Instructables: exploring - technology - leds - light - popular http://www.instructables.com Mon, 2 May 2016 14:33:15 PDT BLOX v1.01 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
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
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
Make a tiny Dynamo flashlight from junk in 2 steps http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-tiny-Dynamo-flashlight-from-junk-in-2-steps/
Make a tiny Dynamo flashlight from junk in 2 steps - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ3/0HZX/G3KY0P1P/FJ30HZXG3KY0P1P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ3/0HZX/G3KY0P1P/FJ30HZXG3KY0P1P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ3/0HZX/G3KY0P1P/FJ30HZXG3KY0P1P.SMALL.jpg nepheron The power of junk! Here is something really cool to make out of a tape player/ or CD player and a LED. Any old LED will work, but it will be a lot brighter if you can find some 5mm white ones. Pretty much all LEDs will run happily (and forever) on the low current supplied by a tape/CD player motor....
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Sun, 27 Dec 2009 10:42:16 PST
Convert a Vintage Light to Component LED http://www.instructables.com/id/Convert-a-Vintage-Light-to-Component-LED/
Convert a Vintage Light to Component LED - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTP/OOR0/IJQO42WQ/FTPOOR0IJQO42WQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTP/OOR0/IJQO42WQ/FTPOOR0IJQO42WQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTP/OOR0/IJQO42WQ/FTPOOR0IJQO42WQ.SMALL.jpg rexperry I bought a cool-looking vintage photography spotlight at a garage sale that I thought would make a great looking desktop lamp or reading light. The bulb was burned out and the base was a rare twist lock that is no longer available. For the conversion I bought a chip-on-board (COB) LED. LEDs require ...
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Sun, 24 Jan 2016 05:36:26 PST
How To Use LED's http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Use-LEDs/
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Mon, 4 Feb 2008 17:00:15 PST
100W LED in PVC Flashlight http://www.instructables.com/id/100W-LED-in-PVC-Flashlight/
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Thu, 24 Dec 2015 11:05:00 PST
Mini Maglite LED Hack http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Maglite-LED-Hack/
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Sat, 21 Jun 2008 23:46:40 PDT
DIY LCD backlight http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-LCD-backlight/
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Wed, 2 Jan 2008 23:07:44 PST
Using AC with LEDs (Part 3) - The BIG light http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-AC-with-LEDs-Part-3-The-BIG-light/
Using AC with LEDs (Part 3) - The BIG light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6A/JTFL/FK5QTCBI/F6AJTFLFK5QTCBI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6A/JTFL/FK5QTCBI/F6AJTFLFK5QTCBI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6A/JTFL/FK5QTCBI/F6AJTFLFK5QTCBI.SMALL.jpg qs In Using AC with LEDs, part 1 and part 2, we looked at ways to adapt AC power to LEDs without the usual conversion to pure DC first.Here, in part 3, we combine what we learned before to design a LED light that operated directly off AC mains.Warning: AC mains is hundreds of volts, and is potentially ...
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Thu, 21 Aug 2008 17:40:40 PDT
How to Diffuse an LED http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-defuse-an-LED/
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Wed, 10 Oct 2007 13:12:12 PDT
LED Log Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Log-Lamp/
LED Log Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYZ/TQNF/IGWM8SA8/FYZTQNFIGWM8SA8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYZ/TQNF/IGWM8SA8/FYZTQNFIGWM8SA8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYZ/TQNF/IGWM8SA8/FYZTQNFIGWM8SA8.SMALL.jpg Trask River Productions About a year ago I was interested in creating a futuristic looking lamp that still used a classic wood shape and design. I luckily have a lot of experience with wood shops as well as electronics so I was able to piece it together myself. After making a couple different ones I felt like it was time t...
