Instructables: exploring - - wind - popular http://www.instructables.com Wed, 1 Oct 2014 10:02:13 PDT BLOX v1.01 Balancing Bottle Bird http://www.instructables.com/id/Balancing-Bottle-Bird/
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By: Ruud van Koningsbrugge

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Wed, 13 Aug 2014 10:33:45 PDT
Inexpensive Mini Turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/Inexpensive-Mini-Turbine/
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:21:52 PDT
Voltage doubler for wind generators http://www.instructables.com/id/Voltage-doubler-for-wind-generators/
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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 22:43:32 PDT
Simple Backyard Wind Turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Backyard-Wind-Turbine/
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Sat, 14 Jun 2014 19:50:46 PDT
Helical Vawt (blades and charge controller) http://www.instructables.com/id/Helical-Vawt-blades-only/
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Sun, 18 May 2014 16:07:53 PDT
$30 Vertical Axis Wind Turbine From Scrap Materials http://www.instructables.com/id/Vertial-Axis-Wind-Turbine-from-30-Of-Scrap-Materia/
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Wed, 19 Mar 2014 10:00:44 PDT
A Garbage Bag Kite http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Garbage-Bag-Kite/
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Sat, 20 Aug 2005 17:48:53 PDT
DIY kiteboard/wakeskate/longboard http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-kiteboardwakeskatelongboard/
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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 02:57:43 PDT
DIY Wind Tunnel 2.0, Project "Paperclip" http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Wind-Tunnel-20-Project-Paperclip/
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:43:50 PDT
12 volt DC solar set-up http://www.instructables.com/id/12-volt-DC-solar-set-up/
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Thu, 3 Apr 2014 08:37:27 PDT
Hollow wooden kitesurfboard http://www.instructables.com/id/Hollow-wooden-kitesurfboard/
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Thu, 27 Feb 2014 20:08:32 PST
Interfacing a Wind Sensor to LEDs http://www.instructables.com/id/Interfacing-a-Wind-Sensor-to-LEDs/
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Sun, 15 Dec 2013 23:16:01 PST
DIY Personalized Hand Warmers http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Personalized-Hand-Warmers/
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Wed, 8 Jan 2014 20:28:56 PST
Wind Turbine/s For Free! (Small 8"inch Blades) http://www.instructables.com/id/Wind-Turbines-For-Free-Small-8-Blades/
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Fri, 27 Dec 2013 14:42:43 PST
How to make a wind generated light bulb. (wind generator 2! wind powered light!) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-wind-generated-light-bulb-wind-gener/
How to make a wind generated light bulb. (wind generator 2! wind powered light!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F60/XO68/HP6881SO/F60XO68HP6881SO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F60/XO68/HP6881SO/F60XO68HP6881SO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F60/XO68/HP6881SO/F60XO68HP6881SO.SMALL.jpg out-of-the-box Thank you for viewing my ible! Now as some of you may know I made a wind generator before and got a lot of good feedback. Now in the old one I left it up to you to decide what you wanted to do with the energy it put out. But not this time! If you were a little stuck or didn't know what to do with th...
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Sat, 14 Dec 2013 02:44:14 PST
Vertical Wind Tunnel for Kids' Toys and Balls http://www.instructables.com/id/Vertical-Wind-Tunnel-for-Kids-Toys-and-Balls/
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Sun, 3 Nov 2013 18:58:40 PST
Iphone Windmeter http://www.instructables.com/id/Iphone-Windmeter/
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Sat, 26 Oct 2013 09:56:23 PDT
Fold Your Own Sky King Paper Airplane (World record holder) http://www.instructables.com/id/Fold-Your-Own-Sky-King-Paper-Airplane-World-record/
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Wed, 16 Oct 2013 03:07:55 PDT
Bike Wind Guards For Your Hands http://www.instructables.com/id/Bike-Wind-Guards-For-Your-Hands/
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Sun, 13 Oct 2013 10:43:23 PDT
A Self-Contained Data Logging Anemometer http://www.instructables.com/id/Data-Logging-Anemometer/
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Sun, 6 Oct 2013 21:41:48 PDT
Build a delta kite from an umbrella http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-delta-kite-from-an-umbrella/
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Fri, 27 Sep 2013 03:36:53 PDT
Spinning Kite http://www.instructables.com/id/Spinning-Kite/
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Sun, 15 Sep 2013 06:08:32 PDT
Make a wind chime http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-wind-chime/
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Wed, 14 Aug 2013 22:42:12 PDT
Wind Up Plastic Bottle Submarine http://www.instructables.com/id/Wind-Up-Plastic-Bottle-Submarine/
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Tue, 4 Jun 2013 09:57:00 PDT
Free professional wind turbine blade http://www.instructables.com/id/Free-professional-wind-turbine-blade/
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Thu, 23 May 2013 08:46:38 PDT
Darrieus Wind Turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/Darrieus-Wind-Turbine/
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Fri, 10 May 2013 08:39:31 PDT
My Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Vertical-Axis-Wind-Turbine/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F96/Q0CM/GN1I6G78/F96Q0CMGN1I6G78.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F96/Q0CM/GN1I6G78/F96Q0CMGN1I6G78.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F96/Q0CM/GN1I6G78/F96Q0CMGN1I6G78.SMALL.jpg ARJOON This wind turbine was made mostly from a dismantled photocopier including the 2 big motors and gears.  The turbine produces 12Watts at 10-16v normally(wind10-20km). When the wind blows a little bit more(20-25km/h) it can produce over 20watts of electricity. i use it to charge 1 12v car battery of  ...
