Instructables: exploring - technology - electronics - light http://www.instructables.com Tue, 21 Apr 2015 03:16:03 PDT BLOX v1.01 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
Fish Tank Auto Illumination http://www.instructables.com/id/Fish-Tank-Auto-Illumination/
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Wed, 1 Apr 2015 09:28:26 PDT
Updated: DIY toolbox solar: radio+ charger+ light for emergency! http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-toolbox-solar-radio-charger-light-for-emergenc/
Updated: DIY toolbox solar: radio+ charger+ light for emergency! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU6/FAN7/I7KB9HV4/FU6FAN7I7KB9HV4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU6/FAN7/I7KB9HV4/FU6FAN7I7KB9HV4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU6/FAN7/I7KB9HV4/FU6FAN7I7KB9HV4.SMALL.jpg chaparro78 Add 28 march 2015: I did my toolbox for emergencies, and use now that my city was buried in mud. As experience I can say that I served for charging phones and listen to radio.An old toolbox? an old pc speaker? an unused 12 volts battery?You can make a radio (with usb + sd card reader) + usb charger ...
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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:32:11 PDT
Proximity IR Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Proiximity-IR-Switch/
Proximity IR Switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJB/QFOL/I735UQJJ/FJBQFOLI735UQJJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJB/QFOL/I735UQJJ/FJBQFOLI735UQJJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJB/QFOL/I735UQJJ/FJBQFOLI735UQJJ.SMALL.jpg ptabone A switch activated by distance. This example shows the activation of an LED strip.An understanding of electronics (and soldering if using a veroboard) is required to complete this project. A multimeter would be helpful for testing. Parts you will need A power supply from AC to 12V DC A voltage r...
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Tue, 10 Mar 2015 09:45:33 PDT
Car Door Handle Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Car-Door-Handle-Light/
Car Door Handle Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS5/QMMQ/I6EXGQYO/FS5QMMQI6EXGQYO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS5/QMMQ/I6EXGQYO/FS5QMMQI6EXGQYO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS5/QMMQ/I6EXGQYO/FS5QMMQI6EXGQYO.SMALL.jpg bojanmanev IF you like to light your door handle follow this instructables... btw sorry for my bad english Materials What you will need :- Led Strip-Wire-Scissors-Electric tape-Soldering iron-Solder Making Solder the wire to the led strip Install Unmount your door handle from the door stick the le...
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Fri, 20 Feb 2015 09:09:53 PST
Super Small Solar Phone Charger (only 4$) http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Small-Solar-Phone-Charger-only-4/
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Sun, 15 Feb 2015 02:47:59 PST
Solar Arc Reactor http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Arc-Reactor/
Solar Arc Reactor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZK/FWSS/I7N634QT/FZKFWSSI7N634QT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZK/FWSS/I7N634QT/FZKFWSSI7N634QT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZK/FWSS/I7N634QT/FZKFWSSI7N634QT.SMALL.jpg 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
Intel IoT EDI - Monitoring a comfortable and safe environment (with Intel Edison) http://www.instructables.com/id/Intel-IoT-EDI-Monitoring-a-comfortable-and-safe-en/
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Mon, 9 Feb 2015 16:16:11 PST
What to salvage from energy saver light bulb http://www.instructables.com/id/What-to-salvage-from-energy-saver-light-bulb/
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Wed, 4 Feb 2015 07:35:24 PST
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
New micro light meter for old voigtländer (vito clr) camera http://www.instructables.com/id/New-light-meter-for-old-voigtländer-vito-clr-camer/
New micro light meter for old voigtländer (vito clr) camera - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXK/CCGH/I5MCZUSU/FXKCCGHI5MCZUSU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXK/CCGH/I5MCZUSU/FXKCCGHI5MCZUSU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXK/CCGH/I5MCZUSU/FXKCCGHI5MCZUSU.SMALL.jpg Marc_Escobaem For everyone, who is enthusiastic for old analog cameras with build in light meter, there can appear one problem. Since most of these cameras are build in the 70s/80s, the used foto sensors are really old and may stopped work in a proper way. In this instructable i'll give you the opportunity to cha...
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Sun, 1 Feb 2015 05:40:28 PST
Micro dark activated switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Micro-dark-activated-switch/
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Fri, 16 Jan 2015 10:41:11 PST
LEDs (lighting board) http://www.instructables.com/id/LEDs-lighting-board/
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Thu, 25 Dec 2014 01:56:21 PST
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 LetsTryDIY 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/
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Mon, 3 Nov 2014 11:21:11 PST
DIY LED Display http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-LED-Display/
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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/
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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/
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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 17:27:14 PDT
Micro 555 timer circuit http://www.instructables.com/id/Dark-activated-blinking-LED/
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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
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/
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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/
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Sat, 14 Jun 2014 08:44:28 PDT
Wooden Tea Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Tea-Light/
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Mon, 2 Jun 2014 22:43:58 PDT
555 PWM Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/555-PWM-Controller/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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