Instructables: exploring - technology - led - popular http://www.instructables.com Sat, 1 Aug 2015 01:29:24 PDT BLOX v1.01 Control RGB lights from Android with Arduino & Bluetooth LE (BLE) http://www.instructables.com/id/Control-RGB-lights-from-Android-with-Arduino-Bluet/
Control RGB lights from Android with Arduino & Bluetooth LE (BLE) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUP/CGKB/HVJ3AFP9/FUPCGKBHVJ3AFP9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUP/CGKB/HVJ3AFP9/FUPCGKBHVJ3AFP9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUP/CGKB/HVJ3AFP9/FUPCGKBHVJ3AFP9.SMALL.jpg danasf I've seen a lot of Kickstarter projects featuring the new Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy standard and a number of Bluetooth LE (BLE) enabled Arduino clones coming to market, but many of these projects still seem to be somewhere in the production process and I couldn't find a lot of practical information a...
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Wed, 18 Dec 2013 12:42:25 PST
ThunderVUmeter http://www.instructables.com/id/ThunderVUmeter/
ThunderVUmeter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTJ/CXHN/ICN7G6Q6/FTJCXHNICN7G6Q6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTJ/CXHN/ICN7G6Q6/FTJCXHNICN7G6Q6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTJ/CXHN/ICN7G6Q6/FTJCXHNICN7G6Q6.SMALL.jpg VicenzaThunders This project was created accidentally by doing some tests with RGB LEDs and and TLC5940s, between various combinations and strange color effects tests, we had the idea to connect the audio jack to the microcontroller to try to synchronize the music with colors. The result immediately seemed great, e...
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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 08:57:26 PDT
LUX - an external power button http://www.instructables.com/id/LUX-an-external-power-button/
LUX - an external power button - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWR/B5KD/ICM6ZM6C/FWRB5KDICM6ZM6C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWR/B5KD/ICM6ZM6C/FWRB5KDICM6ZM6C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWR/B5KD/ICM6ZM6C/FWRB5KDICM6ZM6C.SMALL.jpg PerfectPixel It's a lazy afternoon, and you sit down to turn your computer on, you either: a) you have to bend down and press the power button, or b) you have a laptop - this isn't for you.Especially where my (desktop) computer is located; under my desk and out of sight; bending down to press that power button i...
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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:44:09 PDT
GETTING STARTED WITH HOME AUTOMATION SYSTEM. http://www.instructables.com/id/GETTING-STARTED-WITH-HOME-AUTOMATION-SYSTEM/
GETTING STARTED WITH HOME AUTOMATION SYSTEM. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ6/6WYO/ICG28U94/FJ66WYOICG28U94.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ6/6WYO/ICG28U94/FJ66WYOICG28U94.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ6/6WYO/ICG28U94/FJ66WYOICG28U94.SMALL.jpg appytechie WARNING : THIS PROJECT WILL CAUSES EXCITEMENT WHICH MAY BE INJURIOUS TO HEALTH.So here I am with another fun Instructables controlling led through voice using Arduino via Bluetooth module (HC 05). So this Instructables can be treated as the basics of home automation system. This will be useful if y...
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Fri, 24 Jul 2015 07:31:51 PDT
VU Meter Speakers http://www.instructables.com/id/VU-Meter-Speakers/
VU Meter Speakers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBA/60M8/IC6IHKCG/FBA60M8IC6IHKCG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBA/60M8/IC6IHKCG/FBA60M8IC6IHKCG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBA/60M8/IC6IHKCG/FBA60M8IC6IHKCG.SMALL.jpg IamTeknik A VU meter is a standard measuring instrument which measures volume in audio equipment. If you open up your recording devices on Windows, you can see a digital Volume Unit (VU) meter which shows the audio level. You get analog and digital displays and each level is typically marked off with a dB val...
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Sat, 18 Jul 2015 20:34:42 PDT
DIY Hi-Fi: Vintage Receiver Repair and Modification http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Hi-Fi-Vintage-Receiver-Repair-and-Modificatio/
DIY Hi-Fi: Vintage Receiver Repair and Modification - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV7/H37J/HCJOGEEM/FV7H37JHCJOGEEM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV7/H37J/HCJOGEEM/FV7H37JHCJOGEEM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV7/H37J/HCJOGEEM/FV7H37JHCJOGEEM.SMALL.jpg JoeBeau The amplifier in an audio system serves as the central command unit in a way, as it takes the audio from the source, amplifies it, and sends it to the speakers. A receiver, or integrated amplifier, is even more involved in its role, as it has source selectors, speaker selectors, equalizers, and ofte...
