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Riding Herd on Electrons

I’m transforming Junior, my Sprinter van, into an urban stealth camper and mobile office so I can live and work off grid anywhere. Junior has now successfully boiled water with his fully-wired battery pack! I can now use my tea water heater, coffee maker, computer and monitor, and other 120V appliances inside the van. This […]

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Converting Lead Into Tea – Battery Pack Alchemy!

I’m transforming Junior, my Sprinter van, into an urban stealth camper and mobile office so I can live and work off grid anywhere. Junior has now successfully boiled water with his fully-wired battery pack! I can now use my tea … Continue reading

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Plugging the Insectoid Firehose

The Spring Insect Explosion here in Austin has been flooding past the tiny gaps in my roof ring bug screen as though pouring from a fire hose. Excited, horny bugs you would never guess could fit through such tiny holes … Continue reading

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“IT LIVES!!!!”

I modded this $4 Goodwill shaver to use rechargeable AA batteries instead of futzing around with plug-in chargers! It has twice the power it had before, works great, and looks substantially less like a bomb than my last Frankenshaver. Other … Continue reading

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Trunking Up the Honda

Got my luggage trunk installed on my Honda PCX-150, drastically increasing my cargo capacity. It’s big enough to hold a full-sized satchel and combined with the space under the seat and a backpack, I can carry at least three or … Continue reading

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Visitors?!? Quick! Hide It Under the Bed!

Watch the Magical Mechanical Storage Bed transform in less than three minutes! In Twin/Couch Mode: First the right and left doors on the bottom open up, and the legs are folded out from underneath, which shows off the storage space. … Continue reading

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Countertop Nirvana

After the arrival of the new fridge, I’m hard at work creating the next phase of the yurt countertop! I’ll have to office near the door where I can see outside, the cooking area in the middle, and the sink … Continue reading

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