Instructables: exploring - technology - leds http://www.instructables.com Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:25:26 PDT BLOX v1.01 How to Make a Paper Lantern With Your Electric Paint Lamp Kit http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Paper-Lantern-With-Your-Electric-Pai/
How to Make a Paper Lantern With Your Electric Paint Lamp Kit - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F9I/CZ63/JG42VZHC/F9ICZ63JG42VZHC.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F9I/CZ63/JG42VZHC/F9ICZ63JG42VZHC.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F9I/CZ63/JG42VZHC/F9ICZ63JG42VZHC.SMALL.jpg Bare Conductive In this tutorial, we'll show you how to hack your Electric Paint Lamp Kit to make a paper lantern. For this tutorial, we used the candle light setting, one of the Light Up Board's additional modes. All you need for this tutorial is some card, the Electric Paint Lamp Kit, a couple of tools and some i...
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Thu, 19 Apr 2018 03:19:41 PDT
Hack a Picture Frame With Your Electric Paint Lamp Kit http://www.instructables.com/id/Hack-a-Picture-Frame-With-Your-Electric-Paint-Lamp/
Hack a Picture Frame With Your Electric Paint Lamp Kit - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FMY/6JS9/JG42VZFR/FMY6JS9JG42VZFR.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FMY/6JS9/JG42VZFR/FMY6JS9JG42VZFR.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FMY/6JS9/JG42VZFR/FMY6JS9JG42VZFR.SMALL.jpg Bare Conductive The Electric Paint Lamp Kit is a great way to get you started and creating projects with the Light Up Board and Electric Paint. But if you want to get creative with the Light Up Board, then this tutorial is a great place to start! In this tutorial, we show you how to hack a picture frame and light u...
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Thu, 19 Apr 2018 03:17:00 PDT
Desk Light Ornament and Door Light Sign http://www.instructables.com/id/Desk-Light-Ornament-and-Door-Light-Sign/
Desk Light Ornament and Door Light Sign - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F7N/M8KA/JG42VNDF/F7NM8KAJG42VNDF.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7N/M8KA/JG42VNDF/F7NM8KAJG42VNDF.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7N/M8KA/JG42VNDF/F7NM8KAJG42VNDF.SMALL.jpg WhitneyL15 This tutorial will show you how to program and build a desk ornament that lights up. These lights change colors over the course of an hour. You will also learn how to program and build an accompanying door sign that lights up. You can use the door sign as decoration or as a way to let others know yo...
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Wed, 18 Apr 2018 19:24:39 PDT
LED Matrix Table http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Matrix-Table/
LED Matrix Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FNJ/7J0W/JG2VX4ZG/FNJ7J0WJG2VX4ZG.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FNJ/7J0W/JG2VX4ZG/FNJ7J0WJG2VX4ZG.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FNJ/7J0W/JG2VX4ZG/FNJ7J0WJG2VX4ZG.SMALL.jpg danielwardlaw15 For my Final Project I was extremely interested in using LEDs in a matrix formation and I was not disappointed. I decided to create my own LED Matrix Table which I could place in my dorm room or living room at home. I thought it would be a really cool addition to my room and I was able to play aroun...
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Tue, 17 Apr 2018 12:28:01 PDT
WS2811 POV Display on PC Fan http://www.instructables.com/id/WS2811-POV-Display-on-PC-Fan/
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Mon, 16 Apr 2018 10:16:29 PDT
Pocket LED flashlight http://www.instructables.com/id/Pocket-LED-Flashlight-1/
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Mon, 16 Apr 2018 08:03:47 PDT
Super Bright LED Lamp Made From Exotic Zebrawood http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Bright-LED-Lamp-Made-From-Exotic-Zebrawood/
Super Bright LED Lamp Made From Exotic Zebrawood - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FC4/YEF6/JG2VUD8A/FC4YEF6JG2VUD8A.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FC4/YEF6/JG2VUD8A/FC4YEF6JG2VUD8A.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FC4/YEF6/JG2VUD8A/FC4YEF6JG2VUD8A.SMALL.jpg dducic Hello! I've been very interested to learn more about electronics--circuits, soldering, resistors, microprocessors, you name it--especially how I can combine it with my primary hobby, woodworking. I was lucky enough to connect with Lili (lb_20) last year and collaborate with her on our first project,...
