Plastic for my 3d printer, and how long it lasts.

The 3d printer kit I ordered can print several types of plastic. The 2 that are currently frequently used are ABS and PLA. PLA is a biodegradable plastic made from corn starch (http://www.cupdepot.com/PLA-FAQ.htm). ABS is a plastic that is food safe and ok to use in aquariums and such. PLA is also food safe but […]

Savonious VAWT windmill aquarium pump prototype

I made a Vertical Axis Wind Turbine today. It was supposed to pump air, but never quite got that far. The idea came about from a discussion on a website I am on about aquaponics. Yes, I made an indoor windmill. Stop laughing. Please. No, really, stop laughing! I am using the air coming out […]

Aquaponics Solids Lifting Siphon Overflow Box AKA Johnny Jump Box

It all started with a chat on the homepage of aquaponicscommunity.com with Johnny and Paul. Johnny¬† said he was trying to figure out how to make a solids lifting siphon overflow box. Now, at first I didn’t think it could be done – having built a weir siphon overflow box in the past. But than […]