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Sun, 3 Feb 2013 15:10:35 PST
Taking Basic Electronics to the Internet (IoT) http://www.instructables.com/id/Taking-Basic-Electronics-to-the-Internet-IoT/
Taking Basic Electronics to the Internet (IoT) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/OT9O/ICBRWZ54/FR4OT9OICBRWZ54.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/OT9O/ICBRWZ54/FR4OT9OICBRWZ54.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/OT9O/ICBRWZ54/FR4OT9OICBRWZ54.SMALL.jpg LightBug After experimenting and having fun with IoT using a Spark Core, I realized I could add a series of tutorials up on Instructables. So this instructable is the first of a series of instructables, in which I'm going to show you how to connect your everyday electronics to the internet. The micro-control...
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Mon, 20 Jul 2015 06:27:43 PDT
Minion Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Minion-Light/
Minion Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB0/7DJL/IC8X3TYW/FB07DJLIC8X3TYW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB0/7DJL/IC8X3TYW/FB07DJLIC8X3TYW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB0/7DJL/IC8X3TYW/FB07DJLIC8X3TYW.SMALL.jpg jim_2000 Just in time for the Minion Movie, your very own Minion light Instructable! Gather the Parts The Minion Light is based off of the FrogLeggs Tumbler flashlight that is sold at Lowes and other fine retailers. I really like this light as it has a nice glow and really shines brightly. FrogLeggs did...
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Tue, 14 Jul 2015 18:46:17 PDT
Rainbow maker http://www.instructables.com/id/Rainbow-maker/
Rainbow maker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCQ/4PEH/IBW2776Q/FCQ4PEHIBW2776Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCQ/4PEH/IBW2776Q/FCQ4PEHIBW2776Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCQ/4PEH/IBW2776Q/FCQ4PEHIBW2776Q.SMALL.jpg Ginko Balboa A simple gadget to create rainbows for light painting. It can also be used in other interesting ways to light paint big areas of something or thin air. Photography is made in low ambient light - at night in an open space where you can move freely. The exposure is not critical, on this pictures it va...
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Thu, 9 Jul 2015 17:55:12 PDT
Arduino Pixel Stick WS2812 http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Pixel-Stick/
Arduino Pixel Stick WS2812 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEX/M16Q/IBW26MXR/FEXM16QIBW26MXR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEX/M16Q/IBW26MXR/FEXM16QIBW26MXR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEX/M16Q/IBW26MXR/FEXM16QIBW26MXR.SMALL.jpg Spicy Turtles This is my first instructable I got asked to put one togther for a friend but only after I had assembled it all so some pics i wasnt able to get Im sure there will be bits I have missed out I'm no code genius so I will do my best to answer any questions you have in this build there was a bit of gues...
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Thu, 9 Jul 2015 20:25:03 PDT
Getting started with Arduino - Switched Traffic Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Getting-started-with-Arduino-Switched-Traffic-Ligh/
Getting started with Arduino - Switched Traffic Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/T78R/IBS8ZR92/F82T78RIBS8ZR92.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/T78R/IBS8ZR92/F82T78RIBS8ZR92.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/T78R/IBS8ZR92/F82T78RIBS8ZR92.SMALL.jpg Digital Art and Technology In this tutorial we are going to build a set of traffic lights (with Green, Amber and Red LEDs)We'll use a 3 way switch to control which light is lit.For reference, the switch we will be using is a 3 pin ON-OFF-ON switch Wire up your Arduino Connect an orange wire to pin 8 and a blue wire to pin ...
