Instructables: exploring - technology - electronics - led - popular Mon, 25 May 2015 06:37:49 PDT BLOX v1.01 Arduino-Programmable LED Infinity Mirror
Arduino-Programmable LED Infinity Mirror - More DIY How To Projects]]> jjahn3 Are you tired of looking at room elements that appear to have finite depth?Maybe you should consider building your own Arduino-Programmable LED Infinity Mirror!This optical illusion is an eye-catcher and offers lots of room for customization and cool programming. Additionally, at the end plans are i...
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Sat, 16 May 2015 00:01:53 PDT
How to use a potentiometer as a voltage divider.
How to use a potentiometer as a voltage divider. - More DIY How To Projects]]> bweaver6 Hello and WelcomeThis Instructable is going to be short and sweet. I would like to share with you the power of potentiometers. A simple component that can be used as a voltage divider. You may be saying to yourself, "Duh, everyone knows that!" Well, unfortunately, this simple concept escaped many of...
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Thu, 14 May 2015 19:46:42 PDT
Build a Simple Circuit from a Pizza Box (No Soldering)
Build a Simple Circuit from a Pizza Box (No Soldering) - More DIY How To Projects]]> matt.e.jenkins 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 doing.  This is a great way to get hands on and teach/learn the basics of electricity.  With this proj...
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Tue, 6 Dec 2011 13:47:25 PST
Fading RGB Keyboard Light
Fading RGB Keyboard Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> PopsicleGhoul Old electronics are widely available and can usually be recycled into cool gadgets and incorporated into other projects. This Instructable will go through the process of using an old scanner to make a fading rainbow keyboard light. The inspiration for this project came when I was playing with the ...
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Fri, 1 May 2015 14:00:14 PDT
FURY BALLS [<10$] [< 5 Min. To Make]
FURY BALLS [<10$] [< 5 Min. To Make] - More DIY How To Projects]]> shauryarobots These fury balls add beauty to you BACKYARD or GARDEN & are VERY VERY EASY TO MAKE it. These Balls will just Cost UNDER 10$ only. These are PORTABLE & can be kept anywhere in the backyard to increase the beauty. People of ANY AGE can make these balls in no time. Materials Required 1. White Glass...
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Wed, 29 Apr 2015 13:01:02 PDT
battery clip LED tester.
battery clip LED tester. - More DIY How To Projects]]> louisc2 have you ever put together a circuit and after finishing you find your LED doesn't work? well with this Instructable that will never happen again! I present to you the Battery clip LED tester. Components: Components: female header pins 1k resistorperfboard9v battery clipTools: soldering ironsolde...
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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 06:09:38 PDT
Emergency Lighting System
Emergency Lighting System - More DIY How To Projects]]> DIY Hacks and How Tos Many people keep a supply of candles and flashlights on hand for when the power goes out. But you still have to find your way around in the dark to get them. In situations like this, it might be helpful to have some kind of emergency lighting system that would automatically turn on when the power go...
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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:29:13 PDT
LED Lamp With Sleep Timer
LED Lamp With Sleep Timer - More DIY How To Projects]]> DIY Hacks and How Tos Light plays an important role in sleep. Bright lights keep us awake and dim lights help us get to sleep. One of the best tricks for getting to sleep is to start turning off lights before you actually go to bed. By gradually reducing the amount of light, it helps you to more gently and easily fall as...
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Mon, 16 Mar 2015 12:06:20 PDT
900 LED display
900 LED display - More DIY How To Projects]]> brmarcum It's very common for tech companies to have booths at trade shows to show off what they have and how their products can benefit your application, and Digilent is no exception. With the ECEDHA conference coming up, Digilent Marketing Director Larissa Swanland decided we needed something big and flash...
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Wed, 4 Mar 2015 16:27:07 PST
Solar Arc Reactor
Solar Arc Reactor - More DIY How To Projects]]> BlondeJamesDean The idea of Iron Man's infinite power Arc Reactor is awe-inspiring and led me to create the next best thing..a solar Arc Reactor night light! How it works The solar cell charges a lithium ion battery during the day and at night the LED Arc Reactor style ring switches on.The circuit uses a LDR esp...
