Instructables: exploring - workshop - solar - solar http://www.instructables.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:29:52 PDT BLOX v1.01 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
Assembling my Harbor Freight 45 Watt Solar Panel Kit - No Tools needed! http://www.instructables.com/id/Assembling-my-Harbor-Freight-45-Watt-Solar-Panel-K/
Assembling my Harbor Freight 45 Watt Solar Panel Kit - No Tools needed! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FO4/0QRS/HZS8YBOX/FO40QRSHZS8YBOX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO4/0QRS/HZS8YBOX/FO40QRSHZS8YBOX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO4/0QRS/HZS8YBOX/FO40QRSHZS8YBOX.SMALL.jpg Tom Hargrave I originally wanted to design my own solar panel controller then buy the "best deal" in solar panels out there I could find. While doing my research I kept coming back to the Harbor Freight 45 Watt solar panel kit because it looked like for less than $200 (at the time) the kit would do everything I ...
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Sun, 7 Sep 2014 19:42:45 PDT
RV Solar Panel Turntable http://www.instructables.com/id/RV-Solar-Panel-Turntable/
RV Solar Panel Turntable - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FO3/GP32/HZS8WAQK/FO3GP32HZS8WAQK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO3/GP32/HZS8WAQK/FO3GP32HZS8WAQK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO3/GP32/HZS8WAQK/FO3GP32HZS8WAQK.SMALL.jpg eileen.queen.1 Many campers use solar panels when not hooked up to electric at a campsite. Since RVs move frequently there must be an easy way to turn the solar panels to due south. This is a design for an easy way to turn a bank of solar panels every time the RV moves. All you need is a compass to aim this device...
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Sun, 7 Sep 2014 19:38:46 PDT
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
Portable Fresnel Solar Oven http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Fresnel-Solar-Oven/
Portable Fresnel Solar Oven - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSB/PZ3W/HYNYNFRY/FSBPZ3WHYNYNFRY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSB/PZ3W/HYNYNFRY/FSBPZ3WHYNYNFRY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSB/PZ3W/HYNYNFRY/FSBPZ3WHYNYNFRY.SMALL.jpg Renard_Bleu Those sun rays traveled 150 million kilometers to get here, the least you can do is put them to good use. If you are looking to harness the power of the sun to cook your favorite casserole or crumble, then you need only to build a Fresnel Solar Oven. This is not the first solar oven featured on Ins...
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Sun, 10 Aug 2014 11:41:13 PDT
Pocket Power System (Can Be Solar Powered) http://www.instructables.com/id/Pocket-Power-System-Can-Be-Solar-Powered/
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Sun, 10 Aug 2014 10:43:55 PDT
Emergency USB Solar Wall Socket: Solar Socket http://www.instructables.com/id/Emergency-USB-Solar-Wall-Socket-Solar-Socket/
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Tue, 5 Aug 2014 06:16:21 PDT
Solar Pool Heater http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Pool-Heater-1/
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Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:13:27 PDT
Arduino powered Moss&Solar Facade Element http://www.instructables.com/id/Ardunio-powered-MossSolar-Facade-Element/
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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:28:30 PDT
Solar Battery Charger For Your Cordless Power Tools http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Battery-Charger-For-Your-Cordless-Power-Tool/
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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:06:28 PDT
Parabolic solar oven http://www.instructables.com/id/Parabolic-solar-oven/
Parabolic solar oven - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF4/YR8P/HXDJK55M/FF4YR8PHXDJK55M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF4/YR8P/HXDJK55M/FF4YR8PHXDJK55M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF4/YR8P/HXDJK55M/FF4YR8PHXDJK55M.SMALL.jpg yasintoda This is an instructable to show how to make a parabolic solar oven out of plywood.It's perfect for my utilisation : it makes one liter of water boil in 15-20 minutes and cooks a meal for 3 people in something like 45-60 minutes on good daysThe parabola is approximately 1.5 m wide and 50 cm deep. T...
