Instructables: exploring - technology - leds - popular http://www.instructables.com Sat, 5 Sep 2015 07:55:25 PDT BLOX v1.01 LED matrix using shift registers http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-matrix-using-shift-registers/
LED matrix using shift registers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQP/VQXF/FHAVXW8U/FQPVQXFFHAVXW8U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQP/VQXF/FHAVXW8U/FQPVQXFFHAVXW8U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQP/VQXF/FHAVXW8U/FQPVQXFFHAVXW8U.SMALL.jpg barney_1 This instructable is meant to be a more complete explanation than others available online. Notably, this will provide more hardware explanation than is available in the LED Marquee instructable by led555.GoalsThis instructable presents the concepts involved with shift registers and high side driver...
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Sat, 14 Jun 2008 19:24:41 PDT
12v LED lights for Car, Home, Boat...... http://www.instructables.com/id/12v-LED-lights-for-Car-Home-Boat/
12v LED lights for Car, Home, Boat...... - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOS/3QO7/GOW48XKZ/FOS3QO7GOW48XKZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOS/3QO7/GOW48XKZ/FOS3QO7GOW48XKZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOS/3QO7/GOW48XKZ/FOS3QO7GOW48XKZ.SMALL.jpg nicotrial Hi this is a way to make 12v led lights that can be used on any standard 2 pin 12 volt light for example your cars lights, inside your motorhome, boat or 12v home lights(like those for your desk or to light up your paintings or photos).. these are very common so you can replace them almost anywhere...
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Sat, 18 Jun 2011 18:33:01 PDT
100w LED Flashlight http://www.instructables.com/id/100w-LED-Flashlight-1/
100w LED Flashlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTA/XE0O/IDCXFVJV/FTAXE0OIDCXFVJV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTA/XE0O/IDCXFVJV/FTAXE0OIDCXFVJV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTA/XE0O/IDCXFVJV/FTAXE0OIDCXFVJV.SMALL.jpg Constructed It this tutorial Ill be teaching you how to build an extremely powerful flashlight!Its very easy to make, and extremely cheap as well!This flashlight has many uses, Pure white light means its great for filming. Or you could use it as a motion activated spotlight in your backyard! The possibilities a...
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Sat, 15 Aug 2015 14:29:18 PDT
Using LED's and Laser diodes http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-LEDs-and-Laser-diodes/
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Tue, 11 Aug 2015 06:08:23 PDT
LED Projector Box http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Projector-Box/
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Thu, 6 Aug 2015 12:29:17 PDT
Bit banging step-by-step: Arduino control of WS2811, WS2812, and WS2812B RGB LEDs http://www.instructables.com/id/Bitbanging-step-by-step-Arduino-control-of-WS2811-/
Bit banging step-by-step: Arduino control of WS2811, WS2812, and WS2812B RGB LEDs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F68/DRVW/HOSC3N00/F68DRVWHOSC3N00.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F68/DRVW/HOSC3N00/F68DRVWHOSC3N00.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F68/DRVW/HOSC3N00/F68DRVWHOSC3N00.SMALL.jpg acrobotic Disclaimer: over the past year, a few different libraries have been written for controlling these ubiquitous RGB LEDs by fellow makers from Adafruit, PJRC, and the FastSPI project.  The libraries work great, and we should try them all out.  Recently, we were asked by a few people how the low-level c...
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Thu, 5 Dec 2013 16:03:28 PST
Infinite RGB LED Cube http://www.instructables.com/id/Infinite-RGB-LED-Cube/
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Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:56:12 PDT
Control RGB lights from Android with Arduino & Bluetooth LE (BLE) http://www.instructables.com/id/Control-RGB-lights-from-Android-with-Arduino-Bluet/
Control RGB lights from Android with Arduino & Bluetooth LE (BLE) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUP/CGKB/HVJ3AFP9/FUPCGKBHVJ3AFP9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUP/CGKB/HVJ3AFP9/FUPCGKBHVJ3AFP9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUP/CGKB/HVJ3AFP9/FUPCGKBHVJ3AFP9.SMALL.jpg danasf I've seen a lot of Kickstarter projects featuring the new Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy standard and a number of Bluetooth LE (BLE) enabled Arduino clones coming to market, but many of these projects still seem to be somewhere in the production process and I couldn't find a lot of practical information a...
