Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Children's Books

For all of you wondering where I've been for awhile, I've been busy. I wrote a 4-book Minecraft fan fiction series for children ages 7-12 years old.

I'm giving away all 4 full-color paperback books ($40 value) to two lucky winners. It is a Facebook competition. To enter, just follow the link and leave a comment. You don't really have to say anything, you could just leave a smile face. These books make great gifts for the holidays.

Enter the contest

If you don't want to wait, you can just buy the books from Createspace.

If you want a Kindle version, you can find them on amazon.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Will the motor you just bought really work with your wind turbine? Analyze any motor/generator on ebay, the simple way.

I've had some issues running the older versions of the analyzer on the latest versions of Windows. So, I rewrote the application purely in Java, and now it runs on all versions of Windows, Linux, and Mac (with the latest version of Java). For those that don't know, this program allows you to take the stats from any DC motor and analyze its ability to act as a generator for a DIY wind turbine.

But, I've added a feature that allows single phase AC induction motors to be analyzed. This is many times more efficient than low voltage DC and is a lot cheaper to implement. It is as simple as selecting 120 VAC or 240 VAC as your battery bank. So, for those that don't want to be off grid, you can use this to design a cheap AC grid-tie wind turbine.

You can purchase the DIY Wind Turbine Analyzer by itself or included for free with the Wind Power & Battery Systems found on