Make electricity from trash!

Hey, guys! recently I've published my FIRST instructable! It's a project to make electricity from biogas produced from organic materials. Check the link below to have more information: https://www.instructables.com/id/Cash-from-Trash-Make-your-very-own-electricity/ Note: this instructable is in the "green living and technology challenge" so if you like it vote for me!

Posted by baker amin 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Hotel made from trash

The first hotel made from garbage has opened in Rome. Made by Save the Beach, the hotel used over 26,000 lbs of trash collected from European beaches. Designer H.A. Shult explains “It’s made of garbage because where ever you go on this planet there is garbage. We are living in a time of garbage on the planet which we have only rented.” OK, the hotel isn't entirely made of trash. The structure is prefab so that no one gets killed by a pile of trash falling on them. If you want to see it in person, go and check it out soon as it is not permanent. World’s First Hotel Made of Garbage Rises in Rome

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Your trash is my treasure....

Word. The picture there is so you can understand what im trying to say.

Posted by DJ Radio 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


what usually avaleable trash-bits / salvaged / recycled objects Is good to use for Armour,?

I'm thinking of working amour made from common trash and easily available bits, Cannot have sharp pointy ends that will harm wearer, has to be practical to wear too. Now what can be used? how can it be used?

Asked by knuffe 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


WALL-E made from trash

This WALL-E robot is made entirely with reused materials. How cool is that? All I'm doing is putting it into the recycling bin when there are robots to be made! Home made recycled WALL-E via Treehugger

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How do I build the world's deepest trash can like the one from thefuntheory.com?

I want to try and build a trash can similar to the one in video of "The World's Deepest Bin"  from thefuntheory.com.  Here is the link to the video so that you know what I am talking about. http://www.thefuntheory.com/?q=expriment/2-soptunnan  The one that I want to build will run off a wall outlet as opposed to a battery pack. I can not identify the sensor that they are using or the audio source. If any one can help, you will have my thanks.

Asked by ratpackvegas 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Gasifying truck travels 10,000 miles

From the first time he saw Emmett "Doc" Brown fire up the Mr. Fusion home energy reactor in the "Back to the Future" movies, Dave Nichols has always wanted to make a vehicle run on garbage.Two decades after the trilogy, the 42-year-old home builder and auto shop owner from eastern Connecticut isn't traveling through time in a DeLorean, yet. But he's modified his 1989 Ford F150 pickup truck to run on wood, leaves, cardboard and other "biomass" with a fuel system that he says expels virtually no pollution.The technology is called gasification, and it's been around since the 1800s, when it was used for street lamps and cooking. It even powered some vehicles during World War II, but faded away under oil's dominance.Associated Press ArticleRelevant Instructable

Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Vacuum pump voltage?

Today I was dumpster diving and i found an old vacuum so i decided to take the pump out but i made the mistake of not checking what voltage the vacuum runs on, because it also had a spinning component at the mouth of the vacuum. I think the pump works fine because i noticed that tube connecting the mouth of the vacuum and the pump was broke. Is there anyway to find out what voltage it runs on? would standard 120 be ok?The markings on it say 81 b-9 ECP 6500-240 HPU+ 60hz HD10 120 vac 07:07 does that mean it will work off a standard 120 outlet?update: What I am going to do with this motor has been decided. I will be attaching it to the back wheel of my bike with a car battery, i will install some type of switch on the handlebar or add something like a dimmer switch, this would allow me to have the motor on if i want, and i can adjust the speed. Please help fine tune this idea.

Posted by astrozombies138 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Using Plasma Arcs to Deal with Trash

"A Florida county plans to build a facility to get rid of their landfills, generate electricity and produce construction material, all using a process called plasma gasification which vaporizes garbage at temperatures hotter than the surface of the sun. The $425 million facility expected to be built in St. Lucie County will use plasma arcs to turn garbage into gas and rock-like material. It will be the first municipal plasma waste processing facility in the united states, and the largest in the world. Expected to be completed within 2 years, the 100,000 square food facility will process 3,000 tons of waste per day. Fed not only with waste being produced currently, the facility will also begin to process the waste already in the county landfill. Estimates predict that the entire volume of the existing landfill, 4.3 million tons of trash collected since 1978, will be processed within 18 years."Read More...It almost seems too good to be true, what do you think?

