How to put a design on a metal cup?

Hey Guys! So I'm a bit new to this (meaning I'm totally new.) So I'm not sure if this question has been asked before,. If it has, please redirect me to it :) I'm looking to 'personalise' a metal traveller's mug, and just metal mugs in general and i was wondering what options are available? I want to go through the options before i pick the method that i'll use. What i want to do exactly is to put my design on the cup permanently. I've seen someone use a vinyl decal and a powder coating machine, but that's pretty expensive to get over here. So what are the other ways i can do that?  I hope someone can shed some light on this for me, Thanks :)

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Gift ideas for travelers? Answered

I'm searching for some gift ideas for my parents.  They like to travel; to the caribbean and Germany mostly.  I figure it would be a good idea to get them something travel-related.  Stuff like portable scales (for weighing luggage), security door stops, mini first aid kits, water purifiers.  They stick to hotels when traveling so no camping or survival gear is really necessary. So, any clever ideas?

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What is the "swing" of a drill press? Answered

Is it the distance the bit can travel?

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Pretend to be a Time Traveler Day - Dec. 8

This sounds like loads of fun: Pretend to be a Time Traveler Day!Scheduled for December 8, 2007. Just spend the entire day in costume and character, but don't actually explain what you're doing- context, costuming, and behavior are key! Never admit you're a time traveler, and make really, really bad attempts at keeping a low profile.Three options:1) Utopian/cliche future- "If the Future did a documentary of the last fifty years, this is how badly the reenactors would dress." Think Star Trek: TNG or the Time Travelers from Hob. Ever see how the society in Futurama sees the 20th century? Run with it. Your job is to dress with moderately anachronistic clothing and speak in slang from varying decades. Here are some good starters:- Greet people by referring to things that don't yet exist or haven't existed for a long time. Example: "Have you penetrated the atmosphere lately?" "What spectrum will today's broadcast be in?" and "Your king must be a kindly soul!"- Show extreme ignorance in operating regular technology. Pay phones should be a complete mystery (try placing the receiver in odd places). Chuckle knowingly at cell phones. 2) Dystopian Future:- This one offers a little more flexibility. It can be any kind of future from Terminator to Freejack. The important thing to remember is dress like a crazy person with armor. Black spray painted football pads, high tech visors, torn up trenchcoats and maybe even some dirt here or there. Remember, dystopian future travelers are very startled that they've gone back in time. Some starters:- If you go the "prisoner who's escaped the future" try shaving your head and putting a barcode on the back of your neck. Then stagger around and stare at the sky, as if you've never seen it before.- Walk up to random people and say "WHAT YEAR IS THIS?" and when they tell you, get quiet and then say "Then there's still time!" and run off.- Stand in front of a statue (any statue, really), fall to your knees, and yell "NOOOOOOOOO"- Stare at newspaper headlines and look astonished.- Take some trinket with you (it can be anything really), hand it to some stranger, along with a phone number and say "In thirty years dial this number. You'll know what to do after that." Then slip away. 3) The Past:- This one is more for beginners. Basically dress in period clothing (preferably Victorian era) and stagger around amazed at everything. Since the culture's set in place already, you have more of a template to work off of. Some pointers:- Airplanes are terrifying. Also, carry on conversations with televisions for a while.- Discover and become obsessed with one trivial aspect of technology, like automatic grocery doors. Stay there for hours playing with it.- Be generally terrified of people who are dressed immodestly compared to your era. Tattoos and shorts on women are especially scary.

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Attempting to create a traveling arts, crafts, and music festival.

Hi! My name is Miranda and I'm trying to start up a traveling arts, crafts, and music festival that will tour America for one year. PLEASE CLICK HERE I've worked in the production industry for the past few years and I feel as though there aren't enough festivals that really showcase independent artists/crafters/musicians. I'm using Kickstarter to raise funding in order to make this happen. If you aren't familiar with Kickstarter, it's an all or nothing crowd funding site where you present a project and have people make a pledge. In return for making a pledge, you offer a reward. I'm offering some great hand made rewards and I would love it if everyone could check it out. Thank you so much.

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How do I clean the small tight places in travel coffee cups?

