Instructables: exploring - technology - Light - popular http://www.instructables.com Mon, 26 Sep 2016 19:16:13 PDT BLOX v1.01 LED strip Synced MUSIC http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-strip-Synced-MUSIC/
LED strip Synced MUSIC - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FJ4/6TUR/I5KBCUD2/FJ46TURI5KBCUD2.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJ4/6TUR/I5KBCUD2/FJ46TURI5KBCUD2.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJ4/6TUR/I5KBCUD2/FJ46TURI5KBCUD2.SMALL.jpg anuragyadavkool Its very interesting and awesome to see lights dancing on music beats....So lets first check this out...such that not only LED's dance on music but we too... ;) What you will need 1) 5m LED strip (one or two as you wish)2) Adapter (one piece)3) Breadboard(one piece) with some wires for connectio...
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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:32:40 PST
ULTRA THIN LIGHT BOXES http://www.instructables.com/id/ULTRA-THIN-LIGHT-BOXES/
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Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:01:00 PDT
Huge vacuum tube light fixture. http://www.instructables.com/id/Huge-Vacuum-Tube-Light-Fixture/
Huge vacuum tube light fixture. - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/BECC/IRXHMRXI/FN8BECCIRXHMRXI.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/BECC/IRXHMRXI/FN8BECCIRXHMRXI.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/BECC/IRXHMRXI/FN8BECCIRXHMRXI.SMALL.jpg j88k [IMPORTANT CREATOR'S NOTE] Many vacuum tubes contain toxic substances and gases (mercury, uranium, thoriated tungsten, etc.). You are well-advised to handle these valves with care, to ensure that they do not break, or react unsafely to the heat generated by the lighting. It is incumbent upon you t...
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Mon, 15 Aug 2016 05:58:39 PDT
Darth Maul LED light saber http://www.instructables.com/id/Darth-Maul-LED-light-saber/
Darth Maul LED light saber - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FUI/H266/2ISEP27V1TJ/FUIH2662ISEP27V1TJ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FUI/H266/2ISEP27V1TJ/FUIH2662ISEP27V1TJ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FUI/H266/2ISEP27V1TJ/FUIH2662ISEP27V1TJ.SMALL.jpg jmumby Create a cheap yet effective dual ended light saber for a sci-fi fancy dress party. Anyone that has seen Star Wars knows Mr Kickarse 'Darth Maul'. He was different, he had a light saber that had a blade on each end. He didn't say much but you knew he was trouble. Wih this guide you too can be the ...
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Sat, 18 Mar 2006 20:10:11 PST
iPad 2 LCD Backlight Not Working After Screen Replacement? http://www.instructables.com/id/iPad-2-LCD-Backlight-Not-Working-After-Screen-Repl/
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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 08:47:47 PDT
DIY Photography Gels http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Photography-Gels/
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Sat, 2 Feb 2008 15:59:57 PST
Cheap homemade LED torch (full build) http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-homemade-LED-torch-full-build/
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Sun, 13 May 2007 14:39:06 PDT
Little Portable Desk Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Little-Portable-Desk-Lamp/
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Wed, 3 Aug 2016 00:31:29 PDT
XMEN LED EDGE LIT MIRROR SIGN http://www.instructables.com/id/XMEN-LED-EDGE-LIT-MIRROR-SIGN/
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Sat, 30 Jul 2016 08:46:06 PDT
Ardunio Controlled Sound Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Ardunio-Controlled-Sound-Sensor/
Ardunio Controlled Sound Sensor - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FJ5/H601/HAH02RY0/FJ5H601HAH02RY0.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJ5/H601/HAH02RY0/FJ5H601HAH02RY0.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJ5/H601/HAH02RY0/FJ5H601HAH02RY0.SMALL.jpg csteffanini Building a Arduino Sound Sensor Controller Tools -Soldering iron -7in of wire -screw driver -solder -shrink tube -needle nose pliers -cutter pliers Parts - a relay   (http://www.mouser.com/Search/ProductDetail.aspx?qs=0cdP5f6kAtG%252b5JijxMWEYQ%3D%3D) -a sound sensor (https://www.jameco.com/weba...
