Instructables: exploring - energy - featured http://www.instructables.com Sun, 24 May 2015 00:26:23 PDT BLOX v1.01 Stirling Engines http://www.instructables.com/id/Stirling-Engines/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FOT/3AFG/I6AVRAS7/FOT3AFGI6AVRAS7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOT/3AFG/I6AVRAS7/FOT3AFGI6AVRAS7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOT/3AFG/I6AVRAS7/FOT3AFGI6AVRAS7.SMALL.jpg xxlauraxx The Stirling engine is an external combustion engine invented in 1816. It is quieter and more efficient than the steam engine, and it can run on nearly any heat source — which means it is compatible with alternative and renewable energy sources.Interested in getting hands-on with this interesting en...
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Wed, 18 Feb 2015 21:40:21 PST
Using a Thermal Camera to find Electrical Problems! http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-a-Thermal-Camera-to-find-Electrical-Problems/
Using a Thermal Camera to find Electrical Problems! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA3/T000/I9TR5JXC/FA3T000I9TR5JXC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA3/T000/I9TR5JXC/FA3T000I9TR5JXC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA3/T000/I9TR5JXC/FA3T000I9TR5JXC.SMALL.jpg Mjtrinihobby I recently published an article on the basic (qualitative) use of a thermal camera.http://www.instructables.com/id/Basic-Use-of-a-Thermal-Imager/Shortly after this publication I performed a thermal survey on an electrical installation. The findings were significant. I thought it best to create this ...
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Mon, 18 May 2015 05:09:41 PDT
Wind turbine mount using old office chair http://www.instructables.com/id/Wind-turbine-mount-using-old-office-chair/
Wind turbine mount using old office chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5I/DX7O/I9RLB2XJ/F5IDX7OI9RLB2XJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5I/DX7O/I9RLB2XJ/F5IDX7OI9RLB2XJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5I/DX7O/I9RLB2XJ/F5IDX7OI9RLB2XJ.SMALL.jpg EcoElementals If you want to build a 'Yaw' axis for a micro Wind Turbine project and can recycle an old office chair, follow these instructions. Neat idea and an interesting challenge! To finish off.... Components available @ EcoElementals.co.uk and Ebay.
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Sun, 17 May 2015 11:00:23 PDT
Running a DSL Router from a 12v Battery (Anti-Loadshedding DSL) http://www.instructables.com/id/Running-a-DSL-Router-from-12v-Battery-Anti-Loadshe/
Running a DSL Router from a 12v Battery (Anti-Loadshedding DSL) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGC/XVBB/I9Q9GFV6/FGCXVBBI9Q9GFV6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGC/XVBB/I9Q9GFV6/FGCXVBBI9Q9GFV6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGC/XVBB/I9Q9GFV6/FGCXVBBI9Q9GFV6.SMALL.jpg Wynand Booysen Welcome to my first instructable.Due to "loadshedding" in South Africa, which is nothing more than a fancy term provided for controlled rolling blackouts from the national electrical provider Eskom (loadshedding status page), we find ourselves for up to 4.5 hours being 'loadshedded' sometimes e...
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Sat, 16 May 2015 03:28:34 PDT
Bleaching powder battery http://www.instructables.com/id/bleaching-powder-battrey/
Bleaching powder battery - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDA/KFEQ/I9NE5A2J/FDAKFEQI9NE5A2J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDA/KFEQ/I9NE5A2J/FDAKFEQI9NE5A2J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDA/KFEQ/I9NE5A2J/FDAKFEQI9NE5A2J.SMALL.jpg prabha.vj.376 Its a simple homemade battery costs around .92$ Materials 500g of ordinary chlorax bleachTap water×1 clip cable×10 50ml small container's×10 aluminum strips×10 copper stripsmultiple voltametre Cells construction Take a knife , make two slits , beware make one small and make one bit large and m...
