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This Week's Challenge:
Make anything using LEDs


1st Place

Using an RGB LED to Detect Colours by fjordcarver

2nd Place

Traffic Light Stoplight LED Scarf by caitlinsdad
'Amplify' : Radio Hack. by JackGFisher
Inflatable Teddy Bear/LED Costume/Power Glove by jgulick

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YALK - Yes Another Led Kitchen style
This is my new "weekend-project" : change all my halogen bulbs in led! In my kitchen i have 3x50w halogen bulbs on my wood table, today i have change two of this with two led bulbs (3x3w=9w each). Th...
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'Amplify'   :   Radio Hack. style
‘Amplify’ is a revolutionary device that allows you to turn your guitar amplifier, into a radio in seconds! Whether you’re a guitar nut, roadie, or just fancy a change from your typical radio to get t...
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'GetUnderTheSkin' - Hacking and Making Sensory Toy Style Radio. style
This document will show you how to make a 'GetUnderTheSkin' Radio that I designed as part of a University project. We were given the task to redesign a radio using existing components from one we wer...
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Build a Simple Circuit from a Pizza Box (No Soldering) style
I learn best through tactile teaching methods.  Teaching and learning basic circuits, electronics, and electricity from books is good, but why not build a simple circuit from scratch and learn from do...
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LED slippers style
These LED Slippers are built to make your life easier. Never again will you need to use your cell phone display to navigate around your home in the night. Read these imaginary testimonials from real ...
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LED  balls style
Time to get festive........shiny balls are old school and lets face it, them plastic balls are flat out lame.   Time for the techniball, in fabulous technicolour...right? anyways...LED balls
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Using an RGB LED to Detect Colours style
I am going to show you how you can use an RGB LED and a Cds photocell as a colour sensor for a micro-controller. I will illustrate the method to retrieve a colour using Arduino, and I will show you a ...
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Light in a bottle style
This instructable is about how to make an awesome gift for your girlfriend! I chose to make an alcohol bottle lamp.  It doesn't require batteries (makes sense she's not going to go buy batteries unles...
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Awesome button, and then some. style
Many of you have probably seen the Awesome button done by Matt Richardson of Make Magazine. If not here is his video which was very well done and was the inspiration of my project. I liked the ide...
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Glowing Snowflake Baubles style
In this tutorial we will show you how to make glowing snowflake bauble using Bare Paint and some LEDs ready to put on your desk or hang around your house for the holidays.
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Blink LEDs with Discrete Parts style
As everyone surely knows the entire foundation of modern technology, nay the very bedrock of our advanced civilization rests on the humble blinking LED. Nothing says high tech quite like a flashing LE...
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The Joule Thief style
The Joule Thief. I found this device on accident. I was searching for a WORKING decision maker and found this on accident. It can power many LEDs. The inevitable: I make an instructable on: the Joule...
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Learning Circuits style
This instructable will show you how to make neat, efficient and cool-looking proto, or circuit boards.  These are great for beginners because they allow you to see all components and how each piece is...
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Entry Light For Nightstand Drawer / Cabinet style
Made a Night Stand Drawer to Accommodate My Firearm , although i can feel my way into it , i don't keep the clip locked in and i have a few clips all full and one with snap-caps ,  I Needed a Light  ,...
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PLAE - Portable Led  Angel Eyes [ +1000lm ] style
Hello everyone! This is the final result seen indoors and outside:                            I apologize for the quality of the video, but it is difficult to make a good quality video at night, eve...
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LED Chandelier Light style
I built a few cool projects I found on Instructables.com and now it's time for me to contribute.  This is a LED chandelier that I made using Christmas LED string lights.  It not difficult to make but ...
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Make a simple USB light style
I've recently acquired a "high end" soldering station so I find myself enjoying soldering lately. That being said, soldering always needs good lighting. I almost always have my computer next to me whe...
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Inflatable Teddy Bear/LED Costume/Power Glove style
