Instructables: exploring - technology - leds - featured http://www.instructables.com Thu, 30 Jul 2015 22:09:19 PDT BLOX v1.01 WIFI controlled LED Hat http://www.instructables.com/id/WIFI-controlled-LED-Hat/
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Sun, 26 Apr 2015 13:43:01 PDT
Sparkle Motion: An LED world map driven by global Twitter traffic data http://www.instructables.com/id/Sparkle-Motion-An-LED-world-map-driven-by-global-T/
Sparkle Motion: An LED world map driven by global Twitter traffic data - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0A/ZRPF/ICP0WK87/F0AZRPFICP0WK87.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0A/ZRPF/ICP0WK87/F0AZRPFICP0WK87.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0A/ZRPF/ICP0WK87/F0AZRPFICP0WK87.SMALL.jpg Kinoma We built a Twitter light which changes its flicker behavior by monitoring global Twitter traffic. 50 LEDs are embedded behind a large, translucent white acrylic board and form a map of the world with the blue vinyl sticker attached on the board. This map becomes a low-res display for illustrating gl...
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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:59:33 PDT
DIY Photography LED Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Photography-LED-Lights/
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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:59:12 PDT
5 Min USB LED Light http://www.instructables.com/id/5-Min-USB-LED-Light/
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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:15:47 PDT
Infinity Mirror Clock with Patterns, Date and Chime http://www.instructables.com/id/Infinity-Mirror-Clock-with-Patterns-Date-and-Chime/
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Sun, 26 Jul 2015 07:41:22 PDT
LED Fox pendant, Solar Powered kit http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Fox-pendant-Solar-Powered-kit/
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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 19:14:11 PDT
Básico Wearables: Brazaletecon Adafruit NeoPixesl y Flora http://www.instructables.com/id/Básico-Wearables-Brazaletecon-Adafruit-NeoPixesl-y/
Básico Wearables: Brazaletecon Adafruit NeoPixesl y Flora - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDN/R9W6/IC5C5R7V/FDNR9W6IC5C5R7V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDN/R9W6/IC5C5R7V/FDNR9W6IC5C5R7V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDN/R9W6/IC5C5R7V/FDNR9W6IC5C5R7V.SMALL.jpg gmendez3 Este brazelete wearable lo puedes hacer si quieres llevar algo tecnológico contigo. Lo que necesitamos es: Hilo conductor Aguja Velcro Multímetro Batería de litio y su cargador de ser necesario Neopixels http://www.adafruit.com/products/1260Adafruit Flora http://www.adafruit.com/products/659 Reco...
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Thu, 16 Jul 2015 14:54:28 PDT
Minion Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Minion-Light/
Minion Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB0/7DJL/IC8X3TYW/FB07DJLIC8X3TYW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB0/7DJL/IC8X3TYW/FB07DJLIC8X3TYW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB0/7DJL/IC8X3TYW/FB07DJLIC8X3TYW.SMALL.jpg jim_2000 Just in time for the Minion Movie, your very own Minion light Instructable! Gather the Parts The Minion Light is based off of the FrogLeggs Tumbler flashlight that is sold at Lowes and other fine retailers. I really like this light as it has a nice glow and really shines brightly. FrogLeggs did...
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Tue, 14 Jul 2015 18:46:17 PDT
A Guide for buying LED's on E Bay http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Guide-for-buying-LEDs-on-E-Bay/
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Tue, 14 Jul 2015 00:01:02 PDT
An Awesome LED PVC Pipe Light http://www.instructables.com/id/An-Awesome-LED-PVC-Pipe-Light/
An Awesome LED PVC Pipe Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEY/LQRL/IBYX0MS4/FEYLQRLIBYX0MS4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEY/LQRL/IBYX0MS4/FEYLQRLIBYX0MS4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEY/LQRL/IBYX0MS4/FEYLQRLIBYX0MS4.SMALL.jpg Vyger It is a simple idea. An Awesome idea actually. Take a piece of PVC pipe and turn it into an LED light. Since the LED's run on only 12 volts and are already waterproof it would make a great all purpose light. It would be waterproof and since it uses low voltage even if its damaged it would not be a t...
