Instructables: exploring - solar - power http://www.instructables.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:43:05 PDT BLOX v1.01 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
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...
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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
Open Source Solarpad Kit Solar USB Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Solarpad-Kit-Powerful-USB-Solar-Charger/
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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
(16) Power Distribution Panel For Pluggables http://www.instructables.com/id/Power-Distribution-Panel-For-Pluggables/
(16) Power Distribution Panel For Pluggables - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAU/JRNW/HLZRET43/FAUJRNWHLZRET43.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAU/JRNW/HLZRET43/FAUJRNWHLZRET43.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAU/JRNW/HLZRET43/FAUJRNWHLZRET43.SMALL.jpg Dr.Bill To plug in any of the Pluggables, any of the equipment that is modified to not use a Wall Wart or Batteries, needs to have a Power Distribution Panel to provide the proper Voltage to operate. If you plug in any of your equipment to any but the proper Voltage you Will Burn Out The Unit. An item tha...
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Sun, 29 Sep 2013 16:30:24 PDT
(15) Cassio Label Maker, Battery Operated To Solar Pluggable http://www.instructables.com/id/Cassio-Label-Maker-Battery-Operated-To-Solar-Plugg/
(15) Cassio Label Maker, Battery Operated To Solar Pluggable - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU4/SOOV/HLZRWV8M/FU4SOOVHLZRWV8M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU4/SOOV/HLZRWV8M/FU4SOOVHLZRWV8M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU4/SOOV/HLZRWV8M/FU4SOOVHLZRWV8M.SMALL.jpg Dr.Bill Link; http://www.instructables.com/id/12-WattsUp-Meter-Installation-Pluggables-Series/ The link covers DC to DC Converters you will need to plug this in so it gets the right voltage. Most of the stuff that we have is convertible to Solar Pluggables. To Buy this stuff in an RV store, if you can, wil...
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Fri, 27 Sep 2013 02:21:44 PDT
(14) Power Cords For Small Solar Appliances http://www.instructables.com/id/14-Power-Cords-For-Small-Solar-Appliances/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FZK/LLMM/HHS9EIUC/FZKLLMMHHS9EIUC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZK/LLMM/HHS9EIUC/FZKLLMMHHS9EIUC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZK/LLMM/HHS9EIUC/FZKLLMMHHS9EIUC.SMALL.jpg Dr.Bill Any wall wart can be eliminated from a small appliance that you want to run on Solar. The only thing needed is ah plug on the end of that wire. If I come up with anything odd, strange or unique I will post it as an UpDate.
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Mon, 17 Jun 2013 19:55:22 PDT
(12) WattsUp Meter Installation (Pluggables Update 9/9/13) http://www.instructables.com/id/12-WattsUp-Meter-Installation-Pluggables-Series/
(12) WattsUp Meter Installation (Pluggables Update 9/9/13) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFU/656T/HG85CH9B/FFU656THG85CH9B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFU/656T/HG85CH9B/FFU656THG85CH9B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFU/656T/HG85CH9B/FFU656THG85CH9B.SMALL.jpg Dr.Bill The WattsUp Meter is not exactly something I'm going to be plugging in every time I use it. WattsUp will be permanently mounted on the face of the Power Distribution Panel to monitor the number of Watts I use every time I turn something on. WattsUp will tell me how many Watts I use directly from the...
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Sun, 16 Jun 2013 16:35:44 PDT
Solar rechargeable "light bulb". Ideal for camping. (made from recyclable materials) http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-rechargeable-light-bulb-Ideal-for-camping/
Solar rechargeable "light bulb". Ideal for camping. (made from recyclable materials) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFK/CA96/HGZO5SPM/FFKCA96HGZO5SPM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFK/CA96/HGZO5SPM/FFKCA96HGZO5SPM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFK/CA96/HGZO5SPM/FFKCA96HGZO5SPM.SMALL.jpg out-of-the-box Now when I go camping I like to escape technology and just enjoy nature, however I often want light at night in my tent, who doesnt? With all your electronics at home and an outlet far from reach light is hard to find at night, so in this I will show you how I made a solar rechargeable light bulb us...
