Instructables: exploring - technology - leds - simple http://www.instructables.com Sat, 22 Nov 2014 21:08:20 PST BLOX v1.01 220v led driver circuit without using a tranformer http://www.instructables.com/id/220v-led-driver-circuit-without-using-a-tranformer/
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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 09:21:14 PST
Simple Decorative Batman Light! http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Decorative-Batman-Light/
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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 09:12:56 PDT
LED LAMPS OUT OF OLD LAMPS http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-LAMPS-OUT-OF-OLD-LAMPS/
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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:45:10 PDT
Simple LED Cube 4x with Arduino/328p http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-LED-Cube-4x-with-Arduino328p/
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Fri, 5 Sep 2014 07:48:35 PDT
Simple seashell LED night light or mood lamp (w/LED driver circuit) http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-seashell-LED-night-light-or-mood-lamp-wLED-/
Simple seashell LED night light or mood lamp (w/LED driver circuit) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Z/KRKO/HZOKZVBW/F8ZKRKOHZOKZVBW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Z/KRKO/HZOKZVBW/F8ZKRKOHZOKZVBW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Z/KRKO/HZOKZVBW/F8ZKRKOHZOKZVBW.SMALL.jpg dudes So this is a two-part instructable, the first being the LED driver circuit, (don't worry, it's very simple) the second part being the physical lamp. This is an extremely flexible design, just about any LED can be used, and just about any, low power, power source, including USB. Also, I decided to us...
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Thu, 4 Sep 2014 14:18:43 PDT
Bluetooth controlled 4X4 led matrix using a SPLat EC1 PLC http://www.instructables.com/id/Bluetooth-controlled-4X4-led-matrix-using-a-SPLat-/
Bluetooth controlled 4X4 led matrix using a SPLat EC1 PLC - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOX/XPY8/HZI90L68/FOXXPY8HZI90L68.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOX/XPY8/HZI90L68/FOXXPY8HZI90L68.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOX/XPY8/HZI90L68/FOXXPY8HZI90L68.SMALL.jpg kf7oor Parts:soldering iron and solderdrill bitsdrillsmall piece of woodA computer running SPLat/PC, the free SPLat programming environment (IDE)solid strand wireFemale header wires1 EC1 SPLat PLCJY-MCU Bluetooth Wireless Serial Port Module for Arduino16 LEDs of your choice (I used recycled 5mm leds from v...
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Sun, 31 Aug 2014 16:45:31 PDT
Minimalistic LED wall light http://www.instructables.com/id/Minimalistic-LED-wall-light/
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 11:28:06 PDT
Kitchen Led Bar lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-home-improvement-Led-lights/
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Sun, 8 Jun 2014 14:04:03 PDT
Beautiful tap-light night-light http://www.instructables.com/id/Beautiful-tap-light-night-light/
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Thu, 29 May 2014 22:47:53 PDT
Worlds simplest LED light! http://www.instructables.com/id/Worlds-simplest-LED-light/
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Sat, 10 May 2014 14:48:07 PDT
RECHARGEABLE LED CAR BONNET ASSISTANT! http://www.instructables.com/id/RECHARGEABLE-LED-CAR-BONNET-ASSISTANT/
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Thu, 27 Mar 2014 08:49:33 PDT
Building a Simple 9V LED Stoplight http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-Simple-9V-LED-Stoplight/
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Fri, 7 Mar 2014 14:48:54 PST
Simple Power LED Linear Current Regulator, Revised & Clarified http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Power-LED-Constant-Current-Power-Supply-Dri/
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Tue, 17 Dec 2013 09:24:53 PST
DIY USB Multi Mobile charger & LED light http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-USBMobile-charger-LED-light/
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Sun, 17 Nov 2013 04:02:09 PST
Paper Circuit http://www.instructables.com/id/Paper-Circuit-1/
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Wed, 31 Jul 2013 12:06:16 PDT
Simple Pocket Torch http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Pocket-Torch/
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Sun, 2 Jun 2013 05:42:26 PDT
2 Minute Mini Flashlight http://www.instructables.com/id/2-Minute-Mini-Flashlight/
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Mon, 27 May 2013 13:00:37 PDT
Simple Circuit Quiet Book http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Circuit-Quiet-Book/
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Mon, 29 Apr 2013 21:47:06 PDT
Simple USB Led light http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-USB-Led-light/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F0R/UH6U/HET0YBVA/F0RUH6UHET0YBVA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0R/UH6U/HET0YBVA/F0RUH6UHET0YBVA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0R/UH6U/HET0YBVA/F0RUH6UHET0YBVA.SMALL.jpg tealk i dont want to speak much i will just show you how to make. first you will need is solder iron and solder ofc. then you need 3 white led (its about 5 cents each=15 cents , it depends where you buy, i bought it in Serbia and here is 10 cents per one) 1st. step is to cut off one end of usb 2nd,  then ...
