On Friday 11/7 I met with Joel Murphy from the Physical Computing Lab of the Design & Technology Department of Parsons (10th floor 2W 13th st.). We discussed a variety of possibilities in order to solve the electrical issues of my project, such as:
1.What kind of electrical equipment (batteries,generator, diodes, etc). is needed.
2.What type of electrical circuit - parallel / linear connection.
3.Ways to solve the energy lost - the more connections and transformations (DC->AC,etc.) the more energy turns to heat and not available for electricity.
4.What is the most efficient and quick way to deplete and discharge the batteries to the circuit for electrical usage.
5.Sources that can help me assemble the circuit and get the needed parts.