Instructables: exploring - technology - leds - lights - popular http://www.instructables.com Sat, 29 Aug 2015 21:03:55 PDT BLOX v1.01 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
Make your own solar powered led string lights. ($5 bucks max) http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-solar-powered-led-string-lights-/
Make your own solar powered led string lights. ($5 bucks max) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5O/TIIM/GFA45PLY/F5OTIIMGFA45PLY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5O/TIIM/GFA45PLY/F5OTIIMGFA45PLY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5O/TIIM/GFA45PLY/F5OTIIMGFA45PLY.SMALL.jpg rcisneros   Making a basic solar powered string of led lights isn't too difficult.  This instructable will require no electronics knowledge and no programing.    What were will be doing is upgrading some old battery powered mini lights to LEDs and then using some basic components, charging the batteries with...
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Wed, 20 Oct 2010 03:37:23 PDT
Neopixel Xbox Red Ring of Death Flying Disc http://www.instructables.com/id/Neopixel-Xbox-Red-Ring-of-Death-Flying-Disc/
Neopixel Xbox Red Ring of Death Flying Disc - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAV/W2QP/IA81NCVU/FAVW2QPIA81NCVU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAV/W2QP/IA81NCVU/FAVW2QPIA81NCVU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAV/W2QP/IA81NCVU/FAVW2QPIA81NCVU.SMALL.jpg caitlinsdad As an indication of general failure, Xbox gaming machines have the Red Ring of Death as shown by the red lights on the front panel. For Windows pc users, there is the BSOD, Blue Screen of Death. For Mac users, there is the...wait, you bas.....Use a small Adafruit Trinket Attiny85 based microcontroll...
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Thu, 28 May 2015 07:57:27 PDT
Smart LED Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Smart-LED-Lights/
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Sat, 2 May 2015 17:16:47 PDT
8x8x8 RGB LED-Cube http://www.instructables.com/id/8x8x8-RGB-LED-Cube-1/
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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 10:39:14 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
Make an interactive iPad controlled LED Wall http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-an-interactive-iPad-controlled-LED-Wall/
Make an interactive iPad controlled LED Wall - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZL/WN4U/I3KCDVX3/FZLWN4UI3KCDVX3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZL/WN4U/I3KCDVX3/FZLWN4UI3KCDVX3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZL/WN4U/I3KCDVX3/FZLWN4UI3KCDVX3.SMALL.jpg sheetmetalalchemist Show me the youtube video of the wall in action!Everyone wants to make giant LED displays to show their cool, geometric LED waves, or fuzzy pink Elvis art. However, in order to address a massive wall of LEDs, you have to figure out how to turn your fuzzy pink Elvis art into a string of zeros and one...
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Sat, 13 Dec 2014 18:49:46 PST
Bird House With Night Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Bird-House-With-Night-Lights/
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Sun, 7 Dec 2014 15:32:46 PST
Permanent Digital LED House Holiday Lighting http://www.instructables.com/id/Permanent-Digital-LED-House-Holiday-Lighting/
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By: CarlS

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Wed, 24 Sep 2014 06:49:55 PDT
Lego Octopus LED Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Lego-Octopus-LED-Light/
Lego Octopus LED Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF2/T8UR/HYTNWV7X/FF2T8URHYTNWV7X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF2/T8UR/HYTNWV7X/FF2T8URHYTNWV7X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF2/T8UR/HYTNWV7X/FF2T8URHYTNWV7X.SMALL.gif Tater Zoid In this Instructable we will learn how to take an ordinary Lego octopus and make it awesome with glowing LED lights. This is a relatively easy project but a few tools are involved. We will be soldering and using a Dremel to carve the piece out and to create eye holes. I estimate that this project co...
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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:40:10 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
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
Functional Lit Costume Goggles for Mr Freeze http://www.instructables.com/id/Functional-Lit-Costume-Goggles-for-Mr-Freeze/
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Thu, 7 Nov 2013 10:07:18 PST
PixelBrite http://www.instructables.com/id/PixelBrite/
PixelBrite - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7U/GBBW/HJ3AV2XL/F7UGBBWHJ3AV2XL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7U/GBBW/HJ3AV2XL/F7UGBBWHJ3AV2XL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7U/GBBW/HJ3AV2XL/F7UGBBWHJ3AV2XL.SMALL.jpg LeoneLabs I originally started this project because I wanted to recreate the scene in the movie the Close Encounters of the Third Kind where the humans are communicating with the Mothership via a huge color organ. So I glued various bits of software together and made some prototypes and before I knew it I was...
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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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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
High Power 3-LED Bicycle Light http://www.instructables.com/id/High-Power-3-LED-Bicycle-Light/
High Power 3-LED Bicycle Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTQ/NE5L/GITHD67K/FTQNE5LGITHD67K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTQ/NE5L/GITHD67K/FTQNE5LGITHD67K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTQ/NE5L/GITHD67K/FTQNE5LGITHD67K.SMALL.jpg fryingwoks This instructable is created and provided by the Edmonton Bicycle Commuters' Society (EBC) (http://edmontonbikes.ca , http://www.facebook.com/edmontonbikes , http://twitter.com/edmontonbicycle ), a non-profit organization that supports all cyclists in Edmonton by providing advocacy, education, free ...
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Wed, 12 Jan 2011 21:27:11 PST
LEDs for Beginners http://www.instructables.com/id/LEDs-for-Beginners/
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Wed, 27 Dec 2006 20:12:48 PST