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STRUCTURES

01010 + Any-stick dome A dome from junk
01020 + Durable covering For covering structures and underground membranes
01040 ^ Bolt-together frames Basics of building and covering bolt-together frames
01050 + Dome, 10’ diameter on posts This one used for bathing at an off grid encampment
01080 + Dome, 16’8” diameter 210 sq.ft. Economical, versatile, reusable frame can be built in a day
01110 + Dome extension Enlarge, and elevate 16’8” dome to 19’ diameter
01200 + Parabolic domes Width and height can be increased indefinitely
01210 + Dome Worksheet Add radius and chord factors to calculate any size dome
01220 + Dome, parabolic 20’ x 10’ high I use it for my winter backyard studio
01300 + Low profile domes 24 ft dia., 450 sq.ft; height=radius/2
01330 + Parabolic, 28’ 14’ high, 615 sq. ft. Central structure at an off-grid encampment
01360 + 30 foot low profile dome 707 sq.ft Calculations plus assembly notes
01365 + Low Cost Shelter Project Application based upon the 30 foot low profile dome
01400 + 32 foot dome 804 sq.ft. Strut lengths (calculations) only
01430 + 49 foot dome 1885 sq.ft low profile Calculations only, optimizes use of 10’ stock materials.


Wire structures contents
01510 + 7’6” wire shelter frame ht.=rad./2 Dome frame weighs 8.5 lbs. Complete frame=24 lbs.
01520 + The Cozy 7-1/2 diameter Includes a stove built into the floor
01630 + Oval wire dome, 10x20x2.5 A complex disaster – but an interesting story


Other shapes

01660 + Hyperboloid http://technosmith.com/contents/01660-hyperboloid.pdf
01670 + Mushroom configuration An artsie 12’ diameter shade for a treeless backyard.
01690 + Hyperbolic paraboloid A strong and graceful roof structure
01700 + Trihyperbolicparaboloid Hexagonal form supported on three posts
01810 + Decks from scraps Use short pieces of recycled material to span large areas
01830 + Hex8: Wooden structure Hexagonal office space with sleeping loft, 8 ft. diameter
01840 + Hex12 Wooden structure Hexagonal building with upstairs desk, 12’ diameter
01900 + Earth materials A few more tips on what not to try


WATER

02010 ^ Water intro Critical things to keep in mind concerning this need
02040 ^ Tank, 30 gal. with spigot A clean trash can can be an economical tank’
02100 + Stills One means of purifying water
02110 Distilling sea water Wave & tide energy assist water pumping and distillation
02120 + Well pumps Some of my semi-successful DIY attempts
02130 + Cistern pump Creative improvements applied in a developing nation
02140 Atmospheric pump graphic Uses thermal energy to pump water in 15.7gal tank
02160 ^ Cistern under garden Developing a complete sustainable food+water system
02170 + Wells Boring shallow wells from commonly available hardware





03010
FOOD

03020 + Captive water table

03030 + Reducing surface water loss http://technosmith.com/contents/03030-reducing surface water loss.pdf
03040 + Trench format garden http://technosmith.com/contents/03040-trench format.pdf
03050 + Extreme water saving garden A subterranean membrane + other tricks save water
03060 Water table, circle graphic 120 (¼ acre), 170 (½ acre), and 240 (1acre) ft diameters
03075 Walk-in garden

03230 High density garden Gardening techniques that can multiply productivity
03240 + High density garden tools Design and build tools for high density applications
03250
Compost Comfort An exercise in laziness
03500 + Garden Summary .pdf version

03500 + Garden Summary phone version





04010 + Lighting How light is used greatly affects the amount needed
04030 + Electrical There are more ways to do this than most realize


ENERGY

05005
Keeping warm Structure features that can reduce the energy needed
05030
Using wood stoves Important installation considerations
05040
Basic stove Cheap to build, highly efficient, eco-friendly
05050
The Dragon A small, cheap high-efficiency wood stove
05060
Small boiler Attached to “Dragon” to heat water and produce steam
05070
Wood-fired water heater

05080
Stove with reflector Great for heating patio area





05100 Retrofit wood stove Efficient, clean, installed in existing fireplace
05110
Small forced air heater Shroud a “Basic stove” and force air through it
05120
Prunings burner.pdf Clean efficient disposal of orchard waste
05140
Rammed Earth Stove Build from highly compressed earth with tiny % cement
05150
Cottage kiln Wood fired production of art and utility objects

















Cooking

05200
Why a cook stove out of mud Fuel efficient, smokeless solution to primitive kitchens
05210 Small stove carved into the earth “little mud” s





05220 Counter top stove graphic Sculpt mud into existing adobe or brick counter
05225 Backyard stove Cook outdoors during the summer
05230 StoveTopOven Invented to cook a girlfriend’s birthday cake s
05240 Cook stove from a scrap of pipe You can’t make an efficient stove more easily than this s
05250
Cardboard cooker solar power An easy and cheap way to “crock pot” anything s







Solar +

05300
Introduction to solar There are more options in solar than most realize
05340
SolarHeatedAir Technique that greatly increases efficiency of solar heat
05350
Solar Hot Water Economical way to heat your above ground pool
05360
Heliostat A high-tech device with many potential possibilities
05380
Wind Generally inconsistent and seasonal, but great in places


Manipulating energy

05410
The Energy Tree Opportunities and pitfalls
05415
Perpetual motion of fools Fun projects for those who love to fail
05420
Reality for the masses If you have dumb friends, this helps you recognize them
05430
StoringEnergy There are more ways to do this than you might think
05450 Pumping heat By mechanical energy you can make hot cold or cold
05470
Energy systems Managing of energy sources, storage, and conversion
05480
Heat powered engines Converting thermal energy into mechanical energy