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Sun, 15 Apr 2018 09:31:30 PDT
Make a Desktop LED Decoration by 3D Printing http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Desktop-LED-Decoration-by-3D-Printing/
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Sat, 14 Apr 2018 06:35:23 PDT
LED Ring From Recycled Bike Rim http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Ring-From-Recycled-Bike-Rim/
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Wed, 11 Apr 2018 10:01:46 PDT
Pixel Art LED Frame With Free Bluetooth Apps http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Matrix-Frame-With-Free-Bluetooth-Apps/
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Fri, 6 Apr 2018 21:03:21 PDT
Blinking Signalisation http://www.instructables.com/id/Blinking-Signalisation/
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Wed, 4 Apr 2018 11:02:54 PDT
4x4x4 DotStar LED Cube on Glass PCBs http://www.instructables.com/id/4x4x4-DotStar-LED-Cube-on-Glass-PCBs/
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Mon, 2 Apr 2018 13:58:32 PDT
Neopixel Light Up Dragon Eggs http://www.instructables.com/id/Neopixel-Light-Up-Dragon-Eggs/
Neopixel Light Up Dragon Eggs - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FIQ/ZHS2/JFIIRLHE/FIQZHS2JFIIRLHE.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FIQ/ZHS2/JFIIRLHE/FIQZHS2JFIIRLHE.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FIQ/ZHS2/JFIIRLHE/FIQZHS2JFIIRLHE.SMALL.jpg caitlinsdad Make these light up dragon eggs as a Spring project to celebrate that Winter is over. Summer is coming so prepare for more projects later on.The magic of an Adafruit Circuit Playground board provides the lighting effects for the paper mache shell. Playing the Shell Game... This is really just an...
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Mon, 2 Apr 2018 13:12:25 PDT
Neopixel Light Up Sushi Serving Board http://www.instructables.com/id/Neopixel-Light-Up-Sushi-Serving-Board/
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Mon, 2 Apr 2018 12:35:11 PDT
Tetris Time Clock on a P10 RGB Matrix With ESP8266 http://www.instructables.com/id/Tetris-Time-on-a-P10-RGB-Matrix-With-ESP8266/
Tetris Time Clock on a P10 RGB Matrix With ESP8266 - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/1V5I/JFMTJBHE/FC11V5IJFMTJBHE.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/1V5I/JFMTJBHE/FC11V5IJFMTJBHE.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/1V5I/JFMTJBHE/FC11V5IJFMTJBHE.SMALL.jpg TobiasB48 I had this P10 RGB LED matrix lying around for a while. I used it with a arduino mega (works good but no easy internet connection) and raspberry pi (flexible, but a big overhead and long startup time). So I was looking for a better solution and I found it when I saw this article on hackaday: https:/...
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Fri, 30 Mar 2018 22:36:40 PDT
A Coin Cell Uv/white Flash Light in 30 Minutes or Less! http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Coin-Cell-Uvwhite-Flash-Light-in-30-Minutes-or-L/
A Coin Cell Uv/white Flash Light in 30 Minutes or Less! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FYW/PLYH/JF8J29H5/FYWPLYHJF8J29H5.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYW/PLYH/JF8J29H5/FYWPLYHJF8J29H5.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYW/PLYH/JF8J29H5/FYWPLYHJF8J29H5.SMALL.jpg mdchaara Hello everyone!I recieved some UV 5mm LEDs yesterday. I've been looking to make something with these for a while. My first interaction with them was a couple of years back during a visit to China. I bought a keychain light with these and it's quite useful.For the instructable, I made a small flashli...
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Wed, 28 Mar 2018 09:54:39 PDT
Blacklight & NightVison Flashlight Hack http://www.instructables.com/id/Blacklight-NightVison-Flashlight-Hack/
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Mon, 26 Mar 2018 09:53:49 PDT
Dimmable Arduino Led Strip Driver http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Led-Strip-Driver/
Dimmable Arduino Led Strip Driver - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FBS/LNPT/JF8IPIV9/FBSLNPTJF8IPIV9.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBS/LNPT/JF8IPIV9/FBSLNPTJF8IPIV9.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBS/LNPT/JF8IPIV9/FBSLNPTJF8IPIV9.SMALL.jpg rfinkelstein In this Instructable I'll show you how I built a driver for a Led Strip using an arduino. Step 1: Getting All Stuff Needed For this project you will need:- Arduino UNO- 12V DC adapter with enough current to power the number of LEDs you want to drive.- LED strip- Potentiometer- TIP120 or other com...
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Sun, 25 Mar 2018 09:25:13 PDT
Light Show Using Ardiuno and Vixen http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Show-Using-Ardiuno-and-Vixen/
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Mon, 19 Mar 2018 11:02:58 PDT
Dark Activated Circuit http://www.instructables.com/id/Dark-Activated-Circuit/
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Mon, 19 Mar 2018 09:47:52 PDT
DIY Jar Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Jar-Lamp/
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Sun, 18 Mar 2018 09:25:59 PDT
MIDI Controlled LED Structure http://www.instructables.com/id/MIDI-Controlled-LED-Structure/
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Sat, 17 Mar 2018 13:02:47 PDT
Solar Charge a Cheap 9 LED Torch http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Charge-a-Cheap-9-LED-Torch/
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Thu, 15 Mar 2018 13:51:28 PDT
Replacing Your Dim Kitchen Hood LEDs http://www.instructables.com/id/Replacing-Your-Dim-Kitchen-Hood-LEDs/
Replacing Your Dim Kitchen Hood LEDs - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F13/FPG3/JEOIR5UH/F13FPG3JEOIR5UH.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F13/FPG3/JEOIR5UH/F13FPG3JEOIR5UH.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F13/FPG3/JEOIR5UH/F13FPG3JEOIR5UH.SMALL.jpg ChachiC When we remodeled our house the kitchen was designed as our center piece. We enjoy having company over and our kitchen always ended up being where everyone hung out. I’m sure many people can relate. Being that I’m the cook of the family, I’d always have my back to our guests. So now that I had a cha...
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Thu, 15 Mar 2018 04:02:44 PDT
GOOGLE HOME Visualization Effect LED (How to Make) http://www.instructables.com/id/GOOGLE-HOME-Visualization-Effect-LED-How-to-Make/
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Mon, 12 Mar 2018 05:38:46 PDT
LED Strip Tester http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Strip-Tester/
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Sun, 11 Mar 2018 09:41:45 PDT
LED VU Level in 20cents http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-VU-Level-in-20cents/
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Fri, 9 Mar 2018 12:13:02 PST
Pocket Sized Industrial LED Sign http://www.instructables.com/id/Pocket-Sized-Industrial-LED-Sign/
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Fri, 9 Mar 2018 09:15:38 PST
Simple Night Light Using Fairy Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Night-Light-Using-Fairy-Lights/
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Fri, 9 Mar 2018 00:53:08 PST
WHY LED RESISTORS http://www.instructables.com/id/WHY-LED-RESISTORS/
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Mon, 5 Mar 2018 12:39:16 PST
The Glowtrooper : an Interactive Stormtrooper Helmet http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Glowtrooper-an-Interactive-Stormtrooper-Helmet/
The Glowtrooper : an Interactive Stormtrooper Helmet - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FCH/42VL/JE94O5BW/FCH42VLJE94O5BW.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FCH/42VL/JE94O5BW/FCH42VLJE94O5BW.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FCH/42VL/JE94O5BW/FCH42VLJE94O5BW.SMALL.jpg hunburry Hey guys! Today I've got you guys a quick instructable on how to build an interactive Star Wars Stormtrooper Lamp, complete with multi-color lights and a functional 8-trigger soundboard. Hope all the instructions are easy to read and use, and hopefully you guys enjoy the project. If there any diffic...
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Mon, 5 Mar 2018 09:13:21 PST
Motion Sensor Activated LED Strip With Timer http://www.instructables.com/id/Motion-Sensor-Activated-LED-Strip-With-Timer-1/
Motion Sensor Activated LED Strip With Timer - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F9J/PANZ/JE94JDJ1/F9JPANZJE94JDJ1.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F9J/PANZ/JE94JDJ1/F9JPANZJE94JDJ1.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F9J/PANZ/JE94JDJ1/F9JPANZJE94JDJ1.SMALL.jpg lb_20 Hi everyone! I'm really happy to be writing another instructable right now. This project came to be when I was contacted by a fellow instructable-er(?!) (David @dducic) several months ago asking for some design help.So here was the original spec: "I could really use some help with an under-bed light...
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Sat, 3 Mar 2018 16:53:34 PST
Kids Can Make Infinity Mirrors Too! http://www.instructables.com/id/Kids-Can-Make-Infinity-Mirrors-Too/
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Fri, 2 Mar 2018 13:29:41 PST
Arduino Based 3x3 LED Cube http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Based-3x3-LED-Cube/
Arduino Based 3x3 LED Cube - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F2R/0PV0/JE94GMOJ/F2R0PV0JE94GMOJ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2R/0PV0/JE94GMOJ/F2R0PV0JE94GMOJ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2R/0PV0/JE94GMOJ/F2R0PV0JE94GMOJ.SMALL.jpg istedman Hello and welcome to my first Instructable.I present a simple, neat design for a beginners 3x3x3 LED cube. To make it easier to build, I provide details of acustom PCB, you can make yourself or buy, instructions and you can, like me, re-use the software from this great Arduino library LED cube and a...
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Fri, 2 Mar 2018 10:10:38 PST
100W LED Flashlight http://www.instructables.com/id/100W-LED-Flashlight-3/
100W LED Flashlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F8X/H8LB/JE4KW3F1/F8XH8LBJE4KW3F1.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8X/H8LB/JE4KW3F1/F8XH8LBJE4KW3F1.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8X/H8LB/JE4KW3F1/F8XH8LBJE4KW3F1.SMALL.jpg A2D Electronics I first saw similar projects on DIY Perks, and figured it would be cool to have a giant flashlight around. After building it, I realized it is much more useful than I originally thought. I have used this at summer camps, and outdoors a lot. Using this flashlight is so much better than a smaller flas...
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Thu, 1 Mar 2018 10:27:42 PST
These LEDs Are Sensors Too! http://www.instructables.com/id/These-LEDs-Are-Sensors-Too/
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Sun, 25 Feb 2018 22:27:36 PST
How to Make LED ICE SKATE http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-LED-ICE-SKATE/
How to Make LED ICE SKATE - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F2W/S2WS/JDYUTETK/F2WS2WSJDYUTETK.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2W/S2WS/JDYUTETK/F2WS2WSJDYUTETK.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2W/S2WS/JDYUTETK/F2WS2WSJDYUTETK.SMALL.jpg HappyThingsMaker I put neopixel LEDs on my ice skate. Everytime the microphone which is connected with Arduino board hears any noisy sound, it sends various signal to leds. It is easy to make even for beginners. I shared codes and instructions. Let’s try it together! Preparing Parts [ Parts and Tools ]1 x 5v usb...
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Sat, 24 Feb 2018 10:51:05 PST
DIY Arduino RGB LED Strip IR Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Arduino-RGB-LED-Strip-IR-Controller/
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Fri, 23 Feb 2018 21:23:16 PST
HOW TO MAKE a BUSINESS CARD FLASHLIGHT ! http://www.instructables.com/id/HOW-TO-MAKE-a-BUSINESS-CARD-FLASHLIGHT-/
HOW TO MAKE a BUSINESS CARD FLASHLIGHT ! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZ6/ZBW6/JDYUUMFX/FZ6ZBW6JDYUUMFX.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZ6/ZBW6/JDYUUMFX/FZ6ZBW6JDYUUMFX.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZ6/ZBW6/JDYUUMFX/FZ6ZBW6JDYUUMFX.SMALL.jpg Sagar99986 The aim of this instructable is to make a business or visiting card more useful, something that people do not want to throw away and use as a piece of advertising. It only requires basic materials, so lets start the instructable.Also if this is your first time here check my other instructables also....
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Wed, 21 Feb 2018 04:02:33 PST
Infinity Mirror Inside of a 2x4 http://www.instructables.com/id/Infinity-Mirror-Inside-of-a-2x4/
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Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:35:35 PST
DIY USB Creeper Nightlight http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-USB-Creeper-Nightlight/
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Sat, 17 Feb 2018 20:20:18 PST
AXIS DESK LAMP http://www.instructables.com/id/AXIS-DESK-LAMP/
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Thu, 15 Feb 2018 11:58:43 PST
K-Cup Flashlights http://www.instructables.com/id/K-Cup-Flashlights/
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Thu, 15 Feb 2018 07:31:26 PST
Minecraft Creeper Detector http://www.instructables.com/id/Creeper-Detector/
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Wed, 14 Feb 2018 09:28:57 PST
The DIY LED Table Kit http://www.instructables.com/id/The-DIY-LED-Table-Kit/
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Tue, 13 Feb 2018 12:22:57 PST
RGB Led Strip Bluetooth Controller + Music Sync http://www.instructables.com/id/RGB-Led-Strip-Bluetooth-Controller-Music-Sync/
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Mon, 12 Feb 2018 14:50:24 PST
Easy Stranger Things Xmas ABCs http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Stranger-Things-Xmas-ABCs/
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Thu, 8 Feb 2018 06:04:43 PST
Enterprise View Screen LED Scroll http://www.instructables.com/id/Enterprise-View-Screen-LED-Scroll/
Enterprise View Screen LED Scroll - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FLO/AZ4J/JDCMVH2P/FLOAZ4JJDCMVH2P.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLO/AZ4J/JDCMVH2P/FLOAZ4JJDCMVH2P.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLO/AZ4J/JDCMVH2P/FLOAZ4JJDCMVH2P.SMALL.gif bleatingspectre This tutorial will show you how reproduce the scrolling LED effect from this scene from Star Trek: The Next Generation with the ArduinoUNO, and assumes basic familiarity with the Arduino system.The viewing screen from the bridge of the Enterprise features a scrolling LED effect just beneath and in t...
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Thu, 8 Feb 2018 05:56:55 PST
Neon Sign LEDs http://www.instructables.com/id/Neon-Sign-LEDs/
Neon Sign LEDs - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FSO/9C3L/JDCBVEAY/FSO9C3LJDCBVEAY.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FSO/9C3L/JDCBVEAY/FSO9C3LJDCBVEAY.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FSO/9C3L/JDCBVEAY/FSO9C3LJDCBVEAY.SMALL.jpg jfk2bd This is a simple representation of the classic movie effect of a neon sign that flickers to signify a run down sort of vibe: I used some leds and and arduino to achieve this effect. Materials 1x Solderless Breadboard10x Red LEDs1x Yellow LED2x Blue LED1x Arduino Uno2x 200 ohm resistor10x 220 ohm...
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Tue, 6 Feb 2018 06:03:41 PST
RGB LED Strip Controlled by Voice http://www.instructables.com/id/RGB-LED-Strip-Controlled-by-Voice/
RGB LED Strip Controlled by Voice - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FPB/VYBH/JDAKAL0T/FPBVYBHJDAKAL0T.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FPB/VYBH/JDAKAL0T/FPBVYBHJDAKAL0T.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FPB/VYBH/JDAKAL0T/FPBVYBHJDAKAL0T.SMALL.jpg robohuman In this instructables, I will show you how to implement a voice controlled RGB LED strip. After we have built the project, we will be able to control the color of the RGB LED strip and its intensity by voice commands. It sound exciting, is not it? Let's see how it works! How It Works? We need to ...
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Mon, 5 Feb 2018 07:03:56 PST