Instructables: exploring - workshop - solar http://www.instructables.com Sun, 1 Mar 2015 19:58:44 PST BLOX v1.01 Solar water filter http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-water-filter/
Solar water filter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEG/3QO0/I6QD2ASO/FEG3QO0I6QD2ASO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEG/3QO0/I6QD2ASO/FEG3QO0I6QD2ASO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEG/3QO0/I6QD2ASO/FEG3QO0I6QD2ASO.SMALL.jpg azua_daniel In order to clean the water we can use filters, for this project we decided to use the solar power to clean it. The process of filtration is to put water into a closed box, then inside the box will be a recipient of water and finally put at the solar exposition. When it starts evaporating the water ...
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Sun, 1 Mar 2015 15:05:17 PST
simple solar death point http://www.instructables.com/id/simple-solar-death-point/
simple solar death point - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHP/1WGY/I6NI64X3/FHP1WGYI6NI64X3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHP/1WGY/I6NI64X3/FHP1WGYI6NI64X3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHP/1WGY/I6NI64X3/FHP1WGYI6NI64X3.SMALL.jpg raghav.roxx this project is based on solar power in which a satellite dish is used which is concave and makes a focus point . You need BASIC REQUIREMENTsmall mirrors piecesgluesatellite dish ADDITIONALa dish stand thin metal wire ​NEXT STEP stick small pieces of mirror on the dish with the help of glue,...
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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 21:24:41 PST
how to make a solar cell phone charger http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-make-a-solar-cell-phone-charger/
how to make a solar cell phone charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/PSGY/I6NI4G1X/F3OPSGYI6NI4G1X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/PSGY/I6NI4G1X/F3OPSGYI6NI4G1X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/PSGY/I6NI4G1X/F3OPSGYI6NI4G1X.SMALL.jpg Spaceman Spiff If you think this instructable is worthy, please give me a vote in the "Apocalypse Preparedness", "Guerilla Design", and "Make Energy" contests!In an emergency situation knowledge is power. If the SHTF and the world goes to chaos, you will want to have your hands on as much information as you can g...
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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:55:56 PST
Cheap and Easy Solar Heater http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-and-Easy-Solar-Heater/
Cheap and Easy Solar Heater - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLV/089Z/I6NI4IDP/FLV089ZI6NI4IDP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLV/089Z/I6NI4IDP/FLV089ZI6NI4IDP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLV/089Z/I6NI4IDP/FLV089ZI6NI4IDP.SMALL.jpg velacreations Converting electricity into heat is one of the most expensive uses of energy. If you’re not convinced, look at the power usage of electric appliances like microwaves, space heaters, water heaters, ovens, or coffee pots. The difference can be seen between your electric bill from a cold month, when yo...
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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:40:04 PST
Charge Electric Bike Battery with Solar Panel http://www.instructables.com/id/Charge-Electric-Bike-Battery-with-Solar-Panel/
Charge Electric Bike Battery with Solar Panel - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGD/O67D/I6J7U520/FGDO67DI6J7U520.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGD/O67D/I6J7U520/FGDO67DI6J7U520.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGD/O67D/I6J7U520/FGDO67DI6J7U520.SMALL.jpg Rusdy "Oh no! Not another solar charger by Arduino!" I hear you say.Skin depth, that is true. However, if you were like me, found an awesome deal of low voltage solar panel on the web (maybe second hand), and want to charge your e-Bike battery directly using this solar panel, then tough luck! There is no ...
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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 19:09:18 PST
The Solar-Power Pin http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Solar-Panel-Pendant/
The Solar-Power Pin - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQX/ENXM/I6AVQFLM/FQXENXMI6AVQFLM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQX/ENXM/I6AVQFLM/FQXENXMI6AVQFLM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQX/ENXM/I6AVQFLM/FQXENXMI6AVQFLM.SMALL.jpg funtogether In any disaster, arguably one of the most important resources to the average human being is electricity (after food, water, and shelter, of course.) This wearable solar panel does not hold electricity, but can provide electricity in the case of emergency. It is designed to accompany the Solar-Powe...
