Instructables: exploring - workshop - solar http://www.instructables.com Sun, 4 Dec 2016 18:35:36 PST BLOX v1.01 90V 60W Solar Panel http://www.instructables.com/id/90V-60W-Solar-Panel/
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Sun, 13 Nov 2016 20:18:40 PST
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
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
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
The Frugal Man's Solar Shed Project http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Frugal-Mans-Solar-Shed-Project/
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Wed, 24 Aug 2016 10:48:56 PDT
Solar Hot Tub Heater http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Hot-Tub-Heater/
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Thu, 11 Aug 2016 07:24:25 PDT
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
Power Box - Solar Powered Powerbank http://www.instructables.com/id/Power-Box-Solar-Powered-Powerbank/
Power Box - Solar Powered Powerbank - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FDU/0SKN/IQICAPME/FDU0SKNIQICAPME.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FDU/0SKN/IQICAPME/FDU0SKNIQICAPME.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FDU/0SKN/IQICAPME/FDU0SKNIQICAPME.SMALL.jpg vineethvarma vegesna Hello DIY lovers,In this instructable i gonna show to build a power bank that can charge our laptops, mobiles, cameras when we are off-grid. For making this i recycled my ups casing Requirements Go and collect the following items 20W Solar panel12v 7.2ah BatteryArduino Nano12v to 220v inverterUsb...
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Mon, 11 Jul 2016 11:45:50 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
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/
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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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FT9/8PPI/IPCUHXO0/FT98PPIIPCUHXO0.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FT9/8PPI/IPCUHXO0/FT98PPIIPCUHXO0.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F50/KC2U/IP091Z50/F50KC2UIP091Z50.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F50/KC2U/IP091Z50/F50KC2UIP091Z50.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FF9/BW6R/IN69D14N/FF9BW6RIN69D14N.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FF9/BW6R/IN69D14N/FF9BW6RIN69D14N.SQUARE.jpg https://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/
DIY Electric Vehicle (Solar Assisted) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F8B/XDHT/IMW95LF4/F8BXDHTIMW95LF4.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8B/XDHT/IMW95LF4/F8BXDHTIMW95LF4.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8B/XDHT/IMW95LF4/F8BXDHTIMW95LF4.SMALL.jpg EVMadrid It is a two-seater small electric e-kart vehicle assisted with a solar panel. It has been basically a platform for experimenting with four-wheel vehicle, dual motor direct drive, solar installation, steel welding techniques and generally a higher voltage system than usual.It is built from a very str...
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Mon, 11 Apr 2016 16:19:38 PDT
Solar dryer box http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Dryer-Box/
Solar dryer box - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F6W/QA3U/ILJWLQFW/F6WQA3UILJWLQFW.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6W/QA3U/ILJWLQFW/F6WQA3UILJWLQFW.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6W/QA3U/ILJWLQFW/F6WQA3UILJWLQFW.SMALL.jpg Martinfuchs Solar dryers are a simple and energy-saving way to dry your own food, herbs, veggies and fruits alike. The solar dryer box is compact, easy to handle and can be disassembled in a few steps.The basic idea for this dryer comes from the book "Sun Works Solar Food Dryer" by Eben Foder, which contains de...
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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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By: smurray2

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Thu, 18 Feb 2016 21:38:03 PST
Power Buddy http://www.instructables.com/id/Power-Buddy/
Power Buddy - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FWL/VQZS/IKEAM6B0/FWLVQZSIKEAM6B0.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWL/VQZS/IKEAM6B0/FWLVQZSIKEAM6B0.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWL/VQZS/IKEAM6B0/FWLVQZSIKEAM6B0.SMALL.jpg smurray2 This little case is a handy way to get power where it wouldn't normally be available. It has a 12W 12V solar trickle charger and a 230V mains charger. It outputs 230V @ 200 or a single 12V vehicle accessory plug. I was going to add a USB charger but with converters being so handy and cheap I just in...
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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/
How To Build Solar RV Heating system using Pop Cans - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F5O/HZEK/IK5Q140G/F5OHZEKIK5Q140G.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F5O/HZEK/IK5Q140G/F5OHZEKIK5Q140G.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F5O/HZEK/IK5Q140G/F5OHZEKIK5Q140G.SMALL.jpg Mladen_solar Small DIY solar panel for Solar RV heating can be built in several hours and see almost instantly how the system will perform in real conditions. You only need to bring the panel inside the vehicle and direct it toward the sun. Have in mind to park the RV in correct spot and direction, with windshi...
