The Try Guys’ Surprise Office Makeover


(all speaking over one another) – [Ned] I’m so excited, I’m so excited! – [Try Guys] Okay, one, two, three. Move that bus! Oh! (upbeat rock music) (upbeat eclectic music) Hello! – [Eugene] Welcome. – Happy makeover day! (Try Guys cheering) – [Eugene] Come on in. – Hi I’m Ariel, I’m an interior designer. I’m also Ned’s wife, and I’m going to makeover
the Try Guys office. I brought my tools. – [Ned] Oh thank you,
we don’t have any tools. – No, I know.
– We got four of them. – So it feels really weird
making over the guys office because it used to be Ned and my house. We left behind the
furniture we didn’t want, kind of the rejects, and
they sort of just decided that that was their
furniture now for the office. This is your office now,
how are you liking it? – It looks terrible. (laughing) – Initial impressions? Um, garbage. It’s smelly, it’s cramped. – When I come into the
office every morning I just get this feeling of, oh boy. – This apartment is like the fourth child, just only wearing hand-me-downs. – No one should have to work
from an old kitchen table, or an old ratty couch. – I think the best way to describe it is as if a company was in college. (chuckles) – These four guys are very close friends and they are doing awesome awesome stuff. The work they are
putting into this company should be reflected in
the space they work in. Okay so talk to me about
the vibe that you want. – We need space for now and room to grow. – This looks professional
but also looks like the guys. Like Keith, personal
but looks fucking great. – Yeah, I would love this
place to remind me of me. (laughs) – So what’s your plan for this space? – Well it looks completely
different now that there’s no stuff in here. It also looks like a shit hole. – Okay, your words are hurtful. – First thing we’re gonna do is we are gonna paint the whole house. This space should be fun,
it should be professional. You should walk in and
think this is awesome. – I’m very big on function over fashion. – What would make me happy is just color. I hate how bland and white this room is. – Yeah, bare walls are no fun. – I can’t be the only one
imagining bear walls now, right? Like rawr. – I thought you meant bare walls, like no clothing, just a bunch of butts. – Oh. – I can see how we’d be
difficult as clients. – We have a big colorful rug, we’re going to be adding a small
couch to that front space. One side of the office is
gonna be primarily desks. I’m gonna try and create
three different spaces; two for shooting, we’ll
have two chairs in a corner so that will be a completely
separate shooting space. We’re gonna have a viewing
space in there as well. And this is going to
be one big accent wall. (guys cheering) Ned is in charge of that accent wall. – Hey! – Art is tricky when you’re working in shooting spaces because
things are copyrighted, so we’re gonna make our own art. We’re gonna be putting a
big Try Guys text thing right here, and a neon sign. I’m gonna be giving the
guys one DIY project to do. Zach and Keith, you are in
charge of the neon sign. – Oh! – Mistake. (laughs) – I think it’s gonna look great, but it really will be
what the guys make it. – So Ned’s in charge of the accent wall? – What are you in charge of? – I wore jorts for you. – Yeah those are really good jorts. So Eugene you are in charge
of this entire accent wall. – Wow. – This wall was inspired by a turtleneck that you wear sometimes. – [Eugene] Which turtleneck? – [Ariel] It’s like blue, and purple. – [Eugene] And mint, and gray. – Wait so it takes three
of us to paint one wall, and Eugene is doing one by himself? – I got no problem with that. – I got no problem with that. – It’s how we live our life. – In the old dining room we’re gonna switch out the light
fixture and we’re gonna turn that more into a transitional space. We’re gonna create a DIY bar space. We are going to put
more desks in that space so that it can really feel like an office. – Let’s do it! – On one, two, three! Ariel’s husband! – Let’s go! – Try Guys Game Time! (upbeat music) – Okay so Ariel we are gonna
do the accent wall now. – Yes. – Ooh it’s so beautiful. What color have you chosen? – I’ve chosen turquoise. – Ooh. – Ooh it’s like aqua. – Yeah. – You are looking for something
that has a pop of color, it’s kinda fun, you guys are
gonna walk into your office and you’re gonna be like
I like working here. – Oh yeah! Oh it looks like cotton candy. The new color of The Try Guys! – You’re very good at that
look at you using your thang. – It’s not my first paint job. Wow your roller really is a
lot bigger than mine, huh? – Maybe I’m ready to
compensate for something. Ready? – And… – Woo! – Woo, Yeah! – This is like an aquarium in here. – It’s not quite any
one of our four colors. It’s a little bit of green,
a little bit of blue, a little bit of pink, and
just a hint of purple. – It’s neither of those
things, it’s actually halfway between Zach’s and Keith’s. – Okay, cool cool. Cool cool cool, but like a little splash of
pink, and a dash of purple. – Nope. – But like a little
simmering of pink on top, and some purple mist. – You’re really reachin’ for it right now. – Yeah it’s all four
of us, yeah I love it. Great. You’re so smart. Okay, so it’s gonna be our logo and then a little triceratops sculpture. – Yeah. – So we’re just gonna
hope that Zach and Keith don’t mess up the focal
point of the entire room? – Yeah, yeah, basically. – Hmm hmm. – What’s up nerds? – Hey! – So today you guys are gonna be on your very own DIY project. I know. We’re gonna make a DIY neon sign. – Yeah we’re doing glass blowing? – Yeah, actually I have it all. (blowing) (laughs) No, we’re using electroluminescent wire. This is what all the DIY
bloggers are talking about. – Oh yeah. – Holy shit it’s beeping and flashing! – Yo, we’re ready for a rave. – This is actually a pretty simple… I hesitated to say simple because you guys are gonna take hours. – It takes hours, or
we’re gonna take hours? – You are gonna take hours. – Love the vote of confidence. – This is the amount of space you have. It should be about three meters. And we need to draw out
what we want to make. But the one rule is you
cannot pick up your pen because you only have one wire. So it has to be a line drawing. – So it’s just gonna be a single trace. Like an out. Okay. We draw the shape, then
we make the shape in this, glue this to the EL
wire, boom, triceratops. Done. Easy. – Easy peasy. – Exactly. – Easy peasy lemon squeezy! – Give me a challenge, bro! – Okay so this project
is the one I’m actually the most excited about. – Yeah! – We’re doing a color block wall. I chose gray, dark blue,
teal, and millennial pink. – Millennial pink? – Millennial pink. You know what millennial pink is, right? – Believes in themselves, supported by his parents through college. – Yeah, 100%. – Millennial pink. – So what we have to do
is we have to sketch out the color block pattern
that we want to do. – [Eugene] Yes. – Now we could go stripes, but my thought, and let me know if you
agree, is triangles. – Yes! Triangles. – I think maybe slashing
through the doorway could be really fun. – Why don’t we slash through it twice? – Let’s do it! – Yeah. – I trust you, you’re
gonna nail it, alright – Cool. – Good luck. – Thanks Ariel. I have the most important wall. Because if I fuck this up
the room will look like shit. Okay. – I really, at this
point I have no advice. It’s looking really, really good. – How’s it look? Does it look okay? – Okay uh we have a lot of work to do, we’re gonna go with pretty good. – You think it’s a little
bit too far that way? – Nope. Honey, really. – Okay, okay. – Seriously. – If I get shocked and start
thriving on the ground, please turn off the cameras and revive me. Ayy! Edison bulb. Guys, we work in a startup now. It’s not actually on. That one’s not on. What did I do wrong? – I’m not good at drawing. – What does a triceratops look like? It’s got a butt. – We’re not startin’ off good. – Not the worst first draft. – Think we need a… (laughs) You know some
paintings in a museum look like a child did it, but actually
that’s what makes it art, because a child didn’t do it. – I drew Keith! – Bear in mind, all triceratops
are artist representations of what they think they
probably look like. Nobody has a photograph. – Well someone has a photograph. – No one has a photograph. – I mean, someone has a photograph. – Photography is like– – It’s not a digital photo – A little over a century old. – Right. – So, no. – I feel like you’re making
yourself look stupid right now. – Well at least Eugene’s
wall will look good. Right? – So I painted the wall in
different ways on my computer to see what color combination looks best. – Love it. You’re a genius. – Dark navy should be the focal point with this wall since the rest
of the room is so bright. Ooh. I love the dark blue. It’s like my soul. – Now they’re both on
and now this one goes off and that one stays on? What have I done? That’s for the living room. Let’s turn on the switch. Ready? Damn it. Could the black be orange? Reset the circuit breaker. Here we go. Let’s figure this out. What the heck am I doing wrong? I’m so confused. Nice! Feels good! Feels good, we’re doin’ it! It looks great honey. We’re gonna turn that, into that. I’ve never been focused on anything more in my life. – [Keith] You have a kid. (laughter) – So, we drew a bunch of
different versions of this single line cursive. This is the one we’ve settled on, however unfortunately it does not
translate to wire at all. – [Keith] It looks like a shadow puppet. – Yeah. Life uh, finds a way of
making things harder. – Paint it blue and call it a day. – [Zach] Right. – Okay so Ariel I’m gonna
do the rest of these letters and then we’re
basically done right? We’re ready for the final reveal? – Did you realize we don’t
have any furniture in here? Half has gone to the garden. It’s still covered in plastic. – Ariel that sounds like a lot of work. Looks like you’re gonna
need some montage magic. Montage magic. (fast upbeat music) Let’s go! (upbeat music) – [Distorted Voice] Montage magic. – [Ned] Oh my god, oh my
god, oh my god, oh my god. Hello! – [All] Hi! – [Ariel] Hi! Come on in! – [Ned] Okay. (excited murmuring) – [All] One, two, three. Move that bus! (exclaiming and yelling) – [Ned] Look at all this color. – [Zach] The work I did was really only 2% (laughs) Look at our new office, oh my god this is so exciting! – [Ned] And we have the
photos from our shoot. – [Keith] Oh I love this. – Now it feels like it’s
finally The Try Guys office. – [Ariel] You’ve got two
shooting spaces here, so you’ve got your couch shooting space with non-copyrighted
art, and you have your chair shooting space
with non-copyrighted art. – [Zach] Is it weird that the first thing I reacted to was these
baskets on the wall? – It’s our four colors
with the blue in the couch. – Keith is the couch. – I’m the couch! – Wow, my wife is awesome. – [Zach] Can we keep going? (excitedly talking at the same time) – Beautiful Keith! (screaming) – We did it! We did it! There’s pictures of us
everywhere, which means there’s pictures of me everywhere. It’s a great design choice,
I recommend it for your home. – It’s bright, it’s colorful,
it makes a statement, and it’s comfortable! – Can I stand against the walls? – Yes, go go go! It’s so good! – This is the first time
a wall has been based off of my choice in turtlenecks,
but I’m impressed. – [Ned] Man our office
was so shitty before. – [Zach] I was ready to quit before this, but you got me, I’m in. – Really truly, a transformed space. You did it in such a
short amount of time too. – What was the total cost? – Under $3,500. – Really? Wow.
– What? – I think it turned out great. – I only cared about functionality, I got so much more than that! It’s also really cool. – It’s gotta be said, the color? – When you walk into the space now, you feel like there’s
a business being run. – We’ve hit so many milestones, from starting a channel,
to starting a Patreon, and now I feel like we
have an actual office. It’s awesome. Thank you so much. – You’re welcome. You know, I want this
to have a happy ending, but I think that neon sign
is just a little dinky. – I give it six months
before we replace that. (laughs) (upbeat music) I’m ready for my torah portion. – Mozel tov! – Thank you. (drops hammer) – Mazel tov. Mazel tov. – [Keith] He better not be painting me. – Mazel tov.

