"Epiphanylaboratories" has created a useful device under the name "EpiphanyOnePuck" (in other words, just "Puck"). The novelty uses as a stand for a Cup of coffee, tea, juice and any other drinks – both hot and chilled. The device charges any gadget that has a standard USB port.
The field is "EpiphanyOnePuck" immense, especially in summer when in addition to the traditional morning cappuccino and Americano people and then freshen up with drinks with ice.
If you are the owner of a hot Cup of tea, you should place it on the red side of the coaster, if a cool drink is in blue. You now have the ability to connect your mobile phone or music player to charge.
Device based on the Stirling engine (a kind of external combustion engine), which was widespread in the era of steam engines. It is a heat engine in which liquid or gaseous working fluid moves in a closed space.
The engine is based on periodic heating and cooling of the working fluid for energy recovery arising from changes in the volume of the working fluid. Can work not only from fuel combustion but also from any source of heat.
The Stirling engine was first patented by the Scottish clergyman Robert Stirling on September 27, 1816, although the first rudimentary "hot air engines" was known in the late XVII century. Achievement of Stirling is the addition of the cleaner, which he called "economy."
In modern scientific literature, the purifier is called a "heat exchanger". It increases engine performance, keeping heat in the warm part of the engine, while the working fluid is cooled.
This process greatly increases the efficiency of the system. Most often the heat exchanger is a chamber filled with wire, granules, corrugated foil. The gas passing through the filler of the heat exchanger in one direction, it gives (or takes) the heat, and when moving in the other direction selects (gives) it. In 1938, the company "Philips" invested in the Stirling engine with a capacity of more than two hundred horsepower and returns more than 30%.
In addition, the Stirling engine can be used to convert solar energy into electrical energy. For this engine it must be installed in the focus of a parabolic mirror so that the area of heating was constantly lit.
The energy of the sun is focused in a small area, and the mirrors reflect about 92% of the incident solar radiation. As the working fluid of the Stirling engine is used, usually hydrogen or helium.
Today recovery systems are increasingly used in various fields: when creating fuel-efficient cars and trains of new generation, home heating or recharging a variety of devices from the heat of the human body.
Was no exception and quite a practical project "Epiphanylaboratories", which is currently looking for investors and fans on the website "Kickstarter". Eco-friendly "washer" has won the sympathy in the green circles, so that in the future the concept will probably be implemented by industrial.
It is hoped that such a "coffee charge" will appear at least in the most advanced cafes, and just in the pocket of everybody else. Globally smart technology could significantly reduce the carbon footprint of ordinary citizens and effectively use a lot of energy, which still remained invisible. published
P. S. And remember, only by changing their consumption — together we change the world! ©