Instructables: exploring - technology - electronics - light http://www.instructables.com Sat, 20 Dec 2014 18:46:42 PST BLOX v1.01 30 min Automatic Drawer Light http://www.instructables.com/id/30-min-Automatic-Drawer-Light/
30 min Automatic Drawer Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFS/MU2O/I3BH5L5I/FFSMU2OI3BH5L5I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFS/MU2O/I3BH5L5I/FFSMU2OI3BH5L5I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFS/MU2O/I3BH5L5I/FFSMU2OI3BH5L5I.SMALL.jpg skibum30 Welcome to my first Instructable!Although this concept is basic, I couldn't find an Instructable so I thought I would put one up. I hope you like it.Everyone has at least one drawer or cupboard that can use a little more light. This simple, cheap project will add one with minimal parts and effort....
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Fri, 5 Dec 2014 08:31:48 PST
Glow In The Dark Bicycle "Tron Style" - DIY Tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/Glow-In-The-Dark-Bicycle/
Glow In The Dark Bicycle "Tron Style" - DIY Tutorial - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL9/YS8J/I2S6PNOX/FL9YS8JI2S6PNOX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL9/YS8J/I2S6PNOX/FL9YS8JI2S6PNOX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL9/YS8J/I2S6PNOX/FL9YS8JI2S6PNOX.SMALL.jpg victordoes In this tutorial we are going to learn how simple it is to transform your regular bike to an awesome and safer bike! To great things in once...!Things required: Glow in the dark Paint Paper Towel Brush8x UV LED (Very important that it is UV!!)4x 330Ohm Resistor 9v battery9v battery connectorElectric...
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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 09:17:43 PST
Sound To Light Converter http://www.instructables.com/id/Sound-To-Light-Converter/
Sound To Light Converter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBX/ESJR/I21R2LND/FBXESJRI21R2LND.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBX/ESJR/I21R2LND/FBXESJRI21R2LND.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBX/ESJR/I21R2LND/FBXESJRI21R2LND.SMALL.jpg barzillialloyd I Had to build this for my sister who has hearing problem which lets her know when someone's knocking at the door downstairs. This device is easy to build and can be used anywhere in the house. It lights up with the slightest noise made either from knocking door or talking. Let's you know when someo...
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Mon, 3 Nov 2014 11:21:11 PST
DIY LED Display http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-LED-Display/
DIY LED Display - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5Q/V0D3/I1WHDHJ7/F5QV0D3I1WHDHJ7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5Q/V0D3/I1WHDHJ7/F5QV0D3I1WHDHJ7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5Q/V0D3/I1WHDHJ7/F5QV0D3I1WHDHJ7.SMALL.jpg TimSwift In this instructable we are going to build a 2 1/2 inch LED display with cheap 5 mm LED's. Materials and Tools Materials:(8) 5MM LED'sWhite Paper Cardboard1/4 Inch plywoodWireElectric are aluminum tapeTools:KnifeSoldering iron and solderHot glue gunWire strippers Pencil The Base Cut a piece...
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Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:08:40 PDT
Retro Tech Shades http://www.instructables.com/id/Retro-Tech-Shades/
Retro Tech Shades - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPA/LEUQ/I1TNBPNE/FPALEUQI1TNBPNE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPA/LEUQ/I1TNBPNE/FPALEUQI1TNBPNE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPA/LEUQ/I1TNBPNE/FPALEUQI1TNBPNE.SMALL.jpg Aidan25 My friends John, Jared and I were challenged to design, prototype, and make a piece of wearable technology. We came up with a product, a pair of interactive wayfarers sunglasses. They have a photo-resistor right above the nose to detect the amount of light in the area. If it starts too get dark...
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Tue, 28 Oct 2014 12:51:34 PDT
Recycled Spotlight for Camping (12V DC) http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Spotlight-for-Camping-12V-DC/
Recycled Spotlight for Camping (12V DC) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW9/BM0L/I1PH1P44/FW9BM0LI1PH1P44.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW9/BM0L/I1PH1P44/FW9BM0LI1PH1P44.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW9/BM0L/I1PH1P44/FW9BM0LI1PH1P44.SMALL.jpg FlatCatRussellandtheTennesseeTwo Not too long ago, I bought a cordless drill from Goodwill and morphed it with half a set of jumper cables in order to have a mobile drill at camp (see it here!). That project turned out really well and left me with the remaining half set of jumper cables, which aren't good for much by themselves.Luc...
