Instructables: exploring - technology - leds - led http://www.instructables.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:07:10 PDT BLOX v1.01 Building a Joule Thief http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-Joule-Thief/
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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:11:36 PDT
ice light http://www.instructables.com/id/ice-light/
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:03:07 PDT
Light of the Lost Triangles http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-of-the-Lost-Triangles/
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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:13:05 PDT
LOVE-Shirt LED http://www.instructables.com/id/LOVE-Shirt-LED/
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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 07:13:44 PDT
LED Foam Bracelet http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Foam-Bracelet/
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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 14:51:10 PDT
TV backlight http://www.instructables.com/id/TV-backlight-1/
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Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:09:14 PDT
Bob Marley Flashing Colour Changing Bottle http://www.instructables.com/id/Bob-Marley-Flashing-Colour-Changing-Bottle/
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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 22:02:54 PDT
Cute Little Nightlight http://www.instructables.com/id/Cute-Little-Night-lamp/
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Mon, 7 Jul 2014 10:05:25 PDT
Glow in the Dark LED Ping Pong Ball http://www.instructables.com/id/Glow-in-the-Dark-LED-Ping-Pong-Ball/
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Sun, 6 Jul 2014 11:13:13 PDT
LED mini-spotlights http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-mini-spotlights/
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Sat, 5 Jul 2014 20:19:17 PDT
Child's Toy Light Switch Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Childs-Toy-Light-Switch-Box/
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Sat, 5 Jul 2014 12:08:37 PDT
Mains Powered Led's http://www.instructables.com/id/Mains-Powered-Leds/
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Sat, 5 Jul 2014 09:44:35 PDT
Light-up wax dragon http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-up-wax-dragon/
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Fri, 4 Jul 2014 13:12:08 PDT
Making a great LED triangle http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-great-LED-triangle/
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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 21:22:48 PDT
LED Landing Light for Experimental Aircraft http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Landing-Light-for-Experimental-Aircraft/
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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 08:45:31 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
36w LED Grow Light Bar- T8/T5/CFL replacement http://www.instructables.com/id/36w-LED-Grow-Light-Bar-T8T5CFL-replacement/
36w LED Grow Light Bar- T8/T5/CFL replacement - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6R/DLMI/HWVAOSJL/F6RDLMIHWVAOSJL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6R/DLMI/HWVAOSJL/F6RDLMIHWVAOSJL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6R/DLMI/HWVAOSJL/F6RDLMIHWVAOSJL.SMALL.jpg OKGrowin The goal of this LED light is to be more efficient and comparable cost to t8 / t5 grow lights.Efficiency:Lumens / watt: The LED chips used provide 100 lumens per watt compared to t8 (87 lm/watt) and t5(92 lm/watt).PAR: By providing more light in the Photosynthetically active radiation range we incre...
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Thu, 26 Jun 2014 07:17:30 PDT
EMERGENCY RGB LED FLASHER http://www.instructables.com/id/EMERGENCY-RGB-LED-FLASHER/
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Wed, 25 Jun 2014 15:15:29 PDT
Scoutified! Cub Scout Softie With Eyes that Glow http://www.instructables.com/id/Scoutified-Cub-Scout-Softie-With-Eyes-that-Glow/
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Mon, 23 Jun 2014 22:18:06 PDT
Infinity Pong Table V2 http://www.instructables.com/id/Infinity-Pong-Table-V2/
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Mon, 23 Jun 2014 21:53:20 PDT
Diffused Glue Stick Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Diffused-Glue-Stick-Lamp/
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Fri, 20 Jun 2014 20:51:32 PDT
DIY Glowing Mini Jar http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Glowing-Mini-Jar/
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Fri, 20 Jun 2014 04:45:00 PDT
4x4x4 LED Cube http://www.instructables.com/id/4x4x4-LED-Cube-3/
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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 15:15:45 PDT
LED NGÔI SAO (LED STAR - LAST CHRISTMAS) http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-NGÔI-SAO-LED-STAR-LAST-CHRISTMAS/
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Wed, 18 Jun 2014 00:45:08 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
The Plant Shelf - lights upgrade http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Plant-Shelf-lights-upgrade/
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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 16:50:22 PDT
Making a "warm" white LED spotlight appear warmer http://www.instructables.com/id/Changing-the-colour-of-LED-spotlights/
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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 15:15:58 PDT
ChipKIT Proto-Shield adapter for external USB power supply http://www.instructables.com/id/ChipKIT-Proto-Shield-adapter-for-external-USB-powe/
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Tue, 10 Jun 2014 09:27:02 PDT
Troubleshooting a cheap imported LED fixture http://www.instructables.com/id/Troubleshooting-a-cheap-imported-LED-fixture/
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 19:10:58 PDT
Minimalistic LED wall light http://www.instructables.com/id/Minimalistic-LED-wall-light/
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By: Anybodysguess

