Instructables: exploring - technology - Light - popular http://www.instructables.com Wed, 10 Feb 2016 07:16:59 PST BLOX v1.01 Wake-up ceiling light http://www.instructables.com/id/Wake-up-Ceiling-Light/
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Sat, 2 Jan 2016 22:29:32 PST
Convert a Vintage Light to Component LED http://www.instructables.com/id/Convert-a-Vintage-Light-to-Component-LED/
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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
How To Use LED's http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Use-LEDs/
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Mon, 4 Feb 2008 17:00:15 PST
Simple Arduino POV :) http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Arduino-POV-/
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Wed, 27 Nov 2013 02:51:24 PST
100W LED in PVC Flashlight http://www.instructables.com/id/100W-LED-in-PVC-Flashlight/
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Thu, 24 Dec 2015 11:05:00 PST
Mini Maglite LED Hack http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Maglite-LED-Hack/
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Sat, 21 Jun 2008 23:46:40 PDT
DIY Lightboard http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Lightboard/
DIY Lightboard - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGO/1ZKH/IIAMCCSK/FGO1ZKHIIAMCCSK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGO/1ZKH/IIAMCCSK/FGO1ZKHIIAMCCSK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGO/1ZKH/IIAMCCSK/FGO1ZKHIIAMCCSK.SMALL.jpg NikkiL6 The idea came from Northwestern University, but decided to build one under a students budget. Materials! Lightboard Materials: PlexiglasNEON Expo MarkersStrip of White LED lightsScrews2x4 three 10ft pieces WoodWood screwsWeather Stripping 20ftSteel Braces, 1inX1/16in thick, 12ft total10+ bolts ...
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Fri, 18 Dec 2015 06:25:03 PST
Arduino Street Traffic Light - Breadboard Edition http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Street-Traffic-Light/
Arduino Street Traffic Light - Breadboard Edition - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOB/0TNM/HH2VNY06/FOB0TNMHH2VNY06.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOB/0TNM/HH2VNY06/FOB0TNMHH2VNY06.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOB/0TNM/HH2VNY06/FOB0TNMHH2VNY06.SMALL.gif allhandsactive Build a simple Arduino powered Traffic Light with us! This instructable is meant to walk you through almost every step, but there are a few assumptions. Read over the intro and the first step to make sure you are fully prepared! This is the breadboard version, a more realistic traffic light will be ...
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Fri, 31 May 2013 15:50:40 PDT
Scan Photo Negatives Using a Scanner http://www.instructables.com/id/Scan-Photo-Negatives-Using-a-Scanner/
Scan Photo Negatives Using a Scanner - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF7/VZ9C/HNXRR3KH/FF7VZ9CHNXRR3KH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF7/VZ9C/HNXRR3KH/FF7VZ9CHNXRR3KH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF7/VZ9C/HNXRR3KH/FF7VZ9CHNXRR3KH.SMALL.jpg Mahir Asrani Some high-end flatbed scanners include a transparency feature for scanning photos directly from film negatives, while for other scanners you need to purchase a separate transparency adapter to scan your negatives. However, if you have an older or less-expensive scanner, or you simply don’t want to s...
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Wed, 13 Nov 2013 06:25:21 PST
10 Minute Light Diffuser http://www.instructables.com/id/10-Minute-Light-Diffuser/
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Mon, 11 Oct 2010 16:24:16 PDT
DIY LCD backlight http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-LCD-backlight/
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Wed, 2 Jan 2008 23:07:44 PST
Using AC with LEDs (Part 3) - The BIG light http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-AC-with-LEDs-Part-3-The-BIG-light/
Using AC with LEDs (Part 3) - The BIG light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6A/JTFL/FK5QTCBI/F6AJTFLFK5QTCBI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6A/JTFL/FK5QTCBI/F6AJTFLFK5QTCBI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6A/JTFL/FK5QTCBI/F6AJTFLFK5QTCBI.SMALL.jpg qs In Using AC with LEDs, part 1 and part 2, we looked at ways to adapt AC power to LEDs without the usual conversion to pure DC first.Here, in part 3, we combine what we learned before to design a LED light that operated directly off AC mains.Warning: AC mains is hundreds of volts, and is potentially ...
