Instructables: exploring - technology - Led - popular http://www.instructables.com Tue, 9 Feb 2016 14:37:08 PST BLOX v1.01 EMP generator http://www.instructables.com/id/EMP-generator-1/
EMP generator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK3/MQSM/IEKJ3HMD/FK3MQSMIEKJ3HMD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK3/MQSM/IEKJ3HMD/FK3MQSMIEKJ3HMD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK3/MQSM/IEKJ3HMD/FK3MQSMIEKJ3HMD.SMALL.jpg ibenkos This is a easy, portable and cheap DIY project to make a electromagnetic pulse (EMP).Follow the few steps and you got yourself your own EMP to disable or destroy electronic devices (this EMP is only strong enough to destroy a calculator). Schematic I made a easy to follow schematic of the device....
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Tue, 15 Sep 2015 15:00:32 PDT
Arduino + JY-MCU Module + Bluetooth Android Application http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-JY-MCU-Module-Bluetooth-Android-Applicatio/
Arduino + JY-MCU Module + Bluetooth Android Application - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQJ/O9MT/HXMKOLYZ/FQJO9MTHXMKOLYZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQJ/O9MT/HXMKOLYZ/FQJO9MTHXMKOLYZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQJ/O9MT/HXMKOLYZ/FQJO9MTHXMKOLYZ.SMALL.jpg aso777 This is a simple instructable how to create a working link between Android and Arduino via JY-MCU Module. By the end of this instructable you will be able to control LED with Android Application. Materials You will need:Arduino (any version is good, I used nano).JY-MCU Module (Purchased on dx.com...
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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 06:43:32 PDT
Wake-up ceiling light http://www.instructables.com/id/Wake-up-Ceiling-Light/
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Sat, 2 Jan 2016 22:29:32 PST
Shake Generator http://www.instructables.com/id/Shake-Generator/
Shake Generator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F96/9V56/IJUCLGCL/F969V56IJUCLGCL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F96/9V56/IJUCLGCL/F969V56IJUCLGCL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F96/9V56/IJUCLGCL/F969V56IJUCLGCL.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab This takes some shake to make! Time to make some light with the original shake weight, the piston generator. No batteries needed! Just some good old fashioned human power. This is one of my favorites for an introduction to electro-magnetism, and works great in concert with showing that electricity c...
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Mon, 25 Jan 2016 17:07:54 PST
Wireless L E D http://www.instructables.com/id/Wireless-L-E-D/
Wireless L E D - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRM/SMS5/GOW48T7U/FRMSMS5GOW48T7U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRM/SMS5/GOW48T7U/FRMSMS5GOW48T7U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRM/SMS5/GOW48T7U/FRMSMS5GOW48T7U.SMALL.jpg neelandan This is a way  to light up an LED without connecting any wires to it. (The music is from Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up")  A simple transistor oscillator circuit generates radio frequency energy, and this energy is coupled to the LED's leads which are bent into a circle and sol...
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Sat, 18 Jun 2011 13:17:26 PDT
A Complete Guide To Basic Electronics. http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Complete-Guide-To-Basic-Electronics/
A Complete Guide To Basic Electronics. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM9/8K6P/FRD80FA4/FM98K6PFRD80FA4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM9/8K6P/FRD80FA4/FM98K6PFRD80FA4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM9/8K6P/FRD80FA4/FM98K6PFRD80FA4.SMALL.jpg Cew27 The aim of this instcutable is to give a crash course in high school physics, by explaining the basics of electronics hopefully it should make it alot easier for beginners to undertake instructables that they never thought they knew how to before. as a quick start you will need to know : voltage is ...
