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Picture of USB Plant Shelf, the perfect office companion

original post; The Plant Shelf, a form of live art.

Why? because plants make anywhere a lovely place to live, clean the air and give off positive energy. we can have walls covered with these shelves with different sizes and shapes. what if paintings weren't the only form of art to hang on a wall ?! people work in office spaces with zero sunlight and no live plants anywhere, what if we changed that for the common good.

hello world,

last sunday was my friend mimi's birthday. and i have decided to make my first ever plant shelf gift ! i must admit that this was a lot of fun, i am probably going to just give these away as gifts from now on. we are actually going to keep this one at work, our office has no sunlight. I work at a kitchen, and I figured we can grow some oregano or thyme maybe.

please read the original plant shelf post above to get familiar with my work.

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Step 1: Materials & tools

Picture of Materials & tools
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materials;

1x wooden plank cut to size, 4x4x0.5" inches for my design - free

1x perforated metal hanger, about 20" inches for my design - about $0.45cents

2x small screws - free

2x L hangers - free

3x nuts&bolts, small enough to go thru the holes on perforated metal hanger. - free

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1x 22" gauge cable, about 20" inches for my design, radioshack - free

1x usb male port, ebay or local thrift store - free

1x usb female port, ebay or local thrift store - free

2x 1W high power leds, 660nm in my design - ebay - about $0.50cents

1x led driver/recycled cell phone charger, ebay or local thrift store - free or about $1.00-5.00

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2x wine corks - free

1x electrical tape - free

total; $6.00, i had all the parts laying around in the house, so it was actually free for me.

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tools;

screwdriver, drill, plyers, heavyduty scissors, wrench, metal epoxy/heatsink glue, hot glue gun, soldering iron

Akin Yildiz (author) 22 days ago

if you liked this post, make sure to check out my other plant care products..

thank you for your interest, have a nice day !!

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audreyobscura3 months ago

Hey there! I want to feature this project, but it's title is a little misleading. Would you consider changing it to just "The Plant Shelf"

Cheers

Audrey

Akin Yildiz (author)  audreyobscura3 months ago

but i already have a post named "The Plant Shelf" - can I have two instructables under the same name?

Maybe call this one "The Plat Shelf with Lights"?

Akin Yildiz (author)  audreyobscura3 months ago

Looks great!