Solar BBQ cooking allows you to enjoy cooking outdoors without any issues of polluting the atmosphere through burning charcoal, wood or gas. Producing no smoke it also helps those with breathing difficulties and by using the sun to heat the food it incurs no long term running costs.
Articles in the ‘DIY Green Gadgets’ Category
The book 50 Green Projects for the Evil Genius is a detailed, step by step guide on ways to make your life more eco-friendly. The book contains many different Do It Yourself projects ranging from ways to improve your cars fuel efficiency to how to build your own solar water heater and many things in between.
The Eco-House Manual contains many suggestions of environmentally friendly improvements you can make to your home. The manual discusses in depth many different eco-friendly steps that can be taken and provides you with step by step information for performing the improvements including photo guides.
With our slightly over-populated planet, pure drinking water is becoming an increasingly scarce resource. Even for those of us fortunate to be in the developed world, we shouldn’t waste water. Thankfully there are plenty of water saving gadgets that can help us use water efficiently. The Water Saving Tap Aerator DIY Kit is one such gadget. The water tap aerator is a simple-looking device that attaches to existing modern water taps, introducing air into the water stream to maintain pressure whilst using less water. (more…)
The Human Powered Ferris Wheel, otherwise called the Star Wheel, is a device created by Paul Cesewski. The contraption weighs 2000 pounds and reaches up 22 feet into the air. There are 3 seats inside the wheel, and each passenger has their own set of peddles. As you cycle inside the wheel, you’re driving yourself around the inside of the wheel. Gravity then causes the outer wheel to move forwards too. (more…)
The Solar-Powered Bicycle GPS gadget is the creation of Brian Nadel, who wanted to be able to get home when he’d gotten lost whilst out cycling! Made from old computer parts in his office, Brian’s gadget cost him virtually nothing. Brian estimates you could build a similar unit using items from eBay and discount stores for around $150. (more…)
If you love a little DIY gadgetry, then take a look at this simple Eco-Friendly Mobile Phone Charger gadget. You put your mobile phone inside and connect it to the phone charger to charge it up. To electrically switch off the charger (so that it doesn’t use any energy), you simply close the lid! (more…)
For us tinkerers, there’s nothing more satisfying than making your own gadgets, especially if you’re making eco-friendly gadgets. The DIY Solar Powered Boombox is a relatively simple speaker and amplifier unit that cost just $75 to make! The system is neatly housed using plywood, creating a very portable and very usable music system. Just plug in your MP3 player, and off you go. (more…)
A chap by the name of Knut Karlsen has been playing with flexible solar panels, and developed a basic solar-powered rechargeable battery concept. Using some specially cut solar cells, the cells have been wrapped around NiMH rechargeable batteries. (more…)
It appears that the Nintendo DS Lite was made for solar panels, as the Instructables author dark sponge has created a useful solar charger for the DS Lite. The top face has enough space for two 60x60mm solar cells side by side, each outputting 3V at 40mA. (more…)