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Sat, 25 Oct 2014 16:22:22 PDT
Turn any flashlight into headlamp with duct tape http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-any-flashlight-into-headlamp-with-duct-tape/
Turn any flashlight into headlamp with duct tape - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ2/UZZC/I0R114A6/FQ2UZZCI0R114A6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ2/UZZC/I0R114A6/FQ2UZZCI0R114A6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ2/UZZC/I0R114A6/FQ2UZZCI0R114A6.SMALL.jpg ed shtern I've always been stuck holding the flashlight without enough hands to hold other stuff, and i never got around to go to the store and buy a headlamp. So i decided to make a removable one for any flashlight out of duct tape Gather your stuff Flashlight duct tape rubber band scissorsoptionalI used...
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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 17:27:14 PDT
Dark activated blinking LED http://www.instructables.com/id/Dark-activated-blinking-LED/
Dark activated blinking LED - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU5/4XYE/HVR7VLPK/FU54XYEHVR7VLPK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU5/4XYE/HVR7VLPK/FU54XYEHVR7VLPK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU5/4XYE/HVR7VLPK/FU54XYEHVR7VLPK.SMALL.jpg BlondeJamesDean The Idea So far this has just been a project of mine to shrink down a 555 timer circuit as small as I can using micro electronics.It has later evolved into making the circuit dark activated, and now the idea is to use a UV LED in a solar jar & have a solar cell charge the battery during the day....
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Thu, 25 Sep 2014 12:19:20 PDT
Doorbell that Turns on a Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Doorbell-that-Turns-on-a-Light/
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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:42:36 PDT
An incredible LED solar bottle torch (Bottorch) from E-waste. http://www.instructables.com/id/An-incredible-LED-solar-bottle-torch-Bottorch-from/
An incredible LED solar bottle torch (Bottorch) from E-waste. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5E/3U0E/HZ3YFQ9Q/F5E3U0EHZ3YFQ9Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5E/3U0E/HZ3YFQ9Q/F5E3U0EHZ3YFQ9Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5E/3U0E/HZ3YFQ9Q/F5E3U0EHZ3YFQ9Q.SMALL.jpg DannyGH Hi guys!The bottorch is my small initiative towards a greener environment. It makes use of some part from old gadgets that we dispose everyday. We also will be recycling some plastic thus, we will make use of a plastic bottle.I thought of it this way; currently our global population is about 7.184 b...
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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:36:02 PDT
GameCube LED Light Mod http://www.instructables.com/id/GameCube-mods-LED-Light-Mod/
GameCube LED Light Mod - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPZ/U6L2/HYWT6VTS/FPZU6L2HYWT6VTS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPZ/U6L2/HYWT6VTS/FPZU6L2HYWT6VTS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPZ/U6L2/HYWT6VTS/FPZU6L2HYWT6VTS.SMALL.jpg JesusGeek I decided my GameCube looked cool enough with its Copper Mod (copper foil on the outside), but I figured if it were to glow it would be quite a show-off on the shelf worthy device. The copper had turned color since the oils from my skin has oxidized it, so it had a orange/red look to it. Complimenta...
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Sat, 16 Aug 2014 17:44:12 PDT
DIY GALAXY PRINT LIGHT DIMMER http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-GALAXY-PRINT-LIGHT-DIMMER/
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Wed, 6 Aug 2014 17:11:36 PDT
Extremely simple laser alarm circuit - A tutorial using only four components! http://www.instructables.com/id/Extremely-simple-laser-alarm-circuit-A-tutorial-us/
Extremely simple laser alarm circuit - A tutorial using only four components! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMQ/Y48C/HXMKUVP1/FMQY48CHXMKUVP1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMQ/Y48C/HXMKUVP1/FMQY48CHXMKUVP1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMQ/Y48C/HXMKUVP1/FMQY48CHXMKUVP1.SMALL.jpg EngineeringShock Hi Everyone! Edit: We now have a laser tripwire kickstarter campaign! Check it out here:Laser Tripwire Kickstarter Campaign!In the past, I've done several laser and light sensor tutorials that were op-amp (Operational amplifier) based. I've always been fond of op-amp based circuits as they are to ...
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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:51:36 PDT
AUTOMATIC NIGHT LAMP http://www.instructables.com/id/AUTOMATIC-NIGHT-LAMP/
AUTOMATIC NIGHT LAMP - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F56/ZNQ4/HX6YELQS/F56ZNQ4HX6YELQS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F56/ZNQ4/HX6YELQS/F56ZNQ4HX6YELQS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F56/ZNQ4/HX6YELQS/F56ZNQ4HX6YELQS.SMALL.jpg ANANTHA KRISHNAN J Hi ,In this project i am going to make an automated night lamp model using basic electronic parts which runs on a 9v battery.It works on the lethargy of light falling on the LDR(light dependent resistor).When there is no light the LED will glow at it's maximum and the brightness of LED decreases wit...
