Instructables: exploring - technology - Light - featured http://www.instructables.com Thu, 5 Mar 2015 00:07:54 PST BLOX v1.01 Light Drawing http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Drawing-1/
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Wed, 4 Mar 2015 09:32:11 PST
How to Take Light Painting Photograph (With Interesting Affects) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Take-Light-Painting-Photograph-With-Interes/
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Tue, 3 Mar 2015 18:09:57 PST
LED Backlight TV Trigger http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Backlight-TV-Trigger/
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By: Engineer of None

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Tue, 3 Mar 2015 13:05:33 PST
Light Painting http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Painting-102/
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Mon, 2 Mar 2015 23:24:29 PST
Portable Airflow Companion http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Airflow-Companion/
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Sun, 1 Mar 2015 12:05:59 PST
New E-mail Notification Light http://www.instructables.com/id/New-E-mail-Notification-Light/
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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 02:10:58 PST
McMeshmixer Master: Open Source Prototyping http://www.instructables.com/id/McMeshmixer-Master-Hybrid-Prototypes/
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Wed, 18 Feb 2015 22:48:48 PST
Solar Arc Reactor http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Arc-Reactor/
Solar Arc Reactor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIL/69B8/I63F0GP0/FIL69B8I63F0GP0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIL/69B8/I63F0GP0/FIL69B8I63F0GP0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIL/69B8/I63F0GP0/FIL69B8I63F0GP0.SMALL.jpg BlondeJamesDean The idea of Iron Man's infinite power Arc Reactor is awe-inspiring and led me to create the next best thing..a solar Arc Reactor night light! How it works The solar cell charges a lithium ion battery during the day and at night the LED Arc Reactor style ring switches on.The circuit uses a photo t...
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Sat, 14 Feb 2015 10:49:56 PST
Super Light Quadcopter http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Light-Quadcopter/
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Sat, 14 Feb 2015 09:52:27 PST
Jar Lantern http://www.instructables.com/id/Jar-Lantern/
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Tue, 11 Feb 2014 07:50:23 PST
Simple LED Backlit Sign http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Backlit-Sign-1/
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Mon, 9 Feb 2015 17:40:51 PST
Light Seeking and Obstacle Avoiding Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Seeking-and-Obstacle-Avoiding-Robot/
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Mon, 9 Feb 2015 08:25:11 PST
What to salvage from energy saver light bulb http://www.instructables.com/id/What-to-salvage-from-energy-saver-light-bulb/
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Wed, 4 Feb 2015 07:35:24 PST
Non Soldering Solar Lantern http://www.instructables.com/id/Non-Soldering-Solar-Lantern/
Non Soldering Solar Lantern - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0I/FO1P/I5P7JERS/F0IFO1PI5P7JERS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0I/FO1P/I5P7JERS/F0IFO1PI5P7JERS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0I/FO1P/I5P7JERS/F0IFO1PI5P7JERS.SMALL.gif JoshuaZimmerman Outdoor solar lighting has become extremely popular in the past few years, yet how many people do you know that can explain how it works? Luckily solar is a super simple power source which we can use alongside some simple electrical tricks to make a fun project. This non soldering version is perfe...
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Tue, 3 Feb 2015 09:42:10 PST
Sound activated Light for the Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Sound-activated-Light-for-the-Clock/
Sound activated Light for the Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMA/YC65/I4CMJBEJ/FMAYC65I4CMJBEJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMA/YC65/I4CMJBEJ/FMAYC65I4CMJBEJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMA/YC65/I4CMJBEJ/FMAYC65I4CMJBEJ.SMALL.jpg ShakeTheFuture Have you ever knocked something over only because you wanted to check the time at night?You wake up in the middle of the night wondering what time it is.What if your alarm did not work and you have slept in!In winter months when it's dark outside, it's easy to get confused.I don't like LCD type of c...
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Wed, 31 Dec 2014 08:56:00 PST
Light Up Skyline Greeting Card http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Up-Skyline-Greeting-Card/
Light Up Skyline Greeting Card - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7C/QDRK/I5LB0YWG/F7CQDRKI5LB0YWG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7C/QDRK/I5LB0YWG/F7CQDRKI5LB0YWG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7C/QDRK/I5LB0YWG/F7CQDRKI5LB0YWG.SMALL.jpg eludemann Create a twinkling light-up skyline greeting card. Materials Needed 1/2 sheet white card stock1/4 sheet black card stockConductive copper tapeLED stickers (shown in this project are Chibitronics)Small binder clip3V battery Prepare Your Card Fold your 1/2 sheet of white card stock in half to cr...
