Instructables: exploring - technology - leds - featured http://www.instructables.com Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:08:22 PDT BLOX v1.01 Rechargeable Flashlight With Hand-Crank Generator http://www.instructables.com/id/Rechargeable-Flashlight-With-Hand-Crank-Generator/
Rechargeable Flashlight With Hand-Crank Generator - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FMR/951S/ITCHMKR5/FMR951SITCHMKR5.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FMR/951S/ITCHMKR5/FMR951SITCHMKR5.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FMR/951S/ITCHMKR5/FMR951SITCHMKR5.SMALL.jpg argha halder Hey everyone!! It's been a long time since I last posted an instructable. I hope to post an instructable a week or every two weeks from now on, so I'm Back! Today I am going to show you how to make a Rechargeable Flashlight With Hand-Crank Generator. It is a really simple, and fu...
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Sun, 25 Sep 2016 13:17:55 PDT
Lucas Carbide Lamp Converted to Multi Colored LED http://www.instructables.com/id/Lucas-Carbide-Lamp-Converted-to-Multi-Colored-LED/
Lucas Carbide Lamp Converted to Multi Colored LED - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FIB/O4K4/ITHR3FTQ/FIBO4K4ITHR3FTQ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FIB/O4K4/ITHR3FTQ/FIBO4K4ITHR3FTQ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FIB/O4K4/ITHR3FTQ/FIBO4K4ITHR3FTQ.SMALL.jpg mr_fid I picked up this Lucas Carbide lamp a while ago from a antiques fair, i wasn't really sure what it was or how it worked, but being of an engineering mind decided it looked nice and brought it. When i researched it i was quite surprised how the thing works..... Basically you put Calcium Carbide in th...
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Sat, 24 Sep 2016 15:39:37 PDT
Night Lighting http://www.instructables.com/id/Night-Lighting/
Night Lighting - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FXD/LTC5/ITCHJP8N/FXDLTC5ITCHJP8N.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXD/LTC5/ITCHJP8N/FXDLTC5ITCHJP8N.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXD/LTC5/ITCHJP8N/FXDLTC5ITCHJP8N.SMALL.jpg NadaFab Many of us wake up in the night and get up from their beds to drink or anything else, you open your eyes but the light is turned off then you get up from the bed and you barely can see your hand, you start walking and suddenly you hit anything. Therefore, it comes to my mind an idea make a Nightligh...
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Sat, 24 Sep 2016 19:10:40 PDT
Convert $2 LED Lamp to $50 Smart Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Convert-2-LED-Lamp-to-50-Smart-Lamp/
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Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:15:10 PDT
Automatic Lights for Tool Chest http://www.instructables.com/id/Automatic-Lights-for-Tool-Chest/
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Wed, 21 Sep 2016 09:30:10 PDT
Touh activated recycled glow in the dark CD Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Touh-Activated-Recycled-Glow-in-the-Dark-CD-Lamp/
Touh activated recycled glow in the dark CD Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FIM/XAGC/ITCXI524/FIMXAGCITCXI524.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FIM/XAGC/ITCXI524/FIMXAGCITCXI524.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FIM/XAGC/ITCXI524/FIMXAGCITCXI524.SMALL.jpg onus Always liked the idea of repurpose things, and one day my sister was throwing out a billion of her old CD's... and "Light BULB!" (literally)I mean, I have a 3D printer, lets give this a go. only took me two years :P (got kids) Without further adieu, here is my first instructable and rough draft, if ...
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Wed, 21 Sep 2016 07:14:49 PDT
Clarinet Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Clarinet-Lamp/
Clarinet Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FXV/Q3AJ/ITAODEH0/FXVQ3AJITAODEH0.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXV/Q3AJ/ITAODEH0/FXVQ3AJITAODEH0.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXV/Q3AJ/ITAODEH0/FXVQ3AJITAODEH0.SMALL.jpg jillls101 A clarinet lamp is a nice touch for any musician's room.In this instructable I will walk you though the process of creating a functioning lamp out of a clarinet.Warning! Improper wiring of your lamp could lead to an electrical fire. Be very careful when performing these steps. Gathering Materials ...