I have a contigo sealing coffee cup. Since I use 1/2 milk in my coffee, this milk tends to thicken and get gross. I need something small as a cotton swab that bends to get into cleaning the sealing part that is vaccuum sealed with a flipping plastic part.

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Which credit cards have the lowest fees for international purchases or currency conversions?

Many credit cards have started raising their fees for international purchases and currency conversions. What issuer has the lowest overall fees for traveling, particularly for US travelers in Portugal and Spain?International and Foreign Conversion Fees: Credit Card Company Comparisons claims that Capital One cards have the lowest fees, followed by American Express. Does anyone recent personal experience traveling and avoiding fees?

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We have 4 bunnies, what percaustions should we take before they travel and will a dog or cat carrier be ok?

The longest they have ever traveled in a car is about 30 minutes, there is four bunnies they are almost a year old. should we take any percautions before hand like taking them in the car more befor. It will be a 9 hour drive. We will be at a cabin and they will be out side all day except for at night(i think) we will be gone for two weeks.will they be ok for 2 weeks away from home?? Please tell me everything you can think that will help!

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I have a 32' travel trailer that I want to convert to solar power. Has anyone done this and can share their plans?

There are so many different ideas out there, but I'd like to follow someone who has done it themselves successfully and is willing to share their wisdom and experience. I'd be willing to pay for a copy of your plans.

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Around the world in 80 seconds

Here's a fun video by Alex Profit & Romain Pergeaux that travels the world in 80 seconds with a pretty clever way of showing the current location. You can see how it's all done in the end, too. It was done in 3 weeks traveling around the world and is a pretty cool way to document a trip. via kottke

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How do I know what solvent to use to etch plastic travel mugs?

I am in charge of a not for profit and don't want to pay the $50 set-up fee for getting our logo onto 30-40 travel mugs. I'm kind of crafty and wouldn't mind doing it myself if I could find out how.

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The Magical "Carry-on" Jacket, a Yes or a No?

Here’s a link, go take a look double fast comrades. http://www.scottevest.com/v3_store/Carry-on-Coat.shtm the zine "Ready made" decided to send me a copy of their Feb/March issue with an interesting article Pages 45-55 bare a article purposed to make you a better, faster, more efficient traveler. Page 53 and 52 describe the wondrous story behind a supposed "Wonder jacket" designed to replace air travel carry-on, which as we might remember, are growing increasingly heavier in fees and tags. The fruits of Scott Jordan's (an avid traveler and designer of the "Carry-on Jacket") laboring attempts to combat these fees glow proudly as his "Carry-on Jacket" comes to life. Much like a backpack, this jacket, and the many like it (like the one linked above and others on that website) have dozens of dozens of convenient pockets for all sorts of possible storage arrangements, ranging from spare change to I-pads. But how do they look? This all sounds like a great traverse breakthrough, but its totally useless if you look like a bloody tourist (which can be dangerous). Does anyone have anything like this, are there other brands. Does anyone have one in particular that they like? I need someone other than my magazine to vouch for it, or something like it, especially with a price tag like that. what about durability and comfort?

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Is there a way i can either make or buy a drumstick holster i can wear on my belt? ?

I am travelling this summer and I always bring my sticks and practice pad everywhere i go, but i will be travelling all the way 'cross the US. I just need a better way to carry my sticks. I only need one pair, and i would prefer to able to hang it on my belt.

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Top Green Transportation Instructables

Saving the planet and saving money, all while getting to where you need to go? The secret: green transportation. These Instructables show you how to travel to your next destination in a more environmentally-friendly way. Solar Powered Tricycle This solar-powered trike, a Judges' Prize winner of the Park Tool Bike Month Contest and a Second Prize Winner of the Discover Green Science Fair Contest, can go short distances without emitting any pollutants and never needs to be plugged in.   Electric Motorcycle If you want to convert an existing motorcycle into an electrically-powered one, you can try this 96-volt version--or you could opt for a different 72-volt model. Electric Scooter Upgrade Superpower a small electric scooter into a fast, furious traveling machine with this detailed power upgrade. Green Helmet Green transportation doesn't have to be limited to your vehicle: this LED, all-weather helmet runs on solar power. Bike Generator Biking is already a great way to travel, but it can be even more green if your bike lights are powered by your wheels as you move. Biodiesel Processor Instead of traditional fuel, biodiesel reuses waste oil and turns it into diesel. This biodiesel processor will help you successfully make your own biodiesel. And, of course, you can always create a new way (and Instructable) to travel without hurting the environment.