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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:29:33 PST
Light Up Paper Cube http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Up-Paper-Cube/
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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 20:42:38 PST
LED Shadow Box http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Shadow-Box/
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Sat, 24 Jan 2015 17:48:26 PST
Make Poetry with Light and Mirrors http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Poetry-with-Light-and-Mirrors/
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Tue, 13 Jan 2015 14:03:06 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
Make an interactive iPad controlled LED Wall http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-an-interactive-iPad-controlled-LED-Wall/
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Sat, 13 Dec 2014 18:49:46 PST
Star Wars Crossguard Neopixel Lightsaber http://www.instructables.com/id/Star-Wars-Crossguard-Lightsaber/
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Sun, 4 Jan 2015 17:20:27 PST
Color Changing Mood Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Color-Changing-Mood-Lamp/
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Thu, 1 Jan 2015 12:24:56 PST
Projection mapping http://www.instructables.com/id/Projection-mapping/
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Wed, 31 Dec 2014 09:15:18 PST
LED Running safety belt http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Running-safety-belt/
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Wed, 31 Dec 2014 09:25:19 PST
TimeRuler http://www.instructables.com/id/TimeRuler/
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Tue, 30 Dec 2014 13:52:52 PST
Light Box DJ http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Light-Box/
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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 04:09:08 PST
Flashlight Stand Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Flashlight-Stand-Lamp/
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Sun, 21 Dec 2014 06:59:17 PST
3D Modeling a Spark Diffuser http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Modeling-a-Spark-Diffuser/
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By: ohhmyhead

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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:05:13 PST
Glass with accelerometer controlled light http://www.instructables.com/id/Glass-with-accelerometer-controlled-light/
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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:55:33 PST
Laser Midi Controller - (Laser Triggered Midi Keyboard) http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Midi-Controller-Laser-Triggered-Midi-Keyboar/
Laser Midi Controller - (Laser Triggered Midi Keyboard) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7N/XGVK/I3H57KJL/F7NXGVKI3H57KJL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7N/XGVK/I3H57KJL/F7NXGVKI3H57KJL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7N/XGVK/I3H57KJL/F7NXGVKI3H57KJL.SMALL.jpg lasermidi Project goal:"Construct a laser triggered midi controller, using standard electric components and a recycled midi keyboard."Step 1.Find a recycled midi keyboard / controller.Step 2.Construct a laser triggered switch.Step 3.Connect midi device, measure components (shorts), and test device.You can now...
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Fri, 5 Dec 2014 10:55:17 PST
Wonderlamp - Cheshire Cat Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Wonderlamp-Cheshire-Cat-Light/
Wonderlamp - Cheshire Cat Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F57/KPEI/I3KBU34U/F57KPEII3KBU34U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F57/KPEI/I3KBU34U/F57KPEII3KBU34U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F57/KPEI/I3KBU34U/F57KPEII3KBU34U.SMALL.jpg santiagoleila Wonderlamp ...most everyone is mad here, and I'm not all there myself...______This is a project developed for my MFA in Products of Design at the School of Visual Arts. I used a lot of the school facilities to build this that are not available to everyone, but I tried to add some ideas about alterna...
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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 01:35:13 PST
Pinhole Camera Explained http://www.instructables.com/id/Pinhole-Camera-Explained/
Pinhole Camera Explained - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2I/FZRB/I3H4L96K/F2IFZRBI3H4L96K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2I/FZRB/I3H4L96K/F2IFZRBI3H4L96K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2I/FZRB/I3H4L96K/F2IFZRBI3H4L96K.SMALL.jpg pcjetgenius Hi there! I'm Melody, and I'm 13. I've always loved science, but recently we had to do this science project for school and I decided to record every step of it. Our project was recreating how a pinhole camera worked, or simply put : making a simplified version of it. My 7 year old sister loved watch...
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Tue, 9 Dec 2014 04:43:24 PST
Cheap Product Photography in Under an Hour (Soft box) http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Product-Photography-in-Under-an-Hour/
Cheap Product Photography in Under an Hour (Soft box) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F84/6Y9V/I3DQ5UAK/F846Y9VI3DQ5UAK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F84/6Y9V/I3DQ5UAK/F846Y9VI3DQ5UAK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F84/6Y9V/I3DQ5UAK/F846Y9VI3DQ5UAK.SMALL.jpg Optimum_Alliance We've all seen those professional images of products, the ones with white backgrounds designed to make the product look as perfect as possible so you'll buy it. Well you'll be pleased to know that it is actually incredibly easy to do yourself, I got mine set up in less than an hour, and since I used...
