Instructables: exploring - living - green - featured http://www.instructables.com Sun, 29 Mar 2015 17:57:50 PDT BLOX v1.01 Toilet To Tap? No. Toilet To Toilet? Yes! http://www.instructables.com/id/Toilet-To-Tap-No-Toilet-To-Toilet-Yes/
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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 07:11:50 PDT
Easily getting rid of dead spots on your lawn, effortlessly! http://www.instructables.com/id/Easily-getting-rid-of-dead-spots-on-your-lawn-effo/
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Sun, 22 Mar 2015 13:22:15 PDT
Homemade Soap with Multiple Household Uses http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Soap-with-Multiple-Household-Uses/
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Mon, 16 Mar 2015 23:58:44 PDT
Luxurious Lemon Hand Scrub (and Laxative!) http://www.instructables.com/id/Luxurious-Lemon-Hand-Scrub-and-Laxative/
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Sun, 15 Mar 2015 16:02:48 PDT
Mealworm Farm http://www.instructables.com/id/Mealworm-Farm/
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Tue, 10 Mar 2015 03:19:01 PDT
What To Do If You Find A Fruit Bat (Flying Fox) http://www.instructables.com/id/What-To-Do-If-You-Find-A-Fruit-Bat-Flying-Fox/
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Tue, 3 Mar 2015 08:40:09 PST
Sprouting Chicken Feed http://www.instructables.com/id/Sprouting-Chicken-Feed/
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Wed, 18 Feb 2015 07:13:31 PST
Zero Budget Broom from Coconut Tree Leaves http://www.instructables.com/id/Zero-Budget-Broom-from-Coconut-Tree-Leaves/
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Mon, 16 Feb 2015 03:21:33 PST
Slugitronics - protecting plants with chibitronics http://www.instructables.com/id/Slugitronics-protecting-plants-with-chibitronics/
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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:16:52 PST
Eat Locally, Save Energy - A How-to Guide http://www.instructables.com/id/Eat-Locally-Save-Energy-A-How-to-Guide/
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Sat, 24 Jan 2015 14:57:14 PST
Modular Hanging Garden System http://www.instructables.com/id/Modular-Hanging-Garden-System/
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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 23:23:29 PST
Carrot Bonsai http://www.instructables.com/id/Carrot-Bonsai/
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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 02:45:46 PST
Up-Cycle Junk Mail into Artisan Paper http://www.instructables.com/id/Up-Cycle-Junk-Mail-into-Artisan-Paper/
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Sun, 4 Jan 2015 22:00:42 PST
Mason Jar Planter http://www.instructables.com/id/Mason-Jar-Planter/
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Sun, 4 Jan 2015 12:28:16 PST
Make Energy From Weeds http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Energy-From-Weeds/
Make Energy From Weeds - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDQ/ZK2B/I4420DQM/FDQZK2BI4420DQM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDQ/ZK2B/I4420DQM/FDQZK2BI4420DQM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDQ/ZK2B/I4420DQM/FDQZK2BI4420DQM.SMALL.jpg antoniraj Solar, wind, water, geothermal and biomass are sources of producing renewable energy. Production of energy from sun, wind, water and geothermal need costly equipment. Even the smaller scale models of solar and wind energy for a medium sized home costs more than 1000 US Dollars. Individuals can not t...
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Sat, 27 Dec 2014 00:03:34 PST
Solar powered ceiling fan (Chirstmas gift) http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-powered-ceiling-fan/
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Fri, 26 Dec 2014 08:03:28 PST
Mini Terrariums http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Terrariums/
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Mon, 22 Dec 2014 01:19:03 PST
Ultimate Robo-Planter (with light and detachable anti-spill module) http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultimate-Robo-Planter-with-light-and-detachable-an/
Ultimate Robo-Planter (with light and detachable anti-spill module) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/WCQN/I3VHGZDY/F4CWCQNI3VHGZDY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/WCQN/I3VHGZDY/F4CWCQNI3VHGZDY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/WCQN/I3VHGZDY/F4CWCQNI3VHGZDY.SMALL.jpg M.C. Langer (If you like my project, please vote for me. Thanks!)Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you... my Ultimate Robo-Planter!"But Mario" - you will say - "We have seen your Robo-Planters before. Not bad and very ecological, but what new do you have to show?"Good question, my dear reader! Let me explain it to y...
