Instructables: exploring - workshop - solar - popular http://www.instructables.com Sat, 30 Jul 2016 12:13:59 PDT BLOX v1.01 Batch Solar Water Heater http://www.instructables.com/id/Batch-Solar-Water-Heater/
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Sat, 28 Aug 2010 17:22:55 PDT
Solar Powered AA Battery Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-powered-AA-Battery-Charger/
Solar Powered AA Battery Charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0U/OV5M/FRXW61U4/F0UOV5MFRXW61U4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0U/OV5M/FRXW61U4/F0UOV5MFRXW61U4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0U/OV5M/FRXW61U4/F0UOV5MFRXW61U4.SMALL.jpg sgeddy Rechargable batteries are a great invention, but if you dont have an outlet nearby to charge them, they are usless. So I designed a solar powered battery charger, which allows you enough power to charge a single AA battery wherever the sun may shine. I chose to do this project in two steps: First I...
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Thu, 5 Mar 2009 18:21:37 PST
Automated Solar Hot Water Power Shower using Black Plastic Pipes http://www.instructables.com/id/Automated-Solar-Hot-Water-Power-Shower-Using-Black/
Automated Solar Hot Water Power Shower using Black Plastic Pipes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQT/ENT6/IQGUTPGD/FQTENT6IQGUTPGD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQT/ENT6/IQGUTPGD/FQTENT6IQGUTPGD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQT/ENT6/IQGUTPGD/FQTENT6IQGUTPGD.SMALL.jpg Tecwyn Twmffat Black ABS 50mm pipes filled with water are arranged in a herring bone pattern on a roof to pick up heat from the sun for a nice warm shower. The features of this design are as follows: Batch process so never goes from hot to cold Easy to build Self draining - no frost damage in winter No com...
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Mon, 11 Jul 2016 06:45:35 PDT
Make a high powered solar panel from broken solar cells http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-high-powered-solar-panel-from-broken-solar-/
Make a high powered solar panel from broken solar cells - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3U/8EYE/FDO29KSO/F3U8EYEFDO29KSO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3U/8EYE/FDO29KSO/F3U8EYEFDO29KSO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3U/8EYE/FDO29KSO/F3U8EYEFDO29KSO.SMALL.jpg mattfelice In this instructable, I will give you a practical guide to building a large solar panel from broken solar cells. Tools needed To start making solar panels from broken solar cells you need a few things. 1. 15-25 watt soldering iron 2. Light duty 60/40 electronics rosin core solder (radio shack $5....
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Fri, 14 Mar 2008 12:12:01 PDT
Make a Solar Heated Balloon http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Solar-Heated-Balloon/
Make a Solar Heated Balloon - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F17/NUEQ/F0ZSTHOV/F17NUEQF0ZSTHOV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F17/NUEQ/F0ZSTHOV/F17NUEQF0ZSTHOV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F17/NUEQ/F0ZSTHOV/F17NUEQF0ZSTHOV.SMALL.jpg ongissim This instructable will show you how to make a hot air balloon. This balloon will not use any sort of flame to make this, though. Instead, it uses the sun to heat the balloon. I saw this at American Science & Surplus, but it was $17.50 USD, so I wanted something cheaper; I went out and made my own! ...
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Tue, 22 May 2007 13:41:37 PDT
How to build a <strike>heliostat</strike> parabolic reflector http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-strikeheliostatstrike-paraboli/
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Sat, 23 Sep 2006 18:39:28 PDT
Salvaging the Fresnel Lens from a Rear Projection TV http://www.instructables.com/id/Salvaging-the-Fresnel-Lens-from-a-Rear-Projection/
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Fri, 17 Dec 2010 07:28:31 PST
Charge Electric Bike Battery with Solar Panel http://www.instructables.com/id/Charge-Electric-Bike-Battery-with-Solar-Panel/
Charge Electric Bike Battery with Solar Panel - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGD/O67D/I6J7U520/FGDO67DI6J7U520.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGD/O67D/I6J7U520/FGDO67DI6J7U520.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGD/O67D/I6J7U520/FGDO67DI6J7U520.SMALL.jpg Rusdy "Oh no! Not another solar charger by Arduino!" I hear you say.Skin depth, that is true. However, if you were like me, found an awesome deal of low voltage solar panel on the web (maybe second hand), and want to charge your e-Bike battery directly using this solar panel, then tough luck! There is no ...
