I spent most of the afternoon figuring out which direction and how many cables need to enter into the junction boxes for the batteries and solar panels.
Spaceman a papercreter who built himself a amazing dome in El Paso, TX was visiting us for the last twenty-four hours. He had some great suggestions for making sure that are PV install is code compliant. Notice the bizarre camera he has around his neck. It is a pair of modern cannon digital cameras. They both are running hacked firmware to take 3D photos and do much more. One camera is mounted upside down and they have a usb cable linking them.
prickly pear cactus juice we had some areas that were off color. We
decided to go with a more energy intensive homebrew paint and use
white portland cement, lime, and water. We ended up using.
- 6 lbs of lime
-10 lbs of white portland cement
- 2 gallons of water
This gave us a very strong smooth bright white finish that felt a bit
like a swimming pool. We plan on using a similar recipe on the rest
of our domes both internal and external.
Posted by Wendy Jehanara Tremayne at Saturday, March 22, 2008
The Make magazine blog posted about my LED grow lights and greasy_mon this week.
I made a veg oil heater for my obtainment filter out of some magnet wire and aluminum tape. The last wrap heater I bought cost me about $80. It sure looks pretty, but I can make about 64 wrap heaters now that I found the materials I need.
today. It is just about the same cost to have 12 circuit boards made
instead of just two. I should receive the boards by Friday unless
there is a hold up (and there often is!). It will fit in a altoids case!
days. The parts arrived and I had to make a huge correction for the
size of the LEDs I was using for grow lights. Now I'm doing the final
routing and trying to finish the board by tonight so I can receive
the first batch of 12 by Wednesday afternoon.
I was watching Star Wars Ep IV last night with Wendy as part of a "research project". We knew that our FC/PC dome looked something like what Luke was kicking it in on his home planet of Tatooine. I'm actually surprised just how much they look alike.