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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 11:28:06 PDT
Light Tube http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Tube/
Light Tube - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHF/AN1Y/HW7Q9BGG/FHFAN1YHW7Q9BGG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHF/AN1Y/HW7Q9BGG/FHFAN1YHW7Q9BGG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHF/AN1Y/HW7Q9BGG/FHFAN1YHW7Q9BGG.SMALL.jpg cartercar__ Ever have those finger lights things as kids?? If you do you can make a light tube. This light tube is like a fiber optic cable but it is way simpler and a lot cheaper. Get The Materials All you need is a finger light, tape and a flexible tube. Connect to pipe Connect the light to the pipe by...
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 11:09:43 PDT
Kitchen Led Bar lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-home-improvement-Led-lights/
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By: mkarvonen

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Sun, 8 Jun 2014 14:04:03 PDT
LED Keyboard Light http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Keyboard-Light-1/
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Sat, 7 Jun 2014 19:35:43 PDT
WS2812B Breakout board http://www.instructables.com/id/WS2812B-Breakout-board/
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By: apburner

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Sat, 7 Jun 2014 07:41:03 PDT
Cree Flashlight Upgrade http://www.instructables.com/id/Cree-Flashlight-Upgrade/
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Fri, 6 Jun 2014 19:56:43 PDT
3x3x3 LED Cube http://www.instructables.com/id/3x3x3-LED-Cube-2/
3x3x3 LED Cube - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZM/5Q3N/HXG6MTXY/FZM5Q3NHXG6MTXY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZM/5Q3N/HXG6MTXY/FZM5Q3NHXG6MTXY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZM/5Q3N/HXG6MTXY/FZM5Q3NHXG6MTXY.SMALL.jpg JColvin91 I'm sure that many of you have seen many larger LED cubes, but connecting the 512 LED's present in an 8x8x8 LED cube can be rather daunting, so we're going to take a step back and check out how we would put together (and operate) a 3x3x3 LED cube. What we need Luckily, there isn't a giganti...
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Thu, 5 Jun 2014 17:29:23 PDT
Mod Laptop with Music Reactive LEDs http://www.instructables.com/id/Mod-Laptop-with-Music-Reactive-LEDs/
Mod Laptop with Music Reactive LEDs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ4/TPNX/HW0FTRTK/FQ4TPNXHW0FTRTK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ4/TPNX/HW0FTRTK/FQ4TPNXHW0FTRTK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ4/TPNX/HW0FTRTK/FQ4TPNXHW0FTRTK.SMALL.jpg asrivastava10 Well, there are many instructables on making music reactive LEDs some using Adruino, while others using TIP31 transistor. I saw one using OP-AMP as well. Inspired by those I wanted to personalize my laptop with LEDs which would blink with the music I played through my laptop. The laptop I have is Ac...
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Wed, 4 Jun 2014 05:06:06 PDT
Easy LED Doll's House Lighting http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-LED-Dolls-House-Lighting/
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Tue, 3 Jun 2014 04:40:11 PDT
Easy CAT4101 LED Driver http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-CAT4101-LED-Driver/
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Mon, 2 Jun 2014 16:55:34 PDT
LED Robot Sign http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Robot-Sign/
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Sat, 31 May 2014 08:44:23 PDT
How to Solder LEDs using a Simple Jig http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Solder-LEDs-using-a-Simple-Jig/
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By: A_Teacher

