Legalities: The Final Battle

Last time, I detailed my efforts at attempting to prepare the bus for recognition by the Arizona Motor Vehicle Department (MVD) as a Motor Home.  Now the final act. I spent the time to remove most unnecessary material from the… Continue Reading →

Legalities: Part 3

Last time I talked briefly about the requirements to register my school bus as a motor home in Arizona. First, any vehicle with seating for 14 persons or more is automatically classified as a commercial vehicle.  This comes in to… Continue Reading →

Legalities, Part 2

After some unexpected suggestions from a friend to evaluate the “Policy Requirements” as a “Minimum Set” rather than “Finished set” of conditions, I realized that I might have the opportunity to make some progress. So, lets look at these: First… Continue Reading →

ISDC 2017 – St Louis, Here I Come

I have watched from the distance each year as the International Space Development Conference came and went, often with some really great announcements, and visitors.  This year, I submitted an abstract describing my work on “Developing Sustainable Biomes”.  First the… Continue Reading →

The Bus: Legalities

Governments can never keep up with the average guy who wants to modify his bike, car, motorcycle, house … or in my case school bus.  In point of fact, there doesn’t seem to be any legislation defining requirements that would… Continue Reading →

The Bus: Seats, Seats … and more seats

With a general plan, now comes the demolition.  First up, will be removal of the seats.  Generally, they are mounted to the floor with six bolts through the floor.  Two along the wall, one front, and one rear of each… Continue Reading →

The Bus: The Plan

One of the challenges of any project is defining a plan to follow.  Often I have had the luxury of carying my plan in my head, with a modicum of success.  However this project is far to big to attempt… Continue Reading →

Show: Apache Junction Family STEM Day

Another warm day in Arizona.  The Apache Junction Public Library to be specific.  We were invited to come out and display the Tiny Home To Mars for Family STEM Day.  I was able to set up with the Library entrance… Continue Reading →

The Bus: Preparing to Paint

This past couple weeks have been spent preparing to paint the exterior of the bus.  First because I cannot operate a school bus … requires a special license, insurance, and safety equipment.  Not to mention, I have NOOO practice.  So,… Continue Reading →

Economics, Law, and Politics of the Space Frontier

I found myself following a thread in a Yahoo group recently, whose topic “Multi-planetary species”, was rounding several points from UFO’s, to the probability of other space faring species, to the politics, and economics of the Outer Space Treaty.  The… Continue Reading →

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