Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - workshop - energy - featured http://www.instructables.com Wed, 22 Oct 2014 01:31:54 PDT BLOX v1.01 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
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
Emergency USB Solar Wall Socket: Solar Socket http://www.instructables.com/id/Emergency-USB-Solar-Wall-Socket-Solar-Socket/
Emergency USB Solar Wall Socket: Solar Socket - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/V7NO/HYH36ZBS/FG9V7NOHYH36ZBS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/V7NO/HYH36ZBS/FG9V7NOHYH36ZBS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/V7NO/HYH36ZBS/FG9V7NOHYH36ZBS.SMALL.jpg Solarcycle Please click below to visit our Kickstarter project page for Solar Socket and pre-order a production model!https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/249225636/solar-socket-solar-powered-usb-wall-socketThe first ever solar powered USB home wall socket for emergency and everyday use! This work is licensed ...
By: Solarcycle

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Tue, 5 Aug 2014 06:16:21 PDT
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
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/
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...
By: Solarcycle

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Tue, 25 Feb 2014 15:43:05 PST
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
"Off Grid" DC Solar Electric Garage Lighting... Hard Wired and Fully Integrated http://www.instructables.com/id/Off-Grid-DC-Solar-Electric-Garage-Lighting-Ha/
"Off Grid" DC Solar Electric Garage Lighting... Hard Wired and Fully Integrated - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Z/REEN/HHCEJVOH/F3ZREENHHCEJVOH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Z/REEN/HHCEJVOH/F3ZREENHHCEJVOH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Z/REEN/HHCEJVOH/F3ZREENHHCEJVOH.SMALL.jpg EcoMotive In this Instructable I will show you how I set up my solar electric garage lighting. I'm using a Fenix International ReadySet Solar Kit to power my lights. During sunny weather the 15 watt solar panel generates electricity and stores it in the battery pack. With a day's charge I can run the DC elect...
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Fri, 28 Jun 2013 12:45:42 PDT
Create Your Own Solar Powered Mason Jar Nightlight from Junk http://www.instructables.com/id/Create-Your-Own-Solar-Powered-Mason-Jar-Nightlight/
Create Your Own Solar Powered Mason Jar Nightlight from Junk - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/RLV9/HH2VZDFT/FN8RLV9HH2VZDFT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/RLV9/HH2VZDFT/FN8RLV9HH2VZDFT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/RLV9/HH2VZDFT/FN8RLV9HH2VZDFT.SMALL.jpg mazzmn It's spring which of course means two things:   - Rain, snow and snow-shovels have left wornout, damaged and broken solar garden lights in the yard.   - Garden centers are running specials on new solar lights (I found several stores selling them for $1 each) I managed to avoid throwing out several ...
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Sun, 26 May 2013 10:03:32 PDT
Solar Plane http://www.instructables.com/id/Introduction-47/
Solar Plane - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE0/YUKY/HH2VZI61/FE0YUKYHH2VZI61.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE0/YUKY/HH2VZI61/FE0YUKYHH2VZI61.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE0/YUKY/HH2VZI61/FE0YUKYHH2VZI61.SMALL.jpg jeffmazter406 Introduction: This instructable will show you how to create a solar powered plane. This project was done at Newman Smith High School (Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District [CFBISD]) in Carrollton, Texas and was sponsored by the Texas A&M University Society of Flight Test Engineer...
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Mon, 27 May 2013 15:27:20 PDT
Altoids Smalls Solar Powered USB Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Altoids-Smalls-Solar-Powered-USB-Charger/
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Mon, 6 May 2013 06:25:56 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
How to Solder Solar Cells Together http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Solder-Solar-Cells-Together/
How to Solder Solar Cells Together - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FET/J98Z/HCV92BNU/FETJ98ZHCV92BNU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FET/J98Z/HCV92BNU/FETJ98ZHCV92BNU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FET/J98Z/HCV92BNU/FETJ98ZHCV92BNU.SMALL.jpg kalefranklin As the title says this instructable demonstrates how to solder individual solar cells together in preparation for building a solar panel.  First i need to give a few disclaimers: 1. Soldering irons are hot and will burn you if you are not careful. If you do not know how to solder you will need to ...