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Wed, 18 Dec 2013 12:42:25 PST
Infinity Mirror Clock with Patterns, Date and Chime http://www.instructables.com/id/Infinity-Mirror-Clock-with-Patterns-Date-and-Chime/
Infinity Mirror Clock with Patterns, Date and Chime - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ4/W3U1/ICICXU1B/FJ4W3U1ICICXU1B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ4/W3U1/ICICXU1B/FJ4W3U1ICICXU1B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ4/W3U1/ICICXU1B/FJ4W3U1ICICXU1B.SMALL.jpg ItsGraGra This is an infinity mirror real time clock with date display, patterns and sleep mode. The micro controller is a PIC18F2550. a cheap 8 bit micro controller.running in PLL mode at 48MHz.There is also an hourly melody played based on the UM66TXXL chip.The real Time clock is based around the DS1307 chi...
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Sun, 26 Jul 2015 07:41:22 PDT
Minion Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Minion-Light/
Minion Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB0/7DJL/IC8X3TYW/FB07DJLIC8X3TYW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB0/7DJL/IC8X3TYW/FB07DJLIC8X3TYW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB0/7DJL/IC8X3TYW/FB07DJLIC8X3TYW.SMALL.jpg jim_2000 Just in time for the Minion Movie, your very own Minion light Instructable! Gather the Parts The Minion Light is based off of the FrogLeggs Tumbler flashlight that is sold at Lowes and other fine retailers. I really like this light as it has a nice glow and really shines brightly. FrogLeggs did...
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Tue, 14 Jul 2015 18:46:17 PDT
A Guide for buying LED's on E Bay http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Guide-for-buying-LEDs-on-E-Bay/
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Tue, 14 Jul 2015 00:01:02 PDT
An Awesome LED PVC Pipe Light http://www.instructables.com/id/An-Awesome-LED-PVC-Pipe-Light/
An Awesome LED PVC Pipe Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEY/LQRL/IBYX0MS4/FEYLQRLIBYX0MS4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEY/LQRL/IBYX0MS4/FEYLQRLIBYX0MS4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEY/LQRL/IBYX0MS4/FEYLQRLIBYX0MS4.SMALL.jpg Vyger It is a simple idea. An Awesome idea actually. Take a piece of PVC pipe and turn it into an LED light. Since the LED's run on only 12 volts and are already waterproof it would make a great all purpose light. It would be waterproof and since it uses low voltage even if its damaged it would not be a t...
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Sat, 11 Jul 2015 21:09:44 PDT
NEW DAD TAKES A STAR CEILING TO A NEW LEVEL! http://www.instructables.com/id/NEW-DAD-TAKES-A-STAR-CEILING-TO-A-NEW-LEVEL/
NEW DAD TAKES A STAR CEILING TO A NEW LEVEL! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFJ/V0MV/IBRRWGVO/FFJV0MVIBRRWGVO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFJ/V0MV/IBRRWGVO/FFJV0MVIBRRWGVO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFJ/V0MV/IBRRWGVO/FFJV0MVIBRRWGVO.SMALL.jpg MikeM61 I was inspired to build a star ceiling after seeing many people post DIY articles online. I knew it would be a fun treat for my newborn son, but I wanted to kick it up a notch.I have listed these instructions in a Youtube video as well!I wanted to find a way to make the ceiling fun and artistic for ...
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Mon, 6 Jul 2015 19:46:37 PDT
LED Illuminated Safety Glasses http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Illuminated-Safety-Glasses/
LED Illuminated Safety Glasses - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJB/HGZB/IB4A8JX7/FJBHGZBIB4A8JX7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJB/HGZB/IB4A8JX7/FJBHGZBIB4A8JX7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJB/HGZB/IB4A8JX7/FJBHGZBIB4A8JX7.SMALL.jpg bjkayani Have you ever been in a situation where you just have to wear safety glasses but find it difficult to see clearly due to unclear lens or lack of lighting. Well i have been in such situations and i wanted a fix. So i came up with this simple yet innovative idea of the LED Illuminated Safety GogglesIt...
