Instructables: exploring - workshop - energy http://www.instructables.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:56:49 PDT BLOX v1.01 $30 Vertical Axis Wind Turbine From Scrap Materials http://www.instructables.com/id/Vertial-Axis-Wind-Turbine-from-30-Of-Scrap-Materia/
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Wed, 19 Mar 2014 10:00:44 PDT
Steam Powered Smart Phone http://www.instructables.com/id/Steam-Powered-Smart-Phone/
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Thu, 13 Mar 2014 22:40:51 PDT
Electric Science Project With A Series Possible Future. http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Science-Project-With-A-Series-Possible-Fu/
Electric Science Project With A Series Possible Future. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUA/X3WO/HSHDVVUQ/FUAX3WOHSHDVVUQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUA/X3WO/HSHDVVUQ/FUAX3WOHSHDVVUQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUA/X3WO/HSHDVVUQ/FUAX3WOHSHDVVUQ.SMALL.jpg 7Kelson This is my first instructable. Here's a science project that will also be something very useful in a home, an RV, etc. Before you see the video. Take a look at these PDF documents first. 1. Appliance Wattage Requirements 2. How Much Is Enough 3. list of parts and tools 4. Schematics They will he...
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Sun, 9 Mar 2014 03:07:31 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
Peltier chips In a cars radiator http://www.instructables.com/id/Peltier-chips-In-a-cars-radiator/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FH3/FU5N/HS3GTB2V/FH3FU5NHS3GTB2V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH3/FU5N/HS3GTB2V/FH3FU5NHS3GTB2V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH3/FU5N/HS3GTB2V/FH3FU5NHS3GTB2V.SMALL.jpg the_burrito_master I will admit I've never worked with a peltier chip or know much about them but, I wanted to share an idea I have for a more fuel efficient car. In this diagram I have edited a skemmatic of an engines water cooling system to incorporate two water blocks similar to what you might find in a water cool...
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Tue, 25 Feb 2014 21:11:39 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 includ...
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Tue, 25 Feb 2014 15:43:05 PST
"Delta" solar heat collector and soil warmer for the greenhouse http://www.instructables.com/id/Aluminium-window-screen-greenhouse-heat-collector-/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F5P/OD6D/HRI8Y6SJ/F5POD6DHRI8Y6SJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5P/OD6D/HRI8Y6SJ/F5POD6DHRI8Y6SJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5P/OD6D/HRI8Y6SJ/F5POD6DHRI8Y6SJ.SMALL.jpg gaiatechnician This project is at proof of concept stage. In my experiment, water at 8 degrees to 10 degrees C is dumped on the top of the dripwall and drips to the bottom. On its way down it collects heat from the material and the water temperature increases by 2 to 15  degrees C. (depending on if the sunshine is...
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Thu, 23 Jan 2014 22:28:24 PST
Thermoelectric generator (Heat to Electrical power) http://www.instructables.com/id/Thermal-Power-Unit-Fire-to-battery-power/
Thermoelectric generator (Heat to Electrical power) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYI/CSLI/HQQIKDN7/FYICSLIHQQIKDN7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYI/CSLI/HQQIKDN7/FYICSLIHQQIKDN7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYI/CSLI/HQQIKDN7/FYICSLIHQQIKDN7.SMALL.jpg u971 Thermal Power Generator. A medium Size Improvised Heat to Energy Apparatus...to be used in camping,survival,or general use charging of electronic devices,via the charging of rechargeable battery/s,and any source of fire..combined with a rocket stove or camping stove,along with maybe bio gas fuel (op...
