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Articles in the ‘DIY Green Gadgets’ Category

Build Your Own Solar-Powered BBQ

By Anita (EnviroGadget Writer) on November 2nd, 2010

DIY solar BBQ

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.


50 Green Projects for the Evil Genius

By Anita (EnviroGadget Writer) on August 26th, 2010

50 Green Projects for the Evil Genius

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 – Eco-Friendly Home Improvements

By Anita (EnviroGadget Writer) on July 12th, 2010

The Eco-house Manual: How to Carry Out Environmentally Friendly Improvements to Your Home

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.


Water Saving Tap Aerator DIY Kit

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on April 17th, 2010
Water Saving Aerator Device

Water Saving Aerator Device

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…)

Human Powered Ferris Wheel

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on September 11th, 2009

Human Powered Ferris Wheel

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…)

DIY Solar Powered Bicycle GPS Gadget

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on August 19th, 2009

DIY Solar Powered Bike GPS Kit

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…)

DIY Eco-Friendly Phone Charger Dock

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on July 23rd, 2009

DIY Eco-Friendly Phone Charger Complete

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…)

DIY Solar Powered MP3 Boombox GhettoBlaster

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on June 29th, 2009

Solar Powered Boombox

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…)

SunCat Batteries – Rechargeable Batteries with Solar Cells

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on March 9th, 2009

Rechargeable Batteries with Solar Cells

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…)

Solar Powered Nintendo DS lite

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on March 3rd, 2009

Solar Powered Nintendo DS lite Gadget

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…)