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Tue, 11 Dec 2012 00:14:10 PST
DIY Spectroscope http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Spectroscope/
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Tue, 24 Jun 2008 23:20:27 PDT
Make an Inline Lighting Dimmer for $7.25 http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-an-Inline-Lighting-Dimmer-for-725/
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Sat, 27 Feb 2010 09:30:24 PST
Data Logger Project http://www.instructables.com/id/Data-Logger-Project/
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Sun, 24 Feb 2013 00:16:10 PST
High-Brightness LED Grow-Light http://www.instructables.com/id/High-Brightness-LED-Grow-Light/
High-Brightness LED Grow-Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FMA/OMG5/HS0D95LQ/FMAOMG5HS0D95LQ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FMA/OMG5/HS0D95LQ/FMAOMG5HS0D95LQ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FMA/OMG5/HS0D95LQ/FMAOMG5HS0D95LQ.SMALL.jpg mr_man Note: This project page has morphed into a design discussion.  (Constructive suggestions and collaboration are still welcome.  See the comments section at the end.) **There are no recommended construction-plans here.** Instead, I recommend shopping around for a good deal on standard White LED Light-...
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Mon, 24 Jan 2011 01:24:19 PST
A Guide for Buying LED's on E Bay ---- Part TWO http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Guide-for-Buying-LEDs-on-E-Bay-Part-TWO/
A Guide for Buying LED's on E Bay ---- Part TWO - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FYX/SXCM/IQ2KEGZ3/FYXSXCMIQ2KEGZ3.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYX/SXCM/IQ2KEGZ3/FYXSXCMIQ2KEGZ3.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYX/SXCM/IQ2KEGZ3/FYXSXCMIQ2KEGZ3.SMALL.jpg Vyger I wrote "A guide for Buying LED's on E Bay" almost a year ago. At that time I thought that I might just add a few new things as I came across them and do an update of it now and then. But since then I have found so much new stuff, and finally some of it really good stuff, that I thought I should ju...
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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 21:43:43 PDT
AUTOMATIC NIGHT LAMP http://www.instructables.com/id/AUTOMATIC-NIGHT-LAMP/
AUTOMATIC NIGHT LAMP - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F56/ZNQ4/HX6YELQS/F56ZNQ4HX6YELQS.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F56/ZNQ4/HX6YELQS/F56ZNQ4HX6YELQS.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F56/ZNQ4/HX6YELQS/F56ZNQ4HX6YELQS.SMALL.jpg ANANTHA KRISHNAN J Hi ,In this project i am going to make an automated night lamp model using basic electronic parts which runs on a 9v battery.It works on the lethargy of light falling on the LDR(light dependent resistor).When there is no light the LED will glow at it's maximum and the brightness of LED decreases wit...
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Fri, 4 Jul 2014 08:10:49 PDT
Touch LED table - Retrogaming and ambiant light http://www.instructables.com/id/Touch-LED-Table-Retrogaming-and-Ambiant-Light/
Touch LED table - Retrogaming and ambiant light - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F22/9VMW/IPQM99NS/F229VMWIPQM99NS.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F22/9VMW/IPQM99NS/F229VMWIPQM99NS.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F22/9VMW/IPQM99NS/F229VMWIPQM99NS.SMALL.jpg arbalet_project Arbalet is an ARduino-BAsed LED Table, a flat surface filled with several hundreds of coloured square lights designed for Education, Geeks, and Pleasure. With its limited number of pixels and a DIY touch interface, Arbalet brings our old 80's arcad games back into fashion through a modern, classy,...
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Wed, 22 Jun 2016 03:56:59 PDT
Stairway LED lighting with IR trip sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/IR-light-trip-sensor/
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Sat, 1 Nov 2008 16:18:03 PDT
The Musixel BoomBox http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Musixel-BoomBox/
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Wed, 4 May 2016 14:47:42 PDT
Shake Flashlight http://www.instructables.com/id/Shake-Flashlight-1/
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Wed, 9 Sep 2015 10:23:36 PDT
ULTRA CHEEP HOME AUTOMATION UNDER $5 http://www.instructables.com/id/ULTRA-CHEEP-HOME-AUTOMATION-UNDER-5/
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Sun, 26 Jun 2016 05:34:25 PDT
Transformation of malfunctioning Power Tool into LED Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Transformation-of-Malfunctioning-Power-Tool-Into-L/
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Fri, 1 Jan 2016 10:49:11 PST
Design. Test. Print. Build. An Aerodynamic RC Plane (Tutorial) http://www.instructables.com/id/Design-Test-Print-Build-an-Aerodynamic-RC-Plane-Tu/
Design. Test. Print. Build. An Aerodynamic RC Plane (Tutorial) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F5U/3JKD/IPBF0Q6M/F5U3JKDIPBF0Q6M.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F5U/3JKD/IPBF0Q6M/F5U3JKDIPBF0Q6M.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F5U/3JKD/IPBF0Q6M/F5U3JKDIPBF0Q6M.SMALL.jpg gocivici Recently I saw a few 3d printed RC planes on the internet, since printing the plane body and parts is low cost and the pieces are replaceable it is a great choice to build a RC plane, but many of those planes had 3D printed parts as the base structure of the plane instead of the whole body. So I tho...
