Instructables: exploring - workshop - energy - energy http://www.instructables.com Sun, 21 Sep 2014 17:57:13 PDT BLOX v1.01 Shaky Leg Power Generator http://www.instructables.com/id/Shaky-Leg-Power-Generator/
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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:32:34 PDT
Off-the-Grid Solar Wagon http://www.instructables.com/id/Off-the-Grid-Solar-Wagon/
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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 12:10:19 PDT
Magnetic Motor Based On Power Difference http://www.instructables.com/id/Magnetic-Motor-Based-On-Power-Difference/
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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:40:08 PDT
Inexpensive Mini Turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/Inexpensive-Mini-Turbine/
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:21:52 PDT
Propeller For Homemade Wind Turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/Propeller-For-Homemade-Wind-Turbine/
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Tue, 1 Jul 2014 04:42:13 PDT
50 cent coin battery http://www.instructables.com/id/50-cent-coin-battery/
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Sat, 28 Jun 2014 10:20:36 PDT
My vertical axis wind tuebine http://www.instructables.com/id/My-vertical-axis-wind-tuebine/
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Thu, 26 Jun 2014 16:58:36 PDT
Simple Backyard Wind Turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Backyard-Wind-Turbine/
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Sat, 14 Jun 2014 19:50:46 PDT
Solar Power Plant http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Power-Plant/
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Wed, 14 May 2014 00:12:12 PDT
$30 Vertical Axis Wind Turbine From Scrap Materials http://www.instructables.com/id/Vertial-Axis-Wind-Turbine-from-30-Of-Scrap-Materia/
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Wed, 19 Mar 2014 10:00:44 PDT
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
Electric Science Project With A Series Possible Future. http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Science-Project-With-A-Series-Possible-Fu/
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Sun, 9 Mar 2014 03:07:31 PDT
Peltier chips In a cars radiator http://www.instructables.com/id/Peltier-chips-In-a-cars-radiator/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FH3/FU5N/HS3GTB2V/FH3FU5NHS3GTB2V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH3/FU5N/HS3GTB2V/FH3FU5NHS3GTB2V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH3/FU5N/HS3GTB2V/FH3FU5NHS3GTB2V.SMALL.jpg 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) http://www.instructables.com/id/Thermal-Power-Unit-Fire-to-battery-power/
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Wed, 22 Jan 2014 16:05:29 PST
Easy Film Can AA Battery Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Film-Can-AA-Battery-Holder/
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Tue, 7 Jan 2014 19:27:03 PST
Bio Gas Cannister/Collector. (Improvised) http://www.instructables.com/id/Bio-Gas-CannisterCollector-Improvised/
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Tue, 7 Jan 2014 12:23:00 PST
Bio Gas Generator. (Small) http://www.instructables.com/id/Bio-Gas-Generator-Small/
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Tue, 7 Jan 2014 12:22:35 PST
Wind Turbine/s For Free! (Small 8"inch Blades) http://www.instructables.com/id/Wind-Turbines-For-Free-Small-8-Blades/
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Fri, 27 Dec 2013 14:42:43 PST
TESLA FREE ENERGY GENERATOR (COLLECTOR) http://www.instructables.com/id/TESLA-FREE-ENERGY-COLLECTOR/
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Sat, 30 Nov 2013 07:58:11 PST
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
Biogas at home- Cheap and Easy http://www.instructables.com/id/Biogas-at-home-Cheap-and-Easy/
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Wed, 6 Nov 2013 03:55:27 PST
My "NEW" Solar Setup http://www.instructables.com/id/My-NEW-Solar-Setupunder-construction/
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Sat, 26 Oct 2013 21:50:36 PDT
Portable Power http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Power/
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Sat, 7 Sep 2013 18:48:00 PDT
Solar furnace made with crisps bags. Solar cooking. http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-furnace-made-with-crisps-bags-Solar-cooking/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FMQ/TE3T/HJ604XGR/FMQTE3THJ604XGR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMQ/TE3T/HJ604XGR/FMQTE3THJ604XGR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMQ/TE3T/HJ604XGR/FMQTE3THJ604XGR.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Water-Wheel/
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Tue, 4 Jun 2013 16:29:48 PDT
Turn Water Bottles Into Alcohol Fueled Rockets ! http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-Water-Bottles-Into-Alcohol-Fueled-Rockets-/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FJZ/E4G9/HH2VOK40/FJZE4G9HH2VOK40.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJZ/E4G9/HH2VOK40/FJZE4G9HH2VOK40.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJZ/E4G9/HH2VOK40/FJZE4G9HH2VOK40.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Sycamore-Green-Wind-Turbine/
