Instructables: exploring - workshop - solar http://www.instructables.com Mon, 21 Aug 2017 21:31:04 PDT BLOX v1.01 Solar Powered Mason Jar http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Powered-Mason-Jar/
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Sun, 20 Aug 2017 21:01:12 PDT
Flickering Solar Garden Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Flickering-Solar-Garden-Light/
Flickering Solar Garden Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FMD/LW0M/J4SQG59W/FMDLW0MJ4SQG59W.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FMD/LW0M/J4SQG59W/FMDLW0MJ4SQG59W.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FMD/LW0M/J4SQG59W/FMDLW0MJ4SQG59W.SMALL.jpg amackay I've always been fascinated by the solar lights that you typically can find in your backyard. I was always interested in how something in such a small package could have enough power to light up the dark and yet be able to recharge itself day after day.While garden lights can be an attractive additi...
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Mon, 10 Jul 2017 05:19:41 PDT
Hi-top Van Solar Power http://www.instructables.com/id/Hi-top-Van-Solar-Power/
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Thu, 6 Jul 2017 17:05:43 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...
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Tue, 23 May 2017 14:29:56 PDT
3.5V Solar Panel AA Battery Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/35V-Solar-Panel-AA-Battery-Charger/
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Sat, 20 May 2017 15:12:45 PDT
Solar Cooker http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Cooker-6/
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Mon, 1 May 2017 14:17:28 PDT
How to Install Solar Panel(s) on a Camper Van Conversion http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Install-Solar-Panels-on-a-Camper-Van-Conver/
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Sun, 23 Apr 2017 05:29:09 PDT
Sun Basket: Universal Solar Bike Upgrade http://www.instructables.com/id/Sun-Basket-Univeral-Solar-Bike-Upgrade/
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Sat, 1 Apr 2017 14:28:47 PDT
Solar Cooker 2.0 http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Cooker-20/
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Wed, 8 Mar 2017 12:25:15 PST
How to Repair Solar Panel Broken Glass http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Repair-Solar-Panel-Broken-Glass/
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Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:50:21 PST
Simple and Easy Solar Oven http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-and-Easy-Solar-Oven/
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Thu, 26 Jan 2017 14:39:20 PST
Take Your Home Off Grid the Smart Way http://www.instructables.com/id/Take-Your-Home-Off-Grid-the-Smart-Way/
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Sun, 8 Jan 2017 07:00:13 PST
DIY Solar Phone Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Solar-Phone-Charger-1/
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Tue, 20 Dec 2016 08:26:22 PST
Low Cost Portable USB Solar Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Low-Cost-Portable-USB-Solar-Charger/
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Mon, 19 Dec 2016 18:33:27 PST
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,...
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Tue, 13 Dec 2016 21:16:17 PST
30W Portable Solar Power Generator http://www.instructables.com/id/30W-Portable-Solar-Power-Generator/
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Tue, 29 Nov 2016 16:06:41 PST
Solar http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-1/ https://cdn.instructables.com/FLP/W4US/IVO3JU28/FLPW4USIVO3JU28.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLP/W4US/IVO3JU28/FLPW4USIVO3JU28.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLP/W4US/IVO3JU28/FLPW4USIVO3JU28.SMALL.jpg Newoldbuilder A collection of solar projects I want to build.Included are variations for several projects. null null null null null Dual Axis Solar Tracker With Online Energy Monitor Dual Solar Shed (regulated and Unregulated) PV Solar Tracker With ESP8266 Solar Tracking System ...
