Instructables: exploring - workshop - solar - featured http://www.instructables.com Sun, 24 Jul 2016 01:48:27 PDT BLOX v1.01 Automated Solar Hot Water Power Shower using Black Plastic Pipes http://www.instructables.com/id/Automated-Solar-Hot-Water-Power-Shower-Using-Black/
Automated Solar Hot Water Power Shower using Black Plastic Pipes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQT/ENT6/IQGUTPGD/FQTENT6IQGUTPGD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQT/ENT6/IQGUTPGD/FQTENT6IQGUTPGD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQT/ENT6/IQGUTPGD/FQTENT6IQGUTPGD.SMALL.jpg Tecwyn Twmffat Black ABS 50mm pipes filled with water are arranged in a herring bone pattern on a roof to pick up heat from the sun for a nice warm shower. The features of this design are as follows: Batch process so never goes from hot to cold Easy to build Self draining - no frost damage in winter No com...
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Mon, 11 Jul 2016 06:45:35 PDT
Bend PVC Conduit http://www.instructables.com/id/Bend-PVC-Conduit/
Bend PVC Conduit - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG3/1MGS/IQCBHTDZ/FG31MGSIQCBHTDZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG3/1MGS/IQCBHTDZ/FG31MGSIQCBHTDZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG3/1MGS/IQCBHTDZ/FG31MGSIQCBHTDZ.SMALL.jpg tom_sanremo Knowing how to bend PVC conduit is a good skill to have up your sleeve. If ever you are trying to duct cables and there is an offset in a wall, being able to make a custom bend can come in very handy.Please if you watch my video instruction, don't try making the hot box I did (there is no longer dou...
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Fri, 8 Jul 2016 17:33:24 PDT
Emergency Charger for my Solar Battery Bank. http://www.instructables.com/id/Emergency-Charger-for-Solar-Battery-Bank/
Emergency Charger for my Solar Battery Bank. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAA/54M5/IQ2MGSRK/FAA54M5IQ2MGSRK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAA/54M5/IQ2MGSRK/FAA54M5IQ2MGSRK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAA/54M5/IQ2MGSRK/FAA54M5IQ2MGSRK.SMALL.jpg Mjtrinihobby Here is how I implemented a Low voltage cutoff for my solar battery bank. This feature is used to turn on an emergency charger to replenish the batteries should they deplete before sunrise.This charger is already installed and controlled by my Home Assistant but due to certain issues with the USB po...
By: Mjtrinihobby

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Fri, 1 Jul 2016 08:04:28 PDT
Solar Powered Refrigerator! http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Powered-Refrigerator/
Solar Powered Refrigerator! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3M/6QB7/IORH5XS6/F3M6QB7IORH5XS6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3M/6QB7/IORH5XS6/F3M6QB7IORH5XS6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3M/6QB7/IORH5XS6/F3M6QB7IORH5XS6.SMALL.jpg Mjtrinihobby Here is an after the fact implementation of how I power my refrigerator from the sun. This off grid system has been working great since may 2013. It is truly reassuring to know my groceries are safely stored regardless of utility power.I have fulfilled the electrical code requirements (NFPA 70, TTS-...
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Mon, 30 May 2016 05:53:32 PDT
Repairing Polymer Degradation on Solar Cells http://www.instructables.com/id/Repairing-Polymer-Degradation-on-Solar-Cells/
Repairing Polymer Degradation on Solar Cells - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKM/GC6R/IOD4ET7U/FKMGC6RIOD4ET7U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKM/GC6R/IOD4ET7U/FKMGC6RIOD4ET7U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKM/GC6R/IOD4ET7U/FKMGC6RIOD4ET7U.SMALL.jpg Josehf Murchison I love my neighbor’s garbage; I call their garbage my parts department. My neighbors buy solar garden lights, put them in the garden or along their walkways, and forget about them. Then every spring like clockwork, while they replant their garden or fix up the yard, they discover the lights don’t wo...