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Tue, 17 Feb 2015 17:24:32 PST
Solar pop can heater http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-pop-can-heater/
Solar pop can heater - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRU/4PG3/I697PNJJ/FRU4PG3I697PNJJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRU/4PG3/I697PNJJ/FRU4PG3I697PNJJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRU/4PG3/I697PNJJ/FRU4PG3I697PNJJ.SMALL.jpg aleutianwind Instructable on a pop can heater. This instructable is about a solar pop can heater I made a few years ago. I take no credit for the design as I found a bunch of instructables and online videos on how to do it. This one is made out of 144 pop cans, a sliding glass door, a plywood and 2x4 box ins...
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Tue, 17 Feb 2015 11:13:35 PST
The Solar-Power Ring http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Solar-Power-Ring/
The Solar-Power Ring - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2K/Y9HI/I600BESY/F2KY9HII600BESY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2K/Y9HI/I600BESY/F2KY9HII600BESY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2K/Y9HI/I600BESY/F2KY9HII600BESY.SMALL.jpg funtogether What if there were a sudden, catastrophic power failure, solar flare, or nuclear disaster? How would you power a flashlight, a cellphone, or some other commonly used, battery-powered device? Although, admittedly, this solar-ring is a simple, extremely impractical solution, it is still a sol...
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Thu, 12 Feb 2015 15:20:27 PST
Solar Powered Plants http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Powered-Plants/
Solar Powered Plants - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHN/H970/I5MD47Z0/FHNH970I5MD47Z0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHN/H970/I5MD47Z0/FHNH970I5MD47Z0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHN/H970/I5MD47Z0/FHNH970I5MD47Z0.SMALL.jpg Akin Yildiz hello everybody,today i would like to share with you how I solar charge my smart plant pots. a smart plant pot looks just like a regular plant pot but it can email you when your plant needs attention (too hot/cold, thirsty, sleeping etc.) and with the solar charge upgrade, it can alarm you forever !...
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Mon, 2 Feb 2015 13:20:15 PST
How to make a solar panel 2015 Part 1 http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-solar-panel-2015-Part-1/
How to make a solar panel 2015 Part 1 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFV/E2SA/I5JHR9DA/FFVE2SAI5JHR9DA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFV/E2SA/I5JHR9DA/FFVE2SAI5JHR9DA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFV/E2SA/I5JHR9DA/FFVE2SAI5JHR9DA.SMALL.jpg shawn10101 I will show you the easiest way I know how to make a solar panel. This is the fastest and best way I know. These solar panels will come out to be about 55 watts with power drop. Just for a little information on me. I am a 18 year old who has had much experience with electronics such as build a compu...
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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:17:56 PST
DIY Solar Address Numbers http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Solar-Address-Numbers/
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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:25:51 PST
MC4 solar connectors http://www.instructables.com/id/MC4-solar-connectors/
MC4 solar connectors - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL8/1SV9/I5GN1NK5/FL81SV9I5GN1NK5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL8/1SV9/I5GN1NK5/FL81SV9I5GN1NK5.SQUARE.jpg http://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...
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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:59:32 PST
Low profile passive solar heater http://www.instructables.com/id/Low-profile-passive-solar-heater/
Low profile passive solar heater - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F88/JE2C/I52CII24/F88JE2CI52CII24.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F88/JE2C/I52CII24/F88JE2CI52CII24.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F88/JE2C/I52CII24/F88JE2CI52CII24.SMALL.jpg earz_cd I made a passive solar heater in an attempt to maintain indoor temps during the day while we are away from our house. It's silly to have the furnace running when no one is home, but if the temp stays higher, the furnace has to run much less to get it back up to a comfortable temp in the evenings. I...
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Sun, 18 Jan 2015 13:40:31 PST
Insulated Battery Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Insulated-Battery-Box/
Insulated Battery Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPI/I392/I4E6576G/FPII392I4E6576G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPI/I392/I4E6576G/FPII392I4E6576G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPI/I392/I4E6576G/FPII392I4E6576G.SMALL.jpg ljmays Keeping batteries under optimal temperature conditions increases their lifespan and power output. For a couple of dollars I made an insulated battery box to support the solar battery system and prevent freezing and overheating. Parts Battery, foam cooler, duct tape Flip and cut the foam box P...