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Sun, 21 Jun 2015 00:19:43 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
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
Replacing Old Flashlight Bulb With LED http://www.instructables.com/id/Replacing-Old-Flashlight-Bulb-With-LED/
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Sat, 13 Jun 2015 02:10:14 PDT
Monster 10,000 Lumens 1000w equiv.LED Flashlight http://www.instructables.com/id/Monster-10000-Lumens-1000w-equivLED-Flashlight/
Monster 10,000 Lumens 1000w equiv.LED Flashlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F15/MTAI/IAS22CP0/F15MTAIIAS22CP0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F15/MTAI/IAS22CP0/F15MTAIIAS22CP0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F15/MTAI/IAS22CP0/F15MTAIIAS22CP0.SMALL.jpg macobt Homemade monster flashlight 10,000 lumens,100watt LED chip equivalent to 1000watts,work on lipo batteries 36 volts.HACKSCRIBE to my channel page and visit my cool videos: http://bit.ly/1reKdMa
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Thu, 11 Jun 2015 15:24:14 PDT
Color Invaders http://www.instructables.com/id/Color-Invaders/
Color Invaders - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJL/S0YM/IAR36P8G/FJLS0YMIAR36P8G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJL/S0YM/IAR36P8G/FJLS0YMIAR36P8G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJL/S0YM/IAR36P8G/FJLS0YMIAR36P8G.SMALL.jpg JColvin91 Hello!This is a fun little project that I was recently inspired to try out by Hamster's own Colour Invaders project. As the name suggests, it is similar in design to the classic Space Invaders game or (more similarly) the Casio's Number Invaders on the calculator. The idea behind the game is that di...
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Wed, 10 Jun 2015 12:54:37 PDT
Light your scarf up with LED fairy wire! http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-your-scarf-up-with-LED-fairy-wire/
Light your scarf up with LED fairy wire! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F36/C0Y1/I1EU8BX0/F36C0Y1I1EU8BX0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F36/C0Y1/I1EU8BX0/F36C0Y1I1EU8BX0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F36/C0Y1/I1EU8BX0/F36C0Y1I1EU8BX0.SMALL.jpg blinkblink Hi Everyone!This tutorial will walk you through knitting a scarf, embedding LED fairy wire into the scarf, and creating an on and off switch to make the scarf glow! Materials Needed:-1 ball of yarn-knitting needles-yarn needle-scissors-solder-22 ohm resistor -coin cell battery holder-3v coin cell ba...
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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:29:27 PDT
Instamorph LED Mood Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Instamorph-LED-Mood-Light/
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Sun, 31 May 2015 15:31:13 PDT
Magic Instamorph Mushrooms http://www.instructables.com/id/Magic-Instamorph-Mushrooms/
Magic Instamorph Mushrooms - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F94/K6VF/IAAG5P33/F94K6VFIAAG5P33.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F94/K6VF/IAAG5P33/F94K6VFIAAG5P33.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F94/K6VF/IAAG5P33/F94K6VFIAAG5P33.SMALL.jpg ceejwells Instamorph is a plastic product that you heat with boiling water and form into whatever you want. This was an experiment to see what kind of magic I could bring out of this product. What is more magic than mushrooms? Instamorphing I used a ceramic bowl and poured in the package of Instamorph. It ...
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Sat, 30 May 2015 11:38:11 PDT
Controlling An LED Matrix http://www.instructables.com/id/Controlling-An-LED-Matrix/
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Fri, 29 May 2015 11:02:59 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
LED-matrix on a budget http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-matrix-on-a-budget/
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Sat, 23 May 2015 15:50:24 PDT
Soldering LED Strips to Make Shapes http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-LED-Strips-to-Make-Shapes/
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Fri, 22 May 2015 11:30:23 PDT
Illuminated Rocker Switch Voltage Conversion http://www.instructables.com/id/Illuminated-Rocker-Switch-Voltage-Conversion/
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Thu, 21 May 2015 16:52:34 PDT
SmartMatrix - Dynamic LED Art Display http://www.instructables.com/id/SmartMatrix-Dynamic-LED-Art-Display/
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Sat, 16 May 2015 09:19:46 PDT
LED Polarity Checker http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Polarity-Checker/
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Thu, 14 May 2015 19:27:12 PDT
RGB 4x4x4 LED Cube http://www.instructables.com/id/RGB-4x4x4-LED-Cube/
RGB 4x4x4 LED Cube - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Q/G9EX/I9O1FJ0G/F2QG9EXI9O1FJ0G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Q/G9EX/I9O1FJ0G/F2QG9EXI9O1FJ0G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Q/G9EX/I9O1FJ0G/F2QG9EXI9O1FJ0G.SMALL.jpg TECHNITES Love comes in all colors, shapes and sizes. What if you can have all the colors, packed in a perfect cube?Well, at TECHNITES we love LEDs and here we tell you how to use a bunch of RGB LEDs to create the grooviest cube ever. Gather all that you need Well, the first humans were hunters and gather...
