A week of visible progress

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I’m having a week where plenty of projects are coming to fruition, Nerd Nite, the sea level rise paper, and mark 2 of the glow fans. With the much appreciated help of several, I got the big power supply running (previous head-scratching), wired up the LED driver (MAX16836 350 mA constant current), and fired up …

Sea level rise paper coverage

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NZPA picked this one up, so we got press in Stuff, 3 News, TVNZ, Yahoo, and the Waikato Times. Dom Post have a different print article, page A9, “Pick what to save of coast urge scientists”. More from Yahoo! Xtra: Call for active approach to rising sea levels And Hot Topic ran with it, as …

My sea level rise paper from RSNZ

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This is what I’ve been putting together for the last few months. Royal Society of New Zealand paper highlights new research around sea level rise Summary: In 2007 the IPCC said 0.2-0.6 metres by end of the century, but maybe more coz ice sheets are melting and we don’t know how much that melting might …

More digging pics

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The earth floor is all laid, so now we’re waiting on that to dry. Hence the next steps in getting this house built are to finish off the outside. So, we have a front door: And the retaining above the house has been concreted in place. These rails are ex-NZR 91 lb/yard rail, cast by …

Grr…

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Just had a meeting about one word. The meeting was pretty epic though, there was drama, suspense, deceit, threats, passive aggression, actual aggression, and ultimately agreement. They agreed that they were being ridiculous.

Hey, guess what we did this weekend?

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Yeah, more house stuff. What a surprise. The floor is continuing to expand and should be finished tuesday. The curves are not quite perfect, although you’d have to be lying on the floor looking very intently at all the cracks to notice. We never have people do that, oh no. Currently it looks like: This …

I just woke up and…

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When you read this you’re tagged. Take a picture of you in your current state, no changing your clothes or quickly putting on makeup. NO PHOTOSHOP. Show your F-List the real you! This is all pleiadeslion‘s fault. What with her being on the other side of the world, she posted while I was sleeping. I …

Step-up converter fail

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Ok, am baffled enough to ask for help. For those of you of you who know how little I like to ask for help, you’ll understand just how baffled I am. Yet again, I’m failing to get a step-up converter to work. This one is a MAX608, aiming to give me 7 Volts and 500 …

More mudding

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We’ll be up at the house in Brooklyn laying more earth floor from 10 am this saturday. Any help gratefully appreciated. The clay is very good for the skin. (That’s my tactfull way of saying you’ll get filthy.)

How to lay a poured earth floor

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We’ve been laying a poured earth floor. This is going to cover the whole floor on the main level of the house. It’s an extra two inches of thermal mass to store the heat and the one’s we’ve seen before look awesome. Kind of like flagstone, but much warmer underfoot. The earth mix comes from …