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Sat, 20 Dec 2014 07:50:28 PST
Just keep Swimming Aquaponic- Grow Wheat Grass http://www.instructables.com/id/Just-keep-Swimming-Aquaponic-Grown-wheat-grass-wit/
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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:26:44 PST
Camera from Arizona Can!! http://www.instructables.com/id/Camera-from-Arizona-Can/
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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 08:14:49 PST
Indoor Garden http://www.instructables.com/id/Indoor-Garden/
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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 07:49:36 PST
Majestic Upcycled Christmas wreath http://www.instructables.com/id/Majestic-Upcycled-Christmas-reef/
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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 19:47:56 PST
Bottled Christmas Tree http://www.instructables.com/id/Bottled-Christmas-Tree/
Bottled Christmas Tree - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8T/KMGH/I3KBRMKV/F8TKMGHI3KBRMKV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8T/KMGH/I3KBRMKV/F8TKMGHI3KBRMKV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8T/KMGH/I3KBRMKV/F8TKMGHI3KBRMKV.SMALL.jpg diane.lin.94 A Christmas tree that is practically free! SUPPLIES Four 2 Liter Soda bottles I got mine from a banquet(everyone drank the sodas and were going to toss the bottles)One Pair of scissors I had scissors at home3 sheets of scrap paper This paper was from a health packet from my freshman yearTape ...
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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 18:49:40 PST
Cereal Box Nightlight http://www.instructables.com/id/Cereal-Box-Nightlight/
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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 17:56:21 PST
Upcyced Lightbulb http://www.instructables.com/id/Upcyced-Lightbulb/
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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 07:36:27 PST
DIY Mason Jar Garden http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Mason-Jar-Garden/
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Mon, 8 Dec 2014 01:13:44 PST
Spider Plants for Free http://www.instructables.com/id/Spider-Plants-for-Free/
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Sat, 6 Dec 2014 09:18:24 PST
Repurposing Coffee Maker as a Planter http://www.instructables.com/id/Repurposing-Coffee-Maker-as-a-Planter/
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Sat, 29 Nov 2014 06:58:19 PST
Recycled Book Planters http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Book-Planters-1/
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:16:47 PST
Windowsill Aquaponics System http://www.instructables.com/id/Windowsill-Aquaponics-System/
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 08:13:56 PST
How to make your own storage heater from strawcrete and stone - Part 1. Brico ecolo radiateur. Bricolaje calentador ecológico http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-your-own-storage-heater-from-strawcret/
How to make your own storage heater from strawcrete and stone - Part 1. Brico ecolo radiateur. Bricolaje calentador ecológico - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH4/76Z0/I2S6NGY7/FH476Z0I2S6NGY7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH4/76Z0/I2S6NGY7/FH476Z0I2S6NGY7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH4/76Z0/I2S6NGY7/FH476Z0I2S6NGY7.SMALL.jpg Organikmechanic This is the start of a project we have now completed to improve our heating system in the sitting room. We wanted our wood stove both to give a more even heat and we wanted the room retain some warmth in the morning. Although our fuel is free, being untreated pallets, we also wanted to be more econo...
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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 04:56:46 PST
My String Garden http://www.instructables.com/id/My-String-Garden/
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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 02:39:52 PST
Beautiful Succulent Terrarium in Minutes. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-beautiful-Terrarium-in-Minutes/
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Sun, 9 Nov 2014 12:57:26 PST
Hypermiler Flat Hubcaps http://www.instructables.com/id/Hypermiler-Moon-Hubcaps-Increase-MPG/
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Wed, 5 Nov 2014 20:05:13 PST
Protect peaches from possum in friendly way http://www.instructables.com/id/Protect-peaches-from-possum-in-friendly-way/
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Mon, 3 Nov 2014 21:34:08 PST
Winterize! Window Insulation & Other Tips for a Warm Winter http://www.instructables.com/id/Winterize-Window-Insulation-Other-Tips-for-a-Warm-/
Winterize! Window Insulation & Other Tips for a Warm Winter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFN/YXPR/I15KVXP9/FFNYXPRI15KVXP9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFN/YXPR/I15KVXP9/FFNYXPRI15KVXP9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFN/YXPR/I15KVXP9/FFNYXPRI15KVXP9.SMALL.jpg malr1975 All windows loose heat in the winter - even double glazing. Energy-efficient glazing reduces heat loss through windows and means fewer draughts (drafts) and cold spots, but they are expensive and most of us only need their insulation properties over the colder months.So, an extremely efficient suppe...
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Sun, 12 Oct 2014 06:56:45 PDT
How to make an Aquaponic system for a small room. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-an-Aquaponic-system-for-a-small-room/
How to make an Aquaponic system for a small room. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQY/00NX/I0VOMMS2/FQY00NXI0VOMMS2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQY/00NX/I0VOMMS2/FQY00NXI0VOMMS2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQY/00NX/I0VOMMS2/FQY00NXI0VOMMS2.SMALL.jpg JR Tyner I am a college student and while I don't live in the Dorms, my room is about that size. I wanted something to cheer up my room and make it look less like a laboratory, but this would also be perfect for a lavatory! If my bathroom was bigger, I would put it there since it would both look good and be ...
