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A new type of "Snow Blower"

Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by Taylor, Jan 30, 2012.

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  1. Taylor

    Taylor Guest

    Sorry for the missing "Subject" on my previous message

    If one places a brush on a flat surface and vibrates that surface, it
    will move on the direction that is controlled by the position of the
    bristles when on the air.
    I am designing a replacement for a "snow blower" that will pack the
    snow on my drive way, rather then moving it away.

    20 centimeters of snow, when compacted,will result in about 2
    centimeters of ice. At the end of the snow season I will have a 2+
    centimeters of ice that will be melted by the Spring Sun.

    Irregularities on the accumulation of the snow will result on a
    surface that will be far from flat but will it be good enough to allow
    a car to be driven and parked over it?
  2. amdx

    amdx Guest

    I moved to Florida!
    No need to brush sunshine off your windshield!
  3. Winston

    Winston Guest

    I've never done it, but this is what I imagine
    'ice driving' is:

  4. PeterD

    PeterD Guest

    1. Back when sleighs were used, snow was 'rolled' with large rollers to
    pack it down, just as you describe. Brush? I don't see that working.

    2. What is the driveway made of?

    3. How are you going to handle the law suits from people slipping and
    sliding on the driveway's ice?

    4. To make it less slippery, you'd probably have to sand it. So how are
    you going to clean up the sand?

    5. To sand you need sand that is not frozen, so sand mixed with salt.
    The salt then will melt your snow, creating a mess!

    Therefore... Get a snow blower and do the job right and you'll be much
    happier with the results.
  5. Oppie

    Oppie Guest

    I have a gravel driveway and for the first snowfall of the season, usually
    leave about 2 inches of snow and then pack it down. Makes it much easier to
    use the snow thrower later on and not have to worry about throwing gravel
    onto the lawn. I keep a can of salt/sand which I throw on the walkways.
    Sidewalk is cleaned down to the surface.
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