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Thu, 28 Apr 2011 10:20:08 PDT
Vertical Axis Wind Turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/Vertical-Axis-Wind-Turbine/
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Tue, 28 Feb 2012 09:10:32 PST
Smart Drive Wind Turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/Smart-Drive-Wind-Turbine-4/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FPY/U2IU/HBUZGJ3A/FPYU2IUHBUZGJ3A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPY/U2IU/HBUZGJ3A/FPYU2IUHBUZGJ3A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPY/U2IU/HBUZGJ3A/FPYU2IUHBUZGJ3A.SMALL.jpg benmurton This is my smart drive wind turbine, its based round the smart drive alternators out of a smart drive washing machine. It is capable of producing a maximum of 1.6 kw's, most of the parts i found around my house and the blades are carved from wood. all the electronics i made myself so they are simple...
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Fri, 3 Aug 2012 12:53:31 PDT
Sycamore Green Wind Turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/Sycamore-Green-Wind-Turbine/
Sycamore Green Wind Turbine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOZ/5CY0/HGH70DHS/FOZ5CY0HGH70DHS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOZ/5CY0/HGH70DHS/FOZ5CY0HGH70DHS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOZ/5CY0/HGH70DHS/FOZ5CY0HGH70DHS.SMALL.jpg SycamoresPDE This is a guide to build a small wind turbine. Capable of generating electricity. The Sycamore Turbine is designed to provide electricity to power electric fences for livestock. Materials Used: Wood for producing the stand. 3mm diameter metal rod. Pair of gears. Two bearings to fit rod diameter. ...
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Fri, 10 May 2013 07:09:41 PDT
Horizontal Double Helix Wind Turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/Horizontal-Double-Helix-Wind-Turbine/
Horizontal Double Helix Wind Turbine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB6/KLC5/FTDBMWAP/FB6KLC5FTDBMWAP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB6/KLC5/FTDBMWAP/FB6KLC5FTDBMWAP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB6/KLC5/FTDBMWAP/FB6KLC5FTDBMWAP.SMALL.jpg Ultra Computers This is my first instuctable, so bear with me. This instructable will show you how to build a horizontal double helix wind turbine.This generates 100 percent green electricity. This is my own design. I've tested this design and found that it works well. This design similar to this is a vertical doub...
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Sat, 11 Apr 2009 08:44:00 PDT
Dandelion Wind turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/Dandelion-Wind-turbine/
Dandelion Wind turbine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDQ/A3ET/HGH6V6L8/FDQA3ETHGH6V6L8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDQ/A3ET/HGH6V6L8/FDQA3ETHGH6V6L8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDQ/A3ET/HGH6V6L8/FDQA3ETHGH6V6L8.SMALL.jpg zamiller1 We were given a project to design a wind turbine with an aim to generate as much power as possible (with 24W motor). In this instructables page we will show you a step by step process to build our turbine. Materials Materials Needed: -3mm sheet thermoplastic -MDF, various sizes -Sheet Aluminium ...
