Instructables: exploring - workshop - solar http://www.instructables.com Thu, 30 Jun 2016 17:49:18 PDT BLOX v1.01 Shed 12v Solar Lighting System http://www.instructables.com/id/Shed-12v-Solar-Lighting-System/
Shed 12v Solar Lighting System - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUK/MG5J/IPY0NL48/FUKMG5JIPY0NL48.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUK/MG5J/IPY0NL48/FUKMG5JIPY0NL48.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUK/MG5J/IPY0NL48/FUKMG5JIPY0NL48.SMALL.jpg goldfishrock This is my first instructable covering a project I completed earlier this year. I have a shed which I use as a workshop as well as somewhere where I can train on my bicycle (on a 'Turbo Trainer') and as a general storage area. Although it's close to the house, there is no mains power available and h...
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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 09:57:32 PDT
Self Charging EV http://www.instructables.com/id/Self-Charging-EV/
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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 09:51:20 PDT
Melt Rock Glass Anything Using Homemade Continuous Plasma Arc http://www.instructables.com/id/Melt-Rock-Glass-and-Anything-With-Homemade-Continu/
Melt Rock Glass Anything Using Homemade Continuous Plasma Arc - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCA/1Y6L/IPTJD9RV/FCA1Y6LIPTJD9RV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCA/1Y6L/IPTJD9RV/FCA1Y6LIPTJD9RV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCA/1Y6L/IPTJD9RV/FCA1Y6LIPTJD9RV.SMALL.jpg • The Inventor • Plasma At Home Plasma isn't that rare anyway, it's all around us, biggest example is the sun, and going down to lightning, fluorescent light bulb, neon sign, electric welding etc.. Yet I managed to directly create plasma, exposed and close, and here you need to realize the dangers of this act, p...
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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 06:39:29 PDT
The Mort Pump AKA Solar Embalming Tank http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Mort-Pump-AKA-Solar-Embalming-Tank/
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Mon, 20 Jun 2016 04:53:04 PDT
Solar Bug Borer http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Bug-Borer/
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Fri, 17 Jun 2016 10:53:58 PDT
Wind/Solar Powered Carnival Game http://www.instructables.com/id/WindSolar-Powered-Carnival-Game/
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Fri, 17 Jun 2016 09:02:38 PDT
Happy Harry - A Happy Solar-powered Box! http://www.instructables.com/id/Happy-Harry-a-Happy-Solar-powered-Box/
Happy Harry - A Happy Solar-powered Box! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT9/8PPI/IPCUHXO0/FT98PPIIPCUHXO0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT9/8PPI/IPCUHXO0/FT98PPIIPCUHXO0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT9/8PPI/IPCUHXO0/FT98PPIIPCUHXO0.SMALL.jpg Hielke Rispens In this instructable I will lead you to the production proces of making your own Happy Harry.Happy Harry is a small laser cut box. When he sees the sun he waves to it.You can make Happy Harry for around 5 euro's and in 15 minutes.Here is a list of tools you will need to build your Happy Harry:- Lase...
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Sat, 11 Jun 2016 08:23:18 PDT
Demystifying (and cutting to size) Flexible thin-film solar panels (Fuji F-Wave) http://www.instructables.com/id/Demystifying-and-Cutting-to-Size-Flexible-Thin-fil/
Demystifying (and cutting to size) Flexible thin-film solar panels (Fuji F-Wave) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F50/KC2U/IP091Z50/F50KC2UIP091Z50.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F50/KC2U/IP091Z50/F50KC2UIP091Z50.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F50/KC2U/IP091Z50/F50KC2UIP091Z50.SMALL.jpg wasteoinc For the last 2 - 3 years you can find flexible thin-film solar panels quite cheaply (around 50-80euros per 100w) on the internet. The bulk of them are a solar panel called Fuji F-Wave 92W. The flexibility of this panel is amazing in such ways, that you can make a roll out it and treat it like a carp...
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Tue, 7 Jun 2016 05:49:15 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
Multi-Shack Portable Shelter http://www.instructables.com/id/Multi-Shack-Portable-Shelter/
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Tue, 17 May 2016 19:51:30 PDT
Solar Panel Lighting http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Panel-Lighting/
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Sat, 7 May 2016 01:04:58 PDT
How to make a powerful fan with solar panel http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Make-a-Mini-Fan-Solar-Power/
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Mon, 2 May 2016 03:40:19 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
Orrery - A mechanical solar system model, designed for laser cutting http://www.instructables.com/id/Orrery-a-Mechanic-Solar-System-Model-Designed-for-/
Orrery - A mechanical solar system model, designed for laser cutting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF9/BW6R/IN69D14N/FF9BW6RIN69D14N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF9/BW6R/IN69D14N/FF9BW6RIN69D14N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF9/BW6R/IN69D14N/FF9BW6RIN69D14N.SMALL.jpg Hielke Rispens Full credits for this orrery go to MatthewS3, who designed the orrery on which we (FabLab Zwolle, the Netherlands) based our one.Our orrery works basicly the same as the orrery from MatthewS3, for the building details look at his instructable. (here)All the wooden parts of our orrery are made with a...