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Tue, 21 May 2013 20:56:21 PDT
Make a Solar Rechargeable TV remote. http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Solar-Rechargeable-TV-remote/
Make a Solar Rechargeable TV remote. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2R/MGKJ/HGH6JHZ5/F2RMGKJHGH6JHZ5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2R/MGKJ/HGH6JHZ5/F2RMGKJHGH6JHZ5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2R/MGKJ/HGH6JHZ5/F2RMGKJHGH6JHZ5.SMALL.jpg out-of-the-box In this I will show you how to make a TV remote that uses solar energy to recharge its batteries. The batteries need to be rechargeable, I used nimh batteries. before we begin I would like to say that you shouldnt modify any remote that isnt yours. what do I mean exactly? glad you asked! Odds are yo...
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Sun, 12 May 2013 03:14:54 PDT
(11) Solar Adaptation for Radio (Pluggables) http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Adaptation-for-Radio/
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Wed, 17 Apr 2013 13:01:47 PDT
Giant Sun Jar http://www.instructables.com/id/Giant-Sun-Jar/
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Mon, 15 Apr 2013 20:57:00 PDT
(10) Portfolio Solar Landscape Flood Lamp HACK (Update 9/27/13) http://www.instructables.com/id/Portfolio-Solar-Landscape-Flood-Lamp-HACK/
(10) Portfolio Solar Landscape Flood Lamp HACK (Update 9/27/13) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXK/KOQ4/HFD1EUKT/FXKKOQ4HFD1EUKT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXK/KOQ4/HFD1EUKT/FXKKOQ4HFD1EUKT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXK/KOQ4/HFD1EUKT/FXKKOQ4HFD1EUKT.SMALL.jpg Dr.Bill We live in a building that goes through power outages on a regular basis. Happens almost every month with no apology from HECO, the local electric company. I spotted these flood lamps in a Lowes display. Their light was very much different from the usual LED. The light was not so bluish/white, it w...
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Sat, 13 Apr 2013 17:38:38 PDT
Solar generator -- emergency power supply -- portable camp power http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-power-plant-backup-power-supply-portab/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FTQ/B40G/HFSHTMMQ/FTQB40GHFSHTMMQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTQ/B40G/HFSHTMMQ/FTQB40GHFSHTMMQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTQ/B40G/HFSHTMMQ/FTQB40GHFSHTMMQ.SMALL.jpg telluridetech Hi All –Here's another one of my projects: DIY -- Solar generator  --  emergency power supply – portable camp power This is a solar system that i built a couple years ago. I just did a major upgrade on the system with brand new batteries, solar charger, wiring, fuses and AC charging system. Pretty ...
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Sat, 23 Feb 2013 21:41:29 PST
(9) 12-Volt-PhotoVoltaic-Power-For-The-Tiny-Apartment/ http://www.instructables.com/id/12-Volt-PhotoVoltaic-Power-For-The-Tiny-Apartment/
(9) 12-Volt-PhotoVoltaic-Power-For-The-Tiny-Apartment/ - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSB/E8OY/H2WEX6UK/FSBE8OYH2WEX6UK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSB/E8OY/H2WEX6UK/FSBE8OYH2WEX6UK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSB/E8OY/H2WEX6UK/FSBE8OYH2WEX6UK.SMALL.jpg Dr.Bill Electric rates are going up again in Hawai'i because Foreign Oil is imported from the Middle East. Up 17% just this year. The ships that bring it in have to go a long way through war torn nations past pirates. At least this is the story they are sticking to.  Back in the early 1900's Hawaiian Elect...