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Mon, 21 Nov 2016 10:27:18 PST
DIY 5.2kW Solar Tracker controlled by Raspberry Pi http://www.instructables.com/id/52kW-Solar-Tracker-Controlled-by-Raspberry-Pi/
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Mon, 14 Nov 2016 05:54:22 PST
90V 60W Solar Panel http://www.instructables.com/id/90V-60W-Solar-Panel/
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Sun, 13 Nov 2016 20:18:40 PST
Solar Flashlight for Survival Kit http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Flashlight-for-Survival-Kit/
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Sat, 22 Oct 2016 19:21:14 PDT
DIY Portable Single Axis Solar Tracker http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Portable-Single-Axis-Solar-Tracker/
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Wed, 19 Oct 2016 10:27:31 PDT
Solar powered DC motor http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Powered-DC-Motor-Fan/
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Mon, 10 Oct 2016 20:34:03 PDT
Solar/Grid Hybrid 12V System http://www.instructables.com/id/SolarGrid-Hybrid-12V-System/
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Mon, 10 Oct 2016 13:08:40 PDT
DIY All in One Solar Power Pack http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-All-in-One-Solar-Power-Pack/
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Sun, 9 Oct 2016 11:47:01 PDT
DIY: Illuminated House Number Powered By Solar Panels http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Illuminated-House-Number-Powered-by-Solar-Pane/
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Sun, 9 Oct 2016 11:14:36 PDT
The Solar Shed http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Solar-Shed/
The Solar Shed - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FSV/HTUV/ITSNC9KI/FSVHTUVITSNC9KI.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FSV/HTUV/ITSNC9KI/FSVHTUVITSNC9KI.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FSV/HTUV/ITSNC9KI/FSVHTUVITSNC9KI.SMALL.jpg chris_maker In this Instructable, I will walk you through how I powered my 7x4 metal apex shed up using a 245 watt solar panel and some basic knowledge about electricity.As my shed is a fair way up the garden, it was going to be a challenge running cabling from the house up to the shed so, after doing some rese...
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Sun, 2 Oct 2016 07:13:06 PDT
Cheap solar battery charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Solar-Battery-Charger/
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Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:57:31 PDT
DIY Solar Powered Mason Jar http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Solar-Powered-Mason-Jar/
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Mon, 19 Sep 2016 09:06:54 PDT
Solar Projects http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Projects-2/ https://cdn.instructables.com/FBB/ER5Q/IT9CSEVR/FBBER5QIT9CSEVR.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBB/ER5Q/IT9CSEVR/FBBER5QIT9CSEVR.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBB/ER5Q/IT9CSEVR/FBBER5QIT9CSEVR.SMALL.jpg CFL_Browncoat null null null null null null null null Shed 12v Solar Lighting System Open Source Solarpad Kit Solar USB Charger DIY Home Solar: Planning a Solar Array (Beginner's Guide) Solar Powering My Home! Dual axis solar tracker with online energy monitor ...
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Sun, 18 Sep 2016 19:18:03 PDT
Dual solar shed (regulated and unregulated) http://www.instructables.com/id/Dual-Solar-Shed-regulated-and-Unregulated/
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Sun, 11 Sep 2016 15:49:22 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...
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Tue, 6 Sep 2016 11:10:25 PDT
How to Split a Solar Cell Into Two http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Split-a-Solar-Cell-Into-Two/
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Sun, 4 Sep 2016 06:12:07 PDT
No More Wasting!... Let's make a Simple Solar Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Stop-Wasting-Use-Solar-Charger/
No More Wasting!... Let's make a Simple Solar Charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FXU/A319/ISCBFXV4/FXUA319ISCBFXV4.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXU/A319/ISCBFXV4/FXUA319ISCBFXV4.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXU/A319/ISCBFXV4/FXUA319ISCBFXV4.SMALL.jpg IbniH Sometime, we aren't aware or taken for granted that everyday we waste our precious natural resources especially fossil fuel in form of routine used of electricity to power our things.And I've... used a lot of it to charge my drone.Now, in a 10 minutes' instructable, you can give a small contribution...
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Wed, 31 Aug 2016 16:28:56 PDT
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
Solar Automatic Bike Night Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Automatic-Bike-Night-Lights/
Solar Automatic Bike Night Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FQ8/8G4N/IRXTC4WO/FQ88G4NIRXTC4WO.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQ8/8G4N/IRXTC4WO/FQ88G4NIRXTC4WO.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQ8/8G4N/IRXTC4WO/FQ88G4NIRXTC4WO.SMALL.jpg Electrogreen Hi, pedaling in bike in the dark can be dangerous because we can't see the others and the others can't see us, sometimes we forget to turn on the lights and we often find tons of dead batteries to change. So let's see how to build a solar automatic night lights system . Most city bikes are alr...
