Instructables: exploring - technology - led - featured http://www.instructables.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:04:05 PDT BLOX v1.01 Bike Dashboard http://www.instructables.com/id/Bike-Dashboard/
Bike Dashboard - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL8/J48D/HY0DOH2F/FL8J48DHY0DOH2F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL8/J48D/HY0DOH2F/FL8J48DHY0DOH2F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL8/J48D/HY0DOH2F/FL8J48DHY0DOH2F.SMALL.jpg Aleator777 In this Instructable I'll show you how to make a electronic dashboard for a bicycle. We'll be using an Arduino and a few off-the-shelf parts to create a system with light control and an LED speedometer. Materials Arduino Micro (RadioShack #: 276-258) 12V 10W halogen bulb (RadioShack #: 272-01...
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:35:07 PDT
Shake-A-Can Generator http://www.instructables.com/id/Shake-A-Can-Generator/
Shake-A-Can Generator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKV/ZCB0/HITAAXLO/FKVZCB0HITAAXLO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKV/ZCB0/HITAAXLO/FKVZCB0HITAAXLO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKV/ZCB0/HITAAXLO/FKVZCB0HITAAXLO.SMALL.jpg Cats Science Club Shake-A-Can Generator. Make a simple generator that will help show how electricity is produced. A generator works because the magnets are exciting the electrons in the coil. The magnet moving back and forth creates alternating current (AC).  That is the electrons are moving back and forth through ...
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Sat, 6 Jul 2013 20:26:34 PDT
Pixel Drop Ceiling http://www.instructables.com/id/Pixel-Drop-Ceiling/
Pixel Drop Ceiling - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/ICUY/HXYYGH9W/F82ICUYHXYYGH9W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/ICUY/HXYYGH9W/F82ICUYHXYYGH9W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/ICUY/HXYYGH9W/F82ICUYHXYYGH9W.SMALL.jpg hockeyman271 In our living room we have a small patch of drop ceiling right in the middle of the room, basically a giant piece of duct tape to cover up bad carpentry. It was constantly getting water damage from what looks like a giant hole in the ceiling above the drop tiles. After roughly a year of living in ...
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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:53:51 PDT
Bluetooth RGB Shelf Lighting http://www.instructables.com/id/Bluetooth-RGB-Shelf-Lighting/
Bluetooth RGB Shelf Lighting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCD/3P8D/HXX89IRA/FCD3P8DHXX89IRA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCD/3P8D/HXX89IRA/FCD3P8DHXX89IRA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCD/3P8D/HXX89IRA/FCD3P8DHXX89IRA.SMALL.jpg hockeyman271 Being the giant fan of LED's that I am i'm always trying to come up with new ways I can put them throughout my house. Today i'm going to show you how to create a simple, yet extremely eye catching, RGB Bluetooth controlled Shelf lighting system. The beauty of integrating Bluetooth into the system ...
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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 06:50:27 PDT
Digital Zoetrope http://www.instructables.com/id/Digital-Zoetrope/
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Sat, 19 Jul 2014 14:23:35 PDT
Infinity Mirror Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Infinity-Mirror-Clock/
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:36:18 PDT
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
LED beads to pop onto your circuit... http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-beads-to-pop-onto-your-circuit/
LED beads to pop onto your circuit... - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXQ/1MX2/HXLMM6XF/FXQ1MX2HXLMM6XF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXQ/1MX2/HXLMM6XF/FXQ1MX2HXLMM6XF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXQ/1MX2/HXLMM6XF/FXQ1MX2HXLMM6XF.SMALL.jpg pip_d I was investigating ways to get creative with LEDs as part of an electronics project. I have been using press studs (aka poppers) as conductive components in my circuits. Here is a way to use plastic bags to create transferable LED beads.You will need:Plastic bagsScissorsA metal rod (could be the ...
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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:26:27 PDT
Glow in the Dark LED Ping Pong Ball http://www.instructables.com/id/Glow-in-the-Dark-LED-Ping-Pong-Ball/
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Sun, 6 Jul 2014 11:13:13 PDT
LED Foam Bracelet http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Foam-Bracelet/
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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 14:51:10 PDT
Lightball http://www.instructables.com/id/Lightball/
Lightball - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOA/XEBA/HXMKPLFC/FOAXEBAHXMKPLFC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOA/XEBA/HXMKPLFC/FOAXEBAHXMKPLFC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOA/XEBA/HXMKPLFC/FOAXEBAHXMKPLFC.SMALL.jpg janth Finally (nearly topically) i made my personal lightball.(A.k.a.: Another day in the FabLab Aachen)Each side is enlighted individually with an intelligent LED (WS2812b, on a small breadboard) behind. A micro-controller (MSP430G2553, PDIP.) can use a gyroscope/accelerometer (MPU6050, GY-521 module) to...