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Wed, 13 Feb 2013 17:16:48 PST
How to Make a Spot Welder - for Cheap!! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Spot-Welder-for-Cheap/
How to Make a Spot Welder - for Cheap!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSN/BWHI/HAQ2TMS2/FSNBWHIHAQ2TMS2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSN/BWHI/HAQ2TMS2/FSNBWHIHAQ2TMS2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSN/BWHI/HAQ2TMS2/FSNBWHIHAQ2TMS2.SMALL.jpg The King of Random You Might Be Surprised How Cheap It Can Be Have you seen the video above?  If not, take a look now because it will help you as you go along in this instructable.  A typical resistance Spot-Welder can range in price from about $200-$800, but with a little resourcefulness, and a bit of free ti...
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Thu, 20 Dec 2012 11:54:39 PST
Small Solar Panel http://www.instructables.com/id/Small-Solar-Panel/
Small Solar Panel - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMR/8MYB/P9OEV2ZDB7Z/FMR8MYBP9OEV2ZDB7Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMR/8MYB/P9OEV2ZDB7Z/FMR8MYBP9OEV2ZDB7Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMR/8MYB/P9OEV2ZDB7Z/FMR8MYBP9OEV2ZDB7Z.SMALL.jpg kinz1jg Construct a small, portable solar panel that will charge two AA rechargeable batteries in a day or two. Use the batteries to make any battery-powered device solar powered. Introduction Construct a small, portable solar panel that will charge two AA rechargeable batteries in a day or two. Use th...
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Tue, 28 Nov 2006 23:40:34 PST
Cheap radiator reflectors to lower your fuel bills http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-radiator-reflectors-to-lower-your-fuel-bills/
Cheap radiator reflectors to lower your fuel bills - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF0/2BA1/HAFHKSSI/FF02BA1HAFHKSSI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF0/2BA1/HAFHKSSI/FF02BA1HAFHKSSI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF0/2BA1/HAFHKSSI/FF02BA1HAFHKSSI.SMALL.jpg Yorkshire Lass Central heating radiators do a good job of warming the wall behind them, which isn’t a great use of energy particularly if the radiator is on an uninsulated outside wall.  A reflector positioned behind the radiator will save some of this wasted energy, meaning that the room should heat up quicker an...
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Sat, 8 Dec 2012 10:19:20 PST
Clothesline Hangers for Windy Conditions http://www.instructables.com/id/Clothesline-Hangers-for-Windy-Conditions/
Clothesline Hangers for Windy Conditions - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK6/IQ59/F6B7SV15/FK6IQ59F6B7SV15.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK6/IQ59/F6B7SV15/FK6IQ59F6B7SV15.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK6/IQ59/F6B7SV15/FK6IQ59F6B7SV15.SMALL.jpg LowEnergy Using a clothesline is easier than people think, and saves 100% of the substantial energy used in a dryer. In my previous instructable on this topic, I explained how using plastic hangers can make using a clothesline as easy as using a dryer. But at least one reader had trouble with hangers blowin...
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Sat, 10 May 2008 12:12:27 PDT
Window Mounted Solar Hot Air Furnace (Aluminum Soffit Based) http://www.instructables.com/id/Window-Mounted-Solar-Hot-Air-Furnace-Aluminum-Sof/
Window Mounted Solar Hot Air Furnace (Aluminum Soffit Based) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7R/7YEN/H6MERAA3/F7R7YENH6MERAA3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7R/7YEN/H6MERAA3/F7R7YENH6MERAA3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7R/7YEN/H6MERAA3/F7R7YENH6MERAA3.SMALL.jpg EcoMotive Good evening welcome to my entry for the "Off the Grid Contest". I present to you a product aimed at lowering your winter heating bill and carbon footprint by generating heat for free using the power of the sun! Projects that involve warming air for space heating using the sun are plentiful. However...
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Tue, 4 Sep 2012 14:39:37 PDT
DIY Solar Lamp with help of Mother Nature & CABOT WoodCare Products http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Solar-Lamp-with-the-help-of-Mother-Nature-CO/
DIY Solar Lamp with help of Mother Nature & CABOT WoodCare Products - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIB/48JY/H6MEVVNZ/FIB48JYH6MEVVNZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIB/48JY/H6MEVVNZ/FIB48JYH6MEVVNZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIB/48JY/H6MEVVNZ/FIB48JYH6MEVVNZ.SMALL.jpg spottedwalker Here is another Solar Light project I made from found and recycled items. My motto is that I don't through away items until I know for sure it has out lived it's usefulness.This project idea came about when I found this weathered tree sapling that a honey suckle vine had helped shape it's unusual f...
