Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - solar - solar http://www.instructables.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 02:34:47 PDT BLOX v1.01 Solar Battery Charger For Your Cordless Power Tools http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Battery-Charger-For-Your-Cordless-Power-Tool/
Solar Battery Charger For Your Cordless Power Tools - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9H/Y4ED/HY12FVYP/F9HY4EDHY12FVYP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9H/Y4ED/HY12FVYP/F9HY4EDHY12FVYP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9H/Y4ED/HY12FVYP/F9HY4EDHY12FVYP.SMALL.jpg DIY Hacks and How Tos Solar power is a great way to get electricity out to a remote project site. One simple way to do this is to use a solar panel to charge the batteries of your cordless power tools. In this project, I am going to show you several ways that you can do that.Safety Note: Any time that you use a DIY batte...
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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:06:28 PDT
Parabolic solar oven http://www.instructables.com/id/Parabolic-solar-oven/
Parabolic solar oven - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF4/YR8P/HXDJK55M/FF4YR8PHXDJK55M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF4/YR8P/HXDJK55M/FF4YR8PHXDJK55M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF4/YR8P/HXDJK55M/FF4YR8PHXDJK55M.SMALL.jpg yasintoda This is an instructable to show how to make a parabolic solar oven out of plywood.It's perfect for my utilisation : it makes one liter of water boil in 15-20 minutes and cooks a meal for 3 people in something like 45-60 minutes on good daysThe parabola is approximately 1.5 m wide and 50 cm deep. T...
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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 13:16:40 PDT
Make your own Solar Roller for your swimming pool blanket http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-Solar-Roller-for-your-swimming-pool-/
Make your own Solar Roller for your swimming pool blanket - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXV/HYLW/HXA9O1HO/FXVHYLWHXA9O1HO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXV/HYLW/HXA9O1HO/FXVHYLWHXA9O1HO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXV/HYLW/HXA9O1HO/FXVHYLWHXA9O1HO.SMALL.jpg Robnelson A solar blanket is a giant "bubble-wrap" cover that floats on the top of the water in your swimming pool. It provides a number of benefits: Heats the water with the sun - so its more comfortable and it extends the swimming seasonReduces evaporation which saves on water refillingBlocks some of the U...
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Sun, 6 Jul 2014 21:51:55 PDT
Ikea 'Solvinden' - Solar USB Power Supply http://www.instructables.com/id/Ikea-Solvinden-Solar-USB-Power-Supply/
Ikea 'Solvinden' - Solar USB Power Supply - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQZ/O659/HX5H4UZS/FQZO659HX5H4UZS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQZ/O659/HX5H4UZS/FQZO659HX5H4UZS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQZ/O659/HX5H4UZS/FQZO659HX5H4UZS.SMALL.jpg ShaperG This is yet another solar power supply instructable. But wait! What makes this one different? Well for starters, it only costs about $10 and can power most USB devices.But the major feature is that it has the sweet Swedish IKEA styling and functionality that everyone enjoys.Once we're done, you'll h...
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Wed, 2 Jul 2014 23:05:48 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
Portable Solar AC Power http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Solar-AC-Power-1/
Portable Solar AC Power - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW9/N59T/HX0DO15U/FW9N59THX0DO15U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW9/N59T/HX0DO15U/FW9N59THX0DO15U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW9/N59T/HX0DO15U/FW9N59THX0DO15U.SMALL.jpg flaminggames888 This is a portable solar ac power source to run fans/projectors/charge phones/etc. It runs off of 10 rechargeable 1.2 volt batteries and lasts up to 2 hours of fan and phone charging. Recharge can take up to 10 hours due to the low wattage solar panel used. Intended Purpose:Run fans and charge phon...
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Sun, 29 Jun 2014 20:30:18 PDT
Build a Solar Coffee Bean Roaster http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Solar-Coffee-Bean-Roaster/
Build a Solar Coffee Bean Roaster - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7I/JEDD/HX0DNTH4/F7IJEDDHX0DNTH4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7I/JEDD/HX0DNTH4/F7IJEDDHX0DNTH4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7I/JEDD/HX0DNTH4/F7IJEDDHX0DNTH4.SMALL.jpg cobergland This project could be considered green for several reasons.First it is made from stuff that was probably going to be thrown away. Second, it works completely off-grid. And finally, it is used to roast 'green' coffee beans. The Heat Source I rescued an old satellite TV dish that was on its way to ...