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Tue, 19 Apr 2016 06:14:49 PDT
DIY Electric Vehicle (Solar Assisted) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Electric-Vehicle-Solar-Assisted/
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Mon, 11 Apr 2016 16:19:38 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
How To Build Solar RV Heating system using Pop Cans http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-Solar-RV-Heating-System-Using-Pop-Can/
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Wed, 3 Feb 2016 05:24:44 PST
VAWT (Vertical Axis Wind Turbine) http://www.instructables.com/id/VAWT-Vertical-Axis-Wind-Turbine/
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Thu, 21 Jan 2016 06:13:59 PST
Solar Address Number Sign http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Address-Number-Sign/
Solar Address Number Sign - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUJ/KKN2/IINF4SPL/FUJKKN2IINF4SPL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUJ/KKN2/IINF4SPL/FUJKKN2IINF4SPL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUJ/KKN2/IINF4SPL/FUJKKN2IINF4SPL.SMALL.jpg RKikta An old solar powered street number sign was in front of our house when we moved in ten years ago. It has never worked and the solar panel has been missing. I used parts from this sign to create a new one that could function in the cloudy, wet, short winter days of the Pacific Northwest. Some new p...
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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
Solar Death Ray http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Death-Ray/
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Thu, 17 Dec 2015 12:32:37 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/
My Eco-Friendly Garage Heater: A Pneumatic Solar Thermal Collector - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUU/3RIV/IGKQ748F/FUU3RIVIGKQ748F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUU/3RIV/IGKQ748F/FUU3RIVIGKQ748F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUU/3RIV/IGKQ748F/FUU3RIVIGKQ748F.SMALL.jpg EcoMotive This instructable will cover the build of my 72 square foot solar thermal collector that harnesses the sun's energy to provide winter time space heating for my detached garage workshop. The functional part of the collector is a black aluminum absorber that heats up when the sun's rays are upon it. T...
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Wed, 4 Nov 2015 06:18:08 PST
clay pigeon fail http://www.instructables.com/id/clay-pigeon-fail/
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Wed, 28 Oct 2015 14:41:54 PDT
Charge Controller wiring diagram for DIY Wind turbine or Solar panels http://www.instructables.com/id/Charge-Controller-wiring-diagram-for-DIY-Wind-turb/
Charge Controller wiring diagram for DIY Wind turbine or Solar panels - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHK/NY01/IG6VZ0YX/FHKNY01IG6VZ0YX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHK/NY01/IG6VZ0YX/FHKNY01IG6VZ0YX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHK/NY01/IG6VZ0YX/FHKNY01IG6VZ0YX.SMALL.jpg EcoElementals This diagram shows the basic setup for those who wish to build their own Wind or Solar energy project. More infomation can be found at EcoElementals.co.uk.Thanks for looking!
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Fri, 23 Oct 2015 15:03:20 PDT
Levitating Solar Motor http://www.instructables.com/id/Levitating-Solar-Motor/
Levitating Solar Motor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1H/2LCQ/IF9T7TKW/F1H2LCQIF9T7TKW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1H/2LCQ/IF9T7TKW/F1H2LCQIF9T7TKW.SQUARE.jpg http://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
Foldable, Lightweight Solar Panel http://www.instructables.com/id/Foladable-Lightweight-Solar-Panel/
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Wed, 23 Sep 2015 15:55:05 PDT
DIY Convert LED lamp to Flashlight Solar Free Energy Generator Homemade http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Convert-LED-lamp-to-Flashlight-Solar-Free-Ener/
DIY Convert LED lamp to Flashlight Solar Free Energy Generator Homemade - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDT/7N21/IEB7X88M/FDT7N21IEB7X88M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDT/7N21/IEB7X88M/FDT7N21IEB7X88M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDT/7N21/IEB7X88M/FDT7N21IEB7X88M.SMALL.jpg trukmeeilee DIY Convert LED Lamp to Flashlight Solar Free Energy Generator HomemadeMaterial:LED Lamp 7 x 3 Watt LED super light with power supply 220 v AC to 25 v DCRemove power supply ( AC Adaptor )Convert LED Series to parallel circuits and remove 1 LED1 Panel Solar Energy 10 watt and Charging Lithium-Ion Bat...