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Fri, 29 Mar 2013 11:26:12 PDT
Led Star http://www.instructables.com/id/Led-Star/
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Thu, 14 Mar 2013 05:43:20 PDT
RGB Ambient Reactive LED lights V2.0 http://www.instructables.com/id/RGB-Ambient-Reactive-LED-lights-V20/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FVO/Y567/HE07OVB7/FVOY567HE07OVB7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVO/Y567/HE07OVB7/FVOY567HE07OVB7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVO/Y567/HE07OVB7/FVOY567HE07OVB7.SMALL.jpg mrworf Very very simple and cheap way to make good looking ambient RGB lights that reacts on video brightness and color. Schematic is very simple, NO microcontrollers. Enjoy! Schematics: http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/546/20939579.jpg/ http://i56.tinypic.com/2s8k750.jpg http://www.imageupload.o...
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Thu, 7 Mar 2013 12:24:55 PST
Iron Man - Arc Reactor http://www.instructables.com/id/Iron-Man-Arc-Reactor-4/
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Wed, 30 Jan 2013 16:41:13 PST
USB LED keyboard lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-LED-keyboard-lamp/
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Sat, 19 Jan 2013 23:49:18 PST
Yet another Arc Reactor http://www.instructables.com/id/Yet-another-Arc-Reactor/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FC7/1C8F/H91A2R9W/FC71C8FH91A2R9W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC7/1C8F/H91A2R9W/FC71C8FH91A2R9W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC7/1C8F/H91A2R9W/FC71C8FH91A2R9W.SMALL.jpg matstermind Just a simple iron man arc reactor I built for Halloween. Read the notations in the pictures for the instructions, there should be enough info for you to make one yourself. If enough people request it, then i'll write a full, more detailed instructable You'll need 2 3-inch diameter plastic discs 13...
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Mon, 5 Nov 2012 20:19:29 PST
$3.50 Flashlight + 20 Cent Upgrade = 500 Hour Run Time http://www.instructables.com/id/20-Cent-Upgrade-350-Flashlight-500-Hour-Run-/
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Mon, 15 Oct 2012 20:04:18 PDT
Breadboarding: The Darlington Pair http://www.instructables.com/id/Breadboarding-The-Darlington-Pair/
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Mon, 8 Oct 2012 14:09:59 PDT
Simple Electric Skylight Made From Solar Lawn Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-An-Electric-Skylight-Out-Of-A-Solar-Lawn-Ligh/
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Thu, 30 Aug 2012 14:37:58 PDT
ATtiny85 Mini RGB Mood Light! http://www.instructables.com/id/ATtiny85-Mini-RGB-Mood-Light/
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Thu, 16 Aug 2012 15:37:20 PDT
The simple Joule Thief. http://www.instructables.com/id/The-simple-Joule-Thief/
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Sat, 11 Aug 2012 10:38:44 PDT
ATtiny85/45/25 LED dice (Super simple and CHEAP!) http://www.instructables.com/id/ATtiny854525-LED-dice-Super-simple-and-CHEAP/
ATtiny85/45/25 LED dice (Super simple and CHEAP!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE9/MJXP/H5ENPRXE/FE9MJXPH5ENPRXE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE9/MJXP/H5ENPRXE/FE9MJXPH5ENPRXE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE9/MJXP/H5ENPRXE/FE9MJXPH5ENPRXE.SMALL.jpg xBacon If you have looked at my 5 LED ATtiny85 POV display, we programmed the ATtiny with the Arduino. (If you haven't seen it, click here) We will be doing the same thing for this LED Dice project. The total parts cost for this project is about $5-$10. (Not including the Arduino board and the tools.) It...