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Mon, 19 Sep 2016 18:03:35 PDT
HANDPOWERED SERVO TORCH http://www.instructables.com/id/SERVO-TORCH/
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Mon, 19 Sep 2016 05:06:19 PDT
Neopixel Running Water Faucet Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Neopixel-Running-Water-Faucet-Lamp/
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Sat, 17 Sep 2016 14:35:36 PDT
Blinky Pentagon and the Led Photo Frame http://www.instructables.com/id/Blinky-Pentagon-and-the-Led-Photo-Frame/
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Sat, 17 Sep 2016 02:51:41 PDT
Quick Cheap DIY LED Light Stick (For Concert) http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-Cheap-DIY-LED-Light-Stick-For-Concert/
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Sat, 17 Sep 2016 07:19:42 PDT
Xbox Shadow Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Xbox-Shadow-Box/
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Wed, 14 Sep 2016 19:43:31 PDT
Simple Lightsaber http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Lightsaber-1/
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Wed, 14 Sep 2016 15:15:38 PDT
LED Lighting: One "Dead" D Cell At A Time. http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Lighting-One-D-Cell-at-a-Time/
LED Lighting: One "Dead" D Cell At A Time. - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F83/NUJU/IT22TUV4/F83NUJUIT22TUV4.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F83/NUJU/IT22TUV4/F83NUJUIT22TUV4.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F83/NUJU/IT22TUV4/F83NUJUIT22TUV4.SMALL.jpg luxstar I currently have an ongoing supply of "Dead" (actually half used) alkaline D cells from a local manufacturing company. They use D cells in a couple of pieces of equipment as well as the automatic paper towel dispensers in all the restrooms. I understand from my friend who works there that they are...
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Wed, 14 Sep 2016 08:14:29 PDT
Make Love With LED http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Love-With-LED/
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Tue, 13 Sep 2016 06:31:10 PDT
DIY | RGB LED Shades Controlled By Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-RGB-LED-Shades-Controlled-by-Arduino/
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Tue, 13 Sep 2016 01:18:24 PDT
How to change LED color http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Change-LED-Color/
How to change LED color - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FWI/9S0B/ISYGIKEV/FWI9S0BISYGIKEV.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWI/9S0B/ISYGIKEV/FWI9S0BISYGIKEV.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWI/9S0B/ISYGIKEV/FWI9S0BISYGIKEV.SMALL.jpg balsuryana Light-Emitting Diode / LED Is have so many colors and so many types. This tricks is very useful if you need a colorful LED. For Example: if you have an LED like White LED, and you need a red LED, Don't buy new led just try this Tricks!!!OK Let's Do It!! You need: LED (In this case, i have a LED ...
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Sun, 11 Sep 2016 03:46:39 PDT
Light Up Rooms With Solar Power - DIY 10$ Project http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Up-Rooms-With-Solar-Power-DIY-10-Project/
Light Up Rooms With Solar Power - DIY 10$ Project - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FY9/6FJG/ISXKH9AY/FY96FJGISXKH9AY.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FY9/6FJG/ISXKH9AY/FY96FJGISXKH9AY.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FY9/6FJG/ISXKH9AY/FY96FJGISXKH9AY.SMALL.jpg RCLifeOn Solar power is amazing! You can power motors, lights or any electrical device, and they are available all over the world for a very reasonable prices. In this Instructable I will show you have to use solar panels to power LED lights. The estimated cost for this project is only 10$! Materials Yo...
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Sat, 10 Sep 2016 13:46:54 PDT
Bajo LED http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Bass/
Bajo LED - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F1O/C9N1/ISX124NA/F1OC9N1ISX124NA.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1O/C9N1/ISX124NA/F1OC9N1ISX124NA.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1O/C9N1/ISX124NA/F1OC9N1ISX124NA.SMALL.jpg BreakingTheExpectations Aquí estamos otra vez con otro nuevo proyecto, vamos a ponerle unas luces led azules a nuestro bajo. Podremos encenderlas con un interruptor que irá por detrás además de la batería de 9 V que proporcionará la carga. Es un proyecto bastante fácil y con un resultado bastante chulo para un concierto de...
