Instructables: exploring - workshop - electric http://www.instructables.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:41:25 PDT BLOX v1.01 Electric motor bike (revised with better description) http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-motor-bike/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FB4/OCDM/HSVGGWSY/FB4OCDMHSVGGWSY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB4/OCDM/HSVGGWSY/FB4OCDMHSVGGWSY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB4/OCDM/HSVGGWSY/FB4OCDMHSVGGWSY.SMALL.jpg moslof88 I recently saw this mountain bike with a free sign on it, so I snatched it up and took it home and with minimal effort got it running like new again. Then I remembered i had a razor scooter motor and I decided to see if I could power the bike using only the manufacturers wheel and apply friction to ...
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Tue, 18 Mar 2014 18:34:28 PDT
Secret compartment electric outlet http://www.instructables.com/id/Secret-compartment-electric-outlet/
Secret compartment electric outlet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNG/OZ55/HR0AXJ5S/FNGOZ55HR0AXJ5S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNG/OZ55/HR0AXJ5S/FNGOZ55HR0AXJ5S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNG/OZ55/HR0AXJ5S/FNGOZ55HR0AXJ5S.SMALL.jpg mugs8565 What you need: Electric outlet Screwdriver Item that will fit in outlet Electric Outlet cover Warning- Do NOT insert anything metal in the outlet Locate a power outlet Unscrew the Outlet You will see an empty space Find any item you want to put in the space (Optional) You can use...
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Mon, 3 Feb 2014 08:23:50 PST
Electrolysis Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Electrolysis-Machine/
Electrolysis Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPS/T5K0/HQV6HM97/FPST5K0HQV6HM97.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPS/T5K0/HQV6HM97/FPST5K0HQV6HM97.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPS/T5K0/HQV6HM97/FPST5K0HQV6HM97.SMALL.jpg mbecks This instructable will teach you how to build a very simple but effective electrolysis machine for cleaning old coins or metal objects. I use this to clean ancient roman coins that have a thick build up of sediment on them from sitting in the ground for thousands of years.WARNING: some people do not...
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Mon, 27 Jan 2014 19:19:42 PST
Electric Motorcycle http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Motorcycle/
Electric Motorcycle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV5/2HXU/HQNC4GUF/FV52HXUHQNC4GUF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV5/2HXU/HQNC4GUF/FV52HXUHQNC4GUF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV5/2HXU/HQNC4GUF/FV52HXUHQNC4GUF.SMALL.jpg michaelmonaghan Here are some specs before we go any furtherChassis- SDG pro mini (originally 125cc 5hp)Motor- 15hp Range- 10-15 miles averageWeight- approx 165lbTop speed- 55mphSpeed control- alltrax AXE 300ampBatteries- 4, 22Ah 12v- total 48v (Lithium ready)Frame- 4130 chromoly steel, fully sealed battery box, po...
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Mon, 20 Jan 2014 11:32:11 PST
Battery Powered Hovercraft http://www.instructables.com/id/Battery-Powered-Hovercraft/
Battery Powered Hovercraft - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOA/NTGC/HQKYBW2H/FOANTGCHQKYBW2H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOA/NTGC/HQKYBW2H/FOANTGCHQKYBW2H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOA/NTGC/HQKYBW2H/FOANTGCHQKYBW2H.SMALL.jpg EdventureChildrensMuseum You need a hover craft. You don't need to be tethered by a cord. You definitely don't want gas powered. Let's build a lithium battery powered hovercraft https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAG4DUDPHE8&feature=youtu.be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4D6AGOQOdNk&feature=youtu.be   ...
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Sun, 19 Jan 2014 09:44:27 PST
Electric Vehicle - A simple lightweight EV platform http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Vehicle-A-simple-lightweight-EV-platform-/
Electric Vehicle - A simple lightweight EV platform - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAU/NWT3/HO2320UA/FAUNWT3HO2320UA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAU/NWT3/HO2320UA/FAUNWT3HO2320UA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAU/NWT3/HO2320UA/FAUNWT3HO2320UA.SMALL.jpg Ganhaar I've been looking forward to the arrival of electric car technology. Not just for the smooth quiet power, wide torque range, cheap running costs and minimal maintenance, but to design and build cars to take advantage of the simplicity and flexible packaging offered by electric technology. Some new...