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Sat, 14 Feb 2015 10:49:56 PST
Interactive LED Beer Pong Table 2.0 (BPT X5)
Interactive LED Beer Pong Table 2.0 (BPT X5) - More DIY How To Projects]]> Regax Due to popular demand, I have created a new and improved version of my original Interactive LED Beer Pong Table! These tables are one-of-a-kind projects that are quite rewarding to create! The original table won the grand prize in the FSL Contest here on Instructables, it won a sec...
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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 01:46:30 PDT
Non Soldering Solar Lantern
Non Soldering Solar Lantern - More DIY How To Projects]]> JoshuaZimmerman Outdoor solar lighting has become extremely popular in the past few years, yet how many people do you know that can explain how it works? Luckily solar is a super simple power source which we can use alongside some simple electrical tricks to make a fun project. This non soldering version is perfe...
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Tue, 3 Feb 2015 09:42:10 PST
Easy And Cheapest Way to Fix LCD TV Backlight.
Easy And Cheapest Way to Fix LCD TV Backlight. - More DIY How To Projects]]> J_K_Official Requirement_LCD TVTools to disassemble LCDSMD LED Non-Waterproof Flexible Strips 5050 DC12VWires,Powder & Soldering Iron Disassemble LCD TV Full disassemble LCD TV To Replace Backlight Using Tools. Work With SMD LED 5050 12v Divide As your requirement !Here i am using 22" LCD Display which Req...
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Sun, 25 Jan 2015 06:48:15 PST
The Nerd Watch
The Nerd Watch - More DIY How To Projects]]> othermachine Hello! Welcome to another Other Machine project tutorial! I'm Sam DeRose, a former Other Machine Co. Summer Intern. I created The Nerd Watch last summer while working at OMC.The Nerd Watch displays the time in binary when the button is pushed. The watch shows the hour and minutes by flashing two LED...
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Wed, 7 Jan 2015 13:54:17 PST
Make your own LED Bar
Make your own LED Bar - More DIY How To Projects]]> GreatScottLab In this project I will show you how I build my own LED Bar around my 15x10 RGB LED Matrix. It has a top shelf which is made of acrylic glass and it lights up with the push of a button. With the help of a WS2812B LED strip I can change the color of the top shelf and also use animations to light it up...
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Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:12:39 PST
DIY Solar+Wind House
DIY Solar+Wind House - More DIY How To Projects]]> Jonathanrjpereira Human Dependence on ElectricityElectricity is one of the most important need of the 21st Century. Most human beings are dependent on electricity for their daily needs such as Charging their Smart Phones, Powering their houses or even their cars, etc. Most of the electricity we use in our houses are ...
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Fri, 28 Nov 2014 08:43:07 PST
Junk Mail Hack
Junk Mail Hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> Volthaus Electronics Laboratory I received some junk mail the other day and it had a little plastic box sticky gummed to a large postcard-like piece of mail. Supposedly I could pull the plastic strip from the box and it would display my winning number to get a discount on buying a car. I don't own a car (by design) so I wasn't int...
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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 20:47:24 PST
Computer aided plant care system
Computer aided plant care system - More DIY How To Projects]]> Akin Yildiz hello everybody,UPDATE 10/25/2014: Planterbot-The-Plant-Monitoring-Robot/ ( big thanks to appleman123987 !!! ).this is an update to my previous post, "easy & cheap auto-grow system" - which didn't have the computer on it yet (please read as well to get up to speed) this instructabl...
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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 09:45:57 PDT
Solar Science Station
Solar Science Station - More DIY How To Projects]]> JoshuaZimmerman Solar activities are interesting to learn about and explore, but are often seen as a tad dull and lifeless. Wind Turbines move, hydro-electric plants have gushing water, hand crank generators require muscle, and solar just... kind of sits there. Like a cat in a beam of sunlight, generating solar e...
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Tue, 7 Oct 2014 13:17:03 PDT
Projector led lamp 100w
Projector led lamp 100w - More DIY How To Projects]]> moromete Convert a projector in my case (Sanyo PLV-Z1) from classical lamp to LED lamp Replacing the original lamp ballast with LED power source Source for 100w led matrix and led matrix itself I ordered them from ebay. Original lamp ballast and power source for LED are about the same size in my project...
