Engineering at Home

Posted on August 15, 2006  Comments (4)

Home made air conditioner

Kevin Kelly has started a new blog: Street Use. Street Use highlights home engineered technology solutions. Interesting stuff, and given the Kevin Kelly’s great ideas this blog should be interesting.

Photo: Fan Hack:

A guy takes copper tubing wrapped in a spiral around both sides of an electric fan. The tubing is connected (via cable ties) to an aquarium pump which circulates ice water held in a plastic storage bin beneath the fan. The fan then dispenses the cold into the room. A full set of pictures can be seen on the guy’s Flickr set.

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The Make blog (and magazine) would be of interest to those that like Street Use.

4 Responses to “Engineering at Home”

  1. CuriousCat: Automatic Cat Feeder
    August 23rd, 2006 @ 6:27 pm

    “After some more thought, I realized that I could just use my spare (working) computer as the basis of the cat feeder. It’s also my home’s Subversion source control server – a rare mix of server workloads indeed!…”

  2. Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog » Building an Electricity Producing Wind Turbine
    June 30th, 2007 @ 3:57 pm

    “The general principal behind the controller is that it monitors the voltage of the battery(s) in your system and either sends power from the turbine into the batteries to recharge them, or dumps the power from the turbine into a secondary load if the batteries are fully charged…”

  3. 1,000 True Fans at Curious Cat Investing and Economics Blog
    March 7th, 2008 @ 3:46 pm

    Another idea from Kevin Kelly, “I am suggesting there is a home for creatives in between poverty and stardom. Somewhere lower than stratospheric bestsellerdom, but higher than the obscurity of the long tail…”

  4. Engineering & Solar Thermal Water Heater For Less Than $5
    July 7th, 2008 @ 9:56 am

    “This project will create a DIY solar hot water heater for less than five dollars (if you have access to a garbage dump). It will allow you to see the principles of solar water heating in action, and is highly customizable…”

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