Instructables: exploring - workshop - diy - solar http://www.instructables.com Tue, 6 Dec 2016 10:05:02 PST BLOX v1.01 90V 60W Solar Panel http://www.instructables.com/id/90V-60W-Solar-Panel/
90V 60W Solar Panel - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FV1/2U8A/IVA53ION/FV12U8AIVA53ION.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FV1/2U8A/IVA53ION/FV12U8AIVA53ION.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FV1/2U8A/IVA53ION/FV12U8AIVA53ION.SMALL.jpg EVMadrid In this video we show how we built the high voltage solar panel we custom made to charge the 72V 2kWh li-ion battery installed in the Nobuo-01 electric Kart.We used 14 protected 6Vmp cells connected in series. For bigger installations in series you need to add bypass diodes in each cell (or panel in...
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Sun, 13 Nov 2016 20:18:40 PST
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
DIY: Illuminated House Number Powered By Solar Panels http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Illuminated-House-Number-Powered-by-Solar-Pane/
DIY: Illuminated House Number Powered By Solar Panels - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZL/B3GP/IU2TSLGP/FZLB3GPIU2TSLGP.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZL/B3GP/IU2TSLGP/FZLB3GPIU2TSLGP.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZL/B3GP/IU2TSLGP/FZLB3GPIU2TSLGP.SMALL.jpg Well Done Tips This time I made illuminated house number powered by solar panels.How I made it - you can check by looking DIY video or you can follow up instructions bellow. For this build you will need: Materials: 6 solar garden lights1 AAA rechargeable batterya piece of plastic boardsome wires and isolating ma...
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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
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
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
Power Box - Solar Powered Powerbank http://www.instructables.com/id/Power-Box-Solar-Powered-Powerbank/
Power Box - Solar Powered Powerbank - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FDU/0SKN/IQICAPME/FDU0SKNIQICAPME.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FDU/0SKN/IQICAPME/FDU0SKNIQICAPME.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FDU/0SKN/IQICAPME/FDU0SKNIQICAPME.SMALL.jpg vineethvarma vegesna Hello DIY lovers,In this instructable i gonna show to build a power bank that can charge our laptops, mobiles, cameras when we are off-grid. For making this i recycled my ups casing Requirements Go and collect the following items 20W Solar panel12v 7.2ah BatteryArduino Nano12v to 220v inverterUsb...
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Mon, 11 Jul 2016 11:45:50 PDT
DIY Electric Vehicle (Solar Assisted) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Electric-Vehicle-Solar-Assisted/
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Mon, 11 Apr 2016 16:19:38 PDT
DIY Convert LED lamp to Flashlight Solar Free Energy Generator Homemade http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Convert-LED-lamp-to-Flashlight-Solar-Free-Ener/
DIY Convert LED lamp to Flashlight Solar Free Energy Generator Homemade - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FDT/7N21/IEB7X88M/FDT7N21IEB7X88M.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FDT/7N21/IEB7X88M/FDT7N21IEB7X88M.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FDT/7N21/IEB7X88M/FDT7N21IEB7X88M.SMALL.jpg trukmeeilee DIY Convert LED Lamp to Flashlight Solar Free Energy Generator HomemadeMaterial:LED Lamp 7 x 3 Watt LED super light with power supply 220 v AC to 25 v DCRemove power supply ( AC Adaptor )Convert LED Series to parallel circuits and remove 1 LED1 Panel Solar Energy 10 watt and Charging Lithium-Ion Bat...
