Instructables: exploring - technology - solar - popular http://www.instructables.com Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:28:03 PDT BLOX v1.01 Personal Solar Powered Air Conditioner http://www.instructables.com/id/Personal-Solar-Powered-Air-Conditioner/
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Sun, 26 Apr 2015 13:40:31 PDT
Testing Solar Panels with a Mooshimeter http://www.instructables.com/id/Testing-Solar-Panels-with-a-Mooshimeter/
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Wed, 22 Apr 2015 19:56:56 PDT
Solar powered water pump with speed control via computer. http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-powered-water-pump-with-speed-control-via-co/
Solar powered water pump with speed control via computer. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZI/AUU8/I8MVXSU8/FZIAUU8I8MVXSU8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZI/AUU8/I8MVXSU8/FZIAUU8I8MVXSU8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZI/AUU8/I8MVXSU8/FZIAUU8I8MVXSU8.SMALL.jpg Mjhobby As part of my solar powered home, I have a portable water pump to provide water when our water utility is not available. I also implemented speed control of the pump to adjust the flow to allow energy efficient pump operation depending of the battery bank voltage. Before we continue, take a read of ...
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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 13:16:55 PDT
Solar powered air conditioning unit. http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-powered-air-conditioning-unit/
Solar powered air conditioning unit. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKK/LI9E/I8G5U1VW/FKKLI9EI8G5U1VW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKK/LI9E/I8G5U1VW/FKKLI9EI8G5U1VW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKK/LI9E/I8G5U1VW/FKKLI9EI8G5U1VW.SMALL.jpg Mjhobby Most people would like to have their homes cooled by the strength of sunlight which ironically causes heat. How to achieve energy efficient cooling of your abode by harnessing sunlight? I have successfully implemented a solar powered air conditioning unit for my living room which has been working gr...
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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:46:55 PDT
Raspberry Pi Solar Weather Station http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-Solar-Weather-Station/
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Sat, 28 Mar 2015 17:08:11 PDT
Floppy Disk Sun Filter http://www.instructables.com/id/Floppy-Disk-Sun-Filter/
Floppy Disk Sun Filter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1P/FQZZ/H461WVID/F1PFQZZH461WVID.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1P/FQZZ/H461WVID/F1PFQZZH461WVID.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1P/FQZZ/H461WVID/F1PFQZZH461WVID.SMALL.jpg tbh-1138 Several months ago I posted an Instructable about making a simple sun filter with a black marker and a sheet protector. That approach, although it did block out most of the light, didn't work very well and threw everything out of focus. This one, using a floppy disk and some card stock, works much b...
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Mon, 2 Jul 2012 18:42:29 PDT
Solar Powered GPS Hiking Logger http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Powered-GPS-Hiking-Logger/
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Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:50 PDT
Simple Dual Axis Solar Tracker http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Dual-Axis-Solar-Tracker/
Simple Dual Axis Solar Tracker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOQ/KSFT/I6QD6BUH/FOQKSFTI6QD6BUH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOQ/KSFT/I6QD6BUH/FOQKSFTI6QD6BUH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOQ/KSFT/I6QD6BUH/FOQKSFTI6QD6BUH.SMALL.jpg JoshuaZimmerman En español.We at BrownDogGadgets.com love using solar energy with our electronics projects. For the most part it's extremely easy to work into small, low voltage, projects. One frequent question we get from students and hobbyists is "How can I make a solar tracker?"Thats a great question and an ev...