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Wed, 18 May 2016 18:37:54 PDT
Solar Air Heating Collector For Our Stone Build Garden House http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Air-Heating-Collector-for-Our-Stone-Build-Ga/
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Mon, 25 Apr 2016 04:38:52 PDT
How to Balance a Chemical Equation http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Balance-a-Chemical-Equation-1/
How to Balance a Chemical Equation - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCH/6XZY/IMF3Y5JX/FCH6XZYIMF3Y5JX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCH/6XZY/IMF3Y5JX/FCH6XZYIMF3Y5JX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCH/6XZY/IMF3Y5JX/FCH6XZYIMF3Y5JX.SMALL.jpg Breanna_Laughlin A chemical equation is the chemical formula that provides the information of the elements and molecules that are reacting as well as the molecules that are being produced from that reaction. The Law of Conservation of Mass states that the mass of the reactants must balance the mass of the products. ...
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Thu, 31 Mar 2016 04:22:41 PDT
Power Buddy Senior http://www.instructables.com/id/Power-Buddy-Senior/
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Thu, 18 Feb 2016 21:38:03 PST
How to Make a Basic Solar Oven http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Basic-Solar-Oven/
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Wed, 17 Feb 2016 00:30:42 PST
Steampunk Solar Garden Terrarium. http://www.instructables.com/id/Steampunk-Solar-Garden-Terrarium/
Steampunk Solar Garden Terrarium. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMN/T280/IKJ8QZBQ/FMNT280IKJ8QZBQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMN/T280/IKJ8QZBQ/FMNT280IKJ8QZBQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMN/T280/IKJ8QZBQ/FMNT280IKJ8QZBQ.SMALL.jpg jimmysymo My son's 40th birthday soon,he is a landscape gardener,and so wanted to make him a present that he wouldn't have to dig,water, or weed,therefor made him this steampunk terrarium.I'm sure he will like it. Raw materials you will need. 7 different woods.. 1 large bulb.. 1 tube bulb.. 6mm. copper ...
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Tue, 16 Feb 2016 09:40:58 PST
Power Buddy http://www.instructables.com/id/Power-Buddy/
Power Buddy - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWL/VQZS/IKEAM6B0/FWLVQZSIKEAM6B0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWL/VQZS/IKEAM6B0/FWLVQZSIKEAM6B0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWL/VQZS/IKEAM6B0/FWLVQZSIKEAM6B0.SMALL.jpg smurray2 This little case is a handy way to get power where it wouldn't normally be available. It has a 12W 12V solar trickle charger and a 230V mains charger. It outputs 230V @ 200 or a single 12V vehicle accessory plug. I was going to add a USB charger but with converters being so handy and cheap I just in...
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Tue, 9 Feb 2016 00:49:52 PST
Portable Solar Generator http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Solar-Generator-2/
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Mon, 18 Jan 2016 07:53:54 PST
Solar Address Number Sign http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Address-Number-Sign/
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Sun, 27 Dec 2015 07:51:28 PST
Solar Hydrothermal Collector http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Hydrothermal-Collector/
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Thu, 24 Dec 2015 18:40:05 PST
DIY Solar Oven http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Solar-Oven-1/
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Sat, 5 Sep 2015 13:46:17 PDT
Pole Mounted X/Y Static Adjustable Solar Panel Bracket http://www.instructables.com/id/Pole-Mounted-XY-Static-Adjustable-Solar-Panel-Brac/
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Thu, 3 Sep 2015 16:06:20 PDT
Portable Solar Power Station http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Solar-Charge-Controller/
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Wed, 2 Sep 2015 23:38:22 PDT
Temporary Solar Swimming Pool Heater http://www.instructables.com/id/Temporary-Solar-Swimming-Pool-Heater/
Temporary Solar Swimming Pool Heater - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI2/DP78/IE08PEPG/FI2DP78IE08PEPG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI2/DP78/IE08PEPG/FI2DP78IE08PEPG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI2/DP78/IE08PEPG/FI2DP78IE08PEPG.SMALL.jpg wannabemadsci Wouldn't it be nice if the swimming pool were just a little bit warmer?Tired or hearing the kids complain about how cold the pool is?Don't want to spend a lot of time or money on some DIY solar pool heater?Well, here's the instructable for you...I just set up my pool and realized that with the chil...