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Sat, 21 Feb 2009 05:59:24 PST
Spinning LED Display http://www.instructables.com/id/Spinning-LED-Display/
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Thu, 10 Dec 2009 10:16:46 PST
Control anything with ps2 controller and Arduino (wirelessly) http://www.instructables.com/id/Control-anything-with-ps2-controller-and-Arduino-/
Control anything with ps2 controller and Arduino (wirelessly) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5R/5D83/HHS9IRMG/F5R5D83HHS9IRMG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5R/5D83/HHS9IRMG/F5R5D83HHS9IRMG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5R/5D83/HHS9IRMG/F5R5D83HHS9IRMG.SMALL.jpg crisgt In this instructable you will learn how to control a led with a playstation 2 controller and an Arduino, but you can basically control anything you want. Materials You will need: Arduino ps2 controller (wireless or not) Circuit: 3x 1k resistors 2x 4.7uf capacitors 1x 10k resistor 1x lm2950 vol...
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Mon, 17 Jun 2013 02:15:03 PDT
5x5x5 LED cube run on Arduino Uno http://www.instructables.com/id/5x5x5-LED-cube-run-on-Arduino-Uno/
5x5x5 LED cube run on Arduino Uno - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/2UG5/HFSHVTV1/FKF2UG5HFSHVTV1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/2UG5/HFSHVTV1/FKF2UG5HFSHVTV1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/2UG5/HFSHVTV1/FKF2UG5HFSHVTV1.SMALL.jpg leprecutie Hello friends, this is my take on a 5x5x5 LED cube, lets get started. The first thing we need to do is get all of our supplies. We're going to need...: *125 LEDs (make sure they are red or yellow or the arduino will not be able to run it) *wire, lots of wire *5 3-8 line decoders *5 NPN Transistors ...
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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/
Convert a Vintage Light to Component LED - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTP/OOR0/IJQO42WQ/FTPOOR0IJQO42WQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTP/OOR0/IJQO42WQ/FTPOOR0IJQO42WQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTP/OOR0/IJQO42WQ/FTPOOR0IJQO42WQ.SMALL.jpg rexperry I bought a cool-looking vintage photography spotlight at a garage sale that I thought would make a great looking desktop lamp or reading light. The bulb was burned out and the base was a rare twist lock that is no longer available. For the conversion I bought a chip-on-board (COB) LED. LEDs require ...
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Sun, 24 Jan 2016 05:36:26 PST
A beginner's guide to Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Beginners-Guide-to-Arduino/
A beginner's guide to Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Q/W5LA/IJSV0SWL/F6QW5LAIJSV0SWL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Q/W5LA/IJSV0SWL/F6QW5LAIJSV0SWL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Q/W5LA/IJSV0SWL/F6QW5LAIJSV0SWL.SMALL.jpg tttapa After some years of experimenting with Arduino, I decided that the time has come to share the knowledge I've acquired. So I here it goes, a guide to Arduino, with the bare basics for beginners and some more advanced explanations for people who are somewhat more familiar with electronics.Every step w...
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Mon, 25 Jan 2016 04:55:30 PST
Arduino 4 digit 7 segment display http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-4-digit-7-segment-display/
Arduino 4 digit 7 segment display - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZC/AYCP/HHOFDGEK/FZCAYCPHHOFDGEK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZC/AYCP/HHOFDGEK/FZCAYCPHHOFDGEK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZC/AYCP/HHOFDGEK/FZCAYCPHHOFDGEK.SMALL.jpg FireCGun This instructable is more for its code then any thing else. I remember my beginning days of Arduino, I had a difficulty doing this LED display because I did not have a clear knowledge of Arrays (and i still don't) so I had a hard time finding a examples that did not use Arrays, so after a while I su...
