Instructables: exploring - workshop - solar - solar http://www.instructables.com Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:50:14 PDT BLOX v1.01 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/
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Sun, 11 Sep 2016 15:49:22 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
The Frugal Man's Solar Shed Project http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Frugal-Mans-Solar-Shed-Project/
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Wed, 24 Aug 2016 10:48:56 PDT
Solar Hot Tub Heater http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Hot-Tub-Heater/
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Thu, 11 Aug 2016 07:24:25 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
Melt Rock Glass Anything Using Homemade Continuous Plasma Arc http://www.instructables.com/id/Melt-Rock-Glass-and-Anything-With-Homemade-Continu/
Melt Rock Glass Anything Using Homemade Continuous Plasma Arc - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FCA/1Y6L/IPTJD9RV/FCA1Y6LIPTJD9RV.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FCA/1Y6L/IPTJD9RV/FCA1Y6LIPTJD9RV.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FCA/1Y6L/IPTJD9RV/FCA1Y6LIPTJD9RV.SMALL.jpg • The Inventor • Plasma At Home Plasma isn't that rare anyway, it's all around us, biggest example is the sun, and going down to lightning, fluorescent light bulb, neon sign, electric welding etc.. Yet I managed to directly create plasma, exposed and close, and here you need to realize the dangers of this act, p...
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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 06:39:29 PDT
The Mort Pump AKA Solar Embalming Tank http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Mort-Pump-AKA-Solar-Embalming-Tank/
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Mon, 20 Jun 2016 04:53:04 PDT
Solar Bug Borer http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Bug-Borer/
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Fri, 17 Jun 2016 10:53:58 PDT
Demystifying (and cutting to size) Flexible thin-film solar panels (Fuji F-Wave) http://www.instructables.com/id/Demystifying-and-Cutting-to-Size-Flexible-Thin-fil/
Demystifying (and cutting to size) Flexible thin-film solar panels (Fuji F-Wave) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F50/KC2U/IP091Z50/F50KC2UIP091Z50.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F50/KC2U/IP091Z50/F50KC2UIP091Z50.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F50/KC2U/IP091Z50/F50KC2UIP091Z50.SMALL.jpg wasteoinc For the last 2 - 3 years you can find flexible thin-film solar panels quite cheaply (around 50-80euros per 100w) on the internet. The bulk of them are a solar panel called Fuji F-Wave 92W. The flexibility of this panel is amazing in such ways, that you can make a roll out it and treat it like a carp...
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Tue, 7 Jun 2016 05:49:15 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
Power Buddy Senior http://www.instructables.com/id/Power-Buddy-Senior/
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Thu, 18 Feb 2016 21:38:03 PST
Power Buddy http://www.instructables.com/id/Power-Buddy/
Power Buddy - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FWL/VQZS/IKEAM6B0/FWLVQZSIKEAM6B0.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWL/VQZS/IKEAM6B0/FWLVQZSIKEAM6B0.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWL/VQZS/IKEAM6B0/FWLVQZSIKEAM6B0.SMALL.jpg smurray2 This little case is a handy way to get power where it wouldn't normally be available. It has a 12W 12V solar trickle charger and a 230V mains charger. It outputs 230V @ 200 or a single 12V vehicle accessory plug. I was going to add a USB charger but with converters being so handy and cheap I just in...