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Sat, 16 Nov 2013 08:56:59 PST
Concentrated Photovoltaics with a Power Transistor http://www.instructables.com/id/Concentrated-Photovoltaics-with-a-Power-Transistor/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FJB/6F83/HNT620QH/FJB6F83HNT620QH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJB/6F83/HNT620QH/FJB6F83HNT620QH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJB/6F83/HNT620QH/FJB6F83HNT620QH.SMALL.jpg bubal With the famous 2N3055 power transistor it is possible to make a solar cell or photovoltaic cell, a really small one. But with the help of a magnifying glass it produces enough electricity to move a tiny motor. This motor works with a voltage as low as 0.3 Volts. It is very important to use a radiat...
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Sun, 10 Nov 2013 07:46:35 PST
Life size Electric Chair for $8.00 http://www.instructables.com/id/Life-size-Electric-Chair-for-800/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FYN/GAKY/HMMF78J4/FYNGAKYHMMF78J4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYN/GAKY/HMMF78J4/FYNGAKYHMMF78J4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYN/GAKY/HMMF78J4/FYNGAKYHMMF78J4.SMALL.jpg matersgurl I always wanted a full size electric chair prop, but It was always such a huge expense and frankly quite a daunting task. This idea came to me while  planning our Annual Halloween Party theme...This year is "Escaped". I kept getting this vision of an escaped criminal in his last few minutes before ...
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Wed, 16 Oct 2013 11:50:43 PDT
How to Repair a Fuselage Break with the Magic Triangle, Feat. The HawkFighter 6!! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Repair-a-Fuselage-Break-with-the-Magic-Tria/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FGX/ZO01/HLZRILKM/FGXZO01HLZRILKM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGX/ZO01/HLZRILKM/FGXZO01HLZRILKM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGX/ZO01/HLZRILKM/FGXZO01HLZRILKM.SMALL.jpg Killer Planes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoHsWeM8Mlg Check us out!! http://www.killerplanes.com/ http://www.facebook.com/175847622514872 http://www.youtube.com/user/Killerplanes http://www.pinterest.com/killerplanes/boards/ https://plus.google.com/104398107648066072378
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Fri, 27 Sep 2013 11:46:44 PDT
Fix a broken meter cupboard latch http://www.instructables.com/id/Fix-a-broken-meter-cupboard-latch/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F9F/FBC6/HLJUXORH/F9FFBC6HLJUXORH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9F/FBC6/HLJUXORH/F9FFBC6HLJUXORH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9F/FBC6/HLJUXORH/F9FFBC6HLJUXORH.SMALL.jpg MatB A very simple photo Instructable of how I fixed my gas meter cupboard latch with some Sugru. I tried using kitchen foil to prevent the Sugru sticking where I wanted it to be able to turn. This had the desired effect, but I struggled to remove it from the Sugru. I'd try cling film next time.
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Sun, 15 Sep 2013 04:37:59 PDT
Solar Swing-Set (PV Playhouse) http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Swing-Set-PV-Playhouse/
Solar Swing-Set (PV Playhouse) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIF/165R/HL5FJG8N/FIF165RHL5FJG8N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIF/165R/HL5FJG8N/FIF165RHL5FJG8N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIF/165R/HL5FJG8N/FIF165RHL5FJG8N.SMALL.jpg bennelson This project is a Solar-Powered Swing-Set. No, the solar does not make the swing run. Rather, this project re-uses a child's playset as a ground-mount to support a solar panel. For some time, I've been playing with solar, and wanted to get more solar power in my life. (See Solar-Powered PowerW...
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Sat, 7 Sep 2013 16:40:40 PDT
Regular to electric bike conversion http://www.instructables.com/id/Regular-to-electric-bike-conversion/
Regular to electric bike conversion - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD4/IP6C/HLA22YO9/FD4IP6CHLA22YO9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD4/IP6C/HLA22YO9/FD4IP6CHLA22YO9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD4/IP6C/HLA22YO9/FD4IP6CHLA22YO9.SMALL.jpg AeroKB Hi Folks! Below I share my experience converting a regular lady bike to an electric trailer equipped bike. This was intended to transport around 6 bottles of water (5 Liter/1.3 gallon each). Enjoy. Barto The ideia I wanted to adapt my mother's bike to allow her to ride her bike easier becau...
