About EcoProjecteer

EcoProjecteer is a web site and blog dedicated to ecological and economic projects – backyard tinkering that saves money AND the planet. Ecoprojects save green while going green.

EcoProjecteers are the people who are not afraid to learn new skills, try new things, recycle, re-use, make do, and do better.

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1 Mike Poirier March 4, 2012 at 7:27 pm

Love the idea. Great site. The videos and articles are really useful and well made. Keep it up, I love it.

2 kapil sharma July 2, 2012 at 6:39 am

I am still exploring the website….it is a great inspiration source,i hope you will keep on updating innovative things on your site.

Best of luck.

Kapil

3 Ivan January 14, 2013 at 11:13 am

Great site, keep posting! :)

4 Sarah Jumel July 5, 2014 at 8:16 am

Hi. I was struck by the fabulosity of your Fresnel Death Ray. However, since I am looking to make cookies outside of my house in the summer, it was a bit much for my purpose. Having made it, could you tell me if using several small Fresnel lenses might work too? I was hoping to get something less likely to blow over and that might be controlled easily with a Raspberry Pi (hopefully to be able to control the heat and not have to babysit it, having some simple gears to maneuver it as the son runs its course. If you wish to try this out I will buy the necessary Fresnel lenses and send them to you. Perhaps a simple dome of Fresnels over a clear hotbox? Or a big cast iron pot, heated by the Fresnels and insulated all around? It would be worth having. Thanks.

5 admin July 5, 2014 at 7:39 pm

The Solar Death Ray is total overkill for baking. For that simple task, you can use a traditional solar oven, which is just an insulated box with a glass lid. They usually have reflectors around the outside. You COULD instead use a large fresnel lens to focus the light down to a smaller area into a solar oven, so that the lens would simply collect a larger area of light than the box alone would, but reflectors are smaller/simpler/more portable.

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