Instructables: exploring - technology - Led - popular http://www.instructables.com Thu, 24 Apr 2014 23:31:47 PDT BLOX v1.01 Interactive LED Beer Pong Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Interactive-LED-Beer-Pong-Table/
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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:30:41 PDT
Big Digit Backwards counting bluetooth Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Big-Digit-Backwards-counting-bluetooth-Clock/
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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:34:08 PDT
LED Aqua Bead Nightlight http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Aqua-Bead-Nightlight/
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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:13:17 PDT
Steampunk Mood Machine II http://www.instructables.com/id/Steampunk-Mood-Machine-II/
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Sun, 19 Jan 2014 17:24:14 PST
Joule Thief Nightlight http://www.instructables.com/id/Joule-Thief-Nightlight/
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Sat, 19 Apr 2014 17:13:50 PDT
Make a Desktop Tamagotchi http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Desktop-Tamagotchi/
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Fri, 11 Apr 2014 02:01:07 PDT
Periodic Table Glowing Radioactive Eggs http://www.instructables.com/id/Periodic-Table-Glowing-Radioactive-Eggs/
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Thu, 10 Apr 2014 22:17:00 PDT
Sound Reactive LED Strip http://www.instructables.com/id/Sound-Reactive-LED-strip/
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Mon, 27 Jan 2014 14:12:40 PST
Wake Up Light 10+ Watt LED http://www.instructables.com/id/Wake-Up-Light-10-Watt-LED/
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Tue, 8 Apr 2014 17:01:53 PDT
LED Lights For Liquor Bar http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Lights-For-Liquor-Bar/
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Mon, 7 Apr 2014 02:29:36 PDT
Rechargeable Bike Light with automatic switch of energy source http://www.instructables.com/id/Intro-70/
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Mon, 31 Mar 2014 17:20:32 PDT
Giant Two-Digit Countdown Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Giant-Two-Digit-Countdown-Clock/
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Tue, 1 Apr 2014 21:34:58 PDT
LED Scarf http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Scarf/
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Sat, 22 Mar 2014 16:19:17 PDT
Let's learn about Super Capacitors! (A Practical Guide To Super Capacitors) http://www.instructables.com/id/Lets-learn-about-Super-Capacitors-A-Practical-G/
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Fri, 24 Jun 2011 14:15:02 PDT
Statueyes http://www.instructables.com/id/Statueyes/
Statueyes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDV/K2TC/HSGFTFM5/FDVK2TCHSGFTFM5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDV/K2TC/HSGFTFM5/FDVK2TCHSGFTFM5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDV/K2TC/HSGFTFM5/FDVK2TCHSGFTFM5.SMALL.jpg mikeasaurus Statues provide inspiration, remembrance, and a link to period of history. The only problem with statues is that they can't be enjoyed outside of daylight hours. However, adding red LED's in the eyes of statues makes them look diabolical, and brings the focus back to statues after the sun goes dow...
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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 13:32:34 PDT
Build a simple Fiber Optic tester http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-simple-Fiber-Optic-tester/
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Wed, 30 May 2012 12:57:05 PDT
Lilypatch: Quick Laser Cut Soft Circuit Breakout http://www.instructables.com/id/Lilypatch-Quick-Laser-Cut-Soft-Circuit-Breakout/
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Thu, 6 Mar 2014 13:07:11 PST
LED SunGun http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-SunGun/
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Fri, 31 Jan 2014 07:38:10 PST
Build Your Own 3120 Lumen LED Grow Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-Your-Own-3120-Lumen-LED-Grow-Light/
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Wed, 5 Mar 2014 00:09:39 PST
Wireless powered bling diffused with sideglow fiber optics : Project you are the ONE http://www.instructables.com/id/Project-you-are-the-ONE-a-Wireless-powered-fiber-o/
Wireless powered bling diffused with sideglow fiber optics : Project you are the ONE - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/3AKI/HS9Y9GYP/FH23AKIHS9Y9GYP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/3AKI/HS9Y9GYP/FH23AKIHS9Y9GYP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/3AKI/HS9Y9GYP/FH23AKIHS9Y9GYP.SMALL.jpg shinteo Project you are the ONE. a Wireless powered fiber optic side glow diffused bling I have this idea of making novelty jewellery for the missus: wearable electronics of some sort with wireless charging. At a seeming random event, I would have a little girl present her with a nicely decorated box th...
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Sun, 2 Mar 2014 23:24:16 PST
Building the TARDIS - (Pulsating LED Circuit) http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-the-TARDIS-Pulsating-LED-Circuit/
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Thu, 27 Feb 2014 12:45:56 PST
Bird cage LED daylight simulation system http://www.instructables.com/id/Bird-cage-LED-daylight-simulation-system/
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Sat, 22 Feb 2014 17:44:31 PST
Altoid Tin Quiet Alarm http://www.instructables.com/id/Altoid-Tin-Quiet-Alarm/
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Sun, 23 Feb 2014 21:04:18 PST
Reverse Engineering http://www.instructables.com/id/Reverse-Engineering-1/
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Sat, 22 Feb 2014 22:36:31 PST
Hemispherical Photobioreactor Algae Farming (HEASH Project) http://www.instructables.com/id/Hemispherical-Photobioreactor-Algae-Farming/
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Fri, 21 Feb 2014 00:37:04 PST
Backlit Sign http://www.instructables.com/id/Backlit-Sign/
Backlit Sign - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/GE0S/HRTWLNME/FH2GE0SHRTWLNME.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/GE0S/HRTWLNME/FH2GE0SHRTWLNME.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/GE0S/HRTWLNME/FH2GE0SHRTWLNME.SMALL.jpg HeWhoMakesStuff I was commissioned to build a sign for a friend. I was given the text, (Strong Independent Woman Needs No Man) and a price limit of 100$. I had recently bought a Silhouette Portrait and wanted to use it to create the text. I also wanted to work with the flexible LED strips I had found. I pulled toge...
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Thu, 20 Feb 2014 10:50:34 PST
10W led security light hack http://www.instructables.com/id/10W-led-security-light-hack/
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Fri, 14 Feb 2014 20:59:35 PST
Simple tilt switch LED project http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-tilt-switch-LED-project/
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Fri, 14 Feb 2014 03:41:42 PST
Arduino, Sensors, and MIDI http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Sensors-and-MIDI/
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Wed, 12 Feb 2014 16:05:18 PST
Vase of ice and fire http://www.instructables.com/id/Vase-of-ice-and-fire/
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By: Ginko Balboa

