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DIY 1000 watt wind turbine. How I built an electricity producing wind turbine. Several years ago I bought some remote property in Arizona.

How I built an electricity producing wind turbine

I am an astronomer and wanted a place to practice my hobby far away from the sky-wrecking light pollution found near cities of any real size. I found a great piece of property. The problem is, it's so remote that there is no electric service available. That's not really a problem. No electricity equals no light pollution. One thing I noticed right away about my property is that most of the time, the wind is blowing. Let me state up front that I probably won't be able to help you out much if you decide to build your own wind turbine.

Since no one seems to be reading the FAQ, I will answer the No. 1 question I get many, many times a day right here up front. Update: Here is a video of the wind turbine in operation. Update: Here is a video of me assembling and setting up the wind turbine on my remote off-grid property. I started the process of designing my wind turbine by Googling for information on home-built wind turbines. . Living Off-Grid: Our Micro Hydro Alternative Energy System – Blue Living Ideas. Blue Energy Published on March 24th, 2009 | by Jennifer Lance As a follow up to Sean’s post on Micro Hydro Essentials, I thought I would share an overview of my system, which has powered my home for over 13 years.

Living Off-Grid: Our Micro Hydro Alternative Energy System – Blue Living Ideas

We are fortunate to live on rural mountain property in Northern California with a creek that is not seasonal, although the volume of water does drop significantly during the arid months of summer. The beauty of hydro power is that it produces power 24 hours a day and is not dependent upon weather patterns, such as sun and wind. The drawbacks are having to maintain the system by cleaning the intake and dealing with varying creek flows. Photo by jennifer lance Turgo micro hydro runner. Hydrogen. Dean's Benchtop: Hydrogen Power. In the year 2000 I pioneered a new way to launch water rockets... using hydrogen combustion.

Dean's Benchtop: Hydrogen Power

Internal combustion Internal combustion is basically a controlled explosion (fuel and oxygen react) resulting in a hot pressurized gas in a confined space. In automobile engines the pressurized gas pushes a piston connected to a crankshaft. In my rockets’ case, the hot pressurized gas powers the rocket by expelling first water, then the gas itself out of the rocket nozzle at high velocity. A few words of caution: water rockets pressurized with just air can be dangerous.

The fuel source: water and electricity.


Ultimate Maker Vehicle Challenge. Global Village Construction Set. Definition[edit] The Global Village Construction Set (GVCS) is a modular, DIY, low-cost, high-performance platform that enables fabrication of the 50 different Industrial Machines that it takes to build a small, sustainable civilization with modern comforts.

Global Village Construction Set

The name, GVCS, has been coined for the first time in 2008 - at a lecture at the University of Missouri, Columbia - see UM Presentation. Media[edit] Key Features[edit] Introducing Tabby: an industrializable, production ready, versatile, universal chassis.

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Wooden Boats. Crafts. Foundry, Machining and Milling. Making Green Sand. I've wanted to cast metal for a long time.

Making Green Sand

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Aquaponics UK - Social enterprise providing support for aquaponics systems in the UK. Design advice and supply of turn-key systems for commercial, household and educational purposes. Hackney Hydroponics Indoor and Outdoor Gardening Suppliers - AKA Mile End Hydroponic Grow Shop. Farm Hack. Worm Farming: A Guide On How To Set Up A Worm Farm. An Introduction to Worm Farming Go worm farming and explore vermiculture and have rich vermicompost within months.

Worm Farming: A Guide On How To Set Up A Worm Farm

Worm composting has great benefits for your gardens and vegetable gardens and keeping earthworms is how you do it. They are definitely a gardener's friend helpinf to build good soil through their tunneling actions and deposits of rich worm castings, and improving the soil in such a way that it maintains moisture for longer. With their castings, or processed soil that has passed through the gut and out the other end being enriched humus that has an almost zero pH level, this is the pefect food for your vegetables and plants.

Have you always wanted to keep earthworms, but didn't know how to go about it? Don't delay, read this article and start your worm farm today! However, more and more people nowadays are realizing how useful this little animal is. How Many Worms do you Need to Start a Worm Farm? How much do Earthworms Eat in a Day? Types of Earthworms Available. Category:Agricultural machinery. Buy Lister and Petter Engine Parts and Spares Specialists.

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