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Appropriate Technology Dept. Sunseed activities September 2013

This month we completed the pending projects.

The biomass cookstove base structure has been reinforced and has been transported to the main house where it will be used. We started to cook usually, demonstrating that whatever can use it, has a very simple operation and is very efficient. We’re burning cane and almond shells. In short will be prepared other fuels. 2 hours of heat, are easily obtained. The gasification is very good, and does not generate smoke, so can be used perfectly to the side of the house.

We also have built a structure to support the solar oven with turning wheels that allow to point towards the sun. The box has been coated with fiberglass to protect it from the elements and painted white, to reject the sun’s heat on the outside. At noon you reach 144 degrees celsius, allowing to cook many dishes perfectly.

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Appropriate Technology Dep. Sunseed activities July 2013

The activity during july has been exceptional at Sunseed. In the AT department we haven’t stop one day with all the projects and activities done by the fantastic volunteers who choose these dates to stay here and share experiences. IMG_5112.JPG

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Appropriate Technology Dep. Sunseed activities June 2013

This June has been very active in Sunseed. With the summer holidays, each day we have more volunteers and the energy of the place rises. In the Appropriate Technology Department we have done many activities with high participation.

For me, the main project has been to build two tables with metal estructure and a tiled surface. All the materials have been recycled from previous uses. Along two weeks, 10 people, plus Chito the supervisor engineer cat, have done the different steps to create two new tables for Sunseed, one dor the eating area in the main house (in substitution for the oldest), and the other for the outdoor area of the AT workshop, to make more comfortables our morning breaks.

During the construction, we have learn how to recover iron L profiles, cutting them and cleaning up the surface rust. With them, we built the tables structures to hold the tiles.

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Light painting

Clemens and me where working on a rustic led lamp, using a cristal bottle, a plant pot holder and some led diodes. While testing the diodes, we saw the possibility of play a little bit with them painting with the intens light they produced using Clemen’s reflex camera and keeping opened the shutter while moving the light painting in the air.