Plan your build Before you start cutting into your own grape juice containers and sealing be sure it fits in your car. Find a spot to cram your plastic container into. It needs to be away from direct conact to the motor. Near the battery or air filter is preferable. I got lucky that my battery is directly beside my air filter and there is a huge space under the air intake piping. Also, when you have cramed it in there....be sure to close the hood and make sure that it really fits ;P. Wind Turbine This post is not about Embedded Systems. But it is about a DIY project of mine. Old PC Fan to Wind Turbine. I looked at the some old PC Fans I have and thought that they can be used as Small Wind Turbines. 13 Coolest Rocket Stoves, Baking Ovens, Heaters, Fireplaces and More The Wood Stove Decathlon concluded Tuesday (Nov 19,2013) after five days of testing and judging among teams that came from around the world. The goal? “Heat more cleanly, cheaply, and renewably,” said John Ackerly, organizer and president of the Alliance for Green Heat. The New Hampshire company Woodstock Soapstone snared the $25,000 first prize with its hybrid stove, which regulates combustion and includes a regulator to ensure efficient heat.
Intimate Portraits of Sleeping Pregnant Couples by Russian Photographer Jana Romanova When Russian photographer Jana Romanova’s friends started getting married and having children, she started looking for a way to deal with this sudden change in her life. The product of her efforts was an extraordinarily intimate and tender portrait series of young sleeping pregnant couples called ‘Waiting’. Romanova started the series by shooting her pregnant friends as they slept. She said that the project began as a way to get used to the fact that all of her friends were getting pregnant and talking about how their lives would need to change for their children. She later expanded the project, contacting pregnant couples online. She managed to find 40 couples over the course of two years, each one representing another week of pregnancy.
Someone Invented Magic And It Is Freaking Us Out For more stories about ridiculous things, follow us on Facebook. - “I am so sick of my T-shirt getting wet whenever I pour a lot of liquid on it!” “I wish my iPhone 4 or 5 would not get so damaged every time I carefully place it at the bottom of a jug filled with water!” Window Socket – Solar Energy Powered Socket by Kyuho Song & Boa Oh The Window Socket offers a neat way to harness solar energy and use it as a plug socket. So far we have seen solutions that act as a solar battery backup, but none as a direct plug-in. Simple in design, the plug just attaches to any window and does its job intuitively.
It's solar solar! New process uses sun's energy for producing photovoltaic materials True energy independence requires that we can manufacture the systems that collect solar or other renewable energy while using only those same renewable sources of energy. Researchers at Oregon State University therefore celebrate their breakthrough in producing solar energy materials with the power of the sun. Even better, the process offers time saving and cost benefits over current processes.
The Beginning Farmer’s Guide to Self-Sufficiency It’s a dream that many hold dear to their hearts but few will ever get to experience: a farm of one’s own. Not just any sort of farm, either, but a self-sufficient one running on nothing but the American Dream and a whole lot of elbow grease; the last bastion of a an era gone by in a world overrun with consumerism and identical globs of prepackaged food-like product lining the shelves of our local supermarkets. How does a beginning farmer become an island of sustainability and self-reliance in a cultural sea dependent on cheap fuel and chemical inputs?