Category Archives: water

Make an MQTT water leak alarm

Nice build, takes an ESP and makes it into a wireless water alarm to alert your home system or phone.  Me…I would like a little more security on the device myself. http://www.instructables.com/id/ESP8266-Water-Leak-Detector-MQTT-Homie/

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This would be a cool experiment to do with kids

I have never heard of the kelvin water dropper before.  This looks like a fun experiment to do with kids. http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Electricity-From-Water-Macgyver-Style/   Here is a nicer build http://makezine.com/projects/make-31/lord-kelvins-thunderstorm/

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Adding a pool skimmer extension

OK this is going on the list of things to make.  It basically extends the skimmer to suck up water toward the bottom of the pool to get out the guck in the water.  I have made a few gizmos … Continue reading

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Convert CD motors to work underwater

Nice write up on how to convert a motor to run underwater.  I wonder how many you “fry” before you get it right. https://www.instructables.com/id/DC-Motor-ROV/

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Another Hydrogen Generator build

This one is out of PVC pipe and looks like a rocket.  The plates build the author does is interesting.. http://www.instructables.com/id/Rocket-Ship-Hydrogen-Generator/?ALLSTEPS

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Build a water pump that uses cordless drill batteries

Nice build.  At first I assumed this was built with 3D printed parts.  Nope, PVC pipe instead.  Looks really nice. http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Cordless-Water-Pump/?ALLSTEPS

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Convert a cheap digital rain monitor into a high end one

The author took a cheap rain measurer and modified it so an arduino could read the data and send it to a controller.  Of course I don’t think I would be lucky enough to find one of these for 43 … Continue reading

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Nice simple Aquaponics setup.

The author made a nice, simple, and cheap aquaponics setup for apartments.  Another step to take is to add some LED’s to it so its more like a piece of furniture. http://www.instructables.com/id/Aquaponics-Minimal-Apartment-DIY/?ALLSTEPS

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Build a wave tank generator

Great way to show kids how waves affect shapes, or show waves in general.  Looks liek a pretty simple build too. http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Wave-Generator-Tank/

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A portable hottub

This is a nice CNC based build.  The author at the end says you could get away with 5/8s, maybe 1/2 inch plywood instead.  I personally like the water heater he used that is propane based and only $100.  I … Continue reading

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