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Sun, 12 Jun 2016 09:02:38 PDT
DIY Powerful LED Panel - Video and Work Light http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Powerful-LED-Panel-Video-and-Work-Light/
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Thu, 9 Jun 2016 11:38:06 PDT
LED Cloud Light http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Cloud-Light/
LED Cloud Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZJ/WS8S/IOT2X62W/FZJWS8SIOT2X62W.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZJ/WS8S/IOT2X62W/FZJWS8SIOT2X62W.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZJ/WS8S/IOT2X62W/FZJWS8SIOT2X62W.SMALL.jpg KatyJessica16 This bright and versatile cloud light can be large or small, color changing or white, and hung from the ceiling or stand alone! Made mainly from paper lanterns and cotton batting, the cloud is easy to assemble and lightweight. Lights are small and battery operated so that the cloud may be hung from ...
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Tue, 31 May 2016 05:45:02 PDT
Aquarium Light LED Refit http://www.instructables.com/id/Aquarium-Light-LED-Refit/
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Thu, 18 Oct 2012 12:43:08 PDT
How to make a LED Light Rope without soldering http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-LED-Light-Rope-without-soldering/
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Mon, 22 Sep 2008 20:56:51 PDT
DIY solar rechargeable automatic night light (outside use) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-solar-rechareable-automatic-night-light-outsi/
DIY solar rechargeable automatic night light (outside use) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FEV/JVNR/HJKC242C/FEVJVNRHJKC242C.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FEV/JVNR/HJKC242C/FEVJVNRHJKC242C.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FEV/JVNR/HJKC242C/FEVJVNRHJKC242C.SMALL.jpg out-of-the-box In this I will show you how to make a solar rechargeable automatic led night light. I made mine for outside use but hey you could do whatever with yours! :)   How did this idea come about? first I have been meaning to get some sort of light fixture in our back yard, I was going to install an out...
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Wed, 31 Jul 2013 21:52:31 PDT
How to make EL Wire Art http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-EL-Wire-Art/
How to make EL Wire Art - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F2O/91ZW/FSK1CWZG/F2O91ZWFSK1CWZG.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2O/91ZW/FSK1CWZG/F2O91ZWFSK1CWZG.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2O/91ZW/FSK1CWZG/F2O91ZWFSK1CWZG.SMALL.jpg GlowWireGuy This instructable shows the steps for doing EL wire art, by gluing it onto an acrylic plastic background. The Parts EL wire, el wire driver - acquired from http://www.neonstring.comBlack Acrylic plastic - acquired (free scraps) from Regal Plastics in HoustonGlue/Adhesive (IPS WELD-ON 3) - acqui...
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Sat, 21 Mar 2009 23:52:28 PDT
Control ANY light or electrical appliance with you tablet or smartphone (wifi) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Hack-Your-Hot-Girlfriends-Nightlight-With-Y/
Control ANY light or electrical appliance with you tablet or smartphone (wifi) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F8S/9Z1J/INYTZSP8/F8S9Z1JINYTZSP8.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8S/9Z1J/INYTZSP8/F8S9Z1JINYTZSP8.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8S/9Z1J/INYTZSP8/F8S9Z1JINYTZSP8.SMALL.jpg Ruben Marc Speybrouck Control ANY light or electrical appliance with you tablet or smartphone (wifi) using arduino, blynk and a wemos / ESP8266 boardIn this tutorial we will be making something I call a wifi controlled ac switch. (But it also works for DC applications that are powered by a wall outlet) Basically we will ...
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Fri, 6 May 2016 05:02:40 PDT
Colorful Laptop Backlighting for $5 http://www.instructables.com/id/RGB-Laptop-Backlighting-for-5/
Colorful Laptop Backlighting for $5 - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FSM/N5OB/IO36J49W/FSMN5OBIO36J49W.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FSM/N5OB/IO36J49W/FSMN5OBIO36J49W.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FSM/N5OB/IO36J49W/FSMN5OBIO36J49W.SMALL.jpg 9fiftyfive Hey guys, in today's Instructable, I'll show you how to change the color of your laptop's backlight! This takes some time, but the final product definitely is worth it. Please note that the size and cutouts of the Post-It will vary from laptop to laptop, and the laptop I'm using in this tutorial is ...
