Pallets for Kids

I have a whole bunch of kids - roughly 11yo - doing an upcycling project. We'll be in a workshop but obviously don't want them using too much that could hurt them (and get me sued). I have two hours. Ideas for simple but not rubbish pallet (or pallet wood) ideas?

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How do you get pallets apart!? Answered

I brought home a bunch of free pallets in hopes of making some raised garden beds but I can't get them apart. I'm trying to use a hammer and crow bar but the things are like welded together! Is there an easier way. I'd like to not cut them so I can use as much wood as possible. Thanks.

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How to make a plank floor out of wood pallets for a mobile home?

Need step-wise process on how to make a wood floor out of wood pallets for a mobilehome. I have a wood sub-floor?

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Pressboard Pallet Repurposing

My workplace receives shipments on pressboard pallets. We collect about a hundred a year, and can't even give them away. Can anyone help me figure out some good ways to repurpose them? Thanks, Jorge

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ETSY pictures pulled from instructables.

Has anyone else noticed their pictures being pulled off instructables and posted on ETSY? I posted this in Jan of 2014. https://www.instructables.com/id/Planter-Box-from-Pallets/ I saw the following on ETSY today. https://www.etsy.com/listing/246769791/pallet-planter-box-flower-box-rustic?ref=shop_home_active_3 https://www.etsy.com/listing/246438036/custom-rustic-planter-set-of-two?ga_order=most_relevant&ga;_search_type=all&ga;_view_type=gallery&ga;_search_query=pallet&ref;=sr_gallery_24 I don't really mind but I think it's interesting that they wouldn't build and take their own pictures.  

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Wooden pallets turned into modular furniture

Swiss designer Sibylle Stoeckl takes the boring old shipping pallet and turns it into a modular piece that can be used in some novel ways such as the big wheel below.  While the wood in the pallets is not exactly furniture grade the combinations that can be made are pretty cool and it's always fun to see what people can do with something that would otherwise get tossed out. Link

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I have a few questions about a compost bin made out of pallets.

 (1) I live in new york and its pretty humid and it rains occasionally. would it help to put a tarp over it to keep out the rain? Because ive heard that it (the rain) can drain nutrients into the soil. (2) would the compost decompose the pallets?. (3) would it help to staple tarp or plastic to the out side?  (the compost bin is the pallet compost bin by kootsman)

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Filing cabinet out of pallets?

I would like to make a filing cabinet out of pallets.  I found instructions on updating a file cabinet but not how to build one from scratch.  Any help for a novice?

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What are the dimensions of pallet wood? Answered

Yes, I've searched. Also, I don't mean what are the dimensions of the pallets in general, I mean the wooden planks they're made of. PS: I realize it may vary. Estimates are OK. I'm mainly worried about thickness. Thanks for any help.

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What is the most common pallet in the United States? Answered

I'm working on a chair design that will be made of one pallet only and that can be build with as less requirements as possible (preferably reusing the pallet's nails). I'm almost finished with the design made of a 42 x 42 inch ISO pallet and the 40 x 48 inch pallet, because I heard these are used mostly thoughout the world. As I live in Europe I don't know if these pallets are accessible to 'ordinary people' in the US. Are there any more common pallets in the US that are suitable for building this chair?  If anyone is familiar with what pallets are used in third world countries (if any specific) that are suitable for building this chair? Thanks, Cas

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How to make a non-electrically Operated Pallet Wrapper Answered

I have a manual pallet turntable. You pop you pallet on it then load it up turning it as needed by hand. I can't afford an automatic pallet wrapping machine but think it should be fairly easy to make a mechanism to help with pallet wrap. I figure that by using the turning motion of a pallet turned by hand with the roll of shrink wrap tied onto the pallet corner I should be able to use the pulling force on the roll of wrap to make the wrap move up a pole. The upward movement would be geared to ensure that a few rotations of the pallet would give an even distribution of pallet wrap. What I can't figure out is a mechanism to do it. I suppose some sort of thick threaded rod? Any suggestions or questions that might set me thinking would be hugely helpful! I've put a picture of the sort of machine I can't afford to buy and a picture of the pallet turntable below. I don't think it's possible to run any gears or similar from the turntable as it needs to keep a low level to the floor to get the pallet truck onto it.

