Instructables: exploring - workshop - solar http://www.instructables.com Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:29:03 PST BLOX v1.01 MC4 solar connectors http://www.instructables.com/id/MC4-solar-connectors/
MC4 solar connectors - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL8/1SV9/I5GN1NK5/FL81SV9I5GN1NK5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL8/1SV9/I5GN1NK5/FL81SV9I5GN1NK5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL8/1SV9/I5GN1NK5/FL81SV9I5GN1NK5.SMALL.jpg Ecoboris Ecoboris is about getting renewable energy working for you as a positive addition to your home.MC4 is the name of the connection type on all new solar panels, providing an IP67 waterproof and dust proof safe electrical connection. MC4 will not connect with older MC3 type connectors.The MC4 connector...
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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:59:32 PST
3D Printed Tiny Home http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Tiny-Home/
3D Printed Tiny Home - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKR/NCAE/I5BRY924/FKRNCAEI5BRY924.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKR/NCAE/I5BRY924/FKRNCAEI5BRY924.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKR/NCAE/I5BRY924/FKRNCAEI5BRY924.SMALL.jpg Solarcycle This Instructable is for a 3D printed tiny home model for a 20 foot trailer. Attached are files with the first floor of the tiny home assembled as well as separate files for building and arranging your own tiny home. You can add the .stl files in to a slicer program like Makerbot's Makerware http://...
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Sun, 25 Jan 2015 19:30:12 PST
Cheap Drill Conversion http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Drill-Conversion/
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Mon, 19 Jan 2015 17:25:15 PST
Low profile passive solar heater http://www.instructables.com/id/Low-profile-passive-solar-heater/
Low profile passive solar heater - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F88/JE2C/I52CII24/F88JE2CI52CII24.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F88/JE2C/I52CII24/F88JE2CI52CII24.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F88/JE2C/I52CII24/F88JE2CI52CII24.SMALL.jpg earz_cd I made a passive solar heater in an attempt to maintain indoor temps during the day while we are away from our house. It's silly to have the furnace running when no one is home, but if the temp stays higher, the furnace has to run much less to get it back up to a comfortable temp in the evenings. I...
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Sun, 18 Jan 2015 13:40:31 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
Insulated Battery Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Insulated-Battery-Box/
Insulated Battery Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPI/I392/I4E6576G/FPII392I4E6576G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPI/I392/I4E6576G/FPII392I4E6576G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPI/I392/I4E6576G/FPII392I4E6576G.SMALL.jpg ljmays Keeping batteries under optimal temperature conditions increases their lifespan and power output. For a couple of dollars I made an insulated battery box to support the solar battery system and prevent freezing and overheating. Parts Battery, foam cooler, duct tape Flip and cut the foam box P...
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Tue, 30 Dec 2014 15:09:57 PST
Bamboo, Beach Glass and Stone Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Bamboo-and-Stone-Lamp/
Bamboo, Beach Glass and Stone Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNM/4Q9G/I48C9A6F/FNM4Q9GI48C9A6F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNM/4Q9G/I48C9A6F/FNM4Q9GI48C9A6F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNM/4Q9G/I48C9A6F/FNM4Q9GI48C9A6F.SMALL.jpg snotty Another Christmas eve, another last minute build. This one was a few days late. It runs on a small solar power system, because solar power gets you laid. Few words but many pictures.Please ask questions. Bending Bamboo Tightly Need music. https://soundcloud.com/samdemoe Partial Bamboo Splitting...
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Mon, 29 Dec 2014 12:36:41 PST
Solar Water Heater with Plastic Bottles http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Water-Heater-with-Plastic-Bottles/
Solar Water Heater with Plastic Bottles - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBI/MOII/I3KBWW0N/FBIMOIII3KBWW0N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBI/MOII/I3KBWW0N/FBIMOIII3KBWW0N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBI/MOII/I3KBWW0N/FBIMOIII3KBWW0N.SMALL.jpg bubal How to make a water heater with big plastic (PET) bottles. Inside each bottle there is a 3.5 meteres piece of 4 mm drip watering tubing. This heater takes advantage of the greenhouse effect inside the bottles. It is like the heat inside a car in the sun in summer.Since when the circuit is stopped t...
