Instructables: exploring - technology - electronics - led - popular http://www.instructables.com Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:07:17 PDT BLOX v1.01 Wake Up Light 10+ Watt LED http://www.instructables.com/id/Wake-Up-Light-10-Watt-LED/
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Tue, 8 Apr 2014 17:01:53 PDT
Let's learn about Super Capacitors! (A Practical Guide To Super Capacitors) http://www.instructables.com/id/Lets-learn-about-Super-Capacitors-A-Practical-G/
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Fri, 24 Jun 2011 14:15:02 PDT
Reverse Engineering http://www.instructables.com/id/Reverse-Engineering-1/
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Sat, 22 Feb 2014 22:36:31 PST
LED Paper Flower http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Paper-Flower/
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Wed, 5 Feb 2014 19:59:24 PST
DIY littleBits http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-littleBits-Introduction/
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Fri, 31 Jan 2014 10:20:43 PST
Balloonacy! - An Interactive Balloon Immersion http://www.instructables.com/id/Balloonacy-An-Interactive-Balloon-Immersion/
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Tue, 21 Jan 2014 13:18:00 PST
4×4×4 Led Cube http://www.instructables.com/id/Led-Cube-8/
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Wed, 15 Jan 2014 05:29:01 PST
Piezoelectric Energy Harvester http://www.instructables.com/id/Piezoelectric-Energy-Harvester/
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Sun, 9 Jun 2013 21:20:08 PDT
Scales for analphabetic people http://www.instructables.com/id/Scales-for-analphabetic-people/
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Mon, 16 Dec 2013 13:41:59 PST
4X4X4 LED Cube w/ Arduino Uno http://www.instructables.com/id/4X4X4-LED-Cube-w-Arduino-Uno/
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Fri, 13 Dec 2013 23:25:54 PST
Meditation Mandala http://www.instructables.com/id/Meditation-Mandala/
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Mon, 9 Dec 2013 12:12:33 PST
Convert Square LED Arcade Buttons to RGB http://www.instructables.com/id/Convert-Square-LED-Arcade-Buttons-to-RGB/
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Wed, 27 Nov 2013 18:04:45 PST
Blinking LEDs to the Frequency of Music http://www.instructables.com/id/Blinking-LEDs-to-the-Frequency-of-Musi/
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Sun, 17 Nov 2013 10:26:49 PST
RGB LED Strip Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/RGB-LED-Strip-Controller/
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Sat, 9 Nov 2013 08:08:07 PST
Fun circuits with conductive paint http://www.instructables.com/id/Fun-circuits-with-conductive-paint/
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Tue, 29 Oct 2013 11:03:24 PDT
Thankful donation jar http://www.instructables.com/id/Thankful-donation-jar/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FRL/AD39/HKM8YVPU/FRLAD39HKM8YVPU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRL/AD39/HKM8YVPU/FRLAD39HKM8YVPU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRL/AD39/HKM8YVPU/FRLAD39HKM8YVPU.SMALL.jpg taipeihackerspace This instructable is part of the August Build Night with Jameco at the Taipei Hackerspace. During that event we were making circuits around the 555 timer IC, one basic and fun element of the electronics hacker repertoire, that have a lot of uses and very valuable to know its operation in general. W...
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Wed, 21 Aug 2013 20:07:50 PDT
Shake it like a Tic-Tac! http://www.instructables.com/id/Shake-it-like-a-Tic-Tac!/
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Sat, 30 Sep 2006 21:42:00 PDT
My First Circuit: A Blinking LED http://www.instructables.com/id/My-First-Circuit-A-Blinking-LED/
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Thu, 29 Aug 2013 06:40:36 PDT
Stop Time with an LED Stroboscope! http://www.instructables.com/id/Stop-Time-with-an-LED-Stroboscope/
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Thu, 29 Sep 2011 09:48:33 PDT
DIY portable LED strobe http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-portable-LED-strobe/
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Mon, 22 Jul 2013 14:49:56 PDT
Upgrade your switch to LED http://www.instructables.com/id/Upgrade-your-switch-to-LED/
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Fri, 12 Jul 2013 11:19:04 PDT
PowerTube Vr. 1 for bicycle headlight http://www.instructables.com/id/PowerTube-Vr-1/
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Sat, 11 May 2013 15:43:09 PDT
Semi Conducting - A Guide http://www.instructables.com/id/Semi-Conducting-A-Guide/
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Wed, 13 Apr 2011 14:01:06 PDT
How to use a breadboard http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-use-a-breadboard/
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Fri, 10 Feb 2012 04:19:20 PST
Small Joule Thief http://www.instructables.com/id/Small-Joule-Thief/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FAA/AF29/HEXSAQ0V/FAAAF29HEXSAQ0V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAA/AF29/HEXSAQ0V/FAAAF29HEXSAQ0V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAA/AF29/HEXSAQ0V/FAAAF29HEXSAQ0V.SMALL.jpg bananagirl I saw a tiny joule thief here: http://www.bigclive.com/joule.htm.  I wanted to replicate the size, but leave the application open for use in different projects.  By following this excellent instructable: http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Joule-Thief/ I was able to fit my circuit inside a 5x5 sq...
