Being prepared with a back up power system in the event of a major disaster or prolonged power outage is another important step in disaster planning.A generator is a great product to help maintain electricity in your home during electrical power failures, disasters, as well as blackouts and rolling brownouts.This Video shows the build of a portable off-grid solar generator with higher capacity than commercial units at a fraction of the cost.Wiring Diagram, Parts List, Design Worksheet are also provided below the video.
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- How to build a Homemade Wooden Bandsaw Mill from Scratch.Step by step build InstructionsThis video series shows the build of a Homemade Bandsaw Mill from Start to finish.The design for the saw is a good one, in that it was rock solid as it was making the cuts. Making the saw itself move as opposed to moving the wood through it would really make the build a lot more complex. Beefing up the frame to resist movement (chatter) while cutting through 16" of hard maple would be difficult, especially if the height was also adjustable.Using a stick to lever the wood through the saw was a very good way to regulate a steady feed rate and took little effort. For serious cutting in green, thick hardwood, a 2hp motor doesn't really "cut" it. To make the cutting more efficient (read faster), the blade speed should be very high - as high as 6000 fpm - and a motor that size doesn't have the power. A 6-8 hp gas engine would be much better
- How to build a Homemade Micro Wind Turbine for under $50 that can be mounted anywhere[the_ad id="6432"] In this Video tutorial, we are going to show you how you can build your own homemade wind turbine for under $50.The wind turbine is a nice addition to your solar generator system for times when it’s cloudy and you are not receiving as much sunlight as you normally do.A wind turbine is a perfect backup source energy when your solar is not doing a job. The materials you will need for this project are Permanent Magnet Hobby Motor – The spinning turbine will generate electricity with this motor,Charge Controller - The turbine wires will connect to the charge controller,PVC Pipe - Used for the wings and the stand for the turbine,Wire - To transfer the energy to your batteries.,Drill - Drill holes for the screws,Screws - Secure the wings to the hub.,Sandpaper - Sand the PVC wings so they capture the wind more efficiently,A Sheet of Tin – For the YAW system.