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Tue, 8 Sep 2015 05:47:38 PDT
DIY Solar Oven http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Solar-Oven-1/
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Sat, 5 Sep 2015 13:46:17 PDT
Homemade PCB Drill DIY Free Energy Generator Battery Solar charge http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-PCB-Drill-DIY-Free-Energy-Generator-Batte/
Homemade PCB Drill DIY Free Energy Generator Battery Solar charge - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FI5/2A5F/IDCXQK3E/FI52A5FIDCXQK3E.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FI5/2A5F/IDCXQK3E/FI52A5FIDCXQK3E.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FI5/2A5F/IDCXQK3E/FI52A5FIDCXQK3E.SMALL.jpg trukmeeilee Homemade PCB Drill very easy with Mini Drill Chuck 1/4" for Micro Drill Bits and PVC 40 mm tube 200 mm long, old motor DC 7volt2 take from broken hand drill, Module charge 7v2 1 Ampe ( very lot on EBay ), 1pcs cell laptop 1650 3v7 2000 mah, Panel Solar 12 v 8 watt ,very easy do it in home
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Sun, 16 Aug 2015 23:37:50 PDT
$5 Pocket Solar Battery for QRP Radio Transceiver http://www.instructables.com/id/5-Pocket-Solar-Battery-for-QRP-Radio-Transceiver/
$5 Pocket Solar Battery for QRP Radio Transceiver - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F8U/69O9/IC6HTPN7/F8U69O9IC6HTPN7.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8U/69O9/IC6HTPN7/F8U69O9IC6HTPN7.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8U/69O9/IC6HTPN7/F8U69O9IC6HTPN7.SMALL.jpg sbmull It seems too good to be true but you can put a pocket solar powered battery on your QRP radio for $5. You'll need a soldering iron and a few odd's and ends. Get the goods First, head over to ebay and pick up a Solio Mono-A for $3 free shipping. And get a 4-pole audio jack for $1.00. You will a...
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Fri, 17 Jul 2015 07:48:55 PDT
Efficient DIY wind turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/Efficient-DIY-wind-turbine/
Efficient DIY wind turbine - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F0K/64MX/I93FCUQ1/F0K64MXI93FCUQ1.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0K/64MX/I93FCUQ1/F0K64MXI93FCUQ1.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0K/64MX/I93FCUQ1/F0K64MXI93FCUQ1.SMALL.jpg Greenenergyprojects For full tutorial and extra content, please visit my website: http://www.greenenergy-projects.com/This Instructable shows you how you can build your very own fully functioning 'DIY wind turbine'. The wind turbine you create may be very different from the one that I built as the blades, genera...
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Fri, 1 May 2015 06:57:10 PDT
DIY Flashlight Free Energy by Solar Panel http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Flashlight-Free-Energy-by-Solar-Panel/
DIY Flashlight Free Energy by Solar Panel - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F78/GUTD/I7MXABBX/F78GUTDI7MXABBX.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F78/GUTD/I7MXABBX/F78GUTDI7MXABBX.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F78/GUTD/I7MXABBX/F78GUTDI7MXABBX.SMALL.jpg joulethief669 DIY Flashlight very easy with Led 3 watt, 1 laptop cells batteries 18650 ( from 2000 MAh to 3400 MAh ) there are lot on EBay, PVC tube, on/off switch, Mini Solar panel 6 volt 4 Watt, TP4056 Module (1A Current Lithium Battery Charging Board ),mini clamp and few times holiday, you has got flashlight w...
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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 07:40:10 PDT
Projection Fresnel Lens Linear to Spot Conversion http://www.instructables.com/id/Projection-Fresnel-Lens-Linear-to-Spot-Conversion/
Projection Fresnel Lens Linear to Spot Conversion - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F4K/ZMIT/I7AB1OD6/F4KZMITI7AB1OD6.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F4K/ZMIT/I7AB1OD6/F4KZMITI7AB1OD6.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F4K/ZMIT/I7AB1OD6/F4KZMITI7AB1OD6.SMALL.jpg GREENPOWERSCIENCE In this video, we share a process we have been perfecting for several years now. Converting a "Linear" Fresnel lens into a "Spot" Fresnel lens. Rear projection TV screens all have a circular Fresnel pattern on one side. A Spot Fresnel lens has a glossy smooth finish on the second side of the lens wh...