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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 18:39:50 PDT
Super Basic Solar Lighting under $75 http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Basic-Solar-Lighting-under-75/
Super Basic Solar Lighting under $75 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZZ/QQDX/IBWHE2LU/FZZQQDXIBWHE2LU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZZ/QQDX/IBWHE2LU/FZZQQDXIBWHE2LU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZZ/QQDX/IBWHE2LU/FZZQQDXIBWHE2LU.SMALL.jpg Two Paddles Design If you are looking for a simple, inexpensive but durable solar lighting setup for your shed or outbuilding then this tutorial is perfect for you. There are many tutorials on this site but we wanted to make our system as frugally as we could and still have a quality setup that would serve most peopl...
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Thu, 9 Jul 2015 14:58:13 PDT
Deshidratador Solar http://www.instructables.com/id/Deshidratador-Solar/
Deshidratador Solar - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLJ/3F5L/IB7RQOP0/FLJ3F5LIB7RQOP0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLJ/3F5L/IB7RQOP0/FLJ3F5LIB7RQOP0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLJ/3F5L/IB7RQOP0/FLJ3F5LIB7RQOP0.SMALL.jpg gmendez3 Para ahorrar y hacer una rica fruta deshidratada construiremos un deshidratador muy fácil de hacer.Materiales: 2 Bastidores 1 caja de sujeta papeles Lazo o cuerda Tela tul o de mosquiteroHerramientas: Tijeras Estructura Esta es la estructura del deshidratador. Bastidores para fruta P...
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Thu, 18 Jun 2015 10:13:33 PDT
How to change 36V to 12V Solar Cell http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-change-36V-to-12V-Solar-Cell/
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Tue, 16 Jun 2015 10:15:56 PDT
Solar Power System with Up-cycled Components. http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Power-System-with-Up-cycled-Components/
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Mon, 15 Jun 2015 19:41:07 PDT
Solar cooker (cardboard box) http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-cooker-cardboard-box/
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Sun, 7 Jun 2015 16:48:54 PDT
Solar-Powered Fan http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Powered-Fan/
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Thu, 4 Jun 2015 16:29:08 PDT
Solar Water Heater Still http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Water-Heater-Still/
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Sun, 24 May 2015 23:07:43 PDT
Charging AA & AAA batteries from Solar - an addendum http://www.instructables.com/id/Charging-AA-AAA-batteries-from-Solar-an-addendum/
Charging AA & AAA batteries from Solar - an addendum - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWG/I4BB/I9WYVWHJ/FWGI4BBI9WYVWHJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWG/I4BB/I9WYVWHJ/FWGI4BBI9WYVWHJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWG/I4BB/I9WYVWHJ/FWGI4BBI9WYVWHJ.SMALL.jpg sjowett This project is actually an addendum to the main project here:Solar Power Station linkThis is part of my mad strategy to go "off grid" (slowly)!It is also part of a strategy to have a neat and capable location in the house for all the gadget and battery charging needs. I must admit I hate all the c...
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Thu, 21 May 2015 00:15:22 PDT
Solar Powering My Home! http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Powering-My-Home/
Solar Powering My Home! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAX/P87V/IANRRNEP/FAXP87VIANRRNEP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAX/P87V/IANRRNEP/FAXP87VIANRRNEP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAX/P87V/IANRRNEP/FAXP87VIANRRNEP.SMALL.jpg Mjtrinihobby My home has been solar powered since June 2013 and the power system has proven its reliability. I'm a proud owner of an OFF GRID solar power system. I decided to publish this instructable to let fellow DIYers know the basics to design and install a system such as mine. Dont expect an exact copy of m...
