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. The PC Fan is Brush less DC ( BLDC ) Motor.
DIY: Learn How To Build a Root Cellar From Recycled Materials Once upon a time, just about every household had a root cellar either beneath the house or built into the land nearby, where summer produce would be stored for use throughout the winter. Now that root veggies and hard-fleshed fruits are showing up at farmer's markets (and home gardens!), it's a great time to start storing these goods to enjoy during the cold months that are just around the corner. Building your own backyard root cellar from upcycled materials is easy to do, so you can channel your inner Ingalls and keep these great foods fresh and lively for months. Creating a cellar for food storage is an ideal method for many reasons: an underground chamber doesn’t see much temperature fluctuation, and during the colder months the conditions within will be nice and cool. In the days before every home had a fridge (and in places where electricity is scarce), root cellaring has been a way of keeping food from spoiling by simple refrigeration and humidity control.
This Incredible DIY Tiny Home Only Costs $1,200 To Build! You can construct your very own A-frame tiny home for barely more than a grand! Credit: Relaxshacks Who doesn’t daydream about building a tiny home and living in secluded harmony with nature? Basic Disaster Supplies Kit A basic emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items: Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitationFood, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable foodBattery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for bothFlashlight and extra batteriesFirst aid kitWhistle to signal for helpDust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-placeMoist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitationWrench or pliers to turn off utilitiesManual can opener for foodLocal mapsCell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger Once you have gathered the supplies for a basic emergency kit, you may want to consider adding the following items: In any emergency a family member or you yourself may suffer an injury.
The Anti-Fridge IMAGE: Owner of Defunct Amusement Park | Alpine, TX | 1-Person Household | Former WW II Prisoner of War | 2007. From You Are What You Eat by Mark Menjivar, “a series of portraits made by examining the interiors of refrigerators in homes across the United States.” Found via GOOD, where you can see many more photos from the series. In America, 99.5% of households own at least one fridge. 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. © Oregon State UniversityThe new process relies on a continuous production process.
Mastering Food Preservation: Winter Storage Techniques An important part of eating locally year-round in Maine is learning to store food for the winter. To further knowledge about this, the Master Food Preserver Program includes a section on Winter Storage Techniques. Kathy Hopkins, the Somerset County Extension Educator, was the evening’s guest and spoke about creating a root cellar of our own. Root cellars are a way to store produce over winter, or until you have more time to can or freeze it.
Offgassing 40 years of research and development of self-sufficient housing made from recycled materials. Development of Earth friendly and people friendly community living concepts that require little or no mortgage payment and no utility bills. The cover page of which is here. It can be obtained through the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, 53706. It would probably cost something to get it. Urban Homesteading, or, Old MacDonald had a backyard farm… The movement to become more self-sufficient in an urban setting is spreading. Relearning methods for growing and canning produce, managing gray water, and raising chickens are just a few of the areas addressed in the urban homestead movement. Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library has many resources to help you decide if backyard homesteading is for you. The library subscribes to several magazines such as Mother Earth News, Grit, and Natural Home & Garden that are wonderful resources for developing self-sufficiency in an urban setting. They provide good advice on canning methods, choosing chicken breeds, building structures such as coops and greenhouses, and renewing and reusing instead of discarding. If you are thinking about keeping domestic fowl or livestock, the first step is to check the city ordinances for your community.
Build this open source DIY wind turbine for $30 Getting started with home wind energy projects can set you back a pretty penny if you buy a finished product, but if you're a little bit handy and don't mind scrounging for materials and getting creative in the garage or backyard, you can try your hand at building one of these DIY wind turbines for about $30 in materials. After all, it is #iheartrenewables week! We've previously covered Daniel Connell's open source concentrated solar collector plans, but now he's back with another great DIY renewable energy project, a vertical axis wind turbine based on the Lenz2 lift+drag design. Survival Garden: Part 1 Growing A Survival Garden May Soon Become A Necessity! Have you considered that... survival gardening may soon be a true matter of survival and not just a choice? With the rapid decline of our financial system and food supply, grocery store produce and other products, may soon be at a crisis level shortage like we have never seen. At that point, gardening would no longer be a "choice" for a more self sufficient lifestyle, it would be a matter of survival for everyone!
Learn How This Family Grows 6,000 Lbs Of Food on Just 1/10th Acre Ever thought of growing your own food but didn’t think it was possible? It’s more that possible! It might even be the way of the future.