Instructables: exploring - technology - Led - popular http://www.instructables.com Fri, 28 Nov 2014 23:26:11 PST BLOX v1.01 Wind+Solar Powered House http://www.instructables.com/id/WindSolar-Powered-House/
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Fri, 28 Nov 2014 08:43:07 PST
Ultimate Night Bike http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultimate-Night-Bike/
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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:42:41 PST
Musical Neopixels (WS2812B) http://www.instructables.com/id/Musical-Neopixels-WS2812B/
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:21:54 PST
Making of the L3D Cube: Idea to Product in 4 Months http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-of-the-L3D-Cube-Idea-to-Product-in-Four-Mon/
Making of the L3D Cube: Idea to Product in 4 Months - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4X/1VDN/I2VLEEU7/F4X1VDNI2VLEEU7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4X/1VDN/I2VLEEU7/F4X1VDNI2VLEEU7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4X/1VDN/I2VLEEU7/F4X1VDNI2VLEEU7.SMALL.gif sfrayne Four months ago we were fucked.Oh, but that's putting the cart before the horse - which as we all know is a no no. First, a brief background: I'm part of a volumetric imaging company, Looking Glass. We invented volumetric printing the previous year as a way to seed the ground for our big dream of ...
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 02:23:41 PST
IcosaLEDron: A Multi LED Smart Ball http://www.instructables.com/id/IcosaLEDron-A-Multi-LED-Smart-Ball/
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Mon, 3 Nov 2014 20:09:42 PST
Is Cold Air Coming into Your Home? http://www.instructables.com/id/Is-Cold-Air-Coming-into-Your-Home/
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Sun, 23 Nov 2014 12:00:30 PST
Cheap Arduino Controlled Light Sockets - Reverse Engineering RF http://www.instructables.com/id/5-RF-Controlled-Light-Sockets/
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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:42:11 PST
Simple Arduino LED Color Sensor For Beginners http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Arduino-LED-Color-Sensor-For-Beginners/
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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:49:02 PST
LED Strobe Lights for Towing Plowing Etc http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Strobe-Lights-for-Towing-Plowing-Etc/
LED Strobe Lights for Towing Plowing Etc - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSF/NUJC/I1ETWJHS/FSFNUJCI1ETWJHS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSF/NUJC/I1ETWJHS/FSFNUJCI1ETWJHS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSF/NUJC/I1ETWJHS/FSFNUJCI1ETWJHS.SMALL.jpg rjkorn I recently traded in my big pickup for a blazer. the big truck had a full size light bar on the roof but the blazer has a sunroof so I cant go that way again. I looked at different hideaway strobes and I even have an old twin tube strobe dashboard plow light but where's the fun in using something ...
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Sat, 18 Oct 2014 18:22:47 PDT
Junk Mail Hack http://www.instructables.com/id/Junk-Mail-Hack/
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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 20:47:24 PST
How to 'bling' up a boring staircase http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-bling-up-a-boring-staircase/
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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 08:14:50 PST
Solar Polymorph Mushrooms http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Polymorph-Mushrooms/
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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 16:23:55 PST
Make your own AMP! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-AMP/
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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 11:25:26 PST
Circuit Board Lamp 2.0 http://www.instructables.com/id/Circuit-Board-Lamp-20/
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Fri, 14 Nov 2014 18:30:48 PST
Interactive LED Programmable Canvas http://www.instructables.com/id/Interactive-LED-Programmable-Canvas/
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Sat, 15 Nov 2014 10:20:22 PST
DIY LED Stick Figure Costume http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-LED-Stick-Figure-Costume/
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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 21:04:24 PST
UV (black light) painting for everyone http://www.instructables.com/id/UV-black-light-painting-for-everyone/
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Tue, 11 Nov 2014 12:41:07 PST
Hyduino - Automated Hydroponics with an Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Hyduino-Automated-Hydroponics-with-an-Arduino/
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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 23:42:52 PST
Get started with the Bend Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Bend-Sensor/
Get started with the Bend Sensor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ8/X12G/I12KISVN/FQ8X12GI12KISVN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ8/X12G/I12KISVN/FQ8X12GI12KISVN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ8/X12G/I12KISVN/FQ8X12GI12KISVN.SMALL.jpg cecilise We started by looking at how the Bend Sensor is buildt up, and how it works.We then looked at different areas we can see it beeing used in.Finally we made a lamp were you can change colour of the light, and also the brightness of a LED.You will find the steps of how to make your own lamp, including ...
