Instructables: exploring - technology - leds http://www.instructables.com Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:57:00 PDT BLOX v1.01 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 This 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 is ruining the ghosts, so I advice you to use this technique f...
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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:21:18 PDT
Bass(sound) Reactive LEDs http://www.instructables.com/id/Basssound-Reactive-LEDs/
Bass(sound) Reactive LEDs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F07/ZCEM/I1KJK00V/F07ZCEMI1KJK00V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F07/ZCEM/I1KJK00V/F07ZCEMI1KJK00V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F07/ZCEM/I1KJK00V/F07ZCEMI1KJK00V.SMALL.jpg me_zain Hiii Everyone!! This is a very simple, cheap and interesting project. An easy way of learning the working of Transistors for beginners. Must tyr it, it just takes 5 minutes to built :DSimple sound reactive LED's using a TIP31c Transistor. It has a 12v power source powering 4 LED's. The module is on...
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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:28:24 PDT
How to make Electro Dough ( conductive and insulated ) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-Electro-Dough-conductive-and-insulated/
How to make Electro Dough ( conductive and insulated ) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9A/40S4/I1K3NL08/F9A40S4I1K3NL08.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9A/40S4/I1K3NL08/F9A40S4I1K3NL08.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9A/40S4/I1K3NL08/F9A40S4I1K3NL08.SMALL.jpg techwillsaveus Sophie, Minnie and Marnie will walk you through all the steps on the dough making and how to use it to learn about circuitry. *- Conductive dough is made with a salt base, which allows electricity to pass through the dough.- Insulating dough is made with a sugar base, which doesn't allow electricity...
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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:50:14 PDT
Interactive Zipper with LEDS http://www.instructables.com/id/Living-Patterns-on-a-pocket/
Interactive Zipper with LEDS - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEX/V1RF/I1I24K8T/FEXV1RFI1I24K8T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEX/V1RF/I1I24K8T/FEXV1RFI1I24K8T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEX/V1RF/I1I24K8T/FEXV1RFI1I24K8T.SMALL.jpg birceozkan Wearable soft computations that makes the pocket interactive.The LED Pocket Project is created by making your garments look more alive with a simple and flexible circuit.Once you start to unzip, the LEDs on the pocket start to a light up according the position of the zipper.Materials Needed:-Zipper-...
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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:47:19 PDT
Newton Cradle Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Newton-Cradle-Lamp/
Newton Cradle Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBT/X4R5/I1C462CO/FBTX4R5I1C462CO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBT/X4R5/I1C462CO/FBTX4R5I1C462CO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBT/X4R5/I1C462CO/FBTX4R5I1C462CO.SMALL.gif sabotai I recently made this 'lamp' using 5 simple circuits and red LEDs.See it in action here.Materials Necessary:1. Newton's Cradle of this style2. 5 CR2032 3V Batteries*3. Copper Tape4. Conductive Thread5. 5 Diffused LEDs of your choice* You could also change up the circuit to use less batteries Wrappi...
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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 00:15:37 PDT
LED Bookmark http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Bookmark/
LED Bookmark - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7H/65M5/I11YUGCD/F7H65M5I11YUGCD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7H/65M5/I11YUGCD/F7H65M5I11YUGCD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7H/65M5/I11YUGCD/F7H65M5I11YUGCD.SMALL.jpg hollyjackson Materials:Binder Clip Craft Foam Sheets 3V Coin Battery LED Lights Electrical Tape Spray Adhesive Craft Glue Cut a piece of craft foam that will wrap all the way around your binder clip. Spray one side of the foam with the craft glue and adhere it to the binder clip, starting and ending on ...
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Thu, 9 Oct 2014 10:30:09 PDT
Life Size Lite Bright http://www.instructables.com/id/Life-Size-Lite-Bright/
Life Size Lite Bright - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV7/D6T4/I11YUFXT/FV7D6T4I11YUFXT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV7/D6T4/I11YUFXT/FV7D6T4I11YUFXT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV7/D6T4/I11YUFXT/FV7D6T4I11YUFXT.SMALL.jpg hollyjackson Materials:-Peg Board (we used a 10”x18”) We started with a 28”x48” and it was too time consuming for the allotted time we had so we scaled it back. -Speaker Wire -LED Lights (We had available 1,152, enough to fill every hole on our peg board) -Wire Strippers -Wire Cutters -3V Coin Batteries (We used...