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Fri, 12 Sep 2014 07:10:35 PDT
Simple Led driver/Constant-current source 20 mA
Simple Led driver/Constant-current source 20 mA - More DIY How To Projects]]> Jan_Henrik Hello, in this project i want to show you how to make a constant-current source which gives 20mA at the output. Its also known as LEd driver, because many leds need 20 mA to light up. The input of the constant-current source can be between 5V and 15V DC, what is realy usefull for variable voltage so...
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Tue, 12 Nov 2013 10:15:25 PST
Easy Under-Cabinet Lighting
Easy Under-Cabinet Lighting - More DIY How To Projects]]> brmarcum My apartment has terrible lighting in the kitchen. There is one big fluorescent light on the ceiling and then the two lights over the stove from the vent hood. The problem is that there is a big dead space on the counter near the sink where there isn't any good light. So I made an under-cabinet ligh...
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Fri, 20 Jun 2014 02:28:12 PDT
DIY SOLAR FLASHLIGHT - More DIY How To Projects]]> kris754a I built this flashlight so i would have one that used sunlight and didn't require any batteries. When fully charged it can stay lit in approx 30 minutes. What you will need The circuit Putting on the solar panel Add the capacitors Mounting the switch Mounting the LED's Conn...
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Wed, 18 Jun 2014 05:42:18 PDT
Voltage doubler for wind generators
Voltage doubler for wind generators - More DIY How To Projects]]> florlayamp I built this circuit in hopes that the wind generator i'm working on will have less rpm's to spin to get the voltage I need to charge batteries or run lights on wind that blows. It's a really simple circuit that has only a few components, mainly a rectifier to convert the a/c voltage my stepper mo...
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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 22:43:32 PDT
Window to the Night (Night Vision) Jake Morton The idea of having a night vision device as a child was unthinkable! Only a few years ago, instructions came out on the internet to make this child-hood fantasy a reality. I decided to make my own! This instructable below won't go into detail on the makings (there are numerous sources and dedicated ...
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Sun, 1 Jun 2014 20:37:19 PDT
Rainbow Ring Wall Clock
Rainbow Ring Wall Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> Greeegification I don't know what it is about clocks and watches, but it seems that every second projects is one form of the two. This project follows along in the footsteps too. I have made smaller clocks before, but nothing of the scale of a typical wall clock. This is due mainly to the high price of fabricatin...
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Sun, 4 May 2014 08:42:25 PDT
Wake Up Light 10+ Watt LED
Wake Up Light 10+ Watt LED - More DIY How To Projects]]> The Freak This instructables is an extention of the Sunrise Alarm Clock by Credits for the original idea and circuit go to that member. I merely adapted it to my needs and materials at hand. The ...
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Tue, 8 Apr 2014 17:01:53 PDT
Let's learn about Super Capacitors! (A Practical Guide To Super Capacitors)
Let's learn about Super Capacitors! (A Practical Guide To Super Capacitors) - More DIY How To Projects]]> EngineeringShock Hi Instructables Community!   CHECK OUT OUR SUPER CAPACITOR FLASHLIGHT KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN:                                                     LET'S TALK ABOUT SUPER CAPACITORS! Thanks for l...
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Fri, 24 Jun 2011 14:15:02 PDT
Reverse Engineering
Reverse Engineering - More DIY How To Projects]]> Josehf Murchison Many of the members here at Instructables ask about datasheets or pin outs of a device or display in answers, unfortunately you cant always get a datasheet and schematics, in these cases you only have one choice reverse engineering. Reverse engineering is a skill that is not taught in college or un...
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Sat, 22 Feb 2014 22:36:31 PST
LED Paper Flower
LED Paper Flower - More DIY How To Projects]]> gitterbug23 A simple paper flower with LED center.  This single flower can be duplicated to make a whole bouquet of LED flowers! Materials I used things I found around my workshop.  Nothing too fancy, as I was only trying to test the design.  But now that I know it works, I'd really branch out and use some t...
