Instructables: exploring - technology - led - featured http://www.instructables.com Tue, 7 Jul 2015 06:46:33 PDT BLOX v1.01 Arduino Button with no resistor http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Button-with-no-resistor/
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Wed, 1 Jul 2015 17:08:45 PDT
Arduino Distance Sensors http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Distance-Sensors/
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By: cornelam

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Wed, 1 Jul 2015 19:38:03 PDT
Bike wheel induction safety light http://www.instructables.com/id/Bike-wheel-induction-safety-light/
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Thu, 2 Jul 2015 03:52:17 PDT
Data Lantern http://www.instructables.com/id/Data-Lantern/
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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:09:59 PDT
How to use a Breadboard (with example) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-use-a-Breadboard-with-example/
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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 01:40:41 PDT
Raspberry Pi 2 DIY LED LAN device counter http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-2-DIY-LED-LAN-device-counter/
Raspberry Pi 2 DIY LED LAN device counter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1V/Y6OS/IBHSH9LQ/F1VY6OSIBHSH9LQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1V/Y6OS/IBHSH9LQ/F1VY6OSIBHSH9LQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1V/Y6OS/IBHSH9LQ/F1VY6OSIBHSH9LQ.SMALL.jpg zerblatt007 Do you know how many devices are on your local network? That is what we where wondering at our hackerspace HackBergen. Yes, there are available programs and Apps to scan your network, but we can also scan with the Raspberry Pi (RPi) and show the result on a set of 7-segment displays.These look cool,...
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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 15:41:57 PDT
Enzo the Bedside Lamp Bot http://www.instructables.com/id/Enzo-the-Bedside-Lamp-Bot/
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Thu, 25 Jun 2015 02:04:53 PDT
Rainbow Neo Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Rainbow-Neo-Clock/
Rainbow Neo Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOM/WTWP/IBAA9DDT/FOMWTWPIBAA9DDT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOM/WTWP/IBAA9DDT/FOMWTWPIBAA9DDT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOM/WTWP/IBAA9DDT/FOMWTWPIBAA9DDT.SMALL.jpg tdonoclift This clock was made as a gift but I was so happy with it that I thought I'd make an instructable for it. The clock uses 2 Neo Pixel Rings from Adafruit Industries as well as the Arduino Pro Mini microcontroller and a DS1307 Real Time Clock (RTC) to keep accurate time. The time can be set when upload...
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Wed, 24 Jun 2015 05:16:06 PDT
Rivet LEDs for a blinking vest http://www.instructables.com/id/Rivet-LEDs-for-a-blinking-vest/
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Sun, 21 Jun 2015 08:11:22 PDT
LED Illuminated Safety Glasses http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Illuminated-Safety-Glasses/
LED Illuminated Safety Glasses - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJB/HGZB/IB4A8JX7/FJBHGZBIB4A8JX7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJB/HGZB/IB4A8JX7/FJBHGZBIB4A8JX7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJB/HGZB/IB4A8JX7/FJBHGZBIB4A8JX7.SMALL.jpg bjkayani Have you ever been in a situation where you just have to wear safety glasses but find it difficult to see clearly due to unclear lens or lack of lighting. Well i have been in such situations and i wanted a fix. So i came up with this simple yet innovative idea of the LED Illuminated Safety GogglesIt...
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Sun, 21 Jun 2015 00:19:43 PDT
Under bed LED lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Under-bed-LED-lights/
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Fri, 19 Jun 2015 08:51:15 PDT
Colour Changing LED Night Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Colour-Changing-LED-Night-Light/
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Thu, 18 Jun 2015 07:55:42 PDT
ARENA | PLAY http://www.instructables.com/id/ARENA-PLAY/
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Wed, 17 Jun 2015 18:16:10 PDT
Heat-Variable Fan Controller with Custom Aluminum Enclosure http://www.instructables.com/id/Heat-Variable-Fan-Controller-with-Custom-Aluminum-/
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Tue, 16 Jun 2015 21:27:19 PDT
Arduino Party Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Party-Lights/
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Mon, 15 Jun 2015 10:03:45 PDT
LED Tree with DigiSpark http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Tree-with-DigiSpark/
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Sun, 14 Jun 2015 16:25:58 PDT
short, short circuit tester http://www.instructables.com/id/short-short-circuit-tester/
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Sun, 14 Jun 2015 00:32:18 PDT
Replacing Old Flashlight Bulb With LED http://www.instructables.com/id/Replacing-Old-Flashlight-Bulb-With-LED/
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Sat, 13 Jun 2015 02:10:14 PDT
How to make a simple Electric Circuit http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-simple-Electric-Circuit/
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Thu, 11 Jun 2015 12:10:42 PDT
Light your scarf up with LED fairy wire! http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-your-scarf-up-with-LED-fairy-wire/
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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:29:27 PDT
Color Invaders http://www.instructables.com/id/Color-Invaders/
Color Invaders - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJL/S0YM/IAR36P8G/FJLS0YMIAR36P8G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJL/S0YM/IAR36P8G/FJLS0YMIAR36P8G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJL/S0YM/IAR36P8G/FJLS0YMIAR36P8G.SMALL.jpg JColvin91 Hello!This is a fun little project that I was recently inspired to try out by Hamster's own Colour Invaders project. As the name suggests, it is similar in design to the classic Space Invaders game or (more similarly) the Casio's Number Invaders on the calculator. The idea behind the game is that di...
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Wed, 10 Jun 2015 12:54:37 PDT
Automatic LED night light (Using 555 timer) http://www.instructables.com/id/Automatic-LED-night-light-Using-555-timer/
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Wed, 10 Jun 2015 12:37:56 PDT
LED Plexiglass Art http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Plexiglass-Art/
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Tue, 9 Jun 2015 13:22:21 PDT
Arduino LED Matrix http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Arduino-Matrix/
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Thu, 4 Jun 2015 15:26:07 PDT
How to make a Bluetooth Speaker http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Bluetooth-Speaker/
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Mon, 8 Jun 2015 07:25:21 PDT
Electro-Luminescent Thigh Pad http://www.instructables.com/id/Electro-Luminescent-Thigh-Pad/
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Thu, 4 Jun 2015 11:20:15 PDT
Madonna's Disco Ball http://www.instructables.com/id/Madonnas-Disco-Ball/
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Sat, 6 Jun 2015 07:29:17 PDT
Make A Joule Thief Coil Without A Ferrite Toroid http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-A-Joule-Thief-Coil-Without-A-Ferrite-Toroid/
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Wed, 3 Jun 2015 16:06:41 PDT
How to make Simple LED USB light http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-Simple-LED-USB-light/
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Mon, 1 Jun 2015 02:20:53 PDT
Toe Saver Night Light (Auto Under Bed Light) http://www.instructables.com/id/Toe-Saver-Night-Light-Auto-Under-Bed-Light/
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Sun, 31 May 2015 21:00:36 PDT
Instamorph LED Mood Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Instamorph-LED-Mood-Light/
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By: UBuilder

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Sun, 31 May 2015 15:31:13 PDT
Ikea Hack: Moonlighting Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Ikea-Hack-Moonlighting-Lamp/
Ikea Hack: Moonlighting Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNP/A9SK/IABOHM5P/FNPA9SKIABOHM5P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNP/A9SK/IABOHM5P/FNPA9SKIABOHM5P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNP/A9SK/IABOHM5P/FNPA9SKIABOHM5P.SMALL.jpg Sake of Making The Moonlighting Lamp is a glorified nightlight that changes brightness based on proximity. Most nightlights use a motion sensor to detect someone's presence and abruptly turn on. The Moonlighting Lamp uses a proximity sensor to detect someone's presence and calmly illuminates as they approach. If y...
By: Sake of Making

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Sun, 31 May 2015 10:34:55 PDT
Magic Instamorph Mushrooms http://www.instructables.com/id/Magic-Instamorph-Mushrooms/
Magic Instamorph Mushrooms - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F94/K6VF/IAAG5P33/F94K6VFIAAG5P33.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F94/K6VF/IAAG5P33/F94K6VFIAAG5P33.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F94/K6VF/IAAG5P33/F94K6VFIAAG5P33.SMALL.jpg ceejwells Instamorph is a plastic product that you heat with boiling water and form into whatever you want. This was an experiment to see what kind of magic I could bring out of this product. What is more magic than mushrooms? Instamorphing I used a ceramic bowl and poured in the package of Instamorph. It ...
By: ceejwells

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Sat, 30 May 2015 11:38:11 PDT
Controlling An LED Matrix http://www.instructables.com/id/Controlling-An-LED-Matrix/
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By: push_reset

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Fri, 29 May 2015 11:02:59 PDT
3D Printer Enclosure / Maker Space http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printer-Enclosure-Maker-Space/
3D Printer Enclosure / Maker Space - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEU/Z52Y/IA57XFPQ/FEUZ52YIA57XFPQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEU/Z52Y/IA57XFPQ/FEUZ52YIA57XFPQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEU/Z52Y/IA57XFPQ/FEUZ52YIA57XFPQ.SMALL.jpg JJPowelly Here's a video describing my enclosure and all the designs and prints that went into it... Watch this first so you can get an idea of the overall concept, design and features before I go into a step-by-step Instructable on how to build it. (Sorry in advance, but I kinda get off track in the video wi...
By: JJPowelly

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Thu, 28 May 2015 02:34:05 PDT
Neopixel Xbox Red Ring of Death Flying Disc http://www.instructables.com/id/Neopixel-Xbox-Red-Ring-of-Death-Flying-Disc/
Neopixel Xbox Red Ring of Death Flying Disc - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAV/W2QP/IA81NCVU/FAVW2QPIA81NCVU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAV/W2QP/IA81NCVU/FAVW2QPIA81NCVU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAV/W2QP/IA81NCVU/FAVW2QPIA81NCVU.SMALL.jpg caitlinsdad As an indication of general failure, Xbox gaming machines have the Red Ring of Death as shown by the red lights on the front panel. For Windows pc users, there is the BSOD, Blue Screen of Death. For Mac users, there is the...wait, you bas.....Use a small Adafruit Trinket Attiny85 based microcontroll...
By: caitlinsdad

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Thu, 28 May 2015 07:57:27 PDT
The Dancing LED http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Dancing-LED/
The Dancing LED - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC6/VE8P/IA594ZN1/FC6VE8PIA594ZN1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC6/VE8P/IA594ZN1/FC6VE8PIA594ZN1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC6/VE8P/IA594ZN1/FC6VE8PIA594ZN1.SMALL.jpg ghowzu Hello everyone,Not so long ago (for the first time) I had a great time in Alun-alun Kidul Yogyakarta, Indonesia. There I saw many things that beautifully glow. From Tron-like small pedicab with bunch of LEDs strip on it, wearable glowing t-shirt, giant LED screen, and the likes. But none of them rea...
By: ghowzu

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Thu, 28 May 2015 07:25:28 PDT
Free-form Soldering LED Tree http://www.instructables.com/id/Free-form-Soldering-LED-Tree/
Free-form Soldering LED Tree - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX4/BSK6/IA6M94NP/FX4BSK6IA6M94NP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX4/BSK6/IA6M94NP/FX4BSK6IA6M94NP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX4/BSK6/IA6M94NP/FX4BSK6IA6M94NP.SMALL.jpg CarlS This is a fun free-form soldering project for the holidays. It uses two flip-flop circuits to light up 16 LEDs, and you can arrange them any way you would like. This Instructable will show a (sort of) tree shape.Free-form soldering does not use a circuit board. The components are soldered directl...
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Wed, 27 May 2015 11:53:44 PDT
Led Cube 5x5x5 - A small student project. http://www.instructables.com/id/Led-Cube-5x5x5-A-small-student-project/
Led Cube 5x5x5 - A small student project. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWK/QA4A/IA6M4PHJ/FWKQA4AIA6M4PHJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWK/QA4A/IA6M4PHJ/FWKQA4AIA6M4PHJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWK/QA4A/IA6M4PHJ/FWKQA4AIA6M4PHJ.SMALL.jpg alexander.herlin Introduction:We are two students on our second year of a Bachelor Programme in Software Development.This is a small guide on how to make a 5x5x5 LED cube. The purpose of the project was to learn some basics about working with Arduino. This project was the first that let us work with any kind of hard...
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Wed, 27 May 2015 05:25:19 PDT
Arduino Binary Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Binary-Clock-2/
Arduino Binary Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2L/3YDY/IA56V2R1/F2L3YDYIA56V2R1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2L/3YDY/IA56V2R1/F2L3YDYIA56V2R1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2L/3YDY/IA56V2R1/F2L3YDYIA56V2R1.SMALL.jpg Clapoti I've finally made it, the binary clock the people around me heard me talked about for so long. I was trying to make this during the last christmas break, but time was lacking, I changed jobs 2 times in the last 6 months... so things were a bit hectic, but now everything is fine and I did it :)I don...
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Tue, 26 May 2015 09:53:12 PDT
LED-matrix on a budget http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-matrix-on-a-budget/
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By: lmaywald

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Sat, 23 May 2015 15:50:24 PDT
LED Graduation Hat http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Graduation-Hat/
LED Graduation Hat - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSV/2DOB/I9YBYOJ3/FSV2DOBI9YBYOJ3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSV/2DOB/I9YBYOJ3/FSV2DOBI9YBYOJ3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSV/2DOB/I9YBYOJ3/FSV2DOBI9YBYOJ3.SMALL.jpg kaitlyn1franz For all of those graduates or almost graduates who have either had or will have graduation soon, Congratulations!My roommate just graduated from the Washington State University College of Apparel Merchandising Design and Textiles, with a degree in fashion merchandising. As most families of graduates...
By: kaitlyn1franz

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Fri, 22 May 2015 11:29:20 PDT
Dice ATTINY85 Charlieplexing http://www.instructables.com/id/Dice-ATTINY85-Charlieplexing/
Dice ATTINY85 Charlieplexing - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7N/SX9Y/I9YC0L99/F7NSX9YI9YC0L99.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7N/SX9Y/I9YC0L99/F7NSX9YI9YC0L99.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7N/SX9Y/I9YC0L99/F7NSX9YI9YC0L99.SMALL.jpg Darduino (right dice was the first one)Tutorial for a DIY dice with Attiny85, Tilt sensor, Charlieplexing, Crystal resin.it's easy way to build your own little electronic dice for good price.French version on my blogInventory list Attiny 85 with socket Tilt sensor Led 39 ohms resistors Crystal resinglos...
By: Darduino

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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/
Soldering LED Strips to Make Shapes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0I/6WEJ/I9YBYWR6/F0I6WEJI9YBYWR6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0I/6WEJ/I9YBYWR6/F0I6WEJI9YBYWR6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0I/6WEJ/I9YBYWR6/F0I6WEJI9YBYWR6.SMALL.jpg kaitlyn1franz I wrote this instructable as a supplement to my instructions on making an LED Graduation Hat. I had never soldered LED strips before and it occured to me that more people who want to make the hat may have minimal or no soldering experience. Before I get started I have to say, I am by no means an exp...
By: kaitlyn1franz

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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...
By: Gallifray_Todd

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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/
Illuminated Rocker Switch Voltage Conversion - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2K/CTE7/I9YR7NZ8/F2KCTE7I9YR7NZ8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2K/CTE7/I9YR7NZ8/F2KCTE7I9YR7NZ8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2K/CTE7/I9YR7NZ8/F2KCTE7I9YR7NZ8.SMALL.jpg Onyx Ibex I am working on building a electric drift trike and wanted a switch for the electronics. Unfortunately, most DC switches around 48V tend to be either costly or not at all what I wanted (meaning did not include an internal light). I had this illuminated blue rocker switch sitting around but it was de...
By: Onyx Ibex

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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/
DIY Dog Water Alarm - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGU/GOJV/I9WTT2E2/FGUGOJVI9WTT2E2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGU/GOJV/I9WTT2E2/FGUGOJVI9WTT2E2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGU/GOJV/I9WTT2E2/FGUGOJVI9WTT2E2.SMALL.jpg Funguypro welcome this is a very simple project for beginners but also very fun for expert's. Parts You will need some simple parts1) Arduino2) Resistor3) Led or Buzzer4) A few wire's Build The Build Is Easy.Look through the pictures there is pretty much no explanation needed other than the two contacts...
By: Funguypro

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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/
Raspberry Pi Spy Tank - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP6/ZAJ6/I9Y1I08J/FP6ZAJ6I9Y1I08J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP6/ZAJ6/I9Y1I08J/FP6ZAJ6I9Y1I08J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP6/ZAJ6/I9Y1I08J/FP6ZAJ6I9Y1I08J.SMALL.jpg mkarvonen I got a first prize from PI/E day contest. (yaayyy. Thanks for all the awesome voters!!!)I would like to reward the first 10 people to contact me. I have 10 pieces of 3 month PRO membership codes to giveaway. Write a comment to this project or send me a message and tell me why you should get a free ...
By: mkarvonen

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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/
Color Mixing LED Bracelet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWX/AT7R/I9UE872B/FWXAT7RI9UE872B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWX/AT7R/I9UE872B/FWXAT7RI9UE872B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWX/AT7R/I9UE872B/FWXAT7RI9UE872B.SMALL.jpg push_reset This project can be a good introduction to soft circuits and how to build a basic circuit. It uses conductive thread, CNC cut conductive fabric and resistive plastic, or Velostat. An RGB LED is sewn in to the bird design as it's eye and changes color when it is on and the three homemade pressure sen...
By: push_reset

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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/
Web Controlled LED Info Ticker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ6/U7B0/I9UDLHG3/FQ6U7B0I9UDLHG3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ6/U7B0/I9UDLHG3/FQ6U7B0I9UDLHG3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ6/U7B0/I9UDLHG3/FQ6U7B0I9UDLHG3.SMALL.jpg adamwatters This project was a collaboration with my roommate, friend, and fellow hacker rishi2. Living in New York, we both use public transportation daily, so we thought it would be cool to have a ticker to display bus and subway times from the internet. This is the result. Wiring It Up - Overview and Sourc...
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Mon, 18 May 2015 23:15:51 PDT