Instructables: exploring - technology - led - featured http://www.instructables.com Fri, 2 Dec 2016 21:05:17 PST BLOX v1.01 Arduino-based Blinking Santa Hat http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-based-Blinking-Santa-Hat/
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Thu, 1 Dec 2016 23:25:03 PST
Cheap DIY Ambientlight using Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Ambilight-Tutorial-for-PC-Using-Arduino/
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Thu, 1 Dec 2016 12:37:29 PST
3x3x3 RGB LED Cube http://www.instructables.com/id/3x3x3-RGB-LED-Cube/
3x3x3 RGB LED Cube - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FMN/ADZ6/IW6PE08G/FMNADZ6IW6PE08G.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FMN/ADZ6/IW6PE08G/FMNADZ6IW6PE08G.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FMN/ADZ6/IW6PE08G/FMNADZ6IW6PE08G.SMALL.jpg cgebben Music is purely audible, but some people respond better to both visual and audible cues. How can we make music more visually interactive to the listener? Using LEDs we can create a 3-Dimensional visualizer. This makes music more accessible to those who may not be able to hear music, but with this th...
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Thu, 1 Dec 2016 12:29:24 PST
Adding an LED Back Light to an ACCTIM BENTIMA LCD Alarm Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Adding-an-LED-Back-Light-to-an-ACCTIM-BENTIMA-LCD-/
Adding an LED Back Light to an ACCTIM BENTIMA LCD Alarm Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FK9/L8PC/IVO4WBNY/FK9L8PCIVO4WBNY.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FK9/L8PC/IVO4WBNY/FK9L8PCIVO4WBNY.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FK9/L8PC/IVO4WBNY/FK9L8PCIVO4WBNY.SMALL.jpg Lionel Sear The LCD battery alarm clock has been of great benefit to us all over recent years and is a great boon for travellers being small, light and silent. It has also found its way into many bedrooms where it can be superior to mains powered LED clocks which are generally far too bright with no meaningful...
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Wed, 30 Nov 2016 02:46:40 PST
Rechargeable Bluetooth mannequin speaker http://www.instructables.com/id/Rechargeable-Bluetooth-Mannequin-Speaker/
Rechargeable Bluetooth mannequin speaker - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FES/7B26/IVO7WI8K/FES7B26IVO7WI8K.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FES/7B26/IVO7WI8K/FES7B26IVO7WI8K.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FES/7B26/IVO7WI8K/FES7B26IVO7WI8K.SMALL.jpg Whodonny I make all kinds of things into Bluetooth speakers, this is by far my most bizarre. The sound from this mannequin is unbelievable. I added the port tube and the led light to make it even more unique. Let me know what you think and I would appreciate your vote!!!! Cut speaker holes Used 4" holesaw...
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Mon, 7 Nov 2016 13:57:13 PST
R.R.S.S. Raspberry pi Rave Sound System http://www.instructables.com/id/RRSS-Raspberry-Pi-Rave-Sound-System/
R.R.S.S. Raspberry pi Rave Sound System - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F4F/U3A3/IVO59HVN/F4FU3A3IVO59HVN.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F4F/U3A3/IVO59HVN/F4FU3A3IVO59HVN.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F4F/U3A3/IVO59HVN/F4FU3A3IVO59HVN.SMALL.jpg Garage 420 Hi guys! We are a group of unidentified young men who are interested in technology, nature, recycling, music and several other things but none of us speak English. Some of us works, others not, some studies and there are those who do nothing but none of us is the leader. When we have some free time...
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Mon, 28 Nov 2016 13:39:02 PST
RGB LED Strip Dimmer with 555 Timer http://www.instructables.com/id/RGB-LED-Strip-Dimmer-With-555-Timer/
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Mon, 28 Nov 2016 02:52:51 PST
How to make an Automatic Night Light http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-an-Automatic-Night-Light/
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Mon, 28 Nov 2016 02:26:53 PST
The Junkbots' Sound System http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Junkbots-Sound-System/
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Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:38:25 PST
Simple DIY 3x4 LED display for Arduino MEGA / Uno / Nano http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-DIY-3x4-LED-Display-for-Arduino-MEGA-Uno-Na/
Simple DIY 3x4 LED display for Arduino MEGA / Uno / Nano - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F6X/MBIM/IVO4Z869/F6XMBIMIVO4Z869.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6X/MBIM/IVO4Z869/F6XMBIMIVO4Z869.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6X/MBIM/IVO4Z869/F6XMBIMIVO4Z869.SMALL.jpg lucanletter In this Instructable I'll show you how to make a small 3x4 LED 'display' for an Arduino with a minimum of 12 pins (in this case I used an Arduino Uno). One reason for me to build this was to make a small display by just using the Arduino without needing an extra microcontroller - I just wanted to bu...