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Wed, 5 Feb 2014 19:59:24 PST
DIY littleBits
DIY littleBits - More DIY How To Projects]]> JackANDJude Let's make DIY littleBits! For original circuits, visit Thanks for visiting! Sept, 2014: Vote for modules I submitted to littleBits by visiting I will be adding more steps to this instructable every time I manage to make another DIY littleBit. So come back oft...
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Fri, 31 Jan 2014 10:20:43 PST
Balloonacy! - An Interactive Balloon Immersion
Balloonacy! - An Interactive Balloon Immersion - More DIY How To Projects]]> zisiadis Balloonacy! is the concept for an interactive balloon immersion. Thousands of Balloons + Motion Sensitive LEDS = Lots of Fun. It was an experience I created in San Francisco in May 2012 along with collaborators Isaac Shivvers and Will Skinner. It was funded through a $1,000 grant from the Awesome ...
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Tue, 21 Jan 2014 13:18:00 PST
4×4×4 Led Cube
4×4×4 Led Cube - More DIY How To Projects]]> pbajusz I hope, this project will help you to make something interesting. Tools: -Sprint Layout 6.0 (circuit designer) -Iron -Copper clad circuit board -Printer -Thermal heat transfer paper -Hydrochloric acid -Hydrogen peroxide -Drilling machine -Laser printer Cube tools: -64 Leds -2 status leds -Max232, ...
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Wed, 15 Jan 2014 05:29:01 PST
Piezoelectric Energy Harvester
Piezoelectric Energy Harvester - More DIY How To Projects]]> rtingley **Patent Pending - United States 61928067** Introduction What is piezoelectric energy harvesting? Piezoelectricity translates to “electricity from pressure.”  The prefix piezo in Greek means to press or squeeze.  Piezoelectric materials exhibit the piezoelectric effect.  This allows a mechanical f...
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Sun, 9 Jun 2013 21:20:08 PDT
Scales for analphabetic people
Scales for analphabetic people - More DIY How To Projects]]> janw For my dayjob, I work with people who have physical and mental disabilities. Some of these people are also analphabetic and that can sometimes cause problems for the work they have to do. One of the jobs they do is repackaging sweets. The problem is that repackaging sweets is always based on weight ...
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Mon, 16 Dec 2013 13:41:59 PST
4X4X4 LED Cube w/ Arduino Uno
4X4X4 LED Cube w/ Arduino Uno - More DIY How To Projects]]> laurenk As someone who is very new to digital electronics this LED cube was fun to make, challenging and a great lesson in soldering. If you have some patience (64 LED's to solder!) and steady hands, this project will be well worth it in the end! Materials & Tools Materials: -64 LED's ( I used 3mm one...
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Fri, 13 Dec 2013 23:25:54 PST
Meditation Mandala
Meditation Mandala - More DIY How To Projects]]> eliz_julia Hi! We are Eliz and Julia. We are both graduate students in Products of Design at the School of Visual Arts. Being a student in NYC can sometimes be stressful. We needed to remind ourselves to breathe so we created a mediation mandala lamp that's powered by breath. The light changes colors as you in...
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Mon, 9 Dec 2013 12:12:33 PST
Convert Square LED Arcade Buttons to RGB
Convert Square LED Arcade Buttons to RGB - More DIY How To Projects]]> drewmutt So, I see you sitting there saying to yourself: "Self, I sure would like me some nice and clicky buttons. But (with expensive exceptions) they all seem to be just one stinkin' color!"  Well, that's until now! Parts I made this with a button I got from Adafruit, but I would imagine the concep...
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Wed, 27 Nov 2013 18:04:45 PST
Blinking LEDs to the Frequency of Music
Blinking LEDs to the Frequency of Music - More DIY How To Projects]]> dwang4 Hey guys, in this tutorial I will be showing you exactly how I set up my Arduino board to take a standard audio input and then flash a set of LEDs based on the frequency of the music playing. Here's a short video of it in action: YouTube Materials Needed Here's a list of what materials you nee...
