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Home Sweet Garage

Alright, I think it’s about time for this silly article on plasma arc waste disposal to get knocked off the top of my site, don’t you?  It’s just fluff, honestly.  Filler.  And I’m tired of looking at it.  So how … Continue reading

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Supercaps For The Win!

A couple of years ago my parents bought themselves a LifeFitness R3 electronic exercise bike. It’s a pretty slick little machine, albeit expensive. The R3 has a plethora of workout and intensity options, a built-in heart-rate monitor, and displays that … Continue reading

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Idea: Car-Sensing Automatic Garage Door Closer

If you’ve got a garage with an automatic door opener, I’ll bet that at one time or another, you’ve left it open by accident. No? Well, whenever I come home and find my garage wide open to the world, my … Continue reading

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Reviving a Failed Inverter

In my last post I discussed the building of a solar-powered “reverse UPS” called the Doom Box (a name given for, really, no good reason). To briefly recap, its purpose was to capture, store, and convert solar energy into AC … Continue reading

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The Doom Box: Part I

I’ve long had a fascination for renewable energy – be it from wind, solar, or hydro-electric sources. Perhaps it’s just my penchant for penny-pinching, but the idea of free and (virtually) unlimited energy is something I find quite appealing. So, … Continue reading

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