Methods of Power Generation
A series on know and speculative methods.
Pika Power ⤴
We have created a lot of ways to make power, some very traditional and some that feel like they are out of a sci-fi movie. This is an overview of how you can think about the scale of power we use with some deeper dives into each method of generation.
What is a Kilowatt Hour?
How to Avoid a Climate Disaster ⤴
Each method of energy production will get its own separate article to avoid this post becoming too long. Now for how we generate power, each week I will add a link to the below examples. Click the ↗ or name to read the article.
What is Entropy ?
From Discourse on Sustainability from IxD 5 Course ⤴
First, some terms and numbers to give some context for the different ways to generate power. These are going to be most helpful in the later articles over the coming weeks.
Since each article will take a bit of time to complete, here are some other places you could start your climate edu journey.
Scientists at Drawdown have a very comprehensive list of what we could do to replace our current energy infrastructure. The crazy thing is many of them are highly profitable to undertake and yet they are not being deployed at scale.
I found my self frequently thinking "ok well what have we tried " and found Losing Earth to have the best summery of the last 50 years fo climate policy.
"Whenever you hear “kilowatt,” think “house.” “Gigawatt,” think “city.” A hundred or more gigawatts, think “big country.”"
Great for deep dives on policy ⤵
Good for understanding what currently being worked on ⤴
The entire book is FREE to! ⤴
We have fixed a similar issue before with the ozone! ⤴
If you want to follow along with my research on natural systems and climate I just started a newsletter called Ökohaus and will be posting all articles in Multiverse and there as well.
Getting started with the Inky Impression for RasPi
Pokemon Puzzle ⤴
Inky Impression ⤴
The inky impression is a 7-color e-ink display by pimoroni. This is a getting started guide for anyone new to python and e-ink hardware.
Pimoroni has an official tutorial everything after this point assumes you have never used python and have installed an OS on your RasPi.
Inky has 3 sizes ⤴
3 ✻ After it's downloaded move the directory
We are now going to download the frame repo from GitHub which is based on the repo and lets you get up and running quickly.
4 ✻ Before we can run the code we need to install python3
5 ✻ Let's run some code by entering
6 ✻ Next you can customize your code and change what each button on the display does by calling the given function. For example, calling unsplash() will get a random image from Unsplash.
sudo apt-get install python3
git clone https://github.com/gndclouds/frame.git
This terminal is called hyper.is ⤴
There are a few files in this repo, run ls to see all the files.
frame.py is the main file ⤵
This is what comes in the repo ⤴
1 ✻ Connect to your RasPi by opening your preferred terminal.app
2 ✻ Then change pick a folder you want to download to by running `cd` and clone the repo.
You did it the impression should be running the demo code