Instructables: exploring - technology - light - featured http://www.instructables.com Mon, 31 Aug 2015 02:22:47 PDT BLOX v1.01 TV B Gone Keychain http://www.instructables.com/id/TV-B-Gone-Keychain/
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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 09:14:35 PDT
Side-Bending Goggles http://www.instructables.com/id/Side-Bending-Goggles/
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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:54:33 PDT
Fiber Optic LED Chandelier http://www.instructables.com/id/Fiber-Optic-LED-Chandelier/
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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 16:04:29 PDT
Mega Guide to Macro Photography http://www.instructables.com/id/Mega-Guide-to-Macro-Photography/
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Sun, 16 Aug 2015 20:29:31 PDT
Bright bike flashlight hack http://www.instructables.com/id/Bright-bike-flashlight-hack/
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Sat, 15 Aug 2015 18:12:59 PDT
Li-ion 12V Home-made USB Flashlight Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Li-ion-12V-Home-made-USB-Flashlight-Charger/
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Sat, 15 Aug 2015 02:51:48 PDT
"Head" Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Head-Lights/
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Tue, 11 Aug 2015 10:51:45 PDT
Light Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Sensor-1/
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Mon, 10 Aug 2015 07:33:07 PDT
IoT Wall Outlet with Arduino and ESP8266 http://www.instructables.com/id/IoT-Wall-Outlet-with-Arduino-and-ESP8266/
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Mon, 10 Aug 2015 03:59:16 PDT
Build an USB LED light from an old webcam http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-an-USB-led-light-from-an-old-webcam/
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Sun, 9 Aug 2015 13:50:41 PDT
Make Your Own Object Photography Soft Light Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Object-Photography-Soft-Light-Box/
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Thu, 6 Aug 2015 08:40:34 PDT
Moldover's Light-Theremin CD (DIY version) http://www.instructables.com/id/Moldovers-Light-Theremin-CD-DIY-version/
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Tue, 4 Aug 2015 15:16:50 PDT
5 Min USB LED Light http://www.instructables.com/id/5-Min-USB-LED-Light/
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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:15:47 PDT
Light Reflector - Small and Foldable http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Reflector-Small-and-Foldable/
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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 07:10:46 PDT
LUX - an external power button http://www.instructables.com/id/LUX-an-external-power-button/
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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:44:09 PDT
How i took this picture and how you can too http://www.instructables.com/id/How-i-took-this-picture-and-how-you-can-too/
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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:04:56 PDT
Build A Smartphone Projector With A Shoebox http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-A-Smartphone-Projector/
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Wed, 8 Jul 2015 00:36:35 PDT
LIGHTSABER!!! LED - 3D Printed - Fully Functional http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-LED-LIGHTSABER/
LIGHTSABER!!! LED - 3D Printed - Fully Functional - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZR/IXSQ/IBRRYKHC/FZRIXSQIBRRYKHC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZR/IXSQ/IBRRYKHC/FZRIXSQIBRRYKHC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZR/IXSQ/IBRRYKHC/FZRIXSQIBRRYKHC.SMALL.jpg JJPowelly This is a 3D printed Light Saber I designed as a personal project to keep myself occupied... Here's a demo video: Demo VideoLet me start off by saying this is a very easy print/make... The handle only has two main prints and you have the option of printing either 6 individual sliding cylinders or pr...
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Mon, 6 Jul 2015 17:37:44 PDT
Light-Controlled Blinds http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Controlled-Blinds/
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Thu, 21 May 2015 12:31:38 PDT
Under bed LED lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Under-bed-LED-lights/
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Fri, 19 Jun 2015 08:51:15 PDT
Colour Changing LED Night Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Colour-Changing-LED-Night-Light/
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Thu, 18 Jun 2015 07:55:42 PDT
Drawing with Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Drawing-with-Light-1/
Drawing with Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9F/B4CI/IB21TJGY/F9FB4CIIB21TJGY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9F/B4CI/IB21TJGY/F9FB4CIIB21TJGY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9F/B4CI/IB21TJGY/F9FB4CIIB21TJGY.SMALL.jpg MeeGusta Have you ever wondered how it is possible to create pictures as the one above? Well, in this Instructable you will learn how to. Drawing with light is a possibility to collect emotions and feelings in only one image. This is only possible in perfect conditions with the accurate materials. One shoul...
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Thu, 18 Jun 2015 04:50:51 PDT
ARENA | PLAY http://www.instructables.com/id/ARENA-PLAY/
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Wed, 17 Jun 2015 18:16:10 PDT
Arduino Party Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Party-Lights/
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Mon, 15 Jun 2015 10:03:45 PDT
Light your scarf up with LED fairy wire! http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-your-scarf-up-with-LED-fairy-wire/
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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:29:27 PDT
Automatic LED night light (Using 555 timer) http://www.instructables.com/id/Automatic-LED-night-light-Using-555-timer/
Automatic LED night light (Using 555 timer) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVA/U54A/IAQMIPMQ/FVAU54AIAQMIPMQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVA/U54A/IAQMIPMQ/FVAU54AIAQMIPMQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVA/U54A/IAQMIPMQ/FVAU54AIAQMIPMQ.SMALL.jpg Jayesh Jayesh Gently got power cut !And you finding your torch in the DARK !!! Ohh...No worry, here is the automatic dark detected led light. Parts You Need * 1M resistor* 1K resistor* 10 resistor* LDR (light dependant resistor)* Red led (2ma)* 1W white led* BC338 transistor* 555 timer IC* DC socketNote: Use d...
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Wed, 10 Jun 2015 12:37:56 PDT
Copper Plating Objet PolyJet 3d Prints http://www.instructables.com/id/Copper-Plating-Objet-PolyJet-3d-Prints/
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Wed, 10 Jun 2015 11:57:13 PDT
Kitchen Physics - Measure the speed of light with chocolate! http://www.instructables.com/id/Kitchen-Physics-Measure-the-speed-of-light-with-ch/
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Tue, 9 Jun 2015 20:46:17 PDT
Electro-Luminescent Thigh Pad http://www.instructables.com/id/Electro-Luminescent-Thigh-Pad/
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Thu, 4 Jun 2015 11:20:15 PDT
Madonna's Disco Ball http://www.instructables.com/id/Madonnas-Disco-Ball/
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Sat, 6 Jun 2015 07:29:17 PDT
Music laser light show http://www.instructables.com/id/Music-laser-light-show/
Music laser light show - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAT/CNAR/IAIFMTTY/FATCNARIAIFMTTY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAT/CNAR/IAIFMTTY/FATCNARIAIFMTTY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAT/CNAR/IAIFMTTY/FATCNARIAIFMTTY.SMALL.jpg replayreb Before I begin I should probably tell you that lasers are not good for your eyes. Don't let a laser beam bouncing off of an uncontrolled mirror hit you in the eye. If you don't believe it can happen then read this: https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/1ym3/stem-cell-treatment-for-laser-damaged-e...
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Fri, 5 Jun 2015 01:44:22 PDT
Electro-Luminescent Glasses http://www.instructables.com/id/Electro-Luminescent-Glasses/
Electro-Luminescent Glasses - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV1/3VNC/IAICGHDI/FV13VNCIAICGHDI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV1/3VNC/IAICGHDI/FV13VNCIAICGHDI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV1/3VNC/IAICGHDI/FV13VNCIAICGHDI.SMALL.jpg thisisrammy Make a fun, glowing-glasses which looks amazing and eye-catching in the dark! Make sure you wear a pair of protective gloves before handling with high voltages. Super easy project for all ages.
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Thu, 4 Jun 2015 09:25:23 PDT
Ikea Hack: Moonlighting Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Ikea-Hack-Moonlighting-Lamp/
Ikea Hack: Moonlighting Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNP/A9SK/IABOHM5P/FNPA9SKIABOHM5P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNP/A9SK/IABOHM5P/FNPA9SKIABOHM5P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNP/A9SK/IABOHM5P/FNPA9SKIABOHM5P.SMALL.jpg Sake of Making The Moonlighting Lamp is a glorified nightlight that changes brightness based on proximity. Most nightlights use a motion sensor to detect someone's presence and abruptly turn on. The Moonlighting Lamp uses a proximity sensor to detect someone's presence and calmly illuminates as they approach. If y...
By: Sake of Making

