Instructables: exploring - technology - leds - light - popular http://www.instructables.com Fri, 9 Dec 2016 09:55:14 PST BLOX v1.01 How To Extract LEDs From LED Christmas Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Extract-LEDs-Form-LED-Christmas-Lights/
How To Extract LEDs From LED Christmas Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FXL/YK2V/FALOLEMN/FXLYK2VFALOLEMN.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXL/YK2V/FALOLEMN/FXLYK2VFALOLEMN.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXL/YK2V/FALOLEMN/FXLYK2VFALOLEMN.SMALL.jpg kelor90 This Instructable will cover the extraction of LEDs from molded LED Christmas lights Items Needed. The Following items are needed: *Led Light Strand *Pliers Purchase LED light set. Purchase a set of LED Christmas lights. I purchased mine from Walgreens but you can get them fomr ACE, Home Depo...
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Wed, 26 Dec 2007 23:13:20 PST
LED NeoPixel Motion Sensor Stair Lighting http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Stair-Lighting/
LED NeoPixel Motion Sensor Stair Lighting - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FSW/1EHY/IJ1PLNTM/FSW1EHYIJ1PLNTM.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FSW/1EHY/IJ1PLNTM/FSW1EHYIJ1PLNTM.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FSW/1EHY/IJ1PLNTM/FSW1EHYIJ1PLNTM.SMALL.jpg snikogos Hello Everyone!This is my first Instructable so please bare with me. Any comments and suggestions will be greatly appreciated! I wanted to share my project in the hopes it can simplify your research, planning, design and execution. Like with any project, it's always a good idea to research anything ...
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Wed, 6 Jan 2016 07:42:13 PST
Making a "warm" white LED spotlight appear warmer http://www.instructables.com/id/Changing-the-colour-of-LED-spotlights/
Making a "warm" white LED spotlight appear warmer - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F08/5YJQ/HWJNWRG0/F085YJQHWJNWRG0.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F08/5YJQ/HWJNWRG0/F085YJQHWJNWRG0.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F08/5YJQ/HWJNWRG0/F085YJQHWJNWRG0.SMALL.jpg The Freak I bought some warm white gu10 LED spotlights from ebay for just over 2 dollars each. Although warm white I wasn't satisfied with the light colour, it was a bit to blue ('cold') to my liking. Therefore I decided to try and change the colour a bit by colouring the LEDs. When comparing to an incandesce...
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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 15:15:58 PDT
Wifi Dot Matrix Sign http://www.instructables.com/id/Wifi-Dot-Matrix-Sign/
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Sun, 20 Nov 2016 20:08:58 PST
DIY UV LED Light - See The World In A New Light http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-UV-LED-Light-See-The-World-In-A-New-Light/
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Wed, 3 Apr 2013 14:41:23 PDT
Huge addressable RGB LED (ceiling) panel http://www.instructables.com/id/Huge-Addressable-RGB-LED-ceiling-Panel/
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Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:07:41 PDT
The Ice Bulb http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Ice-Bulb/
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Tue, 8 May 2007 04:08:58 PDT
Articulating 70W Spectrum-Balanced LED Panel http://www.instructables.com/id/Articulating-70W-Spectrum-Balanced-LED-Panel-Doesn/
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Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:42:47 PDT
LED strip Synced MUSIC http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-strip-Synced-MUSIC/
LED strip Synced MUSIC - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FJ4/6TUR/I5KBCUD2/FJ46TURI5KBCUD2.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJ4/6TUR/I5KBCUD2/FJ46TURI5KBCUD2.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJ4/6TUR/I5KBCUD2/FJ46TURI5KBCUD2.SMALL.jpg anuragyadavkool Its very interesting and awesome to see lights dancing on music beats....So lets first check this out...such that not only LED's dance on music but we too... ;) What you will need 1) 5m LED strip (one or two as you wish)2) Adapter (one piece)3) Breadboard(one piece) with some wires for connectio...
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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:32:40 PST
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
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
Darth Maul LED light saber http://www.instructables.com/id/Darth-Maul-LED-light-saber/
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Sat, 18 Mar 2006 20:10:11 PST
Cheap homemade LED torch (full build) http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-homemade-LED-torch-full-build/
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Sun, 13 May 2007 14:39:06 PDT
Little Portable Desk Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Little-Portable-Desk-Lamp/
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Wed, 3 Aug 2016 00:31:29 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
High-Brightness LED Grow-Light http://www.instructables.com/id/High-Brightness-LED-Grow-Light/
High-Brightness LED Grow-Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FMA/OMG5/HS0D95LQ/FMAOMG5HS0D95LQ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FMA/OMG5/HS0D95LQ/FMAOMG5HS0D95LQ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FMA/OMG5/HS0D95LQ/FMAOMG5HS0D95LQ.SMALL.jpg mr_man Note: This project page has morphed into a design discussion.  (Constructive suggestions and collaboration are still welcome.  See the comments section at the end.) **There are no recommended construction-plans here.** Instead, I recommend shopping around for a good deal on standard White LED Light-...