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Sat, 16 May 2015 11:39:54 PDT
Solar Powered Fans http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Powered-Fans/
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Thu, 30 Apr 2015 09:19:04 PDT
Something from Nothing - DIY Solar heater from scrap bottles http://www.instructables.com/id/Something-from-Nothing-DIY-Solar-heater-from-scrap/
Something from Nothing - DIY Solar heater from scrap bottles - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCS/E2U1/I8VGN34Q/FCSE2U1I8VGN34Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCS/E2U1/I8VGN34Q/FCSE2U1I8VGN34Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCS/E2U1/I8VGN34Q/FCSE2U1I8VGN34Q.SMALL.jpg NewAge-2014 One day, while walking I stumbled upon illegal dumping ground in the outskirts of the village - a familiar scene in Bulgaria: green meadows, blue sky and... piles of garbage dumped by fellow villagers. "One's trash is another's treasure", I said to myself and started collecting empty plastic bott...
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Sat, 25 Apr 2015 00:42:05 PDT
Brown Dog Gadgets Solar Dash Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Brown-Dog-Gadgets-Solar-Dash-Charger/
Brown Dog Gadgets Solar Dash Charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F07/HKFA/I8OBGTSD/F07HKFAI8OBGTSD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F07/HKFA/I8OBGTSD/F07HKFAI8OBGTSD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F07/HKFA/I8OBGTSD/F07HKFAI8OBGTSD.SMALL.jpg EurekaFactory We held our Brown Dog Gadgets Solar Charger Instructables Build Night during the Land O'Lakes Library Makerspace Open House, and invited people to play with the solar chargers and brainstorm ideas. Most of the ideas came back to the basics: Use the solar charger for its intended purpose - charging g...
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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 08:06:31 PDT
Solar powered air conditioning unit. http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-powered-air-conditioning-unit/
Solar powered air conditioning unit. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH0/6RUS/IAP6XEL3/FH06RUSIAP6XEL3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH0/6RUS/IAP6XEL3/FH06RUSIAP6XEL3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH0/6RUS/IAP6XEL3/FH06RUSIAP6XEL3.SMALL.jpg Mjtrinihobby Most people would like to have their homes cooled by the strength of sunlight which ironically causes heat. How to achieve energy efficient cooling of your abode by harnessing sunlight? I have successfully implemented a solar powered air conditioning unit for my living room which has been working gr...
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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:46:55 PDT
Create Your Own Solar Powered Mason Jar Nightlight from Junk http://www.instructables.com/id/Create-Your-Own-Solar-Powered-Mason-Jar-Nightlight/
Create Your Own Solar Powered Mason Jar Nightlight from Junk - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/RLV9/HH2VZDFT/FN8RLV9HH2VZDFT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/RLV9/HH2VZDFT/FN8RLV9HH2VZDFT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/RLV9/HH2VZDFT/FN8RLV9HH2VZDFT.SMALL.jpg mazzmn It's spring which of course means two things:   - Rain, snow and snow-shovels have left wornout, damaged and broken solar garden lights in the yard.   - Garden centers are running specials on new solar lights (I found several stores selling them for $1 each) I managed to avoid throwing out several ...
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Sun, 26 May 2013 10:03:32 PDT
Solar Water Pump http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Water-Pump/
Solar Water Pump - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2R/RUDL/I7MY35LQ/F2RRUDLI7MY35LQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2R/RUDL/I7MY35LQ/F2RRUDLI7MY35LQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2R/RUDL/I7MY35LQ/F2RRUDLI7MY35LQ.SMALL.jpg Jonathanrjpereira This Instructable will help you to setup a fully functional Solar Water Pumping System. The Solar Water Pump System can be used for residential water requirements and also for commercial uses. This system can also be used for irrigation of Agricultural Land. The Solar Panel Array can also be used wi...
