Instructables: exploring - technology - leds - popular http://www.instructables.com Sun, 1 May 2016 18:43:27 PDT BLOX v1.01 LED Dance Room http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Dance-Room/
LED Dance Room - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL0/LYG4/FUF3ASLD/FL0LYG4FUF3ASLD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL0/LYG4/FUF3ASLD/FL0LYG4FUF3ASLD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL0/LYG4/FUF3ASLD/FL0LYG4FUF3ASLD.SMALL.jpg SecondTwo This is a guide for building an Arduino-based LED music visualizer, AKA a totally sweet digital dance room. There are various guides around instructables about pure circuit visualizers, but those are generally some kind of amplifier to make the lights pulse and change intensity in response to the p...
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Fri, 15 May 2009 13:53:49 PDT
How to make an infinity mirror box http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-an-Infinity-Mirror-Box/
How to make an infinity mirror box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0A/HJZ4/IN0FG2V5/F0AHJZ4IN0FG2V5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0A/HJZ4/IN0FG2V5/F0AHJZ4IN0FG2V5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0A/HJZ4/IN0FG2V5/F0AHJZ4IN0FG2V5.SMALL.jpg archavor What you'll needAccess to a laser cutter - You'll really need this because most parts are made with a laser cutter. Access to a soldering kit – You’ll really need a soldering kit. If you don’t have one or don’t have access to one you should probably buy one anyway if you want to make other technical...
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Thu, 14 Apr 2016 12:30:13 PDT
Making an LED Night Light W/ Star Pattern http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-an-LED-Night-Light-W-Star-Pattern/
Making an LED Night Light W/ Star Pattern - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3N/35PF/IN94354K/F3N35PFIN94354K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3N/35PF/IN94354K/F3N35PFIN94354K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3N/35PF/IN94354K/F3N35PFIN94354K.SMALL.jpg darbinorvar This LED nightlight features a star pattern and it lights up a dark room in a magical way. I used ipe for the wood, however any dark wood, or painted MDF for example would work well. This is a really fun project and would be great as an accent light in a room, in the middle of a table, or as a night...
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Wed, 20 Apr 2016 14:28:07 PDT
DIY GLOWING BUBBLE LIGHT - How to Make your own Futuristic Desk Light! http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-GLOWING-BUBBLE-LIGHT-How-to-Make-Your-Own-Futu/
DIY GLOWING BUBBLE LIGHT - How to Make your own Futuristic Desk Light! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYM/3QAE/IN3EIPBW/FYM3QAEIN3EIPBW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYM/3QAE/IN3EIPBW/FYM3QAEIN3EIPBW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYM/3QAE/IN3EIPBW/FYM3QAEIN3EIPBW.SMALL.jpg austiwawa PLEASE VOTE FOR ME in the "Make it Move Contest!" Feel free to click "Vote!" in the top right corner if you enjoyed this Instructable!In this video, we will be building a one of a kind futuristic desk light. Not only is this light unique and cool to look at, but the air bubbles make quite a relaxing...
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Sun, 17 Apr 2016 07:47:00 PDT
how to solder wires onto a common LED strip http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-solder-wires-onto-a-common-LED-strip/
how to solder wires onto a common LED strip - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOM/TWOV/GZ38JPGH/FOMTWOVGZ38JPGH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOM/TWOV/GZ38JPGH/FOMTWOVGZ38JPGH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOM/TWOV/GZ38JPGH/FOMTWOVGZ38JPGH.SMALL.jpg techshopzack This is a very quick and simple primer on how to solder wires onto a common LED strip. You will need: Scissors or wire cutters (available for use at TechShop) Wire strippers (available for use at TechShop) Soldering Iron (available for use at TechShop) Solder "Helping hands" or clamps (available fo...
