Instructables: exploring - technology - Light http://www.instructables.com Tue, 26 May 2015 18:47:21 PDT BLOX v1.01 The Egg Light - Wake-up Light connected to smartphone http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Egg-Light/
The Egg Light - Wake-up Light connected to smartphone - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB7/TVOQ/I9YRAR6G/FB7TVOQI9YRAR6G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB7/TVOQ/I9YRAR6G/FB7TVOQI9YRAR6G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB7/TVOQ/I9YRAR6G/FB7TVOQI9YRAR6G.SMALL.jpg RomainD2 First of all, I would like to be sorry for my beginner english, I will try to explain my project clearly as possible with my best "french" english!The first aim of this project was to create a light which simulate the sunrise.New functions has been added during the project in order to control the li...
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Fri, 22 May 2015 04:23:59 PDT
Light-Controlled Blinds http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Controlled-Blinds/
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Thu, 21 May 2015 12:31:38 PDT
Sonic Fish http://www.instructables.com/id/Sonic-Fish/
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Mon, 18 May 2015 19:22:22 PDT
Controlling an RGB LED with the HC-06 Bluetooth Module using Android OS(Arduino) http://www.instructables.com/id/Controlling-an-RGB-LED-with-the-HC-06-Bluetooth-Mo/
Controlling an RGB LED with the HC-06 Bluetooth Module using Android OS(Arduino) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIQ/ARJY/I9RLHNGP/FIQARJYI9RLHNGP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIQ/ARJY/I9RLHNGP/FIQARJYI9RLHNGP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIQ/ARJY/I9RLHNGP/FIQARJYI9RLHNGP.SMALL.jpg Gallifray_Todd This tutorial will explain the process of connecting an HC-06 Bluetooth Module to an Arduino and controlling the color of an RGB LED using the ArduDroid app on the Android Operating System. This setup will most likely also work with the HC-05 Bluetooth Modules. Materials & Components 1. Arduino/...
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Sun, 17 May 2015 15:42:27 PDT
Follow the sun http://www.instructables.com/id/Follow-the-sun/
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Fri, 15 May 2015 03:00:44 PDT
DIY: Wired LEDs & RGB LEDs http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Wired-LEDs-RGB-LEDs/
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Wed, 13 May 2015 01:05:30 PDT
Double LED Blink - Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Double-LED-Blink-Arduino/
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Tue, 12 May 2015 20:17:06 PDT
BeamBox - A tower that glows to your commands http://www.instructables.com/id/BeamBox-A-tower-that-glows-to-your-commands/
BeamBox - A tower that glows to your commands - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXE/3PSK/I9JRBZ45/FXE3PSKI9JRBZ45.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXE/3PSK/I9JRBZ45/FXE3PSKI9JRBZ45.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXE/3PSK/I9JRBZ45/FXE3PSKI9JRBZ45.SMALL.jpg PerfectPixel BeamBox - The partly 3D printed, part hand crafted rectangular tower that glows to your commands, either pre-determined, to music or by using specialised lighting software.The design is very similar to the VortoLight but with a different goal in mind. The goal of the BeamBox is to be easy and fun to...
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Tue, 12 May 2015 02:56:33 PDT
Laser Painting http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Painting/
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Sun, 10 May 2015 20:55:31 PDT
The Sneaky Light http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Sneaky-Light/
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Thu, 7 May 2015 12:39:18 PDT
Night Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Night-Light-2/
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Wed, 6 May 2015 13:08:30 PDT
Interactive Mood Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Interactive-Mood-Lamp/
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Tue, 5 May 2015 19:50:34 PDT
May the 4th be with you: Lightsaber Flashlight http://www.instructables.com/id/May-the-4th-be-with-you-Lightsaber-Flashlight/
May the 4th be with you: Lightsaber Flashlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIY/HMBQ/I99R08NC/FIYHMBQI99R08NC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIY/HMBQ/I99R08NC/FIYHMBQI99R08NC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIY/HMBQ/I99R08NC/FIYHMBQI99R08NC.SMALL.jpg enelson8 HAPPY STAR WARS DAY!!!! May the 4th be with you!!! To celebrate Star Wars day, I've designed a 3d printable lightsaber to unleash my inner Jedi! And surprisingly, the lightsaber works better than the actual flashlight!! 3d print the needed parts The parts I'm uploading are from a lightsaber I des...