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Sat, 10 Sep 2016 03:58:31 PDT
JAR LED LIGHT http://www.instructables.com/id/JAR-LED-LIGHT/
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Wed, 7 Sep 2016 05:19:02 PDT
DIY: LED Flower Crown ♛ / TUTORIAL http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-LED-Flower-Crown-TUTORIAL/
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Tue, 6 Sep 2016 08:44:55 PDT
Practical Guide to LEDs 2 - Essential Circuits http://www.instructables.com/id/Practical-Guide-to-LEDs-2-Essential-Circuits/
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Tue, 6 Sep 2016 00:14:45 PDT
Shake Activated Water Bottle Night Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Shake-Activated-Water-Bottle-Night-Light/
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Mon, 5 Sep 2016 19:20:24 PDT
Practical Guide to LEDs 1 - Pick your LED! http://www.instructables.com/id/Practical-Guide-to-LEDs-1-Pick-Your-LED/
Practical Guide to LEDs 1 - Pick your LED! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FQL/XVAU/ISCBS392/FQLXVAUISCBS392.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQL/XVAU/ISCBS392/FQLXVAUISCBS392.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQL/XVAU/ISCBS392/FQLXVAUISCBS392.SMALL.jpg nqtronix You've heard about LEDs. Chances are you've already tinkered with them. But there are so much details you probably don't know about. Sadly the resources available are often incomplete or just unpractical. This guide takes you all the way from a beginner level to adept skills! This is chapter 1 of a...
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Mon, 5 Sep 2016 08:27:24 PDT
8-bit wedding LED matrix http://www.instructables.com/id/8-bit-Wedding-Led-Matrix/
8-bit wedding LED matrix - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FVU/ZB57/ISCBF951/FVUZB57ISCBF951.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FVU/ZB57/ISCBF951/FVUZB57ISCBF951.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FVU/ZB57/ISCBF951/FVUZB57ISCBF951.SMALL.jpg tjaap A friend of mine got married last week. He and his girlfriend (now wife) are a really geeky couple. She is a game designer with a web comic on board games, he is a new media artist. They're both crazy creative. So when they announced they were getting married, I immediately thought I should try to b...
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Wed, 31 Aug 2016 10:16:59 PDT
DIY Wooden Stick Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Wooden-Stick-Lights/
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Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:33:49 PDT
OpenLabs 3D Printed Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/OpenLabs-3D-Printed-Lamp/
OpenLabs 3D Printed Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F9K/BUXB/ISCB8W8O/F9KBUXBISCB8W8O.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F9K/BUXB/ISCB8W8O/F9KBUXBISCB8W8O.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F9K/BUXB/ISCB8W8O/F9KBUXBISCB8W8O.SMALL.jpg marianmoldovan This month at work we moved to some brand new office. Along with the new space we are also working in some new initiatives and most important, a Maker Space. So, new logo and no customized office (for now). We though of building a simple LED 3D printed lamp with the new OpenLabs logo. And that we di...
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Tue, 30 Aug 2016 06:29:12 PDT
Build Extendable LED Lights to Make a Great Storage System http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-Extendable-LED-Lights-to-Make-a-Great-Storag/
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Sat, 27 Aug 2016 20:36:57 PDT
LED Box Room Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Box-Room-Lamp/
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Sat, 27 Aug 2016 18:53:15 PDT
Illuminate - A Social Garment http://www.instructables.com/id/Illuminate-a-Social-Garment/
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Sat, 27 Aug 2016 07:22:18 PDT
The Flower Power Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Flower-Power-Lamp/
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Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:44:39 PDT
ULTRA THIN LIGHT BOXES http://www.instructables.com/id/ULTRA-THIN-LIGHT-BOXES/
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Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:01:00 PDT
Twitter Mood Lamps with ESP8266 http://www.instructables.com/id/Twitter-Mood-Lamps-With-ESP8266/
Twitter Mood Lamps with ESP8266 - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F9G/MQKB/IRXTNXOV/F9GMQKBIRXTNXOV.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F9G/MQKB/IRXTNXOV/F9GMQKBIRXTNXOV.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F9G/MQKB/IRXTNXOV/F9GMQKBIRXTNXOV.SMALL.jpg The Screwed Scientists One day I was browsing through Thingverse and came across these awesome looking lamps made by Markellov.I decided I wanted to make something out of them and settled on a Twitter Mood Lamp. The idea was to parse tweets and assert the general mood of the tweets which then gets translated to a color di...
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Tue, 23 Aug 2016 21:16:37 PDT
Universal sound reactive lights for drums / guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/Universal-Sound-Reactive-Lights-for-Drums-Guitar/
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Tue, 23 Aug 2016 09:15:58 PDT
Skateboard Shelf With LED's! http://www.instructables.com/id/Skateboard-Shelf-With-LEDs/
Skateboard Shelf With LED's! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FRY/P3QO/IRXTJOJ2/FRYP3QOIRXTJOJ2.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRY/P3QO/IRXTJOJ2/FRYP3QOIRXTJOJ2.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRY/P3QO/IRXTJOJ2/FRYP3QOIRXTJOJ2.SMALL.jpg lonesoulsurfer My boys recently decided to move into their own rooms. As a kind of "room warming" gift, I decided to make my youngest a skateboard shelf. I also decided to add some LED's to the bottom of the shelf so he could use it as a reading light at night. To attach it to the wall, I used gas fittings as b...
