Instructables: exploring - workshop - diy - solar http://www.instructables.com Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:24:48 PST 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
Solar Birdhouse http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Birdhouse/
Solar Birdhouse - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4K/5R7R/HYU8B602/F4K5R7RHYU8B602.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4K/5R7R/HYU8B602/F4K5R7RHYU8B602.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4K/5R7R/HYU8B602/F4K5R7RHYU8B602.SMALL.jpg mtairymd This project was built with wood and the solar panel / light from a low cost walkway light. The octagon shape can be scaled up or down. The dimensions for this birdhouse (see drawing) were optimized for a House Finch size bird. There are multiple sources that can provide optimum sizing for birdho...
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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 16:57:45 PDT
Power your USB Devices with a 6-24V power source like solar panels http://www.instructables.com/id/Power-your-USB-Devices-with-a-6-24V-power-source-l/
Power your USB Devices with a 6-24V power source like solar panels - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Z/3S6O/HURHU2II/F0Z3S6OHURHU2II.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Z/3S6O/HURHU2II/F0Z3S6OHURHU2II.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Z/3S6O/HURHU2II/F0Z3S6OHURHU2II.SMALL.jpg cp123127 Have you ever found yourself with a 6-24V power source, or solar panels wishing you could charge your phone or run any other 5V USB device? Well now you can! This is a guide to encasing a $10 buck bonverter (also called a switching converter), so that you can use a wide array of voltages to charg...
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Sun, 4 May 2014 15:12:50 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
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
Open Source Solarpad Kit Solar USB Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Solarpad-Kit-Powerful-USB-Solar-Charger/
Open Source Solarpad Kit Solar USB Charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM7/Z6U3/HS3GSV4R/FM7Z6U3HS3GSV4R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM7/Z6U3/HS3GSV4R/FM7Z6U3HS3GSV4R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM7/Z6U3/HS3GSV4R/FM7Z6U3HS3GSV4R.SMALL.jpg Solarcycle "Finally, A Proper Solar Charger For Hikers And Bikers" - Cult of Mac Can a compact solar USB charger charge a phone and an external battery at the same time in about 3 hours? Yes! This is an Open Source Hardware instruction manual on how to build the Solarpad Kit solar USB charger, which include...
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Tue, 25 Feb 2014 15:43:05 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
DIY Solar Oven http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Solar-Oven/
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Sat, 8 Feb 2014 18:49:33 PST
80 watt Foldable Solar Panel http://www.instructables.com/id/80-watt-Foldable-Solar-Panel/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FZO/D7QO/HML17UPS/FZOD7QOHML17UPS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZO/D7QO/HML17UPS/FZOD7QOHML17UPS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZO/D7QO/HML17UPS/FZOD7QOHML17UPS.SMALL.jpg Solaron I built this 12v portable, foldable solar panel for $68.00. It's 82 watts, 3.6 amps, and 22v open circuit. It folds into one very nice, very strong and protected carrying case 3/4 thick each piece. Each cell is incased with 10 mil laminate each side (20 mil total) pouches which definately doesn't ma...
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Thu, 10 Oct 2013 09:16:40 PDT
DIY key making or key copying http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-key-making-or-key-copying/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F54/LKHT/HJKBTSXS/F54LKHTHJKBTSXS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F54/LKHT/HJKBTSXS/F54LKHTHJKBTSXS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F54/LKHT/HJKBTSXS/F54LKHTHJKBTSXS.SMALL.jpg GREENPOWERSCIENCE Using zinc and solar power, keys can be duplicated. Zinc was used because we have experienced low sun with almost 100" of rainfall. A steel and brass version is in the works. The zinc key has been used over 20 times now and still works perfect.
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Mon, 12 Aug 2013 11:25:43 PDT
Solar Energy Parabolic cooker http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Energy-Parabolic-cooker/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F4O/PJ1I/HJ1GO0Q8/F4OPJ1IHJ1GO0Q8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4O/PJ1I/HJ1GO0Q8/F4OPJ1IHJ1GO0Q8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4O/PJ1I/HJ1GO0Q8/F4OPJ1IHJ1GO0Q8.SMALL.jpg patrickvaz since the children had there summer holiday, we thought of a novel way to work on a project . We had some old parabolic dish (which was lying in the store for a long time), old cooker, etc., we built a Parabolic dish reflector . Materials required for this project were: - Parabolic Dish Antennna...