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Wed, 22 Jan 2014 16:05:29 PST
Easy Film Can AA Battery Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Film-Can-AA-Battery-Holder/
Easy Film Can AA Battery Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3H/LZ6D/HQ5VDX2B/F3HLZ6DHQ5VDX2B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3H/LZ6D/HQ5VDX2B/F3HLZ6DHQ5VDX2B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3H/LZ6D/HQ5VDX2B/F3HLZ6DHQ5VDX2B.SMALL.jpg Cats Science Club Simple Film Canister Battery Holder Fat Cat was complaining he didn't have any AA battery holders for just one battery. So we came up with this. It is really easy to make and took very little time. Materials Materials that we used. In one picture we forgot the glue dots and the other we forg...
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Tue, 7 Jan 2014 19:27:03 PST
Bio Gas Cannister/Collector. (Improvised) http://www.instructables.com/id/Bio-Gas-CannisterCollector-Improvised/
Bio Gas Cannister/Collector. (Improvised) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB4/NPFY/HQ5K2FOH/FB4NPFYHQ5K2FOH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB4/NPFY/HQ5K2FOH/FB4NPFYHQ5K2FOH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB4/NPFY/HQ5K2FOH/FB4NPFYHQ5K2FOH.SMALL.jpg u971 Small bio gas container vessel,that will be used connected to a bio gas generator,it will be a balloon collector and a T Section Containment Vessel,a squeeze on the balloon will push out and release stored gases into the container section,then into your desired apparatus ,Gases which can be used for...
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Tue, 7 Jan 2014 12:23:00 PST
Bio Gas Generator. (Small) http://www.instructables.com/id/Bio-Gas-Generator-Small/
Bio Gas Generator. (Small) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5S/HJ61/HQ45AT4Y/F5SHJ61HQ45AT4Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5S/HJ61/HQ45AT4Y/F5SHJ61HQ45AT4Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5S/HJ61/HQ45AT4Y/F5SHJ61HQ45AT4Y.SMALL.jpg u971 BIO GAS GENERATOR (SMALL) Natural gas producing device,that uses the process of Decaying matter to create flammable gases,Decaying Matter will be Animal Droppings To create Methane Gases.   (If anyone has seen the movie "Mad Max" beyond the thunderdome",will remember the whole of barter town was fue...
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Tue, 7 Jan 2014 12:22:35 PST
Wind Turbine/s For Free! (Small 8"inch Blades) http://www.instructables.com/id/Wind-Turbines-For-Free-Small-8-Blades/
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Fri, 27 Dec 2013 14:42:43 PST
TESLA FREE ENERGY GENERATOR (COLLECTOR) http://www.instructables.com/id/TESLA-FREE-ENERGY-COLLECTOR/
TESLA FREE ENERGY GENERATOR (COLLECTOR) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTE/ERMY/HQ3KHQYR/FTEERMYHQ3KHQYR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTE/ERMY/HQ3KHQYR/FTEERMYHQ3KHQYR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTE/ERMY/HQ3KHQYR/FTEERMYHQ3KHQYR.SMALL.jpg prayag nao Hello friends you hv also heard about tesla who was great inventor.i m going to make his device for collecting energy from air.for make this device you will need these things.... 1. 4 diodes 2. a 100uf ,50v capacitor 3. aluminum foil 4. piece of card board 5. some wires 6.LED(optional) antenna ma...
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Sat, 30 Nov 2013 07:58:11 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
Biogas at home- Cheap and Easy http://www.instructables.com/id/Biogas-at-home-Cheap-and-Easy/
Biogas at home- Cheap and Easy - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2V/75NO/HNM4HAFZ/F2V75NOHNM4HAFZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2V/75NO/HNM4HAFZ/F2V75NOHNM4HAFZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2V/75NO/HNM4HAFZ/F2V75NOHNM4HAFZ.SMALL.jpg Chitlange Sahas Hi there, I am Sahas chitlange, aging 14, from India. here is my homemade cheap and easy to build mini Biogas plant. It burns for approx. 20-30 mins on a bunsen burner. you can add anything from your kitchen waste ( Exept Onion peels and eggshells). In 12 hours the Gas is ready for use. It is very e...
