Instructables: exploring - technology - led - popular http://www.instructables.com Sun, 21 Dec 2014 02:48:13 PST BLOX v1.01 Music Visualiser Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Music-Visualiser-Table/
Music Visualiser Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYS/VWWP/I3WWORBJ/FYSVWWPI3WWORBJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYS/VWWP/I3WWORBJ/FYSVWWPI3WWORBJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYS/VWWP/I3WWORBJ/FYSVWWPI3WWORBJ.SMALL.jpg crt4041 This Instructable will hopefully give you all you need to put together a reactive music led table.I based it on the Music Visualiser at Music Visualiser - Adafruit. The code is from there, the circuit is from there - all I really created was a big led matrix, and put it into an Ikea table!Really, I...
By: crt4041

Continue Reading »]]>
Sat, 20 Dec 2014 10:40:35 PST
Make your own LED Bar http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-LED-Bar/
Make your own LED Bar - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEF/801T/I3VH9I70/FEF801TI3VH9I70.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEF/801T/I3VH9I70/FEF801TI3VH9I70.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEF/801T/I3VH9I70/FEF801TI3VH9I70.SMALL.jpg GreatScottLab In this project I will show you how I build my own LED Bar around my 15x10 RGB LED Matrix. It has a top shelf which is made of acrylic glass and it lights up with the push of a button. With the help of a WS2812B LED strip I can change the color of the top shelf and also use animations to light it up...
By: GreatScottLab

Continue Reading »]]>
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:12:39 PST
Iron Man Arc Reactor Bang Bang Tag http://www.instructables.com/id/Iron-Man-Arc-Reactor-Bang-Bang-Tag/
Iron Man Arc Reactor Bang Bang Tag - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ2/0SB6/I3VHEK2F/FZ20SB6I3VHEK2F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ2/0SB6/I3VHEK2F/FZ20SB6I3VHEK2F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ2/0SB6/I3VHEK2F/FZ20SB6I3VHEK2F.SMALL.jpg Mr AbAk Hello Guys....We Are Back....Everyone Wants To be Iron Man One Time in his own life.....So here we present you IRON MAN ARC REACTOR BANG BANG TAG....We Got this idea from our native place where children play games like, Police-Thief in which One Becomes A hero (Police Inspector) And The other become...
By: Mr AbAk

Continue Reading »]]>
Sat, 20 Dec 2014 01:46:04 PST
LED - Mega Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Mega-Clock/
LED - Mega Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT6/KNHU/I3PRO1MA/FT6KNHUI3PRO1MA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT6/KNHU/I3PRO1MA/FT6KNHUI3PRO1MA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT6/KNHU/I3PRO1MA/FT6KNHUI3PRO1MA.SMALL.jpg Michalsky If you can't see the original video in your country please try this other link of a "music edited version": Bill of Material (All you will need) For the Housing Three 300x300mm x 3mm thickness Acrylic glass (black) One 300x300mm x 3mm thickness Acrylic glass (trasparent) ...
By: Michalsky

Continue Reading »]]>
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 16:24:52 PST
Make an interactive iPad controlled LED Wall http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-an-interactive-iPad-controlled-LED-Wall/
Make an interactive iPad controlled LED Wall - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZL/WN4U/I3KCDVX3/FZLWN4UI3KCDVX3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZL/WN4U/I3KCDVX3/FZLWN4UI3KCDVX3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZL/WN4U/I3KCDVX3/FZLWN4UI3KCDVX3.SMALL.jpg sheetmetalalchemist Show me the youtube video of the wall in action!Everyone wants to make giant LED displays to show their cool, geometric LED waves, or fuzzy pink Elvis art. However, in order to address a massive wall of LEDs, you have to figure out how to turn your fuzzy pink Elvis art into a string of zeros and one...
By: sheetmetalalchemist

Continue Reading »]]>
Sat, 13 Dec 2014 18:49:46 PST
How to Make a Jar of Fireflies http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Jar-of-Fireflies/
How to Make a Jar of Fireflies - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1Y/OSKM/I3H5I6O0/F1YOSKMI3H5I6O0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1Y/OSKM/I3H5I6O0/F1YOSKMI3H5I6O0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1Y/OSKM/I3H5I6O0/F1YOSKMI3H5I6O0.SMALL.jpg nikistyxx Do you want to travel to the mysteriously glowing woods filled with fireflies buzzing thought the night? Make your very own Jar of Fireflies! This object could function as a nightlight or centerpiece for an indoor or outdoor table-setting. It turns on and off with the twist of the lid. It is for any...
By: nikistyxx