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Sun, 15 Mar 2015 14:59:54 PDT
DIY Portable Solar Powerbank (w/ 110v Outlets & USB Ports) http://www.instructables.com/id/SlimPanel/
DIY Portable Solar Powerbank (w/ 110v Outlets & USB Ports) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FAP/K64K/I72P71MZ/FAPK64KI72P71MZ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAP/K64K/I72P71MZ/FAPK64KI72P71MZ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAP/K64K/I72P71MZ/FAPK64KI72P71MZ.SMALL.jpg ASCAS This week we are building SlimPanel, an intelligent all-in-one solution for portable solar energy production. SlimPanel has all the needed components inside a portable 1 inch enclosure. Basically it's a huge but portable powerbank that can power 220v/110v appliances and USB devices. It uses an Ardui...
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Mon, 2 Mar 2015 10:01:26 PST
Solar and Uninterrupted Power Supply UPS DIY Free Energy Generator Homemade Electricity Battery Backup http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-and-Uninterrupted-Power-Supply-UPS-DIY-Free-/
Solar and Uninterrupted Power Supply UPS DIY Free Energy Generator Homemade Electricity Battery Backup - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FBQ/5XW9/I5MD3PXM/FBQ5XW9I5MD3PXM.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBQ/5XW9/I5MD3PXM/FBQ5XW9I5MD3PXM.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBQ/5XW9/I5MD3PXM/FBQ5XW9I5MD3PXM.SMALL.jpg joulethief669 An uninterruptible power supply, also uninterruptible power source, UPS or battery/flywheel backup, is an electrical apparatus that provides emergency power to a load when the input power source, typically mains power, fails. A UPS differs from an auxiliary or emergency power system or standby gener...
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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 12:33:35 PST
Cheap Drill Conversion http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Drill-Conversion/
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Mon, 19 Jan 2015 17:25:15 PST
Solar Water Heater with Plastic Bottles http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Water-Heater-with-Plastic-Bottles/
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Sat, 13 Dec 2014 13:06:44 PST
Solar Homemade Free Energy DIY Recharge Batteries for Camera and Generator Electricity http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Homemade-Free-Energy-DIY-Recharge-Batteries-/
Solar Homemade Free Energy DIY Recharge Batteries for Camera and Generator Electricity - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FME/08PU/I3GX8QQZ/FME08PUI3GX8QQZ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FME/08PU/I3GX8QQZ/FME08PUI3GX8QQZ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FME/08PU/I3GX8QQZ/FME08PUI3GX8QQZ.SMALL.jpg chinatown099 A voltage source strong enough to move current through a battery, and time. If you need a way to charge your gadgets on the go and you're not particularly fond of also having to charge a battery, let the sun do half of the work for you - Very cheap You need Solar Panel 5 - 10 watt and few time Sund...
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Wed, 10 Dec 2014 07:01:14 PST
Green Power Solar Free Energy Generator Homemade for Electricity DIY Recharge Mobile http://www.instructables.com/id/Green-Power-Solar-Free-Energy-Generator-Homemade-f/
Green Power Solar Free Energy Generator Homemade for Electricity DIY Recharge Mobile - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FV7/OH36/I3H6XD1L/FV7OH36I3H6XD1L.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FV7/OH36/I3H6XD1L/FV7OH36I3H6XD1L.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FV7/OH36/I3H6XD1L/FV7OH36I3H6XD1L.SMALL.jpg deisejei Green Power Solar Free Energy Generator Homemade for Electricity DIY Recharge MobileMaterials: Solar Panel 5 Watt 5 Volt Regulator Board Circuit ( You can DIY or buy from Ebay )Led Light - USB DC line
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Tue, 9 Dec 2014 23:16:57 PST
Solar Power Powerwheels http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Power-Powerwheels/
Solar Power Powerwheels - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FYE/G5MF/I12KKDR6/FYEG5MFI12KKDR6.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYE/G5MF/I12KKDR6/FYEG5MFI12KKDR6.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYE/G5MF/I12KKDR6/FYEG5MFI12KKDR6.SMALL.jpg tiggeroush2 I got this idea in part from lasersaber and another poster here on Instructables. My girl has been asking me to fix this up for her for a while now. The solar panel is the one I fixed in the last Instructables I posted..
