Instructables: exploring - technology - led - popular http://www.instructables.com Sun, 26 Jun 2016 03:02:35 PDT BLOX v1.01 Flip flop LED circuit http://www.instructables.com/id/Flip-flop-LED-circuit/
Flip flop LED circuit - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHD/HB0P/GOOP5VLB/FHDHB0PGOOP5VLB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHD/HB0P/GOOP5VLB/FHDHB0PGOOP5VLB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHD/HB0P/GOOP5VLB/FHDHB0PGOOP5VLB.SMALL.jpg sooraj619 This is a simple circuit based on transistor 2N 2222A and some resistors, there are 2 LED s and when one is on other will be off and this will be repeated in equal intervals of time   parts list 2 x  2N2222 transistor 2 x 10k resistor (brown black orange) 2 x 390 ohm resistor( orange white brow...
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Sat, 11 Jun 2011 04:13:28 PDT
Make your own 10x10 LED Matrix http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-10x10-LED-Matrix/
Make your own 10x10 LED Matrix - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3F/TJRG/IPMPDQKV/F3FTJRGIPMPDQKV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3F/TJRG/IPMPDQKV/F3FTJRGIPMPDQKV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3F/TJRG/IPMPDQKV/F3FTJRGIPMPDQKV.SMALL.jpg GreatScottLab In this project I will show you how to combine commonly available WS2812B RGB LEDs with an Arduino Nano in order to create a colorful 10x10 LED Matrix. Let's get started! Watch the video! The video gives you all the basic information you need to create your own LED Matrix. In the next steps howev...
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Sun, 19 Jun 2016 09:28:29 PDT
4x4x4 LED Cube Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/4x4x4-LED-Cube-Arduino/
4x4x4 LED Cube Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGM/Y11J/H5ENQ8US/FGMY11JH5ENQ8US.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGM/Y11J/H5ENQ8US/FGMY11JH5ENQ8US.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGM/Y11J/H5ENQ8US/FGMY11JH5ENQ8US.SMALL.jpg jtmanders After seeing all the different instructables for Led cubes i was still left with a lot of unanswered questions. So after reading everything i could find this is what i got. I decided to make the instructable after building it...so ill try to recreate the process the best i can. This cube is differ...
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Sun, 5 Aug 2012 18:41:59 PDT
3x3x3 LED Cube http://www.instructables.com/id/3x3x3-LED-Cube/
3x3x3 LED Cube - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEV/OWCI/FHOI1Y9X/FEVOWCIFHOI1Y9X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEV/OWCI/FHOI1Y9X/FEVOWCIFHOI1Y9X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEV/OWCI/FHOI1Y9X/FEVOWCIFHOI1Y9X.SMALL.jpg portreathbeach Here is my 3x3x3 LED Cube project. It runs using a PIC16F690. Along with the brief explanation of how to make it, I have also included the .asm file for the PIC and a piece of software written in VB.NET that you can create your own LED patterns. These can be exported as .asm files and put into the ...
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Fri, 20 Jun 2008 16:09:42 PDT
12 Easy, Helpful Uses for Heat Shrink Tubing http://www.instructables.com/id/10-Easy-Helpful-Uses-for-Heat-Shrink-Tubing/
12 Easy, Helpful Uses for Heat Shrink Tubing - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCB/51YT/HCV91HIX/FCB51YTHCV91HIX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCB/51YT/HCV91HIX/FCB51YTHCV91HIX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCB/51YT/HCV91HIX/FCB51YTHCV91HIX.SMALL.jpg HavocRC I just bought a heat gun and shrink wrap from Harbor Freight, and I was totally blasted with the usefulness of shrink wrap. Here are just a few projects I came up with as far as my electronics workbench goes! I thought of a billion others, but they weren't necessarily relevant to my electronics revo...