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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 19:09:18 PST
Solar Powered Refrigerator! http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Powered-Refrigerator/
Solar Powered Refrigerator! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3M/6QB7/IORH5XS6/F3M6QB7IORH5XS6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3M/6QB7/IORH5XS6/F3M6QB7IORH5XS6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3M/6QB7/IORH5XS6/F3M6QB7IORH5XS6.SMALL.jpg Mjtrinihobby Here is an after the fact implementation of how I power my refrigerator from the sun. This off grid system has been working great since may 2013. It is truly reassuring to know my groceries are safely stored regardless of utility power.I have fulfilled the electrical code requirements (NFPA 70, TTS-...
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Mon, 30 May 2016 05:53:32 PDT
Cardboard Box Solar Oven http://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-Box-Solar-Oven/
Cardboard Box Solar Oven - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE5/X6NN/GA7BBNA4/FE5X6NNGA7BBNA4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE5/X6NN/GA7BBNA4/FE5X6NNGA7BBNA4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE5/X6NN/GA7BBNA4/FE5X6NNGA7BBNA4.SMALL.jpg sglider12 Cardboard box solar ovens make a great summer project for the family. Not only are they fun to make, but they are also fun to make food in. You get to use an all natural souce- the sun! Many things can be cooked in them. Hotdogs, English muffins just to name a few. It may take a little longer to co...
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Tue, 8 Jun 2010 18:11:28 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
Homemade Solar Water Heater forced circulation with mini pump http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Solar-Water-Heater-forced-circulation-wit/
Homemade Solar Water Heater forced circulation with mini pump - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN5/0VCJ/HD2RYH7I/FN50VCJHD2RYH7I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN5/0VCJ/HD2RYH7I/FN50VCJHD2RYH7I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN5/0VCJ/HD2RYH7I/FN50VCJHD2RYH7I.SMALL.jpg apachebcn This is a project on a homemade solar water heater. There is not a project for entertaining, has three years of use on my roof for 4 people shower and dishwasher. 260Liters water is in summer about 60-70ºC 260Liters water is in winter about 30-40ºC, my system able for reduce capacity and work with l...
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Tue, 12 Feb 2013 13:19:07 PST
Solar Cell Phone Charger made from old parts and an...ALTOIDS TIN ... what else?? http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Cell-Phone-Charger-made-from-old-parts-and-a/
Solar Cell Phone Charger made from old parts and an...ALTOIDS TIN ... what else?? - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4G/VJIU/FBQ33XX1/F4GVJIUFBQ33XX1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4G/VJIU/FBQ33XX1/F4GVJIUFBQ33XX1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4G/VJIU/FBQ33XX1/F4GVJIUFBQ33XX1.SMALL.jpg veggiecycle What do these 2 items have in common? Well you might carry them together in a purse or backpack. By the end of this instructable they will have a lot in Common. I'm gonna show you how to take the guts from an old LED landscape light and make it into a portable phone charger. HERES THE DISCLAMER " I...
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Thu, 24 Jan 2008 09:34:45 PST
Portable Solar Power Supply http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Solar-Power-Supply-Intro/
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Tue, 10 May 2011 10:58:18 PDT
Portable Solar Generator http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Solar-Generator-2/
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Mon, 18 Jan 2016 07:53:54 PST
Solar Powered AC110-120V outlet http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Powered-AC110-120V-outlet/
Solar Powered AC110-120V outlet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0B/BHPG/FJ64CCPQ/F0BBHPGFJ64CCPQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0B/BHPG/FJ64CCPQ/F0BBHPGFJ64CCPQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0B/BHPG/FJ64CCPQ/F0BBHPGFJ64CCPQ.SMALL.jpg i.need.help This is my first Instructable but I think I've got the basics down. I chose to order all the materials online but I'm sure you could find most of this stuff at radioshack. The end result is a solar powered 110-120V AC outlet that can be used for small appliances. eg recharging your phone or ipod or ...