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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 04:52:38 PDT
Solar Amp (Amplificador solar) http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Amp-Amplificador-solar/
Solar Amp (Amplificador solar) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F88/EE2U/I7VQOJDE/F88EE2UI7VQOJDE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F88/EE2U/I7VQOJDE/F88EE2UI7VQOJDE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F88/EE2U/I7VQOJDE/F88EE2UI7VQOJDE.SMALL.jpg christophergalicia En este tutorial que hicimos durante la Build Night en el Hacedores Makerspace se nos ocurrió hacer un amplificador de audio para escuchar música en exteriores siempre y cuando brille el sol.Los materiales necesarios son los siguientes: 1 Kit solar de 5w de Brown Dog Gadgets 1 am...
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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:37:31 PDT
Solar Panel Tripod Mount http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Panel-Tripod-Mount/
Solar Panel Tripod Mount - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFY/56JF/I6RSLJ7F/FFY56JFI6RSLJ7F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFY/56JF/I6RSLJ7F/FFY56JFI6RSLJ7F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFY/56JF/I6RSLJ7F/FFY56JFI6RSLJ7F.SMALL.jpg DIY Hacks and How Tos Solar panels are great for getting power in remote locations. But you always need to find a way to set up the panel once you get there. A great way to do this is with a tripod mount. A standard camera tripod is light weight and collapses to a very small size. So it is easy to transport. It is also a...
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Mon, 2 Mar 2015 18:22:30 PST
DIY Portable Solar Powerbank (w/ 110v Outlets & USB Ports) http://www.instructables.com/id/SlimPanel/
DIY Portable Solar Powerbank (w/ 110v Outlets & USB Ports) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAP/K64K/I72P71MZ/FAPK64KI72P71MZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAP/K64K/I72P71MZ/FAPK64KI72P71MZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAP/K64K/I72P71MZ/FAPK64KI72P71MZ.SMALL.jpg ASCAS This week we are building SlimPanel, an intelligent all-in-one solution for portable solar energy production. SlimPanel has all the needed components inside a portable 1 inch enclosure. Basically it's a huge but portable powerbank that can power 220v/110v appliances and USB devices. It uses an Ardui...
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Mon, 2 Mar 2015 10:01:26 PST
Filtro Solar http://www.instructables.com/id/Filtro-Solar/
Filtro Solar - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH9/YX23/I6RSGO9Z/FH9YX23I6RSGO9Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH9/YX23/I6RSGO9Z/FH9YX23I6RSGO9Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH9/YX23/I6RSGO9Z/FH9YX23I6RSGO9Z.SMALL.jpg danielazua Para limpiar el agua podemos usar filtros, para este proyecto decidimos usar la energía solar para limpiar el agua. El proceso de filtración es poner agua dentro de una caja cerrada, después la caja será llenada de agua y se expondrá directamente al sol, y cuando empiece a evaporarse el agua se cond...
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Mon, 2 Mar 2015 13:03:10 PST
BUILD A NOCTURNAL SOLAR LIGHT BULB http://www.instructables.com/id/BUILD-A-NOCTURNAL-SOLAR-LIGHT-BULB/
BUILD A NOCTURNAL SOLAR LIGHT BULB - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Y/ZSOW/I6RSX8OI/F8YZSOWI6RSX8OI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Y/ZSOW/I6RSX8OI/F8YZSOWI6RSX8OI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Y/ZSOW/I6RSX8OI/F8YZSOWI6RSX8OI.SMALL.jpg deba168 [ Play Video ][ DIY KIT ]In India, one of world’s largest, most populated countries, over 74 million rural households live without power. Children study in harmful smoke,average people spends 5% of their income on lighting fuel,people burns wood for lighting.A single kerosene wick burns an estimated...
