Instructables: exploring - technology - leds - featured http://www.instructables.com Fri, 27 May 2016 21:13:16 PDT BLOX v1.01 DIY | Ambilight Using Arduino Nano http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Ambilight-Using-Arduino-Nano/
DIY | Ambilight Using Arduino Nano - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2T/KQXO/IOLP1ATW/F2TKQXOIOLP1ATW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2T/KQXO/IOLP1ATW/F2TKQXOIOLP1ATW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2T/KQXO/IOLP1ATW/F2TKQXOIOLP1ATW.SMALL.jpg RGBFreak In this Instructable I will be teaching you how you can create your own (b)ambilight for under $40!Keep in mind that the Ambilight will only work on a PC running the Bambilight software.You will need the following components:Individually addressable RGB LED strip - Available on AliexpressArduino Nan...
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Tue, 24 May 2016 12:22:21 PDT
Cutting and reconnecting Hue Light strip Plus segments http://www.instructables.com/id/Cutting-and-Reconnecting-Hue-Light-Strip-Plus-Segm/
Cutting and reconnecting Hue Light strip Plus segments - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSF/5TVI/IOKNBEQG/FSF5TVIIOKNBEQG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSF/5TVI/IOKNBEQG/FSF5TVIIOKNBEQG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSF/5TVI/IOKNBEQG/FSF5TVIIOKNBEQG.SMALL.jpg ruedli In the shop they told me it couldn't be done: I wanted to use a Hue Light Strip and cut it in pieces in order to reconnect it according to my own wishes.In this case I wanted to replace two TL-Tubes that were end-of-life with up-to-date (color able) Hue Light strips plus. These would nicely blend in...
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Tue, 24 May 2016 12:26:15 PDT
DIY | Minecraft Ore Night Light http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Minecraft-Ore-Night-Light/
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Tue, 24 May 2016 01:49:27 PDT
DIY Portable LED Lighting Panel http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Portable-LED-Lighting-Panel/
DIY Portable LED Lighting Panel - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV2/Z75V/IOEKJVNJ/FV2Z75VIOEKJVNJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV2/Z75V/IOEKJVNJ/FV2Z75VIOEKJVNJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV2/Z75V/IOEKJVNJ/FV2Z75VIOEKJVNJ.SMALL.jpg darbinorvar A portable LED lighting panel can really come in handy for photography and video work, so today we're going to make a DIY version which is super useful, yet easy to make. So I'm constantly taking photos and video of things I'm working on, of projects, food, of myself for vlogging, Instagram etc... A...
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Fri, 20 May 2016 11:47:20 PDT
Penny Battery http://www.instructables.com/id/Penny-Battery-3/
Penny Battery - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSX/M4NH/IOCJ6RS5/FSXM4NHIOCJ6RS5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSX/M4NH/IOCJ6RS5/FSXM4NHIOCJ6RS5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSX/M4NH/IOCJ6RS5/FSXM4NHIOCJ6RS5.SMALL.jpg Broken robot The penny battery is a very simple and cheap experiment. Through making a penny battery you are given a chance to learn about chemical reactions and electricity. The penny battery is also a extremely fun experience. The satisfaction of creating your own battery and showing it off to your friends and...
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Wed, 18 May 2016 14:55:03 PDT
HV Insulator Pendant Lamps and Other Unique Accent Lighting http://www.instructables.com/id/HV-Insulator-Pendant-Lamps-and-Other-Unique-Accent/
HV Insulator Pendant Lamps and Other Unique Accent Lighting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSA/THB4/IO1R3HOQ/FSATHB4IO1R3HOQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSA/THB4/IO1R3HOQ/FSATHB4IO1R3HOQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSA/THB4/IO1R3HOQ/FSATHB4IO1R3HOQ.SMALL.jpg rjkorn I went off on a tangent one day and started making different lamps. I 3D printed some parts and got most of the rest from Lowes and the dollar store.Best find was when I saw a bucket of power pole insulators at a barn sale. They were $3 each. Then $2 then $1. After a few trips I finally grabbed the...