See 05060-Small Boiler Attachment to dragon for heating water or making steam
05500
Steam engine 3 moving parts I made this public domain so no one could patent it
05510
Stirling World’s most efficient engine was invented by a minister
05520
Check Valve Power Concept engine – also intentionally in the public domain
05525
Stirling data table Calculates available outputs under various conditions
05530
Wet Stirling Yet another creative way to create mechanical energy
05540
Odd engines Creative applications of simple physics
05560
Jet engine in my house Yet another don’t anyone (else) try this at home) story
05600
Refrigeration Various ways to cool things
05620 Linked Stirling Yet another way to pump heat
05630
Storing cool More refrigeration basics
05650
Ice chest air Forced air cooling invented during an emergency










06000
Transportation Avoiding petroleum and expenses relating to cars
06010
Recycling cart A stronger, larger and legal alternative to grocery carts
06030
MobileHomeless Made for a homeless friend who lived in it for 5 years
06040 Folding bike graphic Needed a compact bike to store under my desk at work
06050 Compact bike graphic For awhile I had a $100 bounty on the first one to ride it.







HEALTH

08020
Bath pan Cheap, lightweight, use for storage, bathing, or laundry
08040
6” auger Use for well or toilet pit
08050
8” auger Use for toilet pit or well
08070 Off Grid Toilets A radical sanitation improvement over existing practices
08110
Low tech composting toilet A clean and simple solution to a need we all have


MORE

09010 home sheetmetal basics Simple techniques to equip you to solve many problems
09020
Splitting rocks Not everyone needs this – but I did, so here it is
09030
Petro chemical replacement Introduction to a science to reduce need of petroleum
09040
Starting car with a weak battery http://technosmith.com/contents/09040-starting a car with a weak battery.pdf
09050
stepper motor from alternator I needed to computer-control something in small steps
09070 Furniture legs

09210
Dog trainer

09230
Prowler pooper

09400








10010
Enterprise






11000
Part 11 Community Designs

11500
50’x60’ model village – graphic Population 0-6 on a 50x60 foot lot












PRESENTATIONS
12010
Hexagon based display maze A creative arrangement of panels for 2D displays
12012
Small display maze A smaller creative arrangement of v…
12530
Homeless action items This is a power point presentation
12540
Global warming A power point presentation summary on global warming
12550
Tolerated Homeless Camp

12560
Model Village infrastructure (coming soon) Population 1-6, shelter, energy, sanitation, garden










13000
ESSAYS and OPINIONS
13010
Local supply chain Reducing dependence upon resources you cannot control





13020
Prove Me Wrong about physics Reconsidering theories about gravity and light





13040 + The Jesus Camp technosmith.com/contents/13040-jesus camp.pdf












OUTLAW UNIVERSE
13060 1 The Outlaw Universe The universe may not be rational, but it speaks to us
13061 2 Introduction to Christianity For those to whom it would matter if God existed
13062 3 The World Until Now Where we are today in past and future history
13063 4 The Church Until Now What has changed since Pentecost, and what’s next
13064 5 Welcome to the Stone Age The prophesied rise of God’s kingdom, as it is being fulfilled
13065 6 The Rogue Empire Satan’s poor sportsmanship
13066 7 Walking in the Real World The spiritual birthed the natural, and is in fact the real world




















13080
A Letter to Preppers So what happens when all your stored food runs out?
13090
A history of American Preppers A little wisdom from history





13100
Candor in .pdf format A free novel about sustainability to download and share,
13110
Candor for phones ( .html )






13130
A Modern Translation Complete ASV Bible in public domain
13150
Revelation Commentary Revelation, as explained only by other verses in the Bible
13160




















SEMI-ENTERTAINMENT


These entries are fiction, but employ sustainability themes. They are formatted for either a cell phone or computer.





13530
Expatriates of Babylon – Sample chapters of part 1 in trilogy Homeless people evolve synergistic relationships with mainstream society, using innovative technologies.
13540
Arland – Sample chapters of part 2 in trilogy Sequel to Expatriates. A futuristic village is developed in a desert canyon.
13550
The Livewood – Sample of part 3 in trilogy Sequel to Arland. A space colony is developed in a desperate bid to preserve humanity.



http://technosmith.com/contents/13510-Christianity.pdf
80000
Link to home page (Or simply go to technosmith.com)





Free & Not So Free Stuff
Access to printed material and hard-to get components will be listed here, as they become available.
This list begins with books. Click on their respective titles for descriptions and access.


Surviving the Streets and Future: This is a hard copy compendium of the technical section of my web page – Since most of its contents are available at technosmith.com
Expatriates of Babylon: Part one of a fiction trilogy. A resourceful individual winds up homeless following a layoff. He develops a new quality of life for street survival and interfacing with society.
Arland: Part two of trilogy; Modified biosphere technology begins to grow locally sustainable communities in Arizona deserts.
The Livewood: Part three of trilogy. A rebellious student finds his path in a project to develop space colonies. This one starts in New Mexico, but soon gets off the ground.
Avoiding Deception: Exposes corruption in the early church and today, as revealed by the Bible.
American Standard Version of the Bible a FREE .pdf file. This is an excellent copyright free translation that has been mauled by both English and American scholars to insure its bias-free accuracy. At only 7.6 mb it is a very quick and handy reference tool.See 13050-Modern Bible.pdf
What I Think I Understand About Revelation is a FREE commentary on the book of Revelation. See 13070-revelation.pdf