Instructables: exploring - workshop - solar - popular http://www.instructables.com Sun, 22 Apr 2018 12:30:05 PDT BLOX v1.01 The $5-$6 Solar Oven http://www.instructables.com/id/The-5-6-Solar-Oven/
The $5-$6 Solar Oven - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F1P/S7IY/FTNHEQ9I/F1PS7IYFTNHEQ9I.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1P/S7IY/FTNHEQ9I/F1PS7IYFTNHEQ9I.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1P/S7IY/FTNHEQ9I/F1PS7IYFTNHEQ9I.SMALL.jpg wushuair So, a while back, being the Ecogeek that I am, I found this on www.ecogeek.org: http://www.ecogeek.org/content/view/2679/...Which is pretty awesome, because people in less privileged areas would be able to use this, as mentioned in that article. So, my friend and I decided to give this a shot...and...
By: wushuair

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 19 Apr 2009 22:57:36 PDT
Solar AA (NiMH) Battery charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-AA-NiMH-Battery-charger/
Solar AA (NiMH) Battery charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F65/PDPJ/FWBNG133/F65PDPJFWBNG133.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F65/PDPJ/FWBNG133/F65PDPJFWBNG133.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F65/PDPJ/FWBNG133/F65PDPJFWBNG133.SMALL.jpg Deutschmann Greetings! I got the idea from this when I got some small solar cells from a catalog. I had noticed that most chargers for Energizer NiMH (Nickel Metal Hydride) battery cells produced about 3 volts. The cells I used were one volt each, but you could use 1,5 volt cells too, or any individual call v...
By: Deutschmann

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 28 Jun 2009 12:08:17 PDT
Turn excess attic heat into hotwater http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-excess-attic-heat-into-hotwater/
Turn excess attic heat into hotwater - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F6R/CQIG/IDZEP27U6ER/F6RCQIGIDZEP27U6ER.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6R/CQIG/IDZEP27U6ER/F6RCQIGIDZEP27U6ER.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6R/CQIG/IDZEP27U6ER/F6RCQIGIDZEP27U6ER.SMALL.jpg Senseless I was wondering if I could heat the water in my swimming pool using the heat in the house's attic and I started messing about with a large heatsink thermal battery. The water for my hotwater heater has to pass through it and picks up free calories which saves on the power bill quite a bit of the ye...
By: Senseless

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 5 Mar 2006 21:51:09 PST
Ammo Can Solar Power Supply http://www.instructables.com/id/Ammo-Can-Solar-Power-Supply/
Ammo Can Solar Power Supply - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FKJ/0D52/JDUKL0LO/FKJ0D52JDUKL0LO.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKJ/0D52/JDUKL0LO/FKJ0D52JDUKL0LO.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKJ/0D52/JDUKL0LO/FKJ0D52JDUKL0LO.SMALL.jpg bennelson For this project, I'd like to show you how to build a portable solar power supply in an ammo can!This is a great project to learn about the basics of electronics, batteries, and renewable energy. The finished project can charge a phone or tablet, light up a camp-site, and provide for whatever other ...
By: bennelson

Continue Reading »]]>
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:30:16 PST
Build an ALL SOLAR Remote Controlled Boat RC Boat Using Solar Attic Fan Parts -Rescue Boat- http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-an-ALL-SOLAR-Remote-Controlled-Boat-RC-Boat-/
Build an ALL SOLAR Remote Controlled Boat RC Boat Using Solar Attic Fan Parts -Rescue Boat- - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/WC1X/FQCTKXJG/FTHWC1XFQCTKXJG.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/WC1X/FQCTKXJG/FTHWC1XFQCTKXJG.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/WC1X/FQCTKXJG/FTHWC1XFQCTKXJG.SMALL.jpg prabbit22m You can build an ALL SOLAR remote controlled boat using solar attic fan parts. Have you ever been to the lake to watch the guys with the Chris Craft or Sail Boats? They're sitting around talking 90% of the time. Why aren't they running their boats more? Because the batteries only last about 20...
By: prabbit22m

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 25 Jan 2009 13:38:08 PST
DIY Solar Water Distiller! - Simple Solar Water Distilling - Easy DIY (for Survival/SHTF) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Solar-Water-Distiller-Simple-Solar-Water-Disti/
DIY Solar Water Distiller! - Simple Solar Water Distilling - Easy DIY (for Survival/SHTF) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F83/U3CQ/J97AIPF6/F83U3CQJ97AIPF6.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F83/U3CQ/J97AIPF6/F83U3CQJ97AIPF6.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F83/U3CQ/J97AIPF6/F83U3CQJ97AIPF6.SMALL.jpg desertsun02 in this instructable i show how to make a simple solar water distiller just using bottles. Watch the Instructional Video... Read the Description... DIY Solar Water Distilling! Simple Solar Water Distiller! Easy DIY. Great for survival/SHTF situations. made using 2 clear (plastic or glass) bot...
By: desertsun02