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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 13:16:40 PDT
Make your own Solar Roller for your swimming pool blanket http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-Solar-Roller-for-your-swimming-pool-/
Make your own Solar Roller for your swimming pool blanket - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXV/HYLW/HXA9O1HO/FXVHYLWHXA9O1HO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXV/HYLW/HXA9O1HO/FXVHYLWHXA9O1HO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXV/HYLW/HXA9O1HO/FXVHYLWHXA9O1HO.SMALL.jpg Robnelson A solar blanket is a giant "bubble-wrap" cover that floats on the top of the water in your swimming pool. It provides a number of benefits: Heats the water with the sun - so its more comfortable and it extends the swimming seasonReduces evaporation which saves on water refillingBlocks some of the U...
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Sun, 6 Jul 2014 21:51:55 PDT
Ikea 'Solvinden' - Solar USB Power Supply http://www.instructables.com/id/Ikea-Solvinden-Solar-USB-Power-Supply/
Ikea 'Solvinden' - Solar USB Power Supply - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQZ/O659/HX5H4UZS/FQZO659HX5H4UZS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQZ/O659/HX5H4UZS/FQZO659HX5H4UZS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQZ/O659/HX5H4UZS/FQZO659HX5H4UZS.SMALL.jpg ShaperG This is yet another solar power supply instructable. But wait! What makes this one different? Well for starters, it only costs about $10 and can power most USB devices.But the major feature is that it has the sweet Swedish IKEA styling and functionality that everyone enjoys.Once we're done, you'll h...
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Wed, 2 Jul 2014 23:05:48 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.If you are decided to install a solar panel system to co...
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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 13:00:45 PDT
Portable Solar AC Power http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Solar-AC-Power-1/
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Sun, 29 Jun 2014 20:30:18 PDT
Build a Solar Coffee Bean Roaster http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Solar-Coffee-Bean-Roaster/
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Sun, 29 Jun 2014 18:15:56 PDT
All in One Portable Solar Power Unit: 220V + 12V + 5V + Automatic Battery Charge! ;) http://www.instructables.com/id/All-in-One-Portable-Solar-Power-Unit-220V-12V-5V-A/
All in One Portable Solar Power Unit: 220V + 12V + 5V + Automatic Battery Charge! ;) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQC/241W/HWJ7ADAT/FQC241WHWJ7ADAT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQC/241W/HWJ7ADAT/FQC241WHWJ7ADAT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQC/241W/HWJ7ADAT/FQC241WHWJ7ADAT.SMALL.jpg serdaro My starting point was to see if we can make portable solar power unit: lightweight reliable robust different voltage outputs (including 220V AC) capable of storing energy capable to charge lead acid batteryAnswer: Yes we can! ;)If we well balance size and capacity of the unit, it will be much ...
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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 09:09:28 PDT
Apartment Solar System http://www.instructables.com/id/Apartment-Solar-System/
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Sat, 14 Jun 2014 05:57:07 PDT
The $120 DIY 12v Solar Power System http://www.instructables.com/id/The-120-DIY-12v-Solar-Power-System/
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Fri, 13 Jun 2014 08:04:04 PDT
Saving the World with a Giant Solar Death Ray http://www.instructables.com/id/Saving-the-World-with-a-Giant-Solar-Death-Ray/
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 11:22:57 PDT
Solar water BBQ with our annual Water Parabola http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-water-BBQ-with-our-annual-Water-Parabola/
Solar water BBQ with our annual Water Parabola - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4D/3H6W/HVZHYQVP/F4D3H6WHVZHYQVP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4D/3H6W/HVZHYQVP/F4D3H6WHVZHYQVP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4D/3H6W/HVZHYQVP/F4D3H6WHVZHYQVP.SMALL.jpg GREENPOWERSCIENCE Adding water to a super thick piece of vinyl creates a very power water lens concentrating sunlight to over 800 degrees fahrenheit. This long focal length is perfect for ground level cooking. There is also a VERY simple Dutch oven DIY out of two cast iron skillets.Because the water is level, this on...