How Does An Antenna Work? | weBoost


Hi my name is Don and I primarily
design and test antennas for a living and I’m here today to try to explain to
you basically a little bit about how antennas
work so the first thing I want to start with
is the antenna wire and we call it coaxial cable so the first thing we are going to talk about it what is not coaxial cable this is just normal power cable notice that
the lines are parallel to each other this coaxial cable you’ll notice that
there’s a shield on the outside and then there’s an insulator and then there’s a
center conductor, the center conductor is actually what runs the power to the
antenna. The reason this is important is how an internal works. So if you have two
pieces of wire side-by-side, you have current flow in this direction and
current flow in that direction the current flows cancel each other out if
you have a piece of coaxial cable this is actually grounded on the outside and the
current flows in this direction and the current flows in that direction on the
inside and the currents cancel each other out how we gettin intended to work and
actually radiate power is to change that so to change that we want to transmit
power out to the air so once again you have two pieces of wired and you have
current flow in this direction and current flow in that direction a simple dipole antenna like you put on
your FM stereo at home is just when you take this wire and split off over in this
direction and split it off over this direction and now I still have current
flow in this direction and I still have current flow in this direction but if
you notice the current flows in the same direction across this plane and that
allows us to generate RF energy that leaves like this, and can be received as
well. So if you have two pieces of wire side-by-side the electromagnetic energy that is generated from current flow
cancel each other out so if I have a wire here and have a wire here, this one we’ll
call it positive and this one we’ll call negative because this was positive in
this one’s negative you can’t get any energy to radiate out because they
cancel each other out I think that’s pretty simple but if I take and I
separate these two wires like this so this is still my feed point down here
and I have current flow in this direction and in this direction and I have current
flow in this direction and in this direction but every time you have current
flow you also have electromagnetic energy so now because I have current
flow in the same direction across this plane now I have an energy field that
looks like this. I have a high current point here and a low current point here
but high voltage point here and when that high voltage point hits they’re all
that electromagnetic energy jumps off the wire and radiates out into space that’s
basically how an antenna works, most antennas act very similar to a dipole
antenna and that’s what this is and remember a dipole antenna you have
radiated energy on both sides How does an antenna receive energy? Well
like on a cell tower a cell tower is radiating energy just like our antenna here
was radiating energy out, well radiated energy also can be received by
this same antenna so the antenna captures that energy and then transfers
it down to our feed point so we can run into an amplifier or maybe you just plug
it straight into your stereo system or on a car stereo you plug it into the
back of the car stereo and they all act very similarly. I hope everything that
I’ve explained today was apparent and you understood it and if you have any
questions or comments please feel free to leave that and please subscribe to
our channel we will be releasing more videos in the future. Have a great day.

How to Make a Growth Chart!


Hey everybody, today we’re going to be making a growth chart for your family so you can take it with you wherever you go and it’s super cute So let’s get going I went online and looked up just Chevron pattern and this is actually even close to the colors that I want but it’s not quick the thickness So this is what I’ve done. I have a this is a stencil Sheet thing make your own stencil thing and now what I’m doing is as you can see I’ve already drawn Let’s see on here and all the way down here and instead of drawing every single line like I didn’t draw on this one because I actually want it to be a little bit thicker when I put it on the board, so I’ll just start again and I basically just done this to be able to get exactly the thickness that I want and exactly the pattern without having to go in and do it mathematically because I’m leaving like that It’s just easier. So why go through the trouble so this is where I’m at right now, so to finish I had, well I had just had it down here and lined up with everything to finish this top part I just unattached it and moved it down To another row to be able to get it perfectly all the way up to the top right there. So now I have my stencil and it’s going to work really well, I’m just going to take this Put it on my board and that will be the pattern that I have on when I’m completely done, so now I’m just going to go ahead and paint the board white and then I will get my color that I want to put on top of that. That’s just a little bit bluer than white, and then I’ll have that of my cute background. Okay, so I just spray-painted, put the stencil over this part down here and I just did the stencil over this part right here and now I just print up the stencil from right here, i’m gonna turn it on to this part here It’s windy all of a sudden So anyways, now that I’ve put it over here I’m just gonna line it up, you can see with with this arrow thing right here And then keep going up to this point and then I have a paper under here to make sure I don’t spray it on anything that I shouldn’t be spraying on and then I’ll just continue doing this until I’m all the way up to the top of the board And I don’t even think I’m going to need to do it two layers because this is pretty thick and it looks good just that way so that’s what I’m gonna do and we’ll show you when it’s done Alright so, I am going to put the measuring marks on here of like you know One foot, two foot – and I’m going to start it off by measuring at 6 inches off of the ground because we want to have if there’s a molding on the ground or you know, you don’t want it to set all the way to the floor because you don’t know if it might be popping out on the wall or if that makes any sense. So anyways I’m going to start it at the six inch mark and measure up from there, so here’s the first foot Just make little marks One foot two Right one And so on all the way to the top Okay, I am eating M&Ms No, I’m done measuring it out. You can see, thanks little marks all along the side So that is like exactly like what a ruler has on it Except for it’s a giant ruler anyways Now I’m going to paint it. Paint each little line black, and then we’ll see if I add anything else out. After that, i’m not even sure yet All right, so I have just went on the computer, found the font that are like sort of the numbers that I’m putting on here and then I like put it up to 5 like 200 or some things and then printed that off and then I cut out each individual number and this is what I’ve done so far, I just cut out them and then traced around So I have all these that are ready to go, ready to repainted and so anyways this is, I just kind of estimated just like guess where I want it to go and then trace over and by the way I know there’s an easier way to do this and my brain is just not working – You know what? This will work I’ll get done what I need to with this way too, so Anyways, once I’m done tracing around this, then I’ll be ready to paint the inside the color that I want. I was either thinking gray or black and I think I might be doing gray this time cause’ now just to give it a little bit more variety and then the last thing that I want to do is actually write speech at the very very top to the top of it and that’s going to be a review to finish it up, so i’m gonna go ahead and fill in what’s right Okay, ready James? -What do you think that is?
-A hand
-What did I put on it?
-Paint? What are we gonna do? -You wanna put it on that?
-Yes
-Okay Okay, take it off Good Is that your hand? -Another one
-No, only one time. We’re gonna go wash it off now. We’re gonna write “James” -So you right James on it?
-Yeah
-Okay So, we’ve been in Do lots of trials and stripe I thought it’d be fun to have you know Daddy’s top, mommy then James and Corbin, you know and then whoever comes next, the little girls will be right here and however many more kids we have, we can fill it up to the bottom Anyway it is totally and completely finished. I’ll bring it over here – better You can see all of it is finally done. It took forever but it looks good, and I’m excited to hang it up in our new house, so Yeah, look at that Exciting. I love it. Cool Anyways, Subscribe if you want to see more crafts like this, this was really fun and it was, it was pretty simple it just a little like time, you know Yeah, oh yeah. I want to ask you guys a question. In the comments below, I want to hear where you’re from I thought that would be kind of cool be able to hear you know where everybody’s watching from and also just some crafts that maybe you’ve done, I would like to be I don’t know, I kinda want to hear about what you guys are doing too, so Anyway If you like this, please subscribe and then comment and tell me where you’re from and if you have any ideas for the baby’s name please let me know because we’re still looking and I think that’s it. We’ll see you next time So we’re going to measure James You gotta back up. You are getting tall You know that? Let’s put your feet all the way up. Back them up. There Alright, now put your head right there Let’s see here There, that’s how tall you are. Looks like you are three feet and three and a half inches Look at you. That’s you, right there That’s how tall you are