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Tue, 28 Feb 2012 14:18:55 PST
Charlieplexing LEDs- The theory http://www.instructables.com/id/Charlieplexing-LEDs--The-theory/
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Tue, 22 May 2007 04:00:24 PDT
DIY Maglite LED upgrade conversion 5,000 lumen http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Maglite-LED-Upgrade-Conversion-5000-Lumen/
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Thu, 7 Apr 2016 12:05:44 PDT
The Red/Green LED Guide http://www.instructables.com/id/The-RedGreen-LED-Guide/
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Sun, 19 Aug 2012 20:47:57 PDT
Vacuum powered fluidic ink "LEDs" and circuits http://www.instructables.com/id/Air-Powered-Fluidic-Ink-LEDs-and-Circuits/
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Mon, 28 Mar 2016 11:38:25 PDT
Chroma - Light in a Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Chroma-Light-in-a-Box/
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Fri, 1 Apr 2016 14:46:12 PDT
DIY 130 inch edgeless screen with Ambilight by Teensy 3.2+WS2801 http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-130-Inch-Edgeless-Screen-With-Ambilight-by-Tee/
DIY 130 inch edgeless screen with Ambilight by Teensy 3.2+WS2801 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Y/KOON/IMDZEZIX/F8YKOONIMDZEZIX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Y/KOON/IMDZEZIX/F8YKOONIMDZEZIX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Y/KOON/IMDZEZIX/F8YKOONIMDZEZIX.SMALL.jpg bumhee34 Many people have made "ambilight" with Arduino, Teensy, Raspberry Pi, and so on.I have never seen someone who applied ambilight to a big screen like 130 inch.Moving to new house, I made 130 inch edgeless (bezeless) screen with ambilight function.This work could be done thanks to many people who shar...
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Fri, 1 Apr 2016 07:06:07 PDT
Convert a battery powered LED lamp to USB power. http://www.instructables.com/id/Convert-a-battery-powered-LED-lamp-to-USB-power/
Convert a battery powered LED lamp to USB power. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3S/VV3W/H0OJ28IT/F3SVV3WH0OJ28IT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3S/VV3W/H0OJ28IT/F3SVV3WH0OJ28IT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3S/VV3W/H0OJ28IT/F3SVV3WH0OJ28IT.SMALL.jpg persolus Greetings, My desk at work has a hutch on it with a window opposite, and after a phone system change we lost the backlit LCD panels on our phones.  Since my phone is positioned under my hutch and I didn't care to rearrange my desk, I put a cheap battery LED lamp above the phone to illuminate it so ...
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Thu, 5 Apr 2012 23:34:48 PDT
LED Water Purifier http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Water-Purifier/
LED Water Purifier - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9T/ANVG/FV4LSMQA/F9TANVGFV4LSMQA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9T/ANVG/FV4LSMQA/F9TANVGFV4LSMQA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9T/ANVG/FV4LSMQA/F9TANVGFV4LSMQA.SMALL.jpg nrepak I was walking through my local camping supply store the other day when I came across this water purifier that cost $50 (I know outrageous) Being the DIYer I am I took a closer look at it to find that it was simply Some UV lights. Then it hit me, I can make this way cheaper. So I did. HINT: start yo...
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Thu, 28 May 2009 18:59:03 PDT
How to Make an Individually Addressable LED Matrix Sign http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-an-Individually-Addressable-LED-Matrix/
How to Make an Individually Addressable LED Matrix Sign - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMQ/LX6D/HJ5ZIEG4/FMQLX6DHJ5ZIEG4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMQ/LX6D/HJ5ZIEG4/FMQLX6DHJ5ZIEG4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMQ/LX6D/HJ5ZIEG4/FMQLX6DHJ5ZIEG4.SMALL.jpg solderface A few days ago, Adafruit posted a blog about their new NeoMatrix library. They don't have any tutorials up, but linked to their github for anyone who just can't wait can go ahead and have a hack at it. So last night I pulled their code, soldered together some 60-LED density individually addressa...
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Mon, 15 Jul 2013 14:03:30 PDT
500W Halogen Work Light to 100W LED Work Light DIY Conversion (9000 lumens) http://www.instructables.com/id/500W-Halogen-Work-Light-to-100W-LED-Work-Light-DIY/
500W Halogen Work Light to 100W LED Work Light DIY Conversion (9000 lumens) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMS/RB5I/HTQN5K5D/FMSRB5IHTQN5K5D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMS/RB5I/HTQN5K5D/FMSRB5IHTQN5K5D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMS/RB5I/HTQN5K5D/FMSRB5IHTQN5K5D.SMALL.jpg Gregory0 Have you ever burned yourself with a blazing hot halogen work light? Or melted things that came in contact with the light? Have you damaged the fragile halogen bulb by accidentally knocking it over? If so, you will definitely like having an LED work light! It is shock proof, cool to the touch, neve...
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Wed, 9 Apr 2014 11:11:02 PDT
ATtiny85 Mini RGB Mood Light! http://www.instructables.com/id/ATtiny85-Mini-RGB-Mood-Light/
ATtiny85 Mini RGB Mood Light! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0J/JRE2/H5EDUZVI/F0JJRE2H5EDUZVI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0J/JRE2/H5EDUZVI/F0JJRE2H5EDUZVI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0J/JRE2/H5EDUZVI/F0JJRE2H5EDUZVI.SMALL.jpg xBacon I have seen RGB mood lights using Arduino, PIC, and larger AVR chips, but never one with the ATtiny85. That's why I decided to make one. This mood light is super simple to make and all the parts can be purchased online for about $5.00 total (not including the Arduino used to program the chip). Thi...
