Would this device generate electricity?
November 10, 2012 in Preparedness
I’m thinking of building a prototype this winter of an internal combustion generator. Imagine if you will an enclosed 4 chamber rotary impeller around the size of a birthday cake(but turned on its side) with a shaft attached to the center made all of iron or steel. The chambers would be nearly airtight much like pistons in a conventional internal combustion engine. Now envision an iron box about the size of a soda can attached to the bottom and an exhaust tube attached opposite it on the top. The iron box would contain charcoal or wood or maybe even coal if I ever build and perfect it, and would contain a flapper valve which lets air in but not out. Do you think this could work to generate heat and electricity?