This was a behemoth of a project involving an inflatable costume, a LED costume, and a glove that controlled the colors and patterns of the LEDs. I’ve been wanting to make an inflatable creature that...
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Traffic Light Stoplight LED Scarf - Safety Scarf of Righteousness style
Multipurpose like a traffic light, this one keeps you warm and blinks to make you more visible in the night.  Stop traffic with this fun scarf worn around your neck. Repurpose a dollar-store bicycle ...
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This Instructable will show how to pimp your pimp cane with bling!   I'm starting off with a pimp cane with a large fake diamond filled with glitter and water. I will be adding leds that contain 3 ...
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How to Make a LED Winter Flower style
I need something for Christmas for my front window, especially since I destroyed the stain glass thing I was going to put up (sigh).  On Pintrest, someone pinned a floor lamp, made with rope lights an...
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Animated LED Heart style
This is a battery-powered LED heart with several different animated flashing sequences, selectable with a push button. I designed and built it for my girlfriend this Christmas. While waiting for the p...
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The Spy Light style
Here is an instructable for some espionage. Muhahaha. The spy light is an infrared LED light contained in a bottle. Invisible to the neked eye Infrared light can be viewed on most modern cell phones, ...
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Matching Station  - Introduction style
This is a matching station that I made today.  The inside of the box has different circuits that when the child matches the correct upper and lower case letter, the circuit completes and the LED light...
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Alternating LED Display style
In this instructable, I will show you how to make LEDs flash from one word/ drawing/ color/ brightness to another. This is very easy to redesign to carry out different functions, and is very simple to...
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An Aesthetically Pleasing Wireless Wii Sensor Bar style
Author's note: Among all of the instructables on DIY Wii sensor bars I noticed most of them were made out of cardboard or other equally hideous material, so I decided it was time to submit an 'ible on...
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Free sources for Infrared LEDs and photo transistors style
This instructable can be accessed at the author's website - http://www.neatinformation.com/ If you link to this instructable from another website, please include a link to the Neat Information website...
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Hooking up a 7 segment LED to a parallel port style
This instructable can be accessed at the author's website - http://www.neatinformation.com/ If you link to this instructable from another website, please include a link to the Neat Information website...
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toy gun light style
in this instructable i will be showing you how to bring a new use of a old toy gun into a light it may look a bit messy but i do not have a glue gun
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Garage Door Open Indicator Light style
This Instructable will explain how to make a simple flashing LED indicator to let you know when your garage door is open. At the end of the day I was always checking the overhead garage door on my ho...
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Color Changing Night Light with ATtiny style
I wanted to create something for my wife as a present and this is what I came up with. This is a dark activated color changing night light. It has a sensor that can tell when the room light is tur...
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Portable Party Toque with Built in Amplifier and Visualization LED style
Make a toque with a built in amplifier and LED organ for keeping warm and heating things up. Get the party started and make yours today! Let me begin by saying that I live in Canada. The Great White ...
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Random Arduino LED Fader. style
Randomness. It is so easy in the real world. In the electronics world, well...it is really hard. Sure it is possible to create "pseudo-random" effects but not truly random. The only way to actually cr...
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Quantum Dot LEDs: Making custom color LEDs style
Let me preface this by saying that this is NOT a cheap experiment by any means. At this time quantum dots are VERY pricey, with typical prices ranging from around $150 to $500 for 10mg. That being sai...
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How to make LED deck lights style
Led Deck/Step Lights What you'll need for each light: 1 - 1/4 inch white hinged screw cover $.68 for 2 at any Hdwe store. 1 - Little Dot SMD LED Accent Light ($1.99).  Purchase from http://www.superb...
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Sound Activated 4 X 7 RGB LED Matrix style
This instructable is on a sound activated RGB Led Matrix made from RGB Led's and house hold items. The LED Matrix uses three 4-bit Binary Counters and one 4-bit Shift register (for the ground leads on...
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