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Wed, 11 May 2016 11:01:23 PDT
PVC Flicker LED Candles http://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-Flicker-LED-Candles/
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Tue, 10 May 2016 10:57:28 PDT
Magical Floating Planter Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Magical-Floating-Planter-Box/
Magical Floating Planter Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F28/D7VU/INYW5VGQ/F28D7VUINYW5VGQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F28/D7VU/INYW5VGQ/F28D7VUINYW5VGQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F28/D7VU/INYW5VGQ/F28D7VUINYW5VGQ.SMALL.jpg PerfectPixel This articulating planter light was a mix of ideas. I wanted some more plants for my desk and didn't want to buy a normal planter - no, of course; I had to make one. But just making one wasn't enough - it had to have something special about it. I decided originally to make it stand off of the desk, ...
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Mon, 9 May 2016 04:23:07 PDT
Heart Rate Party Pendant http://www.instructables.com/id/Heart-Rate-Party-Pendant/
Heart Rate Party Pendant - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEY/I0ZA/INZGC0JN/FEYI0ZAINZGC0JN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEY/I0ZA/INZGC0JN/FEYI0ZAINZGC0JN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEY/I0ZA/INZGC0JN/FEYI0ZAINZGC0JN.SMALL.jpg zkus My friends were talking over brunch once day about how cool (and how terrifying) it would be if a person you are chatting with (maybe at a party or on a date) could actually see when your pulse quickens, providing a window into your feelings of excitement or nervousness.Seemed like a fun and ridicul...
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Mon, 9 May 2016 00:20:31 PDT
11 LED Adjustable Chaser with 555Timer http://www.instructables.com/id/11-LED-Adjustable-Chaser-With-555Timer/
11 LED Adjustable Chaser with 555Timer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIK/327T/INQBL7B7/FIK327TINQBL7B7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIK/327T/INQBL7B7/FIK327TINQBL7B7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIK/327T/INQBL7B7/FIK327TINQBL7B7.SMALL.jpg hkerr Parts:Leds: Pack of 25 Can use Purple OnesIC: 555 timer, CD4017Capacitor: 10uf, 100nf(104)Potentiometer: 10k Linear MonoResistors: 1k, 10k, 120ohmBreadboard + Cables + Battery Clip Place Base Components The 555 timer and Cd4017 are placed along with the leds and the wires connecting to power and ...
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Tue, 3 May 2016 07:26:34 PDT
Warm/Cold Adjustable Continuous Lighting http://www.instructables.com/id/WarmCold-Adjustable-Continuous-Lighting/
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Mon, 2 May 2016 12:52:39 PDT
Easy Joule Thief Soldering Project http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Joule-Thief-Soldering-Project-1/
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Sun, 1 May 2016 16:17:11 PDT
Batman Wall Light! http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Kickass-Batman-Lampshade/
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Sat, 30 Apr 2016 18:34:01 PDT
Android Controlled RGB LED Using Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Android-Controlled-RGB-LED-Using-Arduino/
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Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19:57:19 PDT
Optical illusion mirror. (infinity mirror) http://www.instructables.com/id/Optical-Illusion-Mirror-infinity-Mirror/
Optical illusion mirror. (infinity mirror) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE1/TGR5/INM7KPDF/FE1TGR5INM7KPDF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE1/TGR5/INM7KPDF/FE1TGR5INM7KPDF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE1/TGR5/INM7KPDF/FE1TGR5INM7KPDF.SMALL.jpg DIY ZE Hey, wanted to show you something different this time. This is infinity mirror. It creates an optical illusion and I will show you how it works and how to make one yourself in video below. Also its cool to look at. [WATCH VIDEO] Parts & Disassemble For this project you will need following items:A...
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Sat, 30 Apr 2016 02:42:33 PDT
Fiber Optic Pleiades Star Map http://www.instructables.com/id/Fiber-Optic-Pleiades-Star-Map/
Fiber Optic Pleiades Star Map - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8O/SRJK/INER73IV/F8OSRJKINER73IV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8O/SRJK/INER73IV/F8OSRJKINER73IV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8O/SRJK/INER73IV/F8OSRJKINER73IV.SMALL.jpg Ayemsi The Pleiades, or the Seven Sisters, is a distinctive open star cluster with diverse significance in a variety of cultures. Inspired by other fiber optic star map projects seen here on Instructables (http://www.instructables.com/id/Star-Map/), I attempted to make my own small-scale star map of the Pl...
