Instructables: exploring - workshop - green - popular http://www.instructables.com Fri, 4 Sep 2015 22:51:05 PDT BLOX v1.01 The Castaway http://www.instructables.com/id/Big-Beautiful-Green-Chandelier/
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Fri, 17 Apr 2009 14:19:14 PDT
Run your Shed off grid! http://www.instructables.com/id/Run-your-Shed-from-a-Solar-Panel/
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Sat, 18 Sep 2010 09:08:21 PDT
Solar Power System with Up-cycled Components. http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Power-System-with-Up-cycled-Components/
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Mon, 15 Jun 2015 19:41:07 PDT
Free Pallet Raised Bed Garden http://www.instructables.com/id/Free-Pallet-Raised-Bed-Garden/
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Mon, 8 Jun 2015 09:14:03 PDT
Simple Stackable Compost Bin from Pallets Collars http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Stackable-Compost-Bin-from-Pallets-Collars/
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Sat, 6 Jun 2015 13:09:07 PDT
Solar Powering My Home! http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Powering-My-Home/
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Sat, 16 May 2015 11:39:54 PDT
How-To: Customize Your Compost Bin http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Customize-Your-Compost-Bin/
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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 08:06:07 PDT
Scrap Bin Rigid Heddle Loom http://www.instructables.com/id/Scrap-Bin-Rigid-Heddle-Loom/
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Fri, 3 Apr 2015 21:36:51 PDT
Solar Water Pump http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Water-Pump/
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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 04:52:38 PDT
DIY Portable Solar Powerbank (w/ 110v Outlets & USB Ports) http://www.instructables.com/id/SlimPanel/
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Mon, 2 Mar 2015 10:01:26 PST
5 Gal Bucket Clothes Washer http://www.instructables.com/id/5-Gallon-Bucket-1HP-1-Human-Power-Front-Load-Cloth/
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Thu, 4 Dec 2014 21:08:11 PST
portable 20w solar charger http://www.instructables.com/id/portable-20w-solar-charger/
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Sat, 15 Nov 2014 16:41:21 PST
Birds of a Feather Drive Together - Paint your car into a Parrot http://www.instructables.com/id/Birds-of-a-Feather-Drive-Together-Paint-your-car-i/
Birds of a Feather Drive Together - Paint your car into a Parrot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7W/0424/I283J0SZ/F7W0424I283J0SZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7W/0424/I283J0SZ/F7W0424I283J0SZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7W/0424/I283J0SZ/F7W0424I283J0SZ.SMALL.jpg dustinfeider LETS START A REVOLUTION! The Flock Fleet RevolutionRefuse to be oppressed by your Junker, Lemon, Jalopy, Wreck, Beater and take matters into your own hands by dressing your A-B in a bird suit. Turn your car into your favorite bird... its the only logical thing to do! FIRST, ADMIT IT.Let me venture ...
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Sat, 8 Nov 2014 10:30:46 PST
DIY Wind Turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Wind-Turbine-2/
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Sat, 27 Sep 2014 08:43:22 PDT
Build a Soundproof Wall http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Soundproof-Wall/
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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:52:03 PDT
Cast an Aluminum Bowl! http://www.instructables.com/id/Cast-an-Aluminum-Bowl/
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Wed, 6 Aug 2014 08:00:24 PDT
Emergency USB Solar Wall Socket: Solar Socket http://www.instructables.com/id/Emergency-USB-Solar-Wall-Socket-Solar-Socket/
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Tue, 5 Aug 2014 06:16:21 PDT
Rubber Hose Chair http://www.instructables.com/id/Rubber-Hose-Chair/
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Thu, 30 Jul 2009 09:00:46 PDT
Inexpensive Mini Turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/Inexpensive-Mini-Turbine/
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:21:52 PDT
Cute Concrete Planter http://www.instructables.com/id/Cute-Concrete-Planter/
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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:25:04 PDT
Hydro Hive http://www.instructables.com/id/Hydro-Hive-1/
Hydro Hive - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F94/AD2Q/I0HYS1KK/F94AD2QI0HYS1KK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F94/AD2Q/I0HYS1KK/F94AD2QI0HYS1KK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F94/AD2Q/I0HYS1KK/F94AD2QI0HYS1KK.SMALL.jpg Dylan Larsen I have lived in the woods my entire life and have enjoyed nature all around. I have seen so many bees that have died in buckets, water puddles, and anything that has collected water that they were trying to get to. This is something that I have come up with on my 3D printer to help out some. CAD D...
