Instructables: exploring - workshop - solar http://www.instructables.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:12:07 PDT BLOX v1.01 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 Solar Roller for your swimming pool blanket http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-Solar-Roller-for-your-swimming-pool-/
Make your own Solar Roller for your swimming pool blanket - 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 seasonReduces evaporation which saves on water refillingBlocks some of the U...
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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/
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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/
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Wed, 28 May 2014 18:00:51 PDT
cheap solar car for a kid http://www.instructables.com/id/cheap-solar-car-for-a-kid/
cheap solar car for a kid - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6L/ZXLE/HUIWLA66/F6LZXLEHUIWLA66.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6L/ZXLE/HUIWLA66/F6LZXLEHUIWLA66.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6L/ZXLE/HUIWLA66/F6LZXLEHUIWLA66.SMALL.jpg taggart01pd2020 ok so the first thing you need to do is get all the things you need a small plank of balsa wood, a 2 volt motor, 2 small hollow rods that you can cut, a bunch of wires, some wire clips, a non hollow rod that a small gear can go around all so a small gear and a nether one that the can go on the motor...
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Mon, 26 May 2014 23:00:47 PDT
Homemade Solar Suitcase! http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Solar-Suitcase/
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Sun, 25 May 2014 10:33:32 PDT
Thoreau Off-Grid Cabin Design Under $1000 http://www.instructables.com/id/Thoreau-Off-Grid-Cabin-Design-Under-900/
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Thu, 22 May 2014 17:23:40 PDT
Solar Charged Stereo Cooler http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Charged-Stereo-Cooler/
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Wed, 21 May 2014 18:26:24 PDT
Glow in the dark solar light mod http://www.instructables.com/id/Glow-in-the-dark-solar-light-mod/
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Sun, 18 May 2014 16:32:18 PDT
Quixote Off-Grid Cabin Under $5000 http://www.instructables.com/id/Quixote-Off-Grid-Cabin-Under-5000/
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Sat, 17 May 2014 13:55:58 PDT
Chose your own adventure or watch grass grow http://www.instructables.com/id/chose-your-own-adventure-or-wacthing-grass-grow/
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Sat, 17 May 2014 07:01:32 PDT
http://www.instructables.com/id/The-All-purpose-DIY-Solar-Lamp/
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Fri, 16 May 2014 07:41:09 PDT
Solar Power Plant http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Power-Plant/
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Wed, 14 May 2014 00:12:12 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 Power Station http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Power-Station/
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Mon, 12 May 2014 00:29:39 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
Building a 12V solar power battery pack http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-12V-solar-power-battery-pack/
Building a 12V solar power battery pack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQP/1KNU/HUYLSDXP/FQP1KNUHUYLSDXP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQP/1KNU/HUYLSDXP/FQP1KNUHUYLSDXP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQP/1KNU/HUYLSDXP/FQP1KNUHUYLSDXP.SMALL.jpg rihuang There are large number of solar panels available on the market today, some promise to charge up your phone, while some pack enough power to charge an ipad. They have become quite affordable and highly portable. However, they all have one major flaw, and it has to do with how the charging circuit i...
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Thu, 8 May 2014 23:21:07 PDT
Power your USB Devices with a 6-24V power source like solar panels http://www.instructables.com/id/Power-your-USB-Devices-with-a-6-24V-power-source-l/
Power your USB Devices with a 6-24V power source like solar panels - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Z/3S6O/HURHU2II/F0Z3S6OHURHU2II.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Z/3S6O/HURHU2II/F0Z3S6OHURHU2II.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Z/3S6O/HURHU2II/F0Z3S6OHURHU2II.SMALL.jpg cp123127 Have you ever found yourself with a 6-24V power source, or solar panels wishing you could charge your phone or run any other 5V USB device? Well now you can! This is a guide to encasing a $10 buck bonverter (also called a switching converter), so that you can use a wide array of voltages to charg...