Continue Reading »]]>
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:13:31 PDT
Wonderlamp - Cheshire Cat Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Wonderlamp-Cheshire-Cat-Light/
Wonderlamp - Cheshire Cat Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F57/KPEI/I3KBU34U/F57KPEII3KBU34U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F57/KPEI/I3KBU34U/F57KPEII3KBU34U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F57/KPEI/I3KBU34U/F57KPEII3KBU34U.SMALL.jpg santiagoleila Wonderlamp ...most everyone is mad here, and I'm not all there myself...______This is a project developed for my MFA in Products of Design at the School of Visual Arts. I used a lot of the school facilities to build this that are not available to everyone, but I tried to add some ideas about alterna...
By: santiagoleila

Continue Reading »]]>
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 01:35:13 PST
Color Adaptation LED Brooch http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Color-Theory-Brooch/
Color Adaptation LED Brooch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKQ/IKWD/I3H74BJR/FKQIKWDI3H74BJR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKQ/IKWD/I3H74BJR/FKQIKWDI3H74BJR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKQ/IKWD/I3H74BJR/FKQIKWDI3H74BJR.SMALL.jpg push_reset This color changing wearable device will always be in harmony with the outfit it is pinned to. It uses the Adafruit color sensor, Neopixels and an Arduino Mini 05 to read the color of an garment and either turn the complementary color or display the missing two colors in the triadic color scheme. Do...
By: push_reset

Continue Reading »]]>
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 09:54:01 PST
Rechargeable Bluetooth Pan and Tilt Laser Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Rechargeable-Bluetooth-Pan-and-Tilt-Laser-Controll/
Rechargeable Bluetooth Pan and Tilt Laser Controller - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGZ/5VE8/I3BHGERV/FGZ5VE8I3BHGERV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGZ/5VE8/I3BHGERV/FGZ5VE8I3BHGERV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGZ/5VE8/I3BHGERV/FGZ5VE8I3BHGERV.SMALL.jpg bneo99 I've always hoped to make a laser controller with servos since a few years back. So one day, I was buying my first two servo motors from Ebay and I thought why not I make my dream come true....... So, here is it, the Rechargeable Bluetooth Pan and Tilt Laser Controller !Summary of whole project:Thi...
By: bneo99

Continue Reading »]]>
Mon, 8 Dec 2014 00:12:38 PST
Bird House With Night Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Bird-House-With-Night-Lights/
Bird House With Night Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQO/37CE/I3DQ93CF/FQO37CEI3DQ93CF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQO/37CE/I3DQ93CF/FQO37CEI3DQ93CF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQO/37CE/I3DQ93CF/FQO37CEI3DQ93CF.SMALL.jpg lonesoulsurfer I recently stumbled onto a really cool night-light by Instructable user boddhi15. This got me thinking about building my own outdoor one. I decided to hack a solar power light and add a couple of little lights out the front.The actual hack isn’t very hard, it does however need a voltage regulator ...
By: lonesoulsurfer

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 7 Dec 2014 15:32:46 PST
LED Zen Board http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Zen-Board/
LED Zen Board - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW1/UV29/I3BHAP2C/FW1UV29I3BHAP2C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW1/UV29/I3BHAP2C/FW1UV29I3BHAP2C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW1/UV29/I3BHAP2C/FW1UV29I3BHAP2C.SMALL.jpg ChrysN One day I was perusing the internet and stumbled upon a video; Water Light Graffiti by Antonin Fourneau, created in the Digitalarti Artlab. When water is painted, sprayed or sponged on LEDs light up. This seemed like such a cool project, I was inspired to try to make my own; cheaper, easier, deskt...
By: ChrysN

Continue Reading »]]>
Sat, 6 Dec 2014 22:46:07 PST
Break Forcing Chair Pad http://www.instructables.com/id/Break-Forcing-Chair-Pad/
Break Forcing Chair Pad - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F45/737S/I3DQ3P29/F45737SI3DQ3P29.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F45/737S/I3DQ3P29/F45737SI3DQ3P29.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F45/737S/I3DQ3P29/F45737SI3DQ3P29.SMALL.jpg kayamafu These are the directions to make the Break Forcing Pad that was originally created by myself, Taylor Payne, Jacob Senitza, and Daniel Olsson.This device was made as a pad for a work chair to ensure that someone does not sit all day for extended periods of time. It logs and monitors how long someone...
By: kayamafu

Continue Reading »]]>
Sat, 6 Dec 2014 20:14:16 PST
LED lit crystal decorations http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-lit-crystal-decorations/
LED lit crystal decorations - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWP/JWDP/I3BHDRD1/FWPJWDPI3BHDRD1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWP/JWDP/I3BHDRD1/FWPJWDPI3BHDRD1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWP/JWDP/I3BHDRD1/FWPJWDPI3BHDRD1.SMALL.jpg mpatchen My daughter and I have been making snowflake crystal decorations with Borax and we recently tried making the decorations around LEDs so that they glow. The process is simple and no two are alike, just like real snowflakes. Materials and tools You don't need much for this project:MaterialsBorax. Y...
By: mpatchen