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Thu, 21 Aug 2008 17:40:40 PDT
DIY Arduino Automatic Grow Box http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Automatic-Grow-Box/
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Mon, 7 Dec 2015 10:02:20 PST
Make a Robotty! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Robotty/
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Sun, 27 Feb 2011 22:45:13 PST
Adjustable constant current source 4mA to 3A http://www.instructables.com/id/Adjustable-constant-current-source-4mA-to-3A/
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Tue, 17 Dec 2013 11:13:48 PST
How To Replace a LCD Backlight http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Replace-a-LCD-Backlight/
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Mon, 29 Mar 2010 23:38:47 PDT
3 Ways To Make Water Glow! http://www.instructables.com/id/3-Ways-To-Make-Water-Glow/
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Mon, 16 Nov 2015 08:21:00 PST
How to Diffuse an LED http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-defuse-an-LED/
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Wed, 10 Oct 2007 13:12:12 PDT
LED Log Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Log-Lamp/
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Fri, 13 Nov 2015 09:39:01 PST
"Joule Thief" Circuits, crude to modern... http://www.instructables.com/id/Joule-Thief-Circuits-crude-to-modern/
"Joule Thief" Circuits, crude to modern... - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA9/29C2/H2WEYUZN/FA929C2H2WEYUZN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA9/29C2/H2WEYUZN/FA929C2H2WEYUZN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA9/29C2/H2WEYUZN/FA929C2H2WEYUZN.SMALL.jpg Dave Kruschke It seems that many "Joule Thief" circuits depend on a clunky (bulky and heavy) toroid or "donut" that has to be carefully wound with copper wire. But now there are several very small 4 legged ICs available that do the job using only a simple inductor, single cell battery and a LED. In effect, the 4 ...
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Mon, 18 Jun 2012 10:18:27 PDT
Arduino IR Remote receiver http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-IR-Remote-receiver/
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Tue, 25 Jun 2013 12:15:48 PDT
The MacGyver Flashlight http://www.instructables.com/id/The-MacGyver-Flashlight/
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Mon, 9 Feb 2009 16:09:15 PST
Using AC with LEDs (Part 2) - and make this handy counter light. http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-AC-with-LEDs-Part-2-and-make-this-handy-/
Using AC with LEDs (Part 2) - and make this handy counter light. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F46/ASUE/FJPYF0T8/F46ASUEFJPYF0T8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F46/ASUE/FJPYF0T8/F46ASUEFJPYF0T8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F46/ASUE/FJPYF0T8/F46ASUEFJPYF0T8.SMALL.jpg qs In Using AC with LEDs (Part 1) we looked at a simple way to run LEDs with a transformer connected to AC Mains.Here, we will look at getting our LEDs to work without a transformer and build a simple light that is integrated into an expansion bar.WARNING: For countries with 110v mains, we'd be working...
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Thu, 14 Aug 2008 14:21:13 PDT
LED nightlight that turns on in the dark http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-nightlight-that-turns-on-in-darkness/
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Tue, 17 Feb 2009 22:31:26 PST
Water Level Indicator with Alarm http://www.instructables.com/id/Water-Level-Indicator-with-Alarm-1/
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Thu, 26 Dec 2013 09:54:15 PST
ChapStick LED Flashlight http://www.instructables.com/id/ChapStick-LED-Flashlight/
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Mon, 28 Jul 2008 08:49:07 PDT
DIY LED Replacement Bulbs for 12 Volt Landscape Lighting Wedge Base Bulbs http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-LED-Replacement-Bulbs-for-12-Volt-Landscape-Li/
DIY LED Replacement Bulbs for 12 Volt Landscape Lighting Wedge Base Bulbs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/5DLJ/HA4M4QCG/FR45DLJHA4M4QCG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/5DLJ/HA4M4QCG/FR45DLJHA4M4QCG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/5DLJ/HA4M4QCG/FR45DLJHA4M4QCG.SMALL.jpg All4FunOC A while ago I decided to minimize our energy usage using LED lights wherever possible. Why not start in the front yard? I was using a 500 Watt supply and now use a 44 Watt supply!  I looked online for Wedge Base LED Bulbs. I saw lots of fancy circuitry and weatherproof housings that were going into ...