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Sun, 4 May 2014 15:12:50 PDT
Portable Solar Powered Air Filter http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Solar-Powered-Air-Filter/
Portable Solar Powered Air Filter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHQ/C70K/HUL5ADDY/FHQC70KHUL5ADDY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHQ/C70K/HUL5ADDY/FHQC70KHUL5ADDY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHQ/C70K/HUL5ADDY/FHQC70KHUL5ADDY.SMALL.jpg hydrotron The objective of this Instructable is to create a solar powered air filter. Since I'm using a Voltaic System 6 Watt Solar Charger Kit, the device is very portable and can also be used to simply increase air flow, for example in a hot tent. Have you ever looked at a device and decide something wa...
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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 21:18:41 PDT
Homemade solar cell using household items (update) http://www.instructables.com/id/homemade-solar-cell-using-household-items/
Homemade solar cell using household items (update) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0A/TXA9/HVRYRKOP/F0ATXA9HVRYRKOP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0A/TXA9/HVRYRKOP/F0ATXA9HVRYRKOP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0A/TXA9/HVRYRKOP/F0ATXA9HVRYRKOP.SMALL.jpg anders625 Question: can someone make a solar cell at home using household items? Answer: yes you can using some very unusual items that are found around the house. Solar panels are great for producing clean electricity, the only problem is the cost to buy one can be in the thousands, and the cheaper ones ba...
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Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:43:04 PDT
How to Make: Solar Powered Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-An-Earth-Friendly-Lamp-by-Logan-Randal/
How to Make: Solar Powered Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F68/PXV7/HUBWOAL8/F68PXV7HUBWOAL8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F68/PXV7/HUBWOAL8/F68PXV7HUBWOAL8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F68/PXV7/HUBWOAL8/F68PXV7HUBWOAL8.SMALL.jpg lmrandall Everyone's heard the saying of "going green". Over time people have invented solar powered houses, solar powered cars, and given ideas on how to use recycled material, etc. For example, there have been lamps made out of recycled material. However, what if you wanted to make a recycled solar power la...
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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:50:21 PDT
Solar Powered Ostrich Egg http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Powered-Ostrich-Egg/
Solar Powered Ostrich Egg - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ7/BMIT/HU1RXZC9/FJ7BMITHU1RXZC9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ7/BMIT/HU1RXZC9/FJ7BMITHU1RXZC9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ7/BMIT/HU1RXZC9/FJ7BMITHU1RXZC9.SMALL.jpg Ruud van Koningsbrugge Some time ago I won an instructables contest and received all kinds of solar powered gadgets. Wonderful! Among those things were three solar powered camping lights. A fun design, like a bulb with the middle part missing. I put them outside in the garden and at night they shine with a bright white li...
By: Ruud van Koningsbrugge

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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:37:24 PDT
Solar charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-charger-2/
Solar charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEE/TWNL/HTU5JTVE/FEETWNLHTU5JTVE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEE/TWNL/HTU5JTVE/FEETWNLHTU5JTVE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEE/TWNL/HTU5JTVE/FEETWNLHTU5JTVE.SMALL.jpg crashzoom Hi, In this step-by-step guide i'm about to teach you how to design and build a simple solar charger. What you'll need: 1) Solar panel. 2) Adjustable Boost Converter Charger Module. 3) Electrical Wires. 4) USB female cable. 5) A box. 6) Recommended  - portable USB charger, a cord, led.  7) Solder...
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Thu, 10 Apr 2014 08:49:02 PDT
Making Solar Butter and Ghee http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Solar-Butter-and-Ghee/
Making Solar Butter and Ghee - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUK/U8YW/HTRVHWMO/FUKU8YWHTRVHWMO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUK/U8YW/HTRVHWMO/FUKU8YWHTRVHWMO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUK/U8YW/HTRVHWMO/FUKU8YWHTRVHWMO.SMALL.jpg cobergland I usually spend part of my Sundays at our local makerspace playing with solar stuff. Last week we made solar churned butter and some ghee.  We also made butter by hand, which while involving more work is faster than the simple yet slow solar churn. For butter you will need some heavy whipping cream,...
