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Discussion in 'Electronic Equipment' started by Ralf Dieholt, Feb 22, 2004.

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  1. Ralf Dieholt

    Ralf Dieholt Guest

    I need them for my spacecraft, but on this primitive planet no shop
    offers nuclear batteries.

    This is bad, earth is the LAST place in universe.
  2. Noons

    Noons Guest

    DIY? Just look for a Mexican food place.
    You haven't travelled much yet, have you?
  3. Ed Price

    Ed Price Guest

    Since you are here, and this is the "last place", you don't anything, since
    you're not going anywhere.

  4. You're only now noticing this?

    I'm assuming you've not tried the nice folks at Area 51?

    Dr. Anton T. Squeegee, Director, Dutch Surrealist Plumbing Institute.
    (Known to some as Bruce Lane, ARS KC7GR,
    kyrrin (a/t) bluefeathertech[d=o=t]calm --
    "If Salvador Dali had owned a computer, would it have been equipped
    with surreal ports?"
  5. Chaos Master

    Chaos Master Guest

    Eu não acredito que Ralf Dieholt escreveu:
    Call Homer Simpson at the Springfield Nuclear Company.

    by Chaos Master® - MSN:

    "A Elbereth Gilthoniel, silivren penna miriel o menel aglar elenath!
    Na-chaered palan-diriel o galadhremmin ennorath,
    Fanuilos, le linnathon nef aear, si nef aearon!" - The Lord of the Rings

    Linux User #327480 / GNU-Win32 / Cygwin
  6. Captain

    Captain Guest

    Since no-one has given you a sensible reply, here's one.

    Modular nuclear reactor cores are used on current naval vessels, ships
    and submarines, around the world. These have a fixed useful life
    (often about 10 years) and for minimal down time are intended to be
    replaceable quickly. You don't want your aircraft carrier in the
    middle of a 12-month refit for its powerpack when the sh*t hits the

    Check out the contractors that supply the various military powers with
    these - especially ex-soviet block ones. I'm sure they could help you

    If you need something even smaller, try NASA and its contractors.
    Nuclear power units are *not*, repeat *not*, that's *never*, used in
    space, of course, that would be politically incorrect, but you never
    know what you might find on NASA's surplus sales.

    Only thing is, you didn't specify a budget. For a cheaper solution, I
    have some nuclear materials around from my geology days. With a
    reversed peltier chip I could make you a power unit with a few hundred
    year's useful life at a few nanowatts output. Cost will be in the
    region of $25,000 - a lot cheaper than the above options.

    If you want automated control, I would recommend a PIC 16F84 based
    solution running from a car battery for longevity.

    Let me know if you are interested in pursuing this - the summer
    holidays are approaching and the nurses let me out for some fresh air
    in the sun - I'll have time to plan then.

  7. karagulon

    karagulon Guest

  8. Rich Andrews

    Rich Andrews Guest

    (Ralf Dieholt) wrote in


    I have been stranded here for the last 477 years and there aren't any. Looks
    like I may be here for the next 742 years until my crazy cousin decides to
    check up on me. If you want to hitch a ride then, let me know.

  9. I got the impression he was looking for AA size.
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