Projects to Get You off the Grid Rain Barrels, Chicken Coops, and Solar Panels
Instructables is back with this compact book focused on a series of projects designed to get you thinking creatively about thinking green. Twenty Instructables illustrate just how simple it can be to make your own backyard chicken coop, or turn a More...
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Instructables is back with this compact book focused on a series of projects designed to get you thinking creatively about thinking green. Twenty Instructables illustrate just how simple it can be to make your own backyard chicken coop, or turn a wine barrel into a rainwater collector.Illustrated with dozens of full-color photographs per project accompanying easy-to-follow instructions, this Instructables collection utilizes the best that the online community has to offer, turning a far-reaching group of people into a mammoth database churning out ideas to make life better, easier, and in this case, greener, as this volume exemplifies.
Eric J. Wilhelm is the founder of Instructables and the cofounder of Squid Labs, an innovation and design partnership. Wilhelm earned his SB, SM, and PhD degrees in mechanical engineering from MIT. Eric cofounded Squid Labs in order to have impact through early-stage innovation. He spun Instructables out of Squid Labs as an independent company, which he now runs with a passion. He loves building kite-powered contraptions, cooking breakfast, and demystifying technology so that even his grandmother can use it.
Noah Weinstein is an editor at Instructables.com, co-founder of SF Media Labs and spends time making things both big and small at his shop in Oakland, CA. He has worked as a white water rafting guide, custom speaker builder, sheep shepherd, and tractor driver. He earned a BA from Brown University where he concentrated in environmental studies and visual art.
|Backyard Chicken Coop|
|Clipping Chicken Wings|
|Small Chicken Tractor for the City Dweller|
|Collect Rain Water with a Wine Barrel|
|Roughneck Rain Barrel|
|Green Solar-Powered Water Barrel|
|Rainwater Collection and Distribution System|
|DIY 1000 Watt Wind Turbine|
|How I Built an Electricity-Producing Wind Turbine|
|Chispito Wind Generator|
|How to Build a Thermoelectric Lamp|
|Build a 60 Watt Solar Panel|
|Solar Power System|
|How to Make PV Solar Panels|
|Solar Lawn Mower!|
|Solar-Powered Fountain/Herb Garden|
|Solar PV Tracker|
|Greenhouse from Old Windows|
|An Algae Bioreactor from Recycled Water Bottles|