Posted by Weissensteinburg 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Trash

From trash, let's make things https://www.instructables.com/id/Green-campaign/

Posted by TrầnB 3 years ago


How to convert TRASH PLASTIC into a MESH TRASH BAG MATERIAL for plastering with cement ? Help avoid disaster!

Https://www.instructables.com/id/TRASH-ROCKS-Eliminate-Unrecyclable-Trash/ To eliminate our plastic trash problem, I would put it all into "trash rocks" and build with it.  Right now, my source of used fishnet left the island, so my source dried up.  Best would be to not rely on finding used material, but rather to convert some of the same waste plastic into the mesh material that will contain the rest of the waste material.  Ideal, would be to have it already shaped into trash sacks for people, so that they only have to fill them and plaster them with cement.  Anyone who can figure this one out might help the world out a lot in eliminating all the waste plastic that is contaminating land and sea these days.  I imagine maybe melting down some of it and extruding it into lines that would fuse together over a trash sack size mold.  Figure out a safe way to do that and you could possibly have a very marketable product.  Everyone agrees that the trash plastic is a problem, and we are not recycling it fast enough to keep up with with the growing pile.  Plasterable trash sacks could help solve that problem.  You would probably need some chemistry background for this. 

Asked by Thinkenstein 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Beautiful multicolored lamp made from trash

I've seen several lamps made from plastic bottles and seldom is much effort made to make the form of the bottle into its own creature. This lamp made by South African designer Heath Nash does just that with curvy cuts into the plastic bottles and layers that make it much more appealing. Multicolored Chandelier Made From Recycled PET Bottle Pieces

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


thats it ! computer stuff in dumpster

I found to date lots of computer stuff in good condition in the trash but this perfectly working monitor i found today is just too much to keep silence PEOPLE WE DONT HAVE ENOUGH WORLD TO WASTE IT LIKE THAT 11111 yep its a 17 in crt monitor thats allmost new except some scratches to the plastic (2006 production). it is in excellent focus what functional computer or other stuff did you find in trash ?

Posted by 11010010110 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


What can i do with a Old TV? Answered

The picture is very blurry, and you have to mess with controls in order to read text, and mess with them again to watch your movie. it is heavy, and i don't want to take it apart.

Asked by milkywaybar 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How do you motivate people to pick up trash so that roadways are safer and wild life and planet do not suffer?

I see so much trash along the highways here in Texas. It is dangerous because it draws boars (wild pigs)who get hit by cars and trucks, Lately there has been so much I fell like telling people Trash Texas instead of please do not litter or Don't Mess With Texas. How can a person motivate others to beautify the Road ways again?

Asked by brenniewinters 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Play with trash, win $10k

If you're a kid and you're pretty crafty, check out this Trash to Treasure contest that's being run by PBS' Design Squad show. Oddly enough, there's no definition of what a kid is and if that's physical age or mental, but I'm guessing it's under 18 or so. The goal of the contest is for kids to take discarded items and turn them into functional products. The grand prize winner gets the $10k prize and will work with pros to make a prototype of the winning design.This is very cool and will be running from April 1 to June 30.Some effusive comments from the organizer:"We are eager to see kids' ideas and everyday items transformed into innovative and intriguing inventions. What a great way to inspire a fresh approach to recycling, not to mention a new crop of engineers and designers!" said Brenda Musilli, Worldwide Director of Intel Education and President of the Intel Foundation. Trash to Treasure press release

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


My Coffee Bag Wallets being sold out

I keep selling these wallets and can't find enough used coffee bags to keep up. I might post a sign a the local grocer asking for used bags. Dunkin Donuts is the most popular.