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Sun, 29 Jun 2014 18:15:56 PDT
All in One Portable Solar Power Unit: 220V + 12V + 5V + Automatic Battery Charge! ;) http://www.instructables.com/id/All-in-One-Portable-Solar-Power-Unit-220V-12V-5V-A/
All in One Portable Solar Power Unit: 220V + 12V + 5V + Automatic Battery Charge! ;) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQC/241W/HWJ7ADAT/FQC241WHWJ7ADAT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQC/241W/HWJ7ADAT/FQC241WHWJ7ADAT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQC/241W/HWJ7ADAT/FQC241WHWJ7ADAT.SMALL.jpg serdaro My starting point was to see if we can make portable solar power unit: lightweight reliable robust different voltage outputs (including 220V AC) capable of storing energy capable to charge lead acid batteryAnswer: Yes we can! ;)If we well balance size and capacity of the unit, it will be much ...
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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 09:09:28 PDT
Apartment Solar System http://www.instructables.com/id/Apartment-Solar-System/
Apartment Solar System - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/TC71/HWES2R0Z/F4CTC71HWES2R0Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/TC71/HWES2R0Z/F4CTC71HWES2R0Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/TC71/HWES2R0Z/F4CTC71HWES2R0Z.SMALL.jpg theedisoneffect This is a 'Green' and eco-friendly Instructable which creates a sustainable way of living which combines the use of Solar & BATTERIES. For example, the materials/ parts used do not consume electricity inorder to function. Instead it generates Clean Electricity from the Sun. No electricity is needed ...
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Sat, 14 Jun 2014 05:57:07 PDT
The $120 DIY 12v Solar Power System http://www.instructables.com/id/The-120-DIY-12v-Solar-Power-System/
The $120 DIY 12v Solar Power System - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTK/8PHT/HWDFDBWG/FTK8PHTHWDFDBWG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTK/8PHT/HWDFDBWG/FTK8PHTHWDFDBWG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTK/8PHT/HWDFDBWG/FTK8PHTHWDFDBWG.SMALL.jpg phagemeyer Here's my guide for a simple off-the-shelf and off-grid solar power system you can build yourself. I use this to power a Raspberry Pi that monitors my chicken coop, but you can use this in your RV, shed, garage, pool house, you name it. What do you want to power? How many devices, how much curren...
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Fri, 13 Jun 2014 08:04:04 PDT
Saving the World with a Giant Solar Death Ray http://www.instructables.com/id/Saving-the-World-with-a-Giant-Solar-Death-Ray/
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 11:22:57 PDT
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
Solar Charged Stereo Cooler http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Charged-Stereo-Cooler/
Solar Charged Stereo Cooler - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTI/VGPC/HVGXIFKG/FTIVGPCHVGXIFKG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTI/VGPC/HVGXIFKG/FTIVGPCHVGXIFKG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTI/VGPC/HVGXIFKG/FTIVGPCHVGXIFKG.SMALL.jpg jtjaeger This instructable outlines a portable solar charging station, stereo, and LED light that is built into a playmate cooler. It is an all-in-one portable unit, as you can charge your phone or tablet with solar power, fill a room/beach/field with music, and also have an area light.You can set this up at...
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Wed, 21 May 2014 18:26:24 PDT
Glow in the dark solar light mod http://www.instructables.com/id/Glow-in-the-dark-solar-light-mod/
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Sun, 18 May 2014 16:32:18 PDT
http://www.instructables.com/id/The-All-purpose-DIY-Solar-Lamp/
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Fri, 16 May 2014 07:41:09 PDT
Solar Power Station http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Power-Station/
Solar Power Station - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1L/B965/HV3FHZU9/F1LB965HV3FHZU9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1L/B965/HV3FHZU9/F1LB965HV3FHZU9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1L/B965/HV3FHZU9/F1LB965HV3FHZU9.SMALL.jpg sjowett In a similar vein to a number of projects on Instructables I wanted to create a solar powered charging system for the multitude of battery operated gizmos that own. In addition, an aim was to de-clutter the need for multiple wall warts and associated charging leads and accessories.The outcome is a ...
