Instructables: exploring - workshop - energy - electricity - popular http://www.instructables.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:16:42 PDT BLOX v1.01 Inexpensive Mini Turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/Inexpensive-Mini-Turbine/
Inexpensive Mini Turbine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIF/BECR/HY08662U/FIFBECRHY08662U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIF/BECR/HY08662U/FIFBECRHY08662U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIF/BECR/HY08662U/FIFBECRHY08662U.SMALL.jpg Cats Science Club Knowing a teacher or two and with Momma Cat's bean counting problem, we thought we better come up with an extremely inexpensive turbine. This way the bean counter and teacher in all of us can be happy :-)Why build one of these mini turbines? Well they are inexpensive ;-) There is the wow factor. The...
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:21:52 PDT
Simple Backyard Wind Turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Backyard-Wind-Turbine/
Simple Backyard Wind Turbine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNI/NB9S/HWE9VQAS/FNINB9SHWE9VQAS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNI/NB9S/HWE9VQAS/FNINB9SHWE9VQAS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNI/NB9S/HWE9VQAS/FNINB9SHWE9VQAS.SMALL.jpg Cats Science Club Want to generate your own power? Want to do it easily? Tired of "how to" wind turbine searches that end up not showing you how to actually build one? We are!!!Here is a simple wind turbine that generates over 12 volts. Most of the parts can be bought at a local home improvement store and the other p...
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Sat, 14 Jun 2014 19:50:46 PDT
Concentrated Photovoltaics with a Power Transistor http://www.instructables.com/id/Concentrated-Photovoltaics-with-a-Power-Transistor/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FJB/6F83/HNT620QH/FJB6F83HNT620QH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJB/6F83/HNT620QH/FJB6F83HNT620QH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJB/6F83/HNT620QH/FJB6F83HNT620QH.SMALL.jpg bubal With the famous 2N3055 power transistor it is possible to make a solar cell or photovoltaic cell, a really small one. But with the help of a magnifying glass it produces enough electricity to move a tiny motor. This motor works with a voltage as low as 0.3 Volts. It is very important to use a radiat...
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Sun, 10 Nov 2013 07:46:35 PST
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
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
Adjustable Ribbon Generator http://www.instructables.com/id/Adjustable-Windbelt/
Adjustable Ribbon Generator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/P4N2/HET2TLVN/F82P4N2HET2TLVN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/P4N2/HET2TLVN/F82P4N2HET2TLVN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/P4N2/HET2TLVN/F82P4N2HET2TLVN.SMALL.jpg aprzy15 The printed parts for this project can be found here. What did I make? I made a Adjustable Ribbon Generator that takes advantage of low wind speeds to produce electricity. This Ribbon Generator allows for the adjustment of the tension of the ribbon which will allow it to work better in a larger ra...
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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
My Improvised DC Generator Build http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Improvised-DC-Generator-Build/
My Improvised DC Generator Build - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEO/CX25/GDTLE0CR/FEOCX25GDTLE0CR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEO/CX25/GDTLE0CR/FEOCX25GDTLE0CR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEO/CX25/GDTLE0CR/FEOCX25GDTLE0CR.SMALL.jpg mdavis19 This is an improvised DC generator I built from an old gas-powered lawn edger and a permanent magnet DC motor. The inspiration behind this generator was to have a cheap way to charge up my battery banks on days when the weather is cloudy and calm, and my solar panels and wind turbine aren't pro...
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Thu, 9 Sep 2010 03:41:33 PDT
7 Foot Axial Flux Wind Turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/7-Foot-Axial-Flux-Wind-Turbine/
7 Foot Axial Flux Wind Turbine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7T/40SC/FV4LSBV8/F7T40SCFV4LSBV8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7T/40SC/FV4LSBV8/F7T40SCFV4LSBV8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7T/40SC/FV4LSBV8/F7T40SCFV4LSBV8.SMALL.jpg brokengun This instructable documents the process of my single rotor wind turbine. It is built with inspiration from Hugh Piggot and the folks at Otherpower.com. This is my first attempt at building a wind turbine, and I will try to include the mistakes I've made along the way so that other first-time builder...
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Tue, 9 Jun 2009 08:44:47 PDT