Instructables: exploring - workshop - solar http://www.instructables.com Sat, 27 Aug 2016 06:31:03 PDT BLOX v1.01 The Frugal Man's Solar Shed Project http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Frugal-Mans-Solar-Shed-Project/
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Wed, 24 Aug 2016 10:48:56 PDT
Flowerpot Lighthouse Project ~ What You Need for the Project.... http://www.instructables.com/id/Flowerpot-Lighthouse-Project-What-You-Need-for-the/
Flowerpot Lighthouse Project ~ What You Need for the Project.... - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FOF/GAVK/IRXT8HX0/FOFGAVKIRXT8HX0.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FOF/GAVK/IRXT8HX0/FOFGAVKIRXT8HX0.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FOF/GAVK/IRXT8HX0/FOFGAVKIRXT8HX0.SMALL.jpg jreznik888 What you need:· Paint brushes· Red, white, black, and blue paint· Super glue· Decorative rope· Spray weather sealant· 15-inch terra-cotta saucer· 10-inch terra-cotta flower pot· 8-inch terra-cotta flower pot· 6-inch terra-cotta flower pot· Solar-powered garden lantern· Small pebbles Instructions.....
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Sat, 20 Aug 2016 05:40:46 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...
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Fri, 19 Aug 2016 20:56:02 PDT
Sunlight Shades http://www.instructables.com/id/Sunlight-Shades/
Sunlight Shades - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F6D/K0BS/IRXT9P6J/F6DK0BSIRXT9P6J.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6D/K0BS/IRXT9P6J/F6DK0BSIRXT9P6J.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6D/K0BS/IRXT9P6J/F6DK0BSIRXT9P6J.SMALL.gif Arian_S It's summer. You're working in your cool architecture studio, and then suddenly: The reflection of sunlight from the floor is right into your eyes. So, what you're gonna do? The easiest way is to buy a curtain and place it in front of the video, but what if you wanna be more creative?! (Sway Link) ...
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Fri, 19 Aug 2016 13:40:56 PDT
Solar Hot Tub Heater http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Hot-Tub-Heater/
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Thu, 11 Aug 2016 07:24:25 PDT
DIY Passive Solar water heater http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Passive-Solar-Water-Heater/
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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 04:57:12 PDT
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 com...
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Mon, 11 Jul 2016 06:45:35 PDT
Bend PVC Conduit http://www.instructables.com/id/Bend-PVC-Conduit/
Bend PVC Conduit - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FG3/1MGS/IQCBHTDZ/FG31MGSIQCBHTDZ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FG3/1MGS/IQCBHTDZ/FG31MGSIQCBHTDZ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FG3/1MGS/IQCBHTDZ/FG31MGSIQCBHTDZ.SMALL.jpg tom_sanremo Knowing how to bend PVC conduit is a good skill to have up your sleeve. If ever you are trying to duct cables and there is an offset in a wall, being able to make a custom bend can come in very handy.Please if you watch my video instruction, don't try making the hot box I did (there is no longer dou...
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Fri, 8 Jul 2016 17:33:24 PDT
Emergency Charger for my Solar Battery Bank. http://www.instructables.com/id/Emergency-Charger-for-Solar-Battery-Bank/
Emergency Charger for my Solar Battery Bank. - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FAA/54M5/IQ2MGSRK/FAA54M5IQ2MGSRK.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAA/54M5/IQ2MGSRK/FAA54M5IQ2MGSRK.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAA/54M5/IQ2MGSRK/FAA54M5IQ2MGSRK.SMALL.jpg Mjtrinihobby Here is how I implemented a Low voltage cutoff for my solar battery bank. This feature is used to turn on an emergency charger to replenish the batteries should they deplete before sunrise.This charger is already installed and controlled by my Home Assistant but due to certain issues with the USB po...
