If you’re trying to grow plants, you’ll need seeds, dirt, water, and sunlight if you hope to keep them alive. But did you know that plants grow extra strong when you feed them power pills? At least that’s what Pac-Man told me.
Remember when VHS tapes were the gold-standard in movie rentals? Seems like forever ago, doesn’t it? And where are all those VHS tapes now? I mean, besides my packrat parents’ basement? Landfills? Well, Etsy shop niftyrecyclables is doing their part to reduce, reuse, and recycle by selling VHS tapes that have been transformed into little planters.
3D printed to resemble the Death Star II still under construction, Etsy shop StoryBrookBoutique is selling these Star Wars-inspired plastic planters. Available in 5 and 6-inch varieties ($16 and $24, respectively), one of these is going to look great on the window sill in front of my kitchen sink.
What do you get the LEGO loving lover in your life? How about LEGO set #10280, the 756-piece Creator Flower Bouquet? The $50 flower set makes the perfect gift to build with your special someone and is being released just in time for Valentine’s Day.
Artist Takanori Aiba has elevated the art of miniature sculptures to a new level. His intricate structures replicate dreamlike architecture, complete with tiny vehicles, umbrellas, street lamps, flags, and other details.
Takanori crafts his models from paper, plastic, acrylic resin, paint and rocks.
The Vincross Hexa is a programmable six-legged robot that looks all creepy walking on its bug-like legs, but now it has found its purpose thanks to Vincross founder Sun Tianqi. Now, the robot’s one job in life is to make sure that a single plant always get the sunlight it needs.
Few things in this universe are as cute as Baby Groot, and luckily for all of us, we got to see a lot of him in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Sadly, Groot will be a bit older by the time the next movie comes out.
Transplanting potted plants as they get bigger is a pain. Never let your plant outgrow its pot again. These GROWTH pots are expanding origami pots that grow with your plant. That means you don’t have to keep repotting your plants after every growth spurt.
Beer connoisseurs might decide that they can make a better beer than Sam Adams and begin rolling their own beer via one of the many microbrew kits out there. The thing in common with most of those kits is that you get all the dry ingredients that you need for your beer.
Some people have green thumbs while others are known for their plant-killing black thumbs. The former are naturally great at keeping their potted plants and gardens alive and green, while the latter are notoriously known for causing plants to die or wilt a few weeks after they start ‘caring’ for them.
Not content with turning inanimate objects into touch sensitive interfaces, Disney Research is now developing a noninvasive technology they call Botanicus Interacticus, which turns plants into touch sensitive input devices.
Instructables member jeff-o has a problem – he “tends to kill plants”. But it’s not like he gets the urge to tear them apart or trample them, he just forgets to water them. So he’s giving his plants a voice, by way of his plant whisperer.
If there’s one thing us geeks know how to do is turn the everyday into something fantastically dorky. Our latest invention? LED flowers, trees and shrubs.
This high-tech plantlife does away with such petty annoyances as dirt, water and sunlight, replacing them with an ongoing thirst for electricity.
Here’s a cool little PC program for creating ambient electronic music. And it sure looks purty while it’s doing it.
The setting for Andreas Illiger’s Microsia is inside of a virtual “plant cell” of a leaf.