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Fri, 4 Jul 2014 08:10:49 PDT
Fix Harbor Freight Garden Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Fix-Harbor-Freight-Garden-Lights/
Fix Harbor Freight Garden Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F13/F5QQ/HWE9TLTK/F13F5QQHWE9TLTK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F13/F5QQ/HWE9TLTK/F13F5QQHWE9TLTK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F13/F5QQ/HWE9TLTK/F13F5QQHWE9TLTK.SMALL.jpg Phil B My wife received a set of three garden lights sold by Harbor Freight and made to look like insects when lit at night. These are not expensive and are attractive, but quit working easily. This Instructable will show how to keep them working, and to restore any you may have put aside because they quit...
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Sat, 14 Jun 2014 08:44:28 PDT
Wooden Tea Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Tea-Light/
Wooden Tea Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGN/ZACG/HVXC10II/FGNZACGHVXC10II.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGN/ZACG/HVXC10II/FGNZACGHVXC10II.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGN/ZACG/HVXC10II/FGNZACGHVXC10II.SMALL.jpg SwiftyMcGee For the past year or so, I have had a craving to make a light which I could use by the bedside to provide ambient light while I read. I wanted a lamp which was small enough to fit on a nightstand while providing enough lighting as I settled down for sleep. This lamp made from re-purposed materials s...
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Mon, 2 Jun 2014 22:43:58 PDT
555 PWM Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/555-PWM-Controller/
555 PWM Controller - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPJ/E6TV/HU842VZX/FPJE6TVHU842VZX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPJ/E6TV/HU842VZX/FPJE6TVHU842VZX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPJ/E6TV/HU842VZX/FPJE6TVHU842VZX.SMALL.jpg jjveleber The following instructions are intended to guide the assembly of a kit project you may have purchased from me at a Maker Faire or that you put together yourself here: Components & PCB. The purpose of this project is to learn a bit about hobby electronics, teach yourself some soldering and have u...
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Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:13:22 PDT
Wake Up Light 10+ Watt LED http://www.instructables.com/id/Wake-Up-Light-10-Watt-LED/
Wake Up Light 10+ Watt LED - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8H/7Z29/HTS5CJKX/F8H7Z29HTS5CJKX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8H/7Z29/HTS5CJKX/F8H7Z29HTS5CJKX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8H/7Z29/HTS5CJKX/F8H7Z29HTS5CJKX.SMALL.jpg The Freak This instructables is an extention of the Sunrise Alarm Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Sunrise-Alarm-Clock-1/ by http://www.instructables.com/member/DIY+Hacks+and+How+Tos/. 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
All Hardware - HW Light Patterns http://www.instructables.com/id/All-Hardware-HW-Light-Patterns/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FDY/STM5/HT9AX5CT/FDYSTM5HT9AX5CT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDY/STM5/HT9AX5CT/FDYSTM5HT9AX5CT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDY/STM5/HT9AX5CT/FDYSTM5HT9AX5CT.SMALL.jpg misperry In this video we will be experimenting with creating light patterns using only hardware.  We will be using (2) LM555 Timers and (1) 74HC595 Shift Register chip. Checkout the Forum!! http://themagicsmoke.proboards.com/ Follow me on youtube http://www.youtube.com/misperry Follow me on Twitter http:...
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Thu, 27 Mar 2014 07:53:49 PDT
LED Floaties (in water!) http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Water-Floaties/
LED Floaties (in water!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMN/O63Z/HS0D963G/FMNO63ZHS0D963G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMN/O63Z/HS0D963G/FMNO63ZHS0D963G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMN/O63Z/HS0D963G/FMNO63ZHS0D963G.SMALL.jpg liza.stark Originally conceived of and deployed by the Graffiti Research Lab, LED Throwies are a cheap, quick way to create glowing orbs of goodness that stick to any ferro-magnetic surface. Since the parts are inexpensive and the concept is easily grasped, this is a great first electronics project or a fun ...
