Instructables: exploring - workshop - energy - energy Wed, 26 Nov 2014 03:26:23 PST BLOX v1.01 Salvage reusable parts from CFL and reduce Carbon Footprint
Salvage reusable parts from CFL and reduce Carbon Footprint - More DIY How To Projects]]> amansinghaljpr I recently visited a dump yard and i was just wondering around and noticed that most of the waste was the electronic waste and when i inspected the world stats i noticed that the electronic components and items leave the 75% of the carbon footprint while still they can be easily reused . When i inve...
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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:20:30 PST
Sunlight Director
Sunlight Director - More DIY How To Projects]]> robosuncatcher Sunlight Director is a device which allows you to direct reflected Sun to a predefined location. As the Sun moves, Sunlight Director adjusts the angle of the mirror to make sure that the reflected rays continue to hit the same spot.ObjectiveSunlight Director was created to better utilize the sun's e...
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Wed, 29 Oct 2014 08:39:12 PDT
fuel vaporizer for Generator
fuel vaporizer for Generator - More DIY How To Projects]]> Energy and Fun Watch The youtube Video Final Product watch this video this is where I got the Idea Fuel Tube to place in can of gas
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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:25:45 PDT
DIY Wind Turbine
DIY Wind Turbine - More DIY How To Projects]]> DIY Dave This instructable will demonstrate how to build a power generating wind turbine. My inspiration came from seeing other wind turbine instructions online. I hope to simplify the process with clear, easy to follow instructions.Thanks to mdavis19 for his instructable How I built an electricity producing...
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Sat, 27 Sep 2014 08:43:22 PDT
Attic Stair Cover
Attic Stair Cover - More DIY How To Projects]]> ezman IntroductionHere is away to reduce heat transferred during the winter and summer by encapsulating your folding attic stairs. Folding attic stairs, unlike your ceiling, does not have any insulation. Because of this, heat is transferred between the attic and your living space. Last spring I built 2...
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Thu, 25 Sep 2014 07:58:29 PDT
Shaky Leg Power Generator
Shaky Leg Power Generator - More DIY How To Projects]]> randofo Anyone who has spent any length of time near me knows that my leg shakes. Friends and family typically start to notice when the dining table starts to shake. What tips off coworkers is usually a shaking monitor and a subtle ripple breaking the surface tension of their coffee. After a while they real...
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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:32:34 PDT
Off-the-Grid Solar Wagon
Off-the-Grid Solar Wagon - More DIY How To Projects]]> Beth Ferguson The Solar Wagon can be used as a portable or emergency energy system to charge laptops, cell phones, LED lights, or computer speakers. It is made from a re-purposed garden cart with a custom-built solar panel frame and off-the-grid solar electronics shelf. The project budget ranges from $500-$1500 d...
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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 12:10:19 PDT
Magnetic Motor Based On Power Difference
Magnetic Motor Based On Power Difference - More DIY How To Projects]]> • The Inventor • Hey all, now this is my first instructable, it's not really the same as others but it explains an idea of an instructable that can be made by anyone. I know it will be annoying but the steps aren't steps of work but they are parts of explanation of an idea that came to my mind.The old classic idea o...
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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:40:08 PDT
Inexpensive Mini Turbine
Inexpensive Mini Turbine - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Propeller For Homemade Wind Turbine
Propeller For Homemade Wind Turbine - More DIY How To Projects]]> JimmysLab PVC Tube Take a pvc tube with about 10cm diameter and about 50cm length. Cutting In Two Cut the whole tube into 2 (on the half) so as to take 2 semicircular pieces. Cutting In 4 Cut the 2 semicircular pieces on the half so as to have 4 long semicircular pieces. Cut The Propeller Now, d...
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Tue, 1 Jul 2014 04:42:13 PDT
50 cent coin battery
50 cent coin battery - More DIY How To Projects]]> lazyboy395 In this instructable I will be showing you how to make a battery that can be made with common items found in your house. This is a very useful tool and can be used in everyday life for jobs as simple as lighting LEDs to charging your Ipod( if you "do the math"), and is easy to make and use. Materi...
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Sat, 28 Jun 2014 10:20:36 PDT
My vertical axis wind tuebine
My vertical axis wind tuebine - More DIY How To Projects]]> usb-e-kits The rotor consists of 16 neodymium magnets 30mm dia - 7mm height...The rotor diameter is 30cm... The cylinder rotor holder has 30mm diameter.The coils are made with 1.25 mm (18 gauge) magnet wire.... They have 140 turns with inner dia 20mm and outer 50mm.The height is 20mm.the test are with 2 series...
