Instructables: exploring - workshop - solar http://www.instructables.com Thu, 2 Oct 2014 01:30:57 PDT BLOX v1.01 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/
DIY Thermal Insulation for Jacuzzis - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ9/0OOE/HZPDX1CY/FQ90OOEHZPDX1CY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ9/0OOE/HZPDX1CY/FQ90OOEHZPDX1CY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ9/0OOE/HZPDX1CY/FQ90OOEHZPDX1CY.SMALL.jpg hermanwahsletn I have a solar panel to heat the jazuzzi during the sunny hours. Without a thermal Insulation the temperatuer drops during the night. I found an excellent material to make an inexpensive cover. If you ate interested in my solar panel, see:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p371LswZnSI
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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 ...
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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...
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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/
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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.
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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/
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 13:16:40 PDT
Make your own Solar Roller for your swimming pool blanket http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-Solar-Roller-for-your-swimming-pool-/
Make your own Solar Roller for your swimming pool blanket - 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 seasonReduces evaporation which saves on water refillingBlocks some of the U...
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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...
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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...
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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.If you are decided to install a solar panel system to co...
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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 ...
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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 theedisoneffect Here's a Link to another Instructable of mine: All You Need To Know About LEDsThis 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. ...
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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
Solar water BBQ with our annual Water Parabola http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-water-BBQ-with-our-annual-Water-Parabola/
Solar water BBQ with our annual Water Parabola - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4D/3H6W/HVZHYQVP/F4D3H6WHVZHYQVP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4D/3H6W/HVZHYQVP/F4D3H6WHVZHYQVP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4D/3H6W/HVZHYQVP/F4D3H6WHVZHYQVP.SMALL.jpg GREENPOWERSCIENCE Adding water to a super thick piece of vinyl creates a very power water lens concentrating sunlight to over 800 degrees fahrenheit. This long focal length is perfect for ground level cooking. There is also a VERY simple Dutch oven DIY out of two cast iron skillets.Because the water is level, this on...
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Tue, 3 Jun 2014 17:03:48 PDT
Quickly Make Any PWM Solar Charge Controller Into a Desulfator http://www.instructables.com/id/Quickly-Make-Any-PWM-Solar-Charge-Controller-Into-/
Quickly Make Any PWM Solar Charge Controller Into a Desulfator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAK/38P4/HVXC1HYK/FAK38P4HVXC1HYK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAK/38P4/HVXC1HYK/FAK38P4HVXC1HYK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAK/38P4/HVXC1HYK/FAK38P4HVXC1HYK.SMALL.jpg sdobbie This will show you how to make your solar charge controller into a desulfator.This couldn't be simpler. All we need to do this is:4 6800 Microfarad 50v capacitorsSoldering iron with flux and solderSome really thick copper wire. 10 or 12 AWG will do. Solder All Capacitors in Parallel and Connect up...
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Tue, 3 Jun 2014 05:13:51 PDT
Solar Charged Stereo Cooler http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Charged-Stereo-Cooler/
Solar Charged Stereo Cooler - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTI/VGPC/HVGXIFKG/FTIVGPCHVGXIFKG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTI/VGPC/HVGXIFKG/FTIVGPCHVGXIFKG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTI/VGPC/HVGXIFKG/FTIVGPCHVGXIFKG.SMALL.jpg jtjaeger This instructable outlines a portable solar charging station, stereo, and LED light that is built into a playmate cooler. It is an all-in-one portable unit, as you can charge your phone or tablet with solar power, fill a room/beach/field with music, and also have an area light.You can set this up at...
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Wed, 21 May 2014 18:26:24 PDT
Glow in the dark solar light mod http://www.instructables.com/id/Glow-in-the-dark-solar-light-mod/
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Sun, 18 May 2014 16:32:18 PDT
Keychain RC for Every Room http://www.instructables.com/id/The-All-purpose-DIY-Solar-Lamp/
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Fri, 16 May 2014 07:41:09 PDT
Solar Power Station http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Power-Station/
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Mon, 12 May 2014 00:29:39 PDT
Solar Charge your LED grow lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Charge-your-LED-grow-lights/
Solar Charge your LED grow lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYM/6O27/HUYLZSHH/FYM6O27HUYLZSHH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYM/6O27/HUYLZSHH/FYM6O27HUYLZSHH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYM/6O27/HUYLZSHH/FYM6O27HUYLZSHH.SMALL.jpg Akin Yildiz new design; The Plant Shelfnew design; The Plant Armhello everyone!in my last instructable i have shared with you how to put together a simple plant arm; http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-plant-light-ba... which runs on batteries. I have a battery charger but that means paying for electricity. lu...
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Sat, 10 May 2014 15:12:33 PDT
Building a 12V solar power battery pack http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-12V-solar-power-battery-pack/
Building a 12V solar power battery pack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQP/1KNU/HUYLSDXP/FQP1KNUHUYLSDXP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQP/1KNU/HUYLSDXP/FQP1KNUHUYLSDXP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQP/1KNU/HUYLSDXP/FQP1KNUHUYLSDXP.SMALL.jpg rihuang There are large number of solar panels available on the market today, some promise to charge up your phone, while some pack enough power to charge an ipad. They have become quite affordable and highly portable. However, they all have one major flaw, and it has to do with how the charging circuit i...
