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Hammock with Curved Stretcher Bars

Hammock with Curved Stretcher Bars | Old-Tech | Scoop.it
There are two standard hammock designs that I know of. In one, the cloth, or string, all comes to a point at either end of the hammock. Movement in ...
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No Tech Magazine: Crimean Ovens

No Tech Magazine: Crimean Ovens | Old-Tech | Scoop.it
"Starting in 1861, the wintertime Union field tent hospitals of the U.S. Civil War often used subterranean heating systems known as Crimean Ovens. The system under discussion was basically a firebox, or oven, on the outside of the tent, with...
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Wonder how a rocket stove would work with this setup. Pretty cool.

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22 Obsolete Technologies That People Thought Would Last Forever

22 Obsolete Technologies That People Thought Would Last Forever | Old-Tech | Scoop.it
We live in an era of accelerating technological change, and with it, accelerated rates of obsolescence. Here are 22 antiquated technologies that are actually quite young -- and which people thought would be around for much longer than they were.
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Interesting list. Don't agree with all of them though.
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Make a portable solar powered outlet that can go anywhere - Treehugger

Make a portable solar powered outlet that can go anywhere - Treehugger | Old-Tech | Scoop.it
Treehugger Make a portable solar powered outlet that can go anywhere Treehugger This neat project for a portable solar powered outlet was originally created by Instructables user JasonE for his wife to take to a girls' camp, but it ended up being a...
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Gardening

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#DIY: Vertical Pallet Gardening Table - No more gardening on the ground with a hurt back. Create a garden table for less than $10. Created by @Jenna_Burger of SASinteriors.net
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Nice DIY project for your garden

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PHOTO: Garden Furniture Made From...

We're always looking for new ways to make our outdoor spaces interesting -- without spending a lot of money.
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This DIY HD Antenna Offers Great Reception for Less than $10 in Parts - LifeHacker India

This DIY HD Antenna Offers Great Reception for Less than $10 in Parts - LifeHacker India | Old-Tech | Scoop.it
This DIY HD Antenna Offers Great Reception for Less than $10 in Parts LifeHacker India Instructables user Holly Mann built this antenna with some cardboard, some aluminum foil, wood glue, a few screws, a length of coax cable, and a matching...
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How Toronto Engineers Built a Human-Powered Helicopter

How Toronto Engineers Built a Human-Powered Helicopter | Old-Tech | Scoop.it
Todd Reichert pedals three metres into the air during flight testing of the first successful human-powered helicopter. Photo by Martin Turner,
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I Love Papercrete

I Love Papercrete | Old-Tech | Scoop.it
Papercrete??  What’s that??  That’s the response I always get when I’m describing my favorite building material.  Not surprising since it occupies a ...
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DIY Roll-Out Pantry Saves Space in Your Kitchen - Lifehacker

DIY Roll-Out Pantry Saves Space in Your Kitchen Lifehacker The Instructables guide below will take you through the whole process from start to finish, but you could tweak and expand on it in a ton of different ways to fit your own kitchen.
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Build an Apartment-Sized Bike Rack out of PVC - Lifehacker

Build an Apartment-Sized Bike Rack out of PVC - Lifehacker | Old-Tech | Scoop.it
Build an Apartment-Sized Bike Rack out of PVC Lifehacker Fuego316 shares his process on Instructables. The tutorial is pretty self-explanatory; all you'll need is about 20 feet of PVC and some L and T connectors.
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Portable fire pit with built in log storage rack.

Portable fire pit with built in log storage rack. | Old-Tech | Scoop.it
If you ever wanted a fire pit without spending  $80+ dollars, this if for you.   The total cost of this project was under $15.00.  Depending on materi...
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How To Fly A Human Powered Helicopter - Wired (blog)

How To Fly A Human Powered Helicopter - Wired (blog) | Old-Tech | Scoop.it
How To Fly A Human Powered Helicopter Wired (blog) Gore is part of a team from the University of Maryland that hopes to finally claim the human powered helicopter title this weekend and end their heated battle with a team of Canadians also trying...
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The original iPad: Diptych

The original iPad: Diptych | Old-Tech | Scoop.it
Ancient people had pretty interesting ways of recording their thoughts, or keeping track of business accounts. Clay tablets were pretty good, but were...
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Tweet from @InRakiVeritas

Tweet from @InRakiVeritas | Old-Tech | Scoop.it
Nicola Tesla Abimmm http://t.co/KvDHB5ySgy
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Love it! This is how things should have been.
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Heat Your Water Without Electricity

Heat Your Water Without Electricity | Old-Tech | Scoop.it
How to make hot water using a thermosiphoning process.A great back up solution for when the mains electricity is down.Power outages are becoming more common. This Christmas, thousands in the UK where ...
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Build Your Own Clutter Reducing, Modular Shelving from Cardboard Boxes - Lifehacker

Build Your Own Clutter Reducing, Modular Shelving from Cardboard Boxes - Lifehacker | Old-Tech | Scoop.it
Build Your Own Clutter Reducing, Modular Shelving from Cardboard Boxes Lifehacker If you don't care much about the look of your shelves, Instructables user makedo-able shows off how to build a nice set up modular shelving from cardboard boxes.
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A DiY Survival Sling Shot with Big Game Capabilities

A DiY Survival Sling Shot with Big Game Capabilities | Old-Tech | Scoop.it
by Todd Walker Could you survive in the wilderness with only a sling shot as your weapon? Lots would depend on your survivability. Having a means to harvest protein and animal fat would surely incr...
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DIY Arduino cellphone made of off-the-shelf parts - SlashGear

DIY Arduino cellphone made of off-the-shelf parts - SlashGear | Old-Tech | Scoop.it
SlashGear DIY Arduino cellphone made of off-the-shelf parts SlashGear Through Hack-A-Day comes news of this massive lump of an accomplishment, with Instructables making it clear for the public what they've got to do to make it all happen for...
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Homemade LEGObot 3D printer does 3D printing on the cheap

Homemade LEGObot 3D printer does 3D printing on the cheap | Old-Tech | Scoop.it
Made from LEGO and various odds and ends, Matthew Krueger's low cost LEGObot 3D printer prints using hot glue.
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Bike Blender

Bike Blender | Old-Tech | Scoop.it
Transform an electric blender into a mechanically pedal powered bike blender.
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Now you can have a smoothie on your ride!

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LCD Coffee Table

LCD Coffee Table | Old-Tech | Scoop.it
Have an extra LCD monitor laying around? I think most of us have upgraded their screen or TV at some point to a larger one and have their old one coll...
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This is too cool! We have an old monitor that we can use...

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Mini Picnic Table - Instructables

A fun and easy craft to make that looks really cool and realistic when completed. This is my 3rd instructable and I'm very satisfied by the turnout. H...
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Mad Electricity - Nikola Tesla - Modern Marvels - History Channel Documentary

In this documentary the life of one of the world's greatest inventors is examined. Some of his unfinished projects are presented including the idea of wirele...
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One-Pallet Chair

One-Pallet Chair | Old-Tech | Scoop.it
This Adirondack chair was built from just one pallet!
Download the Google SketchUp model here.

Here's how to make splendid material-efficient pallet ... (Recycling a pallet into an outdoor chair. Quick, easy, and cheap.
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