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Re: Mad Max / Off the Grid tips n' tricks
« Reply #105 on: March 06, 2011, 10:45:30 AM »

How do you post pics without going through a url like imageshack?  Like from my pics folder for example.
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« Reply #106 on: March 06, 2011, 11:00:19 AM »

Is that possible? I use image shack.
Glad you asked about the blade size. Actually it is slightly smaller, I adjusted the legnth to go with the curves of the two edges. The new one is from a blank I had laser cut. On the prototype I found the curved edge to be useful when cutting food and especially meat but it was over balanced out slightly.
On the new one the main edge is a 1/2 meter radius precisely, the false edge is also a precise 0.15 meter and the balance is much better, and the handle is much more comfortable to hold. I meant to use those measurements all along, but the prototype lost a bit of precision when I cut the blank with a angle grinder.
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« Reply #107 on: March 06, 2011, 12:25:44 PM »

How do you post pics without going through a url like imageshack?  Like from my pics folder for example.

You dont.

They dont host here.

Talk to BonerJoe and have him pass the idea along to Ian to make it happen. He should have the cash to do it.  :P







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« Reply #108 on: March 06, 2011, 01:28:09 PM »

not sure what "they don't host here" means.  You can post pics from your folder on your avatar.
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« Reply #109 on: March 06, 2011, 01:38:13 PM »

not sure what "they don't host here" means.  You can post pics from your folder on your avatar.
Yeah, but thats the only field where you can do that, plus its just a little tiny picture that doesn't take up much storage space on the server.

Like I said, Ian needs to pony up and host all the pics we wanna post.
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« Reply #110 on: May 14, 2011, 02:42:32 PM »


My second agorist delivery. It is a door that will be installed on a fishing boat. Traded the work for several thousand dollars worth of food.
A mutually beneficial trade that created wealth into the general public coffers that no thug will receive a penny of, because the customer was another agorist (Though he doesn't know the word. Someone's helping my goals on his own why mention it?)
In case you are wondering the materials were scrap extruded aluminium and wood. The frame is custom cut out of many peaces and glued together with alternating grains and gaps. I used silicon glue for flexibility.

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« Reply #111 on: May 14, 2011, 02:54:40 PM »

Pretty cool door man.


Just one piece of advice........

If you're installing it on the hull of the boat, dont open it when the boat is in the water. All your hard work will be for nothing.
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« Reply #112 on: May 14, 2011, 03:05:28 PM »

Heres a little tip.

Got a active land line at your house? You can use the voltage going through it to power a whole shitload of LED lights, useful for setting up a lighting system for a workshop or something similar. Best part is, theres no meter on a phone line to measure the power usage. FREE electricity for your shed or workshop. Not useful for power tools or anything that works on 120, but you can use it for lighting and charging recahrgable batteries and other low voltage stuff of that nature.  Mines got about 35 volts going through it, but from what I understand, this can vary from location to location.
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« Reply #113 on: May 14, 2011, 03:07:38 PM »

Best part is, theres no meter on a phone line to measure the power usage.

Sounds interesting to try and regulate down that kind of voltage to a couple of volts DC. The voltage spikes when a ring signal is sent too.
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« Reply #114 on: May 14, 2011, 03:16:27 PM »

Best part is, theres no meter on a phone line to measure the power usage.

Sounds interesting to try and regulate down that kind of voltage to a couple of volts DC. The voltage spikes when a ring signal is sent too.

Yeah, the ring spike can run the voltage up prob. 15 volts higher.

Heres a pretty good set of instructions to get it working. Shows all the Radio Shack shit you need to do it. Might not be for everyone, but its a neat little idea that could come in handy for some people.

http://www.instructables.com/id/FREE-Hidden-Electricity!/
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« Reply #115 on: May 14, 2011, 04:28:32 PM »

Best part is, theres no meter on a phone line to measure the power usage.

Sounds interesting to try and regulate down that kind of voltage to a couple of volts DC. The voltage spikes when a ring signal is sent too.

Yeah, the ring spike can run the voltage up prob. 15 volts higher.

Heres a pretty good set of instructions to get it working. Shows all the Radio Shack shit you need to do it. Might not be for everyone, but its a neat little idea that could come in handy for some people.

http://www.instructables.com/id/FREE-Hidden-Electricity!/

Seems like there should be a capacitor in there. Bad circuit design.
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« Reply #116 on: May 14, 2011, 05:03:59 PM »

Best part is, theres no meter on a phone line to measure the power usage.

Sounds interesting to try and regulate down that kind of voltage to a couple of volts DC. The voltage spikes when a ring signal is sent too.

Yeah, the ring spike can run the voltage up prob. 15 volts higher.

Heres a pretty good set of instructions to get it working. Shows all the Radio Shack shit you need to do it. Might not be for everyone, but its a neat little idea that could come in handy for some people.

http://www.instructables.com/id/FREE-Hidden-Electricity!/

Seems like there should be a capacitor in there. Bad circuit design.

A guy put a comment in there about that.

"I found an error in your schematic.  A better one would be found at
http://www.national.com/ds/LM/LM117.pdf
You are misconnecting the voltage-divider resistor network.   R1 and R2 (in series) go from output to ground with the adjust pin connected between them.  The output  voltage (and resister values) can be figured by:
Vout = 1.25v(1+R1/R2) + the voltage drop across R2.
R1 is output to adjust pin, R2 is adjust pin to ground (- voltage).
Ripple in the output is eliminated by use of a filter (electrolytic) capacitor between output and ground."
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« Reply #117 on: May 14, 2011, 10:11:28 PM »

Just as a thing on self-sufficiency. I did the math on solar panels a while back, and I think that market is filled with snake-oil salesmen.

If you live in Arizona, and get the full-package of panels, batteries, grid tie-in, and stuff, the break-even point is 14 years.

If you don't get the extra crap that wont do you any good anyways, and instead drive a steak into the ground to deal with extra energy, you could get the return on your investment in 7 years.

If you get the new panels that make electricity from ultraviolet, and infrared spectrum, you could see a return on investment in 3.5 years. In New England, it would take much longer.

This is one of the sources I used:  http://solar.coolerplanet.com/Articles/solar-power-cost.aspx


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« Reply #118 on: May 14, 2011, 10:20:12 PM »

Way back when, I looked into a way to avoid the high price of gas, by changing my car to run on propane.


Well, with half the energy of gas, it breaks down to 6 bucks per gallon, and that's without propane being taxed like gas.

Now, if you ever wanted to swap a car into being a plug-in hybrid, or flex-fuel, or something, there is what to be said about it. A friend of mine for example, used used fry oil to power his diesel (greasel) car. Was virtually free.
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« Reply #119 on: May 14, 2011, 10:34:40 PM »

What do you guys think of a hydrogen fuel setup similar to this? I was seriously thinking of buying a cheap little car at the auto auction for 400 bucks or so, and using it as a guinea pig to see if it works as good as everyone seems to think.


http://www.hydrogencarsnow.com/hydrogen-generators-cars.htm
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