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Mon, 12 May 2014 00:29:39 PDT
Solar Charge your LED grow lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Charge-your-LED-grow-lights/
Solar Charge your LED grow lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYM/6O27/HUYLZSHH/FYM6O27HUYLZSHH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYM/6O27/HUYLZSHH/FYM6O27HUYLZSHH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYM/6O27/HUYLZSHH/FYM6O27HUYLZSHH.SMALL.jpg Akin Yildiz new design; The Plant Shelfnew design; The Plant Armhello everyone!in my last instructable i have shared with you how to put together a simple plant arm; http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-plant-light-ba... which runs on batteries. I have a battery charger but that means paying for electricity. lu...
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Sat, 10 May 2014 15:12:33 PDT
Building a 12V solar power battery pack http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-12V-solar-power-battery-pack/
Building a 12V solar power battery pack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQP/1KNU/HUYLSDXP/FQP1KNUHUYLSDXP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQP/1KNU/HUYLSDXP/FQP1KNUHUYLSDXP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQP/1KNU/HUYLSDXP/FQP1KNUHUYLSDXP.SMALL.jpg rihuang There are large number of solar panels available on the market today, some promise to charge up your phone, while some pack enough power to charge an ipad. They have become quite affordable and highly portable. However, they all have one major flaw, and it has to do with how the charging circuit i...
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Thu, 8 May 2014 23:21:07 PDT
Portable Solar Powered Air Filter http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Solar-Powered-Air-Filter/
Portable Solar Powered Air Filter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHQ/C70K/HUL5ADDY/FHQC70KHUL5ADDY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHQ/C70K/HUL5ADDY/FHQC70KHUL5ADDY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHQ/C70K/HUL5ADDY/FHQC70KHUL5ADDY.SMALL.jpg hydrotron The objective of this Instructable is to create a solar powered air filter. Since I'm using a Voltaic System 6 Watt Solar Charger Kit, the device is very portable and can also be used to simply increase air flow, for example in a hot tent. Have you ever looked at a device and decide something wa...
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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 21:18:41 PDT
Solar Powered Ostrich Egg http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Powered-Ostrich-Egg/
Solar Powered Ostrich Egg - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ7/BMIT/HU1RXZC9/FJ7BMITHU1RXZC9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ7/BMIT/HU1RXZC9/FJ7BMITHU1RXZC9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ7/BMIT/HU1RXZC9/FJ7BMITHU1RXZC9.SMALL.jpg Ruud van Koningsbrugge Some time ago I won an instructables contest and received all kinds of solar powered gadgets. Wonderful! Among those things were three solar powered camping lights. A fun design, like a bulb with the middle part missing. I put them outside in the garden and at night they shine with a bright white li...
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:37:24 PDT
Solar charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-charger-2/
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Thu, 10 Apr 2014 08:49:02 PDT
Making Solar Butter and Ghee http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Solar-Butter-and-Ghee/
Making Solar Butter and Ghee - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUK/U8YW/HTRVHWMO/FUKU8YWHTRVHWMO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUK/U8YW/HTRVHWMO/FUKU8YWHTRVHWMO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUK/U8YW/HTRVHWMO/FUKU8YWHTRVHWMO.SMALL.jpg cobergland I usually spend part of my Sundays at our local makerspace playing with solar stuff. Last week we made solar churned butter and some ghee.  We also made butter by hand, which while involving more work is faster than the simple yet slow solar churn. For butter you will need some heavy whipping cream,...
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Wed, 9 Apr 2014 12:43:43 PDT
Make a solar smoking vaporizer http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-solar-smoking-vaporizer/
Make a solar smoking vaporizer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOO/7XWC/HTSZ0KZK/FOO7XWCHTSZ0KZK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOO/7XWC/HTSZ0KZK/FOO7XWCHTSZ0KZK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOO/7XWC/HTSZ0KZK/FOO7XWCHTSZ0KZK.SMALL.jpg cobergland This is the first solar powered vaporizer for flamelessly burning of  herbs, tobacco, or even medical marihuana, or legal pot if you live in Colorado or Washington state. Why pay your hard earned bucks for a throwaway plastic overpriced vape, when your solar one will do the job indefinitely, and als...
