Instructables: exploring - technology - leds - lights - featured http://www.instructables.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:17:18 PDT BLOX v1.01 8X8X8 3D RGB LED Cube http://www.instructables.com/id/8X8X8-RGB-LED-Cube/
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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 08:38:19 PDT
Lego Octopus LED Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Lego-Octopus-LED-Light/
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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:40:10 PDT
A cute little LED jar (turn it on and off by turning it!) named draailampje http://www.instructables.com/id/A-cute-little-draailampje-light/
A cute little LED jar (turn it on and off by turning it!) named draailampje - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5C/6U6K/HNM4ADB8/F5C6U6KHNM4ADB8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5C/6U6K/HNM4ADB8/F5C6U6KHNM4ADB8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5C/6U6K/HNM4ADB8/F5C6U6KHNM4ADB8.SMALL.jpg David Bakker Turn it upside down and it switches off. Turn it right side up again and it switches on.  This is draailampje (Dutch, pronounce 'dry-lamp-yea', means something like turn-light), my 'invention' or better said, creation. You can make one for yourself in 10-30minutes, depending on your soldering skil...
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Wed, 6 Nov 2013 02:16:47 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
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
PixelBrite http://www.instructables.com/id/PixelBrite/
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By: LeoneLabs

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Sun, 14 Jul 2013 23:47:49 PDT
18" Round LED Infinity Mirror Kit http://www.instructables.com/id/18-Round-Infinity-Mirror-Kit/
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Fri, 18 Jan 2013 14:06:23 PST
The Definitive Guide to LED Accent Lighting http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Definitive-Guide-to-LED-Accent-Lighting/
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By: RedWagon

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Sat, 5 Jan 2013 00:46:42 PST
Control LEDs by Laptop or other Computer http://www.instructables.com/id/You-want-to-do-what-With-WHAT/
Control LEDs by Laptop or other Computer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F46/TA31/HA4MMJNM/F46TA31HA4MMJNM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F46/TA31/HA4MMJNM/F46TA31HA4MMJNM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F46/TA31/HA4MMJNM/F46TA31HA4MMJNM.SMALL.jpg Dream Dragon This project is very much geared towards Christmas Decorations but with a little imagination the technique could be applied to all sorts of other applications. It's REALLY important normally to not connect anything DIRECTLY to the computer.  These LED based lights are designed to work on THREE dry ...
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Mon, 3 Dec 2012 02:35:35 PST
El Wire/Led Light Wheelchair Step-By-Step Tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/El-WireLed-Light-Wheelchair/
El Wire/Led Light Wheelchair Step-By-Step Tutorial - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2H/Z92P/H3Q48PCO/F2HZ92PH3Q48PCO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2H/Z92P/H3Q48PCO/F2HZ92PH3Q48PCO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2H/Z92P/H3Q48PCO/F2HZ92PH3Q48PCO.SMALL.jpg ezelwire I always found that those safety lights for bicyclists on the market were never good enough when riding in the dark. That got me thinking about people who use wheelchairs and how unsafe the night could be when they want to go out. So here's what I came up with: I decked out this ordinary wheelchair...
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Thu, 21 Jun 2012 14:20:49 PDT
Solar String Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-String-Lights/
Solar String Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYI/HFFY/H0A2H5KM/FYIHFFYH0A2H5KM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYI/HFFY/H0A2H5KM/FYIHFFYH0A2H5KM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYI/HFFY/H0A2H5KM/FYIHFFYH0A2H5KM.SMALL.jpg iApple guy These are some solar string lights made from 97 cent solar garden lights from Wall-Mart, and a broken string of LED lights from IKEA.  So the total cost for ME was less then 3 dollars because I had most of the parts laying around the house.  All I had to do is wire, cut, glue, and add some finishing...
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Tue, 27 Mar 2012 15:20:21 PDT
Extreme Color Organ http://www.instructables.com/id/Extreme-Nightlight-Color-Organ/
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Mon, 2 Jan 2012 14:01:46 PST
DMX-512 LED Controller with LED Display http://www.instructables.com/id/DMX-512-LED-Controller-w-LED-Display/
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Thu, 29 Dec 2011 22:26:30 PST
high power LED grow lights M.k2 http://www.instructables.com/id/high-power-LED-grow-lights-M.k2/
high power LED grow lights M.k2 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGE/J0WE/FCEIOH9S/FGEJ0WEFCEIOH9S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGE/J0WE/FCEIOH9S/FGEJ0WEFCEIOH9S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGE/J0WE/FCEIOH9S/FGEJ0WEFCEIOH9S.SMALL.jpg }{itch Having played around with growing plants under LED lights before, I thought I'd have a go at building a larger system using high power LED's. ........ I do apologise if it looks like I'm flogging a dead horse, this will be my last instructable on growing things with LED's.....honest. I haven't foun...
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Sat, 9 Feb 2008 08:56:47 PST
Light-Up Shoes for Adults http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Up-Shoes-for-Adults/
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Wed, 15 Jun 2011 22:11:50 PDT
High Power 3-LED Bicycle Light http://www.instructables.com/id/High-Power-3-LED-Bicycle-Light/
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Wed, 12 Jan 2011 21:27:11 PST
Lighted Fan Light Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Lighted-Fan-Light-Switch/
Lighted Fan Light Switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI0/0OET/GC4GD4JF/FI00OETGC4GD4JF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI0/0OET/GC4GD4JF/FI00OETGC4GD4JF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI0/0OET/GC4GD4JF/FI00OETGC4GD4JF.SMALL.jpg ContraptionMaker Have one of those lighted fans in your computer?  They are cool but the light is on when the fan is running and the intensity varies if you use a speed controller.   Wish you could slow down your fan without losing your lights or just turn out the lights with out turning off the fan?  In this Instr...
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Sun, 1 Aug 2010 05:55:50 PDT
Ready, Set, Go! Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Ready-Set-Go-Light/
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Mon, 31 Aug 2009 11:39:09 PDT
Fast, Quick, Cheap, Good looking LED room lighting (for anyone) http://www.instructables.com/id/Fast-Quick-Cheap-Good-looking-LED-room-lighting/
Fast, Quick, Cheap, Good looking LED room lighting (for anyone) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSX/R6M6/FW5H4D4M/FSXR6M6FW5H4D4M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSX/R6M6/FW5H4D4M/FSXR6M6FW5H4D4M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSX/R6M6/FW5H4D4M/FSXR6M6FW5H4D4M.SMALL.jpg mellink Welcome all :-) This is my first instructable so comments are welcome :-)What i hope to show you is how to make quick LED lighting that is on a TINY buget.What you need :CableLEDsResistors (510Ohms for 12V)StapelsSoldering ironCutters and other basicsHammer and a nail! (NOTES FOR n00bs)LEDs need abo...
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Sat, 20 Jun 2009 14:38:17 PDT
How to Sew with Conductive Thread with Diana Eng http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Sew-with-Conductive-Thread-with-Diana-Eng/
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Mon, 8 Jun 2009 12:05:56 PDT
LED Frosties http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Frosties/
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Tue, 1 Apr 2008 11:28:38 PDT
The Ice Bulb http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Ice-Bulb/
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