I found a PowerPotV on ebay

Showed up on Friday. I played with it this weekend in the kitchen. So far I like it. 

Hard boiled eggs, instant oatmeal, tea – which stained the pot, but I am hoping this will stop the rivets in the bottom from corroding into my water.

It's not an UL item. It's big, 1.4 liters and heavy. 18oz is their claimed weight, but I suspect that it's a lot more than that with all the extra bits and bobs that it comes with. I'm going to sew up 2 different stuff sacks for it and weigh it after that.
One will be for the full kit, the other will be for the minimal kit, basically just the pot and charge cable.

I love the concept of solar, I just can't afford anything worthwhile. I also tend to hike in heavy woods so solar is minimally effective anyhow. 

I mentally 'weight-buy' this pot by no going with the large extra battery, solar, etc.

A friend has a biolight. This outputs twice the power at half the weight. Between the two of us, I think we now have some good kit for charging cameras and phones. I will let him carry the biolight…

Birthday party lunch is a 2 year old's favorites!

My wife made all our daughter's favorites for lunch. Well, except for the sandwiches for the adults. Those where new to her.

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Sandwiches, Mickiebownie and Cheese, cheesy poofs, and goldfishes.

A Minnie Mouse Mac and Cheese. Bows for Minnies bows, and little mickey shaped hot dogs that where cut with a tiny mickey cookie cutter I printed.

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Minnie Mouse Birthday Cake

My wife made our daughter a birthday cake. I printed out some chocolate molds for her to use to decorate the cake.

The first real use she's gotten from the 3d printer.

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A short video showing the cake and the molds used to make it.

The finished cake with chocolate ears, bows, dots and mouse decorations.

Printing small bow molds to be used to make mini chocolate bows.

A Big circle chocolate mold. I designed a circle mold creator and published it at http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:22006

Trying to make curved base for doing chocolate pieces that will match a cake.

mouse and small dot molds.

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