Instructables: exploring - workshop - solar - featured http://www.instructables.com Mon, 16 Oct 2017 19:16:54 PDT BLOX v1.01 SOLAR F4U Corsair http://www.instructables.com/id/SOLAR-F4U-Corsair/
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Sun, 8 Oct 2017 06:16:06 PDT
Solar Rechargeable Lamp and Solar Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Rechargeable-Lamp-and-Solar-Box/
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Fri, 6 Oct 2017 10:02:46 PDT
Small Home / Apt. Solar Electricity, & Save Money http://www.instructables.com/id/Small-Home-Apt-Solar-Electricity-Save-Money/
Small Home / Apt. Solar Electricity, & Save Money - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F0B/U5UK/J8AGMZG9/F0BU5UKJ8AGMZG9.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0B/U5UK/J8AGMZG9/F0BU5UKJ8AGMZG9.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0B/U5UK/J8AGMZG9/F0BU5UKJ8AGMZG9.SMALL.jpg renegeek This Project can be used in many different ways / scenario's.Example: A small Room, or Garage, Hut, Apt,. house, or huge biz. building. you will have to figure out what parts, supplies, materials to use, and How much POWER youll need or want.Here is how / what i did for my Apt. (because im a Novic...
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Tue, 3 Oct 2017 09:22:40 PDT
Cheap Solar Air Heater http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Solar-Air-Heater/
Cheap Solar Air Heater - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FFM/V7BN/J8AGOAQ9/FFMV7BNJ8AGOAQ9.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FFM/V7BN/J8AGOAQ9/FFMV7BNJ8AGOAQ9.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FFM/V7BN/J8AGOAQ9/FFMV7BNJ8AGOAQ9.SMALL.jpg Ghnomm Hello everyone! My name is Gennadiy, and i live in sunny city of Odessa, Ukraine.Summer is ended and autumn is coming. Beautiful time, but little coldly. If you want to warm with minimum cost - come with me and lets try to do cheap solar air heater.My heater is made on the basis of an idea Glen and ...
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Mon, 2 Oct 2017 23:55:55 PDT
DIY Solar Plane http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Solar-Plane/
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Fri, 29 Sep 2017 01:10:06 PDT
Placa Solar USB Para Mochila http://www.instructables.com/id/Placa-Solar-USB-Para-Mochila/
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Mon, 25 Sep 2017 05:51:40 PDT
Corner Cooker - a Solar Kit for Students http://www.instructables.com/id/Corner-Cooker-a-Solar-Kit-for-Students/
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Thu, 7 Sep 2017 10:15:17 PDT
Emergency Solar Filter http://www.instructables.com/id/Emergency-Solar-Filter/
Emergency Solar Filter - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FDH/093X/J6QQR34W/FDH093XJ6QQR34W.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FDH/093X/J6QQR34W/FDH093XJ6QQR34W.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FDH/093X/J6QQR34W/FDH093XJ6QQR34W.SMALL.jpg tliguori330 The great American eclipse has come and gone. Many of us looked to the skies with cameras, telescopes, and data collecting technology. It was not surprising that i ran into a bunch of technical difficulties and draw backs while trying to prepare for the event. I attempted to order a solar filter...
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Sun, 27 Aug 2017 09:01:01 PDT
Solar Powered Mason Jar http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Powered-Mason-Jar/
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Sun, 20 Aug 2017 21:01:12 PDT
Flickering Solar Garden Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Flickering-Solar-Garden-Light/
Flickering Solar Garden Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FMD/LW0M/J4SQG59W/FMDLW0MJ4SQG59W.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FMD/LW0M/J4SQG59W/FMDLW0MJ4SQG59W.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FMD/LW0M/J4SQG59W/FMDLW0MJ4SQG59W.SMALL.jpg amackay I've always been fascinated by the solar lights that you typically can find in your backyard. I was always interested in how something in such a small package could have enough power to light up the dark and yet be able to recharge itself day after day.While garden lights can be an attractive additi...
