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An IV Swinger can be used to track the efficiency of solar panels. Learn how one maker made his own.
No batteries, no switches — this analog meter is powered by the sunshine it’s measuring.
You'd think there'd be something like a dual set point thermostat on the market already, but it doesn't look like there is. Guess you'll just have to make one.
Build this mint tin backpacking stove that can boil 1-2 cups of water and is made with commonly available parts.
Build a super-efficient, easy-to-use backyard oven that’ll never put cinders in your pizza.
Build a clever timer circuit that draws no current at all between cycles — zero power!
Create a high-voltage loudspeaker that makes sound waves by vibrating an electric arc.
In this project, I am going to show you how to make a tripod mount for your small solar panels.
Make a simple tin-can stove that costs 99 cents, runs for free, and sequesters carbon as you cook.
Whether it’s the “Fukushima plume” or giant monsters on your mind, the classic Civil Defense CDV-715 Geiger counter has a perfect retro-style case to house a modern, sensitive digital Geiger counter. Replace its guts and add a new ana...
The atomic age meets the Victorian -- charge up this Geiger counter's high-voltage tube using a unique mechanical oscillator that would do Jules Verne proud.
Adapt a retro-style headlight generator to charge your cell phone with this simple circuit.
Make a flashlight whose energy source is light. Despite not having a battery, the flashlight will work fine at night.
Introduction How would you or anyone you know like to generate their own electricity?
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Solar lights are great applications for a remote application, like your back yard.
Hack two simple pieces of electronics for a new purpose.
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