Instructables: exploring - technology - science - Energy - featured http://www.instructables.com Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:52:32 PDT BLOX v1.01 The Improved Simple Tesla Coil http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Improved-Simple-Tesla-Coil/
The Improved Simple Tesla Coil - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR7/RTNJ/GYN8Z8RS/FR7RTNJGYN8Z8RS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR7/RTNJ/GYN8Z8RS/FR7RTNJGYN8Z8RS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR7/RTNJ/GYN8Z8RS/FR7RTNJGYN8Z8RS.SMALL.jpg MistaStokes After finally finding some good sources on Tesla Coils, I set off to see how well built my previous instructable, "The Simple Tesla Coil" was. My findings were grim, it was performing terribly considering that the transformer draws in 990 watts. So I set out to change that. I would recommend that yo...
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Tue, 14 Feb 2012 16:25:11 PST
The Simple Tesla Coil http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Simple-Tesla-Coil/
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Fri, 4 Nov 2011 14:28:12 PDT
Solar powered Reverse Trike http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-powered-Vehicle/
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Sat, 16 Jul 2011 09:59:47 PDT
How To Build A Spark Gap Tesla Coil (SGTC) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Build-A-Spark-Gap-Tesla-Coil-SGTC/
How To Build A Spark Gap Tesla Coil (SGTC) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV5/PYUB/GPVEVPS3/FV5PYUBGPVEVPS3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV5/PYUB/GPVEVPS3/FV5PYUBGPVEVPS3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV5/PYUB/GPVEVPS3/FV5PYUBGPVEVPS3.SMALL.jpg Xellers Shoot foot-long bolts of lighting through the air, light fluorescent tubes without wires, and power your other high voltage experiments with the aid of this tabletop-sized Tesla coil! Once the parts have arrived, it comes together in about a weekend, and for less than $200 even for those without a...
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Sun, 10 Jul 2011 18:11:31 PDT
Electricity Generating Kite! http://www.instructables.com/id/Electricity-Generating-Kite/
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Thu, 16 Jun 2011 12:09:03 PDT
Cardboard Savonius Wind Turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-Savonius-turbine/
Cardboard Savonius Wind Turbine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZK/58IV/FCEIM1LP/FZK58IVFCEIM1LP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZK/58IV/FCEIM1LP/FZK58IVFCEIM1LP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZK/58IV/FCEIM1LP/FZK58IVFCEIM1LP.SMALL.jpg rhackenb Goal: build a Savonius wind turbine made out of cardboard to see whatworks. This is for the turbine only and not the generator itself. The main photo you see is the goal.The need for a working model grew out of frustration trying tojury-rig various designs of a Savonius turbine that in the end wou...
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Sat, 16 Feb 2008 14:42:34 PST
Make a Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) - Part II http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Microbial-Fuel-Cell-MFC-Part-II/
Make a Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) - Part II - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9W/KELT/FVW1UJ50/F9WKELTFVW1UJ50.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9W/KELT/FVW1UJ50/F9WKELTFVW1UJ50.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9W/KELT/FVW1UJ50/F9WKELTFVW1UJ50.SMALL.jpg egbertfitzwilly This instructable provides detailed directions for building your own microbial fuel cell using Jello, Saltwater and Septic Tank treatment. It's based on the information provided in Make a Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) - Part 1This is a true fuel cell in that both the anaerobic and electrolyte media are...
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Sat, 13 Jun 2009 19:27:10 PDT
How To Build A Vacuum Tube Tesla Coil (VTTC) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Build-A-Vacuum-Tube-Tesla-Coil-VTTC/
How To Build A Vacuum Tube Tesla Coil (VTTC) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLJ/NZ7X/FVMVC4T0/FLJNZ7XFVMVC4T0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLJ/NZ7X/FVMVC4T0/FLJNZ7XFVMVC4T0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLJ/NZ7X/FVMVC4T0/FLJNZ7XFVMVC4T0.SMALL.jpg Xellers Can't find a neon sign transformer? Want to build your first Tesla Coil without facing the complexities of going solid state? Here's some good news: Vacuum tube Tesla Coils, which have been making a comeback in recent years, can be just as rewarding as any other type of coil without breaking the ban...
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Tue, 12 Jan 2010 13:42:25 PST
My home made solar cell step by step http://www.instructables.com/id/My-home-made-solar-cell-1/
My home made solar cell step by step - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEY/KOIO/FU6LR1A6/FEYKOIOFU6LR1A6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEY/KOIO/FU6LR1A6/FEYKOIOFU6LR1A6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEY/KOIO/FU6LR1A6/FEYKOIOFU6LR1A6.SMALL.jpg alessiof76 Here is a low power low efficiency photovoltaic cell that you can make you own in the kitchen with materials from the hardware store.This cell is made from cuprous oxide instead of silicon and you can build a working solar cell in 2 hoursto build it i follow this instruction: http://scitoys.com/sc...
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Sun, 3 May 2009 06:16:19 PDT
Solar Thermally Pumped Hydroponic System http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Thermally-Pumped-Hydroponic-System/
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Wed, 14 Jan 2009 10:44:42 PST
V10 (vawt,savonius,vertical axis,windturbine,ametek) http://www.instructables.com/id/V10_vawtsavoniusvertical_axiswindturbineamete/
V10 (vawt,savonius,vertical axis,windturbine,ametek) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJJ/CZZU/FLE1AN0M/FJJCZZUFLE1AN0M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJJ/CZZU/FLE1AN0M/FJJCZZUFLE1AN0M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJJ/CZZU/FLE1AN0M/FJJCZZUFLE1AN0M.SMALL.jpg faroun http://www.vawt.tk Here we go again, building another vawt.With this one I am hoping to get the 100 watts.Here is how I did it.First we need:--5 pvc tube. size 3"X10' (hardware store)$48--3 bike wheels. size 12" (junk yard or ask your kid to use their bikes for a minute) maybe $5--Ametek38 volt (eba...
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Sun, 21 Sep 2008 14:24:19 PDT
Giant Fresnel Lens Deathray: An Experiment in Optics http://www.instructables.com/id/Giant-Fresnel-Lens-Deathray-An-Experiment-in-Opti/
Giant Fresnel Lens Deathray: An Experiment in Optics - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYX/KHMU/FAKWPFXT/FYXKHMUFAKWPFXT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYX/KHMU/FAKWPFXT/FYXKHMUFAKWPFXT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYX/KHMU/FAKWPFXT/FYXKHMUFAKWPFXT.SMALL.gif DrSimons So you don't have access to your own rail gun or military space laser....but never fear, we'll use the 1000 Watts/m2 of free sunlight in your backyard! But how?....A 13 square foot magnifying glass!Seriously. A solid glass lens that size would be silly, but instead we can use a 4 foot wide Fresnel l...
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