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Sun, 31 Mar 2013 10:19:41 PDT
Controlling a SaikoLED myki (or Arduino Leonardo) with a Simple Button Box -- using the ICSP header http://www.instructables.com/id/Controlling-a-SaikoLED-myki-or-Arduino-Leonardo-/
Controlling a SaikoLED myki (or Arduino Leonardo) with a Simple Button Box -- using the ICSP header - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBD/U974/HEBNAKYP/FBDU974HEBNAKYP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBD/U974/HEBNAKYP/FBDU974HEBNAKYP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBD/U974/HEBNAKYP/FBDU974HEBNAKYP.SMALL.jpg dmt Welcome! Today we're going to explain how to build a controller with 3 buttons that connects directly to an Arduino Leonardo-compatible board--in this case, the myki light from SaikoLED. More information on the Leonardo is available here and in this Instructable. You will need the following tools: ...
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Wed, 20 Mar 2013 06:29:26 PDT
PICAXE - Music Responsive, Fog Producing, LED Light Show and Audio Amplifier all in one http://www.instructables.com/id/Music-Reactive-Fog-Producing-LED-Light-Show-PI/
PICAXE - Music Responsive, Fog Producing, LED Light Show and Audio Amplifier all in one - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKC/CQT1/HD4VOCJD/FKCCQT1HD4VOCJD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKC/CQT1/HD4VOCJD/FKCCQT1HD4VOCJD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKC/CQT1/HD4VOCJD/FKCCQT1HD4VOCJD.SMALL.jpg Maundy In this instructable I explain and carry out processes such as cutting and using various equipment, by imitating any of the processes in this instructable you do so at your own risk and make sure you follow any safety information for any equipment used and be careful. I am the type of person who lo...
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Mon, 28 Jan 2013 08:33:16 PST
Wall Sconces with Hidden Weather Display and Tangible User Interface http://www.instructables.com/id/Wall-Sconces-with-Hidden-Weather-Display-and-Tangi/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FEH/BB9F/HCB8R3CN/FEHBB9FHCB8R3CN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEH/BB9F/HCB8R3CN/FEHBB9FHCB8R3CN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEH/BB9F/HCB8R3CN/FEHBB9FHCB8R3CN.SMALL.jpg AdielFernandez Videos of project in action below!!! Disclaimer: This is an abbreviated description of the project since I did not have time to do a full step-by-step instructable in time for a contest. However, I will gladly make a step-by-step 'ible if there is enough interest. If you like it, please take a mome...
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Sun, 27 Jan 2013 20:54:45 PST
How to Make Batteries From Spare Change http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Turn-Spare-Pocket-Change-into-DIY-Batteries/
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Sat, 5 Jan 2013 16:07:15 PST
Create an Interactive Living Wall http://www.instructables.com/id/Create-an-Interactive-Living-Wall/
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Tue, 18 Dec 2012 21:03:42 PST
PWM and Frequency Controller (for lasers and diodes) http://www.instructables.com/id/PWM-and-Frequency-Controller-for-lasers-and-diode/
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Tue, 4 Dec 2012 17:12:21 PST
Battery voltage monitor http://www.instructables.com/id/Battery-voltage-monitor/
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Wed, 14 Nov 2012 03:43:59 PST
Electric Generator Powering LEDs http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Generator-Powering-LEDs/
Electric Generator Powering LEDs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F69/9UUL/H994I0VN/F699UULH994I0VN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F69/9UUL/H994I0VN/F699UULH994I0VN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F69/9UUL/H994I0VN/F699UULH994I0VN.SMALL.jpg EGRobotics Introduction The Electric Generator is designed to help students understand how electricity is generated by actually allowing them to generate their own electricity. This generator is created using mostly household items. Follow the instructions below for optimal power generation. Have fun!   Vide...
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Fri, 9 Nov 2012 16:03:10 PST
Soldering a LED to the 'Wrong' Side of a PCB http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-a-LED-To-The-Wrong-Side-Of-A-PCB/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ5/EJ64/H5W8AJI0/FJ5EJ64H5W8AJI0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ5/EJ64/H5W8AJI0/FJ5EJ64H5W8AJI0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ5/EJ64/H5W8AJI0/FJ5EJ64H5W8AJI0.SMALL.jpg AndyGadget Why would you want to mount LEDs on the copper side of a single sided board?  How about if you want to mount a board directly behind a front panel with the LEDs showing through holes in the panel.  You can't put them on the usual side because the other components would stop the board fitting flush t...