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Sat, 12 Jul 2014 19:08:11 PDT
The $120 DIY 12v Solar Power System http://www.instructables.com/id/The-120-DIY-12v-Solar-Power-System/
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Fri, 13 Jun 2014 08:04:04 PDT
Pallet Wood TV Console Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Pallet-Wood-TV-Console-Table/
Pallet Wood TV Console Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT7/86W3/HW96L51Q/FT786W3HW96L51Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT7/86W3/HW96L51Q/FT786W3HW96L51Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT7/86W3/HW96L51Q/FT786W3HW96L51Q.SMALL.jpg Bannockburn Problem: We recently remodeled our basement and got our first real TV which was wall-mounted. However, we did not have a way to hide cords and hold our cable box and DVD player (actually it's an old Sony Playstation 3 given to me by my brother to use as a Blueray player). Parameters: I'm a gradu...
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Tue, 10 Jun 2014 07:01:16 PDT
Saving the World with a Giant Solar Death Ray http://www.instructables.com/id/Saving-the-World-with-a-Giant-Solar-Death-Ray/
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 11:22:57 PDT
Get rid of mosquitoes simplest & effective way. http://www.instructables.com/id/Get-rid-of-mosquitoes-simplest-effective-way/
Get rid of mosquitoes simplest & effective way. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVU/HIST/GS3BDBDO/FVUHISTGS3BDBDO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVU/HIST/GS3BDBDO/FVUHISTGS3BDBDO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVU/HIST/GS3BDBDO/FVUHISTGS3BDBDO.SMALL.jpg jignesh shah this is perhaps simplest way to get rid of mosquitoes . Item required: 1. camphor. 50 grams .(as shown in photo) It should last for a month or more. take any small bowl , put one camphor tablet in it. fill it with water .  normal water will do. put an any corner of your room. you can see immediate ...
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Sun, 4 Sep 2011 01:48:21 PDT
Mosquito Killing Pond - FAST & CHEAP! http://www.instructables.com/id/Mosquito-Killing-Pond-FAST-amp-CHEAP/
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Sun, 28 Sep 2008 00:19:21 PDT
Riding Leaf Blower http://www.instructables.com/id/Riding-Leaf-Blower/
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Mon, 12 May 2014 12:35:01 PDT
PC to Portable workstation/toolbox http://www.instructables.com/id/PC-to-Portable-workstationtoolbox/
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Wed, 19 Mar 2014 10:59:34 PDT
Portable Solar Powered Outlet http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Solar-Powered-Outlet/
Portable Solar Powered Outlet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8P/KVFT/H3QF9A7W/F8PKVFTH3QF9A7W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8P/KVFT/H3QF9A7W/F8PKVFTH3QF9A7W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8P/KVFT/H3QF9A7W/F8PKVFTH3QF9A7W.SMALL.jpg JasonE In this Instructable I will attempt to explain and show how I created my portable solar powered outlet.   I've been able to continuously power an 80 watt device for approximately three hours without interruption and it could have gone much longer, as well as run an electric drill under load with no...
By: JasonE

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Sun, 24 Jun 2012 11:35:47 PDT
Solar Panel Setup around $100 http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Panel-Setup-around-100/
Solar Panel Setup around $100 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/SRR8/HSHDSHFK/FKFSRR8HSHDSHFK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/SRR8/HSHDSHFK/FKFSRR8HSHDSHFK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/SRR8/HSHDSHFK/FKFSRR8HSHDSHFK.SMALL.jpg Khaleel123 My objective was to be able to charge and use, cell phones, tablets, laptops, and other devices that use less than 100 watts. Also I wanted to have the power ready and available day or night. The parts I used are: $39 Solar Cells Untabbed 0.5 volt 2.8 amp 1.4 watt $11 CMP12 10 amp Charge Controller ...
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Fri, 7 Mar 2014 16:26:32 PST
Open Source Solarpad Kit Solar USB Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Solarpad-Kit-Powerful-USB-Solar-Charger/
Open Source Solarpad Kit Solar USB Charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM7/Z6U3/HS3GSV4R/FM7Z6U3HS3GSV4R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM7/Z6U3/HS3GSV4R/FM7Z6U3HS3GSV4R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM7/Z6U3/HS3GSV4R/FM7Z6U3HS3GSV4R.SMALL.jpg Solarcycle Please click below to visit our Kickstarter project page for Solarpad!http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/249225636/sola... "Finally, A Proper Solar Charger For Hikers And Bikers" - Cult of Mac Can a compact solar USB charger charge a phone and an external battery at the same time in about 3 hours...
