Instructables: exploring - living - green http://www.instructables.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:32:31 PDT BLOX v1.01 DIY Solar Power Projects http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Solar-Power-Projects/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FW3/QI52/HY7T0WIF/FW3QI52HY7T0WIF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW3/QI52/HY7T0WIF/FW3QI52HY7T0WIF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW3/QI52/HY7T0WIF/FW3QI52HY7T0WIF.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
Sphag-crete Geocache http://www.instructables.com/id/Sphag-crete-Geocache/
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Sat, 26 Jul 2014 02:41:50 PDT
gR0w YER 0wN http://www.instructables.com/id/gR0w-YER-0wN/ http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/F1V/5K0Y/HXVR3C2X/F1V5K0YHXVR3C2X.SQUARE2.jpg http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/F1V/5K0Y/HXVR3C2X/F1V5K0YHXVR3C2X.SQUARE.jpg http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/F1V/5K0Y/HXVR3C2X/F1V5K0YHXVR3C2X.SMALL.jpg DerDok teach a man to grow...then ask him for tomatos when yoy need them Successful Container Gardening Gr0Win EaTs Biodegradable flower pots out of coffee grounds! Backyard Garden Boxes - On the Cheap! pH field testing kit - portable work station Super quick composting method Clone a ...
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 08:08:47 PDT
The Community Spiral Garden http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Community-Spiral-Garden/
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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 05:08:50 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
Solar house number http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-house-number/
Solar house number - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSQ/KWNA/HXHRERM6/FSQKWNAHXHRERM6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSQ/KWNA/HXHRERM6/FSQKWNAHXHRERM6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSQ/KWNA/HXHRERM6/FSQKWNAHXHRERM6.SMALL.jpg Zevion Nothing is better is to use rechargeable battery and solar, to give free energy from sun to run light at night time. On my first project I created two house numbers that can be viewed in two ways. One is driving view, and other is from street view. Unfortunealy, I did not document for this instruct...
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Sun, 13 Jul 2014 08:29:01 PDT
Starting a Bonsai tree http://www.instructables.com/id/Starting-a-Bonsai-tree/
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Fri, 11 Jul 2014 06:23:50 PDT
How To Make A Plant Pot Out Of A Water Bottle http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Plant-Pot-Out-Of-A-Water-Bottle/
How To Make A Plant Pot Out Of A Water Bottle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMF/NRG7/HXG6PTL6/FMFNRG7HXG6PTL6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMF/NRG7/HXG6PTL6/FMFNRG7HXG6PTL6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMF/NRG7/HXG6PTL6/FMFNRG7HXG6PTL6.SMALL.jpg FireFlamer Hello there FireFlamer here and today I will be showing you how to make a plant pot out of everyday items you find in your house. But I only use the bottom of the bottle i haven't figured out what I can do with the top Cutting Find a water bottle (a plastic water bottle ) and cut it in half lik...
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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:27:55 PDT
Flax Flowers http://www.instructables.com/id/Flax-Flowers/
Flax Flowers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKU/36WY/HXA9N241/FKU36WYHXA9N241.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKU/36WY/HXA9N241/FKU36WYHXA9N241.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKU/36WY/HXA9N241/FKU36WYHXA9N241.SMALL.jpg Nicola283 These flax flowers are so easy to make and so cool! Great to add to a flower bunch or even just on their own! Also very fun to make, with a well deserved outcome! Pieces of Flax/Harakeke First of all you want to cut some flax at the base of the stem, making sure the tops aren't frayed or split...
