Instructables: exploring - technology - science - power http://www.instructables.com Mon, 5 Dec 2016 17:07:28 PST BLOX v1.01 Lead Acid Battery Care and How to Restore Them http://www.instructables.com/id/Lead-Acid-Battery-Care-and-How-to-Restore-Them/
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Fri, 18 Nov 2016 04:07:13 PST
Myphotonics Powermeter (Laser-Leistungsmessgerät) http://www.instructables.com/id/Myphotonics-Powermeter-Laser-Leistungsmessgerät/
Myphotonics Powermeter (Laser-Leistungsmessgerät) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FQG/0ZCU/IU9VKRY4/FQG0ZCUIU9VKRY4.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQG/0ZCU/IU9VKRY4/FQG0ZCUIU9VKRY4.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQG/0ZCU/IU9VKRY4/FQG0ZCUIU9VKRY4.SMALL.jpg myphotonics Dieses Werk ist lizenziert unter einer Creative Commons Namensnennung - Weitergabe unter gleichen Bedingungen 4.0 International. Eine für Menschen lesbare Zusammenfassung dieser Lizenz findet sich hier.Was ist das?Mit einem Laser-Leistungsmessgerät (Powermeter) ist es möglich, die ausgestrahlte Lich...
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Tue, 18 Oct 2016 03:36:49 PDT
Simple Parabolic Solar Cooker http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Parabolic-Solar-Cooker/
Simple Parabolic Solar Cooker - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FAW/DT68/ITKIWOMX/FAWDT68ITKIWOMX.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAW/DT68/ITKIWOMX/FAWDT68ITKIWOMX.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAW/DT68/ITKIWOMX/FAWDT68ITKIWOMX.SMALL.jpg adriane_macer Parabolic reflector is one of the best item to be used to harness the light and heat from the sun. This also use as a solar cooker.In this project, we will make a simple parabolic solar cooker made from cardboard. Then later, we will add simple solar tracker to help the alignment to the sun. Prepa...
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Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:24:22 PDT
Free Energy from Thin Air! http://www.instructables.com/id/Free-Energy-From-Thin-Air/
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Tue, 24 May 2016 03:21:51 PDT
Electricity Generation from Piezoelectric element http://www.instructables.com/id/Electricity-Generation-From-Piezoelectric-Element/
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Sat, 14 May 2016 02:19:46 PDT
Greenest Energy in the Earth - Vegetable battery (MEDELIS BATTERY green) http://www.instructables.com/id/Greenest-Energy-in-the-Earth-Vegetable-Battery-MED/
Greenest Energy in the Earth - Vegetable battery (MEDELIS BATTERY green) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FIM/OGOC/IN3EI1QQ/FIMOGOCIN3EI1QQ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FIM/OGOC/IN3EI1QQ/FIMOGOCIN3EI1QQ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FIM/OGOC/IN3EI1QQ/FIMOGOCIN3EI1QQ.SMALL.jpg RolandasM I'll Show You - How deliver electric power in alternative ways - Greenest Energy in the Earth...I named this (MEDELIS BATTERY green) This battery generates electric power out of Vegetables (all kind of Vegetables, Fruits or Plants) (MEDELIS BATTERY green) powerful and super basic... To make the ME...
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Sun, 17 Apr 2016 04:08:18 PDT
Human Body powered battery (MEDELIS BATTERY 19nh DNA) http://www.instructables.com/id/Human-Body-Powered-Battery-MEDELIS-BATTERY-19nh-DN/
Human Body powered battery (MEDELIS BATTERY 19nh DNA) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F63/TKZT/IN0FFYHV/F63TKZTIN0FFYHV.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F63/TKZT/IN0FFYHV/F63TKZTIN0FFYHV.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F63/TKZT/IN0FFYHV/F63TKZTIN0FFYHV.SMALL.jpg RolandasM This is the 1st DIY battery in the World - turning Human Body to Electric PowerCan electricity from the human body replace batteries ?...YES !I named this (MEDELIS BATTERY 19nh DNA) - its small, powerful and super basicBattery will generate from 0.5 to 1.5 voltsThe reason why my project is being con...
