)
Topic: Junior Solar Sprint workshops for teachers
Replies: 2
Views: 8861

Northeast JSS workshop general announcement

FREE MODEL SOLAR CAR WORKSHOP FOR GRADES 5 to 8 EDUCATORS Teachers, community educators, and youth leaders: Take one of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association's (NESEA) FREE model solar car leader workshops. Find the date and location that works best for you and come learn about solar energy a...
by shawn
Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:15 pm
Forum: Junior Solar Sprint (Miniature Solar Cars)
Topic: Other bulletin board for Junior Solar Sprint
Replies: 1
Views: 7619

CA Yahoo JSS Group gone

the group http://ca.groups.yahoo.com/group/model_solar_car/ no longer exists, it seems.
NESEA will help us advertise this forum as the way for JSS educators to communicate across the internet.
by shawn
Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:20 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: new wind turbine in Worcester
Replies: 2
Views: 7021

kW and kWh in Holy Name turbine interview by Our Ren. Nation

In the video, when Mary Riordan said her "turbine would produce over a million kilowatts of electricity every year" she must have meant kilowatt-hours; she makes the same mistake in the accounting of the usage. I'm compiling a list of this exact same confusion made over and over in news articles. It...
by shawn
Thu Nov 06, 2008 4:31 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: EnergyTeachers' presence in Second Life
Replies: 12
Views: 26518

Sustainable Energy Science Lab Grand Opening

Join Windy Schor and Solar Sierra for the grand opening of the Sustainable Energy Science Lab, an endeavor of EnergyTeachers.org to study and to demonstrate renewable energy and energy efficiency using dynamic objects and other Second Life (a virtual reality) tools. Come ride an elevator to the top ...
by shawn
Tue Sep 30, 2008 12:15 pm
Forum: Energy Science
Topic: Latest news about hydrogen fuel cells
Replies: 2
Views: 7068

H2 Daily

I checked out Omar's suggestion. The site does aggregate news about hydrogen and fuel cells, including a gem about a DOE grant for energy ed in South Carolina. Turns out the US DOE is giving these SC hydrogen stakeholders money to lobby for hydrogen in the state legislature, though the headline make...
by shawn
Fri Sep 26, 2008 11:13 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Measuring video game consoles' power
Replies: 1
Views: 7767

Energy use of Mac Pros and MacBooks

Read this forum for some numbers and interesting interpretations from computer users on the power (and VA) usage of their desktops and laptops:
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=512923
by shawn
Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:45 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Bicycle Generator
Replies: 2
Views: 8798

power output of fixed bike generators

True, James, that the little generators you put on the frame to run your lights are 1-5W; but, with this 10 kg generator, students have been able to output 75W into three lights or 100W into a battery.
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by shawn
Fri Jul 11, 2008 10:43 pm
Forum: About these forums
Topic: Examples of miscommunication in this forum
Replies: 1
Views: 7629

examples of miscommunication in this forum

The first post in this topic is a message from someone who clicked "Click here for comments or inquiries" but didn't leave a full name or any contact info. Visitors shouldn't assume that a web site can somehow figure out their personal information without them ever submitting it. This happens too of...
by shawn
Sun Jun 01, 2008 2:48 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: EnergyTeachers' presence in Second Life
Replies: 12
Views: 26518

Solar tours in Second Life

Solar Sierra will be giving two tours of demostration-sites using solar technologies, mostly photovoltaic, but also solar hot water and solar cooking, in Second Life. Saturday, June 7, 7:30AM SLT (Pacific Standard Time). Wednesday, June 18, 11:30AM SLT (PST). Both tours will leave from Etopia Prime ...
by shawn
Thu May 01, 2008 12:44 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: EnergyTeachers' presence in Second Life
Replies: 12
Views: 26518

Solar cooking workshop in Second Life

Second Life is an online, virtual reality with tens of thousands of users online at any time, from around the world. I've created an "avatar" there, named Solar Sierra, who discusses solar technologies and sells virtual solar cookers. You can learn more about Second Life at their web site: http://se...
by shawn
Fri Apr 25, 2008 3:53 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: EnergyTeachers' presence in Second Life
Replies: 12
Views: 26518

Starting to meet energy educators in Second Life

Our own Windy Schor, a Second Life avatar, met Szavanna Anatra, another avatar, and the discussion led to solar cooking. Szavanna gave us a link to her blog, including items on solar cooking:
http://www.szavanna.co.za/
Check out the blog, see entries on solar cooking.
by shawn
Thu Apr 03, 2008 11:17 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: EnergyTeachers' presence in Second Life
Replies: 12
Views: 26518

Sold two solar cookers on Second Life

Later in the same day I posted the first post in this topic, yesterday, I sold two solar cookers for about US 4 cents each. I wonder how much people would be willing to pay for a such simple solar cooker kit in real life. You can start to answer this question at Solar Cookers International: http://s...
by shawn
Wed Apr 02, 2008 12:15 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: EnergyTeachers' presence in Second Life
Replies: 12
Views: 26518

EnergyTeachers' presence in Second Life

For the past two weeks, I have been exploring Second Life (SL), an online world full of tens of thousands of people, some just visiting, some spending most their waking hours there. http://secondlife.com I recently set up a booth there with EnergyTeachers.org labels, selling a box-type solar cooker,...