Jon’s Reading Wish List for DIYers

I wish I had more time to read and make things.  For now, I will just have to share the books I just added to my wishlist after reading the 15 great books for making your own gadgets article on TreeHugger.

Projects to Get You Off the Grid: Rain Barrels, Chicken Coops, and Solar Panels

Projects to Get You Off the Grid

Looks like all sorts of fun projects from Instructables to become more self sufficient.

As someone who had made my own rain barrels and off-grid solar setup (we paid professionals to install our 4.7 kW Solar Awning) I love finding more projects that I can make at home to become a better citizen of the planet and environment.



Practical Electronics for Inventors, Third Edition

Practical Electronics for Inventors - 3rd edition

As a tinker with a degree in Electrical Engineering, I’m jumping straight for the more advanced book.  The TreeHugger article has an introductory book as well.  If you get this, be sure to get the 3rd edition as the 2nd edition is 7 years old and in electronics, that is an eternity.



Making Things Move DIY Mechanisms for Inventors, Hobbyists, and Artists


My latest project I have in mind is converting a broken gasoline powered snow blower into a more powerful electric version.  That will definitely involve some big moving parts, so I’d love to brush up on those skills.


All of the links above go through our Amazon Affiliate link so we get a referral fee, but you can also get these and other great titles from my favorite Maker source, Adafruit Industries.

Happy Greening!

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