Instructables: exploring - workshop - solar http://www.instructables.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:36:45 PDT BLOX v1.01 5 Easy Steps to Going Solar for Your Company http://www.instructables.com/id/5-Easy-Steps-to-Going-Solar-for-Your-Company/
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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 01:29:45 PDT
Solar Powered Ostrich Egg http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Powered-Ostrich-Egg/
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:37:24 PDT
Cardboard Solar Thermal Cooker http://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-Solar-Thermal-Cooker/
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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:40:43 PDT
Solar charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-charger-2/
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Thu, 10 Apr 2014 08:49:02 PDT
Making Solar Butter and Ghee http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Solar-Butter-and-Ghee/
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Wed, 9 Apr 2014 12:43:43 PDT
Make a solar smoking vaporizer http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-solar-smoking-vaporizer/
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Tue, 8 Apr 2014 11:21:38 PDT
Thingall Solar car http://www.instructables.com/id/Thingall-Solar-car/
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Fri, 28 Mar 2014 09:35:54 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/
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Wed, 26 Mar 2014 18:57:02 PDT
Solar Thermal Cooker http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Thermal-Cooker-3/
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Tue, 25 Mar 2014 15:25:24 PDT
Low-cost Solar Cell Encapsulation to make Modular, Pocket-Sized Solar Panels http://www.instructables.com/id/Low-cost-Solar-Cell-Encapsulation-to-make-Modular-/
Low-cost Solar Cell Encapsulation to 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 provides 0 - 0.5V at 400-1000mA depending on load and lighting, and costs $1.25 in materials. The panels are linkable by...
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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 12:45:05 PDT
Box Cooker http://www.instructables.com/id/Box-Cooker/
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Sun, 23 Mar 2014 21:16:00 PDT
Insulated Solar Cooker http://www.instructables.com/id/Insulated-Solar-Cooker/
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Fri, 21 Mar 2014 17:01:12 PDT
our SOLAR THERMAL COOKER http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Journey/
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Fri, 21 Mar 2014 16:48:43 PDT
Solar Thermal Cooker http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Thermal-Cooker-2/
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Fri, 21 Mar 2014 16:27:34 PDT
How to make a box oven solar thermal cooker http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-box-oven-solar-thermal-cooker/
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Fri, 21 Mar 2014 13:33:45 PDT
Solar Thermal Cooker http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Thermal-Cooker-1/
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Fri, 21 Mar 2014 11:29:08 PDT
Solar Thermal Cooker by Rico, Jose, and Jeremiah http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Thermal-Cooker-by-Rico-Jose-and-Jeremiah/
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Fri, 21 Mar 2014 11:27:17 PDT
Solar Thermal Cooker http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Thermal-Cooker/
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Fri, 21 Mar 2014 10:04:02 PDT
the "mini solar book", torch and charger http://www.instructables.com/id/the-mini-solar-book-torch-and-charger/
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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:41:49 PDT
Compound parabolic petal solar cooker http://www.instructables.com/id/Compound-parabolic-petal-solar-cooker/
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Sat, 8 Mar 2014 14:40:48 PST
Solar Panel Setup around $100 http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Panel-Setup-around-100/
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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/
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Sun, 2 Mar 2014 19:16:11 PST
DIY Solar Panel Tilting / Adjustable Canopy A Frame Easy Build Instructions / Complete Guide http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Solar-Panel-Tilting-Adjustable-Canopy-A-Frame-/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FMJ/FOK5/HS5Q8QQL/FMJFOK5HS5Q8QQL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMJ/FOK5/HS5Q8QQL/FMJFOK5HS5Q8QQL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMJ/FOK5/HS5Q8QQL/FMJFOK5HS5Q8QQL.SMALL.jpg AndrewKFletcher This Video is a Walk-through Complete Guide / instructions on how to build Your own adjustable angle / tilting solar  panel canopy A frame to provide shade and shelter from the elements. My design will suit most flat roofs and could easily be adapted to a stand alone version for ground sited panels....
