Instructables: exploring - technology - leds - featured http://www.instructables.com Tue, 28 Mar 2017 23:19:27 PDT BLOX v1.01 Using LEDs From an LCD TV. http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-LEDs-From-an-LCD-TV/
Using LEDs From an LCD TV. - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FY3/PUH4/J0MOQY07/FY3PUH4J0MOQY07.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FY3/PUH4/J0MOQY07/FY3PUH4J0MOQY07.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FY3/PUH4/J0MOQY07/FY3PUH4J0MOQY07.SMALL.jpg Nuonaton Tools needed: Side cutters or metal shears. Either are fine, You can even break the boards by hand if you don't mind the rough look.Sandpaper. I used a disk sander on my lathe, but it removes material very fast.fluxsoldersoldering ironWireLet's use that waste. Cutting/breaking the strips It seem...
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Sat, 25 Mar 2017 22:00:31 PDT
Handheld Dimmable LED Flashlight (from an Old Vacuum Cleaner!) http://www.instructables.com/id/Handheld-Dimmable-LED-Flashlight-from-an-Old-Vacuu/
Handheld Dimmable LED Flashlight (from an Old Vacuum Cleaner!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FLK/ZM80/J0MOR04L/FLKZM80J0MOR04L.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLK/ZM80/J0MOR04L/FLKZM80J0MOR04L.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLK/ZM80/J0MOR04L/FLKZM80J0MOR04L.SMALL.jpg Yonatan24 Close to two years ago, I was given a small car vacuum cleaner. It died after a few months, so I took it apart. About at that time I also saw DIY Perks' DIY "Sun-Blaster", so I knew EXACTLY what I was going to do with the enclosure!I've been needing a flashlight when going outside for walks w̶h̶i̶l̶...
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Sat, 25 Mar 2017 06:08:46 PDT
Wall Art LED Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Wall-Art-LED-Lamp/
Wall Art LED Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FHA/GZO6/J0IEHM1J/FHAGZO6J0IEHM1J.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FHA/GZO6/J0IEHM1J/FHAGZO6J0IEHM1J.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FHA/GZO6/J0IEHM1J/FHAGZO6J0IEHM1J.SMALL.jpg janak It’s a simple wall art until you turn it on.For this you can draw any lamp design of your choice make it simple as it will look real when you turn it on.lets make it. Material Required 1. Sand paper2. LED’s from LED strip or from Electronic stores ( color of your choice)3. LED driver 3W4. Copper ...
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Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:26:40 PDT
Batman Led Fidget Spinner With Clay Polymer http://www.instructables.com/id/Batman-Led-Fidget-Spinner-With-Clay-Polymer/
Batman Led Fidget Spinner With Clay Polymer - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F4E/Y5SD/J0CORSHM/F4EY5SDJ0CORSHM.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F4E/Y5SD/J0CORSHM/F4EY5SDJ0CORSHM.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F4E/Y5SD/J0CORSHM/F4EY5SDJ0CORSHM.SMALL.jpg techydiy In this instructable I am going to describe how to make a fidget spinner in a Batman shape and include flashing RGB leds to give an extra wow factor.The Batman holder is really easy to make using clay polymer and an inexpensive Batman cookie cutter. Clay polymer is based on PVC and hardens when bak...
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Sun, 19 Mar 2017 08:45:43 PDT
78.125 KHz ATtiny85 Based Boost LED Driver http://www.instructables.com/id/78125-KHz-ATtiny85-Based-Boost-LED-Driver/
78.125 KHz ATtiny85 Based Boost LED Driver - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FS5/RS20/J0COKBHQ/FS5RS20J0COKBHQ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FS5/RS20/J0COKBHQ/FS5RS20J0COKBHQ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FS5/RS20/J0COKBHQ/FS5RS20J0COKBHQ.SMALL.jpg hanlin_y You can increase the switching frequency of microcontroller based LED drivers by using a faster crystal oscillator. A 20 MHz oscillator was used to increase it to from 31.25 kHz to 78.125 kHz. With a higher switching frequency, you can: increase the LED string's drive currentincrease the LED string'...
