Instructables: exploring - technology - leds - arduino - led http://www.instructables.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 08:24:01 PDT BLOX v1.01 LED AS A LIGHT SENSOR http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-AS-A-LIGHT-SENSOR/
LED AS A LIGHT SENSOR - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP8/Z5R9/HWVAT7Z4/FP8Z5R9HWVAT7Z4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP8/Z5R9/HWVAT7Z4/FP8Z5R9HWVAT7Z4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP8/Z5R9/HWVAT7Z4/FP8Z5R9HWVAT7Z4.SMALL.jpg TAPAN MOJIDRA LED = Light Emitting DiodeWhich is intentionally made to emit the light and it uses semiconductor material. It has been observe that this normal led is not only emitting the light of particular wavelength but the most amazing fact found that the same LED is converting light energy into electrical ...
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Thu, 26 Jun 2014 10:09:35 PDT
Color changing box shelves with LED-strips and Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Color-changing-box-shelves-with-LED-strips-and-Ard/
Color changing box shelves with LED-strips and Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGQ/QUTC/HWJQEJUR/FGQQUTCHWJQEJUR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGQ/QUTC/HWJQEJUR/FGQQUTCHWJQEJUR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGQ/QUTC/HWJQEJUR/FGQQUTCHWJQEJUR.SMALL.jpg gaelreinaudi Note: this instructable is part of a contest until July 7th. If you really like it, you can vote on the top right corner. This started as I needed an extra storage next and above a desk, but I wanted to give it some special design. Why not use those amazing LED strips that can be individually addres...
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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 21:10:18 PDT
Mood-Cube (Li-ion Mood Light) http://www.instructables.com/id/Mood-Cube-Li-ion-Mood-Light/
Mood-Cube (Li-ion Mood Light) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIR/YSJN/HVTLTE1W/FIRYSJNHVTLTE1W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIR/YSJN/HVTLTE1W/FIRYSJNHVTLTE1W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIR/YSJN/HVTLTE1W/FIRYSJNHVTLTE1W.SMALL.jpg bergerab In the electronic's section of Instructables.com everyone seems to show great affection for LEDs. After reading many articles, I thought it'd be a good time to contribute to the plethora of LED projects. Presenting... Mood-Cube! This small "cube" consists only of one RGB led and a tiny arduino chip...
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Fri, 30 May 2014 11:57:31 PDT
Motion controlled RGB Led Suit Using Xbox 360 Kinect, Max MSP and Arduino Part 1 http://www.instructables.com/id/Motion-controlled-RGB-Led-Suit-Using-Xbox-360-Kine/
Motion controlled RGB Led Suit Using Xbox 360 Kinect, Max MSP and Arduino Part 1 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYG/0MBX/HUMS9XPN/FYG0MBXHUMS9XPN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYG/0MBX/HUMS9XPN/FYG0MBXHUMS9XPN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYG/0MBX/HUMS9XPN/FYG0MBXHUMS9XPN.SMALL.jpg kyofanatic1 For the past few months I have been working on a kinect project I wanted to created an led outfit that responded to the movements of the wearer. So far I only have the arms done, and there are some problems that need to be worked out, but it works great so far.  What you need - Arduino Uno - ...
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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 14:42:29 PDT
Make: Bluetooth controlled RGB led T-shirt with Splat PLC http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Bluetooth-controlled-RGB-led-T-shirt-with-Spl/
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Tue, 29 Apr 2014 16:18:24 PDT
LED bike / backpack tail light http://www.instructables.com/id/Nifty-programmable-backpack-tail-light/
LED bike / backpack tail light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL0/QYF5/HU1RWE9K/FL0QYF5HU1RWE9K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL0/QYF5/HU1RWE9K/FL0QYF5HU1RWE9K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL0/QYF5/HU1RWE9K/FL0QYF5HU1RWE9K.SMALL.jpg danasf This is a simple, inexpensive, programmable tail light for your night-time bike rides. And it doubles as an Arduino you can carry around with you for impromptu programming sessions! Every time I go out riding with this I'm asked "Where did you get that? How do I make one?!?!" so this Instructable ...