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Mon, 28 Jul 2008 10:18:35 PDT
Cheap and Easy Passive Solar Water Heater for your Home. ($300) http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Solar-Water-Heater-for-your-Home-300/
Cheap and Easy Passive Solar Water Heater for your Home. ($300) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7R/RUGA/G619HDPR/F7RRUGAG619HDPR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7R/RUGA/G619HDPR/F7RRUGAG619HDPR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7R/RUGA/G619HDPR/F7RRUGAG619HDPR.SMALL.jpg jaketeater Heat your water for free with a solar water heater.  This $300 DIY solar water heater system even includes an electric backup water heater for cloudy days.  It heats water to 135F (55C) on sunny days in a 80 gallon (310 liter) tank - and there are no moving parts - it relies in a thermosyphon to cir...
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Tue, 23 Feb 2010 19:17:45 PST
DIY Solar Oven http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Solar-Oven-1/
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Sat, 5 Sep 2015 13:46:17 PDT
Solar Car Battery Charger DIY http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Car-Battery-Charger-DIY/
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Tue, 22 May 2007 21:21:25 PDT
Faroun Savonius Wind Turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/Faroun-Savonius-Wind-Turbine/
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Sun, 23 Dec 2007 18:52:00 PST
Run your Shed off grid! http://www.instructables.com/id/Run-your-Shed-from-a-Solar-Panel/
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Sat, 18 Sep 2010 09:08:21 PDT
Connecting Multiple Solar Panels http://www.instructables.com/id/Connecting-Multiple-Solar-Panels/
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Wed, 7 Aug 2013 10:32:48 PDT
Super Basic Solar Lighting under $75 http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Basic-Solar-Lighting-under-75/
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Thu, 9 Jul 2015 14:58:13 PDT
How to change 36V to 12V Solar Cell http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-change-36V-to-12V-Solar-Cell/
How to change 36V to 12V Solar Cell - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZZ/GMA9/IAZ6Z9HU/FZZGMA9IAZ6Z9HU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZZ/GMA9/IAZ6Z9HU/FZZGMA9IAZ6Z9HU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZZ/GMA9/IAZ6Z9HU/FZZGMA9IAZ6Z9HU.SMALL.jpg MJBukeiRRR Disclaimer: Do this in your own responsibility, the panel warranty will void also the delivered power may go below a certain voltages which can cause a severe damage to your electronics. do this in your own responsibility.Hi,In this bad situation (WAR) having a shortage of gasoline, diesel, and elec...
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Tue, 16 Jun 2015 10:15:56 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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F71/I9MU/IAWDKPYV/F71I9MUIAWDKPYV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F71/I9MU/IAWDKPYV/F71I9MUIAWDKPYV.SQUARE.jpg http://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
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
Solar Powering My Home! http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Powering-My-Home/
Solar Powering My Home! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAX/P87V/IANRRNEP/FAXP87VIANRRNEP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAX/P87V/IANRRNEP/FAXP87VIANRRNEP.SQUARE.jpg http://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
Something from Nothing - DIY Solar heater from scrap bottles http://www.instructables.com/id/Something-from-Nothing-DIY-Solar-heater-from-scrap/
Something from Nothing - DIY Solar heater from scrap bottles - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCS/E2U1/I8VGN34Q/FCSE2U1I8VGN34Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCS/E2U1/I8VGN34Q/FCSE2U1I8VGN34Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCS/E2U1/I8VGN34Q/FCSE2U1I8VGN34Q.SMALL.jpg NewAge-2014 One day, while walking I stumbled upon illegal dumping ground in the outskirts of the village - a familiar scene in Bulgaria: green meadows, blue sky and... piles of garbage dumped by fellow villagers. "One's trash is another's treasure", I said to myself and started collecting empty plastic bott...
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Sat, 25 Apr 2015 00:42:05 PDT
Brown Dog Gadgets Solar Dash Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Brown-Dog-Gadgets-Solar-Dash-Charger/
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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 08:06:31 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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH0/6RUS/IAP6XEL3/FH06RUSIAP6XEL3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH0/6RUS/IAP6XEL3/FH06RUSIAP6XEL3.SQUARE.jpg http://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...