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Thu, 26 Jun 2014 16:58:36 PDT
Simple Backyard Wind Turbine
Simple Backyard Wind Turbine - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Solar Power Plant
Solar Power Plant - More DIY How To Projects]]> Louis_and_Arthur Nowadays, all is about saving energy but why not generating energy.With our solar power plant, we generate energy by using sun power and water. Moreover, it can also be used as a solar oven. So, it is two in one, you generate a little amount of electrical energy and you can cook some dishes with sol...
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Wed, 14 May 2014 00:12:12 PDT
$30 Vertical Axis Wind Turbine From Scrap Materials
$30 Vertical Axis Wind Turbine From Scrap Materials - More DIY How To Projects]]> SolarFlower_org This is a Vertical Axis Wind Turbine which uses wind energy to drive things like air and water pumps for cooling, irrigation and similar, or an alternator/generator for producing electricity. Note: this tutorial is also available at with ...
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Wed, 19 Mar 2014 10:00:44 PDT
Steam Powered Smart Phone
Steam Powered Smart Phone - More DIY How To Projects]]> Solarcycle This project is based on my Graduate Research Project for a liquid nitrogen thermoelectric generator motor control system. I later modified it to use the temperature differential between steam and air to power a smart phone. A video is provided showing the device in action and attached are the par...
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Thu, 13 Mar 2014 22:40:51 PDT
Electric Science Project With A Series Possible Future.
Electric Science Project With A Series Possible Future. - More DIY How To Projects]]> 7Kelson This is my first instructable. Here's a science project that will also be something very useful in a home, an RV, etc. Before you see the video. Take a look at these PDF documents first. 1. Appliance Wattage Requirements 2. How Much Is Enough 3. list of parts and tools 4. Schematics They will he...
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Sun, 9 Mar 2014 03:07:31 PDT
Peltier chips In a cars radiator the_burrito_master I will admit I've never worked with a peltier chip or know much about them but, I wanted to share an idea I have for a more fuel efficient car. In this diagram I have edited a skemmatic of an engines water cooling system to incorporate two water blocks similar to what you might find in a water cool...
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Tue, 25 Feb 2014 21:11:39 PST
Thermoelectric generator (Heat to Electrical power)
Thermoelectric generator (Heat to Electrical power) - More DIY How To Projects]]> u971 Thermal Power Generator. A medium Size Improvised Heat to Energy be used in camping,survival,or general use charging of electronic devices,via the charging of rechargeable battery/s,and any source of fire..combined with a rocket stove or camping stove,along with maybe bio gas fuel (op...
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Wed, 22 Jan 2014 16:05:29 PST
Easy Film Can AA Battery Holder
Easy Film Can AA Battery Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> Cats Science Club Simple Film Canister Battery Holder Fat Cat was complaining he didn't have any AA battery holders for just one battery. So we came up with this. It is really easy to make and took very little time. Materials Materials that we used. In one picture we forgot the glue dots and the other we forg...
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Tue, 7 Jan 2014 19:27:03 PST
Bio Gas Cannister/Collector. (Improvised)
Bio Gas Cannister/Collector. (Improvised) - More DIY How To Projects]]> u971 Small bio gas container vessel,that will be used connected to a bio gas generator,it will be a balloon collector and a T Section Containment Vessel,a squeeze on the balloon will push out and release stored gases into the container section,then into your desired apparatus ,Gases which can be used for...
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Tue, 7 Jan 2014 12:23:00 PST
Bio Gas Generator. (Small)
Bio Gas Generator. (Small) - More DIY How To Projects]]> u971 BIO GAS GENERATOR (SMALL) Natural gas producing device,that uses the process of Decaying matter to create flammable gases,Decaying Matter will be Animal Droppings To create Methane Gases.   (If anyone has seen the movie "Mad Max" beyond the thunderdome",will remember the whole of barter town was fue...
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Tue, 7 Jan 2014 12:22:35 PST
Wind Turbine/s For Free! (Small 8"inch Blades)
Wind Turbine/s For Free! (Small 8"inch Blades) - More DIY How To Projects]]> u971 Wanted to rig up a few (Small) DC Motor Wind Turbines 2 or 3,in order to gather energy from the sudden and very windy conditions here in the UK Sunlight is..not so harvest worthy as the wind..many cloudy and dull days will not gather anywhere near as much energy as it would from Direct Sunlight,so a...
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Fri, 27 Dec 2013 14:42:43 PST
TESLA FREE ENERGY GENERATOR (COLLECTOR) - More DIY How To Projects]]> prayag nao Hello friends you hv also heard about tesla who was great inventor.i m going to make his device for collecting energy from air.for make this device you will need these things.... 1. 4 diodes 2. a 100uf ,50v capacitor 3. aluminum foil 4. piece of card board 5. some wires 6.LED(optional) antenna ma...
