- alternative energy
Paul discusses Rocket Mass Heaters with Ernie & Erica prior to the Rocket Mass Heater Workshop (The Rockfest) coming up October 26th through the 28th, 2012 in Missoula, MT. Topics covered include details of the workshop and associated events.
Paul Wheaton and Steve Heckeroth talk about Steve’s kickstarter campaign to help farmers get electric tractors for bulk prices. (Unfortunately, however, since this podcast was made, they’ve discovered you can’t sell items costing more than $10,000 on kickstarter). Steve talks about the different types of electric tractors that are available. Steve talks about keeping draft […]
Paul Wheaton talks to Owen and John and another friend reviewing the rest of Paul’s notes from Sepp Holzer week. They talk about urban farming and Sepp’s “sausage.” Paul reviews fruit trees from seed, and hugelkultur and berms 3-5 meters tall. He makes the berms like zigurats with extra wide steps that you could even […]
Paul Wheaton talks to Zane about spiders that would catch on his hang glider when they were floating out in thermals. They are at the PDC in Dayton, Montana. Zane is going to make a Jean Pain compost pile, and describes how. They talk about heating the house and running a car, as well as […]
Paul Wheaton continues talking with Steve Heckeroth, who has made an electric tractor. Paul shares about his tractor and truck. Steve talks about linear actuators, and hydraulic cylinders. They talk about some more of Steve’s tractor designs, which have even more power despite being smaller in size. They talk about its having tracks, and how […]
Paul Wheaton continues talking with Steve Heckeroth, who has made an electric tractor. Steve talks about linear actuators. Steve talks about regen, putting energy back into your batteries when you brake. They talk about in-wheel motors. You don’t need a clultch in an electric vehicle, which makes things a little easier. They talk about having […]
Paul Wheaton talks with Steve Heckeroth, who has made an electric tractor. Paul shares about his electric golf cart, which he used for a lot around the farm. Steve talks about the energy that goes into food production (moreso than its transportation). Steve uses DC motors. They talk about traction. Steve talks about using an […]