Instructables: exploring - technology - led - featured http://www.instructables.com Mon, 25 May 2015 19:21:45 PDT BLOX v1.01 LED-matrix on a budget http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-matrix-on-a-budget/
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Sat, 23 May 2015 15:50:24 PDT
LED Graduation Hat http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Graduation-Hat/
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Fri, 22 May 2015 11:29:20 PDT
Dice ATTINY85 Charlieplexing http://www.instructables.com/id/Dice-ATTINY85-Charlieplexing/
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Fri, 22 May 2015 13:34:02 PDT
Soldering LED Strips to Make Shapes http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-LED-Strips-to-Make-Shapes/
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Fri, 22 May 2015 11:30:23 PDT
Hector the Hexapod: Cheapest Hexapod w/ Arm(Arduino) http://www.instructables.com/id/Hector-the-Hexapod-Cheapest-Hexapod-w-ArmArduino/
Hector the Hexapod: Cheapest Hexapod w/ Arm(Arduino) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F39/DAQH/I9YR83EB/F39DAQHI9YR83EB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F39/DAQH/I9YR83EB/F39DAQHI9YR83EB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F39/DAQH/I9YR83EB/F39DAQHI9YR83EB.SMALL.jpg Gallifray_Todd Hector is an Arduino controlled Hexapod with a robotic arm. Hectors parts include the Sparkfun/Dagu hexapod chassis, Me/Arm Phenoptix Arm, Adafruit 16-Channel Servo Driver Shield, and an Arduino. It's movements are controlled with a TV remote and IR receiver diode. Materials & Components 1. Ardu...
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Thu, 21 May 2015 17:49:06 PDT
Illuminated Rocker Switch Voltage Conversion http://www.instructables.com/id/Illuminated-Rocker-Switch-Voltage-Conversion/
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Thu, 21 May 2015 16:52:34 PDT
DIY Dog Water Alarm http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Dog-Water-Alarm/
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Thu, 21 May 2015 10:21:53 PDT
Raspberry Pi Spy Tank http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-Spy-Tank/
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Thu, 21 May 2015 07:03:54 PDT
Color Mixing LED Bracelet http://www.instructables.com/id/Color-Mixing-LED-Bracelet/
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Wed, 20 May 2015 12:37:17 PDT
Web Controlled LED Info Ticker http://www.instructables.com/id/Web-Controlled-LED-Info-Ticker/
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Mon, 18 May 2015 23:15:51 PDT
Arduino and Dremel Powered Centrifuge http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-and-Dremel-Powered-Centrifuge/
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Mon, 18 May 2015 19:12:46 PDT
Arduino-Programmable LED Infinity Mirror http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Programmable-LED-Infinity-Mirror/
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Sat, 16 May 2015 00:01:53 PDT
SmartMatrix - Dynamic LED Art Display http://www.instructables.com/id/SmartMatrix-Dynamic-LED-Art-Display/
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Sat, 16 May 2015 09:19:46 PDT
How to use a potentiometer as a voltage divider. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-use-a-potentiometer-as-a-voltage-divider/
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Thu, 14 May 2015 19:46:42 PDT
LED Polarity Checker http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Polarity-Checker/
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Thu, 14 May 2015 19:27:12 PDT
Simple Arduino LED Flag Flasher http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Arduino-LED-Flag-Flasher/
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Fri, 15 May 2015 03:50:31 PDT
RGB 4x4x4 LED Cube http://www.instructables.com/id/RGB-4x4x4-LED-Cube/
RGB 4x4x4 LED Cube - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Q/G9EX/I9O1FJ0G/F2QG9EXI9O1FJ0G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Q/G9EX/I9O1FJ0G/F2QG9EXI9O1FJ0G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Q/G9EX/I9O1FJ0G/F2QG9EXI9O1FJ0G.SMALL.jpg TECHNITES Love comes in all colors, shapes and sizes. What if you can have all the colors, packed in a perfect cube?Well, at TECHNITES we love LEDs and here we tell you how to use a bunch of RGB LEDs to create the grooviest cube ever. Gather all that you need Well, the first humans were hunters and gather...