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Sun, 6 Jul 2014 18:44:20 PDT
Rain barrel spigot http://www.instructables.com/id/Rain-barrel-spigot/
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Thu, 3 Jul 2014 09:25:31 PDT
Recycled Paper Bag Necklaces http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Paper-Bag-Necklaces/
Recycled Paper Bag Necklaces - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8R/79IR/HX1W4Y3N/F8R79IRHX1W4Y3N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8R/79IR/HX1W4Y3N/F8R79IRHX1W4Y3N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8R/79IR/HX1W4Y3N/F8R79IRHX1W4Y3N.SMALL.jpg design4ever Cut the bags into a long strip and cut it in half Now put the charm on one half and pull it to the middle of the strip Trim off the extra pieces now and tie it to your liking If you want a miny loop cut a tinnier strip trim it put the charm on it tie it and put it on the necklace
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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 06:56:06 PDT
Biodegradable, free, toilet roll seedling starters http://www.instructables.com/id/Biodegradable-free-toilet-roll-seedling-starters/
Biodegradable, free, toilet roll seedling starters - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBM/OS70/HWZ4VWMF/FBMOS70HWZ4VWMF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBM/OS70/HWZ4VWMF/FBMOS70HWZ4VWMF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBM/OS70/HWZ4VWMF/FBMOS70HWZ4VWMF.SMALL.jpg flavouredginger so this is my first instructable, so please be kind.I do not like spending money on my garden, every plant we have in out garden is either from a cuttings or from seeds or plants we have been given.i was finding that when planting seedlings they were either not growing or too many grew too close to ...
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Sun, 29 Jun 2014 09:23:41 PDT
Upside down tomato hanger. http://www.instructables.com/id/Upside-down-tomato-hanger/
Upside down tomato hanger. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWS/IP8O/HWZ9T5VA/FWSIP8OHWZ9T5VA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWS/IP8O/HWZ9T5VA/FWSIP8OHWZ9T5VA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWS/IP8O/HWZ9T5VA/FWSIP8OHWZ9T5VA.SMALL.jpg sweetrocketsky Self explanatory. There are many of these types of tutorials, but none that I could find that instructed you to keep the bottom of the bottle on and not cut it off completely.Keeping the bottom on allows you to turn the bottle over without spilling your soil. Materials: Upside Down Tomato Hanger ...
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Sun, 29 Jun 2014 07:24:45 PDT
Simple Recycled / Re-purposed Solar Phone Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Recycled-Re-purposed-Solar-Phone-Charger/
Simple Recycled / Re-purposed Solar Phone Charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPP/3NHY/HWUJVQZX/FPP3NHYHWUJVQZX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPP/3NHY/HWUJVQZX/FPP3NHYHWUJVQZX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPP/3NHY/HWUJVQZX/FPP3NHYHWUJVQZX.SMALL.jpg zsthorian This is just a quick little how to to demonstrate a quick project to put some surplus components to use with minimal tools. (how I came across the component is encapsulated in brackets)Parts List 1.8W Solar battery maintainer. ($3 at a yardsale) 12v cigar outlet (removed from truck when hard wire...
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Thu, 26 Jun 2014 10:54:59 PDT
PET string cutter (string from plastic bottle) http://www.instructables.com/id/PET-string-cutter-string-from-plastic-bottle/
PET string cutter (string from plastic bottle) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBA/CLPT/HWUJYYZD/FBACLPTHWUJYYZD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBA/CLPT/HWUJYYZD/FBACLPTHWUJYYZD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBA/CLPT/HWUJYYZD/FBACLPTHWUJYYZD.SMALL.jpg Matatas IntroducionI like this machine beacause you can make your own strip from plastic bottles. This stripe is very strong and eco. You can bind almost evrything with this stripe. Then you bind it heat it and it will go tighten.What will you needIn photo are showed all materals and of course you will need...
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Thu, 26 Jun 2014 10:54:21 PDT
Under $10 solar box cooker http://www.instructables.com/id/Under-10-solar-box-cooker/
Under $10 solar box cooker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCJ/MF0U/HWNUJVBZ/FCJMF0UHWNUJVBZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCJ/MF0U/HWNUJVBZ/FCJMF0UHWNUJVBZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCJ/MF0U/HWNUJVBZ/FCJMF0UHWNUJVBZ.SMALL.jpg powertothepeople This design is for a solar box cooker that costs less than $10. This design can cook about 3 liters of soup or 2 loaves of bread. The maximum temperature I have had my oven at when empty so far was 163C or 326F. When cooking bread in good sun conditions the temperature is around 140C. This desig...
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Sun, 22 Jun 2014 15:50:10 PDT
Free solar box cooker http://www.instructables.com/id/Free-solar-box-cooker/
Free solar box cooker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP4/DA39/HWNUJRLT/FP4DA39HWNUJRLT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP4/DA39/HWNUJRLT/FP4DA39HWNUJRLT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP4/DA39/HWNUJRLT/FP4DA39HWNUJRLT.SMALL.jpg powertothepeople This solar cooker was made from all recycled free material.It can be easily built in one hour and can be used to bake bread, cook soup or stew and many other things. This solar box cooker works best for food that needs to be slowly cooked for many hours.I live in La Paz Mexico where the sun is very...