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Tue, 30 Dec 2014 15:09:57 PST
Diurnal Envelope http://www.instructables.com/id/Diurnal-Envelope/
Diurnal Envelope - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT7/ED8S/I3TI2Y3V/FT7ED8SI3TI2Y3V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT7/ED8S/I3TI2Y3V/FT7ED8SI3TI2Y3V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT7/ED8S/I3TI2Y3V/FT7ED8SI3TI2Y3V.SMALL.jpg PATHfab This high-performance / low-tech design develops an ongoing interest (begun in 1998) in using passive off-the-shelf components to activate individual architectural apertures or entire enclosures for environmental control. In this case, taking readily available greenhouse window/vent auto-openers whi...
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Wed, 24 Dec 2014 10:18:17 PST
Dual Axis Transistorized Solar Tracker http://www.instructables.com/id/Dual-Axis-Transistorized-Solar-Tracker/
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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 08:58:21 PST
Solar Homemade Free Energy DIY Recharge Batteries for Camera and Generator Electricity http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Homemade-Free-Energy-DIY-Recharge-Batteries-/
Solar Homemade Free Energy DIY Recharge Batteries for Camera and Generator Electricity - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FME/08PU/I3GX8QQZ/FME08PUI3GX8QQZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FME/08PU/I3GX8QQZ/FME08PUI3GX8QQZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FME/08PU/I3GX8QQZ/FME08PUI3GX8QQZ.SMALL.jpg chinatown099 A voltage source strong enough to move current through a battery, and time. If you need a way to charge your gadgets on the go and you're not particularly fond of also having to charge a battery, let the sun do half of the work for you - Very cheap You need Solar Panel 5 - 10 watt and few time Sund...
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Wed, 10 Dec 2014 07:01:14 PST
Solar Free Energy Project Homemade Mini Generator For All Mobile and Tablet PC http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Free-Energy-Project-Homemade-Mini-Generator-/
Solar Free Energy Project Homemade Mini Generator For All Mobile and Tablet PC - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3U/TZ4W/I3H6TH6V/F3UTZ4WI3H6TH6V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3U/TZ4W/I3H6TH6V/F3UTZ4WI3H6TH6V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3U/TZ4W/I3H6TH6V/F3UTZ4WI3H6TH6V.SMALL.jpg freeenergy321 Solar Free Energy Project Homemade Mini Generator For All Mobile and Tablet PC very easy with Solar Panel 6 Watt Enough Power Supply for Long Times Holidays A good Power Supply will cut out and the Tablet PC will power down
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Tue, 9 Dec 2014 03:56:07 PST
Solar powered CO2 Scrubber http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-powered-CO2-Scrubber/
Solar powered CO2 Scrubber - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDS/A4J2/I5GN42QB/FDSA4J2I5GN42QB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDS/A4J2/I5GN42QB/FDSA4J2I5GN42QB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDS/A4J2/I5GN42QB/FDSA4J2I5GN42QB.SMALL.jpg gallactronics We have extensively harmed our planet by following a careless and profligate lifestyle. But the Rubicon has not yet been crossed. If we act swiftly and boldly, we can still avert disaster. Among several other solutions, carbon dioxide scrubbing could help us move towards a greener and brighter futur...
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Sun, 30 Nov 2014 02:20:22 PST
Build a simple parabolic solar still http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-simple-parabolic-solar-still/
Build a simple parabolic solar still - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCE/BDCO/I2YM6RYT/FCEBDCOI2YM6RYT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCE/BDCO/I2YM6RYT/FCEBDCOI2YM6RYT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCE/BDCO/I2YM6RYT/FCEBDCOI2YM6RYT.SMALL.jpg cobergland I published here awhile back about a simple solar still, and now I am playing with adding a parabolic as a heater. The old 3 mirrored one has had a lot of views (and hearts, thanks), and it works quite well with minimal care. However, as it takes nearly half a day to get a few ounces of distillate...