Continue Reading »]]>
Sat, 6 Dec 2014 23:42:28 PST
Pimp Your PC http://www.instructables.com/id/Pimp-Your-PC/
Pimp Your PC - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F74/P4GS/I3A1NY4A/F74P4GSI3A1NY4A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F74/P4GS/I3A1NY4A/F74P4GSI3A1NY4A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F74/P4GS/I3A1NY4A/F74P4GSI3A1NY4A.SMALL.jpg Bongomikey Have you ever wondered what to do with an old floppy drive? Dissasembly First find an old floppy drive and remove any screws in site but leave the PCB with its 4 pole power connector. LEDness Solder whatever colour 3mm (or 5mm) LEDs to a piece of strip-board, Ten just fit in great. Colouri...
By: Bongomikey

Continue Reading »]]>
Thu, 4 Dec 2014 09:44:48 PST
Color Detection Using RGB LED http://www.instructables.com/id/Color-Detection-Using-RGB-LED/
Color Detection Using RGB LED - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWT/WIP5/FUVSFZJE/FWTWIP5FUVSFZJE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWT/WIP5/FUVSFZJE/FWTWIP5FUVSFZJE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWT/WIP5/FUVSFZJE/FWTWIP5FUVSFZJE.SMALL.jpg Kyri Have you ever wanted an automated way to detect the color of an object? By shining light of a certain color on the object and looking at how much light is reflected back, you can tell what color the object is. For example, if you shine a red light on a red object, that light will be reflected back. ...
By: Kyri

Continue Reading »]]>
Tue, 19 May 2009 19:38:52 PDT
Fabulous LED Tree http://www.instructables.com/id/Fabulous-LED-Tree/
Fabulous LED Tree - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLP/9O5L/I3KBY6MN/FLP9O5LI3KBY6MN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLP/9O5L/I3KBY6MN/FLP9O5LI3KBY6MN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLP/9O5L/I3KBY6MN/FLP9O5LI3KBY6MN.SMALL.jpg suziechuzie This is a fun and easy little tree that only takes a few hours to complete. It can take much longer if you really get into it, but the basic thing is pretty quick. The only item that might be a problem for you is the solder pot. It really helps to have one for this project, though you can still make...
By: suziechuzie

Continue Reading »]]>
Mon, 1 Dec 2014 19:04:13 PST
Busy / Free Indicator Led Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Busy-Free-Indicator-Led-Box/
Busy / Free Indicator Led Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVM/W4P2/I34DY2DL/FVMW4P2I34DY2DL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVM/W4P2/I34DY2DL/FVMW4P2I34DY2DL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVM/W4P2/I34DY2DL/FVMW4P2I34DY2DL.SMALL.jpg apo1389 This box is simply made to show and tell people if you are busy or not, showing the red light you are busy so no time for questions or whatever, green light you are free, go for it thats the moment!It will be really helpfull in an office or in a studio. Build the box The first step is build the b...
By: apo1389

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 30 Nov 2014 12:01:46 PST
DIY Solar+Wind House http://www.instructables.com/id/WindSolar-Powered-House/
DIY Solar+Wind House - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPA/FCUX/I36LFB5V/FPAFCUXI36LFB5V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPA/FCUX/I36LFB5V/FPAFCUXI36LFB5V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPA/FCUX/I36LFB5V/FPAFCUXI36LFB5V.SMALL.jpg Jonathanrjpereira Human Dependence on ElectricityElectricity is one of the most important need of the 21st Century. Most human beings are dependent on electricity for their daily needs such as Charging their Smart Phones, Powering their houses or even their cars, etc. Most of the electricity we use in our houses are...
By: Jonathanrjpereira

Continue Reading »]]>
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 08:43:07 PST
Ultimate Night Bike http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultimate-Night-Bike/
Ultimate Night Bike - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZJ/KHI7/I2XTQ194/FZJKHI7I2XTQ194.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZJ/KHI7/I2XTQ194/FZJKHI7I2XTQ194.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZJ/KHI7/I2XTQ194/FZJKHI7I2XTQ194.SMALL.jpg audreyobscura I am so grateful to live in the Bay Area where there are so many cool civic events focused around bicycles. Critical Mass, East Bay Bike Party, and I'm sure dozens of others I don't know about yet. Every time I had participated in one of these events, I was in total awe of some of the great night ...
By: audreyobscura