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Tue, 26 Apr 2016 18:30:08 PDT
Desktop Gardening, Plantbot Beta http://www.instructables.com/id/Plantbot-Beta/
Desktop Gardening, Plantbot Beta - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIY/O59P/INDGK01T/FIYO59PINDGK01T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIY/O59P/INDGK01T/FIYO59PINDGK01T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIY/O59P/INDGK01T/FIYO59PINDGK01T.SMALL.jpg mikeghen This project is a continuation of Plantbot Alpha.The goal here was to build a desktop garden similar to the AeroGarden that MiracleGrow markets but with more compute power and light power. Using a laser cut wood structure, LED lights, and Raspberry Pi, I created this system to take care of my plants...
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Sun, 24 Apr 2016 08:43:02 PDT
Add-on LEDs for Solar Day Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Add-on-LEDs-for-Solar-Day-Lamp/
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Fri, 22 Apr 2016 18:35:43 PDT
DIY Mobile Modular LED Worklight + Battery Pack From E-Waste http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Mobile-Modular-LED-Worklight-Battery-Pack-From/
DIY Mobile Modular LED Worklight + Battery Pack From E-Waste - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT3/02ZP/INBZ21ZX/FT302ZPINBZ21ZX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT3/02ZP/INBZ21ZX/FT302ZPINBZ21ZX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT3/02ZP/INBZ21ZX/FT302ZPINBZ21ZX.SMALL.jpg hafizan89 This is my first instructable, I've been an avid reader of instructables since my school days. Decided to make one for the heck of it. Be nice to me.Having multiple lights for multiple uses has it's pro's and con's. But for me, having something that can be used on nearly all of my tasks greatly help...
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Sat, 23 Apr 2016 07:52:24 PDT
How to Make a Simple LED Torch http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Simple-LED-Torch-1/
How to Make a Simple LED Torch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFW/YPA6/INC0BAOC/FFWYPA6INC0BAOC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFW/YPA6/INC0BAOC/FFWYPA6INC0BAOC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFW/YPA6/INC0BAOC/FFWYPA6INC0BAOC.SMALL.jpg medichackcollection https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqlzWLRIZzU&feature=youtu.be To do a Simple LED Torch you need! A clothes peg, an LED bulb ideally with long connector wires, a 3 volt watch battery and double sided adhesive tape! Once you apply pressure it completes the circuit and lights up, release to tu...
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Sat, 23 Apr 2016 07:47:59 PDT
LED ramp 8x10 Watt dimmable http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Ramp-8x50-Watt-Dimmable/
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Fri, 22 Apr 2016 10:02:17 PDT
Making an LED Night Light W/ Star Pattern http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-an-LED-Night-Light-W-Star-Pattern/
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Wed, 20 Apr 2016 14:28:07 PDT
LED Transit Clock - Never Miss the Bus Again! http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Transit-Clock-Never-Miss-the-Bus-Again/
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Sun, 17 Apr 2016 19:21:29 PDT
DIY GLOWING BUBBLE LIGHT - How to Make your own Futuristic Desk Light! http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-GLOWING-BUBBLE-LIGHT-How-to-Make-Your-Own-Futu/
DIY GLOWING BUBBLE LIGHT - How to Make your own Futuristic Desk Light! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYM/3QAE/IN3EIPBW/FYM3QAEIN3EIPBW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYM/3QAE/IN3EIPBW/FYM3QAEIN3EIPBW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYM/3QAE/IN3EIPBW/FYM3QAEIN3EIPBW.SMALL.jpg austiwawa PLEASE VOTE FOR ME in the "Make it Move Contest!" Feel free to click "Vote!" in the top right corner if you enjoyed this Instructable!In this video, we will be building a one of a kind futuristic desk light. Not only is this light unique and cool to look at, but the air bubbles make quite a relaxing...