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Tue, 3 Jun 2014 17:03:48 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
Keychain RC for Every Room http://www.instructables.com/id/The-All-purpose-DIY-Solar-Lamp/
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Fri, 16 May 2014 07:41:09 PDT
Solar Power Station http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Power-Station/
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Mon, 12 May 2014 00:29:39 PDT
Solar Charge your LED grow lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Charge-your-LED-grow-lights/
Solar Charge your LED grow lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYM/6O27/HUYLZSHH/FYM6O27HUYLZSHH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYM/6O27/HUYLZSHH/FYM6O27HUYLZSHH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYM/6O27/HUYLZSHH/FYM6O27HUYLZSHH.SMALL.jpg Akin Yildiz new design; The Plant Shelfnew design; The Plant Armhello everyone!in my last instructable i have shared with you how to put together a simple plant arm; http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-plant-light-ba... which runs on batteries. I have a battery charger but that means paying for electricity. lu...
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Sat, 10 May 2014 15:12:33 PDT
Building a 12V solar power battery pack http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-12V-solar-power-battery-pack/
Building a 12V solar power battery pack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQP/1KNU/HUYLSDXP/FQP1KNUHUYLSDXP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQP/1KNU/HUYLSDXP/FQP1KNUHUYLSDXP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQP/1KNU/HUYLSDXP/FQP1KNUHUYLSDXP.SMALL.jpg rihuang There are large number of solar panels available on the market today, some promise to charge up your phone, while some pack enough power to charge an ipad. They have become quite affordable and highly portable. However, they all have one major flaw, and it has to do with how the charging circuit i...
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Thu, 8 May 2014 23:21:07 PDT
Portable Solar Powered Air Filter http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Solar-Powered-Air-Filter/
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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 21:18:41 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
Solar charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-charger-2/
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Thu, 10 Apr 2014 08:49:02 PDT
Making Solar Butter and Ghee http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Solar-Butter-and-Ghee/
Making Solar Butter and Ghee - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUK/U8YW/HTRVHWMO/FUKU8YWHTRVHWMO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUK/U8YW/HTRVHWMO/FUKU8YWHTRVHWMO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUK/U8YW/HTRVHWMO/FUKU8YWHTRVHWMO.SMALL.jpg cobergland I usually spend part of my Sundays at our local makerspace playing with solar stuff. Last week we made solar churned butter and some ghee.  We also made butter by hand, which while involving more work is faster than the simple yet slow solar churn. For butter you will need some heavy whipping cream,...
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Wed, 9 Apr 2014 12:43:43 PDT
Make a solar smoking vaporizer http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-solar-smoking-vaporizer/
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By: cobergland

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Tue, 8 Apr 2014 11:21:38 PDT
Thingall Solar car http://www.instructables.com/id/Thingall-Solar-car/
Thingall Solar car - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZP/F44Q/HTBIOBBP/FZPF44QHTBIOBBP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZP/F44Q/HTBIOBBP/FZPF44QHTBIOBBP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZP/F44Q/HTBIOBBP/FZPF44QHTBIOBBP.SMALL.jpg British Badger This is the thingall solar car a small model racer made from resin and fibre glass and this is how to make it  You will need 1.Plaster 2.sand Paper(crewed and fine)  3.craft knife 4. modelling rubber 5. resin 6. fibre glass mat  7.gearbox and wheels 8. Under coat (2 colours) 9. top coat paint (Br...
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Fri, 28 Mar 2014 09:35:54 PDT
Using A Voltaic Solar Panel For An EL Wire Logo http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-A-Voltaic-Solar-Panel-For-An-EL-Wire-Logo/
Using A Voltaic Solar Panel For An EL Wire Logo - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD0/PBQ9/HT9AS0TB/FD0PBQ9HT9AS0TB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD0/PBQ9/HT9AS0TB/FD0PBQ9HT9AS0TB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD0/PBQ9/HT9AS0TB/FD0PBQ9HT9AS0TB.SMALL.jpg ejk00 For the March Build Night with Voltaic Systems, we thought it would be great to use the 6 Watt system they sent us to power up the Omaha Maker Group EL Wire Logo that hangs in our front window.   For more information on the creation of the EL Wire logo, click here. The Basics The Voltaic Systems...
