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Today, we are going to hack the IKEA expedit.
The expedit is one of IKEA's most sold products which with a cheap price is defiantly worth it.
But the expedit is missing color, it is available in white or black but those are not colors, so I added some RGB automatically changing LEDs which I bought of Ebay at a great price (50 LEDs and resistors for $9.) Then I used some foam, baking paper (you can use tracing paper or opaque plexiglass, whatever floats you boat. I also used some hot glue a breadboard with a switch and some duct tape.

Step 1: Lets gather the materials

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You will need:
Duct tape
RGB LEDs (4 per expedit)
resistors (according to your LEDS)
Baking/ tracing paper
Hot glue
Hot glue gun
A bread board(optional)
Wires
An expedit!

You will need to be able to:
Use a hot glue gun
Be able to figure out which resistors you need
Have common sense incase of injuries (or burns from a hot glue gun)
 
wilgubeast1 year ago
Mood lighting shelves that glow based on what's on them! Sad books get a blue light. Lad books get a red light. Or however you want to divvy it up. (Throw in some RF tags and really get cooking.)

That's a cool improvement to an otherwise bland product.
michael-schmid (author)  wilgubeast1 year ago
Great Idea, Im going to buy an rfid set for arduino after christmas.