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:25:35 PDT
Periodic Table Glowing Radioactive Eggs http://www.instructables.com/id/Periodic-Table-Glowing-Radioactive-Eggs/
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Thu, 10 Apr 2014 22:17:00 PDT
Connect an 8x8 LED matrix to a Small Breadboard http://www.instructables.com/id/Connect-an-8x8-LED-matrix-to-a-Small-Breadboard/
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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:17:43 PDT
Led Light Bar http://www.instructables.com/id/Led-Light-Bar/
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Sun, 9 Mar 2014 12:23:35 PDT
Controlling simple LED Bar Graph with Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Controlling-simple-LED-Bar-Graph-with-Arduino/
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Sat, 15 Feb 2014 08:15:57 PST
Upgrading Smart RGB LEDs: WS2812B vs. WS2812 http://www.instructables.com/id/Upgrading-Smart-RGB-LEDs-WS2812B-vs-WS2812/
Upgrading Smart RGB LEDs: WS2812B vs. WS2812 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB2/5953/HQHHWFJ8/FB25953HQHHWFJ8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB2/5953/HQHHWFJ8/FB25953HQHHWFJ8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB2/5953/HQHHWFJ8/FB25953HQHHWFJ8.SMALL.jpg acrobotic The sheer number of projects we've seen making use of Smart RGB LEDs—whether it be strips, modules, or custom PCBs—over the past 3 years is quite astonishing.  This outbreak of RGB LED usage has gone hand-in-hand with a significant drop in pricing and an increased ease of use of these electronic d...
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Wed, 22 Jan 2014 12:29:46 PST
Intro To Arduino Blinking Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Intro-To-Arduino-Blinking-Light/
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Mon, 13 Jan 2014 21:10:43 PST
Arduino Random Mood Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Random-Mood-Light/
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Tue, 31 Dec 2013 17:53:21 PST
3 TLC Ambilight Clone http://www.instructables.com/id/3-TLC-Ambilight-Clone/
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Sat, 21 Dec 2013 16:41:49 PST
Control RGB lights from Android with Arduino & Bluetooth LE (BLE) http://www.instructables.com/id/Control-RGB-lights-from-Android-with-Arduino-Bluet/
Control RGB lights from Android with Arduino & Bluetooth LE (BLE) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUP/CGKB/HVJ3AFP9/FUPCGKBHVJ3AFP9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUP/CGKB/HVJ3AFP9/FUPCGKBHVJ3AFP9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUP/CGKB/HVJ3AFP9/FUPCGKBHVJ3AFP9.SMALL.jpg danasf I've seen a lot of Kickstarter projects featuring the new Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy standard and a number of Bluetooth LE (BLE) enabled Arduino clones coming to market, but many of these projects still seem to be somewhere in the production process and I couldn't find a lot of practical information a...
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Wed, 18 Dec 2013 12:42:25 PST
RGB LED Color Selector http://www.instructables.com/id/RGB-LED-Color-Selector/
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Wed, 18 Dec 2013 11:42:40 PST
Neo Pixel Arduino Vu Meter http://www.instructables.com/id/Neo-Pixel-Arduino-Vu-Meter/
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Wed, 11 Dec 2013 19:04:39 PST
Low Cost LED Grid http://www.instructables.com/id/Low-Cost-LED-Grid/
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Tue, 10 Dec 2013 00:04:47 PST
Arduino RGB LED Christmas Wreath http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-RGB-LED-Christmas-Wreath/
Arduino RGB LED Christmas Wreath - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F16/FRK5/HOUG24LP/F16FRK5HOUG24LP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F16/FRK5/HOUG24LP/F16FRK5HOUG24LP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F16/FRK5/HOUG24LP/F16FRK5HOUG24LP.SMALL.jpg amplex This is my first instructable.  Have been a long time lurker and tinkerer.  This year I decided to make a RGB LED Christmas wreath with some cool led patterns.  I decided to use an Arduino Uno microcontroller that I had laying around.  When looking at controlling the RGB LEDs, I found that I ne...