Posted by katmckee 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Road Rash

Alright, folks. It's story time. What sorts of crashes have you (or anyone else you know) been involved in while riding a bike? Has anything ever spectacularly malfunctioned with a motorcycle, scooter, or other two or three-wheeled monstrosity? Seen a big crash? Ever bought a bike that had been wrecked? I've got a couple of stories. Which one to tell first..... Oh, I know! One time our '39 Chief set the garage on fire. This was back in the '60s after my grandpa had bought it for my dad, for a hundred bucks cash. 20 year old collector's motorcycle for that kind of money? What was wrong with it, you ask? A lot of things. It needed restoring, and Gramps ran a hotel at the time, and, in his spare time, an Indian museum. Both of the Native American sort and of the American iron sort. Parts were found, damage was fixed, and the bike given a fresh coat of Indian Red before it was fired up. Ran like a dream. Happy, they shut it off and went to bed. Now at this time, that garage was heated by a gas heater. The cork float in the bike's carb swelled up and got stuck, continuing to let gas fill the float bowl, run out the intake, across the floor, and... you guessed it, over to the pilot light. It was a flash fire, but it destroyed the curtains on the door and put a solid layer of char on that brand new purdy paint. Not much else in the garage was flammable, so the fire died nice and quick. The next morning, grandpa and my dad got up bright and early to get to work on the finishing touches, like air in the tires and a test ride. The found quite a suprise, to say the least.

Posted by Rishnai 10 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Fashion from trash!

On August 27 and 28, in Nevada City, California, Haute Trash is holding the latest of what appears to have been a long history of fashion shows featuring creations made from discarded ... anything. Amazing clothing made out of garbage!  That's about as DIY as it's possible to get. I've got to go see this.  I'll take a camera and report back.

Posted by rachel 8 years ago


Clean up the pacific garbage dump.

Here is the worlds largest trash dump, in the middle of the pacific, it is twice the size of texas. (a little less than Alaska for people who don't know how big texas is) and it needs to be cleaned up. me and a friend have tried to find some way to do it but were just high school students in north virginia. We are going to need your help to clean it up, so please help through any means possible. Even something such as recycling, reusing, or just trying to get others to do something will help greatly thanks.

Posted by DELETED_professor awsome 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


(newsletter) DIY Plasma Cutter, Power a Car with Trash, Steampunk Monopoly

Jan 8, 2009 Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup1","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); } Welcome back! Help us make 2009 a Green Year! Show off a clever reuse for a plastic bottle in the Tap'dNY Keep the Bottle Contest and win a Voltaic solar-charging backpack! The Craftsman Workshop of the Future Contest has closed for entries. Help choose who wins $25,000 in Sears gift cards by voting now! The Homemade Holidays: Holiday Gifts Contest has closed for entries! Help choose the winners by voting now! The Homemade Holidays: Holiday Decorations Contest winners have been announced! See who won! Convert your Honda to Run on Trash by jimmason Cheap iPhone Macro Lens by ch0rtle Giant Atari Joystick Lamp by seamster 48V Electric Bike by Radioactive_Legos Vote now! Win a Voltaic solar-charging backpack! Inlaid Wood Box with Hidden Compartment by technoplastique Strap a Leaf Blower Engine to a Bike and Go Fast by Jnkyrdguy Hacked Calculator Prank by Kipkay Build A Mobile Bar - BaR2D2 by jamiep Make a Fractal Antenna for HDTV by williamruckman Build a Honey Extractor by doozer_not_fraggle Build a Peg Board Tool Cart by sensoryhouse Electrified Monopoly Steampunk Style by antibromide Homemade Holidays Contests Vote for your favorites! See who won! Homemade Plasma Cutter by jandgse812 Snail Art Car The Golden Mean by jonsarriugarte Custom Star Bike Wheel by MasterRed Make a plastic gadget a little more beautiful by radiorental Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup2","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); }

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


how to avoid damage to ground from trashing fruits ?

