Instructables: exploring - workshop - solar - featured http://www.instructables.com Wed, 7 Dec 2016 16:50:33 PST BLOX v1.01 Solar Tracking Using Arduino and Modified DisEqC Rotor http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Tracking-Using-Arduino-and-Modified-DisEqC-R/
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Fri, 28 Oct 2016 18:45:38 PDT
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
Solar/Grid Hybrid 12V System http://www.instructables.com/id/SolarGrid-Hybrid-12V-System/
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Mon, 10 Oct 2016 13:08:40 PDT
DIY All in One Solar Power Pack http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-All-in-One-Solar-Power-Pack/
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Sun, 9 Oct 2016 11:47:01 PDT
DIY: Illuminated House Number Powered By Solar Panels http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Illuminated-House-Number-Powered-by-Solar-Pane/
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Sun, 9 Oct 2016 11:14:36 PDT
The Solar Shed http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Solar-Shed/
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Sun, 2 Oct 2016 07:13:06 PDT
How to Split a Solar Cell Into Two http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Split-a-Solar-Cell-Into-Two/
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Sun, 4 Sep 2016 06:12:07 PDT
Let The Sunshine In http://www.instructables.com/id/Let-the-Sunshine-In/
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Sat, 24 Sep 2016 19:17:56 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
Solar PV tracker http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-PV-tracker/
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Wed, 31 Dec 2008 09:20:12 PST
Screened Solar Air Heater http://www.instructables.com/id/Screened-Solar-Air-Heater/
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Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:07:46 PDT
Automated Solar Hot Water Power Shower using Black Plastic Pipes http://www.instructables.com/id/Automated-Solar-Hot-Water-Power-Shower-Using-Black/
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Mon, 11 Jul 2016 06:45:35 PDT
Shed 12v Solar Lighting System http://www.instructables.com/id/Shed-12v-Solar-Lighting-System/
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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 09:57:32 PDT
Bamboo BOAT Lab http://www.instructables.com/id/Bamboo-BOAT-Lab/
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Sun, 5 Jun 2016 13:46:36 PDT
Repairing Polymer Degradation on Solar Cells http://www.instructables.com/id/Repairing-Polymer-Degradation-on-Solar-Cells/
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Wed, 18 May 2016 18:37:54 PDT
Solar Panel Lighting http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Panel-Lighting/
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Sat, 7 May 2016 01:04:58 PDT
Solar Air Heating Collector For Our Stone Build Garden House http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Air-Heating-Collector-for-Our-Stone-Build-Ga/
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Mon, 25 Apr 2016 04:38:52 PDT
Solar dryer box http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Dryer-Box/
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Thu, 10 Mar 2016 04:51:04 PST
Power Buddy Senior http://www.instructables.com/id/Power-Buddy-Senior/
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Thu, 18 Feb 2016 21:38:03 PST
Power Buddy http://www.instructables.com/id/Power-Buddy/
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Tue, 9 Feb 2016 00:49:52 PST
Solar Address Number Sign http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Address-Number-Sign/
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Sun, 27 Dec 2015 07:51:28 PST
Solar Hydrothermal Collector http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Hydrothermal-Collector/
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Thu, 24 Dec 2015 18:40:05 PST
My Eco-Friendly Garage Heater: A Pneumatic Solar Thermal Collector http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Eco-Friendly-Garage-Heater-A-Pneumatic-Solar-Th/
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Wed, 4 Nov 2015 06:18:08 PST
Levitating Solar Motor http://www.instructables.com/id/Levitating-Solar-Motor/
Levitating Solar Motor - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F1H/2LCQ/IF9T7TKW/F1H2LCQIF9T7TKW.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1H/2LCQ/IF9T7TKW/F1H2LCQIF9T7TKW.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1H/2LCQ/IF9T7TKW/F1H2LCQIF9T7TKW.SMALL.jpg KJMagnetics In this tutorial, we will create a magnetically levitated, solar powered electric motor...woah! That is a lot of cool things in one sentence. This type of motor is called a Mendocino Motor, named after the city in which it was invented, Mendocino, California. The motor consists of a spinning shaft t...