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Mon, 10 Feb 2014 16:29:41 PST
Positivity Plant http://www.instructables.com/id/Positivity-Plant/
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By: oachavez

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Sun, 9 Feb 2014 14:23:55 PST
Hack a Mag-Lite torch into a rechargeable led torch http://www.instructables.com/id/Hack-a-simple-old-Mag-Lite-torch-into-a-cool-longl/
Hack a Mag-Lite torch into a rechargeable led torch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F46/NT0Z/HRCK3XBE/F46NT0ZHRCK3XBE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F46/NT0Z/HRCK3XBE/F46NT0ZHRCK3XBE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F46/NT0Z/HRCK3XBE/F46NT0ZHRCK3XBE.SMALL.jpg monjnoux Replace cells on a torch is such a boring thing to do for some of lazy guy like me... (get new cells, opening torch, throw cells in special boxe...blah blah blah) So let's hacking your old Mag-Lite torch into a cool longlasting rechargeable led torch! It's cheap and ecological so it's cool! Let's...
By: monjnoux

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Sun, 9 Feb 2014 03:38:57 PST
LED Paper Flower http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Paper-Flower/
LED Paper Flower - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMZ/3X19/HR8VEW2Y/FMZ3X19HR8VEW2Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMZ/3X19/HR8VEW2Y/FMZ3X19HR8VEW2Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMZ/3X19/HR8VEW2Y/FMZ3X19HR8VEW2Y.SMALL.jpg gitterbug23 A simple paper flower with LED center.  This single flower can be duplicated to make a whole bouquet of LED flowers! Materials I used things I found around my workshop.  Nothing too fancy, as I was only trying to test the design.  But now that I know it works, I'd really branch out and use some t...
By: gitterbug23

