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Posted by The Cartographer 6 years ago
Hi, could someone make an app that, maybe uses a similar technology, to be able to identify plants, animals, and fungi? You could make it into a database where the users of the app put in the information, much likeï»¿ Wikipedia, so its ever evolving. I'd really like to be able, in my wood travels, to take my non existing iphone, and scan an organism with it and know all about it. I feel that that would be awesome.
Posted by The Cartographer 6 years ago
Currently, this is an idea, and i am simply expanding on it. I had this great idea, mostly as a joke, why not grow a plant in a spare locker? I am currently a high school student that goes to a small school, and have way too much time on my hands. As i was looking at the empty lockers we have from students who left, or even just spares, an idea hit me. Why not put one of these lockers to good use? Why not put a plant inside of it, that can sustain most if not all of itself? Have a gallon of water in there, along with an arduino and a moisture sensor, that would end up watering the plant. I would also have an artificial light source to provide light, preferably LED. The hardest bit is the power. All of this would run off of either a SLA battery or two, or maybe a drill battery. I could swap the battery once every day, which means it would need to go for 24 hours without stopping. That, and the weekends, which would be three full days. I first thought about mushrooms, or other dark growing plants, but i find that boring, lacking a challenge. besides doing this just for jokes, i have also wanted to try out the idea of growing a plant fully indoors without the use of natural sunlight. I have never done this, so please feel free to bombard me with recommendations. Again, this is only an idea. I can only assume it's possible. Also, recommendations on parts and methods would be sweet. Some type of light that can be powered on 12-24v, and run off of a SLA or maybe even a lawnmower battery for minimum of 3 days. Also, plant. I was thinking a tomato plant? Some species that doesn't grow taller than 2.5ft? Anyway, that's the idea. If you guys could help with ideas, provide recommendations, or point me in the correct direction, that'd be sweet. Last note, i would like to keep this cheap. I am not going for some extreme garden or anything. Just a single plant, in a semi-self sustaining locker.
Posted by RocketPenguin 3 years ago
I am planning on making a small plant grow light for a locker but could use some assistance with some electrical components and wiring. I wanted to run a fair some of LEDs off of a battery to help grow a plant in an otherwise enclosed space. I need to find an appropriate arrangement so that I am not changing batteries all the time. I would also like the lights to turn on and off every 12 or so hours. How would I go about setting up the LEDs but even more than that how and what would I use to set up a battery powered timer?
Posted by evilghostbat 7 years ago
So I was wondering do you think it would be possible to take an old ligth bulb hallow it out and use it as a fish bowl for a mini fish? Im just not sure should I put a small plant in there and if so what kind of plant so maybe just a little air pump while Im gone. Or would a small fish be fine if I put some rocks on the bottom and then just changed it once a month or so? Or would it end up being every day do you think? Ethan PS I hope people dont bite my head off thinking Im a horrible person I just like the idea of having a fish in a light bulb I think it would look cool so Im asking before I do it and accidentally kill a fish...
Posted by mindstormmaster1 8 years ago
Plants in your home can do much more than make a room aesthetically pleasing. Certain plants can minimize or neutralize the damage of three of the most common household toxins: trichloroethylene, formaldehyde, and benzene. This chart from Good Magazine shows you which plants you can use to turn your house into a floral, detoxed home.Link
Posted by joshf 10 years ago
How and where to download the game Plants vs Zombies licensed, game found only demo.
Posted by pastore michel 4 years ago
I'm interested in starting up a little NFT hydroponics system. I just want to grow some stuff like lettuce and cucumbers, etc. Living in Florida, is my timing really bad (is now a bad time to start)? Also, with hydroponics and veggies, after a harvest, do I need to replant, or will the plants simply continue to grow? (I'm new to plants, if you can't tell) Also - where can I find supplies like an inexpensive pump, expanded clay balls, and nutrients? Any other advice that you think I might need would be greatly appreciated, thanks!
Posted by Weissensteinburg 9 years ago
Im working on putting together a small viv with running water and small plants and was wondering if any members had any plants they would be willing to donate to me(: im looking for any freebees but im mainly on the lookout for grassy/ mossy short smallish plants like hairgrass, java moss, riccia if no one has any freebees if anyone can point me to somewhere where i can get some of the plants that im looking for without having to join another forum and become someones friend :p id also be willing to pay for shipping! located in SoCal Thank You
Posted by Electronic hacker 7 years ago
Does anyone know how to make plant tension rod hangars with adjustable plant hangars? The rod can be a shower rod, but I can't figure out how to EASILY make the plant hangar part. See photo of one from Miles Kimball for more detail. Hope I'm not out of line in asking this here, just looking to do this myself. Thanks.