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Sat, 13 Dec 2014 13:06:44 PST
Dual Axis Transistorized Solar Tracker http://www.instructables.com/id/Dual-Axis-Transistorized-Solar-Tracker/
Dual Axis Transistorized Solar Tracker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUJ/ERJ0/I3H4VOHF/FUJERJ0I3H4VOHF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUJ/ERJ0/I3H4VOHF/FUJERJ0I3H4VOHF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUJ/ERJ0/I3H4VOHF/FUJERJ0I3H4VOHF.SMALL.jpg petercd This design uses 16 transistors, 8 per board, for the pan and tilt axes. The frame is made from 25mm² aluminium tube joined with 90° Connect-It corner pieces and M6 threaded stainless steel rod is used to rotate both axes.This design was intended to be portable and as such it is mounted on a small s...
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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 08:58:21 PST
Solar Homemade Free Energy DIY Recharge Batteries for Camera and Generator Electricity http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Homemade-Free-Energy-DIY-Recharge-Batteries-/
Solar Homemade Free Energy DIY Recharge Batteries for Camera and Generator Electricity - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FME/08PU/I3GX8QQZ/FME08PUI3GX8QQZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FME/08PU/I3GX8QQZ/FME08PUI3GX8QQZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FME/08PU/I3GX8QQZ/FME08PUI3GX8QQZ.SMALL.jpg chinatown099 A voltage source strong enough to move current through a battery, and time. If you need a way to charge your gadgets on the go and you're not particularly fond of also having to charge a battery, let the sun do half of the work for you - Very cheap You need Solar Panel 5 - 10 watt and few time Sund...
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Wed, 10 Dec 2014 07:01:14 PST
Green Power Solar Free Energy Generator Homemade for Electricity DIY Recharge Mobile http://www.instructables.com/id/Green-Power-Solar-Free-Energy-Generator-Homemade-f/
Green Power Solar Free Energy Generator Homemade for Electricity DIY Recharge Mobile - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV7/OH36/I3H6XD1L/FV7OH36I3H6XD1L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV7/OH36/I3H6XD1L/FV7OH36I3H6XD1L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV7/OH36/I3H6XD1L/FV7OH36I3H6XD1L.SMALL.jpg deisejei Green Power Solar Free Energy Generator Homemade for Electricity DIY Recharge MobileMaterials: Solar Panel 5 Watt 5 Volt Regulator Board Circuit ( You can DIY or buy from Ebay )Led Light - USB DC line
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Tue, 9 Dec 2014 23:16:57 PST
Solar Free Energy Project Homemade Mini Generator For All Mobile and Tablet PC http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Free-Energy-Project-Homemade-Mini-Generator-/
Solar Free Energy Project Homemade Mini Generator For All Mobile and Tablet PC - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3U/TZ4W/I3H6TH6V/F3UTZ4WI3H6TH6V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3U/TZ4W/I3H6TH6V/F3UTZ4WI3H6TH6V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3U/TZ4W/I3H6TH6V/F3UTZ4WI3H6TH6V.SMALL.jpg freeenergy321 Solar Free Energy Project Homemade Mini Generator For All Mobile and Tablet PC very easy with Solar Panel 6 Watt Enough Power Supply for Long Times Holidays A good Power Supply will cut out and the Tablet PC will power down
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Tue, 9 Dec 2014 03:56:07 PST
Solar Water Heater http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Water-Heater-1/
Solar Water Heater - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKO/0CP7/I3BHGFZ8/FKO0CP7I3BHGFZ8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKO/0CP7/I3BHGFZ8/FKO0CP7I3BHGFZ8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKO/0CP7/I3BHGFZ8/FKO0CP7I3BHGFZ8.SMALL.jpg andy.knote This was a project mostly just to see if I could do it- I was living full time in my motorhome, and I wanted to see if I could:1: Build a thermal solar water heater2: Build one primarily out of reclaimed/ reused resources3: Produce enough hot water to be useful. Supplies and Materials The basics,...
