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Completed Wind Turbine

This is a view of the completed wind turbine. It has two stages set 90 degrees apart. The whole thing is 420mm in diameter. each blade is 250mm in chord length, and the height is…


3D Printable Wind Turbine

I made a post not too long ago about a design for a home built wind turbine. Since then, I have kicked around a few ideas about what this design needs to achieve. One requirement…


Masters Degree Internship Page

Hello all, The TCBES program at UH Hilo has posted a page of current masters internship projects that students are conducting as part of their master’s degree program. It is currently up and running, and…


Chum Salmon

Chum Salmon–In the Kenai

Something weird happened again! During the course of our netting, we caught this somewhat lost chum salmon at river mile 8.5 on the Kenai River. This seems to be an odd year for the salmon…



An Oddball Species—Steelhead

Steelhead Trout While out netting on the Kenai river, we pulled a peculiar fish out of the net. It had small, distinct spots all over its back, extending from the entirety of its tail, onto…


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Plan for a DIY Wind Turbine

Plan for a DIY Wind Turbine As is usual for me, a little idea is nagging at me and demands my attention. In this case, I keep thinking about building a wind turbine entirely from…


3D Printed Electric Motor Design

Hello all. It should come as no surprise that biking on the island of Hawaii is difficult. The entire island is one big steep hill. One day while biking up a long steep hill, I…


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Cinematic style video on the Canon 70D

That’s right. I learned how to film raw video on the 70D using magic lantern, and it looks amazing. I discovered that the bottleneck was the card write speed, so I upgraded to a lightning…



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