Buildings and Renovations, Wildlife

How to Make a Bat House from Scrap Wood- Part 1

24 Sep , 2015   Video

This video will show you how to construct a bat house from lumber and plywood scraps. This is a fairly easy project and can be constructed with only a few tools. Most of the materials can be found free from a lumber yard or left over from a home renovation project. (Plans to come) Bats […]

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Power generation, Wind Turbine Projects

Part 2 – I Broke My Wind Turbine Tower

12 May , 2014  

This is what happens when you tinker with something that has worked fine for 3 years. The small wind turbine purpose was to trickle charge the deep cycle batteries. Background: A couple of weeks ago, I wanted to make the existing 20 foot tall tower an extra 20′ taller (40′ in total) and catch more […]

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Wind Turbine Projects

Part 1 of the Breadmaker VAWT Project – Pulley & Shaft

19 Feb , 2014  

It’s been almost a half a year since the last vertical axis wind turbine project and thought it was necessary for an update. This particular project started with another gleaned treasure from the local dump: a Breadman Automatic Bread Maker TR-444. A bread making machine or bread maker is a home appliance for baking bread. […]

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Buildings and Renovations

Sweet (& Cheap) Outdoor Cooler from an Old Cupboard

15 Oct , 2013  

How to make an old cupboard into a cooler from recycled materials. It’s ideal for keeping salad fixings, vegetables, leftovers and beverages. A block of ice will last a few more days than a regular cooler. Also, if the thermometer dips down at night, it won’t affect the inside. Read more here…

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Power generation, Wind Turbine Projects

Garage Door Motor Converted to Produce Electricity

22 Feb , 2013  

Due to chilly weather, there’s been a gap since the last video. So, I decided to answer a viewers question and do a step-by-step about converting a regular AC motor to a generator. The motor in this video was from a 1/3 HP garage door opener. Someone¬†left it next to a municipal garbage can, expecting […]

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