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Sat, 4 Oct 2014 19:13:56 PDT
Maple Syrup http://www.instructables.com/id/Maple-Syrup/
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Mon, 6 Oct 2014 07:37:10 PDT
Composting toilet in the garden http://www.instructables.com/id/Composting-toilet-in-the-garden/
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Mon, 6 Oct 2014 08:13:01 PDT
Picture Frame Terrarium http://www.instructables.com/id/Picture-Frame-Terrarium/
Picture Frame Terrarium - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLQ/JXEJ/I0LDZERK/FLQJXEJI0LDZERK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLQ/JXEJ/I0LDZERK/FLQJXEJI0LDZERK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLQ/JXEJ/I0LDZERK/FLQJXEJI0LDZERK.SMALL.jpg Teisha There are many great reasons to take an old picture frame and turn it into a terrarium:If you want a terrarium but you don’t have much space — maybe you live in a dorm room, a small apartment, or you just don’t want to clutter your work surfaces — then hanging a terrarium on your wall (which could b...
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Sun, 28 Sep 2014 20:04:39 PDT
Indoor Electric Car (for cheap under $5) http://www.instructables.com/id/Indoor-Electric-Car-for-cheap-under-5/
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Sun, 28 Sep 2014 20:44:48 PDT
Bellows Bee Smoker For The Home Apiarist http://www.instructables.com/id/Bellows-Bee-Smoker-For-The-Home-Apiarist/
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Wed, 24 Sep 2014 19:21:12 PDT
Urban gathering - fruits of the city http://www.instructables.com/id/Urban-gathering-fruits-of-the-city/
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Wed, 24 Sep 2014 00:29:17 PDT
Nice Smelling Hybrid Indoor Compost Bin and Planter http://www.instructables.com/id/Nice-Smelling-Hybrid-Indoor-Compost-Bin-and-Plante/
Nice Smelling Hybrid Indoor Compost Bin and Planter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCC/M26B/I0C900ZQ/FCCM26BI0C900ZQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCC/M26B/I0C900ZQ/FCCM26BI0C900ZQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCC/M26B/I0C900ZQ/FCCM26BI0C900ZQ.SMALL.jpg danja.mewes I wanted to start a pre-compost bin in the kitchen, but I knew my mom probably wouldn't appreciate the smell.I had been looking at several instructables on kitchen/indoor composting and terrarium building. The indoor compost bins seemed to use charcoal filters. One of the terrariums had a bottom l...
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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 20:25:27 PDT
Free Electric Propeller Bike Mod http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Propeller-Bike/
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Sun, 14 Sep 2014 17:03:45 PDT
Insulating curtains that cut heat losses through windows by 50% http://www.instructables.com/id/Insulating-roll-up-curtains-that-cut-heat-losses-t/
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Wed, 3 Sep 2014 05:32:41 PDT
5l beer keg planter -VERTICAL GARDEN UPGRADE- http://www.instructables.com/id/5l-beer-keg-planter/
5l beer keg planter -VERTICAL GARDEN UPGRADE- - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXR/ITX3/HZWJ3RVZ/FXRITX3HZWJ3RVZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXR/ITX3/HZWJ3RVZ/FXRITX3HZWJ3RVZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXR/ITX3/HZWJ3RVZ/FXRITX3HZWJ3RVZ.SMALL.jpg tiero UPDATE: i added some picture of a 5 kegs vertical gardenJust a simple instructables for reuse 5l beer mini kegs as flower or vegetables planters. What you need All you need isa 5l keg beer container a grindersome expanded clay a piece of felt to sew a sackspray paintyour favorite flower/plant/veg...
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Mon, 1 Sep 2014 14:54:44 PDT
DIY Solar Power Projects http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Solar-Power-Projects/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ8/ROTL/I5BLPKQB/FQ8ROTLI5BLPKQB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ8/ROTL/I5BLPKQB/FQ8ROTLI5BLPKQB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ8/ROTL/I5BLPKQB/FQ8ROTLI5BLPKQB.SMALL.jpg deba168 If you search for good DIY solar power project for your home there are thousands available on internet. Some of them are very complex and require special tools or knowledge. Others are relatively simple to construct which a child can make with items found in your house. I have chosen the list one...
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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:50:23 PDT
How to Make a Succulent Teacup Garden http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Succulent-Teacup-Garden/
How to Make a Succulent Teacup Garden - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF3/FPY3/HZ3YE5A5/FF3FPY3HZ3YE5A5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF3/FPY3/HZ3YE5A5/FF3FPY3HZ3YE5A5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF3/FPY3/HZ3YE5A5/FF3FPY3HZ3YE5A5.SMALL.jpg jimmynyc Since a Teacup / Dish Garden has no drainage hole, it requires very similar setup as a terrarium. Materials - Cactus potting soil(Miracle Gro Cactus, Palm & Citrus Potting Mix, 8-quart, $4.74, Home Depot)- Gravels (Mosser Lee Pearl Stone Soil Cover, 5-lb, $4.77, Home Depot)- Activated carbon (Pet...
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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:55:08 PDT
How to Make a Moss Terrarium http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Moss-Terrarium/
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Sun, 17 Aug 2014 17:31:23 PDT