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Thu, 9 Oct 2014 10:21:38 PDT
Toilet Paper Tube Torch http://www.instructables.com/id/Toilet-Paper-Tube-Torch/
Toilet Paper Tube Torch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F43/0IJR/I12KFFUH/F430IJRI12KFFUH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F43/0IJR/I12KFFUH/F430IJRI12KFFUH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F43/0IJR/I12KFFUH/F430IJRI12KFFUH.SMALL.jpg daryllukas A cheap DIY flashlight using LEDs (and other stuff I found lying around in my room)It's a very simple project and very easy to do.Duration: Took me 2 hoursWhat You Will Need: LEDsResistorsA Breadboard (for prototyping) and a PerfBoardToilet Paper TubeConnecting wireSoldering Wire & Gun3x 3v Button B...
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Tue, 7 Oct 2014 15:01:15 PDT
Dimming an LED lamp with an Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Dimming-an-LED-lamp-with-an-Arduino/
Dimming an LED lamp with an Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBS/J4TI/I0UTQCIV/FBSJ4TII0UTQCIV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBS/J4TI/I0UTQCIV/FBSJ4TII0UTQCIV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBS/J4TI/I0UTQCIV/FBSJ4TII0UTQCIV.SMALL.jpg rotormind So I've been happy with these inexpensive 12V LED bulbs from Cree available at amazon.com. At 9 watts, they are as bright as a 35 watt halogen, cheap, and relatively good color. Also they are easy to take apart and hack! Here's an easy hack that lets you dim them smoothly andfully. Though you can d...
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Sun, 5 Oct 2014 17:25:28 PDT
DIY Semaphore Lantern http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Semaphore-Lantern/
DIY Semaphore Lantern - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMY/WVBN/I0LDR770/FMYWVBNI0LDR770.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMY/WVBN/I0LDR770/FMYWVBNI0LDR770.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMY/WVBN/I0LDR770/FMYWVBNI0LDR770.SMALL.jpg Tymkrs I was watching Going Postal by Terry Pratchett and in the movie, there were these things called "Clacks Towers". Each tower consists of a massive light with a 4x4 shutter flap system (lots of ropes/pulleys/levers). Anytime someone wanted to send a message to another town, they'd do it through the c...
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Sat, 27 Sep 2014 21:56:16 PDT
Permanent Digital LED House Holiday Lighting http://www.instructables.com/id/Permanent-Digital-LED-House-Holiday-Lighting/
Permanent Digital LED House Holiday Lighting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWV/1WUO/I0FFELEU/FWV1WUOI0FFELEU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWV/1WUO/I0FFELEU/FWV1WUOI0FFELEU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWV/1WUO/I0FFELEU/FWV1WUOI0FFELEU.SMALL.jpg CarlS Digitally addressable RGB LED strips are becoming more available and less expensive through hobbyist electronics stores and direct from factories in China, so it's time to update your holiday house lighting!This project uses an Arduino to control strips of digitally addressable LEDs, and the idea is...
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Wed, 24 Sep 2014 06:49:55 PDT
Laptop Cooling Stand from Scrap http://www.instructables.com/id/Laptop-Cooling-Stand-from-Scrap/
Laptop Cooling Stand from Scrap - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP7/T0CM/I0C95118/FP7T0CMI0C95118.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP7/T0CM/I0C95118/FP7T0CMI0C95118.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP7/T0CM/I0C95118/FP7T0CMI0C95118.SMALL.jpg tinker bot In this Instructable I will teach you how to build a simple cooling stand from scrap.My laptop has a tendency to want to overheat when I'm working on things, causing it to slow down. I toyed with the idea of purchasing a commercial cooling stand, but my maker side reminded me of all the scrap I have...
