Instructables: exploring - technology - light - featured http://www.instructables.com Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:11:39 PST BLOX v1.01 Musical Neopixels (WS2812B) http://www.instructables.com/id/Musical-Neopixels-WS2812B/
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:21:54 PST
Light Up Your Head http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Up-Your-Head/
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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:05:39 PST
Glow In The Dark Bicycle "Tron Style" - DIY Tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/Glow-In-The-Dark-Bicycle/
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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 09:17:43 PST
Cheap Arduino Controlled Light Sockets - Reverse Engineering RF http://www.instructables.com/id/5-RF-Controlled-Light-Sockets/
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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:42:11 PST
3D Light Painting http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Light-Painting/
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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:13:53 PST
Simple Arduino LED Color Sensor For Beginners http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Arduino-LED-Color-Sensor-For-Beginners/
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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:49:02 PST
UV (black light) painting for everyone http://www.instructables.com/id/UV-black-light-painting-for-everyone/
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Tue, 11 Nov 2014 12:41:07 PST
DIY Spectrometer) Explore the Unknown -> http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Spectrometer-Explore-the-Unknown-/
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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 20:37:10 PST
Mrs Captain America Glow Costume http://www.instructables.com/id/Mrs-Captain-America-Glow-Costume/
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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 21:34:13 PST
Get started with the Bend Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Bend-Sensor/
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Fri, 10 Oct 2014 10:43:55 PDT
TV Remote Light Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/TV-Remote-Light-Switch/
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Wed, 5 Nov 2014 21:03:31 PST
The Giant Edison - A Big Size Steampunk Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Giant-Edison-A-Big-Size-Steampunk-Lamp/
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Sat, 1 Nov 2014 10:25:14 PDT
Retro Tech Shades http://www.instructables.com/id/Retro-Tech-Shades/
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Tue, 28 Oct 2014 12:51:34 PDT
Recycled Spotlight for Camping (12V DC) http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Spotlight-for-Camping-12V-DC/
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Sat, 25 Oct 2014 16:22:22 PDT
RGB Ghost http://www.instructables.com/id/RGB-Ghost/
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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:21:18 PDT
Newton Cradle Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Newton-Cradle-Lamp/
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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 00:15:37 PDT
Basic Joule Thief Flashlight http://www.instructables.com/id/Basic-Joule-Thief-Flashlight/
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Thu, 9 Oct 2014 16:24:12 PDT
Steampunk Candle http://www.instructables.com/id/Steampunk-Candle/
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Wed, 8 Oct 2014 01:26:00 PDT
SteamPunk Lego LED Octopus http://www.instructables.com/id/SteamPunk-Lego-LED-Octopus/
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Mon, 6 Oct 2014 08:19:52 PDT
Compact Glasses Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Compact-Glasses-Light/
Compact Glasses Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCQ/DN0H/I0VONW0B/FCQDN0HI0VONW0B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCQ/DN0H/I0VONW0B/FCQDN0HI0VONW0B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCQ/DN0H/I0VONW0B/FCQDN0HI0VONW0B.SMALL.jpg enelson8 One day I was thinking, glasses are used to see right? What about seeing in the dark? That would be cool!! So I decided to design a low powered light perfect for late night reading and for maneuvering around a dark house so you don't have to wary about waking anyone up! Materials 3 coin batterie...
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Sun, 5 Oct 2014 08:10:52 PDT
Make An L.E.D Emblem Light! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-An-LED-Emblem-Light/
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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 10:07:28 PDT
Glowing Critters http://www.instructables.com/id/Glowing-Critters/
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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:16:16 PDT
Light Painters Palette 2.0 - A complete guide http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Painters-Palette-20-A-complete-guide/
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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 16:48:53 PDT
Multifunctional Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Multifunctional-Lamp/
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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:13:59 PDT
Doorbell that Turns on a Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Doorbell-that-Turns-on-a-Light/
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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:42:36 PDT
How To Make A Light For Your Glovebox At Night http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Light-For-Your-Glovebox-At-Night/
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Fri, 12 Sep 2014 05:24:01 PDT
Octo-Light: LED Camera Ring http://www.instructables.com/id/Octo-Light/
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Wed, 10 Sep 2014 20:00:39 PDT
Yet Another Edge-Lit LED Sign http://www.instructables.com/id/Yet-Another-Edge-Lit-LED-Sign/
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Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:42:19 PDT
Revolution (LED Chandelier) http://www.instructables.com/id/Revolution-LED-Chandelier/
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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:48:45 PDT
Easy Wireless LEDs http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Wireless-LEDs/
Easy Wireless LEDs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS4/Z8KH/HZFDW2KG/FS4Z8KHHZFDW2KG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS4/Z8KH/HZFDW2KG/FS4Z8KHHZFDW2KG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS4/Z8KH/HZFDW2KG/FS4Z8KHHZFDW2KG.SMALL.jpg electro18 Yes ! That's right , this instructable will guide you to create your own wireless LED. This instructable is inpired from : Wireless L E D by neelandan ! Thanks for this great instructable !This version uses a more powerful high frequency switching transistor ( BD139 ) so that means now you've got gr...