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Thu, 14 May 2015 01:04:04 PDT
The danger of slack electrical connections, and fixing them! http://www.instructables.com/id/The-danger-of-slack-electrical-connections-and-fix/
The danger of slack electrical connections, and fixing them! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZY/K2UW/I9C83DGG/FZYK2UWI9C83DGG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZY/K2UW/I9C83DGG/FZYK2UWI9C83DGG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZY/K2UW/I9C83DGG/FZYK2UWI9C83DGG.SMALL.jpg Mjtrinihobby In the world of electrical power it's important that all connections be made securely. It's gotta be tight (not so tight that you strip threads off bolts/screws) to prevent high resistance contacts which will create heat. Soldering of power connections (where practical) helps to alleviate any future...
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Wed, 6 May 2015 02:08:28 PDT
Sound Dampening your Generator http://www.instructables.com/id/Sound-Dampening-your-Generator/
Sound Dampening your Generator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBN/CPDW/I8ZQXDKS/FBNCPDWI8ZQXDKS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBN/CPDW/I8ZQXDKS/FBNCPDWI8ZQXDKS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBN/CPDW/I8ZQXDKS/FBNCPDWI8ZQXDKS.SMALL.jpg kevlace81 This is my first Instructable and so I would appreciate any comments on areas to improve. That being said, lets jump straight in.As a modern human being, I find that just about everything that I use at home on a daily basis is electrically powered. Since most of these things make my life a happier p...
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Mon, 27 Apr 2015 06:55:07 PDT
Perfect lab bench power supply http://www.instructables.com/id/Perfect-lab-bench-power-supply/
Perfect lab bench power supply - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKH/QMH5/I7N5Z223/FKHQMH5I7N5Z223.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKH/QMH5/I7N5Z223/FKHQMH5I7N5Z223.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKH/QMH5/I7N5Z223/FKHQMH5I7N5Z223.SMALL.jpg chelseabun As an electrician, I know how a power supply play a role in working of electrical instrument. The power supply is the first thing you have to think of. It has to conformity with your uses. I made a ATX power supply from old computer PSU. It's powerful, safety, nearly perfect for many uses but it has...
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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:50:30 PDT
Body Heat Powered Flashlight http://www.instructables.com/id/Body-Heat-Powered-Flashlight/
Body Heat Powered Flashlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ4/Y8TI/I6RSNT3F/FZ4Y8TII6RSNT3F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ4/Y8TI/I6RSNT3F/FZ4Y8TII6RSNT3F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ4/Y8TI/I6RSNT3F/FZ4Y8TII6RSNT3F.SMALL.jpg MITinventorbot Humans are a living energy source. We produce body heat, we walk, and our blood flows throughout our body. All of these energy sources from our body can be used to generate electricity. So why have we not taken advantage of those sources, and used them, especially for people do not have access to el...
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Mon, 2 Mar 2015 19:28:19 PST
Building A Low Cost Stirling Engine for Power Generation http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-A-Low-Cost-Stirling-Engine-for-Power-Gene/
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Mon, 2 Mar 2015 07:24:53 PST
Recover Exhaust Energy http://www.instructables.com/id/Recover-Exhaust-Energy/
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Mon, 2 Mar 2015 05:31:30 PST
Standalone Solar Powered Algae Cultivation http://www.instructables.com/id/Standalone-Solar-Powered-Algae-Cultivation/
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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:07:47 PST
Wood Fuel from Hedges - with John Whetman http://www.instructables.com/id/Wood-Fuel-from-Hedges-with-John-Whetman/
Wood Fuel from Hedges - with John Whetman - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5G/C48L/I5TI2AE6/F5GC48LI5TI2AE6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5G/C48L/I5TI2AE6/F5GC48LI5TI2AE6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5G/C48L/I5TI2AE6/F5GC48LI5TI2AE6.SMALL.jpg Tecwyn Twmffat As the price of fuel on the open market continues to fluctuate wildly, many farmers and land owners in the UK are looking to utilise their hedgerows as a valuable and reliable source of fuel for heating their homes and selling on as firewood. John Whetman, who works with the Devon Hedge Group, manag...