DIY Growth Chart with Hand Carved Numbers


Hi everybody I’m Mike McCrory and this is Wood U Make It. I know somebody that lives in Austria and she’s a mutual friend of our friends who have baby Leo. She’s asked me if I could make something for him for Easter, so what she’d like me to make is a growth ruler or a growth chart out of wood and I’ve got a few ideas on how I’m going to do that. So… let’s get started! I’m going to make the growth chart out of two pieces. of wood. I’ve got a piece of walnut and a piece of cherry and I’ll joint the face of each board — just one face — and the edge and then I’ll run up through the the planer get an equal thickness for both pieces. There’s not a specific thickness that I need but I want them both to be the same. I’ve tested the edges to make sure that the glue line is nice and even and now I’m marking that edge on both pieces with a piece of tape so that I don’t get them mixed up. Then I’ll run the jointed edge along the fence and trim down each board to be the same width. I’ll save that piece of walnut that I’ve trimmed off to be used for the next step. The piece of cherry is not thick enough so I will have to cut another piece for that. Now I’m drawing a line at one end that’s going to be the line that I use to line the two pieces back up together. I’m now marking all the increments for feet and inches on the walnut and then I’ll do same on the cherry side but I’ll use the metric system on that side.x On the Imperial side, I’m marking every inch and on the metric side (on the cherry) I’m marking every five centimeters. Now for each of the increments that I’ve marked, I’m using my dado set — the two outside dado blades to cut a 1/4″ slot in each piece for each mark for the minor increments that correspond to every inch or every five centimeters. I’m cutting those to be 3/4″ high and then for the next set of increments — so for every ten centimeters or for every half foot, or every six inches — I’m cutting those to be 1 1/4″ high and then for the major increment, which correspond to the feet or 100 centimeters or one meter, those are being cut to be 2″ high. When I get to about halfway across the board I’m going to switch the miter gauge to be on the other side of the blade. I’ll just adjust it so that it’s not going to run into the blade and then I will make the remaining cuts. After making several cuts I realized that the board may be drifting just a little bit as I’m pushing it through the blade, so I decided to start clamping it for each cut. This was even more important for some of the taller cuts because it was easier for it to get out of kilter and then the pieces that I’m going to insert into these slots would not fit as well. I’m cutting one of the major increments for the feet and these cuts are about 2″ high. Now I need to cut some cherry into a thin strip that I can insert into the slots that I just cut because i didn’t have enough left over from the piece that I cut on the table saw. So, I’m cutting that on the bandsaw to be just a little bit more than 1/4″ so that after sanding down to the final size, it will fit perfectly into the slot. Now back at the table saw I need to cut these into individual lengths to fit into the slots so I’m cutting these to be a little bit oversized probably about one inch and I’ll do the same for the larger increments by cutting those oversized as well. I’m using a stop block against the fence to set the length that I’m cutting and it’s important to do it that way so that you don’t risk having a piece bind between the fence and the blade and risk having a kick back at you. Here I’m cutting the 2-inch pieces for in the major increments. Now with all the pieces cut it’s time to insert them into the boards and I’ll do that just by gluing them in place. After putting this together I remembered when my mother was measuring my height (many many years ago) she would put a book on top of my head. So I thought it would be kind of a cool idea to have some kind of a sliding mechanism that could slide up and down and rest on the head. I hadn’t really thought about that in the beginning. If I had, I might have made the piece thicker so that I could put some kind of a channel for the slider to slide along, but I hadn’t done that so I had to think of another solution. I decided to use rare earth magnets so that I can have the slider stick to the board and be moved up and down. Now I’m starting to cut the pieces for the slider. This piece of padauk I cutting to have points on each end. I’ll explain that when we get closer to the assembly. I have this piece of Spanish cedar that I had leftover from another project and I thought that would be a good choice because the theater is much less dense and much lighter than an equivalent sized piece of hardwood. It’s important to have something light when you’re using a magnet otherwise i’m going to need a lot of magnets to make sure this thing sticks and doesn’t slide down because of its own weight. Now into the end of the piece that’s going to sit on the head I’m cutting some dado slots for pieces of wood to be inserted. Now I will drill recesses into the padauk so that there’s a place for the magnets to sit. The magnets are 1/8″ thick so I’m cutting a recess that’s 1/8″ deep. That way, the magnets will be flush to the surface of the wood. Now I’ll use epoxy to secure the magnets in place. I had to be careful when placing the magnets into the recesses because they have such a strong magnetic attraction that there was a risk that they would pull themselves out and stick to each other so I had to carefully hold them down with my hand to make sure they didn’t pop out. I have two pieces of wood to glue into the slider one is the padauk with the magnets and the other is a horizontal bar so that you can see where this lines up with the increments on both the imperial side and on the metric side. I’ll just clamp this and let it sit for a few hours. While the slider is gluing up I can go back to the growth chart and run it through the drum sander so that it’s nice and flush. Then I’ll clean up the edges on the table saw. The rare earth magnets need to be able to stick to something so I’m going to cut a slot into the wood along the glue line and that will give me enough room to insert a steel bar that is one inch wide and an eighth of an inch thick. I bought a six foot steel bar but I only need about five feet so I’m marking the appropriate length and then I cut it off using a Dremel saw-max. This worked pretty well for this application. I put glue along the edge on both pieces and then I will be able to insert the steel bar and then glue them up together. I had a couple of leftover pieces of wood that I used to make the increment marks and I’m inserting those into the ends so the steel bar doesn’t fall out and then I’ll clamp it up and let it sit overnight. I have the growth clamped into the workbench and I printed some letters using a laser printer. Originally I had thought that I could print them in a mirror image and then transfer the ink to the wood, and that would be easy. But I tried everything. I tried acetone, I tried xylene, I tried paint thinner, I tried alcohol, and nothing worked. I don’t know what I was doing wrong. It is a laser printer and I know that’s important but I just couldn’t get it to work. So, I’m going to do it the old-fashioned way. I’m going to use my pounce wheel and I’m going to trace around the letters and then I will start carving them out. After tracing around the laser printed letters, I use a pencil to trace the outline just to make sure that it was easy to see and then I drew a line down the center of each of the numbers and this is where i’m going to use a V-chisel to mark out the center line. Notice at the corners I’m also marking some angles to help me to figure out where to cu. This center line is important because when I’m carving from the sides using a straight chisel or a curved chisel it will help for the wood to break away cleanly. Now I take the V parting tool only up as far as I’ve marked where the line intersects with the angled pieces coming from the corners and then I proceed in from the corners. Now I’m using a straight chisel. It’s fairly easy to cut out these pieces that are straight; it’s a little trickier — not that difficult — but it’s a little trickier to cut out the curved pieces. I’m just taking it out bit by bit. It’s important to be patient and try not to carve out too much material and be overly aggressive. Here on the outside of the curve i’m using a larger sized gouge and then on the inside I’m using a straight chisel. I should mention that I’ve never carved before. This is my first time doing it so you should take everything that I’m telling you with a grain of salt. I did watch a couple of YouTube videos so that helped me to figure out the best approach. The reason I decided to do the carving was because I won this set of carving tools from Instructables.com. The only thing I purchased was this larger gouge that I thought I would need for some of the larger curves and it turned out to be a very useful tool to have for that. If I used a smaller gouge, it would be more difficult to get the curves nice and clean without having kind of a scallped look. It took me about 10 to 15 minutes to carve each digit and there were 42 digits total so that translated into about eight to ten hours of effort. This will be a pretty long video if I show me carving each of the numbers but I thought you might want to see just some of the highlights. I think my favorite number to carve was the number four because it was the easiest. Everything is pretty straight although every number was pretty rewarding when you got it completed it because it looked so nice and so clean. When I was over on the metric side it was a lot more difficult because the numbers were that much smaller. They were probably about half the size of the numbers that I’m using to mark the feet so it was a lot more tedious and I almost thought my chisels were a little bit too large for what I was trying to carve and that made it that much more difficult so I just had to be very patient and eventually I got it all done. I’ve got a router bit installed to cut a keyhole slot and unfortunately the battery on my other camera died while I was recording this so all you really get to see is the back of my hand. After I remove the router you can see the keyhole slot. Now the growth chart is ready for a finish and the first step is I’m applying a dewaxed shellac just to seal the wood. One of the nice things about having magnets in this slider is that I was able to just stick it on the column that I have in the center of my garage because I have a metal wire raceway running down it and that made it easy to just stick on the wall and apply the finish. Then on all of the pieces I’m applying a spray lacquer. I don’t have an HVLP sprayer so I’m just spraying out of a can and it worked fine. Here again the magnet worked well because I could just stick it on the chain that I’m using to hold the board up and it was really easy to spray on the lacquer. Well, here’s the growth chart all put together and I just wanted to point out a few features so here’s the slider that goes up and down and it’s magnetic so it just sticks to the wood wherever you put it and when you’re measuring a little child you probably want to mark it on the wood and then slide it up higher to be out of the way. I talked about having the padauk that was pointed top and bottom. The reason for that is I have these horizontal bars where you can align the bar with the increment on the scale and you want to make sure that it’s horizontal so when you align the points top and bottom to the center line, that will assure that it’s horizontal. One thing I think I’ve proven, at least to myself, is how superior the Imperial system is compared with the metric system. Just a look at the precision on the Imperial side and how close these measurement increments are. You get a lot more precision on this side than you do the metric side so that’s one point for the Imperial system. The other thing that was a lot better for me is the amount of carving that I had to do on the Imperial side. It was way less. I have five digits that I had to carve on the Imperial side; I had 37 digits that I had to carve on the metric side so it was way more work. Then, lastly, the Imperial side is way better for your brain because when you’re building things you to go through all kinds of mental gymnastics and exercising your brain to do fractional math adding 1/8″ to 3/16″. Easy, because we do it all the time and we practice. When you’re using the metric system your brain gets lazy because it’s just so easy. So, 3 points for the Imperial system and that’s why the U.S. is never going to change. So now the only thing left to do is to install it. We’ll let Leo warm up to it for a minute and now it’s Now it’s time to give it a try. Well there you have it. So I gotta ask… Would YOU make it? [theme music playing]

