Instructables: exploring - technology - Light - popular http://www.instructables.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:18:28 PDT BLOX v1.01 Light of the Lost Triangles http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-of-the-Lost-Triangles/
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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:13:05 PDT
Bluetooth LE Go-Anywhere Sensor Pack http://www.instructables.com/id/Bluetooth-LE-Go-Anywhere-Sensor-Pack/
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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 23:21:29 PDT
Enerjar 1: green power jar http://www.instructables.com/id/Enerjar-1-green-power-jar/
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Mon, 26 May 2014 11:14:31 PDT
Turn a broken laptop screen into a portable light table for drawing http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-a-broken-laptop-screen-into-a-portable-light-/
Turn a broken laptop screen into a portable light table for drawing - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0C/LH6L/HXG6QLRX/F0CLH6LHXG6QLRX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0C/LH6L/HXG6QLRX/F0CLH6LHXG6QLRX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0C/LH6L/HXG6QLRX/F0CLH6LHXG6QLRX.SMALL.jpg Vitim A friend donated me this old laptop, which had a broken LCD. The laptop was old but it worked just fine. I had no intention to spend money to get it repaired, it just would not worth the money. Instead I just removed the screen from the body of the laptop and used the laptop as a HTPC connected to a...
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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 20:26:25 PDT
Arduino Chandelier from Jars http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Chandelier-from-Jars/
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Fri, 4 Jul 2014 16:40:31 PDT
IKEA Hack: Solar Powered Bike Light http://www.instructables.com/id/IKEA-Hack-Solar-Powered-Bike-Light/
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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:07:17 PDT
IKEA Samtid reading light upgrade http://www.instructables.com/id/IKEA-Samtid-reading-light-upgrade/
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By: madworm

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Sat, 21 Jun 2014 17:59:46 PDT
Light Spectrometer from a "battery powered" head inspection lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Spectrometer-from-a-head-inspection-lamp/
Light Spectrometer from a "battery powered" head inspection lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1J/OK8V/HXY66P6D/F1JOK8VHXY66P6D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1J/OK8V/HXY66P6D/F1JOK8VHXY66P6D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1J/OK8V/HXY66P6D/F1JOK8VHXY66P6D.SMALL.jpg HUKBMBEAR Hello if you like this please take the time to vote in the competitionsTHANKSAt the end of my light sensing instructable where I played with the measurement of reducing sun light levels as well as making it into a laser game , I mentioned that I wanted to have a go at making a full spectrometer. Thi...
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Tue, 27 May 2014 14:28:46 PDT
Diffused Glue Stick Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Diffused-Glue-Stick-Lamp/
Diffused Glue Stick Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/733T/HWNUD1P0/F82733THWNUD1P0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/733T/HWNUD1P0/F82733THWNUD1P0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/733T/HWNUD1P0/F82733THWNUD1P0.SMALL.jpg vishalapr Last week, I received the glue gun I ordered almost a month ago which I replaced with my older mini glue gun. The mini glue gun used thin glue sticks(7mm) whereas the new one I got used only normal sized glue sticks(10mm). So I had a whole bunch of these thin glue sticks left over, thought for a bit...
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Fri, 20 Jun 2014 20:51:32 PDT
Minimalistic LED wall light http://www.instructables.com/id/Minimalistic-LED-wall-light/
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 11:28:06 PDT
Voice Activated LED Lighting with Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Voice-Activated-LED-Lighting-with-Arduino/
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Fri, 9 May 2014 23:36:45 PDT
New Email Notification Light http://www.instructables.com/id/New-Email-Notification-Light/
New Email Notification Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZY/OA0C/HVYPZ0XP/FZYOA0CHVYPZ0XP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZY/OA0C/HVYPZ0XP/FZYOA0CHVYPZ0XP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZY/OA0C/HVYPZ0XP/FZYOA0CHVYPZ0XP.SMALL.jpg Aleator777 In this Instructable we will build a fun desk gadget to alert you when a new email arrives in your inbox. Materials Materials: Raspberry Pi (RadioShack #277-196) protoboard (RadioShack #276-168) (5x) 220 ohm resistor (RadioShack #271-1111) (5x) white LEDs (RadioShack #276-017) n-channel...