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Mon, 10 Jun 2013 10:50:10 PDT
How to use a Force Sensitive Resistor - Arduino Tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-use-a-Force-Sensitive-Resistor-Arduino-Tuto/
How to use a Force Sensitive Resistor - Arduino Tutorial - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRQ/OX1G/IEV84NL0/FRQOX1GIEV84NL0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRQ/OX1G/IEV84NL0/FRQOX1GIEV84NL0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRQ/OX1G/IEV84NL0/FRQOX1GIEV84NL0.SMALL.jpg codebender_cc In this tutorial you will learn how to use an FSR - Force Sensitive Resistor with Arduino to fade an LED. This sensor is a variable resistor just like a photocell or flex sensor. The resistance changes by applying pressure on it.Let's get started! What you will need For this tutorial you will nee...
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Tue, 22 Sep 2015 05:11:40 PDT
Arduino GPS Datalogger http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-GPS-Datalogger/
Arduino GPS Datalogger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRG/YIVQ/GTQVPAI9/FRGYIVQGTQVPAI9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRG/YIVQ/GTQVPAI9/FRGYIVQGTQVPAI9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRG/YIVQ/GTQVPAI9/FRGYIVQGTQVPAI9.SMALL.jpg jonnyboy323 Do you want to log some GPS data onto an SD card using your Arduino? Do you already own a Sparkfun microSD shield and GPS module? Did you try the Adafruit Sheild (although it is awesome and cheap) but it stole all of your pins? Want it to output into a nice, Google Earth friendly format? Well read o...
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Tue, 18 Oct 2011 01:49:51 PDT
Arduino defuseable bomb, perfect for airsoft games! (with timer, LCD, keypad, sound and more!) http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-defuseable-bomb-perfect-for-airsoft-games-/
Arduino defuseable bomb, perfect for airsoft games! (with timer, LCD, keypad, sound and more!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMP/WHP0/HN8245GK/FMPWHP0HN8245GK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMP/WHP0/HN8245GK/FMPWHP0HN8245GK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMP/WHP0/HN8245GK/FMPWHP0HN8245GK.SMALL.jpg MaltheF Hello This is a project I made a long time ago, but decided to upload anyways, feel free to ask me about it! The bomb has several features: - Password input by keypad to arm the bomb - Timer/count down - Sound - Flashy LEDs - Defusing via the password - LCD display - Keypad - Simple to edit and chan...
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Sat, 26 Oct 2013 17:09:40 PDT
Custom LED Sign http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-LED-Sign/
Custom LED Sign - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3H/0DK7/H2WEVFEO/F3H0DK7H2WEVFEO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3H/0DK7/H2WEVFEO/F3H0DK7H2WEVFEO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3H/0DK7/H2WEVFEO/F3H0DK7H2WEVFEO.SMALL.jpg sscsnake Ever wanted to make an led sign for one of your projects? Now you can! In this instructable I will show you how to make your very own led sign. I will cover everything from designing your sign on a computer to calculating led values.This was my first soldering project and it turned out great! Make s...
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Mon, 4 Jun 2012 18:16:55 PDT
Micro-usb 30F Supercapacitor Flashlight http://www.instructables.com/id/Micro-usb-30F-Supercapacitor-Flashlight/
Micro-usb 30F Supercapacitor Flashlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGH/AEL6/IJ7WPTZL/FGHAEL6IJ7WPTZL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGH/AEL6/IJ7WPTZL/FGHAEL6IJ7WPTZL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGH/AEL6/IJ7WPTZL/FGHAEL6IJ7WPTZL.SMALL.jpg supercondensateur This is an example of a supercapacitor flashlight that can be charged with a standard 1A smartphone charger.French people can find the entire description here :http://www.supercondensateur.com/lampe-torche-a-supercondensateur-avec-recharge-micro-usb You will need - perfboard- micro-usb connector-...