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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:12:54 PST
90W Portable Solar Panel http://www.instructables.com/id/90W-Portable-Solar-Panel/
90W Portable Solar Panel - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDL/959P/I1C1D21O/FDL959PI1C1D21O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDL/959P/I1C1D21O/FDL959PI1C1D21O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDL/959P/I1C1D21O/FDL959PI1C1D21O.SMALL.jpg dragonator In this instructable I will show how I built a 90Wp (watt peak) 'portable' solar panel. It weighs 14kg, It has a deployed size of around 900mmx900mm (3'x3') and folds in half for transport. It has ports to power or charge USB devices, 12V car cigarette lighter devices and 12V lead batteries. Devices...
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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:48:00 PDT
Solar window panel from scraps. http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-window-panel-from-scraps-plus-my-pup-JD-alwa/
Solar window panel from scraps. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVA/YW3G/I0TE6UOK/FVAYW3GI0TE6UOK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVA/YW3G/I0TE6UOK/FVAYW3GI0TE6UOK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVA/YW3G/I0TE6UOK/FVAYW3GI0TE6UOK.SMALL.jpg SparkySolar I measured the dimensions of my Sunny Window. I decided to use the afternoon sun exposed side.Please excuse if I use wrong words, I was in an accident recently, and am still recovering.For this Project I took items from my home.- I medium thick Display board.- Velcro pieces, As many as you need to a...
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Fri, 3 Oct 2014 07:30:08 PDT
Solar Power Powerwheels http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Power-Powerwheels/
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Wed, 24 Sep 2014 18:40:07 PDT
Repair Solar Panel Glass http://www.instructables.com/id/Repair-Solar-Panel-Glass/
Repair Solar Panel Glass - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRH/W6GH/I0HYRF29/FRHW6GHI0HYRF29.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRH/W6GH/I0HYRF29/FRHW6GHI0HYRF29.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRH/W6GH/I0HYRF29/FRHW6GHI0HYRF29.SMALL.jpg tiggeroush2 I got this solar panel from Missouri Wind and Solar. UPS dropped it and shattered the glass. mwands.com said they would be happy to replace it but I said this should be a good video to show how to fix the glass. Now I do not have to worry about it breaking again and the output is still very good.
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Wed, 24 Sep 2014 18:39:33 PDT
Solar power cordless lawn mower http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-power-cordless-lawn-mower/
Solar power cordless lawn mower - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3D/SYQ2/HZXYODYB/F3DSYQ2HZXYODYB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3D/SYQ2/HZXYODYB/F3DSYQ2HZXYODYB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3D/SYQ2/HZXYODYB/F3DSYQ2HZXYODYB.SMALL.jpg jeremythesolarman Hello, and thanks for reading my 'How to Make a Solar Powered Lawn Mower.' I didn't take any pictures of it when I was building it, as I was to busy building it. I hope you will enjoy this Instructable and get some good ideas on your own project. The battery So one night I was walking to my house...
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Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:22:57 PDT
Infinity LED Light-Solar Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Infinity-LED-Light-Solar-Lamp/
Infinity LED Light-Solar Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE8/DI4D/HZWJ6JEB/FE8DI4DHZWJ6JEB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE8/DI4D/HZWJ6JEB/FE8DI4DHZWJ6JEB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE8/DI4D/HZWJ6JEB/FE8DI4DHZWJ6JEB.SMALL.jpg kdomjan This project will help you to transform Solar Garden Light to amazing Desk Lamp :) which you will never need to charge. What you need to build it? You will need :1 working Garden Solar Lighthobby boxrechargeable AA batteries Joule Thief LED lamp or bulb Bigger Solar Panel Joule Thief You n...
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Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:43:25 PDT
Adding a Harbor Freight 45 Watt Solar Panel to my Storage Building http://www.instructables.com/id/Adding-a-Harbor-Freight-45-Watt-Solar-Panel-to-my-/
Adding a Harbor Freight 45 Watt Solar Panel to my Storage Building - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6T/CPTB/HZS8YRCQ/F6TCPTBHZS8YRCQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6T/CPTB/HZS8YRCQ/F6TCPTBHZS8YRCQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6T/CPTB/HZS8YRCQ/F6TCPTBHZS8YRCQ.SMALL.jpg Tom Hargrave Earlier this year we bought a 10' X 20" storage building and had it delivered to the backyard. The storage building is great - I'm slowly moving things from my garage to the building, I'm doing this slowly because at the end of the day I don't want everything thrown in the building - I want some org...