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Mon, 22 Aug 2016 03:34:45 PDT
Electro-Flare ...from X-COM: UFO Defense http://www.instructables.com/id/Electro-Flare-from-X-COM-UFO-Defense/
Electro-Flare ...from X-COM: UFO Defense - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FR0/LN6R/IRXT8ZSN/FR0LN6RIRXT8ZSN.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FR0/LN6R/IRXT8ZSN/FR0LN6RIRXT8ZSN.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FR0/LN6R/IRXT8ZSN/FR0LN6RIRXT8ZSN.SMALL.jpg Troublemakers Before we start. An explanation of what this thing is, and why we built it, is in order. It starts back in the early 90’s… 1993 to be exact. A video game was released called… X-COM: Enemy Unknown. In 1994 the game was released in the North America as X-COM: UFO Defense.The by-line read "Extrem...
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Wed, 17 Aug 2016 15:18:14 PDT
Huge vacuum tube light fixture. http://www.instructables.com/id/Huge-Vacuum-Tube-Light-Fixture/
Huge vacuum tube light fixture. - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/BECC/IRXHMRXI/FN8BECCIRXHMRXI.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/BECC/IRXHMRXI/FN8BECCIRXHMRXI.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/BECC/IRXHMRXI/FN8BECCIRXHMRXI.SMALL.jpg j88k [IMPORTANT CREATOR'S NOTE] Many vacuum tubes contain toxic substances and gases (mercury, uranium, thoriated tungsten, etc.). You are well-advised to handle these valves with care, to ensure that they do not break, or react unsafely to the heat generated by the lighting. It is incumbent upon you t...
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Mon, 15 Aug 2016 05:58:39 PDT
A Powerful Rechargeable Flashlight http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Powerful-Rechargeable-Flashlight/
A Powerful Rechargeable Flashlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/8N4H/IRPPOAZF/FR48N4HIRPPOAZF.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/8N4H/IRPPOAZF/FR48N4HIRPPOAZF.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/8N4H/IRPPOAZF/FR48N4HIRPPOAZF.SMALL.jpg shahrokhani Hi co - intructable friends... in my previous instructable, I explained a cheap and powerful flashlight, but later I thought it was better to make one rechargeable and while I was keeping it and crossing a dark street I realized adding a red flashing light would help you to be recognized by passing ...
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Thu, 11 Aug 2016 06:36:01 PDT
How to Make Light Up Acrylic Stands http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Light-Up-Acrylic-Stands/
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Tue, 9 Aug 2016 13:42:29 PDT
LED Cork Light http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Cork-Light/
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Tue, 9 Aug 2016 20:33:34 PDT
Night Vision on a Budget http://www.instructables.com/id/Night-Vision-on-a-Budget/
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Sun, 7 Aug 2016 05:32:35 PDT
LED Persistance of vision Globe http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Persistance-of-Vision-Globe/
LED Persistance of vision Globe - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F5C/4SFZ/IRHUOM6Z/F5C4SFZIRHUOM6Z.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F5C/4SFZ/IRHUOM6Z/F5C4SFZIRHUOM6Z.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F5C/4SFZ/IRHUOM6Z/F5C4SFZIRHUOM6Z.SMALL.jpg LukaK19 Hi! This is a project similar to the one already published, but upgraded. It consists of 64 LEDs and 90 columns, so the resolution is 5760 pixels. I also used the shift registers, but 8 of them, one for every 8 LEDs. To transfer power to the shaft I used slip ring from the alternator.The frequency i...
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Sat, 6 Aug 2016 20:25:24 PDT
DIY Smartphone Notification Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Smartphone-Notification-Lamp/
DIY Smartphone Notification Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FCS/K4YH/IRGZVYKF/FCSK4YHIRGZVYKF.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FCS/K4YH/IRGZVYKF/FCSK4YHIRGZVYKF.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FCS/K4YH/IRGZVYKF/FCSK4YHIRGZVYKF.SMALL.jpg balsuryana IntroductionSo many gadgets for your smartphone, but it's not cheap for you buy it. So now i will show you how to make unique gadget for your smartphone for cheap and under 30 minutes to make it. I will make Smartphone notification lamp because its so useful when i have new notification or any new m...