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Sun, 17 Apr 2016 07:47:00 PDT
Compact DIY Photography LightBox With Foldable Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Compact-DIY-Photography-LightBox-With-Foldable-Lam/
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Sun, 17 Apr 2016 12:36:13 PDT
DIY : 100w Led Flashlight http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-100w-Led-Flashlight/
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Sat, 16 Apr 2016 02:44:24 PDT
Simple LED Torch http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-LED-Torch-1/
Simple LED Torch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLC/TCHD/IN0TL8NO/FLCTCHDIN0TL8NO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLC/TCHD/IN0TL8NO/FLCTCHDIN0TL8NO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLC/TCHD/IN0TL8NO/FLCTCHDIN0TL8NO.SMALL.jpg Barry Neeson Hi,In this instructable i am going to show you how to make a simple LED torch using mainly household objects.Its not the most powerful of torches but its a simple way of showing circuits and it takes all of a minute to make. What do you need A clothes peg (i found most plastic ones had a nice ga...
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Fri, 15 Apr 2016 10:23:48 PDT
Wooden Luminescent Ring http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Luminescent-Ring/
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Fri, 15 Apr 2016 09:00:17 PDT
How to make an infinity mirror box http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-an-Infinity-Mirror-Box/
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Thu, 14 Apr 2016 12:30:13 PDT
LED hack to replace Halogen Lamp bulb http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Hack-to-Replace-Halogen-Lamp-Bulb/
LED hack to replace Halogen Lamp bulb - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR1/169V/IMY43WV7/FR1169VIMY43WV7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR1/169V/IMY43WV7/FR1169VIMY43WV7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR1/169V/IMY43WV7/FR1169VIMY43WV7.SMALL.jpg hobby king Disassemble and hack a Philips flat 100 watt equivelent bulb to create a flat bulb capable of replacing a 100 watt halogen bulb. Buy the LED bulb Buy a flat Philips 100 watt equivelent bulb from Home Depot as shown. Mine cost about $8. Remove metal base from the LED bulb Use a Dremel tool to c...
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Tue, 12 Apr 2016 22:48:30 PDT
Create a Mood Light Device http://www.instructables.com/id/Create-a-Mood-Light-Device/
Create a Mood Light Device - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPV/IBKX/IMRYS7YQ/FPVIBKXIMRYS7YQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPV/IBKX/IMRYS7YQ/FPVIBKXIMRYS7YQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPV/IBKX/IMRYS7YQ/FPVIBKXIMRYS7YQ.SMALL.jpg JayconSystems Wouldn't it be awesome to have a mood light that you can control with your phone from the comfort of your bed? With a simple Bluetooth module, an Arduino, and an RGB LED, you can make that dream possible.In this tutorial, we are going to show how to setup an nRF8001 Bluetooth module to change an RGB...
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Tue, 12 Apr 2016 07:18:45 PDT
Reactive Neopixel Door Lighting http://www.instructables.com/id/Reactive-Neopixel-Door-Lighting/
Reactive Neopixel Door Lighting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSU/AQNX/IMUVWRPT/FSUAQNXIMUVWRPT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSU/AQNX/IMUVWRPT/FSUAQNXIMUVWRPT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSU/AQNX/IMUVWRPT/FSUAQNXIMUVWRPT.SMALL.jpg PerfectPixel Guess what? Now you door can have lights on it too!But wait, there's more! These lights are reactive because they sense when you close the door and automatically turn off, saving you both power and from sleep deprivation by the glowing awesomeness that these neopixel's emit!The lights have custom ef...
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Mon, 11 Apr 2016 04:15:50 PDT
DIY LED Bar http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-LED-Bar/
DIY LED Bar - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX3/D16P/IMQLHN5G/FX3D16PIMQLHN5G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX3/D16P/IMQLHN5G/FX3D16PIMQLHN5G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX3/D16P/IMQLHN5G/FX3D16PIMQLHN5G.SMALL.jpg oisrjf Purpose and Description:The purpose of this project was to improve Richard's aquarium. He is planning to have a new fish aquarium and wants a nice light design in the aquarium. The project consists of a box that was 3D printed giving it a slick and stealthy look and electronics (arduino and a breadb...