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Fri, 13 Nov 2015 09:39:01 PST
The MacGyver Flashlight http://www.instructables.com/id/The-MacGyver-Flashlight/
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Mon, 9 Feb 2009 16:09:15 PST
Using AC with LEDs (Part 2) - and make this handy counter light. http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-AC-with-LEDs-Part-2-and-make-this-handy-/
Using AC with LEDs (Part 2) - and make this handy counter light. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F46/ASUE/FJPYF0T8/F46ASUEFJPYF0T8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F46/ASUE/FJPYF0T8/F46ASUEFJPYF0T8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F46/ASUE/FJPYF0T8/F46ASUEFJPYF0T8.SMALL.jpg qs In Using AC with LEDs (Part 1) we looked at a simple way to run LEDs with a transformer connected to AC Mains.Here, we will look at getting our LEDs to work without a transformer and build a simple light that is integrated into an expansion bar.WARNING: For countries with 110v mains, we'd be working...
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Thu, 14 Aug 2008 14:21:13 PDT
LED nightlight that turns on in the dark http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-nightlight-that-turns-on-in-darkness/
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Tue, 17 Feb 2009 22:31:26 PST
ChapStick LED Flashlight http://www.instructables.com/id/ChapStick-LED-Flashlight/
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Mon, 28 Jul 2008 08:49:07 PDT
DIY LED Replacement Bulbs for 12 Volt Landscape Lighting Wedge Base Bulbs http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-LED-Replacement-Bulbs-for-12-Volt-Landscape-Li/
DIY LED Replacement Bulbs for 12 Volt Landscape Lighting Wedge Base Bulbs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/5DLJ/HA4M4QCG/FR45DLJHA4M4QCG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/5DLJ/HA4M4QCG/FR45DLJHA4M4QCG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/5DLJ/HA4M4QCG/FR45DLJHA4M4QCG.SMALL.jpg All4FunOC A while ago I decided to minimize our energy usage using LED lights wherever possible. Why not start in the front yard? I was using a 500 Watt supply and now use a 44 Watt supply!  I looked online for Wedge Base LED Bulbs. I saw lots of fancy circuitry and weatherproof housings that were going into ...
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Fri, 14 Dec 2012 11:58:01 PST
Lemon Batteries: Lighting an LED with Lemons http://www.instructables.com/id/Lemon-Batteries-Lighting-an-LED-with-Lemons/
Lemon Batteries: Lighting an LED with Lemons - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF3/YDB9/IFO94CEY/FF3YDB9IFO94CEY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF3/YDB9/IFO94CEY/FF3YDB9IFO94CEY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF3/YDB9/IFO94CEY/FF3YDB9IFO94CEY.SMALL.jpg mhland Did you know you can light an LED using fruits and vegetables? For this experiment, you will need the following materials: 4 lemons or potatoes 4 galvanized nails 4 U. S. copper pennies (minted before 1982 due to the change in copper content) or 4 copper wires an LED light a knife 5 alligator test ...
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Mon, 12 Oct 2015 15:54:21 PDT
LED TUBE LIGHT (AC) http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-TUBE-LGHT-AC/
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Wed, 15 Apr 2009 00:03:51 PDT
How to build an LED Planetarium http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-an-LED-Planetarium/
How to build an LED Planetarium - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSD/UJLI/FUI0SYK0/FSDUJLIFUI0SYK0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSD/UJLI/FUI0SYK0/FSDUJLIFUI0SYK0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSD/UJLI/FUI0SYK0/FSDUJLIFUI0SYK0.SMALL.jpg mattthegamer463 Everyone loves looking at the stars. Unfortunately, city lights, clouds and pollution often prevent this from being a frequent passtime. This instructable helps capture some of the beauty and most of the romance associated with the heavens and puts it on your living room or bedroom ceiling. The p...
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Mon, 18 May 2009 20:53:50 PDT
Automotive electronic flasher rate modification. http://www.instructables.com/id/Automotive-electronic-flasher-rate-modification./
Automotive electronic flasher rate modification. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/WI9K/F6S8RXJZ/FG9WI9KF6S8RXJZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/WI9K/F6S8RXJZ/FG9WI9KF6S8RXJZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/WI9K/F6S8RXJZ/FG9WI9KF6S8RXJZ.SMALL.jpg michaelsteinbach For anyone who has added LED bulbs to their vehicles turn signals or brake lights. Since the LED bulbs use less Amps than normal bulbs, the flasher unit thinks there is a bulb burnt out and doubles the flash rate. This instructable will show you how to alter the flasher module in your car for varia...