Posted by nwmshp 5 years ago
PG&E; has a signed a deal with a Portuguese firm that is building a hybrid biofuel solar power plant in the Central Valley area of California. The plant will combine solar power with agricultural waste to produce energy--a very enterprising solution to get energy from an abundant, eco-friendly source.Link
Posted by joshf 10 years ago
O_O Check out this giant pitcher plant from the Phillipines. You've heard of venus flytraps? Regular pitcher plants? Small fry compared to this behemoth. Nepenthes attenboroughii (named after Sir David Attenborough) is way bigger than those relatively tame plants, and dissolves its prey with "acid-like enzymes". From the article: "The plant is among the largest of all pitchers and is believed to be the largest meat-eating shrub, dissolving rats with acid-like enzymes.">Whimper<Call me cowardly, but I get the willies when we start discovering plants that can eat small rodents...who knows what else is out there in the as-yet-unexplored areas of the jungle...Link
Posted by Lithium Rain 9 years ago
This robot would tend to a high value plant. The plant would sit atop the robot and the robot would seek to maximize light during the day. It will slowly rotate on itself to allow all sides of the plant equal sunlight ensuring an even growth. It will slowly travel accross the room seeking sunlight from other windows as the day progresses. Finally, it would detect people walking by and wuold warn them when the plant needs watering. Simple idea with achievable goals. Thanks for your consideration!
Posted by loubard 11 years ago
Here the link to build the container
Posted by reusesave 9 years ago
OK. this is gonna sound very crazy. i remember learning this thing about photosynthesis. there are electron acceptors and donors. during photosynthesis, the electrons are passed on and on. it's like redox reaction. or perhaps it is redox reaction. anyway i came up with a crazy idea of generating electricity from plants. there just might not be enough electrons to do the "work" (to get at least 5V? impossible.). batteries have the + and - terminal. plants have electron acceptors and donors. crazy, eh? what do y'all think?
Posted by J50Nunlimited 10 years ago
Anyone familiar with Raw Vegan Food - or Plant-Based Lifestyle? Yeah, when I first heard it, I thought the same thing...but for health reasons was advised to explore this arena. I got bored...quickly, and so I started seeking out ways of making this healthy way of eating...FUN! I ended up falling in love with eating raw vegan! I have so much more energy than before, and so many of my gastro intestinal symptoms were alleviated. (Bloating, gas, cramping, etc). On top of this, chronic sinusitis and insomnia cleared up..oh, and my SKIN!!! The fact is, it started out as a "must do" and ended up as a LOVE. I am now a self-taught "chef" but mostly a recipe developer and challenge myself to come up with treats that are as decadent as the original cooked and processed version...only healthy and guilt free. I did it!! I've created brownies and a line of cookies. I make kale chips in every flavor imaginable, including Chocolate, which was featured on Oprah.com, and sold in my online cafe. I can create crackers, breads, and chips, mousse and cheesecakes, and the list goes on. Right now, I'm working on a chocolate layer cake that is chewy and fudgy and unbelievably decadent!!! The excitement I feel when I create something others can enjoy is thrilling! PS I've tried adding images multiple times with no luck!!! 2.5 years ago, I'd never have imagined myself eating to GOOD and so HEALTHY...and enjoying it all so much! Just wondering if there are other raw foodies out there?
Posted by Rawfully Tempting 6 years ago
What stops a cell from being extremly large? inparticular in prokaryotic cells, like algae, where it is the cell and is not part of something bigger like a tissue or organ. also in the way of darwins theroy of evolution, does any one know how much it appiles to algae, either all or some strains and how much they addapt and how quickly?
Posted by thelastonekills 7 years ago
I tried repotting flowers from one pot to another but they die. I am doing something wrong. How can I repot flower plants from one pot to another. What soils and other items do I need and is there a certain size flower pot I have to repot them in or does it depend on how big I want the flower to grow. I want to put these flower(s) plants on my patio. Sometimes during the day my patio has a lot of sun and other times it does not. What is the best flower plant(s) for this. What is the best way to take care of a repotted flower plant.