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Tue, 25 Feb 2014 15:43:05 PST
Energy-Efficient Radiator Cover http://www.instructables.com/id/Energy-Efficient-Radiator-Cover/
Energy-Efficient Radiator Cover - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F49/DEQ9/GE1Y90MP/F49DEQ9GE1Y90MP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F49/DEQ9/GE1Y90MP/F49DEQ9GE1Y90MP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F49/DEQ9/GE1Y90MP/F49DEQ9GE1Y90MP.SMALL.jpg ProfMuggs Originally, I wanted to build a radiator cover that would protect my daughters from our cast-iron, steam radiators. Steam radiators get much hotter than hot water radiators, and I was concerned that they would get burned. As I researched different designs, I found a lot of discussion about whether y...
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Sat, 2 Oct 2010 22:43:14 PDT
My Indoor DWC Hydroponics System http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Indoor-DWC-Hydroponics-System/
My Indoor DWC Hydroponics System - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG3/8S1I/FQ6EFBEX/FG38S1IFQ6EFBEX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG3/8S1I/FQ6EFBEX/FG38S1IFQ6EFBEX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG3/8S1I/FQ6EFBEX/FG38S1IFQ6EFBEX.SMALL.jpg EcoMotive   This instructable will cover the build and operation of a deep water culture hydroponics system. So far, I have sucessfully grown banana peppers in this setup with complete ease since most of the process is automated. Also, these plants were grown indoors completely under artificial light that out...
By: EcoMotive

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Thu, 7 Aug 2008 18:46:41 PDT
DIY Distressed Peacock Green Finish Using Chalk Paint http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Distressed-Peacock-Green-Finish-Using-Chalk-Pa/
DIY Distressed Peacock Green Finish Using Chalk Paint - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIB/FEGC/HMFQJEHG/FIBFEGCHMFQJEHG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIB/FEGC/HMFQJEHG/FIBFEGCHMFQJEHG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIB/FEGC/HMFQJEHG/FIBFEGCHMFQJEHG.SMALL.jpg ReDoneReLoved Creating a teal or peacock green finish using Annie Sloan Aubusson Blue Chalk Paint, CeCe Caldwell's Emerald Isle Chalk and Clay Paint and Martha Stewart's Gold Metallic Paint. Find Your Perfect Piece I found this lovely desk on a local facebook yardsale sight and had to have it! I immediately kn...
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Sun, 6 Oct 2013 15:15:58 PDT
DIY Attic Radiant Barrier http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Attic-Radiant-Barrier/
DIY Attic Radiant Barrier - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXA/GQB4/FJNELIOQ/FXAGQB4FJNELIOQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXA/GQB4/FJNELIOQ/FXAGQB4FJNELIOQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXA/GQB4/FJNELIOQ/FXAGQB4FJNELIOQ.SMALL.jpg crowdjs How-to for a cheap homemade radiant barrier for your attic. Radiant barriers battle the problem of emissivity in attics. When the sun beats down on the roof the shingles store energy then slowly gives that energy out in the form of radiant energy. So if you had a widget that could reflect that rad...
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Mon, 11 Aug 2008 20:51:43 PDT
Build A Solar House On Wheels http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-A-Solar-House-On-Wheels/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ8/5A79/H52FWUU1/FJ85A79H52FWUU1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ8/5A79/H52FWUU1/FJ85A79H52FWUU1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ8/5A79/H52FWUU1/FJ85A79H52FWUU1.SMALL.jpg LaMar Solarcabin Contest Info: My name is LaMar Alexander. I am  a long time off-grid homesteader, architectural draftsman, designer and builder of small efficient off-grid homes. I have published several books on building small solar cabins and installing solar and wind power and creating passive solar appliances....
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Thu, 26 Jul 2012 10:33:32 PDT
Portable Solar Generator on a bike trailer for Burning Man http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Solar-Generator-on-a-bike-trailer-for-Bur/
Portable Solar Generator on a bike trailer for Burning Man - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFR/7EZH/FL6120QN/FFR7EZHFL6120QN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFR/7EZH/FL6120QN/FFR7EZHFL6120QN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFR/7EZH/FL6120QN/FFR7EZHFL6120QN.SMALL.jpg veggiecycle AKA Solar panel On Wheels, aka Post Apocalyptic Power Wagon, aka Bike Dance Party USA, aka I should hook up a electric motor to this bike cuz the trailer is so damn heavy from the battery... First let me start by saying this is not a plan on how to exactly build an Off Grid Solar System. Depending ...