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Mon, 24 Sep 2007 02:42:36 PDT
Build a better RGB LED controller. http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-better-RGB-LED-controller/
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Fri, 12 Jun 2009 14:43:11 PDT
DIY ALTOIDS SMALLS JOULE THIEF FLASHLIGHT http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-ALTOIDS-SMALLS-JOULE-THIEF-FLASHLIGHT/
DIY ALTOIDS SMALLS JOULE THIEF FLASHLIGHT - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJK/A7KC/IECNFQA5/FJKA7KCIECNFQA5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJK/A7KC/IECNFQA5/FJKA7KCIECNFQA5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJK/A7KC/IECNFQA5/FJKA7KCIECNFQA5.SMALL.jpg Maverick14 Hi, everyone. I love making projects out of Altoids tins specially the Altoids smalls tins, they're so small and very cute and they fit perfectly in your pocket so you can take them with you anywhere and anytime.I've seen a couple of Instructables on how to turn these small tins into flashlights, bu...
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Wed, 9 Sep 2015 15:30:33 PDT
How to make a fast blinking LED bike light http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-fast-blinking-LED-bike-light/
How to make a fast blinking LED bike light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSO/RHGU/FCEILKRX/FSORHGUFCEILKRX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSO/RHGU/FCEILKRX/FSORHGUFCEILKRX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSO/RHGU/FCEILKRX/FSORHGUFCEILKRX.SMALL.jpg comodore In this Instructable I will show you how to make a simple fast blinking LED light that you can attach to your bike or any where you want. It blinks more than 3 times in a second. It is cheaper to make one than to buy one. You can make it whit your favorite LED color,red,green,blue,yellow,RBG... Th...
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Sat, 9 Feb 2008 13:00:46 PST
12v LED lights for Car, Home, Boat...... http://www.instructables.com/id/12v-LED-lights-for-Car-Home-Boat/
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Sat, 18 Jun 2011 18:33:01 PDT
Under bed LED lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Under-bed-LED-lights/
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Fri, 19 Jun 2015 08:51:15 PDT
Light your scarf up with LED fairy wire! http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-your-scarf-up-with-LED-fairy-wire/
Light your scarf up with LED fairy wire! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F36/C0Y1/I1EU8BX0/F36C0Y1I1EU8BX0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F36/C0Y1/I1EU8BX0/F36C0Y1I1EU8BX0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F36/C0Y1/I1EU8BX0/F36C0Y1I1EU8BX0.SMALL.jpg blinkblink Hi Everyone!This tutorial will walk you through knitting a scarf, embedding LED fairy wire into the scarf, and creating an on and off switch to make the scarf glow! Materials Needed:-1 ball of yarn-knitting needles-yarn needle-scissors-solder-22 ohm resistor -coin cell battery holder-3v coin cell ba...
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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:29:27 PDT
BeamBox - A tower that glows to your commands http://www.instructables.com/id/BeamBox-A-tower-that-glows-to-your-commands/
BeamBox - A tower that glows to your commands - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXE/3PSK/I9JRBZ45/FXE3PSKI9JRBZ45.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXE/3PSK/I9JRBZ45/FXE3PSKI9JRBZ45.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXE/3PSK/I9JRBZ45/FXE3PSKI9JRBZ45.SMALL.jpg PerfectPixel BeamBox - The partly 3D printed, part hand crafted rectangular tower that glows to your commands, either pre-determined, to music or by using specialised lighting software.The design is very similar to the VortoLight but with a different goal in mind. The goal of the BeamBox is to be easy and fun to...