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Sun, 7 Sep 2014 21:11:22 PDT
Assembling my Harbor Freight 45 Watt Solar Panel Kit - No Tools needed! http://www.instructables.com/id/Assembling-my-Harbor-Freight-45-Watt-Solar-Panel-K/
Assembling my Harbor Freight 45 Watt Solar Panel Kit - No Tools needed! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FO4/0QRS/HZS8YBOX/FO40QRSHZS8YBOX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO4/0QRS/HZS8YBOX/FO40QRSHZS8YBOX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO4/0QRS/HZS8YBOX/FO40QRSHZS8YBOX.SMALL.jpg Tom Hargrave I originally wanted to design my own solar panel controller then buy the "best deal" in solar panels out there I could find. While doing my research I kept coming back to the Harbor Freight 45 Watt solar panel kit because it looked like for less than $200 (at the time) the kit would do everything I ...
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Sun, 7 Sep 2014 19:42:45 PDT
RV Solar Panel Turntable http://www.instructables.com/id/RV-Solar-Panel-Turntable/
RV Solar Panel Turntable - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FO3/GP32/HZS8WAQK/FO3GP32HZS8WAQK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO3/GP32/HZS8WAQK/FO3GP32HZS8WAQK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO3/GP32/HZS8WAQK/FO3GP32HZS8WAQK.SMALL.jpg eileen.queen.1 Many campers use solar panels when not hooked up to electric at a campsite. Since RVs move frequently there must be an easy way to turn the solar panels to due south. This is a design for an easy way to turn a bank of solar panels every time the RV moves. All you need is a compass to aim this device...
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Sun, 7 Sep 2014 19:38:46 PDT
DIY Thermal Insulation for Jacuzzis http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Thermal-Insulation-for-Jacuzzis/
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Wed, 3 Sep 2014 11:17:16 PDT
Flag Pole Solar Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Flag-Pole-Solar-Light/
Flag Pole Solar Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRA/70SD/HZI9B2MF/FRA70SDHZI9B2MF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRA/70SD/HZI9B2MF/FRA70SDHZI9B2MF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRA/70SD/HZI9B2MF/FRA70SDHZI9B2MF.SMALL.jpg markeike This Instructable is for converting a readily available solar flood light into a solar flag pole light.My wife bought me a flag pole for the front of the house recently, and although I love having the flag out there every day, it started to get tedious putting it up every morning and taking it down ...
By: markeike

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Sun, 31 Aug 2014 22:44:49 PDT
Portable Fresnel Solar Oven http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Fresnel-Solar-Oven/
Portable Fresnel Solar Oven - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSB/PZ3W/HYNYNFRY/FSBPZ3WHYNYNFRY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSB/PZ3W/HYNYNFRY/FSBPZ3WHYNYNFRY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSB/PZ3W/HYNYNFRY/FSBPZ3WHYNYNFRY.SMALL.jpg Renard_Bleu Those sun rays traveled 150 million kilometers to get here, the least you can do is put them to good use. If you are looking to harness the power of the sun to cook your favorite casserole or crumble, then you need only to build a Fresnel Solar Oven. This is not the first solar oven featured on Ins...
By: Renard_Bleu

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Sun, 10 Aug 2014 11:41:13 PDT
Pocket Power System (Can Be Solar Powered) http://www.instructables.com/id/Pocket-Power-System-Can-Be-Solar-Powered/
Pocket Power System (Can Be Solar Powered) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI4/7WFW/HYJ0T1AK/FI47WFWHYJ0T1AK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI4/7WFW/HYJ0T1AK/FI47WFWHYJ0T1AK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI4/7WFW/HYJ0T1AK/FI47WFWHYJ0T1AK.SMALL.jpg ZebraComet Here's a homemade pocket power system.To make this i basically taped a small inverter to a lithium ion battery.how to make the battery: The inverter i got from walmart: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Schumacher-XI14-Power-In...Go To ZebraComet.com For More Videos And How-To Ideas.