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Tue, 7 Jul 2015 15:50:42 PDT
NEW DAD TAKES A STAR CEILING TO A NEW LEVEL! http://www.instructables.com/id/NEW-DAD-TAKES-A-STAR-CEILING-TO-A-NEW-LEVEL/
NEW DAD TAKES A STAR CEILING TO A NEW LEVEL! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFJ/V0MV/IBRRWGVO/FFJV0MVIBRRWGVO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFJ/V0MV/IBRRWGVO/FFJV0MVIBRRWGVO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFJ/V0MV/IBRRWGVO/FFJV0MVIBRRWGVO.SMALL.jpg MikeM61 I was inspired to build a star ceiling after seeing many people post DIY articles online. I knew it would be a fun treat for my newborn son, but I wanted to kick it up a notch.I have listed these instructions in a Youtube video as well!I wanted to find a way to make the ceiling fun and artistic for ...
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Mon, 6 Jul 2015 19:46:37 PDT
Arduino Distance Sensors http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Distance-Sensors/
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Wed, 1 Jul 2015 19:38:03 PDT
Arduino Button with no resistor http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Button-with-no-resistor/
Arduino Button with no resistor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1B/EQSU/IBL62CC3/F1BEQSUIBL62CC3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1B/EQSU/IBL62CC3/F1BEQSUIBL62CC3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1B/EQSU/IBL62CC3/F1BEQSUIBL62CC3.SMALL.jpg cornelam It is simple to connect a button to the Arduino. You need the button, some wires, and a resistor. But what if we no longer need the resistor and want to still be able to use the button with no false readings? The resistor is mandatory for proper operation of a button, and everybody will insist on us...
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Wed, 1 Jul 2015 17:08:45 PDT
Bike wheel induction safety light http://www.instructables.com/id/Bike-wheel-induction-safety-light/
Bike wheel induction safety light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7D/KWPC/IBM21BB4/F7DKWPCIBM21BB4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7D/KWPC/IBM21BB4/F7DKWPCIBM21BB4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7D/KWPC/IBM21BB4/F7DKWPCIBM21BB4.SMALL.jpg tom4zs Function:It's a wheel spoke mountable safety light for your bike that doesn't need batteries. Ever. It also has smart on/off function. Light turns on when you start moving and turns of about 5 seconds after you stop moving.Features:No batteries needed. Never end up in dark with your bike.Smart on/of...
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Thu, 2 Jul 2015 03:52:17 PDT
Data Lantern http://www.instructables.com/id/Data-Lantern/
Data Lantern - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEE/R7IJ/IBHSIRLN/FEER7IJIBHSIRLN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEE/R7IJ/IBHSIRLN/FEER7IJIBHSIRLN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEE/R7IJ/IBHSIRLN/FEER7IJIBHSIRLN.SMALL.jpg futurecitieslab The Data Lanterns are a network of sculptural civic totems that reveal and illuminate layers of urban data. They create poetry out of infrastructure and celebrate the ebb and flow of the city with animated beacons of flowing light. These vertical lanterns are connected to data from neighboring trans...
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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:09:59 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
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
Rivet LEDs for a blinking vest http://www.instructables.com/id/Rivet-LEDs-for-a-blinking-vest/
Rivet LEDs for a blinking vest - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTG/HIT9/IB4ACDXR/FTGHIT9IB4ACDXR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTG/HIT9/IB4ACDXR/FTGHIT9IB4ACDXR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTG/HIT9/IB4ACDXR/FTGHIT9IB4ACDXR.SMALL.jpg janth LEDs for blinking clothes to be better recognized outside are fun, but i didn't like sewing very much. Therefore, i decided to use an easier approach: Iron a motive on a textile and enlight it with a leds in rivets. Therefore no sewing it required.I use WS2812B SMD LEDS, connected with wires with a ...
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Sun, 21 Jun 2015 08:11:22 PDT
Under bed LED lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Under-bed-LED-lights/
Under bed LED lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVK/FK3W/IB8I75B5/FVKFK3WIB8I75B5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVK/FK3W/IB8I75B5/FVKFK3WIB8I75B5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVK/FK3W/IB8I75B5/FVKFK3WIB8I75B5.SMALL.jpg ATP24 This is my first instructable so I thought I would make it an easy one.There are a number of other instruables that are very similar to this one, which is where I got my idea from.. Equipment needed So before you start its always best to make sure you have everything you need. For this project y...
