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Hack your solar garden lights.

Hack your solar garden lights.
Solar garden lights.... How on earth do they manage to sell something with a solar panel, rechargeable battery, step-up converter, LED and the plastic and metal casing for a dollar/pound. You can't even buy the bare components for anywhere near that, in fact the solar panel alone would probably cost you five times the cost of the whole light! This project is about hacking your solar lights to make them different colours and potentially increasing the battery life too.Solar lights are great to hack. They're cheap enough not to worry if you mess up, and very gratifying because they are effectively free to run due to being powered by sunlight. Here's the test subject for this project. Inside is a small NiMh cell and a PCB with the LED, a small inductor, a switch and a COB (Chip On Board) which is basically a bare integrated circuit which is stuck to the board, connected and then covered with a blob of black resin. Now put in your new LED noting the polarity (long lead is positive). Related:  DIY Solar SystemsHome Magic

all_in_box Angeregt durch das Nachbauprojekt - Nepal Haus - von Jan Warsawa, welches noch bis Anfang 2016 am Paläon in Schöningen (Südniedersachsen) zu besichtigen ist, nimmt mein Projekt - All-IN-BOX -Form an. Das Nepal Haus verfügt im Nutzungsstadium über einen einfachen Lehmofen, der im besten Fall mit Holz befeuert wird, im schlechtesten Fall mit Abfällen aller Art. Eine der häufigsten Todesarten weltweit wird durch Luftverunreinigung bedingt durch Verbrennungs- sowie Rauchgase ausgelöst. Gerade in einfachen Behausungen wird noch mit offenem Feuer im Gebäude geheizt und gekocht, die Öfen entsprechen längst nicht Abgasnormen wie sie hier bei uns in Deutschland gelten, der Brennstoff ist oft von zweifelhafter Qualität. Auch wenn der Luftkollektor nicht als 100 % Ersatz einer herkömmlichen Heizung angesehen werden kann, trägt er aber maßgeblich zur Energieeinsparung bei. Bei alle diesen Projekten stellte sich die Materialbeschaffung immer wieder als Engpass heraus.

25 tipos de caminhos diferentes para o seu jardim - Blog Construir Confesso ter um pouco de inveja quando vejo grandes ou médias propriedades com um grande quintal, afinal, é sempre bom ter algum tipo de contato com a natureza e toda a sua beleza. Bom mesmo é quando você está estressado e sai de casa na tentativa de esvaziar a cabeça, e é onde entra o jardim, um lugar que com certeza acalma qualquer um. Sentir o cheio da grama, das flores, ouvir pássaros cantando é maravilhoso. É claro que quem tem um jardim, tem um caminho por onde passa para não machucar nenhuma planta, certo? 1. 2. 3. 4. Agora vamos para as fotos?! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. E aí, o que acharam? Até a próxima! Fonte: goodshomedesign Aproveite também para conhecer nossa LOJA VIRTUAL, onde você encontrará vários cursos em DVD com CERTIFICADO reconhecido pela ABED – Associação Brasileira de Educação à Distância. Gabriela Miranda Olá!

18 remarkable tricks to make your food last longer Saving money on your food shop doesn't stop at the supermarket. Allow your hard earned pennies to go even further by reading up on these simple yet effective tips that'll extend the life of your grub for longer. That way, your keeping money in your pocket AND saving trips to the supermarket. What's not to love? Sign up to studentbeans.com for free brownies, popcorn and flapjacks - and that's just the start... 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Once something goes rotten in your fridge or cupboard, bin it. 8. 9. 10. Swirl berries in a mixture of one part vinegar to 10 parts water. 11. 12. Take advantage of reductions at the supermarket by sticking them in the freezer. 13. 14.Reduce unpopped kernels by cooking popcorn in a bowl topped with a plate. 15. 16. 17. 18. Best before dates are about quality, not safety.

LICENSE PLATES OF THE WORLD Europlate# 701 If you do not see this page with frames click here trubadu Grey Duck Garlic: How to Grow Big Garlic Top Ten Tips for Giant Sized Allium Bulbs! Do you want to grow prize winning garlic? Would you like to raise really large garlic bulbs? Garlic responds well to optimal growing conditions and with a little special care your crop can increase dramatically in size. Right: Tiny but cute Siberian bulb on the left and large elegant German Red bulb on the right. With a little effort and some soil preparation, you can grow huge gourmet garlic for top chefs, high end restaurants, CSA’s, Farmer’s Markets or yourself. Hardneck gourmet garlic can sell for $8-$30 pound (depending on market and quality). 1) Use good quality large seed garlic: If you want the biggest bulbs at the county fair start with good quality seed garlic free from disease. Start with BIG cloves. We have noted that larger cloves are more resistant to adverse conditions and frost. Below right: Romanian Red bulbs typically contain 2-6 extra large cloves. 2) Prepare soil well: Soil should be loose, loamy and easy to dig. References:

Lines on Your Palm Can Reveal Romance or Heartbreak Continuing our occasional series on the meanings of the lines of your palm, this issue looks at just how much the heart and relationship lines on the palm really reveal about the quality of our love lives. The heart line runs horizontally across the upper palm, surrounding the mounts of Mercury, Apollo, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. This line indicates the strength of emotions, quality of relationships, timing of important relationships such as marriages and love affairs and whether these relationships bring happiness or heartache. Ideally, the heart line should be clear and without breaks This kind of lines suggests someone who will be the dominant partner in a relationship. Little lines that branch out above the heart line going upwards indicate strong and happy relationships, while lines that branch out below the heart line are said to be less fortunate. The relationship lines by the side of the palm indicate serious relationships and some read these as marriage lines.

