Community Technology (COMTEK) Festival 1979

During a 1979 tour of Europe, ham radio expert Copthorne Macdonald visited the Community Technology Festival (Comtek) in Britain.

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TOP: Bird's eye view of the community technology festival. BOTTOM: Crafts vendors at the festival service customers.
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A low-volume water-pumping windmill was also on display
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This Cretan sail-type wind generator was built by the Center for Alternative Technology in Wales
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LEFT: Constructing a dome. CENTER: A metal stove made at Lauriestone Hall. RIGHT. A six-volt, five-watt wind generator made from bicycle parts.   

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