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Mon, 8 Dec 2014 00:24:30 PST
Build a simple parabolic solar still http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-simple-parabolic-solar-still/
Build a simple parabolic solar still - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCE/BDCO/I2YM6RYT/FCEBDCOI2YM6RYT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCE/BDCO/I2YM6RYT/FCEBDCOI2YM6RYT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCE/BDCO/I2YM6RYT/FCEBDCOI2YM6RYT.SMALL.jpg cobergland I published here awhile back about a simple solar still, and now I am playing with adding a parabolic as a heater. The old 3 mirrored one has had a lot of views (and hearts, thanks), and it works quite well with minimal care. However, as it takes nearly half a day to get a few ounces of distillate...
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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:12:54 PST
90W Portable Solar Panel http://www.instructables.com/id/90W-Portable-Solar-Panel/
90W Portable Solar Panel - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDL/959P/I1C1D21O/FDL959PI1C1D21O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDL/959P/I1C1D21O/FDL959PI1C1D21O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDL/959P/I1C1D21O/FDL959PI1C1D21O.SMALL.jpg dragonator In this instructable I will show how I built a 90Wp (watt peak) 'portable' solar panel. It weighs 14kg, It has a deployed size of around 900mmx900mm (3'x3') and folds in half for transport. It has ports to power or charge USB devices, 12V car cigarette lighter devices and 12V lead batteries. Devices...
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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:48:00 PDT
Solar window panel from scraps. http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-window-panel-from-scraps-plus-my-pup-JD-alwa/
Solar window panel from scraps. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVA/YW3G/I0TE6UOK/FVAYW3GI0TE6UOK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVA/YW3G/I0TE6UOK/FVAYW3GI0TE6UOK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVA/YW3G/I0TE6UOK/FVAYW3GI0TE6UOK.SMALL.jpg SparkySolar I measured the dimensions of my Sunny Window. I decided to use the afternoon sun exposed side.Please excuse if I use wrong words, I was in an accident recently, and am still recovering.For this Project I took items from my home.- I medium thick Display board.- Velcro pieces, As many as you need to a...
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Fri, 3 Oct 2014 07:30:08 PDT
DIY Wind Turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Wind-Turbine-2/
DIY Wind Turbine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEJ/I4Z8/I0HYVRYM/FEJI4Z8I0HYVRYM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEJ/I4Z8/I0HYVRYM/FEJI4Z8I0HYVRYM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEJ/I4Z8/I0HYVRYM/FEJI4Z8I0HYVRYM.SMALL.jpg DIY Dave This instructable will demonstrate how to build a power generating wind turbine. My inspiration came from seeing other wind turbine instructions online. I hope to simplify the process with clear, easy to follow instructions.Thanks to mdavis19 for his instructable How I built an electricity producing...
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Sat, 27 Sep 2014 08:43:22 PDT
Solar Power Powerwheels http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Power-Powerwheels/
Solar Power Powerwheels - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYE/G5MF/I12KKDR6/FYEG5MFI12KKDR6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYE/G5MF/I12KKDR6/FYEG5MFI12KKDR6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYE/G5MF/I12KKDR6/FYEG5MFI12KKDR6.SMALL.jpg tiggeroush2 I got this idea in part from lasersaber and another poster here on Instructables. My girl has been asking me to fix this up for her for a while now. The solar panel is the one I fixed in the last Instructables I posted..
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Wed, 24 Sep 2014 18:40:07 PDT
Repair Solar Panel Glass http://www.instructables.com/id/Repair-Solar-Panel-Glass/
Repair Solar Panel Glass - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRH/W6GH/I0HYRF29/FRHW6GHI0HYRF29.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRH/W6GH/I0HYRF29/FRHW6GHI0HYRF29.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRH/W6GH/I0HYRF29/FRHW6GHI0HYRF29.SMALL.jpg tiggeroush2 I got this solar panel from Missouri Wind and Solar. UPS dropped it and shattered the glass. mwands.com said they would be happy to replace it but I said this should be a good video to show how to fix the glass. Now I do not have to worry about it breaking again and the output is still very good.
