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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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Outdoor Lighting – Pack of 3 Solar Lights!

Here’s an awesome deal of pack of 3 outdoor solar lights, all of these run on a single photovoltaic solar cell, great for keeping your outdoors bright without use of any household electricity but with solar power.

These are great for continuous lighting through the night for a dark driveway or yard area. Be sure to position the multi-angle floodlight trio in direct sunlight throughout the day for best solar absorption.

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Garden DIY – How to Make LED Grow Lights for your Plants!

Hopefully, you won’t be using this LED grow light to grow your illegal plants (or maybe legal depending on where you are and what licenses you have), but here’s a great way to keep your plants healthy full of artificial LED light by making LED grow lights!

Specialized grow lights that closely mimic the sun’s rays are a better solution, but you can get the same effect with special LEDs that are also brighter, cheaper and last far longer. These bulbs actually work best as a supplement to sunlight during the day; however, they’ll also

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WaterCone DIY – How to Make A Solar Powered Water Purifier!

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Check out this low-cost, highly-efficient, solar-powered water purifier called WaterCone!  Make your own for your next outing in the desert, mountains, whereever.

You pour the bad water into a black pan, and then you screw on a cone. The black pan absorbs sunlight and heats up the water. Then, the evaporated water condensates into droplets on the cone’s inner wall, and the droplets drop into a circular trough at the inner

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DIY Sun Seeking Plant Robot!

Here’s a really cool DIY sun-seeking plant robot that will follow the sun so your tropical plant will always get the full sunlight even if you are working at the office.

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Solar Floating Ball emits Changing Colors at Night!

Here’s a smart solar floating ball that emits changing colors at night.  Government should invest in these and put them on the bayside waters such as under the Bay Bridge or Golden Gate Bridge to make use of the sunlight, providing nice glowing lights at night.

Main Features: *Emitting rainbow color *Color changing automatically *Floating on water surface *Fixable by the hole at bottom *Totally seal

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MIT Students Develop Solar Dish Capable of 1000X Sun Power!

Here’s a cool solar dish that is capable of “vaporizing” water the second you hit the apex of its dish.  The MIT students have already formed a corporation, there’s no telling when this will be available for homes and offices.

The results are staggering — the completed mirror focuses enough solar energy at its focal point to melt solid steel.  The energy of typical sunlight is concentrated by a factor of 1,000.  This was showcased during a demonstration, in which a team member held up a board, which instantly and v

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Solar Powered Glowing Flower Pot!

Wow, check out this awesome solar powered glowing flower pot that conserves the sun’s energy during the day and glow the pot itself at night.  This might be useful at replacing those outdoor lights with a double-whammy pot/light.

The length of time the pot glows is dependent on the amount of sunlight the solar panel is exposed to during the day, but in the UK you’re looking at about 6-8 hours in the summer and 2-4 hours in the winter – more

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DIY – How to Dry Your Cellphone with Rice!

Well, I have dropped my cellphone in water bunch of times before and all I had to do was to let the phone dry for about a day or two to make it work again.  If you dropped your phone in water, you might want to consider dipping it in a bowl of dry rice and the rice will absorb any water remaining in your cellphone.

The most important thing to remember is to avoid heat. That means no hair dryers, ovens, microwaves or extended periods in direct sunlight. While heat will certainly evaporate the moisture, it could also warp components and melt adhesiv

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DIY – How to Make Heat Blocking Curtains!

This one’s pretty much common sense but still a really good idea on how to make heat blocking curtains using insulated materials.

To save electricity with our super expensive A/C, I constructed reflective curtains to block sunlight from warming our house. Think auto windshield. This is super simple and kind of obvious, but it works well.

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