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Sun, 22 Jun 2014 11:38:22 PDT
Decoupage Cardboard Picture Frame / Upcycled / Gold Chocolate Foil http://www.instructables.com/id/Picture-Frame-Upcycled-Cardboard-and-Golden-Chocol/
Decoupage Cardboard Picture Frame / Upcycled / Gold Chocolate Foil - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2D/0QAD/HWNUDRDU/F2D0QADHWNUDRDU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2D/0QAD/HWNUDRDU/F2D0QADHWNUDRDU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2D/0QAD/HWNUDRDU/F2D0QADHWNUDRDU.SMALL.jpg upmade This tutorial will take you through making a treasure from scraps - A picture frame bedazzled with gold foil from chocolates, with a multifunctional backing made from nothing more than cardboard.This is the first of my instructables where I want to share how we can use materials we throw out daily, ...
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Fri, 20 Jun 2014 17:22:45 PDT
Plastic Bottle Mosquito Trap http://www.instructables.com/id/Plastic-Bottle-Mosquito-Trap/
Plastic Bottle Mosquito Trap - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYV/7W5J/HWLCXJYB/FYV7W5JHWLCXJYB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYV/7W5J/HWLCXJYB/FYV7W5JHWLCXJYB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYV/7W5J/HWLCXJYB/FYV7W5JHWLCXJYB.SMALL.jpg Darthorso THIS GUIDE IS IN SEVERAL CONTESTS! IF YOU LIKE IT, VOTE FOR IT! THANKS! :DHello dear friends!As some of my followers already know, I live in Bologna (Italy), in the heart of Po river Valley.This area is known as the wettest one of Italy. This is due to terrain, level (a lot of areas are UNDER sea le...
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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:06:17 PDT
Make an Apartment-sized indoor Compost Bin http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-an-Apartment-sized-indoor-Compost-Bin/
Make an Apartment-sized indoor Compost Bin - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCQ/HM1Y/HWHMWC71/FCQHM1YHWHMWC71.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCQ/HM1Y/HWHMWC71/FCQHM1YHWHMWC71.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCQ/HM1Y/HWHMWC71/FCQHM1YHWHMWC71.SMALL.jpg 300sqFt I live in a TINY apartment & I'm cheap.This is my solution to composting. Gather supplies 1. empty Cat food tub (or any large plastic tub with a lid that seals well)2. a base tray (I used a cookie sheet that I don't use for baking (it doesn't fit in my oven))3. a drill & bits4. Charcoal filters, ...
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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 10:09:07 PDT
Transplant a House Plant to larger pot (without buying a thing!) http://www.instructables.com/id/Transplant-a-House-Plant-to-larger-pot-without-buy/
Transplant a House Plant to larger pot (without buying a thing!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZW/K7EC/HWHMW10E/FZWK7ECHWHMW10E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZW/K7EC/HWHMW10E/FZWK7ECHWHMW10E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZW/K7EC/HWHMW10E/FZWK7ECHWHMW10E.SMALL.jpg 300sqFt *A Note:I am not a gardener by any means. Any advice given is based on my own limited experience & minimal research. So take it with a grain of salt. Gather supplies 1. a (recently purchased, in my case) house plant that's in need of a larger pot2. an empty pickle jar (or any container of suitabl...
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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 09:29:12 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
Chicken Waterer http://www.instructables.com/id/Chicken-Waterer/
Chicken Waterer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOU/UZHP/HWH10DUB/FOUUZHPHWH10DUB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOU/UZHP/HWH10DUB/FOUUZHPHWH10DUB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOU/UZHP/HWH10DUB/FOUUZHPHWH10DUB.SMALL.jpg sessieb This is my first Instructable. This is our homemade chicken waterer. It works very well to supply on-demand water, is inexpensive to build, and stays CLEAN. Materials I used 4" sewer pipe for the body. It's cheaper and lighter than schedule 40 PVC and works great. I cut mine to 12" as I hang it i...