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Sat, 7 Sep 2013 11:32:55 PDT
Electric Height Adjustable Desk http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Height-Adjustable-Desk/
Electric Height Adjustable Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZI/WRA3/HKZ9IPGU/FZIWRA3HKZ9IPGU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZI/WRA3/HKZ9IPGU/FZIWRA3HKZ9IPGU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZI/WRA3/HKZ9IPGU/FZIWRA3HKZ9IPGU.SMALL.jpg jwilcott I really wanted a geek desk, but they're like 1,000 dollars. So I built my own for about 200 bucks (not including top). This is simply a regular desk that can rise up with a push of a button and turn into a standing desk. It takes about one minute to raise, speedier linear actuators are expensive.  ...
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Sat, 31 Aug 2013 08:54:07 PDT
(1.0)EVSE: CONVERTING A LEVEL 1 (12AMP) TO A LEVEL 2 (12 AMP) (Take a look at 2.0) http://www.instructables.com/id/EVSE-CONVERTING-A-LEVEL-1-12AMP-TO-A-LEVEL-2-12-AM/
(1.0)EVSE: CONVERTING A LEVEL 1 (12AMP) TO A LEVEL 2 (12 AMP) (Take a look at 2.0) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMN/MOWC/HKPWLKOE/FMNMOWCHKPWLKOE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMN/MOWC/HKPWLKOE/FMNMOWCHKPWLKOE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMN/MOWC/HKPWLKOE/FMNMOWCHKPWLKOE.SMALL.jpg Dave-H   This design is a little awkward to use, but my intent was to make a small, simple, portable level 2 charger out of a level 1 charger for the occasional use on the road. I have made a number of designs which are more user friendly but are not as electronically simple. And I will be posting some of ...
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Fri, 23 Aug 2013 20:02:18 PDT
How to Build an Electric Ukulele! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-an-Electric-Ukulele/
How to Build an Electric Ukulele! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD0/TX5B/HKBFGXYO/FD0TX5BHKBFGXYO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD0/TX5B/HKBFGXYO/FD0TX5BHKBFGXYO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD0/TX5B/HKBFGXYO/FD0TX5BHKBFGXYO.SMALL.jpg OutdoorGirl16196 When I saw the telelele on tumblr, I was inspired to start building one of my own. I had never built anything instrument related before, and it sounded like an easy way to prep me for building my dream project; an archtop/hollow body electric guitar. (possibly looking a bit like the Gibson Trini-Lop...
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Wed, 14 Aug 2013 06:44:58 PDT
Electric Mini-Motorcycle! http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Mini-Motorcycle/
Electric Mini-Motorcycle! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2D/TPXS/HJ605I6M/F2DTPXSHJ605I6M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2D/TPXS/HJ605I6M/F2DTPXSHJ605I6M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2D/TPXS/HJ605I6M/F2DTPXSHJ605I6M.SMALL.jpg robermelendez This instructable will show you how to design, build and test your own mini motorcycle. Small electric vehicles are a great way to learn engineering, physics and many hands-on skills. We'll start with an old pocket motorcycle frame and end up with an EV capable of cruising at 20-25 miles an hour (or...
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Thu, 18 Jul 2013 13:00:32 PDT
Electric Orbit Wheels: Laterally Propelled Hub-less Rollerblades http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Orbit-Wheels-Laterally-Propelled-Hub-les/
Electric Orbit Wheels: Laterally Propelled Hub-less Rollerblades - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZM/IXWO/HJ39R7GZ/FZMIXWOHJ39R7GZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZM/IXWO/HJ39R7GZ/FZMIXWOHJ39R7GZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZM/IXWO/HJ39R7GZ/FZMIXWOHJ39R7GZ.SMALL.jpg jaguar k While on a college tour around California, I saw college students riding up a hill on these strange wheels. They would move their legs forward and backward, as if they were walking, but they would magically move sideways. After I saw them jump off and put the wheels in their backpack to enter a buil...