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Thu, 7 Apr 2016 17:52:03 PDT
DIY Maglite LED upgrade conversion 5,000 lumen http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Maglite-LED-Upgrade-Conversion-5000-Lumen/
DIY Maglite LED upgrade conversion 5,000 lumen - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC7/0S1X/IMQD89UL/FC70S1XIMQD89UL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC7/0S1X/IMQD89UL/FC70S1XIMQD89UL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC7/0S1X/IMQD89UL/FC70S1XIMQD89UL.SMALL.jpg MatthewS225 This tutorial will be on how to convert a standard 2 D Maglite into a 5,000 lumen LED light.Very few tools will be needed. A screw gun or drill with a sanding tip on it is useful, but in a pinch a flat head screw driver would do the job. Step 1: Choosing your host. Choosing your host size....
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Thu, 7 Apr 2016 12:05:44 PDT
Fountain of Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Fountain-of-Light/
Fountain of Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FET/5L00/IMP4UWBV/FET5L00IMP4UWBV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FET/5L00/IMP4UWBV/FET5L00IMP4UWBV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FET/5L00/IMP4UWBV/FET5L00IMP4UWBV.SMALL.jpg nimala11 We are a class of Stanford students who, driven by our desire to replace the drought-stricken fountains on campus, decided to create an electronic fountain with light, instead of water, as the main medium. Materials STRUCTURE: 2.5" OD x 2.25" ID x 6 foot long acrylic tubes X6 24 inch x 12...
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Wed, 6 Apr 2016 20:11:07 PDT
Tilt Motion LEDs : Hooded http://www.instructables.com/id/Tilt-Motion-LEDs-Hooded/
Tilt Motion LEDs : Hooded - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ7/KJ8J/IMK64XFK/FZ7KJ8JIMK64XFK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ7/KJ8J/IMK64XFK/FZ7KJ8JIMK64XFK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ7/KJ8J/IMK64XFK/FZ7KJ8JIMK64XFK.SMALL.jpg IreneL24 In this tutorial, I will show how to make a tilt motion LED hoodie.When you put the hood up, a sad emoji appears in the back with LEDs. It represents how people shelter themselves or do not want to be seen when they feel down. The light is strong when the person wearing the hood tilts their head dow...
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Sun, 3 Apr 2016 15:30:12 PDT
Ying Yang LED Ceiling Island http://www.instructables.com/id/Ying-Yang-LED-Ceiling-Island/
Ying Yang LED Ceiling Island - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYC/9NJH/IMJE98RF/FYC9NJHIMJE98RF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYC/9NJH/IMJE98RF/FYC9NJHIMJE98RF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYC/9NJH/IMJE98RF/FYC9NJHIMJE98RF.SMALL.jpg EdH13 When my bedroom was redesigned I decided I wanted to add a little personal touch with an LED lit Ceiling Island, Using Sketchup I experimented with many different shapes until I stumbled upon the Idea of using Ying Yang, I experimented with the size of the circle and then ordered 12mm MDF which had ...
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Sat, 2 Apr 2016 18:24:38 PDT
Chroma - Light in a Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Chroma-Light-in-a-Box/
Chroma - Light in a Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXJ/5AX6/IMI0UT1A/FXJ5AX6IMI0UT1A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXJ/5AX6/IMI0UT1A/FXJ5AX6IMI0UT1A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXJ/5AX6/IMI0UT1A/FXJ5AX6IMI0UT1A.SMALL.jpg PerfectPixel chroma.light in a box.chroma is a simple box. It lights up when you want it to. Whatever color you want, whenever you want.chroma is an app controlled dual edge lit box; made possible by the edge lighting abilities of acrylic. chroma costs under $25 and weighs just over 200g.features:2 types of rain...
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Fri, 1 Apr 2016 14:46:12 PDT
DIY 130 inch edgeless screen with Ambilight by Teensy 3.2+WS2801 http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-130-Inch-Edgeless-Screen-With-Ambilight-by-Tee/
DIY 130 inch edgeless screen with Ambilight by Teensy 3.2+WS2801 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Y/KOON/IMDZEZIX/F8YKOONIMDZEZIX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Y/KOON/IMDZEZIX/F8YKOONIMDZEZIX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Y/KOON/IMDZEZIX/F8YKOONIMDZEZIX.SMALL.jpg bumhee34 Many people have made "ambilight" with Arduino, Teensy, Raspberry Pi, and so on.I have never seen someone who applied ambilight to a big screen like 130 inch.Moving to new house, I made 130 inch edgeless (bezeless) screen with ambilight function.This work could be done thanks to many people who shar...