Continue Reading »]]>
Wed, 25 Oct 2017 11:15:26 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...
By: micreatespace

Continue Reading »]]>
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 09:19:04 PDT
Passive Solar Garage Door http://www.instructables.com/id/Passive-Solar-Garage-Door/
Passive Solar Garage Door - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FYE/AY8V/JCKUH7XZ/FYEAY8VJCKUH7XZ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYE/AY8V/JCKUH7XZ/FYEAY8VJCKUH7XZ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYE/AY8V/JCKUH7XZ/FYEAY8VJCKUH7XZ.SMALL.jpg bennelson Can a DOOR heat your workshop for free?In this Instructable, I'll show you how I built a passive solar door to help heat my garage workshop using the sun!Here's the video overview. What Is Passive Solar? What is Passive Solar?While there are many forms of Passive Solar, the term is generally used...
By: bennelson

Continue Reading »]]>
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:11:57 PST
DIY SOLAR TUBES EVACUATED VACUUM TUBE Solar water heater http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-SOLAR-TUBES-EVACUATED-VACUUM-TUBE/
DIY SOLAR TUBES EVACUATED VACUUM TUBE Solar water heater - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FN7/KGAI/H5Y9VPQ0/FN7KGAIH5Y9VPQ0.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FN7/KGAI/H5Y9VPQ0/FN7KGAIH5Y9VPQ0.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FN7/KGAI/H5Y9VPQ0/FN7KGAIH5Y9VPQ0.SMALL.jpg GREENPOWERSCIENCE Boil water just by placing it in the sun. This is a simple process to make your owns solar evacuated vacuum tubes from any bottle and a $2 vase from Walmart. The vacuum is drawn between the walls of the outer cylinder and the inner bottle replicating a thermos with one distinct difference. The sunli...
By: GREENPOWERSCIENCE

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 19 Aug 2012 12:27:50 PDT
Making Solar cells with no soldering points usable http://www.instructables.com/id/PV-Solar-cells-with-no-soldering-point-back-to-lif/
Making Solar cells with no soldering points usable - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FAP/BF6Z/GKQ39BG3/FAPBF6ZGKQ39BG3.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAP/BF6Z/GKQ39BG3/FAPBF6ZGKQ39BG3.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAP/BF6Z/GKQ39BG3/FAPBF6ZGKQ39BG3.SMALL.jpg EARTHFORSOLAR How to make solar cells, By taking junk Solar Cells, that have no soldering,tabs / points, and make them usable for DIY solar panels or science projects.  What is nice about this is you can get solar cells like this at a much cheaper price, so this would bring the project cost down.   In the ...
By: EARTHFORSOLAR

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 27 Feb 2011 15:44:50 PST
Off the Grid Shed-cave http://www.instructables.com/id/Off-the-Grid-Shed-cave/
Off the Grid Shed-cave - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F0O/GXU9/JBWJVDR1/F0OGXU9JBWJVDR1.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0O/GXU9/JBWJVDR1/F0OGXU9JBWJVDR1.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0O/GXU9/JBWJVDR1/F0OGXU9JBWJVDR1.SMALL.jpg Born_to_build Before completing my workshed/mancave, dubbed the Shed-cave, I knew I would be needing an environment in which I will be able to operate my electric power tools, charge the cordless batteries and smartphone, work late in the night, and relax with T.V and games without installing a subpanel or siphon...
By: Born_to_build

Continue Reading »]]>
Mon, 1 Jan 2018 12:59:37 PST
DIY Solar Garage http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Solar-Garage/
DIY Solar Garage - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F36/PM0P/JBWK2PND/F36PM0PJBWK2PND.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F36/PM0P/JBWK2PND/F36PM0PJBWK2PND.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F36/PM0P/JBWK2PND/F36PM0PJBWK2PND.SMALL.jpg bennelson Welcome! In this Instructable, I'd like to show you how I installed my own grid-interactive solar array, so that you can too!To start with, this is a "Grid-Tie" or "Utility-Interactive" solar system. That means that I'm WORKING WITH my electric utility to be a producer of energy with them. (Off-Grid...
By: bennelson

