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Large fluidic vortex diode

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Large fluidic vortex diode by mymakerblog May 31, 2013

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My first attempt at a vortex diode just kind of worked:http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:96480

But I wanted better. So I more than doubled the radius.

Properties:blowing in one direction is harder than the other. You can find out more at my blog:

http://mymakerblog.wordpress.com/2013/05/31/fluidic-diodetrials-and-tribulations/

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So the picture is a bit wonky because I forgot the mouth piece in the top piece. That problem is fixed in the current version. The print comes in two pieces and you have to glue them together.

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US 20040031249 A1,

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by John L. Broughton

Authorized use of it is by Rolls-Royce (PLC) as of Jul 15, 2003. I advise you make sure you aren't in violation before someone who needs money finds it and you end up getting sued. You may have designed the mesh, but the physical device is supposed to be under rights. Which I believe you may have violated when you printed it. This is different from Copyright on artwork. though this is still intellectual property, its a gray area and I would be careful or take it down for now to be safe. Remember, this is public.

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A fluidic vortex diode? Can't wait till people are publishing flux capacitor designs!

They already have one. Also, this is simply an industrial exhaust design used in catalyzing reactions with platinum screens or to depressurize exhaust for a reaction before expelling it. Im not sure what you had in mind but I get the feeling you don't "science"...?
:(

Nope. I "semiconductors". Far less complex, I'm sure.

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