Instructables: exploring - technology - led - popular http://www.instructables.com Tue, 3 Mar 2015 11:23:20 PST BLOX v1.01 DIY functional Sonic Screwdriver http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-functional-Sonic-Screwdriver/
DIY functional Sonic Screwdriver - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE1/66GW/I6RSO2SA/FE166GWI6RSO2SA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE1/66GW/I6RSO2SA/FE166GWI6RSO2SA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE1/66GW/I6RSO2SA/FE166GWI6RSO2SA.SMALL.jpg Honus Last Halloween my oldest son Colin dressed up as the Doctor from Doctor Who and I cobbled together a Sonic Screwdriver for him from bits of junk I scrounged up in the garage. Upon seeing the Sonic Screwdriver my youngest son Sam decided he absolutely had to have one. Sam however declared that his sc...
By: Honus

Continue Reading »]]>
Mon, 2 Mar 2015 23:40:21 PST
Flame Controlled MIDI Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Flame-Controlled-MIDI-Controller/
Flame Controlled MIDI Controller - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F98/TFRU/I6QD1WP4/F98TFRUI6QD1WP4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F98/TFRU/I6QD1WP4/F98TFRUI6QD1WP4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F98/TFRU/I6QD1WP4/F98TFRUI6QD1WP4.SMALL.jpg bergerab One huge issue in the world of digital music production is keeping that analog warmth (that resonated from reel-to-reel systems and tubes) in modern day digital music. Many swear that analog systems have a sound that can never be replicated by bits, and hope is lost for digital music to match that a...
By: bergerab

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 1 Mar 2015 14:10:15 PST
Your own galaxy on a paper... Poster with CONDUCTIVE INK + LEDs http://www.instructables.com/id/Poster-with-CONDUCTIVE-INK-LEDS/
Your own galaxy on a paper... Poster with CONDUCTIVE INK + LEDs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU8/OKAO/I6NI4SB9/FU8OKAOI6NI4SB9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU8/OKAO/I6NI4SB9/FU8OKAOI6NI4SB9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU8/OKAO/I6NI4SB9/FU8OKAOI6NI4SB9.SMALL.jpg joanabernardo I came across conductive ink in my research and as a Design student I started to question its use on my projects.I envisioned a poster with LEDs and typography where light would be an illustration of the text. For this project I chose a Carl Sagan’s text where the LEDs evoke a galaxy.The complexity ...
By: joanabernardo

Continue Reading »]]>
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 04:30:24 PST
Up-Cycle a Vintage Flashlight http://www.instructables.com/id/Up-Cycle-a-Vintage-Flashlight/
Up-Cycle a Vintage Flashlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0M/UGMI/I6MC3UJS/F0MUGMII6MC3UJS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0M/UGMI/I6MC3UJS/F0MUGMII6MC3UJS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0M/UGMI/I6MC3UJS/F0MUGMII6MC3UJS.SMALL.jpg lonesoulsurfer To hack or not to hack - that is the question. There are so many useless (but beautiful) items out there that have no use anymore. It really is a shame to see them gathering dust on a shelf, or stuffed in a draw. Better me thinks to pull them apart, give them a new identity and revel in their je ...
By: lonesoulsurfer

Continue Reading »]]>
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:34:20 PST
Clap activated LED strip http://www.instructables.com/id/Clap-activated-LED-strip/
Clap activated LED strip - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F78/666Z/I6HSMJZ3/F78666ZI6HSMJZ3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F78/666Z/I6HSMJZ3/F78666ZI6HSMJZ3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F78/666Z/I6HSMJZ3/F78666ZI6HSMJZ3.SMALL.jpg CsabaP This Instructable shows you how to build a clap activated LED strip. The whole project is based on the Adafruit's Secret Knock Activated Drawer Lock, where the user can record a secret knock pattern which will open the lock inside the drawer. I thought that I could use this to siwtch an LED strip on...
By: CsabaP

Continue Reading »]]>
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 02:09:24 PST
Arduino RFID Lock box http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-RFID-Lock-box/
Arduino RFID Lock box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZW/5MFH/I6M2M3LM/FZW5MFHI6M2M3LM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZW/5MFH/I6M2M3LM/FZW5MFHI6M2M3LM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZW/5MFH/I6M2M3LM/FZW5MFHI6M2M3LM.SMALL.jpg aidenv Hi, today I will be showing you how to make a RFID Lock box. Preperation You will need1x wooden box - http://www.amazon.com/Darice-9151-58-Rectangle-Woo...1x Parallax READ-ONLY RFID scanner - http://www.parallax.com/product/281401x Arduino Uno - http://store.arduino.cc/product/A0000661x Mini Hobb...
By: aidenv