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Thu, 7 Feb 2013 09:54:29 PST
DIY | Ambilight using Arduino Nano http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Ambilight-Using-Arduino-Nano/
DIY | Ambilight using Arduino Nano - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2T/KQXO/IOLP1ATW/F2TKQXOIOLP1ATW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2T/KQXO/IOLP1ATW/F2TKQXOIOLP1ATW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2T/KQXO/IOLP1ATW/F2TKQXOIOLP1ATW.SMALL.jpg RGBFreak In this Instructable I will be teaching you how you can create your own (b)ambilight for under $40!Keep in mind that the Ambilight will only work on a PC running the Bambilight software.You will need the following components:Individually addressable RGB LED strip - Available on AliexpressArduino Nan...
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Tue, 24 May 2016 12:22:21 PDT
RC controlled rgb led strip http://www.instructables.com/id/RC-controlled-LED-strip/
RC controlled rgb led strip - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZJ/SEZS/IHI3QUQS/FZJSEZSIHI3QUQS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZJ/SEZS/IHI3QUQS/FZJSEZSIHI3QUQS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZJ/SEZS/IHI3QUQS/FZJSEZSIHI3QUQS.SMALL.jpg bastynator Create your own rc controlled led-strip for individual room illumination!Most rgb-led-strips are controlled by an infrared remote control. To turn it off or on or change the color, you have to stay in front of the receiver. This is boring and not really smart. To control the light in a cooler way, i...
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Sat, 28 Nov 2015 17:08:49 PST
DIY Powerful LED Panel - Video and Work Light http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Powerful-LED-Panel-Video-and-Work-Light/
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Thu, 9 Jun 2016 11:38:06 PDT
Auotmatic Street lights control using LDR and Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Auotmatic-Street-lights-control-using-LDR-and-Ardu/
Auotmatic Street lights control using LDR and Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKA/9V8B/IDCXJQAS/FKA9V8BIDCXJQAS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKA/9V8B/IDCXJQAS/FKA9V8BIDCXJQAS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKA/9V8B/IDCXJQAS/FKA9V8BIDCXJQAS.SMALL.jpg TechPonder Automatic street light control is used to control the street lights(Turn on and off based on the light).Here we make use of LDR(Light Dependent Resistor) and LED(Light Emitting diode) and arduino.Hard Ware Components Required:1) LDR2)LED3)4.7k Resistor4)Bread Board5)Connecting wires6)ArduinoLDR is u...
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Sun, 16 Aug 2015 05:55:20 PDT
Make your own IR remote that can reach anywhere http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-IR-Remote-That-Can-Reach-Anywhere/
Make your own IR remote that can reach anywhere - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZJ/54DB/IOX6R039/FZJ54DBIOX6R039.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZJ/54DB/IOX6R039/FZJ54DBIOX6R039.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZJ/54DB/IOX6R039/FZJ54DBIOX6R039.SMALL.jpg elexhack My home theater is far away from my bed and the remote is unreachable there. Many a time, I thought of controlling the home theater from my bed to enjoy music anytime (due to laziness of course). So, I did some search and found this great video from GreatScott. That video provided me enough inform...
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Thu, 2 Jun 2016 00:25:02 PDT
Breadboarding: The Darlington Pair http://www.instructables.com/id/Breadboarding-The-Darlington-Pair/
Breadboarding: The Darlington Pair - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXT/JW7K/H7ZPBXL9/FXTJW7KH7ZPBXL9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXT/JW7K/H7ZPBXL9/FXTJW7KH7ZPBXL9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXT/JW7K/H7ZPBXL9/FXTJW7KH7ZPBXL9.SMALL.jpg KJ4ZVQ Recently, iv found myself surfing Ibles, and noticed alot of simple circuits, but few show, or even better, explain the fundamental circuit of  the Darlington Pair. I plan, by the time that you have flipped through this article, to have shed a great deal of light on this great circuit for the beginn...