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Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:50:27 PDT
Turn On An Led With A Joy Stick! http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-On-An-Led-With-A-Joy-Stick/
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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:14:05 PDT
Ironman's Mark 3 Arc Reactor cheap and Easy http://www.instructables.com/id/Ironmans-Mark-3-Arc-Reactor-cheap-and-Easy/
Ironman's Mark 3 Arc Reactor cheap and Easy - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0O/U4GK/I028VK67/F0OU4GKI028VK67.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0O/U4GK/I028VK67/F0OU4GKI028VK67.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0O/U4GK/I028VK67/F0OU4GKI028VK67.SMALL.jpg syedhamzahasan Ironman is a Fictional Character from Marvel Comics. It was just known to the nerds uptill they made a movie about it. After that movie people started loving Ironman's Role alot. Now almost every (cool) human on earth knows about him and has seen Iron man 1,2,3 and Avengers.Anyways this is his Arc R...
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Sun, 14 Sep 2014 06:04:14 PDT
Flashing Heart Using LEDs and 555 Timer http://www.instructables.com/id/Flashing-Heart-Using-LEDs-and-555-Timer/
Flashing Heart Using LEDs and 555 Timer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5F/B0RH/I028VI3U/F5FB0RHI028VI3U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5F/B0RH/I028VI3U/F5FB0RHI028VI3U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5F/B0RH/I028VI3U/F5FB0RHI028VI3U.SMALL.jpg syedhamzahasan Yes I made it for someone special. It is a basic heart made of red LEDs. It has a flashing side too made by using 555 timer IC Components I know some items may not be in the circuit but I assure you that both mine and this circuit works 100%Red Leds - 16 or more330ohm resistors - 1Wyro Board (sho...
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Sun, 14 Sep 2014 05:27:50 PDT
Web Controlled Wifi LED Tower http://www.instructables.com/id/Web-Controlled-Wifi-LED-Tower/
Web Controlled Wifi LED Tower - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0E/08ZX/HZV3P8ON/F0E08ZXHZV3P8ON.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0E/08ZX/HZV3P8ON/F0E08ZXHZV3P8ON.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0E/08ZX/HZV3P8ON/F0E08ZXHZV3P8ON.SMALL.jpg CarlS This project is a web controlled LED tower that uses an Arduino and Wifi Shield to connect to a web server to get commands submitted by users. The goal was to make the project mobile so it can be taken to shows and still allow control from the web.You can control this project live at TeleToyland!Th...
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Tue, 9 Sep 2014 09:48:51 PDT
Light Up DIY Book Covers with LEDs & soft-circuits http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Up-DIY-Book-Covers-with-LEDs-soft-circuits/
Light Up DIY Book Covers with LEDs & soft-circuits - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F06/UEYN/HZXYMRFO/F06UEYNHZXYMRFO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F06/UEYN/HZXYMRFO/F06UEYNHZXYMRFO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F06/UEYN/HZXYMRFO/F06UEYNHZXYMRFO.SMALL.jpg Snax_and_Macs Hi Everyone!Snax_and_macs just started school again and wanted to make our book covers light up with LEDs and soft-circuits. We started off with a favorite quote and used LEDs and soft-circuits to illustrate the quote. Reference this tutorial and sketch your favorite quote with circuits!What you n...
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Mon, 8 Sep 2014 14:18:53 PDT
LED Felt Carrot with Soft Circuits http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Felt-Carrot-with-Soft-Circuits/
LED Felt Carrot with Soft Circuits - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5O/V4T3/HZS8TFL4/F5OV4T3HZS8TFL4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5O/V4T3/HZS8TFL4/F5OV4T3HZS8TFL4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5O/V4T3/HZS8TFL4/F5OV4T3HZS8TFL4.SMALL.jpg Snax_and_Macs Hi! Have you ever wanted to make a felt carrot that lights up when you touch it? Yes!? Well then this is the Instructables for you!Here's what you need: MaterialsFelt - Green and Orange3V battery2 LED's Needle and orange and green thread Solder/Soldering Iron and conductive material OR Copper Tape C...
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Sun, 7 Sep 2014 10:33:57 PDT
ARDUINO STROBE WITH ARDUINO UNO VERSION 1 http://www.instructables.com/id/ARDUINO-STROBE-WITH-ARDUINO-UNO-VERSION-1/
ARDUINO STROBE WITH ARDUINO UNO VERSION 1 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FND/FDFE/HZQTG0FI/FNDFDFEHZQTG0FI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FND/FDFE/HZQTG0FI/FNDFDFEHZQTG0FI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FND/FDFE/HZQTG0FI/FNDFDFEHZQTG0FI.SMALL.jpg ofernandez5 THIS IS MY FIRST INSTRUCTABLE SO I WILL PRESENT ARDUINO STROBE SO LETS START THE MATERIALS 1 ARDUINO 1 USB CABLE4 LEDS 4 CABLE1 PROTOBOARD THE CODE void setup(){ pinMode(13,OUTPUT); }void loop() {digitalWrite(13,HIGH); delay(50); digitalWrite(13,LOW); delay(50); digitalWrite(13,HIGH); delay...
