world's first smart growing system

Hey guys! we just launched a Kickstarter for the world's first smart growing system  and raised over $40,000 within 72h. We also have a maker kit for those who wants to build their own smart hydroponics. Check it out http://bit.ly/niwakickstarter And ask me any questions

Posted by Niwateam 3 years ago


Anyone know how to make an Organic LED panel???

Http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organic_LED I have been keeping an eye on this for a long time and have been looking around on google every now and again . What im looking for is and  instructable for OLED's that give off light , im pretty sure how to make a flexible tv screen is something we would all like to know. I am just curious if its possible to make any flexible OLED at home whether it be just giving off light or a tv screen. Please if anyone knows the full process make a step by step don't just explain the theory like in the wiki or here http://www.ehow.com/how_2246666_make-organic-led.html Here is an example of what im looking for http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZfrFX36Hkc&feature=related In the very least this could be cool for making clothes,costumes,indoor lighting,etc. In the best case scenario this would be used for a home made pip boy,laptop,cellphone,tv  I have been seeing allot of fully functional concept models but no solid release dates for retail. Despite the fact its allot cheaper to make tvs with this, im sure it would be twice as expensive to buy.

Posted by imonkry86 8 years ago



Is there a recipe for organic fungicide?

I am growing Garlic indoors in potting soil, dirt from outside, and coffee grounds. Fungus is growing.  My Hydrogen Peroxide and water mixture is not able to kill it effectively. I'm pretty sure this is common fungus because I worked on the grounds crew at a golf course for a few years.  Is there an organic fungicide or another solution to this problem? Thanks in advance.

Asked by lmergner 7 years ago


how to make soap at home without fat ? can it be using oils only?

I wish to make organic soap .can someone help me with easy recipe

Asked by jignesh shah 7 years ago


New categories? E.g. Homesteading

Dear Instructables, I am an organic gardener and smallholder/homesteader and most of my instructables are related to these topics, however apart from 'Pets', which is OK because my birds are very friendly and tame, there is no specific category for my Instructables. I have noticed that there are many people posting poultry instructables and it would be great if they could be grouped together. I also suggest, seeing the amount of relevant posts, that there should be a category which covers, permaculture, organic (food/horticulture and agriculture) and one for homesteading. Instructables is very well served on the engineering/science/computing side but it would be great to have a balance. Best Wishes, Pavlovafowl aka Sue

Posted by Pavlovafowl 6 years ago


How to use all the vegetables that come in a subscription? Answered

We get a box of organic fruits and vegetables every two weeks, but often end up wasting much of the food because we don't know how to cook it. I know we could look up recipes online, but we generally find that's just a little too much effort and we cook something we know. Any ideas how to cook unfamiliar veggies?

Asked by rachel 9 years ago


Colossal (to me, anyway) Compost Kerfuffle

[warning: contains some rant-like content]I am so angry that I can't see straight. My apartment building has a Community Garden, which is good. Our rules and guidelines which are especially emphatic about keeping the gardens all natural and organic, and chemical and pesticide-free. To this end, there is an "Approved Garden Products" list specifying the chemicals and fertilizers that may be used in the gardens. The list includes "Walt's" brand organic fertilizer, "Cedar Grove" compost, and six product made by Miracle-Gro.I had two 4' x 5' plots in the Community Gardens last year, which I heavily amended with the compost from my worm bins. I submitted a request to have an organic fertilizer mix that I have on hand added to the approved list, but the only response I received was another employee telling me: "I emailed Jane (not her real name) about it, and she emailed back to tell to you that Walt's is the best one to use." I should have followed up on this, but was too angry and aghast to speak to Jane about it immediately, and later never did get around to grasping that particular nettle.This year I'm doing just one 4' x 5' plot. I dug in some compost on Sunday, and on Tuesday I received the following letter (all names have been changed for internet purposes):Dear Ms. Gorfram,I wanted to follow up with you regarding an email I received about "homemade" compost that you may be using in your garden.The garden agreement has specific items that can be used in the garden, unless you are using a combination of those ingredients, your "homemade" compost hasn't been approved yet. If you would like to submit the ingredients of your compost for review we can take a look at it and try to get it on the list as well. In the mean time please use only the Cedar Grove compost or any other product on the approved list.We appreciate you help in this matter.Sincerely,Jane Doe,Property Manager(Spelling and punctuation very much hers, very much verbatim)She insulted my compost. She accused me of violating the gardening agreement. She is demanding that I list every last darned thing that I ever put into my compost and submit it to her for approval. She appears to be confusing my compost with the fertilizer that I asked to have added to the approved list. She either does not necessarily believe that I do make my own compost, or she is misusing quotation marks to indicate emphasis. ...She insulted my compost!Not wanting to alienate the manager of my apartment building by telling her that she is a slavering ignoramus who does not know the difference between compost and fertilizer, I responded with the following:In re: your letter of June 9, 2009Dear Ms. Doe,Perhaps there is some misunderstanding about my use of soil amendments in my Community Garden plot.The compost that I use in my garden plot contains no chemicals or pesticides. It is made entirely from vegetable waste from my kitchen and garden, to which I add water and locally native earthworms. It is my understanding that this sort of bulk organic matter does not need to be reviewed for the Approved Garden Products list. In answer to a related question asked at the July 15, 2008, Community Gardener's Meeting, John Galt (n.b. Jane Doe's boss) said, "As long as it doesn't contain pesticides or chemicals, you don't need to tell us about it."The email your letter refers to may have been in regard to my August, 2008 request to have "Dr. Earth Organic 7" fertilizer added to the Approved Gardening Products list. For your convenience, I have attached a new copy of the information about "Dr. Earth Organic 7" and its ingredients that I submitted with my request. I look forward to receiving approval of "Dr. Earth Organic 7" for use in the Community Gardens, or a statement of your reasons for denying this request, soon.Thank you,Evelyn Q. GorframAm I nuts? Should I be this mad? Should I tell her to take her 20 square feet of soil and suggest where she might put them? Should I demand that we duel at dawn unless she publicly retracts her dread insults to my compost?