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Fri, 3 Aug 2012 09:05:15 PDT
$10 ATtiny85/45 POV display!! (works really well) http://www.instructables.com/id/10-ATtiny8545-POV-display-works-really-well/
$10 ATtiny85/45 POV display!! (works really well) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSE/AOV5/H5ECMR1R/FSEAOV5H5ECMR1R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSE/AOV5/H5ECMR1R/FSEAOV5H5ECMR1R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSE/AOV5/H5ECMR1R/FSEAOV5H5ECMR1R.SMALL.jpg xBacon Hey guys! This is an Instructable for making your own ATtiny85/45 5 LED POV (Persistence Of Vision) display! This is my second Instructable, also for the Elemental LED contest, so drop a comment and vote it up! The total parts cost for this POV display is under $10! (If you get the parts from a wh...
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Fri, 3 Aug 2012 06:59:35 PDT
Make an Altoids Flashlight http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-an-Altoids-Flashlight/
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Fri, 13 Jul 2012 13:18:06 PDT
RGB Skull Glowie (Gather the materials) http://www.instructables.com/id/RGB-Skull-Glowie-Gather-the-materials/
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Sat, 9 Jun 2012 19:36:28 PDT
Sleek On/Off Indicator http://www.instructables.com/id/Sleek-OnOff-Indicator/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F0A/1UBH/H2WEST4E/F0A1UBHH2WEST4E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0A/1UBH/H2WEST4E/F0A1UBHH2WEST4E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0A/1UBH/H2WEST4E/F0A1UBHH2WEST4E.SMALL.jpg Nickson Yap The Results: The photos above shows the dis-assembly of the LED diffuser (the rectangular white light) I will upload a video of the dis-assembly soon. This is just a simple and nice on/off indicator. Basically it's just light shining through a mirror imaged word "ON" that is behind...
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Sat, 2 Jun 2012 16:23:28 PDT
Very Simple LED Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Very-Simple-LED-Light/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FJQ/WPHS/GWVXGBNC/FJQWPHSGWVXGBNC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJQ/WPHS/GWVXGBNC/FJQWPHSGWVXGBNC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJQ/WPHS/GWVXGBNC/FJQWPHSGWVXGBNC.SMALL.jpg freeza36 to begin, this is for beginners. I myself am one. It is very simple. It is pretty much just a red LED and 2 AAA batteries. The batteries are inside a battery case. The battery case is on the bottom of the Altoids tin (not actually an Altoids tin, but something alot like it.) The LED sticks through a...
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Sun, 1 Jan 2012 16:11:01 PST
Making A Simple Joule Thief (made easy) http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-A-Simple-Joule-Thief-made-easy/
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Sat, 24 Dec 2011 06:27:52 PST
Make a simple USB light http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-simple-USB-light/
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Thu, 8 Dec 2011 20:32:58 PST
Easy to build infinity mirror. http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-to-build-infinity-mirror/
Easy to build infinity mirror. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXZ/8S37/GVJCJ1HZ/FXZ8S37GVJCJ1HZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXZ/8S37/GVJCJ1HZ/FXZ8S37GVJCJ1HZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXZ/8S37/GVJCJ1HZ/FXZ8S37GVJCJ1HZ.SMALL.jpg RoboTable This is an over view of this instructable 1.We are going to build a really simple infinity mirror. 2.All you will need is a mirror ANY size, a LED string, a cardboard tube, a drill bit or cutting device, and a sheet of plastic, scotch tape 3.You will admire it's awesomness 4. Oh, and it's as...