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Wed, 26 Mar 2014 18:57:02 PDT
Make Modular, Pocket-Sized Solar Panels http://www.instructables.com/id/Low-cost-Solar-Cell-Encapsulation-to-make-Modular-/
Make Modular, Pocket-Sized Solar Panels - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV2/7OJJ/HT5CSF04/FV27OJJHT5CSF04.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV2/7OJJ/HT5CSF04/FV27OJJHT5CSF04.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV2/7OJJ/HT5CSF04/FV27OJJHT5CSF04.SMALL.jpg cp123127 Have you ever been outside and had your phone die? Have you ever wanted to make your own solar panels for charging a cell phone or electronics project? Now you can! Each panel costs $1.25 in materials and provides 0 - 0.5V at 400-1000mA depending on load and lighting. The panels are linkable by m...
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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 12:45:05 PDT
Insulated Solar Cooker http://www.instructables.com/id/Insulated-Solar-Cooker/
Insulated Solar Cooker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRA/NXML/HT214AT6/FRANXMLHT214AT6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRA/NXML/HT214AT6/FRANXMLHT214AT6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRA/NXML/HT214AT6/FRANXMLHT214AT6.SMALL.jpg Chicasdelsol The goal of this project was to create a box cooker that can cook chocolate chip pancakes and quesadillas. We did not want to spend too much money creating this cooker so we brainstormed materials that would be easily accessible. Anyone can have access to the materials we used; there are also many s...
By: Chicasdelsol

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Fri, 21 Mar 2014 17:01:12 PDT
Solar Thermal Cooker http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Thermal-Cooker/
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By: shoelaces

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Fri, 21 Mar 2014 10:04:02 PDT
the "mini solar book", torch and charger http://www.instructables.com/id/the-mini-solar-book-torch-and-charger/
the "mini solar book", torch and charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJZ/LAXW/HSJAPK56/FJZLAXWHSJAPK56.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJZ/LAXW/HSJAPK56/FJZLAXWHSJAPK56.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJZ/LAXW/HSJAPK56/FJZLAXWHSJAPK56.SMALL.jpg andrea biffi The "mini solar book" is another solar power supply and charger, which acts as LED light too. Its torchlight function is very useful and effective. Indeed white LED only consumes 20 mA, so it will provide light for about 30 hours with a single charge of the battery, and with solar cells addition its...
By: andrea biffi

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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:41:49 PDT
Solar Panel Setup around $100 http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Panel-Setup-around-100/
Solar Panel Setup around $100 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/SRR8/HSHDSHFK/FKFSRR8HSHDSHFK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/SRR8/HSHDSHFK/FKFSRR8HSHDSHFK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/SRR8/HSHDSHFK/FKFSRR8HSHDSHFK.SMALL.jpg Khaleel123 My objective was to be able to charge and use, cell phones, tablets, laptops, and other devices that use less than 100 watts. Also I wanted to have the power ready and available day or night. The parts I used are: $39 Solar Cells Untabbed 0.5 volt 2.8 amp 1.4 watt $11 CMP12 10 amp Charge Controller ...
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Fri, 7 Mar 2014 16:26:32 PST
DIY Long Lasting 36 Cell Solar Panel (60 Watts) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Long-Lasting-36-Cell-Solar-Panel-60-Watts/
DIY Long Lasting 36 Cell Solar Panel (60 Watts) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F86/EPVP/HS4VRBQJ/F86EPVPHS4VRBQJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F86/EPVP/HS4VRBQJ/F86EPVPHS4VRBQJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F86/EPVP/HS4VRBQJ/F86EPVPHS4VRBQJ.SMALL.jpg dankozi713 I became interested in solar panels and making my own for my garage so that I could do more household projects. I don't have an electrical degree but with the vast amount of knowledge, tips and tricks regarding building solar panels on the interweb, I wanted to consolidate and share my project wit...
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Sun, 2 Mar 2014 19:16:11 PST
Open Source Solarpad Kit Solar USB Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Solarpad-Kit-Powerful-USB-Solar-Charger/
Open Source Solarpad Kit Solar USB Charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM7/Z6U3/HS3GSV4R/FM7Z6U3HS3GSV4R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM7/Z6U3/HS3GSV4R/FM7Z6U3HS3GSV4R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM7/Z6U3/HS3GSV4R/FM7Z6U3HS3GSV4R.SMALL.jpg Solarcycle "Finally, A Proper Solar Charger For Hikers And Bikers" - Cult of Mac Can a compact solar USB charger charge a phone and an external battery at the same time in about 3 hours? Yes! This is an Open Source Hardware instruction manual on how to build the Solarpad Kit solar USB charger, which include...
