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Tesla Valve

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Tesla Valve by toehead Jan 2, 2012
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Nikola Tesla's "Valvular Conduit" for your printing pleasure.


Print! May need a heated bed. Works marginally well. Expect updates as I tweak the geometry.

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Has anybody tested this thing out? Does it work? Has anybody measured the difference in pressure at both ends? If you connect these in a ring wouldn't you create a flow going around the ring that converts heat into movement ?

Your design doesn't work.

The conduit doesn't completely stop flow in either direction, but it impedes flow in one direction significantly more than the other. It has uses, but it's no replacement for a flapper valve.

Tell that to the most influential genius of modern history, you ignoramus.

Please elaborate.

You may need to scale the STL up a bit for it to print correctly. Mine works a lot better scaled up.

So simple yet genius at the same time! This is something I'd love to cut from clear acrylic and leave on my desk.

Sweet.. Tesla was the man!