Instructables: exploring - technology - leds - light - popular http://www.instructables.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 01:38:59 PDT BLOX v1.01 Rechargeable Bike Light with automatic switch of energy source http://www.instructables.com/id/Intro-70/
Rechargeable Bike Light with automatic switch of energy source - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/JMIB/HTIWIRHF/FTHJMIBHTIWIRHF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/JMIB/HTIWIRHF/FTHJMIBHTIWIRHF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/JMIB/HTIWIRHF/FTHJMIBHTIWIRHF.SMALL.jpg Bumsfallera First of all, excuse my non-native English and my lack of professional electrical engineering skills. I see this as a hobby and have no claim to be perfect. However, if you have some ideas on how to improve the setting don’t hesitate to write a comment ;-) I haven’t seen any similar Instructabl...
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Mon, 31 Mar 2014 17:20:32 PDT
10W led security light hack http://www.instructables.com/id/10W-led-security-light-hack/
10W led security light hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXN/9TF0/HRN4GMTJ/FXN9TF0HRN4GMTJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXN/9TF0/HRN4GMTJ/FXN9TF0HRN4GMTJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXN/9TF0/HRN4GMTJ/FXN9TF0HRN4GMTJ.SMALL.jpg dtidbeaux Well i guess I'll start by saying that this is my first able, so be gentle (; lol. I always seemed to have a problem with my halogen security lights burning out. I wanted a simple, cheap, permanent solution. Led's seemed to be the way to go. Im fairly new to 120V electronics and am learning quickly,...
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Fri, 14 Feb 2014 20:59:35 PST
Design and build a side-lit LED sign at TechShop http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Side-lit-Acrylic-Sign-at-TechShop/
Design and build a side-lit LED sign at TechShop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFM/K4BS/HR0ARDPZ/FFMK4BSHR0ARDPZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFM/K4BS/HR0ARDPZ/FFMK4BSHR0ARDPZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFM/K4BS/HR0ARDPZ/FFMK4BSHR0ARDPZ.SMALL.jpg babylonfive This Instructable shows you how to build a Side-lit Acrylic Sign, illuminated by an LED light fixture. For this project we'll use a laser cutter to cut wood and acrylic. We use multiple layers of laser-cut wood glued together to achieve a complex shape easily, and a laser-cut acrylic cutout provi...
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Wed, 29 Jan 2014 19:30:07 PST
tilt switch activated, glowing paper model, LED light http://www.instructables.com/id/tilt-switch-activated-glowing-paper-model-LED-ligh/
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Sun, 19 Jan 2014 13:27:42 PST
Flashing LED ball with saline water http://www.instructables.com/id/Flashing-LED-ball-with-saline-water/
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Fri, 3 Jan 2014 14:51:37 PST
Light Bar Ambient Lighting http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Bar-Ambient-Lighting/
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Mon, 9 Jun 2008 11:28:01 PDT
LED Fiber Optic Chandelier http://www.instructables.com/id/Fibre-Optic-Chandelier/
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Sun, 29 Dec 2013 22:51:58 PST
Easy LED Color Changing "Candle" http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-LED-Color-Changing-Light/
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Sat, 14 Dec 2013 08:41:26 PST
Ultra-bright Emergency Waterproof Torch DIY (Rechargeble) http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultra-bright-Waterproof-Torch-DIY-Rechargeble/
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Sun, 15 Dec 2013 00:08:20 PST
LED Resin Cube V3 http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Resin-Cube-V3/
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Mon, 2 Dec 2013 18:57:07 PST
DIY Upgrade/ Supercharge your LED Keyboard/ Laptop Light http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Upgrade-Supercharge-your-LED-Keyboard-Laptop-L/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FX8/8WOC/HO7XJTQH/FX88WOCHO7XJTQH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX8/8WOC/HO7XJTQH/FX88WOCHO7XJTQH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX8/8WOC/HO7XJTQH/FX88WOCHO7XJTQH.SMALL.jpg bhvm Hello again! Working late night with dingy dim Laptop lights is not the best idea for your eyes. Here we shall Take a normal Ebay LED laptop Keyboard light, and Modify it for better colour (Neutral white) and Brightness. In the first Picture, you can see our final Project. I am afraid that camera w...
