06th Jan 2012
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VCR DVD for parts

I had this VCR lent out and it just came back. I don’t think it works but as you can see in the video, the tape drive runs…. Anybody want...

01st Jan 2012
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Pull cord

I’ve been thinking of using a rowing or pull chord of sorts with the Feel the Power project. Potenco has been thinking of making something along the same lines. They’re...

31st Dec 2011
Generator

Thermo-couple technology

I pinged my peers for help on making a generator out of a candle using a thermocouple and this is what came back (Thanks Michael, Tim, Chris and Michael). Interestingly...

27th Dec 2011
70W

70W

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27th Dec 2011
Vehicles

Vehicles

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27th Dec 2011
What’s happening in Quebec

What’s happening in Quebec

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22nd Dec 2011
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Shred Power

My friend Emily has been working on various small scale citizen electricity generation systems based on common materials. Apparently this is something in the labs of Wind Energy Lighting. Here’s...

06th Dec 2011
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Bike Pedal

I transferred the bike pedal apparatus to the lab. This project will get a little service as I’m intending on getting it running for next summer. I’m working with Steve...

29th Nov 2011
City Garden

City Garden

I want one. Here’s the official Web. Here’s more. Blog this! Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on FriendFeed Share on Linkedin Share via MySpace Share on Orkut Share...

19th Nov 2011
Citizen Electricity?

Citizen Electricity?

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19th Nov 2011
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Feel the power

This project has been floating around the lab for a while and I’m realizing I should get it running. The idea is to make a generation system (perhaps pedaled) to...

19th Nov 2011
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Solar Cell Charger

I ordered one of these, it will be interesting to see how well it works. This is a blend or storage and solar power. So I could have a couple...

18th Nov 2011
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Ottawa Solar Power

I dropped by Ottawa Solar Power yesterday. It was a great pleasure to talk to the gentleman at the front desk. I have is card at home and will report...

18th Nov 2011
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Solar candle system

I’ve been talking with my friend Steve Aplin recently about the Occupy movement and the Ottawa phenomena. He happens to have an apparatus for collecting and storing solar energy and...

17th Nov 2011
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Taking your cellphone off the grid

Can you run your cell phone off the grid? I find that when travelling there is often challenging times when it comes to keeping cell phones and laptops going. I’ve...

13th Nov 2011
DIY Wind Turbine

DIY Wind Turbine

When I was a kid I made a wind turbine out of balsa and one from my meccano set much like the one in this video. I got the video...