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Sun, 31 May 2015 10:34:55 PDT
3D Printed Double Wall Light http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Double-Wall-Light/
3D Printed Double Wall Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Z/2E5U/IA8WCXO6/F3Z2E5UIA8WCXO6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Z/2E5U/IA8WCXO6/F3Z2E5UIA8WCXO6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Z/2E5U/IA8WCXO6/F3Z2E5UIA8WCXO6.SMALL.jpg ewanoncadd Two directional wall lamp for GU10 fixtures for use with low heat LED Bulbs. Printed in Glow in the dark Blue. Print Parts: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:854129Point the cone up & remember to print 2. Feel free to modify this. Wiring: Wire Each lamp cone. Fits snug.IF YOU DON'T KNOW HOW TO ...
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Thu, 28 May 2015 18:10:34 PDT
3D Printer Enclosure / Maker Space http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printer-Enclosure-Maker-Space/
3D Printer Enclosure / Maker Space - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEU/Z52Y/IA57XFPQ/FEUZ52YIA57XFPQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEU/Z52Y/IA57XFPQ/FEUZ52YIA57XFPQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEU/Z52Y/IA57XFPQ/FEUZ52YIA57XFPQ.SMALL.jpg JJPowelly Here's a video describing my enclosure and all the designs and prints that went into it... Watch this first so you can get an idea of the overall concept, design and features before I go into a step-by-step Instructable on how to build it. (Sorry in advance, but I kinda get off track in the video wi...
By: JJPowelly