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Sun, 1 Mar 2015 22:38:02 PST
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
What's the Cost to Cook a Hot Dog? http://www.instructables.com/id/Whats-the-Cost-to-Cook-a-Hot-Dog/
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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:17:57 PST
Up-Cycle a Vintage Flashlight http://www.instructables.com/id/Up-Cycle-a-Vintage-Flashlight/
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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:34:20 PST
SolarAssist: A Smartphone Modification http://www.instructables.com/id/SolarAssist-A-Smartphone-Modification/
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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 04:23:09 PST
DIY Solar Bottle bulb and Mobile charger http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Solar-Bottle-bulb-and-Mobile-charger/
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Mon, 16 Feb 2015 06:58:11 PST
DIY Circuit breaker panelboard with Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS), metering and computer control. http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Circuit-breaker-panelboard-with-Automatic-Tran/
DIY Circuit breaker panelboard with Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS), metering and computer control. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP9/XA6B/I67S9V8S/FP9XA6BI67S9V8S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP9/XA6B/I67S9V8S/FP9XA6BI67S9V8S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP9/XA6B/I67S9V8S/FP9XA6BI67S9V8S.SMALL.jpg Mjhobby I needed a mini circuit breaker panelboard to protect and segregate the loads from my solar inverter. I wanted a small form factor, transparent cover to view the breakers and adequate protection for all my house electrical loads. DISCLAIMER! I am a power system (electrical) engineer for the past 19 ...
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Mon, 16 Feb 2015 15:17:46 PST
ARDUINO MPPT SOLAR CHARGE CONTROLLER (Version-3.0) http://www.instructables.com/id/ARDUINO-SOLAR-CHARGE-CONTROLLER-Version-30/
ARDUINO MPPT SOLAR CHARGE CONTROLLER (Version-3.0) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB9/ML3R/I6EXLDIP/FB9ML3RI6EXLDIP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB9/ML3R/I6EXLDIP/FB9ML3RI6EXLDIP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB9/ML3R/I6EXLDIP/FB9ML3RI6EXLDIP.SMALL.jpg deba168 Welcome to my solar charge controller tutorials series.I have posted two version of my PWM charge controller.If you are new to this please refer my earlier tutorial for understanding the basics of charge controller.This is project is entered to " 2015 Hackaday Prize ".If you want to support me and s...
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Sun, 15 Feb 2015 10:08:18 PST
Solar Arc Reactor http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Arc-Reactor/
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Sat, 14 Feb 2015 10:49:56 PST
Urinal Splash Danger Meter http://www.instructables.com/id/Urinal-Splash-Danger-Meter/
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Tue, 10 Feb 2015 13:28:45 PST
Solar Panel Rover http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Panel-Rover/
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Sun, 8 Feb 2015 02:52:45 PST
$9 Solar, Wind and Hydro turbine (on your faucet) powered USB charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Wind-and-Hydro-on-your-faucet-turbine-powere/
$9 Solar, Wind and Hydro turbine (on your faucet) powered USB charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDH/PV5I/I5THTYOG/FDHPV5II5THTYOG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDH/PV5I/I5THTYOG/FDHPV5II5THTYOG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDH/PV5I/I5THTYOG/FDHPV5II5THTYOG.SMALL.jpg Imetomi In our world the rechargeabale gadgets have a very important role, but their batteries have a very low capacity, so they discharge fast. In this instructable I gonna show you how to build a USB device charger, that is powered by a solar panel or a wind/hydro turbine. It contains a rechargeable power...
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Fri, 6 Feb 2015 08:06:26 PST
Non Soldering Solar Lantern http://www.instructables.com/id/Non-Soldering-Solar-Lantern/
Non Soldering Solar Lantern - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0I/FO1P/I5P7JERS/F0IFO1PI5P7JERS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0I/FO1P/I5P7JERS/F0IFO1PI5P7JERS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0I/FO1P/I5P7JERS/F0IFO1PI5P7JERS.SMALL.gif JoshuaZimmerman Outdoor solar lighting has become extremely popular in the past few years, yet how many people do you know that can explain how it works? Luckily solar is a super simple power source which we can use alongside some simple electrical tricks to make a fun project. This non soldering version is perfe...