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Wed, 5 Feb 2014 19:59:24 PST
Intermediate Arduino: Inputs and Outputs http://www.instructables.com/id/Intermediate-Arduino-Inputs-and-Outputs/
Intermediate Arduino: Inputs and Outputs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM3/59TC/HRI8V2OI/FM359TCHRI8V2OI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM3/59TC/HRI8V2OI/FM359TCHRI8V2OI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM3/59TC/HRI8V2OI/FM359TCHRI8V2OI.SMALL.jpg amandaghassaei Continuing from my Intro to Arduino post, this Instructable will go over some slightly more advanced topics with Arduino, specifically relating to controlling and managing many inputs and outputs. The next class covers how to connect the Arduino's inputs and outputs to MIDI. Parts List: (1x) A...
By: amandaghassaei

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Tue, 4 Feb 2014 01:02:33 PST
WeggUp - A sleeping cycle and light alarm clock http://www.instructables.com/id/WeggUp-A-sleeping-cycle-and-light-alarm-clocke/
WeggUp - A sleeping cycle and light alarm clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6H/BB4X/HR3EIF94/F6HBB4XHR3EIF94.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6H/BB4X/HR3EIF94/F6HBB4XHR3EIF94.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6H/BB4X/HR3EIF94/F6HBB4XHR3EIF94.SMALL.jpg derwassi I often have the problem, that I have trouble getting up in the morning, while at the same time, I have trouble falling asleep in the night. I've checked out several possibilities to make both easier. Getting up in the morning Sunrise alarm / light alarm clocks (amazon): instead of ringing ...
By: derwassi

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Mon, 3 Feb 2014 13:08:05 PST
DIY littleBits http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-littleBits-Introduction/
DIY littleBits - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCA/BCBV/HR0ARK8R/FCABCBVHR0ARK8R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCA/BCBV/HR0ARK8R/FCABCBVHR0ARK8R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCA/BCBV/HR0ARK8R/FCABCBVHR0ARK8R.SMALL.jpg JackANDJude Let's make DIY littleBits!  For original circuits, visit littleBits.cc .  I will be adding more steps to this instructable every time I manage to make another DIY littleBit.  So come back often and follow this instructable  to see new bits tutorials.  *Added since initial publication: light tr...
By: JackANDJude

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Fri, 31 Jan 2014 10:20:43 PST
Design and build a side-lit LED sign at TechShop http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Side-lit-Acrylic-Sign-at-TechShop/
Design and build a side-lit LED sign at TechShop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFM/K4BS/HR0ARDPZ/FFMK4BSHR0ARDPZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFM/K4BS/HR0ARDPZ/FFMK4BSHR0ARDPZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFM/K4BS/HR0ARDPZ/FFMK4BSHR0ARDPZ.SMALL.jpg babylonfive This Instructable shows you how to build a Side-lit Acrylic Sign, illuminated by an LED light fixture. For this project we'll use a laser cutter to cut wood and acrylic. We use multiple layers of laser-cut wood glued together to achieve a complex shape easily, and a laser-cut acrylic cutout provi...
By: babylonfive

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Wed, 29 Jan 2014 19:30:07 PST
How To Make Two Daft Punk Outfits with Helmets http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Two-Daft-Punk-Outfits-with-Helmets/
How To Make Two Daft Punk Outfits with Helmets - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF1/5GT5/FSK1CS3O/FF15GT5FSK1CS3O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF1/5GT5/FSK1CS3O/FF15GT5FSK1CS3O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF1/5GT5/FSK1CS3O/FF15GT5FSK1CS3O.SMALL.jpg derektroywest For my 30th Birthday I decided to have a D-Themed costume party, my girlfriend Kylie and I decided that we would go as Daft Punk. The costumes were quite involved to make, but we had lots of fun and they looked great!We used a lot of resources from the internet, including a great article on how to s...
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Sat, 21 Mar 2009 08:54:31 PDT
Beginner Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Beginner-Arduino/
Beginner Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJK/BF86/HQQLLPLU/FJKBF86HQQLLPLU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJK/BF86/HQQLLPLU/FJKBF86HQQLLPLU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJK/BF86/HQQLLPLU/FJKBF86HQQLLPLU.SMALL.jpg amandaghassaei The Arduino is a pocket-sized computer (also called a "microcontroller") that you can program and use to control circuits. It interacts with the outside word through sensors, leds, motors, speakers... even the internet; this makes it a flexible platform for lots of creative projects. Some popular ...
By: amandaghassaei