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hi! I have to make some outside signs in driftwood, and paint some letters on them. Need good ideas to do it! Answered

I have to make some outside signs from natural driftwood, and paint some letters on them. But they are several plaques with different texts and colors... Need good ideas to do it !Iam not a great hand designer so I would like to know if you help me with a good idea to paint the letters in a way that dont depend of my drawing skills. Stencil maybe? But cut cut so many different stencils would be crazy... Make a stencil for each letter? Eaven so would take ages till the ink in each letter dries to get to the next one without smudge painting... What about ink? is there any good solution affordable and time resistant? The plaques are for a school project... Uff...Help!

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How to easily remove nails from pallets? Answered

I would like to use wood from pallets to maybe make furniture and a fence but it's a pain to get the nails out before destroying the wood. Does anyone have some clever ideas to get the nails out the easy way? Or other uses for pallet wood? Thanks.

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I am looking for information on building a shed with wooden pallets?

Wooden pallet construction.I am looking for information on building sheds, storerooms, etc. made from wooden pallets.

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Hi, I am running a wood work project ,re-using pallets, any designs or ideas would be really appreciated.

Thanks for you answers so far, To give more info to you, I Have been lucky enough to have the use of a workshop for running wood projects with young people, so we will be running projects depending on there individual skill factor , I had got a design for a bird box and picture frame, and of this site a compost bin, I would like to try and make some more things, so really i am looking for some more designs we can try, which we can then post back on here and will help anyone else out in the future.. CHEERS..

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Ideas To Build A Cheap Tree house???

Ok, I'm building a tree house, so far I have my Frame and Floor Joists up on my 8x8 Tree House. Now I need Walls and Floor and ceiling and do not want to have to pay 30 $ for Plywood or 75 $ for decking. I already know I could use pallets for the floor, but what about the ceiling, and walls? Try to suggest something under 40 $ Thanks

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Who wants to see a pallet contest like the paracord one that just ended?

I've seen a bunch of great instructables (here, here, and here, among others) based around building things with pallets, enough to inspire me to build a bunch of things around the yard with these free, under-appreciated piles of awesomeness.  I think a contest is in order...

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Possible Contest Topic

Is there a contest about the things that can be done with wood pallets? Ever since I saw an instructible showing how to take apart a pallet as well as the amount of wood used to make them, I have wondered if there has ever been a contest to show how useful they can be as potentially free lumber and hardware. After all the uses for pallets that i've looked up on the internet, there are about less than 50 uses for recyclable pallets, keeping these materials from ending up in a bonfire or a landfill. The link below can explain quite a bit about this subject. http://www.greenecoservices.com/31-ways-to-reuse-wood-pallets-make-money/ Maybe a way to lessen the number of pallets that end up being wasted in garbage can be achieved if there was a contest that encouraged the recycling of wood pallets. Anything that can be made from a pallet would be eligible to win whatever prize this contest would have. I personally think this would be a good idea to try. But do any of you think this would be a good contest idea?

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I recently took on a pallets business. Does anyone knows how to get customers for a pallet business?

It has been very frustrating since I became a salesman for a mid-size pallet company. I took this job out of desperation because my unemployment compensation benefits were running out. The company offered me salary plus comision and I went for the challenge. But after 3 months and no sales I am again desperado. How is it that I know about salespeople that makes 1000 dollars weekly selling pallets? how do they do it?

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How to waterproof a pallet planter box

Does anyone have an recommendations on how to waterproof the bases in a planter box made from pallets? Picture a pallet standing up. The bases on each runner/rail have been filled with a piece of wood. I tried this once before and just used silicone around the join but it was no use, water still came through when I watered the plants. What would be a clean, simple way to water tight the edges of the bases? I've attached an image of what we are trying to create. A friend suggested just adding rubber to each planter compartment.

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Instructions on building a dog house out of wooden pallets?

Has anyone built a outdoor dog house out of wooden pallets? Any instructions?

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How do I filter out certain words in searches? Answered

I want to search wood projects, but don't want all the pallet projects. I tried the "-keyword" search, but it gives me the keyword (only). I really want an "everything but pallets" search. Thanks.

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Where do you get plans and measurements

Like to plans and meaurement for pallet projects

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I have a Pro membership but cannot download the Pallet Wood Whiskey/Wine Rack

I have been downloading various Instructables today, yet when I try to download https://www.instructables.com/id/WineWhiskey-Rack-Pallet-Wood/, even though I am logged onto my Pro account, it wants me to re-log on and then refuses to sign me in?

