Instructables: exploring - technology - solar - popular http://www.instructables.com Mon, 30 May 2016 03:39:39 PDT BLOX v1.01 Make a Solar Wifi 3g Outdoor Camera Webcam from an old Android phone ! http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-your-Wireless-Solar-Camera-with-a-smartphone/
Make a Solar Wifi 3g Outdoor Camera Webcam from an old Android phone ! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZY/ZU3E/I5F7SA1I/FZYZU3EI5F7SA1I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZY/ZU3E/I5F7SA1I/FZYZU3EI5F7SA1I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZY/ZU3E/I5F7SA1I/FZYZU3EI5F7SA1I.SMALL.jpg solarcam News from October 2015.The project evolved, I now sells directly SolarCam with the phone and box. it works very well, surfers from around the world are interrested! I keep this instructables open, for DIYers. There is a lot of change: webcam is totally remote control, SMS or web. there GPS and temp...
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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 09:21:38 PST
Seguidor Solar con motores a paso + Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Stepper-Motor-Solar-Tracker-Seguidor-Solar-con-mot/
Seguidor Solar con motores a paso + Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFP/NGZN/I58I9MJO/FFPNGZNI58I9MJO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFP/NGZN/I58I9MJO/FFPNGZNI58I9MJO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFP/NGZN/I58I9MJO/FFPNGZNI58I9MJO.SMALL.jpg hectorhhg Con el enorme gusto de que algunas personas les haya agradado mi primer instructable: Deshidratador solar + Arduino les comparto un nuevo proyecto que realice, se trata de un seguidor solar, no sin antes mencionar que mi inspiración fueron los dispositivos de geo bruce y aplavins, con la diferencia ...
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Sat, 3 Jan 2015 13:13:38 PST
Solar Power Data Logger http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Power-Data-Logger/
Solar Power Data Logger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ1/CNLI/INM7L3PW/FQ1CNLIINM7L3PW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ1/CNLI/INM7L3PW/FQ1CNLIINM7L3PW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ1/CNLI/INM7L3PW/FQ1CNLIINM7L3PW.SMALL.jpg Moschtertaart Ever wanted to know how much solar power you could yield by putting PV cells in a specific place on or around your house?This Instructable shows you how to build a data logger based on an Arduino (or Genuino) Uno with data-logger-shield and a PV cell recording the electric power yielded during a sun...
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Sat, 30 Apr 2016 13:42:57 PDT
How to Build & Use A Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell (DSSC) + A Discussion on Energy & Efficiency http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-Use-A-Dye-Sensitized-Solar-Cell-DS/
How to Build & Use A Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell (DSSC) + A Discussion on Energy & Efficiency - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8U/U2IO/HCB8Q4TA/F8UU2IOHCB8Q4TA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8U/U2IO/HCB8Q4TA/F8UU2IOHCB8Q4TA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8U/U2IO/HCB8Q4TA/F8UU2IOHCB8Q4TA.SMALL.jpg dkeith95 Harnessing renewable energy sources is crucial for supporting the energy demands of modern society. The IEA calculated that global energy usage increased by 10% from 1990 to 2008, and the number is expected to rise in the coming decades. At the same time, our currently predominant sources of energy ...
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Sun, 3 Mar 2013 21:30:28 PST
How to Measure a Solar Cell's Power Output. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Measure-a-Solar-Cells-Power-Output/
How to Measure a Solar Cell's Power Output. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYP/P8MF/I5P7JMJ7/FYPP8MFI5P7JMJ7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYP/P8MF/I5P7JMJ7/FYPP8MFI5P7JMJ7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYP/P8MF/I5P7JMJ7/FYPP8MFI5P7JMJ7.SMALL.jpg The Mad Thinker So you have just scavenged a solar cell that was about to become part of a landfill. Good for you, good for the environment, and even better for your next solar project. But what does that solar cell really do? Maybe a bad solar cell was the reason the whole assembly was in the dumpster. The aim of ...
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Tue, 3 Feb 2015 15:14:24 PST
Build a Solar Powered ESP8266 http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Solar-Powered-ESP8266/
Build a Solar Powered ESP8266 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7X/ZGHH/IHRZGNBP/F7XZGHHIHRZGNBP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7X/ZGHH/IHRZGNBP/F7XZGHHIHRZGNBP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7X/ZGHH/IHRZGNBP/F7XZGHHIHRZGNBP.SMALL.jpg SwitchDocLabs In this Instructable we are showing how to build a solar powered ESP8266We connect up an ESP8266 to the SunAirPlus Solar Power Controller/Charger/Data Collection board and to a solar panel/battery.The purpose of this project is five fold: Demonstrate ESP8266 on Solar Power Measure EPS8266 power con...