Giant asteroid will zoom past Earth, averting apocalypse By Lisa M. Krieger lkrieger@mercurynews.com Posted: 02/07/2013 04:05:02 PM PST0 Comments|Updated: about a year ago An asteroid the size of a 15-story building will zoom past the Earth next week, the closest such flyby in a century and a reminder of the persistent risk of collision. In a different orbit from outer space, the spinning rock, dubbed DA14, could have struck the Earth with a force equivalent to more than 2 million tons of TNT. But instead, it will continue on eight times as fast as a speeding bullet back into deep space, averting calamity and thrilling scientists. "It is a record-close approach for an asteroid of this size," said Donald Yeomans, manager of the Near-Earth Objects Office at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, in a Thursday morning news conference. This image provided by NASA/JPL-Caltech shows a simulation of asteroid 2012 DA14 approaching from the south as it passes through the Earth-moon system Feb. 15, 2013.

SunnyDay Challenge | open-source solar challenge Easy Chart on How to Use the Herbs from your Garden…and Spices Too! « Home Grown Edible Landscapes Jun 14 I don’t know about you, but as much as I enjoy growing herbs I admit sometimes I can’t remember the best ways to use them in my kitchen! This chart from might help! Want to print out a copy? Click HERE!

Clever Corner DIY Solutions Posted by ScrapHacker.com on tisdag, augusti 28, 2012 · Leave a Comment Let creativity sprawl into each and every corner of your home – literally! Narrow corners are surprisingly often overseen and deemed ”impossible” to make something out of…Challenged by this ‘fact’ (further enforced by the lack of pre-made corner solutions from furniture retailers) I thought I’d gather a bunch of corner D.I.Y ideas proving the ‘corners are impossible’ notion wrong… DIY from ‘Craftaholics Anonymous’ – TUTORIAL HERE D.I.Y from DesignSponge – TUTORIAL HERE Pics via here & here Pics via here & here Pics from StellaBleuDesigns Corner table/shelf DIY Ideas, clockwise from top left: Stacked table DIY idea spotted here, red table spotted here, green DIY corner table from Martha Stewart & lastly naturally clever design from PelleDesigns, spotted here With those ideas in mind, I hope you feel inspired to inject some love and functionality into a forgotten corner or nook around your house.

Asteroid 2012 DA14 – Earth Flyby Reality Check Update Feb. 15, 2013 NASA's Near-Earth Object Program Office can accurately predict the path of the small near-Earth asteroid 2012 DA14. There is no chance that the asteroid might be on a collision course with Earth. This small near-Earth asteroid is passing very close to Earth on February 15, so close that it will pass inside the ring of geosynchronous weather and communications satellites. The flyby will provide a unique opportunity for researchers to study a near-Earth object up close. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS VIDEOS TRAJECTORY DIAGRAMS Graphic depicts the trajectory of asteroid 2012 DA14 on Feb 15, 2013. Graphic depicts the trajectory of asteroid 2012 DA14 during its close approach, as seen edge-on to Earth's equatorial plane.

Small Scale Power Solutions - All Cómo proporcionar energía a las poblaciones remotas utilizando sistemas de micro-grid. Haga energética: A Innovation Challenge México-Estados Unidos English Translation: Free PDF: Guía para fuera de la red sistemas de energía pequeñas PROBLEMA: Potencia de red no está disponible y es económicamente inviable a zonas remotas En México y otros países (incluso partes de los EE.UU.) recibiendo energía de la red a zonas remotas no es posible debido al terreno y los gastos y es económicamente inviable para las empresas que inviertan en infraestructura para una pequeña población de personas. SOLUCIÓN: Pequeña Escala Independientes microrredes Un micro-rejilla pequeña escala es generalmente un sistema de energía solar que consiste en una serie de paneles solares y el controlador con varias baterías de ciclo profundo de la capacidad de almacenamiento y un inversor para convertir DC a la red eléctrica. Acerca Homesteading Solar Simple:

Storing Vegetable Seeds - Gardening Our Self Sufficient Home Every spring we invest in a variety of garden seeds, plant as much as we can fit into our garden, and stash the remaining seeds. When the seeds are pulled out the following spring I always question how viable they are after being stored in a ziplock bag in the pantry all summer and winter. So, the challenge is how to store garden seeds to maximize shelf life. The 3 most important factors in seed storage are moisture, light and temperature. Seeds germinate in warm, moist, and bright environments. The amount of light seeds are exposed to is simple to control by the container used to hold the seeds as well as the location of storage. My solution is this: seeds vacuum sealed inside mason jars then stored in a cabinet in the basement, which maintains a fairly constant temperature, or in the refrigerator. I used wide mouth mason jars and the wide mouth jar sealer attachment for the food saver vacuum sealer. Once sealed, the jar sealer attachment is removed and the vacuum seal remains intact.

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