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Tue, 8 Sep 2015 05:47:38 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
Solar Tracking Water Heater http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Tracking-Water-Heater/
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Wed, 2 Sep 2015 15:47:39 PDT
Temporary Solar Swimming Pool Heater http://www.instructables.com/id/Temporary-Solar-Swimming-Pool-Heater/
Temporary Solar Swimming Pool Heater - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI2/DP78/IE08PEPG/FI2DP78IE08PEPG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI2/DP78/IE08PEPG/FI2DP78IE08PEPG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI2/DP78/IE08PEPG/FI2DP78IE08PEPG.SMALL.jpg wannabemadsci Wouldn't it be nice if the swimming pool were just a little bit warmer?Tired or hearing the kids complain about how cold the pool is?Don't want to spend a lot of time or money on some DIY solar pool heater?Well, here's the instructable for you...I just set up my pool and realized that with the chil...
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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/
Create a rechargable 2 volt Aluminum/Titanium Ion Battery - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/JXX0/IDZSJSNV/FC1JXX0IDZSJSNV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/JXX0/IDZSJSNV/FC1JXX0IDZSJSNV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/JXX0/IDZSJSNV/FC1JXX0IDZSJSNV.SMALL.jpg bigattichouse See safety notes below. This is not a build for the timid. Only build in a well ventilated area.After several years of various experiments, I came upon a workable battery chemistry that is light, safer than Lead-Acid, and easy to make. My original intention was to create a battery that could be man...
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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 16:12:55 PDT
DIY Solar Car http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Solar-Car/
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Tue, 18 Aug 2015 11:30:26 PDT
Homemade PCB Drill DIY Free Energy Generator Battery Solar charge http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-PCB-Drill-DIY-Free-Energy-Generator-Batte/
Homemade PCB Drill DIY Free Energy Generator Battery Solar charge - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI5/2A5F/IDCXQK3E/FI52A5FIDCXQK3E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI5/2A5F/IDCXQK3E/FI52A5FIDCXQK3E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI5/2A5F/IDCXQK3E/FI52A5FIDCXQK3E.SMALL.jpg trukmeeilee Homemade PCB Drill very easy with Mini Drill Chuck 1/4" for Micro Drill Bits and PVC 40 mm tube 200 mm long, old motor DC 7volt2 take from broken hand drill, Module charge 7v2 1 Ampe ( very lot on EBay ), 1pcs cell laptop 1650 3v7 2000 mah, Panel Solar 12 v 8 watt ,very easy do it in home
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Sun, 16 Aug 2015 23:37:50 PDT
Hanging Lamps http://www.instructables.com/id/Hanging-Lamps/
Hanging Lamps - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUO/YTOA/II6BZ3YW/FUOYTOAII6BZ3YW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUO/YTOA/II6BZ3YW/FUOYTOAII6BZ3YW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUO/YTOA/II6BZ3YW/FUOYTOAII6BZ3YW.SMALL.jpg AmateurBuilder LANTERN STAND WITH SOLAR HANGING LAMPSI combined solar lamps and wooden simple construction for my backyard entrance.Solar lamps have been developed lately and offer a nice way of lighting during the night, without electric connection and cost, beyond the initial purchase. With holes I used the k...
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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:06:28 PDT
Lantern Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Lantern-Stand/
Lantern Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1L/V8ZQ/ICN7G70G/F1LV8ZQICN7G70G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1L/V8ZQ/ICN7G70G/F1LV8ZQICN7G70G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1L/V8ZQ/ICN7G70G/F1LV8ZQICN7G70G.SMALL.jpg AmateurBuilder I combined solar lamps and wooden simple construction for my backyard entrance.Solar lamps have been developed lately and offer a nice way of lighting during the night, without electric connection and cost, beyond the initial purchase. Pallet wood I used the known pallet wooden beams to create ve...
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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:59:05 PDT
lightbulb shelf http://www.instructables.com/id/lightbulb-shelf/
lightbulb shelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/ZPFU/ICEMXNRP/FWZZPFUICEMXNRP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/ZPFU/ICEMXNRP/FWZZPFUICEMXNRP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/ZPFU/ICEMXNRP/FWZZPFUICEMXNRP.SMALL.jpg drosenkranz I had an idea but my bulb didn't light up so I had to fix that! select your wood I started out with 7" x 1/2 pine board and cut all the pieces I needed the back of the shelf I cut at 21" and the top was cut at 23" to give it 1" overhang on both sides the angle braces were scrap pieces cut to mat...
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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 00:31:14 PDT
Cargador Solar para celular http://www.instructables.com/id/Cargador-Solar-para-celular/
Cargador Solar para celular - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTO/2RZ1/IC6IK31A/FTO2RZ1IC6IK31A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTO/2RZ1/IC6IK31A/FTO2RZ1IC6IK31A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTO/2RZ1/IC6IK31A/FTO2RZ1IC6IK31A.SMALL.jpg gmendez3 Para aprovechar la energía solar haremos un cargador para nuestro celular. Lo puedes utilizar en casos de emergencia. Para hacerlo necesitamos: Panel solar de 9V, 80mACapacitor de 1000 uF 35VCapacitor de 10 uF 25VCapacitor 0.1 uFUSB Jack HembraRegulador de voltage LM7805Pinzas Cable Placa fenolica ...
