First Person: GLI Innovation Tour Day 2 Recap Tuesday, Aug 20 2019 

This is the second and final part of a series from Alisia McClain, Founder/CEO of TECH-nique, Inc., who gives a first-person account of GLI’s Innovation Tour to Indianapolis to study the city’s technology sector. Day 2 of Innovation Tour, presented by The Software Guild, began with a lovely breakfast at...

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First Person: GLI Innovation Tour Day 1 Recap Monday, Aug 19 2019 

Part 1 of a 2-part series from Alisia McClain, Founder/CEO of TECH-nique, Inc., who gives a first-person account of GLI’s Innovation Tour  to Indianapolis to study the city’s technology sector.  At 11 a.m. on Sunday, August 18th, the Indy Innovation Tour, presented by The Software Guild began, pulling off from...

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How to Make a Mini DIY Lawn Mower Sunday, Aug 18 2019 

If you have a big yard, then you will most likely buy a lawn mower straight away. However, when you have just a couple of patches of grass in your yard, then you might want to rely on other, cheaper options to maintain them. Have you ever thought about a DIY lawn mower?

Parts needed for a DIY lawn mower

If you also like tinkering and crafting your own things, then we have just the article for you. In the following paragraphs, we’ll show you how to make your very own mini, DIY lawn mower!

What You’ll Need

In order to take care of your lawn, we’ll first gather all the parts needed for your DIY lawn mower. Everything starts with a piece of plywood or medium-density fiberboard (MDF). It needs to be relatively strong but light enough for the electrical components of the lawn mower that will be mounted on it.

Next, you will also need four wooden cubes. These will serve as support and to which you will later attach the wheels of the mini lawn mower.

Obviously, the four wooden cubes will have to be mounted on the plywood board, in its corners. You will also have to drill holes in their bottom center so that you can mount the wheels.

Electrical Components

For the electrical part, you will need a motor capable of spinning the blades that you will improvise later. One that runs on 12 to 24 volts would do the job just fine!

Depending on the motor’s size and hinge that you have to mount it on, you’ll have to drill a hole of the appropriate size in the center of the plywood board. Naturally, you will need wires, an on-off switch, and a power control unit.

Even though it might be a bit hard to come by, it is recommended that you get a power control unit with its own on-off button, resistor knob, enough terminals for the motor and power supply, as well as a display, in case you fancy seeing the power and speed go up without checking the blades.

Naturally, you will also need a wireless power supply. You can go for one that runs on batteries or, if you feel green, for something that’s solar-powered.

You can get your hands on most of these components from a car. For example, if it has been rendered useless in an accident. However, make sure to ask your car accident lawyer if and when you can tamper with the vehicle.

Wiring

Wiring the whole thing won’t be that hard, as the power control unit will have its terminals marked with +/-, so you will know exactly which wire goes where. Make sure that you have room for all the aforementioned components on the plywood board before you purchase anything too big.

Also, don’t forget the general on-off switch. You’ll have to attach this to the wires of the motor and power control unit wires. Every component can be mounted on the plywood board with the help of screws and drilled holes, or with a very strong double-faced adhesive tape.

Blades

Since we don’t want anything too fancy or dangerous, we will use utility knife blades. Take two of these, screw them together with a bolt and a nut, and then just place them in the appropriate place at the bottom of the motor.

The Bottom Line

Obviously, don’t forget to mount the wheels on the sides of the lawn mower. Also, for increased protection, make sure to shield the sides and the back of the lawn mower’s bottom with a thin wooden board, in case the grass flies away or something goes wrong with the blades. This will ensure that no one will get injured.

As you can see, making your own DIY lawn mower is not hard at all. You just need a board, the ability to drill holes, and some electrical components. As for the cover of the project, well, here you can let your creativity do its thing and come up with some interesting designs!

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Investor Spotlight: Prestige AV & Creative Services Tuesday, Aug 13 2019 

Founded In: 1987  By: Tony Ramstetter Number of Employees: 100 employees (8 in Louisville) Describe what your organization does in two sentences. Prestige AV & Creative Services provides comprehensive meeting and event services under one roof – a single-source partner for success. For over 30 years, we’ve helped our clients shine...

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July new and renewing investors Tuesday, Aug 13 2019 

Core New First Choice Coffee Services Spero Health MB Roland Distillery LinGate Hospitality/Glenn Enterprises Associated Drywall Suppliers, Inc. ADK Group Metcalfe Healthcare Center Louisville Beauty Academy LLC Sonic Electronix Wasteology Group All Safe Industries Serenity Now Art Gallery LLC Formé Millinery Co. Natalie O Design Kentucky Towers Rueff Cochran Law...

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Ambassador Spotlight: Brooke Nevius Monday, Aug 12 2019 

Name: Brooke Nevius Title: Marketing and Communications Coordinator Company: Kentucky Blood Center How long have you been a GLI Ambassador? About 4 months What is your favorite part about being a GLI Ambassador? Meeting fellow Ambassadors, supporting the community, learning about business’s in Louisville and how we can assist with...

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INVESTOR SPOTLIGHT: LOUISVILLE SPORTS COMMISSION Wednesday, Jul 17 2019 

INVESTOR SPOTLIGHT: Louisville Sports Commission Founded In 1999 by community and hospitality leaders to increase Louisville’s ability to attract and host in-bound sporting events. Number of Employees: Eight Describe what your organization does in two sentences. Our primary mission is to attract, create and host sporting events and activities that...

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GLI Named 2019 National Chamber of the Year Monday, Jul 15 2019 

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 15, 2019) — The Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives has named Greater Louisville Inc. (GLI) the 2019 Chamber of the Year for large chambers of commerce. The announcement was made at the ACCE conference in Long Beach, Calif., Monday night. “Being recognized as the best large chamber...

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AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: JOHN LASWELL Monday, Jul 15 2019 

Name: John Laswell Title: Account Executive Company: Kentucky Monthly Magazine How long have you been a GLI Ambassador? Approx. 1 year What is your favorite part about being a GLI Ambassador? Helping connect people to one another and being in touch with our great city and its amazing business community...

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JUNE NEW AND RENEWING INVESTOR Monday, Jul 15 2019 

Core New BG Sales Bilyeu Enterprises Bridge Counseling and Wellness Clark Drugs, Inc. Elite Auto Group Graceland Baptist Church GranBrazil, Inc. Luckett & Farley Mad Hatter 502 Meisler Trailer Rentals Mike’s Woodworking, Inc Natural Products, LLC PGE Executive Consulting, LLC Sonitrol of Louisville     Core Renewals 21st Century Parks,...

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