Instructables: exploring - workshop - solar - featured http://www.instructables.com Thu, 26 Apr 2018 17:11:45 PDT BLOX v1.01 Ammo Can Solar Power Supply http://www.instructables.com/id/Ammo-Can-Solar-Power-Supply/
Ammo Can Solar Power Supply - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FKJ/0D52/JDUKL0LO/FKJ0D52JDUKL0LO.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKJ/0D52/JDUKL0LO/FKJ0D52JDUKL0LO.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKJ/0D52/JDUKL0LO/FKJ0D52JDUKL0LO.SMALL.jpg bennelson For this project, I'd like to show you how to build a portable solar power supply in an ammo can!This is a great project to learn about the basics of electronics, batteries, and renewable energy. The finished project can charge a phone or tablet, light up a camp-site, and provide for whatever other ...
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Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:30:16 PST
Passive Solar Garage Door http://www.instructables.com/id/Passive-Solar-Garage-Door/
Passive Solar Garage Door - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FYE/AY8V/JCKUH7XZ/FYEAY8VJCKUH7XZ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYE/AY8V/JCKUH7XZ/FYEAY8VJCKUH7XZ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYE/AY8V/JCKUH7XZ/FYEAY8VJCKUH7XZ.SMALL.jpg bennelson Can a DOOR heat your workshop for free?In this Instructable, I'll show you how I built a passive solar door to help heat my garage workshop using the sun!Here's the video overview. What Is Passive Solar? What is Passive Solar?While there are many forms of Passive Solar, the term is generally used...
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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:11:57 PST
Adjustable Solar Panel Mount http://www.instructables.com/id/Tiltable-Solar-Panel-Mount/
Adjustable Solar Panel Mount - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F8O/VGYQ/JC0U5U4G/F8OVGYQJC0U5U4G.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8O/VGYQ/JC0U5U4G/F8OVGYQJC0U5U4G.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8O/VGYQ/JC0U5U4G/F8OVGYQJC0U5U4G.SMALL.jpg Born_to_build While researching the solar power off-grid system for my Shed-cave, one of the things that captured my attention was the angle or tilt of the solar panel. I wanted to know why they had to be tilted (Curious George) and what was the correct angle of tilt. I quickly discovered that while being flat 0°...
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Thu, 4 Jan 2018 18:12:34 PST
DIY Solar Garage http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Solar-Garage/
DIY Solar Garage - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F36/PM0P/JBWK2PND/F36PM0PJBWK2PND.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F36/PM0P/JBWK2PND/F36PM0PJBWK2PND.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F36/PM0P/JBWK2PND/F36PM0PJBWK2PND.SMALL.jpg bennelson Welcome! In this Instructable, I'd like to show you how I installed my own grid-interactive solar array, so that you can too!To start with, this is a "Grid-Tie" or "Utility-Interactive" solar system. That means that I'm WORKING WITH my electric utility to be a producer of energy with them. (Off-Grid...
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Tue, 2 Jan 2018 11:24:24 PST
Off the Grid Shed-cave http://www.instructables.com/id/Off-the-Grid-Shed-cave/
Off the Grid Shed-cave - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F0O/GXU9/JBWJVDR1/F0OGXU9JBWJVDR1.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0O/GXU9/JBWJVDR1/F0OGXU9JBWJVDR1.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0O/GXU9/JBWJVDR1/F0OGXU9JBWJVDR1.SMALL.jpg Born_to_build Before completing my workshed/mancave, dubbed the Shed-cave, I knew I would be needing an environment in which I will be able to operate my electric power tools, charge the cordless batteries and smartphone, work late in the night, and relax with T.V and games without installing a subpanel or siphon...
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Mon, 1 Jan 2018 12:59:37 PST
A Viewing Hood/Camera Mount for My Solar Projector http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Viewing-HoodCamera-Mount-for-My-Solar-Projector/
A Viewing Hood/Camera Mount for My Solar Projector - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F4H/A151/JAMTT0IF/F4HA151JAMTT0IF.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F4H/A151/JAMTT0IF/F4HA151JAMTT0IF.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F4H/A151/JAMTT0IF/F4HA151JAMTT0IF.SMALL.jpg K3WFN I could have predicted it…it always happens…but as soon as I “finished” my Solar Projector (https://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-Solar-Projector/ ), I realized that I still needed to make a few improvements. First, despite the fact that the projector’s screen was about 8” located down inside...