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Thu, 16 Mar 2017 15:32:33 PDT
Diy LED Lights Panel for 5$ - Cheap and Easy 6 X 10W http://www.instructables.com/id/Diy-LED-Lights-Panel-for-5-Cheap-and-Easy-6-X-10W/
Diy LED Lights Panel for 5$ - Cheap and Easy 6 X 10W - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZK/EX3D/J08ELACU/FZKEX3DJ08ELACU.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZK/EX3D/J08ELACU/FZKEX3DJ08ELACU.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZK/EX3D/J08ELACU/FZKEX3DJ08ELACU.SMALL.jpg adachsoft This is my simple LED panel. I used 6 LEDs, each with a power of 10W,3 LEDs are warm and cold 3 LEDs.The entire project, you can also see here: 60W LED lights panel for 5$ Components LM2596 Baking Pan 6 x LED 10W Drilling Holes in the Form of Dough To make it easier to drilling I prepared ...
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Wed, 15 Mar 2017 04:54:01 PDT
Multiple LEDs on a Single Resistor http://www.instructables.com/id/Multiple-LEDs-on-a-Single-Resistor/
Multiple LEDs on a Single Resistor - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F63/WZTV/J08EFA5J/F63WZTVJ08EFA5J.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F63/WZTV/J08EFA5J/F63WZTVJ08EFA5J.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F63/WZTV/J08EFA5J/F63WZTVJ08EFA5J.SMALL.jpg SpectreTECH This Instructable will show you how to calculate the required values to connect multiple LEDs with a single resistor vice an individual resistor per LED. Using Ohm's Law Ohm's Law dictates the relationship between voltage, current, and resistance. It is defined as the following equation:Current (...
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Tue, 14 Mar 2017 21:51:13 PDT
DIY LED Light Bulb Made From A Cream Jar and an a CFL http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-LED-Light-Bulb-Made-From-a-Cream-Jar-and-an-a-/
DIY LED Light Bulb Made From A Cream Jar and an a CFL - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FXY/4EBV/J08ECHIB/FXY4EBVJ08ECHIB.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXY/4EBV/J08ECHIB/FXY4EBVJ08ECHIB.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXY/4EBV/J08ECHIB/FXY4EBVJ08ECHIB.SMALL.jpg Hector J Osuna In this instructable you are gonna learn how to an easy and beautiful light bulb using easy and cheap materials c:This project is based on the reuse of the base and the ballast housing of a compact fluorescent bulb with a bottle of cream that works as a light blur and of course the LEDs and electri...
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Mon, 13 Mar 2017 20:36:45 PDT
Neopixel Light Up Maple Syrup Bottle Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Neopixel-Light-Up-Maple-Syrup-Bottle-Lamp/
Neopixel Light Up Maple Syrup Bottle Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F1X/VFCF/J02QLN7Z/F1XVFCFJ02QLN7Z.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1X/VFCF/J02QLN7Z/F1XVFCFJ02QLN7Z.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1X/VFCF/J02QLN7Z/F1XVFCFJ02QLN7Z.SMALL.jpg caitlinsdad In a class of its own in desktop fidgets.Inspired by the neon signage of roadside diners and the Neopixel Running Water Faucet Lamp.Make one. At least get a fresh bottle of 100% Canadian syrup before NAFTA is renegotiated. Scrapple From the Big Apple... A simple art project using an empty Maple S...
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Thu, 9 Mar 2017 17:17:15 PST
5 Simple ATtiny85 LDR Scripts http://www.instructables.com/id/5-Simple-ATtiny85-LDR-Scripts/
5 Simple ATtiny85 LDR Scripts - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FV7/I6UH/IZYGDZ2A/FV7I6UHIZYGDZ2A.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FV7/I6UH/IZYGDZ2A/FV7I6UHIZYGDZ2A.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FV7/I6UH/IZYGDZ2A/FV7I6UHIZYGDZ2A.SMALL.jpg contrechoc For a short intro course "Smart Textiles" at the school WdKA.nl in Rotterdam I made these 5 scripts. The students who aren't supposed to be able to program can choose one of the LDR variations for their textile design. They solder the components together and use this "smart" microcontroller to add s...
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Tue, 7 Mar 2017 23:32:07 PST
LED Acrylic Trophy / Placard http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Acrylic-Trophy-Placard/
LED Acrylic Trophy / Placard - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FCI/MB5Z/IZYGBX08/FCIMB5ZIZYGBX08.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FCI/MB5Z/IZYGBX08/FCIMB5ZIZYGBX08.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FCI/MB5Z/IZYGBX08/FCIMB5ZIZYGBX08.SMALL.jpg AdrieSentosa In this project, we will be making a LED Acrylic Trophy which use Light Emitting Diode (LED) to make your Acrylic Trophy more enchanting (electrically).It’s a fairly easy project and could be used/done on variety purposes. List of Material In this project we will be using:- Acyrlic Throphy / Pla...
