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Solar GPS Logger

Here’s a cool little project that stores data into an SD card using solar power.

After some prodding from customers and an upcoming prototype run I decided to throw in a little breakout board that would allow 2 solar panels to be connected in parallel to a 7805 linear regulator. An LED was added with a switch so the user could identify when the board was making power. These boards can output 8V@300 mA and should easily provide more than enough votage and current to charge the batt

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DIY HACK – How to make a Solar Cooker using an old satellite dish

Check out how you can build your own solar cooker using an old satellite dish!

The basic idea was to use a satellite dish and rivet sheet aluminum to it. This is because a satellite dish is already a paraboloid shape with a pretty exact focus. The sheet aluminum was to be cut into triangular pieces and then be drilled in 3-5 places for the rivets. They would conform to the shape of the paraboloid and not lessen the integrity of the focal point. We wanted the

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Renewable hydrogen energy technology Kit

Here’s a fun kit that will allow you to make energy from air by combining hydrogen and oxygen!

The Exhibition Set is the ideal model for demonstrating renewable hydrogen energy technology to large groups, in classrooms, at trade shows or in the boardroom. Clearly labeled components and gas tubes make the Exhibition Set simple to operate and easy for your target audience to understand. The unit was designed specifically for extended, unsupervis

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DIY – How to build BEAM Vibrobots

If you haven’t checked out these funny looking really efficient vibrobots (which sounds funny too), make sure you do. They seems to run primarily on solar power and you can do a lot with it. (hopefully… :P)

In the current issue of MAKE (Vol. 8), I have a piece on

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DIY – How to make a solar food dehydrator!

Here’s a cool DIY on how to make your own solar food dehydrator and get dried bananas like shown.

The idea of creating a hybrid, solar food dehydrator, that also adhered to as many of the principles of modern food dehydration as possible sounded excellent to me. The potential of using this old system in new ways can save both power and materials. The original goal was to produce a solar dehydrator that had an upfr

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Zaragoza Solar Hot Water System

Check out this Zaragoza Solar hot water system used in a desert oasis town.  They also have lots of other cool stuff like the solar heating system for pools.

The complete solar hot water system involves heat exchange between three liquids:

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DIY HACK – Solar Powered Lawnmower

 

Check out this solar powered lawnmower someone built in Humbolt County. Tight!

An electric lawnmower that utilizes solar power as an energy source will address a number of issues that standard internal combustion engine mowers do not. An electric lawnmower with a solar charger will be easier to use. There is no messy dangerous gasoline to deal with. It will eliminate those pesky trips to the gas station for fill-ups. Just plug

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CNET’s James Kim and family missing — have you seen them?

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We’ve received word that a respected member of our tech community, James Kim (whom many of you may know as CNET’s senior editor of digital audio), and his family have gone missing. As we understand it, last weekend James, his wife Kati (above right), and his very young girls Penelope (left) and Sabine (baby), drove from their home in the SF Bay Area to Seattle. They were expected back some time Sunday, bu

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Solar Powered Christmas Lights

Here’s some solar Christmas lights for those of you starting to decorate your houses and apartments and garages…   You can all help save earth some energy and use cool energy efficient Christmas lights!  After Christmas, you can use the solar cell for your next cool projects and the

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DIY HACK Wifi – Solar powered 802.11 free hotspots

Huh, here’s a cool solar powered wifi that you can take with you to Starbucks instead of paying T-mobile. Interesting to note the design looks like a super-soaker. Talking about super-soakers, check this out this ultimate water gun DIY too.

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