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Wed, 24 Sep 2014 18:39:33 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-/
Adding a Harbor Freight 45 Watt Solar Panel to my Storage Building - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6T/CPTB/HZS8YRCQ/F6TCPTBHZS8YRCQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6T/CPTB/HZS8YRCQ/F6TCPTBHZS8YRCQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6T/CPTB/HZS8YRCQ/F6TCPTBHZS8YRCQ.SMALL.jpg Tom Hargrave Earlier this year we bought a 10' X 20" storage building and had it delivered to the backyard. The storage building is great - I'm slowly moving things from my garage to the building, I'm doing this slowly because at the end of the day I don't want everything thrown in the building - I want some org...
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Sun, 7 Sep 2014 21:11:22 PDT
Assembling my Harbor Freight 45 Watt Solar Panel Kit - No Tools needed! http://www.instructables.com/id/Assembling-my-Harbor-Freight-45-Watt-Solar-Panel-K/
Assembling my Harbor Freight 45 Watt Solar Panel Kit - No Tools needed! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FO4/0QRS/HZS8YBOX/FO40QRSHZS8YBOX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO4/0QRS/HZS8YBOX/FO40QRSHZS8YBOX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO4/0QRS/HZS8YBOX/FO40QRSHZS8YBOX.SMALL.jpg Tom Hargrave I originally wanted to design my own solar panel controller then buy the "best deal" in solar panels out there I could find. While doing my research I kept coming back to the Harbor Freight 45 Watt solar panel kit because it looked like for less than $200 (at the time) the kit would do everything I ...
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Sun, 7 Sep 2014 19:42:45 PDT
RV Solar Panel Turntable http://www.instructables.com/id/RV-Solar-Panel-Turntable/
RV Solar Panel Turntable - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FO3/GP32/HZS8WAQK/FO3GP32HZS8WAQK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO3/GP32/HZS8WAQK/FO3GP32HZS8WAQK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO3/GP32/HZS8WAQK/FO3GP32HZS8WAQK.SMALL.jpg eileen.queen.1 Many campers use solar panels when not hooked up to electric at a campsite. Since RVs move frequently there must be an easy way to turn the solar panels to due south. This is a design for an easy way to turn a bank of solar panels every time the RV moves. All you need is a compass to aim this device...
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Sun, 7 Sep 2014 19:38:46 PDT
Flag Pole Solar Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Flag-Pole-Solar-Light/
Flag Pole Solar Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRA/70SD/HZI9B2MF/FRA70SDHZI9B2MF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRA/70SD/HZI9B2MF/FRA70SDHZI9B2MF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRA/70SD/HZI9B2MF/FRA70SDHZI9B2MF.SMALL.jpg markeike This Instructable is for converting a readily available solar flood light into a solar flag pole light.My wife bought me a flag pole for the front of the house recently, and although I love having the flag out there every day, it started to get tedious putting it up every morning and taking it down ...
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Sun, 31 Aug 2014 22:44:49 PDT
Solar Birdhouse http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Birdhouse/
Solar Birdhouse - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4K/5R7R/HYU8B602/F4K5R7RHYU8B602.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4K/5R7R/HYU8B602/F4K5R7RHYU8B602.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4K/5R7R/HYU8B602/F4K5R7RHYU8B602.SMALL.jpg mtairymd This project was built with wood and the solar panel / light from a low cost walkway light. The octagon shape can be scaled up or down. The dimensions for this birdhouse (see drawing) were optimized for a House Finch size bird. There are multiple sources that can provide optimum sizing for birdho...
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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 16:57:45 PDT
Off-the-Grid Solar Wagon http://www.instructables.com/id/Off-the-Grid-Solar-Wagon/
Off-the-Grid Solar Wagon - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAZ/5UQ3/HYPNX1GI/FAZ5UQ3HYPNX1GI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAZ/5UQ3/HYPNX1GI/FAZ5UQ3HYPNX1GI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAZ/5UQ3/HYPNX1GI/FAZ5UQ3HYPNX1GI.SMALL.jpg Beth Ferguson The Solar Wagon can be used as a portable or emergency energy system to charge laptops, cell phones, LED lights, or computer speakers. It is made from a re-purposed garden cart with a custom-built solar panel frame and off-the-grid solar electronics shelf. The project budget ranges from $500-$1500 d...