Continue Reading »]]>
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:28:56 PST
Luminch Color LED lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Luminch-Color/
Luminch Color LED lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTP/1696/I6GCVR05/FTP1696I6GCVR05.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTP/1696/I6GCVR05/FTP1696I6GCVR05.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTP/1696/I6GCVR05/FTP1696I6GCVR05.SMALL.jpg el-Raza The first time I saw the Luminch One by Francisco Castro, I was surprised by the simplicity and the magical experience. However, since there never can be enough magic, I decided to make one with a little twist: the Luminch Color.The Luminch Color not only allows to turn the lamp on and off with a si...
By: el-Raza

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 22 Feb 2015 09:17:23 PST
Homemade LED DRL (Daytime Running Light) http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-LED-DRL-Daytime-Running-Light/
Homemade LED DRL (Daytime Running Light) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1A/Q9PA/I69D7K57/F1AQ9PAI69D7K57.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1A/Q9PA/I69D7K57/F1AQ9PAI69D7K57.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1A/Q9PA/I69D7K57/F1AQ9PAI69D7K57.SMALL.jpg arierep60 This is my first instructable and I'm from Portugal, so, please be kind with me and sorry for my english because it's not perfect.So, the idea here is to make a LED DRL but all by myself and, it's easy, cheap and the final result is awesome!I will try to explain all steps, one by one so you can unde...
By: arierep60

Continue Reading »]]>
Tue, 17 Feb 2015 12:09:39 PST
Led light project http://www.instructables.com/id/Led-light-project/
Led light project - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8C/T3B3/I6DI0RIH/F8CT3B3I6DI0RIH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8C/T3B3/I6DI0RIH/F8CT3B3I6DI0RIH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8C/T3B3/I6DI0RIH/F8CT3B3I6DI0RIH.SMALL.jpg jpetrach Hello I wanted to explore the option of LED strips as a way to light my 2 1/2 car garage that I converted to a work shop. This instructable will cover information I had trouble getting answers to. Always use caution when working with electricity! power supply's CAN KILL YOU!Goals: Find a low cost wa...
By: jpetrach

Continue Reading »]]>
Fri, 20 Feb 2015 11:42:37 PST
Turn a broken 22" display into a light box http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-a-broken-22-display-into-a-light-box/
Turn a broken 22" display into a light box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Y/IL35/I6AVOXYZ/F6YIL35I6AVOXYZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Y/IL35/I6AVOXYZ/F6YIL35I6AVOXYZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Y/IL35/I6AVOXYZ/F6YIL35I6AVOXYZ.SMALL.jpg fefesplace Do you have a broken display at home? Need a new light?!Reuse the back light of your broken display!I had a Samsung 22" panel, LCD was broken, so I decided to transform it into a light source.First steps are simple: open the display, get the display panel out of the plastic, and remove the LCD. (sor...
By: fefesplace

Continue Reading »]]>
Thu, 19 Feb 2015 00:12:06 PST
Create the Arduino driven LED growbox http://www.instructables.com/id/Creating-a-fully-automated-LED-growbox/
Create the Arduino driven LED growbox - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR0/8R8T/FV4LSLGG/FR08R8TFV4LSLGG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR0/8R8T/FV4LSLGG/FR08R8TFV4LSLGG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR0/8R8T/FV4LSLGG/FR08R8TFV4LSLGG.SMALL.jpg cpo A while ago, I noticed many people using the Arduino controller for all sorts of home projects. I knew I just *had* to have one.After I received it through the mail and exploring its possibilities, it struck me that this would make it possible to make a (more or less) self-supporting closed greenhou...
By: cpo

Continue Reading »]]>
Wed, 10 Jun 2009 02:14:54 PDT
ArduDroid: A Simple 2-Way Bluetooth-based Android Controller for Arduino RGB led strip http://www.instructables.com/id/ArduDroid-A-Simple-2-Way-Bluetooth-based-Android-C/
ArduDroid: A Simple 2-Way Bluetooth-based Android Controller for Arduino RGB led strip - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOX/3L4P/I63F2JIB/FOX3L4PI63F2JIB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOX/3L4P/I63F2JIB/FOX3L4PI63F2JIB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOX/3L4P/I63F2JIB/FOX3L4PI63F2JIB.SMALL.jpg ironheartbj18 INTRODUCTIONGET IT ON google PLAY "ardudroid" appARDUDROID (formerly Andruino) is a simple Android app to help you control the pins of your Arduino Uno (or clone) from your Android phone wirelessly. It's both an Android app and an Arduino program. ArduDroid employs a simple Android user interface to...
By: ironheartbj18