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Mon, 9 Feb 2015 08:44:08 PST
Charcoal Powered Generator - Gasifier http://www.instructables.com/id/Charcoal-Fire-Powered-Generator/
Charcoal Powered Generator - Gasifier - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM9/ZLK8/I5THVLUM/FM9ZLK8I5THVLUM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM9/ZLK8/I5THVLUM/FM9ZLK8I5THVLUM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM9/ZLK8/I5THVLUM/FM9ZLK8I5THVLUM.SMALL.jpg More Cowbell Ask any farmer, survival expert, Boy Scout, hippie or prepper and they will tell you the awesome uses for charcoal. From improving your garden to filtering water and field medicine. But did you know with a few scrap parts you can run an unmodified internal combustion engine?I've been interested in...
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Fri, 6 Feb 2015 20:28:51 PST
Swing Light: a bicycle powered glowing swing http://www.instructables.com/id/Swing-Light-a-self-powered-glowing-swing/
Swing Light: a bicycle powered glowing swing - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAM/V5SE/I3N2D867/FAMV5SEI3N2D867.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAM/V5SE/I3N2D867/FAMV5SEI3N2D867.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAM/V5SE/I3N2D867/FAMV5SEI3N2D867.SMALL.jpg danja.mewes If you follow these steps you can produce a glowing swing for a swingset that generates its power using a bicycle dynamo. The swing motion is not impeded by the setup, and you can run at least 3.5 meters of 12V LEDs off of it, as well as charge 12V batteries you may wish to include in the setup (or...
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Sat, 13 Dec 2014 23:59:18 PST
MFC: Sustainable Energy Source http://www.instructables.com/id/MFC-Sustainable-Energy-Source/
MFC: Sustainable Energy Source - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU6/9SLP/I3N2AF9U/FU69SLPI3N2AF9U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU6/9SLP/I3N2AF9U/FU69SLPI3N2AF9U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU6/9SLP/I3N2AF9U/FU69SLPI3N2AF9U.SMALL.jpg jasrenee Have you ever thought about microbes generating electricity? Well with the proper organic compounds amicrobe can convert chemical energy into electrical energy. This is referred to as a microbial fuel cell (MFC) which breaks down organic substances to produce electrical energy without emitting carbo...
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Sat, 13 Dec 2014 13:44:32 PST
Thermoelectric Power Generation (TEG) http://www.instructables.com/id/Thermoelectric-Power-Generation/
Thermoelectric Power Generation (TEG) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN3/0G79/I3JZX999/FN30G79I3JZX999.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN3/0G79/I3JZX999/FN30G79I3JZX999.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN3/0G79/I3JZX999/FN30G79I3JZX999.SMALL.jpg Tecwyn Twmffat These videos document my first attempts at generating electricity from a thermoelectric peltier device in 2012. The TEG that I used is a high powered unit able to withstand high temperatures and specially made for electricity generation.In terms of instructions, I dont think many people would want t...
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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 06:02:37 PST
Multi-Fuel Generator - Gas Propane NG http://www.instructables.com/id/Multi-Fuel-Generator-Gas-Propane-NG/
Multi-Fuel Generator - Gas Propane NG - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJI/UCT7/I3DQHHSY/FJIUCT7I3DQHHSY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJI/UCT7/I3DQHHSY/FJIUCT7I3DQHHSY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJI/UCT7/I3DQHHSY/FJIUCT7I3DQHHSY.SMALL.jpg More Cowbell Generators are a wonderful convenience when the power is out - unless you have no gasoline. Then they are a huge paperweight and an annoying reminder you should have had more gas on hand. This conversion is very fast and allows you to run your generator on gasoline, propane or natural gas - and ea...