Continue Reading »]]>
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:42:41 PST
Musical Neopixels (WS2812B) http://www.instructables.com/id/Musical-Neopixels-WS2812B/
Musical Neopixels (WS2812B) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA1/RS0X/I2VRBBJ3/FA1RS0XI2VRBBJ3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA1/RS0X/I2VRBBJ3/FA1RS0XI2VRBBJ3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA1/RS0X/I2VRBBJ3/FA1RS0XI2VRBBJ3.SMALL.jpg anouskadg I've recently discovered Neopixels. I soldered a couple, connected them to my Arduino and made them do various light patterns. This was already pretty enjoyable to make and watch, but Neopixels have so much more potential!First of all, they are very small, so you can embed them in a lot of things. T...
By: anouskadg

Continue Reading »]]>
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:21:54 PST
Making of the L3D Cube: Idea to Product in 4 Months http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-of-the-L3D-Cube-Idea-to-Product-in-Four-Mon/
Making of the L3D Cube: Idea to Product in 4 Months - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4X/1VDN/I2VLEEU7/F4X1VDNI2VLEEU7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4X/1VDN/I2VLEEU7/F4X1VDNI2VLEEU7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4X/1VDN/I2VLEEU7/F4X1VDNI2VLEEU7.SMALL.gif sfrayne Four months ago we were screwed.But that's putting the cart before the horse - which as we all know is a no no. First, a brief background: I'm part of a volumetric imaging company, Looking Glass. We invented volumetric printing the previous year as a way to seed the ground for our big dream of dyn...
By: sfrayne

Continue Reading »]]>
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 02:23:41 PST
IcosaLEDron: A Multi LED Smart Ball http://www.instructables.com/id/IcosaLEDron-A-Multi-LED-Smart-Ball/
IcosaLEDron: A Multi LED Smart Ball - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUB/64QT/I24LYBTV/FUB64QTI24LYBTV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUB/64QT/I24LYBTV/FUB64QTI24LYBTV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUB/64QT/I24LYBTV/FUB64QTI24LYBTV.SMALL.jpg Afritlabs What is an IcosaLEDron? It's a programmable, rechargeable 20 sided "ball" with a RGB LED on each face. Inside is a custom PCB equipped with the Atmega328p that is Arduino compatible allowing for easy programming of different effects. With twenty WS2812B LEDs (also known as Neopixels) positioned equa...
By: Afritlabs

Continue Reading »]]>
Mon, 3 Nov 2014 20:09:42 PST
Is Cold Air Coming into Your Home? http://www.instructables.com/id/Is-Cold-Air-Coming-into-Your-Home/
Is Cold Air Coming into Your Home? - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXC/RINX/I2TQZVCD/FXCRINXI2TQZVCD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXC/RINX/I2TQZVCD/FXCRINXI2TQZVCD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXC/RINX/I2TQZVCD/FXCRINXI2TQZVCD.SMALL.jpg Blockman301 Is cold air coming into your home? With this project you will make a small pocket sized tester that will test your windows, doors, etc. to see if cold air is coming in. This project uses the Arduino Uno and a ATMega328 microcontroller to find the average temperature using thermistors and see if cold...
By: Blockman301

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 12:00:30 PST
Cheap Arduino Controlled Light Sockets - Reverse Engineering RF http://www.instructables.com/id/5-RF-Controlled-Light-Sockets/
Cheap Arduino Controlled Light Sockets - Reverse Engineering RF - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV8/NKP4/I2RGWVVI/FV8NKP4I2RGWVVI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV8/NKP4/I2RGWVVI/FV8NKP4I2RGWVVI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV8/NKP4/I2RGWVVI/FV8NKP4I2RGWVVI.SMALL.jpg FabricateIO Smart lightbulbs cost your firstborn child. Which is a shame, because smart lights unlock tremendous potential for home automation, energy savings, and all sorts of cool projects.If only there was a way to control your lights without breaking the bank...And now there is! For $19 on Amazon, you can g...
By: FabricateIO

Continue Reading »]]>
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:42:11 PST
Simple Arduino LED Color Sensor For Beginners http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Arduino-LED-Color-Sensor-For-Beginners/
Simple Arduino LED Color Sensor For Beginners - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8F/ZTNP/I2P3NP1N/F8FZTNPI2P3NP1N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8F/ZTNP/I2P3NP1N/F8FZTNPI2P3NP1N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8F/ZTNP/I2P3NP1N/F8FZTNPI2P3NP1N.SMALL.jpg TimSwift There are a couple different types of color sensors.The one used in this instructable is a "reflective" color sensor it has a red light source a green light source a blue light source(a R,G,B LED would work) and a light sensor. The way it works is first the red light source is turned on and the val...
By: TimSwift