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Mon, 9 Dec 2013 08:57:26 PST
LED Holiday Craft http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Holiday-Craft/
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Sun, 8 Dec 2013 10:52:21 PST
Bit banging step-by-step: Arduino control of WS2811, WS2812, and WS2812B RGB LEDs http://www.instructables.com/id/Bitbanging-step-by-step-Arduino-control-of-WS2811-/
Bit banging step-by-step: Arduino control of WS2811, WS2812, and WS2812B RGB LEDs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F68/DRVW/HOSC3N00/F68DRVWHOSC3N00.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F68/DRVW/HOSC3N00/F68DRVWHOSC3N00.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F68/DRVW/HOSC3N00/F68DRVWHOSC3N00.SMALL.jpg acrobotic Disclaimer: over the past year, a few different libraries have been written for controlling these ubiquitous RGB LEDs by fellow makers from Adafruit, PJRC, and the FastSPI project.  The libraries work great, and we should try them all out.  Recently, we were asked by a few people how the low-level c...
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Thu, 5 Dec 2013 16:03:28 PST
How to use a Potentiometer to create a variable speed "Knight Rider" with LED's http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-use-a-Potentiometer-to-create-a-variable-sp/
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Tue, 3 Dec 2013 00:36:19 PST
Color changing display http://www.instructables.com/id/Color-changing-display/
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Thu, 28 Nov 2013 19:43:43 PST
High Power RGB LED Moodlamp which syncs with Philips Hue http://www.instructables.com/id/High-Power-RGB-LED-Moodlamp-which-syncs-with-Phili/
High Power RGB LED Moodlamp which syncs with Philips Hue - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F39/DU4J/HNUEZAL2/F39DU4JHNUEZAL2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F39/DU4J/HNUEZAL2/F39DU4JHNUEZAL2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F39/DU4J/HNUEZAL2/F39DU4JHNUEZAL2.SMALL.jpg andstdout In this instructable the main focus lies on the software which I've created - not so much on the hardware side. You needn't to use a high- power led for this, you can use every RGB- LED you like. The "High Power RGB LED Moodlamp" is a high power rgb led lamp which can be controlled via http comma...
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Tue, 12 Nov 2013 12:24:36 PST
Functional Lit Costume Goggles for Mr Freeze http://www.instructables.com/id/Functional-Lit-Costume-Goggles-for-Mr-Freeze/
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Thu, 7 Nov 2013 10:07:18 PST
Sky on the Wall (Mood Lighting-IR remote) http://www.instructables.com/id/Sky-on-the-Wall/
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Mon, 4 Nov 2013 04:44:52 PST
Carved pumpkin with NeoPixel eyes http://www.instructables.com/id/Carved-pumpkin-with-NeoPixel-eyes/
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Wed, 30 Oct 2013 18:50:38 PDT
Manually Controlled LED Cube!!! http://www.instructables.com/id/Manually-Controlled-LED-Cube/
Manually Controlled LED Cube!!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Z/K6KZ/HM8CVJ4W/F7ZK6KZHM8CVJ4W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Z/K6KZ/HM8CVJ4W/F7ZK6KZHM8CVJ4W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Z/K6KZ/HM8CVJ4W/F7ZK6KZHM8CVJ4W.SMALL.jpg JesusGeek Manually Controlled LED cube!!!My first project I remembered to take pictures of!!!This was going to be arduino powered, but my arduino uno I used to program my hackduinos got bugged out. LED's Assemble! Here I make the LED cube itself. I made a jig and place the LED's in it. I soldered them toge...
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Mon, 30 Sep 2013 18:06:21 PDT
Best RGB LEDs for any project (WS2812, aka NeoPixels) http://www.instructables.com/id/Best-RGB-LEDs-for-any-project-WS2812/
Best RGB LEDs for any project (WS2812, aka NeoPixels) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCW/QVFH/HLZRNDWK/FCWQVFHHLZRNDWK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCW/QVFH/HLZRNDWK/FCWQVFHHLZRNDWK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCW/QVFH/HLZRNDWK/FCWQVFHHLZRNDWK.SMALL.jpg acrobotic When we're working with LEDs, we often like to control their state (on/off), brightness, and color. There are many, many different ways of going about this, but none are as compact a solution as the WS2812 RGB LED. In its tiny 5mm x 5mm package, the WS2812 includes 3 super bright LEDs (Red, Green...