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Fri, 2 Oct 2015 11:05:22 PDT
Nite Solar Table Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Nite-Solar-Table-Lights/
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Tue, 29 Sep 2015 07:45:36 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
Portable Solar Power Station http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Solar-Charge-Controller/
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Wed, 2 Sep 2015 23:38:22 PDT
Temporary Solar Swimming Pool Heater http://www.instructables.com/id/Temporary-Solar-Swimming-Pool-Heater/
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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 18:39:50 PDT
Create a rechargable 2 volt Aluminum/Titanium Ion Battery http://www.instructables.com/id/Create-a-rechargable-2-volt-AluminumTitanium-Ion-B/
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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 16:12:55 PDT
Lantern Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Lantern-Stand/
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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:59:05 PDT
Deshidratador Solar http://www.instructables.com/id/Deshidratador-Solar/
Deshidratador Solar - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FLJ/3F5L/IB7RQOP0/FLJ3F5LIB7RQOP0.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLJ/3F5L/IB7RQOP0/FLJ3F5LIB7RQOP0.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLJ/3F5L/IB7RQOP0/FLJ3F5LIB7RQOP0.SMALL.jpg gmendez3 Para ahorrar y hacer una rica fruta deshidratada construiremos un deshidratador muy fácil de hacer.Materiales: 2 Bastidores 1 caja de sujeta papeles Lazo o cuerda Tela tul o de mosquiteroHerramientas: Tijeras Estructura Esta es la estructura del deshidratador. Bastidores para fruta P...
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Thu, 18 Jun 2015 10:13:33 PDT
Solar Power System with Up-cycled Components. http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Power-System-with-Up-cycled-Components/
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Mon, 15 Jun 2015 19:41:07 PDT
Solar Water Heater Still http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Water-Heater-Still/
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Sun, 24 May 2015 23:07:43 PDT
Charging AA & AAA batteries from Solar - an addendum http://www.instructables.com/id/Charging-AA-AAA-batteries-from-Solar-an-addendum/
Charging AA & AAA batteries from Solar - an addendum - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FWG/I4BB/I9WYVWHJ/FWGI4BBI9WYVWHJ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWG/I4BB/I9WYVWHJ/FWGI4BBI9WYVWHJ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWG/I4BB/I9WYVWHJ/FWGI4BBI9WYVWHJ.SMALL.jpg sjowett This project is actually an addendum to the main project here:Solar Power Station linkThis is part of my mad strategy to go "off grid" (slowly)!It is also part of a strategy to have a neat and capable location in the house for all the gadget and battery charging needs. I must admit I hate all the c...
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Thu, 21 May 2015 00:15:22 PDT
Wind turbine mount using old office chair http://www.instructables.com/id/Wind-turbine-mount-using-old-office-chair/
Wind turbine mount using old office chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F5I/DX7O/I9RLB2XJ/F5IDX7OI9RLB2XJ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F5I/DX7O/I9RLB2XJ/F5IDX7OI9RLB2XJ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F5I/DX7O/I9RLB2XJ/F5IDX7OI9RLB2XJ.SMALL.jpg EcoElementals If you want to build a 'Yaw' axis for a micro Wind Turbine project and can recycle an old office chair, follow these instructions. Neat idea and an interesting challenge! To finish off.... Components available @ EcoElementals.co.uk and Ebay.
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Sun, 17 May 2015 11:00:23 PDT
Solar Powering My Home! http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Powering-My-Home/
Solar Powering My Home! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FAX/P87V/IANRRNEP/FAXP87VIANRRNEP.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAX/P87V/IANRRNEP/FAXP87VIANRRNEP.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAX/P87V/IANRRNEP/FAXP87VIANRRNEP.SMALL.jpg Mjtrinihobby My home has been solar powered since June 2013 and the power system has proven its reliability. I'm a proud owner of an OFF GRID solar power system. I decided to publish this instructable to let fellow DIYers know the basics to design and install a system such as mine. Dont expect an exact copy of m...
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Sat, 16 May 2015 11:39:54 PDT
Solar Powered Fans http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Powered-Fans/
Solar Powered Fans - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FSL/OXS6/I9419V69/FSLOXS6I9419V69.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FSL/OXS6/I9419V69/FSLOXS6I9419V69.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FSL/OXS6/I9419V69/FSLOXS6I9419V69.SMALL.jpg micreatespace Using the Brown Dog Gadget 5W solar panels, we were able to turn battery-powered fans into solar powered fans! Get a cheap fan I got this cheap, battery-powered fan from our local dollar store. Get a cheap USB 2.0 cord Get a discarded or cheap USB 2.0 cord, then snip off the other end of the c...