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Tue, 8 Apr 2014 11:21:38 PDT
Thingall Solar car http://www.instructables.com/id/Thingall-Solar-car/
Thingall Solar car - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZP/F44Q/HTBIOBBP/FZPF44QHTBIOBBP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZP/F44Q/HTBIOBBP/FZPF44QHTBIOBBP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZP/F44Q/HTBIOBBP/FZPF44QHTBIOBBP.SMALL.jpg WELL-MADE-ROBOTS This is the thingall solar car a small model racer made from resin and fibre glass and this is how to make it  You will need 1.Plaster 2.sand Paper(crewed and fine)  3.craft knife 4. modelling rubber 5. resin 6. fibre glass mat  7.gearbox and wheels 8. Under coat (2 colours) 9. top coat paint (Br...
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Fri, 28 Mar 2014 09:35:54 PDT
Using A Voltaic Solar Panel For An EL Wire Logo http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-A-Voltaic-Solar-Panel-For-An-EL-Wire-Logo/
Using A Voltaic Solar Panel For An EL Wire Logo - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD0/PBQ9/HT9AS0TB/FD0PBQ9HT9AS0TB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD0/PBQ9/HT9AS0TB/FD0PBQ9HT9AS0TB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD0/PBQ9/HT9AS0TB/FD0PBQ9HT9AS0TB.SMALL.jpg ejk00 For the March Build Night with Voltaic Systems, we thought it would be great to use the 6 Watt system they sent us to power up the Omaha Maker Group EL Wire Logo that hangs in our front window.   For more information on the creation of the EL Wire logo, click here. The Basics The Voltaic Systems...
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Wed, 26 Mar 2014 18:57:02 PDT
Make Modular, Pocket-Sized Solar Panels http://www.instructables.com/id/Low-cost-Solar-Cell-Encapsulation-to-make-Modular-/
Make Modular, Pocket-Sized Solar Panels - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV2/7OJJ/HT5CSF04/FV27OJJHT5CSF04.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV2/7OJJ/HT5CSF04/FV27OJJHT5CSF04.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV2/7OJJ/HT5CSF04/FV27OJJHT5CSF04.SMALL.jpg cp123127 Have you ever been outside and had your phone die? Have you ever wanted to make your own solar panels for charging a cell phone or electronics project? Now you can! Each panel costs $1.25 in materials and provides 0 - 0.5V at 400-1000mA depending on load and lighting. The panels are linkable by m...
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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 12:45:05 PDT
Insulated Solar Cooker http://www.instructables.com/id/Insulated-Solar-Cooker/
Insulated Solar Cooker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRA/NXML/HT214AT6/FRANXMLHT214AT6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRA/NXML/HT214AT6/FRANXMLHT214AT6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRA/NXML/HT214AT6/FRANXMLHT214AT6.SMALL.jpg Chicasdelsol The goal of this project was to create a box cooker that can cook chocolate chip pancakes and quesadillas. We did not want to spend too much money creating this cooker so we brainstormed materials that would be easily accessible. Anyone can have access to the materials we used; there are also many s...
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Fri, 21 Mar 2014 17:01:12 PDT
Solar Thermal Cooker http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Thermal-Cooker/
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Fri, 21 Mar 2014 10:04:02 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
DIY Long Lasting 36 Cell Solar Panel (60 Watts) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Long-Lasting-36-Cell-Solar-Panel-60-Watts/
DIY Long Lasting 36 Cell Solar Panel (60 Watts) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F86/EPVP/HS4VRBQJ/F86EPVPHS4VRBQJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F86/EPVP/HS4VRBQJ/F86EPVPHS4VRBQJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F86/EPVP/HS4VRBQJ/F86EPVPHS4VRBQJ.SMALL.jpg dankozi713 I became interested in solar panels and making my own for my garage so that I could do more household projects. I don't have an electrical degree but with the vast amount of knowledge, tips and tricks regarding building solar panels on the interweb, I wanted to consolidate and share my project wit...
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Sun, 2 Mar 2014 19:16:11 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
Solar Night Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Night-Light/
Solar Night Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB1/WNMD/HRPB9YN7/FB1WNMDHRPB9YN7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB1/WNMD/HRPB9YN7/FB1WNMDHRPB9YN7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB1/WNMD/HRPB9YN7/FB1WNMDHRPB9YN7.SMALL.jpg asburygr I was inspired to do this project based off the "Home-made Sun Jar" from cre8tor. Though their version was very economic, I only had a dollar and a need to make a battery powered night light. Materials Solar garden light from Walmart I found for $0.97. A jar of some kind. I have some baby food...
