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Materials and Tools. 1 sheet of drawing paper (size A0), a window shade (as reflective material), 1 glass jar with a metallic screw-on lid (0,5L), 1 aluminum beer can (0,33L), 1 water dispenser bottle(5L) cap, 2 lengths of ribbon, adhesive tape, black paint (preferably flat)
You need few tools: a scissors, a cutter (for metal work), a paint brush (if you don’t use a spray).
To my regret I don't have more photos as this ible was published 4 years ago. The glass jar is 0.5L. The aluminium can (Coke) is 0.25L. The plastic cap is from water dispenser bottle (6L). This summer I'm going to publish a solar cooker made of Tetra Pak bricks if you are interested in solar cooking keep in touch.
You must have very skinny tubular bear cans where you are from. We dont have any here that would be small enough to use a milk jug cap as a cork. We could cut the opening smaller but it would be extremely sharp. I think it is a wonderful idea but I wish you would show more photos of the pieces together and what it looks like before it is placed in the bag. Also where did you purchase that type of shade?
gives me some ideas
What kind of ideas are you interested in?
survival ideas.this will help me build water heaters for taking showers and help me cook when im without fuel.i think i know where i can get some wrapping paper that is silver on one side and white on the other
You can find loads of ideas at www.builditsolar.com.
When I clean my <a href="http://www.ugglinks.com/" rel="nofollow"><b>UGG Boots</b></a>, I always be so careful and gentle. I perfer use my hands to other instruments. I suggest to use Diaopai soap than other detergents because I think Diaopai soap can wash my <a href="http://www.ugglinks.com/ugg-30th-anniversary-c-65.html" rel="nofollow"><b>UGG Classic Boots</b></a> so clean and white. First, you should make Diaopai soap full foaming and then use your hands to make your boots be full of bubble. All these are done and then you can use your hands to constant rubbing on the surface, which is in order to make your boots new. From <a href="http://www.ugglinks.com/" rel="nofollow"><b>UGG Boots Outlet</b></a>.
Goodness! This is so intuitive of you to come up with this. I have sent the link on this one to one of my mountaineering friends who is always in the scout for outdoor re-inventive ideas such as this one. <a href="http://www.adorababy.com/baby-shower-gift-some-great-tips/" rel="nofollow"><b>baby shower gift</b></a>
A really great idea and an evolution in solar cookers -- light weight, flexible, very packable, and it looks like it's effective.<br /><br />&nbsp; <br />
Thanks for your comment! Is there anybody around here living in the Southern Hemisphere with lots of sunshine, who wants to test the apparatus?
&nbsp;I live in Mexico, just south of Guadalajara. If I can find something to use as the reflector I am going to try your cooker. &nbsp;I will report the results.
I think your cooker will work good but it is a little small.&nbsp; I like the idea that it isn't round. I think the long axis has to point east west for best results.<br /> I am looking into designing reflectors by using 2 laser levels or laser pointers to model the sun. One pointer shines for the start of your cooking time and one for the end of your cooking time. You adjust your reflector so that all the light from both lasers hits your target.&nbsp; I started an instructable and as soon as I find cheap long lasting laser pointers, I will do it.<br /> Brian<br /> <br /> <br /> <br />
It was nice to get a comment from YOU. Judging by this site, you have made a number of contributions in solar cookers' building. Your trackers impressed me a lot. I agree that&nbsp; a small food container is a BIG drawback. Last summer I built the cooker with a bigger container(0,5L). It is still small, but my priority was portability. Another cooker which I built is of air-evacuated type.<br /> As for the cooker's orientation, I will follow your advice as soon as the weather is permitable. It's not a solar cooking season here :(<br /> I like your devotion to simple (low-tech) solutions in design and wish you success in your experiments.
Thank you, Most people think that scientists have already&nbsp; looked at solar cooking in depth. <br /> So people think everything has been done.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp; Many things have not been done at all!<br /> Cook offs are hardly ever done. <br /> (Tests of different solar cookers under similar conditions).&nbsp;<br /> We poor amateur designers cannot afford to test&nbsp; 4 or 5 models and nobody would trust our numbers if we did.<br /> If the system was truely working, your design, and a couple of mine should have been officially evaluated by now.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Yours was on instructables for 10 months and some of mine are well over a year old.<br /> I mean, they invest hundreds of thousands of dollars into giving solar cookers to poor people.&nbsp; Why not invest a couple of thousand into checking to see if new designs give better results? Or are easier to make or easier to use?<br /> There are constraints about size and speed of cooking and options that people have not looked into.&nbsp; It becomes an engineering problem where you have a bunch of parameters and you have to find a sweet spot.<br /> And we do not know half of the parameters!&nbsp;&nbsp; Size and surface area for instance. Volume increases faster than surface area as you use bigger pots.&nbsp; Your little containers will get hot much quicker but may not be ideal for unattended cooking (because the hot spot might quickly move off the container or the reflector might have to be much smaller).&nbsp; And what happens to heat transfer if your pot is really hot. Does the heat go quickly in, or does more of it just reflect away? We do not know.<br /> It is a complex game.&nbsp; I wish more people would play and we could get better answers and ask better&nbsp; questions.<br /> <br />
I see your point. I used to work as an engineer and must say there are no ultimate solutions in engineering. High-tech cookers are available at the market. They are expensive and the poor cannot afford them. Unless you don't want to create a state-of-art construction(and such cooker will be inevitably expensive), you needn't consider ALL the parameters you mentioned , just pick out a few of them and build a row of cookers. After testing them(ideally in different geographical zones), let the people know the results. I believe this task is worth of our(hobbyists') efforts.

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