It's been a long time since my last post, so I decided I should post an update on what I've been working on:
As you can see in the above video, I have been at work making a prototype for the Coastal Hydrautomat, which is a Hydrautomat that derives its power from the waves of the ocean, rather than from the force of falling water.
The prototype is very simple, with only a single Closed Tank/Pumping Tank, an open bottom container as the Operating Tank, and some check valves. The device's main purpose is to get an idea of what will be need to be kept in mind for a more advanced version.
The prototype lacks a second pair of open and closed tanks, and is not capable of adapting to the fluctuation of the tides. But I believe these things will need to be worked out at a later time. Right now, the behaviour of the waves and how they affect the performance of the pumping tank, as well as the conditions of the marine environment, are the most important factors to be dealt with.
The device is very simple and can be used to pump seawater or a multitude of other fluids for various purposes (some of which can be seen here).
I will be working out on the finishing touches of the device before testing it. As well as finding a good place to test it (where there aren't hordes of people around, as right now we're in the middle of beach season here in New Jersey).
I'll try to keep everyone more posted on this blog and other accounts, such as my BlueJersey112 YouTube Channel.