Instructables: exploring - workshop - solar - popular http://www.instructables.com Wed, 26 Nov 2014 02:03:14 PST 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
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
Cheap solar hot tub/spa/pool water heater http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-solar-hot-tubspapool-heater/
Cheap solar hot tub/spa/pool water heater - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMM/RN6K/GR88L98C/FMMRN6KGR88L98C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMM/RN6K/GR88L98C/FMMRN6KGR88L98C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMM/RN6K/GR88L98C/FMMRN6KGR88L98C.SMALL.jpg tmack0 This instructable covers the solar heater I made from parts available at the local hardware store (or salvage) for cheap. I have yet to do true empirical measurements on its output/efficiency, but it will raise the temp of my hot tub (~460gal) from 70 to 80 in two sunny days, and keeps it in the 90...
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Thu, 11 Aug 2011 20:12:00 PDT
Emergency USB Solar Wall Socket: Solar Socket http://www.instructables.com/id/Emergency-USB-Solar-Wall-Socket-Solar-Socket/
Emergency USB Solar Wall Socket: Solar Socket - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/V7NO/HYH36ZBS/FG9V7NOHYH36ZBS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/V7NO/HYH36ZBS/FG9V7NOHYH36ZBS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/V7NO/HYH36ZBS/FG9V7NOHYH36ZBS.SMALL.jpg Solarcycle Please click below to visit our Kickstarter project page for Solar Socket and pre-order a production model!https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/249225636/solar-socket-solar-powered-usb-wall-socketThe first ever solar powered USB home wall socket for emergency and everyday use! This work is licensed ...
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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/
Solar Battery Charger For Your Cordless Power Tools - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9H/Y4ED/HY12FVYP/F9HY4EDHY12FVYP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9H/Y4ED/HY12FVYP/F9HY4EDHY12FVYP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9H/Y4ED/HY12FVYP/F9HY4EDHY12FVYP.SMALL.jpg DIY Hacks and How Tos Solar power is a great way to get electricity out to a remote project site. One simple way to do this is to use a solar panel to charge the batteries of your cordless power tools. In this project, I am going to show you several ways that you can do that.Safety Note: Any time that you use a DIY batte...
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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:06:28 PDT
Make your own swimming pool blanket winder http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-swimming-pool-blanket/
Make your own swimming pool blanket winder - 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 season Reduces evaporation which saves on water refilling Blocks some of the...
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Sun, 6 Jul 2014 21:51:55 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
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 Powered 220V Power Supply http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Solar-Powered-220V-Power-Supply/
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Fri, 25 Jun 2010 18:03:21 PDT
PORTABLE SOLAR AC POWER http://www.instructables.com/id/PORTABLE-SOLAR-AC-POWER/
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Mon, 23 Feb 2009 02:05:05 PST
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/
The $120 DIY 12v Solar Power System - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTK/8PHT/HWDFDBWG/FTK8PHTHWDFDBWG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTK/8PHT/HWDFDBWG/FTK8PHTHWDFDBWG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTK/8PHT/HWDFDBWG/FTK8PHTHWDFDBWG.SMALL.jpg phagemeyer Here's my guide for a simple off-the-shelf and off-grid solar power system you can build yourself. I use this to power a Raspberry Pi that monitors my chicken coop, but you can use this in your RV, shed, garage, pool house, you name it. What do you want to power? How many devices, how much curren...
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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 Power Station http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Power-Station/
Solar Power Station - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVN/L1SY/HZWJ45DT/FVNL1SYHZWJ45DT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVN/L1SY/HZWJ45DT/FVNL1SYHZWJ45DT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVN/L1SY/HZWJ45DT/FVNL1SYHZWJ45DT.SMALL.jpg sjowett In a similar vein to a number of projects on Instructables I wanted to create a solar powered charging system for the multitude of battery operated gizmos that own. In addition, an aim was to de-clutter the need for multiple wall warts and associated charging leads and accessories.The outcome is a ...
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Mon, 12 May 2014 00:29:39 PDT
Solar Charged Stereo Cooler http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Charged-Stereo-Cooler/
Solar Charged Stereo Cooler - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTI/VGPC/HVGXIFKG/FTIVGPCHVGXIFKG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTI/VGPC/HVGXIFKG/FTIVGPCHVGXIFKG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTI/VGPC/HVGXIFKG/FTIVGPCHVGXIFKG.SMALL.jpg jtjaeger This instructable outlines a portable solar charging station, stereo, and LED light that is built into a playmate cooler. It is an all-in-one portable unit, as you can charge your phone or tablet with solar power, fill a room/beach/field with music, and also have an area light.You can set this up at...
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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
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
Solar Powered Ostrich Egg http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Powered-Ostrich-Egg/
Solar Powered Ostrich Egg - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ7/BMIT/HU1RXZC9/FJ7BMITHU1RXZC9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ7/BMIT/HU1RXZC9/FJ7BMITHU1RXZC9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ7/BMIT/HU1RXZC9/FJ7BMITHU1RXZC9.SMALL.jpg Ruud van Koningsbrugge Some time ago I won an instructables contest and received all kinds of solar powered gadgets. Wonderful! Among those things were three solar powered camping lights. A fun design, like a bulb with the middle part missing. I put them outside in the garden and at night they shine with a bright white li...