Continue Reading »]]>
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:49:02 PST
LED Strobe Lights for Towing Plowing Etc http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Strobe-Lights-for-Towing-Plowing-Etc/
LED Strobe Lights for Towing Plowing Etc - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSF/NUJC/I1ETWJHS/FSFNUJCI1ETWJHS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSF/NUJC/I1ETWJHS/FSFNUJCI1ETWJHS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSF/NUJC/I1ETWJHS/FSFNUJCI1ETWJHS.SMALL.jpg rjkorn I recently traded in my big pickup for a blazer. the big truck had a full size light bar on the roof but the blazer has a sunroof so I cant go that way again. I looked at different hideaway strobes and I even have an old twin tube strobe dashboard plow light but where's the fun in using something ...
By: rjkorn

Continue Reading »]]>
Sat, 18 Oct 2014 18:22:47 PDT
Junk Mail Hack http://www.instructables.com/id/Junk-Mail-Hack/
Junk Mail Hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2V/12QO/I2LMJ5GY/F2V12QOI2LMJ5GY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2V/12QO/I2LMJ5GY/F2V12QOI2LMJ5GY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2V/12QO/I2LMJ5GY/F2V12QOI2LMJ5GY.SMALL.jpg Volthaus Electronics Laboratory I received some junk mail the other day and it had a little plastic box sticky gummed to a large postcard-like piece of mail. Supposedly I could pull the plastic strip from the box and it would display my winning number to get a discount on buying a car. I don't own a car (by design) so I wasn't int...
By: Volthaus Electronics Laboratory

Continue Reading »]]>
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 20:47:24 PST
How to 'bling' up a boring staircase http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-bling-up-a-boring-staircase/
How to 'bling' up a boring staircase - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC2/XSMH/I2KSFU1B/FC2XSMHI2KSFU1B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC2/XSMH/I2KSFU1B/FC2XSMHI2KSFU1B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC2/XSMH/I2KSFU1B/FC2XSMHI2KSFU1B.SMALL.jpg sjowett Well why indeed, Well why not!This project has 2 distinct appeals to me.1) For me, it does jazz up a very plain area of the house. It also does it in a way that is unique (I'm not aware you can buy this sort of thing from the local hardware or electronics shop - not yet at least), 2) There is a ...
By: sjowett

Continue Reading »]]>
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 08:14:50 PST
Solar Polymorph Mushrooms http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Polymorph-Mushrooms/
Solar Polymorph Mushrooms - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9F/0TQF/I2KS94IQ/F9F0TQFI2KS94IQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9F/0TQF/I2KS94IQ/F9F0TQFI2KS94IQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9F/0TQF/I2KS94IQ/F9F0TQFI2KS94IQ.SMALL.jpg Slime Eel My brother has always had a strange obsession with mushrooms (not eating them just looking at them) so I made this mushroom lamp thing. It is solar powered and made with polymorph plastic so you can always change the poses of the mushrooms later. It will charge during the day and turn on at night. ...
By: Slime Eel

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 16 Nov 2014 16:23:55 PST
Make your own AMP! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-AMP/
Make your own AMP! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAG/Q33T/I2KS75IT/FAGQ33TI2KS75IT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAG/Q33T/I2KS75IT/FAGQ33TI2KS75IT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAG/Q33T/I2KS75IT/FAGQ33TI2KS75IT.SMALL.jpg roanbuma Hello everyone this is my first tutorial on instructables!Over a year ago I decided to make my own AMP, it had to be able to play music from your phone to big speakers. It had to be small, but still capable of playingloud music. I also wanted to be able to ajust the volume. It had to look nice and b...
By: roanbuma

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 16 Nov 2014 11:25:26 PST
Circuit Board Lamp 2.0 http://www.instructables.com/id/Circuit-Board-Lamp-20/
Circuit Board Lamp 2.0 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFB/HS7L/I2I42D9Y/FFBHS7LI2I42D9Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFB/HS7L/I2I42D9Y/FFBHS7LI2I42D9Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFB/HS7L/I2I42D9Y/FFBHS7LI2I42D9Y.SMALL.jpg Izrail This is a very simple, LED lamp made with old motherboards Items you will need Led Lighting strip $6-$10http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HSF66JO/ref=s9...12v adapter $10http://www.amazon.com/Power-Adaptor-Transformers-S...Old circuit boards from electronicsFreeGlue gun and sticks (about $5-$1...
By: Izrail