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Fri, 4 Dec 2015 14:23:45 PST
Self Sufficient Arduino Board http://www.instructables.com/id/Self-Sufficient-Arduino-Board/
Self Sufficient Arduino Board - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIH/PPF1/F82EU51W/FIHPPF1F82EU51W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIH/PPF1/F82EU51W/FIHPPF1F82EU51W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIH/PPF1/F82EU51W/FIHPPF1F82EU51W.SMALL.jpg p2man This is a self sufficient Arduino board, which is powered by harnessing solar power and using a 9V rechargeable battery. It is perfect for anyone who is interested in doing Arduino projects that do not require a computer or any power supply. You can take this to the most remote places for any projec...
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Wed, 24 Oct 2007 02:10:20 PDT
AMPLFY - The Coolest DIY Speaker Ever! http://www.instructables.com/id/AMPLFY-the-Coolest-DIY-Speaker-Ever/
AMPLFY - The Coolest DIY Speaker Ever! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBC/ZWOW/II21QJ1P/FBCZWOWII21QJ1P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBC/ZWOW/II21QJ1P/FBCZWOWII21QJ1P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBC/ZWOW/II21QJ1P/FBCZWOWII21QJ1P.SMALL.jpg Baclair Do you want to know how to build the best portable speaker, which looks great and sounds even better? This portable speaker will out perform most portable Bluetooth speakers on the market. This speaker is perfect for fishing, camping, the beach, worksites, parties and especially festivals.This Instr...
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Sat, 12 Dec 2015 06:04:15 PST
Smoke 'Detector' http://www.instructables.com/id/Smoke-Detector/
Smoke 'Detector' - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3T/OZUO/HTX5KAWT/F3TOZUOHTX5KAWT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3T/OZUO/HTX5KAWT/F3TOZUOHTX5KAWT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3T/OZUO/HTX5KAWT/F3TOZUOHTX5KAWT.SMALL.jpg daryllukas This instructable explains how to make a simple smoke detector using and Arduino and a Carbon Monoxide Sensor. The sensor is one of the MQ series gas sensors. Check out the demo here. Featuring a solar charger kit from Voltaic Systems. The Parts and Tools This is a fairly simple project. You w...
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Sat, 12 Apr 2014 17:08:30 PDT
Pop-up Solar Generator: SunZilla 3.0 http://www.instructables.com/id/Pop-up-Solar-Generator-SunZilla-30/
Pop-up Solar Generator: SunZilla 3.0 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIX/7YIJ/IFO73S2V/FIX7YIJIFO73S2V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIX/7YIJ/IFO73S2V/FIX7YIJIFO73S2V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIX/7YIJ/IFO73S2V/FIX7YIJIFO73S2V.SMALL.jpg SunZilla The pop-up solar generator SunZilla is a renewable energy source that is portable and modular. It’s a plug-and-play system that is easy to set up and doesn’t need any experts to be built from scratch. Its modularity makes it possible to adapt the system to your energy needs, especially when they cha...
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Mon, 12 Oct 2015 20:05:43 PDT
12 Volt Battery Generator http://www.instructables.com/id/12-Volt-Battery-Generator/
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Fri, 25 Sep 2015 14:34:44 PDT
Multi-Function Survival Solar Gadget on a Budget http://www.instructables.com/id/Multi-Function-Survival-Solar-Gadget-on-a-Budget/
Multi-Function Survival Solar Gadget on a Budget - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRU/MLVP/IEQXTAAY/FRUMLVPIEQXTAAY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRU/MLVP/IEQXTAAY/FRUMLVPIEQXTAAY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRU/MLVP/IEQXTAAY/FRUMLVPIEQXTAAY.SMALL.jpg bjkayani Ever since I published my last instructable, I was surprised at its lack of popularity. I realized that I needed to think of a new thing if I want to have a chance to win the Survival Contest.I came up with this. The idea came up just randomly. I had the solar panel laying around so i thought how i ...
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Sat, 19 Sep 2015 05:56:31 PDT
An Arduino, Hydroponics, and You: A Solar Powered Microcontroller Garden http://www.instructables.com/id/An-Arduino-Hydroponics-and-You-A-Solar-Powered-Mic/
An Arduino, Hydroponics, and You: A Solar Powered Microcontroller Garden - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKU/75N3/IDFSJHVS/FKU75N3IDFSJHVS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKU/75N3/IDFSJHVS/FKU75N3IDFSJHVS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKU/75N3/IDFSJHVS/FKU75N3IDFSJHVS.SMALL.jpg Zamperweenie After buying an Arduino and learning how to use it, I immediately started wondering, "What can I build with this thing that I can call my own?" So I started listing the things that I like: Solar panels, living "off the grid", self sustaining systems, becoming a more knowledgeable and independent per...