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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:26:10 PDT
How to make a super-bright LED light panel (for video work etc) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-super-bright-LED-light-panel-for-vid/
How to make a super-bright LED light panel (for video work etc) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFP/0L3N/HZCJ10IE/FFP0L3NHZCJ10IE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFP/0L3N/HZCJ10IE/FFP0L3NHZCJ10IE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFP/0L3N/HZCJ10IE/FFP0L3NHZCJ10IE.SMALL.jpg DIYPerks Here's how to make a super-bright LED light panel. It's equivalent to a 1000w incandescent light bulb, and it's super useful for video work as it has a daylight colour temperature and doesn't use PWM for dimming. There are 900 individual LEDs in this panel, which is why it's so bright.Here's a li...
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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 01:24:30 PDT
4x4x4 LED Cube (Arduino Uno) http://www.instructables.com/id/4x4x4-LED-Cube-Arduino-Uno/
4x4x4 LED Cube (Arduino Uno) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHO/5AG7/HYY8M9OR/FHO5AG7HYY8M9OR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHO/5AG7/HYY8M9OR/FHO5AG7HYY8M9OR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHO/5AG7/HYY8M9OR/FHO5AG7HYY8M9OR.SMALL.jpg KyleTheCreator In this tutorial I'll show you how to make a 4x4x4 LED cube for around $15.00. The cube has 64 green LEDs which make up it's 4 layers(positives) and 16 columns(negatives). These are all wired to a Arduino Uno. An Arduino is a single-board microcontroller, intended to make the application of inter...
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Sun, 17 Aug 2014 19:11:10 PDT
Rocket Kit - Beginner Solar Powered + LED http://www.instructables.com/id/Rocket-Kit-Beginner-Solar-Powered-LED/
Rocket Kit - Beginner Solar Powered + LED - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1W/MWMW/HZ13FBK9/F1WMWMWHZ13FBK9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1W/MWMW/HZ13FBK9/F1WMWMWHZ13FBK9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1W/MWMW/HZ13FBK9/F1WMWMWHZ13FBK9.SMALL.jpg lumenjewelry This instructable is for a solar powered Rocket Kit. It measures about 2" by 1", including the USB tab. It has one hole through the top of the board, making hanging easy. We show it as a necklace, but you could make yours into earrings, a keychain, bond on a pin, or hang it in a window. The pos...
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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:20:13 PDT
Necronomicon Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Necronomicon-Lamp/
Necronomicon Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYK/G363/HYZX5HRD/FYKG363HYZX5HRD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYK/G363/HYZX5HRD/FYKG363HYZX5HRD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYK/G363/HYZX5HRD/FYKG363HYZX5HRD.SMALL.jpg BigCthulhu Well, a Necronomicon-lamp? This lamp must be in the study of mad scientists, Necronomicon-readers, and other alchemists. If you know the PC-game, or have some Steampunk-experience, you perhaps know what it is: some dim, blinking bulbs in an antique-style, varnished wooden box, red glowing or fl...
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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12:16:28 PDT
8X8X8 3D RGB LED Cube http://www.instructables.com/id/8X8X8-RGB-LED-Cube/
8X8X8 3D RGB LED Cube - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F87/1486/HYZX3MI5/F871486HYZX3MI5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F87/1486/HYZX3MI5/F871486HYZX3MI5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F87/1486/HYZX3MI5/F871486HYZX3MI5.SMALL.jpg SuperTech-IT It's been a long time coming, but my Universal RGB cube is finally ready!If when you are done, you love this project as much as I do, please vote for any contests I might be in.Trust me, I have some cool ideas in mind for all the prizes being offered !!!TO THOSE THAT CAME HERE BECAUSE YOU FOUND THE ...