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Sat, 6 Sep 2014 19:49:56 PDT
Illuminated Lilys Flowers ! http://www.instructables.com/id/Illuminated-Lilys-Flowers-/
Illuminated Lilys Flowers ! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F13/WCYG/HZPDZPRW/F13WCYGHZPDZPRW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F13/WCYG/HZPDZPRW/F13WCYGHZPDZPRW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F13/WCYG/HZPDZPRW/F13WCYGHZPDZPRW.SMALL.jpg Shoyun I wanted to offer a cute and modest diy present to my girl. I remembered about a nice website where you learn how to make cool Origami. I choose the "Lily" model, beautiful and perfect form for this project !What you need:- 3 leds (i used some fast rgb rainbow leds)- 3 straw- 3 "Lily" :)- Some wire...
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Sat, 6 Sep 2014 01:11:13 PDT
Arduino Bed BackLights! [ Led Fade Control With A Push Button ] http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Bed-BackLights-Led-Fade-Control-With-A-Pus/
Arduino Bed BackLights! [ Led Fade Control With A Push Button ] - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLM/H5TP/HZMJ0T0Y/FLMH5TPHZMJ0T0Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLM/H5TP/HZMJ0T0Y/FLMH5TPHZMJ0T0Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLM/H5TP/HZMJ0T0Y/FLMH5TPHZMJ0T0Y.SMALL.jpg Ayush Sharma Hi EveryBody,Today we will make Arduino Bed BackLights! In Which led Fade is controlled by a Push Button!.When we Press the Push Button the Lights Starts Fading in and out and when we release the Push button then Lights Stop at that brightness. When we again press the button then lights will again f...
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Wed, 3 Sep 2014 05:45:41 PDT
LED Pacman Ghosts http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Pacman-Ghosts/
LED Pacman Ghosts - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU6/HFXP/HZB3KD9Y/FU6HFXPHZB3KD9Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU6/HFXP/HZB3KD9Y/FU6HFXPHZB3KD9Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU6/HFXP/HZB3KD9Y/FU6HFXPHZB3KD9Y.SMALL.gif NextFab Make your own LED Pacman Ghosts! Feel free to customize your own with colors or add more LEDs. Works well as a desk toy or even a nightlight! Setup What you'll need:Tools: Laser cutterHot glue gunSoldering ironComputer Wire cuttersWire strippersComponents Acrylic (color of your ghost)Arduino Uno(...
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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:25:05 PDT
Proximity-Sensing LEDs http://www.instructables.com/id/Motion-Sensing-LEDs/
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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:39:52 PDT
How to make a LED creeper face http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-LED-creeper-face/
How to make a LED creeper face - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZM/W4IB/HYWT2ZR6/FZMW4IBHYWT2ZR6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZM/W4IB/HYWT2ZR6/FZMW4IBHYWT2ZR6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZM/W4IB/HYWT2ZR6/FZMW4IBHYWT2ZR6.SMALL.jpg ogel This instructable will show you how to make a LED creeper face with a on off switch. Gathering the supplies. You will need:20 10mm LEDsblack duct tapefoam boardwire1 button battery1 button battery holder1 on/off switchwire stripperssoldering ironsoldera mat1 penrotary bladenail punchscissorsand p...
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Sat, 16 Aug 2014 06:48:43 PDT
Soul In A Jar http://www.instructables.com/id/Soul-In-A-Jar/
Soul In A Jar - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZV/DC4B/HYVDQWOS/FZVDC4BHYVDQWOS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZV/DC4B/HYVDQWOS/FZVDC4BHYVDQWOS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZV/DC4B/HYVDQWOS/FZVDC4BHYVDQWOS.SMALL.jpg appleman123987 In this instructable I will show you how to make a soul in a jar. A soul in a jar Is a laser engraved jar with blinking and fading leds that make the laser engraved face look illuminated. Parts And Tools Here are the parts and tools needed to make this project:Small glass jar that can fit in a la...
