Introduction: The Indoor LED Auto Greenhouse
In this Instructable I will show you how I made my indoor LED greenhouse
Step 1: Materials / Tools
This list can vary depending on what you have and how much you want to spend on this project.
Blue LED light strip (i got mine from harbor freight for cheap)
A wall charger (the same voltage as your Blue LED strip, mine was 12 volts)
Some type of clear box ( I made mine from plexi glass )
A light timer ( this is optional but it makes everything much easier, I got mine from Ace)
A fan ( also optional but helps you regulate the temperature inside the greenhouse)
something to plant
potting soil (any will work)
Hot glue gun
soldering iron (optional)
Step 2: Prepare the Grow Lights
Studies show that blue LEDs are perfect for growing plants so that is what we are going to use! I picked up my LED strip at harbor freight in the car and auto section. Make sure you check the voltage on your LEDs and find a wall charger that matches.
Now strip both wires and connect them, you can solder or just tape them it really doesn't matter
Step 3: Glue the Lights in Place
find a spot on your roof and glue the lights in place
Step 4: Drill the Holes
Drill a few small holes on top and a large hole to fit your fan on the side (if you dont have a fan make more holes)
Step 5: Install the Fan
I used screws to keep the fan in place pretty simple....
Step 6: Add Soild and Plants
put your soil and plants in, water it but not too much get it just right and check from time to time that your soil stays moist, if it gets dry then you are using your fan too much or you made too many holes
Step 7: Connect Your Timer and Maintain Your Greenhouse
connect your LEDs to a timer and make it turn on at times that are good for you and the plants, research your plants and see how hot and how much sun they like, add your thermometer in the greenhouse and if you see the temperature get too hot turn your fan on
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