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Mon, 8 Oct 2012 14:09:59 PDT
Arduino (SPI) 7 Bi-color LED Matrix Scrolling Text Display http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-SPI-7-Bi-color-LED-Matrix-Scrolling-Text-D/
Arduino (SPI) 7 Bi-color LED Matrix Scrolling Text Display - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGQ/8HXL/HURHOZ5B/FGQ8HXLHURHOZ5B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGQ/8HXL/HURHOZ5B/FGQ8HXLHURHOZ5B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGQ/8HXL/HURHOZ5B/FGQ8HXLHURHOZ5B.SMALL.jpg jollifactory Some time back, we came up with an instructable to build a 7 Bi-color 8x8 LED Matrix Scrolling Text Display. You may visit http://www.instructables.com/id/7-Bi-color-LED-Matrix-Scrolling-Text-Display/ for more detail. In that instructable, we used the excellent LedControl library that has been spec...
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Sun, 4 May 2014 07:58:23 PDT
DC motor as a generator http://www.instructables.com/id/DC-motor-as-a-generator/
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Tue, 10 Jul 2012 09:10:03 PDT
Come costruire un led cube 8x8x8 (Italian version) http://www.instructables.com/id/Come-costruire-un-led-cube-8x8x8/
Come costruire un led cube 8x8x8 (Italian version) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDX/AV4J/FXP6OSTR/FDXAV4JFXP6OSTR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDX/AV4J/FXP6OSTR/FDXAV4JFXP6OSTR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDX/AV4J/FXP6OSTR/FDXAV4JFXP6OSTR.SMALL.jpg agofi Probabilmente siete capitati in questa pagina perche' avete visto uno dei tanti video sui led cube che circolano per la rete ed avete deciso di costruirne uno tutto vostro.. Bene, sono felice di informarvi che siete arrivati nel posto giusto: qui troverete i miei appunti, le immagini per la costruzi...
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Thu, 6 Aug 2009 10:10:03 PDT
Aquarium Light LED Refit http://www.instructables.com/id/Aquarium-Light-LED-Refit/
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Thu, 18 Oct 2012 12:43:08 PDT
How to make a LED Light Rope without soldering http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-LED-Light-Rope-without-soldering/
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Mon, 22 Sep 2008 20:56:51 PDT
8x8 LED matrix http://www.instructables.com/id/8x8-LED-matrix/
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Fri, 22 May 2009 18:54:02 PDT
ESP8266 controlling WS2812 Neopixel LEDs using Arduino IDE - A Tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/ESP8266-controlling-Neopixel-LEDs-using-Arduino-ID/
ESP8266 controlling WS2812 Neopixel LEDs using Arduino IDE - A Tutorial - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR7/O9SP/IHTPKZ7A/FR7O9SPIHTPKZ7A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR7/O9SP/IHTPKZ7A/FR7O9SPIHTPKZ7A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR7/O9SP/IHTPKZ7A/FR7O9SPIHTPKZ7A.SMALL.jpg Rocktakon Hi everybody,If you're like me, you've been looking around the internet for a good tutorial on using the ESP8266 with neopixel LEDs (AKA the WS2812 or WS2812b), programmed via the Arduino IDE. I haven't found it all in one place, in English, but it turns out it's pretty easy now - much better than ...
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Sat, 5 Dec 2015 20:27:57 PST
DIY solar rechargeable automatic night light (outside use) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-solar-rechareable-automatic-night-light-outsi/
DIY solar rechargeable automatic night light (outside use) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEV/JVNR/HJKC242C/FEVJVNRHJKC242C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEV/JVNR/HJKC242C/FEVJVNRHJKC242C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEV/JVNR/HJKC242C/FEVJVNRHJKC242C.SMALL.jpg out-of-the-box In this I will show you how to make a solar rechargeable automatic led night light. I made mine for outside use but hey you could do whatever with yours! :)   How did this idea come about? first I have been meaning to get some sort of light fixture in our back yard, I was going to install an out...
