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Parasitic Energy

Traffic congestion and Climate Change are caused by burning oil and coal (electric cars) to move two tons to move a person.

A small girl showing how little energy JPods use by pushing her mom in front of Boston City Hall.

 

This is also a good way to understand the value of a gallon of gasoline. Steps:

  1. Park your car in your driveway empty of gasoline.
  2. Put in one gallon into your tank.
  3. Get 5 of your strongest friends.
  4. Drive until you run out of gas.
  5. Push your car home. It will take you about 2 days, or 12 man-days of effort to perform the work of one gallon of gasoline.

A barrel of oil, 42 gallons, is the equivalent of 12 energy slaves. In the following video a small girl pushes her mom and Judeth (74 years old) pushes two people in a JPods vehicle to show how little energy is required once the parasitic mass of the vehicle is removed.

Scale Model

Working with students at San Jose State with the JPods scale model and 10-meter track.

 

 

Working with San Jose State.

 

3D printed track. This has been replaced by the laser cut track but is available if needed

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90 second summary with illustration of JPods working.

 

SwitchOperation from Bill James on Vimeo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Illustration of how devices talk with each other and the network.

 

Illustration of how devices talk with each other and the network.

 

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