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Mon, 20 Jul 2015 10:25:12 PDT
$5 Pocket Solar Battery for QRP Radio Transceiver http://www.instructables.com/id/5-Pocket-Solar-Battery-for-QRP-Radio-Transceiver/
$5 Pocket Solar Battery for QRP Radio Transceiver - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8U/69O9/IC6HTPN7/F8U69O9IC6HTPN7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8U/69O9/IC6HTPN7/F8U69O9IC6HTPN7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8U/69O9/IC6HTPN7/F8U69O9IC6HTPN7.SMALL.jpg sbmull It seems too good to be true but you can put a pocket solar powered battery on your QRP radio for $5. You'll need a soldering iron and a few odd's and ends. Get the goods First, head over to ebay and pick up a Solio Mono-A for $3 free shipping. And get a 4-pole audio jack for $1.00. You will a...
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Fri, 17 Jul 2015 07:48:55 PDT
DIY convert LED Panels to 12V http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-convert-LED-Panels-to-12V/
DIY convert LED Panels to 12V - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8A/D0W5/IBL0OXXB/F8AD0W5IBL0OXXB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8A/D0W5/IBL0OXXB/F8AD0W5IBL0OXXB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8A/D0W5/IBL0OXXB/F8AD0W5IBL0OXXB.SMALL.jpg techie66 On 12V applications like mobile homes, RV, sheds, Tiny houses it might be nice to have a lot of light with low powerusage and easy to mount. Recently a very nice LED-panel on Ebay caught my eye, it looked something like the included photo. Now these LED panels are available in a large varieties, bot...
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Wed, 1 Jul 2015 11:19:10 PDT
Solar battery charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-battery-charger-1/
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Fri, 26 Jun 2015 05:26:57 PDT
Solar powered personal fan http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-powered-personal-fan/
Solar powered personal fan - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGM/QE3Z/IB8PU7RK/FGMQE3ZIB8PU7RK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGM/QE3Z/IB8PU7RK/FGMQE3ZIB8PU7RK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGM/QE3Z/IB8PU7RK/FGMQE3ZIB8PU7RK.SMALL.jpg pilamye Solar powered personal fan made from the following parts:Two solar garden lamps with rechargeable AA batteriesA 12 Volt computer fanXL6009, Adj. 5-35V DC/DC Boost Converter, Part # 31397 PS, available through Marlin Jones online at: http://www.mpja.com/22 gauge wirelead solderSPDT (single pole, doub...
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Tue, 23 Jun 2015 06:48:38 PDT
Solar Car Charger in Dashboard http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Car-Charger-in-Dashboard/
Solar Car Charger in Dashboard - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMC/QKZ0/IB3HN3D9/FMCQKZ0IB3HN3D9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMC/QKZ0/IB3HN3D9/FMCQKZ0IB3HN3D9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMC/QKZ0/IB3HN3D9/FMCQKZ0IB3HN3D9.SMALL.jpg vicesat In this tutorial i show you how to install a solar panel in your car like it's made in a house. With this you always have your battery full, this increase your fuel mileage and prevents to your battery drains when you dont use the car.And even you can use the extra energy of the panel to put fans or...
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Fri, 19 Jun 2015 13:34:49 PDT
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/
Solar Power System with Up-cycled Components. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F71/I9MU/IAWDKPYV/F71I9MUIAWDKPYV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F71/I9MU/IAWDKPYV/F71I9MUIAWDKPYV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F71/I9MU/IAWDKPYV/F71I9MUIAWDKPYV.SMALL.jpg MoTinkerGNome Scope of Project.The objective of this project is to assemble and install a stand alone solar power system (Photo Voltaic or PV) . My goal is to run 2 LED light bulbs in fixtures on my workbench and charge/maintain my power tool batteries. My estimated load will be 2 x 10W/LED bulbs, and 85W for t...
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Mon, 15 Jun 2015 19:41:07 PDT
Hidden table led lights for balcony http://www.instructables.com/id/Hidden-table-led-lights-for-balcony/
Hidden table led lights for balcony - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2C/WAUK/IATHH9AS/F2CWAUKIATHH9AS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2C/WAUK/IATHH9AS/F2CWAUKIATHH9AS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2C/WAUK/IATHH9AS/F2CWAUKIATHH9AS.SMALL.jpg st3rgios cheap , easy and nice looking Need a few materials Its an easy and fun project i'll list the items needed as we go.i'm using this on our balcony for lighting.Its discrete really 0no eye strain from the leds and fun to build1) some length ol 12v led strip (depending on the table) i got it here 12...
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Fri, 12 Jun 2015 16:47:14 PDT