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Sun, 10 Jan 2016 07:47:16 PST
Itty bitty Joule Thief http://www.instructables.com/id/Itty-Bitty-Joule-Thief/
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Mon, 11 Jan 2016 09:13:03 PST
A Networked LED Strip Controller with Arduino and Android http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Networked-LED-Strip-Controller-with-Arduino-and-/
A Networked LED Strip Controller with Arduino and Android - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDS/00LL/HIGF4WMW/FDS00LLHIGF4WMW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDS/00LL/HIGF4WMW/FDS00LLHIGF4WMW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDS/00LL/HIGF4WMW/FDS00LLHIGF4WMW.SMALL.jpg veseo I'm fascinating from lights effect since child and once found on Ebay a cheap multicolor LED strip I've started looking how control it, looking for an Ethernet enabled control that makes the strips a set of networked object, having the opportunity to control all of them together. So, together with ...
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Tue, 2 Jul 2013 14:26:20 PDT
Arduino - Ultrasonic Sensor with LED's and buzzer http://www.instructables.com/id/Distance-Sensor-with-LEDs-and-buzzer/
Arduino - Ultrasonic Sensor with LED's and buzzer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD9/DRGF/HET1ELU2/FD9DRGFHET1ELU2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD9/DRGF/HET1ELU2/FD9DRGFHET1ELU2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD9/DRGF/HET1ELU2/FD9DRGFHET1ELU2.SMALL.jpg RuiSantos Hi guys this is my first tutorial, I've just started a few months ago learning electronics (previously I've just knew how to program in C and Python). When I finished this project (took me about 5 hours or something) I've decided to share to help anyone that is starting in electronics. What’s this ...
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Wed, 23 Jan 2013 05:48:25 PST
How To Use LED's http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Use-LEDs/
How To Use LED's - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIE/MON5/FC2BTR0Z/FIEMON5FC2BTR0Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIE/MON5/FC2BTR0Z/FIEMON5FC2BTR0Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIE/MON5/FC2BTR0Z/FIEMON5FC2BTR0Z.SMALL.jpg Gjdj3 NOTE: THE FIRST THREE STEPS ARE AN INTRO.THOSE OF YOU WHO ALREADY KNOW ABOUT LED's SHOULD SKIP TO STEPS 4 AND 5 FOR THE TIPS.I've been noticing that a lot of people (not people on instructables, but people interested in electronics in general) don't really know about LED's. No one in my science clas...
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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/
DIY LED Tachomter (RPM gauge) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQM/N73P/GDEA4U6V/FQMN73PGDEA4U6V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQM/N73P/GDEA4U6V/FQMN73PGDEA4U6V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQM/N73P/GDEA4U6V/FQMN73PGDEA4U6V.SMALL.jpg abo_hosni This is my LED project. An LED tachometer for my 1977 PEUGEOT 504. Building the circuit This is the circuit I used in my project. A simple one which costs me about 35 Egyptian Pounds for components ( :::::::::::::::::::: List of components: :::::::::::::::::::::::: Integrated Circuits: 1 x...
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Sat, 28 Aug 2010 11:33:24 PDT
KeyChainino - the First Game KeyChain Programmable With Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/KeyChainino-the-First-Game-KeyChain-Programmable-W/
KeyChainino - the First Game KeyChain Programmable With Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2I/3QFG/IIJL03MA/F2I3QFGIIJL03MA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2I/3QFG/IIJL03MA/F2I3QFGIIJL03MA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2I/3QFG/IIJL03MA/F2I3QFGIIJL03MA.SMALL.jpg alessandromatera KeyChainino is a vintage game keychain programmable with Arduino where anyone can upload his own game just with the Arduino IDE.If you really love Arcade Game, KeyChainino is for you!It doesn't have any LCDs, but only 30 LEDs controlled by the Atmel ATtiny84. Surely you understand that an 14 pins mi...
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Thu, 24 Dec 2015 18:49:19 PST
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/
Transformer less 12V power supply out of LED bulb - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F80/LFX0/HLSHJ4FU/F80LFX0HLSHJ4FU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F80/LFX0/HLSHJ4FU/F80LFX0HLSHJ4FU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F80/LFX0/HLSHJ4FU/F80LFX0HLSHJ4FU.SMALL.jpg ashuinfy Its actually a hack and a concept of reuse of scrap. I have a 4 LED night bulb and a spare not working adapter. I took out the actual components out of bulb and then replaced it with faulted PCB of adapter and I again got a 12 V adapter which I basically used to power 12V LED strips. In below circu...
