Instructables: exploring - technology - leds - arduino - led http://www.instructables.com Thu, 18 Dec 2014 05:39:25 PST BLOX v1.01 Make an interactive iPad controlled LED Wall http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-an-interactive-iPad-controlled-LED-Wall/
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Sat, 13 Dec 2014 18:49:46 PST
Wonderlamp - Cheshire Cat Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Wonderlamp-Cheshire-Cat-Light/
Wonderlamp - Cheshire Cat Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F57/KPEI/I3KBU34U/F57KPEII3KBU34U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F57/KPEI/I3KBU34U/F57KPEII3KBU34U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F57/KPEI/I3KBU34U/F57KPEII3KBU34U.SMALL.jpg santiagoleila Wonderlamp ...most everyone is mad here, and I'm not all there myself...______This is a project developed for my MFA in Products of Design at the School of Visual Arts. I used a lot of the school facilities to build this that are not available to everyone, but I tried to add some ideas about alterna...
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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 01:35:13 PST
Internet of Things Christmas Tree http://www.instructables.com/id/Internet-of-Things-Christmas-Tree/
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Sun, 7 Dec 2014 06:39:39 PST
Ultimate Night Bike http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultimate-Night-Bike/
Ultimate Night Bike - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZJ/KHI7/I2XTQ194/FZJKHI7I2XTQ194.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZJ/KHI7/I2XTQ194/FZJKHI7I2XTQ194.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZJ/KHI7/I2XTQ194/FZJKHI7I2XTQ194.SMALL.jpg audreyobscura I am so grateful to live in the Bay Area where there are so many cool civic events focused around bicycles. Critical Mass, East Bay Bike Party, and I'm sure dozens of others I don't know about yet. Every time I had participated in one of these events, I was in total awe of some of the great night ...
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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:42:41 PST
Large Scrolling LED display http://www.instructables.com/id/Large-Scrolling-LED-display/
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Sun, 23 Nov 2014 11:31:27 PST
A Charlieplexed Elf Hat http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Charlieplexed-Elf-Hat/
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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 08:17:10 PST
Digital Disco Ball http://www.instructables.com/id/Digital-Disco-Ball/
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Sun, 2 Nov 2014 02:16:29 PST
DMX LED Strips http://www.instructables.com/id/DMX-LED-Strips/
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Sun, 12 Oct 2014 18:24:29 PDT
Permanent Digital LED House Holiday Lighting http://www.instructables.com/id/Permanent-Digital-LED-House-Holiday-Lighting/
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Wed, 24 Sep 2014 06:49:55 PDT
Web Controlled Wifi LED Tower http://www.instructables.com/id/Web-Controlled-Wifi-LED-Tower/
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Tue, 9 Sep 2014 09:48:51 PDT
24 x 10 LED Matrix (Arduino based) http://www.instructables.com/id/24-x-10-LED-Matrix-Arduino-based/
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Fri, 5 Sep 2014 19:30:43 PDT
Simple LED Cube 4x with Arduino/328p http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-LED-Cube-4x-with-Arduino328p/
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Fri, 5 Sep 2014 07:48:35 PDT
Bluetooth controlled 4X4 led matrix using a SPLat EC1 PLC http://www.instructables.com/id/Bluetooth-controlled-4X4-led-matrix-using-a-SPLat-/
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Sun, 31 Aug 2014 16:45:31 PDT
Revolution (LED Chandelier) http://www.instructables.com/id/Revolution-LED-Chandelier/
Revolution (LED Chandelier) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXM/3O1W/HZFDX00W/FXM3O1WHZFDX00W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXM/3O1W/HZFDX00W/FXM3O1WHZFDX00W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXM/3O1W/HZFDX00W/FXM3O1WHZFDX00W.SMALL.jpg mackintoshlinessless I love lighting, what's more, lighting with mechanical aspects to it. Revolution is a chandelier that does this very thing. It consist of 3 Arduino controlled motors which turn arms, powering LED's in a circular path, creating a "radar" or scanner effect. This instructable will show you how I made i...
