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. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
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! Instructables is the most popular project-sharing community on the Internet. Laura Khalil Editor, Instructables.com 3D-Printed Portable Wind Turbine on Behance This project was developed at very end of a bigger project, called Polidesign, that dealt with the application of cutting edge technologies - 3d modeling, 3d printing and mutimedia visualization, specifically - as tools for empowering state high school students. The group of students involved with Polidesign would be teached in multiple creation fields, from 3d modeling to video making, the habilities acquired then being used to create educational material for their own school. While focusing at first in cellular biology, Polidesign was aiming to create material for other disciplines aswell. As an end-of-project assignment, our team - composed of biologists, product designers and architects - went about on what to do next. The theme "Propellers, Turbines and Blades", inserted in the context of renewable energies and centered in mechanical design and physics was chosen as most challenging and promising. This work was developed under the supervision and orientation of Prof.
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Do It Yourself Solar Panels – DIY Solar Panels Make A Cheap & Easy Solar USB Charger With An Altoids Tin Photos by Joshua Zimmerman The craftster behind the very popular $3 solar-powered emergency radio is back with a new awesome project: a cheap solar battery charger with a USB plug. Zimmerman wrote, saying that he saw a lot of small solar powered chargers being talked about over Earth Day, but there was a big problem: "They're all quite nice, but also quite expensive. So, he came up with his own, using one of our favorite reusable items -- the ever wonderful Altoids tin. In looking for the cheapest way to accomplish the task, Zimmerman found that he could build a USB solar charger for under $30 (or $10 if be buys parts in bulk, though it's not likely you'll be buying bulk solar cells and DC-to-USB converter circuits). Zimmerman states, "The central brain of our project is a DC to USB converter circuit. It can be done with a Minty Boost kit, a premade circuit off of ebay, or grabbing one from a cheap USB charger.
Make Your Own Biodiesel Processor In a world where environmental awareness is becoming increasingly important for individuals, businesses, and mankind as a whole, it's always important to be looking for ways to re-use waste and cut carbon emissions. Biodiesel is a great way to do this. You're reusing waste oil and reducing your impact on the environment. This Instructable will take you step-by-step through the process of making a BioDiesel processor. Before you do this project you should research the process and dangers involved in producing biodiesel at home. Before you run out and buy $100+ worth of plumbing materials, I should say this: As biodiesel becomes more and more popular the resources available become more and more scarce, and people are starting to charge for things that used to be free, specifically Waste Vegetable Oil (WVO). There are many unspoken rules about gathering WVO from businesses, and I can talk about those in another instructable. My instructable on how to use this processor can be found here.
How to Create a $4,000 Per Month Muse in 5 Days (Plus: How to Get Me As Your Mentor) Photo: Stuck in Customs Preface by Tim This post is a follow-up to “How to Create a Million-Dollar Business This Weekend (Examples: AppSumo, Mint, Chihuahuas).” The purpose of this guest post — written by Noah Kagan — is to show you exactly how a postal worker created a $4,000 per month muse. Noah was employee #30 at Facebook, #4 at Mint, had previously worked for Intel (where he frequently took naps under his desk), and had turned down a six-figure offer from Yahoo. For those interested in mentorship, don’t miss the end of this post. There’s a time-sensitive chance to visit San Francisco for a week… to be mentored in-person by Noah and yours truly. Enter Noah The journey of Daniel Bliss is a telling one. Our goal was to take his hobby — he was a full-time postal worker — and turn it into a real business making $4,000 a month so he could quit his day job. The preliminary call after Daniel won the getaway went well. He was solving his own problem. Here’s me with a pair of glasses on and Daniel.
DIY Solar Projects Part 1: Build a Solar Heater Using Recycled Cans A few months ago we did an article about Cansolair Inc’s brilliant solar home heating solution that uses recycled aluminum cans in a forced convection solar heating unit. These units work by pulling cool air from a room, passing it through a panel of aluminum cans that are heated by the sun, and blowing the heated air back into the room. Just about anyone can make one of these heaters, and they can be constructed from mostly recycled materials. This is a fairly simple project for DIY’ers that can be used to heat a home, a greenhouse, a camper, a garage, a cabin, or just about anything else you can think of. Once the unit is built, all you need is an outside wall for it to sit against that will get plenty of sun. Comments comments
Ecoexperimentos: Calentador solar gratis con botellas PET Hace ocho años José Alano, un mécanico brasileño retirado, tuvo la inspiración de recoger botellas de plástico (PET) y cartones de leche usados para desarrollar un sistema de calentamiento de agua por energía solar simple, barato y que pudiera construir cualquier persona.The Ecologist le dedica un estupendo artículo contando su historia:…viendo que en su pequeño pueblo de Tubarão no existía ninguna infraestructura para reciclar los envases y sintiéndose incapaces de tirar todos esos envases a la basura, Alano y su mujer pronto se encontraron con una habitación llena de botellas y cartones de leche vacíos. [...] Haciendo uso de su ingenio y experiencia con captadores solares, él y su esposa construyeron una versión alternativa utilizando 100 botellas PET y 100 cartones de leche usados. Lo que más impresiona es oir cómo Alano se describe a sí mismo:“No me considero un inventor, sino un simple ciudadano que trata de encontrar soluciones a los problemas.”
Solar Powered Blinds Air Conditioner by Minjoo Kwon AC On The Blind Blinds on the windows do nothing but hang out there and shade the room from the sun. Say if we were to add functionality to it, what can we include….k, give it some Solar Power, plus add in some engineering tech, and pesto you got the Blind Air Conditioner! How To Start and Internet Business With No Money A couple of days ago I have found this article. I think there is a couple of useful information in it so I want to share it with readers of my blog. If you have been wanting to work from home, the internet offers wonderful opportunities. Its really important that you see the BIG picture. 1. Kick start your word program and start writing a few things. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Also, Squidoo will direct you to join Digg, StumbleUpon and De.lici.ous. 9. 10. 11.