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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
Solar PV charge/discharge current monitoring http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-DMM-Digital-Multi-Meter-based-PV-solar-cha/
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Wed, 26 Sep 2012 20:06:12 PDT
Make Modular, Pocket-Sized Solar Panels http://www.instructables.com/id/Low-cost-Solar-Cell-Encapsulation-to-make-Modular-/
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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 12:45:05 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
Solar Thermal Cooker http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Thermal-Cooker-1/
Solar Thermal Cooker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVC/PDJJ/HT1M2RSL/FVCPDJJHT1M2RSL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVC/PDJJ/HT1M2RSL/FVCPDJJHT1M2RSL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVC/PDJJ/HT1M2RSL/FVCPDJJHT1M2RSL.SMALL.jpg abhijotsekhon You will now on embark on a journey to build a great solar thermal cooker under $25. Yes, under $25. By following this model, you will be able to create a super efficient cooker and make it for cheap. Besides all that, the time you will spend making this will be amazing. Also you will gain great bui...
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Fri, 21 Mar 2014 11:29:08 PDT
Portable Solar Powered Outlet http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Solar-Powered-Outlet/
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Sun, 24 Jun 2012 11:35:47 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 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/
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Tue, 25 Feb 2014 15:43:05 PST
Solar Battery Charging http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Battery-Charging/
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Tue, 28 Nov 2006 05:33:50 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...
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Mon, 17 Feb 2014 11:18:54 PST
DIY Solar Air Heater Boxes http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Solar-Air-Heater-Boxes/
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Sat, 1 Feb 2014 11:58:12 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
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
Solar Death Ray (TV Fresnel Lens) http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Death-Ray-TV-Fresnel-Lens/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FZD/6L5S/HM8DFHBD/FZD6L5SHM8DFHBD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZD/6L5S/HM8DFHBD/FZD6L5SHM8DFHBD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZD/6L5S/HM8DFHBD/FZD6L5SHM8DFHBD.SMALL.jpg bennelson For all of you would-be eco-friendly mad-scientists, I present to you a way to dominate the world! But only on sunny days - THE SOLAR DEATH RAY! This is simply a free projection lens from the front of an old television, mounted in a wood frame. It's any easy project anyone can build with only simpl...
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Tue, 1 Oct 2013 12:24:02 PDT
Recycled Solar Power http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Solar-Power/
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Sat, 18 Apr 2009 21:29:46 PDT
Bicycle Frame Polar Tracker http://www.instructables.com/id/Bicycle-Frame-Polar-Tracker/
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Wed, 11 Sep 2013 23:07:01 PDT
Solar Powered Sausage Cooker http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Powered-Sausage-Cooker/
Solar Powered Sausage Cooker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUU/DQG2/HLFHXQ26/FUUDQG2HLFHXQ26.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUU/DQG2/HLFHXQ26/FUUDQG2HLFHXQ26.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUU/DQG2/HLFHXQ26/FUUDQG2HLFHXQ26.SMALL.jpg gsimon1 Easy build for a solar powered cooker. Take a Pringles can and puncture the middle of the lid with a skewer.  Cover the inside of the Pringles can with tin foil. Glue the tin foil to the inside of the can. Cut a openable window in the Pringles can so sunlight may penetrate the can. Cover...
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Tue, 10 Sep 2013 15:37:18 PDT
Small scale home solar project http://www.instructables.com/id/Small-scale-home-solar-project/
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Sat, 12 Feb 2011 09:49:39 PST
Solar Swing-Set (PV Playhouse) http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Swing-Set-PV-Playhouse/
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Sat, 7 Sep 2013 16:40:40 PDT
Pool Solar Heater or Optical Illusion for Entertainment http://www.instructables.com/id/Pool-Solar-Heater-or-Optical-Illusion-for-Entertai/
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Wed, 4 Sep 2013 17:53:25 PDT
Portable Solar Generator on a bike trailer for Burning Man http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Solar-Generator-on-a-bike-trailer-for-Bur/
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Tue, 30 Sep 2008 11:10:04 PDT
DIY Home Solar: Planning a Solar Array (Beginner's Guide) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Home-Solar-Planning-a-Solar-Array-Beginners/
DIY Home Solar: Planning a Solar Array (Beginner's Guide) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUJ/FP4J/GAJUQEFG/FUJFP4JGAJUQEFG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUJ/FP4J/GAJUQEFG/FUJFP4JGAJUQEFG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUJ/FP4J/GAJUQEFG/FUJFP4JGAJUQEFG.SMALL.jpg DIY Solar Jon Hi there! Maybe you've considered solar energy - even if only for a brief moment - only to dismiss it as too complicated and too expensive, or maybe you're seriously considering a project, but don't know where to start. With this Instructable, I hope to demystify the (not-really) intimidating proc...
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Sat, 19 Jun 2010 10:11:43 PDT
make a solar cell easily http://www.instructables.com/id/make-a-solar-cell-easily/
make a solar cell easily - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKG/UWK0/HKM8OLK2/FKGUWK0HKM8OLK2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKG/UWK0/HKM8OLK2/FKGUWK0HKM8OLK2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKG/UWK0/HKM8OLK2/FKGUWK0HKM8OLK2.SMALL.jpg argha halder today i want to share how to make a solar cell at home easily and it is fun to make.but firstly i want to tell you dont expect to light your house with these solar cells because it produces small voltage and may need acres of them to power the house!but yet it is easy and need ordinary stuff .but li...
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Thu, 22 Aug 2013 06:20:12 PDT
Humid Climate Solar Dehydrator http://www.instructables.com/id/Humid-Climate-Solar-Dehydrator/
Humid Climate Solar Dehydrator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTF/53RJ/FUVSG54X/FTF53RJFUVSG54X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTF/53RJ/FUVSG54X/FTF53RJFUVSG54X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTF/53RJ/FUVSG54X/FTF53RJFUVSG54X.SMALL.jpg amtrudell This dehydrator is my version of an upper Mid-west design. I adapted it (as recommended) to fit the windows I had on hand, which I also use for my cold-frames. These windows were roughly 32" by 32", which matched nicely with 32" wide galvanized roofing. I couldn't get the wavy kind in my area, only ...
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Thu, 21 May 2009 23:02:23 PDT