Turn Soda Cans Into Aluminum Roofing Shingles! Here's one way to take good old coke cans and turn them into non-rusting aluminum roofing shingles. It's a bit time consuming, but have you priced aluminum shingles lately? Other Great Stories From Offgridquest.com: Build a Food Storage Shelf Preparation Instructions: Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue.
Open source hardware Open source hardware consists of physical artifacts of technology designed and offered by the open design movement. Both free and open source software (FOSS) as well as open source hardware is created by this open source culture movement and applies a like concept to a variety of components. The term usually means that information about the hardware is easily discerned. Hardware design (i.e. mechanical drawings, schematics, bills of material, PCB layout data, HDL source code and integrated circuit layout data), in addition to the software that drives the hardware, are all released with the FOSS approach. Since the rise of reconfigurable programmable logic devices, sharing of logic designs has been a form of open source hardware. Instead of the schematics, hardware description language (HDL) code is shared.
Do-It-Yourself Decorating Cool Copper Projects Warm metallic hues are easy to love but often pricey. When you create the look... Courage to Refuse - About Us Courage to Refuse was founded following the publication of The Combatants Letter in 2002, by a group of 50 combat officers and soldiers. The initiators of the letter, Captain David Zonshein and Lieutenant Yaniv Itzkovits, officers in an elite unit, have served for four years in compulsory service, and another eight years as reserve soldiers, including long periods of active combat both in Lebanon and in the occupied territories. During their reserve service in Gaza, in the midst of the second Intifada, the two realised that the missions confided to them as commanders in the IDF had in fact nothing to do with the defence of the State of Israel, but were rather intended to expand the colonies at the price of oppressing the local Palestinian population. Many of the commands issued to them were, in fact, harmful to the strategic interests of Israel.
Holzer Style Log Bee Hive (Sepp Holzer forum at permies) Sepp has given a couple of great lessons on bees. As for colony collapse disorder, he says that this is not a disease of the bees, but rather a disease in the minds of man, and how they manage their hives. Many beekeepers keep bees in hives with plastic frames, rob their honey at the wrong time, fill their environment with toxins, truck them all over the country for pollination contracts, and are then mystified as to why they are all dying. Robbing honey in the fall often leaves bees without adequate stores for the winter, forcing beekeepers to feed sugar. If you wait to harvest until the spring, and harvest the only the excess stores, it not only ensures that the bees have enough winter stores but the honey has now been cured in the hive.
untitled Editors Note: Guest Post by Betsy & Warren Talbot Let’s face it: We all have too much stuff. Whether it is the things you no longer need, the items you never got around to using, or the “treasures” thrust on you by well-meaning people, you are probably shrinking your living space with all that clutter. It’s more than simply buying nothing new. It’s being critical of everything you already own. Does it fit your life or not? Maker Faire New York Debrief - News by Emcee Grady | October 06, 2010 | 8 comments Share Use this URL to share: Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Google+ As you may have known, Maker Faire New York has come and gone and SparkFun was in attendance. It was awesome!
I Did Not Know That! Clever Tips To Make Your Life Easier I Did Not Know That! Clever Tips To Make Your Life Easier Welcome to yet another round of “I Did Not Know That!” This is our ongoing quest for clever and simple tips to make your life easier. By the way: should you thirst for more genius ideas, be sure to check our other Life Hacks: Toolbox - Tool for youth work and projects - or recruit participants Created to help you find and share useful training Tools, the Toolbox for training is an online catalogue you can browse through freely or even contribute to! Remember that tools alone have no influence. It is your task to adapt them to your objectives, context and target group, but most importantly to YOUR OWN SKILLS to turn them into something powerful... The Toolbox wants to be a learning community for trainers and youth workers in order to share, debate and increase the quality of educational methods in their daily work.
BarkEater Follies: DIY - Standup Paddleboards (SUP) Part 1: how to build your own paddle board Author's note: To really learn how to build a SUP, spend a few days on Swaylocks, Surfer Steve's, Standupzone and other Internet sites. I spent a few weeks doing that. The following is just my build, presented for what it was. This is not an expert build, and it sets out to exactingly build a complicated design using a labor intensive method. It has 8 sequences, plus 2 others docs, so it is admittedly long, and takes some digressions at times.
34 DIY headboard ideas The headboard is now looked at as a mainly decorative element in our bedrooms. As it usually happens, it all started from a practical reason/purpose.The headboard, a piece of furniture that is attached to the head of the bed, was initially an element that isolated sleepers from drafts and cold. Back then the buildings were less insulated and thus such a feature was needed. The headboards were made of wood because it’s a material that’s less conductive than stone or brick for example. With time, this function has been lost and replaced by a purely aesthetical function. Headboards are mostly decorative now, although they do have a certain amount of functionality.
The MacBook Air Samsung SSD is about to get twice as fast I had a chance to meet with Samsung Storage solutions at CES 2012 this week and got the low down on its new OEM SSDs that Apple tends to buy in large numbers. Samsung and Toshiba are the OEMs that provide the SSDs in MacBook Airs. Samsung’s 470 OEM SSD product is noticeably faster than the Toshiba model that Apple also puts in otherwise identical MacBook Airs. We have talked about the speed difference before and how Air-buyers often will pay a premium for the faster Samsung drives. Well, the speed difference is about to get even more noticeable.