Park Spark Project: More Designs for the Brown Revolution

So after you’ve tooted your way around town for a while in your VW Dung-Beetle, how to kick back and relax? With a day at the park of course, where you can continue your new brown-energy lifestyle, and even get your best friend in on the action.  The Park Spark Project is a system that digests your little buddy’s little buddies and uses the methane to power gas a lamppost or other applications.

Anaerobic digestion (without oxygen) is a series of processes in which microorganisms break down biodegradable material in the absence of oxygen.

Step 1 – Throw dog waste and biodegradable bag in Digester

Step 2 – Stir mixture to help Methane rise to the top

Step 3 – Burn Methane

Basically, any organic material (in this case dog waste) put in an “air-tight” container will start to produce methane. A methane digester is any system that is filled with biodegradable material and closed off from an oxygen supply. To make it a usable system, you must have some sort of control value (hose or pipe with cut-off value) to let out the methane produced to burn.

Park Spark Project

Well played, sir.  Dogshit is probably the last thing on the planet that we haven’t come up with some kind of use for, outside of pranking your neighbors.  This kind of thing is also nice because it gives people a minor incentive to actually bend down and pick up after their goddamn dogs.  No surprise that the project’s pilot light will not be burning in New York City – everyone here seems much more content to let me step in their dogs’ shit on the sidewalk.  I guess they get more utility from the lulz than from being a responsible human.  Anyway, seems like a solid idea – I mean we ought to use this shit for something, and electrical power for those streetlamps obviously costs tax dollars.  And I definitely like savings de money. Anytime you want to let me pay you for your services in dogshit, you let me know.

Also, holler at me when they come out with the home version and I can power my Xbox with farts; I’m pledging right now to be first in line.

Park Spark Project via obviouswinner

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This is What Happens When You’re Unemployed

You owe people more money even though you’re not making any! In an ironic twist of FML I realized that being home all day blogging is fucking expensive, which is even more depressing than being unemployed in the first place.

Sorry about the slow start today but I had to ghetto-rig a bicycle to power my laptop so I can take care of this electricity bill, and all while the pounds melt away!  If this is the last post of the day, call 911 because I’ve likely had a heart attack.