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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 09:38:50 PDT
Kaleiduino: A Battery Powered Arduino LED Kaleidoscope http://www.instructables.com/id/Kaleiduino-An-Battery-Powered-Arduino-LED-Kaleidos/
Kaleiduino: A Battery Powered Arduino LED Kaleidoscope - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIX/PEPD/HXII3P29/FIXPEPDHXII3P29.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIX/PEPD/HXII3P29/FIXPEPDHXII3P29.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIX/PEPD/HXII3P29/FIXPEPDHXII3P29.SMALL.jpg TannyPB Hello everyone, and welcome to my Instructable! This instructable will show you how I made the first ever DIY Arduino controlled "LED Kaleidoscope"! What is an LED kaleidoscope? Well, our traditional kaleidoscopes used 3 mirrors joined as a triangle with stuff like sequins and stolen cake decoration...
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Sun, 13 Jul 2014 04:08:30 PDT
Raspberry Pi PirateBox http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-PirateBox/
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Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:12:57 PDT
LED Firefly Brooch http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Firefly-Brooch/
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Mon, 7 Jul 2014 20:57:44 PDT
Child's Toy Light Switch Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Childs-Toy-Light-Switch-Box/
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Sat, 5 Jul 2014 12:08:37 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
LED Shoulder Pads http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Shoulder-Pads/
LED Shoulder Pads - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F83/3XAH/HJKC58N0/F833XAHHJKC58N0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F83/3XAH/HJKC58N0/F833XAHHJKC58N0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F83/3XAH/HJKC58N0/F833XAHHJKC58N0.SMALL.jpg audreyobscura For this project, I was inspired by my best friend. She had been wanting some disco-fabulous armor-inspired wearable technology for music festivals and costume parties for some time. I took a pair of construction/gardening knee-pads and turned them into glitterific shoulder pads that shine bright ...
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Mon, 30 Sep 2013 14:18:25 PDT
Arduino Controlled Lighthouse http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Controlled-Lighthouse/
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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 06:13:10 PDT
Making a great LED triangle http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-great-LED-triangle/
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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 21:22:48 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
Measure rotational speed with phone and LED http://www.instructables.com/id/Measure-rotational-speed-with-phone-and-LED/
Measure rotational speed with phone and LED - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEJ/OOM5/HX42QAO9/FEJOOM5HX42QAO9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEJ/OOM5/HX42QAO9/FEJOOM5HX42QAO9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEJ/OOM5/HX42QAO9/FEJOOM5HX42QAO9.SMALL.jpg arpruss It's fun to check how fast various things--fans, drills and the like--are rotating. And it's easy to do with the following ingredients that many of us will have at home: phone (I am using Android, but I assume iPhone will work, too) red LED with clear plastic (red LED with red plastic will prob...
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Sun, 29 Jun 2014 13:59:25 PDT
Darth Vader Continuity Tester http://www.instructables.com/id/Darth-Vader-Continuity-Tester/
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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 09:47:49 PDT
LED Robot Sign http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Robot-Sign/
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Sat, 31 May 2014 08:44:23 PDT
Light Spectrometer from a "battery powered" head inspection lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Spectrometer-from-a-head-inspection-lamp/
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Tue, 27 May 2014 14:28:46 PDT
LED Matrix Bike Safety Backpack http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Matrix-Bike-Safety-Backpack/
LED Matrix Bike Safety Backpack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUA/EX0M/HWNUI4BY/FUAEX0MHWNUI4BY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUA/EX0M/HWNUI4BY/FUAEX0MHWNUI4BY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUA/EX0M/HWNUI4BY/FUAEX0MHWNUI4BY.SMALL.jpg at0mbxmb Biking around cars can be a frightening thing, and staying visible at night is crucial for your safety. This tutorial will teach you how to make a custom LED Matrix Backpack that is much larger and brighter than traditional rear bike lights.Parts You'll Need: Individually-addressable RGB LEDsArduin...
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Sat, 21 Jun 2014 21:07:43 PDT
Diffused Glue Stick Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Diffused-Glue-Stick-Lamp/
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Fri, 20 Jun 2014 20:51:32 PDT
Program your Arduino with an Android device! http://www.instructables.com/id/Program-your-Arduino-with-a-Android-device/
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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 10:29:33 PDT
Color changing box shelves with LED-strips and Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Color-changing-box-shelves-with-LED-strips-and-Ard/
Color changing box shelves with LED-strips and Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGQ/QUTC/HWJQEJUR/FGQQUTCHWJQEJUR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGQ/QUTC/HWJQEJUR/FGQQUTCHWJQEJUR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGQ/QUTC/HWJQEJUR/FGQQUTCHWJQEJUR.SMALL.jpg gaelreinaudi Note: this instructable is part of a contest until July 7th. If you really like it, you can vote on the top right corner. This started as I needed an extra storage next and above a desk, but I wanted to give it some special design. Why not use those amazing LED strips that can be individually addres...