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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
JolliCube - an 8x8x8 LED Cube (SPI) http://www.instructables.com/id/JolliCube-an-8x8x8-LED-Cube-SPI/
JolliCube - an 8x8x8 LED Cube (SPI) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F68/O1P1/IIW1Y39O/F68O1P1IIW1Y39O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F68/O1P1/IIW1Y39O/F68O1P1IIW1Y39O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F68/O1P1/IIW1Y39O/F68O1P1IIW1Y39O.SMALL.jpg jollifactory LED Cubes never fails to impress us. Watching some animations on 7x7x7 or larger LED Cubes can be very mesmerizing.We have long wanted to build one of these cubes larger than 7x7x7. We researched online for similar projects and found that the time just to construct the LED Cube alone is very time-co...
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Fri, 1 Jan 2016 17:59:51 PST
Make an LED Blaster http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-an-LED-Blaster/
Make an LED Blaster - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F80/NOVH/FCHYNWL2/F80NOVHFCHYNWL2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F80/NOVH/FCHYNWL2/F80NOVHFCHYNWL2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F80/NOVH/FCHYNWL2/F80NOVHFCHYNWL2.SMALL.jpg finkbuilt If you fancy a Star Wars rebel trooper blaster pistol, you have basically 2 commercial options. There is a blue plastic dart gun by Hasbro, or a great looking, solid but non-functional $400 model from Master Replicas. Neither of them shoot bolts of red light accross the room.I wanted one that really...
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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
Arduino RGB LED Strip Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-RGB-LED-Strip-Controller/
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Sun, 12 Oct 2014 09:22:32 PDT
How To Write Your Own 4x4x4 LED Cube Show For Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Write-Your-Own-LED-Cube-Show-For-Arduino/
How To Write Your Own 4x4x4 LED Cube Show For Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9U/KGLI/HHS5FAY3/F9UKGLIHHS5FAY3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9U/KGLI/HHS5FAY3/F9UKGLIHHS5FAY3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9U/KGLI/HHS5FAY3/F9UKGLIHHS5FAY3.SMALL.jpg jtmanders There are Many Instructables out there teaching you how to build an LED cube, however only a few actually help you write the code to go with it but rather just give you some to use, thus stopping your creative potential! Also there are many different ways to program the cube, but this is one of the ...
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Mon, 10 Jun 2013 18:43:04 PDT
Arduino PID Library - Brightness Control http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-PID-Library-Luminosity-Control/
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Mon, 6 May 2013 19:15:23 PDT
Raspberry Pi Spectrum Analyzer with RGB LED Strip and Python http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-Spectrum-Analyzer-with-RGB-LED-Strip-/
Raspberry Pi Spectrum Analyzer with RGB LED Strip and Python - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCG/IIB5/HQ1E0WBA/FCGIIB5HQ1E0WBA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCG/IIB5/HQ1E0WBA/FCGIIB5HQ1E0WBA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCG/IIB5/HQ1E0WBA/FCGIIB5HQ1E0WBA.SMALL.jpg CuriousInventor.com Looking for a first project to try out on a Raspberry Pi, I though what better than a Spectrum Analyzer? (Sometimes this display is erroneously referred to as a graphic equalizer--that let's you change the sound, not display it) I was able to get it doing 2048pt FFTs and decoding mp3s in real t...