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Mon, 24 Feb 2014 13:19:12 PST
low frequency audio amplifier using the LM386 http://www.instructables.com/id/low-frequency-audio-amplifier-using-the-LM386/
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Tue, 4 Feb 2014 05:31:47 PST
Dark Sensor ( light sensor / automatic street light ) http://www.instructables.com/id/Dark-Sensor-light-sensor-automatic-street-light-/
Dark Sensor ( light sensor / automatic street light ) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEL/R1P1/HQJZSZ83/FELR1P1HQJZSZ83.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEL/R1P1/HQJZSZ83/FELR1P1HQJZSZ83.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEL/R1P1/HQJZSZ83/FELR1P1HQJZSZ83.SMALL.jpg Er Varun Goyal Here is my new simple Electronics project about  Automatic Street Light Control System or Dark Sensor. it is a simple and powerful concept , which uses transistor ( BC 547 NPN) as a switch to switch ON and OFF the street light system automatically . It automatically switches ON lights when the sunl...
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Fri, 27 Dec 2013 07:48:26 PST
Water Level Indicator with Alarm http://www.instructables.com/id/Water-Level-Indicator-with-Alarm-1/
Water Level Indicator with Alarm - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTN/01U8/HPO2DUES/FTN01U8HPO2DUES.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTN/01U8/HPO2DUES/FTN01U8HPO2DUES.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTN/01U8/HPO2DUES/FTN01U8HPO2DUES.SMALL.jpg Er Varun Goyal Today I am going to talk about a very useful project that I had taken up. It is called the Water Level Indicator. Nowadays everybody has overhead tank at their homes. But everyone who has a water tank above knows the kind of problems that they face. Firstly there is no system to track the water in t...
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Thu, 26 Dec 2013 09:54:15 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
Compact Mini LED http://www.instructables.com/id/Compact-Mini-LED/
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Sat, 14 Dec 2013 21:28:27 PST
morse code lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/morse-code-lamp/
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Wed, 11 Dec 2013 18:33:40 PST
Meditation Mandala http://www.instructables.com/id/Meditation-Mandala/
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Mon, 9 Dec 2013 12:12:33 PST
HOW TO MAKE A SUSTAIN PADEL http://www.instructables.com/id/HOW-TO-MAKE-A-SUSTAIN-PADEL/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FWV/LZB4/HO0PQJSW/FWVLZB4HO0PQJSW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWV/LZB4/HO0PQJSW/FWVLZB4HO0PQJSW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWV/LZB4/HO0PQJSW/FWVLZB4HO0PQJSW.SMALL.jpg m_waqas IN THIS TUTORIAL I HAVE TRIED TO EXPLAIN HOW TO MAKE A SUSTAIN PEDAL FOR PIANO KEYBOARD.
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Fri, 15 Nov 2013 08:16:11 PST
Hockey Themed Goal Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Hockey-Themed-Goal-Light/
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Sat, 9 Nov 2013 15:23:29 PST
Basic Transistor Tuturial http://www.instructables.com/id/Basic-Transistor-Tuturial/
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Wed, 18 Sep 2013 18:53:59 PDT
Sunrise Alarm Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Sunrise-Alarm-Clock-1/
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Mon, 12 Aug 2013 16:01:33 PDT
555 Timer IC/ Flasher Circuit http://www.instructables.com/id/555-Timer-IC-Flasher-Circuit/
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Tue, 23 Jul 2013 08:14:11 PDT
Solar and AC rechargeable touch light http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-and-AC-rechargeable-touch-light/
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Fri, 12 Jul 2013 19:48:19 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
Potable 9v dark activated light http://www.instructables.com/id/Potable-9v-dark-activated-light/
Potable 9v dark activated light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEX/7H2L/HHMI7B16/FEX7H2LHHMI7B16.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEX/7H2L/HHMI7B16/FEX7H2LHHMI7B16.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEX/7H2L/HHMI7B16/FEX7H2LHHMI7B16.SMALL.jpg Ankan Nayak Hey all!This is my first instructable and i am starting with a very simple one. It is a simple, easy to make potable dark activated light, powered by a 9v battery. Get the materials required Components: IC 1-----------ne555 C1------------100nf C2------------100uf/25v R1-------------330ohms R2----...