By: ZebraComet

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Sun, 10 Aug 2014 10:43:55 PDT
How To Make A Multi Purpose 12v Lithium ion Battery http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Multi-Purpose-12v-Lithium-ion-Batter/
How To Make A Multi Purpose 12v Lithium ion Battery - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD2/VGE5/HYJ0T1PE/FD2VGE5HYJ0T1PE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD2/VGE5/HYJ0T1PE/FD2VGE5HYJ0T1PE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD2/VGE5/HYJ0T1PE/FD2VGE5HYJ0T1PE.SMALL.jpg ZebraComet In this video i show you how to make a multi purpose lithium ion battery out of a laptop battery.Get the battery here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004C4QCYS/ref=wm...Go To ZebraComet.com For More Videos And How-To Ideas.
By: ZebraComet

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Tue, 5 Aug 2014 17:04:03 PDT
Emergency USB Solar Wall Socket: Solar Socket http://www.instructables.com/id/Emergency-USB-Solar-Wall-Socket-Solar-Socket/
Emergency USB Solar Wall Socket: Solar Socket - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/V7NO/HYH36ZBS/FG9V7NOHYH36ZBS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/V7NO/HYH36ZBS/FG9V7NOHYH36ZBS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/V7NO/HYH36ZBS/FG9V7NOHYH36ZBS.SMALL.jpg Solarcycle Please click below to visit our Kickstarter project page to pre-order a production model!http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/249225636/sola...The first ever solar powered USB home wall socket for emergency and everyday use!"Plug into Independent Power." When the power grid goes down unexpectedly, st...
By: Solarcycle

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Tue, 5 Aug 2014 06:16:21 PDT
Solar Pool Heater http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Pool-Heater-1/
Solar Pool Heater - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRM/WI88/HY9Y4KIF/FRMWI88HY9Y4KIF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRM/WI88/HY9Y4KIF/FRMWI88HY9Y4KIF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRM/WI88/HY9Y4KIF/FRMWI88HY9Y4KIF.SMALL.jpg MartinMakes We got a small above ground pool for the kid's and so naturally Dad decided to find a way to heat it. Solar was the first step and a wood burning heater, the second step. Following is how I built the Solar Pool Heater.The Solar Heater works by letting the water in the black pipe heat in the sun for ...
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Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:13:27 PDT
Arduino powered Moss&Solar Facade Element http://www.instructables.com/id/Ardunio-powered-MossSolar-Facade-Element/
Arduino powered Moss&Solar Facade Element - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWS/2PHD/HY7TC52F/FWS2PHDHY7TC52F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWS/2PHD/HY7TC52F/FWS2PHDHY7TC52F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWS/2PHD/HY7TC52F/FWS2PHDHY7TC52F.SMALL.jpg croehl The idea behind this unique facade element is to produce power AND to filter fine dust. We planed it to function autonomously and react to high fine dust pollution.The facade element is made of three rotating prisms.The different surfaces of each prism are covered with moss, which can filter the dus...
By: croehl

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:28:30 PDT
Solar Battery Charger For Your Cordless Power Tools http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Battery-Charger-For-Your-Cordless-Power-Tool/
Solar Battery Charger For Your Cordless Power Tools - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9H/Y4ED/HY12FVYP/F9HY4EDHY12FVYP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9H/Y4ED/HY12FVYP/F9HY4EDHY12FVYP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9H/Y4ED/HY12FVYP/F9HY4EDHY12FVYP.SMALL.jpg DIY Hacks and How Tos Solar power is a great way to get electricity out to a remote project site. One simple way to do this is to use a solar panel to charge the batteries of your cordless power tools. In this project, I am going to show you several ways that you can do that.Safety Note: Any time that you use a DIY batte...
By: DIY Hacks and How Tos

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:06:28 PDT
Parabolic solar oven http://www.instructables.com/id/Parabolic-solar-oven/
Parabolic solar oven - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF4/YR8P/HXDJK55M/FF4YR8PHXDJK55M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF4/YR8P/HXDJK55M/FF4YR8PHXDJK55M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF4/YR8P/HXDJK55M/FF4YR8PHXDJK55M.SMALL.jpg yasintoda This is an instructable to show how to make a parabolic solar oven out of plywood.It's perfect for my utilisation : it makes one liter of water boil in 15-20 minutes and cooks a meal for 3 people in something like 45-60 minutes on good daysThe parabola is approximately 1.5 m wide and 50 cm deep. T...