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Sat, 31 May 2014 00:27:58 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
Beautiful tap-light night-light http://www.instructables.com/id/Beautiful-tap-light-night-light/
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By: mrakuaku

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Thu, 29 May 2014 22:47:53 PDT
Illuminated Sign http://www.instructables.com/id/Illuminated-Sign/
Illuminated Sign - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIA/OC48/HVNFKL0H/FIAOC48HVNFKL0H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIA/OC48/HVNFKL0H/FIAOC48HVNFKL0H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIA/OC48/HVNFKL0H/FIAOC48HVNFKL0H.SMALL.jpg HeWhoMakesStuff After building a sign which used strip LEDs (link) I still had a few feet of them left. I decided to try to build a different kind of sign. I am overall happy with the design and build of it, Though I would suggest buying the best quality of plywood your budget allows. The edges show in this project...
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Mon, 26 May 2014 12:50:16 PDT
LightBuddy: A Superbright LED Necklace http://www.instructables.com/id/LightBuddy/
LightBuddy: A Superbright LED Necklace - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLX/KU1J/HVNV5MEX/FLXKU1JHVNV5MEX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLX/KU1J/HVNV5MEX/FLXKU1JHVNV5MEX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLX/KU1J/HVNV5MEX/FLXKU1JHVNV5MEX.SMALL.jpg ASCAS LightBuddy is a handy D.I.Y. LED necklace. It's a highly functional jewelry-gizmo that serves as a bright source of light. It's completely rechargeable and can be charged through any USB port.Intended Purpose:The project is ideal for illuminating dark areas for short periods of time. The 3W LED insi...
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Mon, 26 May 2014 08:55:02 PDT
The Plant Shelf http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Plant-Shelf/
The Plant Shelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWF/1FSL/HVNFJTJ3/FWF1FSLHVNFJTJ3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWF/1FSL/HVNFJTJ3/FWF1FSLHVNFJTJ3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWF/1FSL/HVNFJTJ3/FWF1FSLHVNFJTJ3.SMALL.jpg Akin Yildiz UPDATE July, 21st, 2014 : I am currently working on laser cutting the balcony attachment. I will be back soon ! .hello world,in this instructable I will be showing you a detailed version of my plant shelf idea. the idea came about when I moved to my new apartment that receives almost no direct sunli...
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Mon, 26 May 2014 08:26:23 PDT
Quick Emergency LED Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-Emergency-LED-Light/
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Sat, 24 May 2014 11:57:22 PDT
Led Birthday Hat http://www.instructables.com/id/Led-Birthday-Hat/
Led Birthday Hat - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJR/ED5U/HVJDXTXT/FJRED5UHVJDXTXT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJR/ED5U/HVJDXTXT/FJRED5UHVJDXTXT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJR/ED5U/HVJDXTXT/FJRED5UHVJDXTXT.SMALL.jpg nnycapcadet This instructable will be showing you how to create a very simple light up birthday hat! These don't take much time unless you feel like painting them like I did, though they are a pain put all together without creating shorts. Anywho, let's jump right in! Materials There's not alot of materials ...
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Fri, 23 May 2014 19:37:20 PDT
Programmable LED Firefly Jar http://www.instructables.com/id/Programmable-LED-Firefly-Jar/
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Fri, 23 May 2014 10:54:46 PDT
How to crown a queen with a LED http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-crown-a-queen-with-a-LED/
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By: IrinaMalkinOndik

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Fri, 23 May 2014 04:15:22 PDT