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Thu, 14 May 2015 11:21:54 PDT
Intel Galileo Interactive LED Matrix http://www.instructables.com/id/Intel-Galileo-Interactive-LED-Matrix/
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Wed, 13 May 2015 04:40:51 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
BeamBox - A tower that glows to your commands http://www.instructables.com/id/BeamBox-A-tower-that-glows-to-your-commands/
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Tue, 12 May 2015 02:56:33 PDT
Arduino Battery Voltage Indicator http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Battery-Voltage-Indicator/
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Fri, 8 May 2015 03:32:41 PDT
Simple Miniature Joule Thief http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Miniature-Joufe-Thief/
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Thu, 7 May 2015 12:27:35 PDT
Twinkling Art with Chibitronics http://www.instructables.com/id/Twinkling-Art-with-Chibitronics/
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Wed, 6 May 2015 20:34:40 PDT
How I added a Glove Box Light to my Truck http://www.instructables.com/id/How-I-added-a-Glove-Box-Light-to-my-Truck/
How I added a Glove Box Light to my Truck - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUN/7RGM/I9CM1EEY/FUN7RGMI9CM1EEY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUN/7RGM/I9CM1EEY/FUN7RGMI9CM1EEY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUN/7RGM/I9CM1EEY/FUN7RGMI9CM1EEY.SMALL.jpg TreyC1 Intro: This is my first Instructable. Forgive the lack of images at the beginning because I was not originally going to do this, but a classmate suggested that I start making these. This instructible will not be a one-fix, no-brainer solution for all; you will need some creativity if you want to dup...
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Wed, 6 May 2015 18:46:41 PDT
64x16 RED LED Marquee http://www.instructables.com/id/64x16-RED-LED-Marquee/
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Wed, 6 May 2015 10:13:32 PDT
Interactive Mood Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Interactive-Mood-Lamp/
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Tue, 5 May 2015 19:50:34 PDT
The Fibonacci Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Fibonacci-Clock/
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Tue, 5 May 2015 18:05:14 PDT
LED UV Ship Bar http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-UV-Ship-Bar/
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Wed, 6 May 2015 00:15:17 PDT
Smart LED Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Smart-LED-Lights/
Smart LED Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZL/X5ZZ/I92LTYZ2/FZLX5ZZI92LTYZ2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZL/X5ZZ/I92LTYZ2/FZLX5ZZI92LTYZ2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZL/X5ZZ/I92LTYZ2/FZLX5ZZI92LTYZ2.SMALL.jpg joshtlawson I recently finished up a bunk bed project for my kids. Being an engineer I was eagerly looking for a "problem" that needed an overly complex solution. Besides, it's obvious that young children sleep better with unfettered access to a light slightly brighter than a collapsed sun.I'd had my eye on Ada...
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Sat, 2 May 2015 17:16:47 PDT
Fading RGB Keyboard Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Fading-RGB-Keyboard-Light/
Fading RGB Keyboard Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD3/51OT/I95GSBGX/FD351OTI95GSBGX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD3/51OT/I95GSBGX/FD351OTI95GSBGX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD3/51OT/I95GSBGX/FD351OTI95GSBGX.SMALL.jpg PopsicleGhoul Old electronics are widely available and can usually be recycled into cool gadgets and incorporated into other projects. This Instructable will go through the process of using an old scanner to make a fading rainbow keyboard light. The inspiration for this project came when I was playing with the ...
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Fri, 1 May 2015 14:00:14 PDT
Brobot: The Emotionally Responsive Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Emotionally-Responsive-Robot/
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Thu, 30 Apr 2015 18:18:55 PDT
LEDJ http://www.instructables.com/id/LEDJ/
LEDJ - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX5/9R4X/I93F83RV/FX59R4XI93F83RV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX5/9R4X/I93F83RV/FX59R4XI93F83RV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX5/9R4X/I93F83RV/FX59R4XI93F83RV.SMALL.jpg vespinoza0391 This instructable was created in fulfillment of the project requirement of the Makecourse at the University of South Florida (www.makecourse.com) Hardware Arduino MegaArduino IDE 1.0.5Elechouse MP3 shield V1.3IR SensorIR remote Remote and sensor I used that is compatible to my codehttp://www.ebay...
