Instructables: exploring - workshop - solar - featured http://www.instructables.com Tue, 28 Jul 2015 06:38:16 PDT BLOX v1.01 Deshidratador Solar http://www.instructables.com/id/Deshidratador-Solar/
Deshidratador Solar - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLJ/3F5L/IB7RQOP0/FLJ3F5LIB7RQOP0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLJ/3F5L/IB7RQOP0/FLJ3F5LIB7RQOP0.SQUARE.jpg http://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/
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Thu, 21 May 2015 00:15:22 PDT
Solar Powering My Home! http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Powering-My-Home/
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Sat, 16 May 2015 11:39:54 PDT
Solar Powered Fans http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Powered-Fans/
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Thu, 30 Apr 2015 09:19:04 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
Solar Water Pump http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Water-Pump/
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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 04:52:38 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/
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Mon, 2 Mar 2015 10:01:26 PST
Filtro Solar http://www.instructables.com/id/Filtro-Solar/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:40:04 PST
Lampara Solar Realizada con Pluma 3D http://www.instructables.com/id/Lampara-Solar-Pluma-3D/
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Mon, 16 Feb 2015 10:06:48 PST
The Solar-Power Ring http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Solar-Power-Ring/
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Thu, 12 Feb 2015 15:20:27 PST
Elven Keyboard http://www.instructables.com/id/Elven-Keyboard/
Elven Keyboard - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC6/BGKE/I4CNDA7Q/FC6BGKEI4CNDA7Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC6/BGKE/I4CNDA7Q/FC6BGKEI4CNDA7Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC6/BGKE/I4CNDA7Q/FC6BGKEI4CNDA7Q.SMALL.jpg jason.burr.946 I don't know where to start to explain this project. It seemed to grow a mind of it's own. I have spent over 6 months and I lost track of time put in after 200 man hours (that is well in the rear view mirror). The project is not completely finished but I have decided to leave it in the state it is i...
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Sat, 3 Jan 2015 16:38:42 PST
Dual Axis Transistorized Solar Tracker http://www.instructables.com/id/Dual-Axis-Transistorized-Solar-Tracker/
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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 08:58:21 PST
portable 20w solar charger http://www.instructables.com/id/portable-20w-solar-charger/
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Sat, 15 Nov 2014 16:41:21 PST
DIY Wind Turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Wind-Turbine-2/
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Sat, 27 Sep 2014 08:43:22 PDT
Solar power cordless lawn mower http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-power-cordless-lawn-mower/
Solar power cordless lawn mower - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3D/SYQ2/HZXYODYB/F3DSYQ2HZXYODYB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3D/SYQ2/HZXYODYB/F3DSYQ2HZXYODYB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3D/SYQ2/HZXYODYB/F3DSYQ2HZXYODYB.SMALL.jpg jeremythesolarman Hello, and thanks for reading my 'How to Make a Solar Powered Lawn Mower.' I didn't take any pictures of it when I was building it, as I was to busy building it. I hope you will enjoy this Instructable and get some good ideas on your own project. The battery So one night I was walking to my house...
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Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:22:57 PDT
Infinity LED Light-Solar Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Infinity-LED-Light-Solar-Lamp/
Infinity LED Light-Solar Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE8/DI4D/HZWJ6JEB/FE8DI4DHZWJ6JEB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE8/DI4D/HZWJ6JEB/FE8DI4DHZWJ6JEB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE8/DI4D/HZWJ6JEB/FE8DI4DHZWJ6JEB.SMALL.jpg kdomjan This project will help you to transform Solar Garden Light to amazing Desk Lamp :) which you will never need to charge. What you need to build it? You will need :1 working Garden Solar Lighthobby boxrechargeable AA batteries Joule Thief LED lamp or bulb Bigger Solar Panel Joule Thief You n...
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Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:43:25 PDT
Adding a Harbor Freight 45 Watt Solar Panel to my Storage Building http://www.instructables.com/id/Adding-a-Harbor-Freight-45-Watt-Solar-Panel-to-my-/
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Sun, 7 Sep 2014 21:11:22 PDT
DIY OFF GRID SOLAR SYSTEM http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-OFF-GRID-SOLAR-SYSTEM/
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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 13:00:45 PDT
Flag Pole Solar Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Flag-Pole-Solar-Light/
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Sun, 31 Aug 2014 22:44:49 PDT
Solar Birdhouse http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Birdhouse/
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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 16:57:45 PDT
Portable Fresnel Solar Oven http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Fresnel-Solar-Oven/
Portable Fresnel Solar Oven - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSB/PZ3W/HYNYNFRY/FSBPZ3WHYNYNFRY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSB/PZ3W/HYNYNFRY/FSBPZ3WHYNYNFRY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSB/PZ3W/HYNYNFRY/FSBPZ3WHYNYNFRY.SMALL.jpg Renard_Bleu Those sun rays traveled 150 million kilometers to get here, the least you can do is put them to good use. If you are looking to harness the power of the sun to cook your favorite casserole or crumble, then you need only to build a Fresnel Solar Oven. This is not the first solar oven featured on Ins...
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Sun, 10 Aug 2014 11:41:13 PDT
Solar Pool Heater http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Pool-Heater-1/
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Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:13:27 PDT
Emergency USB Solar Wall Socket: Solar Socket http://www.instructables.com/id/Emergency-USB-Solar-Wall-Socket-Solar-Socket/
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Tue, 5 Aug 2014 06:16:21 PDT
How to Make a Solar Powered Walkway http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Solar-Powered-Walkway/
How to Make a Solar Powered Walkway - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZV/7S0R/G47KOKHE/FZV7S0RG47KOKHE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZV/7S0R/G47KOKHE/FZV7S0RG47KOKHE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZV/7S0R/G47KOKHE/FZV7S0RG47KOKHE.SMALL.jpg depotdevoid I sure loves me some sun jars!  They incorporate several of my favorite things to mess around with:  LEDs, Solar panels, hot glue, man it's all there and they look great to boot! However, there is one big fat problem:  the sun!  When it's dark out, oftentimes the places I'd really like to have a li...
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Thu, 14 Jan 2010 23:18:40 PST
Arduino powered Moss&Solar Facade Element http://www.instructables.com/id/Ardunio-powered-MossSolar-Facade-Element/
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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:28:30 PDT
Solar Battery Charger For Your Cordless Power Tools http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Battery-Charger-For-Your-Cordless-Power-Tool/
Solar Battery Charger For Your Cordless Power Tools - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9H/Y4ED/HY12FVYP/F9HY4EDHY12FVYP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9H/Y4ED/HY12FVYP/F9HY4EDHY12FVYP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9H/Y4ED/HY12FVYP/F9HY4EDHY12FVYP.SMALL.jpg DIY Hacks and How Tos Solar power is a great way to get electricity out to a remote project site. One simple way to do this is to use a solar panel to charge the batteries of your cordless power tools. In this project, I am going to show you several ways that you can do that.Safety Note: Any time that you use a DIY batte...
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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:06:28 PDT
Make your own swimming pool blanket winder http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-swimming-pool-blanket/
Make your own swimming pool blanket winder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXV/HYLW/HXA9O1HO/FXVHYLWHXA9O1HO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXV/HYLW/HXA9O1HO/FXVHYLWHXA9O1HO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXV/HYLW/HXA9O1HO/FXVHYLWHXA9O1HO.SMALL.jpg Robnelson A solar blanket is a giant "bubble-wrap" cover that floats on the top of the water in your swimming pool. It provides a number of benefits: Heats the water with the sun - so its more comfortable and it extends the swimming season Reduces evaporation which saves on water refilling Blocks some of the...
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Sun, 6 Jul 2014 21:51:55 PDT
Parabolic solar oven http://www.instructables.com/id/Parabolic-solar-oven/
Parabolic solar oven - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF4/YR8P/HXDJK55M/FF4YR8PHXDJK55M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF4/YR8P/HXDJK55M/FF4YR8PHXDJK55M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF4/YR8P/HXDJK55M/FF4YR8PHXDJK55M.SMALL.jpg yasintoda This is an instructable to show how to make a parabolic solar oven out of plywood.It's perfect for my utilisation : it makes one liter of water boil in 15-20 minutes and cooks a meal for 3 people in something like 45-60 minutes on good daysThe parabola is approximately 1.5 m wide and 50 cm deep. T...
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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 13:16:40 PDT
All in One Portable Solar Power Unit: 220V + 12V + 5V + Automatic Battery Charge! ;) http://www.instructables.com/id/All-in-One-Portable-Solar-Power-Unit-220V-12V-5V-A/
All in One Portable Solar Power Unit: 220V + 12V + 5V + Automatic Battery Charge! ;) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQC/241W/HWJ7ADAT/FQC241WHWJ7ADAT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQC/241W/HWJ7ADAT/FQC241WHWJ7ADAT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQC/241W/HWJ7ADAT/FQC241WHWJ7ADAT.SMALL.jpg serdaro My starting point was to see if we can make portable solar power unit: lightweight reliable robust different voltage outputs (including 220V AC) capable of storing energy capable to charge lead acid batteryAnswer: Yes we can! ;)If we well balance size and capacity of the unit, it will be much ...
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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 09:09:28 PDT
Apartment Solar System http://www.instructables.com/id/Apartment-Solar-System/
Apartment Solar System - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/TC71/HWES2R0Z/F4CTC71HWES2R0Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/TC71/HWES2R0Z/F4CTC71HWES2R0Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/TC71/HWES2R0Z/F4CTC71HWES2R0Z.SMALL.jpg Jonathanrjpereira Here's a Link to another Instructable of mine: DIY Solar+Wind House.This is a 'Green' and eco-friendly Instructable which creates a sustainable way of living which combines the use of Solar & BATTERIES. For example, the materials/ parts used do not consume electricity inorder to function. Instead it...