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Tue, 7 Mar 2017 05:03:52 PST
Make Your Own SIMPLE 4x4x4 LED Cube http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-SIMPLE-4x4x4-LED-Cube/
Make Your Own SIMPLE 4x4x4 LED Cube - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZF/1QMN/IZT6P6LR/FZF1QMNIZT6P6LR.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZF/1QMN/IZT6P6LR/FZF1QMNIZT6P6LR.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZF/1QMN/IZT6P6LR/FZF1QMNIZT6P6LR.SMALL.jpg pankajchauahan In this project I will show you how to build a simpler version of a 4x4x4 LED Cube. The driver circuit only consists of an Arduino Uno . Let's get started ! Watch the Video The video will give you the mandatory information you need to build this project. In the next steps though I will give you s...
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Sun, 5 Mar 2017 20:55:28 PST
Bluetooth Controlled LED Snake Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Bluetooth-Controlled-LED-Snake-Table/
Bluetooth Controlled LED Snake Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FMV/DBJA/IZT6LK7R/FMVDBJAIZT6LK7R.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FMV/DBJA/IZT6LK7R/FMVDBJAIZT6LK7R.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FMV/DBJA/IZT6LK7R/FMVDBJAIZT6LK7R.SMALL.jpg jimbotops I wanted to make a physical snake game like the ones I used to play on the old Nokia phones, where the snake goes around eating food and getting longer. I had a look around and saw a number of great instructables about how to make the grid, like this one by https://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your...
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Sat, 4 Mar 2017 04:30:32 PST
LED FIDGET SPINNER http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-FIDGET-SPINNER/
LED FIDGET SPINNER - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F1R/MZLO/IZ6E34MU/F1RMZLOIZ6E34MU.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1R/MZLO/IZ6E34MU/F1RMZLOIZ6E34MU.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1R/MZLO/IZ6E34MU/F1RMZLOIZ6E34MU.SMALL.jpg techydiy In this instructable, I am going to describe how I made an led fidget spinner.Spinners are something to play with instead of clicking your pen or biting your fingernails. They are surprisingly addictive and sometimes help you concentrate.The basic construction is a housing or holder with a bearing i...
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Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:28:31 PST
Paper Circuits - Night Sky http://www.instructables.com/id/Paper-Circuits-Night-Sky/
Paper Circuits - Night Sky - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/HRE2/IZ6D5IAP/FC1HRE2IZ6D5IAP.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/HRE2/IZ6D5IAP/FC1HRE2IZ6D5IAP.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/HRE2/IZ6D5IAP/FC1HRE2IZ6D5IAP.SMALL.jpg kate_delaney This is a straightforward exercise - I had been using 5mm LEDs before but it was tough to light up more than 2 or 3. Also, the 5mm copper tape I was using was sometimes not as reliable as I would like.A 3V battery will light up 7 SMD LEDs no problem, I also used industrial conductive tape (can't rem...
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Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:13:38 PST
Catch the Red LED! http://www.instructables.com/id/Catch-the-Red-LED/
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Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:43:12 PST
Tweeting Lamp Bot http://www.instructables.com/id/Tweeting-Lamp-Bot/
Tweeting Lamp Bot - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FAD/WBN4/IZ6D37MU/FADWBN4IZ6D37MU.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAD/WBN4/IZ6D37MU/FADWBN4IZ6D37MU.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAD/WBN4/IZ6D37MU/FADWBN4IZ6D37MU.SMALL.jpg TatianaL14 This instructable will teach you how to make a cell phone controlled Tweeting - Lamp. It is a simple a cool project that uses MIT app inventor as well as the particle coding environment to create a cell phone controlled lamp through IoT which tweets out personal tweets to a bot account. The material...
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Sun, 26 Feb 2017 21:58:34 PST
Motion Sensing Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Motion-Sensing-Lamp/
Motion Sensing Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FVW/YQI3/IZ6D441F/FVWYQI3IZ6D441F.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FVW/YQI3/IZ6D441F/FVWYQI3IZ6D441F.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FVW/YQI3/IZ6D441F/FVWYQI3IZ6D441F.SMALL.jpg grosales5 Hi there! I created this project for my Physical Computing class. In this instructable I hope you will find it easy to create your very own motion sensing lamp for your desk, room, or anywhere else you choose! I tried my best to make this project accessible and easy for everyone. Instead of using an...
