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    Projects to Get You off the Grid Rain Barrels, Chicken Coops, and Solar Panels

    ISBN-10: 1620871645
    ISBN-13: 9781620871645
    Author(s): Instructables.com Staff, Eric J. Wilhelm, Noah Weinstein
    Description: 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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    Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Company, Incorporated
    Binding: Paperback
    Pages: 144
    Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 6.20" tall
    Weight: 0.990
    Language: English

    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.

    Introduction
    Editor's Note
    Backyard Chicken Coop
    Clipping Chicken Wings
    Small Chicken Tractor for the City Dweller
    Chicken Barrow
    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
    Conversion Tables

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