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Mon, 8 Dec 2014 05:27:56 PST
5 Gal Bucket Clothes Washer http://www.instructables.com/id/5-Gallon-Bucket-1HP-1-Human-Power-Front-Load-Cloth/
5 Gal Bucket Clothes Washer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2C/GE43/I3B0CUL8/F2CGE43I3B0CUL8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2C/GE43/I3B0CUL8/F2CGE43I3B0CUL8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2C/GE43/I3B0CUL8/F2CGE43I3B0CUL8.SMALL.jpg andy.knote I've seen a few 5 gallon bucket clothes washers, I thought I'd make a front loader.I made this entirely out of left-overs and scraps, there are things I could have done differently, but I was working with what I had.I want to mention- the most significant advantage of this "double bucket" design is ...
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Thu, 4 Dec 2014 21:08:11 PST
From fireplace to stove http://www.instructables.com/id/From-fireplace-to-stove/
From fireplace to stove - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS2/LA4D/I376UNCX/FS2LA4DI376UNCX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS2/LA4D/I376UNCX/FS2LA4DI376UNCX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS2/LA4D/I376UNCX/FS2LA4DI376UNCX.SMALL.jpg Stefan Gales I had an old fireplace, which, to give more heat, I transformed into stove.It happened in 2011 Project Sheets, angles, few bricks and M6 screws. Disassembly Cleaned and checked , what I keep and what I throw. Let's get to work I first made a frame from angle. I welded 3 walls of metal sheet...
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Wed, 3 Dec 2014 02:02:37 PST
Adding Insulation to the exterior of my house. http://www.instructables.com/id/Adding-Insulation-to-the-exterior-of-my-house/
Adding Insulation to the exterior of my house. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMF/T12V/I2CVC3OS/FMFT12VI2CVC3OS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMF/T12V/I2CVC3OS/FMFT12VI2CVC3OS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMF/T12V/I2CVC3OS/FMFT12VI2CVC3OS.SMALL.jpg john pedersen This was a lengthy project that involved carefully removing the Aluminum siding off of my house, installing 1inch thick foil faced foam insulation and replacing the Aluminum siding.I have a small house that originally had a stucco exterior, at sometime probably in the 60's or 70's the then owner ha...
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Tue, 11 Nov 2014 19:24:49 PST
°•Make a pencil lead light bulb•° http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-pencil-lead-light-bulb/
°•Make a pencil lead light bulb•° - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEP/WX7H/I2XTTZHV/FEPWX7HI2XTTZHV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEP/WX7H/I2XTTZHV/FEPWX7HI2XTTZHV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEP/WX7H/I2XTTZHV/FEPWX7HI2XTTZHV.SMALL.jpg hemaraj In this instructables iam going to say how to make bulb in pencil lead. during the process the lead can reach upto 300°¢ be carefull while handling •°Components Required•° * Pencil Lead* Testube* Meatel cap X 2* Big Needle X 2* Small metal to hold lead* 15 V DC supply °•Use 0.7 Lead•° I used 0...
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Thu, 27 Nov 2014 02:12:15 PST
Stove from barrels http://www.instructables.com/id/Stove-from-barrels/
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:16:30 PST
Making Biodiesel from Waste Vegetable Oil http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Diesel-from-Waste-Vegetable-Oil-Biodiesel/
Making Biodiesel from Waste Vegetable Oil - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQG/US5Z/I2X88KTA/FQGUS5ZI2X88KTA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQG/US5Z/I2X88KTA/FQGUS5ZI2X88KTA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQG/US5Z/I2X88KTA/FQGUS5ZI2X88KTA.SMALL.jpg Tecwyn Twmffat Maybe if Walt and Jesse had taken to making biodiesel rather than methamphetamine they would have had less trouble with the Mexican cartels, less murders and violence and an altogether easier life? Also a lot more environmentally friendly! There have however been some moments of excitement in my bio...