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Fri, 1 Jul 2016 08:04:28 PDT
Jar Solar Lights That Won't Fill Up With Water and Nastiness! http://www.instructables.com/id/Jar-Solar-Lights-That-Wont-Fill-Up-With-Water-and-/
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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 08:41:32 PDT
Melt Rock Glass Anything Using Homemade Continuous Plasma Arc http://www.instructables.com/id/Melt-Rock-Glass-and-Anything-With-Homemade-Continu/
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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 06:39:29 PDT
The Mort Pump AKA Solar Embalming Tank http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Mort-Pump-AKA-Solar-Embalming-Tank/
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Mon, 20 Jun 2016 04:53:04 PDT
Cooked Sun http://www.instructables.com/id/Sun-Chef/
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Sun, 19 Jun 2016 06:37:29 PDT
Propeler Cap From Nothing http://www.instructables.com/id/Propeler-Cap-From-Nothing/
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Sat, 18 Jun 2016 14:26:44 PDT
Solar Bug Borer http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Bug-Borer/
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Fri, 17 Jun 2016 10:53:58 PDT
Demystifying (and cutting to size) Flexible thin-film solar panels (Fuji F-Wave) http://www.instructables.com/id/Demystifying-and-Cutting-to-Size-Flexible-Thin-fil/
Demystifying (and cutting to size) Flexible thin-film solar panels (Fuji F-Wave) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F50/KC2U/IP091Z50/F50KC2UIP091Z50.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F50/KC2U/IP091Z50/F50KC2UIP091Z50.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F50/KC2U/IP091Z50/F50KC2UIP091Z50.SMALL.jpg wasteoinc For the last 2 - 3 years you can find flexible thin-film solar panels quite cheaply (around 50-80euros per 100w) on the internet. The bulk of them are a solar panel called Fuji F-Wave 92W. The flexibility of this panel is amazing in such ways, that you can make a roll out it and treat it like a carp...
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Tue, 7 Jun 2016 05:49:15 PDT
HOME MADE AUTOMATIC NIGHT CATTLE SPRAYER FOR FLY CONTROL http://www.instructables.com/id/HOME-MADE-AUTOMATIC-CATTLE-SPRAYER-FOR-FLY-CONTROL/
HOME MADE AUTOMATIC NIGHT CATTLE SPRAYER FOR FLY CONTROL - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F43/CN3S/IOXJ1GQD/F43CN3SIOXJ1GQD.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F43/CN3S/IOXJ1GQD/F43CN3SIOXJ1GQD.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F43/CN3S/IOXJ1GQD/F43CN3SIOXJ1GQD.SMALL.jpg grenoble I have made an automatic sprayer for cattle and it is working very well.I will describe how I made it and later I will get some pictures and post them here. It is installed remotely and I forgot to bring a camera when I finished the installation.The list of parts are not long and the assembly is ver...
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Wed, 1 Jun 2016 16:59:52 PDT
Solar Powered Refrigerator! http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Powered-Refrigerator/
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Mon, 30 May 2016 05:53:32 PDT
Repairing Polymer Degradation on Solar Cells http://www.instructables.com/id/Repairing-Polymer-Degradation-on-Solar-Cells/
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Wed, 18 May 2016 18:37:54 PDT
Air-Lift Irrigation Using Solar Panel http://www.instructables.com/id/Air-Lift-Irrigation-Using-Solar-Panel/
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Mon, 16 May 2016 16:49:35 PDT
Salt crystals http://www.instructables.com/id/Salt-Crystals/
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Mon, 2 May 2016 19:59:43 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
Harnessing the Sun: Best Solar Oven http://www.instructables.com/id/Harnessing-the-Sun-Best-Solar-Oven/
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Tue, 12 Apr 2016 13:58:35 PDT
How to Balance a Chemical Equation http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Balance-a-Chemical-Equation-1/
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Thu, 31 Mar 2016 04:22:41 PDT
How to Balance a Chemical Equation http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Balance-a-Chemical-Equation-Initial-Draft/
How to Balance a Chemical Equation - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL1/9VG8/IMF3XSHV/FL19VG8IMF3XSHV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL1/9VG8/IMF3XSHV/FL19VG8IMF3XSHV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL1/9VG8/IMF3XSHV/FL19VG8IMF3XSHV.SMALL.jpg Breanna_Laughlin A chemical equation is the chemical formula that provides the information of the elements and molecules that are reacting as well as the molecules that are being produced from that reaction. The Law of Conservation of Mass states that the mass of the reactants must balance the mass of the products. ...
