Monthly Archives: July 2013

Baseplate for mounting a centrifugal pump

Yays! We can now fit our actual pump to our A-frame. Actually, many things could be put onto this, such as an electric generator or a belt drive for some other machinery. The position of the base plate is adjustable, … Continue reading

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Welded A-frame

It’s looking a lot better now. We now have the structure of our design, so we can now use it to support a bicycle with the wheel off the ground. Not very useful yet, but getting there 🙂

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A series of tubes

We’ve already started on our pump, although it’s taken a long time to get going. We’ve adapted the design slightly to see if it can be done with one bike frame (plus a few odds and ends). Turns out it is … Continue reading

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Background

One thing we are interested in is how to improve the income of small farms. Malawi has a distinct dry and wet season, meaning that you can wait a long time for rain to fall on crops. Therefore an irrigation … Continue reading

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