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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:46:55 PDT
Solar Water Pump http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Water-Pump/
Solar Water Pump - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2R/RUDL/I7MY35LQ/F2RRUDLI7MY35LQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2R/RUDL/I7MY35LQ/F2RRUDLI7MY35LQ.SQUARE.jpg http://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 Shrub http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Shrub/
Solar Shrub - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVO/9CA6/H5405XHJ/FVO9CA6H5405XHJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVO/9CA6/H5405XHJ/FVO9CA6H5405XHJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVO/9CA6/H5405XHJ/FVO9CA6H5405XHJ.SMALL.jpg mikesoniat I'm a solar energy advocate, tinkerer, and enthusiast, but let's face it; solar panels are ugly! Flat, rectangular panels can only be arranged in so many ways and always look industrial, boring, and out of place. So I decided to build a functional, but more aesthetically pleasing version of a USB s...
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Fri, 27 Jul 2012 06:33:31 PDT
DIY Portable Solar Powerbank (w/ 110v Outlets & USB Ports) http://www.instructables.com/id/SlimPanel/
DIY Portable Solar Powerbank (w/ 110v Outlets & USB Ports) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAP/K64K/I72P71MZ/FAPK64KI72P71MZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAP/K64K/I72P71MZ/FAPK64KI72P71MZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAP/K64K/I72P71MZ/FAPK64KI72P71MZ.SMALL.jpg ASCAS This week we are building SlimPanel, an intelligent all-in-one solution for portable solar energy production. SlimPanel has all the needed components inside a portable 1 inch enclosure. Basically it's a huge but portable powerbank that can power 220v/110v appliances and USB devices. It uses an Ardui...
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Mon, 2 Mar 2015 10:01:26 PST
BUILD A NOCTURNAL SOLAR LIGHT BULB http://www.instructables.com/id/BUILD-A-NOCTURNAL-SOLAR-LIGHT-BULB/
BUILD A NOCTURNAL SOLAR LIGHT BULB - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Y/ZSOW/I6RSX8OI/F8YZSOWI6RSX8OI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Y/ZSOW/I6RSX8OI/F8YZSOWI6RSX8OI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Y/ZSOW/I6RSX8OI/F8YZSOWI6RSX8OI.SMALL.jpg deba168 [ Play Video ][ DIY KIT ]In India, one of world’s largest, most populated countries, over 74 million rural households live without power. Children study in harmful smoke,average people spends 5% of their income on lighting fuel,people burns wood for lighting.A single kerosene wick burns an estimated...
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Mon, 2 Mar 2015 07:12:37 PST
how to make a solar cell phone charger http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-make-a-solar-cell-phone-charger/
how to make a solar cell phone charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/PSGY/I6NI4G1X/F3OPSGYI6NI4G1X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/PSGY/I6NI4G1X/F3OPSGYI6NI4G1X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/PSGY/I6NI4G1X/F3OPSGYI6NI4G1X.SMALL.jpg Spaceman Spiff If you think this instructable is worthy, please give me a vote in the "Apocalypse Preparedness", "Guerilla Design", and "Make Energy" contests!In an emergency situation knowledge is power. If the SHTF and the world goes to chaos, you will want to have your hands on as much information as you can g...
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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:55:56 PST
Cheap and Easy Solar Heater http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-and-Easy-Solar-Heater/
Cheap and Easy Solar Heater - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLV/089Z/I6NI4IDP/FLV089ZI6NI4IDP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLV/089Z/I6NI4IDP/FLV089ZI6NI4IDP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLV/089Z/I6NI4IDP/FLV089ZI6NI4IDP.SMALL.jpg velacreations Converting electricity into heat is one of the most expensive uses of energy. If you’re not convinced, look at the power usage of electric appliances like microwaves, space heaters, water heaters, ovens, or coffee pots. The difference can be seen between your electric bill from a cold month, when yo...
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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:40:04 PST
The Solar-Power Ring http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Solar-Power-Ring/
The Solar-Power Ring - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2K/Y9HI/I600BESY/F2KY9HII600BESY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2K/Y9HI/I600BESY/F2KY9HII600BESY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2K/Y9HI/I600BESY/F2KY9HII600BESY.SMALL.jpg funtogether What if there were a sudden, catastrophic power failure, solar flare, or nuclear disaster? How would you power a flashlight, a cellphone, or some other commonly used, battery-powered device? Although, admittedly, this solar-ring is a simple, extremely impractical solution, it is still a sol...