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Tue, 3 Feb 2015 09:42:10 PST
Solar Energy Management http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Energy-Management/
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Sun, 1 Feb 2015 07:21:24 PST
Solar Power Bank with salvaged 18650 http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Power-Bank-with-salvaged-18650/
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Tue, 13 Jan 2015 07:29:32 PST
Power Stacker: Stackable USB Rechargeable Battery System http://www.instructables.com/id/Power-Stacker-Stackable-USB-Rechargeable-Battery-S/
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Mon, 8 Dec 2014 15:06:18 PST
Bird House With Night Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Bird-House-With-Night-Lights/
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Sun, 7 Dec 2014 15:32:46 PST
DIY Solar+Wind House http://www.instructables.com/id/WindSolar-Powered-House/
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Fri, 28 Nov 2014 08:43:07 PST
Lifepo4 solar storage battery bank http://www.instructables.com/id/Lifepo4-solar-storage-battery-bank/
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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 09:38:45 PST
Solar Polymorph Mushrooms http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Polymorph-Mushrooms/
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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 16:23:55 PST
Solar-Powered Heart Rate Monitor http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Powered-Heart-Rate-Monitor/
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Sun, 9 Nov 2014 09:43:31 PST
Mobile Sun-Seeking Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Mobile-Sun-Seeking-Robot/
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Fri, 7 Nov 2014 13:22:57 PST
Smart Solar Panel With Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Smart-Solar-Panel-With-Arduino/
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Sun, 2 Nov 2014 09:57:58 PST
ARDUINO SOLAR CHARGE CONTROLLER ( Version 2.0) http://www.instructables.com/id/ARDUINO-SOLAR-CHARGE-CONTROLLER-Version-20/
ARDUINO SOLAR CHARGE CONTROLLER ( Version 2.0) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSU/AXUU/I1TR7O0W/FSUAXUUI1TR7O0W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSU/AXUU/I1TR7O0W/FSUAXUUI1TR7O0W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSU/AXUU/I1TR7O0W/FSUAXUUI1TR7O0W.SMALL.jpg deba168 One year ago, I began building my own solar system to provide power for my village house.Initially I made a LM317 based charge controller and an Energy meter for monitoring the system.Finally I made PWM charge controller.In April-2014 I posted my PWM solar charge controller designs on the web,it bec...
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Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:35:43 PDT
$3 Camera-usable Solar Filter http://www.instructables.com/id/3-Camera-usable-Solar-Filter/
$3 Camera-usable Solar Filter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FES/8IIC/H29XSK8Z/FES8IICH29XSK8Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FES/8IIC/H29XSK8Z/FES8IICH29XSK8Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FES/8IIC/H29XSK8Z/FES8IICH29XSK8Z.SMALL.jpg Hornpipe2 There’s a solar eclipse coming up tomorrow night. But don’t think you can just grab your camera before the event and go: getting usable sun photos requires preparation, and most importantly a solar filter. Direct sunlight is way too bright for cameras to cope with – they simply can’t stop down far e...
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Sat, 19 May 2012 10:09:01 PDT
Solar Science Station http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Science-Station/
Solar Science Station - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC4/11AJ/I0TVU4IK/FC411AJI0TVU4IK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC4/11AJ/I0TVU4IK/FC411AJI0TVU4IK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC4/11AJ/I0TVU4IK/FC411AJI0TVU4IK.SMALL.jpg JoshuaZimmerman Solar activities are interesting to learn about and explore, but are often seen as a tad dull and lifeless. Wind Turbines move, hydro-electric plants have gushing water, hand crank generators require muscle, and solar just... kind of sits there. Like a cat in a beam of sunlight, generating solar e...
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Tue, 7 Oct 2014 13:17:03 PDT
Portable Solar USB Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Solar-USB-Charger/
Portable Solar USB Charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQF/CGE4/I09LTDI2/FQFCGE4I09LTDI2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQF/CGE4/I09LTDI2/FQFCGE4I09LTDI2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQF/CGE4/I09LTDI2/FQFCGE4I09LTDI2.SMALL.jpg jenfoxbot Portable USB chargers are incredibly useful for adventures in the great outdoors, festivals, traveling, or if you are out-and-about all day. Adding in a solar panel provides an additional source of mobile power useable nearly everywhere. This project can be built for ~ $20, even if you don't have...