Continue Reading »]]>
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 18:30:48 PST
Interactive LED Programmable Canvas http://www.instructables.com/id/Interactive-LED-Programmable-Canvas/
Interactive LED Programmable Canvas - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHA/YSE6/I2IWB8OZ/FHAYSE6I2IWB8OZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHA/YSE6/I2IWB8OZ/FHAYSE6I2IWB8OZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHA/YSE6/I2IWB8OZ/FHAYSE6I2IWB8OZ.SMALL.jpg tomhv9 The Aim of this project was to go one step further with the custom canvas'. It cost a bit more but the potential is much greater for this design Theory White LED Resistor CalcsVce = 0.3V @150mALED Voltage Drop = 3.2V @ 20mA Vcc = 9V 9-0.3-3.2 = 5.5V - 5.5/0.02 = 275R ~ 300R **********************...
By: tomhv9

Continue Reading »]]>
Sat, 15 Nov 2014 10:20:22 PST
DIY LED Stick Figure Costume http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-LED-Stick-Figure-Costume/
DIY LED Stick Figure Costume - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG0/IJV2/I2BRF7O5/FG0IJV2I2BRF7O5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG0/IJV2/I2BRF7O5/FG0IJV2I2BRF7O5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG0/IJV2/I2BRF7O5/FG0IJV2I2BRF7O5.SMALL.jpg siliconghost I'm going to show you how to build a simple LED stick figure costume. This project is super easy providing you have basic soldering skills. It was a huge hit in our neighborhood. I lost count of how many people said this was the best costume they had seen that night and how cool they thought it wa...
By: siliconghost

Continue Reading »]]>
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 21:04:24 PST
UV (black light) painting for everyone http://www.instructables.com/id/UV-black-light-painting-for-everyone/
UV (black light) painting for everyone - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5L/QH0B/I2D6NEHR/F5LQH0BI2D6NEHR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5L/QH0B/I2D6NEHR/F5LQH0BI2D6NEHR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5L/QH0B/I2D6NEHR/F5LQH0BI2D6NEHR.SMALL.jpg fcfelix IMPORTANT: USE UV LIGHT CAREFULLY. BE AWARE OF THE DANGERS OF UV LIGHT WHEN EXPOSED TOO LONG TO IT. THIS INSTRUCTABLE AND THE AUTHOR IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE IT MIGHT CAUSE YOU.Since I was a child I was fascinated by fluorescence, phosphorescence and bioluminescence. Seing the movie Avatar ...
By: fcfelix

Continue Reading »]]>
Tue, 11 Nov 2014 12:41:07 PST
Hyduino - Automated Hydroponics with an Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Hyduino-Automated-Hydroponics-with-an-Arduino/
Hyduino - Automated Hydroponics with an Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY0/EGZG/I2CV2Q62/FY0EGZGI2CV2Q62.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY0/EGZG/I2CV2Q62/FY0EGZGI2CV2Q62.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY0/EGZG/I2CV2Q62/FY0EGZGI2CV2Q62.SMALL.jpg austinsimonson So, you may be wondering...WHAT IS HYDROPONICS?Basically, hydroponics is growing plants without the use of a traditional dirt medium by using a nutrient rich water solution. Those mediums used to "plant" in range from fiberglass to sand and from fired clay balls to nothing at all. Several branches o...
By: austinsimonson

Continue Reading »]]>
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 23:42:52 PST
Get started with the Bend Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Bend-Sensor/
Get started with the Bend Sensor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ8/X12G/I12KISVN/FQ8X12GI12KISVN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ8/X12G/I12KISVN/FQ8X12GI12KISVN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ8/X12G/I12KISVN/FQ8X12GI12KISVN.SMALL.jpg cecilise We started by looking at how the Bend Sensor is buildt up, and how it works.We then looked at different areas we can see it beeing used in.Finally we made a lamp were you can change colour of the light, and also the brightness of a LED.You will find the steps of how to make your own lamp, including ...
By: cecilise

Continue Reading »]]>
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 10:43:55 PDT
Recycled Hard Drive Clock - FuneLab http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Hard-Drive-Clock-FuneLab/
Recycled Hard Drive Clock - FuneLab - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1L/BAJD/I2BR4B2K/F1LBAJDI2BR4B2K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1L/BAJD/I2BR4B2K/F1LBAJDI2BR4B2K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1L/BAJD/I2BR4B2K/F1LBAJDI2BR4B2K.SMALL.jpg funelab Hello everyone!This is my fifth project on Instructables & Thanks everyone liked this. You have a broken hard drive? You would put it in the trash or sell it on Ebay for a few dollars? Oh no! Get ready to turn your crashed hard drive into a unique clock. This project only requires a little skill, yo...
By: funelab

