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Tobias Ber

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Northern Germany (Zone 8a)
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Hey Sebastian,
thank you, that helped alot! I did order cheaper LEDs. 1.59€ LEDs on a 0,5€ Lamp are a bit overkill ... I don`t expect the quality of the LED to be a bottleneck.

It seems to work, but I ll see when I ve got them soldered.


Using LEDs for projects is a nice thing. They could also be used in wood, if you drill holes. One might use these kind of solar lamps and solder a longer piece of cable between LED and the unit. Should be cheaper than buying the solar cell, charge controller, battery etc.
A cheap way to use LEDs in project is to get LED string lights from the dollar store and use them.

Have a nice an blessed easter!
1 month ago
Hey Dale,
have you thought about using an ozone generator with an air pump and bubble-making stone (like the things used for fishtanks)?

I have a 500mg generator with pump and it uses around 6 watts.

1 month ago

Pearl Sutton wrote:
There's no power.

Hey... what about using solar for a fan? There are 12V DC fans from Desktop PCs (around 1$ each). You could hook them to a (used) 12V car battery. They should run for days on a battery load. But you could use a 20-30watt solar panel (nominal 12V, 25-40$) and a cheap 5AMP charge controller (7-15$).
1 month ago
Hey Sebastian,
thank you.

Do you know, what kind of Volts and Watts I would need?

I know, I will need to test it until I find the right LED, with the right color and brightness. But it would be nace to have place to start.

Have an awesome time ... you have moved?
1 month ago

I bought a bunch of small solar garden lamps on a sale. The kind that have a long spike to push it into the ground.

I plan to use them as artificial tea-lights(candles). Got thing is that they have 100maH NiMH batteries. The batteries are changeable, so they can be upgrade and the things are solar rechargeable and somewhat waterproof. In my opinion, these have the potential to become really nice lamps.

Problem is: the LED is blueish cold white. I want nice warm white. So I could get LEDs from ebay and resolder them. But I am confused on what kind I need. What voltage and other specifications would I need?

Could you awesome experts provide some links on ebay that would help me go in the right direction?

thank you a lot!


1 month ago
hey chris,
to take pallets apart you could use a sawzall, sabre-saw with a blade for metal or a genaral purpose deconstruction blade. and then just cut through the nails. i mean the "seams" where the individual pieces of would connect together. and then just leave the nails in the wood. it wont matter for doing your walls with straw light clay or something...

2 months ago
Hey Chris,
what about glueing, screwing, nailing, doweling and whatevering pallet wood together to make "2x4"s?

2 months ago
Well ... this is not exactly a pitch ... but what about this:

"Has your doctor ever told you to eat yoghurt etc, to bring your gut flora back on track after taking antibiotics?

This is because antibiotics kill off your positive gut bacteria, which is important for your health. Say, if your gut flora is out of whack and you would need to bring it back in order: would you rather eat some fresh sourkraut, tasty pickles, yoghurt etc. or pay a few hundred bucks to have a piece of poo from another person shoven up ypur backside and transplanted into your colon? What would you prefer? "

4 months ago
i soak them until the label is soft. To get rid of glue hot water helps and you can use some veggie oil and a knife and/or steel-wool-sponge
11 months ago
what about "stone salt"? I m not sure how you call it, but it is a mineral salt from ancient seas which dried up. So it s from seas that are not polluted.

I like epsom salt baths and washing with a cloth and an epsom salt solution (air dry the skin, no toweling). I read that the body will dump excess acid into the basic water/Mineral-deposits through the skin.
For drinking water, I like to add a solution of Magnesium Chloride (Zechsteiner Salt or something). And I sometimes use some food grade clay powder in drinking water.
11 months ago