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Recycle DIY – How to Make a CD Clock!

Here’s a really cool way to recycle your old favorite CDs into clocks and works of art.  These would make great gifts for your loved ones.  via instructables

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Ribbon DIY – How to Make Ribbons from Recycled Materials!

Hurray, it’s pink ribbon month this month, don’t forget to check out the Top 5 pink ribbon gadgets for raising world-wide awareness for breast-cancer.  Of course, if you have some recycled “pink” materials laying around, it might be actually a great idea to make you won “recycled” pink ribbon.  (Follow this guide here)

Also, this might be a great way

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Solar DIY – How to Make a Solar Oven using Office Supplies at work!

Do you have empty boxes laying around work?  Do you sometimes feel the need to make something cool like a solar oven?

Well, if you’ve answered yes to both questions, you are in luck as you can try making one of these really cool solar ovens, all from parts you can get free from work!  Of course, don’t get fired doing this as your boss might see it as waste of time but if your line of work is science/technology related, you might be able to get by.

This DIY solar oven has been tested u

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Bank of America ATMs Wasting Energy, Turn that LCD OFF Please!


Here’s my letter to BofA and any other ATM-owing banks in the world who leave their ATM LCD on all night long:

Dear CEO of BofA and other banks that leave their ATMs on at night:

It’s 3:35AM over here in California, I have not been able to goto sleep tonight so I am working(blogging) in my car again.  Anyways, I parked my car by a local stripmall where I’ve noticed that Bank of America ATM machine LCDs are on as bright as hell.

Suddenly I realized how many BofA ATMs were out there and how much energy

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Garden DIY – How to Make a Growing Garden Green Chair!

Wow, here’s another great idea for growing a garden on a chair.  If you have some skills with custom acrylic designs, this might be just the perfect way to use your creativity while saving space for your plants.

For those who like laying back in the garden and leaning against a sturdy tree or bush while quietly reading a book, this grow-it-yourself natural wood furniture concept might readily take root in your imagination. Best of all, you can watch while your favorite new seat grows right up from the ground in your own backyard or from a pot on the patio or porch.

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Earth DIY – HOW TO Make Hotel Magnetic Key Jewelry!

This one’s for all those ladies out there who have been traveling often, learn how to make/recycle hotel magnetic key jewelry! I know most hotels throw away millions of these plastic magnetic keys on a daily basis, here’s a great way to help the environment while making you look more beautiful.

We cut the cards into various small shapes. I then used a leather punch (because it was handy and I didn’t feel like messing with the drill) to make holes in the top of the

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Garden DIY – How to Maintain a Good Garden with a Plant Sensor!

For those of you enthusiastic gardeners out there, you might be happy to learn that there’s a better way to maintain your garden with the plant sensor.

The EasyBloom plant sensor allows you to sense humidity, water drainage, and temperature.  Simply stick it where your plants grow for a day, then stick the data via USB to your computer where you can analyze the environment where your plants are growing.

If you have a garden with inconsistent growth in certain parts, this

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Solar DIY – How to Make a Solar Thermal Water Heater!

If you can either find or have an old fridge, you can easily use the back of the fridge to re-make a solar thermal water heater that can easily burn your hands.

This method doesn’t use any actual solar panels but uses a reflective surface and the heater bars of the old fridge to heat the water, pretty incredibly simple yet very effective.

A word of warning, this panel works VERY WELL. We tested it on a very sunny day and within seconds the water coming out of the panel was hot e

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Eco DIY – How to Make a Candle Lantern with Old Jars!

I personally own bunch of small jar-like candle holders that I’ve bought from IKEA at a dollar each.  After seeing this eco DIY, I am having some regrets as I have many old jars laying around that I could have used to make this candle lantern that looks awfully awesome.  Now, I wouldn’t hang it from anything but I can just let the candle jars sit on my dining table.  It’d still look classy and nice.

During the summer I love to linger outside with friends as the day makes its s

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Speaker DIY – How to Make Solar Portable Speakers!

Wow, what a day for eco-friendly DIY speakers.  Unlike the DIY speaker kit mentioned earlier, these solar portable speakers are not kits, you can make them using various speaker and solar parts mentioned in the DIY.

I have to say these solar portable speaker certainly rock over the previous one as it can power itself using the power of the sun.

Combine a small, energy efficient digital amplifier, cheap bookshelf speakers, batteries, a small solar panel, and your MP3 player as

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