How I built a solar panel for 0 – You can too Mike Davis - no hidden costs In this article I am going to describe how to build a photo voltaic solar panel for a fraction of the price you would pay a manufacturer. I’ll show you how inexpensive materials and common tools can be used to make panels that rival commercial products in power production, but blow them away on price. This solar-powered, glow-in-the-dark, Van Gogh-inspired bike path will blow your mind People. There’s something in the water in the Netherlands (and no, it’s NOT what you’re thinking). The Dutch just can’t stop putting in solar bike paths. It’s like some sort of virus, only, instead of phlegm, it produces cutting-edge engineering that cuts carbon emissions, encourages people to get out of their cars, and harvests energy for the public. As if this wasn’t enough, the newest path, located in the town of Nuenen, actually glows in the dark. The path, which first lit up on Wednesday night, is named after Vincent Van Gogh, who once painted in Nuenen.
How to Build an Earthen Oven (A Low-Cost Project) Reducing the amount of technology we consume is kind of a beneficial thing to do, both for your health and that of the environment. A lot of us love to spend time in nature so a way to cook in nature will surely help enjoy the time spent there. Building an Earthen Oven isn’t that complicated.
VIDEO: Amazing Recycled Bicycle Machines Bicycle recycling is nothing new. But a Guatemalan nonprofit is turning trashed bicycle parts into innovative, electricity-free machines that you have to see to believe. Based in San Andrés Itzapa, Guatemala, Maya Pedal Asociación accepts donated bikes from the U.S. and Canada, which volunteers either recondition to sell or break down to create a range of pedal-powered machines called Bicimáquinas. Bet You’ll Love: VIDEO: Soda Bottles Upcycled into Solar Light Bulbs Practical Solution for Small Apartments: Hidden Bed Limited space is something more and more people are struggling with when leaving in large and crowded cities. With the trend growing from year to year, and megacities being a certainty in the future, why not plan ahead? Try to make this three-in-one piece of DIY furniture. Sofa, bed and storage unit are blend together into one simple and unique design that will give you the much needed space you crave for.
How to make your own solar cell This article was taken from the March issue of Wired UK magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online, and get your hands on loads of additional content by subscribing online Solar power could be the future, but it'll be a while until panels are on every roof. Fear not: while working at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, engineer Blake Farrow showed you don't need the far corners of the periodic table to put together a solar cell. Just grab some tea-time staples. 1.
How To Build a 400 Square Foot Solar Powered Off-Grid Cabin for $2,000 Everybody talks about want to create a more simple, stress-free lifestyle for themselves. Well how does no debt, no mortgage, hardly any maintenance, a pocket full of cash, and a closer relationship with nature sound? Check this out. Solar powered housing, a garden that produces your fruits and vegetables, and a stress-free lifestyle are not something that takes years of planning and research. One man did it himself, and gave us instructions so that we can do it ourselves. How to Build Your Own Pizza Oven Eating pizza is not an unhealthy habit, and definitely not an obscene one like many would like to suggest. The benefits and hazards of eating pizza depends a lot on what ingredients has the pizza you’re going to consume for lunch or dinner. But besides all of this debate, there is the simple pleasure of making your own pizza and eating it with your family and friends. For this result to be the best, a pizza oven will definitely prove quite useful. Building your own pizza oven might seem like a great challenge at first, but when you see how a DIY project like this is completed, you will be eager to try it in your own yard. In similarity with bread-making ovens, this type of construction is designed and built with materials that are resistant to fire.
iMac G4 desk lamp If you know anything about computers or have used the computer for several years, then you certainly heard of iMacs, the computers that are produced by the guys from Apple. Well, there is a special model of iMac, iMac G4, that was the source of inspiration for some very innovative guys and they turned it into a … desk lamp. The idea started from the “nickname” of this computer that was iMac lamp. This nickname is due to its base that looks like a desk lamp shade, semi- spherical and with an Apple logo on. Well, if you take this base from an iMac G4 you no longer use or which is broken and turn it into the upper part of a desk lamp, the shade to be more precise, and then attach a light bulb and a support that is connected to the wall plug, you will have the perfect gift for your friend who is an Apple fan or a computer geek or both.
DIY Idea: Make Your Own Portable Outdoor Kitchen You may have seen all those beautiful outdoor kitchens with a fancy counter top and powerful grills and ovens. Well, everyone would want such a thing for their home, but usually they come at a price; a high price that is. Fortunately the DIY community doesn’t let you down and provides with a lot of projects to build an outdoor kitchen by yourself. Not all will be thrilled to build a structure of stone and bricks, and some might even say the cost to such an endeavor isn’t worth the trouble. For all these people, we have the perfect solution: DIY portable kitchen made out of wood. Much easier to build and as you can see from the photos, it has all of the options of a regular outdoor kitchen. How to Get Cheap Solar Power To make all of these Instructables, download this collection of How To’s as an ebook. Download » Unleash the power of free and cheap solar energy and get your family off the grid with these 14 solar-themed Instructables. Learn how to make your own solar panels for less, build a solar over, solar powered phone charger and much much more!