Instructables: exploring - workshop - energy - green - featured http://www.instructables.com Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:14:59 PST BLOX v1.01 5 Gal Bucket Clothes Washer http://www.instructables.com/id/5-Gallon-Bucket-1HP-1-Human-Power-Front-Load-Cloth/
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Thu, 4 Dec 2014 21:08:11 PST
DIY Wind Turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Wind-Turbine-2/
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Sat, 27 Sep 2014 08:43:22 PDT
Inexpensive Mini Turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/Inexpensive-Mini-Turbine/
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:21:52 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
homage to duchamp's bicycle wheel - a dual mode led lamp (DC hub generator or AC plugin) http://www.instructables.com/id/homage-to-duchamps-bicycle-wheel-a-dual-mode-le/
homage to duchamp's bicycle wheel - a dual mode led lamp (DC hub generator or AC plugin) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUC/OGBL/HFD1JTWW/FUCOGBLHFD1JTWW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUC/OGBL/HFD1JTWW/FUCOGBLHFD1JTWW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUC/OGBL/HFD1JTWW/FUCOGBLHFD1JTWW.SMALL.jpg pobriant In honor of the 100th year of  Marcel Duchamp's most famous "ready made" creation, the bicycle wheel lamp and generator. This is  a dual mode led lamp  for plugging in an AC LED bulb or spin it yourself for powering DC LEDs (with battery backup.)  Choose the  green option with Cree's latest LED 9.5...
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Sat, 13 Apr 2013 19:13:58 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/
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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
DIY Wind-Powered Water Pump http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Wind-Powered-Water-Pump/
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Mon, 2 Jul 2012 13:45:09 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
A Home-Built Biomass Gasifier for Producing Wood Gas http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Home-Built-Biomass-Gasifier-for-Producing-Wood-G/
A Home-Built Biomass Gasifier for Producing Wood Gas - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2E/O7ZI/GXFXP0RW/F2EO7ZIGXFXP0RW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2E/O7ZI/GXFXP0RW/F2EO7ZIGXFXP0RW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2E/O7ZI/GXFXP0RW/F2EO7ZIGXFXP0RW.SMALL.jpg mdavis19 I've built a lot of alternative energy projects over the years. See my web site at http://www.mdpub.com and my other instructables to see my home-built solar panels, wind turbine, improvised generator, and other projects. I've always wanted to build a wood or biomass gasifier too. Why? Well, the int...
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Mon, 30 Jan 2012 05:03:22 PST
DIY 1000 watt wind turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-1000-watt-wind-turbine/
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Fri, 2 Jun 2006 22:33:09 PDT
Build a coffee cup model wind charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Coffee-cup-model-wind-charger/
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Wed, 21 Apr 2010 10:19:33 PDT
Metal Halide to Induction Light Conversion http://www.instructables.com/id/Metal-Halide-to-Induction-Light-Conversion/
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Mon, 29 Jun 2009 11:14:35 PDT
Easy Savings - Run your Dryer on Free Energy http://www.instructables.com/id/Summer-Energy-Savings-by-Modifying-Your-Electric-C/
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Sat, 20 Jun 2009 22:45:40 PDT
How green is my green electronics ? Now with improved threshold detection ! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-green-is-my-green-electronics-%3f-Now-with-impro/
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Sun, 25 Mar 2007 05:10:35 PDT
Watts-your-consumption? - Wireless Power Meter http://www.instructables.com/id/Watts-your-consumption-Wireless-Power-Meter/
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Sun, 19 Apr 2009 15:07:38 PDT
The Green Twist Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Green-Twist-Machine/
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Mon, 13 Apr 2009 00:16:20 PDT
Instructables Podcast Vol. 2 - Build a Greener Life: mdavis19's Electricity Producing Wind Turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/Instructables-Podcast-Vol-2-Build-a-Greener-Lif/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FSP/LD8U/FT7PQLFQ/FSPLD8UFT7PQLFQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSP/LD8U/FT7PQLFQ/FSPLD8UFT7PQLFQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSP/LD8U/FT7PQLFQ/FSPLD8UFT7PQLFQ.SMALL.jpg noahw Part of Instructables' mission is to inspire our community to create and share great projects. We do this though contests, theme months, and challenges that are seasonally appropriate, part of a bigger cultural trend, or simply areas where we want to see more great Instructables. This year we've dec...
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Wed, 8 Apr 2009 14:54:56 PDT
S.P.R.E.E. (Solar Photovoltaic Renewable Electron Encapsulator), a Compact, Durable, and Portable Solar Energy Generator http://www.instructables.com/id/SPREE-Solar-Photovoltaic-Renewable-Electron-/
S.P.R.E.E. (Solar Photovoltaic Renewable Electron Encapsulator), a Compact, Durable, and Portable Solar Energy Generator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP4/QULL/FJD52E8I/FP4QULLFJD52E8I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP4/QULL/FJD52E8I/FP4QULLFJD52E8I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP4/QULL/FJD52E8I/FP4QULLFJD52E8I.SMALL.jpg charlitron For under $160 you can construct a S.P.R.E.E. to harness clean carbon-free solar electricity to power your portable electronic devices.Project: S.P.R.E.E. (Solar Photovoltaic Renewable Electron Encapsulator), is an experiment in alternative energy and solar generated electricty.The impetus for cons...
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Sun, 3 Aug 2008 00:07:46 PDT
Lazy Line Dry http://www.instructables.com/id/Lazy-Line-Dry/
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Sun, 19 Aug 2007 20:57:25 PDT
Free Air Conditioning http://www.instructables.com/id/Free-Air-Conditioning/
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Thu, 16 Aug 2007 16:42:20 PDT
Make an Evaporative Terra Cotta Beer Chiller http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-an-Evaporative-Terra-Cotta-Beer-Chiller/
Make an Evaporative Terra Cotta Beer Chiller - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0U/LM51/F5LD3QIT/F0ULM51F5LD3QIT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0U/LM51/F5LD3QIT/F0ULM51F5LD3QIT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0U/LM51/F5LD3QIT/F0ULM51F5LD3QIT.SMALL.jpg jolshefsky So I was browsing the Self Sufficient 'ish' sometime last year and came upon the article titled Keeping your cool, Replacing the Humble Refigerator by a guy named Nev Sweeney. He digs around some alternatives and dredges up the pot-in-pot system developed by one Mr. Mohammad Bah Abba in Nigeria, Af...
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Wed, 15 Aug 2007 05:29:03 PDT