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 15 Feb 2015 01:11:56 PST
simple ultra bright flashlight http://www.instructables.com/id/simple-ultra-bright-flashlight/
simple ultra bright flashlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNA/DP6P/I64XHMQD/FNADP6PI64XHMQD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNA/DP6P/I64XHMQD/FNADP6PI64XHMQD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNA/DP6P/I64XHMQD/FNADP6PI64XHMQD.SMALL.jpg dudes I recently bought a pack of 60° 1 watt led lenses from eBay and wanted to make a flashlight. Unlike some of my other projects, I wanted this one to have some aesthetic value as well as functionality. But of course, it still needed to work well. After going through several piles, bins, boxes, etc of ...
By: dudes

Continue Reading »]]>
Sat, 14 Feb 2015 19:33:28 PST
Solar Arc Reactor http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Arc-Reactor/
Solar Arc Reactor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIL/69B8/I63F0GP0/FIL69B8I63F0GP0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIL/69B8/I63F0GP0/FIL69B8I63F0GP0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIL/69B8/I63F0GP0/FIL69B8I63F0GP0.SMALL.jpg BlondeJamesDean The idea of Iron Man's infinite power Arc Reactor is awe-inspiring and led me to create the next best thing..a solar Arc Reactor night light! How it works The solar cell charges a lithium ion battery during the day and at night the LED Arc Reactor style ring switches on.The circuit uses a photo t...
By: BlondeJamesDean

Continue Reading »]]>
Sat, 14 Feb 2015 10:49:56 PST
Super Light Quadcopter http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Light-Quadcopter/
Super Light Quadcopter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR1/7Q2H/I63EZAZE/FR17Q2HI63EZAZE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR1/7Q2H/I63EZAZE/FR17Q2HI63EZAZE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR1/7Q2H/I63EZAZE/FR17Q2HI63EZAZE.SMALL.jpg Joohansson The aim of this project is to maximize the flight time/ battery life of the very famous Hubsan X4 quad-copter. This will show how you build your own for very low cost, simple to build and fun to play with. The 3D print is 100% designed by me for use with spare parts from the Hubsan H107L model. It c...
By: Joohansson

Continue Reading »]]>
Sat, 14 Feb 2015 09:52:27 PST
Simple LED Backlit Sign http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Backlit-Sign-1/
Simple LED Backlit Sign - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F13/5P2S/I5YAZRDZ/F135P2SI5YAZRDZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F13/5P2S/I5YAZRDZ/F135P2SI5YAZRDZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F13/5P2S/I5YAZRDZ/F135P2SI5YAZRDZ.SMALL.jpg Electrospark In this Instructable, I will show you how to build a very simple but nice looking LED backlit sign. I built the project only with things i had lying around my electronic shop so the materials i am using are not the appropriate ones but the final product ended up pretty well. Things you'll need H...
By: Electrospark

Continue Reading »]]>
Mon, 9 Feb 2015 17:40:51 PST
Love Spark http://www.instructables.com/id/Love-Spark/
Love Spark - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVG/2TN8/I5WCP60K/FVG2TN8I5WCP60K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVG/2TN8/I5WCP60K/FVG2TN8I5WCP60K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVG/2TN8/I5WCP60K/FVG2TN8I5WCP60K.SMALL.jpg Aj Creations Love Spark is a heart shaped pendant that blinks an LED every three seconds and that time is based off of a research conducted by Amy Witter at the University of Melbourne concluding that people think of their friends & loved ones, on average, every 3 seconds. So it's not all just a fancy, blinky-bl...
By: Aj Creations

Continue Reading »]]>
Tue, 10 Feb 2015 08:01:12 PST
Portable light table http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-light-table/
Portable light table - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQY/SNLF/I5WCQVQ1/FQYSNLFI5WCQVQ1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQY/SNLF/I5WCQVQ1/FQYSNLFI5WCQVQ1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQY/SNLF/I5WCQVQ1/FQYSNLFI5WCQVQ1.SMALL.jpg silvertinkerer Have you ever wanted to trace something, but no tracing paper to be found? Need to be able to take your tools with you? There have been many times I have wanted a light table, many of those times in places that would not be able to take a big bulky item. I have created a lightweight, small but big e...
By: silvertinkerer

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 8 Feb 2015 16:19:31 PST
DIY LED heart http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-LED-heart/
DIY LED heart - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ8/VB7N/I5UX9IB2/FJ8VB7NI5UX9IB2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ8/VB7N/I5UX9IB2/FJ8VB7NI5UX9IB2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ8/VB7N/I5UX9IB2/FJ8VB7NI5UX9IB2.SMALL.jpg Rusivan In this article I will try to tell you about the gift I made for my girlfriend!I got here is a LED heart.I apologize for my bad English! The basis of the scheme is a microcontroller Atmega8, 1K resistor, selected in such a way as not to overload the microcontroller ports. SMD resistors and diode...
By: Rusivan