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Sat, 3 Dec 2016 05:58:28 PST
Backwards Water - Real Life Gravity Defying Water http://www.instructables.com/id/Backwards-Water-Real-Life-Gravity-Defying-Water/
Backwards Water - Real Life Gravity Defying Water - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FUC/6SYK/IDRLEWYK/FUC6SYKIDRLEWYK.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FUC/6SYK/IDRLEWYK/FUC6SYKIDRLEWYK.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FUC/6SYK/IDRLEWYK/FUC6SYKIDRLEWYK.SMALL.jpg WorkshopWizard A while back I was watching an episode of "Breaking Magic" which is a television series consisting of amazing scientific stunts and experiments when I saw something that was quite amazing... Gravity Defying Water! I thought to myself "That is so cool, I just have to try it!"The clip of the amazing ...
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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 13:40:36 PDT
Graphene Battery : Battery of Future http://www.instructables.com/id/Graphene-Battery-Battery-of-Future/
Graphene Battery : Battery of Future - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FLB/I7RL/IB4B270J/FLBI7RLIB4B270J.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLB/I7RL/IB4B270J/FLBI7RLIB4B270J.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLB/I7RL/IB4B270J/FLBI7RLIB4B270J.SMALL.jpg amansinghaljpr Hey friends i am back with a project that has the potential to change the world . It is the the future of our new age batteries ...Please watch the whole video ..
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Sun, 3 Dec 2016 04:04:25 PST
Wind Turbine Game! http://www.instructables.com/id/Wind-Turbine-Game/
Wind Turbine Game! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/IRXF/I92LTXSM/FZHIRXFI92LTXSM.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/IRXF/I92LTXSM/FZHIRXFI92LTXSM.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/IRXF/I92LTXSM/FZHIRXFI92LTXSM.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Hold on to your hats, because it's getting windy in here! A breath of air? Post-meal flatulence? A raging tornado? Harness them all with your new wind turbine, and the game to build the best blade design for maximum watt production. This is a great activity that can be done with a whole class even w...
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Wed, 29 Apr 2015 12:53:38 PDT
DIY solar cell from scratch http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-solar-cell-from-scratch/
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Sat, 28 Feb 2015 07:38:31 PST
Hero's Engine http://www.instructables.com/id/Heros-Engine/
Hero's Engine - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F7J/KIH4/I5DT8OIJ/F7JKIH4I5DT8OIJ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7J/KIH4/I5DT8OIJ/F7JKIH4I5DT8OIJ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7J/KIH4/I5DT8OIJ/F7JKIH4I5DT8OIJ.SMALL.jpg jgeepers When I want hard boiled eggs, I boil them in a pressure cooker. If you haven't tried cooking eggs this way, you're missing out. The other morning, to help cool the eggs faster and to speed up releasing the pressure from the cooker, I removed the little pressure regulator on top of the cooker so I ...
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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:48:19 PST
Wave Power Generator http://www.instructables.com/id/Wave-Power-Generator/
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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 18:09:47 PST
How to Get Solar Roadways™ in Your Area http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Get-Solar-Roadways-in-Your-Area-1/
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Tue, 6 Jan 2015 20:27:34 PST
Make Silver-Colored Pennies! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Silver-Colored-Pennies/
Make Silver-Colored Pennies! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FXR/EXW6/HWLD2KJE/FXREXW6HWLD2KJE.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXR/EXW6/HWLD2KJE/FXREXW6HWLD2KJE.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXR/EXW6/HWLD2KJE/FXREXW6HWLD2KJE.SMALL.jpg PopsicleGhoul This guide will show you how to transform boring old pennies into shiny silvery wonders! The method of choice is, in this case, electrochemistry. Specifically, this Instructable will use electroplating to put the shine on your moolah. In other words, we will coat a normal penny in a thin layer of...
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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 10:09:31 PDT
Light Spectrometer from a "battery powered" head inspection lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Spectrometer-from-a-head-inspection-lamp/
Light Spectrometer from a "battery powered" head inspection lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F1J/OK8V/HXY66P6D/F1JOK8VHXY66P6D.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1J/OK8V/HXY66P6D/F1JOK8VHXY66P6D.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1J/OK8V/HXY66P6D/F1JOK8VHXY66P6D.SMALL.jpg HUKBMBEAR Hello if you like this please take the time to vote in the competitionsTHANKSAt the end of my light sensing instructable where I played with the measurement of reducing sun light levels as well as making it into a laser game , I mentioned that I wanted to have a go at making a full spectrometer. Thi...
