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blackdog
2005-01-24, 16:47
Another brainstorm burner idea...

SGT Rock
2005-01-24, 17:30
So is the star part just a pot support, and the rest a pan for fuel?

Cool pic BTW, what software did you use to make that?

blackdog
2005-01-25, 03:16
So is the star part just a pot support, and the rest a pan for fuel?
The "rest" would indeed be a container for the alcohol but the star-shaped thingy in the middle would be the burner with the pink material sort of a wick. Insulation glass wool, perhaps? The star burner would be used with a wire stand based on Anders Jonsson's design, a thin windshield and a wok. Hopefully the attached pictures will clear things out.


Cool pic BTW, what software did you use to make that?
The images are done in Blender. http://www.blender3d.org or http://www.blender.org
The software is available at no cost for windows, linux, osx, etc...

Lanthar
2005-01-25, 08:36
the idea for the star shaped burn being to get the flames spread over more surface area of the wok?

SGT Rock
2005-01-25, 08:41
I am going to look into that software, it looks like it would be good for showing design conepts. How hard is it to learn for someone that has never done 3d modeling? Can you add grids and dimensions to the pictures?

blackdog
2005-01-25, 11:58
The idea for the star shaped burn being to get the flames spread over more surface area of the wok?
I think the BIS has a more even spread than this. The idea with the star is to get air into the center of the burner while retaining a low overall height. But heat shouldn't spread too much with a wok anyway. It should go straight for the temperature probe. ;)

Another twist of this idea is to have two or more "stars" with different properties. A three-pointed star for simmering? Winter or Summer stars? As I said with the first posting: It's a brain storm idea, nothing more.


How hard is it to learn for someone that has never done 3d modeling? Can you add grids and dimensions to the pictures?
If you have broadband access to the internet, you can look through the video tutorials and judge for yourself before installing the software. The interface is strange but efficient once mastered, so the first days of climbing the learning curve is worth the effort in the end.

Video tutorials for Blender:
http://www.blender3d.org/cms/Video_Tutorials.396.0.html

Grids are really simple to make but measures are harder. There is numeric control of things, but the program is definitely not a CAD system.

With the help of MakeHuman it's possible to compare and even test gear ideas on a virtual model in three dimensions. Not for the very beginner, though, but soon enough.

MakeHuman for Blender:
http://www.dedalo-3d.com/index.php

SGT Rock
2005-01-30, 13:36
I got the software and started the tutorials, but I don't have a lot of time to invest learning it right now. Hey Black Dog, if I sent you some drawings, could you render me a pic?

blackdog
2005-01-30, 14:12
If I sent you some drawings, could you render me a pic?
I could try. That's all I can promise right now. :)

The Hammocker
2005-02-11, 23:30
Is anyone going to attempt this? I'm curius as to how this will turn out.