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In keeping with the grand tradition of creating ways to warm my lunch at work with readily available office supplies, I present for your review, dear ...
Due to circumstances beyond my control, my cubicle at work is close to both the break room and a small loading area on the second floor. Because of th...
Behold! My dashboard cooking days are over. I present to you The Office Worker’s Solar Oven. This project was built completely with materials laying a...
Above you can see all the precut pieces to form the main cooking chamber. I cut the box at an angle of 20 degrees to allow for maximum exposure to the...
I designed the oven to allow for one inch of insulation on each side of the box. To do this I placed slots in the inside liner. This is the back piece...
These are the sidepieces, slotted as well. I also cut these with an angle of 20 degrees.
As you can see the slotted pieces fit together nicely. Likewise the liner fits nicely into the oven box.
Once I was sure that everything fit together, I removed all the pieces and put a one-inch spacer in the bottom of the box to keep the bottom of the ov...
Once properly stuffed I rapped the bottom liner of the oven in tinfoil and installed it into the oven. I then wrapped each of the side liners in tin ...
A little more insulation around the sides. Don't forget all the nooks and crannies.
For the port that allows the sunlight in I basically just created an insert that would fit into a regular box lid with a hole cut into it. I used the ...
This is all fine and dandy but what kind of power and efficiency are we talking about here. I mean can we bake bread, pasta, and stew? I figured that...
For this I needed a small enough vessel for water. The container for the V8 I drink everyday will work fine. However I will need to paint it black to ...
And finally we see the entire test setup sitting out in the sun. The test consisted of leaving the entire apparatus in the sun for one hour and record...
This is a graph of the progress. The base temperature of the water was 77 degrees F. The time was 12:01 EST on 05/29/2008. The maximum elevation of th...
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