I have implemented a test irrigation system using a solar pond pump. My sunniest balcony has no power and I always forget to water. Now i just need an alert when the reservoir is getting low.
Close ups of my much coveted badge. Some hardware and base stations of the wifi village. Both Information Society and Berlin played on Saturday night! Shot a video of an amazing demo from the Car Hacking Village. A car modified to play games instead of driving. Also, the best of my flight home. Some great pictures of Hoover dam and some of the solar farms and mesas as we few home.
Solar Freaking Roadways! This is even better that the smart roads i have been reading about for years! LED roadways make so much sense. Not just to warn drivers of obstacles ahead, or to change parking lot configurations. It can even change lane configurations based on traffic patterns. Like the golden gate, our roads could shift the number of east vs west bound lanes to account for traffic. The only down side is the cost, i’ve seen estimates all over the map. How much did our present roadways cost if you added it all up? I bet that has been plenty expensive as well. What about the Railroads? These things are expensive, but infrastructure is worth it. When we spend money like this we are paying ourselves to build a better tomorrow.
From the northern part of Los Angeles, i spied the eclipse through a pair of plastic and cardboard eclipse viewing glasses. The viewing spectacles were provided by the Griffith Park Observatory. It was a spectacular sight, despite only being a partial eclipse and only the beginning. I was amazed when i pointed the lens of my small digital camera though the disposable glasses and was able to take a pretty decent picture. enjoy. depending on where you live, you may still catch it in your area. Look up in the sky, but protect your eyes.