Gear Review Fresnel lens solar cooker using TV lens

Discussion in 'Functional Gear & Equipment' started by hidden211, Apr 19, 2013.


  1. hidden211

    hidden211 And thats no BULL!!!!!!

    or for purifying water.....
     
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  2. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    Hummm... time to start saving all of those champagne bottles....
     
  3. Icefoot

    Icefoot Monkey+

    My wife is going to hate you, hidden211, because now I'm adding rear projection big screen TVs to my curbside junk pickup list. I already stop for CRT TVs so I can strip them for electronic components. Drives my wife nuts... :eek:
     
  4. hidden211

    hidden211 And thats no BULL!!!!!!

    we must be married to the same woman lol[lolol]
     
  5. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    It did not occur to me, there was a Fresnel lens in there. I have been offered several over the last couple of years. (the last one was nearly 4X6 screen size.) i will have to keep my eyes open for one. (or 6)
     
  6. hidden211

    hidden211 And thats no BULL!!!!!!


    I never knew either kellory makes for an interesting project though
     
  7. hidden211

    hidden211 And thats no BULL!!!!!!

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  8. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Found one out at the street and stripped the Fresnel Lens out of it. took a lever to pop the front off the chassis, wire cutters for the small wires at the bottom of the housing, and a #2 Phillips in a drill and I had it out in about two minutes. Think I will surround it with 1 inch PVC, slotted to fit around it like a picture frame. :cool:
     
  9. hidden211

    hidden211 And thats no BULL!!!!!!

    let me know how it turns out still looking for one.i did order a 5 pack of the fire starter lenses
     
  10. RangerRick

    RangerRick RangerRick-North Idaho Oath Keeper

    I saw this on Dooms Day Prepper a year or two ago. I now have two but found out there or 5 or 6 screens that end up with a different focus so some of the beams are wider than others. They do cook food and boil water fine, but one with a tight focal point heated up a piece of steel to where he was working the steel. I wish I could remember what TV he used. Anyway, if the wife gets upset it is Bushs fault not yours.
    Regards, RangerRick
    North Idaho
    Be Prepared - Be Prayerful - Be Thankful - You are an American
     
  11. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

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