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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 12:10:19 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
Pocket Power System (Can Be Solar Powered) http://www.instructables.com/id/Pocket-Power-System-Can-Be-Solar-Powered/
Pocket Power System (Can Be Solar Powered) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI4/7WFW/HYJ0T1AK/FI47WFWHYJ0T1AK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI4/7WFW/HYJ0T1AK/FI47WFWHYJ0T1AK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI4/7WFW/HYJ0T1AK/FI47WFWHYJ0T1AK.SMALL.jpg ZebraComet Here's a homemade pocket power system.To make this i basically taped a small inverter to a lithium ion battery.how to make the battery: The inverter i got from walmart: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Schumacher-XI14-Power-In...Go To ZebraComet.com For More Videos And How-To Ideas.
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Sun, 10 Aug 2014 10:43:55 PDT
Emergency USB Solar Wall Socket: Solar Socket http://www.instructables.com/id/Emergency-USB-Solar-Wall-Socket-Solar-Socket/
Emergency USB Solar Wall Socket: Solar Socket - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/V7NO/HYH36ZBS/FG9V7NOHYH36ZBS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/V7NO/HYH36ZBS/FG9V7NOHYH36ZBS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/V7NO/HYH36ZBS/FG9V7NOHYH36ZBS.SMALL.jpg Solarcycle Please click below to visit our Kickstarter project page for Solderdoodle Pro 2.0, which uses the same circuit as Solar Socket, and pre-order a production model!http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/249225636/sol...The first ever solar powered USB home wall socket for emergency and everyday use! This ...
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Tue, 5 Aug 2014 06:16:21 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
Arduino powered Moss&Solar Facade Element http://www.instructables.com/id/Ardunio-powered-MossSolar-Facade-Element/
Arduino powered Moss&Solar Facade Element - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWS/2PHD/HY7TC52F/FWS2PHDHY7TC52F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWS/2PHD/HY7TC52F/FWS2PHDHY7TC52F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWS/2PHD/HY7TC52F/FWS2PHDHY7TC52F.SMALL.jpg croehl The idea behind this unique facade element is to produce power AND to filter fine dust. We planed it to function autonomously and react to high fine dust pollution.The facade element is made of three rotating prisms.The different surfaces of each prism are covered with moss, which can filter the dus...
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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
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
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
Ikea 'Solvinden' - Solar USB Power Supply http://www.instructables.com/id/Ikea-Solvinden-Solar-USB-Power-Supply/
Ikea 'Solvinden' - Solar USB Power Supply - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQZ/O659/HX5H4UZS/FQZO659HX5H4UZS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQZ/O659/HX5H4UZS/FQZO659HX5H4UZS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQZ/O659/HX5H4UZS/FQZO659HX5H4UZS.SMALL.jpg ShaperG This is yet another solar power supply instructable. But wait! What makes this one different? Well for starters, it only costs about $10 and can power most USB devices.But the major feature is that it has the sweet Swedish IKEA styling and functionality that everyone enjoys.Once we're done, you'll h...
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Wed, 2 Jul 2014 23:05:48 PDT
DIY OFF GRID SOLAR SYSTEM http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-OFF-GRID-SOLAR-SYSTEM/
DIY OFF GRID SOLAR SYSTEM - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/QW0I/HX8HRPIS/FRCQW0IHX8HRPIS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/QW0I/HX8HRPIS/FRCQW0IHX8HRPIS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/QW0I/HX8HRPIS/FRCQW0IHX8HRPIS.SMALL.jpg deba168 Day by day the price of the solar panel falls gradually.But still installation of a complete off grid solar system is costly.So I write this instructable to get all the components of your solar system separately and assemble it all by yourself.If you are decided to install a solar panel system to co...
