EEVblog #1271 – 100kW WindWall Generator BUSTED!

A 100kW wind generator in only 7sqm? Less than 2% the size of traditional wind turbines! Basic physics and the whiteboard to the rescue! A look at the claims of the AmericanWind WindWall “turbine” wind power generator. http://americanwindinc.com/our-products-3/advanced-windwall/ And a Wind Power 101 tutorial on how wind turbine calculations work ...

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EEVblog #1270 – Electronics Textbook Shootout

What is the best electronics textbook? A look at four very similar electronics device level texbooks: Conclusion is at 40:35 Electronic Devices by Floyd: https://amzn.to/2s4BSnK Electronic Principles by Malvino & Bates: https://amzn.to/2DX88f3 Microelectronic Circuits by Sedra & Smith: https://amzn.to/2s5nBXX Electronic Devices and Circuit Theory by Boylestad: https://amzn.to/33TF2rC Also: The Art ...

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EEVblog #1269 – Solar Roadways SR4 DATA Hilarity!

We have data from the new Solar Roadways SR4 installation, and it ain’t pretty! A comparison with a nearby installation of existing rooftop solar, and how much energy does it take to melt snow? Data from SR4: https://monitoringpublic.solaredge.com/solaredge-web/p/kiosk?guid=1e085701-ccb3-4ce5-b107-86e3b5e831dd&locale=en_US Article: https://www.bonnercountydailybee.com/local_news/20191130/solar_roadways_unveils_new_panels Forum: https://www.eevblog.com/forum/blog/eevblog-1269-solar-roadways-sr4-data-hilarity!/ Podcast: Download

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EEVblog #1268 – DIY Boeing 747 Cockpit Simulator Full Tour

Full tour around, under, and inside the world’s most expensive DIY Boeing 747-400 full motion flight simulator under construction. With Rod Redwin from Simulator Solutions:https://simulatorsolutions.com.au/ Forum: https://www.eevblog.com/forum/blog/eevblog-1268-diy-boeing-747-cockpit-simulator-full-tour/ Podcast: Download

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EEVblog #1267 – How To Control a 747 Flight Simulator

How do you control the thousands of switches, sensors, actuators, bulbs and ARINC 429 bus devices in the world’s most expensive 747 flight simulator? Rod Redwin from Simulator Solutions explains the design on the I/O solution for such a mammoth task. https://simulatorsolutions.com.au/ Forum: https://www.eevblog.com/forum/blog/eevblog-1267-how-to-control-a-747-flight-simulator/ Podcast: Download

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