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Mon, 2 Mar 2015 07:12:37 PST
how to make a solar cell phone charger http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-make-a-solar-cell-phone-charger/
how to make a solar cell phone charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/PSGY/I6NI4G1X/F3OPSGYI6NI4G1X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/PSGY/I6NI4G1X/F3OPSGYI6NI4G1X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/PSGY/I6NI4G1X/F3OPSGYI6NI4G1X.SMALL.jpg Spaceman Spiff If you think this instructable is worthy, please give me a vote in the "Apocalypse Preparedness", "Guerilla Design", and "Make Energy" contests!In an emergency situation knowledge is power. If the SHTF and the world goes to chaos, you will want to have your hands on as much information as you can g...
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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:55:56 PST
Cheap and Easy Solar Heater http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-and-Easy-Solar-Heater/
Cheap and Easy Solar Heater - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLV/089Z/I6NI4IDP/FLV089ZI6NI4IDP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLV/089Z/I6NI4IDP/FLV089ZI6NI4IDP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLV/089Z/I6NI4IDP/FLV089ZI6NI4IDP.SMALL.jpg velacreations Converting electricity into heat is one of the most expensive uses of energy. If you’re not convinced, look at the power usage of electric appliances like microwaves, space heaters, water heaters, ovens, or coffee pots. The difference can be seen between your electric bill from a cold month, when yo...
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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:40:04 PST
Lampara Solar Realizada con Pluma 3D http://www.instructables.com/id/Lampara-Solar-Pluma-3D/
Lampara Solar Realizada con Pluma 3D - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F74/H0GP/I66D0J2J/F74H0GPI66D0J2J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F74/H0GP/I66D0J2J/F74H0GPI66D0J2J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F74/H0GP/I66D0J2J/F74H0GPI66D0J2J.SMALL.jpg JoseTridiLab Este instructable tiene como fin aprovechar la energía del sol, cuenta con una batería recargable en donde se almacena la energía obtenida del sol, se utiliza esa energía para alumbrar un área pequeña, como puede ser un jardín, interiores de casa, adorno para eventos.Esta construido con un poco de t...
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Mon, 16 Feb 2015 10:06:48 PST
The Solar-Power Ring http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Solar-Power-Ring/
The Solar-Power Ring - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2K/Y9HI/I600BESY/F2KY9HII600BESY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2K/Y9HI/I600BESY/F2KY9HII600BESY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2K/Y9HI/I600BESY/F2KY9HII600BESY.SMALL.jpg funtogether What if there were a sudden, catastrophic power failure, solar flare, or nuclear disaster? How would you power a flashlight, a cellphone, or some other commonly used, battery-powered device? Although, admittedly, this solar-ring is a simple, extremely impractical solution, it is still a sol...
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Thu, 12 Feb 2015 15:20:27 PST
DIY Solar Address Numbers http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Solar-Address-Numbers/
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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:25:51 PST
Dual Axis Transistorized Solar Tracker http://www.instructables.com/id/Dual-Axis-Transistorized-Solar-Tracker/
Dual Axis Transistorized Solar Tracker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUJ/ERJ0/I3H4VOHF/FUJERJ0I3H4VOHF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUJ/ERJ0/I3H4VOHF/FUJERJ0I3H4VOHF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUJ/ERJ0/I3H4VOHF/FUJERJ0I3H4VOHF.SMALL.jpg petercd This design uses 16 transistors, 8 per board, for the pan and tilt axes. The frame is made from 25mm² aluminium tube joined with 90° Connect-It corner pieces and M6 threaded stainless steel rod is used to rotate both axes.This design was intended to be portable and as such it is mounted on a small s...
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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 08:58:21 PST
portable 20w solar charger http://www.instructables.com/id/portable-20w-solar-charger/
portable 20w solar charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGF/N9IS/I2I4C6KL/FGFN9ISI2I4C6KL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGF/N9IS/I2I4C6KL/FGFN9ISI2I4C6KL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGF/N9IS/I2I4C6KL/FGFN9ISI2I4C6KL.SMALL.jpg terrible tinkerer I've been charging 18650 rechargeable batteries from a small 12v battery solar charger for a few months now. Not impressed with the charge rate, spending an entire sunny day only to maybe have a single 18650 battery charged. I decided to step it up a notch & bought a 20w 12v solar panel from an...