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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 13:00:45 PDT
Portable Solar AC Power http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Solar-AC-Power-1/
Portable Solar AC Power - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW9/N59T/HX0DO15U/FW9N59THX0DO15U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW9/N59T/HX0DO15U/FW9N59THX0DO15U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW9/N59T/HX0DO15U/FW9N59THX0DO15U.SMALL.jpg flaminggames888 This is a portable solar ac power source to run fans/projectors/charge phones/etc. It runs off of 10 rechargeable 1.2 volt batteries and lasts up to 2 hours of fan and phone charging. Recharge can take up to 10 hours due to the low wattage solar panel used. Intended Purpose:Run fans and charge phon...
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Sun, 29 Jun 2014 20:30:18 PDT
Build a Solar Coffee Bean Roaster http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Solar-Coffee-Bean-Roaster/
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Sun, 29 Jun 2014 18:15:56 PDT
Hard Hat Fan http://www.instructables.com/id/Hard-Hat-Fan/
Hard Hat Fan - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE9/1U1H/HX0DK6UW/FE91U1HHX0DK6UW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE9/1U1H/HX0DK6UW/FE91U1HHX0DK6UW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE9/1U1H/HX0DK6UW/FE91U1HHX0DK6UW.SMALL.jpg tk1314 I install residential and commercial solar. Sometimes it gets hot when working on the roof and I wear a hard hat to protect me from the sun. The hard hat has lots of room around and above your head to allow for air to flow so it keeps me cooler than a regular hat. Having a fan that circulates air in...
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Sun, 29 Jun 2014 10:19:27 PDT
Tips For Saving Energy ( Cut Your Bills) http://www.instructables.com/id/Tips-For-Saving-Energy-Cut-Your-Bills/
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Fri, 20 Jun 2014 02:31:32 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
The $120 DIY 12v Solar Power System http://www.instructables.com/id/The-120-DIY-12v-Solar-Power-System/
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Fri, 13 Jun 2014 08:04:04 PDT
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
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 water BBQ with our annual Water Parabola http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-water-BBQ-with-our-annual-Water-Parabola/
Solar water BBQ with our annual Water Parabola - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4D/3H6W/HVZHYQVP/F4D3H6WHVZHYQVP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4D/3H6W/HVZHYQVP/F4D3H6WHVZHYQVP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4D/3H6W/HVZHYQVP/F4D3H6WHVZHYQVP.SMALL.jpg GREENPOWERSCIENCE Adding water to a super thick piece of vinyl creates a very power water lens concentrating sunlight to over 800 degrees fahrenheit. This long focal length is perfect for ground level cooking. There is also a VERY simple Dutch oven DIY out of two cast iron skillets.Because the water is level, this on...
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Tue, 3 Jun 2014 17:03:48 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
Deer deterrent / repeller for your garden using a solar powered mp3 player to play a person talking http://www.instructables.com/id/Deer-deterrent-repeller-for-your-garden-using-a-so/
Deer deterrent / repeller for your garden using a solar powered mp3 player to play a person talking - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4U/X1CJ/HVY5FHI8/F4UX1CJHVY5FHI8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4U/X1CJ/HVY5FHI8/F4UX1CJHVY5FHI8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4U/X1CJ/HVY5FHI8/F4UX1CJHVY5FHI8.SMALL.jpg AnEngineersView I remember as a kid seeing a radio under a bucket in my grandparents garden. This was their tried and true method of deterring deer ... and it worked! I have been using this same method myself and I have had a few people ask me where did I get mine as I have an usual setup. Like most people a plugin...
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Mon, 2 Jun 2014 13:14:25 PDT
Solar Engraving Wood http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Engraving-Wood/
Solar Engraving Wood - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXH/LWYZ/HVR7OV8S/FXHLWYZHVR7OV8S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXH/LWYZ/HVR7OV8S/FXHLWYZHVR7OV8S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXH/LWYZ/HVR7OV8S/FXHLWYZHVR7OV8S.SMALL.jpg MarkYu So now it is summer and the sun is out, it is super hot, and the sun's rays are the strongest this time of year, so why not harness it to make some cool and cheap engravings into wood. I created this Instructable to somewhat recreate the ability of laser engraving wood. However, my results were way ...
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Wed, 28 May 2014 18:00:51 PDT