After we do the haunted house, it might be a good time to build a battery testing/recharging station. Something that we can hook some SLA or lithium batteries up to and have it cycle them and tell us if they are good.
I know that @DRDEMENTED has offered us good prices on lots of SLA batteries that are mostly good… If we automate the task of separating the wheat from the chaff we should be able to get enough batteries together to power many interesting projects.
I’m suggesting lithium and SLA, because Lithium is good for all the new sexy portable things, and lead acid is the most proven battery tech in the world. If weight is not an issue, you can put together a lead-acid stack that’ll do anything, cheaper than any other alternative, and likely to still be running long after you’ve exhausted the charge cycles on your modern batteries.
Sorry to have missed it guys. I was up to my eyebrows with shit, and wasn’t 100% sure if it was happening as my internet has been failing. I’d be interested in a weekly or monthly or somewhere in between regular meal together. I’ll get the crock going again soon too…
Be sure to drop by The Hackery’s booth. They won best in class last years with their “exploded view” exhibit and have in the past supplied us with odds and ends for the hack room.
Did another dump run - thanks to @Pierre, especially, for helping load up the truck last Monday! The bins system works pretty good - 3 fit nicely in the back of the truck, with space for garbage bags, too, alongside them.
We do a good job of separating the metals, plastics, wood and electronics - thank you to everyone who makes an effort to put the waste in the right bin!
I also pressure washed them and they are ready for more.
I’m shop capable with most tools, but haven’t used a shopsmith. I’m back in country on the 16th, and available for an orientation, plus @Bradley-Maker I’m available if you ever need a hand with shop stuff.