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Tue, 12 May 2015 02:56:33 PDT
Joule Thief 10x10 LED Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Joule-Thief-10x10-LED-Lamp/
Joule Thief 10x10 LED Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFH/F0O5/I1OTUZFA/FFHF0O5I1OTUZFA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFH/F0O5/I1OTUZFA/FFHF0O5I1OTUZFA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFH/F0O5/I1OTUZFA/FFHF0O5I1OTUZFA.SMALL.jpg bneo99 Afraid of the dark? Built a simple Joule Thief circuit and would like to go further? Just want to have a cool blue light to show off to friends? Let me present..... The Joule Thief 10x10 LED Lamp! The Joule Thief 10x10 LED Lamp! Runs on one to four AA batteries. Lights up 100 LED's, illuminates your...
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Sat, 25 Oct 2014 03:49:42 PDT
Smart LED Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Smart-LED-Lights/
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Sat, 2 May 2015 17:16:47 PDT
10x5 RGB LED Matrix with only 5 IO pins http://www.instructables.com/id/10x5-RGB-LED-Matrix-with-only-5-IO-pins/
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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:14:21 PDT
Tilt Shotgun Shell Night Light! http://www.instructables.com/id/Tilt-Shotgun-Shell-Night-Light/
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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:50:39 PDT
Make Your Own Design w/ DIY LED Lighting http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Design-w-DIY-LED-Lighting/
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Mon, 9 Mar 2015 12:36:07 PDT
Light Show on Music http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Show-on-Music/
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Mon, 9 Mar 2015 16:53:49 PDT
10W RGB LED Light Painting Multi-Tool http://www.instructables.com/id/10W-RGB-LED-Light-Painting-Multi-Tool/
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Tue, 10 Mar 2015 07:47:56 PDT
DIY rigid LED strip aquarium light http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-rigid-LED-strip-aquarium-light/
DIY rigid LED strip aquarium light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6T/BPIB/I6YXSHVJ/F6TBPIBI6YXSHVJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6T/BPIB/I6YXSHVJ/F6TBPIBI6YXSHVJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6T/BPIB/I6YXSHVJ/F6TBPIBI6YXSHVJ.SMALL.jpg Unboxingexperience7 I was looking for a cheap LED light for my shrimp tank (54 liter/15 gallons). I decided to start a very simple DIY project to save money and to share it on instructables.Stuff you need:1 or more waterproof rigid LED strips; you'll find them all over the internet. I bought 2 of them at banggood (9$)....
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Sun, 8 Mar 2015 10:47:23 PDT
Homemade LED DRL (Daytime Running Light) http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-LED-DRL-Daytime-Running-Light/
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Tue, 17 Feb 2015 12:09:39 PST
Simple LED Backlit Sign http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Backlit-Sign-1/
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Mon, 9 Feb 2015 17:40:51 PST
LED Shadow Box http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Shadow-Box/
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Sat, 24 Jan 2015 17:48:26 PST
LED Running safety belt http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Running-safety-belt/
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Wed, 31 Dec 2014 09:25:19 PST
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/
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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 01:35:13 PST
Pimp Your PC http://www.instructables.com/id/Pimp-Your-PC/
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Thu, 4 Dec 2014 09:44:48 PST
Musical Neopixels (WS2812B) http://www.instructables.com/id/Musical-Neopixels-WS2812B/
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:21:54 PST
Mood Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Mood-Light/
Mood Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGZ/RWQM/HO7XIG93/FGZRWQMHO7XIG93.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGZ/RWQM/HO7XIG93/FGZRWQMHO7XIG93.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGZ/RWQM/HO7XIG93/FGZRWQMHO7XIG93.SMALL.jpg Nid┼ża If you have useless and practically unreachable shelf, you can turn it into cool mood light to decorate your home. This piece of furniture was originally designed to pass day-light to hallway. So I decided to make it generate light where there is no day-light Material and tools Main things that...
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Mon, 25 Nov 2013 02:50:42 PST
RGB Ghost http://www.instructables.com/id/RGB-Ghost/
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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:21:18 PDT
Newton Cradle Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Newton-Cradle-Lamp/
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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 00:15:37 PDT
Make An L.E.D Emblem Light! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-An-LED-Emblem-Light/
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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 10:07:28 PDT
Yet Another Edge-Lit LED Sign http://www.instructables.com/id/Yet-Another-Edge-Lit-LED-Sign/
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Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:42:19 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 Jake Morton 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