Picture of Solar Thermal Cooker
Solar Thermal Cooker

Step 1: Gather your tools and supplies


  • (2) foam boards
  • 1 to 2 rolls reflective tape (alternative: 1 spray adhesive and 1 pack foil)
  • clear packaging tape/ duck tape
  • 1 box cutter
  • ruler (meter stick)
  • pencil
  • white string
  • sunglasses (to protect your beautiful eyes from the hot sun)

Note: It will take about 1 hour to build this solar thermal cooker (about 1' x 1' x 1'). This solar thermal cooker is good for toasting bread. if you leave the pan on the solar thermal cooker for about an hour, it would reach 150 degrees Fahrenheit.


Nice job! How was the toast?