A loan of $5,000 helped build and test a prototype of the Delta-T Wood Stove Generator.


Theo's story

My name is Theo Graber. I live in Anchorage, Alaska with my wife Peggy and two Dalmatians.

For as long as I can remember I have been fascinated by machines. I have over twenty years of experience working in small scale manufacturing. Over the years I have made a wide variety of things from high end wooden camera tripods and injection molds to digital X-Ray imaging systems. I am a talented product designer, precision machinist, and welder. I also have strong skills in 3D CAD design, graphics, electronics fabrication, and extensive experience working with small businesses.

My life long fascination with the space program is in part responsible for the invention of the Delta-T Wood Stove Generator that I am asking you to help me with today.

One fine evening I was relaxing in a friend's cabin far up the Yentna river in Alaska after a long day of fishing. As I watched the heat rippling from the stove pipe of the wood stove and the generator droned away outside, I thought to myself, ‘there has to be a way to harness this heat energy to power the lights without that noisy generator!’ I remembered the thermoelectric generators NASA used on the Voyager spacecraft that were launched when I was a kid. They generate power for the spacecraft from the temperature differential between the cold of space and red hot plutonium 238. I imagined the stove pipe as the heat source instead of the plutonium and the idea for the Delta-T Wood Stove Generator was born.



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About Alaska Dynamics, LLC

Industry: Services
Years in operation: 6 months - 1 year
Website: alaskadynamics.com

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