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Fri, 5 Aug 2016 06:33:37 PDT
Little Portable Desk Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Little-Portable-Desk-Lamp/
Little Portable Desk Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F03/RP3B/IRDUW635/F03RP3BIRDUW635.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F03/RP3B/IRDUW635/F03RP3BIRDUW635.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F03/RP3B/IRDUW635/F03RP3BIRDUW635.SMALL.jpg lonesoulsurfer The little desk lamp was born after I discovered these bamboo sunglass cases on eBay. I wanted to create a lamp that you could put away after use and I knew that the bamboo case would be perfect for the job.The ible’ isn’t difficult and only needs a minimal of tools and parts. I wanted to keep it ...
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Wed, 3 Aug 2016 00:31:29 PDT
Solar Outdoor Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Outdoor-Lamp/
Solar Outdoor Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FOA/9ZZE/IRC5U0K1/FOA9ZZEIRC5U0K1.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FOA/9ZZE/IRC5U0K1/FOA9ZZEIRC5U0K1.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FOA/9ZZE/IRC5U0K1/FOA9ZZEIRC5U0K1.SMALL.jpg miroslavus In this tutorial i want to show you how I built solar powered lamp. This lamp is placed in gazebo outside and since there is no power it is completely depended on solar power. It’s using lithium batteries to store the energy during the day which can be used at night. It’s great to have this since we...
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Tue, 2 Aug 2016 08:04:04 PDT
Illuminated Star Chart http://www.instructables.com/id/Illuminated-Star-Chart/
Illuminated Star Chart - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZX/OTBV/IR9EHYIG/FZXOTBVIR9EHYIG.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZX/OTBV/IR9EHYIG/FZXOTBVIR9EHYIG.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZX/OTBV/IR9EHYIG/FZXOTBVIR9EHYIG.SMALL.jpg Chanandler Bong In this instructable I show how to make an illuminated star chart. This is for all the fellow star gazers out there! What You Need Materials:Chart:-Mdf wood panel-Optical Fiber (0.75 mm)-Star chart image -Spray Paint-Permanent Marker-Crafting glue (wood)-Sand paper-Jigsaw-Press Drill (or Hand Dr...
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Sun, 31 Jul 2016 20:43:38 PDT
Portable Beer Bottle Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Beer-Bottle-Light/
Portable Beer Bottle Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FQQ/5O2M/IR9EB4GD/FQQ5O2MIR9EB4GD.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQQ/5O2M/IR9EB4GD/FQQ5O2MIR9EB4GD.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQQ/5O2M/IR9EB4GD/FQQ5O2MIR9EB4GD.SMALL.jpg jbighaus This is my first instructable. My goal with this project came down to a few simple points. Beer is good and good beer comes in cool bottles. And cool beer bottles are even cooler when they have lights in them. That being said, I wanted to take one of those cool beer bottles and turn it into a li...
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Sat, 30 Jul 2016 19:18:03 PDT
XMEN LED EDGE LIT MIRROR SIGN http://www.instructables.com/id/XMEN-LED-EDGE-LIT-MIRROR-SIGN/
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Sat, 30 Jul 2016 08:46:06 PDT
DIY Glass Etched Night Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Glass-Etched-Night-Lamp/
DIY Glass Etched Night Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FCQ/OUKF/IR5MUZDA/FCQOUKFIR5MUZDA.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FCQ/OUKF/IR5MUZDA/FCQOUKFIR5MUZDA.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FCQ/OUKF/IR5MUZDA/FCQOUKFIR5MUZDA.SMALL.jpg aucancer98 Hello, this is a simple night lamp that i built using two LEDs, some wood, glass and a Dremel. It is very easy and simple to make and you can make one too just by following these steps below. Materials DremelFlexible shaft extension for dremelSheet of glass (you can use any size you want)Safety ...
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Thu, 28 Jul 2016 03:12:29 PDT
LED bonding manually http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Bonding-Manually/
LED bonding manually - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F2L/VI7D/IR3ZSVV5/F2LVI7DIR3ZSVV5.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2L/VI7D/IR3ZSVV5/F2LVI7DIR3ZSVV5.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2L/VI7D/IR3ZSVV5/F2LVI7DIR3ZSVV5.SMALL.jpg HoracioP3 I will show you how to bonding a LED diode manually, soldering an LED directly. Get the LED In this case I used a white LED SMD. Inside it has a blue LED diode covered with a yellow resin, It contains elements that make the blue light to appear white. Getting the LED (part 1) For this work we ...
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Wed, 27 Jul 2016 13:35:29 PDT