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Mon, 15 Jul 2013 22:33:29 PDT
How to make a simple and stylish desktop fan out of trash http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-simple-and-stylish-desktop-fan-out-o/
How to make a simple and stylish desktop fan out of trash - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDA/AJ83/HHMI77KP/FDAAJ83HHMI77KP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDA/AJ83/HHMI77KP/FDAAJ83HHMI77KP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDA/AJ83/HHMI77KP/FDAAJ83HHMI77KP.SMALL.jpg Eunix In this instructable I'll show you how I made a working stylish desktop fan out of recycled electronic trash that I found on the street. Materials and tools Here is the list of materials I used: 1 small AC fan 1 circuit board big enough to support the weight of the fan 1 long cooling sink 1 old L...
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Mon, 10 Jun 2013 02:37:47 PDT
Miniature 2in1 engraver and drill http://www.instructables.com/id/Miniature-2in1-engraver-and-drill/
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Fri, 7 Jun 2013 14:05:54 PDT
Switching from Y to Delta http://www.instructables.com/id/Switching-from-Y-to-Delta/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FQS/EYSW/HGH6XEM4/FQSEYSWHGH6XEM4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQS/EYSW/HGH6XEM4/FQSEYSWHGH6XEM4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQS/EYSW/HGH6XEM4/FQSEYSWHGH6XEM4.SMALL.jpg kalefranklin I was looking at some other instructables when the question of how to switch coils in a wind turbine from Y to delta configuration came up.   http://www.instructables.com/id/More-efficient-wind-turbine/ There are lots of ways to do this given enough time to experiment. The way I would try is with...
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Thu, 9 May 2013 11:49:53 PDT
Altoids Smalls Solar Powered USB Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Altoids-Smalls-Solar-Powered-USB-Charger/
Altoids Smalls Solar Powered USB Charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFD/XJSP/HFSHW1BX/FFDXJSPHFSHW1BX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFD/XJSP/HFSHW1BX/FFDXJSPHFSHW1BX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFD/XJSP/HFSHW1BX/FFDXJSPHFSHW1BX.SMALL.jpg bird123457 This instructable will teach you how to make your very own solar powered USB charger out of an Altoids Smalls tin. It is an eco-friendly way to conserve energy. The Solar Panel I am using for this project has a dial on it so you can chose your output number of volts, therefore I am able to use it fo...
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Mon, 6 May 2013 06:25:56 PDT
HOW TO FIX Traxxas E-revo, revo, E/T-maxx DRIVE SHAFTS using spare drive shafts! http://www.instructables.com/id/HOW-TO-FIX-Traxxas-E-revorevo-DRIVE-SHAFTS-using-/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FC4/0SUC/HFPTHN1X/FC40SUCHFPTHN1X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC4/0SUC/HFPTHN1X/FC40SUCHFPTHN1X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC4/0SUC/HFPTHN1X/FC40SUCHFPTHN1X.SMALL.jpg SubjectAwesome Here is a helpful video I made on how to replace a blacken drive shaft with out having to spend a cent.
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Thu, 25 Apr 2013 19:26:21 PDT
homage to duchamp's bicycle wheel - a dual mode led lamp (DC hub generator or AC plugin) http://www.instructables.com/id/homage-to-duchamps-bicycle-wheel-a-dual-mode-le/
homage to duchamp's bicycle wheel - a dual mode led lamp (DC hub generator or AC plugin) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUC/OGBL/HFD1JTWW/FUCOGBLHFD1JTWW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUC/OGBL/HFD1JTWW/FUCOGBLHFD1JTWW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUC/OGBL/HFD1JTWW/FUCOGBLHFD1JTWW.SMALL.jpg pobriant In honor of the 100th year of  Marcel Duchamp's most famous "ready made" creation, the bicycle wheel lamp and generator. This is  a dual mode led lamp  for plugging in an AC LED bulb or spin it yourself for powering DC LEDs (with battery backup.)  Choose the  green option with Cree's latest LED 9.5...
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Sat, 13 Apr 2013 19:13:58 PDT
Quick Electric Sit-to-Stand Desk http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-Electric-Sit-to-Stand-Desk/
Quick Electric Sit-to-Stand Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQX/SUOJ/HF23XKDH/FQXSUOJHF23XKDH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQX/SUOJ/HF23XKDH/FQXSUOJHF23XKDH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQX/SUOJ/HF23XKDH/FQXSUOJHF23XKDH.SMALL.jpg jtinst Sitting at a desk all day can lead to poor posture, health problems, and back pain.  Unfortunately, electric sitting/standing desks are expensive.  So, I decided to build my own! Mounting Plates With four linear actuators from eBay, I started by sketching the layout in Autodesk Inventor, found so...