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Tue, 27 May 2014 14:28:46 PDT
Work, Power, and the Conservation of Energy through Roller Coasters http://www.instructables.com/id/Work-Power-and-the-Conservation-of-Energy-through-/
Work, Power, and the Conservation of Energy through Roller Coasters - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F61/QXS8/HSYO1QE5/F61QXS8HSYO1QE5.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F61/QXS8/HSYO1QE5/F61QXS8HSYO1QE5.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F61/QXS8/HSYO1QE5/F61QXS8HSYO1QE5.SMALL.jpg CitizenScientist This is a project that I wrote for my high school physics classes to apply the work, power, and energy formulas to an engineering design project. The project involved students constructing a roller coaster track for a marble out of high water pipe insulation. One they had constructed a working coast...
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Wed, 19 Mar 2014 18:33:21 PDT
High Voltage Power Supply from Laser Printer http://www.instructables.com/id/High-Voltage-Power-Supply-from-Laser-Printer/
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Thu, 6 Feb 2014 05:28:05 PST
how to make a battery with quarters http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-make-a-battery-with-quarters/
how to make a battery with quarters - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FLS/BJG0/HINOCN47/FLSBJG0HINOCN47.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLS/BJG0/HINOCN47/FLSBJG0HINOCN47.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLS/BJG0/HINOCN47/FLSBJG0HINOCN47.SMALL.jpg brian4752 This is a part of my battery series telling you how to make a battery with quarters. Enjoy! materials You will need: ~ some salt ~ some aluminum foil ~ 10 quarters ~ a piece of paper ~ a bowl ~ some vinegar ~ two pieces of wire ~ some scissors ~ an LED or multimeter mixing You will start by pu...
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Mon, 15 Jul 2013 18:38:08 PDT
DIY Microbial Fuel Cell! EASY! http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Microbial-Fuel-Cell-easy/
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Mon, 27 May 2013 13:57:30 PDT
the fuel injection system, poster http://www.instructables.com/id/the-fuel-injection-system-poster/
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Fri, 24 May 2013 03:31:20 PDT
My Space Balloon: Project Stratohab Success!! High School Student's Budget http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Space-Balloon-Project-Stratohab-Success-High/
My Space Balloon: Project Stratohab Success!! High School Student's Budget - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FIY/CBMU/H5Y9W3TA/FIYCBMUH5Y9W3TA.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FIY/CBMU/H5Y9W3TA/FIYCBMUH5Y9W3TA.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FIY/CBMU/H5Y9W3TA/FIYCBMUH5Y9W3TA.SMALL.jpg robotkid249 "We're making space more American. We're making space more democratic. We're making space more available, approachable and real to the average American."  - James Muncy, President of Polispace As an avid maker and hobbyist, I support the open source initiative like the Arduino micro controller plat...
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Thu, 23 Aug 2012 13:30:05 PDT
Two Stroke engine HACK to a powerful Steam Engine http://www.instructables.com/id/Two-Stroke-engine-HACK-to-a-powerful-Steam-Engine/
Two Stroke engine HACK to a powerful Steam Engine - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FST/IZDK/H5Y9VO7H/FSTIZDKH5Y9VO7H.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FST/IZDK/H5Y9VO7H/FSTIZDKH5Y9VO7H.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FST/IZDK/H5Y9VO7H/FSTIZDKH5Y9VO7H.SMALL.jpg GREENPOWERSCIENCE This illustrates the simplicity of converting any gasoline engine into a near perfectly machined Green Steam engine from scrap weed eaters or chain saws. Even old lawn mowers will work. I am considering an air powered tractor from a deep sea diving tank:-) Regulator to reduce 3200 psi to about 250. ...
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Sun, 19 Aug 2012 07:38:27 PDT
Industrial Motor Controller Trainer http://www.instructables.com/id/Industrial-Motor-Controller-Trainer/
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Thu, 3 May 2012 16:51:38 PDT
The mexican... Watt ? ? Calculate Watts on motors with Amp and Volt readings. http://www.instructables.com/id/The-mexican-Watt-meter/
The mexican... Watt ? ? Calculate Watts on motors with Amp and Volt readings. - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F5Y/OZXO/GWVXGDLE/F5YOZXOGWVXGDLE.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F5Y/OZXO/GWVXGDLE/F5YOZXOGWVXGDLE.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F5Y/OZXO/GWVXGDLE/F5YOZXOGWVXGDLE.SMALL.jpg rlarios Nowadays, it’s easy to measure watts to home appliances with Kill-A-Watt meters. However, living in Mexico, ordering one across the border would be cost prohibitive as shipping charges would be higher than the cost of the meter itself, and that's without taking into account import taxes! Knowi...
