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#EcoMonday Solar DIY – How to Make a Solar Cell!

As you know, it’s #EcoMonday, as Max Gladwell has started a new eco trend on Twitter, here’s how to make a solar cell for those of you who want to make your own using parts you can find at the local hardware store.

Here is a low power low efficiency photovoltaic cell that you can make you own in the kitchen with materials from the hard

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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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DIY Color-Changing LED Coasters!

Here’s a cool set of DIY colo-changing LED coasters.  Basically, it runs on solar power, LEDs light up in red for hot drinks and blue for cold drinks.

Looks pretty simple to make, maybe a good idea for your next circuits projects.

Smart Coasters are cast-plastic coasters for your drink that light up red when you put a hot drink on top and light up blue with a cold drink. The design is fully analog– no microcontrollers and no programming– and they incorporate a solar cell so that the whole thing is hermetically sealed: wate

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DIY – How to Make Inexpensive Solar Cell Panels!

Well, it took me all day to get all my sites running today, there’s was a massive DoS attack by some hackers I had to take care of.

With that cleared away, here’s how to make some inexpensive solar cell panels.

Mike Davis is an astronomer. To practice his hobby away from the light-pollution of cities, he bought some land in a remote part of Arizona. But there was a problem: No electricity…. But he’s a resourceful fellow. He built some home-made solar panels using in

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Tree Solar-Charger for your iPhone/iPod Touch!

Tree Solar-Charger for your iPhone/iPod Touch!

Though just a concept now, this solar tree is a customizable Tree Solar Charger you can build using artificial branches.  Once you build it, plug in your charger and you are ready to go.

This is a quite amazing concept.

Recharge your cellphone and camera with this universal & usb solar-cell tree charger.

Thanks to 54 tiny photovoltaic panels this device will store energy in a battery during the day, allowing you to reload your stuff whenever you need.

All wires are plugged and hid

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Flare facade is living outer skin for any building!

Flare facade, is a living outer skin for any building.  Composed of individual 3-D triangulars, these things can individually controlled via a computer to create some really amazing animation effects without the use of LEDs and electricity. (Pic and Video after the jump)

Perhaps, if they put a solar cell on each of these blocks, you will get a super-controllable sustainable energy for the building.  Kill 2 stones with 1 bird.  (haha…)

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Sharp working on Solar LCD TVs!

Sharp is working on solar LCD TVs for houses without electricity.

The only question I have is, if they don’t get electricity, will they get any TV reception at all?  (Maybe air reception is good… real good…)

LCD prototype which uses just a quarter of the power (or a third measured annually) of a conventional CRT with the same screen size. That’s low enough to be suitably powered b

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Rechargeable, Solar-Powered Fluorescent Lantern!

Do you ever feel the need for a some outdoor fluorescent lighting?  Here’s a rechargeable, solar-powered fluorescent lantern to help you do just that.

Solar Powered rechargeable lantern includes a swiveling fluorescent lantern for 360° illumination, and a powerful spotlight.

1-watt solar cell gathers energy from the sun to recharge the sealed lead acid battery.

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Organic Thin-Film Solar Cell Leaves!

Organic thin film solar cell leaves…  Wow, you could build a whole tree with these!

A Japanese institute and firms prototyped a foliage plant-like solar cell module by using organic thin-film solar cells.

A leaf-like module featuring bright green solar cells was developed by National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Mitsubishi Corp and Tokki Corp.

The organic thin-film solar cell consists of a plastic substrate, phthalocyanine layer, fullerene layer and so forth. And eight 7.5cm2 solar cel

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Top 10 Eco-Friendly and Green Gadgets!

Hi All,

I must have had my watch set to a day earlier, Earth Day was yesterday but I figured 1 day late is never too late for eco-friendly gadgets.

So here’s a round-up of various different eco-friendly and green gadgets you can buy to save the world:

Solar Alarm Clock – Great stuff, they should make all alarm clocks with a solar panel. How hard is that? Probably not that hard, look at all the caculator

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