Instructables: exploring - technology - electronics - led - popular http://www.instructables.com Mon, 30 May 2016 19:34:14 PDT BLOX v1.01 Make Your Own LED Sign VU Meter http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-LED-Sign-VU-Meter/
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Sun, 8 May 2016 07:54:11 PDT
Basic 555 Timer LED Flasher Circuit http://www.instructables.com/id/Basic-555-Timer-LED-Flasher-Circuit/
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Thu, 12 Sep 2013 20:59:21 PDT
High-Range Wireless Power http://www.instructables.com/id/High-Range-Wireless-Power/
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Sat, 9 Apr 2016 20:12:17 PDT
2 cent TTL Level Shifter - connect a 3.3V Pi to 5V TTL serial device or Arduino and more... http://www.instructables.com/id/Pi-Cubed-How-to-connect-a-33V-Raspberry-Pi-to-a-5V/
2 cent TTL Level Shifter - connect a 3.3V Pi to 5V TTL serial device or Arduino and more... - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC0/IPV6/HLFUZFV4/FC0IPV6HLFUZFV4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC0/IPV6/HLFUZFV4/FC0IPV6HLFUZFV4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC0/IPV6/HLFUZFV4/FC0IPV6HLFUZFV4.SMALL.jpg SuperTech-IT I will start out by noting that this instructable pertains only to TTL serial, and not RS232. It should serve well for any 2 devices that you need to have serial communications between that have TTL serial capability. Almost all the popular prototyping boards have TTL serial, but unfortunately, they...
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Thu, 12 Sep 2013 08:31:14 PDT
The Ultimate 1 $ Emergency Light http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-1-Pocket-Emergency-Light/
The Ultimate 1 $ Emergency Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMK/UOWW/ILV8027Y/FMKUOWWILV8027Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMK/UOWW/ILV8027Y/FMKUOWWILV8027Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMK/UOWW/ILV8027Y/FMKUOWWILV8027Y.SMALL.jpg geekrex In India There are many villages where there is no light , children can't study at nights.and this is not just in India,Every developing country have the same issues.There are many available products for solving the problem ,but the light output vs price is not that economical for a poor man. In Ind...
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Thu, 17 Mar 2016 07:34:11 PDT
LED fading with a 555 timer http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-fading-with-a-555-timer/
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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 13:49:44 PDT
Shake Generator http://www.instructables.com/id/Shake-Generator/
Shake Generator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F96/9V56/IJUCLGCL/F969V56IJUCLGCL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F96/9V56/IJUCLGCL/F969V56IJUCLGCL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F96/9V56/IJUCLGCL/F969V56IJUCLGCL.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab This takes some shake to make! Time to make some light with the original shake weight, the piston generator. No batteries needed! Just some good old fashioned human power. This is one of my favorites for an introduction to electro-magnetism, and works great in concert with showing that electricity c...
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Mon, 25 Jan 2016 17:07:54 PST
A Complete Guide To Basic Electronics. http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Complete-Guide-To-Basic-Electronics/
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Sat, 21 Feb 2009 05:59:24 PST
Micro-usb 30F Supercapacitor Flashlight http://www.instructables.com/id/Micro-usb-30F-Supercapacitor-Flashlight/
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Sun, 10 Jan 2016 07:47:16 PST
Itty bitty Joule Thief http://www.instructables.com/id/Itty-Bitty-Joule-Thief/
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Mon, 11 Jan 2016 09:13:03 PST
Complete Guide for Tech Beginners http://www.instructables.com/id/Complete-Guide-for-Tech-Beginners/
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Thu, 10 Dec 2015 09:44:47 PST
Adjustable constant current source 4mA to 3A http://www.instructables.com/id/Adjustable-constant-current-source-4mA-to-3A/
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Tue, 17 Dec 2013 11:13:48 PST
Power Supply unit for arduino power and breadboard http://www.instructables.com/id/Power-Supply-For-Arduino-power-and-breadboard/
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Mon, 16 Apr 2012 01:23:58 PDT
Water Level Indicator with Alarm http://www.instructables.com/id/Water-Level-Indicator-with-Alarm-1/
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By: Er Varun Goyal

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Thu, 26 Dec 2013 09:54:15 PST
Throbbing/Fading/Flashing LED with 555 Timer http://www.instructables.com/id/ThrobbingFading-LED-with-555-Timer/
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Thu, 16 Jul 2009 18:47:50 PDT
DIY Laser Tag System (Revamped) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Laser-tag-system-from-simple-to-complex/
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Thu, 15 Apr 2010 19:26:14 PDT
Simple Blinking LED Circuit http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Blinking-LED-Circuit/
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Sun, 1 Mar 2015 16:05:48 PST
LED Scolling Dot Matrix Font & Graphics Generator 5x8 5x7 8x8 http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Scolling-Dot-Matrix-Font-Graphics-Generator-/
LED Scolling Dot Matrix Font & Graphics Generator 5x8 5x7 8x8 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLN/05VC/G68HDRBT/FLN05VCG68HDRBT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLN/05VC/G68HDRBT/FLN05VCG68HDRBT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLN/05VC/G68HDRBT/FLN05VCG68HDRBT.SMALL.jpg roznerd If you are into geeking it out with projects of the electronical kind, then you have likely wanted to create a dot matrix display or a POV. To do this you will need to have a font file or table to read the characters from. There are alot of ways to get this file. The common sizes of displays are ...
