Easy Solar Oven




Introduction: Easy Solar Oven

Today, you are going to learn how to make a solar oven that can cook food and reach 200 degrees.

Teacher Notes

Teachers! Did you use this instructable in your classroom?
Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson.

Step 1: Tools and Materials

  1. Materials:
  2. Enough wood to be able to make the solar oven how big you shall want it.
  3. Reflective material (Mirror or Reflective Paper such as tinfoil (Optional but recommended) A way to pivot the base from the cooker in able to get the sunlight it can. We used nuts, bolts, and washers.
  4. Thermometer
  • Tools:
  • Table or hand saw
  • Nail gun
  • Clamps

Step 2: Creating the Cooker Top

  1. First, we took our plywood and drew a trapezoid that bottom has a dimension of 7'' and the widest top that has a dimension of 14''
  2. Next, we placed the 4 pieces of plywood upon each other and clamped it down so it could stay together while we were cutting with our hand saw.
  3. We cut out the trapezoids and cut the reflective paper so it could stick nicely to the wooden trapezoid.
  4. Then we stuck the paper onto the wooden trapezoid.

Step 3: Attaching the Pieces Together

  1. We took each of the trapezoids and attached them together making a trapezoidal prism by using the nail gun and attaching them so the nails didn't go in diagonal.
  2. We fixed reflective paper so the entire inside was covered with it.
  3. Next, we spay painted the outside of the box in a silver to make it look nicer.

Step 4: Bottom of the Cooker

  1. Next, we made the bottom of the cooker frame 7.5'' x 7.5'' in a thicker wood than the plywood.
  2. Then, we covered the bottom in the plywood and painted the entire inside black so it absorbs all the light
  3. Finally, we made two identical triangles with a base of 12'' and a height of 7'' ,and connected the box and then used nuts and bolts to connect them together, then put a washer in between the box and the stand.

Step 5: Cooking

  1. First you take the trapezoidal and place it upon the base so you can start cooking.
  2. Then you move the base according to where the sun is to get full heat.
  3. you can make a mini hole like we did in able to tell the temperature without getting in the way of the sun.

Thanks For the Time!!!

Be the First to Share


    • Trash to Treasure Contest

      Trash to Treasure Contest
    • Rope & String Speed Challenge

      Rope & String Speed Challenge
    • Wearables Contest

      Wearables Contest

    2 Discussions

    Techno Crazy
    Techno Crazy

    6 months ago

    Love the idea but you're missing an extremely important thing that will make it cook faster. Guess what ? A glass panel. Just put a glass pane on it's open end and greenhouse effect will do it's job.

    DIY Hacks and How Tos

    Nice design. I like how you used the reflector to increase the effective amount of sun light. The only down side is that the oven is more directionally sensitive and needs to more accurately track the sun. .