Instructables: exploring - workshop - solar - light http://www.instructables.com Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:22:06 PST BLOX v1.01 Flag Pole Solar Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Flag-Pole-Solar-Light/
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Sun, 31 Aug 2014 22:44:49 PDT
Solar Charged Stereo Cooler http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Charged-Stereo-Cooler/
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Wed, 21 May 2014 18:26:24 PDT
Glow in the dark solar light mod http://www.instructables.com/id/Glow-in-the-dark-solar-light-mod/
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Sun, 18 May 2014 16:32:18 PDT
Solar Powered Ostrich Egg http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Powered-Ostrich-Egg/
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By: Ruud van Koningsbrugge

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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:37:24 PDT
the "mini solar book", torch and charger http://www.instructables.com/id/the-mini-solar-book-torch-and-charger/
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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:41:49 PDT
Solar Night Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Night-Light/
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Sat, 15 Feb 2014 13:24:16 PST
From a dim garden light to a bright flash light. (solar) http://www.instructables.com/id/From-dim-garden-light-to-bright-flash-light-solar/
From a dim garden light to a bright flash light. (solar) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5H/DDRY/HMMFB51H/F5HDDRYHMMFB51H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5H/DDRY/HMMFB51H/F5HDDRYHMMFB51H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5H/DDRY/HMMFB51H/F5HDDRYHMMFB51H.SMALL.jpg out-of-the-box I was in the dollar store the other day and saw this tiny garden rock, once I looked closer I noticed it was more than a rock. It was a solar garden light. It only costed one dollar and out of curiosity I had to buy it. I was browsing the web the other day and came across a product review for a sola...
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Fri, 11 Oct 2013 17:37:38 PDT
Nature-Themed Solar Bottles http://www.instructables.com/id/Nature-Themed-Solar-Bottles/
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Mon, 10 Jun 2013 10:36:16 PDT
Create Your Own Solar Powered Mason Jar Nightlight from Junk http://www.instructables.com/id/Create-Your-Own-Solar-Powered-Mason-Jar-Nightlight/
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Sun, 26 May 2013 10:03:32 PDT
Giant Sun Jar http://www.instructables.com/id/Giant-Sun-Jar/
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Mon, 15 Apr 2013 20:57:00 PDT
DIY Solar Lamp with help of Mother Nature & CABOT WoodCare Products http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Solar-Lamp-with-the-help-of-Mother-Nature-CO/
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Wed, 5 Sep 2012 20:52:49 PDT
Reused Solar Lighting for a Bicycle Helmet-Trash Tech http://www.instructables.com/id/Reused-Solar-Lighting-for-a-Bicycle-Helmet-Trash-T/
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Sun, 19 Aug 2012 20:05:43 PDT
Restoring Plastic Solar Cells like New http://www.instructables.com/id/Restoring-Plastic-Solar-Cells-like-New/
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Sat, 30 Jun 2012 21:28:11 PDT
Easy Solar Robot Nightlight http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Solar-Robot-Nightlight/
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Wed, 15 Feb 2012 19:49:15 PST
Solar Mailbox Light for $1 http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Mailbox-Light-for-1/
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Thu, 10 Nov 2011 14:30:34 PST
Solar recharged LED room light http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-recharged-LED-room-light/
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Tue, 23 Nov 2010 16:01:22 PST
Solar powered Christmas ornaments http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-powered-Christmas-ornaments/
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Sun, 6 Dec 2009 02:47:43 PST
Mail Box Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Mail-Box-Light/
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Sun, 23 Aug 2009 15:42:05 PDT
deodorant solar bike light http://www.instructables.com/id/deodorant-solar-bike-light/
deodorant solar bike light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Y/28HY/FV15TIEW/F7Y28HYFV15TIEW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Y/28HY/FV15TIEW/F7Y28HYFV15TIEW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Y/28HY/FV15TIEW/F7Y28HYFV15TIEW.SMALL.jpg sudhu_tewari I saw a guy in SF with a bike like that looked like a deodorant stick which gave me the idea to hack a solar garden light into a deodorant stick for easy weather proofing (and aerodynamic goodness).This is a simple hack, re-packaging a solar garden light. All you need is a deodorant stick, a solar l...
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Sun, 24 May 2009 14:53:37 PDT
Solar DS "Light" Redone and Improved http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-DS-quotLightquot-Redone-and-Greatly-Impr/
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Sun, 12 Apr 2009 12:55:48 PDT
Make A Portable Solar lantern http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-A-Portable-Solar-lantern/
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Tue, 21 Aug 2007 11:00:30 PDT
sunlight engraver! A simple way to engrave! http://www.instructables.com/id/sunlight-engraver!-A-simple-way-to-engrave!/
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Mon, 7 May 2007 22:58:55 PDT
Turn a solar light into... a solar light! http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-a-solar-light-into...-a-solar-light!/
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Sun, 1 Apr 2007 18:04:17 PDT
Solar Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Light/
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Sun, 3 Dec 2006 20:34:22 PST
Home-made Sun Jar http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-made-Sun-Jar/
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Sat, 18 Nov 2006 19:44:19 PST
Sun Jar http://www.instructables.com/id/Sun-Jar/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F9E/79QW/O84ES9J44CL/F9E79QWO84ES9J44CL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9E/79QW/O84ES9J44CL/F9E79QWO84ES9J44CL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9E/79QW/O84ES9J44CL/F9E79QWO84ES9J44CL.SMALL.jpg paranhos I saw the Sun Jar by Tobias Wong at Suck UK Design and thought it would be a perfect instructable project. Unfortunatly I'm no EE and need help with a wiring diagram and parts list. Hopefully we can come up with a design that is easily scalable so people can make different sized Sun Jars or vary it'...
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Thu, 21 Sep 2006 11:01:40 PDT