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Sat, 11 Jul 2015 21:09:44 PDT
NEW DAD TAKES A STAR CEILING TO A NEW LEVEL! http://www.instructables.com/id/NEW-DAD-TAKES-A-STAR-CEILING-TO-A-NEW-LEVEL/
NEW DAD TAKES A STAR CEILING TO A NEW LEVEL! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFJ/V0MV/IBRRWGVO/FFJV0MVIBRRWGVO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFJ/V0MV/IBRRWGVO/FFJV0MVIBRRWGVO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFJ/V0MV/IBRRWGVO/FFJV0MVIBRRWGVO.SMALL.jpg MikeM61 I was inspired to build a star ceiling after seeing many people post DIY articles online. I knew it would be a fun treat for my newborn son, but I wanted to kick it up a notch.I have listed these instructions in a Youtube video as well!I wanted to find a way to make the ceiling fun and artistic for ...
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Mon, 6 Jul 2015 19:46:37 PDT
Enzo the Bedside Lamp Bot http://www.instructables.com/id/Enzo-the-Bedside-Lamp-Bot/
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Thu, 25 Jun 2015 02:04:53 PDT
LED Illuminated Safety Glasses http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Illuminated-Safety-Glasses/
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Sun, 21 Jun 2015 00:19:43 PDT
Under bed LED lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Under-bed-LED-lights/
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Fri, 19 Jun 2015 08:51:15 PDT
Replacing Old Flashlight Bulb With LED http://www.instructables.com/id/Replacing-Old-Flashlight-Bulb-With-LED/
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Sat, 13 Jun 2015 02:10:14 PDT
LED Cubes http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Cubes-2/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FNN/RTKA/IADRM01V/FNNRTKAIADRM01V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNN/RTKA/IADRM01V/FNNRTKAIADRM01V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNN/RTKA/IADRM01V/FNNRTKAIADRM01V.SMALL.jpg xxlauraxx Fire up your soldering iron, it's time to make an LED cube!This is a collection of the best LED cube projects on Instructables, so whatever type of cube you're looking to make, you'll find some helpful tips and inspiration in here. 8x8x8, 7x7x7, 4x4x4, uber cubes, resin cubes, and even a 1x1x1 LED c...
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Mon, 1 Jun 2015 10:44:23 PDT
Light your scarf up with LED fairy wire! http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-your-scarf-up-with-LED-fairy-wire/
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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:29:27 PDT
Color Invaders http://www.instructables.com/id/Color-Invaders/
Color Invaders - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJL/S0YM/IAR36P8G/FJLS0YMIAR36P8G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJL/S0YM/IAR36P8G/FJLS0YMIAR36P8G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJL/S0YM/IAR36P8G/FJLS0YMIAR36P8G.SMALL.jpg JColvin91 Hello!This is a fun little project that I was recently inspired to try out by Hamster's own Colour Invaders project. As the name suggests, it is similar in design to the classic Space Invaders game or (more similarly) the Casio's Number Invaders on the calculator. The idea behind the game is that di...
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Wed, 10 Jun 2015 12:54:37 PDT
LED Plexiglass Art http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Plexiglass-Art/
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Tue, 9 Jun 2015 13:22:21 PDT
How to make Simple LED USB light http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-Simple-LED-USB-light/
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Mon, 1 Jun 2015 02:20:53 PDT
Toe Saver Night Light (Auto Under Bed Light) http://www.instructables.com/id/Toe-Saver-Night-Light-Auto-Under-Bed-Light/
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Sun, 31 May 2015 21:00:36 PDT
Instamorph LED Mood Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Instamorph-LED-Mood-Light/
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Sun, 31 May 2015 15:31:13 PDT
Magic Instamorph Mushrooms http://www.instructables.com/id/Magic-Instamorph-Mushrooms/
Magic Instamorph Mushrooms - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F94/K6VF/IAAG5P33/F94K6VFIAAG5P33.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F94/K6VF/IAAG5P33/F94K6VFIAAG5P33.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F94/K6VF/IAAG5P33/F94K6VFIAAG5P33.SMALL.jpg ceejwells Instamorph is a plastic product that you heat with boiling water and form into whatever you want. This was an experiment to see what kind of magic I could bring out of this product. What is more magic than mushrooms? Instamorphing I used a ceramic bowl and poured in the package of Instamorph. It ...