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Fri, 10 May 2013 07:09:41 PDT
Adjustable Ribbon Generator http://www.instructables.com/id/Adjustable-Windbelt/
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Sat, 30 Mar 2013 14:27:06 PDT
Long Life for Floodlights http://www.instructables.com/id/Long-Life-for-Floodlights/
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Sun, 10 Mar 2013 16:44:11 PDT
Yeast Cultivator Gjær Kultivator http://www.instructables.com/id/Yeast-Cultivator-Gjr-Kultivator/
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Mon, 4 Mar 2013 11:54:32 PST
Battle of the Fuels http://www.instructables.com/id/Battle-of-the-Fuels/
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Mon, 11 Feb 2013 12:03:35 PST
Wood burning lawnmower (experiment) http://www.instructables.com/id/Wood-burning-lawnmower-experiment/
Wood burning lawnmower (experiment) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPG/NIFA/FOVWMH1O/FPGNIFAFOVWMH1O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPG/NIFA/FOVWMH1O/FPGNIFAFOVWMH1O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPG/NIFA/FOVWMH1O/FPGNIFAFOVWMH1O.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/More-efficient-wind-turbine/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FGP/AO1E/HB58N2F9/FGPAO1EHB58N2F9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGP/AO1E/HB58N2F9/FGPAO1EHB58N2F9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGP/AO1E/HB58N2F9/FGPAO1EHB58N2F9.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-radiator-reflectors-to-lower-your-fuel-bills/
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Sat, 8 Dec 2012 10:19:20 PST
Power your home and workshop with steam http://www.instructables.com/id/Power-your-home-and-workshop-with-steam/
Power your home and workshop with steam - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMA/F6IZ/H9G0LI8M/FMAF6IZH9G0LI8M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMA/F6IZ/H9G0LI8M/FMAF6IZH9G0LI8M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMA/F6IZ/H9G0LI8M/FMAF6IZH9G0LI8M.SMALL.jpg 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) http://www.instructables.com/id/Turning-Waste-Into-Cheap-Energy-TWICE/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FRX/X7X9/H6MF43NN/FRXX7X9H6MF43NN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRX/X7X9/H6MF43NN/FRXX7X9H6MF43NN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRX/X7X9/H6MF43NN/FRXX7X9H6MF43NN.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/outdoor-wood-boiler-from-junk/
outdoor wood boiler from junk - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F74/NBT6/H8CVKKC3/F74NBT6H8CVKKC3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F74/NBT6/H8CVKKC3/F74NBT6H8CVKKC3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F74/NBT6/H8CVKKC3/F74NBT6H8CVKKC3.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/waverave-cheap-wave-power/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FO1/A3HY/H6734N85/FO1A3HYH6734N85.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO1/A3HY/H6734N85/FO1A3HYH6734N85.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO1/A3HY/H6734N85/FO1A3HYH6734N85.SMALL.jpg Duplo for Daddies This is inspired by Kiteman's ible /http://www.instructables.com/id/Small-scale-wave-power-free-energy-from-the-beac/ , 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! http://www.instructables.com/id/Small-scale-wave-power-free-energy-from-the-beac/
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Thu, 23 Aug 2012 21:56:50 PDT
Dual Stator Smart Drive Wind Turbine (Tutorial) http://www.instructables.com/id/Smart-Drive-Wind-Turbine-Tutorial/
Dual Stator Smart Drive Wind Turbine (Tutorial) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPZ/WTQ5/HAQ3CDCI/FPZWTQ5HAQ3CDCI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPZ/WTQ5/HAQ3CDCI/FPZWTQ5HAQ3CDCI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPZ/WTQ5/HAQ3CDCI/FPZWTQ5HAQ3CDCI.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Smart-Drive-Wind-Turbine-4/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FPY/U2IU/HBUZGJ3A/FPYU2IUHBUZGJ3A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPY/U2IU/HBUZGJ3A/FPYU2IUHBUZGJ3A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPY/U2IU/HBUZGJ3A/FPYU2IUHBUZGJ3A.SMALL.jpg 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!) http://www.instructables.com/id/Vortex-power-plant-demo-and-super-quick-prototyp/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/F7QQ/H5405SHL/F3OF7QQH5405SHL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/F7QQ/H5405SHL/F3OF7QQH5405SHL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/F7QQ/H5405SHL/F3OF7QQH5405SHL.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Sugar-Based-Alcohol-Ethanol/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FUL/LHB9/H4AGI8XL/FULLHB9H4AGI8XL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUL/LHB9/H4AGI8XL/FULLHB9H4AGI8XL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUL/LHB9/H4AGI8XL/FULLHB9H4AGI8XL.SMALL.jpg 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 http://renewburbia.blogspot.com/2012/07/how-t...