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Sun, 15 Jun 2014 18:32:47 PDT
How To Plant Bug Eating Plants http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Plant-Bug-Eating-Plants/
How To Plant Bug Eating Plants - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1C/4CO6/HWDRPPP3/F1C4CO6HWDRPPP3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1C/4CO6/HWDRPPP3/F1C4CO6HWDRPPP3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1C/4CO6/HWDRPPP3/F1C4CO6HWDRPPP3.SMALL.jpg Tntman603 Follow this guide to see how to plant bug eating plants! Open The Bag Rip open the bag. Fill Container With Soil Open the bag of soil and dump it in the pot. Soak Moss In Water Open the bag of moss and soak it with water. Put Moss In Pot Stick the moss in the pot. Put The Plant In The ...
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Sat, 14 Jun 2014 20:21:41 PDT
Recycle your soda pop into hanging planter http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycle-your-soda-pop-into-hanging-planter/
Recycle your soda pop into hanging planter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5I/DFPJ/HWES3OVM/F5IDFPJHWES3OVM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5I/DFPJ/HWES3OVM/F5IDFPJHWES3OVM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5I/DFPJ/HWES3OVM/F5IDFPJHWES3OVM.SMALL.jpg Zevion plastic soda pop bottle end up in garbage, even big 2, 21/2, or 3 liter pop bottle takes a lot of space in our landfill and they take several years to compost. Recycling center may in some area accept plastics, while others don't. Recycling in other uses, a good way to help becoming green. Mate...
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Sat, 14 Jun 2014 12:36:55 PDT
VHS Rope http://www.instructables.com/id/VHS-Rope/
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Sat, 14 Jun 2014 11:46:35 PDT
bee hostel http://www.instructables.com/id/bee-hostel/
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Sat, 14 Jun 2014 00:48:47 PDT
My VAWT project. Producing an optimised VAWT. http://www.instructables.com/id/My-VAWT-project/
My VAWT project. Producing an optimised VAWT. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHZ/FWKU/HXYAE83O/FHZFWKUHXYAE83O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHZ/FWKU/HXYAE83O/FHZFWKUHXYAE83O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHZ/FWKU/HXYAE83O/FHZFWKUHXYAE83O.SMALL.jpg lauriesed June, 2014 - Purpose of this InstructableThis Instructable explains the processes involved in designing, building and testing ideas for the creation of an effective VAWT,. It is intended to reflect the learning process that many will go through, and the trial and error necessary to achieve an optim...
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Fri, 13 Jun 2014 01:02:38 PDT
How to plan three seasons of bee friendly plants http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-plan-three-seasons-of-bee-friendly-plants/
How to plan three seasons of bee friendly plants - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZZ/ZNJV/HWCJCSOP/FZZZNJVHWCJCSOP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZZ/ZNJV/HWCJCSOP/FZZZNJVHWCJCSOP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZZ/ZNJV/HWCJCSOP/FZZZNJVHWCJCSOP.SMALL.jpg Zevion What are bee friendly plants? If bees have to travel far and wide just for small amount of pollen, and it stress the bees because they work everyday. Bees are like human sometimes, when we are under a lot stress, our life expectany is lowered, so is the bees. Bee friendly simply put, an convience...
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Thu, 12 Jun 2014 23:11:49 PDT
Easy Bee waterer http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Bee-waterer/
Easy Bee waterer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFT/UESW/HWCJFMAB/FFTUESWHWCJFMAB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFT/UESW/HWCJFMAB/FFTUESWHWCJFMAB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFT/UESW/HWCJFMAB/FFTUESWHWCJFMAB.SMALL.jpg Zevion Imagine just one bee work for a day, attending to least 2,000 flowers a day, beating their wing 10,000 time per minute, carry baggage of pollen, go back in their hive, go to their selected comb making honey with their spit, pollen, and wax. And go out again everyday. Sounds exhausting? Bee does ge...
