DIY Project: Solar Cooker
By Deanna Chapman, Jeff Luckinbill, and Nick Roque
Photos By Ramon Delgado-Garcia
Although this issue is all about technology,
we chose a very low tech DIY project to show
how you can save money through the latest design
in Solar Cookers.
We chose this one because it was the simplest
one to build but the website where we got the plans
are available at www.solarcookers.org
We made chili on our Solar Cooker. Visit
how it turned out.
Cardboard (Science project board 3×4 ft.)
Heavy Duty Aluminum foil (1×10 ft.)
Cut into strips as needed (two large strips)
Nontoxic glue or contact cement
Foam paint brush
Pencil or pen
Step 1:Measure and draw lines with ruler, and protractor.
Cut down to the right shape
using scissor or utility knife.
Score cardboard piece on the measured lines.
Flip cardboard over and fold on scored lines.
Measure strips of aluminum foil to fit over cut out piece.
Step 6: Apply the glue or contact cement to the carboard piece and cover with strips of foil.
Step 7: Trim foil to conform to cardboard cutout shape.
Step 8:Fold on scored lines to reveal finished product.