Continue Reading »]]>
Tue, 2 Jan 2018 11:24:24 PST
Repairing Polymer Degradation on Solar Cells http://www.instructables.com/id/Repairing-Polymer-Degradation-on-Solar-Cells/
Repairing Polymer Degradation on Solar Cells - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FKM/GC6R/IOD4ET7U/FKMGC6RIOD4ET7U.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKM/GC6R/IOD4ET7U/FKMGC6RIOD4ET7U.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKM/GC6R/IOD4ET7U/FKMGC6RIOD4ET7U.SMALL.jpg Josehf Murchison I love my neighbor’s garbage; I call their garbage my parts department. My neighbors buy solar garden lights, put them in the garden or along their walkways, and forget about them. Then every spring like clockwork, while they replant their garden or fix up the yard, they discover the lights don’t wo...
By: Josehf Murchison

Continue Reading »]]>
Wed, 18 May 2016 18:37:54 PDT
Building a Solar Projector http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-Solar-Projector/
Building a Solar Projector - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZN/7TTY/J9YJG68D/FZN7TTYJ9YJG68D.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZN/7TTY/J9YJG68D/FZN7TTYJ9YJG68D.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZN/7TTY/J9YJG68D/FZN7TTYJ9YJG68D.SMALL.jpg K3WFN All of the excitement surrounding 2017 solar eclipse was the catalyst I needed to motivate me to build my solar projector. I had always thought that it would make a neat project, but the up-coming eclipse gave me a reason to continue. However, after the eclipse was over, I discovered how much fun ...
By: K3WFN

Continue Reading »]]>
Tue, 14 Nov 2017 12:05:03 PST
Solar RC car http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-RC-car/
Solar RC car - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FI2/VS8W/FGF778YR/FI2VS8WFGF778YR.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FI2/VS8W/FGF778YR/FI2VS8WFGF778YR.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FI2/VS8W/FGF778YR/FI2VS8WFGF778YR.SMALL.jpg frdmrckr A rc car with two solar panels strapped up top for charging power. (Sorry no images) video coming soon. This is my first Instructable so be as honest as you can be Scavenge the parts The first thing is to get the parts. You will need: -Scavenged chargeable rc car (the bigger the better) -two 12 ...
By: frdmrckr

Continue Reading »]]>
Mon, 19 May 2008 13:54:17 PDT
Solar USB Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-USB-Charger-3/
Solar USB Charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F7N/BASO/J9JFN3TT/F7NBASOJ9JFN3TT.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7N/BASO/J9JFN3TT/F7NBASOJ9JFN3TT.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7N/BASO/J9JFN3TT/F7NBASOJ9JFN3TT.SMALL.jpg bekathwia Let's make something super useful— your own solar powered USB backup battery! After some simple soldering, you'll be ready to charge your phone and other portable electronics on the go while camping or during the next power outage. What follows is a basic recipe which you can follow exactly, or swit...
By: bekathwia

Continue Reading »]]>
Fri, 3 Nov 2017 08:37:59 PDT
Portable Solar Power Station http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Solar-Charge-Controller/
Portable Solar Power Station - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FL8/MFCZ/IE2FZP1G/FL8MFCZIE2FZP1G.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FL8/MFCZ/IE2FZP1G/FL8MFCZIE2FZP1G.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FL8/MFCZ/IE2FZP1G/FL8MFCZIE2FZP1G.SMALL.jpg KenConstruct Portable/emergency solar power station. Stats: 120W (95? max so far) solar, 12V 80Ah AGM battery, MPPT solar charge controller, 400W inverter (uses 0.8 A when on), 3 cooling fans (in/out and duct, uses 0.2 A when on, button activated), 6.2 kg/14 lb. case - weighed when holding everything but the pa...
By: KenConstruct

Continue Reading »]]>
Wed, 2 Sep 2015 23:38:22 PDT
A SOLAR POWERED MOBILE PHONE http://www.instructables.com/id/A-SOLAR-POWERED-MOBILE-PHONE/
A SOLAR POWERED MOBILE PHONE - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FUC/AE5X/FPQLEP7Q/FUCAE5XFPQLEP7Q.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FUC/AE5X/FPQLEP7Q/FUCAE5XFPQLEP7Q.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FUC/AE5X/FPQLEP7Q/FUCAE5XFPQLEP7Q.SMALL.jpg ellislake I WILL SHOW YOU HOW TO ADD A SMALL SOLAR PANEL TO A PHONE SO IT EXTENDS THE LIFE OF YOUR PHONE BATTERY.BECAUSE OF THE TYPE OF SOLAR PANEL I USED IT LOOKS GREAT AND DOES NOT GET IN THE WAY OF USING THE PHONE NORMALLY AND YOU CAN STILL USE YOUR MOBILE PHONE PROTECTIVE CASE IF YOU USE ONE BECAUSE OF TH...
By: ellislake