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Fri, 10 Oct 2014 10:43:55 PDT
Recycled Hard Drive Clock - FuneLab http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Hard-Drive-Clock-FuneLab/
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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 07:08:44 PST
Matchbox Monsters http://www.instructables.com/id/Matchbox-Monsters/
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Sat, 8 Nov 2014 13:41:36 PST
LED Matrix with Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Matrix-with-Arduino/
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Thu, 15 Aug 2013 08:08:42 PDT
Mood Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Mood-Light/
Mood Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGZ/RWQM/HO7XIG93/FGZRWQMHO7XIG93.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGZ/RWQM/HO7XIG93/FGZRWQMHO7XIG93.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGZ/RWQM/HO7XIG93/FGZRWQMHO7XIG93.SMALL.jpg Nid┼ża If you have useless and practically unreachable shelf, you can turn it into cool mood light to decorate your home. This piece of furniture was originally designed to pass day-light to hallway. So I decided to make it generate light where there is no day-light Material and tools Main things that...
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Mon, 25 Nov 2013 02:50:42 PST
Conductive Poetry http://www.instructables.com/id/Conductive-Poetry/
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Thu, 6 Nov 2014 08:36:15 PST
Color Recognition Lock http://www.instructables.com/id/Color-Recognition-Lock/
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Mon, 3 Nov 2014 11:24:15 PST
LED WALL http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-WALL/
LED WALL - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKD/F1BQ/I21R01U4/FKDF1BQI21R01U4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKD/F1BQ/I21R01U4/FKDF1BQI21R01U4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKD/F1BQ/I21R01U4/FKDF1BQI21R01U4.SMALL.jpg TECHNITES Music! The rhythm of life, the sound of hundreds of discrete frequencies coming together in synchronous harmony to create beautiful sound that puts us in a trance. But that is just feast for our ears. LED Wall adds a whole new dimension, a visual dimension to your musical experience.LED wall consist...
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Mon, 3 Nov 2014 06:41:11 PST
Make Your Eyes Glow Red http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Eyes-Glow-Red/
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Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:00:50 PDT
Easy Steam Punk Laser Pistol That Lights Up http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Steam-Punk-Laser-Pistol-That-Lights-Up/
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Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:32:16 PDT
Turn an old mouse into a USB-powered LED desk light http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-an-old-mouse-into-a-USB-powered-LED-desk-ligh/
Turn an old mouse into a USB-powered LED desk light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEM/24N6/I1TQM3BA/FEM24N6I1TQM3BA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEM/24N6/I1TQM3BA/FEM24N6I1TQM3BA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEM/24N6/I1TQM3BA/FEM24N6I1TQM3BA.SMALL.jpg idealab Have an old mouse laying around? Of course you do. Need more LEDs in your life? OF COURSE YOU DO. Let's turn that old mouse into a USB power source for some LED lights. We'll use some Sugru and magnets to make the LEDs capable of sticking to your tower or anything else metal - if you have a keyboard...
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Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:34:07 PDT
Need a Light? Quick and Easy LED Courtesy Lighting. http://www.instructables.com/id/Need-a-Light-Quick-and-Easy-LED-Courtesy-Lighting/
Need a Light? Quick and Easy LED Courtesy Lighting. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHX/HI0M/I1SBBF96/FHXHI0MI1SBBF96.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHX/HI0M/I1SBBF96/FHXHI0MI1SBBF96.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHX/HI0M/I1SBBF96/FHXHI0MI1SBBF96.SMALL.jpg orlov127 A simple modern luxury that lights up your step when you open the door so you can see where you going before you enter your car. It also shuts off when you shut your door. Watch the tutorial alongside the instructable! Remove the Fuse for the Interior Dome Lights The first thing to begin this aw...