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Sat, 20 Aug 2016 05:13:45 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/
DIY Passive Solar water heater - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FC0/T7LP/IR9EA8HP/FC0T7LPIR9EA8HP.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FC0/T7LP/IR9EA8HP/FC0T7LPIR9EA8HP.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FC0/T7LP/IR9EA8HP/FC0T7LPIR9EA8HP.SMALL.jpg Debeshsays This is a real economic DIY solar water heater, which can happen with a very little tool one may always find in the household. This solar water heater is so simple and easy to do with only two ends of pipe connected to the storage tank for hot and cold water, with no bends at all. This solar utilize...
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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...
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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-/
Jar Solar Lights That Won't Fill Up With Water and Nastiness! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FCF/XCM3/IPY0NA9T/FCFXCM3IPY0NA9T.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FCF/XCM3/IPY0NA9T/FCFXCM3IPY0NA9T.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FCF/XCM3/IPY0NA9T/FCFXCM3IPY0NA9T.SMALL.jpg GrandmasHouseDIY First things first I have to admit that I actually ended up NOT using my Grandma’s old mason jars for this project. Instead, I used some of her other jars that were much smaller and easier to get my hand in. You’ve probably already seen this project floating around the internet and pinterest, solar ...
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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/
Melt Rock Glass Anything Using Homemade Continuous Plasma Arc - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FCA/1Y6L/IPTJD9RV/FCA1Y6LIPTJD9RV.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FCA/1Y6L/IPTJD9RV/FCA1Y6LIPTJD9RV.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FCA/1Y6L/IPTJD9RV/FCA1Y6LIPTJD9RV.SMALL.jpg • The Inventor • Plasma At Home Plasma isn't that rare anyway, it's all around us, biggest example is the sun, and going down to lightning, fluorescent light bulb, neon sign, electric welding etc.. Yet I managed to directly create plasma, exposed and close, and here you need to realize the dangers of this act, p...
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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/
The Mort Pump AKA Solar Embalming Tank - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FJ8/F8FF/IPPRITQW/FJ8F8FFIPPRITQW.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJ8/F8FF/IPPRITQW/FJ8F8FFIPPRITQW.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJ8/F8FF/IPPRITQW/FJ8F8FFIPPRITQW.SMALL.jpg REchargeLabs While this is not the most useful item out there and is not very appropriate for real world embalming, it became a pet project that I was determined to make work!For those not well versed in the world of embalming, here is a quick overview of the use of the process and the necessity of the embalming...
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Mon, 20 Jun 2016 04:53:04 PDT
Cooked Sun http://www.instructables.com/id/Sun-Chef/
Cooked Sun - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FKH/RHXW/IPPAMRT8/FKHRHXWIPPAMRT8.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKH/RHXW/IPPAMRT8/FKHRHXWIPPAMRT8.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKH/RHXW/IPPAMRT8/FKHRHXWIPPAMRT8.SMALL.jpg annelierkkonen Two bowls, one in plastic or hardened glass for water, and one in stainless steel or cast iron for water. The water in the upper bowl works as a magnifying glass onto the water in the lower bowl, bringing it to a boil as soon as the sun shines.With a stand of separate metal rods to keep the upper bo...
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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/
Solar Bug Borer - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FK5/FUFZ/IPJNEL8I/FK5FUFZIPJNEL8I.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FK5/FUFZ/IPJNEL8I/FK5FUFZIPJNEL8I.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FK5/FUFZ/IPJNEL8I/FK5FUFZIPJNEL8I.SMALL.jpg REchargeLabs The idea behind the Solar Bug Borer, is that we constantly take inspiration from nature to create innovative and functional designs. It may be innovative to us, but nature has been honing the details for billions of years. This 'bug" can bore its way through material, and when needed scoop the deb...
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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