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
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.
How 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!
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.
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.
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: