Some Useful Links

EcoRenovator – Heat Pump Forum

http://www.lowtechmagazine.com/  –  A great site full of interesting articles about technology of ages past

The Museum of RetroTechnology  –  Just what it sounds like

http://openlibrary.org/  –  A great source of book pdfs.  Punch up refrigeration published before 1935!

Project Gutenberg – 42,000 free ebooks for kindle, android and ipad

http://www.rustyiron.com/literature/Flywheel_Explosions.pdf  –  Pictures and descriptions of flywheel explosions!

BuildItSolar: Solar energy projects for Do It Yourselfers to save money and reduce pollution

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http://www.mit.edu/people/dpolicar/writing/prose/text/thinkingMeat.html  –  Short, but funny!

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FORA.tv – Videos from the World’s Best Conferences and Events  –  A great place for speeches and lectures

TED: Ideas worth spreading

Metanoia Films  –  Some excellent free documentaries

— Watch Now  –  The film ‘Earthlings’.  About animals and our relationship with them.

Top Documentary Films – Watch Free Documentaries Online

Documentary Network – Watch free documentaries and films online

Watch Free Documentaries Online | Documentary Heaven

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Kickstarter   –  Fund really cool projects.  Crowd source investment.

What’s Mine is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption

Open Source Ecology  –  Great open source project producing industrial machines

http://socialistworker.org/  –  News publication of the Internationalist Socialist Organization

Professor Richard D. Wolff | Economics Professor  –  The website of the Marxist economist.  Excellent speaker!

The GNU Manifesto – GNU Project – Free Software Foundation (FSF)  –  Definitely worth reading

Why “Free Software” is better than “Open Source”

http://www.appropedia.org/Open_Design_Appropriate_Technology#Terminology

The Case for Open Source Appropriate Technology

Richard Stallman — On “Free Hardware”
 
Open Design-Based Strategies to Enhance Appropriate Technology Development – Interesting, but a little shady.
 
An article by an inventor on why he does not patent

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Truthout  –  Some great insightful articles.

Haymarket Books  –  A book publisher with some great titles.

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HVACR Heritage Center Canada – An incredible collection of refrigerators and other equipment with hundreds of pictures.

Intro / Bitzer Home  –  Refrigeration compressor manufacturer, open drives

RParts – www.rparts.com  –  A source of refrigeration parts including open drive compressors

Online Refrigeration Books

Heat and Entropy  –  Some explanation of entropy

Law of Maximum Entropy Production  –  Very important!

Sunfrost Refrigerators – Manufacturers of low energy consuming refrigerators.  Expensive, but you get what you pay for in this case.

Article on Refrigerator Efficiencies and Improvements There Of

http://fourmileisland.com/IceBox.htm  An awesome passive refrigerator, that utilizes the cold winter temperatures to freeze a block of ice for refrigeration year round.  It uses a simple heat pipe with radiator coils outside, and a working fluid to dissipate the latent heat of liquid water going through phase change.  Ingeniously simple!

 

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