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Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:41:52 PDT
Bicycle Blinker and Brake Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Bicycle-Blinker-and-Brake-Light/
Bicycle Blinker and Brake Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX7/97TN/HYTNZT23/FX797TNHYTNZT23.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX7/97TN/HYTNZT23/FX797TNHYTNZT23.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX7/97TN/HYTNZT23/FX797TNHYTNZT23.SMALL.jpg jorgez661 Hi everyone! This is my first Instructable! Please provide feedback for me on the comments. I hope you enjoy!The idea behind this was to modify a cheap bike light into a fully functional blinker and brake light similar to what you would actually see on a car. Typically bicyclists use hand signals to...
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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 23:16:04 PDT
Light Play Set http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Play-Set/
Light Play Set - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6J/IJTG/HYPNWMC2/F6JIJTGHYPNWMC2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6J/IJTG/HYPNWMC2/F6JIJTGHYPNWMC2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6J/IJTG/HYPNWMC2/F6JIJTGHYPNWMC2.SMALL.jpg tinkeringstudio Light Play is an activity in the Tinkering Studio that lets you explore light, shadow, and motion using a variety of simple materials and light sources. Beginning with gently guided explorations of shadows, single and multiple light sources, three-dimensional objects and translucency, participants...
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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 17:09:34 PDT
Summer projects! Take your DIY Kits to the Beach! http://www.instructables.com/id/Summer-projects-Take-your-DIY-Kits-to-the-Beach/
Summer projects! Take your DIY Kits to the Beach! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2E/W44R/HYPNVMXM/F2EW44RHYPNVMXM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2E/W44R/HYPNVMXM/F2EW44RHYPNVMXM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2E/W44R/HYPNVMXM/F2EW44RHYPNVMXM.SMALL.jpg techwillsaveus Some nice little projects to do for this summer using some of the DIY Technology kits from Tech Will Save Us!Have fun! :) Lighthouse - DIY Thirsty Plant Kit You'll need: Card, Foam Board or Stiff cardboard, Tape, Scissors, Blade1. Cut out a large cone shape from your card, cut an opening towards ...
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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:32:15 PDT
Arduino LED Thermometer http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-LED-Thermometer/
Arduino LED Thermometer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY0/W1UD/HY4L3RR6/FY0W1UDHY4L3RR6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY0/W1UD/HY4L3RR6/FY0W1UDHY4L3RR6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY0/W1UD/HY4L3RR6/FY0W1UDHY4L3RR6.SMALL.jpg pmt4 This is my first project using an Arduino Uno as well as posting it on Instructables. I will do my best to make this instructable as clear and and to the point as possible. I wanted to take a household object and add a temperature and LED sensor that would change the brightness of the LEDs as the te...
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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:01:49 PDT
How to make your Smart Mjolnir ? http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-your-Smart-Mjolnir-/
How to make your Smart Mjolnir ? - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL0/O11B/HY5Y7W93/FL0O11BHY5Y7W93.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL0/O11B/HY5Y7W93/FL0O11BHY5Y7W93.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL0/O11B/HY5Y7W93/FL0O11BHY5Y7W93.SMALL.jpg Cyroul A client of Curiouser (my company) ask me to make an original attraction for the French salon Geekopolis. I had to try to build a "wearable computing" thing for geeks... And I only had at this time a little Flora (a Arduino board like for Wearable), 4 leds and, an accelometer an only 5 nights free t...
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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 03:16:55 PDT
Bike wheel WS2811 LED effects with Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Bike-wheel-WS2811-LED-effects-with-Arduino/
Bike wheel WS2811 LED effects with Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXI/E866/HY12O5U9/FXIE866HY12O5U9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXI/E866/HY12O5U9/FXIE866HY12O5U9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXI/E866/HY12O5U9/FXIE866HY12O5U9.SMALL.jpg balrog-k1n [TODO: insert a neat video or pictures from actual riding][Note the Arduino sketch works but is work in progress, see last step for link]Persistence of Vision (POV) effects let you display arbitrary images with just a few controllable pixels on a fast moving object by changing the pixels' colours fa...
