How to Build a Solar Oven

Cardboard and Tin Foil Solar Oven

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DIY Solar Oven Cardboard and Tin Foil Design photo

credit: Eric Smith/Creative Publishing International

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There are lots of different designs—and ranges of complexity—when it comes to solar ovens. In his new book DIY Solar Projects, Eric Smith gives step-by-step instructions for a design that is easy enough for a home project yet produces a very polished result.

If the idea of power tools is scary, there's always the very simple cardboard and tinfoil design, seen above.