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Pallet Sled, iPod Controlling Dress, War Hammer

  Art | Craft | Food | Games | Green | Home | Kids | Life | Music | Offbeat | Outdoors | Pets | Photo | Ride | Science | Tech New Projects for a New Year! It's time to get started on your new year's resolution to learn something new, and make something awesome! Check out these great projects to help you make the most of your time this winter, indoors and out. Help decide who wins great prizes from ThinkGeek in the Cocktails vs. Mocktails Contest. Vote now! Make a Sled out of a Wooden Pallet Twittering Laser Tripwire Make a 70's Style String Lamp Evening Dress with iPod Control How to Make Sushi Make a Viking War Hammer Flipbook You Can Make at the Office Table Saw from Electric Hand Saw Build a Thermoelectric Lamp Bike Tail Light Upgrade Easter Solar Engine Make a LEGO Table Out of PVC Pipe Salt Water and Aluminum Foil Light Traditional Portrait Painting Make Your Own Clothing Labels Make a Baggy T-shirt into a Dress Guides Chocolate Free Stuff High Voltage Duct Tape Wallets

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Version control in open source or free hardware projects. Standard methodology?

I have a pallet garden project that has morphed from 1 type of pallet garden into 3 types and with several methods of irrigation and water cycling.  Is there a standard method of versioning it?   I have it on youtube on a playlist.  Someone suggested  using Semantic Versioning http://semver.org/  on the videos in my playlist to help me and others keep track.   I do video's a lot because talking to the camera helps define problems for me and sometimes other people do suggest solutions.   http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL00C41C26C91A76BB&feature;=view_all  The project continues to grow. I expect someone to come up with a Stirling or fluidyne method of using solar heat to compress the air in the next couple of months and if they don't I will do it myself.  (It is only 1 psi and 5 watts).   60 litres per hour works 3 pallet gardens together pretty easily.  I have 6 working at the same time right now.  2 vertical. 1 flat and 3 leaning pallet gardens.  I can double that as soon as I build some more.  Brian

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can anyone help me with building a top bar hive with pallets? Answered

I already have wood glue and i want it to be a kenya top bar hive thanks

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BUG: New Comment Email: Incorrect link?

Weird bug report here. I recently commented on this Instructable. When the author had replied, I got an email, as usual. The weird thing about the email is that the link that was posted (see screenshot in top comment), was to THIS Instructable WHAT? Further investigation: If you type https://www.instructables.com/id/Pallet-wood/ into the Google search bar, it'll automatically ocrrect it to https://www.instructables.com/id/Pallet-wood-desk/ . Could this have happened because it looks like the link was posted incorrectly in the email?

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Download button disappeared

I had ibles loaded in several tabs and was downloading the pdfs one at a time. During this process, I suddenly hit a page with no download button. I determine that the button had disappeared from all of the tabs. I logged out, shut down the browser, cleared the cache, then logged in again. Still no ability to download. Some of the affected pages that were loaded at the time, altho I can't download pdfs of any page now: https://www.instructables.com/id/Funky-cabinet-made-from-repurposedfound-items/ https://www.instructables.com/id/Pallet-wood-shelvesshelf/ https://www.instructables.com/id/Pallet-Workbench/?ALLSTEPS Running XP SP3, FF 9.0

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(newsletter) Pallet Playhouse, Solar-Powered Coffee Cup, Creature Scarf

Art | Craft | Food | Games | Green | Home | Kids | Life | Music | Offbeat | Outdoors | Pets | Photo | Ride | Science | Tech It's beginning to look like make-mas! There are only two weekends left to make holiday decorations, food, and gifts for friends and family. Have fun finishing your projects, and don't forget to take pictures to enter our awesome holiday contests. Gifts and decorations: Enter the Homemade Holidays Contest, and win a Kymera magic wand, Shapeways gift certificates, and Instructables Pro memberships! Food: Cook up something amazing for the Holiday Food Contest to win a food processor or enter your architectural wonder in the Gingerbread House Slideshow Contest to win an Instructables Pro membership. Drinks: Whether you like your drinks strong or kid-friendly, enter them in the Cocktails vs. Mocktails Contest and win sweet prizes from Think Geek! Creature Scarf Animated Christmas Package Pallet Playhouse Bench-mounted Router Table Time Capsule Gift Box Candy Cane Chocolate Popcorn Multi-tier Floating Shoe Rack Illuminated LED Eye Loupe Surprise Rumbling Box Tennis Can LED Lantern Great Artist Warm Up Exercise USB Solar Charger in a Coffee Cup Peanut Butter Chocolate Pizza Christmas Window Lighting Frames Homemade Tauntaun Sleeping Bag Chocolate Peppermint Bark Guides Digital Picture Frame Gifts Easy Dessert Recipes Manly Craft Gifts Christmas Tree Decorations

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Pathway?