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 11 Jan 2009 09:02:52 PST
Umbrella Solar Cooker http://www.instructables.com/id/Umbrella-Solar-Cooker/
Umbrella Solar Cooker - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F6L/TQW8/HT20Y716/F6LTQW8HT20Y716.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6L/TQW8/HT20Y716/F6LTQW8HT20Y716.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6L/TQW8/HT20Y716/F6LTQW8HT20Y716.SMALL.jpg Edmond Ling The goal of our project was to create a solar thermal cooker that can be easily built and attained by third world countries. In class, we learned about how many people in the world burn wood in order to cook food. Burning wood not only harms the environment but also the health of people. Thus, our g...
By: Edmond Ling

Continue Reading »]]>
Fri, 21 Mar 2014 16:34:52 PDT
Solar Powered USB Charger (phones, MP3 players etc) http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Powered-USB-Charger-phones-MP3-players-etc/
Solar Powered USB Charger (phones, MP3 players etc) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FSK/2CAL/GI0TJHER/FSK2CALGI0TJHER.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FSK/2CAL/GI0TJHER/FSK2CALGI0TJHER.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FSK/2CAL/GI0TJHER/FSK2CALGI0TJHER.SMALL.jpg MattCP This is my take on a already well documented little project. Very simple to make and a good introduction to electronics and solar powered stuff. Works just fine too. You need to generate 5-6V to charge a phone. You will need: Solar panels. I used 2 panels. (3V I think ) 5V voltage regulator USB fem...
By: MattCP

Continue Reading »]]>
Wed, 29 Dec 2010 21:58:47 PST
"The Solar Baby" Solar Oven, cooker. http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Solar-Baby-Solar-Oven-cooker/
"The Solar Baby" Solar Oven, cooker. - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FPF/Y8ZV/GYGF8GT7/FPFY8ZVGYGF8GT7.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FPF/Y8ZV/GYGF8GT7/FPFY8ZVGYGF8GT7.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FPF/Y8ZV/GYGF8GT7/FPFY8ZVGYGF8GT7.SMALL.jpg aleutianwind        Another Solar Oven made mostly of recycled material. It is gimbled so cooking pot stays level while oven rotates. Lightweight and breaks down into 2 pieces for storage. "Solar Baby" Solar Oven    The Solar Baby (named by Aunt Phylly) is a small solar oven made of recycled materials. It rea...
By: aleutianwind

Continue Reading »]]>
Thu, 9 Feb 2012 22:55:19 PST
DIY 5.2kW Solar Tracker controlled by Raspberry Pi http://www.instructables.com/id/52kW-Solar-Tracker-Controlled-by-Raspberry-Pi/
DIY 5.2kW Solar Tracker controlled by Raspberry Pi - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FTL/V9VP/IVHQEO1Z/FTLV9VPIVHQEO1Z.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTL/V9VP/IVHQEO1Z/FTLV9VPIVHQEO1Z.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTL/V9VP/IVHQEO1Z/FTLV9VPIVHQEO1Z.SMALL.jpg MatsB76 A solar tracking system can increase the output of the solar farm with up to 40%. All commercial solar tracking systems I have found cost more than 40% of the total cost based on a fixed installation. Some solar tracking systems cost 2 times more than a fixed installation.Hence it is better to buy m...
By: MatsB76

Continue Reading »]]>
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 05:54:22 PST
Solar Charging System http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Charging-System/
Solar Charging System - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FG7/ONMH/GQKM4ZG1/FG7ONMHGQKM4ZG1.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FG7/ONMH/GQKM4ZG1/FG7ONMHGQKM4ZG1.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FG7/ONMH/GQKM4ZG1/FG7ONMHGQKM4ZG1.SMALL.jpg Electronics Man Here is my Solar Charging System and how I made it. What I didnt purchase, I recycled the parts from other things I already had to make it. I will show you each part of the setup and explain its purpose.   I probably dont have to explain the purpose of the solar panel, but thats where the electricit...
By: Electronics Man

Continue Reading »]]>
Wed, 27 Jul 2011 08:56:29 PDT
5 Steps to Creating Your Own Solar Eclipse Glasses http://www.instructables.com/id/5-Steps-to-Creating-Your-Own-Solar-Eclipse-Glasses-2/
5 Steps to Creating Your Own Solar Eclipse Glasses - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F18/FT10/J30SII81/F18FT10J30SII81.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F18/FT10/J30SII81/F18FT10J30SII81.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F18/FT10/J30SII81/F18FT10J30SII81.SMALL.jpg graciasmith-ny Whether you’re preparing to watch your first solar eclipse, or you’re looking to trade out your old-fashioned pinhole projector for something new, these DIY solar eclipse glasses are right up your alley. Not only are they safe to use for direct solar viewing, but they’re also really easy to put toge...
By: graciasmith-ny