What is Aquaponics? How it Works & Why an Aquaponic Setup Can Fail


I have another exciting episode for you and
we’re here in Hawaii, on Oahu actually, and today we have a special episode for you
guys all about aquaponics man I’m excited for this episode actually to share with you
guys. This place here is actually called Aquaponics Place. This is a store that specializes in
aquaponics, all the different parts you’ll need for aquaponics, the plants, the fish,
the different, you know, tubs, bins, totes. Everything you need to do an aquaponics system
in your home so that you can start growing your own food today. You know, especially
here in the islands it’s very important to, you know, have a backup plan in case the
ship doesn’t come in. To be able to grow your own food and as much as I like growing
food in the soil and dirt, you know, or the red dirt here, aquaponics systems are great
because now instead of just having vegetables you can also grow your own fish. Whether you
want to keep fish as pets or whether you want to have them as a food source they can grow
a lot of fish and a lot of vegetables to eat, a very well balanced diet. So anyways, what
we’re going to do today is we’re going to go into the aquaponics place and share
with you guys exactly what aquaponics is if you don’t know about it and share with you
some of the components of the system and share with you guys some of the fish that they offer
here. Share with you guys some of the pre-made and pre-built systems you can actually buy
and bring home, anywhere here on Oahu. So we’re here inside the aquaponics place
and if you guys are an aquaponics geek, this is your hang out man. They got all these different
valve things and siphon things and screens and they got all kinds of fittings and they
got basically everything you need to do aquaponics at home. I mean even on the mainland, a store
like this is just unheard of. I’ve never seen a store dedicated to aquaponics. I think
there should be a store like this in every city across the nation so that people can
actually start growing their own food and it makes it easy for people to get all the
supplies and parts, fittings, all this stuff you know because normally you have to go around
to five stores, maybe a plumbing store, a hardware store, a swimming pool store and
a pond store to get all the different things to get a system together. I like that this
is literally a one stop shop to get all your aquaponics needs met. And I’m glad they’re
here on Oahu so that everybody on this island can be growing some food today. What we’re going to be doing next is actually
share with you guys how the aquapoincs system works specifically, so that you’ll be able
to know how it works, and then more importantly be able to set one up and grow food for you
and your family. So now we’re going to share with you guys
what an aquaponics system is and it’s pretty much right here as you guys can see we got
a big tank on the bottom and this is simply a fish tank. It’s holding fish, there’s
lots of fish growing in there. The tilapia that you can eat or just keep as pets and
then what happens is the fish are living in the fish tank and they are getting fed with
the fish food which is the only input in this system. The fish eat the fish food and then
guess what, they create waste much like us right. The fish make the pee and poop and
then that basically gets in the water and then what they do is they take the water and
they pump it up into this top bed. They pump the water up and then the water filters through
this rock here, the cinder, and it basically filters down and goes back in and comes back
out and strains back into the tank there. You can see where it’s all spraying out.
What the plants do is the plants actually filter the fish pee and poop and put it back
into the water. So that’s the simplified version we’re going to talk about in a little
while the more complex version and how this system and why this system really works. It’s
actually a, there’s one big lynch pin that many people may not be aware about in an aquaponics
system that we’ll cover in just a little bit. So next we’re going to show you guys
some of the different edibles that you can grow in an aquaponics system to feed you and
your family. Alright so in this system they got a couple
cool things. First soybeans, yes you can grow soybeans in an aquaponics system. They got
some little Kales right there in addition some mizuna, one of my favorite leafy greens,
especially to grow in the winter time. Also the lettuces, of course the lettuces will
do well in an aquaponics system but they can’t be in full sun. They like it a little bit
shady. Let’s see here, in addition they got some of my favorite, this is the shiso
or also known as perilla and this is a purple shiso. I grow this in my garden every year
and evidently it will do well under an aquaponics, in the cinder right here, check it out, this
basically acts like a bio filter here and this cinder actually unlike other metas that
can be used for the aquaponics has a lot of surface area because they’re literally like
little sponges. In addition it looks like they got a little tomato over there and a
whole bunch of chives growing in this bed. So, this aqauponics system here they got a
whole bunch of strawberries that are currently in the greenery or leafing stage. They’re
seasonal so they’re not producing berries at this time. In addition they have a nice
large egg plant that’s been there a while and also they’re growing lilikoi or passion
fruits that’s growing out of the aquaponics system over and over and over and up the chain
link fence. I think it will be great one day when they have all this lilikoi or passion
fruit with hanging fruits to eat and also show the massiveness of the plant after it’s
been growing a while in the aquaponics system. Other plants that can be grown in aquaponics
are something like this, the basil, looks like it’s doing quite well. They also have
some parsley here and besides the parsley they got the red Russian kale, one of my favorite,
the kales right here. In addition they got the green malabar spinach. I like the purple
Malabar spinach but they got the green Malabar spinach so it’s planted maybe about a month
ago. It’s doing really excellent, this is definitely one of my picks for what I would
grow in the aquaponics system because the Malabar spinach is what’s called a perennial,
edible vegetable. You know some vegetables and some plants actually go through their
life cycle like the lettuce or like the kales but with this guy, this will continue to grow
and keep putting on food for you so you can eat day after day, year after year without
having to continually replant like you do with the lettuce. Over next door here we got
things like more basil, and look at this, this basil’s been growing here a while and
this basil straight up has like woody stems on it. It’s quite old, doing quite well,
although it looks like it does have some still (06:44?) on there that they may want to do
something with but doing quite well and it’s nice and tall there. In addition they’ve
got the Calo or the Taro here which is also grown in the aquaponics system in addition
they got a few beets over there and some rosemary. I know one of my favorite things to grow in
Hawaii for sure is this guy right here, this is the okra, look at those little babies man,
fresh okra, fresh okra is absolutely delicious and I love eating them, especially when they’re
young babies. So over to this bed a few more things they
are growing, things like celery right here. Definitely looking really nice and vibrant
here. Also they got this plant, look at this guy, this guy’s a nice woody stock, really
thick, it’s going to seed and these seeds are actually high in Omega 3 fatty acids as
are the leafy greens that you can eat. This is also the shiso or the perilla. This the
green variety, definitely would encourage you guys to grow the shiso green and the purple
as well as basil as like an herb bed but also don’t forget to grow your leafy greens.
So here’s some collard greens here, I would probably choose the Georgia southern collards
here in Hawaii if I was growing them and let’s see here, here’s a nice large parsley plant,
looks super delicious, looks like it’s growing quite well. So you guys just saw some of the different
leafy greens and edibles that you can grow in an aquaponics system and I always want
to encourage you guys to try and grow different things and experiment because that’s what
this is all about. See what you can get away with, of course some plants are going to do
better than others and of course that depends on how big your system is, how well it’s
draining or not draining which we’ll talk about in a little bit. Also how much sun you’re
getting or how much sun you’re not getting. Very important factors are considered when
selecting different vegetables and herbs to grow in your system. Now besides just the
leafy greens and you guys know that I’m all about my leafy greens, my show is called
growing your greens and I want to encourage you guys to eat two pounds of leafy greens
a day. You know they are one of the healthiest foods on the planet. The most nutrition with
the least amount of calories. As you guys know, standard American food, fast food, junk
food, is very high in calories but low in nutrition the greens are very high in nutrition.
Another thing that’s actually pretty good in nutrition for the calories specifically
and for the protein are the fish here. So whether you want to grow your fish and eat
them or you want to have them as pets, you can definitely do that in the aquaponics system.
In just about 10 months, on average, and it depends on the size of your tank and how much
you’re feeding them and what not. Your fish, the tilapia will grow into full size and you