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Mon, 10 Jul 2017 05:19:41 PDT
Hi-top Van Solar Power http://www.instructables.com/id/Hi-top-Van-Solar-Power/
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Thu, 6 Jul 2017 17:05:43 PDT
3.5V Solar Panel AA Battery Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/35V-Solar-Panel-AA-Battery-Charger/
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Sat, 20 May 2017 15:12:45 PDT
Solar Cooker http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Cooker-6/
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Mon, 1 May 2017 14:17:28 PDT
How to Install Solar Panel(s) on a Camper Van Conversion http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Install-Solar-Panels-on-a-Camper-Van-Conver/
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Sun, 23 Apr 2017 05:29:09 PDT
Sun Basket: Universal Solar Bike Upgrade http://www.instructables.com/id/Sun-Basket-Univeral-Solar-Bike-Upgrade/
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Sat, 1 Apr 2017 14:28:47 PDT
Solar Cooker 2.0 http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Cooker-20/
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Wed, 8 Mar 2017 12:25:15 PST
DIY Solar Phone Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Solar-Phone-Charger-1/
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Tue, 20 Dec 2016 08:26:22 PST
Low Cost Portable USB Solar Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Low-Cost-Portable-USB-Solar-Charger/
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Mon, 19 Dec 2016 18:33:27 PST
Build Your Own Inexpensive Solar Panel http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-Your-Own-Solar-Panel/
Build Your Own Inexpensive Solar Panel - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FJM/01SZ/IWMQYP3Q/FJM01SZIWMQYP3Q.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJM/01SZ/IWMQYP3Q/FJM01SZIWMQYP3Q.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJM/01SZ/IWMQYP3Q/FJM01SZIWMQYP3Q.SMALL.jpg thediylife Commercially built solar panels are still quite expensive however they don’t need to be. Solar cells are available from a range of suppliers all over the world and can be easily assembled into your own custom built solar panel. You may have even found some broken or cracked cells for sale somewhere,...
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Tue, 13 Dec 2016 21:16:17 PST
30W Portable Solar Power Generator http://www.instructables.com/id/30W-Portable-Solar-Power-Generator/
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Tue, 29 Nov 2016 16:06:41 PST
DIY 5.2kW Solar Tracker controlled by Raspberry Pi http://www.instructables.com/id/52kW-Solar-Tracker-Controlled-by-Raspberry-Pi/
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Mon, 14 Nov 2016 05:54:22 PST
Solar Flashlight for Survival Kit http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Flashlight-for-Survival-Kit/
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Sat, 22 Oct 2016 19:21:14 PDT
DIY Portable Single Axis Solar Tracker http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Portable-Single-Axis-Solar-Tracker/
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Wed, 19 Oct 2016 10:27:31 PDT
Solar powered DC motor http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Powered-DC-Motor-Fan/
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Mon, 10 Oct 2016 20:34:03 PDT
Solar/Grid Hybrid 12V System http://www.instructables.com/id/SolarGrid-Hybrid-12V-System/
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Mon, 10 Oct 2016 13:08:40 PDT
DIY All in One Solar Power Pack http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-All-in-One-Solar-Power-Pack/
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Sun, 9 Oct 2016 11:47:01 PDT
DIY: Illuminated House Number Powered By Solar Panels http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Illuminated-House-Number-Powered-by-Solar-Pane/
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Sun, 9 Oct 2016 11:14:36 PDT
The Solar Shed http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Solar-Shed/
The Solar Shed - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FSV/HTUV/ITSNC9KI/FSVHTUVITSNC9KI.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FSV/HTUV/ITSNC9KI/FSVHTUVITSNC9KI.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FSV/HTUV/ITSNC9KI/FSVHTUVITSNC9KI.SMALL.jpg chris_maker In this Instructable, I will walk you through how I powered my 7x4 metal apex shed up using a 245 watt solar panel and some basic knowledge about electricity.As my shed is a fair way up the garden, it was going to be a challenge running cabling from the house up to the shed so, after doing some rese...
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Sun, 2 Oct 2016 07:13:06 PDT
Cheap solar battery charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Solar-Battery-Charger/
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Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:57:31 PDT
No More Wasting!... Let's make a Simple Solar Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Stop-Wasting-Use-Solar-Charger/
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Wed, 31 Aug 2016 16:28:56 PDT
How to Split a Solar Cell Into Two http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Split-a-Solar-Cell-Into-Two/
How to Split a Solar Cell Into Two - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FWG/TO18/ISCBSFFP/FWGTO18ISCBSFFP.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWG/TO18/ISCBSFFP/FWGTO18ISCBSFFP.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWG/TO18/ISCBSFFP/FWGTO18ISCBSFFP.SMALL.jpg thediylife Firstly, you may be wondering why you would want to split a solar cell into two? There are two primary reasons, one to boost voltage with a limited number of cells or area and the second is if you have broken cells and you wish to cut the broken side off and still make use of the undamaged side.When...