Continue Reading »]]>
Sat, 7 Feb 2015 09:17:33 PST
FAKE ACCESS PANEL http://www.instructables.com/id/FAKE-ACCESS-PANEL/
FAKE ACCESS PANEL - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGW/6Z21/I4IXISUC/FGW6Z21I4IXISUC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGW/6Z21/I4IXISUC/FGW6Z21I4IXISUC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGW/6Z21/I4IXISUC/FGW6Z21I4IXISUC.SMALL.jpg THE GOOSE I wanted a fake access panel for my futuristic door i made. so here it is.materials1. 1 piece of white plexiglass 12x202. 1 piece of clear plexiglass 12x203. 1 piece 1/4" plywood4 1 piece of 1x1 1/4" 6'5. led lights that suit your build.6. alum. tape7. wood screws8. solder, heat shrink, tape, wire,...
By: THE GOOSE

Continue Reading »]]>
Wed, 7 Jan 2015 09:16:13 PST
Non Soldering Solar Lantern http://www.instructables.com/id/Non-Soldering-Solar-Lantern/
Non Soldering Solar Lantern - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0I/FO1P/I5P7JERS/F0IFO1PI5P7JERS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0I/FO1P/I5P7JERS/F0IFO1PI5P7JERS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0I/FO1P/I5P7JERS/F0IFO1PI5P7JERS.SMALL.gif JoshuaZimmerman Outdoor solar lighting has become extremely popular in the past few years, yet how many people do you know that can explain how it works? Luckily solar is a super simple power source which we can use alongside some simple electrical tricks to make a fun project. This non soldering version is perfe...
By: JoshuaZimmerman

Continue Reading »]]>
Tue, 3 Feb 2015 09:42:10 PST
diy micro-LIGHT for SJCAM M10 http://www.instructables.com/id/diy-micro-LIGHT-for-SJCAM-M10/
diy micro-LIGHT for SJCAM M10 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOQ/QNQC/I5DT767U/FOQQNQCI5DT767U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOQ/QNQC/I5DT767U/FOQQNQCI5DT767U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOQ/QNQC/I5DT767U/FOQQNQCI5DT767U.SMALL.jpg frapedia Action cameras have become very popular in our days, but when there is not enough ambient light they suffer even at sort distances. There for, it is always handy to carry in your pocket a micro-light which will help your camera and save the day!This one can be used as a pocket flashlight too. Intr...
By: frapedia

Continue Reading »]]>
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:38:16 PST
MacroCase - A DIY Phone Case for Macro Photography http://www.instructables.com/id/MacroCase-A-DIY-Phone-Case-for-Macro-Photography/
MacroCase - A DIY Phone Case for Macro Photography - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYF/C52D/I5JHSGQY/FYFC52DI5JHSGQY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYF/C52D/I5JHSGQY/FYFC52DI5JHSGQY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYF/C52D/I5JHSGQY/FYFC52DI5JHSGQY.SMALL.jpg indiantinker Ever wanted to have a device handy enough so you can inspect things up close like Solder Reflows , Tiny Ants , Petals.. umm well anything that's difficult to see without much strain.I had the same issue while i was soldering a circuit lately and felt the need for a hand-held microscope ( well kind o...
By: indiantinker

Continue Reading »]]>
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:00:34 PST
Arduino Led Dice http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Led-Dice/
Arduino Led Dice - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3J/QC2J/G1KCRFFR/F3JQC2JG1KCRFFR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3J/QC2J/G1KCRFFR/F3JQC2JG1KCRFFR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3J/QC2J/G1KCRFFR/F3JQC2JG1KCRFFR.SMALL.jpg Davide311 This instructable will show you how to create a dice using Arduino and few components. It's an easy and fun project, suitable for beginners and those who want to start with Arduino; it also requires a minimal amount of components. This explaines how to create it in the breadboard, how to solder i...
By: Davide311

Continue Reading »]]>
Sat, 14 Nov 2009 10:04:13 PST
LED Shadow Box http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Shadow-Box/
LED Shadow Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMV/XUHM/I5BRKY4V/FMVXUHMI5BRKY4V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMV/XUHM/I5BRKY4V/FMVXUHMI5BRKY4V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMV/XUHM/I5BRKY4V/FMVXUHMI5BRKY4V.SMALL.jpg alienldr1 Here I have a shadow box with chibitronics LEDs in the back that light up when you plug it in. Not the most professional looking, but if you know what you're doing and put the time into it, you guys can make it look much nicer. And bonus points to you guys who know what city this skyline is based ...
By: alienldr1