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Mon, 6 Jan 2014 05:54:50 PST
Make a water block out of a heatsink for less than $20! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-water-block-out-of-a-heatsink-for-less-than/
Make a water block out of a heatsink for less than $20! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUM/FMPO/G8C3JC0O/FUMFMPOG8C3JC0O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUM/FMPO/G8C3JC0O/FUMFMPOG8C3JC0O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUM/FMPO/G8C3JC0O/FUMFMPOG8C3JC0O.SMALL.jpg junits15 With CPUs and other computer components becoming hotter and more powerful faster and faster; traditional air cooling methods are no longer efficant enough to cool these components.  Another way to cool components is water cooling, but this can be very expensive, which is why, in this Instructable ...
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Thu, 22 Apr 2010 18:40:34 PDT
DIY Infrared Proximity Sensor (Arduino Compatible) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Infrared-Proximity-Sensor-Arduino-Compatible/
DIY Infrared Proximity Sensor (Arduino Compatible) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0C/LXFM/H6MER0K5/F0CLXFMH6MER0K5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0C/LXFM/H6MER0K5/F0CLXFMH6MER0K5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0C/LXFM/H6MER0K5/F0CLXFMH6MER0K5.SMALL.jpg xBacon Ever looked on Sparkfun or Adafruit for some cool robot parts, and saw those expensive IR and Ultrasonic proximity sensors? I have, and I really wanted one, but they're so expensive ($30-$40 or more) so I decided that I could make one myself with the parts I had on hand for way less. What I came up...
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Sun, 2 Sep 2012 17:40:23 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/
HOW TO MAKE DANCING LED'S - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FED/RSVI/H994W4GR/FEDRSVIH994W4GR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FED/RSVI/H994W4GR/FEDRSVIH994W4GR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FED/RSVI/H994W4GR/FEDRSVIH994W4GR.SMALL.jpg pranjal12   Hi friends!!! In this instructable i will tell you how to make amazing dancing  lights , so that you can build it up at home ( and even start your own disco if you have enough cash!!!!just kidding). Using only few and simple components you can make this amazing thing. So, may you achieve succes...
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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
LED Strip Control With Dimmer and Audio Pulsing Circuits http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Strip-Control-With-Dimmer-and-Audio-Pulsing-Ci/
LED Strip Control With Dimmer and Audio Pulsing Circuits - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT1/MR44/IHWIN5RH/FT1MR44IHWIN5RH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT1/MR44/IHWIN5RH/FT1MR44IHWIN5RH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT1/MR44/IHWIN5RH/FT1MR44IHWIN5RH.SMALL.jpg lb_20 This is a really neat circuit I put together based on another Instructable for pulsing LEDs to music: http://www.instructables.com/id/Sound-Reactive-LEDs-1. This Instructable got me thinking that it's a bit of a waste just to have that LED strip sitting on the picture rail which can only be used whe...
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Fri, 11 Dec 2015 15:24:38 PST
DIY LCD backlight http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-LCD-backlight/
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Wed, 2 Jan 2008 23:07:44 PST
Complete Guide for Tech Beginners http://www.instructables.com/id/Complete-Guide-for-Tech-Beginners/
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Thu, 10 Dec 2015 09:44:47 PST
Using AC with LEDs (Part 3) - The BIG light http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-AC-with-LEDs-Part-3-The-BIG-light/
Using AC with LEDs (Part 3) - The BIG light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6A/JTFL/FK5QTCBI/F6AJTFLFK5QTCBI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6A/JTFL/FK5QTCBI/F6AJTFLFK5QTCBI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6A/JTFL/FK5QTCBI/F6AJTFLFK5QTCBI.SMALL.jpg qs In Using AC with LEDs, part 1 and part 2, we looked at ways to adapt AC power to LEDs without the usual conversion to pure DC first.Here, in part 3, we combine what we learned before to design a LED light that operated directly off AC mains.Warning: AC mains is hundreds of volts, and is potentially ...