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Sat, 15 Feb 2014 13:24:16 PST
SOLAR USB/5 V SUPPLY http://www.instructables.com/id/SOLAR-USB5-V-SUPPLY/
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Mon, 9 Dec 2013 00:17:05 PST
Solar Panel Small(2.01volt In low light) http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Panel-Small/
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Sun, 1 Dec 2013 10:58:09 PST
DIY Mini Solar Car! (14kph Toy) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Mini-Solar-Car-14kph-Ultrafast-Toy/
DIY Mini Solar Car! (14kph Toy) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F15/6CQA/HNID3O1M/F156CQAHNID3O1M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F15/6CQA/HNID3O1M/F156CQAHNID3O1M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F15/6CQA/HNID3O1M/F156CQAHNID3O1M.SMALL.jpg ASCAS Feast your eyes upon the beast of all solar cars! A small scale dragster, runs 14-20kph!. A project great for beginners! I made this when I was 6 y/o, this guide is kinda* a remake of my original project. It only took me $4 to one. It runs with two 5v ultra fast 2400rpm efficiency motors, recycled f...
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Mon, 4 Nov 2013 10:08:29 PST
Solar Cooker http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Cooker-2/
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Tue, 15 Oct 2013 16:23:15 PDT
From a dim garden light to a bright flash light. (solar) http://www.instructables.com/id/From-dim-garden-light-to-bright-flash-light-solar/
From a dim garden light to a bright flash light. (solar) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5H/DDRY/HMMFB51H/F5HDDRYHMMFB51H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5H/DDRY/HMMFB51H/F5HDDRYHMMFB51H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5H/DDRY/HMMFB51H/F5HDDRYHMMFB51H.SMALL.jpg out-of-the-box I was in the dollar store the other day and saw this tiny garden rock, once I looked closer I noticed it was more than a rock. It was a solar garden light. It only costed one dollar and out of curiosity I had to buy it. I was browsing the web the other day and came across a product review for a sola...
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Fri, 11 Oct 2013 17:37:38 PDT
(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
Bicycle Frame Polar Tracker http://www.instructables.com/id/Bicycle-Frame-Polar-Tracker/
Bicycle Frame Polar Tracker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCN/QA9C/HLFUZLSY/FCNQA9CHLFUZLSY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCN/QA9C/HLFUZLSY/FCNQA9CHLFUZLSY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCN/QA9C/HLFUZLSY/FCNQA9CHLFUZLSY.SMALL.jpg HomeCSP What better to make out of an old boy's BMX bike frame than an equatorial style tracking mount that can be used for solar energy to get nearly 50% more power out of a couple PV panels! Most solar trackers are either big expensive things, or so small and flimsy as to be completely impractical. I want...
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Wed, 11 Sep 2013 23:07:01 PDT
Solar Powered Sausage Cooker http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Powered-Sausage-Cooker/
Solar Powered Sausage Cooker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUU/DQG2/HLFHXQ26/FUUDQG2HLFHXQ26.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUU/DQG2/HLFHXQ26/FUUDQG2HLFHXQ26.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUU/DQG2/HLFHXQ26/FUUDQG2HLFHXQ26.SMALL.jpg gsimon1 Easy build for a solar powered cooker. Take a Pringles can and puncture the middle of the lid with a skewer.  Cover the inside of the Pringles can with tin foil. Glue the tin foil to the inside of the can. Cut a openable window in the Pringles can so sunlight may penetrate the can. Cover...
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Tue, 10 Sep 2013 15:37:18 PDT
Solar Swing-Set (PV Playhouse) http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Swing-Set-PV-Playhouse/
Solar Swing-Set (PV Playhouse) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIF/165R/HL5FJG8N/FIF165RHL5FJG8N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIF/165R/HL5FJG8N/FIF165RHL5FJG8N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIF/165R/HL5FJG8N/FIF165RHL5FJG8N.SMALL.jpg bennelson This project is a Solar-Powered Swing-Set. No, the solar does not make the swing run. Rather, this project re-uses a child's playset as a ground-mount to support a solar panel. For some time, I've been playing with solar, and wanted to get more solar power in my life. (See Solar-Powered PowerW...