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Thu, 30 Apr 2015 02:42:03 PDT
Arduino - Blinking LED http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Blinking-LED/
Arduino - Blinking LED - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3D/85OF/I8ZQZN8Y/F3D85OFI8ZQZN8Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3D/85OF/I8ZQZN8Y/F3D85OFI8ZQZN8Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3D/85OF/I8ZQZN8Y/F3D85OFI8ZQZN8Y.SMALL.jpg Maccattack213 The ‘Hello World!’ of Arduino, it’s the Blinking LED!If you asked neigh any Arduino user what the first program they wrote was [For Arduino], chances are they would tell you it was this. All you need to get started is: - Arduino [I used a UNO, but any will do]- An LED A resistor [There are many cal...
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Tue, 28 Apr 2015 01:15:42 PDT
LED Spiked Collar http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Spiked-Collar/
LED Spiked Collar - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6C/GIQ4/I8OBFNC4/F6CGIQ4I8OBFNC4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6C/GIQ4/I8OBFNC4/F6CGIQ4I8OBFNC4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6C/GIQ4/I8OBFNC4/F6CGIQ4I8OBFNC4.SMALL.jpg joshua.brooks Ever had the thought, "spiked collars are just so plain and boring"? Yeah, me too. That's why I decided to spruce things up a bit by creating a light-up animated spiked collar, perfect for use at Burning Man, or at weddings, or on Tuesdays.This one can optionally be connected to a motion sensor to m...
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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 21:15:30 PDT
battery clip LED tester. http://www.instructables.com/id/battery-clip-LED-tester/
battery clip LED tester. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4H/1YEB/I8OBDUAP/F4H1YEBI8OBDUAP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4H/1YEB/I8OBDUAP/F4H1YEBI8OBDUAP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4H/1YEB/I8OBDUAP/F4H1YEBI8OBDUAP.SMALL.jpg louisc2 have you ever put together a circuit and after finishing you find your LED doesn't work? well with this Instructable that will never happen again! I present to you the Battery clip LED tester. Components: Components: female header pins 1k resistorperfboard9v battery clipTools: soldering ironsolde...
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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 06:09:38 PDT
Circuit Tiles! http://www.instructables.com/id/Circuit-Tiles/
Circuit Tiles! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCI/WTYJ/I8K13MM4/FCIWTYJI8K13MM4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCI/WTYJ/I8K13MM4/FCIWTYJI8K13MM4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCI/WTYJ/I8K13MM4/FCIWTYJI8K13MM4.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab For all the wee Edisons and Teslas to be, circuit tiles are the best! These are a great way to introduce people to circuits in a fun, ridiculous, iterative way. This is great for just one person exploring or an entire class working together. And your collection can keep growing over time! It's like ...
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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:29:11 PDT
Programmable Wearable Arc Reactor http://www.instructables.com/id/Programmable-Wearable-Arc-Reactor/
Programmable Wearable Arc Reactor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHW/X9UW/I8FQZ4A3/FHWX9UWI8FQZ4A3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHW/X9UW/I8FQZ4A3/FHWX9UWI8FQZ4A3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHW/X9UW/I8FQZ4A3/FHWX9UWI8FQZ4A3.SMALL.jpg JonBush This Instructable stems from another that I made when I needed a quick and cheap halloween costume. It was a simple circuit of a button cell and LEDs in a paper housing. You can find more on it at http://www.instructables.com/id/Poor-Mans-Arc-Reactor-Costume/. Since that time I started messing ar...
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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 12:40:59 PDT
8x8x8 RGB LED-Cube http://www.instructables.com/id/8x8x8-RGB-LED-Cube-1/
8x8x8 RGB LED-Cube - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2K/Y8AJ/I8CW3VP6/F2KY8AJI8CW3VP6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2K/Y8AJ/I8CW3VP6/F2KY8AJI8CW3VP6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2K/Y8AJ/I8CW3VP6/F2KY8AJI8CW3VP6.SMALL.jpg Michalsky 8x8x8 RGB-Cube with an Arduino micro controller.Etch own circuit boards using as less wires as possible. Steps are explained in following order:Bill of material and all you will need for this project Files & data sheets Understanding the schematics How to etch multilayer circuit boards How to build ...