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Wed, 6 Nov 2013 03:55:27 PST
My "NEW" Solar Setup http://www.instructables.com/id/My-NEW-Solar-Setupunder-construction/
My "NEW" Solar Setup - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFJ/SJ66/HN829J21/FFJSJ66HN829J21.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFJ/SJ66/HN829J21/FFJSJ66HN829J21.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFJ/SJ66/HN829J21/FFJSJ66HN829J21.SMALL.jpg kalefranklin This is my second version of solar power.  The first version can be seen in my other instructable              http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Solar-Setup/ I did not take pictures as I was building this unit, because I had to make several changes as I was building.  If I had this instructable w...
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Sat, 26 Oct 2013 21:50:36 PDT
Portable Power http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Power/
Portable Power - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI9/QILE/HLA1SC26/FI9QILEHLA1SC26.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI9/QILE/HLA1SC26/FI9QILEHLA1SC26.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI9/QILE/HLA1SC26/FI9QILEHLA1SC26.SMALL.jpg Cats Science Club This power pack would be for emergency use, like when a storm knocks out the power, and would be very nice to have for camping. Okay, Fat Cat saw this on youtube and thought we could do an instructable on it. We highly recommend that you check out the link to the video by KK's Boathouse. It is very...
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Sat, 7 Sep 2013 18:48:00 PDT
Connecting Multiple Solar Panels http://www.instructables.com/id/Connecting-Multiple-Solar-Panels/
Connecting Multiple Solar Panels - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F35/Q8OK/HJUWSQIJ/F35Q8OKHJUWSQIJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F35/Q8OK/HJUWSQIJ/F35Q8OKHJUWSQIJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F35/Q8OK/HJUWSQIJ/F35Q8OKHJUWSQIJ.SMALL.jpg kalefranklin Connecting Multiple Solar Panels There are 3 ways to connect solar panels; parallel, series, and a combination of parallel and series. The first way I am going to talk about is parallel because this is probably the most common way that panels will be connected. For this example I am showing you con...
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Wed, 7 Aug 2013 10:32:48 PDT
Building a solar panel, 2 glass panes style. http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-solar-panel-2-glass-panes-style/
Building a solar panel, 2 glass panes style. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCL/1RO7/HJW8WAF2/FCL1RO7HJW8WAF2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCL/1RO7/HJW8WAF2/FCL1RO7HJW8WAF2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCL/1RO7/HJW8WAF2/FCL1RO7HJW8WAF2.SMALL.jpg kalefranklin In this instructable I will explain how I built a solar panel using 2 panes of glass.  I am not the first person to do this, there are other instructables and youtube videos that show how this is done also, but this is how I did it. If you have looked at my first solar panel project, I say this one ...
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Sat, 3 Aug 2013 21:38:37 PDT
My "OLD" Solar Setup http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Solar-Setup/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FPX/KSSR/HJKC15NB/FPXKSSRHJKC15NB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPX/KSSR/HJKC15NB/FPXKSSRHJKC15NB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPX/KSSR/HJKC15NB/FPXKSSRHJKC15NB.SMALL.jpg kalefranklin This is my solar setup, its messy but it works. There are units that you can buy that do the same thing that I have built.  This setup take the charge from my solar panels, charges the battery, and gives me 12v DC and 120v AC. This setup is a continuation of my other instructables: http://www.instru...
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Tue, 30 Jul 2013 16:41:09 PDT
Building a Solar Panel, EVA film style. http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-Solar-Panel-EVA-film-style/
Building a Solar Panel, EVA film style. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6H/CKLI/HJKC14JA/F6HCKLIHJKC14JA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6H/CKLI/HJKC14JA/F6HCKLIHJKC14JA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6H/CKLI/HJKC14JA/F6HCKLIHJKC14JA.SMALL.jpg kalefranklin Building a solar panel, EVA film style. This is a continuation of my other instructable “How to solder solar cells together”. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Solder-Solar-Cells-Together/ The picture above is of the completed panel.  This panel was put up July of 2013, if produces an average p...
