Music & Electricity

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Working on the music again after a few days of feeling like shit. Feels good, it is the only activity that seems to sort my head out and connect me with my soul.

Think I’ve produced the first 10 minutes of the hour long piece I’m working on.

My synth is without doubt my favourite possesion. Trying to figure out how to power it without using the mains, so if in the future we can’t afford electricity or there’s regular powercuts, will still be able to power it using a homemade generator.

Solar power isn’t much use here for a lot of the year, my solar panel only seems to work on hot clear days, & doesn’t produce much voltage when it’s cloudy, so I need to figure out another way to generate electricity that takes advantage of the natural resources we have plenty of on the island.

It rains a lot here, so if I could figure out a way to produce electricity via water, that would be the answer I think. One way would be to seperate the hydrogen from the oxygen, but in a way that doesn’t involve electrolysis, could maybe then build a generator that runs on hydrogen…

High altitude wind power may work, but I will probably get in trouble with the local authority if I stick a high altitude wind turbine above our house…

Could use these generators to charge up high power rechargeable batteries, like the ones in my mobility scooter; so that way would only need the generator to produce the amount of amps needed to do this.

The problem is nowadays the stuff we use in our houses consumes a lot of energy. So working out a way to produce a homemade energy grid in mostly cloudy conditions is a challenge.