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 light pollution, I found a great piece of remote property. The problem is, it's so remote that there is no electric service available. I built a wind turbine to provide some power on the remote property. Here is a video of the solar panel set up and in use on my remote, off-grid property. Let me state up front that I probably won't be able to help you out much if you decide to build your own solar panel(s). So what is a solar panel anyway? I started out the way I start every project, by Googling for information on home-built solar panels. After a while, I came to some conclusions: Once I came to the realization that I could use blemished and factory-second solar cells to build my panels, I finally got to work. seller. Oops! Next time I will do it differently.
Ideas DIY Pine Cone Crafts To Decorate Your Home With the winter holidays just around the corner, decorating the home in an appropriate way is a huge deal. That’s why we share with you an interesting collection of DIY pine cone projects. From a simple Christmas door wreath to an intricate painted table center pieces, you can find ... A Brilliant Way to Decorate Your Stairs: Stairway Art Ideas Always thought of your stairs as a necessary but wasted space in your home? DIY Adorable Chickens made from gourds! Would you have every believed that these DIY pieces are made from dried gourds? Boat Builder’s Incredible 20ft Shipping Container Home Container homes are pretty awesome, especially if they are decorated in a cool and creative way. Unique Vegetable Platter with Veggie Christmas Tree Do you want to have a unique vegetable platter for a holiday party or for Christmas Eve? Goat Babies in Pajamas We talked about baby goats wearing sweaters. 50+ OF THE BEST DIY Homemade Christmas Decorations
Ce vélo-bureau qui permet de produire de l'électricité VIE PROFESSIONNELLE - Oubliez les bureaux qui permettent de travailler debout pour passer moins de temps assis. Ils sont déjà has been. Prochaine étape: le bureau qui vous permet de faire du vélo tout en produisant de l'électricité. C'est l'idée aussi géniale qu'étrange de deux concepteurs américains qui vivent dans l'État de New York, aux États-Unis. D'après le site internet du magazine The Atlantic, elle leur serait venue il y a quelques semaines avant de se propager rapidement sur les réseaux sociaux. Bilan : une semaine après avoir lancé leur campagne de crowdfunding sur Kickstarter, les deux comparses ont atteint leur but de 10.000 dollars la semaine dernière. Lire aussi:» Ces gants pourraient vous sauver la vie » Travailler debout : cet Américain a fait le test Efficacité énergétique Le principe est simple et rappelle celui des machines à coudre à pédalier Singer: assis, l'utilisateur pédale pour produire de l'électricité tandis que ses mains restent libre. Open-source Contactez-nous
Car Emergency Kit - Make Your Own Roadside Safety Pack Soon after becoming obsessed falling in love with the DIY natural lifestyle, I realized that it had applications far beyond my home. Like my car. Well, I suppose that’s not too far from my home, but still. I quickly realized that with all of the time I spend in my car, it would be wise to assemble a DIY road safety kit. And I can’t tell you how many times it’s come in handy (especially as owners of older VW vans – they tend to require special attention). Our road safety kit has changed a little over the years and it’s personalized to our family of six. We keep most of our stuff in a small crate that my husband divided into sections with some spare plywood. Here’s a look at our road safety kit: Oil (and accessories) Like I said, older VW vans… We like to keep a quart on hand at all times, along with a funnel and rag to use when we check the oil. Windshield Washer Fluid Extra Clothes These clothes stay in a small plastic tote and I try to include layers that will work no matter what season.
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A Very ‘Green’ Greenhouse * Beneath the Red Hat Email 937Email Last week we introduced you to our friends at Grow Food, Grow Hope, a wonderful AmeriCorps* VISTA project in Wilmington, Ohio. Today the Grow Food Grow Hope VISTA volunteers are back to show you an inventive use for your plastic pop or soda bottles. Going from this ———————————————— to this! Guest Post by: Jessica Braun, Grow Food, Grow Hope Inspired by the agricultural heritage and history not only of Wilmington College but of the entire surrounding community, Grow Food, Grow Hope has found a number of summer projects to work on in conjunction with their community gardening initiative. After seeing a pop-bottle greenhouse at Blue Rock Station in Philo, Ohio, Grow Food, Grow Hope completed its first pop-bottle greenhouse at their Mulberry Street Community Garden site last summer. The completed greenhouse has a 14×14’ “footprint” with 60 tires as the foundation, 1600 plastic bottles as sides and two 60-gallon rain barrels collect water as a part of the north wall.
How To Build A Vertical Garden Pyramid Tower For Your Next DIY Outdoor Project Having the correct planting space is usually a problem when trying to plan your new garden layout. If you don’t have enough room to plant this year try going vertical. This DIY Garden Tower Planter (strawberry planter) will give you the extra gardening and planting space you need. This is a great DIY Garden Project but because of the compound angles that need to be cut, it requires a compound miter saw which does take some skill to use correctly. This tower set us back around $200 dollars to build ourselves but everything was available at our local home improvement store which makes for easy one stop shopping. This DIY project did take quite a bit of time, approximately 4 days after work, so about 16 hours, which can make for a good long weekend project. There is a book with these building plans and 17 more awesome DIY garden projects perfect for your new garden this year that can be found here. After the glue was dry we mounted the structure to the base with our wheels.
DIY Solar Powered Air Cooler for $15 There are many ways to heat with solar energy, but cooling can be a little more of a challenge. Here is a way to make a cheap and simple solar powered air cooler using a foam ice chest, PVC pipe, and a fan. The fan blows air across ice in the chest, and the cooled air is blown out the PVC pipe. The block of ice used in this example lasted for about 10 hours inside the chest. (See the bottom video for making ice “off the grid”)
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All-in-One Outdoor Oven, Stove, Grill and Smoker This wood-fired, outdoor masonry stove can be used four ways: for baking, grilling, cooking and smoking. Whatever your cooking needs, this outdoor oven can do it, thanks to interchangeable grill grates and griddle surfaces. If you want to grill steaks or fish, use the grill grate. The oven has a thick insulation layer of lightweight perlite/cement between the firebox and surrounding concrete block, and we included a removable door. You can build the outdoor oven in stages, a few hours at a time. Another key design element is the firebox size — not too small, not too large, but just right. Our outdoor oven requires a fire in the firebox for about 45 minutes to one hour to reach a baking temperature of 450 to 500 degrees Fahrenheit.