We have a grapes tree in our garden. the grapes are at their peak now (if left on the tree they will begin to spoil) the grapes are salty like hell and not edible but perhaps can be used to make some jam or something else parents say trash them - no time to bother making the jam + dont know any friends who do either i see a problem with it - trashing them means trashing the minerals from our garden ground. won't it degrade the ground ability to grow stuff ? how to avoid it ? or does trashing them actually help remove excess salt from the ground ? (is the problem with the ground or with the tree itself ?)

Asked by 11010010110 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Finding good Trash!

Check out this AWESOME resource for finding good dumpsters!http://trashwiki.orgIt's a brand new website in its infancy, so sign up and start adding your info! (started by the excellent folks at http://casarobino.org)

Posted by stasterisk 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Trash Can Trama

I want to build my own version of Trash Can Trauma from the Halloween edition of Make magazine http://makezine.com/halloween2007/trashcan/I got some props and the trash can and was wondering the best way to power it Electrical or pneumatics? if pneumatics are the best way then I can buy an air compressor from Harbor Freight tools for $100 Any advice would be greatly appreciated

Posted by RattandRoll 11 years ago


Recycle Plastic to make Mesh for Plastering

I made my whole house out of recycled nylon fishnet and cement.  The tuna factory where I got the free fishnet moved off the island, and I have no more source for plasterable plastic mesh material.   I like plastic mesh because it doesn't rust.  Recycling some of our plastic trash, which is a huge world-wide problem, would be great.  Furthermore, given plasterable trash sacks one can make "trash rocks" ( https://www.instructables.com/id/TRASH-ROCKS-Eliminate-Unrecyclable-Trash ).   One can build with trash rocks; putting unrecyclable trash to good use as fill material inside the trash rocks.  If somebody could come up with a way to melt down and somehow convert plastic into mesh material, it could be a big step toward putting our trash to good use.  Mesh in the form of ready-to-use trash sacks would simplify the making of trash rocks.  In flat sheets, the mesh could be used to make walls, floors, and roofs. Fishnet stretches in all directions, so it is good for making dome shapes.  Some meshes are more rigid and are only good for flat projects, or cylinders.  If the mesh was more rigid, one might buy ready-made, light-weight forms for things like outdoor furniture, take them home and plaster them on-location.  Someone more chemistry oriented than I am might be able to figure this one out.  It seems to me there might be a lot of commercial potential in this, too. 

Posted by Thinkenstein 7 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Trashing cars! (crash-testing)

If you like seeing new cars mangled in slow-motion, one place to go is here: www.euroncap.com/home.aspx Select your make (and model) Click on "films" upper left (The site also has safety-evaluations)

Posted by lemonie 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Where can I find a metal trash can for little to nothing?? Answered

I need to get a metal trash can for a project, but I don't want to spend a lot of money. I need to know where to get one at. I would like a 20 - 30 gallon one. BTW: A large metal pot would work also. Thank you. Killer~SafeCracker

Asked by Killer~SafeCracker 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Failed Experimentation : Trash bags solar balloon

.Solar balloon made with 20 litres trash bags don't take flight.It's too small and too heavy ...Don't even try : it does not work =o)(go here instead)

Posted by chooseausername 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Musical Junk Physics Project

This project is not for me. It is for someone who inquired on Answers. Here was his original text:It's a project for physics, and it sounds impossible. I also have to play it in front of the class and have a written component with an explanation on what resonance is occurring. No electric instruments.Objectives:1. Construct a musical instrument out of junk and common materials such as plastic pipe, wood, glass, metal scrap, etc.2. Demonstrate and explain physics concepts inherent in your instrument.Rules: 1. The instrument must be able to play an octave in tune to receive a B grade.The A grade is reserved for truly amazing instruments in terms of thought and construction, so my challenge to you is to WOW me.2. The instrument must be able to play a song. Songs such as "Mary had a Little Lamb" or "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" are not adequate since they do not include all the notes in an octave. 3. No Kazoos, Jew's Harps, Pop bottles filled with water, musical saws, washtub basses etc. When in doubt, ask.4. This is a high school level assignment, so I am expecting high school level (or above) projects at an appropriate level of difficulty. 5. Grading will be based on # of notes playedability to make your instrument resonateappropriate difficulty of the instrument constructionyour song of choice in an auditory presentation to the class and an explanation of the physics behind your instrumentcreativity of course.Stringed instruments must have more than one stringLet's help him out!!!