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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 20:32:15 PDT
The Healing Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Healing-Lamp/
The Healing Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Q/ZBOU/I1IQA34Q/F6QZBOUI1IQA34Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Q/ZBOU/I1IQA34Q/F6QZBOUI1IQA34Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Q/ZBOU/I1IQA34Q/F6QZBOUI1IQA34Q.SMALL.jpg dt4art The lamp is designed to be environmentally friendly with visible and touchable functions. The branch is the symbol of nature. The natural shapes give us comfortable feelings and emotions.It is an aesthetically artistic item even the branch lights off. I design for a person who needs to decorate easi...
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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:02:51 PDT
RGB Ghost http://www.instructables.com/id/RGB-Ghost/
RGB Ghost - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZP/MFO6/I1KJK1LV/FZPMFO6I1KJK1LV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZP/MFO6/I1KJK1LV/FZPMFO6I1KJK1LV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZP/MFO6/I1KJK1LV/FZPMFO6I1KJK1LV.SMALL.jpg lmowry UPDATE: video example was uploaded:)http://youtu.be/xOAMFGLDaVkThis is a simple tutorial on my findings on making a foam ghost and a free issues I ran into... I made four of these and am using them outside for some shows. But due to it being made of styrofoam the wind rubbing it up against the trees...
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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:21:18 PDT
Rechargeable LED Illuminated NightShoe http://www.instructables.com/id/Rechargeable-LED-Illuminated-NightShoe/
Rechargeable LED Illuminated NightShoe - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2X/7N83/I1EU1AVN/F2X7N83I1EU1AVN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2X/7N83/I1EU1AVN/F2X7N83I1EU1AVN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2X/7N83/I1EU1AVN/F2X7N83I1EU1AVN.SMALL.jpg DangerousTim Hey Everyone! In this Instructable I'll show you how to light up your walk with your own LED illuminated shoes! At first you may think that this is useless and an absolute waste of time. However, it serves an important purpose...In my locality, accidents involving pedestrians, usually at night, hav...
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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 06:49:19 PDT
Glass Tile Night Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Glass-Tile-Night-Light/
Glass Tile Night Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F22/PAD3/I1IQAUV4/F22PAD3I1IQAUV4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F22/PAD3/I1IQAUV4/F22PAD3I1IQAUV4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F22/PAD3/I1IQAUV4/F22PAD3I1IQAUV4.SMALL.jpg jason.burr.946 This is a very inexpensive (less than $3.00) , nice looking, and fairly easy to make night light. I have been working on another project for my four year old daughter. That instructable will eventually..... be out as it is over 100 man hours already and not even close to done. Anyway a couple things...
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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:18:36 PDT
Newton Cradle Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Newton-Cradle-Lamp/
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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 00:15:37 PDT
Computer aided plant care system http://www.instructables.com/id/Computer-aided-plant-care-system/
Computer aided plant care system - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVY/HEGM/I1FPT458/FVYHEGMI1FPT458.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVY/HEGM/I1FPT458/FVYHEGMI1FPT458.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVY/HEGM/I1FPT458/FVYHEGMI1FPT458.SMALL.jpg Akin Yildiz hello everybody,UPDATE 10/25/2014: Planterbot-The-Plant-Monitoring-Robot/ ( big thanks to appleman123987 !!! ).this is an update to my previous post, "easy & cheap auto-grow system" - which didn't have the computer on it yet (please read as well to get up to speed) facebook.in this instructabl...
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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 09:45:57 PDT
Touch Controlled LED Canvas http://www.instructables.com/id/Touch-Controlled-LED-Canvas/
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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 08:18:34 PDT
Regular Staff/ Magic staff http://www.instructables.com/id/Regular-Staff-Magic-staff/
Regular Staff/ Magic staff - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYN/1NYP/I1C43V4J/FYN1NYPI1C43V4J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYN/1NYP/I1C43V4J/FYN1NYPI1C43V4J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYN/1NYP/I1C43V4J/FYN1NYPI1C43V4J.SMALL.jpg ezgi1990 This is a fun project to create your own magic staff. I used a found tree branch and a simple soft circuit to create my staff. I made a pressure sensor as a switch.Materials:Found branch or any long stick you want to useCopper tapeSuper bright LEDs (I used 7 of the blue ones) 3V batteryBattery holde...