Continue Reading »]]>
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 17:48:26 PST
Easy And Cheapest Way to Fix LCD TV Backlight. http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-And-Cheapest-Way-to-Fix-LCD-TV-Backlight/
Easy And Cheapest Way to Fix LCD TV Backlight. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGM/HR6S/I5JHQMW7/FGMHR6SI5JHQMW7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGM/HR6S/I5JHQMW7/FGMHR6SI5JHQMW7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGM/HR6S/I5JHQMW7/FGMHR6SI5JHQMW7.SMALL.jpg J_K_Official Requirement_LCD TVTools to disassemble LCDSMD LED Non-Waterproof Flexible Strips 5050 DC12VWires,Powder & Soldering Iron Disassemble LCD TV Full disassemble LCD TV To Replace Backlight Using Tools. Work With SMD LED 5050 12v Divide As your requirement !Here i am using 22" LCD Display which Req...
By: J_K_Official

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 06:48:15 PST
Glowing metal space fossil http://www.instructables.com/id/Glowing-metal-space-fossil/
Glowing metal space fossil - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOM/8XTE/I55MYPH6/FOM8XTEI55MYPH6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOM/8XTE/I55MYPH6/FOM8XTEI55MYPH6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOM/8XTE/I55MYPH6/FOM8XTEI55MYPH6.SMALL.jpg waywardengineer This is CNC cut art piece that was inspired by fossils I saw on a trip to the Jurassic coast in England, but taken in a more ancient-robotic-life-form direction. It takes power from a USB micro-b cable. There's lots of variations on this that could be fun: different shapes, more layers, making the L...
By: waywardengineer

Continue Reading »]]>
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 00:12:57 PST
Using Fusion to Make Collaborative Sculptures with Bees http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-Fusion-to-Make-Collaborative-Sculptures-with/
Using Fusion to Make Collaborative Sculptures with Bees - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFR/R5A1/I4ZHMTQZ/FFRR5A1I4ZHMTQZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFR/R5A1/I4ZHMTQZ/FFRR5A1I4ZHMTQZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFR/R5A1/I4ZHMTQZ/FFRR5A1I4ZHMTQZ.SMALL.jpg JenniferBerry For this series of collaborative sculptures, I wanted to make an organic framework from which my bees could build comb. Since comb is heavy when filled with honey and very fragile when taken from the hive, decided I needed to build a structure strong enough to hold the weight and yet transparent eno...
By: JenniferBerry

Continue Reading »]]>
Mon, 12 Jan 2015 14:21:57 PST
How to Document your Busy Bees http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Document-your-Busy-Bees/
How to Document your Busy Bees - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4W/GAJK/I4VQCFK5/F4WGAJKI4VQCFK5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4W/GAJK/I4VQCFK5/F4WGAJKI4VQCFK5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4W/GAJK/I4VQCFK5/F4WGAJKI4VQCFK5.SMALL.jpg JenniferBerry Many bee keepers aren't just satisfied with opening their hives to check on their bees, but want a more in-depth experience with bees. Keeping an observation hive is a great way to learn more about your bees and see what happens in the hive on a day to day basis. I borrowed this observation hive sho...
By: JenniferBerry

Continue Reading »]]>
Mon, 12 Jan 2015 13:12:30 PST
San Francisco: Past, Present, Future http://www.instructables.com/id/San-Francisco-Past-Present-Future/
San Francisco: Past, Present, Future - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1J/8429/I4SCNSA4/F1J8429I4SCNSA4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1J/8429/I4SCNSA4/F1J8429I4SCNSA4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1J/8429/I4SCNSA4/F1J8429I4SCNSA4.SMALL.jpg gkapriel San Francisco: Past, Present, Future is the result of my interest in creating an interactive mapping of the city. This work allows you to explore the history, current conditions, and projected coastline of San Francisco. By overlaying translucent maps below a clear 3D printed city topography, you ca...
By: gkapriel

Continue Reading »]]>
Mon, 12 Jan 2015 10:34:00 PST
Control your LEDs with your TV remote?! || Arduino IR Tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/Control-your-LEDs-with-your-TV-remote-Arduino-IR-T/
Control your LEDs with your TV remote?! || Arduino IR Tutorial - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYR/2DSH/I4J7K6XD/FYR2DSHI4J7K6XD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYR/2DSH/I4J7K6XD/FYR2DSHI4J7K6XD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYR/2DSH/I4J7K6XD/FYR2DSHI4J7K6XD.SMALL.jpg GreatScottLab In this project I will show you how I repurposed the useless buttons on my TV remote to control the LEDs behind my TV. You can also use this technique to control all sorts of things with a bit of code editing. I will also talk a bit about the theory of how an infrared transmitter and an infrared rec...
By: GreatScottLab