Posted by BeanGolem 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


what are the things or trash that are good to save because it is oftenly used as insructable materials? Answered

Example of the answers i expect: - altoids tin can - old news papers etc.

Asked by artcobain 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Partial solution to trash in water? Maybe.

 Hey everyone, I had a couple of ideas for getting trash out of our storm drains/oceans/streams/rivers, the first one, this one has a couple of flaws: This is a very basic idea to skimming trash off the surface of water, a net. Preferably one with small holes to limit the amount of trash flowing out of it with the water. BUT, fatal flaw: It can also catch wildlife in it, and I'm still trying to figure out how to work around this. Any suggestions? Second, a filter of sorts for storm drains/streams: Imagine a metal mesh wedge, kind of like a snowplow wedge, that would go in front of drains and such (I'm thinking more for the type of streams and drains that have those big tunnels going under roads and sidewalks and emerge on the other side). The wedge could allow water to flow through, but direct trash off to the sides to collection tanks. I'll try to illustrate it below.                       - - - - - - - - <0 (the lines would be the stream, then the wedge, then the drain/tunnel opening. I couldn't do the tanks...) I'm eager for any suggestions/tips, improvements, and thoughts on these!

Posted by Zem 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Do-It-Yourself Guru Makes Treasures From Trash - Tim Anderson Profiled on NPR's Weekend Edition

Tim Anderson was profiled this morning on NPR's Weekend Edition: Do-It-Yourself Guru Makes Treasures From Trash. It's a great piece, touching on Tim's Free Yacht Saga, his Know How series, and the rest of his 200 Instructables. More news and press about Instructables here.

Posted by ewilhelm 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Trash-Burning Car, Giant Bristlebot, 25 Cent Ring

Trash-Burning Car Giant Bristlebot 25 Cent Ring Magnetic Rubik's Dice Cube Paper Wallet Weld a Barbecue Easy Rain Barrel Build an Artificial Reef How to Freeze Blueberries Beach Towel for Two Terra Cotta Fountain iMac Desk Clone a Tomato Plant Crocheted Fairy Wings Stainless Steel Patio Heater

Posted by randofo 8 years ago


I'm having a hard time finding a recycling project for my college biology class that turns trash into something useful

 Most of the project ideas that I've seen so far seem too basic, too simple, and not creative enough for a college level project ( e.g. a milk carton bird feeder, green house is a bottle...) Any ideas on a project that will show a high level of difficulty, creativity, and usefulness of a material that might otherwise cause harm to the environment if not recycled? Thanks for any help...

Asked by LillahS 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Picking up trash to build stuff, a lifestyle

Hi, I am an hobbyist who likes to build stuff during my time off. Recently, a friend of mine have suggested that I build stuff out of waste products instead of trying to build things out of materials that are brand spanking new. This not only helps the environment, but I think could serve as a better inspiration than going out to shop for those things, as you never know what you might find in the trash. With that said, I am interested in visiting landfills and dumps as I think it would have the most materials in one place. However, the difficulty is that many companies do not like you looking around in there. I know of some scrappers who pick up things by driving around the local neighborhood, but I don't have the time for that during weekdays. Does anyone have any idea how I may visit a landfill to gather materials? Does anyone know of a convenient way to gather waste material to build their projects in general? Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!

Posted by aptestnivr 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


How do I build a wooden container in the shape of triangle? Answered

I need to build triangular pull out/roll out waste bins to fit into nooks in my kitchen. Two sides are 18" wide and the other (front) side is 16" wide. The bin should be 24" tall (I have 34" of clearance between floor and counter.) A square box I could handle. The triangle has me a bit unsure of how to screw everything together. Has anyone ever built a triangular wooden box?

