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CWSF 2012 - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

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Adrian - I am 14 years old and in grade 9 at the Brockville Collegiate Institute (BCI) in Brockville, Ontario. In my spare time I enjoy constructing electrical devices eg. electrical circuits. I also like to construct mechanical and robotical devices. I enjoy all my different classes at school, especially math and science. If I go to university I would like to take classes in mechanical and electrical engineering. This is my first science fair project with a partner and my third time participating in my regional and Canada wide science fair. I was interested in a specific type of turbine known as a Tesla turbine because it operates in a much different way than the standard bladed turbine. Being able to create and study this type of turbine in an area where it has never been used really excites me. Further study in this subject would involve studying the test car as suppose to the turbine so we can modify our turbine accordingly. Students who are thinking about doing a project should try to start as early as possible but after consulting "experts" in that area and also after researching as much as you can about your subject.
Nathan - My name is Nathan Heuvel. I ride and rebuild dirt bikes/allterain vehicles and tinker with electronics. My current projects are rebuilding a 1977 100cc motor bike. My past projects were rebuilding a 82cc dirt bike and rebuilding a pocket bike. I wish to build an electric car and a gasifier motor bike. Unlike other kids I do not get an allowance so if I want money I have to earn it myself. I work very hard to make the money I need for my projects. Any spare time I have I use on my projects, I find tinkering fun. I love green energy and environmental gadgets. One of my favorite things to do is science fair; for the last 2 year I made it to Canada Wide Science Fair and they were some of the best weeks of my life. I got the inspiration for my project from a website I like to visit and look at different projects. I do not plan to investigate further though if I did I would go into different nozzel designs. If I were to give advice to others doing projects then I would say just do something you are interested just have fun.

Adrian Au, Nathan Heuvel

Exhaustive Energy
Region:Rideau-St. Lawrence
City:Front of Yonge, ON, Cardinal, ON
School:Brockville Collegiate Institute
Abstract:The modern automobile is very inefficient, with losses of energy throughout the vehicle. We constructed a Tesla bladeless turbine which would be powered by the exhaust of a car to recover some of this lost energy. We then measured how the application of this turbine would effect the performance of the engine when the former was used to drive an electric generator.

Awards Value
Excellence Award - Intermediate
Bronze Medal
Sponsor: Nuclear Waste Management Organization
Western University Scholarship
Bronze Medallist - $1000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: Western University
$1 000.00
Total$1 300.00