Continue Reading »]]>
Fri, 9 Jan 2015 01:03:38 PST
How to dress warm in the COLD (Snow)... http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-dress-warm-in-the-COLD-Snow/
How to dress warm in the COLD (Snow)... - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FO9/K64R/FQ6DXC5H/FO9K64RFQ6DXC5H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO9/K64R/FQ6DXC5H/FO9K64RFQ6DXC5H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO9/K64R/FQ6DXC5H/FO9K64RFQ6DXC5H.SMALL.jpg The magical duct tape kid This is an Instructable involving basic heat principles.In this instructable, I will show you the basics of dressing warm...P.S. This instructable is in the Stay Warm Contest, so do your part... Vote! The Problem In the cold weather, your body is always losing moisture.Even if you aren't sweating...
By: The magical duct tape kid

Continue Reading »]]>
Thu, 22 Jan 2009 15:14:02 PST
Sound Locator http://www.instructables.com/id/Sound-Locator/
Sound Locator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F88/S76X/I4LKOXKT/F88S76XI4LKOXKT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F88/S76X/I4LKOXKT/F88S76XI4LKOXKT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F88/S76X/I4LKOXKT/F88S76XI4LKOXKT.SMALL.jpg TechKiwi This unique little sound locator has a pac-man like ghost that runs towards the loudest sound detected! It uses three microphones and an Arduino UNO to plot the direction of sound on a LED matrix and also makes for a fun, interactive effect when using with music. Gather Materials This instructab...
By: TechKiwi

Continue Reading »]]>
Wed, 7 Jan 2015 21:46:58 PST
The Nerd Watch http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Nerd-Watch/
The Nerd Watch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBX/M82A/I4J7BBEB/FBXM82AI4J7BBEB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBX/M82A/I4J7BBEB/FBXM82AI4J7BBEB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBX/M82A/I4J7BBEB/FBXM82AI4J7BBEB.SMALL.jpg othermachine Hello! Welcome to another Other Machine project tutorial! I'm Sam DeRose, a former Other Machine Co. Summer Intern. I created The Nerd Watch last summer while working at OMC.The Nerd Watch displays the time in binary when the button is pushed. The watch shows the hour and minutes by flashing two LED...
By: othermachine

Continue Reading »]]>
Wed, 7 Jan 2015 13:54:17 PST
Star Wars Crossguard Neopixel Lightsaber http://www.instructables.com/id/Star-Wars-Crossguard-Lightsaber/
Star Wars Crossguard Neopixel Lightsaber - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1M/B54F/I4IWPURS/F1MB54FI4IWPURS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1M/B54F/I4IWPURS/F1MB54FI4IWPURS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1M/B54F/I4IWPURS/F1MB54FI4IWPURS.SMALL.jpg caitlinsdad For all "those wierd kids that are board" and looking for something to do on a dark winter's night...Make the new crossguard triblade lightsaber from Star Wars: Episode 7, (VII in Roman numerals, if they even teach that in school anymore)This instructable will go over the physical build but it is mo...
By: caitlinsdad

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 4 Jan 2015 17:20:27 PST
LED Snowflake Decoration from cheap effect light http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Snowflake-Decoration-from-cheap-effect-light/
LED Snowflake Decoration from cheap effect light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F24/I413/I48CWN2W/F24I413I48CWN2W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F24/I413/I48CWN2W/F24I413I48CWN2W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F24/I413/I48CWN2W/F24I413I48CWN2W.SMALL.jpg joejoetheclown One thing that I absolutely love is increasing the bang-for-the-buck of cheap lighting fixtures. Call it "e-upcycling". By trolling eBay, Alibaba, Amazon, etc you can often get decent cheap lighting effects in a horrible package that just need a reflector, bezel, background, or some other modificat...
By: joejoetheclown

Continue Reading »]]>
Fri, 2 Jan 2015 15:38:02 PST
LED Running safety belt http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Running-safety-belt/
LED Running safety belt - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMD/4TRF/I4C2NG32/FMD4TRFI4C2NG32.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMD/4TRF/I4C2NG32/FMD4TRFI4C2NG32.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMD/4TRF/I4C2NG32/FMD4TRFI4C2NG32.SMALL.jpg MoTinkerGNome I would like to apologize in advance for the quality of the pictures and video. My point and shoot camera could not compensate for the light and dark differential and the cellphone blew everything out with the flash off the reflectors. to get the whole idea of how this works please view the inline ...
By: MoTinkerGNome

Continue Reading »]]>
Wed, 31 Dec 2014 09:25:19 PST
Steampunk LED Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Steampunk-LED-Clock/
Steampunk LED Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNU/WIMR/I48CQWJD/FNUWIMRI48CQWJD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNU/WIMR/I48CQWJD/FNUWIMRI48CQWJD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNU/WIMR/I48CQWJD/FNUWIMRI48CQWJD.SMALL.jpg Caesera I was inspired to create a steampunk clock a while ago after browsing through a lot of Instructables on various clocks. It started out with a somewhat vague idea of what I wanted to accomplish and it really evolved as I made it. I tried to document it as I went through the process but this is my fir...
By: Caesera