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Fri, 10 May 2013 05:18:42 PDT
Wind Turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/Wind-Turbine-2/
Wind Turbine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F73/1X1Z/HGH7146L/F731X1ZHGH7146L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F73/1X1Z/HGH7146L/F731X1ZHGH7146L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F73/1X1Z/HGH7146L/F731X1ZHGH7146L.SMALL.jpg teamAlbatross for our second year assignment we were asked to create a wind turbine with a budget of £50. With the aim to generate the most amount of power. we had seven weeks to come up with the "Albatross Wind Generator" The Hub For this step you will need: 80mm length of wood 50mm*50mm 65mm length steel rod...
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Thu, 9 May 2013 16:41:09 PDT
SewUseful: Portable Tabletop Yarn Swift (for winding yarn) http://www.instructables.com/id/SewUseful%3a-Portable-Tabletop-Yarn-Swift-for-windi/
SewUseful: Portable Tabletop Yarn Swift (for winding yarn) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRB/1LY9/F46DD9HI/FRB1LY9F46DD9HI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRB/1LY9/F46DD9HI/FRB1LY9F46DD9HI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRB/1LY9/F46DD9HI/FRB1LY9F46DD9HI.SMALL.jpg Crafty Diversions Make this using everyday garage tools -- no fancy skills or tools needed!I quickly grew tired of winding skeins of yarn on the backs of chairs and over my knees. I considered getting a yarn swift, but I balked at the price tag ($65 and up). Determined to utilize my crafty hands, I embarked on maki...
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Mon, 16 Jul 2007 04:51:07 PDT
How to Wind a Center-Pull Ball of Yarn by Hand http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Wind-a-Center-Pull-Ball-of-Yarn-by-Hand/
How to Wind a Center-Pull Ball of Yarn by Hand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9U/EY2H/HFWSTEEC/F9UEY2HHFWSTEEC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9U/EY2H/HFWSTEEC/F9UEY2HHFWSTEEC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9U/EY2H/HFWSTEEC/F9UEY2HHFWSTEEC.SMALL.jpg LeafingLight I love the convenience of a center-pull ball of yarn as you're knitting or crocheting, but don't have a handy-dandy ball winder to make that happen. So, I use this simple method to wind up my yarn by hand.  Gather your materials. Gather your materials. With this method, all you need is the yarn y...
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Fri, 26 Apr 2013 14:08:55 PDT
Portable 12 Volt 17 Watt Wind Generator with Automatic Furling http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-12-Volt-17-Watt-Wind-Generator-with-Autom/
Portable 12 Volt 17 Watt Wind Generator with Automatic Furling - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN5/0P1N/FYAJC1VB/FN50P1NFYAJC1VB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN5/0P1N/FYAJC1VB/FN50P1NFYAJC1VB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN5/0P1N/FYAJC1VB/FN50P1NFYAJC1VB.SMALL.jpg shastalore I've just designed and built a practical, portable 12 Volt 17 Watt wind generator that is ideal (and appropriate) for setting up in campgrounds, parks, Earth Day exhibitions, research stations, and third world homesteads. On "light breeze" days (5mph = 2.2m/s) when most wind generators are becalmed...
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Wed, 6 May 2009 09:46:41 PDT
Wind Activated Garden Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Wind-Activated-Garden-Lights/
Wind Activated Garden Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAX/7561/HD7U1TLT/FAX7561HD7U1TLT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAX/7561/HD7U1TLT/FAX7561HD7U1TLT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAX/7561/HD7U1TLT/FAX7561HD7U1TLT.SMALL.jpg DIY Hacks and How Tos   We are all familiar with the traditional garden path lights. In this project, I am going to show you how to make them react to the wind so that they light up and flicker when the wind blows. These wind lights add an interesting visual element to your garden decorations.  Materials Material...
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Mon, 22 Apr 2013 16:04:49 PDT
How to make a small wind generator (In celebration of earth day!) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-small-wind-generator-In-celebration/
How to make a small wind generator (In celebration of earth day!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFP/G6YC/HFSHS9LW/FFPG6YCHFSHS9LW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFP/G6YC/HFSHS9LW/FFPG6YCHFSHS9LW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFP/G6YC/HFSHS9LW/FFPG6YCHFSHS9LW.SMALL.jpg out-of-the-box In this i will show you how to make a wind generator that produces electricity! I will only walk you through making the generator but it is up to you to figure out what you want to do with the electricity it produces! i havent gotten that far yet but i am planning on making a charge circuit so follo...
