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October 02, 2008

Engineers Without Borders: Solar Cooker Challenge

These are solar cooker ideas from the Engineers without borders solar cooker challenge.

Maybe you can get some ideas here for building your own solar cooker!

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October 01, 2008

A Meal from solar cookers

A Meal from solar cookers

Carrie and I decided that it would be fun to eat an entire meal cooked by the sun.

So, we took our three cookers. In one, we placed leftover chili. In another, we placed potatoes.

And in a third, we placed Joan's rice pudding (for dessert). Thanks Joan!

All three videos are posted below (we made them for YouTube as individual videos, but we ate this as a full meal).

Other than the mildly disappointing results from the sun not cooking the rice pudding (simply because we didn't get it outside early enough in the day, we were very pleased with how this meal turned out!

Baked Potatoes wrapped in foil and cooked in an eagle solar cooker

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September 29, 2008

How To Make An Eagle Solar Cooker

The Eagle Solar Cooker
The eagle solar cooker has been my favorite solar cooker to make so far.

Even though there was a little measuring involved, and I messed up when making some of the bottom panels for the cooker, there was no protractor needed, and putting the panels together was very easily done with the duct tape.

I also like how the eagle collapses easily (though the Solar Cookit is supposed to be able to collapse easily too, I didn't figure out how to get it to collapse.

Here are the pieces you will need:
pieces you will need for an eagle solar cooker

Here's the instruction sheet for building your own Eagle Solar Cooker
How to build an eagle solar cooker

Materials List

  • Cardboard (or another material with a reflective surface)

  • Aluminum foil (if you're using cardboard)

  • Glue (if you're using aluminum foil)

  • Razor blade knife

  • Measuring tape

  • Duct tape

  • Cutting surface (optional)

  • Board (for folding against (optional))

  • Scoring tool (if you decide to use printing sheets or sheet metal for your cooker).

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