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Mon, 10 Jun 2013 10:37:44 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
Smartphone Charger Powered by Fire http://www.instructables.com/id/Battery-Charger-Powered-by-Fire/
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Wed, 1 May 2013 11:03:17 PDT
Smart Tag Hardware Upgrade: LCD backlight http://www.instructables.com/id/Smart-Tag-Hardware-Upgrade-LCD-back-light/
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Sat, 27 Apr 2013 02:59:17 PDT
Zombie Attack! Easy to build! http://www.instructables.com/id/Zombie-Attack-Easy-to-build/
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Sun, 14 Apr 2013 19:13:20 PDT
VU-METER http://www.instructables.com/id/VU-METER-1/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FJT/S8YK/HET0YCZT/FJTS8YKHET0YCZT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJT/S8YK/HET0YCZT/FJTS8YKHET0YCZT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJT/S8YK/HET0YCZT/FJTS8YKHET0YCZT.SMALL.jpg Mock5 A mono VU-Meter with power supply. Parts: 10K potentiometer 1.2K R 470uF cap LM7812 12V transformer MIC BR610 Square Bridge Rectifier LM3915 3x 0.1uF caps. 10 LEDs misc. This is a simple VU-meter that uses the LM3915. The input are the 2 floating connections. It uses 12 V AC that is converted into ...
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Sat, 30 Mar 2013 11:04:53 PDT
Thermoelectric Fan Powered by a Candle http://www.instructables.com/id/Thermoelectric-Fan-Driven-by-a-Candle/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FAL/IAK8/HEXSGBOS/FALIAK8HEXSGBOS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAL/IAK8/HEXSGBOS/FALIAK8HEXSGBOS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAL/IAK8/HEXSGBOS/FALIAK8HEXSGBOS.SMALL.jpg Joohansson A Thermoelectric generator powered by a tealight. It started as an experiment of how much power I could get from one candle. But I liked the idea and it worked really well so I built this electric-mechanical ornament. I did not use a high temperature TEG-module, but instead a cheap TEC-module. That ...
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Sat, 30 Mar 2013 03:04:10 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
LED Driver (5 LEDs) http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Driver-5-LEDs/
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Wed, 13 Mar 2013 12:05:29 PDT
Homemade Party Light/Light Show http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Party-LightLight-Show/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FF9/YCBO/HBXWSLA5/FF9YCBOHBXWSLA5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF9/YCBO/HBXWSLA5/FF9YCBOHBXWSLA5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF9/YCBO/HBXWSLA5/FF9YCBOHBXWSLA5.SMALL.jpg kilber17 My homemade party light out of an old CD player, hot glue, led lights, a CD, and a mechanical pencil eraser. Comment, Follow, And Favorite!
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Mon, 21 Jan 2013 17:36:52 PST
LED Strip Lantern http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Strip-Lantern/
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Wed, 2 Jan 2013 00:14:50 PST
Photo Components & Testing http://www.instructables.com/id/Photo-Components-Testing/
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Tue, 1 Jan 2013 08:11:33 PST
Etching PCB's http://www.instructables.com/id/Etching-PCBs/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F7T/7F5R/HA4MKKDY/F7T7F5RHA4MKKDY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7T/7F5R/HA4MKKDY/F7T7F5RHA4MKKDY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7T/7F5R/HA4MKKDY/F7T7F5RHA4MKKDY.SMALL.jpg A.R. How to Etch Your own PCb's. Watch the video. I will have a Video about building the etcher swisher.
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Wed, 5 Dec 2012 13:09:26 PST
Behind the scenes: how we control those nifty in-ceiling lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Behind-the-scenes-how-we-control-those-nifty-in-c/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FVC/BCPR/H94ZE8W9/FVCBCPRH94ZE8W9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVC/BCPR/H94ZE8W9/FVCBCPRH94ZE8W9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVC/BCPR/H94ZE8W9/FVCBCPRH94ZE8W9.SMALL.jpg tombrew So yesterday, I posted a clip of myself controlling some in-ceiling RGB lights with the Electric Imp. Some folks have been quite interested in how the actual controlling is done, so here's a quick peek at the guts of that in-ceiling fixture. The setup uses an impee called "Quinn", one of our upcomin...
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Fri, 9 Nov 2012 09:27:32 PST
Wake-up light (no arduino) http://www.instructables.com/id/Wake-up-light-no-arduino/
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Sat, 13 Oct 2012 14:10:23 PDT
Light Sabre http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Sabre/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FST/04FP/H82UFEAF/FST04FPH82UFEAF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FST/04FP/H82UFEAF/FST04FPH82UFEAF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FST/04FP/H82UFEAF/FST04FPH82UFEAF.SMALL.jpg rickharris This is something I am still working on . So far I have managed to get as far as designing the layout. I am having some difficulty in locating a source of Silurian crystal for the beam emitter and the hyper dense H3 quartz for the lens system. Other than that things are going well. The fuel cell wa...
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Sat, 13 Oct 2012 02:16:56 PDT