CyborGLOG of the
assembly of a dynamic braking system for the world's first urban
roof-mounted wind turbine
This 'glog depicts the installation of a high power resistor manufactured by
IPC resistors, into a system that uses a True North Power Lakota wind turbine.
Isaac Harris is now wearing
my cyborglogging system, and is about to
open the switch that disconnects the short circuit across the three
phases of the wind turbine, allowing it to turn with diversion of up
to 2kW into the dynamic braking resistor:
Adding solar panels in preparation of the June 17th switch opening
This was a bootstrapping process. We connected one solar panel to the
drill, the soldering iron, and the hot melt glue, to facilitate the
installation of banana jacks on the solar panel. Then we used that panel
to power the tools that were used to install the next one, and so on.
Also, the use of banana jacks facilitates reconfigurability of the system
for teaching purposes.