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Thu, 16 Aug 2012 15:37:20 PDT
Testing LEDs with a Multimeter http://www.instructables.com/id/Testing-LEDs-with-a-Multimeter/
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Fri, 10 Aug 2012 12:03:22 PDT
Ambilight system for every input connected to your TV. WS2812B Arduino UNO Raspberry Pi http://www.instructables.com/id/Ambilight-System-for-Every-Input-Connected-to-Your/
Ambilight system for every input connected to your TV. WS2812B Arduino UNO Raspberry Pi - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1D/DLPT/IJYV2OMK/F1DDLPTIJYV2OMK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1D/DLPT/IJYV2OMK/F1DDLPTIJYV2OMK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1D/DLPT/IJYV2OMK/F1DDLPTIJYV2OMK.SMALL.jpg pfoglietta I have always wanted to add ambilight to my TV. It looks so cool! I finally did and I was not disappointed!I have seen many videos and many tutorials on creating an Ambilight system for your TV but I have never found a full tutorial for my exact needs.It is whether the system is only made for 1 sing...
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Mon, 1 Feb 2016 03:54:53 PST
IDENTIFY THE ANODE/CATHODE of LED's http://www.instructables.com/id/IDENTIFY-THE-ANODECATHODE-of-LEDs/
IDENTIFY THE ANODE/CATHODE of LED's - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFK/EVNZ/GTIEW09N/FFKEVNZGTIEW09N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFK/EVNZ/GTIEW09N/FFKEVNZGTIEW09N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFK/EVNZ/GTIEW09N/FFKEVNZGTIEW09N.SMALL.jpg ron.rakesh.mandal IDENTIFY THE ANODE/CATHODE of LED's While referring to any schematic involving led's we sometimes get confused with the identification of the terminals. So for identification , led’s comes with a unique way to identify its terminals as Anode or Cathode. Sometime the diode symbol creates confusio...
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Sat, 8 Oct 2011 08:56:59 PDT
Make Your Own Dimmable LED Workshop Lighting! (Extremely High Efficiency) http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Dimmable-LED-Workshop-Lighting-Extre/
Make Your Own Dimmable LED Workshop Lighting! (Extremely High Efficiency) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNF/32VK/ILO2TFNB/FNF32VKILO2TFNB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNF/32VK/ILO2TFNB/FNF32VKILO2TFNB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNF/32VK/ILO2TFNB/FNF32VKILO2TFNB.SMALL.jpg Yonatan24 In this Instructable, I'll show you how to make your own extremely efficient LED lighting for your workshop! We, Makers, Never have enough lighting on our worktable, So we need to buy lamps. But as makers, We don't buy things (And get ripped off...), We MAKE them! That's why I've decided to make my ...
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Sat, 12 Mar 2016 08:54:57 PST
RGB LED Car Dash, and Door Lighting http://www.instructables.com/id/RGB-LED-Car-Dash-and-Door-Lighting/
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Mon, 7 Mar 2016 11:46:57 PST
LED Rainbow - RGB LED PWM Controller Construction - Easy To Build http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Rainbow-RGB-LED-PWM-Controller-Construction-/
LED Rainbow - RGB LED PWM Controller Construction - Easy To Build - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBM/HMWM/FPQLC0WW/FBMHMWMFPQLC0WW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBM/HMWM/FPQLC0WW/FBMHMWMFPQLC0WW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBM/HMWM/FPQLC0WW/FBMHMWMFPQLC0WW.SMALL.jpg john.kerr Step-by-step, easy to follow instructions on the building of a LED Rainbow RGB LED PWM Controller. Only a minimal amount of parts are needed, along with a PIC processor, and you can construct one of the most amazing LED controllers available. The system is capable of driving either RGB LEDs, or ind...
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Mon, 12 Jan 2009 16:30:19 PST
My 100W LED Flashlight Version. http://www.instructables.com/id/My-100W-LED-Flashlight-Version/
My 100W LED Flashlight Version. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIK/BRA5/IL5J5JEE/FIKBRA5IL5J5JEE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIK/BRA5/IL5J5JEE/FIKBRA5IL5J5JEE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIK/BRA5/IL5J5JEE/FIKBRA5IL5J5JEE.SMALL.jpg Herkaun I decided to build 2 100W LED flashlights after seeing this:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c--5c3Egv4ESince I do photography as a hobby, I thought they could be quite useful. I also build PC’s for personal use, so had a bunch of heatsink that I could use. Years ago I used peltiers for overclocking ...