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Fri, 12 Jul 2013 08:48:22 PDT
DIY Solar LED Lamp Post Free Light Energy All Year Round and Looks Amazingly Cool Backyard Garden http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Solar-LED-Lamp-Post-Free-Light-Energy-All-Year/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F1X/XZ4G/HHS9Q8UY/F1XXZ4GHHS9Q8UY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1X/XZ4G/HHS9Q8UY/F1XXZ4GHHS9Q8UY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1X/XZ4G/HHS9Q8UY/F1XXZ4GHHS9Q8UY.SMALL.jpg sipski Website: http://www.EducateTube.com | Host: Sipski Youtube Link:  https://www.youtube.com/user/educatetowin?feature=watch How to make a solar lamp post that will light up your backyard all year round! Sipski.
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Tue, 11 Jun 2013 14:24:10 PDT
SOLAR CAP MOBILE CHARGER http://www.instructables.com/id/SOLAR-CAP-MOBILE-CHARGER/
SOLAR CAP MOBILE CHARGER - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE9/V3W9/HH2VY9FG/FE9V3W9HH2VY9FG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE9/V3W9/HH2VY9FG/FE9V3W9HH2VY9FG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE9/V3W9/HH2VY9FG/FE9V3W9HH2VY9FG.SMALL.jpg anshul_sood This is a very simple 5 minute instructable where you'll learn how to build a cap fitted with solar panels which can charge your phone efficiently.  All you need is... Materials Required: 1. A Cap 2. Wires( take the ones which match your cap color) 3. Soldering Iron 4. Solder 5. Tape 6. A Mobile ...
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Wed, 29 May 2013 03:11:09 PDT
Create Your Own Solar Powered Mason Jar Nightlight from Junk http://www.instructables.com/id/Create-Your-Own-Solar-Powered-Mason-Jar-Nightlight/
Create Your Own Solar Powered Mason Jar Nightlight from Junk - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/RLV9/HH2VZDFT/FN8RLV9HH2VZDFT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/RLV9/HH2VZDFT/FN8RLV9HH2VZDFT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/RLV9/HH2VZDFT/FN8RLV9HH2VZDFT.SMALL.jpg mazzmn It's spring which of course means two things:   - Rain, snow and snow-shovels have left wornout, damaged and broken solar garden lights in the yard.   - Garden centers are running specials on new solar lights (I found several stores selling them for $1 each) I managed to avoid throwing out several ...
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Sun, 26 May 2013 10:03:32 PDT
Homemade Solar Water Heater forced circulation with mini pump http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Solar-Water-Heater-forced-circulation-wit/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FN5/0VCJ/HD2RYH7I/FN50VCJHD2RYH7I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN5/0VCJ/HD2RYH7I/FN50VCJHD2RYH7I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN5/0VCJ/HD2RYH7I/FN50VCJHD2RYH7I.SMALL.jpg apachebcn This is a project on a homemade solar water heater. There is not a project for entertaining, has three years of use on my roof for 4 people shower and dishwasher. 260Liters water is in summer about 60-70ºC 260Liters water is in winter about 30-40ºC, my system able for reduce capacity and work with l...
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Tue, 12 Feb 2013 13:19:07 PST
DIY PARABOLIC MIRROR from a trash can lid. http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-PARABOLIC-MIRROR-from-a-trash-can-lid/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F0K/HRFX/HAWSI2JD/F0KHRFXHAWSI2JD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0K/HRFX/HAWSI2JD/F0KHRFXHAWSI2JD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0K/HRFX/HAWSI2JD/F0KHRFXHAWSI2JD.SMALL.jpg GREENPOWERSCIENCE This is the follow up video to the larger square mirror.
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Fri, 28 Dec 2012 19:05:06 PST
Daniel's Solar Cooker http://www.instructables.com/id/Daniels-Solar-Cooker/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FQE/C8HB/HAQ30P35/FQEC8HBHAQ30P35.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQE/C8HB/HAQ30P35/FQEC8HBHAQ30P35.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQE/C8HB/HAQ30P35/FQEC8HBHAQ30P35.SMALL.jpg GREENPOWERSCIENCE This solar heat ray can produce temperatures exceeding 1800 F� at 10 feet focal length to 300 F�  at 100 feet focal length.