I want to make a short walk way from the crappy patio, which I would like to change for decking, to the shed. As you can see I have pallets and I can get many more for free. So would like to utilize them How would you go about it?

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Is there any "Trial" Pro Membership codes?

Hello,  I just stumbled across this site when I was looking for a DIY project off Pinterest and I was wondering if there are any trial offers? There is a PDF I'd like to download for a pallet playhouse for my daughter for this spring and it's so adorable! I wouldn't even mind to pay for one month if that were possible?! I'm just not sure if I would use this site a lot yet to pay for 1-2 years worth. But if I can do a trial it may persuade me otherwise! I would very much appreciate anyone's help this is for my first baby girl who is almost two now and I'm ready to make her spring and summer so much fun but on a budget with this cute pallet play house Thanks!!!! 

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DIY Wall of Death

The wall of death is a large cylinder with a banked floor that allows motorcycle daredevils to ride on the walls. These guys wanted their own and with a spare field, 850 pallets, and some plywood they did it.Check out the video to see the build process and an example of what can go wrong while riding in it.via Make blog

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How to Generate low pressure air 0.8 psi for pallet gardens? Stirlinge engines, fluidyne? How?

My pallet garden project is a big success. It works great and it is becoming simpler and cheaper to do over time. It uses aquarium bubble pumps to produce low pressure air and this air is used to airlift pump water that circulates to the plants in the garden  in an endless loop.   I measured a few days ago and my bubble pump is producing 22 inches water pressure (0.8 psi) at the pump and 60 litres per hour of air at this pressure and this drives all the pallet gardens at a great distance (100 ft ) from the pump. I use a 3.5 watt air pump. I would just  love it if it could be off grid, and driven by solar heat in a low tech way.    Anyone want to try to do this?  Because then it is of great value in poor countries.   Just to give you an idea of how little heat you need to make this pressure.  If you heat air from 20 degrees C to 36 degrees C  (68 F to 97 F)  in a closed container, you get 0.8 psi pressure increase in the container!  That is the bar, and it would be really hard to set it lower than that!    I do not yet understand stirling engines or fluidyne pumps but I think they could do this.  If I try it, I will have cylinders of air alternatively heating and cooling  in the sun and valved to pump the air in one direction.  But if you are clever, I am sure you can do better than that with fluidyne or flutterwing wind power. I would love to see some comments and interest in this.   It IS working and people are going to be very interested as gardening season gets into full swing.    Playlists are http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL00C41C26C91A76BB&feature=view_all for the pallet gardening and http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkzXlmAwZTZcHUq4YX8__3qLEJIIzTduW&feature=view_all for some amazing alternative wind, water and solar machines. Thanks Brian

Topic by gaiatechnician 


Trebuchet does not release load

Have built a pallet/ man sized trebuchet in a 4th grade class project. Looks great, swings well, but the tennis ball load is either released before the sling swings up, or not at all (slams against the arm). Have used 2 ropes with a shallow bag. Any suggestions? (Kids were disappointed on Friday)

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any interest in a few armouring instructables?

Who would be interested in a few armouring instructables? i'm thinking about doing one on setting up an apartment friendly "shop" and then maybe a few on basic armouring skills... maybe dishing, basic patterning, how to peen a rivet etcetera. I'm deffinetly doing one on how to make your own suit of lamellar armour from scavenged pallet banding.

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Where can I find the metal fittings of the Twin Carbo System well of the Mozilla Factory?

This office is constructed by using common products such as corner modules or plastic pallets, exploring the concept of “Open Source Furniture.” http://nosigner.com/case/mozilla-factory/ ... and I'm searching for the metal fittings of the Twin Carbo System: blob:http://nosigner.com/1305e817-a31d-47fc-bf03-1dbc68b679fd Can I buy it somewhere?

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What sort of diy projects could I pull off using dunnage bags?

I've got a few dunnage bags, used to secure pallets inside trailers for transport. The ones i have are about 6'6"x2'8", uninflated. I was thinking some sort of raft, but I'm not sure how to go about it, lashing them together and making the tyvek comfortable to sit on. Any ideas?

