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Offline Electro-Big-Nose

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More solar roadway like nonsense
« on: July 01, 2015, 06:02:27 pm »
SolarLayer - Every Surface is a Solar Panel

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/solarlayer-every-surface-is-a-solar-panel#/story

Another Indigogo campaign to raise money  :palm:

Dave Jones, would you care to tear a new hole with this one on a possible up coming review  :clap:
 

Offline JoeO

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Re: More solar roadway like nonsense
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2015, 08:37:44 pm »
Supposedly they have received $160 in funding but no perks have been claimed.
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Re: More solar roadway like nonsense
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2015, 09:11:06 pm »
Is that an iPhone photoshopped as a power bank? :-DD

I will give the Solar Roadways project a point over these guys, since (most of) what they wanted to do was actually possible, just stupidly wasteful and inefficient.  This is just absurd.  Not unlike the guy sticking his probes into the asphalt.
 

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Re: More solar roadway like nonsense
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2015, 09:12:58 pm »
Oh god...

there's actually a picture of some asshole measuring the road with a multimeter on their indiegogo page....

That picture sums up the entire project perfectly...
 

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Re: More solar roadway like nonsense
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2015, 09:13:35 pm »
What on earth is going on here?

Measuring the resistance of asphalt?! A+ for safety though. High-vis hardhat and vest (which was clearly JUST taken out of the packet before the photo).




« Last Edit: July 01, 2015, 09:16:36 pm by Halcyon »
 

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Re: More solar roadway like nonsense
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2015, 09:16:52 pm »
Dave Jones, would you care to tear a new hole with this one

This crap isn't even worthy of being teared down by Dave... Come on, just read the project description, they're tearing themselves down...
 

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Re: More solar roadway like nonsense
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2015, 09:48:28 pm »
What on earth is going on here?

Measuring the resistance of asphalt?! A+ for safety though. High-vis hardhat and vest (which was clearly JUST taken out of the packet before the photo).
:-DD
I do have to admit I measured the resistance of my beer once... :scared:
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Offline Halcyon

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Re: More solar roadway like nonsense
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2015, 10:36:58 pm »
What on earth is going on here?

Measuring the resistance of asphalt?! A+ for safety though. High-vis hardhat and vest (which was clearly JUST taken out of the packet before the photo).
:-DD
I do have to admit I measured the resistance of my beer once... :scared:

Hahah, who hasn't?! Probably worked better than the roadway!
 

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Re: More solar roadway like nonsense
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2015, 11:40:08 pm »
Right… That’s it…

I am going to start an IGG campaign to develop a better lemon.

If we can raise just $5,000,000 we will secure a vision of free energy lining every street in the world.

I need someone from a credible source, like the EEVblog to stand in a lemon grove holding a Fluke or Agilent DMM so I can take a photograph to give my campaign instant credibility. Maybe Dave will do it…

If all goes well and the dumb fucks at IGG let me do it with flexible funding, I should walk away with millions to enjoy the rest of my life.

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Re: More solar roadway like nonsense
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2015, 11:47:08 pm »
Is it just me that thinks that the roll of special conductive crap looks like thermal exhaust wrap?

Also, is the person wearing the hi-vis vest backwards? There is no opening at the front like every hi vis vest I have seen.
 

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Re: More solar roadway like nonsense
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Re: More solar roadway like nonsense
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2015, 11:50:23 pm »
Just reverse image searched their "special conductor"

http://fr.dreamstime.com/images-libres-de-droits-bande-de-tissu-de-fibre-de-verre-image25337869

"A small roll of fiberglass cloth tape made of twisted strands of fiberglass with woven edges"

 :-DD
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Re: More solar roadway like nonsense
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2015, 12:29:13 am »
Here we go again!
 

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Re: More solar roadway like nonsense
« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2015, 12:30:14 am »
And the "inventor" is business guy who is affiliated with one of those "idea factories" (idea.me) . Oh dear  :scared:
 

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Re: More solar roadway like nonsense
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Re: More solar roadway like nonsense
« Reply #15 on: July 02, 2015, 12:41:42 am »
It all feels like the sort of scheme I used to come up with when I was 14 !

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Re: More solar roadway like nonsense
« Reply #16 on: July 02, 2015, 02:05:23 am »
More like Solar Player.  Simply trying to "play" the general public.
 

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Re: More solar roadway like nonsense
« Reply #17 on: July 02, 2015, 02:53:54 am »
This is gold  :-DD  Most of the footage on there looks like it's off sutterstock or something  :palm:
« Last Edit: July 02, 2015, 02:56:39 am by aidan2496 »
 

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Re: More solar roadway like nonsense
« Reply #18 on: July 02, 2015, 03:56:11 am »


That meter he's 'measuring the road' with, is almost certainly one of these pieces of crap.
I seem to recall that costing me a whole $7, in a shop in Sydney. Good to know those guys are sparing no expense to get an _accurate_ measurement of the road.
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Re: More solar roadway like nonsense
« Reply #19 on: July 02, 2015, 04:43:02 am »
I'm all for green energy but this is hilarious.  While they're at it they should make micro wind turbines they can mix in as well.

That guy should be wearing at least cat 3 rated gloves too, dealing with an unknown amount of power and all.   :-DD
 

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Re: More solar roadway like nonsense
« Reply #20 on: July 02, 2015, 06:33:57 am »
They also forgot to mention in the "Risks and Challenges" section that they are mostly talking out of their arse and the entire concept it bullshit. But I guess that doesn't sell?

Honestly, I can't get over that photo of that guy "measuring" the road. What on earth were they thinking? "Hey you, just kneel down there, pretend you're doing something technical".
 

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Re: More solar roadway like nonsense
« Reply #21 on: July 02, 2015, 06:39:46 am »
They also forgot to mention in the "Risks and Challenges" section that they are mostly talking out of their arse and the entire concept it bullshit. But I guess that doesn't sell?

Honestly, I can't get over that photo of that guy "measuring" the road. What on earth were they thinking? "Hey you, just kneel down there, pretend you're doing something technical".

He has the meter set on frequency and is looking for "TerraHertz"  :-DD
 

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Re: More solar roadway like nonsense
« Reply #22 on: July 02, 2015, 07:24:15 am »
The special conductor is woven roving, used by the ton in boat building and other GRP industries.
 

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Re: More solar roadway like nonsense
« Reply #23 on: July 02, 2015, 07:30:03 am »
This is orders of magnitude worse tha solar roadways. This is just a blatant scam - at best a front for selling overpriced solar branded swag. Indiegogo really has no filter, do they?
 

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Re: More solar roadway like nonsense
« Reply #24 on: July 02, 2015, 07:56:18 am »
Indiegogo really has no filter, do they?

None. That is why Indiegogo is the scammers/dreamers/delusionals platform of choice.
 


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