Posted by Gorfram 8 years ago


Labware for Sale

Hey guys, Over the years I've collected a fair amount of glassware other junk from various institutions. Unfortunately, my preoccupations as such don't permit as much time to pursue my hobbies. However, I'm abroad now, and will be until mid-December, so I can't actually supply much more info than generalizations about the materials. If anyone's interested in hearing more, reply on this thread or message me. Also unsure about some of the fitting sizes. To my knowledge I'm pretty sure I have: 1 - Allihn Condensor 2 - 1L Round bottom boiling flasks sv. - 500ml Round bottom boiling flasks 4 - VariACs 2/3 - Cases of 15ml glass screw-top vials 2/3 - Cases of 15ml plastic screw-top vials many - Ground glass stoppers many - Ground glass neck bottles (apothecary style!) 3 - Glass retorts 1 - 5L Glass carboy with broken outlet nozzle 1 - Drying chamber with vacuum attachment 100's - 15/30 ml glass tubes They'll be shipped from New England; only domestic inquiries please.

Posted by Cat on my Lap 8 years ago



how can i grow crystals?

I want to grow crystals, additionally i want to grow crystals in a particular shape ive seen it been done before however i can not figure it out. Does any one have any insight?  thank you 

Asked by puregoldner 7 years ago


How do i get my super cheap and awesome Hydroponic Set up Featured?

Hi I worked really hard on setting up a workable hydroponic set up but for some reason i couldn't get it featured.. i don't know if it's because i did something wrong? maybe i didnt get the correct review.. maybe no one notice in the mists of all these awesome instructables any tips? help also i would like to hear more feedback.. maybe you guys can help? i definetly like to hear people's comments but because i didnt get featured i think i'm getting ignored :( check it out https://www.instructables.com/id/Ultimate-Vertical-Hydroponic-Farm-on-the-Cheap-w/

Posted by mstyle183 6 years ago


organize dvds?

Asked by 9 years ago



Organizing knex

Do you organize your knex? (I just did) Or do you dump them in a bucket? tell everyone if you organize your knex or not.

Posted by Liberty Prime 10 years ago


how to organize resistors?

I need some help organizing resistor. i have a ton of resistors but have no idea how to organize them. any ideas?

Posted by DELETED_kclv1988 10 years ago


whats a good VOC?

Im working on an airsoft rocket that will explode on impact via a volatile compound in the warhead, something like the pop-its crackers that explode on the ground. the only thing is I can't obtain these right now, so I am in need of cheap, easy to make compound that would explode on impact. any help would be nice.

Asked by the mechanical engineer 7 years ago


How to keep FLIES away from your food!

I discovered this little "trick" (quite by accident) when I was grilling last week.  Flies do not like onions!  A few slices of raw, sliced red onion in the immediate vicinity of your food will keep disgusting flies from dining on your edibles. Onions are so effective, I'm tempted to make a pair of hoop earrings out of 'em!   Maybe onion perfume? oh, the possibilities! ;-D

Posted by bajablue 5 years ago



How do I make a jewelry organizer?

I am looking for a way to simply , yet elegantly organize my jewelry in my bedroom

Asked by Jules0988 7 years ago



Any suggestions for organizing recipes?

I have a recipe book that is full of recipes that are handwritten and torn from magazines, newspapers, etc. Any ideas for organizing these, and future recipes in a binder of some sort?

Asked by 8 years ago


how do i keep bugs,birds,and animals out of my vegetable gardens without chemicals? Answered

 I plan to start growing a med-large vegetable garden (parsley,cucumber,pumpkin,carrot, cantaloupe,sweet basil,spinach, green peppers and a small pomegranate tree as an extra). I dont want to use any pesticides or chemical deterrents. Any ideas as to what to go with? Chicken wire? 

Asked by blackkittyatl 8 years ago



aircraft parts organization Answered

Hello, anybody can help me with organizing aircraft parts? I am stucked. there are lots of aircraft parts and hardwares and composites in the factory but i dont know how to start working on organizing it, proper location and proper documents.

