Vol. 18: Sustainability Roundup

DIY energy, vehicle, home, and garden projects from previous volumes of MAKE.



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from Volume 02: Home Entertainment
Trick your thermostat into lowering your heating bill.

from Volume 03: Cars and Halloween
The best way to learn how to make your own backyard biodiesel is to start with a 1-liter batch.

from Volume 05: Science, Weather, and Outdoors
With a motor and some piping, it's easy to build an inexpensive, efficient wind generator.

from Volume 05: Science, Weather, and Outdoors
The street-legal electric car of the future is coming - not from Japan or Detroit - but from your neighbor's garage. This profile shows the basics of conversion.

from Volume 07: Backyard Biology
Create custom fruits, flowers, veggies, and more, with grafting and pollination.

from Volume 07: Backyard Biology
Grow your own mushrooms at home.

from Volume 08: Toys and Games
Energy-efficient A/C knows when you're in the room.

from Volume 10: Home Electronics
Easy home automation controlled via the web or mobile phone.

from Volume 10: Home Electronics
Green handlebar navigation from recycled parts.

from Volume 11: Alt Vehicles
How one man turned a junker into a sun-charged electric vehicle.

from Volume 11: Alt Vehicles
A sidewall dynamo powers both lights and tuneage.

from Volume 12: Upload
Shake the batteries out of the picture forever with this muscle-powered infrared TV remote.

from Volume 12: Upload
Using a few solar cells and a plastic case, utilize the sun's energy to power anything from a light bulb to your entire house.

from Volume 13: Magic
Get a lush garden from your laundry water.

from Volume 13: Magic
Make feathered friends and get fresh eggs.

from Volume 14: Optics
A Honda Rebel 250 motorcycle goes electric.

from Volume 14: Optics
How to use solar panels to supplement your home or workshop electricity needs.

from Volume 17: Lost Knowledge
Scrounge useful components from discarded electronics.

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