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Tue, 3 Jun 2014 08:19:54 PDT
MOTORISED LED CRYSTAL LIGHT SHOW WITH VIDEO http://www.instructables.com/id/MOTORISED-LED-CRYSTAL-LIGHT-SHOW/
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Sun, 14 Jun 2009 00:54:52 PDT
CARDBOARD SOLAR LAMP http://www.instructables.com/id/CARDBOARD-SOLAR-LAMP/
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Wed, 28 May 2014 10:16:48 PDT
Illuminated Sign http://www.instructables.com/id/Illuminated-Sign/
Illuminated Sign - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIA/OC48/HVNFKL0H/FIAOC48HVNFKL0H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIA/OC48/HVNFKL0H/FIAOC48HVNFKL0H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIA/OC48/HVNFKL0H/FIAOC48HVNFKL0H.SMALL.jpg HeWhoMakesStuff After building a sign which used strip LEDs (link) I still had a few feet of them left. I decided to try to build a different kind of sign. I am overall happy with the design and build of it, Though I would suggest buying the best quality of plywood your budget allows. The edges show in this project...
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Mon, 26 May 2014 12:50:16 PDT
LightBuddy: A Superbright LED Necklace http://www.instructables.com/id/LightBuddy/
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Mon, 26 May 2014 08:55:02 PDT
Video Podcasting Rig and Teleprompter http://www.instructables.com/id/Video-Podcasting-Rig-and-Teleprompter/
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Sun, 20 Apr 2014 17:15:41 PDT
9-Volt Star Jar (or Portable Night Light) from Old Walkie-Talkies http://www.instructables.com/id/9-Volt-Star-Jar-or-Portable-Night-Light-from-Old-W/
9-Volt Star Jar (or Portable Night Light) from Old Walkie-Talkies - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHM/5SDK/HVFKXA07/FHM5SDKHVFKXA07.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHM/5SDK/HVFKXA07/FHM5SDKHVFKXA07.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHM/5SDK/HVFKXA07/FHM5SDKHVFKXA07.SMALL.jpg Adalei I'm gonna be honest with you guys, I'm 24 years old and I still need a night light sometimes. I've had plenty of time to look into all sorts of lights, be it motion-controlled, light-sensitive, changeable brightness, etc., but none have had the charm or usefulness to suit my tastes. None of them are...
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Tue, 20 May 2014 13:32:42 PDT
Neopixel Ring Motorcycle Helmet http://www.instructables.com/id/Neopixel-Ring-Motorcycle-Helmet/
Neopixel Ring Motorcycle Helmet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1X/AHYF/HUMSAT3N/F1XAHYFHUMSAT3N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1X/AHYF/HUMSAT3N/F1XAHYFHUMSAT3N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1X/AHYF/HUMSAT3N/F1XAHYFHUMSAT3N.SMALL.jpg DarrenLee55 This instructable is on how to modify a motorcycle helmet ( or any helmet for that matter ) with a neopixel ring using a Lilypad Arduino and a sound sensor.DISCLAIMER: This modification could violate safety laws in your area. If you live in an area where a helmet it required, do not drill into your ...
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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 23:15:16 PDT
Tilt Activated Cloud Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Tilt-Activated-Cloud-Light/
Tilt Activated Cloud Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMR/WPQN/HUL8WSE0/FMRWPQNHUL8WSE0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMR/WPQN/HUL8WSE0/FMRWPQNHUL8WSE0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMR/WPQN/HUL8WSE0/FMRWPQNHUL8WSE0.SMALL.jpg sunnysue I've always been a fan of mood lighting so when I had the option to use neopixels and a sensor I decided I needed my own illuminating cloud.  The term cloud is used loosely, since its a wood box with wire and paper spanning across the bottom to construct my imagined cloudscape.   How the light work...
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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 03:46:08 PDT
Things You Can Do With Old Phones http://www.instructables.com/id/Things-You-Can-Do-With-Old-Phones/
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Sun, 27 Apr 2014 12:55:25 PDT
LED on AC Mains http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-on-AC-Mains/
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Sat, 3 Nov 2012 06:09:25 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
Joule Thief Nightlight http://www.instructables.com/id/Joule-Thief-Nightlight/
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Sat, 19 Apr 2014 17:13:50 PDT
Attiny25/45/85 Police Light, with Arduino! http://www.instructables.com/id/Attiny254585-Police-Light-with-Arduino/
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Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:19:46 PDT
Live data to excel from an Arduino Light Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Live-data-to-excel-from-an-Arduino-Light-Sensor/
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:11:12 PDT
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
Arduino Light Following Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Flashlight-Following-Robot/
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Tue, 1 Apr 2014 18:46:24 PDT
Teelight Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Teelight-Box/
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Tue, 18 Mar 2014 08:58:23 PDT
NeoWeather: Ambient Weather Indicator http://www.instructables.com/id/NeoWeather-Ambient-Weather-Indicator/
NeoWeather: Ambient Weather Indicator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRS/K7J7/HSVT9S20/FRSK7J7HSVT9S20.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRS/K7J7/HSVT9S20/FRSK7J7HSVT9S20.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRS/K7J7/HSVT9S20/FRSK7J7HSVT9S20.SMALL.jpg tombrew We can't all have the desk next to the window. In my case, my coworker at the desk across from mine has the window seat. When it comes time to make the trek down the street to get some lunch, I'm never quite sure what I'm going to find in the great out-of-doors. Do I need my jacket? An umbrella? ...
