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Revolutionary Solar! Stirling engine mount Liquid piston tracker06:29

Revolutionary Solar! Stirling engine mount Liquid piston tracker

See Tracking Solar Accumulating Barbecue].

800by566Water Based Solar Tracker Diagram

Brian White's diagram of the dripper tracker which is potentially a highly accurate waterclock. Graphic by Mike Murphy.


SimpleSolarTracking

qtsunshine@hotmail.com's design for a simple system to reposition a solar cooker automatically while unattended.


Clocktracker600

]Tracking mechanism that uses the hour hand of a clock to control the turning of a solar cooker

Solar Water Clock Drive

A plan for a solar water clock drive submitted by ChrisM1111@aol.com


Solar Oven Repositing Device V1-0

Solar oven repositioning device designed by Jeff Monaco. Tom Sponheim suggested using wax melting instead to remove the need for a magnifying glass.


SolarOvenRepositingDevice V2-0

Tom Sponheim suggested using wax melting instead to remove the need for a magnifying glass

Golfballs

A revolving base can be made using golfballs.


Gimp equa float pistons

Provisionally called liquid piston tracker


Von Oppen tracking diagram

The Von Oppen system uses a half filled bottle to act as a floating piston, which drops when the water is slowly drained from the reservoir.

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