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Sat, 30 May 2015 11:38:11 PDT
Controlling An LED Matrix http://www.instructables.com/id/Controlling-An-LED-Matrix/
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Fri, 29 May 2015 11:02:59 PDT
Neopixel Xbox Red Ring of Death Flying Disc http://www.instructables.com/id/Neopixel-Xbox-Red-Ring-of-Death-Flying-Disc/
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Thu, 28 May 2015 07:57:27 PDT
The Dancing LED http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Dancing-LED/
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Thu, 28 May 2015 07:25:28 PDT
Free-form Soldering LED Tree http://www.instructables.com/id/Free-form-Soldering-LED-Tree/
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Wed, 27 May 2015 11:53:44 PDT
LED-matrix on a budget http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-matrix-on-a-budget/
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Sat, 23 May 2015 15:50:24 PDT
LED Graduation Hat http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Graduation-Hat/
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Fri, 22 May 2015 11:29:20 PDT
Soldering LED Strips to Make Shapes http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-LED-Strips-to-Make-Shapes/
Soldering LED Strips to Make Shapes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0I/6WEJ/I9YBYWR6/F0I6WEJI9YBYWR6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0I/6WEJ/I9YBYWR6/F0I6WEJI9YBYWR6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0I/6WEJ/I9YBYWR6/F0I6WEJI9YBYWR6.SMALL.jpg kaitlyn1franz I wrote this instructable as a supplement to my instructions on making an LED Graduation Hat. I had never soldered LED strips before and it occured to me that more people who want to make the hat may have minimal or no soldering experience. Before I get started I have to say, I am by no means an exp...
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Fri, 22 May 2015 11:30:23 PDT
USB lights for keyboard http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-lights-for-keyboard/
USB lights for keyboard - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGC/RXFM/I9YBVEH4/FGCRXFMI9YBVEH4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGC/RXFM/I9YBVEH4/FGCRXFMI9YBVEH4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGC/RXFM/I9YBVEH4/FGCRXFMI9YBVEH4.SMALL.jpg khader sk This is a simple method of making a usb powered led lights to illuminate the laptop or PC keyboard while working in the dark. USB male pin you can get a male USB pin from an old usb cable or dead pendrives. you can even buy a new usb male pin for very cheap price at electronic store. Attach wi...
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Fri, 22 May 2015 02:30:20 PDT
Illuminated Rocker Switch Voltage Conversion http://www.instructables.com/id/Illuminated-Rocker-Switch-Voltage-Conversion/
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Thu, 21 May 2015 16:52:34 PDT
Infinity Mirrors http://www.instructables.com/id/Infinity-Mirrors/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FPG/AGYG/I5F7LIBB/FPGAGYGI5F7LIBB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPG/AGYG/I5F7LIBB/FPGAGYGI5F7LIBB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPG/AGYG/I5F7LIBB/FPGAGYGI5F7LIBB.SMALL.jpg xxlauraxx The dazzling infinity mirror effect is achieved using two mirrors: a regular mirror with LEDs in front of it, and a second one-way mirror that reflects the LED image back onto the fully reflective mirror. The result is a series of smaller and smaller reflections that recede into an infinite distance...
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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:16:58 PST
Sonic Fish http://www.instructables.com/id/Sonic-Fish/
Sonic Fish - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG2/3VQ1/I9UDE19I/FG23VQ1I9UDE19I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG2/3VQ1/I9UDE19I/FG23VQ1I9UDE19I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG2/3VQ1/I9UDE19I/FG23VQ1I9UDE19I.SMALL.jpg RoboPandaPDX I wanted to create a mood light or night light that would have a different kind of user interface, one that would be fun to use. I looked at several sensors in my vault of bought, but not used yet purchases. I decided I hadn’t done to much with the ultrasonic sensor. Waiving your hand and having som...
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Mon, 18 May 2015 19:22:22 PDT
SmartMatrix - Dynamic LED Art Display http://www.instructables.com/id/SmartMatrix-Dynamic-LED-Art-Display/
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Sat, 16 May 2015 09:19:46 PDT
LED Polarity Checker http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Polarity-Checker/
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Thu, 14 May 2015 19:27:12 PDT
RGB 4x4x4 LED Cube http://www.instructables.com/id/RGB-4x4x4-LED-Cube/
RGB 4x4x4 LED Cube - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Q/G9EX/I9O1FJ0G/F2QG9EXI9O1FJ0G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Q/G9EX/I9O1FJ0G/F2QG9EXI9O1FJ0G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Q/G9EX/I9O1FJ0G/F2QG9EXI9O1FJ0G.SMALL.jpg TECHNITES Love comes in all colors, shapes and sizes. What if you can have all the colors, packed in a perfect cube?Well, at TECHNITES we love LEDs and here we tell you how to use a bunch of RGB LEDs to create the grooviest cube ever. Gather all that you need Well, the first humans were hunters and gather...