By: yasintoda

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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 13:16:40 PDT
Make your own swimming pool blanket winder http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-swimming-pool-blanket/
Make your own swimming pool blanket winder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXV/HYLW/HXA9O1HO/FXVHYLWHXA9O1HO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXV/HYLW/HXA9O1HO/FXVHYLWHXA9O1HO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXV/HYLW/HXA9O1HO/FXVHYLWHXA9O1HO.SMALL.jpg Robnelson A solar blanket is a giant "bubble-wrap" cover that floats on the top of the water in your swimming pool. It provides a number of benefits: Heats the water with the sun - so its more comfortable and it extends the swimming season Reduces evaporation which saves on water refilling Blocks some of the...
By: Robnelson

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Sun, 6 Jul 2014 21:51:55 PDT
Ikea 'Solvinden' - Solar USB Power Supply http://www.instructables.com/id/Ikea-Solvinden-Solar-USB-Power-Supply/
Ikea 'Solvinden' - Solar USB Power Supply - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQZ/O659/HX5H4UZS/FQZO659HX5H4UZS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQZ/O659/HX5H4UZS/FQZO659HX5H4UZS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQZ/O659/HX5H4UZS/FQZO659HX5H4UZS.SMALL.jpg ShaperG This is yet another solar power supply instructable. But wait! What makes this one different? Well for starters, it only costs about $10 and can power most USB devices.But the major feature is that it has the sweet Swedish IKEA styling and functionality that everyone enjoys.Once we're done, you'll h...
By: ShaperG

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Wed, 2 Jul 2014 23:05:48 PDT
Pizza Box Solar Oven http://www.instructables.com/id/Pizza-Box-Solar-Oven-1/
Pizza Box Solar Oven - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F12/P9NB/HX503B41/F12P9NBHX503B41.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F12/P9NB/HX503B41/F12P9NBHX503B41.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F12/P9NB/HX503B41/F12P9NBHX503B41.SMALL.jpg -maddie- This is a very simple and fun project. Most of the items can be found at home, and assembly takes 1/2 an hour at most.People in poorer parts of the world use larger solar ovens in their daily lives. There are many types of solar ovens and I encourage you to try them. Some things you should try would...
By: -maddie-

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Wed, 2 Jul 2014 16:36:55 PDT
DIY OFF GRID SOLAR SYSTEM http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-OFF-GRID-SOLAR-SYSTEM/
DIY OFF GRID SOLAR SYSTEM - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/QW0I/HX8HRPIS/FRCQW0IHX8HRPIS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/QW0I/HX8HRPIS/FRCQW0IHX8HRPIS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/QW0I/HX8HRPIS/FRCQW0IHX8HRPIS.SMALL.jpg deba168 Day by day the price of the solar panel falls gradually.But still installation of a complete off grid solar system is costly.So I write this instructable to get all the components of your solar system separately and assemble it all by yourself.See my new instructable ARDUINO MPPT SOLAR CHARGE CONTR...
By: deba168

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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 13:00:45 PDT
Portable Solar AC Power http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Solar-AC-Power-1/
Portable Solar AC Power - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW9/N59T/HX0DO15U/FW9N59THX0DO15U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW9/N59T/HX0DO15U/FW9N59THX0DO15U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW9/N59T/HX0DO15U/FW9N59THX0DO15U.SMALL.jpg flaminggames888 This is a portable solar ac power source to run fans/projectors/charge phones/etc. It runs off of 10 rechargeable 1.2 volt batteries and lasts up to 2 hours of fan and phone charging. Recharge can take up to 10 hours due to the low wattage solar panel used. Intended Purpose:Run fans and charge phon...
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Sun, 29 Jun 2014 20:30:18 PDT
Build a Solar Coffee Bean Roaster http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Solar-Coffee-Bean-Roaster/
Build a Solar Coffee Bean Roaster - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7I/JEDD/HX0DNTH4/F7IJEDDHX0DNTH4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7I/JEDD/HX0DNTH4/F7IJEDDHX0DNTH4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7I/JEDD/HX0DNTH4/F7IJEDDHX0DNTH4.SMALL.jpg cobergland This project could be considered green for several reasons.First it is made from stuff that was probably going to be thrown away. Second, it works completely off-grid. And finally, it is used to roast 'green' coffee beans. The Heat Source I rescued an old satellite TV dish that was on its way to ...
