Introduction: Incubator / Greenhouse

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In this Instructable, I will be guiding you through detailed steps on how to build a small Incubator/ Green House.

Step 1: BOM (Bill of Materials)

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1. Black Foam Boards, 20x30" QTY - 4

2. Trifold Presentation Boards QTY - 5

3. Aluminum Foil QTY - 1

4. window insulation shrinkable plastic QTY-1

5. 2 feet long grow light

6. 32" x 1.5" x .25" wooden stock


1. Spray on Glue (3M Super 77)

2. Exacto knife

3. Clear Shipping Tape

4. Black electrical tape

Step 2: Top Cover and Grow Light Installation

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Please read the notes on the pictures for detail instruction.

Step 3: Preping the Four Walls and the Base

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Cut the Remaining Foam Board to Dimensions and apply aluminum foils as shown in step 2

Step 4: Detail Cuts

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Cut the left and right walls so that the wooden stock that used to install the grow light can fit in. IN

Step 5:

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Put all the pieces together and your Incubator / Green House should look like the pic above.

Enjoy your incubator.

Please leave me comments and suggestions.

This is my first Instructable and Hope you enjoy building your own small green house.

Please tune in to my page for more instruable in the future.



th3boy made it! (author)2015-04-02

Made this yesterday on my day off, took about an hour or so. Went to dollar tree and they had everything i needed right there. Used cling wrap and tape instead of the window insulation kit and it worked just fine. Messed up the cover but nothing that couldn't be fixed with a scrap piece of foam and some tape! I currently have tomatoes in little jiffy pots and I'll soon be adding some peppers and a few other early starters over the weekend. Can't wait for the weather to warm up so i can get planting again. I'm contemplating using this as a year round lettuce enclosure but i might make that one out of some 1/4" ply and mylar with a heat lamp incorporated somewhere. If i do, I'll be sure to post. Thank you for this great idea! Definitely better than my previous contraption made of cling wrap and wire hangers! 5 stars

Akin Yildiz (author)2015-03-10

what light do you use - do you have a link.? i like the design of your box, the windows especially.. i use foam board from the dollar tree all the time. all my models/prototypes are done using this amazing material. if you glue two sheets together before cutting, you can get a much more stable frame.

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simple, cheap and looks cool - very good stuff, thank you for sharing. and welcome to the community.!

Ben_Fink (author)2016-03-24

I am working on a project basically doing the same thing but hydrophonic and in a fish tank, ill let you know when I get it done. Any help would be nice :)

moe khant (author)2015-03-20

Thank You for all of your supports. I don't have the info on the light i used currently but i will find it out for you. The windows are for capturing sun light. I have the windows facing toward the sun near my room's window to captures light.

Thank for all your comments and questions, keep them coming please.

diy_bloke (author)2015-03-11

I made something similar but I dont really understand the holes you made in the box. What is that for?

moe khant (author)2015-03-04

Yes, this will work for eggs but you will need a different light source, something more designed toward heating. I would not recommend this for keeping hatched chicks. I am creating another instructable for climate monitoring for this incubator/greenhouse, It should show you how to get the right climate for your use.

Lain Tai (author)2015-03-04

Can we incubate eggs

moe khant (author)2015-03-01

Haha, my purpose for it is to start some seed for the spring and to keep small plants in my apartment in the winter. Totally legal stuff. What you do with it is completely up to you. :)

zandeelio (author)2015-02-28

you think this would be good for weed?

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