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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:48:45 PDT
LED Pacman Ghosts http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Pacman-Ghosts/
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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:25:05 PDT
Under the bed nightlight http://www.instructables.com/id/Under-the-bed-nightlight/
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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 07:44:39 PDT
IKEA Samtid mood-light upgrade http://www.instructables.com/id/IKEA-Samtid-mood-light-upgrade/
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Sun, 17 Aug 2014 06:57:17 PDT
Bicycle Blinker and Brake Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Bicycle-Blinker-and-Brake-Light/
Bicycle Blinker and Brake Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX7/97TN/HYTNZT23/FX797TNHYTNZT23.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX7/97TN/HYTNZT23/FX797TNHYTNZT23.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX7/97TN/HYTNZT23/FX797TNHYTNZT23.SMALL.jpg jorgez661 Hi everyone! This is my first Instructable! Please provide feedback for me on the comments. I hope you enjoy!The idea behind this was to modify a cheap bike light into a fully functional blinker and brake light similar to what you would actually see on a car. Typically bicyclists use hand signals to...
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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 23:16:04 PDT
Flashing LED Railroad Lights made with 555 timer http://www.instructables.com/id/Flashing-LED-Railroad-Lights-made-with-555-timer/
Flashing LED Railroad Lights made with 555 timer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F52/KKST/HYHGHT6N/F52KKSTHYHGHT6N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F52/KKST/HYHGHT6N/F52KKSTHYHGHT6N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F52/KKST/HYHGHT6N/F52KKSTHYHGHT6N.SMALL.jpg iburntmyhandwhilesoldering Hey there this is a small circuit i put together with a 555 timer, a few LEDS,some resistors and capacitors.Check it out, Build it and tell me if it works.Thanks! Get the parts!!1 A word of caution:This project is not for people with photosensitive epilepsy.Thank you.Parts Required:R1 and R4: 470...
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Wed, 6 Aug 2014 05:02:09 PDT
LED AS A LIGHT SENSOR http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-AS-A-LIGHT-SENSOR/
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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/
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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/
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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/
Connect an 8x8 LED matrix to a Small Breadboard - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXG/189P/HSM5103X/FXG189PHSM5103X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXG/189P/HSM5103X/FXG189PHSM5103X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXG/189P/HSM5103X/FXG189PHSM5103X.SMALL.jpg RedKingTinkerer These matrices are fun to play around with, but their size makes them difficult to use on most breadboards. Here's one way to mount it on a small breadboard in a (relatively) neat way. You'll need: 1 breadboard 1 8x8 LED matrix (this one is 1588BS) Standard yellow, blue, grey, and brown jumper wires...
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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/
Intro To Arduino Blinking Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE2/K1FJ/HQEA3JU3/FE2K1FJHQEA3JU3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE2/K1FJ/HQEA3JU3/FE2K1FJHQEA3JU3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE2/K1FJ/HQEA3JU3/FE2K1FJHQEA3JU3.SMALL.jpg appleman123987 In this instructable I will show you how to make a blinking led circuit using an arduino uno. Parts And Tools These are the parts and tools needed to make this project. Prepare LEDs In this step you put the LEDs on the breadboard and connect the negitive leads of the LEDs to the negative rail ...
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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/
RGB LED Color Selector - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL5/WFPS/HPCLJIOP/FL5WFPSHPCLJIOP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL5/WFPS/HPCLJIOP/FL5WFPSHPCLJIOP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL5/WFPS/HPCLJIOP/FL5WFPSHPCLJIOP.SMALL.jpg CarlS One Challenge with working with RGB LEDs is getting the right Red, Green and Blue values to match a color you are trying to display.  You can start with web colors, and then sometimes need to adjust them since the LEDs don't look quite the same as they do on monitors. So, this is a quick project to...