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Thu, 12 Feb 2015 15:20:27 PST
DIY Solar Address Numbers http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Solar-Address-Numbers/
DIY Solar Address Numbers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPQ/EIW1/I5GNA6I2/FPQEIW1I5GNA6I2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPQ/EIW1/I5GNA6I2/FPQEIW1I5GNA6I2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPQ/EIW1/I5GNA6I2/FPQEIW1I5GNA6I2.SMALL.jpg sunshiine My daughter and son-in-law live in the country because they love animals. No, the horse is not a house pet; meet Wrangler; he nudged the door open while I was in the house and walked right in. I called to my daughter who was outside and told her he was in the house. Meanwhile I grabbed my camera and...
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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:25:51 PST
Low profile passive solar heater http://www.instructables.com/id/Low-profile-passive-solar-heater/
Low profile passive solar heater - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F88/JE2C/I52CII24/F88JE2CI52CII24.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F88/JE2C/I52CII24/F88JE2CI52CII24.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F88/JE2C/I52CII24/F88JE2CI52CII24.SMALL.jpg Dustin Rogers I made a passive solar heater in an attempt to maintain indoor temps during the day while we are away from our house. It's silly to have the furnace running when no one is home, but if the temp stays higher, the furnace has to run much less to get it back up to a comfortable temp in the evenings. I...
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Sun, 18 Jan 2015 13:40:31 PST
Dual Axis Transistorized Solar Tracker http://www.instructables.com/id/Dual-Axis-Transistorized-Solar-Tracker/
Dual Axis Transistorized Solar Tracker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUJ/ERJ0/I3H4VOHF/FUJERJ0I3H4VOHF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUJ/ERJ0/I3H4VOHF/FUJERJ0I3H4VOHF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUJ/ERJ0/I3H4VOHF/FUJERJ0I3H4VOHF.SMALL.jpg petercd This design uses 16 transistors, 8 per board, for the pan and tilt axes. The frame is made from 25mm² aluminium tube joined with 90° Connect-It corner pieces and M6 threaded stainless steel rod is used to rotate both axes.This design was intended to be portable and as such it is mounted on a small s...
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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 08:58:21 PST
Solar powered CO2 Scrubber http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-powered-CO2-Scrubber/
Solar powered CO2 Scrubber - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDS/A4J2/I5GN42QB/FDSA4J2I5GN42QB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDS/A4J2/I5GN42QB/FDSA4J2I5GN42QB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDS/A4J2/I5GN42QB/FDSA4J2I5GN42QB.SMALL.jpg gallactronics We have extensively harmed our planet by following a careless and profligate lifestyle. But the Rubicon has not yet been crossed. If we act swiftly and boldly, we can still avert disaster. Among several other solutions, carbon dioxide scrubbing could help us move towards a greener and brighter futur...
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Sun, 30 Nov 2014 02:20:22 PST
portable 20w solar charger http://www.instructables.com/id/portable-20w-solar-charger/
portable 20w solar charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGF/N9IS/I2I4C6KL/FGFN9ISI2I4C6KL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGF/N9IS/I2I4C6KL/FGFN9ISI2I4C6KL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGF/N9IS/I2I4C6KL/FGFN9ISI2I4C6KL.SMALL.jpg terrible tinkerer I've been charging 18650 rechargeable batteries from a small 12v battery solar charger for a few months now. Not impressed with the charge rate, spending an entire sunny day only to maybe have a single 18650 battery charged. I decided to step it up a notch & bought a 20w 12v solar panel from an...
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Sat, 15 Nov 2014 16:41:21 PST
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
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 to pre-order a production model!http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/249225636/sola...The first ever solar powered USB home wall socket for emergency and everyday use!"Plug into Independent Power." When the power grid goes down unexpectedly, st...
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Tue, 5 Aug 2014 06:16:21 PDT
Arduino powered Moss&Solar Facade Element http://www.instructables.com/id/Ardunio-powered-MossSolar-Facade-Element/
Arduino powered Moss&Solar Facade Element - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWS/2PHD/HY7TC52F/FWS2PHDHY7TC52F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWS/2PHD/HY7TC52F/FWS2PHDHY7TC52F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWS/2PHD/HY7TC52F/FWS2PHDHY7TC52F.SMALL.jpg croehl The idea behind this unique facade element is to produce power AND to filter fine dust. We planed it to function autonomously and react to high fine dust pollution.The facade element is made of three rotating prisms.The different surfaces of each prism are covered with moss, which can filter the dus...
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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