Category Archives: Projects

Why Meshtastic? It can tie everything together.

Some projects force you to learn, and Meshtastic is one of them. Whether you live further out or in the city, you can be left without communication when things go wrong. Meshtastic is a mesh network that can be used … Continue reading

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Huge Chinese Singles: recalling my first encounter

During the VN War  years, we visited Hong Kong as a Liberty port. For a young sailor who liked mechanical things, Hong Kong was magic, so much was different, the food, the cars, trucks, buses, trams and more. The water front … Continue reading

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Question of the day 5/20/2013, Aeromotor Fan

A question from Jeff H. Subject: windmill retrofit Message Body: I was curious about retrofitting old Aeromotor windmills with a belt reduction to a commonly available truck alternator. With the advent of serpentine belts, it sounds that much more possible. My … Continue reading

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Shineray 250cc Water Cooled Engine Wiring

What do you do when you search the net and every blog and can’t find the wiring info? What are all those wire leads out of the Shineray 250cc Water Cooled Electric Start unit with Reverse? If someone is offering … Continue reading

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Email of the day 11/14/12

Today I received an email about a simple DIY washing machine I put up on you tube at channel ‘georgeutterpower’. The washer uses a Honda Auto Wiper Motor, and borrows the bell crank and one of the rods with end fittings that … Continue reading

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A New and Less Expensive ON Grid or Off Grid set up?

Recently, I posted the Utterpower DIYer $20 Inter locking Transfer Switch. Following is a drawing of how it might be deployed in an off grid setup that can grow, and make use of wind, hydro, solar, or even pedal power if that’s all … Continue reading

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Isaac Tests A DIY Kiss Design

As I often say, the power of utterpower is getting reports from DIYers around the world, what works and what doesn’t. A lot of us like the two bearing generators when we can find them. One thing I like is trouble … Continue reading

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Amonix 7700 Photo Contest, recording failure

  Do you live near an Amonix 7700 Power Plant? Got a decent Camera and know how to use it? You could win money by snapping a picture, The better time to arrive is in the early morning or afternoon with … Continue reading

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A lesson in Kiss Engineering?

When is KISS too simple? It was just the other day, I met up with two Friends to introduce them to the trail and snowmobiling, I’m no expert by any means;  but I have ridden in the back country, on … Continue reading

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