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by happyhippy
Fri May 29, 2015 10:02 am
Forum: Chat Room
Topic: Arduino
Replies: 14
Views: 17462

Re: Arduino

I didn't know you could do it either - if you are interested, I first saw it here: http://www.instructables.com/id/Turning-an-old-webcam-into-a-Night-vision-cam/ Only downside I have read about is the webcam is a bit over exposed in daylight. I will have to look into setting this up, last night I ha...
by happyhippy
Sat May 23, 2015 11:05 am
Forum: Chat Room
Topic: Arduino
Replies: 14
Views: 17462

Re: Arduino

Okay, quick write up of what I have - remember I am just trying things out after watching your videos over the last who knows how many months! What the 'system' is made up of: - Cheap solar charge controller from China - 20W panel - Raspberry Pi - Buffalo wifi adapter - 7Ah Lead acid battery - Cheap...
by happyhippy
Sun May 10, 2015 6:55 am
Forum: Chat Room
Topic: Arduino
Replies: 14
Views: 17462

Re: Arduino

Bit late to this thread but I have just used a Model B Raspberry Pi with a webcam (USB), a 20w solar panel and a 7Ah lead acid battery as a remote webcam to keep an eye on the chickens in my garden. Downside is the wireless signal down there is weak so its very slow. Need to try the old pringles can...
by happyhippy
Sun May 10, 2015 6:50 am
Forum: Chat Room
Topic: Ideas for gardening in small spaces (year round)
Replies: 3
Views: 3984

Re: Ideas for gardening in small spaces (year round)

I have been using pallet wood for a while for my raised beds in the garden - one thing I have to say is use screws when you put them together. If a plank starts to rot, screws are a lot easier to get out than a nail! Yanking a nail out of the wood may cause more problems - my first bot fell apart wh...
by happyhippy
Sun Mar 22, 2015 11:39 am
Forum: Alternate Energy Discussions
Topic: Electricty from heat
Replies: 6
Views: 9964

Re: Electricty from heat

Not sure - I have ordered a couple of the Peltiers to play with from Ebay, so hopefully tell you soon :D
I wonder how hot they can get before they go pop, there surely has to be a cut off point when it gets too hot and the semiconductors just give up the ghost?
by happyhippy
Sun Mar 22, 2015 4:51 am
Forum: Alternate Energy Discussions
Topic: Electricty from heat
Replies: 6
Views: 9964

Electricty from heat

Hi again Troy - glad to see you are still pumping out the videos, so thanks for that. I am only halfway through the February ones but stillenjoying every single one of them and learning a lot. Anyway, considering you have your fire on all day, have you looked at the heat to electricity method of alt...
by happyhippy
Thu Jul 24, 2014 3:41 pm
Forum: Survival Discussions
Topic: Controlling Vermin!
Replies: 4
Views: 7736

Re: Controlling Vermin!

I have a few mice that like to run through my veggie patch and chew anything in there, lost a few cucamelons to the swines! Lately, as its nice weather, I sit near there with an air rifle - no greater pleasure than popping them out of my patch! May not work if you have lots but this way keeps my air...
by happyhippy
Sun Jun 22, 2014 4:04 am
Forum: preppernurse1
Topic: Why should you prep.
Replies: 33
Views: 34075

Re: Why should you prep.

SurplusSupply wrote:@happyhippy This is true. One possible good resource U.K. folks do have is the "Bushcraft" and camping community. I would start there.
Definitely a good place to start, thanks for the pointer - see what I can go find.

HH
by happyhippy
Sat Jun 21, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: preppernurse1
Topic: Why should you prep.
Replies: 33
Views: 34075

Re: Why should you prep.

I think I class myself as a semi-prepper. In the last few years, I have realised a lot (remember I am in the UK): the government cares nothing for the public and due to this we have a lot more different 'dangers' to you guys in the US. Whereas you have earthquakes and tornados, we have the risk of r...
by happyhippy
Sat Jun 21, 2014 11:32 am
Forum: preppernurse1
Topic: Is it better to go it alone or in a group?
Replies: 10
Views: 16373

Re: Is it better to go it alone or in a group?

Agree that groups are the way to go and, as has been mentioned, small manageable groups would be the best. Looking at no more than 10 tops. With that amount of people you should get a good spread of skills and ability to help keep things ticking over all day every day. The important thing to do, I t...