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Tue, 9 Feb 2010 16:35:12 PST
Change led color on the Logitech G502 http://www.instructables.com/id/Change-led-color-on-the-Logitech-G502/
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Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:50:10 PDT
41 LED Flasher Circuit using 555 IC http://www.instructables.com/id/41-LED-Flasher-Circuit-using-555-IC/
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Sat, 15 Jul 2006 13:05:21 PDT
Dark Sensor ( light sensor / automatic street light ) http://www.instructables.com/id/Dark-Sensor-light-sensor-automatic-street-light-/
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Fri, 27 Dec 2013 07:48:26 PST
LUX - an external power button http://www.instructables.com/id/LUX-an-external-power-button/
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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:44:09 PDT
VU Meter Speakers http://www.instructables.com/id/VU-Meter-Speakers/
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Sat, 18 Jul 2015 20:34:42 PDT
Taking Basic Electronics to the Internet (IoT) http://www.instructables.com/id/Taking-Basic-Electronics-to-the-Internet-IoT/
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Mon, 20 Jul 2015 06:27:43 PDT
Automatic LED night light (Using 555 timer) http://www.instructables.com/id/Automatic-LED-night-light-Using-555-timer/
Automatic LED night light (Using 555 timer) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVA/U54A/IAQMIPMQ/FVAU54AIAQMIPMQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVA/U54A/IAQMIPMQ/FVAU54AIAQMIPMQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVA/U54A/IAQMIPMQ/FVAU54AIAQMIPMQ.SMALL.jpg Jayesh Jayesh Gently got power cut !And you finding your torch in the DARK !!! Ohh...No worry, here is the automatic dark detected led light. Parts You Need * 1M resistor* 1K resistor* 10 resistor* LDR (light dependant resistor)* Red led (2ma)* 1W white led* BC338 transistor* 555 timer IC* DC socketNote: Use d...
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Wed, 10 Jun 2015 12:37:56 PDT
Make A Joule Thief Coil Without A Ferrite Toroid http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-A-Joule-Thief-Coil-Without-A-Ferrite-Toroid/
Make A Joule Thief Coil Without A Ferrite Toroid - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI7/PB2Z/IAG0Q3VE/FI7PB2ZIAG0Q3VE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI7/PB2Z/IAG0Q3VE/FI7PB2ZIAG0Q3VE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI7/PB2Z/IAG0Q3VE/FI7PB2ZIAG0Q3VE.SMALL.jpg El Mano There are many different articles and videos to be found online that will teach you how to build a Joule Thief circuit and power LEDs off of dead batteries. Most of them, however, call for some form of coil made using a ring, or toroid, made of ferrite. This can be rather daunting to newcomers to ...