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Thu, 30 Nov 2017 11:24:38 PST
Building a Solar Projector http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-Solar-Projector/
Building a Solar Projector - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZN/7TTY/J9YJG68D/FZN7TTYJ9YJG68D.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZN/7TTY/J9YJG68D/FZN7TTYJ9YJG68D.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZN/7TTY/J9YJG68D/FZN7TTYJ9YJG68D.SMALL.jpg K3WFN All of the excitement surrounding 2017 solar eclipse was the catalyst I needed to motivate me to build my solar projector. I had always thought that it would make a neat project, but the up-coming eclipse gave me a reason to continue. However, after the eclipse was over, I discovered how much fun ...
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Tue, 14 Nov 2017 12:05:03 PST
Solar Hot Water Shower - DIY Solar Shower - (using Black Poly Water Heater) http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Hot-Water-Shower-DIY-Solar-Shower-using-Blac/
Solar Hot Water Shower - DIY Solar Shower - (using Black Poly Water Heater) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FNB/0HPA/J9YJAD3N/FNB0HPAJ9YJAD3N.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FNB/0HPA/J9YJAD3N/FNB0HPAJ9YJAD3N.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FNB/0HPA/J9YJAD3N/FNB0HPAJ9YJAD3N.SMALL.jpg desertsun02 in this instructable i'll show you how to set up a solar hot-water shower Watch short instructional video... Read description... video shows how to make a solar powered hot shower w/dual hot and cold water adjustments. hooks to a standard municipal water tap. save money on your gas/electric b...
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Mon, 13 Nov 2017 12:07:46 PST
Solar (Soda Bottle) Light Bulbs! - DIY (Solartubes) - Pure Natural Sunlight! (50w Equivalent) http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Soda-Bottle-Light-Bulbs-DIY-Solartubes-Pure-/
Solar (Soda Bottle) Light Bulbs! - DIY (Solartubes) - Pure Natural Sunlight! (50w Equivalent) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F1E/O6IA/J9SVXPWH/F1EO6IAJ9SVXPWH.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1E/O6IA/J9SVXPWH/F1EO6IAJ9SVXPWH.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1E/O6IA/J9SVXPWH/F1EO6IAJ9SVXPWH.SMALL.jpg desertsun02 in this instructable i'll show you how to make solar "soda bottle" light bulbs Watch Short Instructional Video... Read Description... video shows how to make solar "soda bottle" light bulbs. "full spectrum" natural sunlight has been shown to be the best type of light overall for general healt...
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Sun, 12 Nov 2017 09:23:42 PST
Solar Food Dehydrator - Easy (Pizza Box) Design! http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Food-Dehydrator-Easy-Pizza-Box-Design/
Solar Food Dehydrator - Easy (Pizza Box) Design! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FCH/676F/J9SVXJ5T/FCH676FJ9SVXJ5T.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FCH/676F/J9SVXJ5T/FCH676FJ9SVXJ5T.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FCH/676F/J9SVXJ5T/FCH676FJ9SVXJ5T.SMALL.jpg desertsun02 in this instructable i'll show you how to put together a simple solar food dehydrator Watch Short Instructional Video... Read Description... video shows how to make a simple solar food dehydrator. cost almost nothing to make. made using 5 common household items. dries and preserves many type...
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Sun, 12 Nov 2017 08:15:25 PST
Glow-Water Lamps! W/aquarium/terrarium Conv. - Solar Powered! http://www.instructables.com/id/Glow-Water-Lamps-Waquariumterrarium-Conv-Solar-Pow/
Glow-Water Lamps! W/aquarium/terrarium Conv. - Solar Powered! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FB9/L27F/J9OW8PJC/FB9L27FJ9OW8PJC.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FB9/L27F/J9OW8PJC/FB9L27FJ9OW8PJC.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FB9/L27F/J9OW8PJC/FB9L27FJ9OW8PJC.SMALL.jpg desertsun02 in this instructable i'll show you how to make a glow water lamp (w/simple aquarium/terrarium conversion) Watch Instructional Video... Read Thru Description... Homemade "White Glow" Water Lamps. Simple DIY. Produces a "silvery white" light suitable for use as a low power lantern or nightlight...
