DIY Project: How to build a Emergency Survival Generator using an old Dishwasher Motor

This video shows the build of an extremely useful crank generator which I make from a modified dishwasher motor. Perfect for supplying power or charging batteries at a remote campsite or bunker. This unit can easily be modified to connect to a bicycle. Power output is either a 12V regulated supply(Up to 3 full amps), an unregulated output, as well as a provision for charging a 100F supercapacitor bank.This project can be certainly handy if you’re needing an off grid power supply.If you connected the large wheel to a bicycle, then you could easily charge a lead acid deep cycle battery. The purpose of the capacitor bank is to store the energy for short term use, using a battery would be good for long term storage

 

 

Farmbot Automation For food Production

Listen, we are all different. I know some of you love to get your hands dirty in garden and would be willing to spend your entire day there. Others have other tasks in mind and would love a hands off approach to at least weeding the garden.

Farmbot automationHow about growing food as efficient as possible? Want to plant food at the optimum time of year, no problem. Want each plant to get the exact amount of water without waste? No problem!

Introducing Farmbot:

Incredible 3D Printer Builds 10 homes in 24hours, And For $5,000 Each!

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Seems like 3D Printers are all the rage. Right now it seems like the possibilities are endless and this may very will be the Internet or the Computer innovation of the 21st Century. A China based company used four 10mX6.6m printers to a mixture of cement and construction waste in building these walls.

So not only are we talking an inexpensive home, but one made from concrete! Note he has built in supports and is able to lay the concrete in a way that no form is needed and seems to be stronger design.

 

Start a Farm With Government Grant Money

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Would a government grant help you make the leap to buying a farm? That right! The USDA has announced it is giving out over $19MILLION in grants to young farmers accross the country! The Nation Institute of Food and Agriculture is managing the grant program. This program was put into place to help the younger generation break into the farming industry. Its for people with 10 years or less experience in the farming industry.

If this sounds like you, read on….

The grants were put into place to help train producers the the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program or BFRDP for short.

Although getting a grant isnt easy, it sure beats getting a loan and having to repay it! Below is some of the info, keep in mind that these dates are the same every year!

Important Dates

Posted Date:

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Closing Date:

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Additional Information

For More Information Contact:

Jill Auburn

Contact for Electronic Access Problems:

electronic@nifa.usda.gov (link sends e-mail)

Funding Opportunity Number:

USDA-NIFA-BFR-005436

CFDA number:

10.311

Abstracts of Funded Projects:

Read the Abstract (link is external)

Previous fiscal year(s) RFA:
application/pdf FY 2015 BFRDP RFA (222.23 KB)
Estimated Total Program Funding:

$18,000,000

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:

At least equal to 25 percent (25%) of the federal funds awarded.

Project Blue Collar Ford Gets a Hi-Lift!

Project Blue Collar Ford has been going onward for quite some time. We have managed to build the ultimate working mans truck! We feel that no truck is complete without a Hi-Lift. This is an amazing tool that just works! We have used it for recovery, trail repairs, fence repairs, and many other chores! See how easy the new install of the Ford Raptor was here: