Instructables: exploring - workshop - solar - led http://www.instructables.com Fri, 1 Aug 2014 03:01:22 PDT BLOX v1.01 Portable Herb Garden, grow fresh herbs year round http://www.instructables.com/id/Stove-Top-Herb-Garden/
Portable Herb Garden, grow fresh herbs year round - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ5/W1T2/HW8SZH8M/FQ5W1T2HW8SZH8M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ5/W1T2/HW8SZH8M/FQ5W1T2HW8SZH8M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ5/W1T2/HW8SZH8M/FQ5W1T2HW8SZH8M.SMALL.jpg Akin Yildiz hello world,this is another application idea based from my original posts The Plant Arm and The Plant Shelf.i actually am trading this design for a couple of homemade candles with a friend from work. i will post the pictures once we exchange (posted above). i tried getting her to post an instructabl...
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 14:01:39 PDT
USB Plant Shelf, the perfect office companion http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Plant-Shelf-first-ever-gift-/
USB Plant Shelf, the perfect office companion - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEY/RZPR/HVY5HQXW/FEYRZPRHVY5HQXW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEY/RZPR/HVY5HQXW/FEYRZPRHVY5HQXW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEY/RZPR/HVY5HQXW/FEYRZPRHVY5HQXW.SMALL.jpg Akin Yildiz original post; The Plant Shelf, a form of live art.Why? because plants make anywhere a lovely place to live, clean the air and give off positive energy. we can have walls covered with these shelves with different sizes and shapes. what if paintings weren't the only form of art to hang on a wall ?! p...
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Mon, 2 Jun 2014 16:46:40 PDT
Window Gardening http://www.instructables.com/id/14Watt-2835Lumens-DIY-hanging-plant-shelf/
Window Gardening - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK2/ATO0/HXXFGIVE/FK2ATO0HXXFGIVE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK2/ATO0/HXXFGIVE/FK2ATO0HXXFGIVE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK2/ATO0/HXXFGIVE/FK2ATO0HXXFGIVE.SMALL.jpg Akin Yildiz new design; The Plant Shelfnew design; The Plant Arm Simple design just 2 L brackets2 nuts&bolts12 short screws2 wooden planks cut to sizegarden ropefirst measure everything and create on paper. cut equal sizes of rope always. just take your time, my rope isn't even tied anywhere on the wood or o...
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Tue, 13 May 2014 17:29:50 PDT
Solar Charge your LED grow lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Charge-your-LED-grow-lights/
Solar Charge your LED grow lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYM/6O27/HUYLZSHH/FYM6O27HUYLZSHH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYM/6O27/HUYLZSHH/FYM6O27HUYLZSHH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYM/6O27/HUYLZSHH/FYM6O27HUYLZSHH.SMALL.jpg Akin Yildiz new design; The Plant Shelfnew design; The Plant Armhello everyone!in my last instructable i have shared with you how to put together a simple plant arm; http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-plant-light-ba... which runs on batteries. I have a battery charger but that means paying for electricity. lu...
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Sat, 10 May 2014 15:12:33 PDT
the "mini solar book", torch and charger http://www.instructables.com/id/the-mini-solar-book-torch-and-charger/
the "mini solar book", torch and charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJZ/LAXW/HSJAPK56/FJZLAXWHSJAPK56.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJZ/LAXW/HSJAPK56/FJZLAXWHSJAPK56.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJZ/LAXW/HSJAPK56/FJZLAXWHSJAPK56.SMALL.jpg andrea biffi The "mini solar book" is another solar power supply and charger, which acts as LED light too. Its torchlight function is very useful and effective. Indeed white LED only consumes 20 mA, so it will provide light for about 30 hours with a single charge of the battery, and with solar cells addition its...
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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:41:49 PDT
Day and Night Time Lighting for Developing Communities: Hybrid Moser Bottles http://www.instructables.com/id/Day-and-Night-Time-Lighting-for-Developing-Communi/
Day and Night Time Lighting for Developing Communities: Hybrid Moser Bottles - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXA/H4DA/HSCYANOZ/FXAH4DAHSCYANOZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXA/H4DA/HSCYANOZ/FXAH4DAHSCYANOZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXA/H4DA/HSCYANOZ/FXAH4DAHSCYANOZ.SMALL.jpg hayesms In my Technical Communications course at college, I worked with a fantastic team of three other students to complete a research project intended to aid the efforts of our Engineers Without Borders club. Our specific project was meant to give Gomoa Gyaman--a small, Ghanaian, subsistence farming commu...
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Fri, 28 Feb 2014 07:25:19 PST
12v DC trapeze lighting for not much cash http://www.instructables.com/id/12v-DC-trapeze-lighting-for-not-much-cash/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FU4/I083/HNY22FC6/FU4I083HNY22FC6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU4/I083/HNY22FC6/FU4I083HNY22FC6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU4/I083/HNY22FC6/FU4I083HNY22FC6.SMALL.gif indalohouse Hello all here is my first Instructable,  'I hope its of some interest,'  this combines my desire to save cash and the opportunity I have had this year to build our family a house. When building our new house I decided to have all the lighting 12dc from source. to this end in the boiler room I have ...
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Thu, 14 Nov 2013 11:28:41 PST
From a dim garden light to a bright flash light. (solar) http://www.instructables.com/id/From-dim-garden-light-to-bright-flash-light-solar/
From a dim garden light to a bright flash light. (solar) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5H/DDRY/HMMFB51H/F5HDDRYHMMFB51H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5H/DDRY/HMMFB51H/F5HDDRYHMMFB51H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5H/DDRY/HMMFB51H/F5HDDRYHMMFB51H.SMALL.jpg out-of-the-box I was in the dollar store the other day and saw this tiny garden rock, once I looked closer I noticed it was more than a rock. It was a solar garden light. It only costed one dollar and out of curiosity I had to buy it. I was browsing the web the other day and came across a product review for a sola...
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Fri, 11 Oct 2013 17:37:38 PDT
DIY Solar LED Lamp Post Free Light Energy All Year Round and Looks Amazingly Cool Backyard Garden http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Solar-LED-Lamp-Post-Free-Light-Energy-All-Year/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F1X/XZ4G/HHS9Q8UY/F1XXZ4GHHS9Q8UY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1X/XZ4G/HHS9Q8UY/F1XXZ4GHHS9Q8UY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1X/XZ4G/HHS9Q8UY/F1XXZ4GHHS9Q8UY.SMALL.jpg sipski Website: http://www.EducateTube.com | Host: Sipski Youtube Link:  https://www.youtube.com/user/educatetowin?feature=watch How to make a solar lamp post that will light up your backyard all year round! Sipski.
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Tue, 11 Jun 2013 14:24:10 PDT
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
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
Giant Sun Jar http://www.instructables.com/id/Giant-Sun-Jar/
Giant Sun Jar - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDZ/ULCO/HFBK1H4Y/FDZULCOHFBK1H4Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDZ/ULCO/HFBK1H4Y/FDZULCOHFBK1H4Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDZ/ULCO/HFBK1H4Y/FDZULCOHFBK1H4Y.SMALL.jpg depotdevoid I love my solar lights, as I've documented here and there on this site, particularly those that I put in jars and bottles.  I've had this oversize glass cookie jar cluttering up my counter space for years, and when we decided to get rid of it, I figured I'd repurpose it instead of sending it off t...
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Mon, 15 Apr 2013 20:57:00 PDT
Shoji Style Solar Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Shoji-Style-Solar-Lamp/
Shoji Style Solar Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGM/LP9B/HF23QPU8/FGMLP9BHF23QPU8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGM/LP9B/HF23QPU8/FGMLP9BHF23QPU8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGM/LP9B/HF23QPU8/FGMLP9BHF23QPU8.SMALL.jpg MidnightMaker This Instructable details the making of a Shoji style solar lamp. A scan of the garage revealed everything I needed to make a solar version. This instructable has been entered into the Lamps and Lighting Contest - your vote will be a huge help. The lighting module is re-used from a solar pathway li...
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Sat, 6 Apr 2013 18:39:13 PDT
Solar Battery Charger!! http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Battery-Charger/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FDR/DDYY/HET1AUMP/FDRDDYYHET1AUMP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDR/DDYY/HET1AUMP/FDRDDYYHET1AUMP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDR/DDYY/HET1AUMP/FDRDDYYHET1AUMP.SMALL.jpg sidgupta This is an Instructable  on how to make a solar powered battery charger. In my case it re-charges 4 * 1.2 V NiMh batteries. Things you need: 1. Solar Panel ( I used a 9 V one to charge 4 batteries. Each battery requires about 2 V to charge so you can accordingly adjust the size of the panel ). 2....
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Fri, 29 Mar 2013 09:23:49 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
Dixie Porch Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Dixie-Porch-Lights/
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Sun, 2 Sep 2012 17:09:37 PDT
120V LED bulb on 12VDC, 190MA. The hack http://www.instructables.com/id/120V-LED-bulb-on-12VDC-190MA-The-hack/
120V LED bulb on 12VDC, 190MA. The hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FII/86S9/H5ENQ14R/FII86S9H5ENQ14R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FII/86S9/H5ENQ14R/FII86S9H5ENQ14R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FII/86S9/H5ENQ14R/FII86S9H5ENQ14R.SMALL.jpg HawaiianGuy I wanted a 12 volt lightbulb For my home RE system that looked and functioned like a normal light, brightness etc. But one that didnt use a lot of power. I found these at LOWES for under $10 and decided it was time to hack:) The guts of the typical LED lightbulb Well here it is, bunches of LED's....
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Sat, 4 Aug 2012 21:58:14 PDT
First instructable:) Off grid beauty-Security-Emergency lighting-With junk & creativity http://www.instructables.com/id/First-instructable-Off-grid-beauty-the-green-wa/ http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FNK/XIN3/H58V91IT/FNKXIN3H58V91IT.SQUARE2.jpg http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FNK/XIN3/H58V91IT/FNKXIN3H58V91IT.SQUARE.jpg http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FNK/XIN3/H58V91IT/FNKXIN3H58V91IT.SMALL.jpg HawaiianGuy Bear with me its 2am here in Hawaii and im trying to put this together before the deadline for the contest thing tomorrow lol  Check back, I'll be adding many many details lol The old halogen system was left to rot due to high costs to power and maintain the system.  83 fixtures 20w each 1660w for ...
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Mon, 30 Jul 2012 05:16:28 PDT
Restoring Plastic Solar Cells like New http://www.instructables.com/id/Restoring-Plastic-Solar-Cells-like-New/
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Sat, 30 Jun 2012 21:28:11 PDT
Simple Solar Day Lamp which lasts for 15 years http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Solar-Day-Lamp-which-lasts-for-15-years/
Simple Solar Day Lamp which lasts for 15 years - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSG/O5FH/H0OIUB7E/FSGO5FHH0OIUB7E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSG/O5FH/H0OIUB7E/FSGO5FHH0OIUB7E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSG/O5FH/H0OIUB7E/FSGO5FHH0OIUB7E.SMALL.jpg avd80 All buildings have areas which are in darkness during day time. In such locations we can use a solar day lamp. The lamp will turn ON when the sun rises and will turn OFF when the sun sets. There are no switches to be turned on or off. It will convert the previously dark area into perpetually bright ...
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Fri, 6 Apr 2012 04:23:21 PDT
Easy Solar Robot Nightlight http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Solar-Robot-Nightlight/
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Wed, 15 Feb 2012 19:49:15 PST
Battery State of Charge Meter http://www.instructables.com/id/Battery-State-of-Charge-Meter/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FLI/LYTP/GX3M7VGN/FLILYTPGX3M7VGN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLI/LYTP/GX3M7VGN/FLILYTPGX3M7VGN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLI/LYTP/GX3M7VGN/FLILYTPGX3M7VGN.SMALL.jpg Rainymadman  Here's a simple project that indicates how much energy is remaining in your batteries. It's a gauge for lead-acid batteries, It’s an LED bar graph voltmeter with a scale it starts at less then 11.5 volts up to 16 volts. I have it hooked up to my solar battery bank so I can tell how much its chargin...
