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Autonomous Sunlight-Hunting Drone Keeps Your House Plants From Wilting

Autonomous Sunlight-Hunting Drone Keeps Your House Plants From Wilting

Potted plants are a great way to bring the healing qualities of nature indoors while also generating clean air. Keeping them alive and healthy once they're inside is another story. Belgium-based sculptor

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Learn How To Make Yummy Raw Chocolate Pudding From Avocados!

Learn How To Make Yummy Raw Chocolate Pudding From Avocados!

While that JELLO pudding cup may look tempting, before you go in for a spoonful, just think about how much sugar fills that tiny little container. Instead of diving into a sugar and lactose laden bath,

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Teague Labs’ DIY 3D Printed Headphones Can Be Assembled With No Tools Required

Teague Labs’ DIY 3D Printed Headphones Can Be Assembled With No Tools Required

Is there anything 3D printers can’t do? We’ve featured everything from 3D-printed arms to entire rooms made using 3D printers. The latest 3D printed innovation comes from Teague Labs, who has created

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LAYWOO-D3 Lets You Print 3D Objects From Recycled Wood Instead of Plastic!

LAYWOO-D3 Lets You Print 3D Objects From Recycled Wood Instead of Plastic!

Who says 3D printers are only for tech nerds and engineers? Traditional craftsmen may take want to join the 3D revolution after getting a load of LAYWOO-D3, a 3D printer material that is made from 40%

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DIY Solar Pocket Factory Machine Can Print a Solar Panel Every 15 Seconds!

DIY Solar Pocket Factory Machine Can Print a Solar Panel Every 15 Seconds!

Image by NPR Science Friday Inventors Shawn Frayne and Alex Hornstein are looking to revolutionize the business of small-scale solar panels with The Solar Pocket Factory, a backyard photovoltaic panel

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Berto Aussems’ Awesome DIY Bike Toolbox is a Mobile Workbench on Wheels

Berto Aussems’ Awesome DIY Bike Toolbox is a Mobile Workbench on Wheels

How can you carry a toolbox and a workspace on the luggage carrier of a bike? That's the question Berto Aussems was confronted with when he sought to take his work as an electronics repairer on the road.

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Formlabs Creates Low-Cost, High-Quality 3D Printer that Fits on a Desktop

Formlabs Creates Low-Cost, High-Quality 3D Printer that Fits on a Desktop

Up until now, high-quality 3D printers have been incredibly expensive, making them an unrealistic option for the average creator. But Formlabs is about to change all that with Form 1 - an affordable 3D

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Vita’s Gorgeous Flat-Pack Lamps Can be Mixed and Matched to Create Fresh New Designs

Vita’s Gorgeous Flat-Pack Lamps Can be Mixed and Matched to Create Fresh New Designs

We spotted this gorgeous collection of DIY flat-pack lamps by the Danish company Vita at 100% Design during this year's London Design Festival. Interchangeable "petals" made from polypropylene,

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Royal College of Art Unveils “Design For The Real World” Exhibition at London Design Festival

Royal College of Art Unveils “Design For The Real World” Exhibition at London Design Festival

"Ento - The Art of Eating Insects" aims to introduce the high-protein, energy-efficient insects into western diets through a set of ready-made meals created by Aran Dasan, Jonathan Fraser, Jacky Chung and

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How To: Make Organic Apple Chips In 3 Easy Steps

How To: Make Organic Apple Chips In 3 Easy Steps

Ingredients you will need: 2-3 medium washed organic apples per baking sheet baking sheets or trays parchment paper cutting board knife cinnamon and sugar (optional). Prepare your oven by

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Goldsmiths University’s “How Come?” Show Poses Questions About Design at the London Design Festival

Goldsmiths University’s “How Come?” Show Poses Questions About Design at the London Design Festival

Inessa Demidova's 'Books Are Not Waste' project questioned where all the discarded books go. She had a fascinating book-themed display that proposed a system of re-circulation, re-purposing and safe

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MakerBot’s New Replicator 2 Brings Desktop 3D Printing to the Masses

MakerBot’s New Replicator 2 Brings Desktop 3D Printing to the Masses

Small businesses are about to have the opportunity to enter the world of 3D printing with the launch of the MakerBot Replicator 2. The desktop 3D printer costs a little over $2,000 with an additional $50

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Designersblock Showcases Innovative and Quirky Eco Designs at the 2012 London Design Festival

Designersblock Showcases Innovative and Quirky Eco Designs at the 2012 London Design Festival

BreadedEscalope studio presented their low-tech, low-energy, steam-bending machine and showed the public how it worked at this year's bustling Designersblock event. As 50% of the world's computer

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“Hammer Synthesizer” is a Complete Miniature Sound System Built Inside a Birch Log

“Hammer Synthesizer” is a Complete Miniature Sound System Built Inside a Birch Log

This may be one of the strangest instruments we have ever seen, second only to the Theremin, or possibly the Bubble Organ. "Inventor of useless things" Niklas Roy has constructed a multi-channel, 1-bit

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Ale to the Chief! White House Releases President Obama’s Honey Ale Beer Brewing Recipe

Ale to the Chief! White House Releases President Obama’s Honey Ale Beer Brewing Recipe