Continue Reading »]]>
Wed, 31 Dec 2014 13:55:08 PST
Color Changing Mood Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Color-Changing-Mood-Lamp/
Color Changing Mood Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBM/ZT2O/I4CMQ1SD/FBMZT2OI4CMQ1SD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBM/ZT2O/I4CMQ1SD/FBMZT2OI4CMQ1SD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBM/ZT2O/I4CMQ1SD/FBMZT2OI4CMQ1SD.SMALL.jpg batkin Get in the mood with some fairly simple ATTiny85 based homemade color shifting lamps! The code is Arduino IDE compatible for easy customization. Step 1: Materials Saw Drill Sheet of wood Wood screws Various hole cutter bits 6" Acrylic Cupcake / CAKE / Centerpiece Tube Extension (for diffusing t...
By: batkin

Continue Reading »]]>
Thu, 1 Jan 2015 12:24:56 PST
Foldable Electronic Bookmark / Booklight http://www.instructables.com/id/Foldable-Electronic-Bookmark-Booklight/
Foldable Electronic Bookmark / Booklight - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEM/M0C7/I48CRNPR/FEMM0C7I48CRNPR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEM/M0C7/I48CRNPR/FEMM0C7I48CRNPR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEM/M0C7/I48CRNPR/FEMM0C7I48CRNPR.SMALL.jpg MaeBerry This project is not only really, really fun to build, but also fun to use. If you love books or know someone who does, this is an awesome project to make. It is extremely light and literally paper-thin. It is also really easy to personalize and the battery pack design can be used for any small proje...
By: MaeBerry

Continue Reading »]]>
Wed, 31 Dec 2014 19:17:51 PST
How to make a diffusor for your LED Matrix http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-diffusor-for-your-LED-Matrix/
How to make a diffusor for your LED Matrix - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAR/FUW2/I4CMJ66X/FARFUW2I4CMJ66X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAR/FUW2/I4CMJ66X/FARFUW2I4CMJ66X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAR/FUW2/I4CMJ66X/FARFUW2I4CMJ66X.SMALL.jpg Jan_Henrik Hi, in this Instructable I want to show you how to create your own diffusor for a LED Matrix. To do this we will use a 3D printer and OpenSCAD. In this tutorial I will use a LOL-Shield by Jimmie ( http://jimmieprodgers.com/kits/lolshield/ ) also I will explain, how to design a diffusor for differe...
By: Jan_Henrik

Continue Reading »]]>
Wed, 31 Dec 2014 08:31:27 PST
Build The Ultimate LED Lamp (Li-ion) http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-The-Ultimate-LED-Lamp-Li-ion/
Build The Ultimate LED Lamp (Li-ion) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG0/MDV4/I4IDCQRK/FG0MDV4I4IDCQRK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG0/MDV4/I4IDCQRK/FG0MDV4I4IDCQRK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG0/MDV4/I4IDCQRK/FG0MDV4I4IDCQRK.SMALL.jpg ASCAS Emergency lamps are one of the most important household essentials, mainly because we use it on various applications. You can use it during blackouts, while camping, doing videoshoots, doing photography and other stuff... Over the years, we've bought a lot of Lead-Acid Emergency lamps. From incandes...
By: ASCAS

Continue Reading »]]>
Wed, 31 Dec 2014 12:08:59 PST
Laser Pointer Fun http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Pointer-Fun/
Laser Pointer Fun - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7V/0E5B/I49RQC40/F7V0E5BI49RQC40.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7V/0E5B/I49RQC40/F7V0E5BI49RQC40.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7V/0E5B/I49RQC40/F7V0E5BI49RQC40.SMALL.jpg mtairymd Our dog has tons of energy and always wants to play. However, play time can be exhausting to the humans of the house. We found out a few months ago that the dog loves to play ‘chase the red dot.’ Boredom leads to creativity, so we attached a laser pointer to her head with a bandana and small pie...
By: mtairymd

Continue Reading »]]>
Tue, 30 Dec 2014 08:56:40 PST
LED Disco Floor http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Disco-Floor/
LED Disco Floor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUE/SR2Y/I48CD7L9/FUESR2YI48CD7L9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUE/SR2Y/I48CD7L9/FUESR2YI48CD7L9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUE/SR2Y/I48CD7L9/FUESR2YI48CD7L9.SMALL.jpg madmat01 This project is inspired by the Pixel Drop Ceiling by hockeyman271 and would not be possible without referencing that instructable.This LED Disco Floor uses WS2801 36mm RGB LEDs that are computer controlled via an Arduino. I chose the 36mm WS2801 due to their lower profile (5mm deep). This allowed m...
By: madmat01