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Tue, 18 Mar 2014 10:10:19 PDT
Make a Glowing Rock Lamp! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Glowing-Rock-Lamp/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FLP/LAJV/HSKV1I23/FLPLAJVHSKV1I23.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLP/LAJV/HSKV1I23/FLPLAJVHSKV1I23.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLP/LAJV/HSKV1I23/FLPLAJVHSKV1I23.SMALL.jpg mist8k A simple way to make a rock lamp that glows like embers Using Himalayan salt rocks and a strip of L.E.D's.
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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:20:35 PDT
Chaos Machine (double pendulum) http://www.instructables.com/id/Chaos-Machine-double-pendulum/
Chaos Machine (double pendulum) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Q/AS2V/HSICZTME/F6QAS2VHSICZTME.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Q/AS2V/HSICZTME/F6QAS2VHSICZTME.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Q/AS2V/HSICZTME/F6QAS2VHSICZTME.SMALL.jpg Sebastian Morales Ok people, this is my first Instructable so be nice... I wanted to create a sculpture that combined both my passion for science as well as for art. In particular, I wanted to create movement. The chaos machine is a simple example of chaotic behaviour. Starting the pendulum from a slightly diff...
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Sat, 8 Mar 2014 18:57:36 PST
LED Floaties (in water!) http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Water-Floaties/
LED Floaties (in water!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMN/O63Z/HS0D963G/FMNO63ZHS0D963G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMN/O63Z/HS0D963G/FMNO63ZHS0D963G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMN/O63Z/HS0D963G/FMNO63ZHS0D963G.SMALL.jpg liza.stark Originally conceived of and deployed by the Graffiti Research Lab, LED Throwies are a cheap, quick way to create glowing orbs of goodness that stick to any ferro-magnetic surface. Since the parts are inexpensive and the concept is easily grasped, this is a great first electronics project or a fun ...
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Mon, 24 Feb 2014 13:19:12 PST
[Hack] light into the night, and maybe even party http://www.instructables.com/id/Hack-light-into-the-night-and-maybe-even-party/
[Hack] light into the night, and maybe even party - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEI/KDVS/HRS60CS6/FEIKDVSHRS60CS6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEI/KDVS/HRS60CS6/FEIKDVSHRS60CS6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEI/KDVS/HRS60CS6/FEIKDVSHRS60CS6.SMALL.jpg taipeihackerspace This instructable was made for the January Build Night with Cool Neon. Taiwan is full of neon lights, a very natural setting for the local culture: the bustling night markets, the multitude of stores, the sights, the traffic. Thus building with electroluminescent (EL) wire is really something tha...
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Mon, 17 Feb 2014 20:28:10 PST
10W led security light hack http://www.instructables.com/id/10W-led-security-light-hack/
10W led security light hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXN/9TF0/HRN4GMTJ/FXN9TF0HRN4GMTJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXN/9TF0/HRN4GMTJ/FXN9TF0HRN4GMTJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXN/9TF0/HRN4GMTJ/FXN9TF0HRN4GMTJ.SMALL.jpg dtidbeaux Well i guess I'll start by saying that this is my first able, so be gentle (; lol. I always seemed to have a problem with my halogen security lights burning out. I wanted a simple, cheap, permanent solution. Led's seemed to be the way to go. Im fairly new to 120V electronics and am learning quickly,...
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Fri, 14 Feb 2014 20:59:35 PST
Light Clapper http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Clapper-1/
Light Clapper - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7S/CDU5/HRKR3LRJ/F7SCDU5HRKR3LRJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7S/CDU5/HRKR3LRJ/F7SCDU5HRKR3LRJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7S/CDU5/HRKR3LRJ/F7SCDU5HRKR3LRJ.SMALL.jpg helenbang This is a project that I quickly made one night because I wanted to 'clap' to turn off and on the light in my room! I have a small room for myself, so I basically have no other noise around. So, I was able to use an amplifier, which finds the value of the sound level in its surroundings. I hook...