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Sun, 7 Dec 2014 09:18:40 PST
Blinds' Eye http://www.instructables.com/id/Blinds-Eye/
Blinds' Eye - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAD/2G6T/I3AKAG6N/FAD2G6TI3AKAG6N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAD/2G6T/I3AKAG6N/FAD2G6TI3AKAG6N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAD/2G6T/I3AKAG6N/FAD2G6TI3AKAG6N.SMALL.jpg DrewTM This is a machine that will automatically open and close your blinds, based on whether it is light outside (with some caveats; see Step 5: Software). I wanted to build it for two reasons: security and convenience. If you have your lights on timers and your blinds open and close automatically, it can...
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Thu, 4 Dec 2014 16:35:06 PST
Tron Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Tron-Light/
Tron Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTO/20CK/I36LFEDD/FTO20CKI36LFEDD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTO/20CK/I36LFEDD/FTO20CKI36LFEDD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTO/20CK/I36LFEDD/FTO20CKI36LFEDD.SMALL.jpg lightyear25 Never be afraid of the dark again with this Tron light! Use it as a night light or just a cool decoration. I loved the look of the newest Tron movie and decided to finally create my own version of an identity disc. I recently got involved with 3D printing, so I wanted to print my own design for this...
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Mon, 1 Dec 2014 19:08:02 PST
Interactive box with logo http://www.instructables.com/id/Interactive-box-with-logo/
Interactive box with logo - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM2/9A4K/I327GNA0/FM29A4KI327GNA0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM2/9A4K/I327GNA0/FM29A4KI327GNA0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM2/9A4K/I327GNA0/FM29A4KI327GNA0.SMALL.jpg katrin.zhurkina Plastic box with logo which will change the color by using web page Idea Create your idea! Materials Buy everything what you need: plastic or wooden material for box, create logo, buy Sparkfun RedBoard, Adafruit NeoPixel Stick RGB LED, wires, cable ( to connect art board with computer) Plan ...
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Sat, 29 Nov 2014 12:07:33 PST
Light Bar with Axial Adjustability http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Bar-with-Axial-Adjustability/
Light Bar with Axial Adjustability - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNM/V4O8/I327GOKC/FNMV4O8I327GOKC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNM/V4O8/I327GOKC/FNMV4O8I327GOKC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNM/V4O8/I327GOKC/FNMV4O8I327GOKC.SMALL.jpg orgajohnson I made a light bar for my new 160 sq ft. art studio. It is a DJ truss with vanity light strips, the novel project was to construct a clamp to connect the pieces. It is easy to grasp:1. cut a measure of 4x42. bore a hole through the middle of the 4x4 3. rip the bored 4x4 lengthwise4. attach the res...
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Sat, 29 Nov 2014 11:38:24 PST
Musical Neopixels (WS2812B) http://www.instructables.com/id/Musical-Neopixels-WS2812B/
Musical Neopixels (WS2812B) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA1/RS0X/I2VRBBJ3/FA1RS0XI2VRBBJ3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA1/RS0X/I2VRBBJ3/FA1RS0XI2VRBBJ3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA1/RS0X/I2VRBBJ3/FA1RS0XI2VRBBJ3.SMALL.jpg anouskadg I've recently discovered Neopixels. I soldered a couple, connected them to my Arduino and made them do various light patterns. This was already pretty enjoyable to make and watch, but Neopixels have so much more potential!First of all, they are very small, so you can embed them in a lot of things. T...
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:21:54 PST
Light Up Your Head http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Up-Your-Head/
Light Up Your Head - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKS/6B6Z/I2S6NXOI/FKS6B6ZI2S6NXOI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKS/6B6Z/I2S6NXOI/FKS6B6ZI2S6NXOI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKS/6B6Z/I2S6NXOI/FKS6B6ZI2S6NXOI.SMALL.jpg ohhmyhead The joke goes like this: if you want to make something Steampunk, add gears; if you want to make it CRASHspace, add LEDs.If you know me, you know that I wear bandanas always. I have several dozen (seriously, see the picture in step 1). When it comes time for events like Two Bit Circus' STEAM Carniva...
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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:05:39 PST
Glow In The Dark Bicycle "Tron Style" - DIY Tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/Glow-In-The-Dark-Bicycle/
Glow In The Dark Bicycle "Tron Style" - DIY Tutorial - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL9/YS8J/I2S6PNOX/FL9YS8JI2S6PNOX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL9/YS8J/I2S6PNOX/FL9YS8JI2S6PNOX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL9/YS8J/I2S6PNOX/FL9YS8JI2S6PNOX.SMALL.jpg victordoes In this tutorial we are going to learn how simple it is to transform your regular bike to an awesome and safer bike! To great things in once...!Things required: Glow in the dark Paint Paper Towel Brush8x UV LED (Very important that it is UV!!)4x 330Ohm Resistor 9v battery9v battery connectorElectric...
