Instructables: exploring - technology - leds http://www.instructables.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:53:50 PDT BLOX v1.01 Arduino - Memory Game http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Memory-Game-1/
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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:16:09 PDT
TV backlight http://www.instructables.com/id/TV-backlight-1/
TV backlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL6/EJB4/HXHR80EK/FL6EJB4HXHR80EK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL6/EJB4/HXHR80EK/FL6EJB4HXHR80EK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL6/EJB4/HXHR80EK/FL6EJB4HXHR80EK.SMALL.jpg wiscdoledino I had one of those led strips on my tv before and it wasn't quite as bright as i would have liked it to be so I decided to go with this style instead. Basically it's a round tin container with led's put in the round part going around the tin to give out light. I had pink led's lying around so I made...
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Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:09:14 PDT
Raspberry Pi PirateBox http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-PirateBox/
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Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:12:57 PDT
Galaxy Mobile http://www.instructables.com/id/Galaxy-Mobile/
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Wed, 9 Jul 2014 15:14:21 PDT
Lightning / Firefly Bugs Jar http://www.instructables.com/id/Lightning-Firefly-Bugs-Jar/
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Wed, 9 Jul 2014 14:34:09 PDT
Astable Multivibrator with Transistors http://www.instructables.com/id/Astable-Multivibrator-with-Transistors/
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Tue, 1 Jul 2014 04:37:17 PDT
Edge Lit Declaration of Independence! http://www.instructables.com/id/Edge-Lit-Declaration-of-Independence/
Edge Lit Declaration of Independence! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEE/PL4N/HX1WDI8G/FEEPL4NHX1WDI8G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEE/PL4N/HX1WDI8G/FEEPL4NHX1WDI8G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEE/PL4N/HX1WDI8G/FEEPL4NHX1WDI8G.SMALL.jpg rickosgood The video shows an overview of the build. You'll still need a few things in order to replicate this. I've included various files in the next steps. Teensy WiringI used a Teensy 2.0 for this project. The LED strip I used was an older Adafruit RGB LED strip based on the HL1606 chip. This strip is i...
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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:03:55 PDT
Super Capacitor Flashlight 2.0 http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Capacitor-Flashlight-20/
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Fri, 27 Jun 2014 15:56:59 PDT
ISS Overhead http://www.instructables.com/id/ISS-Overhead/
ISS Overhead - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F51/UR4S/HWQN20OC/F51UR4SHWQN20OC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F51/UR4S/HWQN20OC/F51UR4SHWQN20OC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F51/UR4S/HWQN20OC/F51UR4SHWQN20OC.SMALL.jpg beardedinventor The ISS Overhead is an ambient display that glows whenever the International Space Station is flying overhead. It is designed to act as an occasional reminder that there are people living and working in space!This project should take you somewhere between 2 hours to an afternoon to complete. It assu...
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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:39:50 PDT
Program your Arduino with an Android device! http://www.instructables.com/id/Program-your-Arduino-with-a-Android-device/
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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 10:29:33 PDT
Making a "warm" white LED spotlight appear warmer http://www.instructables.com/id/Changing-the-colour-of-LED-spotlights/
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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 15:15:58 PDT
Solar powered recycled full size R2D2 fully functional http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-powered-recycled-full-size-R2D2-fully-functi/
Solar powered recycled full size R2D2 fully functional - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR7/LH2Q/HWIMUYYP/FR7LH2QHWIMUYYP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR7/LH2Q/HWIMUYYP/FR7LH2QHWIMUYYP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR7/LH2Q/HWIMUYYP/FR7LH2QHWIMUYYP.SMALL.jpg D0c WORLDS FIRST AND ONLY FULL SCALE RECYCLED AND SOLAR POWERED R2D2.Using old appliances and old electrical items plus a few other house hold bits and pieces we created a Full size, full working model of R2D2 and added some improvements along the way. He can be seen on you tube by following this link h...