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Sun, 29 Jun 2014 18:15:56 PDT
Solar powered cupholder fan http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-powered-cupholder-fan/
Solar powered cupholder fan - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F92/T1YX/HWXLEGXA/F92T1YXHWXLEGXA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F92/T1YX/HWXLEGXA/F92T1YXHWXLEGXA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F92/T1YX/HWXLEGXA/F92T1YXHWXLEGXA.SMALL.jpg ddavis662 This battery/solar powered 12volt cupholder fan is constructed using a 12volt battery that I took out of an old Power Wheels (R) 4 Wheeler and a 15 watt solar panel that I was using to keep my Harbor Freight Power Pack charged. (I now have the HF Power Pack wired up to my 65 watt solar panels). The ...
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Fri, 27 Jun 2014 15:18:45 PDT
All in One Portable Solar Power Unit: 220V + 12V + 5V + Automatic Battery Charge! ;) http://www.instructables.com/id/All-in-One-Portable-Solar-Power-Unit-220V-12V-5V-A/
All in One Portable Solar Power Unit: 220V + 12V + 5V + Automatic Battery Charge! ;) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQC/241W/HWJ7ADAT/FQC241WHWJ7ADAT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQC/241W/HWJ7ADAT/FQC241WHWJ7ADAT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQC/241W/HWJ7ADAT/FQC241WHWJ7ADAT.SMALL.jpg serdaro My starting point was to see if we can make portable solar power unit: lightweight reliable robust different voltage outputs (including 220V AC) capable of storing energy capable to charge lead acid batteryAnswer: Yes we can! ;)If we well balance size and capacity of the unit, it will be much ...
By: serdaro

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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 09:09:28 PDT
Apartment Solar System http://www.instructables.com/id/Apartment-Solar-System/
Apartment Solar System - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/TC71/HWES2R0Z/F4CTC71HWES2R0Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/TC71/HWES2R0Z/F4CTC71HWES2R0Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/TC71/HWES2R0Z/F4CTC71HWES2R0Z.SMALL.jpg Jonathanrjpereira Here's a Link to another Instructable of mine: DIY Solar+Wind House.This is a 'Green' and eco-friendly Instructable which creates a sustainable way of living which combines the use of Solar & BATTERIES. For example, the materials/ parts used do not consume electricity inorder to function. Instead it...
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Sat, 14 Jun 2014 05:57:07 PDT
The $120 DIY 12v Solar Power System http://www.instructables.com/id/The-120-DIY-12v-Solar-Power-System/
The $120 DIY 12v Solar Power System - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTK/8PHT/HWDFDBWG/FTK8PHTHWDFDBWG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTK/8PHT/HWDFDBWG/FTK8PHTHWDFDBWG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTK/8PHT/HWDFDBWG/FTK8PHTHWDFDBWG.SMALL.jpg phagemeyer Here's my guide for a simple off-the-shelf and off-grid solar power system you can build yourself. I use this to power a Raspberry Pi that monitors my chicken coop, but you can use this in your RV, shed, garage, pool house, you name it. What do you want to power? How many devices, how much curren...
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Fri, 13 Jun 2014 08:04:04 PDT
Saving the World with a Giant Solar Death Ray http://www.instructables.com/id/Saving-the-World-with-a-Giant-Solar-Death-Ray/
Saving the World with a Giant Solar Death Ray - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEK/4AMJ/HW6T57CU/FEK4AMJHW6T57CU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEK/4AMJ/HW6T57CU/FEK4AMJHW6T57CU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEK/4AMJ/HW6T57CU/FEK4AMJHW6T57CU.SMALL.jpg jkimball So you have finally gone and done it- you've gotten a giant fresnel lens and you have mounted it so you can use the 1000+ square inches of solar collection to really heat things up. Then what?Laugh your Maddest Scientist all you want, because it is time to use those powers for good, and not evil. ...
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 11:22:57 PDT