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Sun, 28 Jul 2013 17:29:11 PDT
Solar furnace made with crisps bags. Solar cooking. http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-furnace-made-with-crisps-bags-Solar-cooking/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FMQ/TE3T/HJ604XGR/FMQTE3THJ604XGR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMQ/TE3T/HJ604XGR/FMQTE3THJ604XGR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMQ/TE3T/HJ604XGR/FMQTE3THJ604XGR.SMALL.jpg bubal Solar furnace made with crisps bags and a parabolic dish.
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Mon, 15 Jul 2013 12:34:47 PDT
"Off Grid" DC Solar Electric Garage Lighting... Hard Wired and Fully Integrated http://www.instructables.com/id/Off-Grid-DC-Solar-Electric-Garage-Lighting-Ha/
"Off Grid" DC Solar Electric Garage Lighting... Hard Wired and Fully Integrated - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Z/REEN/HHCEJVOH/F3ZREENHHCEJVOH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Z/REEN/HHCEJVOH/F3ZREENHHCEJVOH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Z/REEN/HHCEJVOH/F3ZREENHHCEJVOH.SMALL.jpg EcoMotive In this Instructable I will show you how I set up my solar electric garage lighting. I'm using a Fenix International ReadySet Solar Kit to power my lights. During sunny weather the 15 watt solar panel generates electricity and stores it in the battery pack. With a day's charge I can run the DC elect...
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Fri, 28 Jun 2013 12:45:42 PDT
Vodka bottle LED lighting http://www.instructables.com/id/Converting-my-outside-wall-lights-to-LED/
Vodka bottle LED lighting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8K/RC4Z/HHJOM3CH/F8KRC4ZHHJOM3CH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8K/RC4Z/HHJOM3CH/F8KRC4ZHHJOM3CH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8K/RC4Z/HHJOM3CH/F8KRC4ZHHJOM3CH.SMALL.jpg WiredWebbo101 Living in Johannesburg, South Africa means that for security reasons it is advisable to have good lighting. Unfortunately we also have the most corrupt, defunct, useless and degenerative power utility on the planet, or so it seems. This means that with the constant unscheduled blackouts, rolling pow...
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Wed, 5 Jun 2013 04:38:38 PDT
Water Wheel http://www.instructables.com/id/Water-Wheel/
Water Wheel - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQO/J23O/HHJDLF8C/FQOJ23OHHJDLF8C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQO/J23O/HHJDLF8C/FQOJ23OHHJDLF8C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQO/J23O/HHJDLF8C/FQOJ23OHHJDLF8C.SMALL.jpg t3z Welcome to a way to make a small water wheel generator out of things around your house. Please Note that there are many better ways of doing this, and many parts you may skip in certain cases, but this is how to make a simple one from scratch (sadly doesn't provide much power). You will n...
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Tue, 4 Jun 2013 16:29:48 PDT
Turn Water Bottles Into Alcohol Fueled Rockets ! http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-Water-Bottles-Into-Alcohol-Fueled-Rockets-/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FJZ/E4G9/HH2VOK40/FJZE4G9HH2VOK40.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJZ/E4G9/HH2VOK40/FJZE4G9HH2VOK40.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJZ/E4G9/HH2VOK40/FJZE4G9HH2VOK40.SMALL.jpg TopDIY This video demonstrates how the combustion of alcohol can be used to launch water bottles very long distances with the help of a very simple launcher. This is a very easy to make but very powerful.
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Mon, 3 Jun 2013 12:48:08 PDT
Solar Plane http://www.instructables.com/id/Introduction-47/
Solar Plane - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE0/YUKY/HH2VZI61/FE0YUKYHH2VZI61.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE0/YUKY/HH2VZI61/FE0YUKYHH2VZI61.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE0/YUKY/HH2VZI61/FE0YUKYHH2VZI61.SMALL.jpg jeffmazter406 Introduction: This instructable will show you how to create a solar powered plane. This project was done at Newman Smith High School (Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District [CFBISD]) in Carrollton, Texas and was sponsored by the Texas A&M University Society of Flight Test Engineers. ...