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Thu, 14 May 2015 11:21:54 PDT
NeoPixel LED Headband http://www.instructables.com/id/NeoPixel-LED-Headband/
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Wed, 13 May 2015 21:53:21 PDT
DIY: Wired LEDs & RGB LEDs http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Wired-LEDs-RGB-LEDs/
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Wed, 13 May 2015 01:05:30 PDT
BeamBox - A tower that glows to your commands http://www.instructables.com/id/BeamBox-A-tower-that-glows-to-your-commands/
BeamBox - A tower that glows to your commands - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXE/3PSK/I9JRBZ45/FXE3PSKI9JRBZ45.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXE/3PSK/I9JRBZ45/FXE3PSKI9JRBZ45.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXE/3PSK/I9JRBZ45/FXE3PSKI9JRBZ45.SMALL.jpg PerfectPixel BeamBox - The partly 3D printed, part hand crafted rectangular tower that glows to your commands, either pre-determined, to music or by using specialised lighting software.The design is very similar to the VortoLight but with a different goal in mind. The goal of the BeamBox is to be easy and fun to...
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Tue, 12 May 2015 02:56:33 PDT
Simple Miniature Joule Thief http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Miniature-Joufe-Thief/
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Thu, 7 May 2015 12:27:35 PDT
How I added a Glove Box Light to my Truck http://www.instructables.com/id/How-I-added-a-Glove-Box-Light-to-my-Truck/
How I added a Glove Box Light to my Truck - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUN/7RGM/I9CM1EEY/FUN7RGMI9CM1EEY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUN/7RGM/I9CM1EEY/FUN7RGMI9CM1EEY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUN/7RGM/I9CM1EEY/FUN7RGMI9CM1EEY.SMALL.jpg TreyC1 Intro: This is my first Instructable. Forgive the lack of images at the beginning because I was not originally going to do this, but a classmate suggested that I start making these. This instructible will not be a one-fix, no-brainer solution for all; you will need some creativity if you want to dup...
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Wed, 6 May 2015 18:46:41 PDT
Smart LED Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Smart-LED-Lights/
Smart LED Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZL/X5ZZ/I92LTYZ2/FZLX5ZZI92LTYZ2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZL/X5ZZ/I92LTYZ2/FZLX5ZZI92LTYZ2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZL/X5ZZ/I92LTYZ2/FZLX5ZZI92LTYZ2.SMALL.jpg joshtlawson I recently finished up a bunk bed project for my kids. Being an engineer I was eagerly looking for a "problem" that needed an overly complex solution. Besides, it's obvious that young children sleep better with unfettered access to a light slightly brighter than a collapsed sun.I'd had my eye on Ada...
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Sat, 2 May 2015 17:16:47 PDT
Intro to LED Strips http://www.instructables.com/id/Intro-to-LED-Strips/
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Wed, 29 Apr 2015 16:55:09 PDT
Programmable Wearable Arc Reactor http://www.instructables.com/id/Programmable-Wearable-Arc-Reactor/
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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 12:40:59 PDT
Lámpara trasera para bicicleta http://www.instructables.com/id/Lámpara-trasera-para-bicicleta/
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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 18:08:49 PDT
8x8x8 RGB LED-Cube http://www.instructables.com/id/8x8x8-RGB-LED-Cube-1/
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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 10:39:14 PDT
SparkTruck's Simple Circuit Town! http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Circuit-Town/
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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 19:27:13 PST
US-Baymax Nightlight http://www.instructables.com/id/US-Baymax-Nightlight/
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Tue, 7 Apr 2015 08:44:00 PDT
LED Poster with ATtiny45 Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/ATtiny45-LED-Poster/
LED Poster with ATtiny45 Controller - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/RRR5/I7SVWMO4/FH2RRR5I7SVWMO4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/RRR5/I7SVWMO4/FH2RRR5I7SVWMO4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/RRR5/I7SVWMO4/FH2RRR5I7SVWMO4.SMALL.jpg comsa42 My highschool has a program where students can tutor other students. I got involved as a tutee, then a peer tutor. Everyone I've taught has found the program really helpful, so I decided to promote the program even further by building an LED poster!To control the flashing of the LEDs, this poster ha...
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Sun, 29 Mar 2015 16:59:46 PDT