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    Bicycle Powered Thresher

    Bicycle Powered Thresher

    Complete instructions for making a bicycle powered thresher. Thresher works on various crops including dry beans, wheat, rice, rye, einkorn, and lupine. Threshes about one pound per minute. This is the first of three tools for small scale grain processing designed to allow small farms to dabble in grain. The other two tools are the bicycle powered fanning mill and the bicycle powered de-huller/flour mill.

    Dehuller/Flour mill

    Dehuller/Flour mill

    Complete step by step plans for building a bicycle powered dehuller that is also convertible to a bicycle powered flour mill.

    Auto-fill High Output Temperature Controlled Humidifier

    Auto-fill High Output Temperature Controlled Humidifier

    This project turns a 5 gallon bucket into a high capacity (4 gal/day), automatic fill humidifier. The bucket serves as a reservoir for the water and also as a mounting platform for the parts required to operate the humidifier. Water heated to a know temperature will transfer a predictable amount of water vapor to an air stream of a known temperature and humidity (wet bulb temperature). We use this property to develop a highly controlled humidifier using a temperature control to sense water temperature and control the heater, tank deicer for heat, and a CPU fan for air flow. We also add a toilet fill valve to the assembly to allow for automatic fill of the humidifier. NOTE: Pictures shown from the first build do not include complete safety features including: electronics enclosure, GFCI protected circuit / outlet, and terminal covers. Please take care when wiring and using this design to ensure personnel and property protection.

    farmOS

    farmOS

    farmOS is a Drupal distribution and set of modules for farm management and record keeping on the web. The goal is to build a platform for farms of all types and sizes to manage their planning and record keeping in one place, available from anywhere over the internet. Official site and documentation: http://farmOS.org If you're interested in supporting the project, consider signing up for a hosted farmOS site through Farmier: http://farmier.com

    Self Contained Mobile Biodiesel Processing Trailer

    Self Contained Mobile Biodiesel Processing Trailer

    The farm based self contained mobile biodiesel plant constructed by GreenStart is based on a common aluminum beverage trailer platform. The heat and power is provided by a 3 phase diesel generator coupled with a 10hp air compressor. Each functional component is designed to fit the standard beverage skid of 36" square which enables swapping of components. The shutter sides provide secure weatherproof environment for storage and transport. The low deck height also facilitates operation and maintenance from the ground level.

    Cover Crop Roller

    Cover Crop Roller

    This tool is used to roll standing annual cover crops and crimp the stem to prevent regrowth and create a heavy mulch in place that can be planted through using no-till drills, planters and transplanters. This tool entry is based on the Rodale Institute's open source design, and updated by ADABIO

    Oilseed, Oil, Meal and Biodiesel Cost Calculator

    Oilseed, Oil, Meal and Biodiesel Cost Calculator

    The Oilseed Crop Production Cost and Profit Calculator is intended to allow farmers to assess potential costs and profits associated with oilseed production and conversion to oil, meal and biodiesel.

    Seeder Roller Generator for Jang seeders

    Seeder Roller Generator for Jang seeders

    This is a tool inspired by farmhack user, jellenbogen's custom Jang seeder rollers. It is an OpenSCAD script that lets the user set the seed well size, depth, shape, number and offset to generate a 3D printable model. It is intended to be used to generate custom seed rollers to suit your specific seed spacing and quantity requirements. Please see Documentation below.

    Water Wheel Transplanter

    Water Wheel Transplanter

    Makes it easy to plant seedlings quickly with minimum labor.

    Tough inexpensive pastured pig waterer

    Tough inexpensive pastured pig waterer

    Pigs are tough on equipment. This simple water system doesn't tip in a pasture situation, stays clean and prevents the pigs from disturbing the hose connection.