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Sun, 26 Feb 2017 06:08:38 PST
DIY Aquarium LED Light http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Aquarium-LED-Light/
DIY Aquarium LED Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FHQ/703W/IZ6D20O6/FHQ703WIZ6D20O6.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FHQ/703W/IZ6D20O6/FHQ703WIZ6D20O6.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FHQ/703W/IZ6D20O6/FHQ703WIZ6D20O6.SMALL.jpg made2hack In this episode, I make an aquarium LED Light using LED RGB Strips. You can follow along in this easy How To Make an LED Aquarium Light. Cutting UPVC Panel My old aquarium light is a worn down piece of styrofoam with some LED strips stuck to it. It was time for an upgrade.I am using this UPVC win...
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Sat, 25 Feb 2017 10:53:56 PST
IoT LED Sign http://www.instructables.com/id/IoT-LED-Sign/
IoT LED Sign - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FD4/6IBA/IZ6CQENN/FD46IBAIZ6CQENN.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FD4/6IBA/IZ6CQENN/FD46IBAIZ6CQENN.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FD4/6IBA/IZ6CQENN/FD46IBAIZ6CQENN.SMALL.jpg 陳亮 This instructables show how to use ESP8266 and 25 LEDs to create an IoT LED Sign. Preparation LEDSK6812 SMD5050 x 25ESP8266WeMos D1 Mini ProConnect Wire0.5 mm uncoated wireCase3D print: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2135569Other3 short coated wire to connect between ESP8266 and LEDsome tape f...
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Sat, 25 Feb 2017 04:24:52 PST
Outdoor, weatherproof fixture for Lifx or Hue http://www.instructables.com/id/Outdoor-Weatherproof-Fixture-for-Lifx-or-Hue/
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Wed, 22 Feb 2017 18:30:55 PST
Stranger Things LED shirt http://www.instructables.com/id/Stranger-Things-LED-Shirt/
Stranger Things LED shirt - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FXQ/KXZR/IZ6D3HXP/FXQKXZRIZ6D3HXP.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXQ/KXZR/IZ6D3HXP/FXQKXZRIZ6D3HXP.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXQ/KXZR/IZ6D3HXP/FXQKXZRIZ6D3HXP.SMALL.jpg XoyCheese The original idea came from Imgur user MrWalkWay's design I used a little help from several other tutorials, but overall I did everything using the help of my teachers and the manufacturer resources for the LED's Find A shirt So I tried to stick to the originial design and I found a beige shirt a...
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Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:57:49 PST
Reclaimed Firewood Ambiance Light "Ardenne" http://www.instructables.com/id/Reclaimed-Firewood-Ambiance-Light-Ardenne/
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Wed, 22 Feb 2017 01:58:55 PST
Hack Disney's Made With Magic Products to Power a LED Skirt http://www.instructables.com/id/Hack-Disneys-Made-With-Magic-Products-to-Power-a-L/
Hack Disney's Made With Magic Products to Power a LED Skirt - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FFW/8ATI/IZ6C77BP/FFW8ATIIZ6C77BP.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FFW/8ATI/IZ6C77BP/FFW8ATIIZ6C77BP.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FFW/8ATI/IZ6C77BP/FFW8ATIIZ6C77BP.SMALL.jpg Mirradin For several years the Disney theme parks have had a technology called "Made With Magic" or previously "Glow With The Show". These items are LED costume pieces (Bows, wands, ears, etc) that will light up to match the color of various shows during the night. This instructable shows how to take one o...
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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:22:17 PST
DIY Gopro light for under 5 $ http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Gopro-Light-for-Under-5-/
DIY Gopro light for under 5 $ - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FEW/6Z0G/IZ6BYTV7/FEW6Z0GIZ6BYTV7.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FEW/6Z0G/IZ6BYTV7/FEW6Z0GIZ6BYTV7.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FEW/6Z0G/IZ6BYTV7/FEW6Z0GIZ6BYTV7.SMALL.jpg matzzze Hello, and welcome to my first ever Instructable. Today we will build a Gopro light for under 5$There are many offers on Amazon and ebay for about 20$ but i wanted to do it on my own. To get started here are the parts you are going to need:LED: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/131345637382?clk_rvr_id=...ht...
