Instructables: exploring - workshop - solar - featured http://www.instructables.com Sat, 3 Dec 2016 11:49:09 PST BLOX v1.01 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/
Solar Flashlight for Survival Kit - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F34/62F6/IUKEVXT7/F3462F6IUKEVXT7.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F34/62F6/IUKEVXT7/F3462F6IUKEVXT7.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F34/62F6/IUKEVXT7/F3462F6IUKEVXT7.SMALL.jpg stannickel This project was inspired by another instructable called, No Nonsense Survival Kit by Instructa-Nathan. He made a survival kit that contained just about everything needed for survival and packaged in an Altoids tin. One thing I thought would be nice to have would be some kind of electric light like...
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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/
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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/
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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/
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Sun, 11 Sep 2016 15:49:22 PDT
Solar PV tracker http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-PV-tracker/
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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/
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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/
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Mon, 11 Jul 2016 06:45:35 PDT
Bend PVC Conduit http://www.instructables.com/id/Bend-PVC-Conduit/
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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/
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Fri, 1 Jul 2016 08:04:28 PDT
Solar Powered Refrigerator! http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Powered-Refrigerator/
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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/
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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/
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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]]> 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/
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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/
DIY Solar Oven - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FG6/D6ZF/IE6HDUQG/FG6D6ZFIE6HDUQG.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FG6/D6ZF/IE6HDUQG/FG6D6ZFIE6HDUQG.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FG6/D6ZF/IE6HDUQG/FG6D6ZFIE6HDUQG.SMALL.jpg Teyla This solar oven is made out of materials that are very easily available and not very expensive either. Most materials used to build this one were scrap materials. We use it in Hungary during summertime when the days are sunny and dry. Temperatures are usually 30-35 degrees Celsius, but for some food...
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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/
Pole Mounted X/Y Static Adjustable Solar Panel Bracket - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FKL/2O4K/IE4E29UK/FKL2O4KIE4E29UK.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKL/2O4K/IE4E29UK/FKL2O4KIE4E29UK.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKL/2O4K/IE4E29UK/FKL2O4KIE4E29UK.SMALL.jpg Zach Cox The motivation for this project was to get a solar collector that powers a pump on a gold fish pond off the ground.The project is to make an adjustable (but static, non-motorized) X/Y Mount for a flat panel Solar Collector. This bracket does not 'follow-the-sun' and is fixed to set angles depending...
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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/
Portable Solar Power Station - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FL8/MFCZ/IE2FZP1G/FL8MFCZIE2FZP1G.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FL8/MFCZ/IE2FZP1G/FL8MFCZIE2FZP1G.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FL8/MFCZ/IE2FZP1G/FL8MFCZIE2FZP1G.SMALL.jpg KenConstruct Portable/emergency solar power station. Stats: 120W (95? max so far) solar, 12V 80Ah AGM battery, MPPT solar charge controller, 400W inverter (uses 0.8 A when on), 3 cooling fans (in/out and duct, uses 0.2 A when on, button activated), 6.2 kg/14 lb. case - weighed when holding everything but the pa...
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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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FI2/DP78/IE08PEPG/FI2DP78IE08PEPG.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FI2/DP78/IE08PEPG/FI2DP78IE08PEPG.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZZ/QQDX/IBWHE2LU/FZZQQDXIBWHE2LU.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZZ/QQDX/IBWHE2LU/FZZQQDXIBWHE2LU.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FLJ/3F5L/IB7RQOP0/FLJ3F5LIB7RQOP0.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLJ/3F5L/IB7RQOP0/FLJ3F5LIB7RQOP0.SQUARE.jpg https://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/
How to change 36V to 12V Solar Cell - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZZ/GMA9/IAZ6Z9HU/FZZGMA9IAZ6Z9HU.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZZ/GMA9/IAZ6Z9HU/FZZGMA9IAZ6Z9HU.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZZ/GMA9/IAZ6Z9HU/FZZGMA9IAZ6Z9HU.SMALL.jpg MJBukeiRRR Disclaimer: Do this in your own responsibility, the panel warranty will void also the delivered power may go below a certain voltages which can cause a severe damage to your electronics. do this in your own responsibility.Hi,In this bad situation (WAR) having a shortage of gasoline, diesel, and elec...