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Sun, 1 Jan 2012 20:19:23 PST
Make a 240V MOT high voltage power supply with 120V transformers http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-240V-MOT-high-voltage-power-supply-with-120/
Make a 240V MOT high voltage power supply with 120V transformers - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZK/MLCZ/GW9VCBCA/FZKMLCZGW9VCBCA.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZK/MLCZ/GW9VCBCA/FZKMLCZGW9VCBCA.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZK/MLCZ/GW9VCBCA/FZKMLCZGW9VCBCA.SMALL.jpg Jimmy Proton I love to play with MOT's but the only breaker i have to power them off of it only rated for 15 amps, so i decided to see if I could power them off a 240V outlet my dad made for his welders and air compressor and sure enough, it works! So here i will show you how to make a great MOT power supply ver...
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Fri, 16 Dec 2011 20:47:03 PST
awesome MOT power supply http://www.instructables.com/id/awesome-MOT-power-supply/
awesome MOT power supply - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/GMI2/GW88OQPF/FYAGMI2GW88OQPF.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/GMI2/GW88OQPF/FYAGMI2GW88OQPF.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/GMI2/GW88OQPF/FYAGMI2GW88OQPF.SMALL.jpg Jimmy Proton This is a nice compact MOT power supply that I created, it uses two 120V MOT's and some other things that can easily be obtained, I built this entire thing for free out of stuff laying around in my house and from microwave ovens that I took apart. *A MOT can kill you instantly or give you a really ...
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Fri, 16 Dec 2011 20:44:44 PST
The Simple Tesla Coil http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Simple-Tesla-Coil/
The Simple Tesla Coil - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FWA/4PVA/GUKZRGX7/FWA4PVAGUKZRGX7.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWA/4PVA/GUKZRGX7/FWA4PVAGUKZRGX7.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWA/4PVA/GUKZRGX7/FWA4PVAGUKZRGX7.SMALL.jpg MistaStokes This is a guide on how to build a medium sized Tesla coil. I built this one from parts I had laying around, all I had to buy was magnet wire, in all I spent less than $30! For those building their first coil, I would not suggest using this a standalone source of instructions. This is my first coil,...
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Fri, 4 Nov 2011 14:28:12 PDT
Electricity Generating Kite! http://www.instructables.com/id/Electricity-Generating-Kite/
Electricity Generating Kite! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FFD/4ZX4/GOZIQH9B/FFD4ZX4GOZIQH9B.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FFD/4ZX4/GOZIQH9B/FFD4ZX4GOZIQH9B.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FFD/4ZX4/GOZIQH9B/FFD4ZX4GOZIQH9B.SMALL.jpg robotkid249 Imagine, a children's toy generating all of your electricity needs. That is the reality of kite power! Kites mounted with turbines fly autonomously generating power on a megawatt scale! I have always been infatuated with kites. Their simple movement and calming effect seem to interest every child. ...
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Thu, 16 Jun 2011 12:09:03 PDT
Build a Psy-Wheel and Learn Telekinesis! (sort of) http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Psi-Wheel-and-learn-Telekenisis-sort-o/
Build a Psy-Wheel and Learn Telekinesis! (sort of) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZ0/6UKC/GLC27ZEG/FZ06UKCGLC27ZEG.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZ0/6UKC/GLC27ZEG/FZ06UKCGLC27ZEG.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZ0/6UKC/GLC27ZEG/FZ06UKCGLC27ZEG.SMALL.jpg ElectricUmbrella Did you know that we only use 10% of our brains? In this Instructable, I will teach you how to discover the untapped power of your subconscious mind, the other 90%, by building a simple device that can demonstrate it! ...Yup, that's what I would tell you, if I believed in Telekinesis - the power to...
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Wed, 16 Mar 2011 16:04:36 PDT
Solar Power (Article) http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Power-1/
Solar Power (Article) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F5L/KQS5/GIJG2HDO/F5LKQS5GIJG2HDO.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F5L/KQS5/GIJG2HDO/F5LKQS5GIJG2HDO.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F5L/KQS5/GIJG2HDO/F5LKQS5GIJG2HDO.SMALL.jpg howitgoes Every project requires energy. It must power the tools and the batteries and the outlets that items are plugged into. With all of the problems that are tied to fossil fuels and so much solar energy out there, why aren’t solar panels everywhere, powering everything? Why can’t we make the switch into ...