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Sun, 19 Feb 2017 21:51:45 PST
Make an LED lamp from dead LCD and other trash! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-an-LED-Lamp-From-Dead-LCD-and-Other-Trash/
Make an LED lamp from dead LCD and other trash! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FCM/DVQZ/IZ6CFCV5/FCMDVQZIZ6CFCV5.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FCM/DVQZ/IZ6CFCV5/FCMDVQZIZ6CFCV5.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FCM/DVQZ/IZ6CFCV5/FCMDVQZIZ6CFCV5.SMALL.jpg Bits me Hello folks!In this instructable I'll show you how to make an LED using (mostly) salvaged parts from dumped electronics, although it can also be made from new parts.It's quite remarkable how much useful things one can find in stuff that is thrown away in most developed countries - one can build so m...
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Sun, 19 Feb 2017 21:09:48 PST
How to measure LED temperature (and make sure its not too hot!) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Measure-LED-Temperature-and-Make-Sure-Its-N/
How to measure LED temperature (and make sure its not too hot!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FLI/SG8V/IZ6C1J89/FLISG8VIZ6C1J89.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLI/SG8V/IZ6C1J89/FLISG8VIZ6C1J89.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLI/SG8V/IZ6C1J89/FLISG8VIZ6C1J89.SMALL.jpg kwgauna This instructable will show you how to attach a Type T thermocouple to an LED temperature measurement point so you can measure the LED operating temperature.First: LEDs heat up when you drive them with an electric current. The more current, the more light they produce and the hotter the LED chip (th...
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Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:18:24 PST
Large Light up Flexagon http://www.instructables.com/id/Large-Light-Up-Flexagon/
Large Light up Flexagon - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FAD/ZLB5/IZ6BJ6S3/FADZLB5IZ6BJ6S3.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAD/ZLB5/IZ6BJ6S3/FADZLB5IZ6BJ6S3.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAD/ZLB5/IZ6BJ6S3/FADZLB5IZ6BJ6S3.SMALL.jpg Barry Neeson IT'S MY 50th INSTRUCTABLE!And for it i wanted to Do something special. So, in this instructable I am taking the large flexagon up a level and making it illuminated. Originally I had hoped to enter this into the make it glow competition but it had a few set backs. these have been ironed out now and I...
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Wed, 15 Feb 2017 12:32:33 PST
LED Rose Bouquet-Powered by a 5 Volt Portable Phone Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Rose-Bouquet-Powered-by-a-5-Volt-Portable-Phon/
LED Rose Bouquet-Powered by a 5 Volt Portable Phone Charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FD8/7KSI/IZ6BF1QX/FD87KSIIZ6BF1QX.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FD8/7KSI/IZ6BF1QX/FD87KSIIZ6BF1QX.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FD8/7KSI/IZ6BF1QX/FD87KSIIZ6BF1QX.SMALL.jpg Nicholas_Lafferty Light up those silk roses with a common portable phone charger! 9v batteries die and usually end up in the trash. 2032 button cell batteries can be a challenge to find locally at a good price and require a battery holder. We'll show you a great gift idea for that special someone- one which they will...
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Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:21:47 PST
Chibitronics Robot Card http://www.instructables.com/id/Chibitronics-Robot-Card/
Chibitronics Robot Card - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FHR/PK19/IZ4UM0YN/FHRPK19IZ4UM0YN.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FHR/PK19/IZ4UM0YN/FHRPK19IZ4UM0YN.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FHR/PK19/IZ4UM0YN/FHRPK19IZ4UM0YN.SMALL.jpg ukmads Oh no! It's "insert holiday" and you've forgotten the card AND the gift! But before you run out to buy a store-bought card and generic chocolates, you remember you have some Chibitronics laying around and trusty Instructables.com!Well you're in luck! This is a great little project that is sure to br...