Asked by kamariden 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Trash movies

Did anyone else notice the flood of extremely bad movies this year? Zombies, Nazi-Zombies, deadly virus that turns people into zombies... And then there are these "creature films".... Sharknado (1 to3 !!!), Three headed shark attack, Sharktopus VS Whalewolf, Lavalantula, Megashark VS Kolossus .... Of course we also have a lot of adventure films in the lord of the ring style... What is it that all these movies have in common? They all take at least 90 minutes from your life LOL Not sure where to start, the bad acting, the boring dialogs, the special effects - some are below high school level. So what is it that makes companies produce such crap? I admit I can quite enjoy a trash movie every now and then, but the level of trash is now higher than anything. Do you think it is the fun of making it that drives the people, desperation to at least make a movie once or what it is? Can't be to satisfiy the people buying those movies ROFL

Posted by Downunder35m 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Landfill Energy?

 We are an Automotive Factory. We want to generate electricity from Landfill trash. Our electricity need is 5 MWH. Can anybody tell me how much trash do we need to fill in the land ? and how much space would it take ? Please reply at following email address minhajur.rehman@toyota-indus.com

Asked by minhajimc 9 years ago


how to keep &quot;intruders&quot; out of treehouse in garden? Answered

I came home from a 6 week holidy and my treehouse had been trashed and branches were ripped off the trees and my swing had been stolen, does any one know how to deter or prevent people trashing it?, any help will be greatly apprecieated!!!

Asked by thecookiemonster 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Dumpster Diving & Trash Picking

I haven't done much dumpster diving but after seeing some of the stuff gleaned from the jaws of the compactor, I plan on doing some. Any tips or information on good techniques and favorable sites to cull treasures from would be greatly appreciated. Thanx, Mrs. P

Posted by Mrs. Peterson 11 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Storm Trooper From Trash Cans

There was a set of videos in YouTube that showed how to make an awesome storm trooper out of trash cans... Unfortunatly I don't have access to YouTube at work or at the local library... and have a convention I want to wear it to this friday... If someone would watch through it and post an instructable that would be great... or at least post the item list here and I can figure it out from there... I just really want to have it done by this weekend. Also, TO COME -> GONK COSTUME (I made this one myself, and it turned out great)

Posted by teamcoltra 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


What is the best design for a bottle rocket parachute? I want it in the air the longest.

 I am building a bottle rocket for school and need to keep it in the air the longest. I only have one trash bag 10 feet of string 5 ft of tape one construction board and two 2 liter bottles. 

Asked by johnlalevee 8 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Arvind Gupta: Turning trash into toys for learning

Great TEDtalk where Arvind Gupta discusses simple toys that are inexpensive and yet educational.  His enthusiasm as a toy inventor just beams from the presentation. video link Description from TED: At the INK Conference, Arvind Gupta shares simple yet stunning plans for turning trash into seriously entertaining, well-designed toys that kids can build themselves -- while learning basic principles of science and design. Arvind Gupta is an Indian toy inventor and popularizer of science for kids. Creating simple toys out of trash and everyday goods, he illustrates principles of science and design in a memorably hands-on fashion. He works at the Children's Science Centre in Pune, India. He's the author of numerous books available in English, Hindi and other Indian languages, including Little Toys, Science from Scrap, and Science Skills & Thrills: The Best of Arvind Gupta. His Low-Cost Equipment for Science and Technology Eduction is available as a PDF download through UNESCO.

Posted by CrLz 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Hey Scooter Trash! We Have a New Hero!!!

You want freedom? Enjoy living dangerously? This happened in my hometown (at least where my Mom and Dad live). Take a look: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/ODD_NUDE_MOTORCYCLIST?SITE=AP&SECTION;=HOME&TEMPLATE;=DEFAULT&CTIME;=2009-02-11-20-46-29And before anyone asks, No! This wasn't a member of the Skunk Crew.

