How to Build a Generator

November 28, 2008 at 8:46 am

A generator is a machine, which produces electricity. Today, we have a wide variety of generators at our disposal. Coming in different types and capacities, they all work in the same manner. Lets see here how to build a generator. You will require: four magnets measuring 1 cm by 2 cm by 5 cm, a miniature lamp, 200 feet of magnetic wire, a long nail, a bulb of 1.5 volts and a strip of cardboard or Plexiglas or wood for the box. To start with make a box out of the cardboard. You can also use Plexiglas or wood. Mark the different sides of the box and fold it along the drawn lines. Let the first folded panel over lap the last panel and secure it with tape. Make holes at theexact center in the front and back of the box and widen them to allow a nail to spin. [...]

How to Build a Fish Tank

November 25, 2008 at 7:39 am

A fish tank is a good attraction in your home. A variety of colorful fishes can make it an instant hit with guests and children. Let us see how to build a fish tank. Cut the glass sheets to the desired sizes. Use a clean and smooth surface to work, so that you the glass sheets don’t get any scratches or stains. Start with the bottom glass piece. Keep in facing down. Take several lengths of duct tape and attaché it to the outer surface with enough width hanging over the edge to attach to the other glass pieces. Now turn the bottom piece and lay the front glass piece on the tape in line of the glass to form a rectangular box. Clean the area to be joined with acetone and paper towels. Fill the area between the two glass pieces with a non-toxic sealant. Now raise the front [...]

How to Build a Windmill

November 12, 2008 at 6:38 am

A windmill is a device, which uses the power of wind to rotate its blades to produce electricity or simply to pump water. This alternative form of power production is very cheap as it uses an already existing natural power source, the wind. The windmill is categorized into different types depending on its functions and output; it could either high tech or a simple one. Let us look into how we can make a simple windmill. The windmill is made up different components, namely the base, the tower, the blades and the nacelle, which is a gearbox, used in the movement of the blades. First the base, the base should be the strongest part of the structure because it will be the part that will support the entire weight of the windmill, offering it stability and form. The base should be largest in width and also quite heavy and should [...]

How to Build a Club House

November 11, 2008 at 10:06 am

There are many types of fun activities for young children. Building a clubhouse is one of them. This is one activity that the children all over the world enjoy to indulge in. A clubhouse is a retreat, a special hideaway for the little ones where they can involve themselves in creative types of play, building teamwork and concentration. In fact the process of building a clubhouse in itself is a creatively enriching one for them. How do we build a clubhouse? The first thing is to have a plan. We should have a visual image of the clubhouse we intend to build first including its size and measurements. Once the design is ready in our mind, it is better to bring those designs into a hard form or a hard copy by making blueprints or sketches of the proposed clubhouse. Once the basic plan is ready we can start the [...]