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Thu, 27 Feb 2014 08:59:59 PST
Open Source Solarpad Kit Solar USB Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Solarpad-Kit-Powerful-USB-Solar-Charger/
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Tue, 25 Feb 2014 15:43:05 PST
Solar Powered Mobile Universal Charging Station http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Powered-Mobile-Universal-Charging-Station/
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Mon, 17 Feb 2014 19:42:45 PST
easy solar charger and PSU [UPDATED] http://www.instructables.com/id/easy-solar-charger-and-PSU/
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Mon, 17 Feb 2014 11:18:54 PST
Solar Night Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Night-Light/
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Sat, 15 Feb 2014 13:24:16 PST
DIY Solar Air Heater Boxes http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Solar-Air-Heater-Boxes/
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Sat, 1 Feb 2014 11:58:12 PST
Solar Electric Bike Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Electric-Bike-Charger/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FP9/ZDJ7/HQS4YVWR/FP9ZDJ7HQS4YVWR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP9/ZDJ7/HQS4YVWR/FP9ZDJ7HQS4YVWR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP9/ZDJ7/HQS4YVWR/FP9ZDJ7HQS4YVWR.SMALL.jpg thehaneyplace I found these solar panels a few years back, but I was too excited to set them in motion to document all of the steps involved. They were most likey from a higher quality landscape lighting set, and when I find stuff like this at a yard sale it really makes my tail wag! The basic idea is relatively ...
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Wed, 29 Jan 2014 07:53:50 PST
Solar Home Heater DIY http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Home-Heater-DIY/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FDM/1TI3/HPG00AIP/FDM1TI3HPG00AIP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDM/1TI3/HPG00AIP/FDM1TI3HPG00AIP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDM/1TI3/HPG00AIP/FDM1TI3HPG00AIP.SMALL.jpg jack saville This is a clear and concise easy to do-it-yourself project by Jack Saville. How to build a simple inexpensive solar heater using free energy from the sun. No more heating bills. On or off the grid application for energy independence and self-sufficiency. Introducing a new book on self-reliance and f...
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Sun, 22 Dec 2013 15:52:03 PST
SOLAR USB/5 V SUPPLY http://www.instructables.com/id/SOLAR-USB5-V-SUPPLY/
SOLAR USB/5 V SUPPLY - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRF/5IDN/HOW0IBMC/FRF5IDNHOW0IBMC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRF/5IDN/HOW0IBMC/FRF5IDNHOW0IBMC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRF/5IDN/HOW0IBMC/FRF5IDNHOW0IBMC.SMALL.jpg BLR_RAVI This is a simple project to get a power supply or charger for most of the usb devices or cell phones . I used a 18 volts solar panel , though many people here will recomend you to use 9 volts solar panel Advantage of 18volts panel is that you will get the voltage and required charging current even ...
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Mon, 9 Dec 2013 00:17:05 PST
Redesign My Study http://www.instructables.com/id/Redesign-My-Study/
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Mon, 2 Dec 2013 09:34:15 PST
Solar Panel Small(2.01volt In low light) http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Panel-Small/
Solar Panel Small(2.01volt In low light) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX0/1GNP/HOHY82QJ/FX01GNPHOHY82QJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX0/1GNP/HOHY82QJ/FX01GNPHOHY82QJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX0/1GNP/HOHY82QJ/FX01GNPHOHY82QJ.SMALL.jpg u971 Small solar panel made from various separate panels made with minimum materials. Basic small panel for charging a few AA batteries over the span of 3/4days of sun,(A rarity in the the uk however just in case i made a small panel) Will probably expand this panel so it is a temporary design and the r...
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Sun, 1 Dec 2013 10:58:09 PST
DIY Mini Solar Car! (14kph Toy) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Mini-Solar-Car-14kph-Ultrafast-Toy/
DIY Mini Solar Car! (14kph Toy) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F15/6CQA/HNID3O1M/F156CQAHNID3O1M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F15/6CQA/HNID3O1M/F156CQAHNID3O1M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F15/6CQA/HNID3O1M/F156CQAHNID3O1M.SMALL.jpg ASCAS Feast your eyes upon the beast of all solar cars! A small scale dragster, runs 14-20kph!. A project great for beginners! I made this when I was 6 y/o, this guide is kinda* a remake of my original project. It only took me $4 to one. It runs with two 5v ultra fast 2400rpm efficiency motors, recycled f...
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Mon, 4 Nov 2013 10:08:29 PST
Solar Cooker http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Cooker-2/
Solar Cooker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAE/H3LB/HMMFCBSO/FAEH3LBHMMFCBSO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAE/H3LB/HMMFCBSO/FAEH3LBHMMFCBSO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAE/H3LB/HMMFCBSO/FAEH3LBHMMFCBSO.SMALL.jpg ajensen19 Make an easy solar cooker. It doesn't work that well as I was only able to cook cheese and not an egg, but it is relatively fun and easy to make. You are probably better off buying a solar cooker. Materials: Pizza box, black construction paper, duct tape, plastic wrap, aluminum foil, razor, and any...
