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Wave Possibilities?

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I recently found this bidirectional bicycle setup in the googles. The chinese patent was not paid after 1 year, it expired in 2011.


I'm not college educated, but I put this prototype together, and I was wondering about its application as a WEC, using wave amplitude with some amount of displacement driving a reciprocal motion to the driveshaft wheel. I live at the coast of the Gulf of Mexico and can access wave action from inches to several feet if desired. Any ideas could be helpful, I haven't actually bought any specific gears or cool building stuff yet. Suggestions for an applicable brush-less gen. or thoughts on amounts of displacement, gear ratios, and the stress points being invoked could be useful. Thanks for your time, if this idea is totally bogus, please explain!

Thank you.



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