Instructables: exploring - living - green http://www.instructables.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:54:52 PDT BLOX v1.01 Indoor Electric Car (for cheap under $5) http://www.instructables.com/id/Indoor-Electric-Car-for-cheap-under-5/
Indoor Electric Car (for cheap under $5) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOU/MAWM/I0HZ3AND/FOUMAWMI0HZ3AND.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOU/MAWM/I0HZ3AND/FOUMAWMI0HZ3AND.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOU/MAWM/I0HZ3AND/FOUMAWMI0HZ3AND.SMALL.jpg powertothepeople I built a little 3 wheeled car to drive around my house. I built it just for fun and it would be great for kids. See the video below.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DTjssGms8I&list=UUTYbMALV5XenyKIcTXUJbzgOne day I challenged myself to build a small electric car that I could use to drive aroun...
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Sun, 28 Sep 2014 20:44:48 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
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
Big Lithium Ion Battery Pack Made From Used Laptop Batteries (190+ Watt Hours) http://www.instructables.com/id/Big-Lithium-Ion-Battery-Pack-190-Watt-Hours/
Big Lithium Ion Battery Pack Made From Used Laptop Batteries (190+ Watt Hours) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRJ/JQBL/I0C93QDW/FRJJQBLI0C93QDW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRJ/JQBL/I0C93QDW/FRJJQBLI0C93QDW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRJ/JQBL/I0C93QDW/FRJJQBLI0C93QDW.SMALL.jpg powertothepeople I was able to get 10 large used laptop batteries for only $8. I was able to build a 190 watt hour battery pack very easily. Removing The Cells And Charging First pop open the batteries and take out the cells. You can open the plastic cases using a flat head screwdriver. Sawing the corner a l...
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Mon, 22 Sep 2014 07:49:58 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
Green mean machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Green-mean-machine/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F6G/FCXU/HZQTILBD/F6GFCXUHZQTILBD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6G/FCXU/HZQTILBD/F6GFCXUHZQTILBD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6G/FCXU/HZQTILBD/F6GFCXUHZQTILBD.SMALL.jpg sammypreston Information and instruction about green living. The "Green" Green Vase The "Green" Green Vase generation green: Eating green generation green: Eating green Create a Holistic Garden Plus 16 Gardening Tips Create a Holistic Garden Plus 16 Gardening Tips GREEN IDEAS! GREEN IDEAS! Go Green...
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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 17:08:28 PDT
Hurricane Survival With a wind turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/Hurricane-Survival-With-a-wind-turbine/
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Sat, 20 Sep 2014 07:04:42 PDT
Free ranging our organic quail chicks. Codornices en el jardín Cailles bio en liberté http://www.instructables.com/id/Free-ranging-our-organic-quail-chicks-Codornices-e/
Free ranging our organic quail chicks. Codornices en el jardín Cailles bio en liberté - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN7/3M9Q/I07YMZNE/FN73M9QI07YMZNE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN7/3M9Q/I07YMZNE/FN73M9QI07YMZNE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN7/3M9Q/I07YMZNE/FN73M9QI07YMZNE.SMALL.jpg Pavlovafowl In the past we have been able to free range our quail chicks in a neighbour's meadow. He even let us cut it in a special way so we could make it safe for them to be out in the open. Last year he started to cut it as a lawn and as he gives us the grass we really can't complain! However, it now means ...
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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 03:39:24 PDT
Gardening http://www.instructables.com/id/Gardening-1-2/ http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/F3B/3740/I06JA0YN/F3B3740I06JA0YN.SQUARE2.jpg http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/F3B/3740/I06JA0YN/F3B3740I06JA0YN.SQUARE.jpg http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/F3B/3740/I06JA0YN/F3B3740I06JA0YN.SMALL.jpg rjcullis Ultimate Auto-Wicking Garden Fantastic way to reduce effort and maintain soil moisture in the hot summer months Dutch Bucket Hydroponic System excellent hydroponics Let It Be, Hydroponic Greenhouse, for Lois Lee & Rachael Marie Raspberry Pi Controlled Aquaponics Nice clean automated a...
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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:22:25 PDT
The Melon helm(The Angry Gardener's Helm) http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Melon-helmThe-Angry-Gardeners-Helm/
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Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:49:37 PDT
Free Electric Propeller Bike Mod http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Propeller-Bike/
Free Electric Propeller Bike Mod - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYG/OB34/I02YHL2Q/FYGOB34I02YHL2Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYG/OB34/I02YHL2Q/FYGOB34I02YHL2Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYG/OB34/I02YHL2Q/FYGOB34I02YHL2Q.SMALL.jpg powertothepeople Update Instructable with test ride video at link below.http://www.instructables.com/id/Free-Propeller-Bike-Mod-Update/Video of Bike and Propeller test.I wanted to put an electric motor on my bike. I didn't want to mess with a chain and sprockets so I build an electric propeller bike. It is easy to...
