Instructables: exploring - workshop - energy - electricity - power http://www.instructables.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 16:10:38 PDT BLOX v1.01 Steam Powered Smart Phone http://www.instructables.com/id/Steam-Powered-Smart-Phone/
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Thu, 13 Mar 2014 22:40:51 PDT
Video 3 http://www.instructables.com/id/Thermoelectric-Generator-200-watt/
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Tue, 17 Dec 2013 10:29:59 PST
Hydro Power at Home http://www.instructables.com/id/Hydro-Power-at-Home/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F6E/GV4E/HJW8WGGS/F6EGV4EHJW8WGGS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6E/GV4E/HJW8WGGS/F6EGV4EHJW8WGGS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6E/GV4E/HJW8WGGS/F6EGV4EHJW8WGGS.SMALL.jpg bubal An easy demonstration of a small turbine with a paddled wheel and a DC motor as a dynamo in order to generate electricity with falling water power or with tap water pressure power.
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Tue, 6 Aug 2013 06:15:22 PDT
Bike Generator Patio Furniture Made from Recycled Materials w/ Voltage Regulated Battery Charging System http://www.instructables.com/id/Bike-Generator-Patio-Furniture-Made-from-Recycled-/
Bike Generator Patio Furniture Made from Recycled Materials w/ Voltage Regulated Battery Charging System - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F52/VIWN/HGH71Q7L/F52VIWNHGH71Q7L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F52/VIWN/HGH71Q7L/F52VIWNHGH71Q7L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F52/VIWN/HGH71Q7L/F52VIWNHGH71Q7L.SMALL.jpg KlockworkKevin For this project I refined some of the lessons I've learned building (or trying to build) bike generators in the past in an attempt to build one that was quiet, less obtrusive in our living space, and capable of being used by a bicycle without any modifications or additions to the bicycle. The Table...
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Sun, 12 May 2013 15:39:01 PDT
Adjustable Ribbon Generator http://www.instructables.com/id/Adjustable-Windbelt/
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Sat, 30 Mar 2013 14:27:06 PDT
Thermoelectric USB charger - off grid electricity. http://www.instructables.com/id/Thermoelectric-USB-charger/
Thermoelectric USB charger - off grid electricity. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNK/8SQU/H6MF2TGP/FNK8SQUH6MF2TGP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNK/8SQU/H6MF2TGP/FNK8SQUH6MF2TGP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNK/8SQU/H6MF2TGP/FNK8SQUH6MF2TGP.SMALL.jpg scraptopower This strange looking pan is a device to generate power from a low temperature heat source. By using the seebeck effect, it is able to produce enough electricity to charge a cell phone and other USB devices. The best part about this contraption is that it has no moving parts. The device has a nimh p...
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Tue, 4 Sep 2012 09:16:40 PDT
Build a Savonius VAWT to Make Electricity 2012 Update http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Savonius-VAWT-to-Make-Electricity-2012-Upd/
Build a Savonius VAWT to Make Electricity 2012 Update - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOF/REEV/H0OIVDKF/FOFREEVH0OIVDKF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOF/REEV/H0OIVDKF/FOFREEVH0OIVDKF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOF/REEV/H0OIVDKF/FOFREEVH0OIVDKF.SMALL.jpg bhunter736 Once upon a time, I wrote an instructable on this subject and it has changed my life.  As things have progressed very slowly, to some it may have appeared that I fell off the planet.  To those that know me, it has been a difficult and arduous but rewarding process.  Here , I would like to again shar...
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Sat, 14 Apr 2012 22:09:19 PDT
How to build a generator http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-generator/
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Wed, 4 Apr 2012 09:25:58 PDT
My Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Vertical-Axis-Wind-Turbine/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F96/Q0CM/GN1I6G78/F96Q0CMGN1I6G78.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F96/Q0CM/GN1I6G78/F96Q0CMGN1I6G78.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F96/Q0CM/GN1I6G78/F96Q0CMGN1I6G78.SMALL.jpg ARJOON This wind turbine was made mostly from a dismantled photocopier including the 2 big motors and gears.  The turbine produces 12Watts at 10-16v normally(wind10-20km). When the wind blows a little bit more(20-25km/h) it can produce over 20watts of electricity. i use it to charge 1 12v car battery of  ...
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Thu, 28 Apr 2011 10:20:08 PDT
My Improvised DC Generator Build http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Improvised-DC-Generator-Build/
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Thu, 9 Sep 2010 03:41:33 PDT
the real $5, web based power and gas meter http://www.instructables.com/id/the-real-5-web-based-power-and-gas-meter/
the real $5, web based power and gas meter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ9/V2P3/G43E48S5/FQ9V2P3G43E48S5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ9/V2P3/G43E48S5/FQ9V2P3G43E48S5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ9/V2P3/G43E48S5/FQ9V2P3G43E48S5.SMALL.jpg mark.duyvesteyn This instructable is a work in progress, will add more as i have time over the next week or so. In this instructable i will go through the steps i used to make a web based, real time, electricy and gas meter, for about $5.  I saw the google power meter online a while ago and really wanted it, bu...
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Wed, 6 Jan 2010 12:29:38 PST
simple wind turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/simple-wind-turbine/
simple wind turbine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR7/BUNQ/FUPUPCBC/FR7BUNQFUPUPCBC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR7/BUNQ/FUPUPCBC/FR7BUNQFUPUPCBC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR7/BUNQ/FUPUPCBC/FR7BUNQFUPUPCBC.SMALL.jpg knoxarama Knox co. presents the next energy source, the wind turbine. But what makes this different? This instructable will also show you how to make a hanger so it can rotate into the wind, maximizing efficiency. Materials and tools You need: A long, thin piece of wood a working fan a long, thin metal tub...
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Sat, 16 May 2009 15:16:03 PDT
Watts-your-consumption? - Wireless Power Meter http://www.instructables.com/id/Watts-your-consumption-Wireless-Power-Meter/
Watts-your-consumption? - Wireless Power Meter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF9/I5WE/FTNHEJ6J/FF9I5WEFTNHEJ6J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF9/I5WE/FTNHEJ6J/FF9I5WEFTNHEJ6J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF9/I5WE/FTNHEJ6J/FF9I5WEFTNHEJ6J.SMALL.jpg mcloke74 I've recently become somewhat obsessed with understanding how much electricity our home is using. There are certainly commercial offerings to allow you to monitor the power consumption in your house and there are also award winning kits available but these don't quite cut it for me for a couple of r...
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Sun, 19 Apr 2009 15:07:38 PDT
How to Save Energy http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Save-Energy-1/
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Fri, 17 Apr 2009 14:31:30 PDT
How to Save Energy and Money! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Save-Energy-and-Money/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FAU/02N1/FEQHFH9S/FAU02N1FEQHFH9S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAU/02N1/FEQHFH9S/FAU02N1FEQHFH9S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAU/02N1/FEQHFH9S/FAU02N1FEQHFH9S.SMALL.jpg greeenpro Surprisingly simple steps on how to help your bank account and our planet...
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