This winter, say goodbye to excessive heating bills and hello to free heating. Whether you choose to build a personal heater, heat your electric car, or heat your entire home, we’ve got the projects for you
Free Heat Method #1: Heat your home using pop cans and plexiglass.
The video above displays a commercial manufacturer of this technique, but you can easily do it yourself.
“Take 240 empty pop or beer cans and paint ‘em black. Build a plexiglass box, put 15 columns of 16 cans each inside. Cut two holes in your living room wall, add a fan on the floor level vent. Warm air gathers through the cans and fans pump it back in through a vent high in the wall, about 25 degrees Celsius warmer than it originally was. Voila, free heat!” Here’s another detailed nine page tutorial about heating a 1200 sq. ft. shop for just $30
Heat Method #2: The Handheld Heater/Air Conditioner
Using what’s called a Peltier plate, an object that gets extremely cold on one side, while extremely hot on the other, you can build your own, personal heating/cooling device. It’s simple to make, and all fits comfortably in a project box.
Heat Method #3: Heating an Electric Vehicle
Take that old toaster that won’t stay down, hack it, and run your new DIY heater on 12v from the car. “The basic idea is to take an old toaster and an ATX power supply and bring them together in a sort of bizarre metallic mating ritual.”
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