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Fri, 28 Dec 2012 18:55:25 PST
Going Off-Grid in the Aquaponic Geodesic Dome Greenhouse http://www.instructables.com/id/Going-Off-Grid-in-the-Aquaponic-Geodesic-Dome-Gree/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FTU/F6C9/H7URBVSB/FTUF6C9H7URBVSB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTU/F6C9/H7URBVSB/FTUF6C9H7URBVSB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTU/F6C9/H7URBVSB/FTUF6C9H7URBVSB.SMALL.jpg web4deb I finally finished up the solar setup for the geodesic dome. It's amazing how you have to watch every watt you're consuming when you're not connected to the power company!  This video details how it all went together.  Enjoy! Below is the transcript: Large solar systems can produce current that ca...
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Mon, 8 Oct 2012 05:58:39 PDT
DIY Solar Robotic Dual 55 Gallon Composter http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Solar-Robotic-Dual-55-Gallon-Composter/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FSP/FXBG/H7URBE52/FSPFXBGH7URBE52.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSP/FXBG/H7URBE52/FSPFXBGH7URBE52.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSP/FXBG/H7URBE52/FSPFXBGH7URBE52.SMALL.jpg vamfun This was a Grant High School Vex robotic team project.   The composter was installed in the school Serenity Garden.   The video gives an introduction to the garden and then discusses the composter in detail.     More information is on my blog post here: http://vamfun.wordpress.com/2012/07/28/solar-r...
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Fri, 5 Oct 2012 17:25:14 PDT
DIY Solar panels for RV or off grid http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Solar-panels-for-RV-or-off-grid/
DIY Solar panels for RV or off grid - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUK/33PS/H685B8OK/FUK33PSH685B8OK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUK/33PS/H685B8OK/FUK33PSH685B8OK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUK/33PS/H685B8OK/FUK33PSH685B8OK.SMALL.jpg aleutianwind    This instructable is about a couple solar panels I made while traveling in our RV. I ordered 72 solar cells from ebay. It was a kit that came with cells, flux pen, and flat buss wire. The glass came from a recycle store for 5 bucks. I got the epoxy encapsulate off ebay also. I added 3 more batter...
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Mon, 27 Aug 2012 16:50:55 PDT
GIANT SLOAR OVEN from double glass scrap refrigerator doors http://www.instructables.com/id/GIANT-SLOAR-OVEN-from-double-glass-scrap-refrigera/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FXB/ATI6/H6738KPP/FXBATI6H6738KPP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXB/ATI6/H6738KPP/FXBATI6H6738KPP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXB/ATI6/H6738KPP/FXBATI6H6738KPP.SMALL.jpg GREENPOWERSCIENCE This is a 75 cu ft Solar over that took about 5 days to build. Every connection is sealed with silicone. The maximum air temp measured with all the mirrors in place reaches 221 F with 70 F outdoor temperature. We have a bit more work to do as 2 collection panels are wood and cannot handle the heat ...
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Sat, 25 Aug 2012 11:04:16 PDT
Diy Solar Panel Series http://www.instructables.com/id/Diy-Solar-Panel-Series/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F8P/A3ZO/H5TVB8BP/F8PA3ZOH5TVB8BP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8P/A3ZO/H5TVB8BP/F8PA3ZOH5TVB8BP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8P/A3ZO/H5TVB8BP/F8PA3ZOH5TVB8BP.SMALL.jpg GREENPOWERSCIENCE This is part 1 of a complete panel video. There will be three inexpensive options of panel sealing.
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Sun, 19 Aug 2012 08:34:48 PDT
Forced Air Heater under $100 DIY wood Frame http://www.instructables.com/id/Forced-Air-Heater-under-100-DIY-wood-Frame/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FE6/T9ZW/H5TUB4KA/FE6T9ZWH5TUB4KA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE6/T9ZW/H5TUB4KA/FE6T9ZWH5TUB4KA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE6/T9ZW/H5TUB4KA/FE6T9ZWH5TUB4KA.SMALL.jpg GREENPOWERSCIENCE FIGHT HIGH HEATING OIL prices and save money for other things like paying your mortgage or refinancing your home. Hope this helps:-) Note: Look T THE VIDEO RESPONSES THEY ARE VERY GOOD! This is a prototype easy to build rooftop forced air heater that produces 45 degree increases at a high CFM CFPM r...
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Sun, 19 Aug 2012 07:54:12 PDT
CUT A PERFECT CIRCLE TABLE SAW http://www.instructables.com/id/CUT-A-PERFECT-CIRCLE-TABLE-SAW/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FJF/TIF0/H5R9EZ3K/FJFTIF0H5R9EZ3K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJF/TIF0/H5R9EZ3K/FJFTIF0H5R9EZ3K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJF/TIF0/H5R9EZ3K/FJFTIF0H5R9EZ3K.SMALL.jpg GREENPOWERSCIENCE UTTING A PERFECT CIRCLE ON A TABLE SAW.
