Exposing a FAKE Thermoelectric Generator and building a REAL one!


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  • Alix'x WorkShop
    Alix'x WorkShop  1 days back

    You must be a German,speaks almost like Arnold :D

    • DJPhysics
      DJPhysics  3 days back

      Mm,ers not mm

      • Jake Peters
        Jake Peters  3 days back

        there's your face! lol

        • spoof1999
          spoof1999  6 days back

          I thought this guy was Asian with a horrible English accent lol

          • Jason Enns
            Jason Enns  6 days back

            So you can connect this to a cpu hmmm... Should I try it?

            • SiXel
              SiXel  6 days back

              Do one with liquid nitrogen!!!!! Like the coment if you want it!

              • CUBETechie
                CUBETechie  7 days back

                Could you please make this with a glowing coal instead of the tealight?

                • Jeffry Garew
                  Jeffry Garew  1 weeks back

                  Isn't that way too much thermal paste? Might be an old wives tale (as much as old women talk about thermal conductive paste), but I always understood that too much paste works against proper thermal conductivity. Instead using a thin layer is better.

                  • Tom
                    Tom  1 weeks back

                    That’s pretty cool, I like it

                    • jennifer stewarts
                      jennifer stewarts  2 weeks back

                      Professional TEG's do work, but take a lot more heat, with some using liquid coolant. They tend to need full fireplace levels of temps to work though. But yes, you can get enough heat out of them to charge devices pretty well... tea candles though... the BTU output there just doesn't add up.

                      • RyuDarragh
                        RyuDarragh  2 weeks back

                        I have a standard 40 gallon hot water heater with a gas burner. It's one of the "smart" kind and both the igniter, gas valve and thermostat are powered by a battery... a LiIon rechargeable kind. But,.. it has no mains electrical power connection. What keeps it charged? It has a TEG of the thermocouple variety. Been 5 Years now. So useful, when we had to replace our gas forced hot air heater, we found one that runs everything of a TEG as well! 500W capacity for this thing! Also have a portable TEG fueled by the same sort of gas cannister a camp stove uses. 250W. and outputs 120VAC.

                        • srgxgmr 0_0
                          srgxgmr 0_0  2 weeks back

                          This is a task for... THE RECTIFIER!!

                          • AWriterWandering
                            AWriterWandering  2 weeks back

                            At least know I know how to keep my phone charged if I ever get stuck in the Arctic.

                            • Kimberly Jacobsen
                              Kimberly Jacobsen  2 weeks back

                              did Techbuilder pull the video ?? I wanted to see it :(

                              • MadMatt 2047
                                MadMatt 2047  2 weeks back


                                • arto yli-jyrä
                                  arto yli-jyrä  2 weeks back

                                  Nice honesty. Relatively well made this scott version and still so low charging current.

                                  • Kelvin Electric 555
                                    Kelvin Electric 555  2 weeks back


                                    • Constantin Schuch
                                      Constantin Schuch  2 weeks back

                                      The thing is that you almost need 1 amp to charge a phone properly. Smartphones with fast charging can suck up to 2.2 amp at a voltage of 5 volts. A few phones with ultra fast charging can be charged with a voltage of 12 volts and 2 amps of current. so this setup is waaay under powerd

                                      • Yusuf Domun
                                        Yusuf Domun  2 weeks back

                                        Thanks a lot man !

                                        • ̷ ̴ ̸ɢ̸ʟ̶ɪ̸ᴛ̶ᴄ̶ʜ̷ ̶ ̶

                                          They must have acknowledged their "mistake" because they have made their video private. Good enough.

                                          • Doom Hunta
                                            Doom Hunta  3 weeks back

                                            What about making a fire with wood instead of using candles? Could you get an interesting power generator?

                                            • Marc Hoekstra
                                              Marc Hoekstra  3 weeks back

                                              Wow! I have watched numerous videos of you, but now I see you for the first time.

                                              Keep up the good work!

                                              • R?ndomizer LOL
                                                R?ndomizer LOL  3 weeks back

                                                Where did u learn all this? Not just the video but allyour

                                                • Holy Ravioli
                                                  Holy Ravioli  3 weeks back

                                                  Yea but why did he use a heat-sink on the hot side of the peltier module? Would the heat-sink not radiate the heat from the tea light and reduce efficiency?