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Wed, 31 Jul 2013 21:52:31 PDT
Arduino: an easier way to work with seven segment displays http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-an-easier-way-to-work-with-seven-segment-/
Arduino: an easier way to work with seven segment displays - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT5/YMRV/G3E24196/FT5YMRVG3E24196.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT5/YMRV/G3E24196/FT5YMRVG3E24196.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT5/YMRV/G3E24196/FT5YMRVG3E24196.SMALL.jpg spel3o Ever have trouble programming code for seven segment displays? Well they made the 4511 to make things a whole lot easier. What the 4511 does is takes a 4 digit binary input value (ones and zeros), and converts it to a decimal value on a seven segment display, it's a really handy chip. In this instru...
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Sun, 20 Dec 2009 14:45:02 PST
Arduino Insight -Beginner LED'S and (Binary counter 16 bit) http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Insight-LEDS/
Arduino Insight -Beginner LED'S and (Binary counter 16 bit) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F92/7UAZ/HQSV2LPK/F927UAZHQSV2LPK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F92/7UAZ/HQSV2LPK/F927UAZHQSV2LPK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F92/7UAZ/HQSV2LPK/F927UAZHQSV2LPK.SMALL.jpg abrezengineer Hello friends...!!! This is my first tutorial on Instructables, in this tutorial I'm going to show you * Write a simple program for glowing LED * Group of LED program * Explain analog output (PWM) * Create a simple project of (4 bit binary counter). Small BIO: Friends we know that arduino is a pow...
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Fri, 24 Jan 2014 02:04:46 PST
RGB LED transition (Arduino) http://www.instructables.com/id/RGB-LED-transition-Arduino/
RGB LED transition (Arduino) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOL/JVVX/H5R9ECZ9/FOLJVVXH5R9ECZ9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOL/JVVX/H5R9ECZ9/FOLJVVXH5R9ECZ9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOL/JVVX/H5R9ECZ9/FOLJVVXH5R9ECZ9.SMALL.jpg simonfrfr Hello Guys, in this instructable I will give you a code for transtioning an LED. My group, Newton Labs, has spent quite a bit of time on this. Transitioning isn't as easy as it seems for a nice smooth transition. Submitted by Newton Labs for the Instructables Sponsorship Program The circuit ...
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Sun, 12 Aug 2012 16:09:25 PDT
EMERGRNCY LIGHT With mobile phone battery http://www.instructables.com/id/EMERGRNCY-LIGHT-With-mobile-phone-battery/
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Wed, 28 Mar 2012 22:13:47 PDT
Desktop Gardening, Plantbot Beta http://www.instructables.com/id/Plantbot-Beta/
Desktop Gardening, Plantbot Beta - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIY/O59P/INDGK01T/FIYO59PINDGK01T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIY/O59P/INDGK01T/FIYO59PINDGK01T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIY/O59P/INDGK01T/FIYO59PINDGK01T.SMALL.jpg mikeghen This project is a continuation of Plantbot Alpha.The goal here was to build a desktop garden similar to the AeroGarden that MiracleGrow markets but with more compute power and light power. Using a laser cut wood structure, LED lights, and Raspberry Pi, I created this system to take care of my plants...
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Sun, 24 Apr 2016 08:43:02 PDT
Extreme Ambilight System using [ws2801 + arduino uno] http://www.instructables.com/id/Extreme-Ambilight-System-using-DotStars-Led-ws2801/
Extreme Ambilight System using [ws2801 + arduino uno] - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMT/GI9F/IDLI19S8/FMTGI9FIDLI19S8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMT/GI9F/IDLI19S8/FMTGI9FIDLI19S8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMT/GI9F/IDLI19S8/FMTGI9FIDLI19S8.SMALL.jpg h0uri the colors in reality are 99% true , the whites in this video were more purple since im recording using my iphone :Dso, here it's guys, the ultimate ambilight clone you can make.what are we trying to accomplish is scanning the edges of a screen and determining the average color of those spots, then ...