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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 02:55:01 PDT
Light-Up Minecraft Torch Using a Joule Thief http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Up-Minecraft-Torch-Using-a-Joule-Thief/
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 19:53:23 PDT
Voice Control the Arduino with Windows 7's Speech Recognition http://www.instructables.com/id/Voice-Control-the-Arduino-with-Windows-7s-Speech-R/
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Fri, 6 Jun 2014 06:04:20 PDT
Voice Controlled Desk Lamp (SMS Notifier) http://www.instructables.com/id/Voice-Controlled-Desk-Lamp-SMS-Notifier/
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Fri, 6 Jun 2014 03:10:10 PDT
Fire fly jar that plugs into a light socket http://www.instructables.com/id/Fire-fly-jar-that-plugs-into-a-light-socket/
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Mon, 2 Jun 2014 14:17:04 PDT
Keyboard - Dome Style - Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Keyboard-Dome-Style-Lamp/
Keyboard - Dome Style - Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVH/JFTP/HVTWH97K/FVHJFTPHVTWH97K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVH/JFTP/HVTWH97K/FVHJFTPHVTWH97K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVH/JFTP/HVTWH97K/FVHJFTPHVTWH97K.SMALL.jpg Mutazek This time I will show another use for an old and useless keyboard. The most common use is to always turn the keys to the refrigerator magnets or glue them to a box to form a pencil holder, but this time I wanted to try something different and more striking, so I use the keys and rubber contacts to m...
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Fri, 30 May 2014 23:55:18 PDT
Beautiful tap-light night-light http://www.instructables.com/id/Beautiful-tap-light-night-light/
Beautiful tap-light night-light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGN/LFE5/HW0FVXYA/FGNLFE5HW0FVXYA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGN/LFE5/HW0FVXYA/FGNLFE5HW0FVXYA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGN/LFE5/HW0FVXYA/FGNLFE5HW0FVXYA.SMALL.jpg mrakuaku Here's a fun and simple project showing you how to make some tactile night-light/mood-lights that turn on and off when you tap them. They're cheap (less than $1 a piece), cool and don't take that long to make!*Update - June 4 2014 - add florescent luminescence and give an almost radio active glow to...
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Thu, 29 May 2014 22:47:53 PDT
Hack a Camera into a Infrared \ Night Vision Camera http://www.instructables.com/id/Hack-a-Camera-into-a-Infrared-Night-Vision-Camera/
Hack a Camera into a Infrared \ Night Vision Camera - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE0/D5M2/HVS18EE1/FE0D5M2HVS18EE1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE0/D5M2/HVS18EE1/FE0D5M2HVS18EE1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE0/D5M2/HVS18EE1/FE0D5M2HVS18EE1.SMALL.jpg th3_jungle_inv3ntor Howdy, Now, I know there seems to be a ton of instructables on infrared cameras, but I will add my project anyway. Hopefully it will trigger a new thought in your head or help you to more thoroughly know how to hack an ordinary camera into a night vision nightmare. Reason: I had a little time on...
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Thu, 29 May 2014 19:04:01 PDT
Using WS2812 LEDs with chipKIT Max32 http://www.instructables.com/id/Getting-Started-with-WS2812-LEDs-with-Digilent-chi/
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Tue, 27 May 2014 19:00:24 PDT
8 MILLION GAIN ! http://www.instructables.com/id/8-MILLION-GAIN-/
8 MILLION GAIN ! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEN/IIA5/HVP6GGGW/FENIIA5HVP6GGGW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEN/IIA5/HVP6GGGW/FENIIA5HVP6GGGW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEN/IIA5/HVP6GGGW/FENIIA5HVP6GGGW.SMALL.jpg mohammadsalem94 السلام عليكم There are many types of sensors "thermal - optical - Chemical ....." But here we will learn another type of sensitive he is sensitive touch .. Everyone knows Darlington circuit "consisting of two Transistor " that Amplify the current of a good rate.You can see the touch-sensitive circui...