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Tue, 7 Nov 2017 09:00:59 PST
Solar USB Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-USB-Charger-3/
Solar USB Charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F7N/BASO/J9JFN3TT/F7NBASOJ9JFN3TT.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7N/BASO/J9JFN3TT/F7NBASOJ9JFN3TT.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7N/BASO/J9JFN3TT/F7NBASOJ9JFN3TT.SMALL.jpg bekathwia Let's make something super useful— your own solar powered USB backup battery! After some simple soldering, you'll be ready to charge your phone and other portable electronics on the go while camping or during the next power outage. What follows is a basic recipe which you can follow exactly, or swit...
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Fri, 3 Nov 2017 08:37:59 PDT
Simplest Solar Cooker Ever! (cardboard and Foil Oven) Cheapest/easiest How to DIY http://www.instructables.com/id/Simplest-Solar-Cooker-Ever-cardboard-and-Foil-Oven/
Simplest Solar Cooker Ever! (cardboard and Foil Oven) Cheapest/easiest How to DIY - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FJ9/24V7/J9EH5NN1/FJ924V7J9EH5NN1.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJ9/24V7/J9EH5NN1/FJ924V7J9EH5NN1.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJ9/24V7/J9EH5NN1/FJ924V7J9EH5NN1.SMALL.jpg desertsun02 in this instructable i'll show you how make an amazingly simple solar oven Watch Instructional Video... Read description... solar cooker (oven) made using only cardboard and aluminum foil. cooks like electric crockpot using only the sun. reaches 220 F. great for slow cooking. items needed: ...
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Wed, 1 Nov 2017 12:35:26 PDT
Solar Water Heater! Multi-Bottle & Poly Pipe Solar Water Heater - 145F - Easy DIY http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Water-Heater-Multi-Bottle-Poly-Pipe-Solar-Wa/
Solar Water Heater! Multi-Bottle & Poly Pipe Solar Water Heater - 145F - Easy DIY - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F75/X99Y/J98RY5VL/F75X99YJ98RY5VL.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F75/X99Y/J98RY5VL/F75X99YJ98RY5VL.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F75/X99Y/J98RY5VL/F75X99YJ98RY5VL.SMALL.jpg desertsun02 in the instructable i'll how how i made a plastic bottle and poly pipe solar water heater Watch the instructional video... Read the description... Solar Water Heater Made with poly tube and plastic bottles. Easy DIY. Constructed using plastic bottles and poly tube. temps up to 145F. this clos...
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Mon, 30 Oct 2017 08:58:51 PDT
DIY Solar Water Distiller! - Simple Solar Water Distilling - Easy DIY (for Survival/SHTF) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Solar-Water-Distiller-Simple-Solar-Water-Disti/
DIY Solar Water Distiller! - Simple Solar Water Distilling - Easy DIY (for Survival/SHTF) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F83/U3CQ/J97AIPF6/F83U3CQJ97AIPF6.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F83/U3CQ/J97AIPF6/F83U3CQJ97AIPF6.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F83/U3CQ/J97AIPF6/F83U3CQJ97AIPF6.SMALL.jpg desertsun02 in this instructable i show how to make a simple solar water distiller just using bottles. Watch the Instructional Video... Read the Description... DIY Solar Water Distilling! Simple Solar Water Distiller! Easy DIY. Great for survival/SHTF situations. made using 2 clear (plastic or glass) bot...
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Wed, 25 Oct 2017 11:15:26 PDT
DIY Solar Water Heater! - Deluxe "Aluminum backed" COPPER COIL Solar Water Heater! 175F Full Instr. http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Solar-Water-Heater-Deluxe-Aluminum-Backed-COPP/
DIY Solar Water Heater! - Deluxe "Aluminum backed" COPPER COIL Solar Water Heater! 175F Full Instr. - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FM0/YX9L/J8YRJ2Y3/FM0YX9LJ8YRJ2Y3.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FM0/YX9L/J8YRJ2Y3/FM0YX9LJ8YRJ2Y3.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FM0/YX9L/J8YRJ2Y3/FM0YX9LJ8YRJ2Y3.SMALL.jpg desertsun02 DIY Solar Water Heater! - Deluxe "Aluminum backed" COPPER COIL Solar Water Heater! 175F Full Instr. Watch the Instructional Video... Read the Description... Deluxe DIY Solar Water Heater! Solar Thermal "Aluminum backed" COPPER COIL Water Heater! Easy DIY w/Full Instructions. Super Hot water, ...