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Thu, 12 Jun 2014 14:36:36 PDT
Easy no mess mason jar beehive http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-no-mess-mason-jar-beehive/
Easy no mess mason jar beehive - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQP/YHPX/HW8T9DJL/FQPYHPXHW8T9DJL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQP/YHPX/HW8T9DJL/FQPYHPXHW8T9DJL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQP/YHPX/HW8T9DJL/FQPYHPXHW8T9DJL.SMALL.jpg Zevion You probally see rows of organic honey jars at the farmers market got you thinking about starting your own backyard beehive? If you live in a suburban area, you may think that starting a beehive cannot be done. However a common suburban backyard can be a perfect place for beehives if done correctly ...
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Wed, 11 Jun 2014 23:04:41 PDT
DIY Flower Pot from can http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Flower-Pot-from-can/
DIY Flower Pot from can - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFO/6MYH/HW0FYZO4/FFO6MYHHW0FYZO4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFO/6MYH/HW0FYZO4/FFO6MYHHW0FYZO4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFO/6MYH/HW0FYZO4/FFO6MYHHW0FYZO4.SMALL.jpg pzwing A simple Flower Pot from a reused normal can, that can be even build by kids in a very short amount of time. The Start What you need :- Cans- Can-Opener- (Grinder or Sandpaper)- (Paint) Opening and Cleaning Open the can but leave the lid a very little bit attached and bend it over so you can ...
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Thu, 5 Jun 2014 12:50:49 PDT
Raised Salad Bed http://www.instructables.com/id/Raised-Salad-Bed/
Raised Salad Bed - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FWR/XKX0/HW0FYYOV/FWRXKX0HW0FYYOV.SQUARE2.jpg http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FWR/XKX0/HW0FYYOV/FWRXKX0HW0FYYOV.SQUARE.jpg http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FWR/XKX0/HW0FYYOV/FWRXKX0HW0FYYOV.SMALL.jpg floppyjoe With the weather staying wet and cloudy, I thought I would complete the build of a raised bed with shelf inside my Polly tunnel. I had a spare dry wall pallet I could use, so It cost nothing and I should be able to use this very productively for a few years. The Frame The frame was made a coupl...
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Thu, 5 Jun 2014 12:48:49 PDT
Playing with food or Just plain nuts http://www.instructables.com/id/Playing-with-food-or-Just-plain-nuts/
Playing with food or Just plain nuts - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEV/NMZW/HW00IS04/FEVNMZWHW00IS04.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEV/NMZW/HW00IS04/FEVNMZWHW00IS04.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEV/NMZW/HW00IS04/FEVNMZWHW00IS04.SMALL.jpg Triclaw Avocados are a great and wonderful food and there are so many thing you can make with them from guacamole to topping a sandwich or even smoothies. Alas the best part of the avocado gets tossed in the trash or perhaps some kind person will sprout into a tree. What I do with the seed is carve it into...
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Tue, 3 Jun 2014 20:44:18 PDT
Solar Hurricane Lighting (and more) http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Hurricane-Lighting-and-more/
Solar Hurricane Lighting (and more) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHI/70TB/HVVKJM1Q/FHI70TBHVVKJM1Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHI/70TB/HVVKJM1Q/FHI70TBHVVKJM1Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHI/70TB/HVVKJM1Q/FHI70TBHVVKJM1Q.SMALL.jpg mikesoniat I've spent my entire life living on or near the Gulf Coast. And even though we've had a couple of seasons with no major hurricanes, I can't help thinking about them this time of year. Of course, the big storms are very dangerous and most people should evacuate to safer ground. But those who stay and...
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Sun, 1 Jun 2014 15:54:23 PDT
Go Green by Growing Green: How to Extract Energy from Grass http://www.instructables.com/id/Go-Green-by-Growing-Green-How-to-Extract-Energy-fr/
Go Green by Growing Green: How to Extract Energy from Grass - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPA/64RO/HVTLT2MH/FPA64ROHVTLT2MH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPA/64RO/HVTLT2MH/FPA64ROHVTLT2MH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPA/64RO/HVTLT2MH/FPA64ROHVTLT2MH.SMALL.jpg Tanishq Jain AbstractMowing the lawn is hard work, especially on a warm day. Not only do you have to mow the grass, but you also have to dispose of the clippings. Some people add the clippings to a compost pile in their yard, which is a great idea. But did you know that some grasses can be used as a source of en...
