Honing in my wildcrafting skills during a walk on Monday. Needed a breather and decided to get up from my desk and take a 5 mile walk. Below are some of my finds. I didn’t have my field guide so I was not able to identify some other plants and decided not to catalog them. In order we have Sassafras, Persimmons and Chanterelle mushrooms.
I currently have plans to create an app to make field notes easier with tools and references. If anyone has interest in this even if beta testing please let me know.
Found a new tool that helps calculate IV since Niantic disabled PokeAdvisor’s API access. In some ways its more awesome than PokeAdvisor in that it does not violate terms and conditions and that is a simple screen overlay. This one is not a 100% accurate nor does it provide hidden values but it gets you in the ball park in a fairly easy fashion.
This one is an Android App called IV Calculator for Pokemon GO. IV Calculator provides the tool as a screen overlay and as you can see below it is very close to the values provided by PokeAdvisor.
And before I can even finish writing this MrsRedBeard finds more
Here’s a preview of a few projects that I have planned for this year.
An automated AeroGarden based hydroponic-ish herb garden. I picked up this AeroGarden version 3 at a resale shop for about $8. I took it apart, cleaned it up, tested the unit and found it to be in working order. I need to replace the tubing and filter but all in all that’s a good find. I will be doing this project in stages. First will be 3d printing the planter cartridges that hold the sponge and just get the unit functioning. 2nd will be automating a few functions using an Arduino and holding tanks for nutrients and reserve water.
An Arduino based Time-lapse Camera. This will be used in production of Dared to Survive shows.
An Arduino based Game Camera that will also collect environmental information such as Temperature, Humidity, etc. The data will be stored on an SD-Card and will be later used in an app to develop forecasting predictions.
I want to attempt a few things with a Passive Repeater design that integrates simple bi-directional amplification and/or filters.
Bench Top Power Supply
A simple bench top power supply made from PC and Server power supplies.
I plan on starting a weekly 15 min per episode podcast covering my top 5 favorite Instructables projects.
I’m sure this list will change throughout the year so stay tuned. Have project suggestions or requests? Reach out to me @Mr_Red_Beard on Twitter.
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