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Wed, 30 Mar 2016 19:38:29 PDT
Power Buddy Senior http://www.instructables.com/id/Power-Buddy-Senior/
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Thu, 18 Feb 2016 21:38:03 PST
How to Make a Basic Solar Oven http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Basic-Solar-Oven/
How to Make a Basic Solar Oven - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FLM/F1YR/IKPQ3EPN/FLMF1YRIKPQ3EPN.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLM/F1YR/IKPQ3EPN/FLMF1YRIKPQ3EPN.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLM/F1YR/IKPQ3EPN/FLMF1YRIKPQ3EPN.SMALL.jpg dezine Making your own solar oven is one way to cut down on electricity usage. Even a basic solar oven can be used to defrost and perform as a slow cooker. Here are instructions for a basic solar oven that won't cost much to make.The principle behind any solar oven is to be able to generate enough he...
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Wed, 17 Feb 2016 00:30:42 PST
Steampunk Solar Garden Terrarium. http://www.instructables.com/id/Steampunk-Solar-Garden-Terrarium/
Steampunk Solar Garden Terrarium. - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FMN/T280/IKJ8QZBQ/FMNT280IKJ8QZBQ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FMN/T280/IKJ8QZBQ/FMNT280IKJ8QZBQ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FMN/T280/IKJ8QZBQ/FMNT280IKJ8QZBQ.SMALL.jpg jimmysymo My son's 40th birthday soon,he is a landscape gardener,and so wanted to make him a present that he wouldn't have to dig,water, or weed,therefor made him this steampunk terrarium.I'm sure he will like it. Raw materials you will need. 7 different woods.. 1 large bulb.. 1 tube bulb.. 6mm. copper ...
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Tue, 16 Feb 2016 09:40:58 PST
CARREGADOR SOLAR 5V E 15V http://www.instructables.com/id/CARREGADOR-SOLAR-5V-E-15V/
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Tue, 9 Feb 2016 11:49:24 PST
Power Buddy http://www.instructables.com/id/Power-Buddy/
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Tue, 9 Feb 2016 00:49:52 PST
How To Build Solar RV Heating system using Pop Cans http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-Solar-RV-Heating-System-Using-Pop-Can/
How To Build Solar RV Heating system using Pop Cans - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F5O/HZEK/IK5Q140G/F5OHZEKIK5Q140G.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F5O/HZEK/IK5Q140G/F5OHZEKIK5Q140G.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F5O/HZEK/IK5Q140G/F5OHZEKIK5Q140G.SMALL.jpg Mladen_solar Small DIY solar panel for Solar RV heating can be built in several hours and see almost instantly how the system will perform in real conditions. You only need to bring the panel inside the vehicle and direct it toward the sun. Have in mind to park the RV in correct spot and direction, with windshi...
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Wed, 3 Feb 2016 05:24:44 PST
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 ...
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Wed, 27 Jan 2016 15:08:22 PST
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 Address Number Sign http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Address-Number-Sign/
Solar Address Number Sign - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FUJ/KKN2/IINF4SPL/FUJKKN2IINF4SPL.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FUJ/KKN2/IINF4SPL/FUJKKN2IINF4SPL.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FUJ/KKN2/IINF4SPL/FUJKKN2IINF4SPL.SMALL.jpg RKikta An old solar powered street number sign was in front of our house when we moved in ten years ago. It has never worked and the solar panel has been missing. I used parts from this sign to create a new one that could function in the cloudy, wet, short winter days of the Pacific Northwest. Some new p...
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Sun, 27 Dec 2015 07:51:28 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...
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Thu, 24 Dec 2015 18:40:05 PST
Solar Death Ray http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Death-Ray/
Solar Death Ray - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVQ/IGE2/IIAMATDG/FVQIGE2IIAMATDG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVQ/IGE2/IIAMATDG/FVQIGE2IIAMATDG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVQ/IGE2/IIAMATDG/FVQIGE2IIAMATDG.SMALL.jpg simpsric Our class project of our physics class was this solar death ray.With this 'death' ray we are able to melt or vaporize thin aluminum cans, melt plastic, and other dangerous things.Note: Be careful, the focal point of the death ray can get up to 2000 degrees. Don't put anyone near the focal point.We h...
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Thu, 17 Dec 2015 12:32:37 PST
¿Cómo hacer una placa solar casera para agua caliente? http://www.instructables.com/id/Cómo-Hacer-Una-Placa-Solar-Casera-Para-Agua-Calien/
¿Cómo hacer una placa solar casera para agua caliente? - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FVY/HNHF/IHWIST7U/FVYHNHFIHWIST7U.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FVY/HNHF/IHWIST7U/FVYHNHFIHWIST7U.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FVY/HNHF/IHWIST7U/FVYHNHFIHWIST7U.SMALL.jpg Gasfriocalor Las placas solares térmicas son las necesarias para calentar agua sanitaria para nuestro hogar. Con estos sencillos pasos, te vamos a enseñar como crear una placa solar térmica económica y sencilla. Colocar la estructura Lo primero que hay que hacer es colocar la estructura sobre la que vamos a i...