can catch them and eat them. I think they’re fun we’re going to go ahead and go fishing,
see if we can catch a fish here. Think you got to be pretty quick to get one of these
suckers. Not that quick. Alright, I’ll try number 2 let’s see if we can do it. I got
a strategy this time. I’m going to corner them against the wall. Alright! Check it out,
I caught a fish! But I’m going to be nice and let him go. I think if I had the aquaponics
here. I would mostly grow the fish for my pets instead of eating them. I got enough
greens to get enough protein a lot of other nutrients in my garden besides the fish personally. Alright, so now that you guys saw what you
could potentially grow, the plants and the fish. We’re going to kind of dive more in
and explain how exactly an aquaponics system works and the different methods of growing.
We have two different kinds of set ups here. They have like, basically a system that has
just like a flood and drain, kind of floods it and then it drains it maybe some of you
have the system where they’re just constantly feeding it water and the system that you choose
to have is going to have is going to be dependent on the plants you’re growing so for example
some crops can be grown in a system where the roots are constantly in water such as
the lettuce or such as water crest. Whereas most plants are not going to like that level
of water and have the roots wet all the time. They need to get proper aeration. So there
needs to be a flood and drain system where the roots aren’t constantly staying wet.
So now we’re going to go ahead and show you guys both those different systems and
how they do it here at the Aquaponics Place. So this is the first system that we’re going
to show you guys and this is the easiest system to make. If you think of your bathtub, if
you fill up your bathtub with water and it gets too high it has that overfill valve right
so you can never overflow your bathtub and it won’t like leak on your bathroom floor.
Well, this system, growing the lettuce in constant water works pretty much the same
way. So what many systems use is they may use like some kind of raft system and they
generally put this on like some kind of Styrofoam but they choose not to use the Styrofoam here
because the Styrofoam beads will break off, get into the water and contaminate your system.
So they actually have a nice piece of plastic here and let’s go ahead and lift this guy
up. So what’s happening is water is getting pumped in over here on this side and if you
look on the backside, I don’t know if you can see that there but there’s basically
like that overfill drain on your bathtub that’s sucking the water in so water never overflows
but always stay a constant height. The water is kind of being a little bit aerated due
to the flow of the water in and out and you can see in these little net pockets they have
here these little lettuces are growing these little root hairs out and in these net pods
the plants are just set in the cinder and that’s actually just to hold the soil and
also another reason that we’ll talk about in a little bit but these lettuces will grow
really well like this and another thing that will grow well like this also is the water
crest that likes to have it’s roots wet. So now we’re going to show you the 2nd kind
of system they have here. This is a system that actually drains out the water and actually
drains it fairly fast so that the roots are not staying wet because most plants do not
like their roots wet. They will succumb to root rot, possibly other diseases if you that
and that’s all made possible with this guy right here. It’s actually called a bell
siphon and how this works is simple. So we’re going to go ahead and give you guys a close
up to show you exactly how this works. Alright, so how this system works is we got
a grow bed with all the little cinders in here and then they got this little, kind of
mesh thing that does not allow the cinders to go in and they have their overflow tube,
much like the other overflow tube in the lettuce bed. So when the water level that gets pumped
into this bed gets high enough, which is almost there now, what’s going to happen is the
water levels going up and if we look, pull these rocks back here, you can see the water
level right here is getting higher and higher and higher and if we just let it get this
high and go into the overflow tube which it’s almost going to reach in a minute, it’s
always going to stay at that level. Now, this is what happens exactly in the lettuce bed,
the water always stays at a certain level and it’s almost overflowing now. And it’s
just about overflowing now so can check it out so you can see the water running over
the top into the tube there which then returns the water to the fish tank down below and
now you have the water always at this constant level. So what this guy does which is the
bell siphon valve, it basically creates a vacuum or a suction to pull the water faster
than it would just normally drain out. So, for example the water’s draining out here
but it’s never going to go below this exact level that you’re seeing. Now this is the
standard bell siphon that they offer here. Just looks like that it’s basically just
some pvc with a cap on the top. They put some little holes on the bottom, you know, in a
nice shape but actually they have a cool one which is for display purposes only which actually
has a clear top on it. So I don’t know if you’ll be able to see this on the camera
but what we’re going to do is we’re going to go ahead and put this guy over the drain
tube and once again it has cut outs on the bottom. We’re going to put that over the
top and I don’t know if you guys can look in there but what’s happening is this is
creating a massive suction. Look at this water draining out very quickly right. This water’s
draining out very quickly so now the roots are not sitting in a constant water supply
so that they will not get the root rot and it’s a special siphon that siphons the water
out until it’s all siphoned out and then basically it will slowly fill up again until
it’s full. When it gets full again then it siphons all the water out fast again. So
this way you’re getting a drain and flow without any additional appliances or electricity
or anything. It’s all happening on suction. This is definitely an ingenious way to make
this happen and then it’s just kind of cool to look at the water as it’s working in
there and see if it’s sucking or if it’s filling or if there’s air bubbles or if
it’s sucking air or what man. Definitely so cool. Let’s go ahead and fill this guy
back up so this can continue to work how it should. So you guys just learned what you can grow.
Then you learned how to do it are the 2 ways you can accomplish this. Next I want to get
into the Nitti gritty the bare bones of how the aquaponics system works. It’s actually
fairly simple but yet complex on some levels so pay attention to this part. It’s probably
the most important part of this video in my opinion. So as you guys know what happens is you feed
the fish, the fish poop and then the poop is pumped up through and then put into the
top here so that it can filter down and there’s a few components to this system. Number 1
is they got a very simple screen here. So this screen catches all the solid waste you
know cause we don’t want that solid waste going into the gravel bed and get all funky
and stuff like that right. You can then take the solid waste and this is solid fish poo.
(Joking) But this is solid fish waste you can probably wash this out. I’d probably
put it in your garden and use it as a fertilizer. So this is going to catch all that stuff.
Now the non-solids then are going into the cinder bed and what happens is the plants
just don’t absorb those nutrients directly. There’s a middle man involved you know,
when buying things I like to cut out the middle man whenever possible but in this system I’m
afraid you cannot cut out the middle man or the system will not work and it will crash.
So the thing that you’ll need to know for this system to work is, and the middle men,
what they are, are in this bottle here. It jumps starts the system. Now the middle man
will occur naturally but by jump starting the system, you’re guaranteed a system that’s
going to work more effectively and work right the first time. This is actually simply called
organic digesture. So this product reduces the ammonia, phosphate, nitrites and nitrates
actually in there and they do this by a very special way using beneficial microbes, bacteria
and enzymes will break down the bad stuff in the fish poop and make it bio available
for the plants to absorb. So without this critical component, that will also occur naturally
if you don’t want an add it like this. Your aquaponics system can work properly and flourish. The other thing that’s very important is
the medium so they got this cinder here and you know the cinder if you look at that closely,
kind of looks like a sponge. There’s all different cracks and crevices, so this gives
the bacteria and the mirobes a place to live in this system so that they can flourish and
break down the solids from the fish to make it plant absorbable. So yeah, as you guys
know that have been watching me for a while, I’m really into microbes and beneficial
fungi and bacteria and that is truly what makes the aquaponics possible but if you’re
also a home gardener in the ground it also makes a standard garden in your ground possible
and will thrive as well. So now that you guys learned how this system
works, let’s talk about the inputs required to grow the fish and all your plants. Basically
what you need to do is you need to feed the fish so that they can create their bio solids
or their poop to feed your plants plus you need to have the bacteria so all these things