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Sat, 26 Jul 2014 10:56:11 PDT
Arduino - Memory Game http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Memory-Game-1/
Arduino - Memory Game - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI9/0TLU/HXXHI0LD/FI90TLUHXXHI0LD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI9/0TLU/HXXHI0LD/FI90TLUHXXHI0LD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI9/0TLU/HXXHI0LD/FI90TLUHXXHI0LD.SMALL.jpg FilipeBR Learn how to make an awesome game of inexpensive memory using little.The idea of this game is that you exercise your memory every round. When it starts, every color will flash, then one aleartória color will light and its respective tone will sound in Piezo. When it rings, you must click the appropr...
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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/
Galaxy Mobile - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKW/KPS8/HXDPG9Y7/FKWKPS8HXDPG9Y7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKW/KPS8/HXDPG9Y7/FKWKPS8HXDPG9Y7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKW/KPS8/HXDPG9Y7/FKWKPS8HXDPG9Y7.SMALL.jpg ChrysN I have seen a lot of 2D galaxy art on the internet, such as galaxy shoes, t-shirts, wallpaper, etc but I haven't seen any 3d renderings. In this Instructable I have attempted to make a 3D galaxy in the form of a hanging mobile. Since I haven't figured out how to create a black hole (yet), I resorte...
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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/
Lightning / Firefly Bugs Jar - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5S/8L1B/HXDPG13Z/F5S8L1BHXDPG13Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5S/8L1B/HXDPG13Z/F5S8L1BHXDPG13Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5S/8L1B/HXDPG13Z/F5S8L1BHXDPG13Z.SMALL.jpg RobSmithDev I was invited to help a local charity put on an event to raise some money, The theme was sunset beach, and this summoned images of beautiful skys and lighting bugs / firefly's. I know several people have created firefly jars before but I wanted something simple. I needed to make 8 of these jars, ...
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Wed, 9 Jul 2014 14:34:09 PDT
Flashing eyes http://www.instructables.com/id/Astable-Multivibrator-with-Transistors/
Flashing eyes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F61/UJOF/HX1WAF30/F61UJOFHX1WAF30.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F61/UJOF/HX1WAF30/F61UJOFHX1WAF30.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F61/UJOF/HX1WAF30/F61UJOFHX1WAF30.SMALL.jpg electromechlab This project is consisted of few electronics components. There are two LEDswhich get ON and OFF one after one in indefinite mode. Schematic Diagram of circuit This is the schematic diagram of the circuit, it can be little bit complex for beginners but when you start, it will be easy and simple.Th...
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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/
Making a "warm" white LED spotlight appear warmer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F08/5YJQ/HWJNWRG0/F085YJQHWJNWRG0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F08/5YJQ/HWJNWRG0/F085YJQHWJNWRG0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F08/5YJQ/HWJNWRG0/F085YJQHWJNWRG0.SMALL.jpg The Freak I bought some warm white gu10 LED spotlights from ebay for just over 2 dollars each. Although warm white I wasn't satisfied with the light colour, it was a bit to blue ('cold') to my liking. Therefore I decided to try and change the colour a bit by colouring the LEDs. When comparing to an incandesce...
By: The Freak

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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/
Light-Up Minecraft Torch Using a Joule Thief - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F39/250D/HW8CF61K/F39250DHW8CF61K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F39/250D/HW8CF61K/F39250DHW8CF61K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F39/250D/HW8CF61K/F39250DHW8CF61K.SMALL.jpg Teisha For everybody who’s ever wanted to make their own light-up Minecraft torch, and would like to play around with some fun electronics in the process, this Instructables project is for you! The electronics are explained well enough (and with links to everything needed) that somebody with absolutely zer...
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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/
Voice Control the Arduino with Windows 7's Speech Recognition - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F87/MTHT/HW37WXLA/F87MTHTHW37WXLA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F87/MTHT/HW37WXLA/F87MTHTHW37WXLA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F87/MTHT/HW37WXLA/F87MTHTHW37WXLA.SMALL.jpg nupity First, I'm sorry for any spelling or grammer mistakes that you may find here, as English isn't my native language.I made this instructable because I haven't seen one that focuses on this subject, so I wanted to share this method. This method is very easy and can be used in both simple and complicate...
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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