By: Solarcycle

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Tue, 25 Feb 2014 15:43:05 PST
easy solar charger and PSU [UPDATED] http://www.instructables.com/id/easy-solar-charger-and-PSU/
easy solar charger and PSU [UPDATED] - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4R/A7TN/HSBWQ6F3/F4RA7TNHSBWQ6F3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4R/A7TN/HSBWQ6F3/F4RA7TNHSBWQ6F3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4R/A7TN/HSBWQ6F3/F4RA7TNHSBWQ6F3.SMALL.jpg andrea biffi How long does your cellphone's battery keep the charge? I guess not for long time... and your GPS? Do you have a spare battery to not lose yourself in the woods? A solution is to buy a solar charger, they're cheap nowadays, but not many of them allow you to power your device during the charging proc...
By: andrea biffi

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Mon, 17 Feb 2014 11:18:54 PST
Solar Night Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Night-Light/
Solar Night Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB1/WNMD/HRPB9YN7/FB1WNMDHRPB9YN7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB1/WNMD/HRPB9YN7/FB1WNMDHRPB9YN7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB1/WNMD/HRPB9YN7/FB1WNMDHRPB9YN7.SMALL.jpg asburygr I was inspired to do this project based off the "Home-made Sun Jar" from cre8tor. Though their version was very economic, I only had a dollar and a need to make a battery powered night light. Materials Solar garden light from Walmart I found for $0.97. A jar of some kind. I have some baby food...
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Sat, 15 Feb 2014 13:24:16 PST
Solar Electric Bike Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Electric-Bike-Charger/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FP9/ZDJ7/HQS4YVWR/FP9ZDJ7HQS4YVWR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP9/ZDJ7/HQS4YVWR/FP9ZDJ7HQS4YVWR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP9/ZDJ7/HQS4YVWR/FP9ZDJ7HQS4YVWR.SMALL.jpg thehaneyplace I found these solar panels a few years back, but I was too excited to set them in motion to document all of the steps involved. They were most likey from a higher quality landscape lighting set, and when I find stuff like this at a yard sale it really makes my tail wag! The basic idea is relatively ...
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Wed, 29 Jan 2014 07:53:50 PST
Solar Home Heater DIY http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Home-Heater-DIY/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FDM/1TI3/HPG00AIP/FDM1TI3HPG00AIP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDM/1TI3/HPG00AIP/FDM1TI3HPG00AIP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDM/1TI3/HPG00AIP/FDM1TI3HPG00AIP.SMALL.jpg jack saville This is a clear and concise easy to do-it-yourself project by Jack Saville. How to build a simple inexpensive solar heater using free energy from the sun. No more heating bills. On or off the grid application for energy independence and self-sufficiency. Introducing a new book on self-reliance and f...
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Sun, 22 Dec 2013 15:52:03 PST
DIY SOLAR USB/5 V SUPPLY http://www.instructables.com/id/SOLAR-USB5-V-SUPPLY/
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Mon, 9 Dec 2013 00:17:05 PST
Solar Panel Small(2.01volt In low light) http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Panel-Small/
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Sun, 1 Dec 2013 10:58:09 PST
DIY Mini Solar Car! (14kph Toy) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Mini-Solar-Car-14kph-Ultrafast-Toy/
DIY Mini Solar Car! (14kph Toy) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F15/6CQA/HNID3O1M/F156CQAHNID3O1M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F15/6CQA/HNID3O1M/F156CQAHNID3O1M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F15/6CQA/HNID3O1M/F156CQAHNID3O1M.SMALL.jpg ASCAS Feast your eyes upon the beast of all solar cars! A small scale dragster, runs 14-20kph!. A project great for beginners! I made this when I was 6 y/o, this guide is kinda* a remake of my original project. It only took me $4 to one. It runs with two 5v ultra fast 2400rpm efficiency motors, recycled f...
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Mon, 4 Nov 2013 10:08:29 PST