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Tue, 15 Oct 2013 16:23:15 PDT
80 Watt Quad-Fold Solar Panels http://www.instructables.com/id/80-Watt-Quad-Fold-Solar-Panels/
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Sun, 13 Oct 2013 15:05:01 PDT
START FIRE with Potato Chips and Coffee http://www.instructables.com/id/START-FIRE-with-Potato-Chips-and-Coffee/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Z/62TQ/HMMFBH0B/F6Z62TQHMMFBH0B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Z/62TQ/HMMFBH0B/F6Z62TQHMMFBH0B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Z/62TQ/HMMFBH0B/F6Z62TQHMMFBH0B.SMALL.jpg GREENPOWERSCIENCE Simple survivalist tip to starting a fire when camping.
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Sun, 13 Oct 2013 08:05:43 PDT
From a dim garden light to a bright flash light. (solar) http://www.instructables.com/id/From-dim-garden-light-to-bright-flash-light-solar/
From a dim garden light to a bright flash light. (solar) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5H/DDRY/HMMFB51H/F5HDDRYHMMFB51H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5H/DDRY/HMMFB51H/F5HDDRYHMMFB51H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5H/DDRY/HMMFB51H/F5HDDRYHMMFB51H.SMALL.jpg out-of-the-box I was in the dollar store the other day and saw this tiny garden rock, once I looked closer I noticed it was more than a rock. It was a solar garden light. It only costed one dollar and out of curiosity I had to buy it. I was browsing the web the other day and came across a product review for a sola...
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Fri, 11 Oct 2013 17:37:38 PDT
80 watt Foldable Solar Panel http://www.instructables.com/id/80-watt-Foldable-Solar-Panel/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FZO/D7QO/HML17UPS/FZOD7QOHML17UPS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZO/D7QO/HML17UPS/FZOD7QOHML17UPS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZO/D7QO/HML17UPS/FZOD7QOHML17UPS.SMALL.jpg Solaron I built this 12v portable, foldable solar panel for $68.00. It's 82 watts, 3.6 amps, and 22v open circuit. It folds into one very nice, very strong and protected carrying case 3/4 thick each piece. Each cell is incased with 10 mil laminate each side (20 mil total) pouches which definately doesn't ma...
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Thu, 10 Oct 2013 09:16:40 PDT
Solar Death Ray (TV Fresnel Lens) http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Death-Ray-TV-Fresnel-Lens/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FZD/6L5S/HM8DFHBD/FZD6L5SHM8DFHBD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZD/6L5S/HM8DFHBD/FZD6L5SHM8DFHBD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZD/6L5S/HM8DFHBD/FZD6L5SHM8DFHBD.SMALL.jpg bennelson For all of you would-be eco-friendly mad-scientists, I present to you a way to dominate the world! But only on sunny days - THE SOLAR DEATH RAY! This is simply a free projection lens from the front of an old television, mounted in a wood frame. It's any easy project anyone can build with only simpl...
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Tue, 1 Oct 2013 12:24:02 PDT
(16) Power Distribution Panel For Pluggables http://www.instructables.com/id/Power-Distribution-Panel-For-Pluggables/
(16) Power Distribution Panel For Pluggables - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAU/JRNW/HLZRET43/FAUJRNWHLZRET43.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAU/JRNW/HLZRET43/FAUJRNWHLZRET43.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAU/JRNW/HLZRET43/FAUJRNWHLZRET43.SMALL.jpg Dr.Bill To plug in any of the Pluggables, any of the equipment that is modified to not use a Wall Wart or Batteries, needs to have a Power Distribution Panel to provide the proper Voltage to operate. If you plug in any of your equipment to any but the proper Voltage you Will Burn Out The Unit. An item tha...
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Sun, 29 Sep 2013 16:30:24 PDT
(15) Cassio Label Maker, Battery Operated To Solar Pluggable http://www.instructables.com/id/Cassio-Label-Maker-Battery-Operated-To-Solar-Plugg/
(15) Cassio Label Maker, Battery Operated To Solar Pluggable - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU4/SOOV/HLZRWV8M/FU4SOOVHLZRWV8M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU4/SOOV/HLZRWV8M/FU4SOOVHLZRWV8M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU4/SOOV/HLZRWV8M/FU4SOOVHLZRWV8M.SMALL.jpg Dr.Bill Link; http://www.instructables.com/id/12-WattsUp-Meter-Installation-Pluggables-Series/ The link covers DC to DC Converters you will need to plug this in so it gets the right voltage. Most of the stuff that we have is convertible to Solar Pluggables. To Buy this stuff in an RV store, if you can, wil...