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Portable Book Scanner, Blooming Onion, Liquid Cooling with Car Parts

  Portable Book Scanner Blooming Onion Liquid Cooling with Car Parts Build a Helmet Homemade Snickers Recipe Pallet Hanging Chair Lego Camera Remote Waterproof Fire Starter Remove Scratches from a CD Crystal Nightlight Prank Contest Winners Cheap Low-Profile Bed Frame Soft iPhone Stylus Minimalist Running Sandals Jar Clock

Topic by randofo 


Popsicle Stick Guitar, LED Coffee Table Panel, Junkbot Planter

  Popsicle Stick Guitar LED Coffee Table Panel Junkbot Planters Laptop Hard Cover Portable Workbench Adjustable Round Bag Survival Stoves Wooden Kids' Pull Toy Moveable Garden Giant Ball from House M.D Special FX Bald Cap Desktop Zen Garden LED Projector Lamp Easy Origami Pallet House  

Topic by randofo 


Equipment Transport Cases

I have a few military euipment cases to sell. I had to buy a pallet of several in order to get the two I needed. Now I want to sell the extras to recover some of my money. I will be using them to transport X Boxes. You can use yours for whatever you want. I will sell them for $75 SHIPPED (as long as shipping is $25 or less) Only the green boxes are for sale. Not the black one and not the X Box.

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What should I do with all this?

Hey everybody, I've been MIA in Ible-land for a long time now. In the meantime, some new stuff has been brewing here. Some totally awsome ibles coming, I promise! Recently I aquired at an auction: -a pallet of computers -printers -a 24" color plotter -a photocopier -a microscope on the end of a long arm with a fiberoptic light What should I do with the pallet of PCs, the photocopier, and the microscope? Obviously the photocopier is the big deal here. Copy machines have a loda of stepper motors (most w/ very high torque), lots of electronics, LEDs, high voltage power supplies, a flourescent lamp, belts, pulleys, encoders, shafts, wheels, feeders, speakers, com. chips, MCUs, RAM (good for advanced robots), lots-o-metal/plastic, and some very awsome/complex mechanisms. Pretty mush everything is in a photocopier. So help me out! maybe I'll use your idea to better mankind and destroy the oil industry! Okay maybe not, but it's a nice thought to imagine every car running on fuel cells. Give me some ideas because too many are running through my head. Things like: -Tesla coils -Rendering farms -laser scanners -CNC machines -static lifters -lamps (yeah, not the best idea) -railguns -large, 4x4 robots -trebuchets -sorting machines -combat robots -lasers -net-enabled robots -high-speed home PCs -extra misc. Also, the toner feeder leaks, that is why the copy machine doesn't work. There is a full toner cartridge though, what do I do with that? Well, give me some Ideas and I greatly appreciate it!

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Low pressure pneumatic grid (1 to 4 psi) to use small wind, small hydro and small solar power?

I have used low pressure air and a simple "airlift pump"  to cycle water around a "pallet  Garden" since August.  This meant that very little water was being used but the plants were growing really well.   the air comes from an aquarium bubble pump and it is about 1 psi.  The pallet garden is almost 20 ft from the little bubble pump.   Recently I decided to do something similar in my greenhouse, but it is 120 ft from the little pump and there is no electrical socket close.  So reluctantly I bought another 120 ft of 1/4 inch tubing to send the air to the greenhouse.  I didn't expect it to work at that distance.  But it is working great. Why not use air instead of electricity to move the energy from "toy" windmills in gardens? Or from low head small water power?  I bet anyone could make a compressor to make 1 PSI.  It is orders of magnitude easier than making a direct water pump or converting the energy to electrical and then back again in a pump.  An airlift pump is just a vertical tube in the water.    How simple is that!   and it is darn cheap too.  You can use this for pumping water (Highest I ever got was 18 ft with 1 psi) or just bubbling air into a fishpond or to actually move the water in small water features.   Or of course in the pallet garden or in aquaponics.  And even thought this energy is useful at that scale it can never ever be made worthwhile to share it electrically.  But maybe your grid could extend to your neighbours garden too?  You could have an interconnector if you or they have a bit of excess pneumatic power!