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Fri, 30 May 2014 02:32:15 PDT
generation green: Eating green http://www.instructables.com/id/generation-green-Eating-green/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F7B/OGSF/HVRYPLB2/F7BOGSFHVRYPLB2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7B/OGSF/HVRYPLB2/F7BOGSFHVRYPLB2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7B/OGSF/HVRYPLB2/F7BOGSFHVRYPLB2.SMALL.jpg rockinzebra I recently bought a book called Generation Green. It is about being green for the teens of the 21st century. The book is broken down to cover all aspects of life. I am going to make collections for each one. Beginning with Eating green: In order to eat green you either have to buy the more expensive...
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Thu, 29 May 2014 07:22:51 PDT
Strawberry Barrel Beds http://www.instructables.com/id/Strawberry-Barrel-Beds/
Strawberry Barrel Beds - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F16/YAIA/HVQWEVR6/F16YAIAHVQWEVR6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F16/YAIA/HVQWEVR6/F16YAIAHVQWEVR6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F16/YAIA/HVQWEVR6/F16YAIAHVQWEVR6.SMALL.jpg MikenHarnish The local car wash and car dealerships in our area store their empty 55 gallon plastic drums and I was able to get three at no charge. Originally, I was going to arrange them in a circle and build up, but I am pleased with the result of the rectangle shape and think it was probably easier to cover. ...
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Wed, 28 May 2014 20:43:53 PDT
Save Heat & $'s - Reusable duct seals http://www.instructables.com/id/Save-Heat-s-Reusable-duct-seals/
Save Heat & $'s - Reusable duct seals - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIV/IWJS/HVQ6AW3S/FIVIWJSHVQ6AW3S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIV/IWJS/HVQ6AW3S/FIVIWJSHVQ6AW3S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIV/IWJS/HVQ6AW3S/FIVIWJSHVQ6AW3S.SMALL.jpg Michael_oz Half* the world is entering Winter and probably half of that is in a cold climate where heating is required. Here in Australia it also gets hot in the Summer so Evaporative Air-conditioning is common.This leads to a problem when your winter heating ends up escaping into the air-conditioning ducts. W...
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Tue, 27 May 2014 22:40:26 PDT
DIY Rain Barrel System http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Rain-Barrel-System/
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Fri, 23 May 2014 12:35:26 PDT
"Sideways" plant pots from Plastic bottles http://www.instructables.com/id/Sideways-plant-pots-from-Plastic-bottles/
"Sideways" plant pots from Plastic bottles - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8L/ANH3/HVGXXWV4/F8LANH3HVGXXWV4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8L/ANH3/HVGXXWV4/F8LANH3HVGXXWV4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8L/ANH3/HVGXXWV4/F8LANH3HVGXXWV4.SMALL.jpg dmoonen I recently made a Vertical garden and The top row of bottles was to close to the ceiling.So I had to modify those bottles for "sideways growing.Here is how I did it. Tools I went low-tech on this one. You need a knife and a Hairdryer.It will be easier with a heat gun. It doesn't overheat as quick...
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Fri, 23 May 2014 11:49:32 PDT
Rocket Stove http://www.instructables.com/id/Rocket-Stove-2/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FYI/BYHS/HVGXWSKF/FYIBYHSHVGXWSKF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYI/BYHS/HVGXWSKF/FYIBYHSHVGXWSKF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYI/BYHS/HVGXWSKF/FYIBYHSHVGXWSKF.SMALL.jpg ajbooty Many ideas on Rocket Stoves! How to build a Rocket Mass Heater Portable Rocket Stove … made from 4 inch Internal diameter, double-wall insulated Pellet Vent pipe Spark rocket stove project Space Shuttle Rocket Stove :) Large portable wood gasifier stove null
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Fri, 23 May 2014 05:25:39 PDT
Chickens http://www.instructables.com/id/Chickens/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FLM/AAAW/HVGXWSGU/FLMAAAWHVGXWSGU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLM/AAAW/HVGXWSGU/FLMAAAWHVGXWSGU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLM/AAAW/HVGXWSGU/FLMAAAWHVGXWSGU.SMALL.jpg ajbooty A lot of interesting and great ideas for our chicks! Pallet Hen House Chicken Coop in under 3 mins. Poulailler palette. Gallinero paleta en 3 minutos Guide To Chicken Coops homemade chicken coop PVC Chicken Feeder with Meter Raise Your Chickens by Building Coops with Different Chic...