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Fri, 19 Jun 2015 08:51:15 PDT
ARENA | PLAY http://www.instructables.com/id/ARENA-PLAY/
ARENA | PLAY - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F93/M3GL/IB0MOPIX/F93M3GLIB0MOPIX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F93/M3GL/IB0MOPIX/F93M3GLIB0MOPIX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F93/M3GL/IB0MOPIX/F93M3GLIB0MOPIX.SMALL.jpg gotianse Arena | Play brings the ping pong table out from your aunt and uncle’s basement, neighbor’s garage, and nearly every tech startup’s conference room, and into San Francisco’s most public streetscape. The prototype arrives on Market with a twist: its hexagonal shape creates the opportunity for up to s...
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Wed, 17 Jun 2015 18:16:10 PDT
Make your own solar powered led string lights. ($5 bucks max) http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-solar-powered-led-string-lights-/
Make your own solar powered led string lights. ($5 bucks max) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5O/TIIM/GFA45PLY/F5OTIIMGFA45PLY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5O/TIIM/GFA45PLY/F5OTIIMGFA45PLY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5O/TIIM/GFA45PLY/F5OTIIMGFA45PLY.SMALL.jpg rcisneros   Making a basic solar powered string of led lights isn't too difficult.  This instructable will require no electronics knowledge and no programing.    What were will be doing is upgrading some old battery powered mini lights to LEDs and then using some basic components, charging the batteries with...
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Wed, 20 Oct 2010 03:37:23 PDT
Replacing Old Flashlight Bulb With LED http://www.instructables.com/id/Replacing-Old-Flashlight-Bulb-With-LED/
Replacing Old Flashlight Bulb With LED - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNT/UCNB/IATHPPTR/FNTUCNBIATHPPTR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNT/UCNB/IATHPPTR/FNTUCNBIATHPPTR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNT/UCNB/IATHPPTR/FNTUCNBIATHPPTR.SMALL.jpg chienline It was my boy finding this classic flashlight and asking me to make it works. Replacing the batteries with new ones didn't make it work. Then I took it apart, saw that the bulb's flashing wire had broken. Searching all around (my house) I couldn't find a replacement bulb. Seeing two AA batteries (3V...
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Sat, 13 Jun 2015 02:10:14 PDT
Monster 10,000 Lumens 1000w equiv.LED Flashlight http://www.instructables.com/id/Monster-10000-Lumens-1000w-equivLED-Flashlight/
Monster 10,000 Lumens 1000w equiv.LED Flashlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F15/MTAI/IAS22CP0/F15MTAIIAS22CP0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F15/MTAI/IAS22CP0/F15MTAIIAS22CP0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F15/MTAI/IAS22CP0/F15MTAIIAS22CP0.SMALL.jpg macobt Homemade monster flashlight 10,000 lumens,100watt LED chip equivalent to 1000watts,work on lipo batteries 36 volts.HACKSCRIBE to my channel page and visit my cool videos: http://bit.ly/1reKdMa
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Thu, 11 Jun 2015 15:24:14 PDT
How to make a simple Electric Circuit http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-simple-Electric-Circuit/
How to make a simple Electric Circuit - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPI/OYPS/IASCKILD/FPIOYPSIASCKILD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPI/OYPS/IASCKILD/FPIOYPSIASCKILD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPI/OYPS/IASCKILD/FPIOYPSIASCKILD.SMALL.jpg SimplicityfromClutter BIRTH OF THE IDEAWhen lights, fans, TVs go off due to a cut in electricity, we give a reason to our children like ‘Light is gone and will come shortly’ or ‘there is no current’ etc.. After few repetitions of these reasons, children themselves start speaking such statements when electric/electronic d...
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Thu, 11 Jun 2015 12:10:42 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/
Automatic LED night light (Using 555 timer) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVA/U54A/IAQMIPMQ/FVAU54AIAQMIPMQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVA/U54A/IAQMIPMQ/FVAU54AIAQMIPMQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVA/U54A/IAQMIPMQ/FVAU54AIAQMIPMQ.SMALL.jpg Jayesh Jayesh Gently got power cut !And you finding your torch in the DARK !!! Ohh...No worry, here is the automatic dark detected led light. Parts You Need * 1M resistor* 1K resistor* 10 resistor* LDR (light dependant resistor)* Red led (2ma)* 1W white led* BC338 transistor* 555 timer IC* DC socketNote: Use d...