Continue Reading »]]>
Tue, 23 May 2017 14:29:56 PDT
How To Make a Solar Car http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Solar-Car/
How To Make a Solar Car - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F4M/ZAGD/IJX7DRFJ/F4MZAGDIJX7DRFJ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F4M/ZAGD/IJX7DRFJ/F4MZAGDIJX7DRFJ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F4M/ZAGD/IJX7DRFJ/F4MZAGDIJX7DRFJ.SMALL.jpg Joshbuilds How to make a solar car - A homemade simple solar powered car made out of mostly dollar store materials. A great tutorial for people who enjoy DIY projects. The car is nice because we go about a clever way of using a gearbox to gain a mechanical advantage that allows the drive system to have enough ...
By: Joshbuilds

Continue Reading »]]>
Wed, 27 Jan 2016 15:08:22 PST
Building a Solar Powered R/C car http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-Solar-Powered-RC-car/
Building a Solar Powered R/C car - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FNR/AT19/FLXYLA2V/FNRAT19FLXYLA2V.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FNR/AT19/FLXYLA2V/FNRAT19FLXYLA2V.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FNR/AT19/FLXYLA2V/FNRAT19FLXYLA2V.SMALL.jpg brightwhite This is my newly completed Solar RC Car. I built this car to spark interest in competing in a Solar Race in Summer 2009 in the U.S. This project used many off the shelf hobby parts and could be built by a R/C hobbyist with experience in kit building and soldering. Click Here to Donate to the Proj...
By: brightwhite

Continue Reading »]]>
Tue, 7 Oct 2008 16:37:21 PDT
Step By Step hack a trickle solar charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Step-By-Step-hack-a-trickle-solar-charger/
Step By Step hack a trickle solar charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/BDVK/H6MF2Y1I/FYABDVKH6MF2Y1I.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/BDVK/H6MF2Y1I/FYABDVKH6MF2Y1I.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/BDVK/H6MF2Y1I/FYABDVKH6MF2Y1I.SMALL.jpg mysterion Hello all, here is a step by step of altering a trickle solar charger I bought from harbo freight Extensive research on small solar systems I took apart the car charger part and did my own little edits to it and made it into a nice little solar source. Taking the car port apart The first two p...
By: mysterion

Continue Reading »]]>
Mon, 17 Sep 2012 19:15:01 PDT
Solar Powered Cell Phone Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Powered-Cell-Phone-Charger/
Solar Powered Cell Phone Charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FU0/T2PV/FPWWTM5T/FU0T2PVFPWWTM5T.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FU0/T2PV/FPWWTM5T/FU0T2PVFPWWTM5T.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FU0/T2PV/FPWWTM5T/FU0T2PVFPWWTM5T.SMALL.jpg january.30.2008 Power you cell phone via the sun. Materials/Tools You don't need much to get this project up and running. I actually bought everything I needed at Radio Shack, and will provide the SKUs for each item in case you want to do the same.Solar Cell (I used a 6v 50mA one) SKU: 277-1205Project Box (...
By: january.30.2008

Continue Reading »]]>
Wed, 14 Jan 2009 09:24:51 PST
Turn a solar light into... a solar light! http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-a-solar-light-into...-a-solar-light!/
Turn a solar light into... a solar light! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FST/2XV7/CSYEZTBC66J/FST2XV7CSYEZTBC66J.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FST/2XV7/CSYEZTBC66J/FST2XV7CSYEZTBC66J.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FST/2XV7/CSYEZTBC66J/FST2XV7CSYEZTBC66J.SMALL.jpg DanteDante In this, my first (successful) instructable, I will repurpose a solar walkway light to replace a lamp post fixture that was previously gas burning. So in effect, I am repurposing the light to make a different light. Dismantle the Light Shown here are the parts in the kit, consisting of the ligh...
By: DanteDante

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 1 Apr 2007 18:04:17 PDT
using Solar Cells, To make Glass frame DIY Solar Panel http://www.instructables.com/id/using-Solar-Cells-To-make-Glass-frame-DIY-Solar-P/
using Solar Cells, To make Glass frame DIY Solar Panel - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FA0/RR3Q/GJQEIOS2/FA0RR3QGJQEIOS2.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FA0/RR3Q/GJQEIOS2/FA0RR3QGJQEIOS2.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FA0/RR3Q/GJQEIOS2/FA0RR3QGJQEIOS2.SMALL.jpg EARTHFORSOLAR I have made wood frame solar panels and all glass solar panels, but so far out of all the solar panels this type of DIY solar panel is the most sealed from water.  I have made wood frame and all seem to get moisture in them. I still make them but they are good under a roof or eve . This diy solar ...
By: EARTHFORSOLAR