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Fri, 14 Dec 2012 11:58:01 PST
Industrial IoT Applications - External Sensors + Charging w/ Android USB aka Micro USB Host OTG Y-Cable w/ Power http://www.instructables.com/id/External-Sensors-Charging-w-Android-USB-aka-Micro-/
Industrial IoT Applications - External Sensors + Charging w/ Android USB aka Micro USB Host OTG Y-Cable w/ Power - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAY/SNJ0/HLZRV3V0/FAYSNJ0HLZRV3V0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAY/SNJ0/HLZRV3V0/FAYSNJ0HLZRV3V0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAY/SNJ0/HLZRV3V0/FAYSNJ0HLZRV3V0.SMALL.jpg edward_Valarm **Update: The article below is from our legacy Android app! Valarm is Industrial IoT. We'll help you, your teams, and your business with Industrial IoT applications using Valarm Tools Cloud.We recommend using GSM, WiFi, or ethernet connector devices / sensors hubs with any sensors since they're much...
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Fri, 27 Sep 2013 13:15:54 PDT
Lemon Batteries: Lighting an LED with Lemons http://www.instructables.com/id/Lemon-Batteries-Lighting-an-LED-with-Lemons/
Lemon Batteries: Lighting an LED with Lemons - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF3/YDB9/IFO94CEY/FF3YDB9IFO94CEY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF3/YDB9/IFO94CEY/FF3YDB9IFO94CEY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF3/YDB9/IFO94CEY/FF3YDB9IFO94CEY.SMALL.jpg mhland Did you know you can light an LED using fruits and vegetables? For this experiment, you will need the following materials: 4 lemons or potatoes 4 galvanized nails 4 U. S. copper pennies (minted before 1982 due to the change in copper content) or 4 copper wires an LED light a knife 5 alligator test ...
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Mon, 12 Oct 2015 15:54:21 PDT
LED TUBE LIGHT (AC) http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-TUBE-LGHT-AC/
LED TUBE LIGHT (AC) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWT/ME69/FTDBNK33/FWTME69FTDBNK33.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWT/ME69/FTDBNK33/FWTME69FTDBNK33.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWT/ME69/FTDBNK33/FWTME69FTDBNK33.SMALL.jpg Dipankar INTRO.My friend Justin, wanted my help to make a LED Tube Light, so this is the result for all of you to see.The tube light is a row of LED's which runs on 110 or 220 volts AC, just like your ordinary Fluorescent Tube Light. STEP-1 List of parts required.100 pieces or more of Very Bright White LE...
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Wed, 15 Apr 2009 00:03:51 PDT
How to build an LED Planetarium http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-an-LED-Planetarium/
How to build an LED Planetarium - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSD/UJLI/FUI0SYK0/FSDUJLIFUI0SYK0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSD/UJLI/FUI0SYK0/FSDUJLIFUI0SYK0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSD/UJLI/FUI0SYK0/FSDUJLIFUI0SYK0.SMALL.jpg mattthegamer463 Everyone loves looking at the stars. Unfortunately, city lights, clouds and pollution often prevent this from being a frequent passtime. This instructable helps capture some of the beauty and most of the romance associated with the heavens and puts it on your living room or bedroom ceiling. The p...
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Mon, 18 May 2009 20:53:50 PDT
iPhone Black Light http://www.instructables.com/id/iPhone-Black-Light/
iPhone Black Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1N/8UDX/I66D0NOO/F1N8UDXI66D0NOO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1N/8UDX/I66D0NOO/F1N8UDXI66D0NOO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1N/8UDX/I66D0NOO/F1N8UDXI66D0NOO.SMALL.jpg SydRules123 DIY black light from your phone! Fun to mess with and looks like a actual black light. Enjoy(: Stuff You'll Need You'll need a dark purple & blue sharpie, some clear tape & your phone. Tape Put your first piece of tape over the flash and color blue sharpie over it. Tape 2 Do that one more t...