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Fri, 14 Feb 2014 15:00:31 PST
Arduino, Sensors, and MIDI http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Sensors-and-MIDI/
Arduino, Sensors, and MIDI - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZW/F6TD/HRI8UWHS/FZWF6TDHRI8UWHS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZW/F6TD/HRI8UWHS/FZWF6TDHRI8UWHS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZW/F6TD/HRI8UWHS/FZWF6TDHRI8UWHS.SMALL.jpg amandaghassaei Now that you're up to speed on using Arduino's inputs and outputs, this Instructable will give you everything you need to get started using sensors to trigger MIDI notes from Arduino. This post is the last installment in a series of workshops I led at Women's Audio Mission. The first two classes ar...
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Wed, 12 Feb 2014 16:05:18 PST
Jar Lantern http://www.instructables.com/id/Jar-Lantern/
Jar Lantern - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2O/U9C5/HRI8S2ET/F2OU9C5HRI8S2ET.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2O/U9C5/HRI8S2ET/F2OU9C5HRI8S2ET.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2O/U9C5/HRI8S2ET/F2OU9C5HRI8S2ET.SMALL.jpg randofo The Jar Lantern is a contemporary take on the traditional gas lantern. It was inspired by seeing sunlight refract through my glass water bottle one afternoon, and thinking to myself that it was a bit like carrying a jar full of light. This brief moment of illumination sparked something in my mind ...
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Tue, 11 Feb 2014 07:50:23 PST
littleBits of Romance http://www.instructables.com/id/littleBits-of-Romance/
littleBits of Romance - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKJ/13U8/HRGNS29E/FKJ13U8HRGNS29E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKJ/13U8/HRGNS29E/FKJ13U8HRGNS29E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKJ/13U8/HRGNS29E/FKJ13U8HRGNS29E.SMALL.jpg tofu911 I just got my littleBits in but I love them because they are a lot of fun to tinker with. Valentine's Day kind of confines love to only one day but I really think it should be celebrated daily. And if you want to make it special, then this is the perfect way to enhance the romantic mood. This inst...
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Mon, 10 Feb 2014 11:32:00 PST
Secret Light Bulb Hiding Place http://www.instructables.com/id/Secret-Light-Bulb-Hiding-Place/
Secret Light Bulb Hiding Place - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNL/6XO9/HR3ENDB1/FNL6XO9HR3ENDB1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNL/6XO9/HR3ENDB1/FNL6XO9HR3ENDB1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNL/6XO9/HR3ENDB1/FNL6XO9HR3ENDB1.SMALL.jpg Liam.great98 Do you have any burnt out incandescent bulbs? Don't throw them out! Instead, why not turn them into super secret hiding places? Depending on the size of the bulb, these can be used for storing secret printed messages or passwords, small jewelry, paper money, or anything else that can fit through the...
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Mon, 3 Feb 2014 18:55:05 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...
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Wed, 29 Jan 2014 19:30:07 PST
littleBits Sample Rotator http://www.instructables.com/id/littleBits-Sample-Rotator/
littleBits Sample Rotator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7V/01WO/HQQLL298/F7V01WOHQQLL298.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7V/01WO/HQQLL298/F7V01WOHQQLL298.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7V/01WO/HQQLL298/F7V01WOHQQLL298.SMALL.jpg KRA5H In this Instructable I demonstrate how to build a sample rotator using Erector set parts and littleBits. The sample rotator, or media rotator "is a common piece of standard laboratory equipment that is used for continuous mixing of lab samples, for example for slowly reacting or dissolving component...
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Thu, 23 Jan 2014 08:16:31 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
Adafruit Flora Brain Machine Bra http://www.instructables.com/id/Adafruit-Flora-Brain-Machine-Bra/
Adafruit Flora Brain Machine Bra - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRZ/KL3G/HQ0T5G61/FRZKL3GHQ0T5G61.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRZ/KL3G/HQ0T5G61/FRZKL3GHQ0T5G61.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRZ/KL3G/HQ0T5G61/FRZKL3GHQ0T5G61.SMALL.jpg caitlinsdad Why? Or why not? There is no try. This is how Bach would have played out his variation on the Adafruit Flora Star Wars Theremin Bra. No. Not really. This is Mitch Altman's nightmare realized on what happens when DARPA gets involved with the maker movement. Let's go with that. I do not recall w...