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Mon, 27 May 2013 15:27:20 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
Simple Solar Oven http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Solar-Oven/
Simple Solar Oven - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9J/I9LV/HGZO28PJ/F9JI9LVHGZO28PJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9J/I9LV/HGZO28PJ/F9JI9LVHGZO28PJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9J/I9LV/HGZO28PJ/F9JI9LVHGZO28PJ.SMALL.jpg powellcubs This is a simple cooking tool that can be used for when families go camping or go on a picnic without something to cook your food. It can be built in a matter of fifteen minutes. if built correctly, it can work perfectly and then also, instead of being a big heavy oven, it is very light and protable...
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Tue, 21 May 2013 18:59:41 PDT
Sycamore Green Wind Turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/Sycamore-Green-Wind-Turbine/
Sycamore Green Wind Turbine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOZ/5CY0/HGH70DHS/FOZ5CY0HGH70DHS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOZ/5CY0/HGH70DHS/FOZ5CY0HGH70DHS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOZ/5CY0/HGH70DHS/FOZ5CY0HGH70DHS.SMALL.jpg SycamoresPDE This is a guide to build a small wind turbine. Capable of generating electricity. The Sycamore Turbine is designed to provide electricity to power electric fences for livestock. Materials Used: Wood for producing the stand. 3mm diameter metal rod. Pair of gears. Two bearings to fit rod diameter. ...
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Fri, 10 May 2013 07:09:41 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
Make a real Mini Crossbow ! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-real-Mini-Crossbow-/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FJD/8R88/HFSHF0MX/FJD8R88HFSHF0MX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJD/8R88/HFSHF0MX/FJD8R88HFSHF0MX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJD/8R88/HFSHF0MX/FJD8R88HFSHF0MX.SMALL.jpg TopDIY This the most made mini crossbow ever !, it is the best tutorial for a mini crossbow !, this video shows you how to make it Step by Step. Enjoy and have a great day. :) Youtube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/ValvexFTW PS. Don't forget to Follow me on Instructables ;)
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Fri, 26 Apr 2013 17:17:22 PDT
cheap fast DIY deck or patio awning canopy http://www.instructables.com/id/cheap-fast-DIY-deck-or-patio-awning-canopy/
cheap fast DIY deck or patio awning canopy - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAR/H9RR/HF23PW5V/FARH9RRHF23PW5V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAR/H9RR/HF23PW5V/FARH9RRHF23PW5V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAR/H9RR/HF23PW5V/FARH9RRHF23PW5V.SMALL.jpg 7808 if you have a 12ft wide 3 panel deck door that faces west like me, and your house needs other improvments more then a $500+? awning right now, heres a cheap way to block some sun, because the a/c unit has a real fight on its hands any sunny spring/summer/fall day. cost?  ~$50 give or take what yo...
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Wed, 3 Apr 2013 23:25:35 PDT
Adjustable Ribbon Generator http://www.instructables.com/id/Adjustable-Windbelt/
Adjustable Ribbon Generator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/P4N2/HET2TLVN/F82P4N2HET2TLVN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/P4N2/HET2TLVN/F82P4N2HET2TLVN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/P4N2/HET2TLVN/F82P4N2HET2TLVN.SMALL.jpg aprzy15 The printed parts for this project can be found here. What did I make? I made a Adjustable Ribbon Generator that takes advantage of low wind speeds to produce electricity. This Ribbon Generator allows for the adjustment of the tension of the ribbon which will allow it to work better in a larger ra...