Continue Reading »]]>
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 07:08:44 PST
Matchbox Monsters http://www.instructables.com/id/Matchbox-Monsters/
Matchbox Monsters - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKI/QWJJ/I28OI5IN/FKIQWJJI28OI5IN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKI/QWJJ/I28OI5IN/FKIQWJJI28OI5IN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKI/QWJJ/I28OI5IN/FKIQWJJI28OI5IN.SMALL.jpg xGrape Imagine that inside every matchbox lives a tiny monster, each with its own distinct personality. Imagine an entire world built around these tiny monsters. That was the original premise of Matchbox Monsters, an instructible over 2 months in the making, making it the longest project of mine so far. Mo...
By: xGrape

Continue Reading »]]>
Sat, 8 Nov 2014 13:41:36 PST
LED Matrix with Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Matrix-with-Arduino/
LED Matrix with Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLE/PJ63/HKDHIMIU/FLEPJ63HKDHIMIU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLE/PJ63/HKDHIMIU/FLEPJ63HKDHIMIU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLE/PJ63/HKDHIMIU/FLEPJ63HKDHIMIU.SMALL.jpg tumaku Hola , I am Javier from Makespace Madrid. Last week we organised a meetup to play with LED matrixes and Arduinos. This was part of  "La noche de la electrónica con Jameco" This instructable is based on the workshop. It uses one single LED matrix and shows how to switch its LEDs on/off and how to dis...
By: tumaku

Continue Reading »]]>
Thu, 15 Aug 2013 08:08:42 PDT
Mood Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Mood-Light/
Mood Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGZ/RWQM/HO7XIG93/FGZRWQMHO7XIG93.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGZ/RWQM/HO7XIG93/FGZRWQMHO7XIG93.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGZ/RWQM/HO7XIG93/FGZRWQMHO7XIG93.SMALL.jpg Nid┼ża If you have useless and practically unreachable shelf, you can turn it into cool mood light to decorate your home. This piece of furniture was originally designed to pass day-light to hallway. So I decided to make it generate light where there is no day-light Material and tools Main things that...
By: Nidža

Continue Reading »]]>
Mon, 25 Nov 2013 02:50:42 PST
Conductive Poetry http://www.instructables.com/id/Conductive-Poetry/
Conductive Poetry - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCA/CAAI/I24M6HK3/FCACAAII24M6HK3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCA/CAAI/I24M6HK3/FCACAAII24M6HK3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCA/CAAI/I24M6HK3/FCACAAII24M6HK3.SMALL.jpg ohhmyhead All these conductive materials! There's thread, fabric, copper tape, paint, graphite, etc. But what to do with it? One thing to do with conductive paint (such as Bare Conductive) is to incorporate literature and create poetry that lights up! In this Instructable, I'll show you how.See the last step...
By: ohhmyhead

Continue Reading »]]>
Thu, 6 Nov 2014 08:36:15 PST
Color Recognition Lock http://www.instructables.com/id/Color-Recognition-Lock/
Color Recognition Lock - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJL/90GW/I21R21AN/FJL90GWI21R21AN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJL/90GW/I21R21AN/FJL90GWI21R21AN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJL/90GW/I21R21AN/FJL90GWI21R21AN.SMALL.jpg DIY Hacks and How Tos There are a lot of ways that you can activate an electronic lock. You can use passwords, radio signals, or even voice commands. In this project, I am going to show you how to make a lock box that opens and closes based on color recognition. With a color recognition lock, anything can be a key. You c...
By: DIY Hacks and How Tos

Continue Reading »]]>
Mon, 3 Nov 2014 11:24:15 PST
LED WALL http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-WALL/
LED WALL - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKD/F1BQ/I21R01U4/FKDF1BQI21R01U4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKD/F1BQ/I21R01U4/FKDF1BQI21R01U4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKD/F1BQ/I21R01U4/FKDF1BQI21R01U4.SMALL.jpg TECHNITES Music! The rhythm of life, the sound of hundreds of discrete frequencies coming together in synchronous harmony to create beautiful sound that puts us in a trance. But that is just feast for our ears. LED Wall adds a whole new dimension, a visual dimension to your musical experience.LED wall consist...
By: TECHNITES

Continue Reading »]]>
Mon, 3 Nov 2014 06:41:11 PST
Make Your Eyes Glow Red http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Eyes-Glow-Red/
Make Your Eyes Glow Red - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3A/N992/I1TQX1XN/F3AN992I1TQX1XN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3A/N992/I1TQX1XN/F3AN992I1TQX1XN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3A/N992/I1TQX1XN/F3AN992I1TQX1XN.SMALL.jpg Pure Carbon let me guess. You were spending so much time on the internet getting ideas for costumes that you ran out of time to make a really cool one, so you came here hoping for a last minute costume that looks absolutely awesome and won't break bank. Well have no fear, if that's the case then you are in the ...
By: Pure Carbon