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Mon, 16 Feb 2015 15:29:24 PST
Musical RGB Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Musical-RGB-Lamp/
Musical RGB Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXP/W1V2/IEN4P9KG/FXPW1V2IEN4P9KG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXP/W1V2/IEN4P9KG/FXPW1V2IEN4P9KG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXP/W1V2/IEN4P9KG/FXPW1V2IEN4P9KG.SMALL.jpg Carl Gordon Media Here is a quick guide showing how I turned my traditional desk lamp into a colorful sound equalizer using Arduino and Processing. Lamp setup For this specific project you will obviously need a lamp. I recycled this lamp after it's original bulb broke, inspiring me to replace it with an RGB led.Th...
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Wed, 16 Sep 2015 16:26:35 PDT
Automotive electronic flasher rate modification. http://www.instructables.com/id/Automotive-electronic-flasher-rate-modification./
Automotive electronic flasher rate modification. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/WI9K/F6S8RXJZ/FG9WI9KF6S8RXJZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/WI9K/F6S8RXJZ/FG9WI9KF6S8RXJZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/WI9K/F6S8RXJZ/FG9WI9KF6S8RXJZ.SMALL.jpg michaelsteinbach For anyone who has added LED bulbs to their vehicles turn signals or brake lights. Since the LED bulbs use less Amps than normal bulbs, the flasher unit thinks there is a bulb burnt out and doubles the flash rate. This instructable will show you how to alter the flasher module in your car for varia...
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Mon, 24 Sep 2007 02:42:36 PDT
Build a better RGB LED controller. http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-better-RGB-LED-controller/
Build a better RGB LED controller. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHQ/REVB/FVDDPOI6/FHQREVBFVDDPOI6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHQ/REVB/FVDDPOI6/FHQREVBFVDDPOI6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHQ/REVB/FVDDPOI6/FHQREVBFVDDPOI6.SMALL.jpg bigclive This RGB LED controller kit is somewhat different to other offerings on the 'net. Whereas most others use a single button to step through short pre-programmed loops this controller is intelligent enough to understand different colour palletes and generate colours in real time using a huge 8 million...
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Fri, 12 Jun 2009 14:43:11 PDT
DIY ALTOIDS SMALLS JOULE THIEF FLASHLIGHT http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-ALTOIDS-SMALLS-JOULE-THIEF-FLASHLIGHT/
DIY ALTOIDS SMALLS JOULE THIEF FLASHLIGHT - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJK/A7KC/IECNFQA5/FJKA7KCIECNFQA5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJK/A7KC/IECNFQA5/FJKA7KCIECNFQA5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJK/A7KC/IECNFQA5/FJKA7KCIECNFQA5.SMALL.jpg Maverick14 Hi, everyone. I love making projects out of Altoids tins specially the Altoids smalls tins, they're so small and very cute and they fit perfectly in your pocket so you can take them with you anywhere and anytime.I've seen a couple of Instructables on how to turn these small tins into flashlights, bu...
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Wed, 9 Sep 2015 15:30:33 PDT
Home Automation with a Smartphone (TV, Arduino, Light, Security, Projector, DVD Player...) http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-Control-with-a-Smartphone-TV-Arduino-Light-Se/
Home Automation with a Smartphone (TV, Arduino, Light, Security, Projector, DVD Player...) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHC/7KDR/IE7J5Q0L/FHC7KDRIE7J5Q0L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHC/7KDR/IE7J5Q0L/FHC7KDRIE7J5Q0L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHC/7KDR/IE7J5Q0L/FHC7KDRIE7J5Q0L.SMALL.jpg Imetomi These days the home automation devices and the home controlling systems are very popular. Even in the community of DIY-ers. So decided to make my own home control device using Arduino. The device can be controlled with a cellphone, and here I used a very odd/wierd mode to transmit the commands from ...
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Sun, 6 Sep 2015 10:27:46 PDT
How to make a fast blinking LED bike light http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-fast-blinking-LED-bike-light/
How to make a fast blinking LED bike light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSO/RHGU/FCEILKRX/FSORHGUFCEILKRX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSO/RHGU/FCEILKRX/FSORHGUFCEILKRX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSO/RHGU/FCEILKRX/FSORHGUFCEILKRX.SMALL.jpg comodore In this Instructable I will show you how to make a simple fast blinking LED light that you can attach to your bike or any where you want. It blinks more than 3 times in a second. It is cheaper to make one than to buy one. You can make it whit your favorite LED color,red,green,blue,yellow,RBG... Th...