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Mon, 17 Aug 2015 20:17:09 PDT
DIY SOLAR LI ION/ LIPO BATTERY CHARGER http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-SOLAR-LI-ION-LIPO-BATTERY-CHARGER/
DIY SOLAR LI ION/ LIPO BATTERY CHARGER - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP4/60MK/ICYN1ZRN/FP460MKICYN1ZRN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP4/60MK/ICYN1ZRN/FP460MKICYN1ZRN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP4/60MK/ICYN1ZRN/FP460MKICYN1ZRN.SMALL.jpg deba168 Imagine you are a gadget lover or hobbyist /tinkerer or RC enthusiast and you are going for a camping or outing .Your smart phone/MP3 player battery run out,you have taken a RC Quad Copter,but not able to fly for a long time. So you definitely need a good charger to charge the battery. Am I right ?...
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Mon, 3 Aug 2015 08:11:37 PDT
DC-AC 12V -110V/220V 500W or more inverter http://www.instructables.com/id/DC-AC-12V-110V220V-500W-or-more-inverter/
DC-AC 12V -110V/220V 500W or more inverter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM4/K33Z/G33OXOJL/FM4K33ZG33OXOJL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM4/K33Z/G33OXOJL/FM4K33ZG33OXOJL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM4/K33Z/G33OXOJL/FM4K33ZG33OXOJL.SMALL.jpg jerpelea i have constructed this inverter to charge my EV i have 12V DC from solar pannels and i need to recharge my 120V battery pack so i needed an voltage inverter after buying one i have tested it and it blowed in 2 hours so i started building one myself using the ferite transformer and rewired it for ...
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Sun, 13 Dec 2009 07:05:04 PST
Solar Battery Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Battery-Charger2/
Solar Battery Charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ5/TZR1/ICRXYHPI/FJ5TZR1ICRXYHPI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ5/TZR1/ICRXYHPI/FJ5TZR1ICRXYHPI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ5/TZR1/ICRXYHPI/FJ5TZR1ICRXYHPI.SMALL.jpg NeroliKo Why buy a battery charger when you can make a solar powered one?Things you’ll need: Solar panel (I used a 3V / 250mA one) Used up rechargeable batteries (I used 1 AA and 1AAA) Mint tin (I’ll be using a herbal candy tin) Some wires 1 AA battery box x 1 1 AAA battery box x 1 1N4148 diode 2.5mm...
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Mon, 3 Aug 2015 11:44:58 PDT
Solar USB Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-USB-Charger-1/
Solar USB Charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY8/OIXQ/ICRXLGKP/FY8OIXQICRXLGKP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY8/OIXQ/ICRXLGKP/FY8OIXQICRXLGKP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY8/OIXQ/ICRXLGKP/FY8OIXQICRXLGKP.SMALL.jpg NeroliKo This DIY is super easy and fast (bonus: it's also environmentally friendly!)Things you'll need: Solar panel (I used a 3V / 250mA one) An Eclipse mint tin (or whatever you like) Some wires Drill 2.5mm male jack 2.5mm female plug DC to DC Boosting Circuit with US...
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Sun, 2 Aug 2015 06:26:59 PDT
RC Car To Solar Robot Makeover http://www.instructables.com/id/RC-Car-To-Solar-Robot-Makeover/
RC Car To Solar Robot Makeover - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUF/SB9N/IC7HNRSZ/FUFSB9NIC7HNRSZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUF/SB9N/IC7HNRSZ/FUFSB9NIC7HNRSZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUF/SB9N/IC7HNRSZ/FUFSB9NIC7HNRSZ.SMALL.jpg Saiyam Are you or your kids bored of playing with rc cars? Why not convert it to a solar robot with a few additional parts instead of throwing them away. You won't believe that there are so many goodies inside that you can use to make many projects. This instructable will guide you the same thing. With a s...
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Fri, 17 Jul 2015 06:38:14 PDT
Make your own solar powered led string lights. ($5 bucks max) http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-solar-powered-led-string-lights-/
Make your own solar powered led string lights. ($5 bucks max) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5O/TIIM/GFA45PLY/F5OTIIMGFA45PLY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5O/TIIM/GFA45PLY/F5OTIIMGFA45PLY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5O/TIIM/GFA45PLY/F5OTIIMGFA45PLY.SMALL.jpg rcisneros   Making a basic solar powered string of led lights isn't too difficult.  This instructable will require no electronics knowledge and no programing.    What were will be doing is upgrading some old battery powered mini lights to LEDs and then using some basic components, charging the batteries with...