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Tue, 30 Sep 2008 11:10:04 PDT
Easy Savings - Run your Dryer on Free Energy http://www.instructables.com/id/Summer-Energy-Savings-by-Modifying-Your-Electric-C/
Easy Savings - Run your Dryer on Free Energy - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE5/BG48/FW5H2V2I/FE5BG48FW5H2V2I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE5/BG48/FW5H2V2I/FE5BG48FW5H2V2I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE5/BG48/FW5H2V2I/FE5BG48FW5H2V2I.SMALL.jpg DrChill Modify your electric dryer to use free hot air and save energy. Dryers only have one hose fitting. - To blow hot air out. But this Instructable shows how to create a dryer hood with a fitting for a hot air intake hose. Once the hood is attached, you connect the dryer to your hot air source with a ...
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Sat, 20 Jun 2009 22:45:40 PDT
DIY Home Solar: Planning a Solar Array (Beginner's Guide) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Home-Solar-Planning-a-Solar-Array-Beginners/
DIY Home Solar: Planning a Solar Array (Beginner's Guide) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUJ/FP4J/GAJUQEFG/FUJFP4JGAJUQEFG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUJ/FP4J/GAJUQEFG/FUJFP4JGAJUQEFG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUJ/FP4J/GAJUQEFG/FUJFP4JGAJUQEFG.SMALL.jpg DIY Solar Jon Hi there! Maybe you've considered solar energy - even if only for a brief moment - only to dismiss it as too complicated and too expensive, or maybe you're seriously considering a project, but don't know where to start. With this Instructable, I hope to demystify the (not-really) intimidating proc...
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Sat, 19 Jun 2010 10:11:43 PDT
Make Biodiesel! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Biodiesel/
Make Biodiesel! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5E/MPZQ/FGHSWNG4/F5EMPZQFGHSWNG4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5E/MPZQ/FGHSWNG4/F5EMPZQFGHSWNG4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5E/MPZQ/FGHSWNG4/F5EMPZQFGHSWNG4.SMALL.jpg drinkmorecoffee Instructable #2 in my series on biodiesel. This is my tutorial for using my appleseed processor to make biodiesel. This tutorial will get you through the process of making biodiesel, but not the necessary washing process. I will do my next instructable on dry-washing biodiesel. Biodiesel is a great...
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Thu, 22 May 2008 08:00:24 PDT
Hydraulic Ram Pump http://www.instructables.com/id/Hydraulic-Ram-Pump/
Hydraulic Ram Pump - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGX/N772/FLPQI87R/FGXN772FLPQI87R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGX/N772/FLPQI87R/FGXN772FLPQI87R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGX/N772/FLPQI87R/FGXN772FLPQI87R.SMALL.jpg habolooby Pump water with no electricity, no gasoline, just gravity!Sound crazy or impossible? Don't worry, it does obey the laws of physics, but I'll try to explain the operation later. This instructable shows how to build a fairly simple water pump that needs no energy input other than water flowing from a ...
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Wed, 11 Mar 2009 22:20:25 PDT
Lace Inkodye Lampshade http://www.instructables.com/id/Lace-Inkodye-Lampshade/
Lace Inkodye Lampshade - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXI/S7G1/HINOBCGI/FXIS7G1HINOBCGI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXI/S7G1/HINOBCGI/FXIS7G1HINOBCGI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXI/S7G1/HINOBCGI/FXIS7G1HINOBCGI.SMALL.jpg Lumi This project is shockingly simple, yet produces really beautiful and unique results. We were able to transfer the pattern of lace onto our lampshade by using the photographic property of Inkodye. It's like magic! The lamp we used was found at Ikea for $15, but any cotton or linen lampshade will work...
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Thu, 4 Jul 2013 12:06:15 PDT
"Off Grid" DC Solar Electric Garage Lighting... Hard Wired and Fully Integrated http://www.instructables.com/id/Off-Grid-DC-Solar-Electric-Garage-Lighting-Ha/
"Off Grid" DC Solar Electric Garage Lighting... Hard Wired and Fully Integrated - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Z/REEN/HHCEJVOH/F3ZREENHHCEJVOH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Z/REEN/HHCEJVOH/F3ZREENHHCEJVOH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Z/REEN/HHCEJVOH/F3ZREENHHCEJVOH.SMALL.jpg EcoMotive In this Instructable I will show you how I set up my solar electric garage lighting. I'm using a Fenix International ReadySet Solar Kit to power my lights. During sunny weather the 15 watt solar panel generates electricity and stores it in the battery pack. With a day's charge I can run the DC elect...
