Electric OU: Tar Baby and the Coup de Grace
More quantitative scoposcopy of the Tar Baby’s current viewing resistor (“shunt”). Now that I have shown instrument calibrations and have explained the bias current and the oscillations using the meters and the oscilloscope, the time draws nigh for more definitive performance measurements of the Tar Baby. Measurements are made of the voltage drop across the 0.25 ohm current viewing resistor, which corresponds to the current by Ohm’s Law. The battery voltage is also monitored at the battery terminals on the main board. These are the monitoring positions that the nerds use to obtain their “anomalous data” which they have interpreted to indicate overunity performance and COP exceeding infinity. Here, finally…. we begin to brush up against the limitations of the analog scope and begin to have a need for the convenience of a sampling Digital Storage Oscilloscope that can perform mathematics including integration. But…. there is even a way around that limitation, for… with a little ingenuity and understanding of the subject matter, one may actually use the analog scope’s data to perform the rough multiplication and integration to obtain a reasonably accurate energy flow picture. Here I take the gentle viewer right to the ecstatic edge of that revelation…. Stay tuned to this channel for the next exciting episode.