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Sat, 9 Feb 2008 13:00:46 PST
12v LED lights for Car, Home, Boat...... http://www.instructables.com/id/12v-LED-lights-for-Car-Home-Boat/
12v LED lights for Car, Home, Boat...... - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOS/3QO7/GOW48XKZ/FOS3QO7GOW48XKZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOS/3QO7/GOW48XKZ/FOS3QO7GOW48XKZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOS/3QO7/GOW48XKZ/FOS3QO7GOW48XKZ.SMALL.jpg nicotrial Hi this is a way to make 12v led lights that can be used on any standard 2 pin 12 volt light for example your cars lights, inside your motorhome, boat or 12v home lights(like those for your desk or to light up your paintings or photos).. these are very common so you can replace them almost anywhere...
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Sat, 18 Jun 2011 18:33:01 PDT
Simple Light Detector with Sensitivity Control http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Light-Detector-with-Sensitivity-Control-No/
Simple Light Detector with Sensitivity Control - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW2/IXR5/GU6PH4IC/FW2IXR5GU6PH4IC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW2/IXR5/GU6PH4IC/FW2IXR5GU6PH4IC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW2/IXR5/GU6PH4IC/FW2IXR5GU6PH4IC.SMALL.jpg WolfKodi Light detectors are one of the most popular sensor and they are commonly found in many real-world applications. They are widely used by electronic hobbyists and projects because they are practical and intriguing yet surprising easy to construct. This instructable will guide and show you how easy it ...
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Wed, 26 Oct 2011 09:04:32 PDT
How to make a printed circuit board (PCB) using the UV light LED method. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-printed-circuit-board-PCB-using-th/
How to make a printed circuit board (PCB) using the UV light LED method. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUA/H1CC/FWS6JUM4/FUAH1CCFWS6JUM4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUA/H1CC/FWS6JUM4/FUAH1CCFWS6JUM4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUA/H1CC/FWS6JUM4/FUAH1CCFWS6JUM4.SMALL.jpg JoeyJunior This instructable shows how to create well done PCB's using Ultraviolet light. It took us about 40 boards before we perfected our PCB, so we will share what worked and what didn't work. All the supplies can be bought from Fry's Electronics, Ace Hardware, Goodwill, Radio Shack, and Ebay . Our PCB tes...
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Sun, 5 Jul 2009 16:57:33 PDT
See Infrared LED Light with an iPhone 4... http://www.instructables.com/id/See-Infrared-LED-Light-with-an-iPhone-4/
See Infrared LED Light with an iPhone 4... - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT5/BKMI/H1ERHYQJ/FT5BKMIH1ERHYQJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT5/BKMI/H1ERHYQJ/FT5BKMIH1ERHYQJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT5/BKMI/H1ERHYQJ/FT5BKMIH1ERHYQJ.SMALL.jpg TechShopJim OK, I admit that this is a short and hopefully sweet Instructable, but it stumped me until just now so, I thought I'd share. Back in the old days, you could use the camera in your PDA or cell phone to "see" the infrared light that was coming out of a TV remote controller or similar device.  I actua...
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Wed, 25 Apr 2012 20:23:58 PDT
IoT Wall Outlet with Arduino and ESP8266 http://www.instructables.com/id/IoT-Wall-Outlet-with-Arduino-and-ESP8266/
IoT Wall Outlet with Arduino and ESP8266 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNR/OCX8/ID5S93BT/FNROCX8ID5S93BT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNR/OCX8/ID5S93BT/FNROCX8ID5S93BT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNR/OCX8/ID5S93BT/FNROCX8ID5S93BT.SMALL.jpg gopinath.marappan In this instructable, I show you how to add enhanced accessibility, intelligence and connectivity to an ordinary wall outlet. This is done with a combination of microcontrollers, Arduino, various sensors, ESP8266 and a mix of software packages. As I have designed this project in a sort of a modular...