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Sat, 7 Jan 2012 12:24:18 PST
Diy The Best Sunjar in www.instructables.com :-) http://www.instructables.com/id/Diy-Sunjar-for-Decorations/
Diy The Best Sunjar in www.instructables.com :-) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAH/T53D/GI0TJ0JV/FAHT53DGI0TJ0JV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAH/T53D/GI0TJ0JV/FAHT53DGI0TJ0JV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAH/T53D/GI0TJ0JV/FAHT53DGI0TJ0JV.SMALL.jpg efanfengshun It is very easy and cheap to diy a sunjar !My circuit can test the sunshine and the leds turn on only at night and turn off while the sun rise again:) The circuit programme The units can easilly got by electronic pcb junks! Assembling Now let us see how to make it by one wire one pin,and one w...
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Sun, 26 Dec 2010 20:50:12 PST
Solar recharged LED room light http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-recharged-LED-room-light/
Solar recharged LED room light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNM/O3SX/GGPF3O7N/FNMO3SXGGPF3O7N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNM/O3SX/GGPF3O7N/FNMO3SXGGPF3O7N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNM/O3SX/GGPF3O7N/FNMO3SXGGPF3O7N.SMALL.jpg middlenamefrank I was inspired for this project by the new, brighter solar-charged landscaping lights that are available these days. They actually put out enough light to illuminate a pathway after dark, so I wondered why I couldn't do the same thing for indoor use? Most evenings I'm either watching TV or a movie,...
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Tue, 23 Nov 2010 16:01:22 PST
Convert MR16 Halogen to LED light using only aprox 1 watt. http://www.instructables.com/id/Convert-MR16-Halogen-to-LED-light-using-only-aprox/
Convert MR16 Halogen to LED light using only aprox 1 watt. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYD/C84C/G5KP7V8Y/FYDC84CG5KP7V8Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYD/C84C/G5KP7V8Y/FYDC84CG5KP7V8Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYD/C84C/G5KP7V8Y/FYDC84CG5KP7V8Y.SMALL.jpg thelandofthedave Welcome to my first ever instructable.  This is a simple project indeed as it is my first.... In this instructable i will show you have to convert an MR16 Halgoen fixture to a LED fixture.  I will include the Eagle files that you can send to a PCB house to have the PCB's fabricated.  I as well will ...
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Mon, 15 Feb 2010 15:00:04 PST
How to Make a Solar Powered Walkway http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Solar-Powered-Walkway/
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Thu, 14 Jan 2010 23:18:40 PST
Solar powered Christmas ornaments http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-powered-Christmas-ornaments/
Solar powered Christmas ornaments - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR6/CBW0/G2HE1KG2/FR6CBW0G2HE1KG2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR6/CBW0/G2HE1KG2/FR6CBW0G2HE1KG2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR6/CBW0/G2HE1KG2/FR6CBW0G2HE1KG2.SMALL.jpg exabopper I wanted to add some decorations to an outdoor tree of mine, but it's very far from the house, too far to easily use an extension cord.  Battery-powered ornaments do exist, but I didn't want to be always changing batteries from now to Christmas.  I thought that there should be a way to power the orn...
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Sun, 6 Dec 2009 02:47:43 PST
Building a portable power station for field charging http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-portable-power-station-for-field-chargi/
Building a portable power station for field charging - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFO/9ETM/G068I9SJ/FFO9ETMG068I9SJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFO/9ETM/G068I9SJ/FFO9ETMG068I9SJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFO/9ETM/G068I9SJ/FFO9ETMG068I9SJ.SMALL.jpg kpwusa This instructable is a field charger/ power supply to run low draw electronic devices such as phones radios and cameras in the field without having to go find an outlet or 12v receptacle. this instructable is intended for someone with a reasonable working knowledge of electricity. if you are not con...