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How to bargain a good price? Answered

I've been travelling in Asia some, and have gone to many markets where the price for things is a good 3 times what they are worth. Any good ideas on how to bargain well?

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Where Should I Get Leather If I Have No Mailing Address?

I have been wanting to make a leather notebook for a while now, but haven't been able to find any and can't order any online. Any ideas?

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Things to do in New York? Answered

I'm going to New York, NY, And I want to know what are some must see things. I already know about the Statue of Liberty, Broadway, Nintendo world store etc. But I'm wondering what things there are that people don't all know about. Any help?

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Audis?

Thursday we passed 3 truckloads of new Audis with German plates traveling north on the M6 west of Manchester.Can anyone explain this?One model per truck ~6-7 carsGerman platesNorthbound on the M6Our best guess was they'd been shipped over for the benefit of motoring journalists to test drive, but you'd expect them to land on the east coast (unless they were touring?)L

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Why does a hotel shower seem to rinse off soap so much better than my home shower?

When I shower at a hotel, the soap always seems to rinse off very quickly. At home it takes a lot more rinsing. I'd say "softer water" except that our home water *is* quite soft.

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Has anyone made a dog booster seat?

I would like to know how I could make a booster seat for my Lhasa Apso. He likes to see out while traveling. I looked at some, but there expensive.  I thought maybe making one from a deep rubbermaid bin and putting a thick firm pillow in the bottom???

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i dont know how to make a completely edible derby car and how to make a paper airplane, help me!!

The car has to roll down a ramp at least a couple times the ramp is 8 ft long and angled at 20 degrees. the airplane has to be good and has to travel at least a couple meters

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Are Jeans popular worldwide?

Are blue jeans as popular in countries outside of the US? I commonly think of them as a quintessentially American leg covering, usually due to Mr. Strauss and the fact I see more people wearing them than any other type of Pantaloon. Because of my lack of foreign travel, I have a somewhat limited view on the subject and would like to know more.  

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Can you leave early from school to work in highschool of economics and finance?

Does anyone know if junior can leave High School of Economics and Finance early so the person can go leave and travel to work which starts at 2:30 before the regular school day is over?

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How do I install a sound proof floor?

I need to intstall some sort of a sound proof floor brtween and upstairs/downstairs duplex. There is currently a 3/4 plywood subfloor with carpet and padding over it with insulation between the floor joists but it still allows a lot of noise to travel between the 2 units. I am wondering if I can use some sort of sound board with a laminate flooring laid on top of that?

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Can I get an adapter that will let me plug a 12v car cooler/warmer into a regular wall plug? Where can I get one?

This is just one of those small 6L travel coolers. I need to know exactly what kind of adapter I need to get and where I can get one. Also, if you know about how much they run that would be great! Thanks!

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The Robot Goes to Asia

Prolific Instructables member zieak has won four shirts so far from participating in contests. So when he went to Asia he brought one along and took some photos. The pics are pretty great. You can see a few here or go to his site to see the whole collection.Thanks, Zieak! Now who else can show us the robot outside the U.S.?

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My old flash drive won't respond to anything.Why?

I just got an old Memorex Travel Drive mini, USB 2.0(it can't be very old), 512MB and when I plug it into my PC it says file system RAW(never heard of it), 0 MB free and on drive, and says thats its in a low speed port(1.1 I think). It is in 2.0 though.It tells me to format and I get the picture below.

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how do i make stickers stay on Samsonite?

I recently bought some Samsonite suitcases and am looking to make them a little more "visible" on the carousel in baggage claim. i was recently in the USA and bought "bumper stickers" from various places (for various prices) and only one of five remain. so the question is A. How do i make Stickers stay stuck on Samsonite? OR B. What type of sticker (decal, window sticker, other) would be best to stay on the suitcase Long Term?

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What would be the average solar panel wattage needed for one person to live off the grid in a 32 ft. travel trailer?

Just want a ball park figure -- this would mean just simple living needs, not many electrical appliances (no A/C, washer, dryer). Anyone doing this who can give me an estimate? I know normally you would need to add up your wattage of usage, but I'm just trying to get feedback or an idea from those who are doing it.