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Tue, 9 Apr 2013 00:30:45 PDT
EZ Test Leads for Solar Fence Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/EZ-Test-Leads-for-Solar-Fence-Charger/
EZ Test Leads for Solar Fence Charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ2/0J58/HET0RS0Z/FJ20J58HET0RS0Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ2/0J58/HET0RS0Z/FJ20J58HET0RS0Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ2/0J58/HET0RS0Z/FJ20J58HET0RS0Z.SMALL.jpg gwylan I've had a Harbor Freight solar electric fence charger for a couple of years now—not very powerful, but cheap, and it's been effective in discouraging my dog from escaping on jaunts around the neighborhood; which around here is likely to get her shot. However, checking the battery is an awkward job....
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Sun, 31 Mar 2013 18:09:16 PDT
Convert a Electric Water Tank to a Outdoor Wood Heater http://www.instructables.com/id/Phase-1-Electric-Hot-Water-Tank-to-Outdoor-Wood-/
Convert a Electric Water Tank to a Outdoor Wood Heater - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUH/4IOT/HEBNHKM1/FUH4IOTHEBNHKM1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUH/4IOT/HEBNHKM1/FUH4IOTHEBNHKM1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUH/4IOT/HEBNHKM1/FUH4IOTHEBNHKM1.SMALL.jpg Dave2340 I recently developed an interest in welding and so began looking for a welding project. With winter around the corner I began scanning Instructables for outdoor wood heater inspiration. Lots of great ideas and creative approaches. Many use gas cylinders which are a perfect size but has an element of...
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Sun, 17 Mar 2013 23:36:12 PDT
(9) 12-Volt-PhotoVoltaic-Power-For-The-Tiny-Apartment/ http://www.instructables.com/id/12-Volt-PhotoVoltaic-Power-For-The-Tiny-Apartment/
(9) 12-Volt-PhotoVoltaic-Power-For-The-Tiny-Apartment/ - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSB/E8OY/H2WEX6UK/FSBE8OYH2WEX6UK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSB/E8OY/H2WEX6UK/FSBE8OYH2WEX6UK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSB/E8OY/H2WEX6UK/FSBE8OYH2WEX6UK.SMALL.jpg Dr.Bill Electric rates are going up again in Hawai'i because Foreign Oil is imported from the Middle East. Up 17% just this year. The ships that bring it in have to go a long way through war torn nations past pirates. At least this is the story they are sticking to.  Back in the early 1900's Hawaiian Elect...
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Tue, 12 Feb 2013 12:39:27 PST
Electric Snowcat Pico http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Snowcat-Pico/
Electric Snowcat Pico - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Y/F7CB/HCB8IJGJ/F7YF7CBHCB8IJGJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Y/F7CB/HCB8IJGJ/F7YF7CBHCB8IJGJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Y/F7CB/HCB8IJGJ/F7YF7CBHCB8IJGJ.SMALL.jpg Renard_Bleu This electric tracked vehicle will turn all your winter trails into "downhill" fun. The intention was to build an electric snow vehicle that would allow me to zoom around on the network of trails around my house without getting sneered at (walking trails) or licensed (snowmobile trails). The initial...
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Mon, 28 Jan 2013 07:41:34 PST
Rear view mirror for electric wheelchair http://www.instructables.com/id/Rear-view-mirror-for-electric-wheelchair/
Rear view mirror for electric wheelchair - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJN/U38W/HCB8TR44/FJNU38WHCB8TR44.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJN/U38W/HCB8TR44/FJNU38WHCB8TR44.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJN/U38W/HCB8TR44/FJNU38WHCB8TR44.SMALL.jpg marple200 Trying to fill the need for a rear view mirror for a family member's electric wheelchair, I came up with the following. I wanted to make something that could easily be adjusted by someone with mobility impairments as well as installed and removed from the wheelchair without tools. There were two m...
