Instructables: exploring - workshop - cell http://www.instructables.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:32:22 PDT BLOX v1.01 Homemade solar cell using household items (update) http://www.instructables.com/id/homemade-solar-cell-using-household-items/
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Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:43:04 PDT
Make Modular, Pocket-Sized Solar Panels http://www.instructables.com/id/Low-cost-Solar-Cell-Encapsulation-to-make-Modular-/
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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 12:45:05 PDT
the "mini solar book", torch and charger http://www.instructables.com/id/the-mini-solar-book-torch-and-charger/
the "mini solar book", torch and charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJZ/LAXW/HSJAPK56/FJZLAXWHSJAPK56.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJZ/LAXW/HSJAPK56/FJZLAXWHSJAPK56.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJZ/LAXW/HSJAPK56/FJZLAXWHSJAPK56.SMALL.jpg andrea biffi The "mini solar book" is another solar power supply and charger, which acts as LED light too. Its torchlight function is very useful and effective. Indeed white LED only consumes 20 mA, so it will provide light for about 30 hours with a single charge of the battery, and with solar cells addition its...
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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:41:49 PDT
Solar Panel Setup around $100 http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Panel-Setup-around-100/
Solar Panel Setup around $100 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/SRR8/HSHDSHFK/FKFSRR8HSHDSHFK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/SRR8/HSHDSHFK/FKFSRR8HSHDSHFK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/SRR8/HSHDSHFK/FKFSRR8HSHDSHFK.SMALL.jpg Khaleel123 My objective was to be able to charge and use, cell phones, tablets, laptops, and other devices that use less than 100 watts. Also I wanted to have the power ready and available day or night. The parts I used are: $39 Solar Cells Untabbed 0.5 volt 2.8 amp 1.4 watt $11 CMP12 10 amp Charge Controller ...
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Fri, 7 Mar 2014 16:26:32 PST
easy solar charger and PSU [UPDATED] http://www.instructables.com/id/easy-solar-charger-and-PSU/
easy solar charger and PSU [UPDATED] - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4R/A7TN/HSBWQ6F3/F4RA7TNHSBWQ6F3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4R/A7TN/HSBWQ6F3/F4RA7TNHSBWQ6F3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4R/A7TN/HSBWQ6F3/F4RA7TNHSBWQ6F3.SMALL.jpg andrea biffi How long does your cellphone's battery keep the charge? I guess not for long time... and your GPS? Do you have a spare battery to not lose yourself in the woods? A solution is to buy a solar charger, they're cheap nowadays, but not many of them allow you to power your device during the charging proc...
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Mon, 17 Feb 2014 11:18:54 PST
Fixing a car charger wire with Sugru http://www.instructables.com/id/Fixing-a-car-charger-wire-with-Sugru/
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Sun, 8 Dec 2013 12:15:44 PST
Make a Cool iPod/iPhone Dock for Any Car Out of a VW Cup Holder! http://www.instructables.com/id/Integrate-an-MkIV-VW-Cup-Holder-into-a-Single-DIN-/
Make a Cool iPod/iPhone Dock for Any Car Out of a VW Cup Holder! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQG/6M6Y/HLSH8R01/FQG6M6YHLSH8R01.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQG/6M6Y/HLSH8R01/FQG6M6YHLSH8R01.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQG/6M6Y/HLSH8R01/FQG6M6YHLSH8R01.SMALL.jpg ctx1985 So I've been trying to think of a good way to integrate some sort of iPod holder into my car for a while now. I drive a 2009 Hyundai Accent and there's no real place to put your cell phone or iPod where you can check it at a glance while driving. Sure, you could buy one of those vent clip or suction...
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Sat, 21 Sep 2013 07:24:22 PDT
make a solar cell easily http://www.instructables.com/id/make-a-solar-cell-easily/
make a solar cell easily - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKG/UWK0/HKM8OLK2/FKGUWK0HKM8OLK2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKG/UWK0/HKM8OLK2/FKGUWK0HKM8OLK2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKG/UWK0/HKM8OLK2/FKGUWK0HKM8OLK2.SMALL.jpg argha halder today i want to share how to make a solar cell at home easily and it is fun to make.but firstly i want to tell you dont expect to light your house with these solar cells because it produces small voltage and may need acres of them to power the house!but yet it is easy and need ordinary stuff .but li...
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Thu, 22 Aug 2013 06:20:12 PDT
DIY iPhone 5 Solar Charger with CAD http://www.instructables.com/id/DYI-iPhone-5-Solar-Charger-with-CAD/
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Fri, 24 May 2013 06:35:47 PDT
Cell Phone Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Cell-Phone-Stand/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FES/T2YE/HFSH4XRT/FEST2YEHFSH4XRT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FES/T2YE/HFSH4XRT/FEST2YEHFSH4XRT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FES/T2YE/HFSH4XRT/FEST2YEHFSH4XRT.SMALL.jpg rneulreich No need for long winded explanation. I figured out width of my cellphone and my girlfriends and used table saw set at 30degree angle. A little sanding and some stain and paint. 
