Instructables: exploring - technology - light - featured http://www.instructables.com Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:32:40 PST BLOX v1.01 Glass with accelerometer controlled light http://www.instructables.com/id/Glass-with-accelerometer-controlled-light/
Glass with accelerometer controlled light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUD/ZS3O/I3S5OC46/FUDZS3OI3S5OC46.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUD/ZS3O/I3S5OC46/FUDZS3OI3S5OC46.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUD/ZS3O/I3S5OC46/FUDZS3OI3S5OC46.SMALL.gif ademon I have started this project as a bed side glass with lighting feature. When I have moved forward I explored different usages in different contexts.Bed side glass scenario:When the user wakes up and needs to drink water, he/she turns the glass. When the glass flips over, it lights up, thanks to the a...
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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:55:33 PST
Laser Midi Controller - (Laser Triggered Midi Keyboard) http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Midi-Controller-Laser-Triggered-Midi-Keyboar/
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Fri, 5 Dec 2014 10:55:17 PST
Wonderlamp - Cheshire Cat Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Wonderlamp-Cheshire-Cat-Light/
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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 01:35:13 PST
Pinhole Camera Explained http://www.instructables.com/id/Pinhole-Camera-Explained/
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Tue, 9 Dec 2014 04:43:24 PST
Cheap Product Photography in Under an Hour (Soft box) http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Product-Photography-in-Under-an-Hour/
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Sun, 7 Dec 2014 09:18:40 PST
Blinds' Eye http://www.instructables.com/id/Blinds-Eye/
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Thu, 4 Dec 2014 16:35:06 PST
Tron Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Tron-Light/
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Mon, 1 Dec 2014 19:08:02 PST
Interactive box with logo http://www.instructables.com/id/Interactive-box-with-logo/
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Sat, 29 Nov 2014 12:07:33 PST
Light Bar with Axial Adjustability http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Bar-with-Axial-Adjustability/
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Sat, 29 Nov 2014 11:38:24 PST
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/
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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/
Make An L.E.D Emblem Light! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2C/0H3A/I0Q1R5VL/F2C0H3AI0Q1R5VL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2C/0H3A/I0Q1R5VL/F2C0H3AI0Q1R5VL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2C/0H3A/I0Q1R5VL/F2C0H3AI0Q1R5VL.SMALL.jpg mist8k How to make this cool L.E.D lit emblem using a sheet of acrylic. You can also watch the video for more guidance. What you needThick A5 sheet of clear acrylic plastic.Base - I used the lid from a Lego boxStrip of colour changing L.E.DsHot glueStencil of emblem or custom stencil Rotary tool with atta...
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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/
How To Make A Light For Your Glovebox At Night - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4S/WOT0/HZZDZYGZ/F4SWOT0HZZDZYGZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4S/WOT0/HZZDZYGZ/F4SWOT0HZZDZYGZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4S/WOT0/HZZDZYGZ/F4SWOT0HZZDZYGZ.SMALL.jpg lilchumy This instructable will show you have to make this cool little three bulb light for your glove box at nite! It is very bright and easy to make with limited tools. Please vote for this instructable at the top of the page if you'll like it. Thanks! Getting Materials! Soldering gun/penTapeTube (you...
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Fri, 12 Sep 2014 05:24:01 PDT
Octo-Light: LED Camera Ring http://www.instructables.com/id/Octo-Light/
Octo-Light: LED Camera Ring - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV4/Y3P7/HZWJ8GP9/FV4Y3P7HZWJ8GP9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV4/Y3P7/HZWJ8GP9/FV4Y3P7HZWJ8GP9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV4/Y3P7/HZWJ8GP9/FV4Y3P7HZWJ8GP9.SMALL.jpg comsa42 The Octo-Light is a camera ring lamp which is made up of LED light strips. It's cheap to make and perfect for beginner macro photography and video!This lamp is excellent at flooding scenes with uniform light, which softens hard shadows and removes grain. Its' uses range from close-up to medium shots...
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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/
Yet Another Edge-Lit LED Sign - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F40/DQJZ/HZI9AS8H/F40DQJZHZI9AS8H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F40/DQJZ/HZI9AS8H/F40DQJZHZI9AS8H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F40/DQJZ/HZI9AS8H/F40DQJZHZI9AS8H.SMALL.jpg Chimera Dragonfang There are kind of a lot of them. But then, everybody does like glowing things, yes? Yes, of course they do. Things that glow are awesome.I needed a project. I felt that the Bergen hackerspace needed a cool sign. Karlmag shared that opinion. Thus it was only logical that we team up to build one.Skill...
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Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:42:19 PDT
Revolution (LED Chandelier) http://www.instructables.com/id/Revolution-LED-Chandelier/
Revolution (LED Chandelier) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXM/3O1W/HZFDX00W/FXM3O1WHZFDX00W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXM/3O1W/HZFDX00W/FXM3O1WHZFDX00W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXM/3O1W/HZFDX00W/FXM3O1WHZFDX00W.SMALL.jpg mackintoshlinessless I love lighting, what's more, lighting with mechanical aspects to it. Revolution is a chandelier that does this very thing. It consist of 3 Arduino controlled motors which turn arms, powering LED's in a circular path, creating a "radar" or scanner effect. This instructable will show you how I made i...
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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:48:45 PDT
Easy Wireless LEDs http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Wireless-LEDs/
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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/
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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/
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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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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