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Wed, 20 Oct 2010 03:37:23 PDT
12/24 volt Wind Turbine Power Station - Starts charging batteries in 2mph winds http://www.instructables.com/id/1224-volt-Wind-Turbine-Power-Station-Starts-chargi/
12/24 volt Wind Turbine Power Station - Starts charging batteries in 2mph winds - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F38/SCKW/IANRWFMA/F38SCKWIANRWFMA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F38/SCKW/IANRWFMA/F38SCKWIANRWFMA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F38/SCKW/IANRWFMA/F38SCKWIANRWFMA.SMALL.jpg TheBettaGarden This instructable shows how to build a complete standalone 12/24 volt Wind Powered Electrical Generator using old computer parts, a bike wheel, some wood, a coil and miscellaneous brackets and screws. Please vote for this project :)After reading the following article on how well a bike wheel could w...
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Mon, 8 Jun 2015 17:59:19 PDT
How To Test Super Capacitors http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Test-Super-Capacitors/
How To Test Super Capacitors - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F31/488F/IA760KF0/F31488FIA760KF0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F31/488F/IA760KF0/F31488FIA760KF0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F31/488F/IA760KF0/F31488FIA760KF0.SMALL.jpg BrettHacks Did you get a great buy on Ebay? Or was that "super deal" a "super dud". Have you duplicated one-to-many of the sketchy YouTube super capacitor videos? Or, maybe you have a capacitor bank that has been in service for a while and just want to know how it is doing. Using limited test equipment and s...
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Wed, 27 May 2015 21:34:57 PDT
Solar Powered PirateBox http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Powered-PirateBox/
Solar Powered PirateBox - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F84/M46G/IA571YNU/F84M46GIA571YNU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F84/M46G/IA571YNU/F84M46GIA571YNU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F84/M46G/IA571YNU/F84M46GIA571YNU.SMALL.jpg garriaga A PirateBox is a DIY anonymous offline file-sharing and communications system built with free software and inexpensive off-the-shelf hardware. The box remains off the internet as a precaution to maintain full anonymity while letting you have fun, chat with people, and share any files you may like.Ad...
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Tue, 26 May 2015 15:49:40 PDT
Solar Phone Charging Back Pack http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Phone-Charging-Back-Pack/
Solar Phone Charging Back Pack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB9/3CWU/I9RL1KVR/FB93CWUI9RL1KVR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB9/3CWU/I9RL1KVR/FB93CWUI9RL1KVR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB9/3CWU/I9RL1KVR/FB93CWUI9RL1KVR.SMALL.jpg Laserbird Ever been on a long hike on a warm day just to have it ruined by your phone going dead? Well, now your problem is solved with a solar powered phone charging backpack!The instructable shows you how to install solar panels into your backpack in a seamless way. Materials and Tools Materials (1) ba...
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Sat, 16 May 2015 15:39:47 PDT
Off-the-grid camera beacon with solar panels http://www.instructables.com/id/Off-the-grid-camera-beacon-with-solar-panels/
Off-the-grid camera beacon with solar panels - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F51/M5CX/I92LXJ8S/F51M5CXI92LXJ8S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F51/M5CX/I92LXJ8S/F51M5CXI92LXJ8S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F51/M5CX/I92LXJ8S/F51M5CXI92LXJ8S.SMALL.jpg hackbp A beacon is such a radio transmitter that transmits signals in regular intervals to perform various radio measurements. The transmisison usually carries morse code, but as you'll see in this instructable, it can include a live image taken by a small camera. Since the device will transmit using a sim...
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Thu, 30 Apr 2015 02:32:55 PDT
Personal Solar Powered Air Conditioner http://www.instructables.com/id/Personal-Solar-Powered-Air-Conditioner/
Personal Solar Powered Air Conditioner - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP6/D1TW/I8YBHLL6/FP6D1TWI8YBHLL6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP6/D1TW/I8YBHLL6/FP6D1TWI8YBHLL6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP6/D1TW/I8YBHLL6/FP6D1TWI8YBHLL6.SMALL.jpg nords The purpose of this Instructable is to create a personal air conditioner for outdoor use. The 'cool' comes from an ice/water reservoir stored in a thermos. Copper tubing is used as a heat exchanger, a small water pump moves the ice water and a small fan distributes the cool air. The entire system...