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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 08:38:19 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
Shadow Sculpture http://www.instructables.com/id/Shadow-Sculpture/
Shadow Sculpture - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC6/Y39C/HY7T3JN2/FC6Y39CHY7T3JN2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC6/Y39C/HY7T3JN2/FC6Y39CHY7T3JN2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC6/Y39C/HY7T3JN2/FC6Y39CHY7T3JN2.SMALL.jpg Sebastian Morales This is the first one of a short series that I am making. Often I believe we constantly go around our lives looking at the world with the wrong light, maybe just the wrong perspective. I don't mean that we see thing negatively, I just think we often miss the beauty around us. Modeling The first ...
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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:16:53 PDT
Light of the Lost Triangles http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-of-the-Lost-Triangles/
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By: AwabHassan

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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:13:05 PDT
Bluetooth LE Go-Anywhere Sensor Pack http://www.instructables.com/id/Bluetooth-LE-Go-Anywhere-Sensor-Pack/
Bluetooth LE Go-Anywhere Sensor Pack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZZ/YB4D/HXLMJ6M7/FZZYB4DHXLMJ6M7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZZ/YB4D/HXLMJ6M7/FZZYB4DHXLMJ6M7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZZ/YB4D/HXLMJ6M7/FZZYB4DHXLMJ6M7.SMALL.jpg intensePancake IntroductionIn recent years, portable sensor devices have gained a lot of popularity due to their ability to give you instant, accurate information about your local environment. Some of these devices include the Sensordrone, Smart Citizen, and the Storm Tag. These devices combine portability and a...
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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 23:21:29 PDT
Bluetooth/Gyroscope/Accelerometer controlled Lightball (with individual adjustable leds in each side) http://www.instructables.com/id/Lightball/
Bluetooth/Gyroscope/Accelerometer controlled Lightball (with individual adjustable leds in each side) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOA/XEBA/HXMKPLFC/FOAXEBAHXMKPLFC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOA/XEBA/HXMKPLFC/FOAXEBAHXMKPLFC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOA/XEBA/HXMKPLFC/FOAXEBAHXMKPLFC.SMALL.jpg janth Finally (nearly topically) i made my personal lightball.(A.k.a.: Another day in the FabLab Aachen)Each side is enlighted individually with an intelligent LED (WS2812b, on a small breadboard) behind. A micro-controller (MSP430G2553, PDIP.) can use a gyroscope/accelerometer (MPU6050, GY-521 module) to...
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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 09:38:50 PDT
Satellites: Algorithmic Light Sculptures http://www.instructables.com/id/Satellites-Algorithmic-Light-Sculptures/
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Sun, 13 Jul 2014 16:50:38 PDT
Turn a broken laptop screen into a portable light table for drawing http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-a-broken-laptop-screen-into-a-portable-light-/
Turn a broken laptop screen into a portable light table for drawing - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0C/LH6L/HXG6QLRX/F0CLH6LHXG6QLRX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0C/LH6L/HXG6QLRX/F0CLH6LHXG6QLRX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0C/LH6L/HXG6QLRX/F0CLH6LHXG6QLRX.SMALL.jpg Vitim A friend donated me this old laptop, which had a broken LCD. The laptop was old but it worked just fine. I had no intention to spend money to get it repaired, it just would not worth the money. Instead I just removed the screen from the body of the laptop and used the laptop as a HTPC connected to a...
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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 20:26:25 PDT
Arduino Chandelier from Jars http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Chandelier-from-Jars/
Arduino Chandelier from Jars - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYW/9AXF/HX7P08XB/FYW9AXFHX7P08XB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYW/9AXF/HX7P08XB/FYW9AXFHX7P08XB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYW/9AXF/HX7P08XB/FYW9AXFHX7P08XB.SMALL.jpg funelab E-Edit: Thank you very very much for voting for me in Featured Author, Glue and Battery Powered Contests! Cheer up and wait for my project so special is coming...Edit:If you really like this project, you can vote for me on the top right corner, for Featured Author Contest , just three days after the...
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Fri, 4 Jul 2014 16:40:31 PDT
IKEA Hack: Solar Powered Bike Light http://www.instructables.com/id/IKEA-Hack-Solar-Powered-Bike-Light/
IKEA Hack: Solar Powered Bike Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTD/E0AU/HX1W6DO0/FTDE0AUHX1W6DO0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTD/E0AU/HX1W6DO0/FTDE0AUHX1W6DO0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTD/E0AU/HX1W6DO0/FTDE0AUHX1W6DO0.SMALL.jpg bergerab In school this year, I have a pretty late schedule. Sometimes i'll be coming home from class after sundown and with a bike that can be dangerous. Before purchasing a commercial bike light, I decided to see if I could make one myself. Using an IKEA lamp I found at goodwill (for $2) I figured I could ...