                                                  • Niño Escalera
                                                    Niño Escalera  3 weeks back

                                                    How did you measured the current? "Short circuit measurement"

                                                    • William Bianchi
                                                      William Bianchi  3 weeks back

                                                      For a flexible fuel TEG, what if you used 2 containers with modules sandwiched between them? Fill cold side with cold alcohol or antifreeze. Fill hot side with heated thermal oil.
                                                      Cold-side liquid could be left outside during winter months. Hot-side oil could be heated with either fire or solar via Fresnel lens or parabolic reflector.
                                                      Seems like that would give better control of temps on hot side (to keep the heat under the module’s recommended max operating temp) and allow flexibility for heat sources. As well, with a thermos, hot oil could be stored until it’s time to use the TEG or refill the hot side.
                                                      Just an idea.

                                                      • Yurri Zaid
                                                        Yurri Zaid  3 weeks back

                                                        You could use it in wall during winter and summer

                                                        • madseh de
                                                          madseh de  3 weeks back

                                                          The issue here is the buck-boost converter. Try low power type like Pololu S9V11 / S7V7F5 - much less losses

                                                          • Jared Couture
                                                            Jared Couture  3 weeks back

                                                            you should have used dry ice

                                                            • DAILY SCOOP OF MEMES
                                                              DAILY SCOOP OF MEMES  3 weeks back

                                                              When I want Nintendo 3DS
                                                              My father when reading newspaper . 0:01

                                                              • 써니
                                                                써니  3 weeks back

                                                                Intro umm sounds like minecraft villager

                                                                • TheSmkngun
                                                                  TheSmkngun  3 weeks back

                                                                  There is an impedance mismatch between your voice and your face due to the beard.

                                                                  • John Takito
                                                                    John Takito  3 weeks back

                                                                    This is mehdi without all the accidents

                                                                    • Max W.
                                                                      Max W.  3 weeks back

                                                                      I like how the "pedestal" you put the tea light on is just a WIMA film capacitor

                                                                      • scaleop4
                                                                        scaleop4  4 weeks back


                                                                        • Der Werner
                                                                          Der Werner  4 weeks back

                                                                          Wow, da zeigt sich mal jemand nach ner Weile. Schön dich mal zu sehen 😂

                                                                          Ganz nebenbei : cooles Video 😉

                                                                          • David K
                                                                            David K  4 weeks back

                                                                            Nice well done

                                                                            • Mauricio Rodriguez
                                                                              Mauricio Rodriguez  4 weeks back

                                                                              You are a Genius!

                                                                              • RetronIC's DIY
                                                                                RetronIC's DIY  4 weeks back

                                                                                Hit on free internet videos sir

                                                                                • MrSpeaky
                                                                                  MrSpeaky  4 weeks back

                                                                                  I mean when u are on a mountain in the alps and your phone is dead

                                                                                  • Dima Popov
                                                                                    Dima Popov  4 weeks back

                                                                                    Careful now when You start exposing and debunking fake Youtube videos your channel destroyed. For example Thunderfoot who debunks scam fundraiser projects and their reviewers. (Or at least the authors try to destroy it)

                                                                                    • Inmoraa
                                                                                      Inmoraa  4 weeks back

                                                                                      @GreatScoTT, what do you think if you used a circulating water system, yes I know you need to power the pump, but you could have one tank/sink in a bucket of water to cool the water while another one on the cold side of the plate to soak the heat? Think that might work?

                                                                                      • Keyblade4CRO
                                                                                        Keyblade4CRO  4 weeks back

                                                                                        Try a double-ended-flatten-coil-tubing(copper)
                                                                                        And with a PC cooling system, probably one with a pump and reservoir.(helps with the cooling)

                                                                                        For the heat, you could use a heatsink with the other end of the copper tube.(whilst still having the candle to provide heat)

                                                                                        Attach a small power bank as a mean to get power instead of plugging in phone.

                                                                                        Pls , if you see this consider trying it out.

                                                                                        • Tomasz Patelczyk
                                                                                          Tomasz Patelczyk  4 weeks back

                                                                                          I'm guessing that the micro usb cable needs data pins shorted properly, so the phone can acknowledge a power supply as genuine and draw more than 40mA.

                                                                                          • MRCreeper
                                                                                            MRCreeper  4 weeks back

                                                                                            would't stilring engine be more effective?

                                                                                            • Patrick Carrière élève

                                                                                              You can put salt in the water to make it colder

                                                                                              • Electronic guy
                                                                                                Electronic guy  4 weeks back

                                                                                                0:02 When Greatscott screwed and fixing the screwed circuit

                                                                                                • Nick Chan
                                                                                                  Nick Chan  4 weeks back

                                                                                                  Add some plutonium-238 and now you have a radioisotope thermoelectric generator