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How can I make an automatic egg turner (for chicken eggs) about 6.?

Hi peeps, I would like to make an auto egg turner. Turn 6 to 8 chicken eggs about 180 degress once every hour. (approx) (this is for an incubator) I have motors etc...... all the gear with a few ideas...... Timing and distance of travel are my main concerns...... The turning process should also be as smooth as possible and quite slow... The eggs should not be covered as keeping their temperature constant is crucial.....

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speed vs. distance?

Hello All, I am considering building a electric motorcycle in the next year, all the Instructables I have read on the subject boast top speeds of 70 mph and a 10 - 20 mile range. I live in a small city in Canada where the maximum speed limit is 50KMh(~30mph) and the city is not even 7 miles across, also there is nothing outside the city that is close enough to get to with a ev such as this. My question is how does the speed and distance connect, for example, if I was to travel at half the speed would I be able to expect to get double the distance?

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Crazy Darth Vader Helmets

All these Darth-Helmets are part of a traveling exhibition known as "THE VADER PROJECT"" The Vader Project is curated by Dov Kelemer and Sarah Jo Marks of DKE Toys. Kelemer and Marks gathered close to 100 of the hottest underground and pop surrealist painters, artists , and designers to participate. Each artist was given a 1:1 scale authentic prop replica of the actual Darth Vader helmet used in the Star Wars films. Each helmet served as a blank canvas for each artist to paint, design, mash up, and customize. "Hundreds more photos here !

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The Kids Are Alright

Via The Sietch BlogIf I asked you if giving up your car and plane travel (permanently) was a sensible solution to global warming, most people of adult age (lets say 20+) would have a hard time doing that. However the next generation, the ones who are really going to be screwed by the ill effects of the global climate crisis see things a little differently."new generation of green teenagers are prepared to support radical measures to help the planet, says a new study.A survey of 16- to 19-year-olds by the Future Foundation found more than one in eight (13%) supported a ban on travelling by air for leisure purposes, while one in 10 say they would back a ban on cars if global warming continues to worsen.Almost 10% even say they would be prepared to take part in guerrilla activities carried out by environmental groups.Meanwhile others - primarily girls - are so eco-conscious they have developed a whole new strand of teen insecurity: "green angst", defined as anxiety about one's eco credentials. Others said environmental awareness even influences their choice of friends and partners.The report was conducted on behalf of the National Lottery to inform funding of environmental projects."It might sound like these kids have lost their minds, supporting guerrilla organizations?! But when you consider the kind of world they are going to inherit it makes perfect sense. If you knew that your parents generation was going to leave you a doomed world, you might be a little pissed. No one wants to grow up to inhabit a mad max movie.According to the study released today by The National Lottery (UK organization), half of 16-19 year olds (50 per cent) want plastic bags banned completely, 71 per cent think that unnecessary packaging on food should go, and 13% per cent want a ban on traveling by plane for leisure purposes. While a quarter (24 per cent) think there should be increases on the taxes and tolls affecting cars, one in ten is prepared to go even further and would support a complete ban on cars if global warming continues to get worse.Read more here.

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What do I need to know about London?

    I'm going to London, Bath, and Stratford on Avon this summer, and I already asked another question regarding travel and using the Tube.  However, I also want to know more general information about London, Stratford, and Bath i.e. what parts of town are good, what parts one should stay away from, what parts have good food, where are cool places that aren't totally filled with tourists, etc.  Basically I would like general advice for a first trip to Stratford, Bath, and London.  Thanks!

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Tips on Makers Fair Detroit? Answered

I am planning on going to Maker's Fair Detroit. I have never been before. I had some questions, and I figured this would be the best place to ask. So, here they are. 1.) What can I expect? i.e. what/who will be there, how big is it, ect. 2.) If you have been there, what are your favorite things to see? 3.) Anything else fun to do in Detroit, or good restaurants? 4.) Are any of you fellow instructablers going? Thank you in advance, and I hope to see you there!               -Splazem

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Boat made from 12,500 plastic bottles to sail across Pacific