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Wed, 9 Apr 2014 12:43:43 PDT
Make a solar smoking vaporizer http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-solar-smoking-vaporizer/
Make a solar smoking vaporizer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOO/7XWC/HTSZ0KZK/FOO7XWCHTSZ0KZK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOO/7XWC/HTSZ0KZK/FOO7XWCHTSZ0KZK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOO/7XWC/HTSZ0KZK/FOO7XWCHTSZ0KZK.SMALL.jpg cobergland This is the first solar powered vaporizer for flamelessly burning of  herbs, tobacco, or even medical marihuana, or legal pot if you live in Colorado or Washington state. Why pay your hard earned bucks for a throwaway plastic overpriced vape, when your solar one will do the job indefinitely, and als...
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Tue, 8 Apr 2014 11:21:38 PDT
Thingall Solar car http://www.instructables.com/id/Thingall-Solar-car/
Thingall Solar car - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZP/F44Q/HTBIOBBP/FZPF44QHTBIOBBP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZP/F44Q/HTBIOBBP/FZPF44QHTBIOBBP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZP/F44Q/HTBIOBBP/FZPF44QHTBIOBBP.SMALL.jpg WELL-MADE-ROBOTS This is the thingall solar car a small model racer made from resin and fibre glass and this is how to make it  You will need 1.Plaster 2.sand Paper(crewed and fine)  3.craft knife 4. modelling rubber 5. resin 6. fibre glass mat  7.gearbox and wheels 8. Under coat (2 colours) 9. top coat paint (Br...
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Fri, 28 Mar 2014 09:35:54 PDT
Using A Voltaic Solar Panel For An EL Wire Logo http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-A-Voltaic-Solar-Panel-For-An-EL-Wire-Logo/
Using A Voltaic Solar Panel For An EL Wire Logo - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD0/PBQ9/HT9AS0TB/FD0PBQ9HT9AS0TB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD0/PBQ9/HT9AS0TB/FD0PBQ9HT9AS0TB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD0/PBQ9/HT9AS0TB/FD0PBQ9HT9AS0TB.SMALL.jpg ejk00 For the March Build Night with Voltaic Systems, we thought it would be great to use the 6 Watt system they sent us to power up the Omaha Maker Group EL Wire Logo that hangs in our front window.   For more information on the creation of the EL Wire logo, click here. The Basics The Voltaic Systems...
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Wed, 26 Mar 2014 18:57:02 PDT
Make Modular, Pocket-Sized Solar Panels http://www.instructables.com/id/Low-cost-Solar-Cell-Encapsulation-to-make-Modular-/
Make Modular, Pocket-Sized Solar Panels - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV2/7OJJ/HT5CSF04/FV27OJJHT5CSF04.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV2/7OJJ/HT5CSF04/FV27OJJHT5CSF04.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV2/7OJJ/HT5CSF04/FV27OJJHT5CSF04.SMALL.jpg cp123127 Have you ever been outside and had your phone die? Have you ever wanted to make your own solar panels for charging a cell phone or electronics project? Now you can! Each panel costs $1.25 in materials and provides 0 - 0.5V at 400-1000mA depending on load and lighting. The panels are linkable by m...
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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 12:45:05 PDT
Insulated Solar Cooker http://www.instructables.com/id/Insulated-Solar-Cooker/
Insulated Solar Cooker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRA/NXML/HT214AT6/FRANXMLHT214AT6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRA/NXML/HT214AT6/FRANXMLHT214AT6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRA/NXML/HT214AT6/FRANXMLHT214AT6.SMALL.jpg Chicasdelsol The goal of this project was to create a box cooker that can cook chocolate chip pancakes and quesadillas. We did not want to spend too much money creating this cooker so we brainstormed materials that would be easily accessible. Anyone can have access to the materials we used; there are also many s...
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Fri, 21 Mar 2014 17:01:12 PDT
Solar Thermal Cooker http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Thermal-Cooker/
Solar Thermal Cooker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL6/HRCD/HSVGHM26/FL6HRCDHSVGHM26.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL6/HRCD/HSVGHM26/FL6HRCDHSVGHM26.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL6/HRCD/HSVGHM26/FL6HRCDHSVGHM26.SMALL.jpg shoelaces In this instructable, we show you how to build a type of solar thermal cooker that actually works. Scope and Materials First off, our goal was to successfully build a thermal cooker that could work at a high enough temperature that would cook food. Our maximum temperature reached was 325 degrees....