By: Mladen_solar

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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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FUJ/KKN2/IINF4SPL/FUJKKN2IINF4SPL.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FUJ/KKN2/IINF4SPL/FUJKKN2IINF4SPL.SQUARE.jpg https://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/
Solar Hydrothermal Collector - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FAD/JX5F/IIKK9PPD/FADJX5FIIKK9PPD.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAD/JX5F/IIKK9PPD/FADJX5FIIKK9PPD.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAD/JX5F/IIKK9PPD/FADJX5FIIKK9PPD.SMALL.jpg symbiont I built this to experiment with heating water with the sun.I want to eventually build a house that is powered almost entirely by the sun.This project also goes by the name Solar thermal-siphon. It works because of convection. The heated water will naturally rise and cold water will fall. This only w...
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Thu, 24 Dec 2015 18:40:05 PST
Solar Death Ray http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Death-Ray/
Solar Death Ray - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FVQ/IGE2/IIAMATDG/FVQIGE2IIAMATDG.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FVQ/IGE2/IIAMATDG/FVQIGE2IIAMATDG.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FVQ/IGE2/IIAMATDG/FVQIGE2IIAMATDG.SMALL.jpg simpsric Our class project of our physics class was this solar death ray.With this 'death' ray we are able to melt or vaporize thin aluminum cans, melt plastic, and other dangerous things.Note: Be careful, the focal point of the death ray can get up to 2000 degrees. Don't put anyone near the focal point.We h...
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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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FUU/3RIV/IGKQ748F/FUU3RIVIGKQ748F.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FUU/3RIV/IGKQ748F/FUU3RIVIGKQ748F.SQUARE.jpg https://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/
clay pigeon fail - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FPC/ZR3R/IGB46GXT/FPCZR3RIGB46GXT.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FPC/ZR3R/IGB46GXT/FPCZR3RIGB46GXT.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FPC/ZR3R/IGB46GXT/FPCZR3RIGB46GXT.SMALL.jpg mrpropmaster This is how not to make a clay hunting pigeon. What you need You need: 1 cup of water 3 cups of flour orange paint 1 pot stove Water and pot This is very simple, get the water bottle and put it in the pot. Flour and pot This is also simple, j...
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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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FHK/NY01/IG6VZ0YX/FHKNY01IG6VZ0YX.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FHK/NY01/IG6VZ0YX/FHKNY01IG6VZ0YX.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> 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/
Nite Solar Table Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F08/FBQV/IF4N9EDJ/F08FBQVIF4N9EDJ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F08/FBQV/IF4N9EDJ/F08FBQVIF4N9EDJ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F08/FBQV/IF4N9EDJ/F08FBQVIF4N9EDJ.SMALL.jpg the gman This is my first post so if you think I need to change anything (every day's a lesson) please be constructive with criticism. Hope you enjoy. What You Need I used a couple of jars with ropes around the neck that my wife thought looked nice in our garden. You could use any jars but I did like the...
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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/
Foldable, Lightweight Solar Panel - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FKX/0I9Q/IEX4K1DU/FKX0I9QIEX4K1DU.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKX/0I9Q/IEX4K1DU/FKX0I9QIEX4K1DU.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKX/0I9Q/IEX4K1DU/FKX0I9QIEX4K1DU.SMALL.jpg Solaron 12 volt 50+ watt, foldable, portable, very lightweight, inexpensive, solar panel. Take it anywhere because it's so light and small at only 36" x 6" folded up. Make a bunch of them and create some real usable electricity with or without battery back-up. Supplies List 1. 24 ft. of the cheapest pin...
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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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FDT/7N21/IEB7X88M/FDT7N21IEB7X88M.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FDT/7N21/IEB7X88M/FDT7N21IEB7X88M.SQUARE.jpg https://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/
Portable Solar Power Station - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FL8/MFCZ/IE2FZP1G/FL8MFCZIE2FZP1G.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FL8/MFCZ/IE2FZP1G/FL8MFCZIE2FZP1G.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FL8/MFCZ/IE2FZP1G/FL8MFCZIE2FZP1G.SMALL.jpg KenConstruct Portable/emergency solar power station. Stats: 120W (95? max so far) solar, 12V 80Ah AGM battery, MPPT solar charge controller, 400W inverter (uses 0.8 A when on), 3 cooling fans (in/out and duct, uses 0.2 A when on, button activated), 6.2 kg/14 lb. case - weighed when holding everything but the pa...
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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/
Solar Tracking Water Heater - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FFQ/NJSJ/IE2FYEVK/FFQNJSJIE2FYEVK.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FFQ/NJSJ/IE2FYEVK/FFQNJSJIE2FYEVK.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FFQ/NJSJ/IE2FYEVK/FFQNJSJIE2FYEVK.SMALL.jpg AWMT Millions live around the world without access to hot water. Whether it is for drinking or showering, having sufficient hot water should not be a luxury. We looked at economic ways to provide hot water for showering and cleaning, and as a preheater to produce clean water. This document shows how to c...
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Wed, 2 Sep 2015 15:47:39 PDT