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Fri, 27 Sep 2013 02:21:44 PDT
Bicycle Frame Polar Tracker http://www.instructables.com/id/Bicycle-Frame-Polar-Tracker/
Bicycle Frame Polar Tracker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCN/QA9C/HLFUZLSY/FCNQA9CHLFUZLSY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCN/QA9C/HLFUZLSY/FCNQA9CHLFUZLSY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCN/QA9C/HLFUZLSY/FCNQA9CHLFUZLSY.SMALL.jpg HomeCSP What better to make out of an old boy's BMX bike frame than an equatorial style tracking mount that can be used for solar energy to get nearly 50% more power out of a couple PV panels! Most solar trackers are either big expensive things, or so small and flimsy as to be completely impractical. I want...
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Wed, 11 Sep 2013 23:07:01 PDT
Solar Powered Sausage Cooker http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Powered-Sausage-Cooker/
Solar Powered Sausage Cooker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUU/DQG2/HLFHXQ26/FUUDQG2HLFHXQ26.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUU/DQG2/HLFHXQ26/FUUDQG2HLFHXQ26.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUU/DQG2/HLFHXQ26/FUUDQG2HLFHXQ26.SMALL.jpg gsimon1 Easy build for a solar powered cooker. Take a Pringles can and puncture the middle of the lid with a skewer.  Cover the inside of the Pringles can with tin foil. Glue the tin foil to the inside of the can. Cut a openable window in the Pringles can so sunlight may penetrate the can. Cover...
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Tue, 10 Sep 2013 15:37:18 PDT
Solar Swing-Set (PV Playhouse) http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Swing-Set-PV-Playhouse/
Solar Swing-Set (PV Playhouse) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIF/165R/HL5FJG8N/FIF165RHL5FJG8N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIF/165R/HL5FJG8N/FIF165RHL5FJG8N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIF/165R/HL5FJG8N/FIF165RHL5FJG8N.SMALL.jpg bennelson This project is a Solar-Powered Swing-Set. No, the solar does not make the swing run. Rather, this project re-uses a child's playset as a ground-mount to support a solar panel. For some time, I've been playing with solar, and wanted to get more solar power in my life. (See Solar-Powered PowerW...
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Sat, 7 Sep 2013 16:40:40 PDT
Pool Solar Heater or Optical Illusion for Entertainment http://www.instructables.com/id/Pool-Solar-Heater-or-Optical-Illusion-for-Entertai/
Pool Solar Heater or Optical Illusion for Entertainment - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Z/2QPH/HL94FY8S/F6Z2QPHHL94FY8S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Z/2QPH/HL94FY8S/F6Z2QPHHL94FY8S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Z/2QPH/HL94FY8S/F6Z2QPHHL94FY8S.SMALL.jpg cobinrox Commercial solar pool heaters are expensive, especially if you need multples.  Here's how you can cobble together a solar collector/heater for your pool and create interesting 3-D optical illusions to entertain (or frighten) your neighbours and friends. It's not as hard as it looks.  If I can do it...
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Wed, 4 Sep 2013 17:53:25 PDT
High Power Solar Day Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/High-Power-Solar-Day-Lamp/
High Power Solar Day Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1G/Z379/HKUD477C/F1GZ379HKUD477C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1G/Z379/HKUD477C/F1GZ379HKUD477C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1G/Z379/HKUD477C/F1GZ379HKUD477C.SMALL.jpg avd80 Background:  This article is continuation of earlier article entitled “Simple Solar Day Lamp which lasts for 15 years” available at following link: http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Solar-Day-Lamp-which-lasts-for-15-years/ In the earlier article, construction of a small 5W day lamp was descr...
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Mon, 26 Aug 2013 00:02:03 PDT
make a solar cell easily http://www.instructables.com/id/make-a-solar-cell-easily/
make a solar cell easily - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKG/UWK0/HKM8OLK2/FKGUWK0HKM8OLK2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKG/UWK0/HKM8OLK2/FKGUWK0HKM8OLK2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKG/UWK0/HKM8OLK2/FKGUWK0HKM8OLK2.SMALL.jpg argha halder today i want to share how to make a solar cell at home easily and it is fun to make.but firstly i want to tell you dont expect to light your house with these solar cells because it produces small voltage and may need acres of them to power the house!but yet it is easy and need ordinary stuff .but li...
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Thu, 22 Aug 2013 06:20:12 PDT
(Another) Solar mobile charger with custom printed case http://www.instructables.com/id/Another-Solar-mobile-charger-with-custom-printed/
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Mon, 19 Aug 2013 11:15:46 PDT
Solar Food Dryer http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Food-Dryer/
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Tue, 13 Aug 2013 06:48:13 PDT