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Mon, 10 Jan 2011 10:20:33 PST
A Solar Powered Toy Car (Handmade) http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Solar-Powered-Toy-Car-Handmade-1/
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Fri, 29 Oct 2010 00:16:57 PDT
Make Lye From Salt and Gelatin http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Lye-From-Salt-and-Gelatin/
Make Lye From Salt and Gelatin - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F2A/EZPG/GB5HE1XD/F2AEZPGGB5HE1XD.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2A/EZPG/GB5HE1XD/F2AEZPGGB5HE1XD.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2A/EZPG/GB5HE1XD/F2AEZPGGB5HE1XD.SMALL.jpg egbertfitzwilly Granny's gone and so is her box of ashes for making lye. Here's a modern technique to make high quality lye (Sodium Hydroxide) at home for any number of reasons, including soap making. We'll be using an electrochemical process called electrolysis in a two chamber apparatus. In one chamber we will p...
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Tue, 13 Jul 2010 21:32:58 PDT
Worlds brightest led flashlight 3 1200 lumen http://www.instructables.com/id/Worlds-brightest-led-flashlight-3-1200-lumen/
Worlds brightest led flashlight 3 1200 lumen - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FAS/JI1G/G69MW0VE/FASJI1GG69MW0VE.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAS/JI1G/G69MW0VE/FASJI1GG69MW0VE.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAS/JI1G/G69MW0VE/FASJI1GG69MW0VE.SMALL.jpg jayandersons Making the worlds brightest led flashlight useing a ssr 50 for a max brightness of 1250 lumen. a aw mir lithum 18650 was used . brass heat sink. light was a mte p7
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Fri, 26 Mar 2010 09:57:06 PDT
How to: High current Microwave oven Transformer http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-High-current-Microwave-oven-Transformer/
How to: High current Microwave oven Transformer - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F85/GTAK/G5KPB9JO/F85GTAKG5KPB9JO.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F85/GTAK/G5KPB9JO/F85GTAKG5KPB9JO.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F85/GTAK/G5KPB9JO/F85GTAKG5KPB9JO.SMALL.jpg HazzWold1993  Hey! in this instructable i will be detailing the steps involved in modifying a microwave oven transformer for high current lower voltage use which shall be achieved by removing the transformers original secondary windings and replacing it with thicker ones of your own. Now the thing to take into m...
By: HazzWold1993

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Fri, 19 Feb 2010 01:26:11 PST
How to: Resonant Microwave Oven Transformer High Voltage Supply. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Resonant-MOT-Stack/
How to: Resonant Microwave Oven Transformer High Voltage Supply. - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F1N/68RZ/G5KP9U7G/F1N68RZG5KP9U7G.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1N/68RZ/G5KP9U7G/F1N68RZG5KP9U7G.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1N/68RZ/G5KP9U7G/F1N68RZG5KP9U7G.SMALL.jpg HazzWold1993 Okay first of all i feel i should give a little disclaimer. Microwave oven transformers are indeed LETHAL the current and voltage that they put out is more then enough to kill you, the voltage and current they run off will quite happily kill YOU! Microwave oven capacitors Hold a strong charge for qu...
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Thu, 18 Feb 2010 03:12:38 PST
Making a Saline or Hydroxide Solution http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Saline-or-Hydroxide-Solution/
Making a Saline or Hydroxide Solution - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FA0/4ADL/G4JNYTQ1/FA04ADLG4JNYTQ1.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FA0/4ADL/G4JNYTQ1/FA04ADLG4JNYTQ1.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FA0/4ADL/G4JNYTQ1/FA04ADLG4JNYTQ1.SMALL.jpg egbertfitzwilly A classroom suitable method to make electrolyte solutions of any strength for al-air or microbial fuel cells if a heat source is available. Along the way we will learn about calculating ratios, percentages and solubility of inorganic chemicals in water. Plus these solutions can be used with other pr...