The Plastiki is a boat that is held afloat by 12,500 plastic 2-liter bottles. Built by Adventure Ecology and captained by David de Rothschild, the boat will travel 7,500 miles from San Francisco to Sydney. Its mission is to create awareness about the vast amounts of plastic that get thrown into landfill or end up in the oceans. In addition to the wind power, the Plastiki will also be propelled by crew members bicycling along. Rain will be caught to provide water and sprouts will be grown in a vertical garden. Check out the link below for a lot more info. Plastiki via inhabitat

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What is the best E-bike Kit for me? Answered

I just moved to San Diego, and my primary mode of transportation is my trust P.O.S. bike. it's a rather generic mountain bike, which worked fine in the relatively flat podunk i used to live in, but now in sandiego, most of the roads i need to travel are rather hilly, in fact, my appartment complex can't be reached without riding up a redonkulous hill. I'm looking for an E-bike conversion kit, to help me manage these hills, because it is treacherous at best. Does anyone know of an electric conversion kit with enough torque to haul me up a respectable bit of hill?

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what is the best(in your opinion) all inclusive resort in jamaica for under $2500?( ten night stay)? HELP!?

Hi Im going to go to jamaica with my mom and my best friend who has never traveled anywhere out of nebraska and Iowa in 2016 Im looking at a 4 grand budget all together for everything so I want to spend under three grand for a all inclusive resort My preferable range though for ten nights is $2500 This is all your opinion and It does't have to be a five star resort but it does have to be a 3 star or higher my preference is beachfront and please tell me how the food at the resort is if it is good or bad remember OPINIONS COUNT HERE.

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Artist in Residence Opportunity in London (open to international applications)

Do you do art "for real"? There's an opportunity you might like: LINK The selected artist will be provided with accommodation, studio, stipend and a production budget towards new work. The artist will be selected from an open call, with the 4 month residency resulting in a public exhibition and publication in 2014. We are seeking applications from artists who have been working professionally for 5 years. We welcome international applications.  The residency includes a £2000 budget towards the production of new work, a £2000 stipend and up to £350 pounds towards travel expenses. Flat Time House will offer a self contained artist's residence with en-suite bathroom. Adjoining kitchen facilities are shared with FTHo's staff.  The deadline for applications is September 8 2013. The residency is to begin late November 2013 and run until late March 2014. 

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What to cook in car engine bay?

Alrighty so i saw an instructable here about cooking on a car engine bay, also a book called Manifold Destiny, and i was wondering what else can i cook. Do you think i can cook rolls of cookie dough, wrap it in tin foil and let it cook by the exhaust manifold? Sorta like bread, kinda sounds good right? Another thing, do you guys have any other food ideas (no matter how crazy it may seem) for cooking? (Im gonna go on a road trip in a few months and i wanted to do some research before i go.)

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NGOs I can approach for sponsorship, regarding my solar project?

As I mentioned in the post for the Sunflower, I'm going to b spending the next year or two traveling around teaching people and communities how to generate and integrate solar energy into their local needs, pretty much for free. I've got a bit of money saved to pay for this if necessary, but was ideally hoping to get some kind of grant or sponsorship just to cover my cost of living, which would probabaly come to about £5000 / US$8000 over two years. I have a very low cost of living. Does anyone know of any NGOs / charities / etc I could approach for this? I'm not really needing or offering anything other than the cash to cover my expenses. I can name drop and put a logo on my website and all that, they wouldn't need to really do much of anything other than sling me the cash, safe in the knowledge that they were instrumental in bringing free solar energy to anyone who wants it. Cheers, Daniel.

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Reverse Global Warming the DIRTY way

1)  We are put carbon into the air by burning fossil fuels.   What are fossil fuels?  Plants that were buried eons ago.   How can we reverse the trend?  By burying plant matter, thus sequestering CO2 from the air. Fortunately, there is a convenient way to do so. Put lawn waste and paper in a landfill.  Paper is mostly made from tree farm trees. They'll replant to grow more. New trees absorb CO2 from air.       a)  Bury paper. Don't recycle it.    b)  Bury lawn waste, don't mulch or compost. 2) Since people do burn stuff to keep warm, travel, and do stuff in general, is there a way to do this without as much effect on climate? Yes. Global COOLing happens when particulates (smoke) reflect some sunlight.   So the laudable efforts to produce cleaner emissions from cars, powerplants, etc, also prevents the effect of global cooling.   Ironic that  a filthy smoke belching 1800s smokestack which lead to respiratory problems, etc, would also put out particulates that block some sunlight.      a)  make smoke, not clean exhaust. I welcome responses whether you agree or disagree.  To be perfectly honest, I'm not sure if I agree myself ! Just putting it out there.