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Mon, 12 Oct 2009 21:56:11 PDT
Cheap solar light dismantled and repurposed... kind off. http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-solar-light-dismantled-and-repurposed-kin/
Cheap solar light dismantled and repurposed... kind off. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7R/D692/FVTVU8PD/F7RD692FVTVU8PD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7R/D692/FVTVU8PD/F7RD692FVTVU8PD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7R/D692/FVTVU8PD/F7RD692FVTVU8PD.SMALL.jpg steveo_mcg I got bored last weekend and bought a couple of cheap solar garden lights from the pound shop having taken them apart i then used some of the parts to make a small charger for my mp3 players aaa battery. My apologies as this is an afterthought 'ible but its the thought that counts... Whats in the ...
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Thu, 11 Jun 2009 14:53:22 PDT
Upgraded Garden-Variety Solar Night Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Upgraded-Garden-Variety-Solar-Night-Light/
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Mon, 22 Dec 2008 21:05:02 PST
Understanding Hydroponics http://www.instructables.com/id/Understanding-Hydroponics/
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Sat, 6 Sep 2008 18:20:10 PDT
Adding 'Oomph' to the Garden Solar Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Adding-Oomph-to-the-Garden-Solar-Light/
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Sat, 9 Aug 2008 22:07:06 PDT
Solar powered laser pointer made out of fairly common parts, and an altoids tin. http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-powered-laser-pointer-made-out-of-fairly-com/
Solar powered laser pointer made out of fairly common parts, and an altoids tin. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGL/X8VS/FHJMR6TX/FGLX8VSFHJMR6TX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGL/X8VS/FHJMR6TX/FGLX8VSFHJMR6TX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGL/X8VS/FHJMR6TX/FGLX8VSFHJMR6TX.SMALL.jpg TheWelfareWarrior Today we will be creating a solar powered laser pointer. Parts: 5v 300ma (or so) solar panel3.6v battery pack (I used one out of an old cord less phone)random bits of wire, preferably red and blackaltoids tin (mmm wintery minty-ness)switch 6 pole two way preferred, 2 pole single throw would workLED ...
By: TheWelfareWarrior

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Thu, 19 Jun 2008 20:17:46 PDT
Trickle charging auto-switching LED helmet http://www.instructables.com/id/Trickle-charging-auto-switching-LED-helmet/
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By: berserk

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Sun, 1 Jun 2008 19:48:05 PDT
Solar Light Take-Apart http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Light-Take-Apart/
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Thu, 1 Nov 2007 10:58:10 PDT
Make A Handheld Solar Power Supply http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-A-Handheld-Solar-Power-Supply/
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By: slchorne

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Tue, 21 Aug 2007 11:31:54 PDT
Make A Portable Solar lantern http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-A-Portable-Solar-lantern/
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Tue, 21 Aug 2007 11:00:30 PDT
Solar Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Light/
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Sun, 3 Dec 2006 20:34:22 PST
Home-made Sun Jar http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-made-Sun-Jar/
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Sat, 18 Nov 2006 19:44:19 PST
Sun Jar http://www.instructables.com/id/Sun-Jar/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F9E/79QW/O84ES9J44CL/F9E79QWO84ES9J44CL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9E/79QW/O84ES9J44CL/F9E79QWO84ES9J44CL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9E/79QW/O84ES9J44CL/F9E79QWO84ES9J44CL.SMALL.jpg paranhos I saw the Sun Jar by Tobias Wong at Suck UK Design and thought it would be a perfect instructable project. Unfortunatly I'm no EE and need help with a wiring diagram and parts list. Hopefully we can come up with a design that is easily scalable so people can make different sized Sun Jars or vary it'...
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Thu, 21 Sep 2006 11:01:40 PDT
Solar bug? http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-bug%3f/
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Sun, 9 Jul 2006 01:38:33 PDT