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Thu, 30 Apr 2015 09:19:04 PDT
Solar powered air conditioning unit. http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-powered-air-conditioning-unit/
Solar powered air conditioning unit. - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FH0/6RUS/IAP6XEL3/FH06RUSIAP6XEL3.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FH0/6RUS/IAP6XEL3/FH06RUSIAP6XEL3.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FH0/6RUS/IAP6XEL3/FH06RUSIAP6XEL3.SMALL.jpg Mjtrinihobby Most people would like to have their homes cooled by the strength of sunlight which ironically causes heat. How to achieve energy efficient cooling of your abode by harnessing sunlight? I have successfully implemented a solar powered air conditioning unit for my living room which has been working gr...
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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:46:55 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
Solar Water Pump http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Water-Pump/
Solar Water Pump - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F2R/RUDL/I7MY35LQ/F2RRUDLI7MY35LQ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2R/RUDL/I7MY35LQ/F2RRUDLI7MY35LQ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2R/RUDL/I7MY35LQ/F2RRUDLI7MY35LQ.SMALL.jpg Jonathanrjpereira This Instructable will help you to setup a fully functional Solar Water Pumping System. The Solar Water Pump System can be used for residential water requirements and also for commercial uses. This system can also be used for irrigation of Agricultural Land. The Solar Panel Array can also be used wi...
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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 04:52:38 PDT
Solar Amp (Amplificador solar) http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Amp-Amplificador-solar/
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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:37:31 PDT
Solar Night-Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Night-Light-1/
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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:27:24 PDT
LED Floodlight Power Station http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Floodlight-Power-Station/
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Wed, 18 Mar 2015 09:15:47 PDT
Solar Panel Tripod Mount http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Panel-Tripod-Mount/
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Mon, 2 Mar 2015 18:22:30 PST
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
Filtro Solar http://www.instructables.com/id/Filtro-Solar/
Filtro Solar - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FH9/YX23/I6RSGO9Z/FH9YX23I6RSGO9Z.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FH9/YX23/I6RSGO9Z/FH9YX23I6RSGO9Z.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FH9/YX23/I6RSGO9Z/FH9YX23I6RSGO9Z.SMALL.jpg danielazua Para limpiar el agua podemos usar filtros, para este proyecto decidimos usar la energía solar para limpiar el agua. El proceso de filtración es poner agua dentro de una caja cerrada, después la caja será llenada de agua y se expondrá directamente al sol, y cuando empiece a evaporarse el agua se cond...
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Mon, 2 Mar 2015 13:03:10 PST
BUILD A NOCTURNAL SOLAR LIGHT BULB http://www.instructables.com/id/BUILD-A-NOCTURNAL-SOLAR-LIGHT-BULB/
BUILD A NOCTURNAL SOLAR LIGHT BULB - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F8Y/ZSOW/I6RSX8OI/F8YZSOWI6RSX8OI.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8Y/ZSOW/I6RSX8OI/F8YZSOWI6RSX8OI.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8Y/ZSOW/I6RSX8OI/F8YZSOWI6RSX8OI.SMALL.jpg deba168 [ Play Video ][ DIY KIT ]In India, one of world’s largest, most populated countries, over 74 million rural households live without power. Children study in harmful smoke,average people spends 5% of their income on lighting fuel,people burns wood for lighting.A single kerosene wick burns an estimated...
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Mon, 2 Mar 2015 07:12:37 PST
Standalone Solar Powered Algae Cultivation http://www.instructables.com/id/Standalone-Solar-Powered-Algae-Cultivation/
Standalone Solar Powered Algae Cultivation - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FV9/Q2X9/I6OXLSVV/FV9Q2X9I6OXLSVV.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FV9/Q2X9/I6OXLSVV/FV9Q2X9I6OXLSVV.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FV9/Q2X9/I6OXLSVV/FV9Q2X9I6OXLSVV.SMALL.jpg C___G This instructable will cover the full compilation of my journey upon completing my prototype DIY Standalone Solar Powered Algae Cultivation made from a recycled 55 gallon pvc drum. I will also show how i integrated a solar power system to create a sustainable and energy efficient machine. The solar ...
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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:07:47 PST
Cheap and Easy Solar Heater http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-and-Easy-Solar-Heater/
Cheap and Easy Solar Heater - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FLV/089Z/I6NI4IDP/FLV089ZI6NI4IDP.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLV/089Z/I6NI4IDP/FLV089ZI6NI4IDP.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLV/089Z/I6NI4IDP/FLV089ZI6NI4IDP.SMALL.jpg velacreations Converting electricity into heat is one of the most expensive uses of energy. If you’re not convinced, look at the power usage of electric appliances like microwaves, space heaters, water heaters, ovens, or coffee pots. The difference can be seen between your electric bill from a cold month, when yo...
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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:40:04 PST