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Sat, 26 Nov 2016 18:18:49 PST
How to Make a Clip/input Indicator for Your Stereo (revised!) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Clipinput-Indicator-for-Your-Stereo-/
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Sun, 27 Nov 2016 08:14:46 PST
Mini Solar Power Bank Speaker http://www.instructables.com/id/AMPLFY-Mini-DIY-Portable-Speaker-Solar-Bluetooth-F/
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Sat, 26 Nov 2016 21:55:13 PST
MIDI2DMX http://www.instructables.com/id/MIDI2DMX/
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Sat, 26 Nov 2016 18:40:50 PST
Glowing Circuit Board Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Glowing-Circuit-Board-Lamp/
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Sat, 26 Nov 2016 15:48:10 PST
Star Wars: Rebels vs. Empire Glowing Emblems http://www.instructables.com/id/Star-Wars-Rebels-Vs-Empire-Glowing-Emblems/
Star Wars: Rebels vs. Empire Glowing Emblems - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F5Z/A9ED/IVO46WJK/F5ZA9EDIVO46WJK.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F5Z/A9ED/IVO46WJK/F5ZA9EDIVO46WJK.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F5Z/A9ED/IVO46WJK/F5ZA9EDIVO46WJK.SMALL.jpg Natural Nerd Today we'll build a cheap, simple and quick wall fixture with Star Wars motives on them! These are surprisingly easy to make, and there are really endless opportunities as for what you can make. They make great decorations for your wall, or maybe as a gift for a friend or relative?Materials: Canv...
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Sat, 26 Nov 2016 17:22:46 PST
Transformerless Adjustable Joule Thief http://www.instructables.com/id/Transformerless-Adjustable-Joule-Thief/
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Sat, 26 Nov 2016 02:37:24 PST
Dark Sensing LED Throwies - DCP Style http://www.instructables.com/id/Dark-Sensing-LED-Throwies-DCP-Style/
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Fri, 25 Nov 2016 09:28:31 PST
Made your own Selfie Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Made-Your-Own-Selfie-Lamp/
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Thu, 24 Nov 2016 21:32:31 PST
Connect and use Joystick with Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Connect-and-Use-Joystick-With-Arduino/
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Thu, 24 Nov 2016 15:40:30 PST
Parking Buddy - Arduino Neopixel IOT Parking Assist http://www.instructables.com/id/Parking-Buddy-Arduino-Neopixel-IOT-Parking-Assist/
Parking Buddy - Arduino Neopixel IOT Parking Assist - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F9H/URZE/IVO499DO/F9HURZEIVO499DO.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F9H/URZE/IVO499DO/F9HURZEIVO499DO.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F9H/URZE/IVO499DO/F9HURZEIVO499DO.SMALL.jpg shiftline Have you ever wanted a high tech parking assistant? Its time to put away your hanging tennis ball and get into the 21st century with an electronic parking buddy. This project uses an ultrasonic sensor and a nexopixel ring to light up and complete the ring as your get closer to the sensor.. When y...
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Wed, 23 Nov 2016 11:01:56 PST
MATRIZ LED 10X10 http://www.instructables.com/id/MATRIZ-LED-10X10/
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Wed, 23 Nov 2016 09:49:02 PST
Led Matrix auto Brighteness Alarm Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-LED-Matrixthat-I-Use-As-a-Clock/
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Thu, 13 Oct 2016 07:48:13 PDT
Led Tester / Current Limiter http://www.instructables.com/id/Led-Tester-Current-Limiter/
Led Tester / Current Limiter - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FAR/59MM/IVO45DZI/FAR59MMIVO45DZI.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAR/59MM/IVO45DZI/FAR59MMIVO45DZI.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAR/59MM/IVO45DZI/FAR59MMIVO45DZI.SMALL.jpg rjkorn I use LED's in plenty of projects and art pieces. I've been caught a couple of times by a bad led so I like to test them first... I bought a simple tester for small LED's but decided to make one myself for high powered LED's.Now I know there are plenty of ways to test LED's. Well, here's one more.It...
