Instructables: exploring - technology - light - featured http://www.instructables.com Sun, 1 Feb 2015 16:52:47 PST BLOX v1.01 Light Up Skyline Greeting Card http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Up-Skyline-Greeting-Card/
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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:29:33 PST
Light Up Paper Cube http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Up-Paper-Cube/
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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 20:42:38 PST
LED Shadow Box http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Shadow-Box/
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Sat, 24 Jan 2015 17:48:26 PST
Make Poetry with Light and Mirrors http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Poetry-with-Light-and-Mirrors/
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Tue, 13 Jan 2015 14:03:06 PST
IcosaLEDron: A Multi LED Smart Ball http://www.instructables.com/id/IcosaLEDron-A-Multi-LED-Smart-Ball/
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Mon, 3 Nov 2014 20:09:42 PST
Make an interactive iPad controlled LED Wall http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-an-interactive-iPad-controlled-LED-Wall/
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Sat, 13 Dec 2014 18:49:46 PST
Star Wars Crossguard Neopixel Lightsaber http://www.instructables.com/id/Star-Wars-Crossguard-Lightsaber/
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Sun, 4 Jan 2015 17:20:27 PST
Color Changing Mood Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Color-Changing-Mood-Lamp/
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Thu, 1 Jan 2015 12:24:56 PST
Projection mapping http://www.instructables.com/id/Projection-mapping/
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Wed, 31 Dec 2014 09:15:18 PST
LED Running safety belt http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Running-safety-belt/
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Wed, 31 Dec 2014 09:25:19 PST
TimeRuler http://www.instructables.com/id/TimeRuler/
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Tue, 30 Dec 2014 13:52:52 PST
Light Box DJ http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Light-Box/
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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 04:09:08 PST
Flashlight Stand Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Flashlight-Stand-Lamp/
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Sun, 21 Dec 2014 06:59:17 PST
3D Modeling a Spark Diffuser http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Modeling-a-Spark-Diffuser/
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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:05:13 PST
Glass with accelerometer controlled light http://www.instructables.com/id/Glass-with-accelerometer-controlled-light/
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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/
Laser Midi Controller - (Laser Triggered Midi Keyboard) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7N/XGVK/I3H57KJL/F7NXGVKI3H57KJL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7N/XGVK/I3H57KJL/F7NXGVKI3H57KJL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7N/XGVK/I3H57KJL/F7NXGVKI3H57KJL.SMALL.jpg lasermidi Project goal:"Construct a laser triggered midi controller, using standard electric components and a recycled midi keyboard."Step 1.Find a recycled midi keyboard / controller.Step 2.Construct a laser triggered switch.Step 3.Connect midi device, measure components (shorts), and test device.You can now...
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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/
The Giant Edison - A Big Size Steampunk Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD0/54I2/I1XENM16/FD054I2I1XENM16.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD0/54I2/I1XENM16/FD054I2I1XENM16.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD0/54I2/I1XENM16/FD054I2I1XENM16.SMALL.jpg thechocolatist Dear Steampunkers, dear friendsThis time a very short Instructable about a simple idea how to build a nice Steampunk lamp. I found the bulb at a flea market for a few bucks. It was used for industry lights and works with 220 Volts / 750 Watts.Note: If you are not used to work with 110V/220V please a...
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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/
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/
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Wed, 10 Sep 2014 20:00:39 PDT