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Sat, 18 Oct 2014 17:44:11 PDT
Glowing Steampunk Flash Drive http://www.instructables.com/id/Glowing-Steampunk-Flash-Drive/
Glowing Steampunk Flash Drive - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7N/5SW4/I1ETTIF9/F7N5SW4I1ETTIF9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7N/5SW4/I1ETTIF9/F7N5SW4I1ETTIF9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7N/5SW4/I1ETTIF9/F7N5SW4I1ETTIF9.SMALL.jpg Moonlight Maker I got the idea for this project after seeing these cool flash drives made from old vacuum tubes. I really liked how they lit up, but I didn't want to shell out $70 for one. Instead, I decided to create my own with inexpensive materials. The total cost for the project is about $20 if you buy all of t...
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Sat, 18 Oct 2014 15:02:51 PDT
3D Printed Microcontroller Dice Roller http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Microcontroller-Dice-Roller/
3D Printed Microcontroller Dice Roller - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F41/48U4/I11YUGH5/F4148U4I11YUGH5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F41/48U4/I11YUGH5/F4148U4I11YUGH5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F41/48U4/I11YUGH5/F4148U4I11YUGH5.SMALL.jpg Will_W_76 This is a just-for-fun project I did in the Digilent MakerSpace. Usually whenever I play board games I use a dice-rolling smartphone app since dice are so easy to lose. I thought I would try making my own hardware version though. It turned out really well and was a lot of fun. In this Instructable I...
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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:37:54 PDT
Innovative Led Truck Bed Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Innovative-Led-Truck-Bed-Lights/
Innovative Led Truck Bed Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB9/7UBX/I1C3XMQH/FB97UBXI1C3XMQH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB9/7UBX/I1C3XMQH/FB97UBXI1C3XMQH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB9/7UBX/I1C3XMQH/FB97UBXI1C3XMQH.SMALL.jpg D-Cantrell Intro: Anyonewho has ever had a pickup truck with a toolbox, camper-top, or a bed cover hasexperience the pain staking task of trying to retrieve something out of theback after dark. While most trucks now a day have a “Cargo Light” to light upthe bed many toolboxes, camper tops, and b...
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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 11:28:27 PDT
Kickstarter Backer Alert with Stats Scroller, using Arduino Yun http://www.instructables.com/id/Kickstarter-Backer-Alert-with-Stats-Scroller-using/
Kickstarter Backer Alert with Stats Scroller, using Arduino Yun - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT4/AULW/I169O5KC/FT4AULWI169O5KC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT4/AULW/I169O5KC/FT4AULWI169O5KC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT4/AULW/I169O5KC/FT4AULWI169O5KC.SMALL.jpg macetech The Arduino Yún is a curious addition to the Arduino family. There is a fairly widespread community surrounding the Arduino concept, platform and software. There's another popular community dedicated to hacking and improving inexpensive wireless routers, which often run Linux. The Yún combines the t...
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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 03:45:22 PDT
DMX LED Strips http://www.instructables.com/id/DMX-LED-Strips/
DMX LED Strips - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7M/115O/I169803J/F7M115OI169803J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7M/115O/I169803J/F7M115OI169803J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7M/115O/I169803J/F7M115OI169803J.SMALL.jpg mtongnz Around the perimeter of our Circus ring we have 17 fences, decorated using RGB LED strips. I wanted to control them with the rest of our lighting using DMX.DMX is an industry standard for communicating with lighting equipment. Wiki DMXSearching for a device that would handle this, I found most devic...
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Sun, 12 Oct 2014 18:24:29 PDT
BluetoothBox for Stereo Headphones and Speakers http://www.instructables.com/id/BluetoothBox-for-Stereo-Headphones-and-Speakers/
BluetoothBox for Stereo Headphones and Speakers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFG/STUF/I1562OIS/FFGSTUFI1562OIS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFG/STUF/I1562OIS/FFGSTUFI1562OIS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFG/STUF/I1562OIS/FFGSTUFI1562OIS.SMALL.jpg funelab Edit: If you really like this project, you can vote for me on the top right corner, for WEAR IT! CONTEST. And don't forget the other 2 contests: TECH and FORMLABS CONTEST. Thank you very much in advance!!!Hi All,I love what my headphones, but a few weeks ago, my friend bought a new bluetooth heads...
