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About kayaerbil

I am a Berkeley educated chemistry Ph.D. who is moving into the area of working on developing appropriate technology for communities that are subjected to socio-economic oppression. The goal is to use simple and effective designs to empower people to live better lives. Currently, I am working with Native Americans on Pine Ridge, the Lakota reservation in South Dakota. I am working with a Native owned and run solar energy company. We are currently working on building a compressed earth block (CEB) house that showcases many of the technologies that the company has developed. The CEB house is made of locally derived resources, earth from the reservation. The blocks are naturally thermally insulating, keeping the house cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Eventually, a solar air heater and photovoltaic panels will be installed into the house to power the home and keep it warm, while preserving the house off the grid. A side project while in Pine Ridge is a solar computer. I hope to learn about blockchain encryption software for building microgrids. In addition, it is an immediate interest of mine to involve local youth in technology education.

The Seventh Generation

The Seventh Generation “When we consider existence we see that the mineral, vegetable, animal, and human world’s are all in need of an educator. If the earth is not cultivated, it becomes a jungle where useless weeds grow; but if … Continue reading

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Free Peltier: Mortars into Whiteclay

Mortars into Whiteclay Chaplain, I have a prayer for you, It goes like this: Spirit, let me have a shank, Creator, let me defend my rose, Mother, let me take her out at night, Let me grow her by the … Continue reading

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