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Mon, 20 Aug 2012 12:56:41 PDT
Sound reactive 2.1 audio amplifier (flashy ipod dock) http://www.instructables.com/id/Sound-reactive-21-audio-amplifier-flashy-ipod-do/
Sound reactive 2.1 audio amplifier (flashy ipod dock) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTM/TAF2/H2CE6L4U/FTMTAF2H2CE6L4U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTM/TAF2/H2CE6L4U/FTMTAF2H2CE6L4U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTM/TAF2/H2CE6L4U/FTMTAF2H2CE6L4U.SMALL.jpg woody2k This is my version of the LED boxs that i have seen on this site. This formed the final part of my degree course as a trainee Secondary Design Technology Teacher. Its pretty simple. I took the flashing circuit for an led box and built it into a ready made 2.1 system, then made a new housing for it....
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Sat, 19 May 2012 09:11:43 PDT
Simple Light Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Light-Switch/
Simple Light Switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4N/X984/GPBDHPZK/F4NX984GPBDHPZK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4N/X984/GPBDHPZK/F4NX984GPBDHPZK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4N/X984/GPBDHPZK/F4NX984GPBDHPZK.SMALL.jpg randofo In building Simple Bots, we are going to use a series of photo-coupled devices called modules. But, before we can do this, we need a good photo-couple to use as a light-activated switch. To make one of these switches, we will be using a special OSRAM-brand photo transistor and any standard NPN trans...
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Mon, 30 Apr 2012 16:05:46 PDT
How-To: Diodes http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Diodes/
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Mon, 5 Mar 2012 10:36:20 PST
Basic Electronics http://www.instructables.com/id/Basic-Electronics/
Basic Electronics - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUQ/QFQK/GWF6EKEV/FUQQFQKGWF6EKEV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUQ/QFQK/GWF6EKEV/FUQQFQKGWF6EKEV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUQ/QFQK/GWF6EKEV/FUQQFQKGWF6EKEV.SMALL.jpg randofo Getting started with basic electronics is easier than you might think. This Instructable will hopefully demystify the basics of electronics so that anyone with an interest in building circuits can hit the ground running. This is a quick overview into practical electronics and it is not my goal to de...
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Thu, 22 Dec 2011 18:10:37 PST
LED "Name" Switch Toy for Toddler http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Name-Switch-Toy-for-Toddler/
LED "Name" Switch Toy for Toddler - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR0/7VXM/GVP28LU8/FR07VXMGVP28LU8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR0/7VXM/GVP28LU8/FR07VXMGVP28LU8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR0/7VXM/GVP28LU8/FR07VXMGVP28LU8.SMALL.jpg henlij I made this toy a couple years ago when my son was 2. He's always been fascinated with lights and switches. In an effort to keep him entertained and perhaps learn the letters in his name, I built this simple toy.  Used Parts - about 50 LEDs (RED, Orange, Green) - LM7812 Voltage Regulator - Power so...
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Sat, 3 Dec 2011 11:08:12 PST
Ceiling Fan Pull Chain Nightlight http://www.instructables.com/id/Ceiling-Fan-Pull-Chain-Nightlight/
Ceiling Fan Pull Chain Nightlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKC/OCM6/GVZP1W6J/FKCOCM6GVZP1W6J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKC/OCM6/GVZP1W6J/FKCOCM6GVZP1W6J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKC/OCM6/GVZP1W6J/FKCOCM6GVZP1W6J.SMALL.jpg yardleydobon To skip to the videos of the nightlight in action, click here! Update: I received many complaints about the aesthetic quality of the pull chain nightlight's installation and several suggestions that I should place the circuit in the diffuser bowl. Well I'm pleased to announce that I've reworked ...
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Sun, 27 Nov 2011 22:29:04 PST
Broken nose preventer http://www.instructables.com/id/Broken-nose-preventer/
Broken nose preventer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0W/S6SP/GUA8IPZJ/F0WS6SPGUA8IPZJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0W/S6SP/GUA8IPZJ/F0WS6SPGUA8IPZJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0W/S6SP/GUA8IPZJ/F0WS6SPGUA8IPZJ.SMALL.jpg grizelli There are three doors in my house that open outwards, and I have personal experience how easy it is to walk into the edge of one of them in the dark. After doing this a few times, I decided to build a device for providing a flashing LED embedded in the edge of the door to warn you that it is open. ...
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Fri, 28 Oct 2011 10:50:01 PDT
9V IR detector http://www.instructables.com/id/9V-IR-detector/
9V IR detector - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKN/0SF7/GMIGB8I1/FKN0SF7GMIGB8I1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKN/0SF7/GMIGB8I1/FKN0SF7GMIGB8I1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKN/0SF7/GMIGB8I1/FKN0SF7GMIGB8I1.SMALL.jpg Candymanproductions This is a great, simple project to make a small and robust 9V IR detector. It can be used to seek out security cameras that use infrared light to "see" or to check if your remote control is still working. What you need For this project you will need: -A 9V battery clip with a flat cover made of...