By: Jayesh Jayesh

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Wed, 10 Jun 2015 12:37:56 PDT
Light your scarf up with LED fairy wire! http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-your-scarf-up-with-LED-fairy-wire/
Light your scarf up with LED fairy wire! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F36/C0Y1/I1EU8BX0/F36C0Y1I1EU8BX0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F36/C0Y1/I1EU8BX0/F36C0Y1I1EU8BX0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F36/C0Y1/I1EU8BX0/F36C0Y1I1EU8BX0.SMALL.jpg blinkblink Hi Everyone!This tutorial will walk you through knitting a scarf, embedding LED fairy wire into the scarf, and creating an on and off switch to make the scarf glow! Materials Needed:-1 ball of yarn-knitting needles-yarn needle-scissors-solder-22 ohm resistor -coin cell battery holder-3v coin cell ba...
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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:29:27 PDT
Arduino LED Matrix http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Arduino-Matrix/
Arduino LED Matrix - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0W/III4/IAIN5918/F0WIII4IAIN5918.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0W/III4/IAIN5918/F0WIII4IAIN5918.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0W/III4/IAIN5918/F0WIII4IAIN5918.SMALL.jpg vastsuperking In this short tutorial you will learn how to make an Arduino-powered LED matrix. Unlike several other designs, this one uses a "companion" computer to notify the Arduino which LEDs should be powered.I have provided the code for the Arduino, as well as some Java code for displaying text on the LED ma...
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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/
How to make a Bluetooth Speaker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN3/XTNC/IAJNYBFE/FN3XTNCIAJNYBFE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN3/XTNC/IAJNYBFE/FN3XTNCIAJNYBFE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN3/XTNC/IAJNYBFE/FN3XTNCIAJNYBFE.SMALL.jpg Constructed Hi, Welcome to my instructable!Today Ill teach you how to build a DIY Bluetooth speaker. Its extremely easy to make, and great for anyone learning electronics. The best part is you dont need any past experience with electronics! This project is great to practice your soldering skills (Mine clearly n...
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Mon, 8 Jun 2015 07:25:21 PDT
Make A Joule Thief Coil Without A Ferrite Toroid http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-A-Joule-Thief-Coil-Without-A-Ferrite-Toroid/
Make A Joule Thief Coil Without A Ferrite Toroid - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI7/PB2Z/IAG0Q3VE/FI7PB2ZIAG0Q3VE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI7/PB2Z/IAG0Q3VE/FI7PB2ZIAG0Q3VE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI7/PB2Z/IAG0Q3VE/FI7PB2ZIAG0Q3VE.SMALL.jpg El Mano There are many different articles and videos to be found online that will teach you how to build a Joule Thief circuit and power LEDs off of dead batteries. Most of them, however, call for some form of coil made using a ring, or toroid, made of ferrite. This can be rather daunting to newcomers to ...
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Wed, 3 Jun 2015 16:06:41 PDT
LED Music Visualizer with Zybo Board http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Music-Visualizer-with-Zybo-Board/
LED Music Visualizer with Zybo Board - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F21/81XW/IAEJMNIR/F2181XWIAEJMNIR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F21/81XW/IAEJMNIR/F2181XWIAEJMNIR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F21/81XW/IAEJMNIR/F2181XWIAEJMNIR.SMALL.jpg jtdykstra This tutorial will describe how to make an LED Music Visualizer using the Zybo Zynq 7000 Development board from Xilinx. The Zybo is pretty awesome because it has both an FPGA and an ARM Processor on the board. Because of this, custom hardware accelerators can be designed on the FPGA to aid the proce...
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Mon, 1 Jun 2015 23:43:54 PDT
Instamorph LED Mood Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Instamorph-LED-Mood-Light/
Instamorph LED Mood Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPR/GGNU/IABON5TS/FPRGGNUIABON5TS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPR/GGNU/IABON5TS/FPRGGNUIABON5TS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPR/GGNU/IABON5TS/FPRGGNUIABON5TS.SMALL.jpg UBuilder This Instructable came along quite by accident - a happy accident. My buddies at the Makerspace were working hard on their more useful and practical applications while I was working on an unrelated project using LED's. Unable to ignore the powerful flow of creative ideas surrounding me, I felt I had...
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Sun, 31 May 2015 15:31:13 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 ...
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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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Fri, 29 May 2015 11:02:59 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...