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Tue, 14 Feb 2017 15:38:05 PST
UltraViolet Led Flashlight (Li-ion) http://www.instructables.com/id/UltraViolet-Led-Flashlight-Li-ion/
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Tue, 14 Feb 2017 13:12:29 PST
Penta colored LED star http://www.instructables.com/id/Penta-Colored-LED-Star/
Penta colored LED star - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FQ4/TBZX/IYYTHOVJ/FQ4TBZXIYYTHOVJ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQ4/TBZX/IYYTHOVJ/FQ4TBZXIYYTHOVJ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQ4/TBZX/IYYTHOVJ/FQ4TBZXIYYTHOVJ.SMALL.jpg frankdonald Hi this is my second Instructable and today i want to share how i build my Penta colored star which made a great decorative element for my Christmas tree. I myself thought of building something different for last Christmas and as a result mixed up five colors of LED and made this star.Well this took...
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Sun, 12 Feb 2017 22:41:35 PST
LED Heart for Valentines : ) http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Heart-for-Valentines-/
LED Heart for Valentines : ) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F1I/X57P/IYYT4PUZ/F1IX57PIYYT4PUZ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1I/X57P/IYYT4PUZ/F1IX57PIYYT4PUZ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1I/X57P/IYYT4PUZ/F1IX57PIYYT4PUZ.SMALL.jpg hasham99900999 It’s something very easy to anyone make it and its will be very pretty gift and its cheap also : DI use a programming Arduino and ill upload the programming so anyone will can make itI use a 12 LED but this LED make a 7 colour I make it in a style like a heart small heart Components You should h...
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Sat, 11 Feb 2017 20:22:46 PST
That's No Moon... It's a DEATH STAR Wall Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Thats-No-Moon-Its-a-DEATH-STAR-Wall-Light/
That's No Moon... It's a DEATH STAR Wall Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F0J/9YZP/IYYT498Q/F0J9YZPIYYT498Q.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0J/9YZP/IYYT498Q/F0J9YZPIYYT498Q.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0J/9YZP/IYYT498Q/F0J9YZPIYYT498Q.SMALL.jpg nickraw This is a REALLY SIMPLE, cheap way to make an awesome DEATH STAR wall light.This light is way better in reality than it is in pictures. Make the force be with you!@nick_rawstudio instagram What you'll need -An old bucket (the bigger the better)-foam core board (it need to be as big as the base o...
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Sat, 11 Feb 2017 03:15:31 PST
How to Convert a 200W Halogenrod Lamp With a R7S Socket Into a Energysaving 25W Led Version http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Convert-a-200W-Halogenrod-Lamp-With-a-R7S-S/
How to Convert a 200W Halogenrod Lamp With a R7S Socket Into a Energysaving 25W Led Version - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FDH/LSIR/IYV9C730/FDHLSIRIYV9C730.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FDH/LSIR/IYV9C730/FDHLSIRIYV9C730.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FDH/LSIR/IYV9C730/FDHLSIRIYV9C730.SMALL.jpg picposter We had a Ceiling Light in the kitchen with a power hungry 200W R7S bulb in it. As i wanted to have less energy costs, i started to search for a new Led bulb. I found many R7S led rods in different versions. So i orderd a 10W and a 30W R7S bulb on Ebay and tried them in our Ceiling Light. The result ...
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Tue, 7 Feb 2017 06:46:26 PST
Mega Torch - the ultimate guide http://www.instructables.com/id/Mega-Torch-the-Ultimate-Guide/
Mega Torch - the ultimate guide - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F6C/001D/IYV9BRQI/F6C001DIYV9BRQI.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6C/001D/IYV9BRQI/F6C001DIYV9BRQI.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6C/001D/IYV9BRQI/F6C001DIYV9BRQI.SMALL.jpg sjowett Mega Torch Build! Welcome! This instructable has been 'written' mainly as a set of detailed videos (10 in total including the 'fake' advert above). As such, you will find the text is sparse but, this is more than made up for during the in depth descriptions in the vlogs. I hope you enjoy this buil...
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Tue, 7 Feb 2017 06:16:17 PST
Sunrise Simulator with Adjustable Lamp Colour and Intensity http://www.instructables.com/id/Sunrise-Simulator/
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Mon, 6 Feb 2017 00:52:05 PST
Ne555 led flasher http://www.instructables.com/id/Ne555-Led-Flasher/
Ne555 led flasher - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FTI/6HUU/IYOQMCKH/FTI6HUUIYOQMCKH.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTI/6HUU/IYOQMCKH/FTI6HUUIYOQMCKH.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTI/6HUU/IYOQMCKH/FTI6HUUIYOQMCKH.SMALL.jpg Chris Project It's been a while since I posted my last instructables. So I post a new instructables today. Watch the video The video is in my YouTube channel Christopher Tjia. Link: The schematic The components the components for this project are:1. 1x 1k resistor2. 1x 470k resistor 3. 1x 220 resisto...
