BOCA BEARINGS 2015 INNOVATION COMPETITION

Circular Saw Centrifuge

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ABOUT THIS PROJECT


Tell us briefly about your project. Is it a work of art or does it serve another function?

Start spinning more food in your kitchen than just salad. Bring the danger of the workshop into the kitchen with a homemade centrifuge! By using an electric circular saw as the motor, I was able to spin food up to 1800 G's and achieve separation in liquids, all for under $20. This small capacity centrifuge gives a taste of what a centrifuge can do for your kitchen.

When did you start working on this project and how long did it take you to complete?

Took about a week and a half to build and refine.

What was your goal in building this project?

Separate foods inexpensively using dangerous and inappropriate equipment.

Does your project help to solve a problem? If so what problem?

Molecular gastronomy nerds want food separated by density, but commercial centrifuges are expensive. Fine dining restaurants that offer this type of cuisine are also expensive and not common.

What makes your idea unique?

No one else has a homemade centrifuge made from workshop tools

In what capacity are you using bearings and what type of bearings?

Cylindrical roller bearings in Black&Decker 4109 circular saw.

What is the most important thing you want people to know about your project?

It's dangerous, and it works! Science!!!

How will you use the $5,000 prize?

To use things not for their intended purpose for art and science

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