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Thu, 14 May 2015 11:21:54 PDT
BeamBox - A tower that glows to your commands http://www.instructables.com/id/BeamBox-A-tower-that-glows-to-your-commands/
BeamBox - A tower that glows to your commands - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXE/3PSK/I9JRBZ45/FXE3PSKI9JRBZ45.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXE/3PSK/I9JRBZ45/FXE3PSKI9JRBZ45.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXE/3PSK/I9JRBZ45/FXE3PSKI9JRBZ45.SMALL.jpg PerfectPixel BeamBox - The partly 3D printed, part hand crafted rectangular tower that glows to your commands, either pre-determined, to music or by using specialised lighting software.The design is very similar to the VortoLight but with a different goal in mind. The goal of the BeamBox is to be easy and fun to...
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Tue, 12 May 2015 02:56:33 PDT
Simple Miniature Joule Thief http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Miniature-Joufe-Thief/
Simple Miniature Joule Thief - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4G/K5D7/I9E1DWQR/F4GK5D7I9E1DWQR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4G/K5D7/I9E1DWQR/F4GK5D7I9E1DWQR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4G/K5D7/I9E1DWQR/F4GK5D7I9E1DWQR.SMALL.jpg Petrstep Hello, this is my first instructable and I'm going to show you how you can make a very small joule thief circuit that you can fit anywhere and can be used to power LEDs or any other device with nearly dead batteries. This simple circuit works from voltages as low as 0,5V. Parts list Tools:solderi...
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Thu, 7 May 2015 12:27:35 PDT
Joule Thief 10x10 LED Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Joule-Thief-10x10-LED-Lamp/
Joule Thief 10x10 LED Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFH/F0O5/I1OTUZFA/FFHF0O5I1OTUZFA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFH/F0O5/I1OTUZFA/FFHF0O5I1OTUZFA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFH/F0O5/I1OTUZFA/FFHF0O5I1OTUZFA.SMALL.jpg bneo99 Afraid of the dark? Built a simple Joule Thief circuit and would like to go further? Just want to have a cool blue light to show off to friends? Let me present..... The Joule Thief 10x10 LED Lamp! The Joule Thief 10x10 LED Lamp! Runs on one to four AA batteries. Lights up 100 LED's, illuminates your...
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Sat, 25 Oct 2014 03:49:42 PDT
Smart LED Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Smart-LED-Lights/
Smart LED Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZL/X5ZZ/I92LTYZ2/FZLX5ZZI92LTYZ2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZL/X5ZZ/I92LTYZ2/FZLX5ZZI92LTYZ2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZL/X5ZZ/I92LTYZ2/FZLX5ZZI92LTYZ2.SMALL.jpg joshtlawson I recently finished up a bunk bed project for my kids. Being an engineer I was eagerly looking for a "problem" that needed an overly complex solution. Besides, it's obvious that young children sleep better with unfettered access to a light slightly brighter than a collapsed sun.I'd had my eye on Ada...
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Sat, 2 May 2015 17:16:47 PDT
Intro to LED Strips http://www.instructables.com/id/Intro-to-LED-Strips/
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Wed, 29 Apr 2015 16:55:09 PDT
10x5 RGB LED Matrix with only 5 IO pins http://www.instructables.com/id/10x5-RGB-LED-Matrix-with-only-5-IO-pins/
10x5 RGB LED Matrix with only 5 IO pins - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL6/O8W4/I8VGN6OU/FL6O8W4I8VGN6OU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL6/O8W4/I8VGN6OU/FL6O8W4I8VGN6OU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL6/O8W4/I8VGN6OU/FL6O8W4I8VGN6OU.SMALL.jpg Ole_L If you wanna build a fancy led matrix display with only a few pixels, this is exactly what YOU need! Get all what you need! You need:-An Arduino-WS2812(B) LED strip-A piece wood-7 jumper wires-7 female pin headers-some capacitors-some wires Craft it to one part Use your crafting tools to bind ...
