14th Oct 2011
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Ottawa Environmentalist Meetup

Last night I also attended Green Drinks.   Blog this! Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on FriendFeed Share on Linkedin Share via MySpace Share on Orkut Share with...

20th Sep 2011
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Wow, bottle caps!

Take a look at this amazing bottle cap portrait! Blog this! Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on FriendFeed Share on Linkedin Share via MySpace Share on Orkut Share...

16th Sep 2011
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Open Hardware Summit starts off with a bang

The conference start was really awesome. Smooth and graceful. Could not have selected a better venue. We started with opening remarks from Peter Semmelhack, Alicia Gibb and Ayah Bdeir. The...

09th Sep 2011
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Green Drinks Ottawa

.I posted pictures from the event of last Thursday at Incandescent Blog this! Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on FriendFeed Share on Linkedin Share via MySpace Share on...

06th Sep 2011
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Shaft coupler for generator

I was just at Princes Auto and got some of those shaft couplers for the generator project. I can now complete the mounts! The generator is a 10mm shaft so...

04th Sep 2011
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Powered by flies?

Bristol Robotics Microbial Fuel Cells Blog this! Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on FriendFeed Share on Linkedin Share via MySpace Share on Orkut Share with Stumblers Share on...

01st Sep 2011
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Actual danger of different energy sources

Below are some numbers I grabbed from NextBigFuture. You can have a ball with these numbers in conversation. Death rates don’t correlate well with how much people fear each power...

01st Sep 2011
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Protein Jars for Rock Tumblers?

Thanks to my friend Rick, I now have enough jars to put together some rock tumblers with a bit more capacity. The challenge here is how to make the inside...

01st Sep 2011
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Recycle plastic types

Michael drew my attention to this list of plastic types: plastic types and the associated symbols The idea is that you can figure out what kind of plastic something is...

22nd Aug 2011
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LED generator

After finding out that a piezoelectric disk has enough juice to light an LED I made a generator. I think this concept could very well work much better than those...

20th Aug 2011
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Composting progress

I was just looking at my composting project. I started that last winter. Some things are slow, I’m glad I have lots of projects going. Blog this! Digg this post...

10th Aug 2011
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6 in 1 Educational Solar Kit

This morning Dannie (13) and I picked up an educational solar kit. You can make 6 different projects. The kit was pretty fun. Dannie had no problems with the instructions...

03rd Aug 2011
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Human powered ornithopter?

Sounds impossible but apparently there is progress. They also have a youtube channel. HPO The Snowbird from U of T Engineering on Vimeo. HPO MVI 0060 from U of T...

28th Jul 2011
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Solar Power

I think solar power is interesting and I’d like to include it in some of my kinetic sculpture projects. While at Princess Auto the other day I took a look...

27th Jul 2011
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Ed Begley makes toast

Steve of Canadian Energy Issues brought this CBC Podcast (Skip ahead to 00:24:45) to my attention. Ed Begley, actor and environmentalist makes toast from his pedal generator. I know a toaster needs a lot of...

15th Jul 2011
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Green Drinks

I was at Green Drinks last night in Ottawa. It was an amazingly interesting crowd as usual. Some regulars and some new. Even a guest from Vancouver. Great conversation for the whole...