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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/
Solar Power System with Up-cycled Components. - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F71/I9MU/IAWDKPYV/F71I9MUIAWDKPYV.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F71/I9MU/IAWDKPYV/F71I9MUIAWDKPYV.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F71/I9MU/IAWDKPYV/F71I9MUIAWDKPYV.SMALL.jpg MoTinkerGNome Scope of Project.The objective of this project is to assemble and install a stand alone solar power system (Photo Voltaic or PV) . My goal is to run 2 LED light bulbs in fixtures on my workbench and charge/maintain my power tool batteries. My estimated load will be 2 x 10W/LED bulbs, and 85W for t...
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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/
Solar cooker (cardboard box) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZ8/764L/IAMCFCTN/FZ8764LIAMCFCTN.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZ8/764L/IAMCFCTN/FZ8764LIAMCFCTN.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZ8/764L/IAMCFCTN/FZ8764LIAMCFCTN.SMALL.jpg pilamye Solar Cooker - using a cardboard box construction lined with aluminum foil to harness the sun's energy for cooking your meals, dehydrating foods, and even purifying water!Recipes can be found at: http://solarcooking.wikia.com/wiki/Recipesor http://www.sunoven.com/sun-cooking-usa/how-to-use Materia...
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Sun, 7 Jun 2015 16:48:54 PDT
Solar-Powered Fan http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Powered-Fan/
Solar-Powered Fan - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F0K/UHS6/IAIFGRRR/F0KUHS6IAIFGRRR.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0K/UHS6/IAIFGRRR/F0KUHS6IAIFGRRR.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0K/UHS6/IAIFGRRR/F0KUHS6IAIFGRRR.SMALL.jpg MPry This Fan is a Three-Speed fan that works outside during daylight. The motor runs completely on solar power from the 4v solar panel. This fan is great for relaxing outside and cooling off. Materials You need to either have a fan lying around, purchase one online, or have a motor on hand. This is a...
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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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FWG/I4BB/I9WYVWHJ/FWGI4BBI9WYVWHJ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWG/I4BB/I9WYVWHJ/FWGI4BBI9WYVWHJ.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FAX/P87V/IANRRNEP/FAXP87VIANRRNEP.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAX/P87V/IANRRNEP/FAXP87VIANRRNEP.SQUARE.jpg https://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/
Solar Powered Fans - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FSL/OXS6/I9419V69/FSLOXS6I9419V69.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FSL/OXS6/I9419V69/FSLOXS6I9419V69.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FSL/OXS6/I9419V69/FSLOXS6I9419V69.SMALL.jpg micreatespace Using the Brown Dog Gadget 5W solar panels, we were able to turn battery-powered fans into solar powered fans! Get a cheap fan I got this cheap, battery-powered fan from our local dollar store. Get a cheap USB 2.0 cord Get a discarded or cheap USB 2.0 cord, then snip off the other end of the c...
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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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FCS/E2U1/I8VGN34Q/FCSE2U1I8VGN34Q.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FCS/E2U1/I8VGN34Q/FCSE2U1I8VGN34Q.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F07/HKFA/I8OBGTSD/F07HKFAI8OBGTSD.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F07/HKFA/I8OBGTSD/F07HKFAI8OBGTSD.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FH0/6RUS/IAP6XEL3/FH06RUSIAP6XEL3.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FH0/6RUS/IAP6XEL3/FH06RUSIAP6XEL3.SQUARE.jpg https://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...
By: Mjtrinihobby

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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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/RLV9/HH2VZDFT/FN8RLV9HH2VZDFT.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/RLV9/HH2VZDFT/FN8RLV9HH2VZDFT.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F2R/RUDL/I7MY35LQ/F2RRUDLI7MY35LQ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2R/RUDL/I7MY35LQ/F2RRUDLI7MY35LQ.SQUARE.jpg https://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...
By: Jonathanrjpereira

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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 04:52:38 PDT