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Fri, 21 Aug 2015 09:16:25 PDT
Make Your Own LED Sign VU Meter http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-LED-Sign-VU-Meter/
Make Your Own LED Sign VU Meter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNO/FGQW/INXGQIKR/FNOFGQWINXGQIKR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNO/FGQW/INXGQIKR/FNOFGQWINXGQIKR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNO/FGQW/INXGQIKR/FNOFGQWINXGQIKR.SMALL.jpg GreatScottLab In this project I will show you how to create a custom LED sign that reacts to the loudness of your music, just like a VU meter does. Let's get started! Watch the video! The video gives you all information you need to build this project. But in the next steps you can find a parts list, schematic ...
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Sun, 8 May 2016 07:54:11 PDT
A Simple Introduction to Transistors and PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation) http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Simple-Introduction-to-Transistors-and-PWM-Puls/
A Simple Introduction to Transistors and PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGY/AJW9/FYTCM79Q/FGYAJW9FYTCM79Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGY/AJW9/FYTCM79Q/FGYAJW9FYTCM79Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGY/AJW9/FYTCM79Q/FGYAJW9FYTCM79Q.SMALL.jpg CalcProgrammer1 The silicon transistor was invented in 1954 and has been considered one of the greatest inventions in the history of technology. Its invention practically spawned the field of electronics and contributed to all of our modern computers, iPods, phones, etc. If you've ever asked what a transistor is ...
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Sun, 20 Sep 2009 16:44:02 PDT
Using a Dot Matrix LED with an Arduino and Shift Register http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-a-Dot-Matrix-LED-with-an-Arduino-and-Shift-R/
Using a Dot Matrix LED with an Arduino and Shift Register - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJQ/77G8/FXK6BUBG/FJQ77G8FXK6BUBG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJQ/77G8/FXK6BUBG/FJQ77G8FXK6BUBG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJQ/77G8/FXK6BUBG/FJQ77G8FXK6BUBG.SMALL.jpg nevdull The Siemens DLO7135 Dot matrix LED is one amazing piece of optoelectronics. It's billed as a 5x7 Dot Matrix Intelligent Display (r) with Memory/Decoder/Driver. Along with that memory, it's got a 96-character ASCII display set with upper and lower case characters, a built-in character generator and...
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Wed, 29 Jul 2009 17:46:20 PDT
Make your own LED bulb replacement for regular torchlight http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-LED-bulb-replacement-for-regular-tor/
Make your own LED bulb replacement for regular torchlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX4/TC0O/4P9EWZMIO7Q/FX4TC0O4P9EWZMIO7Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX4/TC0O/4P9EWZMIO7Q/FX4TC0O4P9EWZMIO7Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX4/TC0O/4P9EWZMIO7Q/FX4TC0O4P9EWZMIO7Q.SMALL.jpg Corrugator Supercilii LED torchlight are pretty common these days, but if you happen to have an incandescent filament light bulb based on 100 years old technology, here's your chance to have it updated with LED that last 8000 years! (if incandescent has a human lifespan)What this instructable does:Take a regular PR 2 bul...
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Sat, 20 Jan 2007 17:22:20 PST
Add LED's To Your Computer Fans http://www.instructables.com/id/Add-LCDs-To-Your-Computer-Fans/
Add LED's To Your Computer Fans - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6A/K316/GC4GD8VW/F6AK316GC4GD8VW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6A/K316/GC4GD8VW/F6AK316GC4GD8VW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6A/K316/GC4GD8VW/F6AK316GC4GD8VW.SMALL.jpg ContraptionMaker Like those fans with lights in them? Today I'm going to show you how simple it is to add LED lighting to your fans.  This will be short because it is a really easy project.  Take a look at your fan.  You may be surprised to find that there are already holes for LED's.  That's because the manufacture...
