Greetings from Peru! Our team arrived in Lima, Peru on Monday evening, and we have been off to a running start. Thus far we have met with four organizations: Practical Action, Turbinas 3HC, Grupo PUCP, and ProSynergy. Practical Action (Soluciones
In one of our last blog posts, we discussed how to make a high-quality mold out of fire clay, silica sand, and a special molding box. Yet you can make the most precise mold in the world and ruin it
We gave a primitive overview of the casting process in our first blog post, but to further clarify the technique to readers, we decided to prove an in-depth guide. Online resources for sand casting are hard to come by, and
We’ve come a really long way since our first cast, and we wanted to share some of the Hydro buckets that we churned out as we figured out how to sand cast. Bucket 1: As explained in the last blog
Great piece in this week’s copy of The D about the hydropower group’s on-campus research into sand casting: http://thedartmouth.com/2013/01/17/news/turbine Stay tuned for an article about this summer’s trip in the next issue of the Dartmouth Engineer!
Sand Casting: the process of pouring molten metal into a sand mold to make a metal casting. Purpose This project’s value lies not only in its end product, a working hydropower station for a rural village in Rwanda, but also
In the summer of 2008, DHE installed two hydropower sites in a village called Banda. In 2012, DHE installed its third hydropower site in the village of Rugote.