Not a satellite dish - but what?

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gameboy

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Anyone want to guess?
 

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seem to remember seeing one in a mag somewhere - some kind of solar energy collector wotsit. Not much good here though :-doh!

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Got to be heat and not sound, no point in cooking a microphone with a cassegrain feed.

Although looking at it where would the transfer take place ? . You'd think the secondary system would be near the point of collection to minimise losses, and I don't see any insulation of any worth.

Where and how big mate ??
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#4
Nothing to do with heat...
 

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Some kind of light tunnelling thing? Lights up the rooms below with light collected from the roof?
 

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#6
Infrared comms?

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Looks like something from "The man with the golden gun" focuses the suns rays to a high intensisty beam to destory a rip off satellite broadcaster
 

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One of the above is correct - will post the answer later tonight...
 

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At first thought new type of hot water heating system for hot countries, but the fact that it is reflective material and not black to absorb heat, indicates a light source for dark areas perhaps a staircase???
 

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Answer here...

_http://pesn.com/2005/07/27/9600139_Fiber_Optics_Bring_Sun_Indoors/
 

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#13
A snip at $8000. Cheaper to go outside with my morning coffee.

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"The tracking system itself requires very little power to operate. It could be supported by a small solar cell – equivalent to a 9-volt battery (which would last about a week)."

And thers sat fans using huge 36v tracking units. We are doing something wrong somewhere.:D
 

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The ideal present for 'the rich agrophobic with seasonal affective dissorder' in your life.

Nice Buell though :D

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If you took the second reflector bit (where the LNB would be if it was a dish) away and pointed it at something you could probably do some damage. I wouldn't like to stand in front of it with that bit missing anyway.
 
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