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DIY Air Conditioners &150; How to Make your Own Air Conditioner

DIY Air Conditioners &150; How to Make your Own Air Conditioner
September 7, 2010 5:00 PM The California Cooler The California Cooler is a revival of an old technology driven by an insight that's overlooked in these days of engineered indoor environments: Cool air keeps things cool. In the days before refrigerators, pantries in Northern California homes had outside vents that preserved perishables throughout cool nights. With this project, you can bring them back. Liquid-Cooled Car Seats Afraid your baby's seat is getting too hot? Dew Bucket: An Evaporative Drink Cooler Consider these two facts: Evaporation cools things, and bottles can't sweat like people. Portable Air Conditioner This is a $10 air-conditioner built around an ice chest. Garden-Watering A/C Air conditioners can dump hundreds of gallons of water each year. Homemade A/C The mastermind behind these instructions built an air conditioner to circumvent a rule in the office.

10 Websites To Learn Photoshop Online Photoshop is hard. There are all kinds of commands, actions, effects, and tools that you’ve got to figure out, and the learning curve is one of the steepest you’ll ever encounter. (But it’s still better than the alternatives!) Fortunately, the web is chock-full of amazing resources that you can use to catapult yourself past the dreaded newbie/intermediate phases. Here are 10 such resources for learning Photoshop on the web. Lynda one of the best educational sites on the web. Searching for “photoshop” results in over 450 unique tutorials, most of which are video courses that you can go through at your own pace. Lynda’s Basic plan costs $20 per month but comes with a 10-day free trial, so give it a try and see if you think it’s worth it. How to Access Lynda.com's Online Courses for Free How to Access Lynda.com's Online Courses for Free Lynda.com is immensely useful if you want to expand your technical skills and prowess. 2. TutsPlus is simply incredible. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Eco Homes from the Earth: 7 Ways to DIY Wouldn’t it be nice to own your own green dream home, made with recycled and natural materials and packed with custom features? Whether you’re an experienced builder or have never picked up a power tool in your life, you can build a natural eco-friendly home with user-friendly, low-cost materials like cob, cordwood, straw and the dirt and wood from your own land. These 7 natural building techniques produce beautiful homes with a small ecological footprint and tons of personality. Earthships and Hobbit Houses (images via dominicspics, ECOnscious, Earthship Biotecture) [youtube=L9jdIm7grCY] They seem to be a living part of the very earth itself, often with nothing but a façade and some windows to betray the presence of a home in the hillside. (images via: simondale.net) Among the most famous examples of a ‘hobbit house’ is “A Low Impact Woodland Home”, self-built in Wales for about 1000-1500 man-hours (over four months) and £3000. Cob (images via: ziggy fresh) [youtube=F0KDp00n4fs] Cordwood

End Times Report Free Woodworking Plans, Projects, Patterns and Resourceful Information Free Plans Several free plans by Owen Geiger are now available: Preview the Economizer House Plan here.Economizer House Plan PDF Solar Pit House PDF Preview the Solar Pit House plan here. esert Shelters PDF Preview Desert Shelters by searching this phrase in the built-in search in the right hand column. Craftsman Bamboo/Plastic Bottle House PDF (Honorable Mention in Shelters for All housing competition) Preview the Craftsman plan here. oot Cellar Plan Earthbag House for Haiti View download complete complete plans at Teach Democracy.org. Want to see more plans?

Realistic Self-Sufficiency by Robert Wayne Atkins Realistic Self-Sufficiency: The Do's and the Don'ts Copyright © July 22, 2009 by Robert Wayne Atkins, P.E. All rights reserved and all rights protected under international copyright law. Introduction The concept of becoming 100% self-sufficient is a very basic emotion that appeals to most people's survival instinct. For example, think about your last visit to the dentist. The following comments about self-sufficiency are based on my own personal viewpoints on each of the topics. The primary problem faced by our ancestors will be the same problem we would face today if we try to become 100% self-sufficient. However, if we were to reconsider our original objective, and not try to become 100% self-sufficient in everything, then it is possible for the average person to achieve some reasonable level of self-sufficiency - just not 100%. The following suggestions are based on the assumption of partial self-sufficiency as opposed to 100% self-sufficiency. An Early Life Lesson In Self-Sufficiency

Creative Workspaces | Imagine Education I always imagine to have beautiful workspace in my house. Working from your home is a special thing and you have possibility to decorate your home office the way you want. If you are looking for inspiration for your home educational and work center, you are on the right place. We collected the gallery of creative workspace and you are free to “steal” any idea you love from here. If you have interesting home office do not hesitate to send us image and we will publish it in the next article… 52 Uses for Coconut Oil - The Simple, The Strange, and The Downright Odd! - Delicious Obsessions <<Update 03/20/12 — Make sure you take some time to read through the comments on this post. When I first wrote this post back in January 2012, I thought 52 uses for coconut oil was amazing. Little did I know that my readers would leave double, and probably even triple that many new uses in the comments! Really? DISCLAIMER: Please note, these uses are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. 52 Uses for Coconut Oil Eat a spoonful when you need an energy boost. Check out the printable list of 122 Uses for Coconut Oil Check out these fun graphics with different ways to use Coconut oil What is your favorite way to use coconut oil? If you’re interested in making your own skin care products, I highly recommend this eBook: “Coconut Oil For Your Skin – Nourishing Your Body From The Outside In“. For lots of health-related information on coconut oil, I have found this book from the founders of Tropical Traditions to be very informative. Virgin Coconut Oil Book from Tropical Traditions

Everything You Need to Know to Rebuild Civilization from Scratch "Everything You Need to Know to Rebuild Civilization from Scratch" Well maybe some of us don't wanna? I mean if this postapocolypse happened because of some natural disaster beyond our control, fine, I'll roll up my sleeves and do my part. But if the end times are due to our own stupidity and utter failure in wisdom, I'm not sure I wanna stand in the way of evolution, ya know? Maybe the only way to have true civilization is to rebuild it out of the ashes of the one we trashed first. Well, maybe— But the danger I see with that is that it can be used to justify something like Pol Pot's "year zero" or Robespierre's Reign of Terror: I'm all for reform and change and progress.

Bed plans Easy to build bed plans These bed plans require minimal equipment, and use regular 2x4 construction lumber. They correspnd to the four standard mattress sizes used in north america. Twin bed plan Standard double bed plan Queen size bed plan King size bed plan Bunk bed plans More elaborate bed plans: Daybed plans Fancier style bed plans, Double or Queen See also Bed size comparison Building a bed from 2x4 lumber. Building a day bed Building a queen size bed Napping bench A reader's version of a bunk bed based on my plans More Woodworking plans on my Woodworking web site.

Growing Spirulina at Home Process June 16, 2011, by Dr. Aaron BaumAlgaeIndustryMagazine.com he popular image of algae farming is bubbling green columns and white-coated scientists, and seems out of reach for ordinary people. Is the experience of algae farming limited to professionals? These are not mere science projects. Helping these folks is the mission of our lab and website, Algaelab.org. Spirulina in microscope 1. Just a few grams of Spirulina powder a day have been shown to have definite health benefits. These studies are on powdered Spirulina. 2. As innocent as it may seem, Spirulina is in fact an extremophile, capable of growing in extremely alkaline water inhospitable to almost every other organism. 3. Harvesting Spirulina with a cloth filter Even when an algal culture looks nice and thick, it’s probably still about 99.9% water. So if you or someone you know wants to get involved, what is necessary? Some FAQs about growing algae at home: AlgaeLab DIY Spirulina Growth Kit Can I harvest multiple times?

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