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 20 Feb 2011 12:55:20 PST
Let's go green! Build a Solar Powered Parabolic Cooker! http://www.instructables.com/id/Let-s-go-green!-Build-a-Solar-Powered-Parabolic-Co/
Let's go green! Build a Solar Powered Parabolic Cooker! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FR2/8NAL/F4BJH6Q2/FR28NALF4BJH6Q2.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FR2/8NAL/F4BJH6Q2/FR28NALF4BJH6Q2.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FR2/8NAL/F4BJH6Q2/FR28NALF4BJH6Q2.SMALL.jpg Weissensteinburg Let's face it, energy is expensive. Gas, electricity, whatever. So why pay to cook your food? The challenge I gave myself, was to cook a hot dog, without spending any money at all. No electricity, no new materials, nothing. And, there are no negative side effects on the environment, resulting from m...
By: Weissensteinburg

Continue Reading »]]>
Tue, 17 Jul 2007 21:03:29 PDT
Solar powered Preheater for Tankless Water Heater http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-powered-Preheater-for-Tankless-Water-Heater/
Solar powered Preheater for Tankless Water Heater - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FDX/HSDO/FT7PRYZJ/FDXHSDOFT7PRYZJ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FDX/HSDO/FT7PRYZJ/FDXHSDOFT7PRYZJ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FDX/HSDO/FT7PRYZJ/FDXHSDOFT7PRYZJ.SMALL.jpg Davetech - I wanted to preheat water with solar energy before it went to my electric tankless water heater. The higher the temperature of the water going into the heater, the less electricity will be used to bring the water up to the preset temperature on the heater = money saved and it's Green! First I re...
By: Davetech

Continue Reading »]]>
Wed, 15 Apr 2009 10:39:16 PDT
Build Your Own Inexpensive Solar Panel http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-Your-Own-Solar-Panel/
Build Your Own Inexpensive Solar Panel - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FJM/01SZ/IWMQYP3Q/FJM01SZIWMQYP3Q.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJM/01SZ/IWMQYP3Q/FJM01SZIWMQYP3Q.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJM/01SZ/IWMQYP3Q/FJM01SZIWMQYP3Q.SMALL.jpg thediylife Commercially built solar panels are still quite expensive however they don’t need to be. Solar cells are available from a range of suppliers all over the world and can be easily assembled into your own custom built solar panel. You may have even found some broken or cracked cells for sale somewhere,...
By: thediylife

Continue Reading »]]>
Tue, 13 Dec 2016 21:16:17 PST
Uncle John's portable solar water distiller ( For Survival ) http://www.instructables.com/id/Uncle-Johns-portable-solar-water-distiller-Fo/
Uncle John's portable solar water distiller ( For Survival ) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FWV/A9BD/FZ8J3IPD/FWVA9BDFZ8J3IPD.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWV/A9BD/FZ8J3IPD/FWVA9BDFZ8J3IPD.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWV/A9BD/FZ8J3IPD/FWVA9BDFZ8J3IPD.SMALL.jpg scouttster This is something I made on a whim. Its very simple to do and the pictures pretty much self-describe the directions to make it. Any old 2 liter plastic soda bottle will work. I made a 2 liter small one and a larger jumbo 3 liter.. But you can even use a 1 pint plastic soda bottle or even a larg...
By: scouttster

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 6 Sep 2009 12:43:02 PDT
DIY: Illuminated House Number Powered By Solar Panels http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Illuminated-House-Number-Powered-by-Solar-Pane/
DIY: Illuminated House Number Powered By Solar Panels - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZL/B3GP/IU2TSLGP/FZLB3GPIU2TSLGP.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZL/B3GP/IU2TSLGP/FZLB3GPIU2TSLGP.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZL/B3GP/IU2TSLGP/FZLB3GPIU2TSLGP.SMALL.jpg Well Done Tips This time I made illuminated house number powered by solar panels.How I made it - you can check by looking DIY video or you can follow up instructions bellow. For this build you will need: Materials: 6 solar garden lights1 AAA rechargeable batterya piece of plastic boardsome wires and isolating ma...
By: Well Done Tips