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Wed, 20 Jan 2010 22:46:49 PST
Salt Water and Aluminum Foil Night Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Salt-Water-and-Aluminum-Foil-Night-Light/
Salt Water and Aluminum Foil Night Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FXE/LKBC/G3TDVNSW/FXELKBCG3TDVNSW.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXE/LKBC/G3TDVNSW/FXELKBCG3TDVNSW.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXE/LKBC/G3TDVNSW/FXELKBCG3TDVNSW.SMALL.jpg egbertfitzwilly A simple classroom (no soldering) project  to show aluminum air batteries in use. In this instructable I will show you how to create a simple 3 cell aluminum air fuel cell using household aluminum foil and saltwater. You can use this to drive a small light or possibly a motor. This device will funct...
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Fri, 1 Jan 2010 16:47:53 PST
Measuring system efficiency of using backup batteries from grid power http://www.instructables.com/id/Measuring-system-efficiency-of-using-backup-batter/
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Tue, 24 Nov 2009 21:55:45 PST
Cheap (AXT) Bench Power Supply 30 Amps! http://www.instructables.com/id/Computer-Power-Supply-to-Bench-Power-Supply/
Cheap (AXT) Bench Power Supply 30 Amps! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FTJ/H5S6/FZG43S6W/FTJH5S6FZG43S6W.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTJ/H5S6/FZG43S6W/FTJH5S6FZG43S6W.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTJ/H5S6/FZG43S6W/FTJH5S6FZG43S6W.SMALL.jpg muttyfutty This is my second PSU (Power supply Unit) as my prievieous one mysteriously burnt out (!) I managed to purchace a new Computer PSU to convert, this one has a nice jucy 5V at 30A! and 12V at 21A! I also managed to get a 30A panel Ammeter Yay! Any comments welcome! (Plz dun be too harsh lol) Enjoy!
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Sat, 26 Sep 2009 20:36:26 PDT
Make a Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) - Part III http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Microbial-Fuel-Cell-MFC-Part-III/
Make a Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) - Part III - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FML/MOH4/FXK6AC2X/FMLMOH4FXK6AC2X.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FML/MOH4/FXK6AC2X/FMLMOH4FXK6AC2X.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FML/MOH4/FXK6AC2X/FMLMOH4FXK6AC2X.SMALL.jpg egbertfitzwilly This 5 gallon single chamber microbial fuel cell uses inexpensive conductive cloth to provide a silver catalyst and a styrofoam permeable membrane. Operation of a single chamber MFC is complicated by oxygen poisoning resulting from the conflicting requirements of the anaerobic population and the cat...
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Sat, 25 Jul 2009 16:08:08 PDT
A Paper Plate and Pop Bottle Savonius Wind Turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Paper-Plate-and-Pop-Bottle-Savonius-Wind-Turbine/
A Paper Plate and Pop Bottle Savonius Wind Turbine - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FO2/EP5T/FX55749C/FO2EP5TFX55749C.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FO2/EP5T/FX55749C/FO2EP5TFX55749C.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FO2/EP5T/FX55749C/FO2EP5TFX55749C.SMALL.jpg egbertfitzwilly Build a vertical axis windmill from cardboard and recycled pop bottles to experiment with wind power generation.Small wind turbines have lower energy output than commercial wind turbines, such as those found in wind farms. Commercial generators in the 5-50W range are available for boat or caravan us...
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Wed, 15 Jul 2009 20:09:56 PDT
How to Wire Batteries in Series (or in Parallel) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Wire-Batteries-in-Series-or-in-Parallel/
How to Wire Batteries in Series (or in Parallel) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F6Q/OE3I/FX23VN6W/F6QOE3IFX23VN6W.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6Q/OE3I/FX23VN6W/F6QOE3IFX23VN6W.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6Q/OE3I/FX23VN6W/F6QOE3IFX23VN6W.SMALL.jpg egbertfitzwilly Get the power you need from the power you have by wiring together different power sources to get the voltage or the current to drive your project.This is a simple insructable which will graphically demonstrate how to wire multiple power sources together to get the voltage and current you need for yo...
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Sun, 12 Jul 2009 22:54:13 PDT
Make a Direct Blonde Fuel Cell (DBFC) http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Direct-Blonde-Fuel-Cell-DBFC/
Make a Direct Blonde Fuel Cell (DBFC) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F4K/E48F/FWYHVAQ8/F4KE48FFWYHVAQ8.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F4K/E48F/FWYHVAQ8/F4KE48FFWYHVAQ8.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F4K/E48F/FWYHVAQ8/F4KE48FFWYHVAQ8.SMALL.jpg egbertfitzwilly Unleash the awesome power locked in the secret of blonde hair and get free electricity forever!Okay if you believed that you might actually be a blonde. As may be here's a quick instructable to create a metal oxide battery using household materials....if you build model airplanes that is otherwise i...
