The two videos above are the first deliverables of my DPV. I’ve also put the transcripts of the videos on the wiki, for those of you who prefer to follow along with text. Being an image person myself, when helpful I will try to make diagrams to supplement these instructionals. Here’s my interpretation of the CEB Controller Box wiring:
As my dedicated project visit comes to an end I am passing on my process for creating instructional videos on the GVCS fabrication and assembly procedures. I hope this information is useful to future documentarians at Factor E Farm and for videos editors all over the globe interested in working on this revolutionary project.
It would be great if others could further refine the format I have developed. I think a start would be to make an animation of the logo to stamp on the beginning of each video with an original sound bite. I like the music style we have established and the quick editing pace. With each video I have been incorporating more still frames and diagrams with measurements, that is also an excellent feature to further incorporate in future videos.
We are considering arches in our CEB construction:
I need some help with a funicular study – thats the math that calculates the forces and force lines in an arch or vault! If you can help me learn how to do this, you can join the discussion on our forum. I made a video to ask too here
Just completed the fourth video in the new series of instructional videos. With instructions on how to make a power cube, tractor frame, and now tractor wheel, you can be more than halfway to building your own LifeTrac.
Next up, I’m going to make an instructional video on making instructional videos. I woke up to an email from Nikolay Georgiev that gave me the idea to make this process fully open source. I was originally intending on leaving a system in place for future documentarians at Factor E Farm to continue the process, but with the plethora of GVCS video available on youtube and other media portals I’m thinking that talented editors all over the world could help out in producing quality instructional videos remotely. So if you have video skills and want to help out the project please get involved by developing a script for an instructional video and sending it to us for technical approval. Full details on the production process will be up in a few days.
Metafilter reports that The Rodale Institute has just published the results of a 30-year study that claims that - in terms of yields, economic viability, energy usage, and human health - organic farming is better than conventional farming.
With results like these, why does conventional wisdom favour chemical farming? "Vested interests. Organic farming keeps more money on the farm and in rural communities and out of the pockets of chemical companies. As the major funders of research centres and universities, and major advertisers in the farm media, they effectively buy a pro-chemical bias."
I just completed this full instructional on fabrication and assembly of the LifeTrac III frame, a little happy friday gift to DIY world. All measurements are accurate and up to date, so take this video and run with it! As mentioned in the video, we are working to further simply the process of fabricating the steel tube frame pieces by developing a simple jig to mark where the holes are drilled on either side of the tubing. It’ll make measuring approximately 2xs easier than riding an escalator, eating ice cream, and breathing.
Coming soon, instructional videos on the rest of the LifeTrac construction process including: loader arms, wheel motor mounts, and hydraulic system.