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Tue, 27 May 2014 06:29:27 PDT
Fractal Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Koch-Lamp/
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Fri, 23 May 2014 02:01:01 PDT
making RGB color detection system with LED http://www.instructables.com/id/making-RGB-color-detection-system-with-LED/
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Wed, 21 May 2014 16:41:19 PDT
StarryNight: Paper Circuits and Astronomy for Kids! http://www.instructables.com/id/StarryNight-Paper-Circuits-and-Astronomy-for-Kids/
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Mon, 19 May 2014 13:27:58 PDT
A parallel circuit postcard http://www.instructables.com/id/A-parallel-circuit-postcard/
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Sat, 17 May 2014 10:20:46 PDT
Creating a color changing light table http://www.instructables.com/id/Creating-a-color-changing-light-table/
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Wed, 14 May 2014 20:53:36 PDT
Hack the Nabaztag. http://www.instructables.com/id/Hack-the-Nabaztag/
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Wed, 14 May 2014 02:54:35 PDT
Super solar sun jar http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-solar-sun-jar/
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Sun, 11 May 2014 22:03:22 PDT
Star Trek LED Insignia http://www.instructables.com/id/Star-Trek-LED-Insignia/
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Mon, 5 May 2014 09:19:40 PDT
Creative diorama lighting with the Arduino and TLC5940 http://www.instructables.com/id/Creative-diorama-lighting-with-the-Arduino-and-TLC/
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Fri, 2 May 2014 22:44:44 PDT
Robot Casing http://www.instructables.com/id/Robot-Casing/
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Fri, 2 May 2014 10:45:58 PDT
Charliexplexed LED Clock - Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Charliexplexed-LED-Clock-Arduino/
Charliexplexed LED Clock - Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD6/N0DO/HU8P0I22/FD6N0DOHU8P0I22.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD6/N0DO/HU8P0I22/FD6N0DOHU8P0I22.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD6/N0DO/HU8P0I22/FD6N0DOHU8P0I22.SMALL.jpg dushu One of my clocks stopped working – and it happened to be a clock my wife likes a lot. Went to the repair shop and the guy said that he didn’t have the spare parts and could not repair this. So – I thought – why not build an LED clock – I had tons of LEDs and an RTC module just waiting to be used. ...
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Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:26:30 PDT
LED studded bracelet project, no soldering! - experiment http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-studded-bracelet-project-no-soldering-experime/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FF4/ONOJ/HU54MS8O/FF4ONOJHU54MS8O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF4/ONOJ/HU54MS8O/FF4ONOJHU54MS8O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF4/ONOJ/HU54MS8O/FF4ONOJHU54MS8O.SMALL.jpg cdstudioNH I wanted to see if I could create a LED studded leather bracelet that functioned well and was somewhat attractive. I used scrap watch parts, light grey leather, 10 red LED's, a low ohm resistor, E6000 and machine stitched it all up with conductive thread. materials: leather or leather bracele...
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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:55:33 PDT
Illuminated LED Box Fan http://www.instructables.com/id/Illuminated-LED-Box-Fan/
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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:52:11 PDT
LED Cube http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Cube-9/
LED Cube - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7F/7QWR/HTFYDCGF/F7F7QWRHTFYDCGF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7F/7QWR/HTFYDCGF/F7F7QWRHTFYDCGF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7F/7QWR/HTFYDCGF/F7F7QWRHTFYDCGF.SMALL.jpg wiscdoledino Theses LED cubes are actually easier to make than you might think. If you take it one step at a time this project is not that difficult. That being said I did not right the adruino code for this. There are many codes out there to make the lights light up differently. This cube is a 4x4x4 which mea...
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Mon, 31 Mar 2014 13:04:21 PDT
Max and Phidgets Disco LEDs http://www.instructables.com/id/Max-and-Phidgets-Disco-LEDs/
Max and Phidgets Disco LEDs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOP/ZHFQ/HT5CUR8M/FOPZHFQHT5CUR8M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOP/ZHFQ/HT5CUR8M/FOPZHFQHT5CUR8M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOP/ZHFQ/HT5CUR8M/FOPZHFQHT5CUR8M.SMALL.gif phidgetsinc This project will introduce you to how Max works with Phidgets Interfaces. This tutorial will give you the basics so you can develop more complex projects on your own. The possibilities are countless. Materials - Phidget Interfacekit 8/8/8 (like the 1018_2) - Phidgets Rotation Sensor (like the 1116...
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Tue, 25 Mar 2014 12:30:10 PDT
LED light beat to music http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-light-beat-to-music/
LED light beat to music - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPL/DZEH/HSXOCUII/FPLDZEHHSXOCUII.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPL/DZEH/HSXOCUII/FPLDZEHHSXOCUII.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPL/DZEH/HSXOCUII/FPLDZEHHSXOCUII.SMALL.jpg wiscdoledino This project is taking a tip 31 transistor and hooking it up to a led light so that when plugged in will light up to the music that is playing. You'll need a audio spitter that you plug the light in one of the female ports and you audio source into the other female audio port. Then the male audio po...
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Thu, 20 Mar 2014 10:44:19 PDT
Make a Glowing Rock Lamp! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Glowing-Rock-Lamp/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FLP/LAJV/HSKV1I23/FLPLAJVHSKV1I23.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLP/LAJV/HSKV1I23/FLPLAJVHSKV1I23.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLP/LAJV/HSKV1I23/FLPLAJVHSKV1I23.SMALL.jpg mist8k A simple way to make a rock lamp that glows like embers Using Himalayan salt rocks and a strip of L.E.D's.