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Sat, 14 Jun 2014 05:57:07 PDT
Saving the World with a Giant Solar Death Ray http://www.instructables.com/id/Saving-the-World-with-a-Giant-Solar-Death-Ray/
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 11:22:57 PDT
Solar Power Station http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Power-Station/
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Mon, 12 May 2014 00:29:39 PDT
Solar Charged Stereo Cooler http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Charged-Stereo-Cooler/
Solar Charged Stereo Cooler - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTI/VGPC/HVGXIFKG/FTIVGPCHVGXIFKG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTI/VGPC/HVGXIFKG/FTIVGPCHVGXIFKG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTI/VGPC/HVGXIFKG/FTIVGPCHVGXIFKG.SMALL.jpg jtjaeger This instructable outlines a portable solar charging station, stereo, and LED light that is built into a playmate cooler. It is an all-in-one portable unit, as you can charge your phone or tablet with solar power, fill a room/beach/field with music, and also have an area light.You can set this up at...
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Wed, 21 May 2014 18:26:24 PDT
Grabadora solar con grabadora vieja! http://www.instructables.com/id/Grabadora-solar-con-grabadora-vieja/
Grabadora solar con grabadora vieja! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F71/NGBJ/HUY46VN3/F71NGBJHUY46VN3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F71/NGBJ/HUY46VN3/F71NGBJHUY46VN3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F71/NGBJ/HUY46VN3/F71NGBJHUY46VN3.SMALL.jpg gmendez3 En este proyecto construiremos una grabadora que utiliza energía solar... Paso 1: Material y herramientas Para este proyecto vamos a reanimar una grabadora vieja para que funcione con un MP3!!Este proyecto es solo una demostración rápida de que se puede hacer con la energía solar.MaterialGrabador...
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Thu, 8 May 2014 09:26:33 PDT
Solar Powered Ostrich Egg http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Powered-Ostrich-Egg/
Solar Powered Ostrich Egg - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ7/BMIT/HU1RXZC9/FJ7BMITHU1RXZC9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ7/BMIT/HU1RXZC9/FJ7BMITHU1RXZC9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ7/BMIT/HU1RXZC9/FJ7BMITHU1RXZC9.SMALL.jpg Ruud van Koningsbrugge Some time ago I won an instructables contest and received all kinds of solar powered gadgets. Wonderful! Among those things were three solar powered camping lights. A fun design, like a bulb with the middle part missing. I put them outside in the garden and at night they shine with a bright white li...
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:37:24 PDT
Solar charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-charger-2/
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Thu, 10 Apr 2014 08:49:02 PDT
Solar Battery Charging http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Battery-Charging/
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Tue, 28 Nov 2006 05:33:50 PST
Make Modular, Pocket-Sized Solar Panels http://www.instructables.com/id/Low-cost-Solar-Cell-Encapsulation-to-make-Modular-/
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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 12:45:05 PDT
Using A Voltaic Solar Panel For An EL Wire Logo http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-A-Voltaic-Solar-Panel-For-An-EL-Wire-Logo/
Using A Voltaic Solar Panel For An EL Wire Logo - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD0/PBQ9/HT9AS0TB/FD0PBQ9HT9AS0TB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD0/PBQ9/HT9AS0TB/FD0PBQ9HT9AS0TB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD0/PBQ9/HT9AS0TB/FD0PBQ9HT9AS0TB.SMALL.jpg ejk00 For the March Build Night with Voltaic Systems, we thought it would be great to use the 6 Watt system they sent us to power up the Omaha Maker Group EL Wire Logo that hangs in our front window.   For more information on the creation of the EL Wire logo, click here. The Basics The Voltaic Systems...
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Wed, 26 Mar 2014 18:57:02 PDT
Automatic Solar Powered Greenhouse Watering System http://www.instructables.com/id/Automatic-Solar-Powered-Greenhouse-Watering-System/
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Fri, 21 Mar 2014 09:34:45 PDT
Solar Thermal Cooker http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Thermal-Cooker/
Solar Thermal Cooker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL6/HRCD/HSVGHM26/FL6HRCDHSVGHM26.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL6/HRCD/HSVGHM26/FL6HRCDHSVGHM26.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL6/HRCD/HSVGHM26/FL6HRCDHSVGHM26.SMALL.jpg shoelaces In this instructable, we show you how to build a type of solar thermal cooker that actually works. Scope and Materials First off, our goal was to successfully build a thermal cooker that could work at a high enough temperature that would cook food. Our maximum temperature reached was 325 degrees....
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Fri, 21 Mar 2014 10:04:02 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