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Thu, 28 May 2015 07:57:27 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...
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Thu, 28 May 2015 02:34:05 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
LED-matrix on a budget http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-matrix-on-a-budget/
LED-matrix on a budget - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIR/VMR8/IA0WGDLN/FIRVMR8IA0WGDLN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIR/VMR8/IA0WGDLN/FIRVMR8IA0WGDLN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIR/VMR8/IA0WGDLN/FIRVMR8IA0WGDLN.SMALL.jpg lmaywald A unique piece of furniture without spending a whole lot of money?! That is what i wanted to achive in this project. Also i am not completely unfamiliar with programming and electronics and ,like most of us do, i think that LEDs are just awesome, which is why i started this project. So without furth...
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Sat, 23 May 2015 15:50:24 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...
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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...
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Fri, 22 May 2015 11:30:23 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 ...
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Thu, 21 May 2015 07:03:54 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...
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Thu, 21 May 2015 16:52:34 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...
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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
Arduino and Dremel Powered Centrifuge http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-and-Dremel-Powered-Centrifuge/
Arduino and Dremel Powered Centrifuge - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVN/ZE6A/I9UDJSIU/FVNZE6AI9UDJSIU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVN/ZE6A/I9UDJSIU/FVNZE6AI9UDJSIU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVN/ZE6A/I9UDJSIU/FVNZE6AI9UDJSIU.SMALL.jpg orlov127 The need for an economical centrifuge in day to day testing and in immediate crime scene investigation is on the rise. The overwhelming cost of a laboratory grade centrifuge prohibits use to high tech labs with enough funding to buy these machines. In this Instructable you will learn how to recycl...
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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/
Arduino-Programmable LED Infinity Mirror - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLC/VA0A/I9Q9C7UI/FLCVA0AI9Q9C7UI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLC/VA0A/I9Q9C7UI/FLCVA0AI9Q9C7UI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLC/VA0A/I9Q9C7UI/FLCVA0AI9Q9C7UI.SMALL.jpg jjahn3 Are you tired of looking at room elements that appear to have finite depth?Maybe you should consider building your own Arduino-Programmable LED Infinity Mirror!This optical illusion is an eye-catcher and offers lots of room for customization and cool programming. Additionally, at the end plans are i...
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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/
SmartMatrix - Dynamic LED Art Display - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5M/FSAZ/I9Q9HZV1/F5MFSAZI9Q9HZV1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5M/FSAZ/I9Q9HZV1/F5MFSAZI9Q9HZV1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5M/FSAZ/I9Q9HZV1/F5MFSAZI9Q9HZV1.SMALL.jpg Pixelmatix Hi, I'm Louis, and I designed the hardware on the open source SmartMatrix product. This instructable shows how I built the first prototype for SmartMatrix that has all the functionality of the product, but can be made from easily available parts. The product has all the electronics integrated into...
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Sat, 16 May 2015 09:19:46 PDT
LED Polarity Checker http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Polarity-Checker/
LED Polarity Checker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPA/RG9Y/I9OSQTCP/FPARG9YI9OSQTCP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPA/RG9Y/I9OSQTCP/FPARG9YI9OSQTCP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPA/RG9Y/I9OSQTCP/FPARG9YI9OSQTCP.SMALL.jpg rblades Did you ever want to check which lead of an LED is the anode and which is the cathode or just see how bright it is when on and end up frying your LED in the process? This constant current source LED build allows you to test your LED without needing to choose a current limiting resistor and also pro...
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Thu, 14 May 2015 19:27:12 PDT
How to use a potentiometer as a voltage divider. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-use-a-potentiometer-as-a-voltage-divider/
How to use a potentiometer as a voltage divider. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB7/KFHH/I9OSR9SJ/FB7KFHHI9OSR9SJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB7/KFHH/I9OSR9SJ/FB7KFHHI9OSR9SJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB7/KFHH/I9OSR9SJ/FB7KFHHI9OSR9SJ.SMALL.jpg bweaver6 Hello and WelcomeThis Instructable is going to be short and sweet. I would like to share with you the power of potentiometers. A simple component that can be used as a voltage divider. You may be saying to yourself, "Duh, everyone knows that!" Well, unfortunately, this simple concept escaped many of...
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Thu, 14 May 2015 19:46:42 PDT