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Sat, 23 Nov 2013 22:28:59 PST
Ultrabright LED Emergency Lamp (Rechargeable!) http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultrabright-LED-Emergency-Lamp/
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Fri, 8 Nov 2013 19:03:37 PST
RGB LED moodlamp (sitting dog lamp) http://www.instructables.com/id/Sitting-dog-lamp-RGB-mood-lamp/
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Sun, 20 Oct 2013 16:33:02 PDT
DIY Creepy Halloween Orbs http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Creepy-Halloween-Orbs/
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Sat, 19 Oct 2013 12:06:26 PDT
DIY LED LIGHT BULB http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-LED-LIGHT-BULB/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F4X/T4GW/HMMF6RY5/F4XT4GWHMMF6RY5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4X/T4GW/HMMF6RY5/F4XT4GWHMMF6RY5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4X/T4GW/HMMF6RY5/F4XT4GWHMMF6RY5.SMALL.jpg kris754a building this LED light bulb requires medium soldering abilities, the lightbulb might not work in some countries, if you get a shock by it i will not be responsible, don't build it unless you know what you are doing, when it is about using ac power :-)
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Tue, 15 Oct 2013 06:07:53 PDT
LED Taillight motorbike http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Taillight-motorbike/
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Thu, 10 Oct 2013 10:28:10 PDT
Mood Lighting http://www.instructables.com/id/Atmosphere-Light/
Mood Lighting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAU/6GCZ/HKVLC5RS/FAU6GCZHKVLC5RS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAU/6GCZ/HKVLC5RS/FAU6GCZHKVLC5RS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAU/6GCZ/HKVLC5RS/FAU6GCZHKVLC5RS.SMALL.jpg Cats Science Club This is a great night light or just to have for atmosphere. We took our instructable http://www.instructables.com/id/Film-Canister-Flashlight/ and modified it a bit. Skip to step 7 to see the changes. Don't forget to check out the supply list though. Materials LED Holder LED (Color) Fender Wash...
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Wed, 28 Aug 2013 17:36:05 PDT
108W LED Grow Light Panel http://www.instructables.com/id/Introduction-to-LED-grow-lights/
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Sat, 3 Nov 2012 17:50:49 PDT
Film Canister Flashlight http://www.instructables.com/id/Film-Canister-Flashlight/
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Thu, 22 Aug 2013 18:09:19 PDT
LED Resin Cube V2 http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Resin-Cube-V2/
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Fri, 2 Aug 2013 17:23:32 PDT
Light Up Drum Kit http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Up-Drum-Kit/
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Sun, 21 Jul 2013 00:22:41 PDT
Lightsaber knitting needles http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-saber-knitting-needles/
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Wed, 5 Jun 2013 21:37:17 PDT
LED'S on 220V AC GRID 7-8 WATTS ONLY http://www.instructables.com/id/LEDS-on-220V-AC-GRID-7-8-WATTS-ONLY/
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Sun, 19 May 2013 23:55:37 PDT
LED Shooties http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Shooties/
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Fri, 2 Mar 2012 20:52:51 PST
Altoids 27 LED Super Light (under $5) http://www.instructables.com/id/Altoids-27-LED-Super-Light-under-5/
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Mon, 6 May 2013 00:40:55 PDT
Indestructable LED lanterns http://www.instructables.com/id/Indestructable-LED-lanterns/
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Fri, 29 Mar 2013 15:51:36 PDT
Kid's Green Tech - Solar Garden Lamp Kit http://www.instructables.com/id/Kids-Green-Tech-Solar-Garden-Lamp-Kit/
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Mon, 4 Jun 2012 20:35:10 PDT
Make a Photon Flower That Lights Up When You Water It with Lemon Juice http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Photon-Flower-That-Lights-Up-When-You-Water/
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Wed, 20 Mar 2013 08:18:26 PDT
Faucet Night Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Faucet-Night-Light/
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Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:01:13 PDT
Make your own LED ring for dremel http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-LED-ring-for-dremel/
Make your own LED ring for dremel - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1A/A9EO/HDYUDBF6/F1AA9EOHDYUDBF6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1A/A9EO/HDYUDBF6/F1AA9EOHDYUDBF6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1A/A9EO/HDYUDBF6/F1AA9EOHDYUDBF6.SMALL.jpg pinomelean Sometimes, when i'm drilling a PCB with my dremel, it shadows all the area below, making my  job too difficult. A long time ago i saw in Hack a day a light for macro in a camera and I thought it can be a good idea to use a led ring with the dremel to light up the working area under it. Materials ...
