Monday, February 20, 2006


This is just in. Sidharth Jaggi and Benjamin Lee were seen trying to make an LED light up by blowing on a wee little whirly thingie.

Yes, folken, we just built our first windmill, using the design (and magents) from here. Previous references to this madcap project can be found here, here and here.

So this baby will (next weekend, when we put the finishing touches) generate all of 1 watt peak power. Now the only thing left to do is make about 2,300,000,000,000 of these (or, increase the wing-span of this one by a factor of 13,200, since power scales as the cube of the wind-span), and the world's electricity problems are solved...

And other excitement for the day - I just discovered this lovely word. Sprachgefuhl. Now if only I can figure out how to use it in everyday language without being utterly unsprachgefuhl-like...


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