Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Hand-cranked Torch Used To Power Radio

I've liberated the power from an inexpensive hand-cranked torch so it can be used to run an inexpensive FM radio. The torch contains a small rechargeable battery that is charged by turning a crank-handle.

Why? - This equipment is being sent to a part of the world where batteries are very expensive, where farmers need torches to manage night-time pests and where farmers need radios that give them access to weather reports which help with crop management.

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Wednesday, September 08, 2010

2nd Prize Winner - Royal Adelaide Show

A model motorcycle I built from ordinary printer paper won a second prize at the Royal Adelaide Show 2010.
Congratulations to Dane Filander for taking first place.

Saturday, September 04, 2010

HELP English to Kiswahili Translation

I'm putting together a training programme for a UN volunteer organisation in the Western Region of Kenya.
If you can volunteer your help (a little or a lot) with the translation of documents from English to Kiswahili please email me for details