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Sat, 11 Jul 2009 13:33:58 PDT
Pop Bottle and Carbon Paper Aluminum Air Fuel Cell http://www.instructables.com/id/Pop-Bottle-and-Carbon-Paper-Aluminum-Air-Fuel-Cell/
Pop Bottle and Carbon Paper Aluminum Air Fuel Cell - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FIC/ROPI/FWS6KLNV/FICROPIFWS6KLNV.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FIC/ROPI/FWS6KLNV/FICROPIFWS6KLNV.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FIC/ROPI/FWS6KLNV/FICROPIFWS6KLNV.SMALL.jpg egbertfitzwilly This simple foil and saltwater cell can be wired in series or in parallel to provide a scalable Al/Air fuel cell.You can't read the numbers very well but the meter is showing .999 ( I think I caught that ). These pictures will probably get updated with better shots.The body of the cell is a plastic ...
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Mon, 6 Jul 2009 23:01:23 PDT
Lime Jello, Yeast and Carbon Paper Fuel Cell http://www.instructables.com/id/Lime-Jello-Yeast-and-Carbon-Paper-Fuel-Cell/
Lime Jello, Yeast and Carbon Paper Fuel Cell - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F03/M8T8/FWS6K1L2/F03M8T8FWS6K1L2.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F03/M8T8/FWS6K1L2/F03M8T8FWS6K1L2.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F03/M8T8/FWS6K1L2/F03M8T8FWS6K1L2.SMALL.jpg egbertfitzwilly Can Jello Brand Instant Gelatin replace coal fired power plants? Probably not but it can be used to build a demonstration microbial fuel cell from common materials. This is a fun classroom or rainy day project, tie multiple cells together and use the power to light an LED. You'll probably need a jou...
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Sun, 5 Jul 2009 20:08:41 PDT
Wireless temperature sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Wireless-temperature-sensor/
Wireless temperature sensor - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FJW/C5RT/FVMV5XDA/FJWC5RTFVMV5XDA.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJW/C5RT/FVMV5XDA/FJWC5RTFVMV5XDA.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJW/C5RT/FVMV5XDA/FJWC5RTFVMV5XDA.SMALL.jpg Richaarddd Consisting of 2 circuitsOne reads the temperature using a DS18B20 and then transmitts it over the radio waves.The other receives the data and displays it.I've not fully tested the range yet, but I've had it working over 12 feet going through 2 walls.Transmitter Parts List:Picaxe 08mDS18B20 temp sens...
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Wed, 3 Jun 2009 16:06:18 PDT
Aluminum Can, Saltwater and Charcoal Battery http://www.instructables.com/id/Aluminum-Can-Saltwater-and-Charcoal-Battery/
Aluminum Can, Saltwater and Charcoal Battery - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FYR/9121/FV40AVWX/FYR9121FV40AVWX.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYR/9121/FV40AVWX/FYR9121FV40AVWX.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYR/9121/FV40AVWX/FYR9121FV40AVWX.SMALL.jpg egbertfitzwilly This instructable shows how to create a simple aluminum air battery from a soda can and a piece of charcoal from the backyard BBQ. This instructable is being published early but I hope to combine this device with a joule thief and an LED to provide a rechargeable backyard lighting system that can be...
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Sun, 24 May 2009 20:01:05 PDT
How to Create Laser Art with A Digital Camera http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Create-Laser-Art-with-A-Digital-Camera/
How to Create Laser Art with A Digital Camera - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F5T/BCWX/FU6LTPY4/F5TBCWXFU6LTPY4.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F5T/BCWX/FU6LTPY4/F5TBCWXFU6LTPY4.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F5T/BCWX/FU6LTPY4/F5TBCWXFU6LTPY4.SMALL.jpg JamecoElectronics Want to liven up your computer desktop or home page with catchy imagery? There are plenty of commercial images you can download, but a laser pointer and a digital camera will allow you to create original and spectacular desktop and home page background images that will make you the envy of the offic...
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Tue, 5 May 2009 09:59:55 PDT
Tesla Coils for Dummies http://www.instructables.com/id/Tesla-Coils-for-Dummies/
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Sun, 5 Apr 2009 19:10:40 PDT