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Sun, 21 Apr 2013 16:39:40 PDT
Bike Wheel Laundry Airer http://www.instructables.com/id/Bike-Wheel-Laundry-Airer/
Bike Wheel Laundry Airer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ5/2TLX/HF243NU3/FJ52TLXHF243NU3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ5/2TLX/HF243NU3/FJ52TLXHF243NU3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ5/2TLX/HF243NU3/FJ52TLXHF243NU3.SMALL.jpg JohanJShaw Here in the UK, we love drying our laundry outside . . . It is free, 100% environmentally friendly and it is always raining in England. Oh well, did I mention that it is free? So check out this bicycle-related Instructable that I actually use. Features Approx 20 feet of drying space. Des...
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Mon, 8 Apr 2013 13:17:18 PDT
Adjustable Ribbon Generator http://www.instructables.com/id/Adjustable-Windbelt/
Adjustable Ribbon Generator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/P4N2/HET2TLVN/F82P4N2HET2TLVN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/P4N2/HET2TLVN/F82P4N2HET2TLVN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/P4N2/HET2TLVN/F82P4N2HET2TLVN.SMALL.jpg aprzy15 The printed parts for this project can be found here. What did I make? I made a Adjustable Ribbon Generator that takes advantage of low wind speeds to produce electricity. This Ribbon Generator allows for the adjustment of the tension of the ribbon which will allow it to work better in a larger ra...
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Sat, 30 Mar 2013 14:27:06 PDT
Coil winder with automatic counter http://www.instructables.com/id/Coil-winder-with-automatic-counter/
Coil winder with automatic counter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVP/79PZ/HDRS5Y0I/FVP79PZHDRS5Y0I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVP/79PZ/HDRS5Y0I/FVP79PZHDRS5Y0I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVP/79PZ/HDRS5Y0I/FVP79PZHDRS5Y0I.SMALL.jpg aprzy15 (If you like this project, consider voting from me in the make to learn contest, and the up! 3D printer contest, thanks.) Coils are used for an abundance of projects, but are not very easy to make. Often, coils require 100's and sometimes 1000's of turns. Doing this by hand is extremely difficult, s...
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Sat, 2 Mar 2013 15:01:11 PST
wind powered generator http://www.instructables.com/id/wind-powered-generator/
wind powered generator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPL/9XGJ/GCI8L2C6/FPL9XGJGCI8L2C6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPL/9XGJ/GCI8L2C6/FPL9XGJGCI8L2C6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPL/9XGJ/GCI8L2C6/FPL9XGJGCI8L2C6.SMALL.jpg crazy_jim To begin with , i always liked to see windmills and stuff that works with the wind and so i tried to make something on my own . In the begining I just made a small wind turbine with no other purpose but to spin freely . Then I thought why not making something that can use the wind energy and convert...
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Wed, 18 Aug 2010 09:42:21 PDT
A Vertical Wind Generator from Washing Machine Motor http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Vertical-Wind-Generator-from-Washing-Machine-Mot/
A Vertical Wind Generator from Washing Machine Motor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5J/UTNV/HCJOGF15/F5JUTNVHCJOGF15.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5J/UTNV/HCJOGF15/F5JUTNVHCJOGF15.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5J/UTNV/HCJOGF15/F5JUTNVHCJOGF15.SMALL.jpg Teslaphonics Have an old front-load clothes washer and some PVC pipe lying around?  Make a vertical wind generator and go GREEN the DIY way. Remove motor from washing machine This step was the most destructive using various implements to separate the motor assembly from the washing machine.  I'll leave it to ...
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Sun, 3 Feb 2013 18:43:05 PST
Hand Wind a Ball of Yarn http://www.instructables.com/id/Hand-Wind-a-Ball-of-Yarn/
Hand Wind a Ball of Yarn - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLL/33D6/GD0R1B37/FLL33D6GD0R1B37.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLL/33D6/GD0R1B37/FLL33D6GD0R1B37.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLL/33D6/GD0R1B37/FLL33D6GD0R1B37.SMALL.jpg scoochmaroo This simple tutorial will show you how to wind a center-pull ball of yarn without any special equipment.  I have several hanks of really beautiful yarn in my stash that I don't even think about using because I imagine having to take them to a yarn shop so they can be wound into balls on their nift...
