This guy is a Stanford Engineering Grad Student with imagination. He wants to put his toy on ebay if they can come up with a category http://www.ronpatrickstuff.com/
I'm sorry - I have to say it. What a sad waste of intelligence and creativity - while our earth is going down the tubes due to excessive emmissions, etc. Lynne Mike Chester wrote: <Snip>
hope you dont use hairspray or anything else in a pressurized can.. that would make you a hypocrite, and him still a very very smart man. :) Quoting Lynne : <Snip>
Ouch. Didn't want to start a war... no, I don't use hairspray (not that it would actually equal THAT baby...) And, this is all way off topic, but I do try to do my own small part (even, ugh, washing my dishes by hand of late, because our dishwasher take way too much time to clean, & I know it's using too much energy.) BUT - yes (if these aren't some doctored up photos, btw - w/Photoshop, anything's possible), he is obviously very intelligent. Can't help but think... if only... Lynne Leo Zick wrote: <Snip>
he's real. i think discovery or one of those channels had a show on him. very smart, very impressive. im guessing with the cost of gas and fear of setting people on fire, its not used much, if its even kept in the car on a permenent basis.. well, not to point fingers, but i hope youre buying fair trade beans and capturing and filtering all that roasting smoke over there! oh, and i know your roasting over a wood burning fire from salvaged trees, and not a gas (gasp!), or worse, electric (double gasp!) stove! lol anyway, i sometimes miss the old world traditions(?) that we have gotten away from. we are certainly dependant on energy, id say our lives revolve around it! Quoting Lynne : <Snip>
Leo, Leo, Leo - methinks I hit a sore point with you. In case you misunderstand, no, I am not a crunchy-granola-treehugger [although I do love my crunchy granola, and trees]. And, I do agree with you, both with the fact this guy is brilliant, and with the fact we are all dependant on non renewable energy. (This, btw, is something my son would want to try - and I believe he could do it, too.... lol, I tried to encourage creativity when they were growing up, but believe me, it got dangerous at times.... looking for the Smiley Face icon w/the singed hair... Now he's on his own, but last time I talked to him, he was making plans to construct a motorcycle - hopefully not a monster like this.) We don't have to roast on recycled trees [mmm - sounds like PIZZA time] Although, it is good to re-use as much as we can - my mother passed on that Depression Era lesson to me... Yes, our lives revolve around it. But other countries (Sweden, for instance) have decided to find better ways. We need to do the same. That's what I meant by.. if only... we need this kind of brilliance to figure out ways to produce energy that will benefit this earth, not harm it. Thats all. L. p.s. Actually, I have my roaster connected to a treadmill for power. Gotta make those [three- count 'em] dogs earn their keep around here. Leo Zick wrote: <Snip>
no sore point at all.. i love learning of other's views! ive recently moved from the city to a quiet suburb. almost country like imo. maybe we can harness the power of the loud crickets for something! Quoting Lynne : <Snip>
Mike Chester wrote: <Snip> A local has been doing rocket powered vehicles for 50 years or so. Everything from a wheelchair to a toilet. All actually work. No one has died or been injured. Although, that may change. He's getting interested in hydrogen peroxide ... I've found that propellant mixing and coffee roasting have some similarities. We need to be very nit-picky about what we do. BTW, just got my Hot-Top roaster, Techni Vorm brewer, Solis Maestro grinder, voltage regulator, scale and twelve pounds of coffee. I'm gonna have a busy, fun weekend! Bob Brashear
Sounds like a couple of good resources (the Rocket Beetle guy, and the rocket powered local guy) for the proverbial Jet Engine/Concrete Truck roaster.... Brian On 8/17/06, Bob Brashear wrote: <Snip>
How does a PID and variac fit into this roaster? Brett On 8/17/06, Brian Kamnetz wrote: <Snip> -- Regards, Brett Mason HomeRoast Zassman
There's gotta be some way to adapt this as a bean cooler:http://www.asciimation.co.nz/beer/Maybe Ron Patrick could help...
<Snip> Brian I wonder what a yard of beans delivered would cost? George
Good one, George! lol! Brian On 8/18/06, george wrote: <Snip>
Brian Kamnetz wrote: <Snip> Doing preliminary design work on the rocket motor. Let's see, where did I put that LOX tank ...? Bob
I think that I saw it next to the bagels... On 8/19/06, Bob Brashear wrote: <Snip>
Steven Sobel wrote: <Snip> ooo. Rimshot!