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Thu, 23 Jan 2014 01:15:05 PST
8000 lumen led flashlite http://www.instructables.com/id/8000-lumen-led-flashlite/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FC9/4O2L/HQQLL41W/FC94O2LHQQLL41W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC9/4O2L/HQQLL41W/FC94O2LHQQLL41W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC9/4O2L/HQQLL41W/FC94O2LHQQLL41W.SMALL.jpg jayandersons Making a very bright led flash light. use's lithium 18650 battery's . parts list. LED http://dx.com/p/prime-100w-8000lm-led-emitter-metal-plate-pure-white-42806~r.87047508 10,000 led dx.com/p/diy-100w-10000lm-6500k-white-light-9-led-module-silver-dc-32-34v-156290#.UuWJ8WfnaUk~r.87047508 Batt...
By: jayandersons

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Wed, 22 Jan 2014 13:26:19 PST
Upgrading Smart RGB LEDs: WS2812B vs. WS2812 http://www.instructables.com/id/Upgrading-Smart-RGB-LEDs-WS2812B-vs-WS2812/
Upgrading Smart RGB LEDs: WS2812B vs. WS2812 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB2/5953/HQHHWFJ8/FB25953HQHHWFJ8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB2/5953/HQHHWFJ8/FB25953HQHHWFJ8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB2/5953/HQHHWFJ8/FB25953HQHHWFJ8.SMALL.jpg acrobotic The sheer number of projects we've seen making use of Smart RGB LEDs—whether it be strips, modules, or custom PCBs—over the past 3 years is quite astonishing.  This outbreak of RGB LED usage has gone hand-in-hand with a significant drop in pricing and an increased ease of use of these electronic d...
By: acrobotic

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Wed, 22 Jan 2014 12:29:46 PST
Balloonacy! - An Interactive Balloon Immersion http://www.instructables.com/id/Balloonacy-An-Interactive-Balloon-Immersion/
Balloonacy! - An Interactive Balloon Immersion - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKK/SXMT/HQOJ93SX/FKKSXMTHQOJ93SX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKK/SXMT/HQOJ93SX/FKKSXMTHQOJ93SX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKK/SXMT/HQOJ93SX/FKKSXMTHQOJ93SX.SMALL.jpg zisiadis Balloonacy! is the concept for an interactive balloon immersion. Thousands of Balloons + Motion Sensitive LEDS = Lots of Fun. It was an experience I created in San Francisco in May 2012 along with collaborators Isaac Shivvers and Will Skinner. It was funded through a $1,000 grant from the Awesome ...
By: zisiadis

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Tue, 21 Jan 2014 13:18:00 PST
tilt switch activated, glowing paper model, LED light http://www.instructables.com/id/tilt-switch-activated-glowing-paper-model-LED-ligh/
tilt switch activated, glowing paper model, LED light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPV/1T0H/HQMKWPV9/FPV1T0HHQMKWPV9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPV/1T0H/HQMKWPV9/FPV1T0HHQMKWPV9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPV/1T0H/HQMKWPV9/FPV1T0HHQMKWPV9.SMALL.jpg StijnID This instructable shows how to create paper models, that glow when you turn them around. The only thing you need is some simple electronics! For this project i used a paper template of a diamond, you can find them here: http://www.minieco.co.uk/paper-gems-new-templates/ Of course you can also creat...
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Sun, 19 Jan 2014 13:27:42 PST
Solar Powered 24 Hour Greenhouse http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Powered-24-Hour-Greenhouse/
Solar Powered 24 Hour Greenhouse - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHV/W25R/HQOJJEM2/FHVW25RHQOJJEM2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHV/W25R/HQOJJEM2/FHVW25RHQOJJEM2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHV/W25R/HQOJJEM2/FHVW25RHQOJJEM2.SMALL.jpg JoshuaZimmerman You're probably thinking to yourself "Hey, isn't EVERY greenhouse solar powered?"  To which you'd be correct.  The greenhouse I've created is in fact a DOUBLE solar powered greenhouse in that it uses sunlight both day and night to help plants grow. I live in Wisconsin, which is usually rather nice....
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Mon, 20 Jan 2014 22:32:19 PST
8x8x8 LED Cube with Arduino Mega (+Sound +PS controller +Game) http://www.instructables.com/id/Programm-Arduino-Mega-setup/
8x8x8 LED Cube with Arduino Mega (+Sound +PS controller +Game) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQN/X4BY/HRBE3YX7/FQNX4BYHRBE3YX7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQN/X4BY/HRBE3YX7/FQNX4BYHRBE3YX7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQN/X4BY/HRBE3YX7/FQNX4BYHRBE3YX7.SMALL.jpg Anred Zynch This is a instructable which is based on the Cube by Chr, ( http://www.instructables.com/id/Led-Cube-8x8x8/ ) by SuperTech-IT, ( http://www.instructables.com/id/CHRs-8X8X8-LED-Cu... ) and by das-labor.org, ( http://www.das-labor.org/wiki/Borg3d_Bauanleitung... ) but i think its better and ...
By: Anred Zynch