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Sun, 6 Dec 2015 10:00:12 PST
How to Make A Small Solar Panel http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-A-Small-Solar-Panel/
How to Make A Small Solar Panel - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOB/UXC7/IH0YHHFY/FOBUXC7IH0YHHFY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOB/UXC7/IH0YHHFY/FOBUXC7IH0YHHFY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOB/UXC7/IH0YHHFY/FOBUXC7IH0YHHFY.SMALL.jpg Lucio Liang I want to make a panel of 10W18V.Of course, first step is cutting cell Cut cells to pieces and solder copper strips on chips Ahead of cutting cell, you should calculate how many pieces and what the size you should cut.The voltage of a common polycrystalline silicon cell is 0.5V, whatever the size...
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Mon, 16 Nov 2015 03:03:21 PST
Foldable, Lightweight Solar Panel http://www.instructables.com/id/Foladable-Lightweight-Solar-Panel/
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Wed, 23 Sep 2015 15:55:05 PDT
DIY Solar Oven http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Solar-Oven-1/
DIY Solar Oven - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FG6/D6ZF/IE6HDUQG/FG6D6ZFIE6HDUQG.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FG6/D6ZF/IE6HDUQG/FG6D6ZFIE6HDUQG.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FG6/D6ZF/IE6HDUQG/FG6D6ZFIE6HDUQG.SMALL.jpg Teyla This solar oven is made out of materials that are very easily available and not very expensive either. Most materials used to build this one were scrap materials. We use it in Hungary during summertime when the days are sunny and dry. Temperatures are usually 30-35 degrees Celsius, but for some food...
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Sat, 5 Sep 2015 13:46:17 PDT
Pole Mounted X/Y Static Adjustable Solar Panel Bracket http://www.instructables.com/id/Pole-Mounted-XY-Static-Adjustable-Solar-Panel-Brac/
Pole Mounted X/Y Static Adjustable Solar Panel Bracket - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKL/2O4K/IE4E29UK/FKL2O4KIE4E29UK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKL/2O4K/IE4E29UK/FKL2O4KIE4E29UK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKL/2O4K/IE4E29UK/FKL2O4KIE4E29UK.SMALL.jpg Zach Cox The motivation for this project was to get a solar collector that powers a pump on a gold fish pond off the ground.The project is to make an adjustable (but static, non-motorized) X/Y Mount for a flat panel Solar Collector. This bracket does not 'follow-the-sun' and is fixed to set angles depending...
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Thu, 3 Sep 2015 16:06:20 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...
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Wed, 2 Sep 2015 23:38:22 PDT
Solar Tracking Water Heater http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Tracking-Water-Heater/
Solar Tracking Water Heater - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FFQ/NJSJ/IE2FYEVK/FFQNJSJIE2FYEVK.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FFQ/NJSJ/IE2FYEVK/FFQNJSJIE2FYEVK.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FFQ/NJSJ/IE2FYEVK/FFQNJSJIE2FYEVK.SMALL.jpg AWMT Millions live around the world without access to hot water. Whether it is for drinking or showering, having sufficient hot water should not be a luxury. We looked at economic ways to provide hot water for showering and cleaning, and as a preheater to produce clean water. This document shows how to c...
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Wed, 2 Sep 2015 15:47:39 PDT
Temporary Solar Swimming Pool Heater http://www.instructables.com/id/Temporary-Solar-Swimming-Pool-Heater/
Temporary Solar Swimming Pool Heater - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FI2/DP78/IE08PEPG/FI2DP78IE08PEPG.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FI2/DP78/IE08PEPG/FI2DP78IE08PEPG.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FI2/DP78/IE08PEPG/FI2DP78IE08PEPG.SMALL.jpg wannabemadsci Wouldn't it be nice if the swimming pool were just a little bit warmer?Tired or hearing the kids complain about how cold the pool is?Don't want to spend a lot of time or money on some DIY solar pool heater?Well, here's the instructable for you...I just set up my pool and realized that with the chil...
