Introduction: USB Grass Charging Station

One day, i've see that on internet: http://www.geeky-gadgets.com/grass-charging-valet/ .It is a charging valet for electronic stuff.
But 30$ is really not cheap for that. Now, i will show how to do it from yourself for less than 3$.

Step 1: What You Will Need

You will need those things to make it:
- sinthetic grass
- usb port
- a container (the one you want)

Step 2: Part 1

First pass the usb into a hole of the container

Step 3: Part 2

Then, just put the sinthetic grass over it.

Step 4: Well Done!

Now your electronic stuff is ready to charge and you have save 27$ for it. Enjoy it!
Oh, and thanks voting me for the usb contest!

Step 5: Varient: the Multiple Branch Charger

This varient as multiple branch for charging multiple thing at the same time.
You need the same stuff for doig it except that the container is replaced by a strawberry jar and, of course more usb plugs.      

Comments

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TheGeekyOne made it!(author)2013-12-08

That is really col well done

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CraigOstertag made it!(author)2013-05-19

Ok you may think I'm crazy but I have an obsession with apple and grass.. But LOVE this iv been looking for this for ever. I didn't want to pay 30$ for one so thanks for this. If I may, can you please tell me where you got the synthetic grass? If you could please send a link or something.. That would be appreciated! Have a nice day!!! Thanks.

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theREALcybercat made it!(author)2013-05-26

At my local dollar store. That's it really xD

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michel-seo made it!(author)2011-02-28

Thats a funny invention but a very useful one.

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Ghost+Wolf made it!(author)2010-06-30

Wont it scratch the device?

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theREALcybercat made it!(author)2011-01-25

no it won't

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Ghost+Wolf made it!(author)2011-01-25

What about the underside then?

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theREALcybercat made it!(author)2011-02-05

There is no way that it can scratch it, trust me

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theREALcybercat made it!(author)2011-02-05

Well, it depend what kind of synthetic lawn you use, but the plastic one i used in that instructables won't

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Ghost+Wolf made it!(author)2011-02-05

Ah good then you'll be happy to know that I ant YOU to make a "ipad grass pad"

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theREALcybercat made it!(author)2011-02-06

''want''?
im actually working on an other charging station, maybe it will be finished in one month...
but don't ask to know what is it...

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Ghost+Wolf made it!(author)2011-02-07

Yes "want", my w key is sticky when i least expect it.

oh i see secret.......

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warrockdude made it!(author)2010-08-13

hahahahaha combat arms!!!! "elite noob"

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boom1234 made it!(author)2010-07-17

use a wildcharger pad under the grass! its easier to load and you can load a few devices

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Rahul+B made it!(author)2010-07-11

Does anyone know where to buy small amounts of synthetic grass everywhere I've seen has like a 240ft minumum.

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the+noob made it!(author)2010-07-14

You could try asking for a small sample if it's on a roll.

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theREALcybercat made it!(author)2010-07-11

Yajbuilder: this is just a makeup to hide cables. I did that cause a thing that work as same cost 30$ http://www.geeky-gadgets.com/grass-charging-valet/

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yajbuilder made it!(author)2010-07-10

I thought this was one of those electricity through air concepts- what did I miss? I mean, it looks great and all, but is this really what makes the organic cheese?

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MediocreNinja made it!(author)2010-06-25

Yah, looks nice, but do we really need instructions for this?

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killerjackalope made it!(author)2010-07-01

Did you have the idea beforehand? It might be simple but thinking of it and showing people it finished makes a difference.

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static made it!(author)2010-06-27

Probably not, but why should that matter? Anyway instructables though enough of it to put it in a email.

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freakyqwerty made it!(author)2010-06-27

no

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theREALcybercat made it!(author)2010-06-29

Ya, of course, this could be a future new instructable. And thanks for all comments.

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erwic made it!(author)2010-06-28

You could also use the wireless energy technology or use solar panels to charge, in case you didn't have a computer or outlet nearby.

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zchampine made it!(author)2010-06-29

could someone maybe figure a way to hack in one of those chargers that use magnetic inductivity? (PowerMat)

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static made it!(author)2010-06-27

Grab a piece of sod from somewhere and make a deluxe version with living grass. Darn near free that way. :)

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sahilwalia made it!(author)2010-06-26

There are some latest gadgets info on my website... check this out.... http://www.newton007.com/technology/

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magic1969 made it!(author)2010-06-25

pretty good hats off.

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tiks made it!(author)2010-06-24

Are you kidding, right?

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theREALcybercat made it!(author)2010-06-18

Yep, i'm french :)

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RANDOMUS3R made it!(author)2010-06-20

Awesome!

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RANDOMUS3R made it!(author)2010-06-17

Lol, VERY creative. I noticed your iPod isn't written in English. What language does you iPod use?

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servion made it!(author)2010-06-17

This is french ;-) Btw, this is really cool, i'll sure make something like this during the summer...

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RANDOMUS3R made it!(author)2010-06-20

Oh thanks!

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kitt2106 made it!(author)2010-06-19

GOOD

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theREALcybercat made it!(author)2010-06-18

I think you can get it in any kind of store (me i bought it in a dollar store)

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imthatguy1125 made it!(author)2010-06-18

cool, were did you get the fake grass

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DIYbabe made it!(author)2010-06-18

This needs a snazzy drink umbrella tucked in to it. Very cute and fun!.

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theREALcybercat made it!(author)2010-06-18

stale56: you're right its just for hide the cables

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sanyasi made it!(author)2010-06-18

I am not getting the actual tech of this. is the other end USB port connected to the system, for charginhg it faster...?

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Azerial made it!(author)2010-06-18

This is basically one of these...http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/cellphone/bf38/ A Grassy Lawn Charging Station. They retail for 24.99

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stale56 made it!(author)2010-06-18

There is no tech. It's just an iPod charger... but instead of the iPod lying on a desk or a table, it's in a flower pot. This is NOT one of these: http://www.berryreview.com/2009/10/30/gadget-of-the-week-powermat-wireless-charging-pad/

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m.d+1407 made it!(author)2010-06-18

gooooood idea

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Teh-Sackboy made it!(author)2010-06-17

A brilliantly simple idea to make loose wires look a whole lot better, got to love it. I was having a similar idea but with the usb plugs coming out of a fake plant and hanging like fruit, 5 stars man =D

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ToniRose made it!(author)2010-06-18

Do it! And post pics, it sounds great.

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theREALcybercat made it!(author)2010-06-18

the usb is just connected to an usb port (computer,..) and the other part is plug in the thing to charge (here's a ipod).

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theREALcybercat made it!(author)2010-06-18

thanks a lot!

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makeup+1 made it!(author)2010-06-18

Very creative indeed

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jayant.kumar made it!(author)2010-06-18

does the apparatus need to be put in sun

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ViperisLT made it!(author)2010-06-18

I did one, about a year ago, but I used white and much bigger container. But still, your looks better that mine :(

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