Category Archives: Re-use

Veranda Solar Cells provide Free Solar Power for Apartments!

Here’s a really cool solar cell device that will latch and hang from your apartment’s window and give you some free solar power.  Great idea indeed but I hope the latching system is secure enough so it doesn’t fall on bystanders’ head and you know what that means, lawsuits and no more solar cells hanging off buildings.

It’s called Veranda Solar, and it promises to eventually provide solar energy to apartment and condo dwellers by hanging attractive solar panels o

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DIY Beer R2D2 Serves Beer!

Looks like someone overly zealous about Star Wars have made a cool DIY Beer R2D2.  Now, this one uses a Heineken can but I am sure you can use the bigger version, like a real keg, to make a functional Beer R2D2.  Anyone up for the challenge?

What is Beer2-D3 made from?

Beer2’s technical specs: Head – 1945 chrome BLC utility light shell. Eye – vintage movie camera lens w/adjustable spring-loaded aluminum casing. Body – 4.7

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Home DIY – How to Save 10-25% Energy in your Home using VegaWatt!

Vegawatt is a new vegetable oil burning system that will recycle all your old vegetable into usable electrical power.  I highly like this idea as it can possibly save up to 10-25% of your home’s energy.  I just wish I had a house then I would definitely install this in my (future) garage.

If you are a homeowner, make sure to bookmark this page so you can get one of these when it’s available for order.

The Vegawatt™ is a supplemental system. We tie into the existing elect

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Dirt-Powered Alarm Clock!

We did see the dirt-powered soil lamp earlier, here’s another dirt-powered device, it’s an alarm clock that can be powered via dirt and you can even grow some nice fairway grass in it.

This the called the timeless garden and it runs mud or rather the chemical reaction between the mud and the metal casing inside the clock, how good is that it just doesn’t get any better than that for alarm clocks anyway. The actual body is made from two recycled plastic bottles.

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Shoe Hack – How to Turn your Old Work Boots/Dress Shoes into Slippers!

I own a bunch of old dress shoes that I want to throw away but I do have a lot of attached memories such as my first boots at my first job after college.  Well, the answer is clear and you don’t have to throw them away!

Cut the back and use them as in-home “luxury” slippers.  What a great idea, I am gonna do this today, you should too and send me pics of your new slippers to zedomax [at] gmail dot com.

step 1 materials 1.Old boots 2.Strong scissors or sharp knife 3.Glue

step 2 cutting the top of Remove the laces.(o

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Pump DIY – How to Make a Hydraulic Ram Pump!

I’ve installed water pumps, sump pumps, you name it.  But the all work using our precious electric energy.  Well, I have seen hydraulic pumps before that use no electricity and glad to say they may be the future alternative for exisiting electric pumps.

I am sure you can apply this hydraulic pump to various different applications including a water pump to add more water pressure to your gardening equipment and other pumping equipment.

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Bed Made From Recycled 747 Jet Liner!

Boy, if you are like me, you will want to get one of these awesome eco-beds made from recycled 747 jet liner.  It is classy and perfect fit for any home.

Besides a circle bed, you can probably just use it as a guest couch too.  Of course, it would be nice if you can choose which 747 jet liner to re-make.

Prices aren’t listed but I am guessing it’s going to be in the $1000-2000 range for this k

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Rain DIY – How to Filter Harvested Rain Water for Drinking with Sand!

Looking to recycle rain water as your drinking water?  Well, it’s not a bad idea if you have a good filter and there’s a great guide that shows you how to filter harvested rain water for drinking with sand.  I bet you could probably even do this with charcoal.

Pollution, particles from the air, debris from the collection system (your gutters) are not things you want to find in your tall glass of ice water. Instead of investi

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Crafty DIY – How to Make Bowls from Old Magazines!

Here’s a really great way to save the environment, clean up any of your old magazine stashes, and also create a beautiful-looking bowl from your magazines that are gathering with dust anyways.

I saw these for sale at San Deigo Zoo on the summer holidays for like $20 and I decided I could make them instead so, I did! I bet that’s a typical thought for a crafty gal like us =]

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Shipping Container Homes Designed and Made!

I’ve seen a rise of homes made with used shipping containers and I have to say, this “was” a redneck practice that has turned into a great way for architects to develop new self-sustaining, green homes.  Now, you will have to just buy a lot of acres of land and move your home (containers) to where ever you want to be.

The best examples that explain his creativity are the Bunny Lane, his own home built with a 19th century clapboard cottage inside an industrial hanger, and the Push Button House, which takes just 90 seconds to expan

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