Archive for the ‘Engineering’ Category

$300 DIY Tesla Powerwall – Solar storage 18650 lithium ion home Battery

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Great Uncle Bills Steam Engine

Sunday, December 11th, 2016

My great uncle Bill was handy in a machine shop.  He built this working miniature steam engine at some point yet undetermined during his life span from 9-09-1898 to  July 1974.


Smoke and Vapor Detectors

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

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Fuel Vapor Detectors

Bartlett KISS Kiln Control Software

Saturday, November 12th, 2016

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  • Kiss Starter Kit with USB Connection
  • Jesse Hull – died – Was KISS software beta tester – worked with Bartlett Instruments President, Dave Bartlett on creating and testing both potential and applied advancements for the V6-CF kiln controller (the motherboard at the heart of L&L's 'Dyna-Trol') and the K.I.S.S. data-logging software system.
  • Bartlett Kiln Models

Self Cleaning Glass Window Material

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

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Electromagnetic Induction: Faraday’s Law Lenz Law and Nonconservative Fields

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

The lecturer goes into why Faraday's law always holds but Kirchoff's current law only holds with constant flux.   

It appears that depending on how you rope your voltage measurement circuit into the same two circuit nodes you get quite different measurement results.

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Home Made Liquid Gas Generator

Sunday, August 28th, 2016

Primitive Technology – Building a tiled roof hut

Sunday, October 25th, 2015


Video: Building a hut with tile roof.  Took him about 100 days!


Dimatix Materials Printer (DMP) precision materials deposition system

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015


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Dimatix Materials Cartridge The Dimatix Materials Cartridge is a snap-in replaceable printhead used with both DMP models and is available in 1 pL and 10 pL drop volumes. Based on FUJIFILM Dimatix' proprietary silicon MEMS technology, the 16-jet Dimatix Materials Cartridge is designed for high-resolution, non-contact jetting of functional fluids in a broad range of applications. The industry-first 1 pL cartridge can deposit features as small as 20 μm (20 millionths of a meter) to fabricate products such as organic thin-film transistors (TFTs) and printed circuits.

How the German Enigma Code Worked

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015