I am slowly getting back on track after losing almost everything. The distroyed vehicle has been replaced by a vehicle that fit my needs for the moment. I have started at a job that I may retire from if none of my plans work out to pay more.
Spare time is now spent doing research and with family. When the family is asleep I dig into information on magnetics, sound, CNC machines, and listen to college lectures or TED talks for intertainment and inspiration for my rapidly growing notebook. There seems to be an abundance of physics notes and quick sketches of ideas that I can not currently afford to play with. With an expiremental lab in the works and slowly gaining capability, some test are underway. Shhhhhh.
Magnetic vortex generator-Magnets positioned in rings so as to create a vortex magnetic feild driving a shaft resting on magnetic field bearings. Disc on the shaft have rings of magnets passing stationary coils that cointain magnetic balls. As balls flip inside coil, current is generated in coil.
Sterling engine generator – sterling engine turns disc with magnets that effect stationary coils with ball magnets inside or cylinder magnets inside stationary coils.
Magnet generator- disc/coil idea once tested with one disc could become an array of disc on a longer shaft with higher output. driven by any rotational force (magnetic vortex, wind turbine, sterlig engine, etc.)
Capture heat energy- run pipes or radiator inside chimney-drive sterling, steam,turbine,etc.
Welding light – mount solar panels in exhaust hood, weld booths, and in other exposed welding areas.
Thats the projects I can publish. Most of my projects are not ready for public consumption.
Yet another day training a new guy. The new guy yet I am training other employees. I struggle to get the information I seek from those above me. I would like books and manuals, a structured training, and even a better checklist of task and skills. A list for the one I train and for me.
I do not agree with the universal uniform, My employees would have rank and insignia displayed for knowledge and experience to aid in training and conflicts. A list of what I should teach and learn – for every rank would be helpful. I learn what I can on overtime shifts and outside work, I don’t believe that is how it should be – make a mentor system, make better instructions, let me know what the company wants and I will exceed but tell me nothing and expect that. I have borrowed and stolen books while asking friends for help and manuals to some extent of help but it seems that shouldn’t be my job. Perhaps I sho9uld change my path.
So life has hit a critical point. Basic comforts are endangered.
The question to myself is weather or not to kick in my emergency plan at this point. The plan means to move to a solid logic internal operating system that is socially incompatible with society but gets results. Emotion is irrelevant when solid logic is all that matters, the income increases, the behavior and appearance becomes different and even strange to social circles but the goal is reached at the sacrifice of social standings.
Perhaps I have answered the question my self. Social outlook is low priority compared to comfort and income. I can wear cargo pants or fatigues for function, have “multi tools” on my belt, pass company test and further my education, sacrifice social appearance for function and have a better chance of sucess. perhaps the lowest paid guy in management has a more comfortable life then the most popular worker.
Depends on values I guess……or logic.
When I was adventuring around Lake Charles ,La and also in Milwaukee WI, I was in possession of only what would fit in my back pack. This is when I discovered that music was what made my days better and I listened to it 24 hours a day. I had a mix for everything. In almost any environment it seems I tend to survive and the first step in a city is usually to secure an income. As it turns out – most places that fit my skill sets don’t allow head phones but require earplugs.
The idea was born. I started to seek out the smallest ear buds I could find and routed the cords down the back of my shirt and to my pocket where they would be connected to my music player. I tested markers, paints, and different methods for making matching wires that would appear to be earplug cords. I took apart headphones and used epoxy molds to make the earplug shapes. I buried electronics inside hollowed out earplugs and these methods worked for over 10 years.
While my coworkers were having miserable days listening to machines and thinking about misery and jobs they hated – I was loving life and having a great time while giving out top notch performance thanks to my own personal soundtrack. As my life evolved and pay scales tripled, this method still serves me well.
Now I buy my headphone / earplugs online for about 20$ and that actually saves me a tremendous amount of time and money but the concept still serves me quite well to this day.
Today at work as my boss was giving me a speech, I could hear the Front Line Assembly song in the background. When I was operating a crane, Entering data on a touch screen, and washing ink off my hands with explosive chemicals, there was music. Sweeping can be fun with a good tune in the background.
Out of all the discoveries in my life, perhaps the effect of music making hard work enjoyable has benefited me the most.