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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

09050
stepper motor from alternator I needed to computer-control something in small steps
09070
Furniture legs

09210
Dog trainer

09230
Prowler pooper











10010
Enterprise








Part 11 Community Designs

11500
50’x60’ model village – graphic Population 1-6 on a 50x60 foot lot
13040
The Jesus Camp technosmith.com/contents/13040-jesus camp.pdf







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 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












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







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










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 A free adventure novel Frequent application of locally sustainable technologies










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
























Samples of books in print





13530 + Expatriates of Babylon – Sample chapters of part 1 in trilogy Homeless people develop mutually helpful relationships with mainstream society.
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
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Access to books in print
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.