Instructables: exploring - workshop - solar http://www.instructables.com Mon, 5 Dec 2016 00:30:51 PST BLOX v1.01 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. null null null Cheap solar hot tub/spa/pool water heater Solar Heater for My Shop Solar powered Air conditioning unit! Fast & Easy Sun Jar Building a Solar Panel From Cells
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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/
Solar powered DC motor - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FLC/1THY/ITW4GNGQ/FLC1THYITW4GNGQ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLC/1THY/ITW4GNGQ/FLC1THYITW4GNGQ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLC/1THY/ITW4GNGQ/FLC1THYITW4GNGQ.SMALL.jpg CanadianMilitaryProjects DC motors can be used for a variety of projects and tasks, from homemade projects such as fans or improvised drills to more practical machines, like circular saws. The uses of DC motors are endless and can make your life easier. In this Instructable I will teach you how to make a solar powered DC m...
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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 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/
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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
Off grid LPG (propane) powered Battery Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Off-Grid-LPG-Battery-Charger/
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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/
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Mon, 11 Jul 2016 06:45:35 PDT
Bend PVC Conduit http://www.instructables.com/id/Bend-PVC-Conduit/
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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/
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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/
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 annelikarlsten 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
HOME MADE AUTOMATIC NIGHT CATTLE SPRAYER FOR FLY CONTROL (DAY & NIGHT) http://www.instructables.com/id/HOME-MADE-AUTOMATIC-CATTLE-SPRAYER-FOR-FLY-CONTROL/
HOME MADE AUTOMATIC NIGHT CATTLE SPRAYER FOR FLY CONTROL (DAY & NIGHT) - 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...
By: grenoble

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Wed, 1 Jun 2016 16:59:52 PDT
Solar Powered Refrigerator! http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Powered-Refrigerator/
Solar Powered Refrigerator! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F3M/6QB7/IORH5XS6/F3M6QB7IORH5XS6.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F3M/6QB7/IORH5XS6/F3M6QB7IORH5XS6.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F3M/6QB7/IORH5XS6/F3M6QB7IORH5XS6.SMALL.jpg Mjtrinihobby Here is an after the fact implementation of how I power my refrigerator from the sun. This off grid system has been working great since may 2013. It is truly reassuring to know my groceries are safely stored regardless of utility power.I have fulfilled the electrical code requirements (NFPA 70, TTS-...
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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/
Repairing Polymer Degradation on Solar Cells - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FKM/GC6R/IOD4ET7U/FKMGC6RIOD4ET7U.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKM/GC6R/IOD4ET7U/FKMGC6RIOD4ET7U.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKM/GC6R/IOD4ET7U/FKMGC6RIOD4ET7U.SMALL.jpg Josehf Murchison I love my neighbor’s garbage; I call their garbage my parts department. My neighbors buy solar garden lights, put them in the garden or along their walkways, and forget about them. Then every spring like clockwork, while they replant their garden or fix up the yard, they discover the lights don’t wo...
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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/
Air-Lift Irrigation Using Solar Panel - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F5N/SYQF/IOAATXSK/F5NSYQFIOAATXSK.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F5N/SYQF/IOAATXSK/F5NSYQFIOAATXSK.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F5N/SYQF/IOAATXSK/F5NSYQFIOAATXSK.SMALL.jpg IbniH The principle of the air-lift irrigationThe solar panel supply the power to the air pump. Then, the pump injects compressed air at the intersection. The compressed air mixes with the water causing the air-water mixture to be less dense than the rest of the water around it and therefore is displaced...
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Mon, 16 May 2016 16:49:35 PDT
Salt crystals http://www.instructables.com/id/Salt-Crystals/
Salt crystals - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FON/DN9F/INPE8HH0/FONDN9FINPE8HH0.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FON/DN9F/INPE8HH0/FONDN9FINPE8HH0.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FON/DN9F/INPE8HH0/FONDN9FINPE8HH0.SMALL.jpg Rima101 Salt crystals. Are great to make because it looks realy cool and it look like a real crystal also you can have it what ever color you want it to be. What you need: All you need is any type of salt 1/2 a cup,spoon,1/2 of water,and a pencil and a string What to pour in you little pot Pour in 1...
