Heating A Home With Sunlight… And Water | Hackaday


The sun is a tremendous source of energy, and while photovoltaic panels are an easy way to harvest some of that energy especially now that prices for them are incredibly low, there are plenty of other ways to tap into that free energy as well. [Engelbert] was looking for alternative ways to heat his house since traditional methods were prohibitively expensive, and ended up building a heat exchanger using solar-heated water to cover his home heating needs. (Google Translate from Dutch)

The system uses several large roof-mounted hot water heating panels. The heat captured by them is then pumped …

Troubleshooting a Janome Sewing Machine (Fix & Repair Guide)


Machines break down. It doesn’t matter who makes them. No matter how good of quality the machine is. Eventually, it wears down and stops working. When that happens it pays to be able to do the repairs yourself and save on repair bills…

Native Wisdom: Growing Techniques of Indigenous Peoples – KidsGardening


KidsGardening is sharing some of what we’ve learned about the wisdom and sustainability of Native American growing techniques.

Source: Native Wisdom: Growing Techniques of Indigenous Peoples – KidsGardening

Asteroid 2020SW explodes 16k miles above earth September 24, 2020?, Discovered Sept 18, Small garage size, Trajectory and composition could damage population area

Asteroid 2020SW explodes 16k miles above earth September 24, 2020?, Discovered Sept 18, Small garage size, Trajectory and composition could damage population area

Asteroid 2020SW explodes 16k miles above earth September 24, 2020?, Discovered Sept 18, Small garage size, Trajectory and composition could damage population area

Asteroid 2020SW, discovered September 18, 2020 by the Center for Near Earth Object Studies of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, is predicted to enter the earth’s atmosphere at a height of approx. 16,000 miles on September 24, 2020.

The object is approx. the size of a small garage.


How microwave oven is made – manufacture, making, used, parts, components, structure, product, Design

Comment by tonytran2015: Some basic knowledge is required for modern living.


…The microwaves are funneled through a metal
waveguide and into a stirrer fan, also positioned near the top of the cavity. The fan distributes the microwaves evenly within the oven.
Manufacturers vary the means by which they disburse microwaves to achieve uniform cooking patterns: some use dual stirrer fans located on opposite walls to direct microwaves to the cavity, while others use entry ports at the bottom of the cavity, allowing microwaves to enter from both the top
and bottom. In addition, many ovens rotate food on a turntable…

Tend Your Garden… Again | Hackaday


It’s estimated that in 1943 alone, victory gardens accounted for around one third of all vegetables produced in the United States. Since then, however, the vast majority of these productive gardens have been abandoned in favor of highly manicured, fertilized, irrigated turfgrass (which produces no food yet costs more to maintain), but thanks to the recent global pandemic there has been a resurgence of people who at least are curious about growing their own food again, if not already actively planting gardens. In the modern age, even though a lot of the folk knowledge has been lost since the ’40s, planting a garden of any size is easier than ever especially with the amount of technology available to help.

17 Forgotten Preservation Hacks that Will Save You Money – Ask a Prepper



I am a prepper and therefore I don’t like seeing anything go to waste. One of the first things on my list I try not to waste is food. Food is already expensive. Natural disasters taking place more and more often make it even more expensive. This is why I always do my best to make the most of my food.

This means making sure I use all the food I have, as well as finding proper storing conditions for it. These are the hacks I’ve been using for the last couple of years. You may be familiarized with some of them, while others may come as a surprise.

Ergonomic Desk Setup For Laptop – For working from home when you don’t have an office. | Die Erste Eslarner Zeitung – Aus und über Eslarn, sowie die bayerisch-tschechische Region!


In that post I shared a youtube video which is really helpful in how you can make your home office desk a good working setup. Also, that video has really good exercises in it to help you avoid and reduce any pains in your body. It is important to keep moving away from you desk ever 20 minutes or at least every hour. We may not feel any aches and pains today, but later on in life, being super glued to our office desk, or home desk, will cause us lots of health issue.