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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:14:21 PDT
Programmable Wearable Arc Reactor http://www.instructables.com/id/Programmable-Wearable-Arc-Reactor/
Programmable Wearable Arc Reactor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHW/X9UW/I8FQZ4A3/FHWX9UWI8FQZ4A3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHW/X9UW/I8FQZ4A3/FHWX9UWI8FQZ4A3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHW/X9UW/I8FQZ4A3/FHWX9UWI8FQZ4A3.SMALL.jpg JonBush This Instructable stems from another that I made when I needed a quick and cheap halloween costume. It was a simple circuit of a button cell and LEDs in a paper housing. You can find more on it at http://www.instructables.com/id/Poor-Mans-Arc-Reactor-Costume/. Since that time I started messing ar...
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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 12:40:59 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
US-Baymax Nightlight http://www.instructables.com/id/US-Baymax-Nightlight/
US-Baymax Nightlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLH/NBHW/I8763VRQ/FLHNBHWI8763VRQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLH/NBHW/I8763VRQ/FLHNBHWI8763VRQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLH/NBHW/I8763VRQ/FLHNBHWI8763VRQ.SMALL.jpg dragonator My sister had a baby, my UP! finally works again after being broken for 6 months and I (and them) like animation movies. Putting 1 and 1 and 1 and 1 together, lets make something as a present. A 3D printed Baymax (from Big Hero 6) USB nightlight seems like something fun.In this instructable I will s...
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Tue, 7 Apr 2015 08:44:00 PDT
Tilt Shotgun Shell Night Light! http://www.instructables.com/id/Tilt-Shotgun-Shell-Night-Light/
Tilt Shotgun Shell Night Light! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR3/F7OG/I7MXXUWR/FR3F7OGI7MXXUWR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR3/F7OG/I7MXXUWR/FR3F7OGI7MXXUWR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR3/F7OG/I7MXXUWR/FR3F7OGI7MXXUWR.SMALL.jpg simon.w.nordberg Build a really simple shotgun shell night light that turns on with a flip!WARNING!Do not try to do this with live ammunition! The shotgun shells used in this project were empty casings! Materials 1 paper shotgun shell 1 transparent plastic shotgun shell 1 tilt ball sensor/switch 2 bright white ...
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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:50:39 PDT
the glowing egg http://www.instructables.com/id/Why-only-one-color/
the glowing egg - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCZ/V1BD/I88LLQVK/FCZV1BDI88LLQVK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCZ/V1BD/I88LLQVK/FCZV1BDI88LLQVK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCZ/V1BD/I88LLQVK/FCZV1BDI88LLQVK.SMALL.jpg Thorsten Singer Thank You !!!so suprising for me, just get to the final with my glowig egg. Thanks to everyone here at instructables I can't belive just go so far with one of my projects. Hope I can show you more nice, funny, cracy, .... stuff soon.Just have to say Thank You to everyone who has voted for me...........
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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:49:12 PDT
Fake TV - Burglar Deterrent http://www.instructables.com/id/Fake-TV-Burglar-Deterrent/
Fake TV - Burglar Deterrent - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCC/YAAX/I7MX4O03/FCCYAAXI7MX4O03.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCC/YAAX/I7MX4O03/FCCYAAXI7MX4O03.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCC/YAAX/I7MX4O03/FCCYAAXI7MX4O03.SMALL.jpg JonBush I was shopping around on Amazon the other day and came across a product that I thought was genius. It is called Fake TV and it acts as a burglar deterrent while you are away from the house. At night, the Fake TV turns on and uses a series of LEDs to project random colors that looks as though someo...
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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:50:38 PDT
Anti-Night Vision Device ¡¡¡CAUTION, NOT SAFE FOR EPILEPTIC OR SEIZURE PRONE INDIVIDUALS!!! http://www.instructables.com/id/Anti-Night-Vision-Device-CAUTION-NOT-SAFE-FOR-EPLI/
Anti-Night Vision Device ¡¡¡CAUTION, NOT SAFE FOR EPILEPTIC OR SEIZURE PRONE INDIVIDUALS!!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH1/AMES/I760REDR/FH1AMESI760REDR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH1/AMES/I760REDR/FH1AMESI760REDR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH1/AMES/I760REDR/FH1AMESI760REDR.SMALL.jpg kinasmith Have you ever been concerned about how many Instructables about making DIY Night Vision there are, and yet there are no Anti-Night Vision Instructables? How many DIY Drone tutorials are there, but no anti-Drones? How do we protect ourselves and our privacy from the proliferation of these new tools t...