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Wed, 3 Jun 2015 16:06:41 PDT
LED Music Visualizer with Zybo Board http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Music-Visualizer-with-Zybo-Board/
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Mon, 1 Jun 2015 23:43:54 PDT
Arduino-Programmable LED Infinity Mirror http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Programmable-LED-Infinity-Mirror/
Arduino-Programmable LED Infinity Mirror - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLC/VA0A/I9Q9C7UI/FLCVA0AI9Q9C7UI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLC/VA0A/I9Q9C7UI/FLCVA0AI9Q9C7UI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLC/VA0A/I9Q9C7UI/FLCVA0AI9Q9C7UI.SMALL.jpg 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. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-use-a-potentiometer-as-a-voltage-divider/
How to use a potentiometer as a voltage divider. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB7/KFHH/I9OSR9SJ/FB7KFHHI9OSR9SJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB7/KFHH/I9OSR9SJ/FB7KFHHI9OSR9SJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB7/KFHH/I9OSR9SJ/FB7KFHHI9OSR9SJ.SMALL.jpg 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) http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Simple-Circuit-from-a-Pizza-Box-No-Solder/
Build a Simple Circuit from a Pizza Box (No Soldering) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAI/V88I/GVU6OGKF/FAIV88IGVU6OGKF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAI/V88I/GVU6OGKF/FAIV88IGVU6OGKF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAI/V88I/GVU6OGKF/FAIV88IGVU6OGKF.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Fading-RGB-Keyboard-Light/
Fading RGB Keyboard Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD3/51OT/I95GSBGX/FD351OTI95GSBGX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD3/51OT/I95GSBGX/FD351OTI95GSBGX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD3/51OT/I95GSBGX/FD351OTI95GSBGX.SMALL.jpg 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
battery clip LED tester. http://www.instructables.com/id/battery-clip-LED-tester/
battery clip LED tester. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4H/1YEB/I8OBDUAP/F4H1YEBI8OBDUAP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4H/1YEB/I8OBDUAP/F4H1YEBI8OBDUAP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4H/1YEB/I8OBDUAP/F4H1YEBI8OBDUAP.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Emergency-Lighting-System/
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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:29:13 PDT
LED Lamp With Sleep Timer http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Lamp-With-Sleep-Timer/
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Mon, 16 Mar 2015 12:06:20 PDT
900 LED display http://www.instructables.com/id/900-LED-display/
900 LED display - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH5/FP12/I6W2SWWD/FH5FP12I6W2SWWD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH5/FP12/I6W2SWWD/FH5FP12I6W2SWWD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH5/FP12/I6W2SWWD/FH5FP12I6W2SWWD.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Arc-Reactor/
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Sat, 14 Feb 2015 10:49:56 PST
Interactive LED Beer Pong Table 2.0 (BPT X5) http://www.instructables.com/id/Interactive-LED-Beer-Pong-Table-20/
Interactive LED Beer Pong Table 2.0 (BPT X5) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIS/2U04/I7VQT2ES/FIS2U04I7VQT2ES.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIS/2U04/I7VQT2ES/FIS2U04I7VQT2ES.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIS/2U04/I7VQT2ES/FIS2U04I7VQT2ES.SMALL.jpg 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 s...
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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 01:46:30 PDT
Non Soldering Solar Lantern http://www.instructables.com/id/Non-Soldering-Solar-Lantern/
Non Soldering Solar Lantern - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0I/FO1P/I5P7JERS/F0IFO1PI5P7JERS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0I/FO1P/I5P7JERS/F0IFO1PI5P7JERS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0I/FO1P/I5P7JERS/F0IFO1PI5P7JERS.SMALL.gif 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. http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-And-Cheapest-Way-to-Fix-LCD-TV-Backlight/
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Sun, 25 Jan 2015 06:48:15 PST
The Nerd Watch http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Nerd-Watch/
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Wed, 7 Jan 2015 13:54:17 PST
Make your own LED Bar http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-LED-Bar/
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Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:12:39 PST
DIY Solar+Wind House http://www.instructables.com/id/WindSolar-Powered-House/
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Fri, 28 Nov 2014 08:43:07 PST
Junk Mail Hack http://www.instructables.com/id/Junk-Mail-Hack/
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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 20:47:24 PST
Computer aided plant care system http://www.instructables.com/id/Computer-aided-plant-care-system/
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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 09:45:57 PDT
Solar Science Station http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Science-Station/
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Tue, 7 Oct 2014 13:17:03 PDT
Projector led lamp 100w http://www.instructables.com/id/Projector-led-lamp-100w/
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Fri, 12 Sep 2014 07:10:35 PDT
Simple Led driver/Constant-current source 20 mA http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Led-driverConstant-current-source-20-mA/
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Tue, 12 Nov 2013 10:15:25 PST
Easy Under-Cabinet Lighting http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Under-Cabinet-Lighting/
Easy Under-Cabinet Lighting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIY/MP3G/HWVAO5LM/FIYMP3GHWVAO5LM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIY/MP3G/HWVAO5LM/FIYMP3GHWVAO5LM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIY/MP3G/HWVAO5LM/FIYMP3GHWVAO5LM.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-SOLAR-FLASHLIGHT/
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Wed, 18 Jun 2014 05:42:18 PDT
Voltage doubler for wind generators http://www.instructables.com/id/Voltage-doubler-for-wind-generators/
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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 22:43:32 PDT