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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/
Neo Pixel Arduino Vu Meter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4I/JU69/HP0CRIEJ/F4IJU69HP0CRIEJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4I/JU69/HP0CRIEJ/F4IJU69HP0CRIEJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4I/JU69/HP0CRIEJ/F4IJU69HP0CRIEJ.SMALL.jpg erin_cuneo Hi! This is a project that I created for a Digital Multi Media class that I'm taking. I did it in hopes to notify my dad when he is being too loud. He's been a musician all of his life and due to this he can no longer hear as good as he used to. So hopefully now he can see how loud he is!  PS: CLI...
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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/
Low Cost LED Grid - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDC/724K/HP0COEVV/FDC724KHP0COEVV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDC/724K/HP0COEVV/FDC724KHP0COEVV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDC/724K/HP0COEVV/FDC724KHP0COEVV.SMALL.jpg CarlS There are a number of great Instructables on LED grids out there.  This is a low cost version - not quite as polished, but easy to make. This project uses a couple of sheets of foam core, a fluorescent fixture cover from the local home store, a cut up strip of WS2812b LEDs, and an Arduino.  All fai...
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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/
LED Holiday Craft - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGI/HY9M/HOUG607A/FGIHY9MHOUG607A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGI/HY9M/HOUG607A/FGIHY9MHOUG607A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGI/HY9M/HOUG607A/FGIHY9MHOUG607A.SMALL.jpg CarlS This is a fun holiday craft using LEDs, some papercraft, and an Arduino for control so you can program your own holiday light pattern.  The construction is fairly easy - just three wires to solder. Parts Parts: An Adafruit Neopixel Ring - this is a 1.75" ring of 16 digitally contr...
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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/
How to use a Potentiometer to create a variable speed "Knight Rider" with LED's - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMW/GX8C/HOHYEG3L/FMWGX8CHOHYEG3L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMW/GX8C/HOHYEG3L/FMWGX8CHOHYEG3L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMW/GX8C/HOHYEG3L/FMWGX8CHOHYEG3L.SMALL.jpg aridings For my first Instructable I wanted to share the idea that got me into the Arduino in the first place. I wanted to create a Knight Rider effect for my Jeep. After going through the turorials and scouring forums I managed to get help from a fellow Redditor (u/ripred3) It is his code that I based this ...
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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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By: orvis

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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/
Sky on the Wall (Mood Lighting-IR remote) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH5/6PGB/HNID110G/FH56PGBHNID110G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH5/6PGB/HNID110G/FH56PGBHNID110G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH5/6PGB/HNID110G/FH56PGBHNID110G.SMALL.jpg faziefazie I love LED and stars, and after saw another instructables about star constellation and some mood lighting that was very inspired and I decided I wanted to take that idea and want to create some mood lighting with some skies component such as stars, and cloud, for the bonus there will be some effect ...
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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/
Carved pumpkin with NeoPixel eyes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB0/ZLWO/HNE3ZKT7/FB0ZLWOHNE3ZKT7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB0/ZLWO/HNE3ZKT7/FB0ZLWOHNE3ZKT7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB0/ZLWO/HNE3ZKT7/FB0ZLWOHNE3ZKT7.SMALL.jpg techiebot I wanted to make my carved Halloween pumpkin special.  I was looking at AdaFruit's NeoPixel rings.  They look really cool for a set of steampunk goggles or an arc reactor.  Then it occurred to me that they would make great glowing eyes for a pumpkin.  The NeoPixel rings are really easy to work with,...
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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/
Volcom RGB Desktop Light Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNY/8691/HDYZBB4E/FNY8691HDYZBB4E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNY/8691/HDYZBB4E/FNY8691HDYZBB4E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNY/8691/HDYZBB4E/FNY8691HDYZBB4E.SMALL.jpg rpetersen Greetings! I'm Russell Petersen. I'm an engineer, inventor, designer, fabricator, and dreamer. I'm a junior Electrical Engineer by trade, located and working in the San Francisco Bay Area.  I love playing with Solid State Lighting, and came up with this idea one night. Simply stated, It's a custom ...
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Thu, 5 Sep 2013 23:11:20 PDT