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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:31:11 PDT
SOLAR POWERED ARDUINO WEATHER STATION http://www.instructables.com/id/SOLAR-POWERED-ARDUINO-WEATHER-STATION/
SOLAR POWERED ARDUINO WEATHER STATION - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAU/K6C2/HZV3NZVB/FAUK6C2HZV3NZVB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAU/K6C2/HZV3NZVB/FAUK6C2HZV3NZVB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAU/K6C2/HZV3NZVB/FAUK6C2HZV3NZVB.SMALL.jpg deba168 In country like India most of the people are dependent on agriculture.For effective planning in agriculture weather forecast is of utmost importance.So farmers are always interested in the Weather Forecasts.As farmers stay in remote areas, they have to wait for the news updates in TV, Radio or News ...
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Mon, 8 Sep 2014 08:39:19 PDT
DIY Solar Tracker http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Solar-Tracker/
DIY Solar Tracker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ7/OWX4/HZ13HHWO/FZ7OWX4HZ13HHWO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ7/OWX4/HZ13HHWO/FZ7OWX4HZ13HHWO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ7/OWX4/HZ13HHWO/FZ7OWX4HZ13HHWO.SMALL.jpg pdaniel7 Introduction We aim to introduce young students to engineering and teach them about solar energy; by having them build a Helios as part of their curriculum. There is an effort in engineering to push energy generation away from the use of fossil fuels and towards greener alternatives. One option for ...
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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:42:23 PDT
Rocket Kit - Beginner Solar Powered + LED http://www.instructables.com/id/Rocket-Kit-Beginner-Solar-Powered-LED/
Rocket Kit - Beginner Solar Powered + LED - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1W/MWMW/HZ13FBK9/F1WMWMWHZ13FBK9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1W/MWMW/HZ13FBK9/F1WMWMWHZ13FBK9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1W/MWMW/HZ13FBK9/F1WMWMWHZ13FBK9.SMALL.jpg lumenjewelry This instructable is for a solar powered Rocket Kit. It measures about 2" by 1", including the USB tab. It has one hole through the top of the board, making hanging easy. We show it as a necklace, but you could make yours into earrings, a keychain, bond on a pin, or hang it in a window. The pos...
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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:20:13 PDT
Solar Powered Soldering Station http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Powered-Soldering-Station/
Solar Powered Soldering Station - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1S/6H7G/HRPBAHXW/F1S6H7GHRPBAHXW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1S/6H7G/HRPBAHXW/F1S6H7GHRPBAHXW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1S/6H7G/HRPBAHXW/F1S6H7GHRPBAHXW.SMALL.jpg Solarcycle Please click below to visit our Kickstarter project page to pre-order a production model!http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/249225636/sola...This project is based on my Kickstarter project called Solarpad, which includes the custom high power Solarpad solar panel and Power Core battery. Specificati...
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Fri, 14 Feb 2014 21:59:51 PST
IKEA Hack: Solar Powered Bike Light http://www.instructables.com/id/IKEA-Hack-Solar-Powered-Bike-Light/
IKEA Hack: Solar Powered Bike Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTD/E0AU/HX1W6DO0/FTDE0AUHX1W6DO0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTD/E0AU/HX1W6DO0/FTDE0AUHX1W6DO0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTD/E0AU/HX1W6DO0/FTDE0AUHX1W6DO0.SMALL.jpg bergerab In school this year, I have a pretty late schedule. Sometimes i'll be coming home from class after sundown and with a bike that can be dangerous. Before purchasing a commercial bike light, I decided to see if I could make one myself. Using an IKEA lamp I found at goodwill (for $2) I figured I could ...