Continue Reading »]]>
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:00:50 PDT
Easy Steam Punk Laser Pistol That Lights Up http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Steam-Punk-Laser-Pistol-That-Lights-Up/
Easy Steam Punk Laser Pistol That Lights Up - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FO8/VEAY/I1TNKR4A/FO8VEAYI1TNKR4A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO8/VEAY/I1TNKR4A/FO8VEAYI1TNKR4A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO8/VEAY/I1TNKR4A/FO8VEAYI1TNKR4A.SMALL.jpg SolderingSunday This Steam Punk Laser Pistol is easily made from cardboard, felt, paper fasteners, a LED, and a plastic straw. We made these for the Steam Punk World Faire. They look fantastic and are easy to build. You can build this in a short evening and have it ready for any costume. It makes a perfect companio...
By: SolderingSunday

Continue Reading »]]>
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:32:16 PDT
Turn an old mouse into a USB-powered LED desk light http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-an-old-mouse-into-a-USB-powered-LED-desk-ligh/
Turn an old mouse into a USB-powered LED desk light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEM/24N6/I1TQM3BA/FEM24N6I1TQM3BA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEM/24N6/I1TQM3BA/FEM24N6I1TQM3BA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEM/24N6/I1TQM3BA/FEM24N6I1TQM3BA.SMALL.jpg idealab Have an old mouse laying around? Of course you do. Need more LEDs in your life? OF COURSE YOU DO. Let's turn that old mouse into a USB power source for some LED lights. We'll use some Sugru and magnets to make the LEDs capable of sticking to your tower or anything else metal - if you have a keyboard...
By: idealab

Continue Reading »]]>
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:34:07 PDT
Need a Light? Quick and Easy LED Courtesy Lighting. http://www.instructables.com/id/Need-a-Light-Quick-and-Easy-LED-Courtesy-Lighting/
Need a Light? Quick and Easy LED Courtesy Lighting. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHX/HI0M/I1SBBF96/FHXHI0MI1SBBF96.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHX/HI0M/I1SBBF96/FHXHI0MI1SBBF96.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHX/HI0M/I1SBBF96/FHXHI0MI1SBBF96.SMALL.jpg orlov127 A simple modern luxury that lights up your step when you open the door so you can see where you going before you enter your car. It also shuts off when you shut your door. Watch the tutorial alongside the instructable! Remove the Fuse for the Interior Dome Lights The first thing to begin this aw...
By: orlov127

Continue Reading »]]>
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 20:32:15 PDT
The Healing Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Healing-Lamp/
The Healing Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Q/ZBOU/I1IQA34Q/F6QZBOUI1IQA34Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Q/ZBOU/I1IQA34Q/F6QZBOUI1IQA34Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Q/ZBOU/I1IQA34Q/F6QZBOUI1IQA34Q.SMALL.jpg dt4art The lamp is designed to be environmentally friendly with visible and touchable functions. The branch is the symbol of nature. The natural shapes give us comfortable feelings and emotions.It is an aesthetically artistic item even the branch lights off. I design for a person who needs to decorate easi...
By: dt4art

Continue Reading »]]>
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:02:51 PDT
RGB Ghost http://www.instructables.com/id/RGB-Ghost/
RGB Ghost - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZP/MFO6/I1KJK1LV/FZPMFO6I1KJK1LV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZP/MFO6/I1KJK1LV/FZPMFO6I1KJK1LV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZP/MFO6/I1KJK1LV/FZPMFO6I1KJK1LV.SMALL.jpg lmowry UPDATE: video example was uploaded:)http://youtu.be/xOAMFGLDaVkThis is a simple tutorial on my findings on making a foam ghost and a free issues I ran into... I made four of these and am using them outside for some shows. But due to it being made of styrofoam the wind rubbing it up against the trees...
By: lmowry

Continue Reading »]]>
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:21:18 PDT
Rechargeable LED Illuminated NightShoe http://www.instructables.com/id/Rechargeable-LED-Illuminated-NightShoe/
Rechargeable LED Illuminated NightShoe - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2X/7N83/I1EU1AVN/F2X7N83I1EU1AVN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2X/7N83/I1EU1AVN/F2X7N83I1EU1AVN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2X/7N83/I1EU1AVN/F2X7N83I1EU1AVN.SMALL.jpg DangerousTim Hey Everyone! In this Instructable I'll show you how to light up your walk with your own LED illuminated shoes! At first you may think that this is useless and an absolute waste of time. However, it serves an important purpose...In my locality, accidents involving pedestrians, usually at night, hav...
By: DangerousTim

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 06:49:19 PDT