Asked by csitii1 5 years ago



What are "Organic Vapors"? Answered

I was looking at gas masks and I kept seeing filters for "Organic Vapors". What are those? It is farts? 'Cause if it's farts I could use one of them.

Asked by bowmaster 8 years ago


How Do You Make The Best Coupon Organizer?

I made 1 for my mom and she likes it, but it is falling apart!

Asked by sammychow4 8 years ago


How to make a Color/Light Organ for a dance on Friday?

I need to make it for a dance on Thursday.... i would like it to be able to power about 5-6 small Christmas light strands total and it needs to be easy to build though i can solder ect. i just need to be able to get the parts and supplies buy Wednesday

Asked by emac 9 years ago


Is there a way to organize my ible image library? Answered

Is there a way to group images in my library? Is there a way rename or re- tag them?

Asked by mole1 5 years ago




Belt Organizer

Hi, Is there any instructable on how to organize belts? We have more than 40 belts here at home, and they're just messy. When you need one, you need to remove everything that shares the same hook. Hope someone can help! Thanks.

Posted by erikboi 8 years ago


can someone give me any tips on how to organize my knex? Answered

 i am trying to organize my knex, but I looked on the site, and there was 51 different kinds of pieces that i needed buckets for! help please.

Asked by the poodleo 7 years ago



led strip?

Designing an electronic pill organizer that will use led's spaced every 1.25 in apart, seven across, a bank of four down. Must be thin and attachable to a consumer ready pill organizer. 

Asked by wineguru2 4 years ago


how should i organize my knex? Answered

How should i organize my knex? i am currently using cutlery compartments. if you have any ideas please leave a comment below

Asked by JoeyHersh 6 years ago


Organize Favorites

Would love to have a feature added to site to organize favorites.   Granted I only have 65 at this point, can imagine how people find a fav if they have hundreds of favs they need to search thgouh.

Posted by DiyWaterDog 1 year ago


Jameco led color organ expansion? Answered

Heres the color organ https://www.instructables.com/id/Bring-your-Music-to-Light-with-LED-Color-Organ/ http://www.jameco.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10001_10001_2155541_-1 Now I really want to expand this. Do you think it is possible to connect sst relays instead of the leds that are on the board and then use some high power leds with drivers or strands of christmas lights?

Asked by ARGMISTER 4 years ago



Free mulch delivery!

Free mulch delivery service: abouttrees.com

Posted by blkhawk 4 years ago


Paint Your Summertime Blues Away With Nature's Rainbow -- Good For The Young At Heart!

This article helps artsy people parents and alike tap into the power of mother nature's plants to create vivid pigments for art and craft projects. If you want to steer clear of chemicals, then what better way to do so then by distilling plants, fruits, vegetables and herbs? It's actually easier than you think!

Posted by sfinfgeld 8 years ago


Are we losing you guys? LOL The organization seems a little out of balance these days. :)

Are we losing you guys? LOL The organization seems a little out of balance these days. :)

Asked by Attmos 2 months ago


How Should I Organize Electrical Components

Like most electronics hobbyists, I have hundreds of different tiny electrical components lying around.  I've been looking for a simple and relatively compact method of organizing them, but I can't find any that I like.  Any ideas/suggestions?

Posted by jimmy dean 6 years ago


How can I clean the contacts on an old organ?

Our unit in college found a free organ on craigslist. It mostly works, except for a few keys that are iffy when played. Meaning, some play and others do not all the time. We've taken it apart, and the contacts are a spring and bar type of connection. I'm wondering how to make them work like new.

Asked by Bigev 8 years ago


How can I make a battery powered color organ?

I want to make a color organ to use for the Venetian Boat Parade next year, but I want to do it on the dinghy, and I won't have access to a 120 volt AC source. So, I want to know if I could make a color organ powered by a 12 volt battery or something similar. I have scoured the internet, and I can't find a circuit that would work for my purposes. I want it to be able to power strings of lights, and that's pretty much it.

Asked by mbudde 8 years ago


What does V+ represent on this schematic?

Http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2010/10/circuit-skills-led-color-organ-spon.html

Asked by Joe426 6 years ago


Organize my favorites...?

I believe I have over 170 favorite instructables and it keeps growing. Some I have built and others I have used to get ideas or reference while making my own projects.  It sure would be nice to have a feature that would help organize them. Right now it's easier to use the search engine feature than to look in my favorites. Now that shouldn't be the case. Is this a feature available to Pro members?

Posted by purpulhaze 8 years ago


How do I delete a channel -- organizing -- and maybe its category -- home? Answered

How do I delete a channel and/or category? I chose a channel that ended up jamming my feed so badly that it's hard to get to the items I do want. Please help me get rid of it.

Asked by janetbrauns 2 years ago


Robomatrix America

Hi we are organizing a Robot Competition  called  Robochallenge America  are youinteresting in be part of this project?? this is only for  latinamerica studets   www.robomatrix.org     is organized bye    Latin America Sociecty for Science and Technology  ( www.solacyt.org )

Posted by solacyt 5 years ago