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Tue, 12 Feb 2013 12:39:27 PST
DIY PARABOLIC MIRROR from a trash can lid. http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-PARABOLIC-MIRROR-from-a-trash-can-lid/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F0K/HRFX/HAWSI2JD/F0KHRFXHAWSI2JD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0K/HRFX/HAWSI2JD/F0KHRFXHAWSI2JD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0K/HRFX/HAWSI2JD/F0KHRFXHAWSI2JD.SMALL.jpg GREENPOWERSCIENCE This is the follow up video to the larger square mirror.
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Fri, 28 Dec 2012 19:05:06 PST
Solar Power Supply V3.0 http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Power-Supply-V30/
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Wed, 5 Sep 2012 14:29:28 PDT
Solar Hot Water DIY EASY Cheap http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Hot-Water-DIY-EASY-Cheap/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FTU/RFJW/H6738KQ6/FTURFJWH6738KQ6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTU/RFJW/H6738KQ6/FTURFJWH6738KQ6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTU/RFJW/H6738KQ6/FTURFJWH6738KQ6.SMALL.jpg GREENPOWERSCIENCE Part 2 of a 2 part series showing how to install a cheap cost effective solar hot water heater. Part 1 is available on youtube, this gets to the point. The tubing is safe in excess of 170F in terms of chemical leaching. Do not drink hot shower water;-) If you want a passive exchange system for areas...
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Sat, 25 Aug 2012 11:21:35 PDT
GIANT SLOAR OVEN from double glass scrap refrigerator doors http://www.instructables.com/id/GIANT-SLOAR-OVEN-from-double-glass-scrap-refrigera/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FXB/ATI6/H6738KPP/FXBATI6H6738KPP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXB/ATI6/H6738KPP/FXBATI6H6738KPP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXB/ATI6/H6738KPP/FXBATI6H6738KPP.SMALL.jpg GREENPOWERSCIENCE This is a 75 cu ft Solar over that took about 5 days to build. Every connection is sealed with silicone. The maximum air temp measured with all the mirrors in place reaches 221 F with 70 F outdoor temperature. We have a bit more work to do as 2 collection panels are wood and cannot handle the heat ...
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Sat, 25 Aug 2012 11:04:16 PDT
Off the shelf parabolic mirror from a beauty supply cosmetic mirror http://www.instructables.com/id/Off-the-shelf-parabolic-mirror-from-a-beauty-suppl/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FK1/8PDV/H672SSKD/FK18PDVH672SSKD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK1/8PDV/H672SSKD/FK18PDVH672SSKD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK1/8PDV/H672SSKD/FK18PDVH672SSKD.SMALL.jpg GREENPOWERSCIENCE This is a high quality second surface long Focal Length parabolic mirror is from the cosmetic section. The greater the "x" magnification factor the mirror has (ex. x4 or x8) the SHORTER THE FOCAL LENGTH. The x-factor does not equal more power for solar. Shorter focal lengths make objects appear larg...
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Thu, 23 Aug 2012 11:11:11 PDT
Instant Parabolic Trough #8 stainless steel http://www.instructables.com/id/Instant-Parabolic-Trough-8-stainless-steel/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FIY/IZSA/H5Y9WEBX/FIYIZSAH5Y9WEBX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIY/IZSA/H5Y9WEBX/FIYIZSAH5Y9WEBX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIY/IZSA/H5Y9WEBX/FIYIZSAH5Y9WEBX.SMALL.jpg GREENPOWERSCIENCE A simple stainless steel parabolic trough mirror that produces a near perfect Linear Beam. This mirror was combined with a 20 oz vacuum tube and raised 70f water to 212f in 14 minutes.
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Wed, 22 Aug 2012 07:17:35 PDT
WIND TURBINE BLADE DIY how to video Part 1 HAWT Windmill Wind Power http://www.instructables.com/id/WIND-TURBINE-BLADE-DIY-how-to-video-Part-1-HAWT-Wi/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FCZ/285G/H5Y9W4W5/FCZ285GH5Y9W4W5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCZ/285G/H5Y9W4W5/FCZ285GH5Y9W4W5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCZ/285G/H5Y9W4W5/FCZ285GH5Y9W4W5.SMALL.jpg GREENPOWERSCIENCE This is the actual DVD I have. Please watch all 10 videos before trying this yourself and BE CAREFUL. TOOLS ARE DANGEROUS. WARNING WARNING DO AT YOUR OWN RISK:-) We use pine for our blades but there are better woods available. If you use Pine, seal with a water sealer then apply a clear gloss enamel...