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Sun, 28 Feb 2016 19:38:35 PST
Make a tiny Dynamo flashlight from junk in 2 steps http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-tiny-Dynamo-flashlight-from-junk-in-2-steps/
Make a tiny Dynamo flashlight from junk in 2 steps - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ3/0HZX/G3KY0P1P/FJ30HZXG3KY0P1P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ3/0HZX/G3KY0P1P/FJ30HZXG3KY0P1P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ3/0HZX/G3KY0P1P/FJ30HZXG3KY0P1P.SMALL.jpg nepheron The power of junk! Here is something really cool to make out of a tape player/ or CD player and a LED. Any old LED will work, but it will be a lot brighter if you can find some 5mm white ones. Pretty much all LEDs will run happily (and forever) on the low current supplied by a tape/CD player motor....
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Sun, 27 Dec 2009 10:42:16 PST
The World's Smallest 4x4x4 RGB LED Cube http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Worlds-Smallest-RGB-LED-Cube/
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Sun, 21 Feb 2016 13:47:23 PST
How to use 555 timers http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-use-555-timers/
How to use 555 timers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNW/4Q24/FS8O1KJ7/FNW4Q24FS8O1KJ7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNW/4Q24/FS8O1KJ7/FNW4Q24FS8O1KJ7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNW/4Q24/FS8O1KJ7/FNW4Q24FS8O1KJ7.SMALL.jpg andrew101 Simple 555 timer curcuit. very basic. flash an led on and off. video included Get Parts you will need:- 1x ne/se 555 timer IC chip.- 1x solderless breadboard- 1x source of 8 or more volts (i had 18)- 1x 5V voltage regulator (if you dont have one you can use a 6v lantern battery.- 2x 0.5k resisto...
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Sun, 15 Mar 2009 16:25:07 PDT
LED Hula Hoop http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Hula-Hoop/
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Wed, 27 Jun 2007 12:26:41 PDT
3 ways to find positive and negative on your Led http://www.instructables.com/id/3-ways-to-find-positive-and-negative-on-your-Led/
3 ways to find positive and negative on your Led - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBD/YPNN/H3XN9HRS/FBDYPNNH3XN9HRS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBD/YPNN/H3XN9HRS/FBDYPNNH3XN9HRS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBD/YPNN/H3XN9HRS/FBDYPNNH3XN9HRS.SMALL.jpg mde santis1 im using a basic image of an led to show you this because all my leds were soldered to something else. There are three main ways to find which end is positve and negative on your led first there is occasionally on the base of the led a flat part which you would use to identify that as the negative e...
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Wed, 27 Jun 2012 14:19:41 PDT
How to install under counter LED strip lights with dimmer http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-install-under-counter-LED-strip-lighting/
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Wed, 14 Jan 2015 12:22:31 PST
RGB LED CUBE 8x8x8 with animation creator http://www.instructables.com/id/Assembly-the-RGB-8x8x8-LED-CUBE/
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Thu, 28 May 2015 05:03:09 PDT
Wireless L E D http://www.instructables.com/id/Wireless-L-E-D/
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Sat, 18 Jun 2011 13:17:26 PDT
Spinning LED Display http://www.instructables.com/id/Spinning-LED-Display/
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Thu, 10 Dec 2009 10:16:46 PST
5x5x5 LED cube run on Arduino Uno http://www.instructables.com/id/5x5x5-LED-cube-run-on-Arduino-Uno/
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Thu, 2 May 2013 08:04:18 PDT
Convert a Vintage Light to Component LED http://www.instructables.com/id/Convert-a-Vintage-Light-to-Component-LED/
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Sun, 24 Jan 2016 05:36:26 PST
DIY Light Saber (from recycled stuff) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Light-Saber-from-recycled-stuff/
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Fri, 4 Dec 2015 16:58:39 PST
Custom LED Sign http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-LED-Sign/
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Mon, 4 Jun 2012 18:16:55 PDT
How To Use LED's http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Use-LEDs/
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Mon, 4 Feb 2008 17:00:15 PST
DIY LED Tachomter (RPM gauge) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-LED-Tachomter-RPM-gauge/
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Sat, 28 Aug 2010 11:33:24 PDT
How to build an 8x8x8 LED cube and control it with an Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-an-8x8x8-LED-cube-and-control-it-with/
How to build an 8x8x8 LED cube and control it with an Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY5/9HJH/FVW1UMGK/FY59HJHFVW1UMGK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY5/9HJH/FVW1UMGK/FY59HJHFVW1UMGK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY5/9HJH/FVW1UMGK/FY59HJHFVW1UMGK.SMALL.jpg R- There are a lot of LED cubes on Instructables, so why do another? Most are for small cubes consisting of 27 or 64 LEDs, rarely larger since they are limited to the number of outputs available on the microcontroller. This cube will be 512 LEDs, and will only need 11 output wires from the Arduino. How...