Continue Reading »]]>
Mon, 29 Dec 2014 14:30:18 PST
Intel Edison IoT: Automatic lamp (Relay, HC-SR04) http://www.instructables.com/id/Intel-Edison-IoT-Automatic-lamp-Relay-HC-SR04/
Intel Edison IoT: Automatic lamp (Relay, HC-SR04) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU0/FRCB/I48C7VQD/FU0FRCBI48C7VQD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU0/FRCB/I48C7VQD/FU0FRCBI48C7VQD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU0/FRCB/I48C7VQD/FU0FRCBI48C7VQD.SMALL.jpg mkarvonen The project is simply a automatic lamp that turns on when it "sees" movement. As this is home automation.With this you can:1. Save power.2. Save your own time.3. Ensure safe moving with hands full of stuff since the light turns on automatically after entering the room.So let's start building---- C...
By: mkarvonen

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 28 Dec 2014 10:46:12 PST
DIY Glowing Bracelet http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Glowing-Bracelet/
DIY Glowing Bracelet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F06/PJMA/I45HNG2U/F06PJMAI45HNG2U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F06/PJMA/I45HNG2U/F06PJMAI45HNG2U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F06/PJMA/I45HNG2U/F06PJMAI45HNG2U.SMALL.jpg nodcah This bracelet puts magic at your fingertips! This circuit board bracelet is a sweet addition to any halloween costume, blacklight getup or everyday outfit! Using a lithium ion battery for power, an ATtiny85 controls four high power LEDs using input from a button. Also, special functions have been im...
By: nodcah

Continue Reading »]]>
Sat, 27 Dec 2014 16:29:23 PST
The "Multiglow" concrete speakers http://www.instructables.com/id/The-multiglow-concrete-speakers/
The "Multiglow" concrete speakers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHU/FY1Q/I45HP6VP/FHUFY1QI45HP6VP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHU/FY1Q/I45HP6VP/FHUFY1QI45HP6VP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHU/FY1Q/I45HP6VP/FHUFY1QI45HP6VP.SMALL.jpg Brian from Belgium Hi I'm Brian from Belgium.I proudly present my second intructable.What is it?diy concrete speakers with an embedded rgb led that reacts to the music.The storyWe all love music,No doubt about that.But face it, the speakers that provide our beloved tunes are not always great in design. They are most o...
By: Brian from Belgium

Continue Reading »]]>
Sat, 27 Dec 2014 16:04:34 PST
Wall Of Rainbow Koi: Version 2.0 http://www.instructables.com/id/Wall-Of-Rainbow-Koi-Version-20/
Wall Of Rainbow Koi: Version 2.0 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4O/CWI3/I3TIAK3V/F4OCWI3I3TIAK3V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4O/CWI3/I3TIAK3V/F4OCWI3I3TIAK3V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4O/CWI3/I3TIAK3V/F4OCWI3I3TIAK3V.SMALL.jpg watchmeflyy Almost a full year ago, I posted a previous tutorial (first version of this idea of origami koi), and I received great feedback from others in the comments sections. After rereading the comments, I decided to make another version incorporating some of the suggestions that really stood out to me.I ho...
By: watchmeflyy

Continue Reading »]]>
Fri, 26 Dec 2014 19:47:44 PST
How to turn your oil lantern in to an led lantern http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-turn-your-oil-lantern-in-to-an-led-lantern/
How to turn your oil lantern in to an led lantern - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX9/AI3U/I3VI57SN/FX9AI3UI3VI57SN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX9/AI3U/I3VI57SN/FX9AI3UI3VI57SN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX9/AI3U/I3VI57SN/FX9AI3UI3VI57SN.SMALL.jpg Sleutel13 So here is my first instructable. So be soft on me. Here is me showing you how to transform your oil lantern in to a led lantern the easy way. And you are still able to change it back just by removing the non original parts. Tools needed:wire cuttersWire12v power supply 3 5mm leds (any color you wan...
By: Sleutel13

Continue Reading »]]>
Thu, 25 Dec 2014 16:14:25 PST
Sound Reactive RGB LED Piano Lights! http://www.instructables.com/id/RGB-LED-Piano-Lights/
Sound Reactive RGB LED Piano Lights! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F90/4I77/I3VI4JEI/F904I77I3VI4JEI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F90/4I77/I3VI4JEI/F904I77I3VI4JEI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F90/4I77/I3VI4JEI/F904I77I3VI4JEI.SMALL.jpg DangerousTim Hey everyone! It's Christmas, and lately I've been playing around with LEDs and my Arduino a lot. I got this awesome idea of lighting up my upright piano while tinkering with some RGB LED strips. The RGB LEDs emit light that gets reflected off the wall behind the piano, giving a stunning effect. The...
By: DangerousTim

Continue Reading »]]>
Thu, 25 Dec 2014 22:52:20 PST