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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:41:14 PST
DIY 400 Watt Wind Turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-400-Watt-Wind-Turbine/
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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:07:32 PDT
Comparing Apples, Oranges, and Batteries http://www.instructables.com/id/Comparing-Apples-Oranges-and-Batteries/
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Fri, 10 Oct 2014 21:01:17 PDT
DIY Wind Turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Wind-Turbine-2/
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Sat, 27 Sep 2014 08:43:22 PDT
Shaky Leg Power Generator http://www.instructables.com/id/Shaky-Leg-Power-Generator/
Shaky Leg Power Generator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXM/3YGO/I03ODF92/FXM3YGOI03ODF92.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXM/3YGO/I03ODF92/FXM3YGOI03ODF92.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXM/3YGO/I03ODF92/FXM3YGOI03ODF92.SMALL.jpg randofo Anyone who has spent any length of time near me knows that my leg shakes. Friends and family typically start to notice when the dining table starts to shake. What tips off coworkers is usually a shaking monitor and a subtle ripple breaking the surface tension of their coffee. After a while they real...
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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:32:34 PDT
Lawnmower Power Generator With A Twist http://www.instructables.com/id/Lawnmower-Power-Generator-With-A-Twist/
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Sun, 12 Dec 2010 15:04:03 PST
Inexpensive Mini Turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/Inexpensive-Mini-Turbine/
Inexpensive Mini Turbine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIF/BECR/HY08662U/FIFBECRHY08662U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIF/BECR/HY08662U/FIFBECRHY08662U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIF/BECR/HY08662U/FIFBECRHY08662U.SMALL.jpg Cats Science Club Knowing a teacher or two and with Momma Cat's bean counting problem, we thought we better come up with an extremely inexpensive turbine. This way the bean counter and teacher in all of us can be happy :-)Why build one of these mini turbines? Well they are inexpensive ;-) There is the wow factor. The...
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:21:52 PDT
Simple Backyard Wind Turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Backyard-Wind-Turbine/
Simple Backyard Wind Turbine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNI/NB9S/HWE9VQAS/FNINB9SHWE9VQAS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNI/NB9S/HWE9VQAS/FNINB9SHWE9VQAS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNI/NB9S/HWE9VQAS/FNINB9SHWE9VQAS.SMALL.jpg Cats Science Club Want to generate your own power? Want to do it easily? Tired of "how to" wind turbine searches that end up not showing you how to actually build one? We are!!!Here is a simple wind turbine that generates over 12 volts. Most of the parts can be bought at a local home improvement store and the other p...
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Sat, 14 Jun 2014 19:50:46 PDT
Helical Vawt (blades and charge controller) http://www.instructables.com/id/Helical-Vawt-blades-only/
Helical Vawt (blades and charge controller) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX8/Q641/HVCUT6EL/FX8Q641HVCUT6EL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX8/Q641/HVCUT6EL/FX8Q641HVCUT6EL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX8/Q641/HVCUT6EL/FX8Q641HVCUT6EL.SMALL.jpg petercd A PVC bladed type of helical wind turbine, inspired by the 3 bladed version of TyPower2. In an attempt to emulate the Savonius profile, I used a heat gun to curve the blade tips. To produce usable power one needs: a turbine, wind or water. a generator, coupled to the turbine. a r...
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Sun, 18 May 2014 16:07:53 PDT
3 mini motors http://www.instructables.com/id/3-mini-motors/
3 mini motors - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F37/HLII/HTX6OG9B/F37HLIIHTX6OG9B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F37/HLII/HTX6OG9B/F37HLIIHTX6OG9B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F37/HLII/HTX6OG9B/F37HLIIHTX6OG9B.SMALL.jpg nlinventor The photo above shows the smallest of the three mini motors sitting on a dime. All three motors work the same and are based on experiments done on another motor that was published in Instructables a couple of months ago. You can view that instructable here: http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-dc-...
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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:24:17 PDT
Green Engineering http://www.instructables.com/id/Green-Engineering/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FMW/6T6D/HOUG7R95/FMW6T6DHOUG7R95.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMW/6T6D/HOUG7R95/FMW6T6DHOUG7R95.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMW/6T6D/HOUG7R95/FMW6T6DHOUG7R95.SMALL.jpg audreyobscura Over the years, Instructables has seen some amazingly innovative projects come in that really show us how to Go Green! These feats of engineering demonstrate how we can fuel the future with natural resources, and protect the environment for generations to come. solar lawn mower Solar Powered ...