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Wed, 5 Sep 2012 20:52:49 PDT
outdoor wood boiler from junk http://www.instructables.com/id/outdoor-wood-boiler-from-junk/
outdoor wood boiler from junk - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F74/NBT6/H8CVKKC3/F74NBT6H8CVKKC3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F74/NBT6/H8CVKKC3/F74NBT6H8CVKKC3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F74/NBT6/H8CVKKC3/F74NBT6H8CVKKC3.SMALL.jpg heathbar64 Outdoor wood boilers have become a popular option in the cold country for heating the home. The advantage is that you keep all the smoke, mess, and fire danger outside and away from the house. The down side is the cost. A factory made one costs several thousand dollars. We burn wood to save money...
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Thu, 30 Aug 2012 18:33:43 PDT
Small-scale wave-power - free energy from the beach! http://www.instructables.com/id/Small-scale-wave-power-free-energy-from-the-beac/
Small-scale wave-power - free energy from the beach! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUG/VUH1/H6730E4V/FUGVUH1H6730E4V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUG/VUH1/H6730E4V/FUGVUH1H6730E4V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUG/VUH1/H6730E4V/FUGVUH1H6730E4V.SMALL.jpg Kiteman Wave power is a much-neglected source of renewable energy.  More consistent and reliable than wind, it is suffering badly from lack of investment. There are two main focuses for wave-power; off-shore waves, where the rolling action is exploited by floating buoys or the proven Pelamis system, and on...
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Thu, 23 Aug 2012 21:56:50 PDT
Dual Stator Smart Drive Wind Turbine (Tutorial) http://www.instructables.com/id/Smart-Drive-Wind-Turbine-Tutorial/
Dual Stator Smart Drive Wind Turbine (Tutorial) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPZ/WTQ5/HAQ3CDCI/FPZWTQ5HAQ3CDCI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPZ/WTQ5/HAQ3CDCI/FPZWTQ5HAQ3CDCI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPZ/WTQ5/HAQ3CDCI/FPZWTQ5HAQ3CDCI.SMALL.jpg benmurton This is a tutorial for my smart drive base wind turbine. this is a complex project and i had already built it before i started this tutorial so it wont go into everything but i will try. Materials And Tools. Materials: 50mmX75mmX600mm box section steel (for frame) Solid or laminated ...
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Sat, 11 Aug 2012 17:55:26 PDT
Bucket Solar Light & Storage Container SUPER EASY http://www.instructables.com/id/Bucket-Solar-Light-Storage-Container-SUPER-EASY/
Bucket Solar Light & Storage Container SUPER EASY - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2K/K5NQ/H461XPOE/F2KK5NQH461XPOE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2K/K5NQ/H461XPOE/F2KK5NQH461XPOE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2K/K5NQ/H461XPOE/F2KK5NQH461XPOE.SMALL.jpg spottedwalker I don't through away items until I know for sure it has out lived it's usefulness and a great example are Old solar Yard lights. I came up with two ideas and I have already published one http://www.instructables.com/id/Restoring-Plastic-Solar-Cells-like-New/  I thought of my second project because I...
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Mon, 9 Jul 2012 21:30:20 PDT
Restoring Plastic Solar Cells like New http://www.instructables.com/id/Restoring-Plastic-Solar-Cells-like-New/
Restoring Plastic Solar Cells like New - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBZ/9YRA/H401V35I/FBZ9YRAH401V35I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBZ/9YRA/H401V35I/FBZ9YRAH401V35I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBZ/9YRA/H401V35I/FBZ9YRAH401V35I.SMALL.jpg spottedwalker Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE ...
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Sat, 30 Jun 2012 21:28:11 PDT
Cheap & Easy Solar Shield http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Easy-Solar-Shield/
Cheap & Easy Solar Shield - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPK/NNJ0/H461GWTD/FPKNNJ0H461GWTD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPK/NNJ0/H461GWTD/FPKNNJ0H461GWTD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPK/NNJ0/H461GWTD/FPKNNJ0H461GWTD.SMALL.jpg bclamore Do you live in a hot climate?  Does the sun beat down upon your home?  Do you wish you could reduce solar heating?  Do you want to block the sun before it gets inside your dwelling (blinds work only so well -- the heat is already inside at this point).  I answered yes to all of these, so I made a So...