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Thu, 21 Aug 2008 17:40:40 PDT
How to control LED's with Processing and Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-control-LEDs-with-Processing-and-Arduino/
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Fri, 16 Oct 2009 23:15:08 PDT
DIY Arduino Automatic Grow Box http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Automatic-Grow-Box/
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Mon, 7 Dec 2015 10:02:20 PST
Make a Robotty! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Robotty/
Make a Robotty! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJG/L26W/GKLJ5MZN/FJGL26WGKLJ5MZN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJG/L26W/GKLJ5MZN/FJGL26WGKLJ5MZN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJG/L26W/GKLJ5MZN/FJGL26WGKLJ5MZN.SMALL.jpg seligtobiason This Instructable will show you how to create a Robot Sculpture that lights up with LEDs. The whole project is pretty inexpensive. All the parts can be found around the house and at the local hardware, and craft store. I will show you step by step detailed instructions to recreate exactly what I ha...
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Sun, 27 Feb 2011 22:45:13 PST
Simple Arduino Traffic Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Arduino-Traffic-Lights/
Simple Arduino Traffic Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0U/Q90A/GTUAUEIN/F0UQ90AGTUAUEIN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0U/Q90A/GTUAUEIN/F0UQ90AGTUAUEIN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0U/Q90A/GTUAUEIN/F0UQ90AGTUAUEIN.SMALL.jpg bjarni1995 Have you ever made a city out of Legos? I know i have built many of them but they all missed something... Traffic lights! So i decided to make my very own traffic light setup from my arduino board. You will need: You will need: An arduino board Red, Green and amber LED's Three 220 Ohm Resistors ...
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Sun, 16 Oct 2011 12:38:11 PDT
Build a World's Smallest Electronic Shocker! version 2.5 http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-the-worlds-smallest-shocker-wLED/
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Fri, 22 May 2009 12:09:45 PDT
How to program the ATtiny85 with the Arduino uno board http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-program-the-ATtiny85-with-the-Arduino-uno-b/
How to program the ATtiny85 with the Arduino uno board - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMU/FI3F/IFO98ZP9/FMUFI3FIFO98ZP9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMU/FI3F/IFO98ZP9/FMUFI3FIFO98ZP9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMU/FI3F/IFO98ZP9/FMUFI3FIFO98ZP9.SMALL.jpg codebender_cc In this tutorial we will use an Arduino board as an ATtiny programmer. To do this we will use one Arduino UNO board as an ISP (programmer) and one ATtiny85 micro-controller. We will use Codebender - online Arduino IDE.With the following procedure you will be able to program easily the ATtiny45 and A...
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Tue, 13 Oct 2015 06:17:28 PDT
Make an LED Acrylic Sign http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-an-LED-Acrylic-Sign/
Make an LED Acrylic Sign - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLM/SBL0/IHUUF92Z/FLMSBL0IHUUF92Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLM/SBL0/IHUUF92Z/FLMSBL0IHUUF92Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLM/SBL0/IHUUF92Z/FLMSBL0IHUUF92Z.SMALL.jpg TheCarmichaelWorkshop I made this LED Acrylic Sign for my neighbor, who is the owner of "Rob's Wood Shop - Daycare for Adults". Check out my video and follow these instructions to make one yourself! Design a logo and carve it into the acrylic. I designed the logo in Photoshop, then imported it into the free Inventabl...
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Mon, 7 Dec 2015 08:13:00 PST
Traffic Lights [Beginner Arduino Project] http://www.instructables.com/id/Traffic-Lights-Beginner-Arduino-Project/
Traffic Lights [Beginner Arduino Project] - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTT/MS1I/GXEZCHCU/FTTMS1IGXEZCHCU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTT/MS1I/GXEZCHCU/FTTMS1IGXEZCHCU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTT/MS1I/GXEZCHCU/FTTMS1IGXEZCHCU.SMALL.jpg agnivohneb This is a beginners project for the Arduino. I am using the Arduino Uno but should work with little or no modification on other arduino models.  Setting up the hardware is very easy. This project is more of a training tool for learning how to program a timer list while listening for a button press....
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Sat, 14 Jan 2012 22:47:25 PST