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Making a Working Model

February 20, 2013

For the last month I have been making this working model to prove the idea that a heat seat which retains the heat through natural heat sink (in this case the tile, which aren’t as efficient) will provide adequate comfort over a long period of time with a short heating period.

IMG_0514The frame was first made, and heating wires from an electrical blankets were set out onto the seated surface.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Insulation was then used to force the heat towards the seated surface and heat sink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_0516Reflective tape was used to further insure that the heat would be directed towards heat sink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_0517The wires from the blanket were then relaid over the reflective surface.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_0527A hole was cut in the back of the chair where the plug for the blanket wires would go.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Picture2Tiles were added to the surface of the chair to act a a heat sink.

 

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