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Tue, 29 Nov 2011 22:00:00 PST
Simple and cheap DIY ambilight. http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-and-cheap-DIY-ambilight/
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Sun, 31 Jul 2011 14:54:21 PDT
TV Backlight -usb powered- http://www.instructables.com/id/TV-Backlight/
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Thu, 28 Jul 2011 21:09:33 PDT
Simple LED Circuit on the Cheap http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Light-Circuits-on-the-Cheap/
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Mon, 20 Jun 2011 00:09:20 PDT
Super Simple Automated LED Wardrobe Lights. http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Simple-Automated-LED-Wardrobe-Lights/
Super Simple Automated LED Wardrobe Lights. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJR/VEHV/GOTSYR0J/FJRVEHVGOTSYR0J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJR/VEHV/GOTSYR0J/FJRVEHVGOTSYR0J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJR/VEHV/GOTSYR0J/FJRVEHVGOTSYR0J.SMALL.jpg Jayvis Vineet Gonsalves My wardrobe is like a deep dark abyss whether at day or at night. I had to hunt for my clothes using a torch. I had to find a solution to this problem which I feel might be faced by many others too...... So I came up with the idea of making an Automated LED Wardrobe Light that would save me the inc...
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Mon, 13 Jun 2011 12:07:10 PDT
http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-traffic-light/
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Thu, 9 Jun 2011 00:20:04 PDT
Simple RGB LED MOOD Colour Potentiometer Without Microcontroller http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-RGB-LED-MOOD-Colour-Potentiometer-Without-M/
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Mon, 30 May 2011 01:45:51 PDT
Your first electronic pcb/project http://www.instructables.com/id/Your-first-electronic-pcbproject/
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Mon, 25 Apr 2011 04:15:34 PDT
LED Flashlight in 30 seconds! http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Flashlight-in-30-seconds/
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Mon, 30 Aug 2010 23:56:08 PDT
AquaLight - Water Bottle Flashlight http://www.instructables.com/id/AquaLight-Water-Bottle-Flashlight/
AquaLight - Water Bottle Flashlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNP/7TBA/GC7F5SNI/FNP7TBAGC7F5SNI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNP/7TBA/GC7F5SNI/FNP7TBAGC7F5SNI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNP/7TBA/GC7F5SNI/FNP7TBAGC7F5SNI.SMALL.jpg Alexizupinhea Have you ever shined a flashlight around the house and noticed how beautiful it looks under a glass of water? Now you can capture that beauty in a water bottle of your choice! So, build your AquaLight today! AquaLight is a portable flashlight you may use around the house to gently light up an entir...
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Mon, 2 Aug 2010 06:03:11 PDT
LED stand http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-stand/
LED stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV6/HJ18/G43EBT6Y/FV6HJ18G43EBT6Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV6/HJ18/G43EBT6Y/FV6HJ18G43EBT6Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV6/HJ18/G43EBT6Y/FV6HJ18G43EBT6Y.SMALL.jpg dava_2 I buyed for my first time some Light Emitting Diodes, I got them in some bag and that was unpractical for me, so I decided to make me some stand. We will make if from wooden board. Let's start! Tools and materials We will need: Materials: *Wooden board (20mm fat) Tools: *Aku drill(or normal) ...
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Mon, 11 Jan 2010 02:21:18 PST
Fake Quick Glowstick! http://www.instructables.com/id/Fake-Quick-Glowstick/
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Mon, 2 Nov 2009 14:19:41 PST
UV LED Torch http://www.instructables.com/id/UV-LED-Torch/
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Fri, 21 Aug 2009 02:31:07 PDT