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Mon, 24 Jan 2011 01:24:19 PST
A Guide for Buying LED's on E Bay ---- Part TWO http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Guide-for-Buying-LEDs-on-E-Bay-Part-TWO/
A Guide for Buying LED's on E Bay ---- Part TWO - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FYX/SXCM/IQ2KEGZ3/FYXSXCMIQ2KEGZ3.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYX/SXCM/IQ2KEGZ3/FYXSXCMIQ2KEGZ3.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYX/SXCM/IQ2KEGZ3/FYXSXCMIQ2KEGZ3.SMALL.jpg Vyger I wrote "A guide for Buying LED's on E Bay" almost a year ago. At that time I thought that I might just add a few new things as I came across them and do an update of it now and then. But since then I have found so much new stuff, and finally some of it really good stuff, that I thought I should ju...
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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 21:43:43 PDT
Touch LED table - Retrogaming and ambiant light http://www.instructables.com/id/Touch-LED-Table-Retrogaming-and-Ambiant-Light/
Touch LED table - Retrogaming and ambiant light - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F22/9VMW/IPQM99NS/F229VMWIPQM99NS.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F22/9VMW/IPQM99NS/F229VMWIPQM99NS.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F22/9VMW/IPQM99NS/F229VMWIPQM99NS.SMALL.jpg arbalet_project Arbalet is an ARduino-BAsed LED Table, a flat surface filled with several hundreds of coloured square lights designed for Education, Geeks, and Pleasure. With its limited number of pixels and a DIY touch interface, Arbalet brings our old 80's arcad games back into fashion through a modern, classy,...
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Wed, 22 Jun 2016 03:56:59 PDT
Transformation of malfunctioning Power Tool into LED Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Transformation-of-Malfunctioning-Power-Tool-Into-L/
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Fri, 1 Jan 2016 10:49:11 PST
DIY Powerful LED Panel - Video and Work Light http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Powerful-LED-Panel-Video-and-Work-Light/
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Thu, 9 Jun 2016 11:38:06 PDT
LED Cloud Light http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Cloud-Light/
LED Cloud Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZJ/WS8S/IOT2X62W/FZJWS8SIOT2X62W.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZJ/WS8S/IOT2X62W/FZJWS8SIOT2X62W.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZJ/WS8S/IOT2X62W/FZJWS8SIOT2X62W.SMALL.jpg KatyJessica16 This bright and versatile cloud light can be large or small, color changing or white, and hung from the ceiling or stand alone! Made mainly from paper lanterns and cotton batting, the cloud is easy to assemble and lightweight. Lights are small and battery operated so that the cloud may be hung from ...
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Tue, 31 May 2016 05:45:02 PDT
Aquarium Light LED Refit http://www.instructables.com/id/Aquarium-Light-LED-Refit/
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Thu, 18 Oct 2012 12:43:08 PDT
How to make a LED Light Rope without soldering http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-LED-Light-Rope-without-soldering/
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Mon, 22 Sep 2008 20:56:51 PDT
DIY solar rechargeable automatic night light (outside use) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-solar-rechareable-automatic-night-light-outsi/
DIY solar rechargeable automatic night light (outside use) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FEV/JVNR/HJKC242C/FEVJVNRHJKC242C.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FEV/JVNR/HJKC242C/FEVJVNRHJKC242C.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FEV/JVNR/HJKC242C/FEVJVNRHJKC242C.SMALL.jpg out-of-the-box In this I will show you how to make a solar rechargeable automatic led night light. I made mine for outside use but hey you could do whatever with yours! :)   How did this idea come about? first I have been meaning to get some sort of light fixture in our back yard, I was going to install an out...
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Wed, 31 Jul 2013 21:52:31 PDT
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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FYM/3QAE/IN3EIPBW/FYM3QAEIN3EIPBW.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYM/3QAE/IN3EIPBW/FYM3QAEIN3EIPBW.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FXJ/5AX6/IMI0UT1A/FXJ5AX6IMI0UT1A.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXJ/5AX6/IMI0UT1A/FXJ5AX6IMI0UT1A.SQUARE.jpg https://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! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Dimmable-LED-Workshop-Lighting-Extre/
Make Your Own Dimmable LED Workshop Lighting! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FNF/32VK/ILO2TFNB/FNF32VKILO2TFNB.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FNF/32VK/ILO2TFNB/FNF32VKILO2TFNB.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FJ3/0HZX/G3KY0P1P/FJ30HZXG3KY0P1P.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJ3/0HZX/G3KY0P1P/FJ30HZXG3KY0P1P.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FTP/OOR0/IJQO42WQ/FTPOOR0IJQO42WQ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTP/OOR0/IJQO42WQ/FTPOOR0IJQO42WQ.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F6A/JTFL/FK5QTCBI/F6AJTFLFK5QTCBI.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6A/JTFL/FK5QTCBI/F6AJTFLFK5QTCBI.SQUARE.jpg https://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/
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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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F46/ASUE/FJPYF0T8/F46ASUEFJPYF0T8.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F46/ASUE/FJPYF0T8/F46ASUEFJPYF0T8.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/5DLJ/HA4M4QCG/FR45DLJHA4M4QCG.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/5DLJ/HA4M4QCG/FR45DLJHA4M4QCG.SQUARE.jpg https://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/
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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/
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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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/WI9K/F6S8RXJZ/FG9WI9KF6S8RXJZ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/WI9K/F6S8RXJZ/FG9WI9KF6S8RXJZ.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FJK/A7KC/IECNFQA5/FJKA7KCIECNFQA5.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJK/A7KC/IECNFQA5/FJKA7KCIECNFQA5.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FSO/RHGU/FCEILKRX/FSORHGUFCEILKRX.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FSO/RHGU/FCEILKRX/FSORHGUFCEILKRX.SQUARE.jpg https://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