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Sun, 4 Sep 2016 06:12:07 PDT
Solar powered Air conditioning unit! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-I-Solar-Powered-My-Air-Conditioning-Unit/
Solar powered Air conditioning unit! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FXV/7DQ0/IST3O29A/FXV7DQ0IST3O29A.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXV/7DQ0/IST3O29A/FXV7DQ0IST3O29A.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXV/7DQ0/IST3O29A/FXV7DQ0IST3O29A.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 g...
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Tue, 6 Sep 2016 11:10:25 PDT
DIY Solar Powered Mason Jar http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Solar-Powered-Mason-Jar/
DIY Solar Powered Mason Jar - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FWN/QJ17/ITA8VQSJ/FWNQJ17ITA8VQSJ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWN/QJ17/ITA8VQSJ/FWNQJ17ITA8VQSJ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWN/QJ17/ITA8VQSJ/FWNQJ17ITA8VQSJ.SMALL.jpg deba168 [ Play Video ]In this Instructable, I am going to show you how to make a Solar Mason jar. This is a great project for people with minimal electronics skills and its completely wire free.You can make this within a hour.This is an inexpensive and easy way to add charm to any outdoor space which give o...
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Mon, 19 Sep 2016 09:06:54 PDT
Dual solar shed (regulated and unregulated) http://www.instructables.com/id/Dual-Solar-Shed-regulated-and-Unregulated/
Dual solar shed (regulated and unregulated) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FUD/BRFE/ISZ67Y63/FUDBRFEISZ67Y63.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FUD/BRFE/ISZ67Y63/FUDBRFEISZ67Y63.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FUD/BRFE/ISZ67Y63/FUDBRFEISZ67Y63.SMALL.jpg MakinThings The goal of this ible is to show how I set up two small-scale solar systems in my shed to make it more usable. The first is a battery and lighting system (slightly larger) with an old travel panel that I had not used in a long time. The second is a small fan that exhausts the hottest air from the ri...
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Sun, 11 Sep 2016 15:49:22 PDT
Solar PV tracker http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-PV-tracker/
Solar PV tracker - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FYM/RTX3/FOVXP9FY/FYMRTX3FOVXP9FY.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYM/RTX3/FOVXP9FY/FYMRTX3FOVXP9FY.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYM/RTX3/FOVXP9FY/FYMRTX3FOVXP9FY.SMALL.jpg bwitmer For a class project (PV Design, Appalachian State, Dr. Dennis Scanlin) I decided to try making a low cost PV (photovoltaic) tracker. Being able to follow the sun's path through the sky can raise your solar panel system's output considerably (30-50%), but the argon filled ones can be a bit pricey, a...
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Wed, 31 Dec 2008 09:20:12 PST
Off grid LPG (propane) powered Battery Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Off-Grid-LPG-Battery-Charger/
Off grid LPG (propane) powered Battery Charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FGE/YYEG/IRXTBD2H/FGEYYEGIRXTBD2H.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FGE/YYEG/IRXTBD2H/FGEYYEGIRXTBD2H.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FGE/YYEG/IRXTBD2H/FGEYYEGIRXTBD2H.SMALL.jpg liquidhandwash If you live off grid, sooner or later you will have a problem with the house batteries going flat. Maybe the solar panels cant keep up because it been cloudy for a few days, or its the middle of winter and you don't have enough daylight hours. Or someone left the TV on all night, what ever the reaso...
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Fri, 19 Aug 2016 20:56:02 PDT
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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FQT/ENT6/IQGUTPGD/FQTENT6IQGUTPGD.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQT/ENT6/IQGUTPGD/FQTENT6IQGUTPGD.SQUARE.jpg https://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...
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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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FG3/1MGS/IQCBHTDZ/FG31MGSIQCBHTDZ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FG3/1MGS/IQCBHTDZ/FG31MGSIQCBHTDZ.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FAA/54M5/IQ2MGSRK/FAA54M5IQ2MGSRK.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAA/54M5/IQ2MGSRK/FAA54M5IQ2MGSRK.SQUARE.jpg https://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...