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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/
Solar Air Heating Collector For Our Stone Build Garden House - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FM1/F56N/INETVHNF/FM1F56NINETVHNF.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FM1/F56N/INETVHNF/FM1F56NINETVHNF.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FM1/F56N/INETVHNF/FM1F56NINETVHNF.SMALL.jpg awall99 Hi,We use the place under the terrace as Stone Build Garden House.There is no heating. In summertime the place is Ok, but in all the other seasons, there is too much moisture and because of the low temp there is mold everywere on the gardening toolsSo I build this heatersolution, and it works now fo...
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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/
Harnessing the Sun: Best Solar Oven - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FQQ/P1BZ/INAC5X7S/FQQP1BZINAC5X7S.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQQ/P1BZ/INAC5X7S/FQQP1BZINAC5X7S.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQQ/P1BZ/INAC5X7S/FQQP1BZINAC5X7S.SMALL.jpg ChrisNAmeer Solar Ovens are important because they give a lot of people in our world an easy way to cook food without having to use fuel. This saves many people who live in 3rd world countries the hassle of going miles to find wood or spending a lot of their income on basic fuel. This also helps the environment...
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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/
How to Balance a Chemical Equation - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FCH/6XZY/IMF3Y5JX/FCH6XZYIMF3Y5JX.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FCH/6XZY/IMF3Y5JX/FCH6XZYIMF3Y5JX.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FCH/6XZY/IMF3Y5JX/FCH6XZYIMF3Y5JX.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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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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FL1/9VG8/IMF3XSHV/FL19VG8IMF3XSHV.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FL1/9VG8/IMF3XSHV/FL19VG8IMF3XSHV.SQUARE.jpg https://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/
Power Buddy Senior - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FXV/BM5V/IKRNLZ8P/FXVBM5VIKRNLZ8P.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXV/BM5V/IKRNLZ8P/FXVBM5VIKRNLZ8P.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXV/BM5V/IKRNLZ8P/FXVBM5VIKRNLZ8P.SMALL.jpg smurray2 Following on from the success of Power Buddy (http://www.instructables.com/id/Power-Buddy)I decided to go for the ultimate in portable solar power systems with the Power Buddy Senior.This is a sack truck mounted 100w solar power system with a 100Ah battery 1000W 230V ac supply, a 110V power tool sup...
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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/
CARREGADOR SOLAR 5V E 15V - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FKR/01ZU/IKFS30NF/FKR01ZUIKFS30NF.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKR/01ZU/IKFS30NF/FKR01ZUIKFS30NF.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKR/01ZU/IKFS30NF/FKR01ZUIKFS30NF.SMALL.jpg FernandoJ1 Este carregador Solar, tem dois reguladores um de 5v e outro de 15v, a conexão é bem simples a saída tem uma porta USB para conectar cabos de diversos celulares.Este projeto serve para ser usado em acampamentos, viagens e outros momentos. O regulador de 5v serve para carregar: Celular, Tabl...
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Tue, 9 Feb 2016 11:49:24 PST
Power Buddy http://www.instructables.com/id/Power-Buddy/
Power Buddy - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FWL/VQZS/IKEAM6B0/FWLVQZSIKEAM6B0.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWL/VQZS/IKEAM6B0/FWLVQZSIKEAM6B0.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWL/VQZS/IKEAM6B0/FWLVQZSIKEAM6B0.SMALL.jpg smurray2 This little case is a handy way to get power where it wouldn't normally be available. It has a 12W 12V solar trickle charger and a 230V mains charger. It outputs 230V @ 200 or a single 12V vehicle accessory plug. I was going to add a USB charger but with converters being so handy and cheap I just in...
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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