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Creating a soil moisture sensors using nails and Intel Galileo | BytesThink Creating a soil moisture sensors using nails and Intel Galileo | BytesThink Believe or not, I worked in a project with hardware and software created in 8 weeks only. I am talking about Intel Galileo ! The first intel board compatible with Arduino API plus some new and cool features. Before to talk about how to create a very affordable moisture sensor system, let me explain what is Intel Galileo.
My little paradise has a stream that provides enough water flow and head to run a small turbine, to provide electricity to my home. While writing this, the microhydro plant is being implemented, and here are some photos of the process. Since I usually like to start at the end, the first thing I built is the controller: It is an implementation of Jan Portegijs' "Humming Bird", with some changes and adaptations. The microhydro plant The microhydro plant
The Art of Hiding a Building: Six Acts of Architectural Camouflage
This pavilion is for the people who like to sleep outside and dream outside the box. Perfect as a temporary place in warm days to enjoy watching stars in company. A extra curtain can keep wind out and insure privacy. The Hermit Houses The Hermit Houses
Omega Center for Sustainable Living
The Purple Fig Solar Cooker reaches temperatures between 250°F and 375°F. It cost less than $5 to make. The ingredients are: 2 pieces of 22" x 28" (55.88cm x 71.12cm) poster board.- aluminum foil - glue - 1 shoelace - 4 binder clips 3/4" (1.905cm) ALWAYS use meat thermometer when cooking chicken and meats. Chicken is done at 165F° (72C). Purple Fig Solar Cooker Purple Fig Solar Cooker
No traffic lights. No traffic signs. No painted lines in the roadway. No curbs. And 26,000 vehicles passing every day through a traditional village center with busy pedestrian traffic. Lots of Cars and Trucks, No Traffic Signs or Lights: Chaos or Calm? - Sarah Goodyear Lots of Cars and Trucks, No Traffic Signs or Lights: Chaos or Calm? - Sarah Goodyear
Albert, Righter & Tittmann: Sustainable Design Albert, Righter & Tittmann: Sustainable Design We have a long history of building durable, efficient, and well-loved buildings. Now we can design buildings that use dramatically less energy than standard. Our Habitat Passive House has a documented 90% reduction in heating costs as compared to similar houses built to code. Sustainable and green architecture is an extension of building well. We believe that building green is the result of a complete and comprehensive approach based on the following considerations. The following principles guide our thinking:
Green building websites can be confusing. One site might tell you that a green home should include spray foam insulation, a tankless water heater, and a geothermal heating system. After you’ve absorbed this advice, you visit another website, where you learn that spray foam is a dangerous petrochemical, tankless water heaters are overpriced gadgets, and “geothermal” systems aren’t really geothermal. Eventually someone tells you that you can usually trust advice from Green Building Advisor. After reading a few GBA articles, you start to feel more comfortable. Green Building for Beginners Green Building for Beginners
In 2005 I visited the Cottage Life Show in Toronto and wrote The Hot Poop on Alternative Toilets, looking the various toilets on the market. Since then I have become convinced that these toilets have a much bigger future. We can't continue using drinking water to flush away our waste, and we can't afford to keep wasting our waste; at some point soon these are going to be coming into our homes and offices. Don't laugh; already, if you want to build to the Living Building Challenge standard, they are pretty much the only way to go. More hot poop on composting toilets More hot poop on composting toilets
Cheaper LED Bulbs Make It Easier to Switch Lights Cheaper LED Bulbs Make It Easier to Switch Lights You don’t have to be one of those self-defeating rubes. Start buying LED light bulbs. You’ve probably seen LED flashlights, the LED “flash” on phone cameras and LED indicator lights on electronics. But LED bulbs, for use in the lamps and light sockets of your home, have been slow to arrive, mainly because of their high price: their electronics and heat-management features have made them much, much more expensive than other kinds of bulbs. That’s a pity, because LED bulbs are a gigantic improvement over incandescent bulbs and even the , or CFLs, that the world spent several years telling us to buy.
BruceS — Joi Ito of MIT Media Lab: From a Wired... Joi Ito of MIT Media Lab: From a Wired interview: Ito: There are nine or so principles to work in a world like this: BruceS — Joi Ito of MIT Media Lab: From a Wired...
© Neo-farms Growers in colder climates often utilize various approaches to extend the growing season or to give their crops a boost, whether it's coldframes, hoop houses or greenhouses. Greenhouses are usually glazed structures, but are typically expensive to construct and heat throughout the winter. A much more affordable and effective alternative to glass greenhouses is the walipini (an Aymara Indian word for a "place of warmth"), also known as an underground or pit greenhouse. First developed over 20 years ago for the cold mountainous regions of South America, this method allows growers to maintain a productive garden year-round, even in the coldest of climates. Here's a video tour of a walipini that even incorporates a bit of interior space for goats: Build a $300 underground greenhouse for year-round gardening (Video)
Posted by Jeffrey | Posted in Community Rebuilds - Straw Bale Home | Posted on 14-03-2013 Project led by: Eric Plourde of Community Rebuilds Location: Moab, UT Date: August – December 2012 Community Rebuilds is a non-profit, building straw bale houses for low income families in Moab, Utah. This house was completed, start to finish in 4 months, by a team of 10. The house is a 1000sq ft, 3 bedroom, [...] Read the full post of "Community Rebuilds Straw Bale Home" ... Posted by Jeffrey | Posted in Tiny Home Dome | Posted on 25-07-2012 Jeffrey the Natural Builder SolarFlower tutorials: The Main Collector v1.0The main parabolic collector trough which collects solar energy to drive an application. The Box collector v1.0 Secondary collector which drives the tracker. The Wheel v1.0 Turns the gearing. The Gearing v1.0 Turns the main collector.
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Could Composting Toilets Save Cities Millions in Waste Water Treatment?
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Self-Repair Manifesto - iFixit
Where There Is No Doctor : A Village Health Care Handbook
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Home farming and gardening using natural approaches to growing edibles and food
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