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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:07:17 PDT
DIY SOLAR FLASHLIGHT http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-SOLAR-FLASHLIGHT/
DIY SOLAR FLASHLIGHT - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYR/LZA4/HWKJZU2C/FYRLZA4HWKJZU2C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYR/LZA4/HWKJZU2C/FYRLZA4HWKJZU2C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYR/LZA4/HWKJZU2C/FYRLZA4HWKJZU2C.SMALL.jpg kris754a I built this flashlight so i would have one that used sunlight and didn't require any batteries. When fully charged it can stay lit in approx 30 minutes. What you will need The circuit Putting on the solar panel Add the capacitors Mounting the switch Mounting the LED's Conn...
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Wed, 18 Jun 2014 05:42:18 PDT
LightBuddy: A Superbright LED Necklace http://www.instructables.com/id/LightBuddy/
LightBuddy: A Superbright LED Necklace - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLX/KU1J/HVNV5MEX/FLXKU1JHVNV5MEX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLX/KU1J/HVNV5MEX/FLXKU1JHVNV5MEX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLX/KU1J/HVNV5MEX/FLXKU1JHVNV5MEX.SMALL.jpg ASCAS LightBuddy is a handy D.I.Y. LED necklace. It's a highly functional jewelry-gizmo that serves as a bright source of light. It's completely rechargeable and can be charged through any USB port.Intended Purpose:The project is ideal for illuminating dark areas for short periods of time. The 3W LED insi...
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Mon, 26 May 2014 08:55:02 PDT
Solar Scare Mosquito http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Scare-Mosquito/
Solar Scare Mosquito - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB6/CXRH/HV1KR8CK/FB6CXRHHV1KR8CK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB6/CXRH/HV1KR8CK/FB6CXRHHV1KR8CK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB6/CXRH/HV1KR8CK/FB6CXRHHV1KR8CK.SMALL.jpg gallactronics Every year, over a million people are killed by malaria. The only solution to this problem is to destroy mosquito breeding grounds and curb the problem at source. As mosquitoes breed in stagnant water, I concluded that surface aeration would be one of the best means of eliminating breeding grounds. ...
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Thu, 15 May 2014 09:21:52 PDT
Voltaic Solar Powered Pollution Monitor http://www.instructables.com/id/Voltaic-Solar-Powered-Pollution-Monitor/
Voltaic Solar Powered Pollution Monitor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSY/FHKI/HULS7HWP/FSYFHKIHULS7HWP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSY/FHKI/HULS7HWP/FSYFHKIHULS7HWP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSY/FHKI/HULS7HWP/FSYFHKIHULS7HWP.SMALL.jpg mkchronos Who wouldn't want to know more about the quality of the air in the area they live in? Sure, you could look up the statistics on many websites, but where’s the fun in that? Living here in Florida there are many areas that lend themselves to doing these kinds of tests and being that the Tampa Hacker...
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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 11:03:08 PDT
Make A Solar Bluetooth Speaker (Homebrew Big Jambox) http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-A-Solar-Bluetooth-Speaker-Homebrew-Big-Jambox/
Make A Solar Bluetooth Speaker (Homebrew Big Jambox) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDC/H5JD/HUAB3Y8V/FDCH5JDHUAB3Y8V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDC/H5JD/HUAB3Y8V/FDCH5JDHUAB3Y8V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDC/H5JD/HUAB3Y8V/FDCH5JDHUAB3Y8V.SMALL.jpg treyes4 Here's a simple Bluetooth speaker that's made from hacking old gadgets and mashing them up together. It sounds exactly like the big Jambox but only smaller! It has a mic and command buttons too! My friend, Angelo (ASCAS), and I made this project.We made this project to boost up my viewers and glad...
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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 21:15:42 PDT
ARDUINO SOLAR CHARGE CONTROLLER (Version-1) http://www.instructables.com/id/ARDUINO-SOLAR-CHARGE-CONTROLLER-PWM/
ARDUINO SOLAR CHARGE CONTROLLER (Version-1) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4H/YM6F/HUVPR755/F4HYM6FHUVPR755.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4H/YM6F/HUVPR755/F4HYM6FHUVPR755.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4H/YM6F/HUVPR755/F4HYM6FHUVPR755.SMALL.jpg deba168 In my previous instructables I described the details of energy monitoring of a off grid solar system.I have also won the 123D circuits competition for that.You can see this ARDUINO ENERGY METER.Finally I post my new version-3 charge controller.The new version is more efficient and works with MPPT ...