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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/FTC/2796/IANRRPIT/FTC2796IANRRPIT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTC/2796/IANRRPIT/FTC2796IANRRPIT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTC/2796/IANRRPIT/FTC2796IANRRPIT.SMALL.jpg Mjtrinihobby As part of my solar powered home, I have a potable 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 m...
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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/FH0/6RUS/IAP6XEL3/FH06RUSIAP6XEL3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH0/6RUS/IAP6XEL3/FH06RUSIAP6XEL3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH0/6RUS/IAP6XEL3/FH06RUSIAP6XEL3.SMALL.jpg Mjtrinihobby 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
Plane with solar cells and micro motor http://www.instructables.com/id/Plane-with-solar-cells-and-micro-motor/
Plane with solar cells and micro motor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F46/24I5/I84BCKZW/F4624I5I84BCKZW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F46/24I5/I84BCKZW/F4624I5I84BCKZW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F46/24I5/I84BCKZW/F4624I5I84BCKZW.SMALL.jpg JoKu There are a lot of planes which you can find on platforms for 3D printing, but I wanted to create something different, more challenging. It was my first project to design something in 3D and to print it. The idea was to combine a 3D printing with a solar module to energize an engine for the propelle...
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Sun, 5 Apr 2015 14:26:47 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/
What's the Cost to Cook a Hot Dog? - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F83/2TXX/I6MC3OVO/F832TXXI6MC3OVO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F83/2TXX/I6MC3OVO/F832TXXI6MC3OVO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F83/2TXX/I6MC3OVO/F832TXXI6MC3OVO.SMALL.jpg gizmologist Recently, I dug my "Presto Hot Dogger" out of it's resting place deep in a kitchen cabinet, and began thinking. (always a dangerous thing!) The Presto Hot Dogger is probably the simplest kitchen appliance ever devised by the mind of Man: No moving parts, no adjustments, not even a heating element! I...
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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/
Up-Cycle a Vintage Flashlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0M/UGMI/I6MC3UJS/F0MUGMII6MC3UJS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0M/UGMI/I6MC3UJS/F0MUGMII6MC3UJS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0M/UGMI/I6MC3UJS/F0MUGMII6MC3UJS.SMALL.jpg lonesoulsurfer To hack or not to hack - that is the question. There are so many useless (but beautiful) items out there that have no use anymore. It really is a shame to see them gathering dust on a shelf, or stuffed in a draw. Better me thinks to pull them apart, give them a new identity and revel in their je ...
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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/F6U/CYOP/IOEKJBO6/F6UCYOPIOEKJBO6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6U/CYOP/IOEKJBO6/F6UCYOPIOEKJBO6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6U/CYOP/IOEKJBO6/F6UCYOPIOEKJBO6.SMALL.jpg Mjtrinihobby 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/
Power Stacker: Stackable USB Rechargeable Battery System - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPN/VFWB/I36LFW5K/FPNVFWBI36LFW5K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPN/VFWB/I36LFW5K/FPNVFWBI36LFW5K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPN/VFWB/I36LFW5K/FPNVFWBI36LFW5K.SMALL.jpg Solarcycle Please click below to visit our Kickstarter project page for Power Stacker, and pre-order a production model!http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/249225636/powe...Power Stacker is a portable, modular, USB rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack. Stack them together for power hungry projects or separate...
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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/
Bird House With Night Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQO/37CE/I3DQ93CF/FQO37CEI3DQ93CF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQO/37CE/I3DQ93CF/FQO37CEI3DQ93CF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQO/37CE/I3DQ93CF/FQO37CEI3DQ93CF.SMALL.jpg lonesoulsurfer I recently stumbled onto a really cool night-light by Instructable user boddhi15. This got me thinking about building my own outdoor one. I decided to hack a solar power light and add a couple of little lights out the front.The actual hack isn’t very hard, it does however need a voltage regulator ...
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Sun, 7 Dec 2014 15:32:46 PST
DIY Solar+Wind House http://www.instructables.com/id/WindSolar-Powered-House/
DIY Solar+Wind House - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7G/D0ZC/I327ET62/F7GD0ZCI327ET62.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7G/D0ZC/I327ET62/F7GD0ZCI327ET62.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7G/D0ZC/I327ET62/F7GD0ZCI327ET62.SMALL.jpg Jonathanrjpereira Human Dependence on ElectricityElectricity is one of the most important need of the 21st Century. Most human beings are dependent on electricity for their daily needs such as Charging their Smart Phones, Powering their houses or even their cars, etc. Most of the electricity we use in our houses are ...
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Fri, 28 Nov 2014 08:43:07 PST