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Sun, 19 Aug 2012 07:06:40 PDT
DIY FRESNEL LENS STAND HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN STAND http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-FRESNEL-LENS-STAND-HOW-TO-MAKE-YOUR-OWN-STAND/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ0/RCL8/H5EDV6BU/FZ0RCL8H5EDV6BU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ0/RCL8/H5EDV6BU/FZ0RCL8H5EDV6BU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ0/RCL8/H5EDV6BU/FZ0RCL8H5EDV6BU.SMALL.jpg GREENPOWERSCIENCE This is a very simple step by step process using a 2x4 from any home improvement store.
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Sun, 19 Aug 2012 07:02:53 PDT
Five minute solar phone charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Five-minute-solar-phone-charger/
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Tue, 17 Jul 2012 05:07:24 PDT
DIY Solar Food Heater made from reused materials. http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Solar-Food-Heater-made-from-reused-materials/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F53/M5GR/H3XN8K03/F53M5GRH3XN8K03.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F53/M5GR/H3XN8K03/F53M5GRH3XN8K03.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F53/M5GR/H3XN8K03/F53M5GRH3XN8K03.SMALL.jpg berthaerika My 9-year-old son needed an idea for his school science fair so we got together and made a simple DIY Solar Food Heater.   The following materials (which had been destined for the trash) were used: [Pic001]   One empty box of office paper with its cover One used comforter bag, the kind t...
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Wed, 27 Jun 2012 11:37:46 PDT
DIY 30W Portable Solar Panels under $50 http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Portable-Solar-Panels/
DIY 30W Portable Solar Panels under $50 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXJ/52HV/GZ6I5S4G/FXJ52HVGZ6I5S4G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXJ/52HV/GZ6I5S4G/FXJ52HVGZ6I5S4G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXJ/52HV/GZ6I5S4G/FXJ52HVGZ6I5S4G.SMALL.jpg mayankbhatia I wanted to make my own solar panels for a long time. This week I finally got the chance. I learnt a lot from youtube videos and instructables website, but most panels were made of glass, wood and epoxy resins. I realized it was too much effort for cheap rejected solar sells picked up from ebay.  S...
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Thu, 8 Mar 2012 11:31:56 PST
DIY Solar panels - air heaters made of pop cans http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-panel-air-heater-made-of-pop-cans/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FKN/6CI6/GQ5QC3S1/FKN6CI6GQ5QC3S1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKN/6CI6/GQ5QC3S1/FKN6CI6GQ5QC3S1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKN/6CI6/GQ5QC3S1/FKN6CI6GQ5QC3S1.SMALL.jpg Mladen_solar It is really simple and cheap to build DIY solar panels for supplemental home heating, and it heats the air directly. The most interesting is the fact that collector is almost entirely constructed out of empty aluminum cans! Housing for solar collector is made of wood (plywood 15mm), while its fro...
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Wed, 20 Jul 2011 06:17:46 PDT
Diy The Best Sunjar in www.instructables.com :-) http://www.instructables.com/id/Diy-Sunjar-for-Decorations/
Diy The Best Sunjar in www.instructables.com :-) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAH/T53D/GI0TJ0JV/FAHT53DGI0TJ0JV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAH/T53D/GI0TJ0JV/FAHT53DGI0TJ0JV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAH/T53D/GI0TJ0JV/FAHT53DGI0TJ0JV.SMALL.jpg efanfengshun It is very easy and cheap to diy a sunjar !My circuit can test the sunshine and the leds turn on only at night and turn off while the sun rise again:) The circuit programme The units can easilly got by electronic pcb junks! Assembling Now let us see how to make it by one wire one pin,and one w...