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Thu, 28 May 2015 02:34:05 PDT
Sonic Fish http://www.instructables.com/id/Sonic-Fish/
Sonic Fish - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG2/3VQ1/I9UDE19I/FG23VQ1I9UDE19I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG2/3VQ1/I9UDE19I/FG23VQ1I9UDE19I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG2/3VQ1/I9UDE19I/FG23VQ1I9UDE19I.SMALL.jpg RoboPandaPDX I wanted to create a mood light or night light that would have a different kind of user interface, one that would be fun to use. I looked at several sensors in my vault of bought, but not used yet purchases. I decided I hadn’t done to much with the ultrasonic sensor. Waiving your hand and having som...
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Mon, 18 May 2015 19:22:22 PDT
DIY: Wired LEDs & RGB LEDs http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Wired-LEDs-RGB-LEDs/
DIY: Wired LEDs & RGB LEDs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOZ/JOI6/I9LZCWS3/FOZJOI6I9LZCWS3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOZ/JOI6/I9LZCWS3/FOZJOI6I9LZCWS3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOZ/JOI6/I9LZCWS3/FOZJOI6I9LZCWS3.SMALL.jpg Simple-Circuits In this tutorial, I will be showing you how to make your own wired LEDs for Arduino using jumper wires. Componentes: 5mm RGB LEDs:http://www.amazon.ca/SODIAL-Common-Cathode-Emittin...5mm LEDs:http://www.amazon.ca/Green-Blue-Yellow-White-Light...M-F jumper wires:http://www.amazon.ca/Accmart-Flexible-...
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Wed, 13 May 2015 01:05:30 PDT
BeamBox - A tower that glows to your commands http://www.instructables.com/id/BeamBox-A-tower-that-glows-to-your-commands/
BeamBox - A tower that glows to your commands - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXE/3PSK/I9JRBZ45/FXE3PSKI9JRBZ45.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXE/3PSK/I9JRBZ45/FXE3PSKI9JRBZ45.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXE/3PSK/I9JRBZ45/FXE3PSKI9JRBZ45.SMALL.jpg PerfectPixel BeamBox - The partly 3D printed, part hand crafted rectangular tower that glows to your commands, either pre-determined, to music or by using specialised lighting software.The design is very similar to the VortoLight but with a different goal in mind. The goal of the BeamBox is to be easy and fun to...
By: PerfectPixel

