Solar cooking

Solar cooker is an exemplar way of energy conservation. Cooking something, for example eggs, then giving the cooker to those who haven’t eaten yet, according to the mantra: Reuse, Reduce, Recycle. Sharing how to make it follows another saying: “give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”


12 eggs were decorated with images reflecting Sun related myths and ideas by getting inspiration from various cultures, such as Mayan, Egyptian, Greek, or Roman, or use cultural icons that represent objects, actions, or feelings, symbols such as warning signs or symbols used for the sun, a moon, or a star. France had its King Sun in the person of King Louis XIV of France (1638-1715), known as Louis the Great or the Sun King (French: le Roi-Soleil), who reigned for 72 years and 110 days. Some hieroglyphic writings was used over designs. The outside of the box was decorated as well.

Based on the research, materials were gathered, shape of a solar cooker was designed, followed by performing calculations. Then came the testing, followed by decorating and illustrating the cooker according to Sun related myths, in order to summarize all the experience as a voice narrated book.

A book is a traditional form of sharing a verbal and often visual content on a surface. This part of the project expands its traditional meaning by showing the concept electronically with a voice over.
Description of the project: A solar cooker was created with the use of materials, such as cardboard, styrofoam, plastic, wood, glass, and mirror and aluminum foil. The idea was to  maximize the solar energy intake by transmission and absorption and prevention of heat lost from conduction and convection. Under a sufficient sunshine day, the temperature of water and the volume of the water was measured before putting it into your solar cooker. Then the temperature was measured again after it went up significantly. Recording and tabulating of the data in this experimental took place, and then calculation of the total heat absorbed by the water (reference the examples provided) was performed. The calculation steps were displayed clearly. Photographs, sketches, or drawing pictures of every step were saved in order to develop creative visual illustration of the concepts/design of your solar.


Visual production guideline:

  1. A visual plan for the phases of the project was developed and saved for the use in the final report in a form of a book, which explains all the steps needed for building a solar cooker. The book takes a form of a Power Point presentation, with slides being used as pages as a book, and voice over recorded for clar and more descriptive communication. Each page presents one step of your production and consists of texts supported by illustrations.
  2.  All the decisions are supported by provided calculations that led to specific solutions. For example the heat reflected info when disclosing a choice of selecting materials (aluminum, foil, etc)
  3. Visual explanation of transmission and absorbing is included.