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 9 Oct 2016 11:14:36 PDT
DIY All in One Solar Power Pack http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-All-in-One-Solar-Power-Pack/
DIY All in One Solar Power Pack - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FJ9/O1KU/ITW4C94J/FJ9O1KUITW4C94J.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJ9/O1KU/ITW4C94J/FJ9O1KUITW4C94J.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJ9/O1KU/ITW4C94J/FJ9O1KUITW4C94J.SMALL.jpg deba168 [ Play Video ]In this Instructables, I walk you through everything you need to know to make your own DIY solar power pack. This is a perfect tool for any outdoor use such as camping, hiking, hunting, offroading, fishing and survival situations. During the storm / grid power cut off, you can use it a...
By: deba168

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 9 Oct 2016 11:47:01 PDT
Solar powered Air conditioning unit! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-I-Solar-Powered-My-Air-Conditioning-Unit/
Solar powered Air conditioning unit! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FXV/7DQ0/IST3O29A/FXV7DQ0IST3O29A.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXV/7DQ0/IST3O29A/FXV7DQ0IST3O29A.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXV/7DQ0/IST3O29A/FXV7DQ0IST3O29A.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 g...
By: Mjtrinihobby

Continue Reading »]]>
Tue, 6 Sep 2016 11:10:25 PDT
Restoring Plastic Solar Cells like New http://www.instructables.com/id/Restoring-Plastic-Solar-Cells-like-New/
Restoring Plastic Solar Cells like New - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FBZ/9YRA/H401V35I/FBZ9YRAH401V35I.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBZ/9YRA/H401V35I/FBZ9YRAH401V35I.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBZ/9YRA/H401V35I/FBZ9YRAH401V35I.SMALL.jpg spottedwalker Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE ...
By: spottedwalker

Continue Reading »]]>
Sat, 30 Jun 2012 21:28:11 PDT
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...
By: deba168

Continue Reading »]]>
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 09:06:54 PDT
Solar kiln - with solar panel and revised for correct air circulation http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-kiln/
Solar kiln - with solar panel and revised for correct air circulation - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FCD/NJGC/GRCQ83UO/FCDNJGCGRCQ83UO.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FCD/NJGC/GRCQ83UO/FCDNJGCGRCQ83UO.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FCD/NJGC/GRCQ83UO/FCDNJGCGRCQ83UO.SMALL.jpg dorybob First, kudos to Dr. Brian Bond, students, and staff at Virginia Tech (VT) Department of Wood Science and Forest Products for developing a solar kiln and providing the well-written plans at: http://woodscience.vt.edu/about/extension/vtsolar_kiln/ I, of course, modified the VT plans. The solar kiln ...
By: dorybob

Continue Reading »]]>
Wed, 24 Aug 2011 11:53:36 PDT
Dual solar shed (regulated and unregulated) http://www.instructables.com/id/Dual-Solar-Shed-regulated-and-Unregulated/
Dual solar shed (regulated and unregulated) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FUD/BRFE/ISZ67Y63/FUDBRFEISZ67Y63.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FUD/BRFE/ISZ67Y63/FUDBRFEISZ67Y63.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FUD/BRFE/ISZ67Y63/FUDBRFEISZ67Y63.SMALL.jpg MakinThings The goal of this ible is to show how I set up two small-scale solar systems in my shed to make it more usable. The first is a battery and lighting system (slightly larger) with an old travel panel that I had not used in a long time. The second is a small fan that exhausts the hottest air from the ri...
By: MakinThings

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 11 Sep 2016 15:49:22 PDT
Off grid LPG (propane) powered Battery Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Off-Grid-LPG-Battery-Charger/
Off grid LPG (propane) powered Battery Charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FGE/YYEG/IRXTBD2H/FGEYYEGIRXTBD2H.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FGE/YYEG/IRXTBD2H/FGEYYEGIRXTBD2H.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FGE/YYEG/IRXTBD2H/FGEYYEGIRXTBD2H.SMALL.jpg liquidhandwash If you live off grid, sooner or later you will have a problem with the house batteries going flat. Maybe the solar panels cant keep up because it been cloudy for a few days, or its the middle of winter and you don't have enough daylight hours. Or someone left the TV on all night, what ever the reaso...
By: liquidhandwash

Continue Reading »]]>
Fri, 19 Aug 2016 20:56:02 PDT
Solar USB Phone Charger with Battery Backup http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-USB-Phone-Charger-with-Battery-Backup/
Solar USB Phone Charger with Battery Backup - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F9J/YT5N/HI3TQ8OB/F9JYT5NHI3TQ8OB.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F9J/YT5N/HI3TQ8OB/F9JYT5NHI3TQ8OB.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F9J/YT5N/HI3TQ8OB/F9JYT5NHI3TQ8OB.SMALL.jpg mshbi In this instructable I will show you how to make a solar powered USB charger for your phone or mp3 player. This is item is great because it doesn't always have to be sunny for you to charge you phone or other USB device. The way the circuit is designed lets the solar panel be constantly charging the...
By: mshbi