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Mon, 2 Aug 2010 12:13:07 PDT
Spider-man web shooter http://www.instructables.com/id/Spider-man-web-shooter/
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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:41:39 PDT
Easy Joule Thief Soldering Project http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Joule-Thief-Soldering-Project-1/
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Sun, 1 May 2016 16:17:11 PDT
Connect an 8x8 LED matrix to a Small Breadboard http://www.instructables.com/id/Connect-an-8x8-LED-matrix-to-a-Small-Breadboard/
Connect an 8x8 LED matrix to a Small Breadboard - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXG/189P/HSM5103X/FXG189PHSM5103X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXG/189P/HSM5103X/FXG189PHSM5103X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXG/189P/HSM5103X/FXG189PHSM5103X.SMALL.jpg RedKingTinkerer These matrices are fun to play around with, but their size makes them difficult to use on most breadboards. Here's one way to mount it on a small breadboard in a (relatively) neat way. You'll need: 1 breadboard 1 8x8 LED matrix (this one is 1588BS) Standard yellow, blue, grey, and brown jumper wires...
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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:17:43 PDT
How to: DIY Modded Computer Case http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-DIY-Modded-Computer-Case/
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Wed, 30 Jul 2008 22:49:50 PDT
LED Dance Room http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Dance-Room/
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Fri, 15 May 2009 13:53:49 PDT
Simple Arduino L.E.D Police Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Arduino-LED-Police-Lights/
Simple Arduino L.E.D Police Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZS/S10R/GAA12I23/FZSS10RGAA12I23.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZS/S10R/GAA12I23/FZSS10RGAA12I23.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZS/S10R/GAA12I23/FZSS10RGAA12I23.SMALL.jpg dave1324 This was one of the first programs i wrote for the arduino after having it a few days :) we will be making l.e.d police lights with minimal materials You will need. You will need Arduino (or suitable clone) Breadboard 2x 240ohm resistors 1x Clear Red l.e.d 1x Clear Blue l.e.d Some Jumper ...
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Fri, 11 Jun 2010 19:42:43 PDT
A Levitating Sphere Rotates Glows and Blinks with Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Levitating-Sphere-Rotates-Glows-and-Blinks-With-/
A Levitating Sphere Rotates Glows and Blinks with Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRA/ZKAJ/IN969Z60/FRAZKAJIN969Z60.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRA/ZKAJ/IN969Z60/FRAZKAJIN969Z60.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRA/ZKAJ/IN969Z60/FRAZKAJIN969Z60.SMALL.jpg ArduinoDeXXX A levitating little Death Star in Instructables invited me to the new project with Arduino. Three policies were decided and kept to differentiate it from the forerunner. Do it myself with no (or less) ready-made. Keep rotating. ...
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Thu, 21 Apr 2016 01:23:26 PDT
DIY GLOWING BUBBLE LIGHT - How to Make your own Futuristic Desk Light! http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-GLOWING-BUBBLE-LIGHT-How-to-Make-Your-Own-Futu/
DIY GLOWING BUBBLE LIGHT - How to Make your own Futuristic Desk Light! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYM/3QAE/IN3EIPBW/FYM3QAEIN3EIPBW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYM/3QAE/IN3EIPBW/FYM3QAEIN3EIPBW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYM/3QAE/IN3EIPBW/FYM3QAEIN3EIPBW.SMALL.jpg austiwawa PLEASE VOTE FOR ME in the "Make it Move Contest!" Feel free to click "Vote!" in the top right corner if you enjoyed this Instructable!In this video, we will be building a one of a kind futuristic desk light. Not only is this light unique and cool to look at, but the air bubbles make quite a relaxing...
