Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - workshop - energy - featured http://www.instructables.com Tue, 4 Aug 2015 17:24:05 PDT BLOX v1.01 Mini Hydrogen Generator http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Hydrogen-Generator/
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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 18:27:25 PDT
Wire Coil Zinc - Copper Battery http://www.instructables.com/id/Wire-Coil-Zinc-Copper-Battery/
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Sat, 20 Jun 2015 23:16:07 PDT
Wind Turbine Model http://www.instructables.com/id/Wind-Turbine-Model-1/
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Tue, 16 Jun 2015 12:51:53 PDT
How to change 36V to 12V Solar Cell http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-change-36V-to-12V-Solar-Cell/
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Tue, 16 Jun 2015 10:15:56 PDT
Solar Power System with Up-cycled Components. http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Power-System-with-Up-cycled-Components/
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Mon, 15 Jun 2015 19:41:07 PDT
Wind turbine mount using old office chair http://www.instructables.com/id/Wind-turbine-mount-using-old-office-chair/
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Sun, 17 May 2015 11:00:23 PDT
Solar Powering My Home! http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Powering-My-Home/
Solar Powering My Home! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAX/P87V/IANRRNEP/FAXP87VIANRRNEP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAX/P87V/IANRRNEP/FAXP87VIANRRNEP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAX/P87V/IANRRNEP/FAXP87VIANRRNEP.SMALL.jpg Mjtrinihobby My home has been solar powered since June 2013 and the power system has proven its reliability. I'm a proud owner of an OFF GRID solar power system. I decided to publish this instructable to let fellow DIYers know the basics to design and install a system such as mine. Dont expect an exact copy of m...
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Sat, 16 May 2015 11:39:54 PDT
Create Your Own Solar Powered Mason Jar Nightlight from Junk http://www.instructables.com/id/Create-Your-Own-Solar-Powered-Mason-Jar-Nightlight/
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Sun, 26 May 2013 10:03:32 PDT
Solar Water Pump http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Water-Pump/
Solar Water Pump - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2R/RUDL/I7MY35LQ/F2RRUDLI7MY35LQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2R/RUDL/I7MY35LQ/F2RRUDLI7MY35LQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2R/RUDL/I7MY35LQ/F2RRUDLI7MY35LQ.SMALL.jpg Jonathanrjpereira I have also entered this project in the Google Science Fair 2015.This Instructable will help you to setup a fully functional Solar Water Pumping System. The Solar Water Pump System can be used for residential water requirements and also for commercial uses. This system can also be used for irrigatio...
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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 04:52:38 PDT
Perfect lab bench power supply http://www.instructables.com/id/Perfect-lab-bench-power-supply/
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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:50:30 PDT
LED Floodlight Power Station http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Floodlight-Power-Station/
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Wed, 18 Mar 2015 09:15:47 PDT
Body Heat Powered Flashlight http://www.instructables.com/id/Body-Heat-Powered-Flashlight/
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Mon, 2 Mar 2015 19:28:19 PST
Generador Eólico http://www.instructables.com/id/Generador-Eólico/
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Sun, 1 Mar 2015 21:22:34 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
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/
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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/
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Sat, 13 Dec 2014 13:44:32 PST
5 Gal Bucket Clothes Washer http://www.instructables.com/id/5-Gallon-Bucket-1HP-1-Human-Power-Front-Load-Cloth/
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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/
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Wed, 3 Dec 2014 02:02:37 PST
Getting your home ready for winter http://www.instructables.com/id/Getting-your-home-ready-for-winter/
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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 18:23:37 PST
portable 20w solar charger http://www.instructables.com/id/portable-20w-solar-charger/
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Sat, 15 Nov 2014 16:41:21 PST
Air Seal Your Attic For Energy Savings http://www.instructables.com/id/Air-Seal-Your-Attic-For-Energy-Savings/
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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 17:25:44 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/
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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/
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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/
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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 Please click below to visit our Kickstarter project page for Solarpad!http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/249225636/sola... "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...
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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...
By: EcoMotive

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Fri, 28 Jun 2013 12:45:42 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/
Altoids Smalls Solar Powered USB Charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFD/XJSP/HFSHW1BX/FFDXJSPHFSHW1BX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFD/XJSP/HFSHW1BX/FFDXJSPHFSHW1BX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFD/XJSP/HFSHW1BX/FFDXJSPHFSHW1BX.SMALL.jpg bird123457 This instructable will teach you how to make your very own solar powered USB charger out of an Altoids Smalls tin. It is an eco-friendly way to conserve energy. The Solar Panel I am using for this project has a dial on it so you can chose your output number of volts, therefore I am able to use it fo...
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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
Smart Drive Wind Turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/Smart-Drive-Wind-Turbine-4/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FPY/U2IU/HBUZGJ3A/FPYU2IUHBUZGJ3A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPY/U2IU/HBUZGJ3A/FPYU2IUHBUZGJ3A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPY/U2IU/HBUZGJ3A/FPYU2IUHBUZGJ3A.SMALL.jpg benmurton This is my smart drive wind turbine, its based round the smart drive alternators out of a smart drive washing machine. It is capable of producing a maximum of 1.6 kw's, most of the parts i found around my house and the blades are carved from wood. all the electronics i made myself so they are simple...
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Fri, 3 Aug 2012 12:53:31 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