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Wed, 25 Sep 2013 01:50:48 PDT
LED Music Portable http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Music-Portable/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FO9/AM97/HLOBPTGQ/FO9AM97HLOBPTGQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO9/AM97/HLOBPTGQ/FO9AM97HLOBPTGQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO9/AM97/HLOBPTGQ/FO9AM97HLOBPTGQ.SMALL.jpg gm93d All you need: - LEDs or LED strip. - Transistor TIP31. - 3.5mm Stereo Jack Plug. - 12V adapter. - Plexiglass. - Universal Circuit Board. About the circuit: The Right or Left (you choose which one) channel from 3.5mm Stereo Jack Plug is connected to the Base of the transistor. The Ground of 3.5mm ...
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Tue, 17 Sep 2013 06:04:26 PDT
Volcom RGB Desktop Light Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Volcom-RGB-Desktop-Light-Box/
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Thu, 5 Sep 2013 23:11:20 PDT
A cardboard televisor (with arduino and LEDs) http://www.instructables.com/id/A-cardboard-televisor/
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Sat, 31 Aug 2013 13:26:12 PDT
Multiple LED Matrices with Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Multiple-LED-Matrixes-with-Arduino/
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Tue, 20 Aug 2013 02:19:33 PDT
LED Music v3.0 http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Music-v30/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FCR/TDJ3/HJKBW7HN/FCRTDJ3HJKBW7HN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCR/TDJ3/HJKBW7HN/FCRTDJ3HJKBW7HN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCR/TDJ3/HJKBW7HN/FCRTDJ3HJKBW7HN.SMALL.jpg gm93d LED Music v3.0 1). LEDs 2). Transistor TIP31 3). 3.5mm Stereo Jack Plug 4). 12V adapter or 9V battery 5). Plexiglass
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Sat, 27 Jul 2013 03:20:15 PDT
Arduino Controlled RGB LED Dot Matrix Board http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Controlled-Dot-Matrix-Board/
Arduino Controlled RGB LED Dot Matrix Board - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYW/DMT6/HJ602ZVO/FYWDMT6HJ602ZVO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYW/DMT6/HJ602ZVO/FYWDMT6HJ602ZVO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYW/DMT6/HJ602ZVO/FYWDMT6HJ602ZVO.SMALL.jpg aeparker14 This project is a relatively straightforward and simple DIY music board. The Dot Matrix Board will allow any aged person to create their own music and beats. All you need to have is an understanding of Arduino and circuitry. Gather Parts Needed Here is a general parts list that is required: ...
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Thu, 18 Jul 2013 09:33:06 PDT
16x16 LED Matrix http://www.instructables.com/id/16x16-LED-Matrix/
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Tue, 2 Jul 2013 17:32:39 PDT
How to make LED Fader using Digispark http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-LED-Fader-using-Digispark/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FV1/S0H8/HI3TRMAJ/FV1S0H8HI3TRMAJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV1/S0H8/HI3TRMAJ/FV1S0H8HI3TRMAJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV1/S0H8/HI3TRMAJ/FV1S0H8HI3TRMAJ.SMALL.jpg trytodoit https://www.dropbox.com/s/zj1mg9ewo62ttw7/animoto_high_res.mp4 MATERIALS REQUIRED (In order) item supplier Cat # quantity   220 ohm resistor digikey.com 220QBK-ND 3   RGB LED digikey.com 754-1492-ND 1   Female header 3 pin digikey.com S7001-ND 1   Female head...