Posted by skunkbait 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


INSTRUCTABLE COMMUNITY! see if one of your instructables can help someone in a developing nation. Building for a good cause!

I saw this website called honeybee, Anyone who likes to solve problems using everyday things or inventing new things. Check this out This is a list of problems people have in developing nations they need help building constructing and recycling tools and machines to help them in there everyday lives, I have read them and i think the inscrutable community could really help there cause. take a look see if you made something that they need. http://www.sristi.org/hbnew/seeking_solution.php video about it http://www.ted.com/talks/anil_gupta_india_s_hidden_hotbeds_of_invention.html here's there about us   WHO ARE WE? Honey Bee Network is a crucible of like-minded individuals, innovators, farmers, scholars, academicians, policy makers, entrepreneurs and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). A Network having presence in more than seventy five countries, what has made Honey Bee Network tight knit and efficiently functional is its philosophy. Honey Bee signifies a philosophy of discourse, which is authentic, accountable and fair. The Network has been woven around three basic ideals. The Network believes that a knowledge system in order to become sustainable has to be both just and fair. Hence, while collecting knowledge from the knowledge holder, the Network has made it a norm to acknowledge the knowledge provider with name and reference, if otherwise not desired by the knowledge provider. This particular practice has come handy in protecting the IPR of the knowledge provider. In the second place, the source of knowledge i.e. in the case of Honey Bee Network, the traditional knowledge holders and grassroots innovators must be acknowledged, if otherwise desired so by the knowledge holders themselves. Finally, any proceed that accrues from the value addition of local traditional knowledge and innovation; a fair and reasonable share must go back to the knowledge holders. These have been the guiding principles of the Network, which are fundamental to the functioning of the network and constitute the major non-negotiable for the Network. WHAT ARE WE DOING? Over the last sixteen years or so, the Honey Bee Network has lived the very spirit of the philosophy that it holds so dearly. Moreover, the actions that have followed the philosophy have grown and matured over a period of time and their trajectory of maturation has been based upon the strong realization of the essence of the philosophy. ‘Honey Bee’ Newsletter, the creative mouthpiece of the network, is published in seven Indian languages (Hindi, Gujarati, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam and Oriya) other than English. The very logic tells that any documentation and dissemination of local and traditional knowledge and innovations in English, certainly connects us globally but alienates locally. Living out the concern, the regional language versions reach out to the thousands grassroots knowledge holders, who otherwise would have been alienated from the benefits of knowledge, they themselves contribute in the first place. Acknowledging the very source of the traditional knowledge, the Honey Bee Newsletter and its regional versions carry stories of the local ingenuity with the consent of the knowledge holder. Another source of acknowledging the local genius has been preparing the database of the traditional knowledge and grassroots innovations and Honey Bee Network, over the last twenty years has documented more than 1,00,000 ideas, innovations and traditional knowledge practices. Honey Bee, true to its metaphor, has been the source of pollination and cross-pollination of ideas, creativity and grassroots genius, without taking away the nectar from the flower for ever.

Posted by LoganMackey 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


For what can i use iphone screen?

My friends trashed an iphone and gave it to me.The screen,the motherboard and the camera are alright.What can I do with them?

Asked by QuantumPilot 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


I am trying to cast a large "sawdust" object?

I am attempting to create large molds/casts of trash bags. the goal is to create a life-size trash bag made of sawdust. I'm not even sure where to begin. i'm not sure if i could create a mold of a bag somehow or if i could fill a bag and go from there. i know wood glue won't dry in a large mass, so i'm not sure what materials i should use. 

Asked by ChristieS35 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago



Zipfizz Containers

I have a bunch of empty Zipfizz containers. I don't want to toss them in the trash (no plastic recycling in my area). What in the world could I make with them that would be useful?

Posted by jwade19 5 years ago  |  last reply 23 days ago


What can I do with ancient laptop?

I found a working Dell Latitude LM in the trash, any ideas on what I can use it for, comes complete with floppy drive attachment. Thanks.

Asked by buffysissy1 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago