Instructables: exploring - technology - microcontrollers - led - featured http://www.instructables.com Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:04:43 PDT BLOX v1.01 3D Printed Microcontroller Dice Roller http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Microcontroller-Dice-Roller/
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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:37:54 PDT
Hard Disk Clock (HDD Clock with Arduino Uno) http://www.instructables.com/id/Hard-Disk-Clock-HDD-Clock-with-Arduino-Uno/
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Thu, 4 Sep 2014 07:40:58 PDT
Program your Arduino with an Android device! http://www.instructables.com/id/Program-your-Arduino-with-a-Android-device/
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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 10:29:33 PDT
Turn Signal Suspenders http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-Signal-Suspenders/
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Tue, 29 Apr 2014 22:08:18 PDT
Electric Imp WiFi Progress Display http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Imp-WiFi-Progress-Display/
Electric Imp WiFi Progress Display - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEY/32LU/HQ3ZSRXI/FEY32LUHQ3ZSRXI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEY/32LU/HQ3ZSRXI/FEY32LUHQ3ZSRXI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEY/32LU/HQ3ZSRXI/FEY32LUHQ3ZSRXI.SMALL.jpg MidnightMaker We randomly fell in to an ice cream reward mechanism at home. Bringing good grades home means we get to go out for ice cream. Not sure that this is a politically correct reward mechanism, but it is an event we all look forward to. Naturally, I am a beneficiary of my children's grades - after all, so...
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Mon, 6 Jan 2014 13:21:03 PST
Munny Touch Mood Light and Speaker http://www.instructables.com/id/Munny-Touch-Mood-Light-and-Speaker/
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Tue, 10 Dec 2013 14:38:44 PST
Rechargeable Blue LED SAD Light Book http://www.instructables.com/id/Rechargeable-Blue-LED-SAD-Light-Book/
Rechargeable Blue LED SAD Light Book - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCQ/ZKYN/HLH24RMO/FCQZKYNHLH24RMO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCQ/ZKYN/HLH24RMO/FCQZKYNHLH24RMO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCQ/ZKYN/HLH24RMO/FCQZKYNHLH24RMO.SMALL.jpg hanlin_y Blue light therapy can be used to improve mood, improve sleep, treat jet lag, adjust bedtimes and boost energy. It is done by viewing it with your upper peripheral vision. I think this light book would benefit students who start school early when it's still dark. This one can fit in your backpack, i...
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Wed, 11 Sep 2013 17:22:53 PDT
CHR's 8X8X8 LED Cube Revisited with improvements! http://www.instructables.com/id/CHRs-8X8X8-LED-Cube-Revisited-with-improvements/
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Mon, 12 Aug 2013 03:14:27 PDT
Stargate LED Lighted Necklace http://www.instructables.com/id/Stargate-LED-Lighted-Necklace/
Stargate LED Lighted Necklace - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA0/B8N8/HHRZJX9X/FA0B8N8HHRZJX9X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA0/B8N8/HHRZJX9X/FA0B8N8HHRZJX9X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA0/B8N8/HHRZJX9X/FA0B8N8HHRZJX9X.SMALL.jpg caitlinsdad Ever need to have a Stargate handy? You can wear one around your neck and have it at the ready. Ears starting to bleed from the volume of the music at the club or that Euro-chic clothing retailer outlet?  Activate the Stargate to jump to another world.  Light sequence needs to be just right.  Don't ...
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Tue, 11 Jun 2013 07:56:06 PDT
The Tnychron Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Tnychron-A-Retro-LED-Bubble-Style-Display-Clock/
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Thu, 3 Jan 2013 18:17:20 PST
Color Changing LED Tree http://www.instructables.com/id/Color-Changing-LED-Tree/
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Thu, 30 Aug 2012 10:19:46 PDT
Control an RGB LED Matrix with Android and IOIO http://www.instructables.com/id/Control-an-RGB-LED-Matrix-with-Android/
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Thu, 26 Jul 2012 20:32:27 PDT
Psycadelic Shadow Maker (USB) http://www.instructables.com/id/Psycadelic-Shadow-Maker-USB/
Psycadelic Shadow Maker (USB) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F33/VPLH/H2WEWXOW/F33VPLHH2WEWXOW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F33/VPLH/H2WEWXOW/F33VPLHH2WEWXOW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F33/VPLH/H2WEWXOW/F33VPLHH2WEWXOW.SMALL.jpg justbennett Mood light? Night light? Party light? This project could be any of these things, but I think the coolest thing it can do is make rad 3D-ish, multi-color shadow art. This idea came from the Trippy Night Light published in Make by Charles Platt and the "Trippy RGB Color Mixing Night Light" by e024576...
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Mon, 25 Jun 2012 14:48:52 PDT
Multiplexing with Arduino and the 74HC595 http://www.instructables.com/id/Multiplexing-with-Arduino-and-the-74HC595/
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Wed, 6 Jun 2012 00:08:44 PDT
Light Sensing LED - PICAXE Version http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Sensing-LED-PICAXE-Version/
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Tue, 27 Mar 2012 21:11:31 PDT
How to drive a lot of LEDs from a few microcontroller pins. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-drive-a-lot-of-LEDs-from-a-few-microcontrol/
How to drive a lot of LEDs from a few microcontroller pins. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDR/41GC/8RYEP27Y2FY/FDR41GC8RYEP27Y2FY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDR/41GC/8RYEP27Y2FY/FDR41GC8RYEP27Y2FY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDR/41GC/8RYEP27Y2FY/FDR41GC8RYEP27Y2FY.SMALL.jpg westfw Using the fact that many microcontroller pins have three states (+V, GND, or"high impedence", you can drive N*(N-1) LEDs from N pins. So the little 8pin microcontroller like a PIC12Fxxx or an ATtiny11 can drive 20 LEDs onits five available output pins, and still have one pin left for some kind of i...
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Mon, 22 May 2006 04:02:35 PDT
Custom Tron Disc Mod http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Tron-Disc-Mod/
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Fri, 26 Aug 2011 05:27:45 PDT
Magic Locket http://www.instructables.com/id/Magic-Locket/
Magic Locket - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2O/LF8D/GPBDIM9Q/F2OLF8DGPBDIM9Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2O/LF8D/GPBDIM9Q/F2OLF8DGPBDIM9Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2O/LF8D/GPBDIM9Q/F2OLF8DGPBDIM9Q.SMALL.jpg mikhalchuk This microcontroller-enhanced locket makes a great present and in this instructable you will find how to build your own. While implementing this project you will also learn all basic things required to program PICAXE-08 microcontroller and find out how to get 3 PWM channels from a microcontrolle...
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Thu, 7 Jul 2011 23:20:46 PDT
LED wind indicator http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-wind-indicator/
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Sat, 18 Jun 2011 14:12:52 PDT
The 'One Chip Spinning RGB POV Display' with conversion software. http://www.instructables.com/id/The-One-Chip-Spinning-RGB-POV-Display-with-conve/
The 'One Chip Spinning RGB POV Display' with conversion software. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA4/TZ5I/GJQEAALF/FA4TZ5IGJQEAALF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA4/TZ5I/GJQEAALF/FA4TZ5IGJQEAALF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA4/TZ5I/GJQEAALF/FA4TZ5IGJQEAALF.SMALL.jpg bradsprojects If you have been on the look out for a project that combines, RGB LED's, a motor, a microcontroller and a ridiculous amount of hot melt glue, then you have certainly come to the right place. Allow me to introduce the 'One Chip' Spinning RGB POV Display This project allows you to create (w...
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Sun, 13 Feb 2011 06:09:29 PST
LED Umbrella with Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Umbrella-with-Arduino/
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Sat, 6 Feb 2010 08:18:51 PST
Beatfly : Make an illuminating blimp and control it with your voice, Keyboard, MIDI Controller, Garageband file, iPhone, Flash, and more! [Mac OSX] http://www.instructables.com/id/Beatfly-Make-an-illuminating-blimp-and-control-i/
Beatfly : Make an illuminating blimp and control it with your voice, Keyboard, MIDI Controller, Garageband file, iPhone, Flash, and more! [Mac OSX] - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1M/MOZ0/G56ZPYN9/F1MMOZ0G56ZPYN9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1M/MOZ0/G56ZPYN9/F1MMOZ0G56ZPYN9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1M/MOZ0/G56ZPYN9/F1MMOZ0G56ZPYN9.SMALL.jpg Hideki I have worked on several projects using blimps and balloons, and here I would like to share one of them, Beatfly. This is an illuminating blimp controlled with various interfaces such as voice, Keyboard, MIDI Controller, Garageband MIDI file, iPhone&iPod Touch, and Flash application. I implemented ...
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Wed, 3 Feb 2010 23:12:09 PST
Infrared Proximity Sensing Coffee Table Module & Color Changing Glowing Faucet http://www.instructables.com/id/Infrared-Proximity-Sensing-Coffee-Table-Module/
Infrared Proximity Sensing Coffee Table Module & Color Changing Glowing Faucet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLL/FK4R/G962OJVN/FLLFK4RG962OJVN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLL/FK4R/G962OJVN/FLLFK4RG962OJVN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLL/FK4R/G962OJVN/FLLFK4RG962OJVN.SMALL.jpg grahmaustin This video can be found on youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5n0rw8wo14 Check out the other one, and some other of my videos This is merely an instructable to explain how this device operates. I hope everything is not too obfuscated. This prototype consists of three 8x8” modules. Eac...
