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Ice Battery
« on: October 07, 2013, 01:25:13 pm »
 

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Re: Ice Battery
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2013, 01:53:17 pm »
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Shortly after applying for the Ice Battery provisional patent I attempted to gain interest from CSIRO but was rejected instantly. I then submitted the Ice Battery through Unilever's Open Innovation platform, feedback after the idea was reviewed stated that they were unwilling to support the battery "as it is too early stage".

Why would you even start a crowdfunder if it's been rejected twice already? That prototype doesn't even deserve to be called a 'prototype'  |O
 

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Re: Ice Battery
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2013, 02:39:27 pm »
19 days to go and 0 founds made.
I don't know why people don't want to support it.
 

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Re: Ice Battery
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2013, 06:29:45 pm »
Seems really expensive for what it is, and not to mention that in an emergency, the first thing to disappear is your ice.

Not very promising for real world usage...

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Re: Ice Battery
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2013, 06:34:59 pm »
so he is converting ambient temperature and stored cold to energy..

question is : how much energy was spent to make that ice ?
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Re: Ice Battery
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2013, 08:59:17 pm »
question is : how much energy was spent to make that ice ?

Ah ha... but that's the trick. We mine the ice!
 

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Re: Ice Battery
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2013, 11:00:45 pm »
so he is converting ambient temperature and stored cold to energy..

question is : how much energy was spent to make that ice ?

But it's a "battery", therefore considered "conversion loss" ;)
 

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Re: Ice Battery
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2013, 11:06:57 pm »
I can't see this powering anything more than his little fan, and it could barely even do that.
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Re: Ice Battery
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2013, 02:48:35 am »
Isn't that a peltier cooler?
 

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Re: Ice Battery
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2013, 02:52:27 am »
Isn't that a peltier cooler?

It is indeed most definitely a peltier.  Scary thing is that the guy took himself seriously enough to even post that.
 

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Re: Ice Battery
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2013, 03:36:28 am »
Fascinating! 

He's basically it seems he is asking for $15000 funds to buy a 3d printer, supplies, and lodge a patent to develop some sort of "water freezing" technology. 

I guess some sort of device, a tray you could say, for creating these cells using nothing more than your home freezer, of course the cells be produced in a standardised shape and size for consistent power conversion... cubes perhaps would be the easiest.

Yes, yes I can see it now, a tray for making uniform cubes of frozen water, an "ice cube tray" if you will.  Sheer genius!
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Re: Ice Battery
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2013, 04:34:07 am »
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Part of the cost and environmental superiority will be due to the long lifetime of the Ice Battery.
Until it melts.

Best installed before <insert date NOW+30minutes> :-DD
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Re: Ice Battery
« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2013, 04:39:33 am »
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Part of the cost and environmental superiority will be due to the long lifetime of the Ice Battery.
Until it melts.

Best installed before <insert date NOW+30minutes> :-DD

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