Posted by arev519 8 years ago
Hello i recently stumbled upon this instructable here. https://www.instructables.com/id/Plant-Host-Drone/ but the guy didn't put a how two. i was wondering if anyone could figure out how to make one and post a step by step. Also i thought that it would be could if you could make it seek out light. like if a shadow goes over it for more than a minute it seeks out the nearest light source but if it cant find one for lets say 5 minutes then it shuts down.
Posted by Ches Skelington 5 years ago
What are some good plants to grow in a dorm room? I am limiting the container sizes to about 1.5 gallons (About 6.825 liters). Preferably something that would bear fruits or something. No herbs because I can't do any cooking anyway. East facing window. I've though of -Cherry tomatoes (A bit too big) -Strawberries -Black Pepper?
Posted by crestind 11 years ago
Last year whe hit low temperatures at -21 °C, and as a bloody result most of our plants "burned". Imagine all of my aloe vera plants freezed to death and when touched, they snapped like a piece of pointy ice. There where a lot of eucalyptus trees in here, those too suffered because of the extreme cold, so a lot of people where chopping down 8 meter logs... I live in the Texas border line , so the ambient in here is mostly like a dessert. I know a lot of folks live in places where temperatures are more extreme, so, what tip can you give to at least protect plants that store a lot of water (like aloe vera plants)? Given the region, what kind of plants you recommend to plant in this kind of environment, plants that take lots of sun, little watering. PD. I know is August, but a friend just recommended me this site! very cool site indeed
Posted by dan_ray 7 years ago
Here's a challenge to get to know your plants better. I'd love to hear about a plant that absolutely everyone should know about. Please write a little piece on the plant (facts, how you got it, what makes it so cool, whatever), and please include a picture. It doesn't have to be the most exotic plant that you own because what's exotic to you might be mundane for someone else and vice versa. Of course, you're more than welcome to write about something exotic, but it's not required. Just show-and-tell a plant that you love and think everyone should love... well, a plant that every plant nerd should love at the very least. So let me tell you about Lenophyllum texanum: Lenophyllum texanum (aka Texas Sedum, Coastal Stonecrop, Sedum texanum, or Villadia texana) is a Texas native that I purchased last year at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center spring sale. This is a succulent with an herb-like habit. It's SUPPOSED to bloom in the summer, but mine bloomed all winter. It's also supposed to be 8" tall and 4" wide, but mine's the opposite and sprawls a bit like a lazy mint. I can chalk that up to it receiving more shade than what it would probably enjoy. There are only 7 species within the genus (Family: Crassulacaea), and this is the only species that appears on Dave's Garden. The genus was named in 1904 by J. N. Rose, and its status as a genus separate from Sedum or Villadia is a matter of discussion. Again, it seems to be another plant, much like the Leuchtenbergia principis, that's difficult to place within a taxonomy.
Posted by AngryRedhead 8 years ago
I have some oregano that is growing tall from last season and need to get rid of some of it, it will be ideal for residents who live in the alta loma/rancho cucamonga are or in the inland empire. It will be in a pot with soil. if interested then pleez leave me a comment then i'll contact with u ASAP
Posted by firecraker222 9 years ago
I need a list of websites that give the following info about a few plants (mostly veggies and fruit.) 1) zone 2) uv light needed 3) water needed 4) growth period and some care tips Thank you in andvance
Posted by crc09 8 years ago
I'm curious if any of you have a little mini garden (or, if you're lucky, a large garden!) going at the moment. :) I have four tomato plants that I've grown from seed (I see some blooms!), some oregano, a half eaten bush of catnip, and a small Anaheim pepper plant. I want to get more plants going, but since I live in an apartment with two nosy kitties, I do better keeping my plants outside. I just have a little porch outside that I can put my plants on. I still have room on it, but I figure it's best to not get carried away. ;) Oh, and post pictures if you have them!
Posted by jessyratfink 11 years ago
I'm planning on making a Instructable for the Indoor Gardening Contest, I was wondering whether normal LED lights will serve the purpose of mimicking sunlight OR power optimal/decent photosynthesis. I have normal white & blue led lights. Will they do?| If normal LED's won't work? Which lights should I use?
