by A.R. Tinkerer
Welcome to the AirNergy blog (note that the blog name has changed to PneumoNergy since AirNergy is a registered trademark of Global Energy; WindPower, Inc.)! This blog is to document building or modifying devices that use air as their energy source. For each project, I will try to include the original idea, the design, construction, tools used, problems encountered and things learned. Projects may get sidetracked to describe making or modifying something needed to complete a project.
This blog will not be updated daily. I don't know how often I will post, and it will vary.
I like to tinker. Look up "tinkerer" at http://www.m-w.com/ and that describes me. I like to fiddle with, adjust, repair and make things in an experimental manner (and hopefully not entirely in an unskilled way).
I was fortunate enough to be able to take metal shop in high school. The main things I remember from the class are arc welding and the metal lathe. However, that was a long time ago and I discover how little I remember each time I do something! I usually have a vague idea from those memories of how to be safe and where to start, but I make mistakes. I hope I learn from them and by exposing my mistakes here, you can avoid them. I hope you learn something and I look forward to learning from you.
Where Credit is Due
I must stop here and credit two sources which peaked my interest in what compressed air could do. Those sources would be the MDI air car and airguns. But that isn't the end of the story. Tom Gaylord, AKA B.B. Pelletier (Pyramyd Air blog), was the one source that is probably most responsible for feeding my interest. Thank you Tom!
I also must give HUGE credit to all of you who post information about your projects! These have been a great resource for me. I will try to post links to any web references I use in my projects, and list books, magazines, etc. that I use for reference.
Finally, I must thank God who gave all of us the ability to think, reason and create.
Lets get started
To kick things off, here are a few links I found interesting that relate to using compressed air for an energy source. There is one other link I wanted to include under the "Hands On" section, but I couldn't find it. I will post it when I do.
Compressed Air Engines
Jay Leno's Green Garage (note the link to the wind turbine)
The next post will introduce a project to convert an RWS 850 AirMagnum CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) airgun to use HPA (High Pressure Air). I will explain why I started the project and its humble beginnings.
And finally I must make a disclaimer.
DISCLAIMER: This is not a how-to blog, it is informational only. Working with power machinery is dangerous and some of the things I build can be dangerous. WHATEVER YOU DO IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.