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Sat, 26 Jan 2013 13:16:43 PST
Velomobile Three Seat Electric Car http://www.instructables.com/id/Velomobile-Three-Seat-Electric-Car/
Velomobile Three Seat Electric Car - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRE/FQH9/HAQ3A3H4/FREFQH9HAQ3A3H4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRE/FQH9/HAQ3A3H4/FREFQH9HAQ3A3H4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRE/FQH9/HAQ3A3H4/FREFQH9HAQ3A3H4.SMALL.jpg snotty Environmentalist? Give this a try! The problem: Need exercise and local transportation The first solution: Electric bike kit! (excellent parts from ebikes.ca) The new problem: It rains here. A lot. The second solution: A zero emission vehicle with a roof. The plan is to make a car that is light w...
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Sun, 30 Dec 2012 15:45:45 PST
Robo Mover http://www.instructables.com/id/Robo-Mover/
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Wed, 12 Dec 2012 08:55:43 PST
Solar power terminal http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-power-terminal/
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Tue, 27 Nov 2012 02:14:16 PST
Kite with Wind-Powered LEDs http://www.instructables.com/id/Kite-with-Wind-Powered-LEDs/
Kite with Wind-Powered LEDs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSJ/3NT0/H6739LHL/FSJ3NT0H6739LHL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSJ/3NT0/H6739LHL/FSJ3NT0H6739LHL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSJ/3NT0/H6739LHL/FSJ3NT0H6739LHL.SMALL.jpg ben.chapman I just finished making a device that lets a kite generate electricity and light up the sky at night.  The main goal for this project was to make something fun that can illustrate the power of the wind and help people make a tangible connection to wind power.   The kite has 4 small turbines that powe...
By: ben.chapman

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Thu, 6 Sep 2012 13:55:47 PDT
Poor-Mans Smart-Grid - Blackout Protection by UPS and Electric Motorcycle http://www.instructables.com/id/Poor-Mans-Smart-Grid-Blackout-Protection-by-UPS-/
Poor-Mans Smart-Grid - Blackout Protection by UPS and Electric Motorcycle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEY/S6M8/H673566E/FEYS6M8H673566E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEY/S6M8/H673566E/FEYS6M8H673566E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEY/S6M8/H673566E/FEYS6M8H673566E.SMALL.jpg bennelson A while back, the cheap battery charger I was using for my electric motorcycle went on the fritz. I decided to get creative to see if there was a way to not only get a great battery charger for FREE, but also increase the usefulness of my personal electric vehicle. I came up with the concept of the...
By: bennelson

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Tue, 4 Sep 2012 18:47:24 PDT
Ev Sports Car 2 http://www.instructables.com/id/Ev-Sports-Car-2/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FA2/E3KD/H6MF2RU1/FA2E3KDH6MF2RU1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA2/E3KD/H6MF2RU1/FA2E3KDH6MF2RU1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA2/E3KD/H6MF2RU1/FA2E3KDH6MF2RU1.SMALL.jpg ravikumar97 This is my Submission to Jack Daniels Independence Day Contest. My age is 15 and my dad’s age is 40 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXlRfiwqX2w 10% of the world’s total carbon emissions are from road transportation. Electric cars are the potential answer to this problem. The main two reasons elect...
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Mon, 3 Sep 2012 20:13:46 PDT
Ev Sports car http://www.instructables.com/id/Ev-Sports-car-1/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FA2/E3KD/H6MF2RU1/FA2E3KDH6MF2RU1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA2/E3KD/H6MF2RU1/FA2E3KDH6MF2RU1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA2/E3KD/H6MF2RU1/FA2E3KDH6MF2RU1.SMALL.jpg ravikumar97 This is my Submission to Jack Daniels Independence Day Contest. My age is 15 and my dad’s age is 40 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXlRfiwqX2w 10% of the world’s total carbon emissions are from road transportation. Electric cars are the potential answer to this problem. The main two reasons elect...