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Sat, 30 Nov 2013 07:58:11 PST
Concentrated Photovoltaics with a Power Transistor 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
Biogas at home- Cheap and Easy
Biogas at home- Cheap and Easy - More DIY How To Projects]]> Chitlange Sahas Hi there, I am Sahas chitlange, aging 14, from India. here is my homemade cheap and easy to build mini Biogas plant. It burns for approx. 20-30 mins on a bunsen burner. you can add anything from your kitchen waste ( Exept Onion peels and eggshells). In 12 hours the Gas is ready for use. It is very e...
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Wed, 6 Nov 2013 03:55:27 PST
My "NEW" Solar Setup
My "NEW" Solar Setup - More DIY How To Projects]]> kalefranklin This is my second version of solar power.  The first version can be seen in my other instructable     I did not take pictures as I was building this unit, because I had to make several changes as I was building.  If I had this instructable w...
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Sat, 26 Oct 2013 21:50:36 PDT
Portable Power
Portable Power - More DIY How To Projects]]> Cats Science Club This power pack would be for emergency use, like when a storm knocks out the power, and would be very nice to have for camping. Okay, Fat Cat saw this on youtube and thought we could do an instructable on it. We highly recommend that you check out the link to the video by KK's Boathouse. It is very...
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Sat, 7 Sep 2013 18:48:00 PDT
Solar furnace made with crisps bags. Solar cooking. bubal Solar furnace made with crisps bags and a parabolic dish.
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Mon, 15 Jul 2013 12:34:47 PDT
Water Wheel
Water Wheel - More DIY How To Projects]]> t3z Welcome to a way to make a small water wheel generator out of things around your house. Please Note that there are many better ways of doing this, and many parts you may skip in certain cases, but this is how to make a simple one from scratch (sadly doesn't provide much power). You will n...
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Tue, 4 Jun 2013 16:29:48 PDT
Turn Water Bottles Into Alcohol Fueled Rockets ! TopDIY This video demonstrates how the combustion of alcohol can be used to launch water bottles very long distances with the help of a very simple launcher. This is a very easy to make but very powerful.
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Mon, 3 Jun 2013 12:48:08 PDT
Sycamore Green Wind Turbine
Sycamore Green Wind Turbine - More DIY How To Projects]]> SycamoresPDE This is a guide to build a small wind turbine. Capable of generating electricity. The Sycamore Turbine is designed to provide electricity to power electric fences for livestock. Materials Used: Wood for producing the stand. 3mm diameter metal rod. Pair of gears. Two bearings to fit rod diameter. ...
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Fri, 10 May 2013 07:09:41 PDT
Adjustable Ribbon Generator
Adjustable Ribbon Generator - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Long Life for Floodlights
Long Life for Floodlights - More DIY How To Projects]]> RangerJ Floodlights are known mostly for two things - short life and high cost. And significant energy consumption. I guess that's three things. My Instructable will halve the amount of power used, and with that, will dramatically increase bulb life. When bulb life goes up, cost goes down. I can't even say...
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Sun, 10 Mar 2013 16:44:11 PDT
Yeast Cultivator Gjær Kultivator
Yeast Cultivator Gjær Kultivator - More DIY How To Projects]]> mwuchevich A simple item in a selfdesigned homebrewing system to allow a good start from rehydrated yeast. IE a cheep yeast starter / cultivator. First enjoy the soysauce on wonderful home made food and save the bottle and cap. Liability Clause : If you follow this instructable you do so at your own risk, and...
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Mon, 4 Mar 2013 11:54:32 PST
Battle of the Fuels
Battle of the Fuels - More DIY How To Projects]]> rolfskylark I did my science fair project on measuring the amount of energy of different fuels. I tested Homemade Bio-diesel, B-20, E-85, Diesel #2 fuel and Gasoline. This instructable is about my process of making Bio-diesel out of  used corn oil from the local Mexican restaurant.    I have always had an inter...
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Mon, 11 Feb 2013 12:03:35 PST
Wood burning lawnmower (experiment)
Wood burning lawnmower (experiment) - More DIY How To Projects]]> robbtoberfest This is an instructable I started about five years ago; it was a fail and only partially worked but here are some pictures and my intro from the time of the build. I thought some people might still find it interesting. I still remember people staring wide-eyed as they drove by my house seeing a mowe...
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Tue, 15 Jan 2013 14:02:20 PST
More efficient wind turbine bmourad While building the stator of my DIY hawt, an idea came to me to produce more energy. I will first say a little more about the coils: so i made the coils by using 20 cables of  gauge 24 with a length of 5,6 meters. Per coils i have 33 turns and 9 coils in total. When i was looking on the internet, i...