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Fri, 3 Dec 2010 11:35:27 PST
5 Gallon Panniers http://www.instructables.com/id/5-Gallon-Panniers/
5 Gallon Panniers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDK/ZMII/F9AZJTC1/FDKZMIIF9AZJTC1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDK/ZMII/F9AZJTC1/FDKZMIIF9AZJTC1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDK/ZMII/F9AZJTC1/FDKZMIIF9AZJTC1.SMALL.jpg stasterisk Man, I love these things. I'm carrying 22 lbs. of fresh fruit from Haymarket, in this picture. I carried that amount of produce in shopping bags, tied and hung pannier style around my neck, once. Use panniers. Prime the Jugs Cut the tops off of two five gallon jugs, with anything sharp. A Ban...
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Mon, 31 Dec 2007 08:27:45 PST
Cardstock Wind Spinner http://www.instructables.com/id/Cardstock-Wind-Spinner/
Cardstock Wind Spinner - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYH/KB78/H9G17BP8/FYHKB78H9G17BP8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYH/KB78/H9G17BP8/FYHKB78H9G17BP8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYH/KB78/H9G17BP8/FYHKB78H9G17BP8.SMALL.jpg JoeGadget Laser cut metal wind spinners have been popular for years, and can be seen hanging in gardens, on front porches, and on patios.  However, these often have sharp edges and may be unsuitable to hang indoors (particularly with little children in the home).  Here we will make a wind spinner out of cards...
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Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:11:38 PST
Building A Kinetic Wind Sculpture http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-A-Kinetic-Wind-Sculpture/
Building A Kinetic Wind Sculpture - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTQ/JJ9A/H82U106K/FTQJJ9AH82U106K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTQ/JJ9A/H82U106K/FTQJJ9AH82U106K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTQ/JJ9A/H82U106K/FTQJJ9AH82U106K.SMALL.jpg DDMcF Inspired by large 20 plus foot rhythmic metal wind sculptures, I've been trying to design and build a small, somewhat similar kind of kinetic wind sculpture using traditional construction methods such as metal and polymer clay. The designs have failed because it is difficult to visualize the kind of...
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Fri, 12 Oct 2012 15:40:51 PDT
How to Build a sail boat that is much cheaper than retail ones. http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-sail-boat-that-is-much-cheaper-than-retail/
How to Build a sail boat that is much cheaper than retail ones. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7T/KGLA/H672XEXR/F7TKGLAH672XEXR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7T/KGLA/H672XEXR/F7TKGLAH672XEXR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7T/KGLA/H672XEXR/F7TKGLAH672XEXR.SMALL.jpg When in doubt, duct tape! WARNING: WEAR PROTECTIVE GEAR AT ALL TIMES. GLOVES, BOOTS, AND WHEN PAINTING A GAS MASK. DO NOT TRY TO SAIL THIS ON THE SEA OR IN DEEP WATER WITHOUT A LIFE VEST. This boat is made for calmer water, and rough waves may shred the boat.  DO NOT sail if you cant swim! Hi guys, I'm publishing yet a ne...
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Thu, 6 Sep 2012 13:13:36 PDT
Dual Stator Smart Drive Wind Turbine (Tutorial) http://www.instructables.com/id/Smart-Drive-Wind-Turbine-Tutorial/
Dual Stator Smart Drive Wind Turbine (Tutorial) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPZ/WTQ5/HAQ3CDCI/FPZWTQ5HAQ3CDCI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPZ/WTQ5/HAQ3CDCI/FPZWTQ5HAQ3CDCI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPZ/WTQ5/HAQ3CDCI/FPZWTQ5HAQ3CDCI.SMALL.jpg benmurton This is a tutorial for my smart drive base wind turbine. this is a complex project and i had already built it before i started this tutorial so it wont go into everything but i will try. Materials And Tools. Materials: 50mmX75mmX600mm box section steel (for frame) Solid or laminated ...
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Sat, 11 Aug 2012 17:55:26 PDT
SPEAKR! http://www.instructables.com/id/SPEAKR/
SPEAKR! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9P/CUQ9/H5IRWHOF/F9PCUQ9H5IRWHOF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9P/CUQ9/H5IRWHOF/F9PCUQ9H5IRWHOF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9P/CUQ9/H5IRWHOF/F9PCUQ9H5IRWHOF.SMALL.jpg powerhousepirates Nature has a way of speaking to us in a way that soothes and revitalizes. Sounds of the wind in various places create low volume tones that we barely hear. They have a certain beauty and randomness to them that are unique to nature.  We've all heard the wind rustling the leaves, hitting our cars, an...
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Fri, 10 Aug 2012 12:53:55 PDT