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Projects for 2016

Happy New Years Everyone!!!

Here’s a preview of a few projects that I have planned for this year.

Automated AeroGarden

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.

AeroGarden

Time-lapse Camera

An Arduino based Time-lapse Camera. This will be used in production of Dared to Survive shows.

Game Camera

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.

Passive Repeater

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.

More Podcasts

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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Minimalist Survival Challenge 2016

At the beginning of 2016 Mr RedBeard is doing a Minimalist Survival Challenge. Here’s the gear load list so far. Be sure to communicate with us on Twitter @DaredtoSurvive. Feel free to give us suggestions, corrections, warnings etc.

MinimalistPack

Getting gear together for the survival challenge. What am I missing?

  • Pack
  • 2 Wool Blankets
  • Sawyer Water Filter
  • Morakniv Outdoor 2000 Knife
  • A Winchester curved blade skinning knife
  • Estwing Hatchet
  • Head Lamp
  • Ferro Rod
  • Compass
  • Wilderness identification guides
  • State park ranger map with trails marked
  • Rat trap
  • Gloves
  • First Aid kit
  • Aluminum water bottle
  • MSR Pot not pictured