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Sat, 15 Nov 2014 16:41:21 PST
Solar power cordless lawn mower http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-power-cordless-lawn-mower/
Solar power cordless lawn mower - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3D/SYQ2/HZXYODYB/F3DSYQ2HZXYODYB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3D/SYQ2/HZXYODYB/F3DSYQ2HZXYODYB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3D/SYQ2/HZXYODYB/F3DSYQ2HZXYODYB.SMALL.jpg jeremythesolarman Hello, and thanks for reading my 'How to Make a Solar Powered Lawn Mower.' I didn't take any pictures of it when I was building it, as I was to busy building it. I hope you will enjoy this Instructable and get some good ideas on your own project. The battery So one night I was walking to my house...
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Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:22:57 PDT
Infinity LED Light-Solar Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Infinity-LED-Light-Solar-Lamp/
Infinity LED Light-Solar Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE8/DI4D/HZWJ6JEB/FE8DI4DHZWJ6JEB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE8/DI4D/HZWJ6JEB/FE8DI4DHZWJ6JEB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE8/DI4D/HZWJ6JEB/FE8DI4DHZWJ6JEB.SMALL.jpg kdomjan This project will help you to transform Solar Garden Light to amazing Desk Lamp :) which you will never need to charge. What you need to build it? You will need :1 working Garden Solar Lighthobby boxrechargeable AA batteries Joule Thief LED lamp or bulb Bigger Solar Panel Joule Thief You n...
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Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:43:25 PDT
Adding a Harbor Freight 45 Watt Solar Panel to my Storage Building http://www.instructables.com/id/Adding-a-Harbor-Freight-45-Watt-Solar-Panel-to-my-/
Adding a Harbor Freight 45 Watt Solar Panel to my Storage Building - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6T/CPTB/HZS8YRCQ/F6TCPTBHZS8YRCQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6T/CPTB/HZS8YRCQ/F6TCPTBHZS8YRCQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6T/CPTB/HZS8YRCQ/F6TCPTBHZS8YRCQ.SMALL.jpg Tom Hargrave Earlier this year we bought a 10' X 20" storage building and had it delivered to the backyard. The storage building is great - I'm slowly moving things from my garage to the building, I'm doing this slowly because at the end of the day I don't want everything thrown in the building - I want some org...
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Sun, 7 Sep 2014 21:11:22 PDT
DIY OFF GRID SOLAR SYSTEM http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-OFF-GRID-SOLAR-SYSTEM/
DIY OFF GRID SOLAR SYSTEM - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/QW0I/HX8HRPIS/FRCQW0IHX8HRPIS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/QW0I/HX8HRPIS/FRCQW0IHX8HRPIS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/QW0I/HX8HRPIS/FRCQW0IHX8HRPIS.SMALL.jpg deba168 Day by day the price of the solar panel falls gradually.But still installation of a complete off grid solar system is costly.So I write this instructable to get all the components of your solar system separately and assemble it all by yourself.See my new instructable ARDUINO MPPT SOLAR CHARGE CONTR...
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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 13:00:45 PDT
Flag Pole Solar Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Flag-Pole-Solar-Light/
Flag Pole Solar Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRA/70SD/HZI9B2MF/FRA70SDHZI9B2MF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRA/70SD/HZI9B2MF/FRA70SDHZI9B2MF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRA/70SD/HZI9B2MF/FRA70SDHZI9B2MF.SMALL.jpg markeike This Instructable is for converting a readily available solar flood light into a solar flag pole light.My wife bought me a flag pole for the front of the house recently, and although I love having the flag out there every day, it started to get tedious putting it up every morning and taking it down ...
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Sun, 31 Aug 2014 22:44:49 PDT