Posted by Jonathanrjpereira 2 years ago
I was watching the local news earlier... and they started talking about a new waste plant being built in Ft. Pierce, Florida.Basically, they vaporize the trash and sewage sludge under a vacuum, and use the by product gases as fuel for the plant and power turbines. Steam is going to power a local juice plant. Solid by product (rocks and such) can be used for construction etc.On top of that, the by product gas - when burned - is cleaner than burning natural gas or garbage. Even if you think climate change is a myth, I think you can appreciate cleaner air to breath :P This plant is going to eat up the local landfills too :)I just thought it was pretty cool. This is the first plant in the United States and the third in the world (other two are in Japan and are much smaller).Comments?
Posted by trebuchet03 11 years ago
My name is Akin Yildiz. I am an inventor/entrepreneur. Just over two years ago I started an online plants & electronics research project, the Plant Doctor - Plant Care Instruments. www.facebook.com/theplantdoctor2014 www.instructables.com/member/Akin+Yildiz/ I have recently launched a small scale crowdfunding campaign to bring more awareness to the overall project. We offer DIY kits that teach you how to program, build circuits and garden. open source hardware + software, our latest design; www.instructables.com/id/Pot2/ I would truly appreciate it if you could take a look at the campaign and hopefully support & share with friends and family; https://igg.me/at/smartplants/ love & peace akin,
Posted by Akin Yildiz 2 years ago
Recently I presented a science teacher in my school, Mr. Zhang with the idea of growing plants with tonic water which contains quinine to see if they would glow under a black light. Today we saw that these bean sprouts had defused and taken in the tonic water, as a result the bean sprouts were fluorescent under the black light. I first chose the mung bean / bean sprout because I know that bean sprouts are translucent and it would be easier to see the glow, but now I want to find out if the seed will take in the quinine, and if so would the quinine be in the flesh of the plant at all. Another test that Mr. Zhang and I were considering was to use a tonic water in a hydroponic system to see if the plants utilize the quinine. Dr. Paul Williams suggested that I grow fastplants in the dark, because their stem is translucent is grown in the dark. (Mr. Zhang knew him from a workshop he did involving fastplants) I'll be updating this as I continue the study, I'll start growing very soon, as soon as I order the supplies that are necessary. The picture below, is of two mung beans, the one on the left took in the quinine, and the one of the right is normal.
Posted by astrozombies138 10 years ago
My datura has been flowering for about a month now, and it seems all the insects in the world have figured it out. It gets swarmed by moths, bees, flies, etc. every night now, so I ran out with my camera and caught some pics of the bees going crazah! The flowers bloom only at night and fade the following morning. The fragrance is very strong and lovely, but the plant is DANGEROUS! Native American people used the plant ritualistically to induce hallucinations, but consuming the plant can kill you. Some people will develop contact dermatitis just from touching the soft, velvety leaves. Despite its showy blooms and large leaves, the plant is drought tolerant and can take a lot of heat and sun. It will self-sow readily, and I'm expecting a lot of seeds just gauging from how many blooms (and seed pods) I've had. My plants are HUGE, and I never would have expected them to get so big so fast from little 4" pots.
Posted by AngryRedhead 8 years ago
You may not have heard of this, but there is this thing called Plant-e, which works like this... Basically, what is does it it harvests the waste products of microorganisms that feed off of excess plant energy. These waste products are.. electrons! A you can see here, you can buy your own kit at home: http://plant-e.com/products/products-for-sale/DIY%20at%20home.html ...for $700. They have a diagram here: http://plant-e.com/onewebstatic/cfc3f17559-Gras_Plant-MFC.jpg-for-web-large.jpg explaining how it works, and a very good video explaination here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWngdxe_RsU Do you think I can do this by myself at home? Can I get the supplies to make this at a store nearby or online for cheap? Or, is this very advanced technology that I can probably not replicate. Thank you
Posted by fenner.stevens 3 years ago
I'm working on something fun... We'll leave it at that for now. I need a nice, long list of things a plant would say to a human. Humor and biology geekiness are welcome! Patches to folks who come up with the most phrases or the best phrases. Keep it PG though, ok? Here are some examples: "I think you should become a meatatarian" "So when are you going to evolve and run on sunshine, like I do?" "Gahhh! Aphids! Get 'em off! Get 'em off!" "I'm thirsty. Water Me!" "Audrey II is my hero." "No worries, baby - I'm organic!" "When you belch it's like a breath of fresh air." "My pistol is useless against insects!" "If you kill me, I think you should try a rock garden next."
Posted by jeff-o 8 years ago