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Mon, 25 Apr 2011 05:29:49 PDT
Ultra TV-B-Gone http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultra-TV-B-Gone/
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Thu, 29 Jun 2006 18:18:48 PDT
Replacing an LCD backlight with sunlight via fiber optic cables http://www.instructables.com/id/Replacing-an-LCD-backlight-with-sunlight-via-fiber/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FOP/A1DO/GM9QL05A/FOPA1DOGM9QL05A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOP/A1DO/GM9QL05A/FOPA1DOGM9QL05A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOP/A1DO/GM9QL05A/FOPA1DOGM9QL05A.SMALL.jpg Tall-drinks An hour long test. Not bad. This could be an addition to regular LED backlighting in displays potentially. A constant intensity monitor would have to adjust the LEDs to conpensate for the sunlights inconsistency. I envision a roof top covered in small lenses which collect the sun and direct it vari...
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Sun, 10 Apr 2011 06:59:51 PDT
Wireless Power http://www.instructables.com/id/Wireless-Power-Transmission-Over-Short-Distances-U/
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Wed, 6 May 2009 15:31:01 PDT
LED Backlight for An LCD Monitor or Television http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Backlight-for-Your-LCD-Monitor-or-Television/
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Wed, 15 Sep 2010 08:24:25 PDT
Curved Circuit Art: Make A Double Helix LED Lantern http://www.instructables.com/id/Curved-Circuit-Art-Make-A-Double-Helix-LED-Lanter/
Curved Circuit Art: Make A Double Helix LED Lantern - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4H/GUKS/GCI8JSAC/F4HGUKSGCI8JSAC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4H/GUKS/GCI8JSAC/F4HGUKSGCI8JSAC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4H/GUKS/GCI8JSAC/F4HGUKSGCI8JSAC.SMALL.jpg mikey77 This simple circuit creates an LED lantern that can sit on a desk or be hung outside. It consists of a curved circuit board, a few LEDs, and some resistors. By adding a nine volt battery in the base and changing the circuit slightly, it can be made into a portable light source. See step 2. Ma...
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Thu, 5 Aug 2010 18:08:35 PDT
Advanced Soldering: Fast and Easy Soldering of Surface Mount Components http://www.instructables.com/id/Advanced-Soldering-Fast-and-Easy-Soldering-of-Sur/
Advanced Soldering: Fast and Easy Soldering of Surface Mount Components - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN5/YAOG/GC7F5FE9/FN5YAOGGC7F5FE9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN5/YAOG/GC7F5FE9/FN5YAOGGC7F5FE9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN5/YAOG/GC7F5FE9/FN5YAOGGC7F5FE9.SMALL.jpg mikey77 Easily solder surface mount components like the tiniest LEDs and SOIC sized ICs. Make your own break out boards. As more and more DIP ICs are being fazed out, some of them are now only available as surface mount devices. Creating a custom printed circuit board for each one is impractical for the am...
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Thu, 29 Jul 2010 18:34:51 PDT
Curved Circuit Board Art: Make a Touchless Touch-Switch LED Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Curved-Circuit-Board-Art-Make-a-Touchless-Touch-S/
Curved Circuit Board Art: Make a Touchless Touch-Switch LED Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYH/I8TP/GB3W1ZRT/FYHI8TPGB3W1ZRT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYH/I8TP/GB3W1ZRT/FYHI8TPGB3W1ZRT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYH/I8TP/GB3W1ZRT/FYHI8TPGB3W1ZRT.SMALL.jpg mikey77 With a wave of the hand, turn on a USB powered touch-switch LED Lamp. You do not have to actually touch the sensor. It is so sensitive, it will activate by the presence of a finger an inch or two away. While the circuit described here is shown activating an LED Lamp, with the addition of a relay, it...
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Thu, 1 Jul 2010 18:19:38 PDT
Radioshack Illuminated Switch Hack http://www.instructables.com/id/Radioshack-Illuminated-Switch-Hack/
Radioshack Illuminated Switch Hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMI/FCDV/GA1BSPBS/FMIFCDVGA1BSPBS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMI/FCDV/GA1BSPBS/FMIFCDVGA1BSPBS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMI/FCDV/GA1BSPBS/FMIFCDVGA1BSPBS.SMALL.jpg randofo The other day I was very excited to discover an illuminated switch at Radioshack that was roughly the correct size, shape and action as a standard guitar pedal push-button switch. This is great for pedals because the indicator of whether or not the guitar effect is on would be built directly into th...
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Mon, 21 Jun 2010 14:57:19 PDT