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Tue, 12 May 2015 02:56:33 PDT
Laser Painting http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Painting/
Laser Painting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1G/HF4Z/I9JR3A5S/F1GHF4ZI9JR3A5S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1G/HF4Z/I9JR3A5S/F1GHF4ZI9JR3A5S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1G/HF4Z/I9JR3A5S/F1GHF4ZI9JR3A5S.SMALL.jpg Sebastian Morales Imagine being able to paint anywhere and on any surface, no matter how big the canvas is or how far it seems to be! This robotic controlled laser lets turn any landscapes into canvas. Please be responsible while using lasers, never point them at people or animals. Also be aware that people can rea...
By: Sebastian Morales

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Sun, 10 May 2015 20:55:31 PDT
Interactive Mood Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Interactive-Mood-Lamp/
Interactive Mood Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM6/ZNG8/I9B6K5SX/FM6ZNG8I9B6K5SX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM6/ZNG8/I9B6K5SX/FM6ZNG8I9B6K5SX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM6/ZNG8/I9B6K5SX/FM6ZNG8I9B6K5SX.SMALL.jpg FranklinM1 In this Instructable, we will build a bright mood lamp, with an internal clock, microphone, and temperature sensor. Through this sense of time, sound and temperature, the lamp is able to react by changing colors / brightness in response to its environment. This project uses an Arduino controlled, br...
By: FranklinM1

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Tue, 5 May 2015 19:50:34 PDT
Smart LED Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Smart-LED-Lights/
Smart LED Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZL/X5ZZ/I92LTYZ2/FZLX5ZZI92LTYZ2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZL/X5ZZ/I92LTYZ2/FZLX5ZZI92LTYZ2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZL/X5ZZ/I92LTYZ2/FZLX5ZZI92LTYZ2.SMALL.jpg joshtlawson I recently finished up a bunk bed project for my kids. Being an engineer I was eagerly looking for a "problem" that needed an overly complex solution. Besides, it's obvious that young children sleep better with unfettered access to a light slightly brighter than a collapsed sun.I'd had my eye on Ada...
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Sat, 2 May 2015 17:16:47 PDT
Lámpara de Camping Loca http://www.instructables.com/id/Lámpara-de-Camping-Loca/
Lámpara de Camping Loca - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCB/KMGW/I8ZQX5A0/FCBKMGWI8ZQX5A0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCB/KMGW/I8ZQX5A0/FCBKMGWI8ZQX5A0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCB/KMGW/I8ZQX5A0/FCBKMGWI8ZQX5A0.SMALL.jpg gmendez3 Durante nuestra segunda Build Night construirémos una lámpara de camping muy artística, sirve para esas caminatas por el bosque o está muy adoc para llevarla a algún Rave o fiesta nocturna. Materiales y herramientas Para este instructable necesitamos: Materiales- 1 1/2 bolsas de instamorph- 1 pil...
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Mon, 27 Apr 2015 11:17:18 PDT
Jellyfish Nightlight http://www.instructables.com/id/Jellyfish-Nightlight/
Jellyfish Nightlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJP/TCXV/I92LWK0Y/FJPTCXVI92LWK0Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJP/TCXV/I92LWK0Y/FJPTCXVI92LWK0Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJP/TCXV/I92LWK0Y/FJPTCXVI92LWK0Y.SMALL.jpg JillH2 Hello! Welcome to the Instructable of the Jellyfish Nightlight. Now, a little background...this was a final project for a course called Creative Technologies. I had the idea for a night light one assignment before, so I took it up a level (maybe two). Anyways, I had this light cover from an old ceil...
By: JillH2

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Wed, 29 Apr 2015 16:30:32 PDT
Light Drum! http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Drum/
Light Drum! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW6/ZHC9/I8UUV7U5/FW6ZHC9I8UUV7U5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW6/ZHC9/I8UUV7U5/FW6ZHC9I8UUV7U5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW6/ZHC9/I8UUV7U5/FW6ZHC9I8UUV7U5.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Light up your life! Opt in to this optic option with the most wonderful way to introduce kiddos (and adultos) to all of light's tricks. From refracting, diffracting, reflecting, diffusing, the light drum is just wonderful. This is one of our favorite projects for awesome science in the dark. What: L...
By: The Oakland Toy Lab