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Fri, 28 Jun 2013 12:45:42 PDT
How to Construct Houses with Plastic Bottles !! http://www.instructables.com/id/New-Innovation-in-Construction-using-Waste-Plastic/
How to Construct Houses with Plastic Bottles !! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMY/6M1J/FTNHELKF/FMY6M1JFTNHELKF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMY/6M1J/FTNHELKF/FMY6M1JFTNHELKF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMY/6M1J/FTNHELKF/FMY6M1JFTNHELKF.SMALL.jpg nav.sparx Waste bottles for construction? Yes, it is difficult to think of a bottle as a brick. But a mud-filled bottle is as strong as a brick and whatever you can do with a brick, you can do with a bottle too..Plus it has got lots of advantages too... This project was done as part of our college activity.T...
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Sun, 19 Apr 2009 14:05:24 PDT
Shipping pallet stool http://www.instructables.com/id/Shipping-pallet-stool/
Shipping pallet stool - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXW/TBOZ/HHS9D2DP/FXWTBOZHHS9D2DP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXW/TBOZ/HHS9D2DP/FXWTBOZHHS9D2DP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXW/TBOZ/HHS9D2DP/FXWTBOZHHS9D2DP.SMALL.jpg thomseal There are plenty of old shipping pallets floating around, which frequently become reappropriated in the form of tables and chairs. The wood used in shipping pallets is of low quality, but by cutting it up and laminating it back together, strength and new aesthetic can be achieved.  Tools/Materials:...
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Fri, 14 Jun 2013 16:49:01 PDT
I Love Papercrete http://www.instructables.com/id/I-Love-Papercrete/
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Mon, 10 Jun 2013 08:02:38 PDT
How to Get Rid of Ants (Outdoor Version) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Get-Rid-of-Ants-Outdoor-Version/
How to Get Rid of Ants (Outdoor Version) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOQ/3RGS/FEHJYHPE/FOQ3RGSFEHJYHPE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOQ/3RGS/FEHJYHPE/FOQ3RGSFEHJYHPE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOQ/3RGS/FEHJYHPE/FOQ3RGSFEHJYHPE.SMALL.jpg The Dark Ninja This is a modified version of this link. I do not claim this as my original version, but this is how I made mine so I could put them outdoors where my ant problem is/was.Safety Note! This is very important, so I ask that you please pay attention to this before performing this Instructable. Borax, wh...
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Mon, 31 Mar 2008 15:53:21 PDT
Raised Planter Bed from Pallets http://www.instructables.com/id/Raised-Planter-Bed-from-Pallets/
Raised Planter Bed from Pallets - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F16/Q3JI/HH2VZX58/F16Q3JIHH2VZX58.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F16/Q3JI/HH2VZX58/F16Q3JIHH2VZX58.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F16/Q3JI/HH2VZX58/F16Q3JIHH2VZX58.SMALL.jpg elco_chan I recently saw a picture of a raised planter bed and though it was a really neat idea. I though this would be the solution for keeping rabbits out of my garden, only problem was they wanted $250 for it. After looking at the picture for a few minutes I was able to construct it in my head, only probl...
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Fri, 31 May 2013 20:48:04 PDT
Create Your Own Solar Powered Mason Jar Nightlight from Junk http://www.instructables.com/id/Create-Your-Own-Solar-Powered-Mason-Jar-Nightlight/
Create Your Own Solar Powered Mason Jar Nightlight from Junk - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/RLV9/HH2VZDFT/FN8RLV9HH2VZDFT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/RLV9/HH2VZDFT/FN8RLV9HH2VZDFT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/RLV9/HH2VZDFT/FN8RLV9HH2VZDFT.SMALL.jpg mazzmn It's spring which of course means two things:   - Rain, snow and snow-shovels have left wornout, damaged and broken solar garden lights in the yard.   - Garden centers are running specials on new solar lights (I found several stores selling them for $1 each) I managed to avoid throwing out several ...
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Sun, 26 May 2013 10:03:32 PDT
Bike Generator Patio Furniture Made from Recycled Materials w/ Voltage Regulated Battery Charging System http://www.instructables.com/id/Bike-Generator-Patio-Furniture-Made-from-Recycled-/
Bike Generator Patio Furniture Made from Recycled Materials w/ Voltage Regulated Battery Charging System - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F52/VIWN/HGH71Q7L/F52VIWNHGH71Q7L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F52/VIWN/HGH71Q7L/F52VIWNHGH71Q7L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F52/VIWN/HGH71Q7L/F52VIWNHGH71Q7L.SMALL.jpg KlockworkKevin For this project I refined some of the lessons I've learned building (or trying to build) bike generators in the past in an attempt to build one that was quiet, less obtrusive in our living space, and capable of being used by a bicycle without any modifications or additions to the bicycle. The Table...
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Sun, 12 May 2013 15:39:01 PDT