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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:20:35 PDT
RGBeatz http://www.instructables.com/id/RGBeatz/
RGBeatz - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPP/EH3V/HSAOKLH8/FPPEH3VHSAOKLH8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPP/EH3V/HSAOKLH8/FPPEH3VHSAOKLH8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPP/EH3V/HSAOKLH8/FPPEH3VHSAOKLH8.SMALL.jpg lucymatch RGBeatz is an Arduino project that uses RGB LEDs and Piezos to create a light show that moves with the beat of your music. We made a box for our setup so that we could slide our phone in but this could be used in a number of different ways! Let us know if you make something similar, we would love to...
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Sun, 2 Mar 2014 17:08:26 PST
LED Floaties (in water!) http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Water-Floaties/
LED Floaties (in water!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMN/O63Z/HS0D963G/FMNO63ZHS0D963G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMN/O63Z/HS0D963G/FMNO63ZHS0D963G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMN/O63Z/HS0D963G/FMNO63ZHS0D963G.SMALL.jpg liza.stark Originally conceived of and deployed by the Graffiti Research Lab, LED Throwies are a cheap, quick way to create glowing orbs of goodness that stick to any ferro-magnetic surface. Since the parts are inexpensive and the concept is easily grasped, this is a great first electronics project or a fun ...
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Mon, 24 Feb 2014 13:19:12 PST
RGB Sound Box http://www.instructables.com/id/RGB-Sound-Box/
RGB Sound Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDL/91D5/HRTWL2X2/FDL91D5HRTWL2X2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDL/91D5/HRTWL2X2/FDL91D5HRTWL2X2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDL/91D5/HRTWL2X2/FDL91D5HRTWL2X2.SMALL.jpg jcantalupo My six year old son is very interested in electronics and especially light bulbs of any kind. This project started when we hooked up an RGB LED to three different buttons - one for each color. From there, it expanded a bit, and became a good way for us to explore a few aspects of simp...
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Fri, 21 Feb 2014 10:09:01 PST
LED infinity mirror http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-infinity-mirror-1/
LED infinity mirror - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1M/1IRR/HRTKJALH/F1M1IRRHRTKJALH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1M/1IRR/HRTKJALH/F1M1IRRHRTKJALH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1M/1IRR/HRTKJALH/F1M1IRRHRTKJALH.SMALL.jpg wiscdoledino Theses infinity mirrors are pretty cool and easy to make. The concept of it that you have a regular mirror, with led lights in between the regular mirror and a two mirror. The two way mirror is a more expensive and you want it to be the same size as the regular mirror. I used 12 volt interter to p...
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Wed, 19 Feb 2014 11:56:49 PST
Tower Led http://www.instructables.com/id/Tower-Led/
Tower Led - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F20/L7TG/HNM4BZ7E/F20L7TGHNM4BZ7E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F20/L7TG/HNM4BZ7E/F20L7TGHNM4BZ7E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F20/L7TG/HNM4BZ7E/F20L7TGHNM4BZ7E.SMALL.jpg Finger44 The tower is composed of acrylic where we were installing LEDs What we need 1 Threaded Rod 10 Leds (20 for beter result) 1 capacitor 63V 10uF 2 resistors 10k IC LM3914N acrylic sheet 8mm acrylic sheet 4mm (option for the for the box that contains the circuit) 2k pot 50k pot 100k resistor (opt...
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Wed, 19 Feb 2014 02:08:48 PST
Make a Massive 4096 LED Display for Retro Pixel Art http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Massive-4096-LED-Display-for-Retro-Pixel-Ar/
Make a Massive 4096 LED Display for Retro Pixel Art - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F33/IG6G/HRPT26G7/F33IG6GHRPT26G7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F33/IG6G/HRPT26G7/F33IG6GHRPT26G7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F33/IG6G/HRPT26G7/F33IG6GHRPT26G7.SMALL.jpg alinke There are a couple ways you can go on this project, build everything from scratch or leverage a kit version. I'll cover both methods in this Instructable. Getting the Materials Materials 4 sets of 32x32 RGB LED Matrix panels (Dimensions 7.5" x 7.5") IOIO board or custom PIXEL IOIO bo...