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Sat, 7 Jul 2012 14:51:00 PDT
Cheap & Easy Solar Shield http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Easy-Solar-Shield/
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Wed, 4 Jul 2012 10:20:07 PDT
Make Wood Gas/ Wood Alcohol http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Wood-Gas-Wood-Alcohol/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FUZ/3E8N/H3Z3OKTF/FUZ3E8NH3Z3OKTF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUZ/3E8N/H3Z3OKTF/FUZ3E8NH3Z3OKTF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUZ/3E8N/H3Z3OKTF/FUZ3E8NH3Z3OKTF.SMALL.jpg 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 http://renewburbia.blogspot.com/2012/07/ho...
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Tue, 3 Jul 2012 07:17:44 PDT
DIY Wind-Powered Water Pump http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Wind-Powered-Water-Pump/
DIY Wind-Powered Water Pump - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA6/ZLB7/H3Z32D45/FA6ZLB7H3Z32D45.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA6/ZLB7/H3Z32D45/FA6ZLB7H3Z32D45.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA6/ZLB7/H3Z32D45/FA6ZLB7H3Z32D45.SMALL.jpg flyingpuppy This summer I made a bunch of fun things out of PVC for my visiting nieces and nephews, and this wind-powered water pump is a combination of two of those projects: a wind-powered deer deterrent, and a pump-style water gun. This water pump is definitely in beta stage. All the components work, but the...
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Mon, 2 Jul 2012 13:45:09 PDT
Pedal Powered Battery Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Pedal-Powered-Battery-Charger/
Pedal Powered Battery Charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCW/CPKZ/H1ZG7BSK/FCWCPKZH1ZG7BSK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCW/CPKZ/H1ZG7BSK/FCWCPKZH1ZG7BSK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCW/CPKZ/H1ZG7BSK/FCWCPKZH1ZG7BSK.SMALL.jpg ShutterBugger Introduction: Generate enough power to charge 12 volt batteries. There are increasing numbers of people who are behind on their utility bills and could have their electricity cut off. They need something to help reduce their dependence on the electric company, something that can also supplement win...
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Mon, 21 May 2012 10:22:40 PDT
Savonius make one from old CDs DVDs http://www.instructables.com/id/Savonius-make-one-from-old-CDs-DVDs/
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Wed, 25 Apr 2012 23:00:23 PDT
Make Hydrogen Gas - Clean Burning, Inexpensive, Lighter than Air! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Hydrogen-Gas-Clean-Burning-Inexpensive-Li/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F5W/B0TT/H1ERMVD0/F5WB0TTH1ERMVD0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5W/B0TT/H1ERMVD0/F5WB0TTH1ERMVD0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5W/B0TT/H1ERMVD0/F5WB0TTH1ERMVD0.SMALL.jpg NightHawkInLight This video demonstrates a purely chemical process to produce large quantities of hydrogen gas from common, inexpensive chemicals. Hydrogen is a highly esteemed alternative fuel candidate because its combustion with atmospheric oxygen results in only clean water vapor, rather than carbon compounds as...
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Tue, 24 Apr 2012 19:28:24 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