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Fri, 1 Apr 2016 07:06:07 PDT
Light Nib http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Nib/
Light Nib - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F20/KWD4/IMDODZYX/F20KWD4IMDODZYX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F20/KWD4/IMDODZYX/F20KWD4IMDODZYX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F20/KWD4/IMDODZYX/F20KWD4IMDODZYX.SMALL.jpg miguel31416 This project is an intent to join two visual arts on which creativity and technique are always present: calligraphy and photography. Accorrding to wikipedia, calligraphy is a visual art related to writing; as for the photography, it literally means "drawing with light". If you are into lettering or ...
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Tue, 29 Mar 2016 12:09:59 PDT
Tetris-Inspired Modular Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Tetris-Inspired-Modular-Lamp/
Tetris-Inspired Modular Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3C/9HT6/IMF3WT7L/F3C9HT6IMF3WT7L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3C/9HT6/IMF3WT7L/F3C9HT6IMF3WT7L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3C/9HT6/IMF3WT7L/F3C9HT6IMF3WT7L.SMALL.jpg watchmeflyy This was an idea occupying my sketchbook for a while: a modular lamp whose units would light up upon contact with one another. I had tricky standards for this project: must be as low cost as possible (no soldering/laser cutting necessary) be like actual tetris so units may be rearranged into di...
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Tue, 29 Mar 2016 09:57:44 PDT
Bangle Box Converted to Emergency Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Bangle-Box-Converted-to-Emergency-Light/
Bangle Box Converted to Emergency Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1S/XW40/IMC91YAP/F1SXW40IMC91YAP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1S/XW40/IMC91YAP/F1SXW40IMC91YAP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1S/XW40/IMC91YAP/F1SXW40IMC91YAP.SMALL.jpg gsantony Hello,This is most useful & small in size emergency LED light made from bangle boxIn this instructable i used bangle box & old nokia(any) mobile battery to make this emergency lightit have more features like very small in size &we can carry this any where....it provide high brightness finally we ...
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Tue, 29 Mar 2016 03:17:07 PDT
Vacuum powered fluidic ink "LEDs" and circuits http://www.instructables.com/id/Air-Powered-Fluidic-Ink-LEDs-and-Circuits/
Vacuum powered fluidic ink "LEDs" and circuits - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNV/6YCU/IMKTOLE7/FNV6YCUIMKTOLE7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNV/6YCU/IMKTOLE7/FNV6YCUIMKTOLE7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNV/6YCU/IMKTOLE7/FNV6YCUIMKTOLE7.SMALL.jpg novelchip Here I show you how to buildVacuum powered FLUIDIC INK "LEDs" Fluidic "LEDs" work without electricity ! Any source of vacuum is able to power them. For example a syringe !! or a modified bike pump for longer operation fluidic "LEDs" use INK inste...
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Mon, 28 Mar 2016 11:38:25 PDT
DIY Video Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Video-Lights/
DIY Video Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWY/2N9X/IM6J8K70/FWY2N9XIM6J8K70.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWY/2N9X/IM6J8K70/FWY2N9XIM6J8K70.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWY/2N9X/IM6J8K70/FWY2N9XIM6J8K70.SMALL.jpg SidelingJam3 Last summer I found nearly 100 LED strips in a dumpster behind Target. They were embedded into display case racks, but after a bit of hacking I was able to get them out. The really exciting thing about them was that they ran off of 12 volts - think of all the incredible uses! I started making replac...
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Thu, 24 Mar 2016 14:55:30 PDT
Up-cycle a Vintage Torch V2 http://www.instructables.com/id/Up-cycle-a-Vintage-Torch-V2/
Up-cycle a Vintage Torch V2 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJU/QIG3/IM3OBG3B/FJUQIG3IM3OBG3B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJU/QIG3/IM3OBG3B/FJUQIG3IM3OBG3B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJU/QIG3/IM3OBG3B/FJUQIG3IM3OBG3B.SMALL.jpg lonesoulsurfer I recently picked-up a vintage torch from the op-shop. I love the design and retro feel of the torch and initially was just going to keep as is until I discovered that the batteries had leaked way back when and corroded a lot of the insides. Strangely, I was kinda happy that it wouldn't work as it...