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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 09:17:43 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
3D Light Painting http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Light-Painting/
3D Light Painting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUD/PBC9/I2R9X2LI/FUDPBC9I2R9X2LI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUD/PBC9/I2R9X2LI/FUDPBC9I2R9X2LI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUD/PBC9/I2R9X2LI/FUDPBC9I2R9X2LI.SMALL.jpg Sebastian Morales This project was conceived the night of halloween. Looking out the window on the frozen streets of Chicago, looking at the lights on the street reflect on the pavement, looking so far beyond that the lights of the passing cars would float in the air long after the car was gone. Many of us are famil...
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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:13:53 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
UV (black light) painting for everyone http://www.instructables.com/id/UV-black-light-painting-for-everyone/
UV (black light) painting for everyone - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5L/QH0B/I2D6NEHR/F5LQH0BI2D6NEHR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5L/QH0B/I2D6NEHR/F5LQH0BI2D6NEHR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5L/QH0B/I2D6NEHR/F5LQH0BI2D6NEHR.SMALL.jpg fcfelix IMPORTANT: USE UV LIGHT CAREFULLY. BE AWARE OF THE DANGERS OF UV LIGHT WHEN EXPOSED TOO LONG TO IT. THIS INSTRUCTABLE AND THE AUTHOR IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE IT MIGHT CAUSE YOU.Since I was a child I was fascinated by fluorescence, phosphorescence and bioluminescence. Seing the movie Avatar ...
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Tue, 11 Nov 2014 12:41:07 PST
DIY Spectrometer) Explore the Unknown -> http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Spectrometer-Explore-the-Unknown-/
DIY Spectrometer) Explore the Unknown -> - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR5/YWNC/I2BRFFAJ/FR5YWNCI2BRFFAJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR5/YWNC/I2BRFFAJ/FR5YWNCI2BRFFAJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR5/YWNC/I2BRFFAJ/FR5YWNCI2BRFFAJ.SMALL.jpg simonfrfr Hey Guys! A Spectrometer is useful for detecting impurities in water and in other substances, or even just telling us what wavelength something is! If you have a mystery laser and you want to know the wavelength, you grab a laser with a known wavelength, and calibrate the Spectrometer, simply by tak...
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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 20:37:10 PST
Mrs Captain America Glow Costume http://www.instructables.com/id/Mrs-Captain-America-Glow-Costume/
Mrs Captain America Glow Costume - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGS/OT39/I2BYNS9S/FGSOT39I2BYNS9S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGS/OT39/I2BYNS9S/FGSOT39I2BYNS9S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGS/OT39/I2BYNS9S/FGSOT39I2BYNS9S.SMALL.jpg richardsonmeg10 Turn your ordinary Halloween costume into a glowing display that lights up the night! It's a big hit in the clubs or just out for the night. If you're modifying a costume for your little one, it has the added benefit of making your trick-or-treater more visible. I have been playing with EL wire cost...
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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 21:34:13 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
TV Remote Light Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/TV-Remote-Light-Switch/
TV Remote Light Switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7M/HC7P/I236Y1RG/F7MHC7PI236Y1RG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7M/HC7P/I236Y1RG/F7MHC7PI236Y1RG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7M/HC7P/I236Y1RG/F7MHC7PI236Y1RG.SMALL.jpg jaknieper23 I wanted to have the ability to turn my lights and fan on and off with my TV remote. I like this much better than a smartphone enabled light switch because it's much cheaper, and more convenient. Instead of unlocking my phone, going to the app, letting it load, and then turning the lights off, I can...
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Wed, 5 Nov 2014 21:03:31 PST
The Giant Edison - A Big Size Steampunk Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Giant-Edison-A-Big-Size-Steampunk-Lamp/
The Giant Edison - A Big Size Steampunk Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD0/54I2/I1XENM16/FD054I2I1XENM16.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD0/54I2/I1XENM16/FD054I2I1XENM16.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD0/54I2/I1XENM16/FD054I2I1XENM16.SMALL.jpg thechocolatist Dear Steampunkers, dear friendsThis time a very short Instructable about a simple idea how to build a nice Steampunk lamp. I found the bulb at a flea market for a few bucks. It was used for industry lights and works with 220 Volts / 750 Watts.Note: If you are not used to work with 110V/220V please a...
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Sat, 1 Nov 2014 10:25:14 PDT