Category Archives: Gizmos

A letter from Elon Musk

We received this letter from Elon Musk in our inbox yesterday. October 4, 2013 About the Model S fire By Elon Musk, Chairman, Product Architect & CEO Earlier this week, a Model S traveling at highway speed struck a large metal object, causing … Continue reading

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Test driving the Tesla Model S.

Yesterday we took this car for a spin.  Its a Tesla Model S with the 85K+ performance package and all the toys you’d expect in a luxury automobile.  I’m a tough customer too since I’m used to the performance, luxury, … Continue reading

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Smart Meters and the Smart Grid

I’m sure that most of you have heard these terms, and I’m sure that all of the rhetoric has left you with some pretty distinct opinions on them as well, but what exactly is a smart electric meter and how … Continue reading

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Here’s a car for you

Tesla  Model S Coupe. Electric powered. 0-60 in 5.6 seconds. 120mph top speed. seating for 5 adults plus 2 children. 300 miles on a charge with optional high capacity battery pack. Quick charge capability takes the battery from 10% to … Continue reading

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Wind Power without the blades.

Uncovered a link to this article on Facebook today.  Unbelievable new way to turn windpower into energy while avoiding every problem associated with traditional wind turbines.  The system also uses a two chamber hydro system to store energy.  I drew … Continue reading

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DIY water conservation

How old is your home? To find out, take a look in your bathroom at that essential device that makes modern sanitation possible: your bathroom toilet. If your home was built before 1990, you’re quite likely to see something that … Continue reading

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Flying Yachts anyone?

A friend pinged me on FB this morning with a very interesting link.  For those of us who have millions to throw around, hang on to your wallets because this one’s on the drawing board: At last, a hi-tech superyacht … Continue reading

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Here’s something cool!

I ran across this one last night.  How about a plug-in solar panel!  Ok, not rocket science you might think but not so fast…  Here’s a quote from a recent CNN article on this: “The company, Clarian Power, aims to … Continue reading

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