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Sun, 17 Apr 2016 07:47:00 PDT
LED Computer Case Lighting http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Computer-Case-Lighting/
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Tue, 14 Jun 2011 22:54:19 PDT
Basic 555 Timer LED Flasher Circuit http://www.instructables.com/id/Basic-555-Timer-LED-Flasher-Circuit/
Basic 555 Timer LED Flasher Circuit - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F84/ORHJ/HL5EMEDU/F84ORHJHL5EMEDU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F84/ORHJ/HL5EMEDU/F84ORHJHL5EMEDU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F84/ORHJ/HL5EMEDU/F84ORHJHL5EMEDU.SMALL.jpg concoctory From our build night sponsored by Jameco, this is a fairly basic and common 555 LED Flasher Circuit. Component values may be different but the basic function of a 555 IC is as an oscillator. Required Componenets 1 - 555 Timer IC 2 - 1kohm Resistors 1 - 470kohm Resistor 1 - LED of ...
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Thu, 12 Sep 2013 20:59:21 PDT
DIY iPhone controller for Raspberry-Pi (OSC) http://www.instructables.com/id/R-Pi-control-Android-iPhone-via-OSC/
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Tue, 1 Jul 2014 18:04:26 PDT
Charlieplexing LEDs- The theory http://www.instructables.com/id/Charlieplexing-LEDs--The-theory/
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Tue, 22 May 2007 04:00:24 PDT
Arduino Morse Code Flaher http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Morse-Code-Flaher/
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Tue, 21 Feb 2012 07:22:06 PST
High-Range Wireless Power http://www.instructables.com/id/High-Range-Wireless-Power/
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Sat, 9 Apr 2016 20:12:17 PDT
Make a 48 LED Macro Ring Light for SLR for $10 http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-48-LED-Macro-Ring-Light-for-SLR-for-10/
Make a 48 LED Macro Ring Light for SLR for $10 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMI/0CDU/G8VVK5N8/FMI0CDUG8VVK5N8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMI/0CDU/G8VVK5N8/FMI0CDUG8VVK5N8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMI/0CDU/G8VVK5N8/FMI0CDUG8VVK5N8.SMALL.jpg Ruta9 I really like taking macro shots. There's a problem though, without the proper lighting macro shots are really hard to take. You have to use slow shutter speeds, a tripod and can't use your flash becouse you get ugly shadows. The solution is using a ring flash or ring light, but those cost more than...
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Fri, 7 May 2010 08:43:39 PDT
The Red/Green LED Guide http://www.instructables.com/id/The-RedGreen-LED-Guide/
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Sun, 19 Aug 2012 20:47:57 PDT
Vacuum powered fluidic ink "LEDs" and circuits http://www.instructables.com/id/Air-Powered-Fluidic-Ink-LEDs-and-Circuits/
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Mon, 28 Mar 2016 11:38:25 PDT
StopIt! LED Game (powered by arduino) http://www.instructables.com/id/StopIt-LED-Game-powered-by-arduino/
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Sun, 13 Nov 2011 13:34:14 PST
Modular Arduino Power Cube http://www.instructables.com/id/Modular-Arduino-Power-Cube/
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Thu, 31 Mar 2016 08:56:20 PDT
DIY 130 inch edgeless screen with Ambilight by Teensy 3.2+WS2801 http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-130-Inch-Edgeless-Screen-With-Ambilight-by-Tee/
DIY 130 inch edgeless screen with Ambilight by Teensy 3.2+WS2801 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Y/KOON/IMDZEZIX/F8YKOONIMDZEZIX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Y/KOON/IMDZEZIX/F8YKOONIMDZEZIX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Y/KOON/IMDZEZIX/F8YKOONIMDZEZIX.SMALL.jpg bumhee34 Many people have made "ambilight" with Arduino, Teensy, Raspberry Pi, and so on.I have never seen someone who applied ambilight to a big screen like 130 inch.Moving to new house, I made 130 inch edgeless (bezeless) screen with ambilight function.This work could be done thanks to many people who shar...
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Fri, 1 Apr 2016 07:06:07 PDT