So what weird new projects is everyone working on?

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So what weird new projects is everyone working on?

Postby Starpoint » Mon Jul 04, 2011 6:12 pm

Its been kind of quiet and I know this crowd enough to know that a few soldering irons are hot and some evil code has been written.

Myself I am converting some old ATX P/S's into battery chargers for some R/C enthusiasts
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Re: So what weird new projects is everyone working on?

Postby King_Ice_Flash » Sat Jul 23, 2011 6:58 am

A very expensive HMMWV, looking at a new shotgun, and thinking about making a UAV.
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Re: So what weird new projects is everyone working on?

Postby Barry » Sat Jul 23, 2011 1:08 pm

King_Ice_Flash wrote:A very expensive HMMWV, looking at a new shotgun, and thinking about making a UAV.



Sweet!
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Re: So what weird new projects is everyone working on?

Postby streaker69 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 2:53 pm

I converted my generator over to run Tri-Fuel, Gas, NG and LP. I just did the first test run on LP today, and it ran great.

Here's a slide show of the conversion. The pictures are in reverse order, so it'll look a little funny.

http://img705.imageshack.us/slideshow/w ... medium.jpg
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Re: So what weird new projects is everyone working on?

Postby Starpoint » Sat Oct 15, 2011 1:55 pm

nice! so how far off the grid are you now?
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Re: So what weird new projects is everyone working on?

Postby streaker69 » Sat Oct 15, 2011 5:41 pm

Starpoint wrote:nice! so how far off the grid are you now?


Not that far. I have it to run solely has a backup in case of failure. If it's raining and we lose power, and the sump pumps don't run we're in trouble. So I have it to run them. We used it for about 6 hours earlier this year during an ice storm. I had the fridges and freezer running, the sump pumps, and the server rack. We had internet access when everyone else was without power up until Comcast's equipment lost power around 7:30am.

I have about 160lbs of propane on hand and 15 gallons of gasoline.
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Re: So what weird new projects is everyone working on?

Postby Starpoint » Sat Oct 15, 2011 6:18 pm

Be sure you have some spare parts for the generator, oil, spark plugs, filters etc.... and if your generator has low oil shut down that is even better
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Re: So what weird new projects is everyone working on?

Postby streaker69 » Sat Oct 15, 2011 6:36 pm

Starpoint wrote:Be sure you have some spare parts for the generator, oil, spark plugs, filters etc.... and if your generator has low oil shut down that is even better


I have all those as spare parts already on hand, and it has a low oil shut off.
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Re: So what weird new projects is everyone working on?

Postby wiresalot » Sun Dec 04, 2011 2:34 pm

Working on a solar maintained backup system. Power don't go out often. Building the transfer panel, It will automatically transfer to an inverter, Thru relays and contactors, thought of adding a web interface to control and monitor it, but thought that maybe over kill. :) Just enough to run some lights!
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Re: So what weird new projects is everyone working on?

Postby Barry » Sun Dec 04, 2011 8:09 pm

Starpoint wrote:nice! so how far off the grid are you now?



'Bout ten feet! :cool: :D
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