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Wed, 4 Jul 2012 10:20:07 PDT
DIY Wind-Powered Water Pump http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Wind-Powered-Water-Pump/
DIY Wind-Powered Water Pump - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA6/ZLB7/H3Z32D45/FA6ZLB7H3Z32D45.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA6/ZLB7/H3Z32D45/FA6ZLB7H3Z32D45.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA6/ZLB7/H3Z32D45/FA6ZLB7H3Z32D45.SMALL.jpg flyingpuppy This summer I made a bunch of fun things out of PVC for my visiting nieces and nephews, and this wind-powered water pump is a combination of two of those projects: a wind-powered deer deterrent, and a pump-style water gun. This water pump is definitely in beta stage. All the components work, but the...
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Mon, 2 Jul 2012 13:45:09 PDT
Pedal Powered Battery Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Pedal-Powered-Battery-Charger/
Pedal Powered Battery Charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCW/CPKZ/H1ZG7BSK/FCWCPKZH1ZG7BSK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCW/CPKZ/H1ZG7BSK/FCWCPKZH1ZG7BSK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCW/CPKZ/H1ZG7BSK/FCWCPKZH1ZG7BSK.SMALL.jpg ShutterBugger Introduction: Generate enough power to charge 12 volt batteries. There are increasing numbers of people who are behind on their utility bills and could have their electricity cut off. They need something to help reduce their dependence on the electric company, something that can also supplement win...
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Mon, 21 May 2012 10:22:40 PDT
Countdown timer or automatic shutoff switch for electric blanket or other electric device http://www.instructables.com/id/Countdown-timer-or-automatic-shutoff-switch-for-el/
Countdown timer or automatic shutoff switch for electric blanket or other electric device - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIH/G5E2/H0OJ3KRV/FIHG5E2H0OJ3KRV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIH/G5E2/H0OJ3KRV/FIHG5E2H0OJ3KRV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIH/G5E2/H0OJ3KRV/FIHG5E2H0OJ3KRV.SMALL.jpg sculgin I wanted to be able to turn my electric blanket on for a limited amount of time without having to turn it off manually, in case I either lack the willpower to turn it off or fall asleep.   The result works beautifully.  The blanket turns itself off after a selected amount of time with a quiet click,...
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Sat, 14 Apr 2012 17:45:47 PDT
Build a Savonius VAWT to Make Electricity 2012 Update http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Savonius-VAWT-to-Make-Electricity-2012-Upd/
Build a Savonius VAWT to Make Electricity 2012 Update - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOF/REEV/H0OIVDKF/FOFREEVH0OIVDKF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOF/REEV/H0OIVDKF/FOFREEVH0OIVDKF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOF/REEV/H0OIVDKF/FOFREEVH0OIVDKF.SMALL.jpg bhunter736 Once upon a time, I wrote an instructable on this subject and it has changed my life.  As things have progressed very slowly, to some it may have appeared that I fell off the planet.  To those that know me, it has been a difficult and arduous but rewarding process.  Here , I would like to again shar...
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Sat, 14 Apr 2012 22:09:19 PDT
Vertical Axis Wind Turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/Vertical-Axis-Wind-Turbine/
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Tue, 28 Feb 2012 09:10:32 PST
How to build a 'wasp' wind turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-wasp-wind-turbine/
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Tue, 28 Feb 2012 02:33:25 PST
How to make a metal lathe knob turner http://www.instructables.com/id/Metal-lathe-knob-turner/
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Thu, 2 Feb 2012 17:00:32 PST
How to make a metal lathe tap and die Jig http://www.instructables.com/id/Metal-lathe-tap-and-die-Jig/
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Thu, 2 Feb 2012 10:31:14 PST
A Home-Built Biomass Gasifier for Producing Wood Gas http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Home-Built-Biomass-Gasifier-for-Producing-Wood-G/
A Home-Built Biomass Gasifier for Producing Wood Gas - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2E/O7ZI/GXFXP0RW/F2EO7ZIGXFXP0RW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2E/O7ZI/GXFXP0RW/F2EO7ZIGXFXP0RW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2E/O7ZI/GXFXP0RW/F2EO7ZIGXFXP0RW.SMALL.jpg mdavis19 I've built a lot of alternative energy projects over the years. See my web site at http://www.mdpub.com and my other instructables to see my home-built solar panels, wind turbine, improvised generator, and other projects. I've always wanted to build a wood or biomass gasifier too. Why? Well, the int...