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Sun, 14 Sep 2014 17:03:45 PDT
Picking Sunflower Seeds :D http://www.instructables.com/id/Picking-Sunflower-Seeds-D/
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Mon, 8 Sep 2014 16:44:03 PDT
Super Powerful Battery Ducted Fan http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Powerful-Battery-Ducted-Fan/
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Sat, 6 Sep 2014 14:01:58 PDT
Emergency Lamp For Less Than $1 http://www.instructables.com/id/Emergency-Lamp-For-Less-Than-1/
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Thu, 4 Sep 2014 20:02:37 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/
Insulating curtains that cut heat losses through windows by 50% - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPY/XOP2/HZL3TTXM/FPYXOP2HZL3TTXM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPY/XOP2/HZL3TTXM/FPYXOP2HZL3TTXM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPY/XOP2/HZL3TTXM/FPYXOP2HZL3TTXM.SMALL.jpg padigm 20 to 50% of all the energy that is used to heat up a typical home during the winter is lost through its windows. This wasted energy increases our heating bills as well as our carbon footprint, neither of which does anyone any good. With this in mind, we designed the Kume curtain: a simple and inexp...
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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
Terrarium http://www.instructables.com/id/Terrarium-2/
Terrarium - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBZ/6WSR/HZH6Y4LC/FBZ6WSRHZH6Y4LC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBZ/6WSR/HZH6Y4LC/FBZ6WSRHZH6Y4LC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBZ/6WSR/HZH6Y4LC/FBZ6WSRHZH6Y4LC.SMALL.jpg coolpiggy A fun project to do this weekend! Build your very own Terrarium Buy all thats needed What you need:Different types of cacti (I used 3 types) Cacti & Succulent potting mix ( 5 litres will be more than enough) A Glass Bowl (I got mine from ikea it came in a 3 pack I used the short stubby one) Colou...
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Sat, 30 Aug 2014 23:34:50 PDT
Small Wind Turbine With LED http://www.instructables.com/id/Small-Wind-Turbine-With-LED/
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Sat, 30 Aug 2014 10:05:41 PDT
Cigar Box Garden/Display Case http://www.instructables.com/id/Cigar-Box-GardenDisplay-Case/
Cigar Box Garden/Display Case - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLG/YRXN/HZFDY1A3/FLGYRXNHZFDY1A3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLG/YRXN/HZFDY1A3/FLGYRXNHZFDY1A3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLG/YRXN/HZFDY1A3/FLGYRXNHZFDY1A3.SMALL.jpg EMUSAW The title says it all. Materials Cigar BoxStuff That You Want To DisplayNail The Nail Hammer a nail into your wall unless there's one that's already there. The Hanging Your cigar box probably has one of those snappy-closey thingies. If it does, you may notice the snappy-holey thingy. That'...
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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:13:22 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
DIY Hydroponic set up http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Hydroponic-set-up/
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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:16:36 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
A Solar Drying Rack http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Solar-Drying-Rack/
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Sat, 16 Aug 2014 11:59:39 PDT
Self-sufficiency - Homesteading - Organic - ideas from others http://www.instructables.com/id/Self-sufficiency-Homesteading-Organic-ideas-from-o/ http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/F9E/HU9U/HYWT2QSJ/F9EHU9UHYWT2QSJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/F9E/HU9U/HYWT2QSJ/F9EHU9UHYWT2QSJ.SQUARE.jpg http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/F9E/HU9U/HYWT2QSJ/F9EHU9UHYWT2QSJ.SMALL.jpg Pavlovafowl Gleanings from Instructables - the wisdom of others Garlic Ginger Invicibili-Tea We grow and use organic turmeric and garlic for culinary and medicinal purposes. This is a great recipe and thanks for sharing it. The presentation is also elegant and inviting! Infused Oils for Aromatherapy & Ski...
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Sat, 16 Aug 2014 05:29:19 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
cardboard tablet cover http://www.instructables.com/id/cardboard-tablet-cover/
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Sun, 3 Aug 2014 07:12:25 PDT
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://cdn.instructables.com/F1V/5K0Y/HXVR3C2X/F1V5K0YHXVR3C2X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1V/5K0Y/HXVR3C2X/F1V5K0YHXVR3C2X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/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 Clone a tomato plant (and fill your garden...
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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
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/
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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:27:55 PDT
Flax Flowers http://www.instructables.com/id/Flax-Flowers/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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 MoTinkerGNome 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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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Sat, 14 Jun 2014 20:21:41 PDT