Introduction: How to Make a USB Greenhouse

This video will show you how you can make your own greenhouse powered by USB!

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sporeknight123 (author)2008-11-20

cAN YOU ADD AN INSTRUCTABLE OF HOW TO MAKE THISH BUT WITH RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES CAUSE I CANT KEEP MY COMPUTERON ALL NIGHT

here you go friend, actual 1W high power LED personal plant light operating on rechargable batteries OR usb !

this was 5yrs ago, wow

Why bother with this at all then. You could just get a small battery operated flashlight, and cut the hole to match the size of the flashlight. Of you could make it exactly as it, and buy a plug to USB charging adapter.

I'm actually lucky when it comes to that. I already had an outlet to usb converter that came with by energizer AA/AAA recharger. You could also get a battery housing and hook it up, but I know not if you would have to resistors and all that stuff.

steamer551 (author)2010-04-04

Blue LEDs stimulate the plant to make more leaves. (Good for Bonsai or non-flowering plants)  Red LEDs make the plant put out flowers.  If you don't want to use your computer as a power source, you can plug the USB cable into a USB charger adapter. (made for charging Phones and MP3 players)  You can find them for as little as $1.99 on line. Also, If you don't have the skill to make one of these, you can get a USB powered notebook light.. (Goldengadgets.com hasd them for under $5.00)

proanoke (author)2009-10-28

I make my lamp according to the video but the lights burned out in a few hours.
do I need a special light????

dildo224 (author)proanoke2010-02-19

No but resistors, this video isnt any good also dont do it without resistors or it may harm you're main board...

hyperman (author)2009-09-26

I have constructed many LED lamps for plants and I doubt that a cheap LED flashlight will produce enough light to make your "plant flourish"... but it will provide a good supplement if you're in a dark room.

dmcunningham (author)2009-06-18

I question this exact method, as I would be concerned with humidity and the circuitry. However, this is a great project and has given me some ideas for some supplemental lighting ideas for my indoor garden. Thank you for sharing.

Kirbsome! (author)dmcunningham2009-08-09

one way to deal with humidity is to take a small piece of clear plastic bag, hot-glued to the bottle around the lamp part

bombmaker2 (author)2009-01-03

lol I used the same exact USB cable

the.fee.fairy (author)2008-12-06

That is a sweet thing to make. I like the look of the mini-rose too.

tanstafl (author)2008-11-16

P.S. you can also recharge your phone from mine;)

tanstafl (author)2008-11-16

liked your idea and had all the bits:) bonus. made mine from a dynmo powered wind up torch. mine is rechargable has 2 led settings. the only thing I didn't have was the coke bottles. so it cost me about $50. can't buy coke without the scotch;)

chuckr44 (author)2008-09-05

First! Now I can grow cilantro in the winter to make salsa.

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