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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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F4K/5R7R/HYU8B602/F4K5R7RHYU8B602.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F4K/5R7R/HYU8B602/F4K5R7RHYU8B602.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F0Z/3S6O/HURHU2II/F0Z3S6OHURHU2II.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0Z/3S6O/HURHU2II/F0Z3S6OHURHU2II.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0Z/3S6O/HURHU2II/F0Z3S6OHURHU2II.SMALL.jpg rcvpedersen 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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FV2/7OJJ/HT5CSF04/FV27OJJHT5CSF04.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FV2/7OJJ/HT5CSF04/FV27OJJHT5CSF04.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FV2/7OJJ/HT5CSF04/FV27OJJHT5CSF04.SMALL.jpg rcvpedersen 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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FJZ/LAXW/HSJAPK56/FJZLAXWHSJAPK56.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJZ/LAXW/HSJAPK56/FJZLAXWHSJAPK56.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/SRR8/HSHDSHFK/FKFSRR8HSHDSHFK.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/SRR8/HSHDSHFK/FKFSRR8HSHDSHFK.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FM7/Z6U3/HS3GSV4R/FM7Z6U3HS3GSV4R.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FM7/Z6U3/HS3GSV4R/FM7Z6U3HS3GSV4R.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FM7/Z6U3/HS3GSV4R/FM7Z6U3HS3GSV4R.SMALL.jpg Solarcycle Please click below to visit our Kickstarter project page for Solarpad!https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/249225636/sol..."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? ...
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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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F4R/A7TN/HSBWQ6F3/F4RA7TNHSBWQ6F3.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F4R/A7TN/HSBWQ6F3/F4RA7TNHSBWQ6F3.SQUARE.jpg https://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/
DIY Solar Oven - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FW9/956Y/HFD1FV4O/FW9956YHFD1FV4O.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FW9/956Y/HFD1FV4O/FW9956YHFD1FV4O.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FW9/956Y/HFD1FV4O/FW9956YHFD1FV4O.SMALL.jpg Nik727 Spring is coming!  And with it, comes the sun!  Want to use that solar power to save some energy, money, and have fun?  Well, here's how... Materials Recycled Cardboard Box Scissors Aluminum Foil Plastic Wrap First, you will need to cut a rectanglular flap in the top of your ...
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Sat, 8 Feb 2014 18:49:33 PST
DIY key making or key copying http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-key-making-or-key-copying/
DIY key making or key copying - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F54/LKHT/HJKBTSXS/F54LKHTHJKBTSXS.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F54/LKHT/HJKBTSXS/F54LKHTHJKBTSXS.SQUARE.jpg https://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/
Solar Energy Parabolic cooker - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F4O/PJ1I/HJ1GO0Q8/F4OPJ1IHJ1GO0Q8.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F4O/PJ1I/HJ1GO0Q8/F4OPJ1IHJ1GO0Q8.SQUARE.jpg https://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/
DIY Solar LED Lamp Post Free Light Energy All Year Round and Looks Amazingly Cool Backyard Garden - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F1X/XZ4G/HHS9Q8UY/F1XXZ4GHHS9Q8UY.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1X/XZ4G/HHS9Q8UY/F1XXZ4GHHS9Q8UY.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FE9/V3W9/HH2VY9FG/FE9V3W9HH2VY9FG.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FE9/V3W9/HH2VY9FG/FE9V3W9HH2VY9FG.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/RLV9/HH2VZDFT/FN8RLV9HH2VZDFT.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/RLV9/HH2VZDFT/FN8RLV9HH2VZDFT.SQUARE.jpg https://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/
Homemade Solar Water Heater forced circulation with mini pump - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FN5/0VCJ/HD2RYH7I/FN50VCJHD2RYH7I.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FN5/0VCJ/HD2RYH7I/FN50VCJHD2RYH7I.SQUARE.jpg https://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...