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Tue, 22 Mar 2016 14:07:35 PDT
PS3 Controller Vibration LEDs (+ button misfire fix) http://www.instructables.com/id/PS3-Controller-Vibration-LEDs-Button-Misfire-Fix/
PS3 Controller Vibration LEDs (+ button misfire fix) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHT/O3Z2/IM2B3UY5/FHTO3Z2IM2B3UY5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHT/O3Z2/IM2B3UY5/FHTO3Z2IM2B3UY5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHT/O3Z2/IM2B3UY5/FHTO3Z2IM2B3UY5.SMALL.jpg Calkinsd9 If your PS3 is starting to push 4-5 years of use, your controllers are apt to start misbehaving; buttons start mysteriously pushing themselves or pushing each other, and sometimes will stubbornly refuse to register a press at all. My particular controller here was in bad shape: sometimes the R2 trig...
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Tue, 22 Mar 2016 07:58:37 PDT
360 Degree Multi Purpose Bright LED Light http://www.instructables.com/id/360-Degree-Multi-Purpose-Bright-LED-Light/
360 Degree Multi Purpose Bright LED Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHV/CHCG/ILXYLYHF/FHVCHCGILXYLYHF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHV/CHCG/ILXYLYHF/FHVCHCGILXYLYHF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHV/CHCG/ILXYLYHF/FHVCHCGILXYLYHF.SMALL.jpg gsantony Hello,This is very useful 360 degree multi purpose bright LED light. as the name itself you can find the details of this lamp ....360 degree means this lamp illuminate the light in all the direction .Multi purpose means this lamp can be used as table lamp or ceiling lamp or floor ....Bright LED li...
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Sat, 19 Mar 2016 05:35:35 PDT
Ambilight system for every input connected to your TV. WS2812B Arduino UNO Raspberry Pi http://www.instructables.com/id/Ambilight-System-for-Every-Input-Connected-to-Your/
Ambilight system for every input connected to your TV. WS2812B Arduino UNO Raspberry Pi - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1D/DLPT/IJYV2OMK/F1DDLPTIJYV2OMK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1D/DLPT/IJYV2OMK/F1DDLPTIJYV2OMK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1D/DLPT/IJYV2OMK/F1DDLPTIJYV2OMK.SMALL.jpg pfoglietta I have always wanted to add ambilight to my TV. It looks so cool! I finally did and I was not disappointed!I have seen many videos and many tutorials on creating an Ambilight system for your TV but I have never found a full tutorial for my exact needs.It is whether the system is only made for 1 sing...
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Mon, 1 Feb 2016 03:54:53 PST
How To Install LED Cabinet Lighting http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Install-LED-Cabinet-Lighting/
How To Install LED Cabinet Lighting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOO/VO0S/ILV7TXD9/FOOVO0SILV7TXD9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOO/VO0S/ILV7TXD9/FOOVO0SILV7TXD9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOO/VO0S/ILV7TXD9/FOOVO0SILV7TXD9.SMALL.jpg Robin Lewis Adding LED strip lights to a work area is a cheap and effective way of lighting specific areas. Buy yourself some LED lights LED lights come in different lengths, some can be connected to make longer lengths. The pack that I used are made up of 4 lengths of 300mm that can be joined together to ma...
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Thu, 17 Mar 2016 05:29:30 PDT
Make Your Own Dimmable LED Workshop Lighting! (Extremely High Efficiency) http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Dimmable-LED-Workshop-Lighting-Extre/
Make Your Own Dimmable LED Workshop Lighting! (Extremely High Efficiency) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNF/32VK/ILO2TFNB/FNF32VKILO2TFNB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNF/32VK/ILO2TFNB/FNF32VKILO2TFNB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNF/32VK/ILO2TFNB/FNF32VKILO2TFNB.SMALL.jpg Yonatan24 In this Instructable, I'll show you how to make your own extremely efficient LED lighting for your workshop! We, Makers, Never have enough lighting on our worktable, So we need to buy lamps. But as makers, We don't buy things (And get ripped off...), We MAKE them! That's why I've decided to make my ...
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Sat, 12 Mar 2016 08:54:57 PST