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Thu, 7 Mar 2013 06:20:43 PST
18" Round LED Infinity Mirror Kit http://www.instructables.com/id/18-Round-Infinity-Mirror-Kit/
18" Round LED Infinity Mirror Kit - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR5/SLQ4/HAQ3D9JQ/FR5SLQ4HAQ3D9JQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR5/SLQ4/HAQ3D9JQ/FR5SLQ4HAQ3D9JQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR5/SLQ4/HAQ3D9JQ/FR5SLQ4HAQ3D9JQ.SMALL.jpg ChromationSystems This Instructable covers building of a Chromation Systems 18" Round Infinity Mirror Kit, utilizing a 48 Channel Mono / 16 Channel RGB LED Controller to control 5mm common anode RGB LEDs, 32x along the outside and an optional 16x positioned in the rear mirror. While most of the frame comes already as...
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Fri, 18 Jan 2013 14:06:23 PST
$3.50 Flashlight + 20 Cent Upgrade = 500 Hour Run Time http://www.instructables.com/id/20-Cent-Upgrade-350-Flashlight-500-Hour-Run-/
$3.50 Flashlight + 20 Cent Upgrade = 500 Hour Run Time - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHB/6PR4/H8AZ5EJ9/FHB6PR4H8AZ5EJ9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHB/6PR4/H8AZ5EJ9/FHB6PR4H8AZ5EJ9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHB/6PR4/H8AZ5EJ9/FHB6PR4H8AZ5EJ9.SMALL.jpg luxstar This flashlight will be perfect for your emergency preps. It will also make a great present for any kid. Kids love flashlights and with this one, you will not need to change the batteries every time they forget to turn it off and it runs all night long. This instructable is easy and inexpensive. W...
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Mon, 15 Oct 2012 20:04:18 PDT
A Complete Idiot's Guide to Make LED Light Unit for Planted Aquarium http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Complete-Idiots-Guide-to-Make-LED-Light-Unit/
A Complete Idiot's Guide to Make LED Light Unit for Planted Aquarium - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1A/AA72/HAQ3C6V7/F1AAA72HAQ3C6V7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1A/AA72/HAQ3C6V7/F1AAA72HAQ3C6V7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1A/AA72/HAQ3C6V7/F1AAA72HAQ3C6V7.SMALL.jpg sumers As always I am writing this for people who have no prior experience with LEDs, electrical and electronics works just like I never had before I did this. I will be posting a lot of pictures here and going into a lot of detail about making connections, wiring etc. So the people who know how these thin...
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Fri, 11 Jan 2013 17:05:27 PST
Fiber Optic LED Dandelion Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Fiber-Optic-LED-Dandelion-Lamp/
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Mon, 7 Jan 2013 21:47:11 PST
IR Remote Controlled Color Changing Cloud (Arduino) http://www.instructables.com/id/IR-Remote-Controlled-Color-Changing-Cloud-Arduino/
IR Remote Controlled Color Changing Cloud (Arduino) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVQ/322Q/HBNXWIEJ/FVQ322QHBNXWIEJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVQ/322Q/HBNXWIEJ/FVQ322QHBNXWIEJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVQ/322Q/HBNXWIEJ/FVQ322QHBNXWIEJ.SMALL.jpg dablondeemu CLICK HERE FOR THE UPDATED INSTRUCTABLE: http://www.instructables.com/id/IR-Rainbow-Cloud-ver-1/ This is a project I created for a Digital Art and Installations class.   The class covered basics of several types of programming, and our projects were meant to be an interactive cross between art and ...
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Mon, 7 Jan 2013 22:07:57 PST
Star Trek Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Star-Trek-Light/
Star Trek Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8I/3148/HAVGK12Z/F8I3148HAVGK12Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8I/3148/HAVGK12Z/F8I3148HAVGK12Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8I/3148/HAVGK12Z/F8I3148HAVGK12Z.SMALL.jpg technovative Inspiration Avid trekkies may recognize the configuration from TNG episodes where flashlight type devices referred to as "palm beacons" were used. I've included a couple of screen shots from a scene in TNG episode "Disaster" where Riker is using one. I found the design to appear functionally effici...