When it comes to elections, some voters vote for the candidate who they would most like to have a beer with. If that's the case, the 2012 election will be easy to decide - Mitt Romney doesn't drink and

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The Kinkajou Glass Cutter Transforms Used Bottles into Funky Drinking Glasses

The Kinkajou Glass Cutter Transforms Used Bottles into Funky Drinking Glasses

For all the times you've thrown out beer bottles by the dozens, Patrick Lehoux has designed Kinkajou, a bottle cutter that can easily turn all those empty bottles into a set of really cool drinking

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The Discovery Factory is an Experimental Space in an Old Philips Factory Where Kids Can Learn About Sustainability

The Discovery Factory is an Experimental Space in an Old Philips Factory Where Kids Can Learn About Sustainability

Located in a space overlooking wide grassy areas that used to belong to  Philips, The Discovery Factory is the perfect space for playing and learning. With no need to book in advance, children can pop

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The audioJar Turns Mason Jars into a Transparent Speaker System

The audioJar Turns Mason Jars into a Transparent Speaker System

Designer Sarah Pease gives the humble mason jar a high-tech makeover with the "audioJar". Using the glass container as a housing for open-source speakers, the audioJar takes readily available household

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DIY: How To Turn a Playing Card Into a Solar-Powered Battery Charger

DIY: How To Turn a Playing Card Into a Solar-Powered Battery Charger

A few weeks ago we shared Instructable's handy DIY guide to building your own solar-powered USB charger. Now, the website has provided a guide to creating a solar-powered charger for rechargeable NiMH AA

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HOW TO: Make Your Own LED Etch-A-Sketch (Some Technical Know-How Required!)

HOW TO: Make Your Own LED Etch-A-Sketch (Some Technical Know-How Required!)

Everyone loves an Etch-A-Sketch, but a materials scientist/electrical engineer has gone one further and created a LED version of the popular toy. He has provided full instructions, which can teach anyone

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A Firsthand Look at the Magnolia 2300 Yurt – the First Energy Star Home in British Columbia

A Firsthand Look at the Magnolia 2300 Yurt – the First Energy Star Home in British Columbia

Rachel Ross: Meet our house, the Magnolia 2300. It’s a three bedroom, round, passive solar home located in the lush green forest of Nelson, B.C. Canada. Myself, my husband Lars, and our 15 year old

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Create Your Own DIY Solar-Powered USB Charger For All Your Portable Gadgets!

Create Your Own DIY Solar-Powered USB Charger For All Your Portable Gadgets!

With endless summer days still aplenty, there's no better time to invest in a solar charger for all your gadgets. However, Joshua Zimmerman of the DIY site Instructables doesn't think you need to spend

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HOW TO: Turn Your Inefficient Household Items Into Green Machines

HOW TO: Turn Your Inefficient Household Items Into Green Machines

Photo Shutterstock STEP 1: Filter your water The amount of energy used to bottle and transport water is staggering, not to mention the waste that's created when countless empty bottles are discarded.

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Shigeki Yamamoto’s Playful Wooden Spiellampe Light Was Inspired by Building Blocks

Shigeki Yamamoto’s Playful Wooden Spiellampe Light Was Inspired by Building Blocks

Berlin-based Osaka-born designer Shigeki Yamamoto has created a small maple light called the Spiellampe (Lamp game) that brings back the joy of playing with building blocks as a child. The highly

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HOW TO: Make Your Own DIY Storage Bed

HOW TO: Make Your Own DIY Storage Bed

We're big fans of storage beds here at Inhabitat, but we admit that it's kind of hard to find one that isn't on the pricier side. If you're looking to reap the benefits of having a bed that does

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HOW TO: Grow an Avocado Tree from an Avocado Pit

HOW TO: Grow an Avocado Tree from an Avocado Pit

Avocados are one of the wonderful fruits of summer. High in nutrition and flavor, nothing signals the start of summer like a zesty lime guacamole dip with tortilla chips. The next time you’re making

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How To: 6 Steps To an Easy and Delicious Summer Fruit Pie

How To: 6 Steps To an Easy and Delicious Summer Fruit Pie

Step One: Make the Pie Dough You can use just about any recipe, but I use a modified version found in Deborah Madison’s Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone. 2 cups organic flour 1/2 teaspoon sea

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How To Make Organic Red, White and Blue Popsicles for the 4th of July

How To Make Organic Red, White and Blue Popsicles for the 4th of July

With temperatures rising well over 100 degrees in many parts of the country, this summer has been one of the hottest on record, and the first week of July figures to be no different. And when the mercury

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Little Free Library: Tiny House-Shaped Boxes Let You Take a Book or Leave One

Little Free Library: Tiny House-Shaped Boxes Let You Take a Book or Leave One

Little Free Library enthusiasts are encouraged to build their own designs, or they can easily follow instructions for the classic Little Free Library kit on the group’s website. The website also gives

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Make a DIY Modern Herb Garden From Recycled Wine Bottles for $30!

Make a DIY Modern Herb Garden From Recycled Wine Bottles for $30!

Looking for a fun weekend project that will infuse your home a breath of fresh air? Ben Uyeda recently created a great video for FreeGreen.com that shows how to make a stylish modern herb garden from

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