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Tue, 9 Feb 2016 00:49:52 PST
How To Build Solar RV Heating system using Pop Cans http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-Solar-RV-Heating-System-Using-Pop-Can/
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Wed, 3 Feb 2016 05:24:44 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
Solar Death Ray http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Death-Ray/
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Thu, 17 Dec 2015 12:32:37 PST
Foldable, Lightweight Solar Panel http://www.instructables.com/id/Foladable-Lightweight-Solar-Panel/
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Wed, 23 Sep 2015 15:55:05 PDT
DIY Solar Oven http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Solar-Oven-1/
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Sat, 5 Sep 2015 13:46:17 PDT
Portable Solar Power Station http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Solar-Charge-Controller/
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Wed, 2 Sep 2015 23:38:22 PDT
Solar Tracking Water Heater http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Tracking-Water-Heater/
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Wed, 2 Sep 2015 15:47:39 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
DIY Solar Car http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Solar-Car/
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Tue, 18 Aug 2015 11:30:26 PDT
$5 Pocket Solar Battery for QRP Radio Transceiver http://www.instructables.com/id/5-Pocket-Solar-Battery-for-QRP-Radio-Transceiver/
$5 Pocket Solar Battery for QRP Radio Transceiver - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F8U/69O9/IC6HTPN7/F8U69O9IC6HTPN7.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8U/69O9/IC6HTPN7/F8U69O9IC6HTPN7.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8U/69O9/IC6HTPN7/F8U69O9IC6HTPN7.SMALL.jpg sbmull It seems too good to be true but you can put a pocket solar powered battery on your QRP radio for $5. You'll need a soldering iron and a few odd's and ends. Get the goods First, head over to ebay and pick up a Solio Mono-A for $3 free shipping. And get a 4-pole audio jack for $1.00. You will a...
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Fri, 17 Jul 2015 07:48:55 PDT
DIY convert LED Panels to 12V http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-convert-LED-Panels-to-12V/
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Wed, 1 Jul 2015 11:19:10 PDT
Solar battery charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-battery-charger-1/
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Fri, 26 Jun 2015 05:26:57 PDT
Solar powered personal fan http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-powered-personal-fan/
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Tue, 23 Jun 2015 06:48:38 PDT
Solar Car Charger in Dashboard http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Car-Charger-in-Dashboard/
Solar Car Charger in Dashboard - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FMC/QKZ0/IB3HN3D9/FMCQKZ0IB3HN3D9.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FMC/QKZ0/IB3HN3D9/FMCQKZ0IB3HN3D9.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FMC/QKZ0/IB3HN3D9/FMCQKZ0IB3HN3D9.SMALL.jpg vicesat In this tutorial i show you how to install a solar panel in your car like it's made in a house. With this you always have your battery full, this increase your fuel mileage and prevents to your battery drains when you dont use the car.And even you can use the extra energy of the panel to put fans or...
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Fri, 19 Jun 2015 13:34:49 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
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
Portable DIY Solar Cart http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-DIY-Solar-Cart/
Portable DIY Solar Cart - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FYJ/2LC8/IATH9NO5/FYJ2LC8IATH9NO5.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYJ/2LC8/IATH9NO5/FYJ2LC8IATH9NO5.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYJ/2LC8/IATH9NO5/FYJ2LC8IATH9NO5.SMALL.jpg CaryA1 When grid power goes out I wanted to be able to have a simple backup power source to power an LED light, a laptop, a small fan, to charge cell phones, etc. I built this easy DIY portable solar cart for that purpose. We do have a gas generator also but it's not always needed for basic things...if the...
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Fri, 12 Jun 2015 14:53:32 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 Spinning Ride http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Powered-Spinning-Ride/
Solar Powered Spinning Ride - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FPV/LBEC/I941A5DT/FPVLBECI941A5DT.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FPV/LBEC/I941A5DT/FPVLBECI941A5DT.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FPV/LBEC/I941A5DT/FPVLBECI941A5DT.SMALL.jpg micreatespace Using Brown Dog Gadget's portable 5W solar panel, a cheap/discarded USB 2.0 cord, a motor, a hot glue gun and recycled materials, we made a solar powered spinning ride! Hopefully this will inspire future engineers to think about using renewable energy at our amusement parks! Get a motor and attach...
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Thu, 30 Apr 2015 10:14:20 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
solar arduino snake http://www.instructables.com/id/solar-arduino-snake/
solar arduino snake - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F6L/E597/I916F73V/F6LE597I916F73V.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6L/E597/I916F73V/F6LE597I916F73V.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6L/E597/I916F73V/F6LE597I916F73V.SMALL.jpg sam soma Maker:SomshekarMaterials:paper cupThin sticksPulliesMedium size gear beltGearSolar panelArduinoJumper wiresServo motorTolls:CutterHot glue gun Take paper cups Take 13 paper cups and make two holes on both sides of the cups.Make holes on bottom of the cups Take thin sticks Take 13 thin sti...
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Mon, 27 Apr 2015 08:25:30 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
Solar Cooker http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Cooker-3/
Solar Cooker - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F1W/EV7Y/I8G5RW0C/F1WEV7YI8G5RW0C.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1W/EV7Y/I8G5RW0C/F1WEV7YI8G5RW0C.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1W/EV7Y/I8G5RW0C/F1WEV7YI8G5RW0C.SMALL.jpg Daly Narmore Solar cookers are a good way to cook food without using large amounts of fuel. As long as the sun is shining they can cook almost any food for short or long periods of time. Gather materials. You will need:1 small box2 three foot pieces of tinfoil2 wooden rods3 pieces of black paper1 plastic bag1...
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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 11:49:24 PDT
Mini Toy Solar Car http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Toy-Solar-Car/
Mini Toy Solar Car - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FA4/CX3B/I86UFXA3/FA4CX3BI86UFXA3.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FA4/CX3B/I86UFXA3/FA4CX3BI86UFXA3.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FA4/CX3B/I86UFXA3/FA4CX3BI86UFXA3.SMALL.jpg CJwarlord Here are the two toy solar car that are going to be made in this Instructable. The smaller solar car is a retrofitted hex bug ant. The larger solar car is a simple application of Legos, a motor, and a solar panel to make a simple solar car.A list of tools and parts used in the construction with pri...
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Tue, 7 Apr 2015 17:09:32 PDT
Attach A Brown Dog Solar Panel To Your Briefcase http://www.instructables.com/id/Attach-A-Brown-Dog-Solar-Panel-To-Your-Briefcase/
Attach A Brown Dog Solar Panel To Your Briefcase - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F8E/GBQZ/I83LG9M8/F8EGBQZI83LG9M8.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8E/GBQZ/I83LG9M8/F8EGBQZI83LG9M8.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8E/GBQZ/I83LG9M8/F8EGBQZI83LG9M8.SMALL.jpg ejk00 Welcome to another Instructable from Omaha Maker Group! As part of our participation in the Instructables March Build Night with Brown Dog Gadgets, we set out to devise a way to charge "on the go". Read on! Getting Started It was our desire to be able to have the 5W Folding USB Solar Cell from Br...
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Sat, 4 Apr 2015 12:07:38 PDT
Window Mount A Brown Dog Solar Panel http://www.instructables.com/id/Window-Mount-A-Brown-Dog-Solar-Panel/
Window Mount A Brown Dog Solar Panel - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FXJ/EJAS/I81GJ1C7/FXJEJASI81GJ1C7.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXJ/EJAS/I81GJ1C7/FXJEJASI81GJ1C7.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXJ/EJAS/I81GJ1C7/FXJEJASI81GJ1C7.SMALL.jpg ejk00 Omaha Maker Group participated in the Instructables March Build Night with Brown Dog Gadgets. The 5w Folding USB Solar Cell is very convenient and easy to use, but it doesn't stay flat easily. We decided to make a quick, easy, and non-destructive modification to allow attachment to a window. You ...
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Sat, 4 Apr 2015 10:50:44 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...
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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 04:52:38 PDT
Solar Amp (Amplificador solar) http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Amp-Amplificador-solar/
Solar Amp (Amplificador solar) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F88/EE2U/I7VQOJDE/F88EE2UI7VQOJDE.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F88/EE2U/I7VQOJDE/F88EE2UI7VQOJDE.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F88/EE2U/I7VQOJDE/F88EE2UI7VQOJDE.SMALL.jpg christophergalicia En este tutorial que hicimos durante la Build Night en el Hacedores Makerspace se nos ocurrió hacer un amplificador de audio para escuchar música en exteriores siempre y cuando brille el sol.Los materiales necesarios son los siguientes: 1 Kit solar de 5w de Brown Dog Gadgets 1 am...
