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Discussion in 'Hobby Electronics' started by Jackie, Nov 3, 2003.

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  1. Jackie

    Jackie Guest

    Anyone see the article in Electronics News 9 October 2003 where the
    University of Birmingham have produced a 3mm X 3mm X 10mm single piston
    two stroke motor that is mooted to replace batteries in mobile
    telephones within the next 5 years?

    Runs for 2 years on a 'shot' of lighter fluid!!!

    Pictures are included in the article. Well worth reading if you can get
    your hands on a copy.

    How good is that!!

  2. Whytech

    Whytech Guest

    Yeah I've heard of those. It's a bugger changing the rings though

    MSP430 / PIC / AVR tools, SMD prototyping adaptors
    Imagecraft MSP430 C compilers
  3. Franc Zabkar

    Franc Zabkar Guest

    Do you need a battery and starter motor to get it going ;-) Or do you
    just flickstart it?

    - Franc Zabkar
  4. Arpit

    Arpit Guest

    Would i need to carry jumper leads around?
  5. Phil Allison

    Phil Allison Guest


    ** Bound to be a simple two stroke Diesel.

    No spark, no glow plug.

    Just a squirt of kero and ether and a quick flick and WHAMMY -
    50,000 rpm.

    Only one thing - how are you gonna hear the other party over the
    screaming noise ?

    ........... Phil
  6. gcd

    gcd Guest

    Hi all,
    haven't seen the full thread on this and haven't seen the article.

    if it's true then I reckon the following:

    1) The +VEs.
    NO mobile phones on planes or past security, can't take volatile fluids on

    2) -VEs
    Can see the coroner now saying, " yes he talked too long on his mobile, died
    of carbon monoxide poisoning"

    maybe thats a +ve?


  7. Paul

    Paul Guest

    Flammable liquids are actually allowed on the plane in small quantities, for
    eg deodorant aerosols are allowed on etc
  8. Rob

    Rob Guest

    Duty free scotch?
  9. Rod Speed

    Rod Speed Guest

    And spirits to drink too.
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