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Sun, 22 Oct 2017 14:17:36 PDT
Homemade (High Velocity) Desktop Fan! (w/Dual DC Motors!) - Solar Powered! - Full Instr. http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-High-Velocity-Desktop-Table-Fan-wDual-DC-/
Homemade (High Velocity) Desktop Fan! (w/Dual DC Motors!) - Solar Powered! - Full Instr. - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FEP/PE18/J8YRKXFL/FEPPE18J8YRKXFL.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FEP/PE18/J8YRKXFL/FEPPE18J8YRKXFL.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FEP/PE18/J8YRKXFL/FEPPE18J8YRKXFL.SMALL.jpg desertsun02 Homemade "High Velocity" Desktop Table Fan! (w/Dual DC Motors!) - Solar Powered! - Full Instr. Watch the Instructional Video... Read the Description... video shows how to make a High Velocity Solar Powered DC Desktop Table Fan! w/dual DC motors! whole thing is made out of a few pieces of scra...
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Sun, 22 Oct 2017 10:37:59 PDT
SOLAR F4U Corsair http://www.instructables.com/id/SOLAR-F4U-Corsair/
SOLAR F4U Corsair - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FMF/A1FK/J8F5UBML/FMFA1FKJ8F5UBML.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FMF/A1FK/J8F5UBML/FMFA1FKJ8F5UBML.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FMF/A1FK/J8F5UBML/FMFA1FKJ8F5UBML.SMALL.jpg kotchapong This project is fast and easy. I try to make the plastic model WWII airplane and add small motor with 1.5 v solar panel to be a showcase on the desktop. The model airplane’s propeller will spin when it in the sun light and also the airplane can adjust to any position that you want, because it sit ...
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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/
Solar Rechargeable Lamp and Solar Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FX6/VGIJ/J8F5PYYM/FX6VGIJJ8F5PYYM.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FX6/VGIJ/J8F5PYYM/FX6VGIJJ8F5PYYM.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FX6/VGIJ/J8F5PYYM/FX6VGIJJ8F5PYYM.SMALL.jpg Abdullah Chaudary This project is all about using the energy of Sun in number of ways. This project give many ways to uses energy of Sun in Electric form to run anything in its range. You can use SOLAR RECHARGEABLE BOX for:1. Powering Street lamp.2. It can serve as power bank to charge mobiles.3. It can be used to ru...
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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/
DIY Solar Plane - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FOR/484Q/J84QUEYQ/FOR484QJ84QUEYQ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FOR/484Q/J84QUEYQ/FOR484QJ84QUEYQ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FOR/484Q/J84QUEYQ/FOR484QJ84QUEYQ.SMALL.jpg YaronShemesh I was looking for my next wood project and saw this short video , love the concept and had to build one... Also, It was a little challenging to combine a concealed electronic circuit inside the plane body (especially when I'm not an electronics expert).Hope you will enjoy this as much as I did buil...
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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/
Placa Solar USB Para Mochila - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FM8/SU5X/J7UR0UVE/FM8SU5XJ7UR0UVE.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FM8/SU5X/J7UR0UVE/FM8SU5XJ7UR0UVE.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FM8/SU5X/J7UR0UVE/FM8SU5XJ7UR0UVE.SMALL.jpg BreakingTheExpectations Hola de nuevo! Aquí estamos con uno de los instructables® más sencillos y chulos que he hecho. Hacer que tu mochila te cargue el móvil o una batería portátil, u alimente cualquier cosa que tenga un USB y con solo unos pocos materiales y además baratos. SIIIII baratossss...Comprobado que funciona cua...