Continue Reading »]]>
Sat, 22 Jun 2013 21:29:18 PDT
DIY Solar Powered radio for $5 http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Solar-Powered-radio-for-%245/
DIY Solar Powered radio for $5 - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FFC/AC7T/F4E8646S/FFCAC7TF4E8646S.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FFC/AC7T/F4E8646S/FFCAC7TF4E8646S.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FFC/AC7T/F4E8646S/FFCAC7TF4E8646S.SMALL.jpg gotwind This is another good use for the solar panel used on the huge amounts of garden LED lights around, coupled to a portable radio that runs off 2 or 3 AA cells. Most of us have an old radio lying around, so I based the $5 price on the cost of purchasing/ acquiring a solar powered garden L.E.D light. ...
By: gotwind

Continue Reading »]]>
Sat, 21 Jul 2007 16:01:23 PDT
Solar Hot Water Heater Batch Pre-heater http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Hot-Water-Pre-heater/
Solar Hot Water Heater Batch Pre-heater - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FCN/ZNAC/FM2KB3Z1/FCNZNACFM2KB3Z1.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FCN/ZNAC/FM2KB3Z1/FCNZNACFM2KB3Z1.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FCN/ZNAC/FM2KB3Z1/FCNZNACFM2KB3Z1.SMALL.jpg aleutianwind This is a Solar hot water Batch Type pre-heater that pre-heats the water for my hot water tank inside the house. Cost $45.00 to build. I made it out of garage sale and Goodwill items and scrap wood I had laying around. It has been heating water up to 140 degrees and circulates thru the tank by natur...
By: aleutianwind

Continue Reading »]]>
Sat, 11 Oct 2008 19:55:51 PDT
MC4 solar connectors http://www.instructables.com/id/MC4-solar-connectors/
MC4 solar connectors - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FL8/1SV9/I5GN1NK5/FL81SV9I5GN1NK5.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FL8/1SV9/I5GN1NK5/FL81SV9I5GN1NK5.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FL8/1SV9/I5GN1NK5/FL81SV9I5GN1NK5.SMALL.jpg Ecoboris Ecoboris is about getting renewable energy working for you as a positive addition to your home.MC4 is the name of the connection type on all new solar panels, providing an IP67 waterproof and dust proof safe electrical connection. MC4 will not connect with older MC3 type connectors.The MC4 connector...
By: Ecoboris

Continue Reading »]]>
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:59:32 PST
Solar Hydrothermal Collector http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Hydrothermal-Collector/
Solar Hydrothermal Collector - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FAD/JX5F/IIKK9PPD/FADJX5FIIKK9PPD.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAD/JX5F/IIKK9PPD/FADJX5FIIKK9PPD.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAD/JX5F/IIKK9PPD/FADJX5FIIKK9PPD.SMALL.jpg symbiont I built this to experiment with heating water with the sun.I want to eventually build a house that is powered almost entirely by the sun.This project also goes by the name Solar thermal-siphon. It works because of convection. The heated water will naturally rise and cold water will fall. This only w...
By: symbiont

Continue Reading »]]>
Thu, 24 Dec 2015 18:40:05 PST
Batch Solar Water Heater http://www.instructables.com/id/Batch-Solar-Water-Heater/
Batch Solar Water Heater - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZP/I8MR/GDEA4V47/FZPI8MRGDEA4V47.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZP/I8MR/GDEA4V47/FZPI8MRGDEA4V47.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZP/I8MR/GDEA4V47/FZPI8MRGDEA4V47.SMALL.jpg ganeshruskin Aim: To build a solar batch water heater using some old materials and some new. The idea behind this heater is to use as many old materials as possible, keeping them out of landfills and to use new materials as efficiently as possible. For this reason the box has been designed to use exactly two she...
By: ganeshruskin

Continue Reading »]]>
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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F0U/OV5M/FRXW61U4/F0UOV5MFRXW61U4.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0U/OV5M/FRXW61U4/F0UOV5MFRXW61U4.SQUARE.jpg https://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...
By: sgeddy

Continue Reading »]]>
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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FQT/ENT6/IQGUTPGD/FQTENT6IQGUTPGD.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQT/ENT6/IQGUTPGD/FQTENT6IQGUTPGD.SQUARE.jpg https://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...
By: Tecwyn Twmffat

Continue Reading »]]>
Mon, 11 Jul 2016 06:45:35 PDT