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Sat, 30 Mar 2013 14:27:06 PDT
Long Life for Floodlights http://www.instructables.com/id/Long-Life-for-Floodlights/
Long Life for Floodlights - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTL/8MOE/HDYZBGT8/FTL8MOEHDYZBGT8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTL/8MOE/HDYZBGT8/FTL8MOEHDYZBGT8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTL/8MOE/HDYZBGT8/FTL8MOEHDYZBGT8.SMALL.jpg RangerJ Floodlights are known mostly for two things - short life and high cost. And significant energy consumption. I guess that's three things. My Instructable will halve the amount of power used, and with that, will dramatically increase bulb life. When bulb life goes up, cost goes down. I can't even say...
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Sun, 10 Mar 2013 16:44:11 PDT
Yeast Cultivator Gjær Kultivator http://www.instructables.com/id/Yeast-Cultivator-Gjr-Kultivator/
Yeast Cultivator Gjær Kultivator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVJ/QFE5/HDXMN2SV/FVJQFE5HDXMN2SV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVJ/QFE5/HDXMN2SV/FVJQFE5HDXMN2SV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVJ/QFE5/HDXMN2SV/FVJQFE5HDXMN2SV.SMALL.jpg mwuchevich A simple item in a selfdesigned homebrewing system to allow a good start from rehydrated yeast. IE a cheep yeast starter / cultivator. First enjoy the soysauce on wonderful home made food and save the bottle and cap. Liability Clause : If you follow this instructable you do so at your own risk, and...
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Mon, 4 Mar 2013 11:54:32 PST
How to Solder Solar Cells Together http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Solder-Solar-Cells-Together/
How to Solder Solar Cells Together - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FET/J98Z/HCV92BNU/FETJ98ZHCV92BNU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FET/J98Z/HCV92BNU/FETJ98ZHCV92BNU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FET/J98Z/HCV92BNU/FETJ98ZHCV92BNU.SMALL.jpg kalefranklin As the title says this instructable demonstrates how to solder individual solar cells together in preparation for building a solar panel.  First i need to give a few disclaimers: 1. Soldering irons are hot and will burn you if you are not careful. If you do not know how to solder you will need to ...
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Wed, 13 Feb 2013 17:16:48 PST
Battle of the Fuels http://www.instructables.com/id/Battle-of-the-Fuels/
Battle of the Fuels - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCY/GKFR/H7UQQSCQ/FCYGKFRH7UQQSCQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCY/GKFR/H7UQQSCQ/FCYGKFRH7UQQSCQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCY/GKFR/H7UQQSCQ/FCYGKFRH7UQQSCQ.SMALL.jpg rolfskylark I did my science fair project on measuring the amount of energy of different fuels. I tested Homemade Bio-diesel, B-20, E-85, Diesel #2 fuel and Gasoline. This instructable is about my process of making Bio-diesel out of  used corn oil from the local Mexican restaurant.    I have always had an inter...
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Mon, 11 Feb 2013 12:03:35 PST
Monster Energy Wall Art http://www.instructables.com/id/Monster-Energy-Wall-Art/
Monster Energy Wall Art - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8U/024I/HAWBXOCU/F8U024IHAWBXOCU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8U/024I/HAWBXOCU/F8U024IHAWBXOCU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8U/024I/HAWBXOCU/F8U024IHAWBXOCU.SMALL.jpg meeko I made this wall art for my friends birthday. He likes monster energy drinks and I was really sick of looking at the thing he had hanging on the wall before.  I used a jigsaw, 1x8 boards, and red paint.  Drawing First I drew each scratch of the logo on paper in case I wanted to make this again. ...
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Sun, 20 Jan 2013 22:36:11 PST
Wood burning lawnmower (experiment) http://www.instructables.com/id/Wood-burning-lawnmower-experiment/
Wood burning lawnmower (experiment) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FPG/NIFA/FOVWMH1O/FPGNIFAFOVWMH1O.SQUARE2.jpg http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FPG/NIFA/FOVWMH1O/FPGNIFAFOVWMH1O.SQUARE.jpg http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FPG/NIFA/FOVWMH1O/FPGNIFAFOVWMH1O.SMALL.jpg robbtoberfest This is an instructable I started about five years ago; it was a fail and only partially worked but here are some pictures and my intro from the time of the build. I thought some people might still find it interesting. I still remember people staring wide-eyed as they drove by my house seeing a mowe...
