Hey, remember when Daniel performed a thrifting miracle and produced a Random Light seemingly out of thin air for about 85% off retail? That was almost NINE MONTHS ago, during which time said lamp has taken up a bunch of space doing absolutely nothing on the floor of the room at the back of the house (also known as Evan’s studio). Well, no more!!
Eco DIYs: Vertical Axis wind turbine made from PVC pipes Eco Factor: Homemade vertical axis wind turbine capable of generating 100 watts at 35 km/h wind. Instructables user Faroun has shown that you don’t need to be rich to keep your carbon footprint to a minimum. It just needs your determination to do something great for the environment. Faroun has posted a great DIY on how to make a vertical axis wind turbine with PVC pipes and some recycled stuff, that might be probably lying around in your garage. The V8-4” turbine makes use of 8 full-length PVC pipes, a couple of sewer pipe aisles, an axle from an old bike, an old tricycle wheel, a DC motor, some electricity wire and screws.
In October 2009, James Dyson's consumer electronics company, famous for its line of vacuum cleaners , introduced a new device to the market called the Dyson Air Multiplier. The Air Multiplier is a fan with an unusual characteristic: It doesn't have any visible blades. It appears to be a circular tube mounted on a pedestal. The shallow tube is only a few inches deep. Looking at the device, you wouldn't expect to feel a breeze coming from the mounted circle. There are no moving parts in sight.
Hace unos meses me regalé una lijadora de banda. Es una excelente herramienta, versátil, resistente, poderosa. Pero... siempre tiene que existir un "pero". Para trabajos pequeños es algo difícil de manejar. Por ejemplo, para lijar piezas chicas, suelo ponerla "patas para arriba" sobre las piernas y sujetarla entre las rodillas. Así arruiné un pantalón, ¡y que no se entere mi mujer!
Here are some links for the power tools I used.....http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00921914000P?blockNo=2&blockType=G2&prdNo=2&i_cntr=1292168781911, http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00928223000P?prdNo=1&blockNo=1&blockType=G1 , http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00911543000P?prdNo=10&blockNo=10&blockType=G10 , (1) WOODEN or METAL platform- Helps bolt down the Alternator, Engine, and DC to AC power converter.
Anyone who has ever packed anything, from a homemade ceramic mug that you only need to get across the state, all the way up to this telescope that needs to cross many continents, knows that shipping can be a dodgy proposition. The secrets are to have 1) a structurally sound box -- one that isn't going to crush or crumple, and that is well-supported and braced on the inside and 2) make sure the item you are packing is surrounded -- tightly packed -- with material, or generally otherwise constrained -- so that if the box is impacted, the object experiences little of the force. Packed, literally. The ART crew did all of this with very high quality materials (e.g. no two-by-fours -- all milled lumber), the right types of materials (angle brackets when necessary, stiff foam when necessary), a clear minimum of excess packing material, very exact measurement and fitting tolerances, and a generally all-around incredibly high level of expertise. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
Hello all! Today I wanted to share with you how I made my storage bin shelving system for my garage. It holds 12 totes! Here is a short story why I made this instead of purchasing one. I have over 40 totes in my garage. I needed a sturdy shelving system to organize them so I could still get to one on the bottom without moving all the other totes off of it.
The can rolling jig consists of two old door hinge pins and a hose clamp. The heads of the hinge pins nest with each other. By applying pressure with the clamp and rolling the can, we can raise a lip on the can's side.
This Instructable explains each main step of construction for building vertical earthbag walls. Videos on my Earthbag Natural Building YouTube channel demonstrate the process. For those who don’t know, earthbag building uses polypropylene rice bags or feed bags filled with soil or insulation that are stacked like masonry and tamped flat. Barbed wire between courses keeps bags from slipping and adds tensile strength. The final plastered walls look just like adobe structures.
I wanted to extend a hillside patio area. Hauling in dirt fill by hand was more work than I wanted to do, and it would probably settle over time. Cement was better. The gravel in regular concrete is heavy and costs money.
Note: If you’re new to earthbag building, please read the introductory Step-by-Step Earthbag Building Instructable first. Also, my new Earthbag Building Guide and Earthbag Building DVD are now available. Stay up-to-date on all the latest earthbag news by following our Natural Building Blog .
Note: If you’re new to earthbag building, first read the introductory Step-by-Step Earthbag Building Instructable and How to Build an Earthbag Roundhouse . Also, my new Earthbag Building Guide and Earthbag Building DVD are now available. We built this earthbag dome at our home in Thailand for Mother Earth News Magazine in 2007.
In this instructable, I will describe my project to replace my under the cabinet kitchen lights with LEDs. I couldn't resist adding a microcontroller as well. The original lights were flourescent and quite badly fitted.