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Fri, 6 Dec 2013 13:06:06 PST
Compost Heating System http://www.instructables.com/id/Compost-Heating-System/
Compost Heating System - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIC/5O9D/HUHT1WXR/FIC5O9DHUHT1WXR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIC/5O9D/HUHT1WXR/FIC5O9DHUHT1WXR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIC/5O9D/HUHT1WXR/FIC5O9DHUHT1WXR.SMALL.jpg katrinaspade The Pain Mound is a large pile of woody biomass, aka mulch. Invented by French farmer Jean Pain in the 1970s, it is made of woodchips and sawdust, surrounded by a ring of hay bales for structure and insulation. As the Pain Mound decomposes, heat is produced and harnessed using a hydronic loop. The...
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Sun, 27 Apr 2014 12:10:20 PDT
How to build a Rocket Mass Heater http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-Rocket-Mass-Heater/
How to build a Rocket Mass Heater - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZR/XUUV/HR9V7OVS/FZRXUUVHR9V7OVS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZR/XUUV/HR9V7OVS/FZRXUUVHR9V7OVS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZR/XUUV/HR9V7OVS/FZRXUUVHR9V7OVS.SMALL.jpg velacreations There are two main factors that differentiate a Rocket Mass Heater (RMH) from a regular wood-burning stove. One is that the combustion that takes place is far more complete in an RMH, due to the increased draft and insulated burn chamber. An RMH can consequently be up to eight times more efficient, ...
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Wed, 5 Feb 2014 13:05:19 PST
Pond Heater http://www.instructables.com/id/Pond-Heater/
Pond Heater - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKD/3JHG/HNV9OM5S/FKD3JHGHNV9OM5S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKD/3JHG/HNV9OM5S/FKD3JHGHNV9OM5S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKD/3JHG/HNV9OM5S/FKD3JHGHNV9OM5S.SMALL.jpg Pragmatic Man Last spring we built an above ground pond using an old billboard sign as a liner [billboardtarps.com] which cost us 1/10th what a 'regular' pond liner would have. In winter, the temp can dip below freezing here & we don't want to loose our fish, some of which have gotten quite large. So being a free...
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Mon, 11 Nov 2013 18:03:38 PST
Arduino based House Heater Controler with SMS User Interface http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-based-House-Heater-Controler-with-SMS-User/
Arduino based House Heater Controler with SMS User Interface - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBJ/3LLZ/HLSHE77C/FBJ3LLZHLSHE77C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBJ/3LLZ/HLSHE77C/FBJ3LLZHLSHE77C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBJ/3LLZ/HLSHE77C/FBJ3LLZHLSHE77C.SMALL.jpg kohleick The project provides instructions and code to build a heating controller for your home or remote country house, which can be controlled and monitored by GSM via SMS commands. I started to design it as we needed a reliable and remotely accessible heating controller for our country home, which is in d...
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Mon, 23 Sep 2013 02:15:07 PDT
Portable Power http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Power/
Portable Power - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI9/QILE/HLA1SC26/FI9QILEHLA1SC26.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI9/QILE/HLA1SC26/FI9QILEHLA1SC26.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI9/QILE/HLA1SC26/FI9QILEHLA1SC26.SMALL.jpg Cats Science Club This power pack would be for emergency use, like when a storm knocks out the power, and would be very nice to have for camping. Okay, Fat Cat saw this on youtube and thought we could do an instructable on it. We highly recommend that you check out the link to the video by KK's Boathouse. It is very...
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Sat, 7 Sep 2013 18:48:00 PDT
Solar Tracker in the Internet Cloud http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Tracker-in-the-Internet-Cloud/
Solar Tracker in the Internet Cloud - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL0/954N/HHTE0PGU/FL0954NHHTE0PGU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL0/954N/HHTE0PGU/FL0954NHHTE0PGU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL0/954N/HHTE0PGU/FL0954NHHTE0PGU.SMALL.jpg MidnightMaker This is a Solar Tracker. A full size, internet cloud connected, smartphone accessible Solar Tracker built mainly from 2x4s and plywood, employing wooden peg gears, recycled curtain poles, nuts, bolts and threaded rod. The solar tracker uses a home built electronic controller incorporating WiFi, ste...