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Sun, 12 Oct 2014 19:30:50 PDT
Mini BillBoard http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-BillBoard/
Mini BillBoard - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA6/WB77/I11YU6DD/FA6WB77I11YU6DD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA6/WB77/I11YU6DD/FA6WB77I11YU6DD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA6/WB77/I11YU6DD/FA6WB77I11YU6DD.SMALL.jpg jorsh 911 Designing a Mini BillBoard using LED Lights(different colors) , Arduino and Bread Board. Thought of creating a mini billboard, that could display my name ("Josh") . This is for one of the build nights (required us to use LED lights). This billboard would blink in out josh several times just like an...
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Thu, 9 Oct 2014 08:35:28 PDT
Solar Science Station http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Science-Station/
Solar Science Station - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC4/11AJ/I0TVU4IK/FC411AJI0TVU4IK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC4/11AJ/I0TVU4IK/FC411AJI0TVU4IK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC4/11AJ/I0TVU4IK/FC411AJI0TVU4IK.SMALL.jpg JoshuaZimmerman Solar activities are interesting to learn about and explore, but are often seen as a tad dull and lifeless. Wind Turbines move, hydro-electric plants have gushing water, hand crank generators require muscle, and solar just... kind of sits there. Like a cat in a beam of sunlight, generating solar e...
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Tue, 7 Oct 2014 13:17:03 PDT
Top secret: Control a hidden usb port with a magnet! http://www.instructables.com/id/Top-secret-Control-a-hidden-usb-port-with-a-magnet/
Top secret: Control a hidden usb port with a magnet! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX7/SPDL/I0VOOM5O/FX7SPDLI0VOOM5O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX7/SPDL/I0VOOM5O/FX7SPDLI0VOOM5O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX7/SPDL/I0VOOM5O/FX7SPDLI0VOOM5O.SMALL.jpg pocholox8 Here's a Great 30 minute project for you nerds who secretly turn out to be budding spies or probably already are one.Use this device instead of that lame old "invisible folder" trick that people can easily find. Use it to hide and store your plans on..... Worldwide infestation of a new breed of viru...
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Sun, 5 Oct 2014 07:42:39 PDT
Light Painters Palette 2.0 - A complete guide http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Painters-Palette-20-A-complete-guide/
Light Painters Palette 2.0 - A complete guide - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE5/923S/I0R0U7UG/FE5923SI0R0U7UG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE5/923S/I0R0U7UG/FE5923SI0R0U7UG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE5/923S/I0R0U7UG/FE5923SI0R0U7UG.SMALL.jpg jritchey Hello Photographers! I've been planning on doing , and have requests for, a follow up instructable on my Light Painters Palette. For a while I've been working on taking the big box form of that device and making it more compact, simple, and user friendly. To do this I designed a PCB (printed cir...
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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 16:48:53 PDT
Building a Simple Projection Mapped Display with Pixel Mapped LEDs http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-Simple-Projection-Mapped-Display-with-P/
Building a Simple Projection Mapped Display with Pixel Mapped LEDs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVW/Z26B/I0R0WHNY/FVWZ26BI0R0WHNY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVW/Z26B/I0R0WHNY/FVWZ26BI0R0WHNY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVW/Z26B/I0R0WHNY/FVWZ26BI0R0WHNY.SMALL.jpg joejoetheclown As a circuit board designer who deals mostly with LED control systems, I have accumulated quite a stash of LED strip, bars, pucks, and other companies controllers that we have purchased for clients, gigs, or evaluations. Every now and then I like to crack open a box of this stuff and put it to use ...
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Thu, 2 Oct 2014 10:01:27 PDT
Animated Paper Circuits http://www.instructables.com/id/Animated-Paper-Circuits/
Animated Paper Circuits - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXE/XG06/I0LDX7L5/FXEXG06I0LDX7L5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXE/XG06/I0LDX7L5/FXEXG06I0LDX7L5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXE/XG06/I0LDX7L5/FXEXG06I0LDX7L5.SMALL.jpg Becca Rose An interactive "live" animation that responds to touch without any programming! This is a really fun project and could be incorporated into a book or a greetings card, and also e-textiles, or many more surfaces. There are more examples of pieces I have made on my blog: http://blog.beccarose....
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Sun, 28 Sep 2014 16:07:42 PDT