By: apachebcn

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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/
DIY PARABOLIC MIRROR from a trash can lid. - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F0K/HRFX/HAWSI2JD/F0KHRFXHAWSI2JD.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0K/HRFX/HAWSI2JD/F0KHRFXHAWSI2JD.SQUARE.jpg https://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/
Daniel's Solar Cooker - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FQE/C8HB/HAQ30P35/FQEC8HBHAQ30P35.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQE/C8HB/HAQ30P35/FQEC8HBHAQ30P35.SQUARE.jpg https://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/
Going Off-Grid in the Aquaponic Geodesic Dome Greenhouse - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FTU/F6C9/H7URBVSB/FTUF6C9H7URBVSB.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTU/F6C9/H7URBVSB/FTUF6C9H7URBVSB.SQUARE.jpg https://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 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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FUK/33PS/H685B8OK/FUK33PSH685B8OK.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FUK/33PS/H685B8OK/FUK33PSH685B8OK.SQUARE.jpg https://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/
GIANT SLOAR OVEN from double glass scrap refrigerator doors - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FXB/ATI6/H6738KPP/FXBATI6H6738KPP.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXB/ATI6/H6738KPP/FXBATI6H6738KPP.SQUARE.jpg https://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 ...
By: GREENPOWERSCIENCE

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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/
Diy Solar Panel Series - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F8P/A3ZO/H5TVB8BP/F8PA3ZOH5TVB8BP.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8P/A3ZO/H5TVB8BP/F8PA3ZOH5TVB8BP.SQUARE.jpg https://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/
Forced Air Heater under $100 DIY wood Frame - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FE6/T9ZW/H5TUB4KA/FE6T9ZWH5TUB4KA.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FE6/T9ZW/H5TUB4KA/FE6T9ZWH5TUB4KA.SQUARE.jpg https://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/
CUT A PERFECT CIRCLE TABLE SAW - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FJF/TIF0/H5R9EZ3K/FJFTIF0H5R9EZ3K.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJF/TIF0/H5R9EZ3K/FJFTIF0H5R9EZ3K.SQUARE.jpg https://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/
DIY FRESNEL LENS STAND HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN STAND - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZ0/RCL8/H5EDV6BU/FZ0RCL8H5EDV6BU.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZ0/RCL8/H5EDV6BU/FZ0RCL8H5EDV6BU.SQUARE.jpg https://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/
Five minute solar phone charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F50/L34O/H4AGE0VG/F50L34OH4AGE0VG.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F50/L34O/H4AGE0VG/F50L34OH4AGE0VG.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F50/L34O/H4AGE0VG/F50L34OH4AGE0VG.SMALL.jpg prank Need to charge your phone?  Have nothing but a clothespin and some P-N junctions?  Have no fear!  The (solar) power is in your hands! The Big Idea So, what's the plan, stan? Well, we're going to make a solar panel from scratch that can charge up a simple phone. See, cheap phones like mine are r...
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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/
DIY Solar Food Heater made from reused materials. - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F53/M5GR/H3XN8K03/F53M5GRH3XN8K03.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F53/M5GR/H3XN8K03/F53M5GRH3XN8K03.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FXJ/52HV/GZ6I5S4G/FXJ52HVGZ6I5S4G.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXJ/52HV/GZ6I5S4G/FXJ52HVGZ6I5S4G.SQUARE.jpg https://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/
DIY Solar Panels - air heaters made of pop cans - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FKN/6CI6/GQ5QC3S1/FKN6CI6GQ5QC3S1.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKN/6CI6/GQ5QC3S1/FKN6CI6GQ5QC3S1.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKN/6CI6/GQ5QC3S1/FKN6CI6GQ5QC3S1.SMALL.jpg Mladen_solar It is really easy and simple to build cheap pop can DIY solar panels for supplemental home heating, by re-using scrap parts and empty pop cans. Pop can diy solar panels are actually thermal panels that heat and recirculate the air inside the room. Water, or any kind of liquid is not used here, whic...
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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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FAH/T53D/GI0TJ0JV/FAHT53DGI0TJ0JV.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAH/T53D/GI0TJ0JV/FAHT53DGI0TJ0JV.SQUARE.jpg https://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