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Tue, 15 Jan 2013 14:02:20 PST
More efficient wind turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/More-efficient-wind-turbine/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FGP/AO1E/HB58N2F9/FGPAO1EHB58N2F9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGP/AO1E/HB58N2F9/FGPAO1EHB58N2F9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGP/AO1E/HB58N2F9/FGPAO1EHB58N2F9.SMALL.jpg bmourad While building the stator of my DIY hawt, an idea came to me to produce more energy. I will first say a little more about the coils: so i made the coils by using 20 cables of  gauge 24 with a length of 5,6 meters. Per coils i have 33 turns and 9 coils in total. When i was looking on the internet, i...
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Wed, 26 Dec 2012 07:44:11 PST
How to Make a Spot Welder - for Cheap!! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Spot-Welder-for-Cheap/
How to Make a Spot Welder - for Cheap!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSN/BWHI/HAQ2TMS2/FSNBWHIHAQ2TMS2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSN/BWHI/HAQ2TMS2/FSNBWHIHAQ2TMS2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSN/BWHI/HAQ2TMS2/FSNBWHIHAQ2TMS2.SMALL.jpg The King of Random You Might Be Surprised How Cheap It Can Be Have you seen the video above?  If not, take a look now because it will help you as you go along in this instructable.  A typical resistance Spot-Welder can range in price from about $200-$800, but with a little resourcefulness, and a bit of free ti...
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Thu, 20 Dec 2012 11:54:39 PST
Cheap radiator reflectors to lower your fuel bills http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-radiator-reflectors-to-lower-your-fuel-bills/
Cheap radiator reflectors to lower your fuel bills - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF0/2BA1/HAFHKSSI/FF02BA1HAFHKSSI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF0/2BA1/HAFHKSSI/FF02BA1HAFHKSSI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF0/2BA1/HAFHKSSI/FF02BA1HAFHKSSI.SMALL.jpg Yorkshire Lass Central heating radiators do a good job of warming the wall behind them, which isn’t a great use of energy particularly if the radiator is on an uninsulated outside wall.  A reflector positioned behind the radiator will save some of this wasted energy, meaning that the room should heat up quicker an...
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Sat, 8 Dec 2012 10:19:20 PST
Power your home and workshop with steam http://www.instructables.com/id/Power-your-home-and-workshop-with-steam/
Power your home and workshop with steam - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMA/F6IZ/H9G0LI8M/FMAF6IZH9G0LI8M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMA/F6IZ/H9G0LI8M/FMAF6IZH9G0LI8M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMA/F6IZ/H9G0LI8M/FMAF6IZH9G0LI8M.SMALL.jpg sparten11 First Thank you for reading my instructable. This is a work in progress, I will be adding more and more to this instructable on how to build a steam driven turbine and power plant for your home. As always if you find any typo's or any mistakes please let me know there is a lot of information I am go...
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Wed, 14 Nov 2012 09:49:56 PST
Solar PV charge/discharge current monitoring http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-DMM-Digital-Multi-Meter-based-PV-solar-cha/
Solar PV charge/discharge current monitoring - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB1/LP1J/H7431231/FB1LP1JH7431231.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB1/LP1J/H7431231/FB1LP1JH7431231.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB1/LP1J/H7431231/FB1LP1JH7431231.SMALL.jpg manuka NOTE ( Feb. 2013) : This Instructable is now dated, but has been retained for convenience. Some approaches considered here are now  poor practise. Refer instead to a fresh Instructable = www.instructables.com/id/Mini-DMM-enhancement/  "Backyard" photovoltaic solar setups increasingly abound, but t...