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Tue, 21 Aug 2012 10:55:11 PDT
direct tv dish to solar cooker http://www.instructables.com/id/direct-tv-dish-to-solar-cooker/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FVF/3CIZ/H5R9F1OT/FVF3CIZH5R9F1OT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVF/3CIZ/H5R9F1OT/FVF3CIZH5R9F1OT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVF/3CIZ/H5R9F1OT/FVF3CIZH5R9F1OT.SMALL.jpg GREENPOWERSCIENCE The strip method allows for the reflective tape/film to form to the parabola UNLIKE pie cuts and circles that pinch and crumble at the ends. Use a standard metal yard stick that is 2" wide. This will cut perfect 2" strips. Use an adhesive mirror film. DO not use aluminum foil, it does not work wel...
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Mon, 20 Aug 2012 11:30:12 PDT
Cement Mold Parabolic Reflector from a water tank http://www.instructables.com/id/Cement-Mold-Parabolic-Reflector-from-a-water-tank/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FFC/HSZP/H5TUB6DD/FFCHSZPH5TUB6DD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFC/HSZP/H5TUB6DD/FFCHSZPH5TUB6DD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFC/HSZP/H5TUB6DD/FFCHSZPH5TUB6DD.SMALL.jpg GREENPOWERSCIENCE PART 1 OF THE DIY PROJECT. SCRAP 70 GALLON WATER TANK I FOUND ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD.
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Sun, 19 Aug 2012 13:29:02 PDT
DIY SOLAR TUBES EVACUATED VACUUM TUBE Solar water heater http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-SOLAR-TUBES-EVACUATED-VACUUM-TUBE/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FN7/KGAI/H5Y9VPQ0/FN7KGAIH5Y9VPQ0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN7/KGAI/H5Y9VPQ0/FN7KGAIH5Y9VPQ0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN7/KGAI/H5Y9VPQ0/FN7KGAIH5Y9VPQ0.SMALL.jpg GREENPOWERSCIENCE Boil water just by placing it in the sun. This is a simple process to make your owns solar evacuated vacuum tubes from any bottle and a $2 vase from Walmart. The vacuum is drawn between the walls of the outer cylinder and the inner bottle replicating a thermos with one distinct difference. The sunli...
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Sun, 19 Aug 2012 12:27:50 PDT
Diy Solar Panel Series http://www.instructables.com/id/Diy-Solar-Panel-Series/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F8P/A3ZO/H5TVB8BP/F8PA3ZOH5TVB8BP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8P/A3ZO/H5TVB8BP/F8PA3ZOH5TVB8BP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8P/A3ZO/H5TVB8BP/F8PA3ZOH5TVB8BP.SMALL.jpg GREENPOWERSCIENCE This is part 1 of a complete panel video. There will be three inexpensive options of panel sealing.