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Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:06:22 PDT
battery clip LED tester. http://www.instructables.com/id/battery-clip-LED-tester/
battery clip LED tester. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4H/1YEB/I8OBDUAP/F4H1YEBI8OBDUAP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4H/1YEB/I8OBDUAP/F4H1YEBI8OBDUAP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4H/1YEB/I8OBDUAP/F4H1YEBI8OBDUAP.SMALL.jpg louisc2 have you ever put together a circuit and after finishing you find your LED doesn't work? well with this Instructable that will never happen again! I present to you the Battery clip LED tester. Components: Components: female header pins 1k resistorperfboard9v battery clipTools: soldering ironsolde...
By: louisc2

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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 06:09:38 PDT
Tilt Shotgun Shell Night Light! http://www.instructables.com/id/Tilt-Shotgun-Shell-Night-Light/
Tilt Shotgun Shell Night Light! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR3/F7OG/I7MXXUWR/FR3F7OGI7MXXUWR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR3/F7OG/I7MXXUWR/FR3F7OGI7MXXUWR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR3/F7OG/I7MXXUWR/FR3F7OGI7MXXUWR.SMALL.jpg simon.w.nordberg Build a really simple shotgun shell night light that turns on with a flip!WARNING!Do not try to do this with live ammunition! The shotgun shells used in this project were empty casings! Materials 1 paper shotgun shell 1 transparent plastic shotgun shell 1 tilt ball sensor/switch 2 bright white ...
By: simon.w.nordberg

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:50:39 PDT
Website Down Alarm http://www.instructables.com/id/Website-Down-Alarm/
Website Down Alarm - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTS/H06J/I3BH6B1L/FTSH06JI3BH6B1L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTS/H06J/I3BH6B1L/FTSH06JI3BH6B1L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTS/H06J/I3BH6B1L/FTSH06JI3BH6B1L.SMALL.jpg SelkeyMoonbeam If your website goes down, you want to be the first to know. Make it obvious when there's a problem by hooking up a big alarm light to a Tessel, which will ping your website every few seconds to check for trouble.This project can also be viewed on the Tessel Projects Page. Materials You will need...
By: SelkeyMoonbeam

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Fri, 5 Dec 2014 11:29:09 PST
blink blink Light Up DIY Book Covers with LEDs http://www.instructables.com/id/blink-blink-Light-Up-DIY-Book-Covers-with-LEDs/
blink blink Light Up DIY Book Covers with LEDs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVZ/NGJF/I7CCDM46/FVZNGJFI7CCDM46.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVZ/NGJF/I7CCDM46/FVZNGJFI7CCDM46.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVZ/NGJF/I7CCDM46/FVZNGJFI7CCDM46.SMALL.jpg blinkblink Hi Everyone!We wanted to share how to make your book covers light up with LEDs and creative circuits (also known as 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...
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Tue, 17 Mar 2015 18:18:35 PDT
3D Printed Ikea Hack Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Ikea-Hack-Lamp/
3D Printed Ikea Hack Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0N/73C8/I78VSW52/F0N73C8I78VSW52.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0N/73C8/I78VSW52/F0N73C8I78VSW52.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0N/73C8/I78VSW52/F0N73C8I78VSW52.SMALL.jpg JON-A-TRON Ikea is full of objects that are just begging to be repurposed. I made this lamp using their generic hanging socket fixture, drawer pulls, and a 3D printed universal bracket that connects them.I designed everything in Fusion 360 and printed the parts on a Makerbot Replicator 2. Tools + Materials ...
By: JON-A-TRON

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Mon, 16 Mar 2015 10:41:50 PDT
Light Sensing LED Flashlight http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Sensing-LED-Flashlight/
Light Sensing LED Flashlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBS/DWKJ/I735UOT3/FBSDWKJI735UOT3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBS/DWKJ/I735UOT3/FBSDWKJI735UOT3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBS/DWKJ/I735UOT3/FBSDWKJI735UOT3.SMALL.jpg MITinventorbot Every day, lots and lots of electricity and energy is wasted from people accidentally leaving electronics on, or flashlights. This invention is the perfect solution to that problem. The flashlight only turns on when it senses that the room is dark enough to need a light. It reduces energy and electr...
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Tue, 10 Mar 2015 09:39:08 PDT