Old School Tech has a new article on solar, this time a very detailed article about combiners and their essential role in an off-grid system. This one is pretty much all technical; not much to add from a political or self-sufficiency point of view.
Old School Tech has just posted an article for making a Morse decoder using a Raspberry Pi. The accompanying video was shot weeks ago, we just haven’t had a chance to get it put together until now. This is the first step in a series of articles that is going to expand on this foundation […]
We’ve posted a new article over at Old School Tech about solar panel principles. As always, we keep the technical details over there, and handle the self-sufficiency and controversial issues over here. Go check that article out, and come back for more details. The linked article mentions the steadily declining price of solar panels on […]
We’ve been experimenting with different off-grid solar power configurations for a while. As I have mentioned in a previous article, power went out for three days in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. This gave us an excellent opportunity to put this experimentation to practical application; nothing like the prospect of losing a freezer full of […]
At the start of 2016, we launched a family-friendly blog, OldSchoolTech.info. Since then, we have been caught up with the local crime and corruption drama, so we haven’t put in much effort over there since then. Old School Tech is a home for family-friendly guides about how to do and build interesting things. While Starving […]