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What are the best ways to store water long term?
At a minimum, suppose you want to stockpile enough drinking water for a short term natural disaster. Or maybe you want to set up off-the-grid safehouses to hide out in for a few days. Assume an urban environment (no gathering from the land) and a relatively low budget.
Years could go by before you need it. Typical supermarket bottled water comes in shitty plastic bottles that decay, spreading chemicals. They can also let chemicals from the environment through to contaminate it, and even lose water over time. But what about commercially bottled water in glass? How long will that last? If you're an immortal or time traveller, can you trust glass bottled water to be drinkable 200 years down the line?
If you need to stay in your nuclear bunker for a longer time, how would you make your own larger scale storage system without requiring regular maintenance? Naturally, storing it yourself creates a risk of contamination, and you don't want to find shit growing in your barrels during an emergency in 2045.
Taste is important, too, so no flooding it with iodine or other yucky things.
Blood & Gourd: A Halloween Graphic Novel
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After three long years, our 100% organic, GMO free graphic novel has reached the crowd-funding stage through Kickstarter. It's a labor of love that incorporates everything we love about classic horror comics, movies, and everything in between. The premise is murderous pumpkins and assorted Halloween horrors attacking the capitol of Washington State on Devil's Night. It begs the question: how exactly would hipsters, baristas, organic farmers, skater punks, roller-derby chicks, bleeding heart liberals, and gun-toting right-wingers save the world from perpetual Samhain? Whether they succeed or not, it makes for an interesting read. Anyone who has ever tried to self-publish anything knows how hard it is to get the word out. So please, check out the site and spread the word if you dig it. Thank you so much and Happy Halloween!
Kickstarter: Blood & Gourd
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Hi /diy/namos, I have a robotics question from a pants-shitting retarded level of ability.
I would like to build a series of little baby robots that can be attached to a drum set, plugged in, and play via MIDI signals. The intent is to make them velocity sensitive to affect a nuanced sound out of them.
I've googled for sure, although not deeply. I HAVE found that it's mainly the world of robotics people and not musicians, so the idea of having a velocity sensitive MIDI reader that outputs gentle or hard hits doesn't matter much to them.
For a general one, I see an instructable to attach some arduinos to some car door actuators, which seems like an excellent jumping-off point for what I'm thinking.
I'd be willing to heap Arduinos on top of each other to make something like this happen, or...you know...come up/read up on a better version.
I guess my question is if there's functionality in Arduinos or more accessible technology for more than an on/off signal to a motor?
I'm going to assume there's gonna be a jugular attack on me for this post, which I'm cool with. I tend to lay into a shitposter and help them in the next line, so I'm hoping I'll get a little of the same treatment here. I have a decent flowchart of data going in my head for this project, but I'm now at the viability crossroads.
Also, I'm fucking sick of not having a drummer.
Thanks guys/girls(yea right girls)
pictoor not related, but now my go-to for humor's sake.