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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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F3M/6QB7/IORH5XS6/F3M6QB7IORH5XS6.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F3M/6QB7/IORH5XS6/F3M6QB7IORH5XS6.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FKM/GC6R/IOD4ET7U/FKMGC6RIOD4ET7U.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKM/GC6R/IOD4ET7U/FKMGC6RIOD4ET7U.SQUARE.jpg https://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/
Solar Air Heating Collector For Our Stone Build Garden House - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FM1/F56N/INETVHNF/FM1F56NINETVHNF.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FM1/F56N/INETVHNF/FM1F56NINETVHNF.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FM1/F56N/INETVHNF/FM1F56NINETVHNF.SMALL.jpg awall99 Hi,We use the place under the terrace as Stone Build Garden House.There is no heating. In summertime the place is Ok, but in all the other seasons, there is too much moisture and because of the low temp there is mold everywere on the gardening toolsSo I build this heatersolution, and it works now fo...
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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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FCH/6XZY/IMF3Y5JX/FCH6XZYIMF3Y5JX.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FCH/6XZY/IMF3Y5JX/FCH6XZYIMF3Y5JX.SQUARE.jpg https://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/
Power Buddy Senior - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FXV/BM5V/IKRNLZ8P/FXVBM5VIKRNLZ8P.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXV/BM5V/IKRNLZ8P/FXVBM5VIKRNLZ8P.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXV/BM5V/IKRNLZ8P/FXVBM5VIKRNLZ8P.SMALL.jpg Left-field Designs Following on from the success of Power Buddy (http://www.instructables.com/id/Power-Buddy)I decided to go for the ultimate in portable solar power systems with the Power Buddy Senior.This is a sack truck mounted 100w solar power system with a 100Ah battery 1000W 230V ac supply, a 110V power tool sup...
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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/
How to Make a Basic Solar Oven - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FLM/F1YR/IKPQ3EPN/FLMF1YRIKPQ3EPN.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLM/F1YR/IKPQ3EPN/FLMF1YRIKPQ3EPN.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLM/F1YR/IKPQ3EPN/FLMF1YRIKPQ3EPN.SMALL.jpg dezine Making your own solar oven is one way to cut down on electricity usage. Even a basic solar oven can be used to defrost and perform as a slow cooker. Here are instructions for a basic solar oven that won't cost much to make.The principle behind any solar oven is to be able to generate enough he...
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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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FMN/T280/IKJ8QZBQ/FMNT280IKJ8QZBQ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FMN/T280/IKJ8QZBQ/FMNT280IKJ8QZBQ.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FWL/VQZS/IKEAM6B0/FWLVQZSIKEAM6B0.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWL/VQZS/IKEAM6B0/FWLVQZSIKEAM6B0.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWL/VQZS/IKEAM6B0/FWLVQZSIKEAM6B0.SMALL.jpg Left-field Designs 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/
Portable Solar Generator - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FGM/43BH/IJIX0F3H/FGM43BHIJIX0F3H.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FGM/43BH/IJIX0F3H/FGM43BHIJIX0F3H.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FGM/43BH/IJIX0F3H/FGM43BHIJIX0F3H.SMALL.jpg DaytonaPete *** UPDATE to "Step 3: Solar panel & connections"I built this system because its fun, I'm a nerd and its fun. Did I mention its fun? I've been in computer electronics for 20 years now and working with 12v comes pretty natural to me. What I don't know much about is solar power and how I can use ...
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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/
Solar Address Number Sign - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FUJ/KKN2/IINF4SPL/FUJKKN2IINF4SPL.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FUJ/KKN2/IINF4SPL/FUJKKN2IINF4SPL.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FUJ/KKN2/IINF4SPL/FUJKKN2IINF4SPL.SMALL.jpg RKikta An old solar powered street number sign was in front of our house when we moved in ten years ago. It has never worked and the solar panel has been missing. I used parts from this sign to create a new one that could function in the cloudy, wet, short winter days of the Pacific Northwest. Some new p...
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Sun, 27 Dec 2015 07:51:28 PST
Solar Hydrothermal Collector http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Hydrothermal-Collector/
Solar Hydrothermal Collector - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FAD/JX5F/IIKK9PPD/FADJX5FIIKK9PPD.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAD/JX5F/IIKK9PPD/FADJX5FIIKK9PPD.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAD/JX5F/IIKK9PPD/FADJX5FIIKK9PPD.SMALL.jpg symbiont I built this to experiment with heating water with the sun.I want to eventually build a house that is powered almost entirely by the sun.This project also goes by the name Solar thermal-siphon. It works because of convection. The heated water will naturally rise and cold water will fall. This only w...
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Thu, 24 Dec 2015 18:40:05 PST