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Note that this page emphasizes ideas for solar low-tech tracking methods that could be built with materials available in developing countries.

Main article: Solar tracking

See Tracking Solar Accumulating Barbecue].

Brian White's diagram of the dripper tracker which is potentially a highly accurate waterclock. Graphic by Mike Murphy.


qtsunshine@hotmail.com's design for a simple system to reposition a solar cooker automatically while unattended.


]Tracking mechanism that uses the hour hand of a clock to control the turning of a solar cooker

A plan for a solar water clock drive submitted by ChrisM1111@aol.com


Solar oven repositioning device designed by Jeff Monaco. Tom Sponheim suggested using wax melting instead to remove the need for a magnifying glass.


Tom Sponheim suggested using wax melting instead to remove the need for a magnifying glass

A revolving base can be made using golfballs.


Provisionally called liquid piston tracker


The Von Oppen system uses a half filled bottle to act as a floating piston, which drops when the water is slowly drained from the reservoir.

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