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Sat, 4 Feb 2017 22:58:24 PST
NeoPanel controlled by Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/NeoPanel-Controlled-by-Arduino/
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Thu, 2 Feb 2017 13:56:23 PST
Edge Lit Night Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Edge-Lit-Night-Light/
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Wed, 1 Feb 2017 09:42:59 PST
Old Bearing Housing LED Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Old-Bearing-Housing-LED-Lamp/
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Wed, 1 Feb 2017 08:24:28 PST
Under Shelf LED Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Under-Shelf-LED-Light-Intro/
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Tue, 31 Jan 2017 09:26:19 PST
Upcycled Glass Lamps With Mason Jar http://www.instructables.com/id/Upcycled-Glass-Lamps-With-Mason-Jar/
Upcycled Glass Lamps With Mason Jar - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FWG/K9CY/IYGFY84M/FWGK9CYIYGFY84M.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWG/K9CY/IYGFY84M/FWGK9CYIYGFY84M.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWG/K9CY/IYGFY84M/FWGK9CYIYGFY84M.SMALL.jpg JackmanWorks There is another studio next door to me that is a glass blowing shop. Sometimes they will throw away their scrap colored glass, so I picked this stuff out of the dumpster. My first lamp made from aluminum & concrete, while being really cool and well received, had a few design flaws I wanted to addre...
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Mon, 30 Jan 2017 09:45:22 PST
Concrete LED Light Cube http://www.instructables.com/id/Concrete-LED-Light-Cube/
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Wed, 25 Jan 2017 14:06:53 PST
Recycled Glowing Helmets Design http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Glowing-Helmets-Design/
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Tue, 24 Jan 2017 09:49:57 PST
Illuminated Logo http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Illuminated-Logo/
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Tue, 24 Jan 2017 06:26:22 PST
GNU/Mood http://www.instructables.com/id/GNUMood/
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Mon, 23 Jan 2017 12:41:17 PST
Beautiful and Easy LED Landscaping Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Beautiful-and-Easy-LED-Landscaping-Lights/
Beautiful and Easy LED Landscaping Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FNE/VANG/IY4QMCKA/FNEVANGIY4QMCKA.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FNE/VANG/IY4QMCKA/FNEVANGIY4QMCKA.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FNE/VANG/IY4QMCKA/FNEVANGIY4QMCKA.SMALL.jpg rdrew5 Low voltage landscaping lights are 12 volt - the same as a standard LED spool. So why not take advantage of this and create your own LED landscape lighting? The steps are simple, and the results can be amazing. It all comes down to how and where you mount the lights. Under stairs? Around a contoure...
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Sun, 22 Jan 2017 19:51:42 PST
Beginners Guide to LED Grow Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Beginners-Guide-to-LED-Grow-Lights/
Beginners Guide to LED Grow Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FMR/OQVS/IY4QNXI5/FMROQVSIY4QNXI5.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FMR/OQVS/IY4QNXI5/FMROQVSIY4QNXI5.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FMR/OQVS/IY4QNXI5/FMROQVSIY4QNXI5.SMALL.jpg K-Greenhalgh Do you enjoy gardening? - YesDo you enjoy electronics? - YESDo you enjoy discovering how things operate? YES!If you answered yes to all these questions than this is the guide for you!Rather than writing another step-by-step guide to grow lights I will first explain how an LED works and then jump int...
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Sun, 22 Jan 2017 21:42:44 PST
LED Cube Pendant - Worlds Smallest LED Cube http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Cube-Pendant/
LED Cube Pendant - Worlds Smallest LED Cube - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FBA/53H7/IY4QLWHO/FBA53H7IY4QLWHO.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBA/53H7/IY4QLWHO/FBA53H7IY4QLWHO.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBA/53H7/IY4QLWHO/FBA53H7IY4QLWHO.SMALL.jpg nqtronix It all started when I stumbled across Harifun's tiny LED cube almost 10 month ago. He has done a great work on miniaturizing Ashler Glick's innovative charliecube, which uses charlieplexing to control a 4x4x4 RGB LED cube with nothing but 16 IOs - no driver circuitry needed. Despite being the smalle...
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Sun, 22 Jan 2017 18:40:51 PST