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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 18:39:50 PDT
DIY Solar Car http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Solar-Car/
DIY Solar Car - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0S/BF3X/IDH7Q77G/F0SBF3XIDH7Q77G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0S/BF3X/IDH7Q77G/F0SBF3XIDH7Q77G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0S/BF3X/IDH7Q77G/F0SBF3XIDH7Q77G.SMALL.jpg medhatko Hello,my son will show you how convert old car to work with solar energythancks solar car the video
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Tue, 18 Aug 2015 11:30:26 PDT
Toolbox Solar Generator http://www.instructables.com/id/Toolbox-Solar-Generstor/
Toolbox Solar Generator - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F6A/QT40/ICYMYZUB/F6AQT40ICYMYZUB.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6A/QT40/ICYMYZUB/F6AQT40ICYMYZUB.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6A/QT40/ICYMYZUB/F6AQT40ICYMYZUB.SMALL.jpg jaychoate Okay, This project is being built for me to be able have power wherever I am at Should it be Camping or working on our hunting property. Gather your Materials I will be using1x4, about 8 feet1 pallet or some spare plywood1 Charge controllerSpeaker wire, or copper wire(large enough to handle the p...
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Wed, 5 Aug 2015 09:27:56 PDT
Solar Smarts by Sunrun http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Smarts-by-Sunrun/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FM8/N7PP/IC6IFRQE/FM8N7PPIC6IFRQE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM8/N7PP/IC6IFRQE/FM8N7PPIC6IFRQE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM8/N7PP/IC6IFRQE/FM8N7PPIC6IFRQE.SMALL.jpg Neal Murray Imagine locking in low electricity rates for the next 20 years. Sounds pretty good, right? No wonder every six minutes someone installs a Sunrun solar system. That means tens of thousands of happy, money-saving, tree-hugging (well, not really) customers benefiting from lower bills and lifetime suppo...
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Mon, 20 Jul 2015 09:33:15 PDT
Pannello Solare termico http://www.instructables.com/id/Pannello-Solare-termico/
Pannello Solare termico - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FWE/SZAL/IC6HWX1P/FWESZALIC6HWX1P.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWE/SZAL/IC6HWX1P/FWESZALIC6HWX1P.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWE/SZAL/IC6HWX1P/FWESZALIC6HWX1P.SMALL.jpg gianlucaeffe Il Progetto consiste nella costruzione di un pannello solare termico, cosiddetto collettore termico che sfrutta il calore del sole per produrre acqua calda sanitaria per uso domestico.Il tutto consiste in un tubo in politilene da irrigazione nero dal diametro 20 mm e con resistenza pn10.Il tubo è lu...
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Fri, 17 Jul 2015 08:53:00 PDT
$5 Pocket Solar Battery for QRP Radio Transceiver http://www.instructables.com/id/5-Pocket-Solar-Battery-for-QRP-Radio-Transceiver/
$5 Pocket Solar Battery for QRP Radio Transceiver - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F8U/69O9/IC6HTPN7/F8U69O9IC6HTPN7.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8U/69O9/IC6HTPN7/F8U69O9IC6HTPN7.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8U/69O9/IC6HTPN7/F8U69O9IC6HTPN7.SMALL.jpg sbmull It seems too good to be true but you can put a pocket solar powered battery on your QRP radio for $5. You'll need a soldering iron and a few odd's and ends. Get the goods First, head over to ebay and pick up a Solio Mono-A for $3 free shipping. And get a 4-pole audio jack for $1.00. You will a...
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Fri, 17 Jul 2015 07:48:55 PDT
Super Basic Solar Lighting under $75 http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Basic-Solar-Lighting-under-75/
Super Basic Solar Lighting under $75 - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZZ/QQDX/IBWHE2LU/FZZQQDXIBWHE2LU.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZZ/QQDX/IBWHE2LU/FZZQQDXIBWHE2LU.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZZ/QQDX/IBWHE2LU/FZZQQDXIBWHE2LU.SMALL.jpg Two Paddles Design If you are looking for a simple, inexpensive but durable solar lighting setup for your shed or outbuilding then this tutorial is perfect for you. There are many tutorials on this site but we wanted to make our system as frugally as we could and still have a quality setup that would serve most peopl...
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Thu, 9 Jul 2015 14:58:13 PDT