Instructables: exploring - living - green - popular http://www.instructables.com Sat, 4 Jul 2015 08:43:52 PDT BLOX v1.01 Stepped Planter http://www.instructables.com/id/Stepped-Planter/
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Sun, 7 Jun 2015 14:20:25 PDT
Friendly (but Effective) Cat Repellent http://www.instructables.com/id/Friendly-but-Effective-Cat-Repellent/
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Sat, 9 May 2015 23:23:19 PDT
Weave a bamboo privacy fence http://www.instructables.com/id/Weave-a-bamboo-privacy-fence/
Weave a bamboo privacy fence - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3S/R0LV/IB4A4AQP/F3SR0LVIB4A4AQP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3S/R0LV/IB4A4AQP/F3SR0LVIB4A4AQP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3S/R0LV/IB4A4AQP/F3SR0LVIB4A4AQP.SMALL.jpg carpespasm For some time now I've been bemoaning the lack of privacy in my back yard. Adding a privacy fence seemed too hard as large trees have large roots all around the fence line, and I didn't want to pull up the mostly-fine chain link fence that encloses the yard. With a bit of thinkulation, a bit of goog...
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Sat, 2 May 2015 13:07:21 PDT
rootcup http://www.instructables.com/id/Rootcup/
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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 08:59:37 PDT
Toilet To Tap? No. Toilet To Toilet? Yes! http://www.instructables.com/id/Toilet-To-Tap-No-Toilet-To-Toilet-Yes/
Toilet To Tap? No. Toilet To Toilet? Yes! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIV/79TU/I7Q0TLTP/FIV79TUI7Q0TLTP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIV/79TU/I7Q0TLTP/FIV79TUI7Q0TLTP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIV/79TU/I7Q0TLTP/FIV79TUI7Q0TLTP.SMALL.jpg BrettHacks The drought situation in California is severe. Four years of little rain have left water reserves at record lows. Solutions such as "tap to toilet" recharging of drinking water basins generates a tremendous "ick" factor with the general population. It will be very difficult to implement this system...
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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/
Easily getting rid of dead spots on your lawn, effortlessly! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPP/GPNV/I7KB4Q7T/FPPGPNVI7KB4Q7T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPP/GPNV/I7KB4Q7T/FPPGPNVI7KB4Q7T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPP/GPNV/I7KB4Q7T/FPPGPNVI7KB4Q7T.SMALL.jpg pizzidave With one easy and pet safe item, you can get rid of dead brown dry spots on grass caused by pet urine. Read on for the big surprise! Materials Beer! - it can be hot or cold, fresh or flat. Use a regular beer. Not light beer, malt liquor or a wine cooler. Beer has lots of fermented sugars and nut...
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Sun, 22 Mar 2015 13:22:15 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/
What To Do If You Find A Fruit Bat (Flying Fox) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7N/17R8/I6RT25XL/F7N17R8I6RT25XL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7N/17R8/I6RT25XL/F7N17R8I6RT25XL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7N/17R8/I6RT25XL/F7N17R8I6RT25XL.SMALL.jpg JM1999 **INFORMATION****QLD BELOW** Please don't touch it, call our 24-hour rescue hotline 0447 222 889 (Gold Coast) or 46975177 (Lockyer Valley) and we will send an experienced volunteer rescuer.Seek Advice - If you live in Tropical North Queensland, call FNQ Wildlife Rescue on (07) 4053 4467.**NSW BELOW...
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Tue, 3 Mar 2015 08:40:09 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
Custom Electric Trike - It's for the dogs. http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Electric-Trike-Its-for-the-dogs/
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Sun, 25 Jan 2015 20:14:18 PST
Eat Locally, Save Energy - A How-to Guide http://www.instructables.com/id/Eat-Locally-Save-Energy-A-How-to-Guide/
Eat Locally, Save Energy - A How-to Guide - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ4/S1NZ/I5BLSMUP/FZ4S1NZI5BLSMUP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ4/S1NZ/I5BLSMUP/FZ4S1NZI5BLSMUP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ4/S1NZ/I5BLSMUP/FZ4S1NZI5BLSMUP.SMALL.jpg Rhonda Chase Design My Environmental BlogAbout 5 years ago I made a commitment to myself that I would do something about the environmental issues I care about. With work and two young kids, I didn't have a lot of bandwidth, but I had determination. I decided to do research and write a blog (the link is above). My idea ...
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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
Recycle paper into Edible Gourmet Mushrooms http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycle-paper-into-Edible-Gourmet-Mushrooms/
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Sat, 10 Jan 2015 08:32:51 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
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
Bottled Christmas Tree http://www.instructables.com/id/Bottled-Christmas-Tree/
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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 18:49:40 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
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/
Windowsill Aquaponics System - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGI/U5HQ/I2VR9V6Z/FGIU5HQI2VR9V6Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGI/U5HQ/I2VR9V6Z/FGIU5HQI2VR9V6Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGI/U5HQ/I2VR9V6Z/FGIU5HQI2VR9V6Z.SMALL.jpg ezeisel I wanted new pets, but I don't like having to do a lot of taking care of them work. I also like growing things. The union of the two was an aquaponics system. The problem ... I live in New York City. And, to paraphrase Genie in Aladdin, "Infinite energy in the city, but itty-bitty living space!"All ...
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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
Grow Ginger as a Houseplant http://www.instructables.com/id/Grow-Ginger-as-a-Houseplant/
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Fri, 15 Mar 2013 06:44:27 PDT
Winterize! Window Insulation & Other Tips for a Warm Winter http://www.instructables.com/id/Winterize-Window-Insulation-Other-Tips-for-a-Warm-/
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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/
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Sat, 4 Oct 2014 19:13:56 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/
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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
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/
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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
How to: Bathtub Laundry http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-bathtub-laundry/
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Fri, 27 Jun 2008 22:20:19 PDT
How to Make a Succulent Teacup Garden http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Succulent-Teacup-Garden/
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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
How to Make Papyrus Paper http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Papyrus-Paper/
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Sun, 3 Aug 2014 13:25:55 PDT
Make Your Own Pallet Garden http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Pallet-Garden/
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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 23:41:38 PDT
Biodegradable, free, toilet roll seedling starters http://www.instructables.com/id/Biodegradable-free-toilet-roll-seedling-starters/
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Sun, 29 Jun 2014 09:23:41 PDT
Plastic Bottle Mosquito Trap http://www.instructables.com/id/Plastic-Bottle-Mosquito-Trap/
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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:06:17 PDT
A Practical Zeer Pot (evaporative cooler / non-electrical refrigerator) http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Practical-Zeer-Pot-evaporative-cooler-non-electr/
A Practical Zeer Pot (evaporative cooler / non-electrical refrigerator) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/49TR/HY48DS1V/FKF49TRHY48DS1V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/49TR/HY48DS1V/FKF49TRHY48DS1V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/49TR/HY48DS1V/FKF49TRHY48DS1V.SMALL.jpg Berkana A zeer pot is an evaporative cooler used in rural Africa and the Middle East to keep vegetables fresh. They consist of two terra cotta pots, one nested inside the other, with the gap between them filled with wet sand. The sand serves as a thermal mass that helps keep the pot cold once it has cooled ...
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Sun, 15 Jun 2014 22:26:33 PDT
Easy Bee waterer http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Bee-waterer/
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Thu, 12 Jun 2014 14:36:36 PDT
VHS Rope http://www.instructables.com/id/VHS-Rope/
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Sat, 14 Jun 2014 11:46:35 PDT