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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 10:39:14 PDT
Interactive LED Beer Pong Table 2.0 (BPT X5) http://www.instructables.com/id/Interactive-LED-Beer-Pong-Table-20/
Interactive LED Beer Pong Table 2.0 (BPT X5) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIS/2U04/I7VQT2ES/FIS2U04I7VQT2ES.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIS/2U04/I7VQT2ES/FIS2U04I7VQT2ES.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIS/2U04/I7VQT2ES/FIS2U04I7VQT2ES.SMALL.jpg Regax Due to popular demand, I have created a new and improved version of my original Interactive LED Beer Pong Table! These tables are one-of-a-kind projects that are quite rewarding to create! The original table won the grand prize in the FSL Contest here on Instructables, it won a sec...
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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 01:46:30 PDT
FM radio with "old style" LED Bargraph Frequency display http://www.instructables.com/id/arduino-fm-radio-with-LED-bar-graph/
FM radio with "old style" LED Bargraph Frequency display - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAY/V1AO/I8J9X2RH/FAYV1AOI8J9X2RH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAY/V1AO/I8J9X2RH/FAYV1AOI8J9X2RH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAY/V1AO/I8J9X2RH/FAYV1AOI8J9X2RH.SMALL.jpg Thorsten Singer Update 16.04.2015just thought how would a "cool" kit look a like, so I get an altoids tin box eat all the thinks inside and put all necassary parts inside. ;) a new project from good old Germany.I got some of those very popular FM radio modules at banggood.com, and was thinking how to use them.I fou...
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Sat, 11 Apr 2015 14:27:58 PDT
LaserOscope http://www.instructables.com/id/LaserOscope/
LaserOscope - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F22/JXCF/I88LKPBR/F22JXCFI88LKPBR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F22/JXCF/I88LKPBR/F22JXCFI88LKPBR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F22/JXCF/I88LKPBR/F22JXCFI88LKPBR.SMALL.jpg KRA5H Build a laser oscilloscope using Lego, littleBits, Erector set, and the Kano Computer. In honor of The International Year of Light I’ll demonstrate how use the Kano computer to drive a littleBits motor with an optical coupler, or optocoupler. An optocoupler, according to Wikipedia, "is a component t...
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Wed, 8 Apr 2015 11:42:54 PDT
SparkTruck's Simple Circuit Town! http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Circuit-Town/
SparkTruck's Simple Circuit Town! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F99/A9SB/I7MXWBYT/F99A9SBI7MXWBYT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F99/A9SB/I7MXWBYT/F99A9SBI7MXWBYT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F99/A9SB/I7MXWBYT/F99A9SBI7MXWBYT.SMALL.jpg SparkTruck This workshop explores imagining a city, sketching the city, building the city using cardboard and tape and then illuminating the city with LED lights. In about 2 hours, this project covers topics ranging from geometry, simple circuits and urban design, all through a fun hands-on experience that inc...
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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 19:27:13 PST
Arduino LED Audio Spectrum http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-LED-Audio-Spectrum/
Arduino LED Audio Spectrum - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ1/8ESS/I84H1TEC/FJ18ESSI84H1TEC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ1/8ESS/I84H1TEC/FJ18ESSI84H1TEC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ1/8ESS/I84H1TEC/FJ18ESSI84H1TEC.SMALL.jpg aprice27 This is a guide using Arduino Uno to display the audio waveform of your music using a matrix of LEDs (Light emitting diodes). Gathering your materials This is a list of all the materials you will need1. Arduino Uno (or cheaper alternative)2. Spectrum Shield (you may have to buy headers and solder...
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Mon, 6 Apr 2015 00:57:13 PDT
32x32 RGB LED Plasma w/ STM32F4. http://www.instructables.com/id/32x32-RGB-LED-Plasma-w-STM32F4/
32x32 RGB LED Plasma w/ STM32F4. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZR/XQK1/I7W1UYTI/FZRXQK1I7W1UYTI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZR/XQK1/I7W1UYTI/FZRXQK1I7W1UYTI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZR/XQK1/I7W1UYTI/FZRXQK1I7W1UYTI.SMALL.jpg PhilipM4 There are already a few tutorials out there showing how to control a 32x32 RGB LED display.This project has some slight variations with the following features: Based on a STM32F401RE eval board Software BSP generated by STM32CubeMX (v1.4.0 used here, newer version might need changes in the source...
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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 22:15:05 PDT
Emergency Lighting System http://www.instructables.com/id/Emergency-Lighting-System/
Emergency Lighting System - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDI/HDCX/I7W1RCVC/FDIHDCXI7W1RCVC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDI/HDCX/I7W1RCVC/FDIHDCXI7W1RCVC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDI/HDCX/I7W1RCVC/FDIHDCXI7W1RCVC.SMALL.jpg DIY Hacks and How Tos Many people keep a supply of candles and flashlights on hand for when the power goes out. But you still have to find your way around in the dark to get them. In situations like this, it might be helpful to have some kind of emergency lighting system that would automatically turn on when the power go...
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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:29:13 PDT
LED Poster with ATtiny45 Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/ATtiny45-LED-Poster/
LED Poster with ATtiny45 Controller - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/RRR5/I7SVWMO4/FH2RRR5I7SVWMO4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/RRR5/I7SVWMO4/FH2RRR5I7SVWMO4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/RRR5/I7SVWMO4/FH2RRR5I7SVWMO4.SMALL.jpg comsa42 My highschool has a program where students can tutor other students. I got involved as a tutee, then a peer tutor. Everyone I've taught has found the program really helpful, so I decided to promote the program even further by building an LED poster!To control the flashing of the LEDs, this poster ha...
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Sun, 29 Mar 2015 16:59:46 PDT
Arduino 2 player game http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-2-player-game/
Arduino 2 player game - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWI/GF1R/I7MY778U/FWIGF1RI7MY778U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWI/GF1R/I7MY778U/FWIGF1RI7MY778U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWI/GF1R/I7MY778U/FWIGF1RI7MY778U.SMALL.jpg ibenkos In this project I`m going to show you how to make a two player pong game with a Nokia 5110 LCD that is controlled by an Arduino UNO. The game can easily be switched on single player to. Parts Here is a list of parts that i used to make this project Beadboard Arduino UNO Jumper wires (male to mal...
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Sun, 29 Mar 2015 15:21:25 PDT
Fiber Optic Panel Star Ceiling http://www.instructables.com/id/Fiber-Optic-Panel-Star-Ceiling/
Fiber Optic Panel Star Ceiling - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FID/P3PF/I7SVQJ6U/FIDP3PFI7SVQJ6U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FID/P3PF/I7SVQJ6U/FIDP3PFI7SVQJ6U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FID/P3PF/I7SVQJ6U/FIDP3PFI7SVQJ6U.SMALL.jpg Aron Hoekstra For my wife & I, a dream of ours has always been to have a home theater to watch movies with our family. This past winter we've finally been able to make it a reality. We had our basement finished and in doing so, I planned a good sized room to be our home theater. In the planning phases, my wife fo...
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Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:50:54 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
Musical Visual Mania(Edited) http://www.instructables.com/id/Musical-Visual-Mania/
Musical Visual Mania(Edited) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQC/ZLXX/I7RGBXWS/FQCZLXXI7RGBXWS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQC/ZLXX/I7RGBXWS/FQCZLXXI7RGBXWS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQC/ZLXX/I7RGBXWS/FQCZLXXI7RGBXWS.SMALL.jpg Greenthorn Music-CoolLED's-GreatMusic+LED's-AWESOME...!This project is all about techie show-off. Here I'll show you how to design and develop your own Audio-Visual Showdown. In this Instructable we'll make an Android application which plays your selected songs in a random manner and send instructions to micro...
By: Greenthorn

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:01:52 PDT