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Mon, 3 Sep 2012 20:02:37 PDT
Battery Solar Wind Electric Car --- Jack Daniels Independence Project http://www.instructables.com/id/Battery-Solar-Wind-Electric-Car-Jack-Daniels-I/ http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE2.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SMALL.gif longinusboygenius
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Mon, 3 Sep 2012 09:12:35 PDT
DIY Open-Source Plug-in Hybrid Pickup Truck http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Open-Source-Plug-in-Hybrid-Pickup-Truck/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F54/O3EJ/H6734WG3/F54O3EJH6734WG3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F54/O3EJ/H6734WG3/F54O3EJH6734WG3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F54/O3EJ/H6734WG3/F54O3EJH6734WG3.SMALL.jpg bennelson My name is Ben Nelson.  My proposal for the Jack Daniels INDEPENDENCE Project is a D.I.Y., Open-Source, Bio-fuel-Electric Plug-in Hybrid Pickup truck. Whew, that's a mouthful - so far, I've just been calling it the "SUPER-TRUCK" for short. Some of the newer vehicles out there, such as electric and ...
By: bennelson

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Wed, 29 Aug 2012 20:11:30 PDT
How to Build a 12x20 Cabin on a Budget http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-a-12x20-Cabin-on-a-Budget/
How to Build a 12x20 Cabin on a Budget - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F66/9277/H6730I5M/F669277H6730I5M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F66/9277/H6730I5M/F669277H6730I5M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F66/9277/H6730I5M/F669277H6730I5M.SMALL.jpg coolbeansbaby68  I wanted to have a cabin on my property for quite some time now but with the economy, The prices of having one built has more than doubled... So i had to build it myself . Six years ago i bought a 12x16 shed from a well known company by where i live. It cost 2,000.00 for them to build it and drop i...
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Wed, 29 Aug 2012 05:38:33 PDT
Electric GoKart http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-GoKart/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ3/W01F/H5Y9W3W9/FJ3W01FH5Y9W3W9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ3/W01F/H5Y9W3W9/FJ3W01FH5Y9W3W9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ3/W01F/H5Y9W3W9/FJ3W01FH5Y9W3W9.SMALL.jpg ___ I built this electric go kart over the course of a few years.  I got the frame on Craigslist, and spent a long time restoring it.  The original frame came with a roll cage, but I removed it because it was a little to small for me.Then I bought the majority of the other components from scooter and Go...
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Tue, 21 Aug 2012 07:40:44 PDT
how to make a strong genorator http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-convert-a-AC-motor-to-a-DC-motor/
how to make a strong genorator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSC/XQ2N/H5ED8C7F/FSCXQ2NH5ED8C7F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSC/XQ2N/H5ED8C7F/FSCXQ2NH5ED8C7F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSC/XQ2N/H5ED8C7F/FSCXQ2NH5ED8C7F.SMALL.jpg agedesign this project came to me after i had noticed that there is not many differences between a ac motor coil and a dc motor coil. well the only difference was the size. so i got started! the tool list that i used is quite extensive and some exeptions could be made the tools i used will be listed below dr...
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Mon, 13 Aug 2012 09:25:33 PDT
Electric Motorcycle - Instructables Independence Project Submission http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Motorcycle-Instructables-Independence-P/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F6T/86YL/H5JVXHDU/F6T86YLH5JVXHDU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6T/86YL/H5JVXHDU/F6T86YLH5JVXHDU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6T/86YL/H5JVXHDU/F6T86YLH5JVXHDU.SMALL.jpg prphntm Howdy! My name is Matt Westwick and my DOB is --/--/----. This outlines my plan for convering my current motorcycle to be electric. If you have any questions or would like to see my CAD plans and schematics, send me a message!
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Thu, 9 Aug 2012 09:57:41 PDT
Electric Wheelbarrow http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Wheelbarrow/ http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FLA/KNUE/H4VQE6Y3/FLAKNUEH4VQE6Y3.SQUARE2.jpg http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FLA/KNUE/H4VQE6Y3/FLAKNUEH4VQE6Y3.SQUARE.jpg http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FLA/KNUE/H4VQE6Y3/FLAKNUEH4VQE6Y3.SMALL.jpg DeadNuts My name is Evan Pickett.  I graduated as a dual major in both mechanical and manufacturing engineering. I love coming up with new designs and innovative solutions to any problems I encounter - or to projects that are thrown my way. Rather than just making something that will work, I prefer to make s...