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Wed, 26 May 2010 18:42:21 PDT
A remote controlled power RGB LED mood light. http://www.instructables.com/id/A-remote-controlled-power-RGB-LED-mood-light./
A remote controlled power RGB LED mood light. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPF/UH5L/TP2EX503121/FPFUH5LTP2EX503121.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPF/UH5L/TP2EX503121/FPFUH5LTP2EX503121.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPF/UH5L/TP2EX503121/FPFUH5LTP2EX503121.SMALL.jpg 5Volt Control the colour of a powerful LED light beam with a remote control, store the colours and recall them at will.With this thing I can control the colour of a bright light into many different colours using the three fundamentals colours : red green and blue. Adding them toghether with different inte...
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Sun, 21 Jan 2007 08:47:23 PST
Daft Punk Table Replica Graphics Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Daft-Punk-Table-Replica-Graphics-Controller/
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Tue, 13 Nov 2007 10:33:33 PST
Free Electronic Samples http://www.instructables.com/id/Free_Electronic_Samples/
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Mon, 9 Feb 2009 13:37:39 PST
full colour moodlamp on a concrete base http://www.instructables.com/id/full-colour-moodlamp-on-a-concrete-base/
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Mon, 22 Dec 2008 05:33:14 PST
LED Hanukkah Menorah http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Hanukkah-Menorah/
LED Hanukkah Menorah - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F36/X73C/FNGGEDMI/F36X73CFNGGEDMI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F36/X73C/FNGGEDMI/F36X73CFNGGEDMI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F36/X73C/FNGGEDMI/F36X73CFNGGEDMI.SMALL.jpg barney_1 I wanted to make an LED menorah for a friend. In planning this I decided I wanted to keep the parts-count very low and use components I had on hand. I think I have achieved my goals and couldn't be happier at the outcome of this project. Please visit my webpage for more on this and other projects: ...
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Thu, 13 Nov 2008 11:39:10 PST
Pulsing Hubby Detector http://www.instructables.com/id/Pulsing-Hubby-Detector/
Pulsing Hubby Detector - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXF/D09F/QBOEXCFGTE6/FXFD09FQBOEXCFGTE6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXF/D09F/QBOEXCFGTE6/FXFD09FQBOEXCFGTE6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXF/D09F/QBOEXCFGTE6/FXFD09FQBOEXCFGTE6.SMALL.jpg daenris This project uses an RF receiver module to trigger a pulsing LED Heart when the transmitter comes within range. I made this for my fiance for Valentine's Day this year. I have yet to fully test the range, as I haven't actually taken the transmitter out of our apartment building since I just finishe...
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Mon, 12 Feb 2007 22:06:56 PST
Micro controller programming: Making a set of traffic lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Micro-controller-programming%3a-Making-a-set-of-traf/
Micro controller programming: Making a set of traffic lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKV/31PM/F4HZY5RL/FKV31PMF4HZY5RL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKV/31PM/F4HZY5RL/FKV31PMF4HZY5RL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKV/31PM/F4HZY5RL/FKV31PMF4HZY5RL.SMALL.jpg unknowndomain So you wana learn how to programme a micro controller?This tutorial has been designed as a next step, following the fantastic tutorial 'Ghetto Programming: Getting started with AVR microprocessor on the cheap.' by The Real Elliot link you should read this before progressing onto this next step.Today...
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Wed, 25 Jul 2007 07:03:40 PDT
Programmable watch with four character display http://www.instructables.com/id/Programmable-watch-with-four-character-display/
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Sun, 2 Sep 2007 19:11:30 PDT
Jar of Fireflies http://www.instructables.com/id/Jar-of-Fireflies/
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Wed, 10 Jan 2007 05:28:19 PST
Programmable LED http://www.instructables.com/id/Programmable-LED/
Programmable LED - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDK/TS0Z/FXEEYVZDE98/FDKTS0ZFXEEYVZDE98.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDK/TS0Z/FXEEYVZDE98/FDKTS0ZFXEEYVZDE98.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDK/TS0Z/FXEEYVZDE98/FDKTS0ZFXEEYVZDE98.SMALL.jpg alex_weber Inspired by various LED Throwies, blinking LEDs and similar instructables I wanted to do my version of an LED controlled by a microcontroller.The idea is to make the LED blinking sequence reprogrammable. This reprogramming can be done with light and shadow, e.g. you could use your flashlight.This is...
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Thu, 8 Mar 2007 04:31:50 PST