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Bike Hack – How to Make a USB Charger for your Bike!

If you are like me, you are probably very familiar with bike lights that use the power of the pedal to keep your eye-sight bright when riding at night.  Well, here’s a great idea that uses that same power, except to power your USB gadgets such as iPod, iPhone, or whatever.

We initially theorized the development and feasibility of a regenerative braking system for use on bicycles. This system would create a mobile power source to extend the battery life of portable electronic devices carried by the rider.

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iPhone Hack – How to Make a Solar iPhone Charger!

Have an iPhone or iPod?  Well, a lot of you do and if you wanted to get a solar charger for it, here’s how to make your very own from scratch.

I wanted a charger for my iPodTouch and the MintyBoost was definitely my first choice. I wanted to take it a bit further and make it not only rechargeable but also solar powered. The other issue is that the iPhone and iPodTouch have large batteries in them and will deplete the two AA batteries in the MintyBoost rather

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Energy Hack – How to Make a Mini Wind Turbine!

If you are seriously thinking about building your own wind turbine from scratch, you might want to consider building this mini wind turbine beforehand and test out your skillz.

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Veranda Solar Cells provide Free Solar Power for Apartments!

Here’s a really cool solar cell device that will latch and hang from your apartment’s window and give you some free solar power.  Great idea indeed but I hope the latching system is secure enough so it doesn’t fall on bystanders’ head and you know what that means, lawsuits and no more solar cells hanging off buildings.

It’s called Veranda Solar, and it promises to eventually provide solar energy to apartment and condo dwellers by hanging attractive solar panels o

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Solar DIY – How to Make a Solar Cell with Powdered Donuts and Tea!

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Check this out, these guys figured out how to make a solar cell with powdered donuts and tea!

Heck, I can already see bunch of guys making a whole roof solar-cell setup with lots of donuts and tea.

Powdered sugar contains titanium dioxide nanoparticles, a substance that is also used in paint. When that powder is coated with an organic dye, like the colorful chemicals in pasionfruit tea, it can be used as the light-absorbing layer of a photovoltaic device.

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Home DIY – How to Save 10-25% Energy in your Home using VegaWatt!

Vegawatt is a new vegetable oil burning system that will recycle all your old vegetable into usable electrical power.  I highly like this idea as it can possibly save up to 10-25% of your home’s energy.  I just wish I had a house then I would definitely install this in my (future) garage.

If you are a homeowner, make sure to bookmark this page so you can get one of these when it’s available for order.

The Vegawatt™ is a supplemental system. We tie into the existing elect

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Dirt-Powered Alarm Clock!

We did see the dirt-powered soil lamp earlier, here’s another dirt-powered device, it’s an alarm clock that can be powered via dirt and you can even grow some nice fairway grass in it.

This the called the timeless garden and it runs mud or rather the chemical reaction between the mud and the metal casing inside the clock, how good is that it just doesn’t get any better than that for alarm clocks anyway. The actual body is made from two recycled plastic bottles.

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Dirt-Powered Soil Lamp!

We’ve seen a slew of solar-powered lamps in the last couple years but this is the very first time “dirt”, (yes, the stuff that’s on your ground) has been used to power a lamp.  We wonder how long this will go, specifically when it will be available to the consumers.

The soil lamp uses the chemical reaction between copper, zinc, and slightly moistened mud to create enough electrical current to power an LED lamp. More cells can be used to create

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DIY Electric Airplane!

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There has been never a better time for people to create new eco-friendly planes that use pure electricity and here’s such DIY electric airplane that can go fly for about 1 hour on a single charge.  Way too cool, now please make me an electric helicopter.

We have converted my single place, all metal Moni motor glider into a small, efficient electric airplane.  We used our ElectraFlyer propulsion parts kit and our large battery pack, custom

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Pump DIY – How to Make a Hydraulic Ram Pump!

I’ve installed water pumps, sump pumps, you name it.  But the all work using our precious electric energy.  Well, I have seen hydraulic pumps before that use no electricity and glad to say they may be the future alternative for exisiting electric pumps.

I am sure you can apply this hydraulic pump to various different applications including a water pump to add more water pressure to your gardening equipment and other pumping equipment.

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