28 Dec '15, 7pm

Parts bin Emergency Lights Deal with Tornado’s Aftermath: Sometimes having a deep inventory of parts in your s...

Parts bin Emergency Lights Deal with Tornado’s Aftermath: Sometimes having a deep inventory of parts in your s...

Sometimes having a deep inventory of parts in your shop is a pain – the clutter, the dust, the things you can’t rationally justify keeping but still can’t bear to part with. But sometimes the parts bin delivers and lets you cobble together some emergency lighting when a tornado knocks out your power. It has been hard to avoid discussions of the weird weather in the US this winter. The eastern half of the country has had record warm temperatures, the west has been lashed by storms, and now December tornadoes have ripped through Texas and other parts of the south, with terrible loss of life and wide-ranging property damage. [TheTimmy] was close enough to one massive EF4 tornado to lose power on Saturday night, and after the charm of a candlelight Christmas evening wore off, he headed to the shop. He had a bunch of sealed lead acid batteries from old UPSs and a tangle of 12V ...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2015/12/28/parts-bin-emergency-lights...

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