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Sun, 26 Dec 2010 20:50:12 PST
How to Build a Soda Can Heater http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-a-Soda-Can-Heater/
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Sat, 9 Oct 2010 09:28:03 PDT
My Improvised DC Generator Build http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Improvised-DC-Generator-Build/
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Thu, 9 Sep 2010 03:41:33 PDT
Portable Solar Powered 220V Power Supply http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Solar-Powered-220V-Power-Supply/
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Fri, 25 Jun 2010 18:03:21 PDT
DIY Home Solar: Planning a Solar Array (Beginner's Guide) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Home-Solar-Planning-a-Solar-Array-Beginners/
DIY Home Solar: Planning a Solar Array (Beginner's Guide) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUJ/FP4J/GAJUQEFG/FUJFP4JGAJUQEFG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUJ/FP4J/GAJUQEFG/FUJFP4JGAJUQEFG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUJ/FP4J/GAJUQEFG/FUJFP4JGAJUQEFG.SMALL.jpg DIY Solar Jon Hi there! Maybe you've considered solar energy - even if only for a brief moment - only to dismiss it as too complicated and too expensive, or maybe you're seriously considering a project, but don't know where to start. With this Instructable, I hope to demystify the (not-really) intimidating proc...
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Sat, 19 Jun 2010 10:11:43 PDT
DIY Solar Powered Water Heater: 3 Steps http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Solar-Powered-Water-Heater-3-Steps/
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Fri, 18 Dec 2009 08:20:25 PST
How To Build A Solar Panel http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Build-A-Solar-Panel/
How To Build A Solar Panel - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDY/ZR32/FX5573IM/FDYZR32FX5573IM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDY/ZR32/FX5573IM/FDYZR32FX5573IM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDY/ZR32/FX5573IM/FDYZR32FX5573IM.SMALL.jpg hastyhost Currently I'm a college student studying computer engineering, and this summer while I was on break I decided I wanted to learn more about solar energy and how to build a solar panel from scratch. My main reason for looking to build it myself was to learn how it all worked, and the next reason was d...
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Wed, 15 Jul 2009 19:43:30 PDT
Cheap Homebuilt simple Solar heater. In a UnderBed Case (in progreess) http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Homebuilt-simple-Solar-heater-In-a-Under-Be/
Cheap Homebuilt simple Solar heater. In a UnderBed Case (in progreess) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F99/TTBR/FNZAFEMZ/F99TTBRFNZAFEMZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F99/TTBR/FNZAFEMZ/F99TTBRFNZAFEMZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F99/TTBR/FNZAFEMZ/F99TTBRFNZAFEMZ.SMALL.jpg killbox The other day I picked up 2 pack of 17.75"x6"x30" black with clear top zipper cases for storing stuff under beds. I only had a use for one, so I was interested in making the other one a small Solar Heater for my workshop. Ive seen these things done before at the local solar fair, and i i figured ...
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Wed, 3 Dec 2008 22:58:38 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
S.P.R.E.E. (Solar Photovoltaic Renewable Electron Encapsulator), a Compact, Durable, and Portable Solar Energy Generator http://www.instructables.com/id/SPREE-Solar-Photovoltaic-Renewable-Electron-/
S.P.R.E.E. (Solar Photovoltaic Renewable Electron Encapsulator), a Compact, Durable, and Portable Solar Energy Generator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP4/QULL/FJD52E8I/FP4QULLFJD52E8I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP4/QULL/FJD52E8I/FP4QULLFJD52E8I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP4/QULL/FJD52E8I/FP4QULLFJD52E8I.SMALL.jpg charlitron For under $160 you can construct a S.P.R.E.E. to harness clean carbon-free solar electricity to power your portable electronic devices.Project: S.P.R.E.E. (Solar Photovoltaic Renewable Electron Encapsulator), is an experiment in alternative energy and solar generated electricty.The impetus for cons...
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Sun, 3 Aug 2008 00:07:46 PDT
DIY 2 bucket dripper tracker for solar cookers and solar panels is cheap and it works! http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY--2-bucket-dripper-tracker-for-solar-cookers-an/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/347A/FEXKLZ3X/FZH347AFEXKLZ3X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/347A/FEXKLZ3X/FZH347AFEXKLZ3X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/347A/FEXKLZ3X/FZH347AFEXKLZ3X.SMALL.jpg gaiatechnician Tracking makes your equipment more productive but it can be expensive. Here is a cheap tracker made from old junk that does the job. I have used it and it does the job.
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Sat, 12 Apr 2008 20:30:25 PDT
DIY Solar Powered radio for $5 http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Solar-Powered-radio-for-%245/
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Sat, 21 Jul 2007 16:01:23 PDT
Solar Car Battery Charger DIY http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Car-Battery-Charger-DIY/
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Tue, 22 May 2007 21:21:25 PDT
DIY Solar Panel http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Solar-Panel/
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Thu, 1 Feb 2007 19:06:46 PST