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Mon, 17 Feb 2014 19:34:56 PST
How to make Valentine Magnetic Hearts http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-Valentine-Magnetic-Hearts/
How to make Valentine Magnetic Hearts - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTQ/FVHZ/HR9V9ARO/FTQFVHZHR9V9ARO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTQ/FVHZ/HR9V9ARO/FTQFVHZHR9V9ARO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTQ/FVHZ/HR9V9ARO/FTQFVHZHR9V9ARO.SMALL.jpg kitronik Get in the mood for Valentine's Day with these hearts that light up when they touch. Each heart has a magnet switch and magnet hidden along the side edges and once they are lined up with each other, a circuit is created and true love is declared! The hearts are hand sewn and are made out of felt b...
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Fri, 7 Feb 2014 10:50:27 PST
Ultimate DJ Setup http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultimate-DJ-Setup/
Ultimate DJ Setup - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0W/W55U/HR3EQFUW/F0WW55UHR3EQFUW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0W/W55U/HR3EQFUW/F0WW55UHR3EQFUW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0W/W55U/HR3EQFUW/F0WW55UHR3EQFUW.SMALL.jpg jelimoore Have you wanted to be a DJ? Here's a great way to get started with some improv DJ tricks that look like the cool stuff. Parts... You will need:A computer, preferably OSX with some tunesA handful of LEDsA breadboardAn ArduinoLots of wireA microphone, preferably USB, but if you have 2 mic ins, then...
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Wed, 5 Feb 2014 14:39:05 PST
Hack your LED Strip with a Motion Sensor and Timer http://www.instructables.com/id/Hack-your-LED-Strip-with-a-Motion-Sensor-and-Timer/
Hack your LED Strip with a Motion Sensor and Timer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKN/LQXY/HR8VDC2A/FKNLQXYHR8VDC2A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKN/LQXY/HR8VDC2A/FKNLQXYHR8VDC2A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKN/LQXY/HR8VDC2A/FKNLQXYHR8VDC2A.SMALL.jpg bradk3 I find that the measure of a good Instructable is the ideas that it inspires, which is why I enjoyed Liam.great98's Instructable titled "Give Your Bed Underglow!" I never would have thought of adding an LED strip to the bottom of a bed otherwise, and I immediately wanted to do this for my kids. ...
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Tue, 4 Feb 2014 18:29:24 PST
Lego Lights! http://www.instructables.com/id/Lego-Lights/
Lego Lights! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT7/C1BW/HR3EF2YI/FT7C1BWHR3EF2YI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT7/C1BW/HR3EF2YI/FT7C1BWHR3EF2YI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT7/C1BW/HR3EF2YI/FT7C1BWHR3EF2YI.SMALL.jpg BOBS YOUR UNCLE turn your ordinary translucent lego pieces, into a magical display, that will amaze not only little children who love lego, but adults who have a liking for art.. With the help of some very simple wiring skills and some LEDS (: Finding The Right Blocks Okay so we have loads of these lego pieces j...
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Fri, 31 Jan 2014 19:46:20 PST
Do you need a byte? http://www.instructables.com/id/Do-you-need-a-byte/
Do you need a byte? - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFQ/EDAK/HR0AS2U8/FFQEDAKHR0AS2U8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFQ/EDAK/HR0AS2U8/FFQEDAKHR0AS2U8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFQ/EDAK/HR0AS2U8/FFQEDAKHR0AS2U8.SMALL.jpg uwezi When developing (or debugging) microcontroller or Arduino applications you sometimes want to visually display several logic signals, several bits, perhaps a full byte. You can of course wire up a group of LEDs on your breadboard, but with all the series resistors this might take up some space and ...
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Fri, 31 Jan 2014 15:55:44 PST
Motion Activated LEDs http://www.instructables.com/id/Motion-Activated-LEDs/
Motion Activated LEDs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOX/UNLK/HQYW5CJP/FOXUNLKHQYW5CJP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOX/UNLK/HQYW5CJP/FOXUNLKHQYW5CJP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOX/UNLK/HQYW5CJP/FOXUNLKHQYW5CJP.SMALL.jpg GraziCNU In this tutorial, I will show you how to create motion activated LEDs which will be triggered by a Parallax PIR sensor and controlled by an Arduino Uno. This project can have practical applications such as night lighting for stairs, walkways, etc.  Materials For this project you will need: ...
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Tue, 28 Jan 2014 15:17:07 PST