are pretty much a one-time investment. Once you got all those guys going, you’re only
going to need to buy 3 additional things to keep your system going. Number 1 (00:19:00)
you’re going to need the fish food of course, so you know, the fish pellets. They’re maybe
$33.00 for about 40 pounds of food at this time in bulk and I always encourage you guys
to buy it in bulk for the best price. And you’re literally just going to take some
and you’re going to feed the fish. We’re going to throw a little bit of it out there
and check it out, they’re eating back there. But you know the fish food’s all you’re
going to need to keep the fish happy so that they create their poop and their pee because
they are living in water so you’re not going to need to provide that but the few other
things you will need are Number 1 you’re going to need what’s in this little
bag here and what’s in this bag is some special stuff and let’s go ahead and put
the bag back in there for you guys but what’s in the bag is this stuff right here. This
is actually oyster shells so it’s often used, oyster shell, for like (00:19:44?) and
gardening but what this is, this is a PH balancer. So you can use the oyster shells which acts
as a PH balancer so that the fish have the right PH to live in properly. Another thing
you may need depending on where you live are heaters. The tilapia like to grow and live
in the temperature that Hawaii is naturally so you do not need additional heating in Hawaii
but in other places in the country, you may need to actually use heaters to keep your
water warm enough or your fish are not going to do well, they’re not going to grow fast
and they’re not going to make it at all. Another thing you will probably need here
and what they recommend at this aquaponics place is the iron chelate so the iron chelate
helps keep your foliage green. It’s a nutrient that is not provided by the fish food that
will encourage and ensure your plants ae healthy. Now the other thing that I would personally
experiment with that they’re not yet doing here, and hopefully one day they will, is
the rock dust minerals. I would experiment with the aquaponics and adding rock dust minerals,
which will add 70 plus different trace minerals into the water which will also give nutrition
and provide nutrition for your fish but also more importantly for the plants, you know
and for them and so the plants and the fish will have more minerals and be more healthy.
When their more healthy they’re going to grow bigger, grow larger their also going
to be more bug resistant in the case of the plants. Probably disease resistant and have
a stronger immune system in the case of the fish. So I don’t know exactly how much of
that stuff to add but it can be done cause I have heard about people doing it before
and I would highly encourage you guys to look into that and add some rock dust, even in
small amounts to add some of those trace minerals back into your system so that you can grow
some of the most nutritious food ever. So now that you guys know how this system
works, we’re going to explain the anatomy of the system or the parts that you need to
do it and you know here at the Aquaponics Place they’ll supply you with everything
you need including the plants, the fish the containers and the pumps and everything to
do that and as you guys can see behind me, there’s a standard system behind me. Now
the system prices can range from a couple hundred dollars to a thousand or more dollars
depending on how large you want your system. Of course I would always encourage you guys
to buy the biggest system possible because the biggest system that you can buy will produce
more fish and more greens for you to eat faster just in case you need to eat out of your garden
exclusively and not the grocery store. So it’s really simple how these systems work.
You got 2 big tanks, you got the bottom tank which is where the fish live and then you
basically got some concrete blocks that they stack up to make legs like a table. Then they
have basically a 2×4 wooden frame that’s of course the grow bed up top. They have the
bed up top they fill it with the cinder and you plant your plants, I mean really aquaponics
is really that simple. Now whether you buy a constructed set up like this which is all
looking nice and professional or whether you get a standard, what’s called an IBC tote
on Craigslist for $100 dollars, $200 dollars depending on where you live, and cut it down,
it’s really that easy to do an aquaponics system. Even if you’re renting, have a condo
or you know, don’t have land or in ground space, aquaponics system is an excellent way
to use some of the extra space that you have and you don’t necessarily need a nice full
sun spot if you want to grow tomatoes yes, you will need a nice full sun spot but even
in the shade here in Hawaii something like the lettuce and the herbs are going to do
quite well so that you can start providing food for you and your family instead of being
dependent on the grocery store. So did I tell you that the Aquaponics Place
will sell you everything you need including your kit, your fish and yes even your plants.
They got starter plants here for sale and what I’m going to show you guys next is
actually how they start their starter plants actually in an aquaponics system. This is
actually unique cause I’ve never seen this being done anywhere I visited with all the
different aquaponics systems I’ve seen. I’ve never seen anybody do it like this.
So it’s really cool so pay attention to this section if you’re going into aquaponics
and you want to start your own plants from seed. Aquaponics makes it really easy. Alright so this is how they start their seeds
in the aquaponics system. Really cool so you don’t have to use any space, use any kind
of soil. What they got is they got standard seed slot here, standard slat and what they’ve
done is they’ve filled it with Rockwell which is a poplar hydroponics growing medium
that they also do sell here and in the poplar they basically just put the seeds in the little
holes and because this is a flood and drain table, the, you know, this gets wet and then
it drains out so it’s not constantly sitting in water which then you could get, you know,
seed rot but in this way this will get just enough water so that the little seeds can
germinate into little baby plants. Once they germinate, get a little big then they’re
going to transplant them into little individual containers that are next door. So let me go
ahead and show you those guys next. So once they got those little baby plants
started from seeds or actually you can do cuttings like this you’re going to basically
put plants in the little containers here, right, check it out, little containers and
these containers once again have the little holes at the bottom and it’s just growing
in the cinder there and then you just basically bury this down in the aquaponics bed here
just deep enough so that it gets enough water. Enough plants will get fed and once again
they got that bell siphon valve here that’s flooding and draining this so like the roots
aren’t staying constantly drenched in water, it’s getting enough water and this is literally
an automatic watering system for all the baby starts. This is super ingenious. So it looks
like they got, they got here water crest probably my top pick for growing in an aquaponics system.
Water crest is one of the most nutrient dense vegetables on the planet. In addition they
got the kale another yet nutrient dense vegetable. I believe you guys should be eating at least
several times a week. They got the shiso, I love the shiso especially the purple one.
You guys can’t see that, oh there it is. They got a green shiso, they got the chives,
they got some corn growing under the aquaponics. Now probably my favorite crop to grow if I
was here in Hawaii. I’d the water spinach or the Ung Choy. It’s actually, classified
as, from the USDA, as an evasive obnoxious weed so you’re probably not or supposed
to grow it anywhere else in the United States cause it could get in the waterway, all this
kind of stuff but you can grow it here in Hawaii and it will grow fabulously under an
aquaponics system like this and you can literally just take cuttings and replant it. You’ll
have a whole mass of food that will continue to grow day after day, year after year and
the great thing about the Ung Choy is that it will have the nice mild flavor it’s not
strong or bitter, you know, like kale. Some people might not like and it grows real simple
and real easy. I’m all about like sharing with you guys and the best of what I know
to make gardening and make growing food at home really easy. So hopefully after watching this episode,
you now know what aquaponics is, what you can grow, how to grow it and why it works.
I think these are very important fundamental pieces of knowledge that everybody should
know how to grow their own food in this day and age. Whether you live in Hawaii and food
might stop coming in or whether you want to have a backup plan in case trucks stop running,
there’s a financial collapse or whether you just want to eat the healthiest food possible.
Based on the current agriculture system, in my opinion, they’re not growing the healthiest
food possible. To do that you must do it yourself at home, pick it and eat it fresh for higher
levels of nutrition, plus you can add things in like the trace minerals that are not in
foods today. If you are here in Oahu and are interested in getting your own aqauponics
system, I would highly recommend the aquaponics place and you can check them out and learn
more about them on the aquaponicsplace.com. Hopefully you guys enjoyed this episode coming
at you from Oahu, Hawaii. Once again my name is John Kohler with growingyourgreens.com.
We’ll see you next time, and remember keep on growing.