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Sun, 19 Aug 2012 08:34:48 PDT
Survival Alternative fire from water http://www.instructables.com/id/WATER-BOTTLE-FIRE-STARTER/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ7/D3C9/H5Y9VO75/FJ7D3C9H5Y9VO75.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ7/D3C9/H5Y9VO75/FJ7D3C9H5Y9VO75.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ7/D3C9/H5Y9VO75/FJ7D3C9H5Y9VO75.SMALL.jpg GREENPOWERSCIENCE This video teaches the way a large collection of water can be used to harness the power of the sun. This simple approach offers a simple inexpensive solution for developing nations offering solar cooking and water distillation for about 3 hours of optimal use. Jun 14, 2009 05:42 PM
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Sun, 19 Aug 2012 07:32:42 PDT
CONVERTE ANY FLAT MIRROR INTO A DEATH RAY PART 2 http://www.instructables.com/id/CONVERTE-ANY-FLAT-MIRROR-INTO-A-DEATH-RAY-PART-2/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FN1/BVX5/H5W8AFZ5/FN1BVX5H5W8AFZ5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN1/BVX5/H5W8AFZ5/FN1BVX5H5W8AFZ5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN1/BVX5/H5W8AFZ5/FN1BVX5H5W8AFZ5.SMALL.jpg GREENPOWERSCIENCE Two mirrors with added corner lifts provided removal of the x pattern allowing more light to a smaller target. Actual Distance is 118 feet NOT 135. The original distance was 135 but we had to move because of the sun movement. This method is very easy to accomplish and works amazing. Fall and Winter ...
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Sun, 19 Aug 2012 06:53:41 PDT
Solar Powered USB Power Supply and Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Powered-USB-Power-Supply-and-Charger/
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Sun, 5 Aug 2012 10:28:10 PDT
Portable Solar Power Supply http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Solar-Power-Supply-Intro/
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Tue, 10 May 2011 10:58:18 PDT
MY OWN HOME SOLAR GENERATOR PROJECT http://www.instructables.com/id/MY-OWN-HOME-SOLAR-PROJECT/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F24/DY99/GL4Z6MOS/F24DY99GL4Z6MOS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F24/DY99/GL4Z6MOS/F24DY99GL4Z6MOS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F24/DY99/GL4Z6MOS/F24DY99GL4Z6MOS.SMALL.jpg pandes30 My own solar generator: 32W, two function: solar charge, home-electric charge. Included: 2x6W panels 2x10W panels Transformer 150W inverter computer fan charge controller circuit car battery angle iron
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Mon, 14 Mar 2011 01:04:12 PDT
Portable Solar Powered 220V Power Supply http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Solar-Powered-220V-Power-Supply/
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Fri, 25 Jun 2010 18:03:21 PDT
Building a portable power station for field charging http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-portable-power-station-for-field-chargi/
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Mon, 12 Oct 2009 21:56:11 PDT
Non-PV Solar Power http://www.instructables.com/id/Non-PV-Solar-Power/
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Sat, 3 Oct 2009 20:09:00 PDT
How To Build A Solar Panel http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Build-A-Solar-Panel/
How To Build A Solar Panel - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDY/ZR32/FX5573IM/FDYZR32FX5573IM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDY/ZR32/FX5573IM/FDYZR32FX5573IM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDY/ZR32/FX5573IM/FDYZR32FX5573IM.SMALL.jpg hastyhost Currently I'm a college student studying computer engineering, and this summer while I was on break I decided I wanted to learn more about solar energy and how to build a solar panel from scratch. My main reason for looking to build it myself was to learn how it all worked, and the next reason was d...
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Wed, 15 Jul 2009 19:43:30 PDT
Pool Solar water heater http://www.instructables.com/id/Pool-Solar-water-heater/
Pool Solar water heater - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQQ/FHS7/FVLOMAWW/FQQFHS7FVLOMAWW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQQ/FHS7/FVLOMAWW/FQQFHS7FVLOMAWW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQQ/FHS7/FVLOMAWW/FQQFHS7FVLOMAWW.SMALL.jpg Lynxspring How to build a solar pool water heater. What you will need When you live in Canada, you need to turn up the heat in your pool all summer long if you want to use it. First off, you need a location to install the heater. Preferably, if you live in the northern hemisphere, a southern exposition. T...
