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KS: MewNu's Energy Harvesting Device
« on: February 14, 2021, 09:06:32 am »
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mewnu1/mewnus-energy-harvesting-device

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Like a solar panel that never stops. A patent Non-Linear Frequency Convertor outputting DC power 24-7-365 days a year.

Unlimited Clean Energy.
At MewNu we have invented, patented and developed new technology capable of providing clean energy 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.


Our Energy Harvesting Device (EHD) works on the quantum physics principle of non-linear resonance frequency conversion. More simply, an incoming sine wave of energy has its zero line moved to create a DC output.


This allows us to harvest in electromagnetic spectrums previously off limits to classical harvesting technology. We increase efficiencies by using a tuned length nano-antenna meta-surface.

These wavelengths are abundant at sea level and allow our EHD to function within houses and in the dark, they do not require direct access to sunlight.

The primary source of these energies originates from space such as background cosmic energy, stars, nebulae, pulsars, and solar flares. There are also terrestrial origins such as thunderstorms, and human technology.


We have been developing this technology in-house to the point where we have a reliable proof of concept prototypes undergoing long term load testing.


So a few people have asked for more information so I will try and draw a map to how we got to here;

A meta-surface is capable of harvesting electromagnetic waves, A metasurface for conversion of electromagnetic radiation to DC: AIP Advances: Vol 7, No 3 (scitation.org) Their design is harvesting radio waves, using diodes for rectification.

My design uses a meta-surface made of nano-antennae. The problem was in classic rectification they cannot operate at the higher frequencies the nano-antenna suggest they are harvesting. I have seen it outrun the oscilloscope designed for solid state electronics therefore a different solution was required.

It is also possible to use non-linear frequency conversion to convert AC to DC. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/7686062_Toward_energy_harvesting_using_active_materials_and_conversion_improvement_by_nonlinear_processing

So with the meta-surface harvesting and the non-linear frequency convertor converting we get the MewNu energy harvesting technology.

This project started after watching this TEDx talk. and after experimenting with different designs I discovered there was a  commercial opportunity.




Long term testing setup using 10K resistors

After self funding this far it is time we move to the next phase of development. The backing requested will be used on the essentials required to get this technology to the next level.

There are several pieces of specialized lab equipment required to improve the efficiencies and construction of the nano-antennae polymers, as well as logging and data acquisition.

We also require quantities of materials to physically design and assemble pre-production EHD's into a cells, cells into modules, modules into panels, and panels into an array.

There is also a once off costs for our legal obligations and patent attorneys.

We will not be using Kickstarter backing for wages or salaries.



Below are proof of concept prototypes for the rewards. The units supplied will most likely look vastly different, while still operating the same.


Dancing flower prototype

Clock prototype

LED downlight prototype

Double layer panel prototype
We also successfully power and run small DC motors, microchips, RF-ID tags, IOT (internet of things) and more. We also design and license our technology.


Our latest designs are seeing between 3 to 5microamp per cm^2 in continuous generation at 1.5volt. Cells with integrated capacitance will also produce milliamp level output pulses for intermittent higher draw applications.


Currently all prototypes are painstakingly hand built. It is estimated an output improvement factor of between 10x to 100x will be seen when the construction process is automated.


Originally this project was built using non reactive elements. This was done to remove classic electrochemical reactions in order to isolate the primary quantum energy source. Once isolated we moved forwards to increase outputs to commercial levels of volts and amps.


Carbon - Carbon symmetric current collectors

Carbon - Carbon Asymmetrical current collectors
Different shapes and construction techniques have also been explored.


Jelly roll experiments

Logging various sizes

Prototype design powering a single LED

Another prototype design

Another Prototype design

Small prototypes in series

Stacked prototypes in series running an LED with multimeters reading 2.85volt at 5.09 milliamps

Lead shielding used to turn a cell off.
Risks and challenges
MewNu is in the process of applying for government grants, to provide extra working capitol. One of these government initiatives is a dollar for dollar matched grant, meaning every dollar raised will be doubled.
The delivery of the rewards has been pushed out in an attempt to have them constructed on a fully automated pilot plant. Worst case scenarios will see the rewards build on a semi automated small scale experimental production line.

 

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Re: KS: MewNu's Energy Harvesting Device
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2021, 09:36:17 am »
Before you spend any money on that, I have a bridge to sell you.
 

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Re: KS: MewNu's Energy Harvesting Device
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2021, 11:23:44 am »
Keywords checklist:

Quantum energy - check
Nano antennae - check
Resonance frequency - check
Meta surface - check
Cosmic energy - check
Unlimited clean energy - check


Bonus Keywords:

Nebulae
Pulsars !   :o


Missed Keywords:

Carbon nanotubes
Fractal geometry
Zero point energy


If there's no carbon nanotubes, I'm out, sorry.
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Re: KS: MewNu's Energy Harvesting Device
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2021, 11:52:24 pm »
Nah I'm all in for a ZPM ;D
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Re: KS: MewNu's Energy Harvesting Device
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2021, 08:31:13 am »
Missed Keywords:

Carbon nanotubes
Fractal geometry
Zero point energy


If there's no carbon nanotubes, I'm out, sorry.[/color][/size][/b]

Huge oversight in today's crowded Kickstarter scam space.
 

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Re: KS: MewNu's Energy Harvesting Device
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2021, 11:49:26 am »
Add "flux capacitor" to that list.
Lead as the 'switch'? Have they heard of RoHS?
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Pledge AU$ 35 or more [get a] Dancing Flower A dancing flower powered by our energy harvesting device. Non stop dancing, even in the dark. :palm:
 

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Re: KS: MewNu's Energy Harvesting Device
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2021, 01:30:55 pm »
Keywords checklist:

Quantum energy - check
Nano antennae - check
Resonance frequency - check
Meta surface - check
Cosmic energy - check
Unlimited clean energy - check


Bonus Keywords:

Nebulae
Pulsars !   :o


Missed Keywords:

Carbon nanotubes
Fractal geometry
Zero point energy


If there's no carbon nanotubes, I'm out, sorry.


Is blockchain no longer fashionable as a scam buzzword?
 
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