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Nathan commented on Motivations Interactive Guide [Updated 8 Feb 2015]

Hi Nathan, as a graphic and information designer I can help draft the guide in the most organised and simple way. Let me know if you still need help on this.

To be honest while I would like to build a scale model, I do not currently have the space or resources. I may build a 3D model in the computer though which will help me to understand and pin down structural details.

This is very new idea not one I have been working on for a long time so much still needs to be done. If there are people out there that can help then that would be wonderful.

I really want to measure/calculate the current a given size of bucket can induce in a dynamo and the height the tower would need to be and the kind of gearing possible to slow down the bucket and increase the rotation of the dynamo flywheel. This will give me a better idea of the amount of electricity that can be stored from each bucket descent.

By having gears on the dynamo it could be possible to match the descent of the bucket to the rate of rainfall. In light rain you could slow the descent with higher gearing to create more electricity over a longer period. In heavy rain you might want a quicker descent in order to be ready for the next trough-full.

Looks really fun, I am familiar with user journeys already when building websites so will have a go.