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Fri, 17 Jan 2014 09:37:59 PST
4×4×4 Led Cube http://www.instructables.com/id/Led-Cube-8/
4×4×4 Led Cube - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAP/YWDG/HQDUSLMN/FAPYWDGHQDUSLMN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAP/YWDG/HQDUSLMN/FAPYWDGHQDUSLMN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAP/YWDG/HQDUSLMN/FAPYWDGHQDUSLMN.SMALL.jpg pbajusz I hope, this project will help you to make something interesting. Tools: -Sprint Layout 6.0 (circuit designer) -Iron -Copper clad circuit board -Printer -Thermal heat transfer paper -Hydrochloric acid -Hydrogen peroxide -Drilling machine -Laser printer Cube tools: -64 Leds -2 status leds -Max232, ...
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Wed, 15 Jan 2014 05:29:01 PST
KlockFun: Cuckoo Alarm Clock from Hard Drive http://www.instructables.com/id/KlockFun-Cuckoo-Alarm-Clock-from-Hard-Drive/
KlockFun: Cuckoo Alarm Clock from Hard Drive - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHG/F1BD/HQDUTZDN/FHGF1BDHQDUTZDN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHG/F1BD/HQDUTZDN/FHGF1BDHQDUTZDN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHG/F1BD/HQDUTZDN/FHGF1BDHQDUTZDN.SMALL.jpg funelab Hi All, This is my first Instructable and it's a cuckoo alarm clock from hard drive: KlockFun. I love clocks and I want to I started designing a best alarm clock from an old hard disk drive, the earliest LED displays and a cuckoo bird. I want to bring the world of LED to as many enthusiasts and ho...
By: funelab

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Wed, 15 Jan 2014 19:58:15 PST
Under Cabinet LED Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Under-Cabinet-LED-Lights/
Under Cabinet LED Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBN/8SN5/HQ03BUG7/FBN8SN5HQ03BUG7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBN/8SN5/HQ03BUG7/FBN8SN5HQ03BUG7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBN/8SN5/HQ03BUG7/FBN8SN5HQ03BUG7.SMALL.jpg connorv I started with a large LED strip, custom cut it to the size, ran the power, installed a switch, and neatly hid wires. This project can easily be adapter to anywhere you need some lighting under something. (eg. kitchen cabinets, work spaces, shelving, display cases, etc.) It is also a good guide on h...
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Fri, 3 Jan 2014 20:39:52 PST
UV LED Exposure Box http://www.instructables.com/id/UV-LED-Exposure-Box/
UV LED Exposure Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVV/8UTG/FTO53T1G/FVV8UTGFTO53T1G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVV/8UTG/FTO53T1G/FVV8UTGFTO53T1G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVV/8UTG/FTO53T1G/FVV8UTGFTO53T1G.SMALL.jpg djhamer How to build an Ultra Violet Exposure box using LED's.Your last Veroboard project!A UV exposure box is an extremely useful piece of kit. It can be used to make proper PCB's. It can also be used to make other things such as intricate photo etched parts (a subject for another instructable). The troubl...
By: djhamer

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Sat, 18 Apr 2009 14:54:23 PDT
LED skateboard version 3! http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-skateboard-version-3/
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By: out-of-the-box

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Sat, 11 Jan 2014 14:36:00 PST