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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/
Corner Cooker - a Solar Kit for Students - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F48/YSXA/J79HGB4Z/F48YSXAJ79HGB4Z.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F48/YSXA/J79HGB4Z/F48YSXAJ79HGB4Z.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F48/YSXA/J79HGB4Z/F48YSXAJ79HGB4Z.SMALL.jpg Coengineer Solar cookers are a great way to teach students about solar energy. The Corner Cooker is a kit that contains commonly available materials for students to learn about solar heating and cooking. The small size (12" or 30cm cube) is easy to transport and the box itself is cut up to create the cooker wh...
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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/
Solar Powered Mason Jar - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FGZ/NS9D/J6IF461V/FGZNS9DJ6IF461V.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FGZ/NS9D/J6IF461V/FGZNS9DJ6IF461V.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FGZ/NS9D/J6IF461V/FGZNS9DJ6IF461V.SMALL.jpg TechMartian Solar powered mason jars are a beautiful garden decor to bring life and light to your backyard. This is a simple solar powered and charged mason jar made with reused items. BoM Pickle JarSolar Panel - I got mine from a broken camping lampLEDCapacitorJST ConnectorTools KnifeHot glue Measure the ...
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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/
Hi-top Van Solar Power - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FV7/E6ER/J4SQ1QH6/FV7E6ERJ4SQ1QH6.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FV7/E6ER/J4SQ1QH6/FV7E6ERJ4SQ1QH6.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FV7/E6ER/J4SQ1QH6/FV7E6ERJ4SQ1QH6.SMALL.jpg johnowhite The Hi-top van is now transitioning from a work vehicle to a toy hauler/sort-of RV.When riding motorcycles or just camping, it's nice to have off-grid power. I had some solar panels, but they were poly whatever, aluminum framed and I didn't build the roof with them in mind....Was kinda bummed...Th...
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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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By: Manuel Bonomi

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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/
How to Install Solar Panel(s) on a Camper Van Conversion - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FOM/MDYF/J1QPA61W/FOMMDYFJ1QPA61W.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FOM/MDYF/J1QPA61W/FOMMDYFJ1QPA61W.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FOM/MDYF/J1QPA61W/FOMMDYFJ1QPA61W.SMALL.jpg atoine The autonomy of our DIY camper van conversion depends on power, and extracting power from the sun feels a bit like cheating to us. If you say freedom, we say solar panels!We listed all the steps in this Instructable, but head over here for all the material list (with links to products), tools and mo...
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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/
Sun Basket: Universal Solar Bike Upgrade - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FHQ/XTKS/J0X55WPZ/FHQXTKSJ0X55WPZ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FHQ/XTKS/J0X55WPZ/FHQXTKSJ0X55WPZ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FHQ/XTKS/J0X55WPZ/FHQXTKSJ0X55WPZ.SMALL.jpg bing Simple, easy steps to upgrade your e-bike to a solar bike. Charges your bike when it parks under the sun, perfect for a commuter bike.Because we are using a booster MPPT solar charge controller with adjustable output, we can charge all e-bikes with 24V/36V/48V battery pack system. Parts: Total Ar...
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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/
DIY Solar Phone Charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F3M/V3AM/IWWFJ2XN/F3MV3AMIWWFJ2XN.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F3M/V3AM/IWWFJ2XN/F3MV3AMIWWFJ2XN.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F3M/V3AM/IWWFJ2XN/F3MV3AMIWWFJ2XN.SMALL.jpg altE Store We were looking for a simple, inexpensive, but efficient way to keep our cell phone charged when outside. Whether you are using your GPS while camping, playing music while tailgating, or out hunting Pokemon (watch our video), your phone may be burning through it's battery. By plugging its car charge...
By: altE Store

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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/
Low Cost Portable USB Solar Charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FUL/FPC9/IWWFH0PC/FULFPC9IWWFH0PC.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FUL/FPC9/IWWFH0PC/FULFPC9IWWFH0PC.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FUL/FPC9/IWWFH0PC/FULFPC9IWWFH0PC.SMALL.jpg BrotherJames8765 So, you want a solar USB charger? Well, you've come to the right place for a pretty cheap one :)I created this charger as a workshop on DIY electronics for a sustainability club. The chargers cost a little under $9 each (materials bought in bulk) and and can be made in under an hour. The picture ...
