Monthly Archives: November 2015

HOLD EVERYTHING. Is Ecto-Cooler Coming Back?!

Global warming. Overpopulation. Dwindling resources. A Trump candidacy. There are countless reasons to fear the future, but today, there may also be a reason to have hope: Coca-Cola has re-registered the trademark for Ecto-Cooler. For you poor souls that don’t … Continue reading

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Drainage Clamps

As a professional builder of hollow wooden paddle boards I have a lot of clamps. One of the handiest clamps I use are these spring clamps made from 4" Schedule 20 perimeter drain pipe. I originally made these clamps for … Continue reading

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Home-sized biogas unit turns organic waste into cooking fuel and fertilizer, for under $900

A startup from Israel has developed a home-sized biogas unit that can take organic waste and convert it into enough gas for 2-4 hours of cooking, as well as 5 to 8 liters of organic liquid fertilizer, every single day. … Continue reading

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A Lethal Weapon Designed By A Computer

Humans have been building bows for thousands of years—there’s some evidence that they go back 70,000 years—but can computers design one? That’s the question amateur archer John Briscella of the Brooklyn-based Aminimal Studio recently asked. The result of his exploration … Continue reading

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Make laser cut bathymetric maps

I find that the best way to learn something new is to just pick a project and try to figure out how to get it done. Yes, there will be problems along the way. You might get half way through … Continue reading

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RFM69 to MQTT Gateway on the Super-Cheap

[Martin] is working on a RFM69-to-MQTT bridge device. If you’re at all interested in DIY home automation, this is going to be worth following. Why? When your home automation network gets big enough, you’re going to have to think seriously about how … Continue reading

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Ultralight clear tarp tent (2P)

This design was initially designed to be used with Six Moon Design’s Haven Net Tent (used in the photo above) and uses a material known as polyolefin or polycryo which is quite popular in the ultralight backpacking world. The traditional … Continue reading

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