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Wed, 12 Jun 2013 15:01:23 PDT
Free professional wind turbine blade http://www.instructables.com/id/Free-professional-wind-turbine-blade/
Free professional wind turbine blade - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI2/2140/HH11S2PZ/FI22140HH11S2PZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI2/2140/HH11S2PZ/FI22140HH11S2PZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI2/2140/HH11S2PZ/FI22140HH11S2PZ.SMALL.jpg phmanzano Build the prototype of a wind turbine blade with fiber glass, cardboard, software, tools and affordable or free materials. Beware my friend, it's a loooong and detailed instructable since professional wind turbine have many parameters to take in account. After that we'll jump, and backflip like nin...
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Thu, 23 May 2013 08:46:38 PDT
Darrieus Wind Turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/Darrieus-Wind-Turbine/
Darrieus Wind Turbine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMP/WTA2/HGH6QOS2/FMPWTA2HGH6QOS2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMP/WTA2/HGH6QOS2/FMPWTA2HGH6QOS2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMP/WTA2/HGH6QOS2/FMPWTA2HGH6QOS2.SMALL.jpg the umbrellas Our team created a wind powered generator in the form of a Darrieus Vertical Axis Wind Turbine.  Our aim was to create a turbine which generated as much power possible using motor in a wind tunnel. We also needed to design the wind turbine with a specific market in mind. We decided that our turbine ...
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Fri, 10 May 2013 08:39:31 PDT
Bike Generator Patio Furniture Made from Recycled Materials w/ Voltage Regulated Battery Charging System http://www.instructables.com/id/Bike-Generator-Patio-Furniture-Made-from-Recycled-/
Bike Generator Patio Furniture Made from Recycled Materials w/ Voltage Regulated Battery Charging System - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F52/VIWN/HGH71Q7L/F52VIWNHGH71Q7L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F52/VIWN/HGH71Q7L/F52VIWNHGH71Q7L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F52/VIWN/HGH71Q7L/F52VIWNHGH71Q7L.SMALL.jpg KlockworkKevin For this project I refined some of the lessons I've learned building (or trying to build) bike generators in the past in an attempt to build one that was quiet, less obtrusive in our living space, and capable of being used by a bicycle without any modifications or additions to the bicycle. The Table...
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Sun, 12 May 2013 15:39:01 PDT
How to Build a Bicycle Generator http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-a-Bicycle-Generator-1/
How to Build a Bicycle Generator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXE/ZOU2/HGIEUZEV/FXEZOU2HGIEUZEV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXE/ZOU2/HGIEUZEV/FXEZOU2HGIEUZEV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXE/ZOU2/HGIEUZEV/FXEZOU2HGIEUZEV.SMALL.jpg abemckay Using a few easily accessible parts, you can make a bicycle generator that can power various electronic appliances, such as laptops and batteries! Materials needed: Bicycle Stand Bicycle frame 24V  DC scooter motor DC-DC battery charger A car battery, or something similar DC-AC inverter Wires for e...
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Thu, 9 May 2013 22:26:47 PDT
Dandelion Wind turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/Dandelion-Wind-turbine/
Dandelion Wind turbine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDQ/A3ET/HGH6V6L8/FDQA3ETHGH6V6L8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDQ/A3ET/HGH6V6L8/FDQA3ETHGH6V6L8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDQ/A3ET/HGH6V6L8/FDQA3ETHGH6V6L8.SMALL.jpg zamiller1 We were given a project to design a wind turbine with an aim to generate as much power as possible (with 24W motor). In this instructables page we will show you a step by step process to build our turbine. Materials Materials Needed: -3mm sheet thermoplastic -MDF, various sizes -Sheet Aluminium ...
