Category: Real Life
What powerline adapter to use that can be fully managed under Linux?
Powerline is a technology for transmitting data over the AC grid. All devices provide an RJ45 Ethernet plug (and some also wifi and USB), so they support client devices of all operating systems. Basic configuration of encryption is likewise OS independent, as nearly all of them use a "pairing" button for that. However, to set […]
How to dimension a stand-alone photovoltaics installation?
This applies for example when you want to add a photovoltaics installation to your campervan, expedition vehicle, garden hut, off-grid house or similar. For having enough electricity year-round from photovoltaics alone, battery size and module size have to be properly dimensioned. The best tool I found for this is the European Commission JRC's PV potential […]
Statistical Design Meeting in Strasbourg
Statistical Design Meeting and Workshop in Strasbourg, 2013-03-25 to -26. We worked quite intensively and at the same time, everybody seemed to enjoy it – that's how I like work to be 🙂 Thanks to everybody involved! All images on this page licenced under CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported, or at your option, any later version. […]
Political street art: Espere Revolución
On a nice evening with a friend in Málaga this October, we developed this idea for political street art. (We were kinda oversugared from the best icecream in town … it explains something, doesn’t it? 😀 ) Initially we wanted to cut our own “Espere Revolución” signs and install them over the city’s normal push-button boxes […]
What is the “lashing capacity” LC of lashing straps?
It seems like this: The lashing capacity LC according to the norm (EN 12195-2) means the maximum allowed force on the strap in straight pull. When buying lashing straps, you might get an additional second LC measure that is double of the normal LC. This is the lashing capacity in round pull. Why is round […]
Currently I'm building the first parts of my truck's furniture system. The system is based on gridbeam, an awesome simple DIY construction system from the 1970's. Practically this means: boxes, room partitioning walls, shelves, desks etc. all use the same sheet material and connector elements and with the same compatible hole pattern, so one can […]
Expedition vehicle project overview
Here’s a little page with images and videos from the make-a-truck-my-home project that I have going on since … well, too long already 🙂 Enjoy! A video of the raw box body the morning after we transported it home: And a video of driving the truck to the petrol station immediately after buying it: