Instructables: exploring - technology - led - popular http://www.instructables.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 02:51:20 PDT BLOX v1.01 Simple Led driver/Constant-current source 20 mA http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Led-driverConstant-current-source-20-mA/
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Tue, 12 Nov 2013 10:15:25 PST
Bike Dashboard http://www.instructables.com/id/Bike-Dashboard/
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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/
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Sat, 6 Jul 2013 20:26:34 PDT
Pixel Drop Ceiling http://www.instructables.com/id/Pixel-Drop-Ceiling/
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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/
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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
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
LASER diode driver http://www.instructables.com/id/LASER-diode-driver/
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Thu, 15 Aug 2013 11:38:20 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
Arduino Controlled Lighthouse http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Controlled-Lighthouse/
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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 06:13:10 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
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
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
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
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
4-Digit 7-Segment LED Display + Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/4-Digit-7-Segment-LED-Display-Arduino/
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Sat, 28 May 2011 16:54:04 PDT
Easy Under-Cabinet Lighting http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Under-Cabinet-Lighting/
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Fri, 20 Jun 2014 02:28:12 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
DIY SOLAR FLASHLIGHT http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-SOLAR-FLASHLIGHT/
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Wed, 18 Jun 2014 05:42:18 PDT
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
Voltage doubler for wind generators http://www.instructables.com/id/Voltage-doubler-for-wind-generators/
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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 22:43:32 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
Cree Flashlight Upgrade http://www.instructables.com/id/Cree-Flashlight-Upgrade/
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Fri, 6 Jun 2014 19:56:43 PDT
Augmented Water http://www.instructables.com/id/Augmented-Water/
Augmented Water - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9J/IUJI/HW6T8F6S/F9JIUJIHW6T8F6S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9J/IUJI/HW6T8F6S/F9JIUJIHW6T8F6S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9J/IUJI/HW6T8F6S/F9JIUJIHW6T8F6S.SMALL.jpg tamberg The Augmented Water device helps you save water by turning red after one Liter. The device, built by @tamberg during a water hackathon, is made from an Arduino, a flow sensor and coloured LED pixels.Videohttps://www.flickr.com/photos/tamberg/14346321456/ (thanks kiilo)In case you want to build your ...
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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
ATtiny85 POV Display http://www.instructables.com/id/ATtiny8545-POV-Display/
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 01:02:10 PDT
Attiny25/45/85 PWM generator and Servo tester! http://www.instructables.com/id/Attiny254585-PWM-generator-and-Servo-tester/
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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:51:47 PDT
Pod Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Pod-Light/
Pod Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE5/YAAX/HVQNX97H/FE5YAAXHVQNX97H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE5/YAAX/HVQNX97H/FE5YAAXHVQNX97H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE5/YAAX/HVQNX97H/FE5YAAXHVQNX97H.SMALL.jpg esouers This shadowpod is the product of a long process ofexperimentation with composition, light, and materials. After playing with fibrous material, foam, plumbing material, found objects, and wire skeletons, I came to the conclusion that pretty basic paper mache methodology was the best way to create a h...
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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/
CARDBOARD SOLAR LAMP - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR6/NTEX/HVQFCZBF/FR6NTEXHVQFCZBF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR6/NTEX/HVQFCZBF/FR6NTEXHVQFCZBF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR6/NTEX/HVQFCZBF/FR6NTEXHVQFCZBF.SMALL.jpg deba168 I made this cardboard solar lamp for reusing the waste cardboard dumped in my dustbin.Through this instructables I try to aware people about the merit of reusing papers/cardboard and adverse effects of cutting tree.Features of my lamp :1. Solar charging : I choose this option to save energy and to p...
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Wed, 28 May 2014 10:16:48 PDT
Illuminated Sign http://www.instructables.com/id/Illuminated-Sign/
Illuminated Sign - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIA/OC48/HVNFKL0H/FIAOC48HVNFKL0H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIA/OC48/HVNFKL0H/FIAOC48HVNFKL0H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIA/OC48/HVNFKL0H/FIAOC48HVNFKL0H.SMALL.jpg HeWhoMakesStuff After building a sign which used strip LEDs (link) I still had a few feet of them left. I decided to try to build a different kind of sign. I am overall happy with the design and build of it, Though I would suggest buying the best quality of plywood your budget allows. The edges show in this project...
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Mon, 26 May 2014 12:50:16 PDT
LightBuddy: A Superbright LED Necklace http://www.instructables.com/id/LightBuddy/
LightBuddy: A Superbright LED Necklace - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLX/KU1J/HVNV5MEX/FLXKU1JHVNV5MEX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLX/KU1J/HVNV5MEX/FLXKU1JHVNV5MEX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLX/KU1J/HVNV5MEX/FLXKU1JHVNV5MEX.SMALL.jpg ASCAS LightBuddy is a handy D.I.Y. LED necklace. It's a highly functional jewelry-gizmo that serves as a bright source of light. It's completely rechargeable and can be charged through any USB port.Intended Purpose:The project is ideal for illuminating dark areas for short periods of time. The 3W LED insi...
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Mon, 26 May 2014 08:55:02 PDT
Burning Lasers for Beginners http://www.instructables.com/id/Class-IIIb-or-Class-IV-Burning-Laser-for-Beginners/
Burning Lasers for Beginners - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F09/ZQ5W/HVJ3BBCF/F09ZQ5WHVJ3BBCF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F09/ZQ5W/HVJ3BBCF/F09ZQ5WHVJ3BBCF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F09/ZQ5W/HVJ3BBCF/F09ZQ5WHVJ3BBCF.SMALL.jpg MooMeat42 I don't care who you are: lasers are awesome. In this instructable, I will show you how to build a burning laser. If you're having trouble understanding the design, I will clarify any misunderstandings in the comments, but basic electronics should be understood first. I don't want this kind of power...
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Fri, 23 May 2014 15:39:06 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
Bamboo digital clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Bamboo-digital-clock/
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Sat, 10 May 2014 10:26:58 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
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
Make a Super Music system from a Old dead I Pod (with table lamp) http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Super-Music-system-from-a-Old-dead-I-Pod-wi/
Make a Super Music system from a Old dead I Pod (with table lamp) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Q/944M/HV1KS1NQ/F2Q944MHV1KS1NQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Q/944M/HV1KS1NQ/F2Q944MHV1KS1NQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Q/944M/HV1KS1NQ/F2Q944MHV1KS1NQ.SMALL.jpg Chitlange Sahas Hello everyone.This is Sahas chitlange aging 15 from INDIA . this is my instructable showing you how to create a super music system from a old dead I Pod. Every one loves music. And almost everyone would have pair of old dead I pods lying in the drawer . so why not reuse them to make a super music...
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Sun, 11 May 2014 09:48:10 PDT