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Tue, 22 Nov 2016 09:17:04 PST
How to Make a LED VU Meter Using Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-LED-VU-Meter-Using-Arduino/
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Tue, 22 Nov 2016 06:20:55 PST
Retro-Mod - Bluetooth Speaker Madness http://www.instructables.com/id/Retro-Mod-Speaker-Madness/
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Mon, 21 Nov 2016 16:19:11 PST
DIY LED Christmas Tree http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-LED-Christmas-Tree-1/
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Mon, 21 Nov 2016 12:53:16 PST
Prototyping LED Circuits on Autodesk http://www.instructables.com/id/Prototyping-LED-Circuits-on-Autodesk/
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Mon, 21 Nov 2016 09:00:50 PST
Arduino Spectrum Analyzer on a 10x10 RGB LED-Matrix http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Spectrum-Analyzer-on-a-10x10-RGB-LED-Matri/
Arduino Spectrum Analyzer on a 10x10 RGB LED-Matrix - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F1R/P8TL/IVO3SRV4/F1RP8TLIVO3SRV4.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1R/P8TL/IVO3SRV4/F1RP8TLIVO3SRV4.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1R/P8TL/IVO3SRV4/F1RP8TLIVO3SRV4.SMALL.jpg FischiMc In this Instructables I am going to show you how to create a spectrum analyzer powered by an Arduino nano. A spectrum analyzer basically analyzes the intensity of different frequencies in a song. To display those values we are going to use a 10x10 RGB LED-Matrix. Every time one of the columns reache...
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Mon, 21 Nov 2016 08:48:02 PST
Wifi Dot Matrix Sign http://www.instructables.com/id/Wifi-Dot-Matrix-Sign/
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Sun, 20 Nov 2016 20:08:58 PST
LED Tester (20ma Constant Current Source) http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Tester-20ma-Constant-Current-Source/
LED Tester (20ma Constant Current Source) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F74/0KRE/IVO3NLIW/F740KREIVO3NLIW.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F74/0KRE/IVO3NLIW/F740KREIVO3NLIW.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F74/0KRE/IVO3NLIW/F740KREIVO3NLIW.SMALL.jpg Ploopy Are you tired of having to change the resistor every time you change the voltage to power your LED??Here is your solution! a constant current source. Built with only two transistors, fits in a 3 by 5 perfboard. Materials You are going to need:NPN Transistors (2)1kΩ Resistor (1)220Ω Resistor (1)9v...
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Sun, 20 Nov 2016 05:36:42 PST
Easy Voice-Controlled Christmas Tree (no PC or WiFi req'd) http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Voice-Controlled-Christmas-Tree-no-PC-or-WiFi/
Easy Voice-Controlled Christmas Tree (no PC or WiFi req'd) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F9V/D4HF/IVO3C7UW/F9VD4HFIVO3C7UW.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F9V/D4HF/IVO3C7UW/F9VD4HFIVO3C7UW.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F9V/D4HF/IVO3C7UW/F9VD4HFIVO3C7UW.SMALL.jpg GeraldF6 This Instructable explains how to build a voice-controlled christmas tree by connecting an LED light chain to an Arduino controlled by a MOVI Speech Dialog Shield. See the video above for the result! The voice control does not require an Internet connection and can be configured to other commands th...
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Sat, 19 Nov 2016 17:06:01 PST
Railroad signal using Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Railroad-Signal-Using-Arduino/
Railroad signal using Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FHZ/THBI/IVO3CZPW/FHZTHBIIVO3CZPW.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FHZ/THBI/IVO3CZPW/FHZTHBIIVO3CZPW.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FHZ/THBI/IVO3CZPW/FHZTHBIIVO3CZPW.SMALL.jpg mikeshcz Hello everyone,this tutorial is more focus to programming part of Atmega chip using Arduino programming language.My goal has been to created railroad signal for my son trains.Main Goals: Changing between green and red using button. Changing between green and red automatically after some period of t...
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Sat, 19 Nov 2016 09:21:06 PST
World First! DIY Real 4k (UHD) Beam Projector http://www.instructables.com/id/World-First-DIY-Real-4k-UHD-Beam-Projector/
World First! DIY Real 4k (UHD) Beam Projector - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FRP/GM1D/IVO3A1IC/FRPGM1DIVO3A1IC.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRP/GM1D/IVO3A1IC/FRPGM1DIVO3A1IC.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRP/GM1D/IVO3A1IC/FRPGM1DIVO3A1IC.SMALL.jpg bumhee34 Hi all.I want to share my newest build: A DIY "real 4k" Beamer. The original post is in my Korean blog : go to my Korean blog, and in my English blog : go to my English blogHere, the 4k means "3840x2160" resolution (called 2160p) upto 60Hz.Why did I make this little 4k beamer? In the current m...
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Sat, 19 Nov 2016 06:18:34 PST
Best mini audio amplifier with TDA2822 http://www.instructables.com/id/Best-Mini-Audio-Amplifier-With-TDA2822/
Best mini audio amplifier with TDA2822 - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F1N/DZAG/IVO3I2M4/F1NDZAGIVO3I2M4.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1N/DZAG/IVO3I2M4/F1NDZAGIVO3I2M4.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1N/DZAG/IVO3I2M4/F1NDZAGIVO3I2M4.SMALL.jpg AshiqurR9 If your laptop plays very thin sound or other media device are playing very low sound that you can't just listen a music then this project is for you. Required Components: 1.50K Variable resistor2.100uF Capacitor3.470uF Capacitor4.TDA 2822M IC5.9v battery6.speaker7.Wires How to make? Just foll...
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Sat, 19 Nov 2016 06:48:58 PST
Smart&Social Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/SmartSocial-Lamp/
Smart&Social Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FOH/FRT2/IVHQQ0BH/FOHFRT2IVHQQ0BH.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FOH/FRT2/IVHQQ0BH/FOHFRT2IVHQQ0BH.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FOH/FRT2/IVHQQ0BH/FOHFRT2IVHQQ0BH.SMALL.jpg chuldmitry Project Description: Lamp with RGB LED strip inside, controlled via webpage in local network. It can check facebook inbox and notify you by light that there are some unread messages. Also lamp has "Alert" functionality that allows you send alert signal to it (just for fun!). Name and ip address of p...
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Thu, 17 Nov 2016 12:23:55 PST
USE A PUSH BUTTON AS A SWITCH ! http://www.instructables.com/id/USE-a-PUSH-BUTTON-AS-a-SWITCH-/
USE A PUSH BUTTON AS A SWITCH ! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FRZ/6S08/IVHQNTPA/FRZ6S08IVHQNTPA.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRZ/6S08/IVHQNTPA/FRZ6S08IVHQNTPA.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRZ/6S08/IVHQNTPA/FRZ6S08IVHQNTPA.SMALL.jpg erik12892 Hi i'm Erik from México!In this instructable i'll share you how to use a push button as a switch with a CD4013 FLIP FLOP and a relay.VOLTAGE FOR IC: 5-12 V VDCPARTS LIST:1X IC4013 D TYPE FLIP FLOP3X 1K OHM RESISTORS3X TERMINAL BLOCK1X 5VDC 10A RELAY1X NPN GENERAL PURPOSE 2N2222 TRANSISTOR1X 5mm LED1...
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Wed, 16 Nov 2016 23:35:47 PST
Pimp your kid's ride. http://www.instructables.com/id/Pimp-Your-Kids-Ride-1/
Pimp your kid's ride. - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FA8/LI8J/IVHQRU95/FA8LI8JIVHQRU95.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FA8/LI8J/IVHQRU95/FA8LI8JIVHQRU95.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FA8/LI8J/IVHQRU95/FA8LI8JIVHQRU95.SMALL.jpg Meatlove We had an old ride-on toy for the kids in the shed. My oldest son had great fun with it. He got it from his niece a few years ago. By then, he could possibly be the fourth owner this car had to endure. And the car bears the scars somewhat. But none of that matters to my oldest son. He always had a t...
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Wed, 16 Nov 2016 14:25:55 PST
Arduino Led Mini Game http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Led-Mini-Game/
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Tue, 15 Nov 2016 01:08:00 PST
Custom Multicopter Flight Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Custom-Multicopter-Flight-Controller/
Custom Multicopter Flight Controller - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FSX/LHMW/IVHQFZT4/FSXLHMWIVHQFZT4.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FSX/LHMW/IVHQFZT4/FSXLHMWIVHQFZT4.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FSX/LHMW/IVHQFZT4/FSXLHMWIVHQFZT4.SMALL.jpg DavidDrones Tired of spending money on flight controllers? Bored with your flight controller? Simply want to make your own flight controller? Want to add custom features to your drone? If you answered yes to any of those questions, your not alone.After this tutorial, you will be an astute student in the art of ...
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Mon, 14 Nov 2016 05:16:35 PST
Chicago Cubs Lighted Led Bat Sign http://www.instructables.com/id/Chicago-Cubs-Lighted-Led-Bat-Sign/
Chicago Cubs Lighted Led Bat Sign - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FTY/GGXX/IVCVU7ZC/FTYGGXXIVCVU7ZC.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTY/GGXX/IVCVU7ZC/FTYGGXXIVCVU7ZC.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTY/GGXX/IVCVU7ZC/FTYGGXXIVCVU7ZC.SMALL.jpg hitandrepair Finished productSupplies needed:Toy bat is at hobby lobbyeBay strip leds12v 1amp power supplies1/4 cast acrylic Machines used:RouterTable sawLaser engraving machine Soldering iron The Bats After I cut them flat on one side with the table saw, I route a slot in every bat. I then laser engrave it. ...
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Sun, 13 Nov 2016 08:45:24 PST
LED Interactive Copper Etching http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Interactive-Copper-Etching/
LED Interactive Copper Etching - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FYN/A4V7/IVA4LVTP/FYNA4V7IVA4LVTP.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYN/A4V7/IVA4LVTP/FYNA4V7IVA4LVTP.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYN/A4V7/IVA4LVTP/FYNA4V7IVA4LVTP.SMALL.jpg tommo_79 I created this project as a nice memento to mark the birth of my little boy. After experimenting with a copper etching of his newborn hands and feet, I decided to take it a bit further and add electronics.Each hand and foot etched from a copper PCB forms a capacitive sensor plate. An arduino measure...
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Thu, 10 Nov 2016 03:32:05 PST
DIY INFRARED CAMERA http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-NIGHT-VISION-INFRARED-CAMERA/
DIY INFRARED CAMERA - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FN6/A8LW/IVA4VCBF/FN6A8LWIVA4VCBF.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FN6/A8LW/IVA4VCBF/FN6A8LWIVA4VCBF.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FN6/A8LW/IVA4VCBF/FN6A8LWIVA4VCBF.SMALL.jpg Astuces de Trente Secondes- This is a cool superpower. The power of seeing in the dark. Even when there is no light at all. In this tutorial, I'll show you how to achieve this ability (with the help of a little bit of technology). Watch the video After watching this video, you'll have all the knowledge necessary for this pr...
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Fri, 11 Nov 2016 09:53:43 PST
TinyDice: Professional PCBs at home http://www.instructables.com/id/TinyDice-Professional-PCBs-at-Home/
TinyDice: Professional PCBs at home - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FMJ/Z9DW/IVA5251H/FMJZ9DWIVA5251H.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FMJ/Z9DW/IVA5251H/FMJZ9DWIVA5251H.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FMJ/Z9DW/IVA5251H/FMJZ9DWIVA5251H.SMALL.jpg Emiliano Valencia What is the Tiny Dice?Simply put, TinyDice is just an electronic, Arduino compatible LED die that looks quite neat.In reality, this project was my attempt at doing things right; making an SMD circuit, a professional quality PCB, a good PCB design, and an effective code, that allows for a very energy...
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Sun, 13 Nov 2016 06:16:28 PST
Simple LED Blink Circuit http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-LED-Blink-Circuit/
Simple LED Blink Circuit - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F5P/LBC2/IVA52CJT/F5PLBC2IVA52CJT.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F5P/LBC2/IVA52CJT/F5PLBC2IVA52CJT.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F5P/LBC2/IVA52CJT/F5PLBC2IVA52CJT.SMALL.jpg RomanDz This instructable is to show you how to blink and a LED with a simple circuit. I feel like sometimes we get lost in the over complexities of micro controllers and this project is made to remind you that simple projects can still be done via analog means. What you will need This projects uses:-pe...
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Sun, 13 Nov 2016 08:04:10 PST
2 Pumpkin Bluetooth LED Activation by Motion Sensing http://www.instructables.com/id/Jack-and-Lantern-Bluetooth-Master-and-Slave-Trick-/
2 Pumpkin Bluetooth LED Activation by Motion Sensing - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FYM/8FFA/IVA4YFIB/FYM8FFAIVA4YFIB.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYM/8FFA/IVA4YFIB/FYM8FFAIVA4YFIB.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYM/8FFA/IVA4YFIB/FYM8FFAIVA4YFIB.SMALL.jpg Riftliger Have a dark spooky pathway? Do you want to scare those meddling kids off of your lawn? Or, do you just want an automated, and customizeable pumpkin lighting system? This tutorial shows how to make one pumpkin that senses the motion of an unsuspecting passer by, and sends a signal to a nearby pump...
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Fri, 11 Nov 2016 20:06:53 PST
Leslie Birchinator - Neopixel Arduino MIDI switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Leslie-Birchinator-Neopixel-Arduino-MIDI-Switch/
Leslie Birchinator - Neopixel Arduino MIDI switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FMH/R095/IVA511IM/FMHR095IVA511IM.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FMH/R095/IVA511IM/FMHR095IVA511IM.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FMH/R095/IVA511IM/FMHR095IVA511IM.SMALL.jpg caitlinsdad It's the Leslie Birchinator. Acacia missed it, it may prove poplar, knock on wood... Ok, the switch case is most likely birch.If you have ever listened to the sound of a Hammond organ playing, sometimes there is a distinctive warbly character to the sound that makes it even more special. That is whe...
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Sat, 12 Nov 2016 06:16:08 PST
Thermostat using inviot U1, an arduino compatible board http://www.instructables.com/id/Thermostat-Using-InvIoT-U1-an-Arduino-Compatible-B/
Thermostat using inviot U1, an arduino compatible board - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FCM/8HAE/IVA4KQT1/FCM8HAEIVA4KQT1.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FCM/8HAE/IVA4KQT1/FCM8HAEIVA4KQT1.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FCM/8HAE/IVA4KQT1/FCM8HAEIVA4KQT1.SMALL.jpg InvIoT By using the .InvIoT U1 .and a 4 relay arduino compatible module, I build a thermostat for heat/AC. It works with or without forced air furnace (FAN).There is an RTC clock on the U1 board and the sketch has also the ability to set up 24 zones with different temperatures. Setting up, connect rel...
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Wed, 9 Nov 2016 17:07:17 PST
Geek Clock: FiBiNo Fibonacci Binary Arduino Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Geek-Clock-FiBiNo-Fibonacci-Binary-Arduino-Clock/
Geek Clock: FiBiNo Fibonacci Binary Arduino Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FSV/UAB0/IVA4KP9O/FSVUAB0IVA4KP9O.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FSV/UAB0/IVA4KP9O/FSVUAB0IVA4KP9O.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FSV/UAB0/IVA4KP9O/FSVUAB0IVA4KP9O.SMALL.jpg tittiamo68 I am a "lover" of watches and, when I saw "The Fibonacci Clock", I wanted to make one.The "FiBiNo Clock" (Fibonacci Binary ArduiNo Clock) is a clock that displays the hours with Fibonacci method, while the minutes and the seconds with the Binary system and you have to be a geek to figure out what ti...
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Wed, 9 Nov 2016 16:30:25 PST
Multicolor Egg Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Multicolor-Egg-Lamp/
Multicolor Egg Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FBS/YQGY/IVA523EX/FBSYQGYIVA523EX.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBS/YQGY/IVA523EX/FBSYQGYIVA523EX.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBS/YQGY/IVA523EX/FBSYQGYIVA523EX.SMALL.jpg taifur Hot Glue is cool. You can make lots of fun stuff using Hot Glue. You can make jewelry, you can make box, phone case, make your circuit waterproof and you can use it as Led diffuser. Recently I made a multi-color Egg Lamp using Hot Glue. The lamp has color changing knob and by rotating the knob you c...
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Tue, 8 Nov 2016 06:42:51 PST
Sound Activated LED Ghosts http://www.instructables.com/id/Sound-Activated-LED-Ghosts/
Sound Activated LED Ghosts - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FIC/PBYU/IV0B5D9O/FICPBYUIV0B5D9O.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FIC/PBYU/IV0B5D9O/FICPBYUIV0B5D9O.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FIC/PBYU/IV0B5D9O/FICPBYUIV0B5D9O.SMALL.jpg SuperEngineerKev Be sure to check out my video on the project.If you want some more detailed instructions, I have a detailed instructions video available. Please note, it is much longer and maybe a little dry. My intent is to provide additional clear instruction to help anyone who would like to make this project. ...
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Sun, 6 Nov 2016 21:43:38 PST