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Wed, 9 Apr 2014 01:49:18 PDT
9V Solar Battery Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/9V-Solar-Battery-Charger/
9V Solar Battery Charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ5/XCCB/GM9QK18B/FZ5XCCBGM9QK18B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ5/XCCB/GM9QK18B/FZ5XCCBGM9QK18B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ5/XCCB/GM9QK18B/FZ5XCCBGM9QK18B.SMALL.jpg JoshuaZimmerman Did you know that you can buy 9V rechargeable batteries? You can, but they're rare in stores. I recently bought some off ebay to use on projects and loved them. Only downside is that I don't have a 9V battery charger and all the ones I found on ebay are quite expensive.Luckily I'm resourceful and...
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Tue, 12 Apr 2011 21:28:14 PDT
CSS555 Solar Engine http://www.instructables.com/id/CSS555-Solar-Engine/
CSS555 Solar Engine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRT/9UAM/HSASKURY/FRT9UAMHSASKURY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRT/9UAM/HSASKURY/FRT9UAMHSASKURY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRT/9UAM/HSASKURY/FRT9UAMHSASKURY.SMALL.jpg TinkerJim A Solar Engine is a circuit that takes in electrical energy from a solar cell, stores it in a capacitor, and after a sufficient amount has been saved up, switches the stored energy over to drive a motor.   When the running motor has used up a set portion of the capacitor's stored energy, the solar e...
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Mon, 17 Mar 2014 09:44:34 PDT
A solar tracking automatic motorized window blind retrofit using Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/A-solar-tracking-automatic-motorized-window-blind-/
A solar tracking automatic motorized window blind retrofit using Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV2/6KOO/HSNG0DXJ/FV26KOOHSNG0DXJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV2/6KOO/HSNG0DXJ/FV26KOOHSNG0DXJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV2/6KOO/HSNG0DXJ/FV26KOOHSNG0DXJ.SMALL.jpg nickzibin Buildings account for 20-40% of total energy use in developed countries. Window shades (or blinds) can help to reduce building energy use and improve visual comfort (i.e., reducing glare and increasing daylighting). A recent study showed that occupants are fairly inactive when operating manual rol...
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Wed, 12 Mar 2014 17:10:08 PDT
Smart mint the solar phone charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Smart-mint-the-solar-phone-charger/
Smart mint the solar phone charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYI/3JIV/HS3GV5PG/FYI3JIVHS3GV5PG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYI/3JIV/HS3GV5PG/FYI3JIVHS3GV5PG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYI/3JIV/HS3GV5PG/FYI3JIVHS3GV5PG.SMALL.jpg tech savvy Hello everyone Techsavvy here ,   it been awhile since I posted anything , and I  Thought I owe it to my Awesome subscribers to post something I'v been working on ,  Thanks again guys for your support  ;-)  and fellow users  so to start off by saying a couple of things , well for starters I wante...
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Wed, 26 Feb 2014 21:59:47 PST
ARDUINO ENERGY METER http://www.instructables.com/id/ARDUINO-ENERGY-METER/
ARDUINO ENERGY METER - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH3/E0GO/HQQLKLSO/FH3E0GOHQQLKLSO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH3/E0GO/HQQLKLSO/FH3E0GOHQQLKLSO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH3/E0GO/HQQLKLSO/FH3E0GOHQQLKLSO.SMALL.jpg deba168 I belong to a village of Odisha, India where frequent power cut is very common. It hampers the life of every one. During my childhood days continuing studies after dusk was a real challenge. Due to this problem I designed a solar system for my home on a experimental basis. I used a solar...
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Fri, 17 Jan 2014 05:44:50 PST