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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/
30W Portable Solar Power Generator - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F0B/6TSV/IVO4UZ0B/F0B6TSVIVO4UZ0B.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0B/6TSV/IVO4UZ0B/F0B6TSVIVO4UZ0B.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0B/6TSV/IVO4UZ0B/F0B6TSVIVO4UZ0B.SMALL.jpg altE Store Emergency rescue workers from International Rescue Group asked the altE Store for a way to charge their phones and tablets while helping the hurricane survivors in Haiti. We built them a couple of portable solar powered systems that are small enough to allow them to carry it around where needed, whi...
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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/
DIY 5.2kW Solar Tracker controlled by Raspberry Pi - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FTL/V9VP/IVHQEO1Z/FTLV9VPIVHQEO1Z.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTL/V9VP/IVHQEO1Z/FTLV9VPIVHQEO1Z.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTL/V9VP/IVHQEO1Z/FTLV9VPIVHQEO1Z.SMALL.jpg MatsB76 A solar tracking system can increase the output of the solar farm with up to 40%. All commercial solar tracking systems I have found cost more than 40% of the total cost based on a fixed installation. Some solar tracking systems cost 2 times more than a fixed installation.Hence it is better to buy m...
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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/
Solar powered DC motor - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FLC/1THY/ITW4GNGQ/FLC1THYITW4GNGQ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLC/1THY/ITW4GNGQ/FLC1THYITW4GNGQ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLC/1THY/ITW4GNGQ/FLC1THYITW4GNGQ.SMALL.jpg Navy Wolves DC motors can be used for a variety of projects and tasks, from homemade projects such as fans or improvised drills to more practical machines, like circular saws. The uses of DC motors are endless and can make your life easier. In this Instructable I will teach you how to make a solar powered DC m...
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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/
Solar/Grid Hybrid 12V System - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FDE/W4P4/ITW4E68D/FDEW4P4ITW4E68D.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FDE/W4P4/ITW4E68D/FDEW4P4ITW4E68D.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FDE/W4P4/ITW4E68D/FDEW4P4ITW4E68D.SMALL.jpg jtjaeger For the traditional off-gird solar/battery system, there seems to be an inescapable design challenge: the solar PV and battery size must be significantly over-sized in order to ensure reliable power during the winter or multiple cloudy days. Meanwhile, typical AC coupled rooftop solar installations ...
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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/
DIY All in One Solar Power Pack - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FJ9/O1KU/ITW4C94J/FJ9O1KUITW4C94J.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJ9/O1KU/ITW4C94J/FJ9O1KUITW4C94J.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJ9/O1KU/ITW4C94J/FJ9O1KUITW4C94J.SMALL.jpg deba168 [ Play Video ]In this Instructables, I walk you through everything you need to know to make your own DIY solar power pack. This is a perfect tool for any outdoor use such as camping, hiking, hunting, offroading, fishing and survival situations. During the storm / grid power cut off, you can use it a...
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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/
DIY: Illuminated House Number Powered By Solar Panels - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZL/B3GP/IU2TSLGP/FZLB3GPIU2TSLGP.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZL/B3GP/IU2TSLGP/FZLB3GPIU2TSLGP.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZL/B3GP/IU2TSLGP/FZLB3GPIU2TSLGP.SMALL.jpg Well Done Tips This time I made illuminated house number powered by solar panels.How I made it - you can check by looking DIY video or you can follow up instructions bellow. For this build you will need: Materials: 6 solar garden lights1 AAA rechargeable batterya piece of plastic boardsome wires and isolating ma...
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Sun, 9 Oct 2016 11:14:36 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/
No More Wasting!... Let's make a Simple Solar Charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FXU/A319/ISCBFXV4/FXUA319ISCBFXV4.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXU/A319/ISCBFXV4/FXUA319ISCBFXV4.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXU/A319/ISCBFXV4/FXUA319ISCBFXV4.SMALL.jpg IbniH Sometime, we aren't aware or taken for granted that everyday we waste our precious natural resources especially fossil fuel in form of routine used of electricity to power our things.And I've... used a lot of it to charge my drone.Now, in a 10 minutes' instructable, you can give a small contribution...
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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/
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