Instructables: exploring - workshop - solar - popular http://www.instructables.com Fri, 3 Jul 2015 05:21:48 PDT BLOX v1.01 How to change 36V to 12V Solar Cell http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-change-36V-to-12V-Solar-Cell/
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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/
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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/
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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 Water Pump http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Water-Pump/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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
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.See my new instructable ARDUINO MPPT SOLAR CHARGE CONTR...
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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/
Portable Solar Powered 220V Power Supply - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL5/U096/GATU1HHI/FL5U096GATU1HHI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL5/U096/GATU1HHI/FL5U096GATU1HHI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL5/U096/GATU1HHI/FL5U096GATU1HHI.SMALL.jpg ASCAS This Instructable show you to make a very simple,green and portable solar power supply. Can even be used for camping, blackout, home power source and more. I am just a grade 6 students having concerns with the environment. Some things might not be mentioned due to lack of time. I'm in school (grade ...
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Fri, 25 Jun 2010 18:03:21 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/
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/
Saving the World with a Giant Solar Death Ray - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEK/4AMJ/HW6T57CU/FEK4AMJHW6T57CU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEK/4AMJ/HW6T57CU/FEK4AMJHW6T57CU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEK/4AMJ/HW6T57CU/FEK4AMJHW6T57CU.SMALL.jpg jkimball So you have finally gone and done it- you've gotten a giant fresnel lens and you have mounted it so you can use the 1000+ square inches of solar collection to really heat things up. Then what?Laugh your Maddest Scientist all you want, because it is time to use those powers for good, and not evil. ...
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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/
Glow in the dark solar light mod - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3G/CX4Y/HV9HVIQV/F3GCX4YHV9HVIQV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3G/CX4Y/HV9HVIQV/F3GCX4YHV9HVIQV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3G/CX4Y/HV9HVIQV/F3GCX4YHV9HVIQV.SMALL.jpg kcutd05 A Good use for Glow in the dark tape. :) Take top off of solar lights and turn upside down. Hi everyone,I have some solar lights in the front yard one of the top was coming off so I started to put it back on and noticed the bottom side is not reflective. I was thinking oh we have to fix that lol ...
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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/
Solar charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEE/TWNL/HTU5JTVE/FEETWNLHTU5JTVE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEE/TWNL/HTU5JTVE/FEETWNLHTU5JTVE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEE/TWNL/HTU5JTVE/FEETWNLHTU5JTVE.SMALL.jpg crashzoom Hi, In this step-by-step guide i'm about to teach you how to design and build a simple solar charger. What you'll need: 1) Solar panel. 2) Adjustable Boost Converter Charger Module. 3) Electrical Wires. 4) USB female cable. 5) A box. 6) Recommended  - portable USB charger, a cord, led.  7) Solder...
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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/
Solar PV charge/discharge current monitoring - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB1/LP1J/H7431231/FB1LP1JH7431231.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB1/LP1J/H7431231/FB1LP1JH7431231.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB1/LP1J/H7431231/FB1LP1JH7431231.SMALL.jpg manuka NOTE ( Feb. 2013) : This Instructable is now dated, but has been retained for convenience. Some approaches considered here are now  poor practise. Refer instead to a fresh Instructable = www.instructables.com/id/Mini-DMM-enhancement/  "Backyard" photovoltaic solar setups increasingly abound, but t...
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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-/
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
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/
Portable Solar Powered Outlet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8P/KVFT/H3QF9A7W/F8PKVFTH3QF9A7W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8P/KVFT/H3QF9A7W/F8PKVFTH3QF9A7W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8P/KVFT/H3QF9A7W/F8PKVFTH3QF9A7W.SMALL.jpg JasonE In this Instructable I will attempt to explain and show how I created my portable solar powered outlet.   I've been able to continuously power an 80 watt device for approximately three hours without interruption and it could have gone much longer, as well as run an electric drill under load with no...
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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/
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...
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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