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Sat, 4 Jan 2014 12:36:55 PST
Flashing LED ball with saline water http://www.instructables.com/id/Flashing-LED-ball-with-saline-water/
Flashing LED ball with saline water - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBA/DJRO/HPZMRMDM/FBADJROHPZMRMDM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBA/DJRO/HPZMRMDM/FBADJROHPZMRMDM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBA/DJRO/HPZMRMDM/FBADJROHPZMRMDM.SMALL.jpg Noise Maker The LED Ball is a fun project based on the electrical property of saline water. First put the cathode of the LED into a cup with salty water, connect the anode to the positive pole of a battery and also connect a wire to the negative pole of the battery. If you put the loose end of the wire into ...
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Fri, 3 Jan 2014 14:51:37 PST
Light Bar Ambient Lighting http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Bar-Ambient-Lighting/
Light Bar Ambient Lighting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3B/AIFP/FGRLD2SA/F3BAIFPFGRLD2SA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3B/AIFP/FGRLD2SA/F3BAIFPFGRLD2SA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3B/AIFP/FGRLD2SA/F3BAIFPFGRLD2SA.SMALL.jpg QuackMasterDan A light bar can brighten your house through the use of ambient lighting. You can lighten up hallways, add a fading glow effect behind your entertainment center, create new patterns in light graffiti or simply add a light source to your house. There are endless possibilities for lighting with a light...
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Mon, 9 Jun 2008 11:28:01 PDT
Solar-Powered Interior Mailbox Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Powered-Interior-Mailbox-Light/
Solar-Powered Interior Mailbox Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGJ/YDAI/HPXFRVGA/FGJYDAIHPXFRVGA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGJ/YDAI/HPXFRVGA/FGJYDAIHPXFRVGA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGJ/YDAI/HPXFRVGA/FGJYDAIHPXFRVGA.SMALL.jpg rtech My wife recently ran over one of our cheap solar lights and demolished it. The electronics were still intact and operable, so I decided to tackle a little project I conjured up a couple of weeks ago. This project re-uses the electronics from a battery-powered, solar-charged outdoor light and adapts...
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Wed, 1 Jan 2014 14:19:01 PST
LED Fiber Optic Chandelier http://www.instructables.com/id/Fibre-Optic-Chandelier/
LED Fiber Optic Chandelier - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8A/0HAF/HPT696OJ/F8A0HAFHPT696OJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8A/0HAF/HPT696OJ/F8A0HAFHPT696OJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8A/0HAF/HPT696OJ/F8A0HAFHPT696OJ.SMALL.jpg mackintoshlinessless The chandelier was a fun project that I have always wanted to make so when the opportunity to make it came up, I incorporated it into my major project for my HSC of 2013 (final assessments of high school). I was so pleased with the results that I thought I would publish them for everyone to see. Som...
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Sun, 29 Dec 2013 22:51:58 PST
Light Painters Palette aka Light Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Painters-Palette-aka-Light-Box/
Light Painters Palette aka Light Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Q/J6EP/HPO2FDI2/F7QJ6EPHPO2FDI2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Q/J6EP/HPO2FDI2/F7QJ6EPHPO2FDI2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Q/J6EP/HPO2FDI2/F7QJ6EPHPO2FDI2.SMALL.jpg jritchey Today I'm going to show you how I made my "light painters palette" aka light box. If your into electronics and photography than this is probably something you are going to like. Supplies: -Arduino (I'm using an Arduino pro mini which requires a ftdi basic to program, But an uno or leaonardo... woul...
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Thu, 26 Dec 2013 12:30:07 PST
UFO project - Color Changing Glowing Radio Controlled Airplane - RGB LEDs are awesome! http://www.instructables.com/id/UFO-project-Color-Changing-Glowing-Radio-Controlle/
UFO project - Color Changing Glowing Radio Controlled Airplane - RGB LEDs are awesome! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPA/GD4W/HPKJBDP0/FPAGD4WHPKJBDP0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPA/GD4W/HPKJBDP0/FPAGD4WHPKJBDP0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPA/GD4W/HPKJBDP0/FPAGD4WHPKJBDP0.SMALL.jpg roballoba I love R/C Airplanes. I love things that light up. I love photography. put them together and you can play at night! This is just in time for the make it glow contest. ***********     PLEASE VOTE FOR MY INSTRUCTABLE IF YOU LIKE WHAT YOU SEE HERE  *********** Please favorite and follow to see upcomi...
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Tue, 24 Dec 2013 01:35:04 PST