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Thu, 8 May 2014 23:21:07 PDT
Voltaic Systems Build Night (March 2014) http://www.instructables.com/id/Voltaic-Systems-Build-Night-March-2014/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FFW/6Y4X/HUO8WFZT/FFW6Y4XHUO8WFZT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFW/6Y4X/HUO8WFZT/FFW6Y4XHUO8WFZT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFW/6Y4X/HUO8WFZT/FFW6Y4XHUO8WFZT.SMALL.jpg Carleyy Build night run with Voltaic System solar panels.http://www.voltaicsystems.com/ Using A Voltaic Solar Panel For An EL Wire Logo Smoke 'Detector' Bird Proof Squirrel Feeder & Solar Powered Camera Voltaic Solar Powered Pollution Monitor Portable Solar Powered Air Filter null ...
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Thu, 1 May 2014 10:55:58 PDT
Portable Solar Powered Air Filter http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Solar-Powered-Air-Filter/
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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 21:18:41 PDT
Planning Your Solar Home Heating System http://www.instructables.com/id/Planning-Your-Solar-Home-Heating-System/
Planning Your Solar Home Heating System - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0I/CXQW/HUDMSWUF/F0ICXQWHUDMSWUF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0I/CXQW/HUDMSWUF/F0ICXQWHUDMSWUF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0I/CXQW/HUDMSWUF/F0ICXQWHUDMSWUF.SMALL.jpg jessicaserp Solar heat energy has a lot of practical uses, including creating electricity via solar photo voltaic panels, or heating hot water via solar water collectors.  A popular use is to heat a home or a shop during the winter.  Since there are so many Instructables about building and installing different ...
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Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:40:01 PDT
Solar Powered Ostrich Egg http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Powered-Ostrich-Egg/
Solar Powered Ostrich Egg - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ7/BMIT/HU1RXZC9/FJ7BMITHU1RXZC9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ7/BMIT/HU1RXZC9/FJ7BMITHU1RXZC9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ7/BMIT/HU1RXZC9/FJ7BMITHU1RXZC9.SMALL.jpg Ruud van Koningsbrugge Some time ago I won an instructables contest and received all kinds of solar powered gadgets. Wonderful! Among those things were three solar powered camping lights. A fun design, like a bulb with the middle part missing. I put them outside in the garden and at night they shine with a bright white li...
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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/
Cardboard Solar Thermal Cooker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD1/2X4M/HU0GR14N/FD12X4MHU0GR14N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD1/2X4M/HU0GR14N/FD12X4MHU0GR14N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD1/2X4M/HU0GR14N/FD12X4MHU0GR14N.SMALL.jpg c_arellano This project was made by Anthony Smith, Kyndle Nickens, and Charles Arellano. Scope of Project and Materials Needed The goal we were striving for is to cook sausages with a solar thermal cooker that demanded insufficient amount of materials as possible. With this solar cooker, the highest temp...
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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/
Making Solar Butter and Ghee - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUK/U8YW/HTRVHWMO/FUKU8YWHTRVHWMO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUK/U8YW/HTRVHWMO/FUKU8YWHTRVHWMO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUK/U8YW/HTRVHWMO/FUKU8YWHTRVHWMO.SMALL.jpg cobergland I usually spend part of my Sundays at our local makerspace playing with solar stuff. Last week we made solar churned butter and some ghee.  We also made butter by hand, which while involving more work is faster than the simple yet slow solar churn. For butter you will need some heavy whipping cream,...
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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/
Make a solar smoking vaporizer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOO/7XWC/HTSZ0KZK/FOO7XWCHTSZ0KZK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOO/7XWC/HTSZ0KZK/FOO7XWCHTSZ0KZK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOO/7XWC/HTSZ0KZK/FOO7XWCHTSZ0KZK.SMALL.jpg cobergland This is the first solar powered vaporizer for flamelessly burning of  herbs, tobacco, or even medical marihuana, or legal pot if you live in Colorado or Washington state. Why pay your hard earned bucks for a throwaway plastic overpriced vape, when your solar one will do the job indefinitely, and als...
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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/
Using A Voltaic Solar Panel For An EL Wire Logo - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD0/PBQ9/HT9AS0TB/FD0PBQ9HT9AS0TB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD0/PBQ9/HT9AS0TB/FD0PBQ9HT9AS0TB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD0/PBQ9/HT9AS0TB/FD0PBQ9HT9AS0TB.SMALL.jpg ejk00 For the March Build Night with Voltaic Systems, we thought it would be great to use the 6 Watt system they sent us to power up the Omaha Maker Group EL Wire Logo that hangs in our front window.   For more information on the creation of the EL Wire logo, click here. The Basics The Voltaic Systems...
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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
Make Modular, Pocket-Sized Solar Panels http://www.instructables.com/id/Low-cost-Solar-Cell-Encapsulation-to-make-Modular-/
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 costs $1.25 in materials and provides 0 - 0.5V at 400-1000mA depending on load and lighting. The panels are linkable by m...
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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