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arduinoPi

I read that the mars rover uses a Radioisotope thermoelectric generator. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radioisotope_thermoelectric_generator
I was thinking why not put one on my robot?
what are your thoughts/concerns.
also were do I buy one?

Riva


I read that the mars rover uses a Radioisotope thermoelectric generator. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radioisotope_thermoelectric_generator
I was thinking why not put one on my robot?
Sounds good, could give the energizer bunny a run for it's money then  XD
what are your thoughts/concerns.
Thoughts, to work well I would assume you need a good temperature differential between the hot/cold sides so Arctic or deep space would work best. Concerns would be radioactive leakage.
also were do I buy one?
Probably on eBay  :)

Grumpy_Mike

I don't know what part of the world you are in but trying to purchase amounts of Plutonium often results in you getting a visit from men in black suites if you are lucky. If you are not lucky it will be a SWAT team.

AWOL

Apollo 13 's is at the bottom of the Tonga Trench.
"Pete, it's a fool looks for logic in the chambers of the human heart." Ulysses Everett McGill.
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Grumpy_Mike

I think you can pick up a Russian one on the black market.

arduinoPi

http://ir.atmel.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=580602

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