Wednesday, March 31, 2010

the rig




hmmmm...I'm starting to remember what a hundred+ degree day with a UV index of 10 feels like. Had a couple of nice little blooms on a potted cactus I saved last year after a longhorn uprooting. Began rigging the rig for the solar fryer. - so far all the parts are going together as planned, but the first test was a flub. A combination of factors caused the Jiffy Pop failure: high winds, not enough mirrors, started late in the day. But I was close - the pan started to sizzle and actually popped about 30 times. Thus we enter the "tweak the project" phase. Cooked for real in the solar oven today - seasoned boneless chicken breast with sliced potatoes. 80,99,45,0,B
IP cam note: A longhorn chewed the cable AGAIN so that is why the image is stuck on Saturday. Should have it up and running again soon ....after I dig a trench for the cable.

9 comments:

Jay said...

Do all those mirrors focus onto one point? If so, how?
When you get the rest of the mirrors installed what do you reckon the temp will get up to?
Thanks,
J

pipsqeek said...

Those pesky cable chewing longhorns!

delgrego said...

Ethernet cable: It's got what longhorns crave.

chempilot said...

stop spending money on range food and just feed 'em cables. :O)

frann said...

Thank you for your efforts...the webcam is back. It's what I do with my morning coffee.

Rev. Biggles said...

mMmmMMMmm, solar chicken. How come you don't dig a hole, light a fire and cook them that way? I'm a newbie here, so maybe you've done that in the past. Ain't seened it lately. Oh, ya know the lack of trees/wood on your land would probably account for the lack of large bonfires. Grilled cowpie chicken?

xo, Biggles

Lone Star State of Mind said...

A quick spray of high heat flat black paint (BBQ paint) helps to absorb and heat shiny surfaces quicker. We learned that when our Boy Scout troop experimented with a reflective oven.

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Caboose said...

Ummmmmmm Chicken looks good and tasty!