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Finally finished my solar collector prototype.

This has been an ongoing saga for the last six months or so, but with a lot of help from many of you here the Sunflower prototype is finished. And it works! It still needs perfecting, but the principle is sound.This unit cost me less than $20, is almost entirely recycled and salvaged materials, was ridiculously easy to make (tho since I've thought of a way to make it much simpler) and seems to work fairly well. With a larger collector and light pipe in place this unit alone could collect up to a kilowatt of power, maybe more. Now I need to start working on the Mk II perfected design, and some applications for electricity generation and water purification.This will be an ongoing open source project. Once I've got a design which is nice I'll get a website up and be traveling round working with local community groups, inventors and NGOs.If you have any desire whatsoever to take a crack at making this yourself please please do so. The video is a little light on the finer details, so if there are any questions just ask.And thanks again for all those who helped out.

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Electric Air Conditioner for SUV??

I live and work in one of the southern states that moves to a position approximately 100' from the surface of the sun in summer.  I unfortunately must spend time sitting and waiting at various facilities, sometimes for a couple of hours in my vehicle.  I have 120VAC readily available at all of the facilities, but usually no air conditioning inside.  I'd like to find a way to cool the inside of the vehicle without idling the engine.  Ice would not be a preferable solution.  Ideally, I would like something that can be put into the vehicle during the summer months and then removed during the cooler month we get.  I've thought about a rooftop A/C, but don't want to cut holes in the vehicle (I also don't like the look. It's a Suburban, not a camper!).  A portable A/C with the vent hose run out of a window would be one option, but I was hoping to find a more elegant solution...and one that challenged my technical abilities. :)  It's been in the 105 degree plus range this week, with no forecast for it to go below 100.  I want/need something that travels with me, sits in the cargo area of the SUV, and can (hopefully) just be plugged in to work.  It would NOT be used while the vehicle is moving.   Oh, and of course....I want to do this as inexpensively as possible! :)

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What are some good crafts that I could perhaps get into?

Basically I've been living in this boredom filled town and I've snapped, I can't handle the agonizing boredom any longer, and I am looking into all different kinds of hobbies and crafts that I could get into to pass the time, inspire me to be creative, impress people with, etc... I'm looking into hobbies or crafts that I could do on the go (On the go meaning, I travel to the park, work on whatever hobby or craft a little bit, get on my rollerblades, go to the canal, work on whatever hobby or craft a little, get on my rollerblades, etc...)... Paper clip art, weaving things (i.e. bracelets, necklaces), I don't really know, that's why I'm asking you guys. So the question is: Can you help me find some good hobbies that require me to make something from nothing. Taking a paperclip and turning it into a name, or taking some string and weaving it into a bracelet, those are my two best examples of the kind of crafts I'm looking into.  If you feel you have a great craft or hobby in mind that doesn't really sound like what I just described to you that I wanted, feel free to post it anyway. Please add source information to your answers as well. Thank you :)

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Patagonia's Footprint Chronicles

Patagonia has expanded its Footprint Chronicles website to include five more items. There are now 10 items that you can check to see how far it traveled, how much CO2 it put out, how much waste was generated, and how much energy was used for the entire process of manufacture and shipping.These numbers don't include all of the processing and the shipping to the consumer in the end can't be factored in, but it's a strikingly open way of showing what goes into the making of a product. And for those who are concerned about cargo ships spewing CO2, that's one of the smallest problems."The Chronicles revealed that transportation makes up only about 1 percent of our overall energy use," said Dumain. "Had we listened to the current media buzz touting transportation as the largest factor in energy consumption, we might have greatly misplaced our efforts by making strides to geographically shorten our supply chain -œ which would have massively impacted our business financially, logistically and perhaps even effected product quality Ã-œ and we would only have reduced our energy savings by 1 percent. Instead, we are focusing our energy on areas where we can truly make a difference -œ right in the heart of the manufacturing process." Linkvia Treehugger

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