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Wed, 26 Dec 2012 07:44:11 PST
Cheap radiator reflectors to lower your fuel bills
Cheap radiator reflectors to lower your fuel bills - More DIY How To Projects]]> Yorkshire Lass Central heating radiators do a good job of warming the wall behind them, which isn’t a great use of energy particularly if the radiator is on an uninsulated outside wall.  A reflector positioned behind the radiator will save some of this wasted energy, meaning that the room should heat up quicker an...
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Sat, 8 Dec 2012 10:19:20 PST
Power your home and workshop with steam
Power your home and workshop with steam - More DIY How To Projects]]> sparten11 First Thank you for reading my instructable. This is a work in progress, I will be adding more and more to this instructable on how to build a steam driven turbine and power plant for your home. As always if you find any typo's or any mistakes please let me know there is a lot of information I am go...
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Wed, 14 Nov 2012 09:49:56 PST
Turning Waste Into Cheap Energy (TWICE) earth1st Greg David DOB 12/17/53 Turning Waste Into Food And Energy (TWICE) TWICE (Turning Waste Into Food And Energy) brings together relevant bodies of knowledge for development of a practical and low cost system of proven technologies to produce food organically, generate renewable energy, and protect t...
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Mon, 3 Sep 2012 20:13:20 PDT
outdoor wood boiler from junk
outdoor wood boiler from junk - More DIY How To Projects]]> heathbar64 Outdoor wood boilers have become a popular option in the cold country for heating the home. The advantage is that you keep all the smoke, mess, and fire danger outside and away from the house. The down side is the cost. A factory made one costs several thousand dollars. We burn wood to save money...
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Thu, 30 Aug 2012 18:33:43 PDT
waverave, cheap wave power Duplo for Daddies This is inspired by Kiteman's ible / , and can hopefully help in someone making the ultimate cheap and portable wave power plant. The power plant is supposed to be placed on the beach or similar shoreline, and one of t...
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Sun, 26 Aug 2012 05:56:56 PDT
Small-scale wave-power - free energy from the beach!
Small-scale wave-power - free energy from the beach! - More DIY How To Projects]]> Kiteman Wave power is a much-neglected source of renewable energy.  More consistent and reliable than wind, it is suffering badly from lack of investment. There are two main focuses for wave-power; off-shore waves, where the rolling action is exploited by floating buoys or the proven Pelamis system, and on...
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Thu, 23 Aug 2012 21:56:50 PDT
Dual Stator Smart Drive Wind Turbine (Tutorial)
Dual Stator Smart Drive Wind Turbine (Tutorial) - More DIY How To Projects]]> benmurton This is a tutorial for my smart drive base wind turbine. this is a complex project and i had already built it before i started this tutorial so it wont go into everything but i will try. Materials And Tools. Materials: 50mmX75mmX600mm box section steel (for frame) Solid or laminated ...
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Sat, 11 Aug 2012 17:55:26 PDT
Smart Drive Wind Turbine benmurton This is my smart drive wind turbine, its based round the smart drive alternators out of a smart drive washing machine. It is capable of producing a maximum of 1.6 kw's, most of the parts i found around my house and the blades are carved from wood. all the electronics i made myself so they are simple...
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Fri, 3 Aug 2012 12:53:31 PDT
Vortex power plant : demo and solar panel direct drives bilge Pump (No Battery!) gaiatechnician Unexpected aspects of vortex power!  The water actually goes quicker through it when a turbine is added.  Who would have thought?    Originally I made this to show the integrated fish pass.  Due to the surprises, I probably will not get that far in this version! However,  it has been an incredibly f...
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Thu, 26 Jul 2012 19:56:37 PDT
Make Sugar-Based Alcohol/ Ethanol karlh1 Steps: 1. Combine sugar, water, and yeast and let sit to ferment for two weeks 2. Connect tube to pressure cooker 3. Heat up pressure cooker and allow methanol to pour out 4. Turn down heat and start distilling ethanol 5. Add a condenser (optional) Visit
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Sat, 7 Jul 2012 14:51:00 PDT
Cheap & Easy Solar Shield
Cheap & Easy Solar Shield - More DIY How To Projects]]> bclamore Do you live in a hot climate?  Does the sun beat down upon your home?  Do you wish you could reduce solar heating?  Do you want to block the sun before it gets inside your dwelling (blinds work only so well -- the heat is already inside at this point).  I answered yes to all of these, so I made a So...
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Wed, 4 Jul 2012 10:20:07 PDT
Make Wood Gas/ Wood Alcohol karlh1 This is my first experiment with alternative energy. Steps: 1. Heat the wood (preferably dry) 2. Collect the products made until tar starts coming out the end of the steel pipe This setup produces methanol, wood gas, a tar-like substance, and charcoal Visit
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Tue, 3 Jul 2012 07:17:44 PDT