main projects side projects
Here are a few side projects I worked on as of 2005.
I initially made a waste vegetable oil burner to heat a hot tub, but
then found that there weren't any good references for how to build a
Babington burner, so I wrote one.
How to build a
Babington Oil Burner FAQ
I designed & built this tower for the top of a mountain in
Lake County, CA:
The top level of the tower is 24 feet in the air, which puts eye
level at about 29 feet. This is about a foot above the tops of
the trees on the mountain. The
biggest challenge was that there are no roads to the top of the
mountain it will be installed on, hence, it had to be hand-portable and
Tested at Burning Man in 2004, now all 2500 lbs of steel have been
hot-dip galvanized, and it is on the mountain.
Here's a project I helped with that's very interesting: Nate Smith's fire vortex
machine (the 2003 version):
Put 3 concentric rings of fans on a 35' diameter machine, make all fans
adjustable angle, add one large 10 gallon/minute liquid propane source,
and big fire is the result.