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Sun, 17 Nov 2013 10:26:49 PST
RGB LED Strip Controller
RGB LED Strip Controller - More DIY How To Projects]]> Antzy Carmasaic This is a remote-controlled multicolour LED-Strip controller box I made for a friend. We planned to install subtle lighting inside his car for which we got a tiny controller box + remote with the multicolour LED Strips. Unluckily, we couldn't open the door panels for wiring and had to take aid fr...
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Sat, 9 Nov 2013 08:08:07 PST
Fun circuits with conductive paint
Fun circuits with conductive paint - More DIY How To Projects]]> Paulbacca This instructable will show you how to make simple fun electronic circuits. However my objective here is mostly to demonstrate how kids can have fun making and learning about electronics at the same time. I will be using a new product from a company called Bare Conductive that have recently release...
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Tue, 29 Oct 2013 11:03:24 PDT
Thankful donation jar 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!!/
Shake it like a Tic-Tac! - More DIY How To Projects]]> MrMunki Rechargeable led flashlight powered by magnets housed in the obligatory mints container. Parts PARTS: 150 ft. 30 gauge enamel-coated magnet wire 4 1/8" rare earth magnets 4 rectifier diodes (IN4007 MIC) Resistor (22 ohm) White led Switch Some sort of small rechargeable batteries Ballpoint pen ...
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Sat, 30 Sep 2006 21:42:00 PDT
My First Circuit: A Blinking LED
My First Circuit: A Blinking LED - More DIY How To Projects]]> DragonDon I am really thankful for Instructables and JameCo for the opportunity to learn an be part of such an awesome community! When I received my bag of goodies, I had no idea what to do with them. I did know that LEDs would be involved add there were quite a few of them. I also learned a little bit about...
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Thu, 29 Aug 2013 06:40:36 PDT
Stop Time with an LED Stroboscope!
Stop Time with an LED Stroboscope! - More DIY How To Projects]]> LargeMouthBass A stroboscope is a tool which uses a bright flashing light to allow a user to view objects which are rapidly moving in a periodic manner. When the frequency of the flashing light is matched to the speed of the object, the object can appear to be stationary. Stroboscopes are commonly used to examine...
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Thu, 29 Sep 2011 09:48:33 PDT
DIY portable LED strobe
DIY portable LED strobe - More DIY How To Projects]]> DOT. I and my friends like to have fun in summer. We like to fool around with music when we are camping. To make those parties more likely to professional ones I have made portable 9V LED strobe. For my surprise it really gives a big effect. I hope you will like it! Lights! Camera! Action! Too...
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Mon, 22 Jul 2013 14:49:56 PDT
Upgrade your switch to LED
Upgrade your switch to LED - More DIY How To Projects]]> kondzio29 Light up your switch with LED! Replace the lightbulb inside with LED and use it with 3V  circuits! There is also a plenty of benefits of using LED in the switch. Go and check first step! Parts you'll need to convert your switch and why do you want to do it. Why do you want to use LED instead of ...
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Fri, 12 Jul 2013 11:19:04 PDT
Solar Powered Owl Blinky LED Pendant Jewelry
Solar Powered Owl Blinky LED Pendant Jewelry - More DIY How To Projects]]> lumenjewelry This instructable is for solar powered Owl with amber LEDs for eyes. It measures about 2" by 1.25", including the USB tab. It has one hole through the top of the board, making hanging easy. Wear it as a necklace, earrings, bond on a pin, or hang it in a window. The possibilities are up to you, a...
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Wed, 15 May 2013 19:41:04 PDT
PowerTube Vr. 1 for bicycle headlight
PowerTube Vr. 1 for bicycle headlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> frapedia Recently purchased one of those bicycle lights using the XML T6 LED x3. Came with a 18650 8.4v 6400mAh Battery Pack and a Pouch with Velcro. The headlight has a voltage status function via a multi color LED but to be honest i am not satisfy with what function so i decided to add a voltage meter....
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Sat, 11 May 2013 15:43:09 PDT
Semi Conducting - A Guide
Semi Conducting - A Guide - More DIY How To Projects]]> Inducktion WORD OF WARNING, THIS IS LONG. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Anyway, Electronics, as stated before by many of my comrades around the globe, have all become the most important things in our daily live...
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Wed, 13 Apr 2011 14:01:06 PDT