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Thu, 12 May 2016 08:19:04 PDT
Make a Glow Stick Reaction Using Real Chemicals http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Glow-Stick-Reaction-Using-Real-Chemicals/
Make a Glow Stick Reaction Using Real Chemicals - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FW2/9022/FRXUSXGA/FW29022FRXUSXGA.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FW2/9022/FRXUSXGA/FW29022FRXUSXGA.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FW2/9022/FRXUSXGA/FW29022FRXUSXGA.SMALL.jpg NurdRage Here I show you how to make a glow stick reaction with real chemicals. Yes this is a repost, i made a huge mistake on the last one The glowstick reaction is made using a diphenyl oxalate derivative known as bis(2,4,6-trichlorophenyl)oxalate or TCPO. Additional ingredients include ethyl acetate as ...
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Mon, 9 Mar 2009 22:12:58 PDT
Fake TV Security Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Fake-TV-Security-Light/
Fake TV Security Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FLC/BGG3/IHM9R5KZ/FLCBGG3IHM9R5KZ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLC/BGG3/IHM9R5KZ/FLCBGG3IHM9R5KZ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLC/BGG3/IHM9R5KZ/FLCBGG3IHM9R5KZ.SMALL.jpg RonM9 Fast & Easy Fake-TV Light module built for under $5; with enhanced features. With the use of this device you can go for holidays or on vacation leaving your home with a lived in appearance and thus an added layer of security. "I'm up and I am a night owl ... or perhaps asleep on the coach in front ...
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Tue, 1 Dec 2015 01:50:36 PST
Simple Arduino L.E.D Police Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Arduino-LED-Police-Lights/
Simple Arduino L.E.D Police Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZS/S10R/GAA12I23/FZSS10RGAA12I23.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZS/S10R/GAA12I23/FZSS10RGAA12I23.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZS/S10R/GAA12I23/FZSS10RGAA12I23.SMALL.jpg dave1324 This was one of the first programs i wrote for the arduino after having it a few days :) we will be making l.e.d police lights with minimal materials You will need. You will need Arduino (or suitable clone) Breadboard 2x 240ohm resistors 1x Clear Red l.e.d 1x Clear Blue l.e.d Some Jumper ...
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Fri, 11 Jun 2010 19:42:43 PDT
DIY GLOWING BUBBLE LIGHT - How to Make your own Futuristic Desk Light! http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-GLOWING-BUBBLE-LIGHT-How-to-Make-Your-Own-Futu/
DIY GLOWING BUBBLE LIGHT - How to Make your own Futuristic Desk Light! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FYM/3QAE/IN3EIPBW/FYM3QAEIN3EIPBW.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYM/3QAE/IN3EIPBW/FYM3QAEIN3EIPBW.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYM/3QAE/IN3EIPBW/FYM3QAEIN3EIPBW.SMALL.jpg austiwawa PLEASE VOTE FOR ME in the "Make it Move Contest!" Feel free to click "Vote!" in the top right corner if you enjoyed this Instructable!In this video, we will be building a one of a kind futuristic desk light. Not only is this light unique and cool to look at, but the air bubbles make quite a relaxing...
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Sun, 17 Apr 2016 07:47:00 PDT
Make A Flashlight! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-A-Flashlight!/
Make A Flashlight! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F0P/LNB5/F9052FID/F0PLNB5F9052FID.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0P/LNB5/F9052FID/F0PLNB5F9052FID.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0P/LNB5/F9052FID/F0PLNB5F9052FID.SMALL.jpg majjck In this instructable, I will show you how to make a very basic, simple, working flashlight! Gather Materials -2 AA Batteries -Twisted piece of Alluminum foil (or copper wire) -duct tape -1 mini light bulb. (Home Depot or other hardware store) Assembly (Battery 1) Rip 2 pieces of foil about 1....
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Wed, 21 Nov 2007 18:41:47 PST
Make a 48 LED Macro Ring Light for SLR for $10 http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-48-LED-Macro-Ring-Light-for-SLR-for-10/
Make a 48 LED Macro Ring Light for SLR for $10 - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FMI/0CDU/G8VVK5N8/FMI0CDUG8VVK5N8.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FMI/0CDU/G8VVK5N8/FMI0CDUG8VVK5N8.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FMI/0CDU/G8VVK5N8/FMI0CDUG8VVK5N8.SMALL.jpg Ruta9 I really like taking macro shots. There's a problem though, without the proper lighting macro shots are really hard to take. You have to use slow shutter speeds, a tripod and can't use your flash becouse you get ugly shadows. The solution is using a ring flash or ring light, but those cost more than...