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Home Energy Monitor, Reduce Your Impact, Earth Day

  Home Energy Monitor Reduce Your Impact Earth Day The California Cooler Build a 60 Watt Solar Panel Start a Community Garden Composting Energy Efficient Home Design Ride Your Bike in Style Solar Water Heater Geodesic Dome Greenhouse Energy Saving Vertical Axis Wind Turbine Pallet Compost Bin Rain Water Collector

Topic by randofo 


It's the Shed of the Year!

To celebrate National Shed Week in the UK, a custom shed has been determined to be the Shed of the Year. It's a pub in a shed that was built by a man who had never built anything before. Pretty sweet to see that anyone can truly make something cool and worthy of some "of the Year" award.The article also showcases another cool shed that was made up primarily of shipping pallets for 40 pounds. The only drawback is the lack of windows. OK, it's a huge drawback. Link

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What should I do with these cardboard tubes??

Greetings!    I have approximately 100 of these cardboard tubes from pallet wrap that I've been bringing home over the past few years from work.  I've been intending to do something innovative w/ them, but I've not been able to come up with an idea that will put a lot of them to good use!    Does anyone have any thoughts on what I can make w/ these?? Thanks! Steve

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Not sure if there is an intro forum so I posted here

I posted this in the pro section as well under the "welcome" forum, not really sure where it belongs. . . Hey guys, I just wanted to introduce myself to the community here, and shoot some ideas off of you.  I have been a lurker going on a year now for instructables, and I decided to join when my friend submitted a project.  He did the www.instructables.com/id/Pallet-Playhouse/ Pallet Playhouse where he built a playhouse out of used pallet wood.  If you haven't seen if, I would suggest a quick look he did a good job on it! For me, I think I have decided on what I want to do, and I wanted some suggestions from you guys in terms of what I could do for my project.  I want to build a system to connect ski boots to skis and recharge the heaters on the boots via solar power on your skis.  Now, I am not sure of the surface area of solar cells that I would need, the power the boots usually run off of, if it is better to just buy an existing system, or if I should put in some kapton heaters and a control system, and do the board design myself.  I have seen even etching for board designs here, so I could theoretically do this very cheap in terms of monetary cost if I wanted to go that route.  What I am looking for is going through a good cost breakdown analysis, what my budget in time and money is, and what is doable.  I am pretty handy, and will mess with anything I can get my hands on, and I have a fairly high learning IQ so I would be able to replicate most of the instructables here just to give you an idea at what I could do. So here is what my ideas are initially.  Taking an existing boot and battery system, disconnecting the existing battery pack, putting on my own battery system, and using the solar power to top off/charge the batteries. . .or using the solar power to power the batteries.  I still need to see what the power requirement is for existing boots, and what the maximum power output per ski would be if I had solar cells on the ski, what to do with the excess power, if there is any, how to handle the overflow power, waterproofing the system etc, but I think it is doable.  I am unemployed, and I have a business that I am planning, but I am awaiting loan approval from the bank, so I have a few weeks of free time soon.  I was thinking of some cool projects to do, came to the sight and thought of my own.  I figured this would be a great project to learn some stuff about ee, since I am a me by trade.  Anyhow, I love the site, wanted to introduce myself, and if you have any ideas of suggestions, please let me know. Cheers, Michael

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Overbed storage idea help.

Hey everyone, i'm moving into a new room in a shared house and i'm downsizing massively from my last flat so I have lots of stuff and no storage. i came up with an idea of having a bunkbed type frame to go over the single bed in the room but the top would be free for storage rather than a mattress. (I can't drill into any walls) does anyone have any suggestions or ideas how I could do this safely and on the cheap? I can get plenty of lumber and wood pallets for free but need help with the build ideas and instruction. thanks everyone CK

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2009 fischertechnik Club Meeting Schoonhoven NL

SCHOONHOVEN fischertechnik Club MeetingWHAT: A convention where fischertechnik fans meet and show off their creations.This is one of the primary events every fischertechnik fan should attend. These fans show off some incredible projects!WHERE: Schoonhoven NL(Hall "Beyond", Wal 34, 2871 BC Schoonhoven, 0182-383140)WHEN: Saturday, November 7, 2009 The hall is open at 08:00 to fans with models. All visitors are welcome from 10:00 to 16:00!COST:' FREE! (Admission is free as always)NOTE: For those with large projects, the great hall is good 3 meter high, the room is 4.25 meters high.CONTEST THEME:' Who moves a single pallet the quickest?WEBSITE: http://www.fischertechnikclub.nl/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid;=1

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