2002-04-15 09:02 ☼ post
The importance of Dean Kamen’s “It,” may have as much to do with the scooter’s future engine as with the scooter itself. By Teresa Riordan. [New York Times: Technology]
When I think of an engine I naturally think internal combustion like we see in cars and more importantly, direct mechanical power. But I’m almost positive that won’t be the case here. When and if Kamen starts incorporating his version of the Stirling Engine into the Segway and iBot it’s probably going to be as a replacement/supplement for the batteries that power the scooter. I wonder how efficiently a Stirling Engine in conjunction with a generator can convert fuel into electricity?