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 +====== Become an Eco-Macgyver ======
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 +Ideas pulled from Emails:
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 +    * Milk Jug/carton planters.
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 +      * Geoff
 +    * My Big Fresnel Death Ray.  (need a box of cheap uv cutting sunglasses
 +      * (still need a batch of sunglasses for anyone who wants to be around it)
 +        * adric
 +    * Someone'​s Fuel Cell Solar Cell Car, (there next to the drill press since we moved in, looks complete has a manual)
 +    * Demo Power use with the Killowatt, LED VS CFL VS lightbulb, ​ and or phantom power demo.
 +    * demo a Copper oxide home built solar cell (cooked the copper for the cell the other day,  (still need to test) -ad
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 +need to make the electrolyte and jar, milliamp meter and testing)
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 +    * Sanded ​ pennies salt water volta piles (make had a article on it), can make throwies. -adric & walter
 +    * plastic bag "Tyvec clone" ironing plastic bags together to make a
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 +strong fabric (someone posted a link [[http://​www.treehugger.com/​files/​2010/​03/​cool-and-easy-to-make-recycled-plastic-bags-rain-boots.php|here]]
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 +    * lexi?
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 +    * Wine Bottle Recycling?
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 +      * gabe
 +    * My junk built Solar Shop heater. (hopefully ​ fully thermal switched and solar powered by then. (wrong season, but  shows how some junk plus $1.50 can lend some warmth to a chilly garage ​ %%*%%%%*%%%%*%%adric
 +    * Wind and sun powered yardlight. (tested it got it charged from nothing to a medium glow driving home, took about a 6mph wind
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 +to spin the teeny pinwheel)
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 +    * adric
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 +    * Coke Bottle Air/Water rocket toy.
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 +      * adric
 +    * Slow Photography,​ Taking pictures using blueprint paper, Snus tin pinhole throwies,
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 +      * adric
 +    * Small garden composter
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 +      * geoff
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 +Other ideas:
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 +    * Gabe's big motor setup with a crank and a load. to show folks how
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 +much work work it takes.
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 +    * We have lots of 12V gel cells, think about how to power things with
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 +them, or demo some electrolysis
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 +    * Ive got an electric scooter in the back yard, needs a fair bit of
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 +work, and probably wont
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 +    * Old UPS turned into a solar/​battery/​car 110V AC inverter.
 +    * setting up the satellite tv dish, and my antenna tripod to warwalk/​long distance link
 +    * Come up with uses for all those small 8"​x8"​ plexi glass windows.
 +    * other cool recycled things ideas????