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Fri, 23 May 2014 05:24:30 PDT
Windmills http://www.instructables.com/id/Windmills/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FRB/8OGK/HVGXWSED/FRB8OGKHVGXWSED.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRB/8OGK/HVGXWSED/FRB8OGKHVGXWSED.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRB/8OGK/HVGXWSED/FRB8OGKHVGXWSED.SMALL.jpg ajbooty Some great Windmill ideas! Turbines Wind Mill (vertical axis wind turbine) Smart Drive Wind Turbine Small Wind Generator - Rebulid, Relocate and Replace Vertical Axis Wind Turbine Miniature Wind Turbine Combining my small solar panels and wind generator. Beach Camp Turb...
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Fri, 23 May 2014 05:22:25 PDT
Gardening http://www.instructables.com/id/Gardening/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F2U/DP35/HVGXWSC4/F2UDP35HVGXWSC4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2U/DP35/HVGXWSC4/F2UDP35HVGXWSC4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2U/DP35/HVGXWSC4/F2UDP35HVGXWSC4.SMALL.jpg ajbooty A collection of what I have viewed and find interesting for gardening. Nook garden - Self watering system (+ april update) Pallet Greenhouse Stackable Free Standing Potato Ring Tower A Worm Bin for Apartments Greenhouse Addition and Aquaponics seed spacing stick Automatic S...
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Fri, 23 May 2014 05:21:17 PDT
Solar http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-1001-1002/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FGF/M8N9/HVGXWS8J/FGFM8N9HVGXWS8J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGF/M8N9/HVGXWS8J/FGFM8N9HVGXWS8J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGF/M8N9/HVGXWS8J/FGFM8N9HVGXWS8J.SMALL.jpg ajbooty This collection is a grouping of all the wonderful works out there that I have looked at and find interesting. DIY Solar Air Heater Boxes Building a Solar Panel, EVA film style. Heliostat for solar heating Hydronic Solar Thermal System for Winter Space Heating Homemade Solar Water ...
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Fri, 23 May 2014 05:17:47 PDT
Recycle plastic bottles into lamp shades http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycle-plastic-bottles-into-lamp-shades/
Recycle plastic bottles into lamp shades - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F86/AV40/HVF700ZR/F86AV40HVF700ZR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F86/AV40/HVF700ZR/F86AV40HVF700ZR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F86/AV40/HVF700ZR/F86AV40HVF700ZR.SMALL.jpg dezine I recently broke one of the glass shades on the pendant light fitting in my kitchen. Since the light was about 5 years old there was no way to find a replacement glass shade. Not wanting to fork out the cost to replace the entire pendant light, I decided to try something different... recycling plast...
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Tue, 20 May 2014 09:51:14 PDT
How To Make Healthier Tasting Tap Water http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Healthier-Tasting-Tap-Water/
How To Make Healthier Tasting Tap Water - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF3/F8XR/HV9I5APV/FF3F8XRHV9I5APV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF3/F8XR/HV9I5APV/FF3F8XRHV9I5APV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF3/F8XR/HV9I5APV/FF3F8XRHV9I5APV.SMALL.jpg sunshiine This instructable has been an educational experience for me and the most enjoyable one that I have published so far. I began my journey last spring when I decided that I wanted to make an honest effort to drink more water. For many years we had very good tasting water because we lived in an area whe...
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Mon, 19 May 2014 23:25:52 PDT
Simple Aquaponics System http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Aquaponics-System-1/
Simple Aquaponics System - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWV/6RP1/HV9I3BL5/FWV6RP1HV9I3BL5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWV/6RP1/HV9I3BL5/FWV6RP1HV9I3BL5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWV/6RP1/HV9I3BL5/FWV6RP1HV9I3BL5.SMALL.jpg tigerdude Alrighty, so this is my first Instuctable, so go easy on me.So for a project for school, I had to make some sort of product and then post the product's results or how you made this product to the community, so i made an Instuctable on how to build it. Making this system is relatively easy, and I des...
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Mon, 19 May 2014 19:57:42 PDT
Recycled Paper Baskets http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Paper-Basket/
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Tue, 6 May 2014 07:10:44 PDT