Brick Calculations — Engaged Piers


Alright, so now that we’ve worked out how many bricks we have in our dwarf wall the next thing we need to work out is how many bricks through need for our engaged piers and we put our engaged piers to support our wall make a little bit stronger it also provides support for our bearers when we go to put our bearer and joists in so we need to know how many bricks we need in our engaged piers so first thing to work out is where our engaged piers are going to go, and how many that we need So we go back to a plan view and our original dimensions now what we actually need to do is work out. What our internal dimensions are so You take 110mm off each side for a brick and get our new internal dimensions you don’t need all of them you don’t need these two long sides, but you definitely need these 4 short sides So now what we do we’re going to look at each short side by itself so I’m going to take this one here 2150 first. Oh Sorry, our bearers are going to run that way bearer has generally run the long dimension of the building this case It doesn’t matter because it’s equal but they generally run the long dimension of the building So formula is the building length divided by the bearer or our joist spacing plus 1 so as I said I’m going to take this one first this length here and our bearer joist spacing is going to be 1.8m so 2.150 /1.8 +1 Okay Gave us 1.194which we’re going to say 2 always round up in this case plus 1 that gives us three engaged piers along this side So let’s put those in one there on there and one there so there’s our three okay So now let’s still keep going down and look at this one here. So 2.390 /1.8 In this case we don’t need to add the one because we’ve already got this one here so we’re just going to put 1 there and 1 there, so there’s our 2 there and We have a line I have to put one in here a little bit later Okay, so that’s that way done and What we can then do is just replicate whatever’s on this side of the building Same has to happen on this side Okay, this one is not super critical because that Bearers is actually going to be running this way But we try and keep everything in line So everything is evenly spaced Okay, now let’s work our way across this way, so this one’s 2.150 again so we know we’re going to need 3 for that however I’ve already got 2 so we just need to drop another one in the middle there and similarly on this other side We know we needed 2 there before so we can just drop one in there and We need one on this corner, and I tend to put one going each way on the internal Corners Sorry there must be the next step So if we just replicate what’s on these walls up here again keeping everything in line and We’ll end up with that many, and I put one second one on the internal corner So there we go, we have 1,2,3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 engaged piers Okay, so we now we’ve got 17 piers now, how many bricks are in each pier, so if we take the height of our wall which you might remember from the previous video is 516mm so 516 the height of one brick and one brd of mortar which we refer to as a course a course of Brickwork is 86mm high or 0.086 metres high so 516 / 86=6 bricks high for this wall, so then it’s just a simple matter of 17 piers, 6 Bricks per pier Gives us a h102 bricks For this this particular wall, we could of course then allow some waste if you wanted to or you could add the original amount and you could add that to you Dwarf Wall total and then work the waste out at the end So there you go that’s how we work out how many engaged peers we need and how many bricks we need for the engaged pier

MASSIVE koi fish growth in my OUTDOOR CEMENT POND.


The first option is to scatter the seeds directly at the top of this tank and you will see that I Can imagine that some of them are really growing very fast, you will see them there The one is already very big also few days from now. I am envisioning that This place will be filled with vegetables. Hi guys It’s another beautiful day once again, and you are here back at Dexter’s world channel Today I am so happy because we already made the final set up of our stones and the water is now being filtered By the stones I am glad because a filtration system Is already in placed for this tank And I can see that there is an improvement because from dark green This water turn into light greens. Maybe we will have To do some adjustment because I really wanted to make this water a crystal clear one we already have this box now filled with stones and joseph will Of course help us. I am planning to Transfer all the Water spinach here in this filter bucket, and you will see that this is now filled with stones at the top level I will put this core sand because I wanted that the roots will Really be able to hold the stones and initially this very tiny seedlings really need some fine sand for the roots to hold on and this is the reason That I have here fine sand, and we will place this at the top of this big stones. I Have two options in mind The first option is to scatter the seeds directly to at the top of this tank or Just Transfer the seedlings that I have Propagated and place this seedlings at the top of this box So I have two options in mind And I will scatter this one the water really become Brown this is really a big help to our Filtration system and at the same time our aquaponics will Really become very successful Because we already have this seedling beds maybe I will just scatter the seeds over here the seeds of the lettuce but in doing so we have also to be patient enough to Scatter it properly because if we will put two or three or more seeds together then We will have a problem when they grow because we really need to separate them so my way of doing this is we need to scattered and it’s of the seeds will really have a Distance from each other. So this is not the place for them so I’m looking forward to Having plenty of vegetables at the top of this filter tank This is made of concrete cement And if you are new to our channel You can browse our other videos and we have showed the step by step process how we made this filter Bucket and also the setting up of the pipes to make this a good filter and a good filtration System and a good nitrogen cycle is being done And of course, it will develop a good bacteria for a fish Maybe I need some more Sand because this will pull the roots before the roots can really penetrate downward by the way Let me tell you that we already have segregated some good quality of koi from this pond I am so happy because we have this koi grow so fast even raised in a very small tank So this is the koi that we have harvested from that tank well they are so visible because the water is Still very clear and he will see that I can imagine that some of them are really growing very fast One of which is very big so this business is no longer needing the big space because the wrong notion is that you can grow this koi as as big as this one if you have If you have a vast Trunk of land meaning you have a big space but in our system, we just feed it four times five times a day we will feed them with live food such as mosquito larvae and even this worms that we can gather from the River and you will see the outcome so you will see that they are really growing But I don’t want to sell them because I wanted them to grow for video purposes Well, this are my pets. And of course later, we will able also to catch some inferior Qualities and maybe we can sell it on a wholesale basis at a very low price so we will also give some food to some of the the fish that are there Some of them are still there we can get good size you will see them there The one is already very big also have failed to get this one. But the sad thing is this I’ve released 1500 Japanese Koi and it seems that the number has reduced to half Maybe we can only harvest around 700 or even less Because they practice Cannibalism and those ones that though big are making the smaller ones as their food cannibalism is one of the problems of having a smaller pond, but I am so happy still because we have produced a Quality going up of this very small pen May not be a perfect work compared to Planting this on the soil, but what I am very sure about is that we grow this Naturally and without use any fertilizer. We don’t use any chemicals To grow this vegetables and that’s a good thing to know that we are eating vegetables that are free from Pesticides and that’s what I am doing right now, and I would like to share this knowledge to you Few days from now I am envisioning that this place will be filled with vegetables Different types of vegetables and I can encourage people to do their own farming for us to have a good health and for us to maintain our health and Be free from sickness So let’s also examine this Well, it’s natural that they will really look like that they’re so stressed because they are disturbed 3 days from now. I’m sure that this Vegetables will really be growing fast. We can make use of this as our food and The nicest thing to know is you’re growing it right at your farm Well, this is the thing that we can share with you so far I Hope that you will continue to like and share our videos and if you are new Well, I invite you to subscribe and hit that notification bell so that you will be notified of our future videos by the way we are uploading videos every day and we are doing this to Entertain and of course to update our subscribers of our little farm of vegetables and fish so thank you for watching only here at Dexter’s World Channel! You

β˜… 1-MIN EVERYDAY HAIRSTYLES for WORK! πŸ’— WITH PUFF πŸ’— EASY BRAIDS & UPDO for Long πŸ’— Medium HAIR


