This is a wonderful idea. Wooden pallets are available in every corner of the world and correspondingly inexpensive. Often they are scrapped. Sure the wood isn’t usually top quality but as internal structure for adobe it need only be srong, not pretty.
linkage: via green upgrader
Sustainable building techniques provide many opportunities for organic design. This stairwell is a great example of cob sculpture incorporated into the walls straw bale building.
linkage: via paint kettle black.com
Ever got fed up with the slow speed of the neighbors wifi you are ‘borrowing’ for your Torrent download server? Well not to worry, Slurpr is here to save your day. Now you can steal ALL your neighbors wifi!
A new twist on wind turbines. This young inventor wanted a super cheap method for generating power on a micro scale and has achieved this by using a technique known as flutter. Wind flutter occurs when wind flows across a high tension strip causing it to flutter. The flutter effect is converted to energy at the end simply by placing the high tension strip between some coils.
linkage: Video via jetson green
A Chinese farmer who wanted to give his mom hot water has made a roof top solar hot water heater using beer bottles and some tubing. Funnily enough, the neighbors has followed suit.
linkage: read some more on solar beer bottle heater
Not all computer cases are created equal.
linkage: via boredstop.com
I have just posted this on VJ Forums
I am wondering what the ‘Ultimate’ (entry-level) live performing rig would consist of.
I am at the stage where I need to get a dedicated box, probably before a new years party next month.
I figure if I can work out what the ulitmate rig is, and the cost, I can take steps backwards until I hit my maximum price point.
I have been scrounging articles from around the place and have come up with a couple of possibilities. For obvious reasons a kick ass laptop would be pretty good. Nice and portable. Plenty of speed, and little power consumption. Something like an
Alienware Aurora™ m9700 or Sagar NP9890-V . The Alienware seem better specc’d with the Dual Sli cards. But there is a lot of bad talk about poor build quality and crappy service, 15% charges on returns etc etc. So I think it would be a bit silly to buy from them.
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