Instructables: exploring - green - solar http://www.instructables.com Fri, 1 Aug 2014 02:51:28 PDT BLOX v1.01 Solar house number http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-house-number/
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Sun, 13 Jul 2014 08:29:01 PDT
Simple Recycled / Re-purposed Solar Phone Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Recycled-Re-purposed-Solar-Phone-Charger/
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Thu, 26 Jun 2014 10:54:59 PDT
Solar Hurricane Lighting (and more) http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Hurricane-Lighting-and-more/
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Sun, 1 Jun 2014 15:54:23 PDT
Garden Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Garden-Lights/
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Thu, 30 May 2013 22:18:26 PDT
Indoor Decorative Solar Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Indoor-Decorative-Solar-Lights/
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Tue, 28 May 2013 14:56:30 PDT
Hot water solar collector controller with thermostat v1.0 http://www.instructables.com/id/Hot-water-solar-collector-controller-with-thermost/
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Fri, 17 May 2013 04:04:50 PDT
Double Duty Protest Sign/Solar Cooker http://www.instructables.com/id/Double-Duty-Protest-SignSolar-Cooker/
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Fri, 3 May 2013 20:32:24 PDT
Solar Shrub II http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Shrub-II/
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Sat, 20 Apr 2013 11:09:32 PDT
How To Make A Solar Oven http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Solar-Oven/
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Sun, 14 Apr 2013 18:39:11 PDT
The Nicaragua Solar Panel http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Nicaragua-Solar-Panel/
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Mon, 17 Sep 2012 20:39:05 PDT
Glass Bottles Recycled to colored sands http://www.instructables.com/id/Glass-Bottles-Recycled-to-colored-sands/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FJC/0ITU/H63P491T/FJC0ITUH63P491T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJC/0ITU/H63P491T/FJC0ITUH63P491T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJC/0ITU/H63P491T/FJC0ITUH63P491T.SMALL.jpg GREENPOWERSCIENCE This is an easy DIY glass crusher that will give you a great upper body workout and produces beautiful colored sand that can be used for planters or glass melting with a large Fresnel Lens.
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Wed, 22 Aug 2012 09:09:15 PDT
Instant Greenhouse pallet wrap http://www.instructables.com/id/Instant-Greenhouse-pallet-wrap/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F8D/CSF8/H5Y9VPPL/F8DCSF8H5Y9VPPL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8D/CSF8/H5Y9VPPL/F8DCSF8H5Y9VPPL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8D/CSF8/H5Y9VPPL/F8DCSF8H5Y9VPPL.SMALL.jpg GREENPOWERSCIENCE This is not the prettiest greenhouse BUT it does work very well. I have tested standard pallet wrap for UV and it has surpassed 2 years without a problem. The wrap clings and if wrapped properly, it will not separate in winds exceeding 35 miles per hour. Maximum temperature difference with a 4x8 ft ...
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Sun, 19 Aug 2012 12:23:03 PDT
"Solar" Air Conditioning http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Air-Conditioning/
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Fri, 3 Aug 2012 08:11:20 PDT
programmable solar charger http://www.instructables.com/id/programable-solar-panels/
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Sun, 29 Jul 2012 07:04:12 PDT
trash 2 treasure 6, variations on a theme http://www.instructables.com/id/trash-2-treasure-6-variations-on-a-theme/
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Thu, 14 Jun 2012 14:00:02 PDT
Solar Interior Lighting (Getting Your Solar Feet Wet) http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Interior-Lighting-Getting-Your-Solar-Feet-W/
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Sun, 27 May 2012 14:58:36 PDT
trash to treasure 4, push back the dark 2 http://www.instructables.com/id/trash-to-treasure-4-push-back-the-dark-2/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F6P/G5N0/H1QMLI9X/F6PG5N0H1QMLI9X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6P/G5N0/H1QMLI9X/F6PG5N0H1QMLI9X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6P/G5N0/H1QMLI9X/F6PG5N0H1QMLI9X.SMALL.jpg l8nite My other instructable http://www.instructables.com/id/Trash-to-treasure-3-push-back-the-dark/ was still on my mind when I saw this large mouthed adult beverage container which I rinsed well and filled with play sand. The lamp fit like it was made for this application!  I still added a bead of hot gl...
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Sun, 6 May 2012 15:55:15 PDT
Trash to treasure 3, push back the dark http://www.instructables.com/id/Trash-to-treasure-3-push-back-the-dark/
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Sat, 5 May 2012 14:03:03 PDT
Solar Water Heater: Part 1- The Collector http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Water-Heater-Part-1-The-Collector/
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Wed, 28 Mar 2012 01:24:11 PDT
Rain Barrels, Chicken Coops, and Solar Panels http://www.instructables.com/id/Rain-Barrels-Chicken-Coops-and-Solar-Panels/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FG5/WVG6/GHDS6OBK/FG5WVG6GHDS6OBK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG5/WVG6/GHDS6OBK/FG5WVG6GHDS6OBK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG5/WVG6/GHDS6OBK/FG5WVG6GHDS6OBK.SMALL.jpg scoochmaroo Welcome to Rain Barrels, Chicken Coops, and Solar Panels: projects to get you off the grid, a collection of awesome do-it-yourself projects from Instructables.com! The Instructables editors have chosen some of our best do-it-yourself off-the-grid projects to educate and inspire you to make great th...
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Thu, 8 Sep 2011 15:32:33 PDT
Hot Pot is a great solar cooker, but was designed for the Tropics http://www.instructables.com/id/Hot-Pot-is-a-great-solar-cooker-but-was-designed-/
Hot Pot is a great solar cooker, but was designed for the Tropics - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTO/90FP/GQYGKRK4/FTO90FPGQYGKRK4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTO/90FP/GQYGKRK4/FTO90FPGQYGKRK4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTO/90FP/GQYGKRK4/FTO90FPGQYGKRK4.SMALL.jpg shastalore   First of all, and a minor point, the Hot Pot is properly spelled as: HotPot (one word) But those of you who want to do more research, Google searches are more successful when searched as "hot pot", since the rest of the world misspells the name. Here's a simple hack (well... maybe not so simpl...
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Tue, 5 Apr 2011 17:18:36 PDT
Solar Space Heater http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Space-Heater/
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Wed, 13 Oct 2010 14:44:58 PDT
Solar LED Light Hacked Into Solar Battery Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-LED-Light-Hacked-Into-Solar-Battery-Charger/
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Tue, 8 Jun 2010 19:23:13 PDT
My Solar Furnace http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Solar-Furnace/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FTG/XZWK/FT17YNS8/FTGXZWKFT17YNS8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTG/XZWK/FT17YNS8/FTGXZWKFT17YNS8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTG/XZWK/FT17YNS8/FTGXZWKFT17YNS8.SMALL.jpg 00MrNotWrong00 This is not completely my own design. You can find these all over the internet if you do a Google search or a search on you-tube. I built this because so many people pay so much money to heat their homes and something as simple and cheap as this could off set those costs by hundreds of dollars a y...
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Wed, 14 Apr 2010 17:57:58 PDT