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Thu, 12 Mar 2015 13:59:27 PDT
Make Your Own Design w/ DIY LED Lighting http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Design-w-DIY-LED-Lighting/
Make Your Own Design w/ DIY LED Lighting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4L/VPRL/I6YY0D67/F4LVPRLI6YY0D67.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4L/VPRL/I6YY0D67/F4LVPRLI6YY0D67.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4L/VPRL/I6YY0D67/F4LVPRLI6YY0D67.SMALL.jpg darbinorvar Make your own design with DIY Lighting LED bulbs using basic parts from the home improvement store! This is an inexpensive and flexible way to create bright lighting that fits your space, no matter whether you design it for your shop or your home.Please ask a professional before attempting any elect...
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Mon, 9 Mar 2015 12:36:07 PDT
Light Show on Music http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Show-on-Music/
Light Show on Music - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTY/ZPE0/I71QGAGM/FTYZPE0I71QGAGM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTY/ZPE0/I71QGAGM/FTYZPE0I71QGAGM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTY/ZPE0/I71QGAGM/FTYZPE0I71QGAGM.SMALL.jpg bikec I have always wanted an inexpensive way to make a Light Show that would work on music. In this instructable I will show you how to built my Light Show. I hope you love music and lights and that this instructable will be helpful for your future projects. This instructable shows all the steps I went ...
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Mon, 9 Mar 2015 16:53:49 PDT
10W RGB LED Light Painting Multi-Tool http://www.instructables.com/id/10W-RGB-LED-Light-Painting-Multi-Tool/
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Tue, 10 Mar 2015 07:47:56 PDT
DIY rigid LED strip aquarium light http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-rigid-LED-strip-aquarium-light/
DIY rigid LED strip aquarium light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6T/BPIB/I6YXSHVJ/F6TBPIBI6YXSHVJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6T/BPIB/I6YXSHVJ/F6TBPIBI6YXSHVJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6T/BPIB/I6YXSHVJ/F6TBPIBI6YXSHVJ.SMALL.jpg Unboxingexperience7 I was looking for a cheap LED light for my shrimp tank (54 liter/15 gallons). I decided to start a very simple DIY project to save money and to share it on instructables.Stuff you need:1 or more waterproof rigid LED strips; you'll find them all over the internet. I bought 2 of them at banggood (9$)....
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Sun, 8 Mar 2015 10:47:23 PDT
Shotgun Shell LED Candles http://www.instructables.com/id/Shotgun-Shell-LED-Candles/
Shotgun Shell LED Candles - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUD/72VT/I6RSL3LP/FUD72VTI6RSL3LP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUD/72VT/I6RSL3LP/FUD72VTI6RSL3LP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUD/72VT/I6RSL3LP/FUD72VTI6RSL3LP.SMALL.jpg lonesoulsurfer Recently I went to my local gun range to pick-up some spent shotgun shells. I needed a few for a project but ended up taking a whole box home! I've been using these in a few projects, some of which can be found in previous 'Ibles. In amongst them I found a couple of clear shells which I thought w...
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Mon, 2 Mar 2015 12:59:08 PST
Your own galaxy on a paper... Poster with CONDUCTIVE INK + LEDs http://www.instructables.com/id/Poster-with-CONDUCTIVE-INK-LEDS/
Your own galaxy on a paper... Poster with CONDUCTIVE INK + LEDs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU8/OKAO/I6NI4SB9/FU8OKAOI6NI4SB9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU8/OKAO/I6NI4SB9/FU8OKAOI6NI4SB9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU8/OKAO/I6NI4SB9/FU8OKAOI6NI4SB9.SMALL.jpg joanabernardo I came across conductive ink in my research and as a Design student I started to question its use on my projects.I envisioned a poster with LEDs and typography where light would be an illustration of the text. For this project I chose a Carl Sagan’s text where the LEDs evoke a galaxy.The complexity ...
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Sat, 28 Feb 2015 04:30:24 PST
Up-Cycle a Vintage Flashlight http://www.instructables.com/id/Up-Cycle-a-Vintage-Flashlight/
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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:34:20 PST