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Sat, 6 Jun 2009 08:12:13 PDT
Recycled Solar Power http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Solar-Power/
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Sat, 18 Apr 2009 21:29:46 PDT
PORTABLE SOLAR AC POWER http://www.instructables.com/id/PORTABLE-SOLAR-AC-POWER/
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Mon, 23 Feb 2009 02:05:05 PST
How to charge a 12 volt battery using Solar Power http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-charge-a-12-volt-battery-using-Solar-Power-1/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F2X/ZHR6/FLROLSKG/F2XZHR6FLROLSKG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2X/ZHR6/FLROLSKG/F2XZHR6FLROLSKG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2X/ZHR6/FLROLSKG/F2XZHR6FLROLSKG.SMALL.jpg bmerritt5 Learn how to charge any 12 volt battery using the power from the sun!
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Mon, 6 Oct 2008 11:42:05 PDT
Build a 60 Watt Solar Panel http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-60-Watt-Solar-Panel/
Build a 60 Watt Solar Panel - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI3/EALB/FKX1AIAF/FI3EALBFKX1AIAF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI3/EALB/FKX1AIAF/FI3EALBFKX1AIAF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI3/EALB/FKX1AIAF/FI3EALBFKX1AIAF.SMALL.jpg mdavis19 Several years ago I bought some remote property in Arizona. I am an astronomer and wanted a place to practice my hobby far away from the terrible light pollution found near cities of any real size. I found a great piece of property. The problem is, it's so remote that there is no electric service av...
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Sun, 14 Sep 2008 05:35:14 PDT
Faroun Savonius Wind Turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/Faroun-Savonius-Wind-Turbine/
Faroun Savonius Wind Turbine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR5/D6MO/FAKWPBN0/FR5D6MOFAKWPBN0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR5/D6MO/FAKWPBN0/FR5D6MOFAKWPBN0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR5/D6MO/FAKWPBN0/FR5D6MOFAKWPBN0.SMALL.jpg faroun http://www.vawt.tk Alternative energy is a must in the future and all of us would like to challange the idea that we can not change and be efficeint.so i am taking that chllange to create my own style of Savonius wind generator.in this Instructable i will include the steps that will achieve my Farou...
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Sun, 23 Dec 2007 18:52:00 PST
Co2 Car And Solar Powered Boat http://www.instructables.com/id/Co2-Car-And-Solar-Powered-Boat/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FOF/WQ7M/FA2KM34Z/FOFWQ7MFA2KM34Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOF/WQ7M/FA2KM34Z/FOFWQ7MFA2KM34Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOF/WQ7M/FA2KM34Z/FOFWQ7MFA2KM34Z.SMALL.jpg Spl1nt3rC3ll The Co2 car's side intakes actually work, and empty into the wheel wells. My Solar powered boat was the fastest boat that my engineering teacher has seen. He said it would have won the races, if only I finished it on time!
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Sun, 16 Dec 2007 16:09:30 PST
Solar Power System http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Power-System/
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Mon, 5 Nov 2007 20:38:36 PST
Make A Handheld Solar Power Supply http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-A-Handheld-Solar-Power-Supply/
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Tue, 21 Aug 2007 11:31:54 PDT
Building a micro solar generator http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-micro-solar-generator/
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Tue, 27 Feb 2007 20:22:03 PST
Run AC Tools on Batteries Directly, without an Inverter http://www.instructables.com/id/Run-AC-Tools-on-Batteries-Directly%2c-without-an-Inv/
Run AC Tools on Batteries Directly, without an Inverter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0X/FS5L/CH9ERIE1S8A/F0XFS5LCH9ERIE1S8A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0X/FS5L/CH9ERIE1S8A/F0XFS5LCH9ERIE1S8A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0X/FS5L/CH9ERIE1S8A/F0XFS5LCH9ERIE1S8A.SMALL.jpg TimAnderson The secret: Just do it. They're designed for that.Nearly all power tools use a "universal" brushmotor that doesn't care if it gets AC or DC. All you have to do is put 4 or more 12volt batteries in series and plug your tool in. I usually like to run my tools on about 70 volts DC (five batteries). Th...
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Thu, 31 Aug 2006 16:13:48 PDT
Chispito Wind Generator http://www.instructables.com/id/Chispito-Wind-Generator/
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Wed, 8 Mar 2006 18:59:57 PST