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Thu, 2 Aug 2012 12:43:33 PDT
30 seconds electric eraser http://www.instructables.com/id/30-seconds-electric-eraser/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F39/OWFN/H58PK9IP/F39OWFNH58PK9IP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F39/OWFN/H58PK9IP/F39OWFNH58PK9IP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F39/OWFN/H58PK9IP/F39OWFNH58PK9IP.SMALL.jpg tgferreira184 To make an electrical eraser in less than 30 seconds you will need: An old batterie powered hand fan, An eraser from a pencil. To assemble it pull the fan from the body and it will get off. If it doesn't get off just cut it out becouse it's not necessary and push the rubber against the little shaft ...
By: tgferreira184

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Tue, 31 Jul 2012 13:29:09 PDT
Solar-Powered POWER WHEELS http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Powered-POWER-WHEELS/
Solar-Powered POWER WHEELS - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F78/C5QD/H4VQO84V/F78C5QDH4VQO84V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F78/C5QD/H4VQO84V/F78C5QDH4VQO84V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F78/C5QD/H4VQO84V/F78C5QDH4VQO84V.SMALL.jpg bennelson Here's a project that can let Mom, Dad, & Jr. or Princess all play together in the back yar by improving a Power Wheels electric car and upgrading it to green technology and renewable energy. A while back, I had gotten a PowerWheels Jeep, but it didn't have a battery or charger. And it always seems...
By: bennelson

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Sat, 28 Jul 2012 17:27:20 PDT
Actuator http://www.instructables.com/id/Actuator/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F3W/0TK1/H4AGDZDF/F3W0TK1H4AGDZDF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3W/0TK1/H4AGDZDF/F3W0TK1H4AGDZDF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3W/0TK1/H4AGDZDF/F3W0TK1H4AGDZDF.SMALL.jpg QSDR actuator forward/reverse polarity = threaded rod up and down.  While limited lifting/pulling strength,  this device has fair load bearing potential.  only  a prototype but has possible uses a jack,  or a reverse clamp. drive - cordless drill motor gear - bevel gears (4 inch grinder),  worm gear (6...
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Mon, 16 Jul 2012 20:00:03 PDT
Replacing an Electric Window Regulator http://www.instructables.com/id/Replacing-an-Electric-Window-Regulator/
Replacing an Electric Window Regulator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ4/NJXB/H4AG8QJL/FZ4NJXBH4AG8QJL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ4/NJXB/H4AG8QJL/FZ4NJXBH4AG8QJL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ4/NJXB/H4AG8QJL/FZ4NJXBH4AG8QJL.SMALL.jpg bicyclebuck The electric windows on my truck stopped working several years ago. The motor on the driver's side stopped responding (glad it was up at the time) and the passenger's side window got stuck and the gears stripped out. The only time I needed the windows to go down was when I went to the drive-thru, so...
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Thu, 5 Jul 2012 19:26:10 PDT
Solar Powered Go Kart http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Powered-Go-Kart/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FDF/5PRR/H3QEXGPO/FDF5PRRH3QEXGPO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDF/5PRR/H3QEXGPO/FDF5PRRH3QEXGPO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDF/5PRR/H3QEXGPO/FDF5PRRH3QEXGPO.SMALL.jpg RenewableYou In this project we took a go kart frame designed to take a gas engine and made it electric and solar powered. It uses a 48V SLA battery pack with a EMC-ME0909 Brushed DC motor, 0-5k Ohm Pot Box throttle, Alltrax 4834 controller and an Astronergy 5612M 190W solar panel to charge the pack. Runs grea...
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Fri, 22 Jun 2012 14:10:55 PDT
electric bicycle http://www.instructables.com/id/electric-bicycle-1/
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Wed, 20 Jun 2012 02:17:39 PDT
How to build a 24 Volt Electric Motorcycle http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-24-Volt-Electric-Motorcycle/
How to build a 24 Volt Electric Motorcycle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX4/TA5V/H3KOVH78/FX4TA5VH3KOVH78.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX4/TA5V/H3KOVH78/FX4TA5VH3KOVH78.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX4/TA5V/H3KOVH78/FX4TA5VH3KOVH78.SMALL.jpg msjsdmesjs   I have viewed a few Electric Vehicle (EV) builds for Motorcycles on Instructables and they all were very helpful. I hope to add to those who have gone ahead and built, shared and motivated me to build one. This is how I went about building this EV Motorcycle. First view as many Instrcu...
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Sun, 17 Jun 2012 19:00:21 PDT