2KW DIY Solar panels made of pop cans for home solar heating At the end, the solar absorber is painted black and placed in the diy solar panels casing. The casing is covered with plexiglass that we attach to the frame and thoroughly corked with silicone. Polycarbonate / plexiglass is slightly convex in order to gain greater strength. Concrete Lightbulb Wall Hook This is how to make an excellent excuse for driving a lag bolt into your wall, the Concrete Lightbulb Wall Hook. Functional yet sylish, it gives a nice industrial design feel wherever you mount it. Last winter after breaking out the serious cold weather gear, I found myself fighting the coat rack next to the front door. It was, to put it bluntly, failing miserably. Tipping over, breaking off, it was a mess.
39 Tools To Turn Your Students Into Makers From edshelf by edshelf: A discovery engine of websites, mobile apps, desktop programs, and electronic products for teaching and learning. The Maker Movement is one of creativity and invention. Of Do-It-Yourself ingenuity. Of making things with your own hands. 27 Non-Toxic Recipes for DIY Cleaning You Might Like DIY Deodorant: The 4-Ingredient Recipe to De-Stink Naturally READ Spring is finally near (please?), and that means it’s time for lounging in the grass, tossin’ the disc, barbecuing with friends, and scouring your living space from top to bottom.
How I built an electricity producing Solar Panel Several years ago I bought some remote property in Arizona. I am an astronomer and wanted a place to practice my hobby far away from the sky-wrecking light pollution found near cities of any real size. In my attempt to escape city slicker yuppies (you know the kind, the ones that like to blab loudly on their cell phone while they work on some business administration degree in a cyber cafe somewhere in Trendyland.) and their light pollution, I found a great piece of remote property. The problem is, it's so remote that there is no electric service available.
Ignite! You're done! Due to the double-walled construction and the integral can bottoms, the stove is much stronger than an empty aluminum can and can be expected to last years if you want it to. The best fuel is methanol, which burns blue and ignites quickly. Absolute ethanol is expensive, but denatured alcohol isn't and works well. The photos are taken with Iso-HEET isopropanol, probably 91%, which is what I had on hand; it works but burns yellow and is less efficient as the combustion continues up the sides of the pot, uselessly for heating food or water. The stove is filled through the holes in the center, and primed by burning either a pool in the center or a little sloshed over the sides, which I find efficient.
Build a Makerspace Introduction by Dale Dougherty, founder of MAKE How do we give young people more opportunities to become makers and learn practical skills they can apply to their own creative projects? The question comes up after each Maker Faire, when I see how young people are inspired by other makers. Our Simple DIY Home Solar Power System Bringing some of the benefits of electrical power to our off-grid home has been a hit-or-miss affair. Over the years we’ve tried some very simple approaches to lighting and small battery recharging for our flashlights, such as hauling a 12 volt car battery to a small rural school about a half mile away every time it needed to be topped up. This was time consuming and inefficient. But we didn’t want to lose the feel of our simple home by bringing in a large generator and the jugs of gas needed to run it, and the prospect of setting up a wind turbine or solar array seemed expensive and a technological eyesore in a natural setting.
Five Favorite Re-Uses For Wooden Crates Previous image Next image Wine, re-purposing, and attractive storage solutions — these are a few of our favorite things. Maker movement: Bridging the gap between girls and STEM Model of a future city. Photo by Lisa Abel-Palmieri Girls want to change the world. 9 Steps To Starting A Survival Garden In a time of economic uncertainty and rising food prices, it it always a good idea to have a garden to provide extra food for you and your family. Besides providing a source of food in an emergency, a garden is also a great source of wonderful vegetables which are MUCH healthier to eat than most of the food you can get at the supermarket. So how do you begin?
Andi's Kitchen: At Long Last, Tile Renovation Diary Name:Andi ForkerType of Project: Kitchen Renovation — full gut remodelLocation: San Francisco, CaliforniaType of building: 1890's Victorian condo The Renovation Diaries are a new collaboration with our community in which we feature your step by step renovation progress and provide monetary support towards getting it done in style. See all of our Reno Diaries here. Our backsplash tile arrived this week. It took seven weeks for these little green gems to be hand-made at the Ann Sacks factory in Portland, Oregon.