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Fri, 10 May 2013 05:18:42 PDT
homage to duchamp's bicycle wheel - a dual mode led lamp (DC hub generator or AC plugin) http://www.instructables.com/id/homage-to-duchamps-bicycle-wheel-a-dual-mode-le/
homage to duchamp's bicycle wheel - a dual mode led lamp (DC hub generator or AC plugin) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUC/OGBL/HFD1JTWW/FUCOGBLHFD1JTWW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUC/OGBL/HFD1JTWW/FUCOGBLHFD1JTWW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUC/OGBL/HFD1JTWW/FUCOGBLHFD1JTWW.SMALL.jpg pobriant In honor of the 100th year of  Marcel Duchamp's most famous "ready made" creation, the bicycle wheel lamp and generator. This is  a dual mode led lamp  for plugging in an AC LED bulb or spin it yourself for powering DC LEDs (with battery backup.)  Choose the  green option with Cree's latest LED 9.5...
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Sat, 13 Apr 2013 19:13:58 PDT
Adjustable Ribbon Generator http://www.instructables.com/id/Adjustable-Windbelt/
Adjustable Ribbon Generator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/P4N2/HET2TLVN/F82P4N2HET2TLVN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/P4N2/HET2TLVN/F82P4N2HET2TLVN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/P4N2/HET2TLVN/F82P4N2HET2TLVN.SMALL.jpg aprzy15 The printed parts for this project can be found here. What did I make? I made a Adjustable Ribbon Generator that takes advantage of low wind speeds to produce electricity. This Ribbon Generator allows for the adjustment of the tension of the ribbon which will allow it to work better in a larger ra...
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Sat, 30 Mar 2013 14:27:06 PDT
Upgrade hot-water radiator to convector http://www.instructables.com/id/Upgrade-hot-water-radiator-to-convector/
Upgrade hot-water radiator to convector - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXW/I4VH/HEBNA7MS/FXWI4VHHEBNA7MS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXW/I4VH/HEBNA7MS/FXWI4VHHEBNA7MS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXW/I4VH/HEBNA7MS/FXWI4VHHEBNA7MS.SMALL.jpg leto78 Hot-water radiators used in central heating systems use passive convection to distribute heat inside a room. This is not very efficient, especially if they are mounted in the corner of the room. For this reason, there are convector radiators that include a fan in order to improve the heat distributi...
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Sat, 16 Mar 2013 17:20:36 PDT
Woodstove Heat Exchanger http://www.instructables.com/id/Woodstove-Heat-Exchanger/
Woodstove Heat Exchanger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Q/DOX8/HD4VDIYS/F3QDOX8HD4VDIYS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Q/DOX8/HD4VDIYS/F3QDOX8HD4VDIYS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Q/DOX8/HD4VDIYS/F3QDOX8HD4VDIYS.SMALL.jpg VertDude       I wanted to build this heat exchanger to reclaim some of the heat that is lost up the chimney of my wood stove. I use the wood stove to heat my workshop during the winter months . I have seen heat exchanger units available in stores for around $160. Since I'm cheap, and I hate to pay money for...
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Sun, 10 Mar 2013 08:19:49 PDT
A Vertical Wind Generator from Washing Machine Motor http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Vertical-Wind-Generator-from-Washing-Machine-Mot/
A Vertical Wind Generator from Washing Machine Motor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5J/UTNV/HCJOGF15/F5JUTNVHCJOGF15.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5J/UTNV/HCJOGF15/F5JUTNVHCJOGF15.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5J/UTNV/HCJOGF15/F5JUTNVHCJOGF15.SMALL.jpg Teslaphonics Have an old front-load clothes washer and some PVC pipe lying around?  Make a vertical wind generator and go GREEN the DIY way. Remove motor from washing machine This step was the most destructive using various implements to separate the motor assembly from the washing machine.  I'll leave it to ...
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Sun, 3 Feb 2013 18:43:05 PST