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Sun, 14 Jun 2009 17:02:17 PDT
Transformer less 12V power supply out of LED bulb http://www.instructables.com/id/Transformer-less-12V-power-supply-out-of-LED-bulb/
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Sat, 21 Sep 2013 02:05:25 PDT
100W LED in PVC Flashlight http://www.instructables.com/id/100W-LED-in-PVC-Flashlight/
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Thu, 24 Dec 2015 11:05:00 PST
Star Wars Lightsaber Brakelight on Wiper http://www.instructables.com/id/Lightsaber-Brakelight-on-Wiper/
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Fri, 23 Oct 2015 14:46:39 PDT
Make an LED Blaster http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-an-LED-Blaster/
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Fri, 1 Feb 2008 19:17:34 PST
LED Light Fixture for Aquarium, Grow Light, or Shop http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Light-Fixture-for-Aquarium-Grow-Light-or-Shop/
LED Light Fixture for Aquarium, Grow Light, or Shop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMN/2KOK/IFLC5NDL/FMN2KOKIFLC5NDL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMN/2KOK/IFLC5NDL/FMN2KOKIFLC5NDL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMN/2KOK/IFLC5NDL/FMN2KOKIFLC5NDL.SMALL.jpg MakersLED LEDs use relatively little energy and have a long lifetime. Most LEDs are rated for 50,000 or more hours. For comparison, more traditional light sources only last about 2000 hours. Plus, LEDs are efficient - they use 10 to 15 percent of the power traditional lights use.Even though LEDs are more effi...
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Sun, 11 Oct 2015 13:38:45 PDT
Flickering LED Candle http://www.instructables.com/id/Flickering-LED-Candle/
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Wed, 3 Sep 2008 16:31:01 PDT
HOW TO MAKE DANCING LED'S http://www.instructables.com/id/HOW-TO-MAKE-DANCING-LEDS/
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Mon, 12 Nov 2012 05:41:58 PST
Mini Maglite LED Hack http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Maglite-LED-Hack/
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Sat, 21 Jun 2008 23:46:40 PDT
DIY Electroluminescence (TfCD Project) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Electroluminescence-TfCD-Project/
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Wed, 16 Dec 2015 08:04:52 PST
Demystifying 4 pin RGB LEDS (Radio Shack 276-0028) http://www.instructables.com/id/Demystifying-4-pin-RGB-LEDS-Radio-Shack-276-0028/
Demystifying 4 pin RGB LEDS (Radio Shack 276-0028) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3U/ORIS/GYQFRUJ2/F3UORISGYQFRUJ2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3U/ORIS/GYQFRUJ2/F3UORISGYQFRUJ2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3U/ORIS/GYQFRUJ2/F3UORISGYQFRUJ2.SMALL.jpg Dain Unicorn RGB LEDs are fairly useful in projects allowing for a wide range of color from a single unit.  However they can be a pain in the neck to work with and they too often come with little or no documentation.  I searched for some time to find a common resource on them and this Instructable is an attempt ...
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Mon, 20 Feb 2012 16:10:42 PST
Hack your LED Strip with a Motion Sensor and Timer http://www.instructables.com/id/Hack-your-LED-Strip-with-a-Motion-Sensor-and-Timer/
Hack your LED Strip with a Motion Sensor and Timer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKN/LQXY/HR8VDC2A/FKNLQXYHR8VDC2A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKN/LQXY/HR8VDC2A/FKNLQXYHR8VDC2A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKN/LQXY/HR8VDC2A/FKNLQXYHR8VDC2A.SMALL.jpg bradk3 I find that the measure of a good Instructable is the ideas that it inspires, which is why I enjoyed Liam.great98's Instructable titled "Give Your Bed Underglow!" I never would have thought of adding an LED strip to the bottom of a bed otherwise, and I immediately wanted to do this for my kids. ...
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Tue, 4 Feb 2014 18:29:24 PST