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Wed, 26 Sep 2012 20:06:12 PDT
Tutorial: How to Install an upper ball joint on a 1995 Honda Accord http://www.instructables.com/id/Tutorial-How-to-Install-an-upper-ball-joint-on-a-/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FI2/HC03/H703OO3U/FI2HC03H703OO3U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI2/HC03/H703OO3U/FI2HC03H703OO3U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI2/HC03/H703OO3U/FI2HC03H703OO3U.SMALL.jpg nukem384 Like cars? Check out my new web site! http://nukem384.blogspot.com/ Learn how to install an upper ball joint slash upper control arm on a 95 Honda Accord. NOTE: For the 5th gen Accord (94-97) you can NOT just remove the ball joint.  The ball joint and a-arm are one piece on this car.
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Sat, 22 Sep 2012 12:14:52 PDT
DIY Solar Lamp with help of Mother Nature & CABOT WoodCare Products http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Solar-Lamp-with-the-help-of-Mother-Nature-CO/
DIY Solar Lamp with help of Mother Nature & CABOT WoodCare Products - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIB/48JY/H6MEVVNZ/FIB48JYH6MEVVNZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIB/48JY/H6MEVVNZ/FIB48JYH6MEVVNZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIB/48JY/H6MEVVNZ/FIB48JYH6MEVVNZ.SMALL.jpg spottedwalker Here is another Solar Light project I made from found and recycled items. My motto is that I don't through away items until I know for sure it has out lived it's usefulness.This project idea came about when I found this weathered tree sapling that a honey suckle vine had helped shape it's unusual f...
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Wed, 5 Sep 2012 20:52:49 PDT
Window Mounted Solar Hot Air Furnace (Aluminum Soffit Based) http://www.instructables.com/id/Window-Mounted-Solar-Hot-Air-Furnace-Aluminum-Sof/
Window Mounted Solar Hot Air Furnace (Aluminum Soffit Based) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7R/7YEN/H6MERAA3/F7R7YENH6MERAA3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7R/7YEN/H6MERAA3/F7R7YENH6MERAA3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7R/7YEN/H6MERAA3/F7R7YENH6MERAA3.SMALL.jpg EcoMotive Good evening welcome to my entry for the "Off the Grid Contest". I present to you a product aimed at lowering your winter heating bill and carbon footprint by generating heat for free using the power of the sun! Projects that involve warming air for space heating using the sun are plentiful. However...
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Tue, 4 Sep 2012 14:39:37 PDT
Turning Waste Into Cheap Energy (TWICE) http://www.instructables.com/id/Turning-Waste-Into-Cheap-Energy-TWICE/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FRX/X7X9/H6MF43NN/FRXX7X9H6MF43NN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRX/X7X9/H6MF43NN/FRXX7X9H6MF43NN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRX/X7X9/H6MF43NN/FRXX7X9H6MF43NN.SMALL.jpg earth1st Greg David DOB 12/17/53 Turning Waste Into Food And Energy (TWICE) TWICE (Turning Waste Into Food And Energy) brings together relevant bodies of knowledge for development of a practical and low cost system of proven technologies to produce food organically, generate renewable energy, and protect t...
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Mon, 3 Sep 2012 20:13:20 PDT
outdoor wood boiler from junk http://www.instructables.com/id/outdoor-wood-boiler-from-junk/
outdoor wood boiler from junk - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F74/NBT6/H8CVKKC3/F74NBT6H8CVKKC3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F74/NBT6/H8CVKKC3/F74NBT6H8CVKKC3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F74/NBT6/H8CVKKC3/F74NBT6H8CVKKC3.SMALL.jpg heathbar64 Outdoor wood boilers have become a popular option in the cold country for heating the home. The advantage is that you keep all the smoke, mess, and fire danger outside and away from the house. The down side is the cost. A factory made one costs several thousand dollars. We burn wood to save money...
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Thu, 30 Aug 2012 18:33:43 PDT