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Mon, 4 May 2015 08:15:35 PDT
Smart LED Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Smart-LED-Lights/
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Sat, 2 May 2015 17:16:47 PDT
Study Cap http://www.instructables.com/id/Study-Cap/
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Wed, 29 Apr 2015 22:32:28 PDT
Jellyfish Nightlight http://www.instructables.com/id/Jellyfish-Nightlight/
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Wed, 29 Apr 2015 16:30:32 PDT
EASY GARDEN LIGHTS [<10$] [< 5 Min. To Make] http://www.instructables.com/id/FURY-BALLS-10-5-Min-To-Make/
EASY GARDEN LIGHTS [<10$] [< 5 Min. To Make] - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN9/ISM6/IA3RA7GA/FN9ISM6IA3RA7GA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN9/ISM6/IA3RA7GA/FN9ISM6IA3RA7GA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN9/ISM6/IA3RA7GA/FN9ISM6IA3RA7GA.SMALL.jpg shauryarobots These Lights add beauty to you BACKYARD or GARDEN & are VERY VERY EASY TO MAKE it. These Light Balls will just Cost UNDER 10$ only. These are PORTABLE & can be kept anywhere in the backyard to increase the beauty. People of ANY AGE can make these Ligths in no time. Materials Required 1. White Gl...
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Wed, 29 Apr 2015 13:01:02 PDT
Glowing Picture http://www.instructables.com/id/Glowing-Picture/
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Tue, 28 Apr 2015 16:07:13 PDT
Solar-powered LED light http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-powered-LED-light/
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Sun, 26 Apr 2015 21:13:56 PDT
LED Studio Light http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Studio-Light/
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Sat, 25 Apr 2015 19:32:27 PDT
Light Drum! http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Drum/
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Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:06:22 PDT
Power led flasher-simple,powerfull and effective!! http://www.instructables.com/id/Power-led-flasher-simplepowerfull-and-effective/
Power led flasher-simple,powerfull and effective!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7R/R1AE/I8U15ONR/F7RR1AEI8U15ONR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7R/R1AE/I8U15ONR/F7RR1AEI8U15ONR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7R/R1AE/I8U15ONR/F7RR1AEI8U15ONR.SMALL.jpg Prabhat Tiwari hii guys,yesterday i was searching the internet for a flasher or strobe which i would use to slow motion photography or simply fun!!! ;) but i couldnt find any cheap and reliable alternative for those professional strobe light.then a thought struck in my mind that probably i could make one at home u...
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Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:00:20 PDT
Darkness detector http://www.instructables.com/id/Darkness-detector/
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Thu, 23 Apr 2015 05:37:15 PDT
10x5 RGB LED Matrix with only 5 IO pins http://www.instructables.com/id/10x5-RGB-LED-Matrix-with-only-5-IO-pins/
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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:14:21 PDT
battery clip LED tester. http://www.instructables.com/id/battery-clip-LED-tester/
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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 06:09:38 PDT
LED Steampunk lamp using old light bulbs http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Steampunk-lamp-using-old-light-bulbs/
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By: Electrospark

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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:20:22 PDT
One Dozen Egg Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Egg-Lights-1/
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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 21:39:37 PDT
Swing-arm lamp LED conversion http://www.instructables.com/id/Swing-arm-lamp-LED-conversion/
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Sun, 12 Apr 2015 08:34:59 PDT
light-changed band http://www.instructables.com/id/light-changed-band/
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Wed, 1 Apr 2015 20:32:28 PDT
Fish Tank Auto Illumination http://www.instructables.com/id/Fish-Tank-Auto-Illumination/
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Wed, 1 Apr 2015 09:28:26 PDT
Circuit Scribe Light Theremin http://www.instructables.com/id/Circuit-Scribe-Light-Theremin/
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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:40:39 PDT
Tilt Shotgun Shell Night Light! http://www.instructables.com/id/Tilt-Shotgun-Shell-Night-Light/
Tilt Shotgun Shell Night Light! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR3/F7OG/I7MXXUWR/FR3F7OGI7MXXUWR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR3/F7OG/I7MXXUWR/FR3F7OGI7MXXUWR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR3/F7OG/I7MXXUWR/FR3F7OGI7MXXUWR.SMALL.jpg simon.w.nordberg Build a really simple shotgun shell night light that turns on with a flip!WARNING!Do not try to do this with live ammunition! The shotgun shells used in this project were empty casings! Materials 1 paper shotgun shell 1 transparent plastic shotgun shell 1 tilt ball sensor/switch 2 bright white ...
