Shoebox Solar Oven


Introduction: Shoebox Solar Oven

I made this solar oven from nothing but:
a shoebox (with lid attached, not removavel),
an old winter shirt,
a plastic bag,
some black paper,
two pencils,
and alluminium foil.

Step 1: The Lid

Cut the lid like the image.

Step 2: The ''glass"

To do the glass put some air in the bag and seal it. Now bend it in half and remove some air until it gets about 2cm thick.
Then glue it to the shoebox like the image.

Step 3: The Insulation

To insulate the oven, cut the shirt and line the inside of the box with it. Next do the same with the black paper.

Step 4: The ''mirror''

To do the mirror line the inside of the lid with alluminium foil.

Step 5: The Adjuster

To the adjuster glue two pencils and put one of the throw the shoebox's hole. Use it to adjust the mirror  to reflect the sun to the oven.



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How do you make one of these at school? I ma making one for a project!!!

even though it didn't work for me, keep working on making a better version and I might try it!!!


well, does it cook anything, or is this theoretical! Show us something tangible.

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I put an apple on it around 12 o' clock, in a cloudy day and at 20 o'clock it was almost cooked, but solar ovens, unless hi-tech they are very slow. To show you that solar ovens work, the first was able to melt rock!

that is so savage! I wish I could make one that good!!!!!

thanx i made it for my brother he got to make project on solar energy i m very very thankful to u thanx once again

Um... How do you put stuff in it? Do you have to rip off the plastic bag?

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No. You just open the lid as you would normally do on any shoebox.