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Mon, 30 Jan 2012 05:03:22 PST
Solar Charging System http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Charging-System/
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Wed, 27 Jul 2011 08:56:29 PDT
DIY 1000 watt wind turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-1000-watt-wind-turbine/
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Fri, 2 Jun 2006 22:33:09 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
DIY Solar Powered radio for $5 http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Solar-Powered-radio-for-%245/
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Sat, 21 Jul 2007 16:01:23 PDT
Home-made Sun Jar http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-made-Sun-Jar/
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Sat, 18 Nov 2006 19:44:19 PST
Energy-Efficient Radiator Cover http://www.instructables.com/id/Energy-Efficient-Radiator-Cover/
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Sat, 2 Oct 2010 22:43:14 PDT
Run your Shed off grid! http://www.instructables.com/id/Run-your-Shed-from-a-Solar-Panel/
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Sat, 18 Sep 2010 09:08:21 PDT
My Improvised DC Generator Build http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Improvised-DC-Generator-Build/
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Thu, 9 Sep 2010 03:41:33 PDT
Faroun Savonius Wind Turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/Faroun-Savonius-Wind-Turbine/
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Sun, 23 Dec 2007 18:52:00 PST
How I built a folding 15 Watt Solar Panel http://www.instructables.com/id/How-I-built-a-folding-15-Watt-Solar-Panel/
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Sun, 1 Aug 2010 06:39:40 PDT
Hybrid solar panel (photovoltaic and thermal) http://www.instructables.com/id/Hybrid-solar-panel-photovoltaic-and-thermal/
Hybrid solar panel (photovoltaic and thermal) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOZ/USR2/G8VVDISN/FOZUSR2G8VVDISN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOZ/USR2/G8VVDISN/FOZUSR2G8VVDISN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOZ/USR2/G8VVDISN/FOZUSR2G8VVDISN.SMALL.jpg carlos1w Some time ago I bought some PV cells (6"x3", from rebeccayi0904 on ebay, very nice seller!) with intention of building a PV panel (after reading a plaethora of instructables on solar panels here!).  While testing the individual cells out there in the sun I noticed that they got quite hot.  I then re...
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Thu, 6 May 2010 20:38:24 PDT
Easy Savings - Run your Dryer on Free Energy http://www.instructables.com/id/Summer-Energy-Savings-by-Modifying-Your-Electric-C/
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Sat, 20 Jun 2009 22:45:40 PDT
How green is my green electronics ? Now with improved threshold detection ! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-green-is-my-green-electronics-%3f-Now-with-impro/
How green is my green electronics ? Now with improved threshold detection ! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDT/67D9/WDPEZIXDAPE/FDT67D9WDPEZIXDAPE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDT/67D9/WDPEZIXDAPE/FDT67D9WDPEZIXDAPE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDT/67D9/WDPEZIXDAPE/FDT67D9WDPEZIXDAPE.SMALL.jpg 5Volt Are electronic devices really in a very low power mode when on stand-by ? Also, how much energy am I wasting for powering devices when not in use ? I wanted to check it out and decided to build a device capable to detect stand-by mode of my electronic devices and start metering energy used. All thi...
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Sun, 25 Mar 2007 05:10:35 PDT
Convert your Honda Accord to run on trash http://www.instructables.com/id/Convert-your-Honda-Accord-to-run-on-trash/
Convert your Honda Accord to run on trash - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F70/1E2F/FPBKZCVP/F701E2FFPBKZCVP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F70/1E2F/FPBKZCVP/F701E2FFPBKZCVP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F70/1E2F/FPBKZCVP/F701E2FFPBKZCVP.SMALL.jpg jimmason We may not yet have a flux capacitor for time travel, but we do already have the equivalent of "Mr. Fusion", which if cleverly applied, will enable you to run your car on everyday "trash"-- today. This "magical" device is called a gasifier.  And what it does is called gasification.  The resulting ga...
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Sun, 4 Jan 2009 23:59:44 PST