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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:50:39 PDT
TBLC (Tin Box LED Cube) http://www.instructables.com/id/TBLC-Tin-Box-LED-Cube/
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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 01:19:20 PDT
Updated: DIY toolbox solar: radio+ charger+ light for emergency! http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-toolbox-solar-radio-charger-light-for-emergenc/
Updated: DIY toolbox solar: radio+ charger+ light for emergency! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU6/FAN7/I7KB9HV4/FU6FAN7I7KB9HV4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU6/FAN7/I7KB9HV4/FU6FAN7I7KB9HV4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU6/FAN7/I7KB9HV4/FU6FAN7I7KB9HV4.SMALL.jpg chaparro78 Add 28 march 2015: I did my toolbox for emergencies, and use now that my city was buried in mud. As experience I can say that I served for charging phones and listen to radio.An old toolbox? an old pc speaker? an unused 12 volts battery?You can make a radio (with usb + sd card reader) + usb charger ...
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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:32:11 PDT
Make light sleep using the former and LED bulb http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-light-sleep-using-the-former-and-LED-bulb/
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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 01:30:11 PDT
Automatic Night Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Automatic-Night-Light-1/
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Sun, 22 Mar 2015 08:02:29 PDT
Cheap Lightstand - DIY for Less Than 10 Bucks http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Lightstand-DIY-for-Less-Than-10-Bucks/
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Thu, 19 Mar 2015 06:54:29 PDT
blink blink Light Up DIY Book Covers with LEDs http://www.instructables.com/id/blink-blink-Light-Up-DIY-Book-Covers-with-LEDs/
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Tue, 17 Mar 2015 18:18:35 PDT
Ambient LED Floor Lighting http://www.instructables.com/id/Ambient-LED-Floor-Lighting/
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Tue, 17 Mar 2015 15:48:05 PDT
3D Printed Ikea Hack Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Ikea-Hack-Lamp/
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Mon, 16 Mar 2015 10:41:50 PDT
LED Bulb For Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Bulb-1/
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Sat, 14 Mar 2015 14:17:32 PDT
How to Create a Light Painting http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Create-a-Light-Painting/
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Tue, 10 Mar 2015 16:50:31 PDT
USB light for cell phone portable charger http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-light-for-cell-phone-portable-charger/
USB light for cell phone portable charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1H/5F2G/I72P3JC9/F1H5F2GI72P3JC9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1H/5F2G/I72P3JC9/F1H5F2GI72P3JC9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1H/5F2G/I72P3JC9/F1H5F2GI72P3JC9.SMALL.jpg gmuñoz1 Most of us have in the backpack a portable charger if your phone runs out of battery. these portable chargers have a USB connector so it can give you many applications to these sources of energy. Tools and Materials Tools:pair of plierssoldering ironMaterials:portable chargersolderingLEDmale USB ...
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Tue, 10 Mar 2015 14:51:32 PDT
Proximity IR Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Proiximity-IR-Switch/
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Tue, 10 Mar 2015 09:45:33 PDT
Light Sensing LED Flashlight http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Sensing-LED-Flashlight/
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Tue, 10 Mar 2015 09:39:08 PDT
10W RGB LED Light Painting Multi-Tool http://www.instructables.com/id/10W-RGB-LED-Light-Painting-Multi-Tool/
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Tue, 10 Mar 2015 07:47:56 PDT
Light Show on Music http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Show-on-Music/
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Mon, 9 Mar 2015 16:53:49 PDT
Make Your Own Design w/ DIY LED Lighting http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Design-w-DIY-LED-Lighting/
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Mon, 9 Mar 2015 12:36:07 PDT
DIY rigid LED strip aquarium light http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-rigid-LED-strip-aquarium-light/
DIY rigid LED strip aquarium light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6T/BPIB/I6YXSHVJ/F6TBPIBI6YXSHVJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6T/BPIB/I6YXSHVJ/F6TBPIBI6YXSHVJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6T/BPIB/I6YXSHVJ/F6TBPIBI6YXSHVJ.SMALL.jpg Unboxingexperience7 I was looking for a cheap LED light for my shrimp tank (54 liter/15 gallons). I decided to start a very simple DIY project to save money and to share it on instructables.Stuff you need:1 or more waterproof rigid LED strips; you'll find them all over the internet. I bought 2 of them at banggood (9$)....
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Sun, 8 Mar 2015 10:47:23 PDT
Arduino Light Sensitive Stepper Motor http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Light-Sensitive-Stepper-Motor/
Arduino Light Sensitive Stepper Motor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFP/TB03/I6YLVJNI/FFPTB03I6YLVJNI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFP/TB03/I6YLVJNI/FFPTB03I6YLVJNI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFP/TB03/I6YLVJNI/FFPTB03I6YLVJNI.SMALL.jpg Khaleel123 I've come up with a simple way to make a stepper motor move from one position to another based on the lighting in a room. Using a handful of basic components I had lying around, no need for fancy motor / stepper shields. This setup could be used to automate blinds, so they open and close based on am...
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Sat, 7 Mar 2015 16:49:27 PST