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Tue, 25 Jun 2013 08:34:49 PDT
Use a $1 ATTiny to drive addressable RGB LEDs http://www.instructables.com/id/Use-a-1-ATTiny-to-drive-addressable-RGB-LEDs/
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Tue, 28 May 2013 14:57:05 PDT
Giant hot glue LEDs- I made it at TechShop http://www.instructables.com/id/Giant-hot-glue-LEDs-I-made-it-at-TechShop/
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Tue, 21 May 2013 18:31:40 PDT
Put a Cylon in it! http://www.instructables.com/id/Put-a-Cylon-in-it/
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Fri, 17 May 2013 15:24:45 PDT
Control An RGB LED With Your iDevice! http://www.instructables.com/id/Control-An-RGB-LED-With-Your-iDevice/
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Sun, 7 Apr 2013 19:32:27 PDT
LED Flipbookit: full color and brightness control with an Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Flipbookit-full-color-and-brightness-control-/
LED Flipbookit: full color and brightness control with an Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC3/F05Z/HD4VLLI4/FC3F05ZHD4VLLI4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC3/F05Z/HD4VLLI4/FC3F05ZHD4VLLI4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC3/F05Z/HD4VLLI4/FC3F05ZHD4VLLI4.SMALL.jpg mpinner Gather the materials Materials:  - addressable RGB LED strip : I used a new variety of three conductor WS2811 strips.  - an Arduino : I used a Arduino Leonardo. Any 5vdc Arduino should be adequate.    - 4 AA batteries and a battery holder are a nice touch to make it more portable.   - pr...
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Thu, 14 Feb 2013 00:41:58 PST
Simple Arduino 5x2 LED Matrix http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Arduino-5x2-LED-Matrix/
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Mon, 4 Feb 2013 11:29:45 PST
Arduino controlled LED light tube message board http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-controlled-LED-light-tube-message-board/
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Mon, 14 Jan 2013 16:46:07 PST
This Is Your Brain On Music http://www.instructables.com/id/This-Is-Your-Brain-On-Music/
This Is Your Brain On Music - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F41/8FHP/HBUZGQEP/F418FHPHBUZGQEP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F41/8FHP/HBUZGQEP/F418FHPHBUZGQEP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F41/8FHP/HBUZGQEP/F418FHPHBUZGQEP.SMALL.jpg terranlune Beat Detection and Music Visualizer using Processing, Arduino, LEDs, and a glass head. I had a strand of RGB LEDs that I ordered from China which turned out not to be individually addressable as I thought, so I came up with this project as a way to put them to good use!  Be sure to watch the vi...
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Mon, 14 Jan 2013 13:36:43 PST
IR Remote Controlled Color Changing Cloud (Arduino) http://www.instructables.com/id/IR-Remote-Controlled-Color-Changing-Cloud-Arduino/
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Mon, 7 Jan 2013 22:07:57 PST
RGB LED Sculpture http://www.instructables.com/id/RGB-LED-Sculpture/
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Tue, 20 Nov 2012 00:26:30 PST
4x4x4 LED cube upgrade with Shift Registers (74hc595) http://www.instructables.com/id/4x4x4-LED-cube-upgrade-with-Shift-Registers-74hc5/
4x4x4 LED cube upgrade with Shift Registers (74hc595) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4B/K0AJ/H7W4SM00/F4BK0AJH7W4SM00.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4B/K0AJ/H7W4SM00/F4BK0AJH7W4SM00.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4B/K0AJ/H7W4SM00/F4BK0AJH7W4SM00.SMALL.jpg HippyNerd This project started out with a bag of LEDs that I had removed from flashlights, to convert to UV flashlights. I knew I would find something fun to use them with, but It was months before I figured out what to do with them. When I saw an LED cube on youtube, I knew what to do. I had about 70 LEDs, ...
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Sun, 18 Nov 2012 13:41:02 PST
Monovelo Monowheel LED modification http://www.instructables.com/id/Monovelo-Monowheel-LED-modification/
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Sat, 17 Nov 2012 17:48:12 PST
Server WarpCore http://www.instructables.com/id/Server-WarpCore/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FX6/RKZ2/H94ZE4MR/FX6RKZ2H94ZE4MR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX6/RKZ2/H94ZE4MR/FX6RKZ2H94ZE4MR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX6/RKZ2/H94ZE4MR/FX6RKZ2H94ZE4MR.SMALL.gif schinken !! Please watch the videos, the images can't express its beautiy :) !! This installation displays the current incoming internet traffic with fading led lights. The more traffic we have, the faster the LEDs are fading.  First i used some bell wire to attach a multiple LEDs on it. I used 2 colors, b...
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Mon, 5 Nov 2012 00:53:26 PST