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Sat, 7 Sep 2013 16:40:40 PDT
Pool Solar Heater or Optical Illusion for Entertainment http://www.instructables.com/id/Pool-Solar-Heater-or-Optical-Illusion-for-Entertai/
Pool Solar Heater or Optical Illusion for Entertainment - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Z/2QPH/HL94FY8S/F6Z2QPHHL94FY8S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Z/2QPH/HL94FY8S/F6Z2QPHHL94FY8S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Z/2QPH/HL94FY8S/F6Z2QPHHL94FY8S.SMALL.jpg cobinrox Commercial solar pool heaters are expensive, especially if you need multples.  Here's how you can cobble together a solar collector/heater for your pool and create interesting 3-D optical illusions to entertain (or frighten) your neighbours and friends. It's not as hard as it looks.  If I can do it...
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Wed, 4 Sep 2013 17:53:25 PDT
make a solar cell easily http://www.instructables.com/id/make-a-solar-cell-easily/
make a solar cell easily - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKG/UWK0/HKM8OLK2/FKGUWK0HKM8OLK2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKG/UWK0/HKM8OLK2/FKGUWK0HKM8OLK2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKG/UWK0/HKM8OLK2/FKGUWK0HKM8OLK2.SMALL.jpg argha halder today i want to share how to make a solar cell at home easily and it is fun to make.but firstly i want to tell you dont expect to light your house with these solar cells because it produces small voltage and may need acres of them to power the house!but yet it is easy and need ordinary stuff .but li...
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Thu, 22 Aug 2013 06:20:12 PDT
(Another) Solar mobile charger with custom printed case http://www.instructables.com/id/Another-Solar-mobile-charger-with-custom-printed/
(Another) Solar mobile charger with custom printed case - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ3/CGDL/HKJTC6DF/FJ3CGDLHKJTC6DF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ3/CGDL/HKJTC6DF/FJ3CGDLHKJTC6DF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ3/CGDL/HKJTC6DF/FJ3CGDLHKJTC6DF.SMALL.jpg solartinker Hi all! Just a brief instructable on this solar phone charger. Made it in a jiffy, with some random parts lying around on my desk. First up, the parts list. High quality 2W 6V solar panel by Voltaic Systems or other panel you wish to use Adafruit Solar lithium charge controller 5000mAh 3.7V lithium...
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Mon, 19 Aug 2013 11:15:46 PDT
Solar Food Dryer http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Food-Dryer/
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Tue, 13 Aug 2013 06:48:13 PDT
Connecting Multiple Solar Panels http://www.instructables.com/id/Connecting-Multiple-Solar-Panels/
Connecting Multiple Solar Panels - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F35/Q8OK/HJUWSQIJ/F35Q8OKHJUWSQIJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F35/Q8OK/HJUWSQIJ/F35Q8OKHJUWSQIJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F35/Q8OK/HJUWSQIJ/F35Q8OKHJUWSQIJ.SMALL.jpg kalefranklin Connecting Multiple Solar Panels There are 3 ways to connect solar panels; parallel, series, and a combination of parallel and series. The first way I am going to talk about is parallel because this is probably the most common way that panels will be connected. For this example I am showing you con...
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Wed, 7 Aug 2013 10:32:48 PDT
Building a solar panel, 2 glass panes style. http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-solar-panel-2-glass-panes-style/
Building a solar panel, 2 glass panes style. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCL/1RO7/HJW8WAF2/FCL1RO7HJW8WAF2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCL/1RO7/HJW8WAF2/FCL1RO7HJW8WAF2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCL/1RO7/HJW8WAF2/FCL1RO7HJW8WAF2.SMALL.jpg kalefranklin In this instructable I will explain how I built a solar panel using 2 panes of glass.  I am not the first person to do this, there are other instructables and youtube videos that show how this is done also, but this is how I did it. If you have looked at my first solar panel project, I say this one ...
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Sat, 3 Aug 2013 21:38:37 PDT
Building a Solar Panel, EVA film style. http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-Solar-Panel-EVA-film-style/
Building a Solar Panel, EVA film style. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6H/CKLI/HJKC14JA/F6HCKLIHJKC14JA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6H/CKLI/HJKC14JA/F6HCKLIHJKC14JA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6H/CKLI/HJKC14JA/F6HCKLIHJKC14JA.SMALL.jpg kalefranklin Building a solar panel, EVA film style. This is a continuation of my other instructable “How to solder solar cells together”. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Solder-Solar-Cells-Together/ The picture above is of the completed panel.  This panel was put up July of 2013, if produces an average p...
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Sun, 28 Jul 2013 17:29:11 PDT