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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:07:17 PDT
IKEA Samtid reading light upgrade http://www.instructables.com/id/IKEA-Samtid-reading-light-upgrade/
IKEA Samtid reading light upgrade - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF2/L08S/HWQF1G25/FF2L08SHWQF1G25.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF2/L08S/HWQF1G25/FF2L08SHWQF1G25.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF2/L08S/HWQF1G25/FF2L08SHWQF1G25.SMALL.jpg madworm After switching all my lamps to LED light bulbs, I was annoyed by the fact that most of these bulbs predominantly emit light into the forward hemisphere. Only very little light makes it into the opposite direction. To some degree this is ameliorated by the lamp's screen acting as a diffuser, but it'...
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Sat, 21 Jun 2014 17:59:46 PDT
Light Spectrometer from a "battery powered" head inspection lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Spectrometer-from-a-head-inspection-lamp/
Light Spectrometer from a "battery powered" head inspection lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1J/OK8V/HXY66P6D/F1JOK8VHXY66P6D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1J/OK8V/HXY66P6D/F1JOK8VHXY66P6D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1J/OK8V/HXY66P6D/F1JOK8VHXY66P6D.SMALL.jpg HUKBMBEAR Hello if you like this please take the time to vote in the competitionsTHANKSAt the end of my light sensing instructable where I played with the measurement of reducing sun light levels as well as making it into a laser game , I mentioned that I wanted to have a go at making a full spectrometer. Thi...
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Tue, 27 May 2014 14:28:46 PDT
Diffused Glue Stick Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Diffused-Glue-Stick-Lamp/
Diffused Glue Stick Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/733T/HWNUD1P0/F82733THWNUD1P0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/733T/HWNUD1P0/F82733THWNUD1P0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/733T/HWNUD1P0/F82733THWNUD1P0.SMALL.jpg vishalapr Last week, I received the glue gun I ordered almost a month ago which I replaced with my older mini glue gun. The mini glue gun used thin glue sticks(7mm) whereas the new one I got used only normal sized glue sticks(10mm). So I had a whole bunch of these thin glue sticks left over, thought for a bit...
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Fri, 20 Jun 2014 20:51:32 PDT
Minimalistic LED wall light http://www.instructables.com/id/Minimalistic-LED-wall-light/
Minimalistic LED wall light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3T/LRFN/HW4OR8KB/F3TLRFNHW4OR8KB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3T/LRFN/HW4OR8KB/F3TLRFNHW4OR8KB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3T/LRFN/HW4OR8KB/F3TLRFNHW4OR8KB.SMALL.jpg Anybodysguess I wanted a unobtrusive light that could be run all the time to provide some illumination in my room even with the shade closed. I have been putting it off for a while but when I saw the Lamps and Lighting contest I knew I had to enter!I am also entering in the Green design contest.Every part of thi...
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 11:28:06 PDT
Voice Activated LED Lighting with Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Voice-Activated-LED-Lighting-with-Arduino/
Voice Activated LED Lighting with Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4T/A3X5/HUZKG0M2/F4TA3X5HUZKG0M2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4T/A3X5/HUZKG0M2/F4TA3X5HUZKG0M2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4T/A3X5/HUZKG0M2/F4TA3X5HUZKG0M2.SMALL.jpg priz This project is an extension to the Speech Recognition with Arduino by leandro4b (http://www.instructables.com/id/Speech-Recognition…). However, instead of using 3 separate colored LEDs, I used a multicolor 4-channel RGBW LED Emitter. I had the opportunity of working at LED Engin last summer, which ...
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Fri, 9 May 2014 23:36:45 PDT
New Email Notification Light http://www.instructables.com/id/New-Email-Notification-Light/
New Email Notification Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZY/OA0C/HVYPZ0XP/FZYOA0CHVYPZ0XP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZY/OA0C/HVYPZ0XP/FZYOA0CHVYPZ0XP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZY/OA0C/HVYPZ0XP/FZYOA0CHVYPZ0XP.SMALL.jpg Aleator777 In this Instructable we will build a fun desk gadget to alert you when a new email arrives in your inbox. Materials Materials: Raspberry Pi (RadioShack #277-196) protoboard (RadioShack #276-168) (5x) 220 ohm resistor (RadioShack #271-1111) (5x) white LEDs (RadioShack #276-017) n-channel...
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Tue, 3 Jun 2014 08:19:54 PDT