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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 21:10:18 PDT
Basic Electronics http://www.instructables.com/id/Basic-Electronics/
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Thu, 22 Dec 2011 18:10:37 PST
Circuit Art: Instructables Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Circuit-Art-Instructable-Robot/
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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 08:59:55 PDT
Pocket-Sized Ultrasonic Ruler http://www.instructables.com/id/Pocket-Sized-Ultrasonic-Ruler/
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Sat, 14 Jun 2014 14:43:31 PDT
Attiny Pocket Sequencer http://www.instructables.com/id/Attiny-Pocket-Sequencer/
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Wed, 11 Jun 2014 11:41:07 PDT
Troubleshooting a cheap imported LED fixture http://www.instructables.com/id/Troubleshooting-a-cheap-imported-LED-fixture/
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 19:10:58 PDT
Augmented Water http://www.instructables.com/id/Augmented-Water/
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 15:32:09 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
Cree Flashlight Upgrade http://www.instructables.com/id/Cree-Flashlight-Upgrade/
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Fri, 6 Jun 2014 19:56:43 PDT
ATtiny85 POV Display http://www.instructables.com/id/ATtiny8545-POV-Display/
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 01:02:10 PDT
Pod Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Pod-Light/
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Wed, 28 May 2014 07:31:13 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
Window to the Night (Night Vision) http://www.instructables.com/id/Window-to-the-Night/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FNS/0ZJ7/HVVKFRVZ/FNS0ZJ7HVVKFRVZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNS/0ZJ7/HVVKFRVZ/FNS0ZJ7HVVKFRVZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNS/0ZJ7/HVVKFRVZ/FNS0ZJ7HVVKFRVZ.SMALL.gif mackintoshlinessless The idea of having a night vision device as a child was unthinkable! Only a few years ago, instructions came out on the internet to make this child-hood fantasy a reality. I decided to make my own! This instructable below won't go into detail on the makings (there are numerous sources and dedicated ...
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Sun, 1 Jun 2014 20:37:19 PDT
The Creepy Doll http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Creepy-Doll/
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Wed, 28 May 2014 15:59:54 PDT
Invisible Signally Beacon (Infrared LED Throwie) http://www.instructables.com/id/Invisible-Signally-Beacon-Infrared-LED-Throwie/
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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 06:01:21 PDT
CARDBOARD SOLAR LAMP http://www.instructables.com/id/CARDBOARD-SOLAR-LAMP/
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Wed, 28 May 2014 10:16:48 PDT
Laser Starfinder http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Starfinder/
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Sun, 19 Sep 2010 22:34:57 PDT
LightBuddy: A Superbright LED Necklace http://www.instructables.com/id/LightBuddy/
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Mon, 26 May 2014 08:55:02 PDT
Programmable LED Firefly Jar http://www.instructables.com/id/Programmable-LED-Firefly-Jar/
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Fri, 23 May 2014 10:54:46 PDT
The Nova—A DIY Oculus Rift! (UPDATED!) http://www.instructables.com/id/The-NovaA-DIY-Oculus-Rift/
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Mon, 12 May 2014 20:47:12 PDT
Infinity LED mirror http://www.instructables.com/id/Infinity-LED-mirror/
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Sun, 11 May 2014 12:35:55 PDT
Motion Sensing Digital Camera & Alarm (a.k.a. the Critter Cam) http://www.instructables.com/id/Motion-Sensing-Digital-Camera-Alarm-aka-the-Critte/
Motion Sensing Digital Camera & Alarm (a.k.a. the Critter Cam) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN6/QFMQ/HUZKFUK3/FN6QFMQHUZKFUK3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN6/QFMQ/HUZKFUK3/FN6QFMQHUZKFUK3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN6/QFMQ/HUZKFUK3/FN6QFMQHUZKFUK3.SMALL.jpg RTGoldman Welcome to my instructable on how to make an Arduino-controlled motion sensing camera and alarm!The motivation behind this project, which I worked on in my electronics class at Pomona College, was the need to keep away varmints (particularly raccoons) that were digging up my parents' yard. Although ...
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Fri, 9 May 2014 20:21:26 PDT
DIY Super Bright LED Skate Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Super-Bright-LED-Skate-Lights/
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Mon, 24 Feb 2014 11:04:28 PST