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Fri, 7 May 2010 08:43:39 PDT
Chroma - Light in a Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Chroma-Light-in-a-Box/
Chroma - Light in a Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FXJ/5AX6/IMI0UT1A/FXJ5AX6IMI0UT1A.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXJ/5AX6/IMI0UT1A/FXJ5AX6IMI0UT1A.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXJ/5AX6/IMI0UT1A/FXJ5AX6IMI0UT1A.SMALL.jpg PerfectPixel chroma.light in a box.chroma is a simple box. It lights up when you want it to. Whatever color you want, whenever you want.chroma is an app controlled dual edge lit box; made possible by the edge lighting abilities of acrylic. chroma costs under $25 and weighs just over 200g.features:2 types of rain...
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Fri, 1 Apr 2016 14:46:12 PDT
Fantastic Double Sided PCBs at home using photoresist method http://www.instructables.com/id/Fantastic-Double-Sided-PCBs-at-home-using-photores/
Fantastic Double Sided PCBs at home using photoresist method - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FPQ/YLA1/GJPJLJ9L/FPQYLA1GJPJLJ9L.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FPQ/YLA1/GJPJLJ9L/FPQYLA1GJPJLJ9L.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FPQ/YLA1/GJPJLJ9L/FPQYLA1GJPJLJ9L.SMALL.jpg fluxuss    As a hobbyist I always want to have my pcb in a professional way with 10thou trace to trace distance, double side and error free traces. Of course that was "nearly " impossible to make this kind of pcbs using toner transfer methods at home. I have tried toner transfer method ,Press N peel paper ...
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Thu, 3 Feb 2011 14:41:29 PST
Making An LED Illuminated Oak Bluetooth Speaker http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Beautiful-Oak-Bluetooth-Speaker/
Making An LED Illuminated Oak Bluetooth Speaker - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F6K/S4IG/ILY0S3JI/F6KS4IGILY0S3JI.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6K/S4IG/ILY0S3JI/F6KS4IGILY0S3JI.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6K/S4IG/ILY0S3JI/F6KS4IGILY0S3JI.SMALL.jpg Nickolae Since getting my CNC router, I have wanted to really test its ability to produce accurate and high quality parts that would make up a finished product.Designing and making a bluetooth speaker has been in my mind since seeing a video from DIYPerks who used a cheap amplifier/bluetooth combo circuit bo...
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Sat, 19 Mar 2016 09:41:55 PDT
ESP8266 BASIC IoT Light http://www.instructables.com/id/ESP8266-BASIC-IoT-Light/
ESP8266 BASIC IoT Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FV2/NQ8R/ILV85Q3I/FV2NQ8RILV85Q3I.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FV2/NQ8R/ILV85Q3I/FV2NQ8RILV85Q3I.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FV2/NQ8R/ILV85Q3I/FV2NQ8RILV85Q3I.SMALL.jpg 陳亮 This Instructables show how to use ESP8266 BASIC remote control a household light. Why Remote Switch? My home hall light switch hide behind the Cabinet and far from the door. It is hard to turn on the light when I came home or turn off the light when I leave. So I want to control the light remote...
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Fri, 18 Mar 2016 07:35:05 PDT
Make Your Own Dimmable LED Workshop Lighting! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Dimmable-LED-Workshop-Lighting-Extre/
Make Your Own Dimmable LED Workshop Lighting! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FNF/32VK/ILO2TFNB/FNF32VKILO2TFNB.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FNF/32VK/ILO2TFNB/FNF32VKILO2TFNB.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FNF/32VK/ILO2TFNB/FNF32VKILO2TFNB.SMALL.jpg Yonatan24 In this Instructable, I'll show you how to make your own extremely efficient LED lighting for your workshop! We, Makers, Never have enough lighting on our worktable, So we need to buy lamps. But as makers, We don't buy things (And get ripped off...), We MAKE them! That's why I've decided to make my ...
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Sat, 12 Mar 2016 08:54:57 PST
Using NXT Components with a Micro Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-use-LEGO-NXT-sensors-and-motors-with-a-non-/
Using NXT Components with a Micro Controller - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FM3/MYL4/HE081IQ9/FM3MYL4HE081IQ9.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FM3/MYL4/HE081IQ9/FM3MYL4HE081IQ9.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FM3/MYL4/HE081IQ9/FM3MYL4HE081IQ9.SMALL.jpg carrick149 This is a guide to using the motors and sensors from the LEGO NXT set with a Parallax Basic Stamp II or BS2.  However, rather than just providing schematics and sample code for the BS2, I'll be providing some theory on how the sensors work as well.  This way, someone using an arduino or other microc...