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Mon, 10 Aug 2015 03:59:16 PDT
Obstacle Avoiding Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Ultimate-Obstacle-Avoiding-Robot/
Obstacle Avoiding Robot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOH/SENN/I5S2FEXR/FOHSENNI5S2FEXR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOH/SENN/I5S2FEXR/FOHSENNI5S2FEXR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOH/SENN/I5S2FEXR/FOHSENNI5S2FEXR.SMALL.jpg RoyPeer This instructable is the written version of my "Arduino: How To Build An Obstacle Avoiding Robot" Youtube video that I've uploaded recently. I strongly recommend you to check it out.So, without further ado, Let's get started ! A chassis ! the first step and the base of any robot is a chassis. ...
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Thu, 5 Feb 2015 13:15:37 PST
Dark Sensor ( light sensor / automatic street light ) http://www.instructables.com/id/Dark-Sensor-light-sensor-automatic-street-light-/
Dark Sensor ( light sensor / automatic street light ) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEL/R1P1/HQJZSZ83/FELR1P1HQJZSZ83.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEL/R1P1/HQJZSZ83/FELR1P1HQJZSZ83.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEL/R1P1/HQJZSZ83/FELR1P1HQJZSZ83.SMALL.jpg Er Varun Goyal Here is my new simple Electronics project about  Automatic Street Light Control System or Dark Sensor. it is a simple and powerful concept , which uses transistor ( BC 547 NPN) as a switch to switch ON and OFF the street light system automatically . It automatically switches ON lights when the sunl...
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Fri, 27 Dec 2013 07:48:26 PST
Photocell tutorial! http://www.instructables.com/id/Photocell-tutorial/
Photocell tutorial! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNN/HLSN/FVS7L1FB/FNNHLSNFVS7L1FB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNN/HLSN/FVS7L1FB/FNNHLSNFVS7L1FB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNN/HLSN/FVS7L1FB/FNNHLSNFVS7L1FB.SMALL.jpg adafruit Photocells a.k.a CdS cells, photoresistors, LDR (light dependent resistor)...What is a photocell?Photocells are sensors that allow you to detect light. They are small, inexpensive, low-power, easy to use and don't wear out. For that reason they often appear in toys, gadgets and appliances. They are...
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Wed, 10 Jun 2009 13:38:15 PDT
Make Your Own Object Photography Soft Light Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Object-Photography-Soft-Light-Box/
Make Your Own Object Photography Soft Light Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV8/5RMC/ID02F83K/FV85RMCID02F83K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV8/5RMC/ID02F83K/FV85RMCID02F83K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV8/5RMC/ID02F83K/FV85RMCID02F83K.SMALL.jpg alcurb ObjectiveThe purpose of this instructable is to show you how to build a portable object photography soft-light box using low-cost materials and simple tools. The box should easily fold up and store under a bed or behind furniture. Then when it's time to shoot, the box can be quickly reassembled and ...
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Thu, 6 Aug 2015 08:40:34 PDT
Moldover's Light-Theremin CD (DIY version) http://www.instructables.com/id/Moldovers-Light-Theremin-CD-DIY-version/
Moldover's Light-Theremin CD (DIY version) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F30/WBZ3/ICX7LQTJ/F30WBZ3ICX7LQTJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F30/WBZ3/ICX7LQTJ/F30WBZ3ICX7LQTJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F30/WBZ3/ICX7LQTJ/F30WBZ3ICX7LQTJ.SMALL.jpg Moldover Hi! I'm Moldover. I make music and I make musical instruments. I released my first original album (self-titled) as Moldover in 2009. The Awesome Edition of this album came on a CD mounted onto a custom-designed circuit board that is also a musical instrument. This instrument is a simple, self-c...
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Tue, 4 Aug 2015 15:16:50 PDT
LUX - an external power button http://www.instructables.com/id/LUX-an-external-power-button/
LUX - an external power button - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWR/B5KD/ICM6ZM6C/FWRB5KDICM6ZM6C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWR/B5KD/ICM6ZM6C/FWRB5KDICM6ZM6C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWR/B5KD/ICM6ZM6C/FWRB5KDICM6ZM6C.SMALL.jpg PerfectPixel It's a lazy afternoon, and you sit down to turn your computer on, you either: a) you have to bend down and press the power button, or b) you have a laptop - this isn't for you.Especially where my (desktop) computer is located; under my desk and out of sight; bending down to press that power button i...
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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:44:09 PDT