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Mon, 7 Jan 2013 04:20:42 PST
LED chandelier http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-chandelier-1/
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Tue, 14 Sep 2010 13:51:00 PDT
LED Jellyfish http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Jellyfish/
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Sun, 16 Dec 2012 21:10:16 PST
Easier Flashlight Mod Increases Run Time 3.6X http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Flashlight-Mod-Increases-Run-Time-36X/
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Wed, 24 Oct 2012 23:46:21 PDT
LED Light Holder from Plastic Tie Wrap http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Light-Holder-from-Plastic-Tie-Wrap/
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Tue, 21 Aug 2012 00:37:22 PDT
Color Light Mixer Using 'Stamp' Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Color-Light-Mixer-Using-Stamp-Controller/
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Sun, 2 Sep 2012 20:03:35 PDT
LED Star Constellation Light or night light http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Star-Constellation-Light-or-night-light/
LED Star Constellation Light or night light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0I/VEQK/H685B8MX/F0IVEQKH685B8MX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0I/VEQK/H685B8MX/F0IVEQKH685B8MX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0I/VEQK/H685B8MX/F0IVEQKH685B8MX.SMALL.jpg Paulbacca This instructable was a small after school project that I created for some STEM Club students to make as part of our astronomy sessions. Learn about astronomy and electronics at the same time! Materials and equipment small cardboard box (shoe box) Red electronics wire Black electronics wire 5 mm Wh...
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Tue, 28 Aug 2012 02:49:32 PDT
The Much Larger Board of Many Ping-Pong Balls http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Much-Larger-Board-of-Many-Ping-Pong-Balls/
The Much Larger Board of Many Ping-Pong Balls - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIO/O65C/H5JVXLQK/FIOO65CH5JVXLQK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIO/O65C/H5JVXLQK/FIOO65CH5JVXLQK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIO/O65C/H5JVXLQK/FIOO65CH5JVXLQK.SMALL.jpg DaShroom THIS HAS BEEN ENTERED INTO THE LED AND LASER CUTTER COMPETITIONS, PLEASE VOTE FOR ME :-D Ok, you saw the 8x8 board, now prepare yourself for the 16x32 awesomeness that is about to ensue. I cannot apologise enough for the video quality, but I am still using my phone as a camera until I ha...
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Thu, 9 Aug 2012 05:58:42 PDT
License Plate LEDs http://www.instructables.com/id/License-Plate-LEDs/
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Wed, 11 Jul 2012 20:24:28 PDT
Color Temperature Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Color-Temperature-Lamp/
Color Temperature Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9Q/4YQB/H4AGHTVE/F9Q4YQBH4AGHTVE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9Q/4YQB/H4AGHTVE/F9Q4YQBH4AGHTVE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9Q/4YQB/H4AGHTVE/F9Q4YQBH4AGHTVE.SMALL.jpg jaybeesy As an artist, I have lighting needs for various mediums. For drawing, i prefer warm light and for color and sculpture I prefer cool light. So I created an attractive LED light that can do both. The overall cost of this is about $250 (the bulk of this is the LED and switch technology). However, This ...
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Fri, 6 Jul 2012 00:11:15 PDT
PixelLux- A 64 Pixel RGB LED Video Screen http://www.instructables.com/id/PixelLux-A-64-Pixel-RGB-LED-Video-Screen/
PixelLux- A 64 Pixel RGB LED Video Screen - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQV/ZBX9/H12SVDXG/FQVZBX9H12SVDXG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQV/ZBX9/H12SVDXG/FQVZBX9H12SVDXG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQV/ZBX9/H12SVDXG/FQVZBX9H12SVDXG.SMALL.jpg ajdi123 EDIT:  Wow, I didn't think this project would be so looked at on instructables! thanks for taking a look :). I have a crappy video that I'll upload, but sadly I was an idiot and burnt out my teensy... so I'll post a video of the whole thing working later!  Hi Instructables! The following is a quic...
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Thu, 19 Apr 2012 07:18:01 PDT
Super simple high power LED driver http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-simple-high-power-LED-driver/
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Wed, 19 Mar 2008 07:20:53 PDT
1300 Lumen Bike Light http://www.instructables.com/id/1300-Lumen-Bike-Light/
1300 Lumen Bike Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS9/B5GX/GVHH1EVC/FS9B5GXGVHH1EVC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS9/B5GX/GVHH1EVC/FS9B5GXGVHH1EVC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS9/B5GX/GVHH1EVC/FS9B5GXGVHH1EVC.SMALL.jpg brainiac27 Let me start with this: I love biking at night. Everything from the empty streets to the cool air keep me biking into the night. But my quick setup of a LED flashlight pipe-clamped to my stem was not cutting it. I needed more power. I needed a true headlight. And so was born my second LED lighting...
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Sun, 27 Nov 2011 22:01:59 PST
Old Tyme Glass Lights... http://www.instructables.com/id/Old-Tyme-Glass-Lights/
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Sun, 20 Nov 2011 18:11:19 PST
Light-Up LED Lollipops http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Up-LED-Lollipops/
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Wed, 26 Oct 2011 23:25:20 PDT