[Music] hi guys and welcome back so today I’m gonna show you guys three more super super easy ways to do your own hair and if you’re new welcome I am Tina you should subscribe so let’s get started so for this first simple 1/2 up we’re going to leave out our bangs I would say about four fingers wide and tease the back of her crown and make sure you’re setting it with some hairspray so your pouf stays longer than five minutes and my favorite hairspray is the shaper by Sebastian I’ve been using this on and off for ten years it’s literally one of the best hairspray for updos next I’m gonna gather my crown and tie it with an elastic then toughen the crowd to create more texture and to create more volume and then I’m gonna take these side and pull it through the crown nearly elastic before tying this section to the main ponytail I’m living right here now and not a bottom what life’s all about the world is calling man I’m see ya miss me and then just do the same on the other side come on let’s go for a ride I finally open my eyes and I can see it so candy so killed [Music] and lastly I’m gonna wrap a strand of hair around the elastic band pull on the crown and the twist to make it look more voluminous and fancy and if you guys want the back to be more poofy you can pin it up to create that look and that’s it [Music] I cannot begin to tell you guys how much I love this ponytail because it looks like a very fancy French to its ponytail but it’s really not it’s very simple top to tell divide our hair in half [Music] and make you pop details okay so now with the top Topsy tail we’re going to pull it through the bottom ponytails very simple right then we’re gonna top on the sides to make it look poufy okay so make sure you actually do this part because if you don’t do it it just gonna look like a really raggedy looking – ponytail top dude health and we don’t want that okay so make sure you pull on it and then you finish this off by gathering the top and pinning it close as if this is a French twist look okay and that [Music] ridiculously easy but fancy looking you won’t even believe how easy is so for this one we’re gonna take some pair from our crown and tie into a ponytail but make sure you’re not taking the whole crown you’re simply taking small sections from each side of your head okay [Music] and we’re gonna drag this down until you get to the top of your ears [Music] now we’re gonna simply take the hair from each side and loop it through giving right you now and not a bottom Massoud is what life’s all about the world is calling and I’m sing we’re gonna go all the way down toward Phoenix I feel freedom inside come on let’s go my eyes and I can see it so clearly so killed [Music] life is [Music] these are little and when you get to the nape we’re going to gather all the hair together twist it around into a bun shape [Music] homicides pin it down and that’s it [Music] you guys like all the hairstyles and today as you guys try it out if you liked it be sure to thumbs up and if you’re new subscribe and click on the notification belt and I’ll see you guys again next Saturday I love you guys I love beautiful hair day everyone bye [Music]

Controlling Mechanical 7-Segment Displays?! How RS-485 and UART works! || EB#43


Recently, I received those mechanical seven-segment displays which, like the name implies do not use LEDs to highlight each one of their segments but, instead, they use a small piece of white plastic that moves around. To find out how exactly this display works, I opened one up and found out that each plastic segment has a magnet connected to it, which can either get pushed away or attracted by another magnet. In the case of the commercial display, the required seven magnets are electromagnets, who, by alternatingly hooking them up to 12 volts DC reverse their magnetic polarity and thus control each segments. And, best of all, all the electromagnets keep their magnetic polarity even when current is no longer flowing, meaning that as soon as you are done displaying a number it will stay there without requiring any more electrical energy. As you would expect, though, controlling just four of those displays would either require lots of microcontroller pins and simple code or a more sophisticated microcontroller circuit with complex code. which, in both cases, can be a very time-consuming task. Thankfully, the company, AlfaZeta, which produces those seven-segment displays and sent them to me also sent me a big module with ten of them which are attached to a pretty promising-looking control circuit. So, in this video I will try to find out how this circuit works, how we can tell it what to display through the Arduino’s UART and the RS-485 interface and, finally, I will use it in combination with an ESP8266 to build a subscriber counter for my YouTube channel. Let’s get started! This video is sponsored by AlfaZeta First off, in order to properly examine the control circuit, I removed its two mounting screws and then, lifted it off the seven-segment display PCB. And, judging by the number of used IC’s, I was afraid that this circuit will not be an easy reverse-engineering subject. But, never-the-less, I started searching for all the datasheets of the IC’s, as well as finding out how each component is connected to one another through the help of the continuity function of my multimeter. As it turns out, the head of the operation is the ATmega32A microcontroller which, through the help of of high-voltage source driver IC’s and Darlington transistor array IC’s controls all the electromagnets. As far as I figured it out, it seems like one side of all the electromagnets of one display are connected to one source while the other displays all use different source pins. The other sides of the electromagnets are individually connected to a Darlington transistor array pin. While this time all electromagnets with the same segment control function are connected together. Now, if you watched my video about multiplexing, you should by now understand how the microcontroller can control all the displays. If not, then let me tell you that the source IC only powers one display at a time. And, by activating the [unsure] of transistors we power the required segments to form a number. Then the source IC powers the next output, and we can once again set the fitting transistors to form the next number. This process repeats until all numbers are successfully created This is, of course, only my theory but, since the practical testing of the displays later on revealed that they cannot change numbers simultaneously but, instead, have to change numbers one-by-one I was pretty sure that my theory has to be correct. The only question remaining is, how can we tell the microcontroller to display a specific number? For such communication tasks, the PCB comes with two RJ11 female connectors which, according to the manufacturer feature this pinout. But, what exactly does RS485 mean? Well, RS485 aka TIA485 or EIA485 is an industry standard for asynchronous serial data transfer. And, speaking of data transfer, I already talked about the SPI and I2C communication protocols in previous videos which I will use as a comparison example. Both of them use the clock line which basically tells the receiver when to read the data on the data line. This is called a synchronous communication. The RS485, however, is asynchronous which means there’s no clock line, only data lines. That means when an RS485 transmitter starts sending serial data consisting of 1’s and 0’s to a receiver the receiver has to synchronize itself by recognizing the first voltage edge and then using its own clock and set baud rate in order to sample the sent data at the correct time. The transmitter of course also has to use its clock with the exact same baud rate in order to generate the serial data. Otherwise, both of the components will not understand each other. It is also very important to note that, unlike SPI or I2C, which are proper protocols the RS485 only defines the electrical properties of the communication signals. It is not a protocol, nor does it define connection plug arrangements. That is why when you work with RS485 you have to get the proper communication protocol and hardware pinout from the manufacturer which mine kindly provided. Before testing the code, however, I want to name the most important electrical properties of the system. It typically uses one twisted pair of wires where one carries the non-inverted data signal and the other carries the inverted data signal. The receiver then creates the original data signal by creating the difference between those two. That sounds needlessly complicated at first, but the data wires use symmetrical voltage levels, and thus, injected common mode noises equally exist on both lines and therefore get rejected by the differential receiver inputs which makes the system pretty interference-free. Of course, there are more electrical properties but, before boring you to death, and since you can easily look those up online let’s continue with the coding. Now, the given protocol seems simple enough. Just the start command followed by the address of the module, the actual 10 numbers I want to display, and then a stop command. To control the display, I want to first use the Arduino Nano, which luckily comes with a USART interface. If we ignore the letter ‘S’, it stands for Universal Asynchronous Serial Receiver Transmitter which certainly sounds promising when it comes to functioning with the RS485 interface. So, as a simple test, I set the baud rate of the Arduino to 9,600 just like I did for the control PCB and typed in the serial data with the last numbers to display being ‘1234’. After uploading the code to the Arduino, we can hook up an oscilloscope to the serial transmit pin of it in order to find out that it sends out the data we just typed in, in software. And, while this does look promising, we still have the problem that this one data line does not match the RS485 standard. That is when such a MAX485 break-out board comes in to play. This IC can basically turn our microcontroller serial data into RS485 standardized serial data. So, I hooked it up to my Arduino according to this schematic which only utilizes the write functionality of the IC, and not the read functionality, created a twisted wire pair through the help of my electric drill, soldered one side of it to the control PCB’s ‘A’ and ‘B’ line and hooked up the other side to the MAX485 breakout board, and finally, after all this theory it was time to power the control boards as well as the Arduino in order to find out that code does in fact work Brilliant! And if we look at the RS485 data lines with the oscilloscope we can see the non-inverted and inverted data signals pretty clearly. Now, the manufacturer also sent me a bit of example code to display any digit I want which I used to create a simple counter mode. After uploading the code, and me being quiet for a few seconds, you can enjoy the true beauty of mechanical displays. Needless to say, I do love the sound and look of it which is why I decided to use it as a subscriber counter for my channel All I had to do was to connect the serial interface of an ESP8266 to the MAX485 breakout board and merging the Arduino YouTube API library with the 7-segment control board code in order to create this rather lengthy piece of software. After uploading it we can not only see through the serial monitor that the ESP grabbed my YouTube data successfully but we can also see that the 7-segment display shows my subscriber number correctly as well! And with that being said, I hope you enjoyed this small mechanical display RS485 UART adventure and learned a bit along the way. If so, don’t forget to like share, subscribe, and hitting the notification bell. Stay creative and I will see you next time!