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Fri, 21 Mar 2014 10:04:02 PDT
Automatic Solar Powered Greenhouse Watering System http://www.instructables.com/id/Automatic-Solar-Powered-Greenhouse-Watering-System/
Automatic Solar Powered Greenhouse Watering System - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDS/I19I/HT1M2LCV/FDSI19IHT1M2LCV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDS/I19I/HT1M2LCV/FDSI19IHT1M2LCV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDS/I19I/HT1M2LCV/FDSI19IHT1M2LCV.SMALL.jpg halo-nine It used to annoy me that my tomatoes would split due to a lack of water while i was at work, so i decided to build an automatic watering system so this could not happen! i wanted it to be solar powered so that i did not have to run cables from the house to the green house. the system has been workin...
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Fri, 21 Mar 2014 09:34:45 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...
By: andrea biffi

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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:41:49 PDT
Solar Panel Setup around $100 http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Panel-Setup-around-100/
Solar Panel Setup around $100 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/SRR8/HSHDSHFK/FKFSRR8HSHDSHFK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/SRR8/HSHDSHFK/FKFSRR8HSHDSHFK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/SRR8/HSHDSHFK/FKFSRR8HSHDSHFK.SMALL.jpg Khaleel123 My objective was to be able to charge and use, cell phones, tablets, laptops, and other devices that use less than 100 watts. Also I wanted to have the power ready and available day or night. The parts I used are: $39 Solar Cells Untabbed 0.5 volt 2.8 amp 1.4 watt $11 CMP12 10 amp Charge Controller ...
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Fri, 7 Mar 2014 16:26:32 PST
DIY Long Lasting 36 Cell Solar Panel (60 Watts) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Long-Lasting-36-Cell-Solar-Panel-60-Watts/
DIY Long Lasting 36 Cell Solar Panel (60 Watts) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F86/EPVP/HS4VRBQJ/F86EPVPHS4VRBQJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F86/EPVP/HS4VRBQJ/F86EPVPHS4VRBQJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F86/EPVP/HS4VRBQJ/F86EPVPHS4VRBQJ.SMALL.jpg dankozi713 I became interested in solar panels and making my own for my garage so that I could do more household projects. I don't have an electrical degree but with the vast amount of knowledge, tips and tricks regarding building solar panels on the interweb, I wanted to consolidate and share my project wit...
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Sun, 2 Mar 2014 19:16:11 PST
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
Open Source Solarpad Kit Solar USB Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Solarpad-Kit-Powerful-USB-Solar-Charger/
Open Source Solarpad Kit Solar USB Charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM7/Z6U3/HS3GSV4R/FM7Z6U3HS3GSV4R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM7/Z6U3/HS3GSV4R/FM7Z6U3HS3GSV4R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM7/Z6U3/HS3GSV4R/FM7Z6U3HS3GSV4R.SMALL.jpg Solarcycle "Finally, A Proper Solar Charger For Hikers And Bikers" - Cult of Mac Can a compact solar USB charger charge a phone and an external battery at the same time in about 3 hours? Yes! This is an Open Source Hardware instruction manual on how to build the Solarpad Kit solar USB charger, which include...
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Tue, 25 Feb 2014 15:43:05 PST
easy solar charger and PSU [UPDATED] http://www.instructables.com/id/easy-solar-charger-and-PSU/
easy solar charger and PSU [UPDATED] - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4R/A7TN/HSBWQ6F3/F4RA7TNHSBWQ6F3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4R/A7TN/HSBWQ6F3/F4RA7TNHSBWQ6F3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4R/A7TN/HSBWQ6F3/F4RA7TNHSBWQ6F3.SMALL.jpg andrea biffi How long does your cellphone's battery keep the charge? I guess not for long time... and your GPS? Do you have a spare battery to not lose yourself in the woods? A solution is to buy a solar charger, they're cheap nowadays, but not many of them allow you to power your device during the charging proc...
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Mon, 17 Feb 2014 11:18:54 PST