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Thu, 7 Mar 2013 11:39:12 PST
Make a tiny Dynamo flashlight from junk in 2 steps http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-tiny-Dynamo-flashlight-from-junk-in-2-steps/
Make a tiny Dynamo flashlight from junk in 2 steps - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FJ3/0HZX/G3KY0P1P/FJ30HZXG3KY0P1P.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJ3/0HZX/G3KY0P1P/FJ30HZXG3KY0P1P.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJ3/0HZX/G3KY0P1P/FJ30HZXG3KY0P1P.SMALL.jpg nepheron The power of junk! Here is something really cool to make out of a tape player/ or CD player and a LED. Any old LED will work, but it will be a lot brighter if you can find some 5mm white ones. Pretty much all LEDs will run happily (and forever) on the low current supplied by a tape/CD player motor....
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Sun, 27 Dec 2009 10:42:16 PST
How to light a LED or regular light with USB!! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-light-a-LED-or-regular-light-with-USB/
How to light a LED or regular light with USB!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZE/UDQE/FMMD5IAM/FZEUDQEFMMD5IAM.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZE/UDQE/FMMD5IAM/FZEUDQEFMMD5IAM.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZE/UDQE/FMMD5IAM/FZEUDQEFMMD5IAM.SMALL.jpg mikurej95 This Instructable is going to teach you how to light a light bulb through a USB!!SORRY: I currently have no camera so I can not load up any pictures!BUT: I do have a scanner so I will do the best I can.I guess you could use this when its dark and you don't have a light source or you want to save mon...
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Thu, 23 Oct 2008 17:26:39 PDT
How to Send Data by Light: Fiber Optics [Updated] http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Send-Data-by-Light-Fiber-Optics/
How to Send Data by Light: Fiber Optics [Updated] - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FRI/42MI/GU7FXUSW/FRI42MIGU7FXUSW.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRI/42MI/GU7FXUSW/FRI42MIGU7FXUSW.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRI/42MI/GU7FXUSW/FRI42MIGU7FXUSW.SMALL.jpg iScience We've using copper wires for sending signals on 20st Century. Now we are in 21st century! In this tutorial, Im going to show you how to send information by LIGHT using Fiber Optics. Friends, Welcome to the 21st Century! Some of you will be thinking, Why not use our good old friend Copper Wire? Frie...
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Fri, 28 Oct 2011 01:00:26 PDT
14 amp hour / 140 watt hour lithium ion battery http://www.instructables.com/id/14-amp-hour-140-watt-hour-lithium-ion-battery/
14 amp hour / 140 watt hour lithium ion battery - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FB7/VAOU/H1JUJPUX/FB7VAOUH1JUJPUX.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FB7/VAOU/H1JUJPUX/FB7VAOUH1JUJPUX.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FB7/VAOU/H1JUJPUX/FB7VAOUH1JUJPUX.SMALL.jpg Noblenutria This is a 1S14P lithium ion pack made out of 18650s found in laptops.  Each 18650 cell is 2 amp hours or 10 watt hours.  14 18650s in parallel is 140 watt hours and 28 amp hours.   I think the single biggest reason for following this instructable to the T is because by the end you will have a self ...
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Sun, 6 May 2012 11:50:39 PDT
Wake-up ceiling light http://www.instructables.com/id/Wake-up-Ceiling-Light/
Wake-up ceiling light - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FPL/7FPG/IIUOPIPW/FPL7FPGIIUOPIPW.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FPL/7FPG/IIUOPIPW/FPL7FPGIIUOPIPW.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FPL/7FPG/IIUOPIPW/FPL7FPGIIUOPIPW.SMALL.jpg Frans van Buul I like the idea of a wake-up light, simulating sunrise in the morning to wake up in a gentle fashion. There are many commercial products for this, usually having the form factor of a stand-alone bedside lamp. I thought the entire concept would actually work better if it were integrated into our bedr...
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Sat, 2 Jan 2016 22:29:32 PST
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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FTP/OOR0/IJQO42WQ/FTPOOR0IJQO42WQ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTP/OOR0/IJQO42WQ/FTPOOR0IJQO42WQ.SQUARE.jpg https://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
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