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Mon, 22 Apr 2013 21:19:44 PDT
Get Six 1.5V Cells from One 9V Battery http://www.instructables.com/id/Get-Six-15V-Cells-from-One-9V-Battery/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FT0/HUWB/H4AGJ8GK/FT0HUWBH4AGJ8GK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT0/HUWB/H4AGJ8GK/FT0HUWBH4AGJ8GK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT0/HUWB/H4AGJ8GK/FT0HUWBH4AGJ8GK.SMALL.jpg Jason Bedard Did you know that the common Alkaline 9 Volt battery is made up of six 1.5 Volt cells? This is very useful if you need small package 1.5 Volt supply for a project.  The independant cells are just slightly smaller than AAA cells.  Warnings and Stuff Do not try this on rechargable batteries of any ki...
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Sun, 8 Jul 2012 16:34:38 PDT
Powermat your car http://www.instructables.com/id/Powermat-your-car/
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Fri, 2 Mar 2012 22:31:55 PST
VSSR (Very Swift Solar Recharger) http://www.instructables.com/id/VSSR-Very-Swift-Solar-Recharger/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FQA/2B7Q/GTY4RUCB/FQA2B7QGTY4RUCB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQA/2B7Q/GTY4RUCB/FQA2B7QGTY4RUCB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQA/2B7Q/GTY4RUCB/FQA2B7QGTY4RUCB.SMALL.jpg eddyjacobsen Here is the most common useful rechargeer for two recharable batteries, and it is very neat and working fine...just see the pictures and you will understand how it is being built and how it is working... All you need is a plastic sheet, that you roll round the diameter size of the battery for your...
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Wed, 19 Oct 2011 12:01:40 PDT
Making a Solar Panel without Soldering http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Solar-Battery-Panel-without-Soldering-1/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FJW/PJMM/HCJO5G0R/FJWPJMMHCJO5G0R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJW/PJMM/HCJO5G0R/FJWPJMMHCJO5G0R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJW/PJMM/HCJO5G0R/FJWPJMMHCJO5G0R.SMALL.jpg dkdls09 Making solar panel( 2Volts ) without soldering but conductive adhesive tape and tangible solar cell.   Put the solar battery cell #1 facing down on the solar panel in its position, and put one side of conductive tape on a positive terminal and the other side of the tape on the cell #1. ...
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Sun, 1 May 2011 17:21:26 PDT
Homemade 63 Watt Solar Panel http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-63-Watt-Solar-Panel/
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Fri, 25 Sep 2009 20:54:21 PDT
How To Build A Solar Panel http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Build-A-Solar-Panel/
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Wed, 15 Jul 2009 19:43:30 PDT
Solar Powered Cell Phone Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Powered-Cell-Phone-Charger/
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Wed, 14 Jan 2009 09:24:51 PST
Make a Solar Powered Torch out of old Garden Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Solar-Powered-Torch-out-of-old-Garden-Light/
Make a Solar Powered Torch out of old Garden Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4D/SRM3/FNNKD8PC/F4DSRM3FNNKD8PC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4D/SRM3/FNNKD8PC/F4DSRM3FNNKD8PC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4D/SRM3/FNNKD8PC/F4DSRM3FNNKD8PC.SMALL.jpg adrunkguy Are you sick of buying new batteries for your torch? Why don't you make a solar powered one out of some old solar powered garden lights? In this Instructable I will show you how to make a money saving green torch. sorry about the bad photos, really bad camera (and photographer). Stuff You Need ...
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Sat, 29 Nov 2008 21:16:26 PST
Build a 60 Watt Solar Panel http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-60-Watt-Solar-Panel/
Build a 60 Watt Solar Panel - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI3/EALB/FKX1AIAF/FI3EALBFKX1AIAF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI3/EALB/FKX1AIAF/FI3EALBFKX1AIAF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI3/EALB/FKX1AIAF/FI3EALBFKX1AIAF.SMALL.jpg mdavis19 Several years ago I bought some remote property in Arizona. I am an astronomer and wanted a place to practice my hobby far away from the terrible light pollution found near cities of any real size. I found a great piece of property. The problem is, it's so remote that there is no electric service av...
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Sun, 14 Sep 2008 05:35:14 PDT
How to Make A Solar Powered Fan! http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Amazing-Solar-Powered-Fan-A-Green-Gadget/
How to Make A Solar Powered Fan! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2E/ATDK/FGH272MR/F2EATDKFGH272MR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2E/ATDK/FGH272MR/F2EATDKFGH272MR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2E/ATDK/FGH272MR/F2EATDKFGH272MR.SMALL.jpg Gjdj3 (''Hooray! It's finally done. It's a bit late into the contest but we hope it is good!'')This project is what we're entering for the Go Green contest. It's a cool solar powered mini-fan. The idea is that if you had a fan you would use the air conditioning less. And it's solar powered so that it has ...
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Wed, 7 May 2008 14:06:32 PDT
Solar Cell Phone Charger made from old parts and an...ALTOIDS TIN ... what else?? http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Cell-Phone-Charger-made-from-old-parts-and-a/
Solar Cell Phone Charger made from old parts and an...ALTOIDS TIN ... what else?? - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4G/VJIU/FBQ33XX1/F4GVJIUFBQ33XX1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4G/VJIU/FBQ33XX1/F4GVJIUFBQ33XX1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4G/VJIU/FBQ33XX1/F4GVJIUFBQ33XX1.SMALL.jpg veggiecycle What do these 2 items have in common? Well you might carry them together in a purse or backpack. By the end of this instructable they will have a lot in Common. I'm gonna show you how to take the guts from an old LED landscape light and make it into a portable phone charger. HERES THE DISCLAMER " I...
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Thu, 24 Jan 2008 09:34:45 PST
DIY Solar Panel http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Solar-Panel/
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