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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:37:31 PDT
Goal Zero Nomad Solar Panel Frame http://www.instructables.com/id/Goal-Zero-Nomad-Solar-Panel-Frame/
Goal Zero Nomad Solar Panel Frame - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F3W/2JVV/I7RGELND/F3W2JVVI7RGELND.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F3W/2JVV/I7RGELND/F3W2JVVI7RGELND.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F3W/2JVV/I7RGELND/F3W2JVVI7RGELND.SMALL.jpg ksjunto Here is a simple frame I built for the Goal Zero Nomad-style portable solar panel. Below are instructions for both the Nomad 7 and Nomad 20 panels. Made from carbon fiber rod and clear tubing. Goal: maximize solar energy capture. Cut rod For the Nomad 7, I used 1/4" (0.25" or 6mm) carbon fiber...
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Sat, 28 Mar 2015 12:31:56 PDT
DIY Flashlight Free Energy by Solar Panel http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Flashlight-Free-Energy-by-Solar-Panel/
DIY Flashlight Free Energy by Solar Panel - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F78/GUTD/I7MXABBX/F78GUTDI7MXABBX.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F78/GUTD/I7MXABBX/F78GUTDI7MXABBX.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F78/GUTD/I7MXABBX/F78GUTDI7MXABBX.SMALL.jpg joulethief669 DIY Flashlight very easy with Led 3 watt, 1 laptop cells batteries 18650 ( from 2000 MAh to 3400 MAh ) there are lot on EBay, PVC tube, on/off switch, Mini Solar panel 6 volt 4 Watt, TP4056 Module (1A Current Lithium Battery Charging Board ),mini clamp and few times holiday, you has got flashlight w...
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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 07:40:10 PDT
Low cost OffGrid solar energy. http://www.instructables.com/id/Low-cost-OffGrid-solar-energy/
Low cost OffGrid solar energy. - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FVF/U13Q/I7HG97HA/FVFU13QI7HG97HA.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FVF/U13Q/I7HG97HA/FVFU13QI7HG97HA.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FVF/U13Q/I7HG97HA/FVFU13QI7HG97HA.SMALL.jpg DacianT I moved OffGrid almost two years ago (it will be two years this spring).I needed an inexpensive but reliable solar power for my house. My first priority was to have everything in the house as energy efficient as possible so that I will not need much energy to start with.My energy consumption is an a...
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Fri, 20 Mar 2015 19:48:40 PDT
Projection Fresnel Lens Linear to Spot Conversion http://www.instructables.com/id/Projection-Fresnel-Lens-Linear-to-Spot-Conversion/
Projection Fresnel Lens Linear to Spot Conversion - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F4K/ZMIT/I7AB1OD6/F4KZMITI7AB1OD6.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F4K/ZMIT/I7AB1OD6/F4KZMITI7AB1OD6.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F4K/ZMIT/I7AB1OD6/F4KZMITI7AB1OD6.SMALL.jpg GREENPOWERSCIENCE In this video, we share a process we have been perfecting for several years now. Converting a "Linear" Fresnel lens into a "Spot" Fresnel lens. Rear projection TV screens all have a circular Fresnel pattern on one side. A Spot Fresnel lens has a glossy smooth finish on the second side of the lens wh...
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Sun, 15 Mar 2015 14:59:54 PDT
Solar Panel Tripod Mount http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Panel-Tripod-Mount/
Solar Panel Tripod Mount - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FFY/56JF/I6RSLJ7F/FFY56JFI6RSLJ7F.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FFY/56JF/I6RSLJ7F/FFY56JFI6RSLJ7F.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FFY/56JF/I6RSLJ7F/FFY56JFI6RSLJ7F.SMALL.jpg DIY Hacks and How Tos Solar panels are great for getting power in remote locations. But you always need to find a way to set up the panel once you get there. A great way to do this is with a tripod mount. A standard camera tripod is light weight and collapses to a very small size. So it is easy to transport. It is also a...
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Mon, 2 Mar 2015 18:22:30 PST