Instructables: exploring - technology - light - featured http://www.instructables.com Mon, 27 Apr 2015 19:39:18 PDT BLOX v1.01 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...
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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...
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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 ...
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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:50:39 PDT
Website Down Alarm http://www.instructables.com/id/Website-Down-Alarm/
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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/
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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/
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Tue, 10 Mar 2015 09:39:08 PDT
Make Your Own Design w/ DIY LED Lighting http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Design-w-DIY-LED-Lighting/
Make Your Own Design w/ DIY LED Lighting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4L/VPRL/I6YY0D67/F4LVPRLI6YY0D67.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4L/VPRL/I6YY0D67/F4LVPRLI6YY0D67.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4L/VPRL/I6YY0D67/F4LVPRLI6YY0D67.SMALL.jpg darbinorvar Make your own design with DIY Lighting LED bulbs using basic parts from the home improvement store! This is an inexpensive and flexible way to create bright lighting that fits your space, no matter whether you design it for your shop or your home.Please ask a professional before attempting any elect...
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Mon, 9 Mar 2015 12:36:07 PDT
10W RGB LED Light Painting Multi-Tool http://www.instructables.com/id/10W-RGB-LED-Light-Painting-Multi-Tool/
10W RGB LED Light Painting Multi-Tool - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5V/N42F/I71QI330/F5VN42FI71QI330.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5V/N42F/I71QI330/F5VN42FI71QI330.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5V/N42F/I71QI330/F5VN42FI71QI330.SMALL.jpg SynchronisticSavage Painting with Light or 'Light Painting' uses light where a traditional painter would use paint, so in light painting instead of a traditional brush the artist uses a light source. just about any light source can be used as a light painting tool, from a BIC lighter to a glow stick, to fireworks, to ...
By: SynchronisticSavage

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Tue, 10 Mar 2015 07:47:56 PDT
Proximity IR Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Proiximity-IR-Switch/
Proximity IR Switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJB/QFOL/I735UQJJ/FJBQFOLI735UQJJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJB/QFOL/I735UQJJ/FJBQFOLI735UQJJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJB/QFOL/I735UQJJ/FJBQFOLI735UQJJ.SMALL.jpg ptabone A switch activated by distance. This example shows the activation of an LED strip.An understanding of electronics (and soldering if using a veroboard) is required to complete this project. A multimeter would be helpful for testing. Parts you will need A power supply from AC to 12V DC A voltage r...
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Tue, 10 Mar 2015 09:45:33 PDT
Light Show on Music http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Show-on-Music/
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Mon, 9 Mar 2015 16:53:49 PDT
DIY rigid LED strip aquarium light http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-rigid-LED-strip-aquarium-light/
DIY rigid LED strip aquarium light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6T/BPIB/I6YXSHVJ/F6TBPIBI6YXSHVJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6T/BPIB/I6YXSHVJ/F6TBPIBI6YXSHVJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6T/BPIB/I6YXSHVJ/F6TBPIBI6YXSHVJ.SMALL.jpg Unboxingexperience7 I was looking for a cheap LED light for my shrimp tank (54 liter/15 gallons). I decided to start a very simple DIY project to save money and to share it on instructables.Stuff you need:1 or more waterproof rigid LED strips; you'll find them all over the internet. I bought 2 of them at banggood (9$)....
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Sun, 8 Mar 2015 10:47:23 PDT
Illumaphone: Light-based Musical Instrument with Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Illumaphone-Light-based-Electronic-Musical-Instrum/
Illumaphone: Light-based Musical Instrument with Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOL/QCHW/I6WDMO4C/FOLQCHWI6WDMO4C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOL/QCHW/I6WDMO4C/FOLQCHWI6WDMO4C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOL/QCHW/I6WDMO4C/FOLQCHWI6WDMO4C.SMALL.jpg bonniee Ever wanted to build your own electronic musical instrument? In this Instructable, I walk through the build process for my Illumaphone, a light-based, spatial musical instrument that I built for Jeff Snyder's Computer Music class at Princeton. It consists of six coffee cups. Wave your hands over the...
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Thu, 5 Mar 2015 18:26:03 PST
Light Drawing http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Drawing-1/
Light Drawing - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZM/6LVP/I6UNBAZP/FZM6LVPI6UNBAZP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZM/6LVP/I6UNBAZP/FZM6LVPI6UNBAZP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZM/6LVP/I6UNBAZP/FZM6LVPI6UNBAZP.SMALL.jpg Speedy17 Light drawing is basically taking a photo and drawing on top of it. You do this by lengthening the shutter speed. This instructable will teach you how to make a light drawing Materials Needed In order to make a light drawing there are a few things that you'll need to be able to do so. A DSLR came...
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Wed, 4 Mar 2015 09:32:11 PST
How to Take Light Painting Photograph (With Interesting Affects) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Take-Light-Painting-Photograph-With-Interes/
How to Take Light Painting Photograph (With Interesting Affects) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F46/WCSX/I6SO18ZL/F46WCSXI6SO18ZL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F46/WCSX/I6SO18ZL/F46WCSXI6SO18ZL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F46/WCSX/I6SO18ZL/F46WCSXI6SO18ZL.SMALL.jpg Japanese Dude This instructable will teach you how to create light paintings. This will also teach you about some additional interesting things you can do to your light painting to make more than just a light painting.Before you learn how to make this type of photograph make sure you have creativity and the willi...
By: Japanese Dude

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Tue, 3 Mar 2015 18:09:57 PST
LED Backlight TV Trigger http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Backlight-TV-Trigger/
LED Backlight TV Trigger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIO/BS82/I6SNZZY5/FIOBS82I6SNZZY5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIO/BS82/I6SNZZY5/FIOBS82I6SNZZY5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIO/BS82/I6SNZZY5/FIOBS82I6SNZZY5.SMALL.jpg Engineer of None Having a light on the back side of the tv brings a lot of advantages, diminish the fatigue on the eyes when flipping channels and also when transition between dark and bright scenes, this two sceneries present itself when the only source of light is the tv screen.You can experiment this with a simpl...
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Tue, 3 Mar 2015 13:05:33 PST
Light Painting http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Painting-102/
Light Painting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F64/LU76/I6SNWPE8/F64LU76I6SNWPE8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F64/LU76/I6SNWPE8/F64LU76I6SNWPE8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F64/LU76/I6SNWPE8/F64LU76I6SNWPE8.SMALL.jpg Battleford For this first unit of my Media Arts course, I looked at photography with a new lens. I have had the opportunity to study incredible artists such as Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Henri Cartier-Bresson, David Hockney, and Alfred Stieglitz. Their work ranges from candid photos to landscapes to really zo...
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Mon, 2 Mar 2015 23:24:29 PST
Fan Powered by any Heat Source http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Airflow-Companion/
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Sun, 1 Mar 2015 12:05:59 PST
New E-mail Notification Light http://www.instructables.com/id/New-E-mail-Notification-Light/
New E-mail Notification Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU1/FVWY/I6M2PQML/FU1FVWYI6M2PQML.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU1/FVWY/I6M2PQML/FU1FVWYI6M2PQML.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU1/FVWY/I6M2PQML/FU1FVWYI6M2PQML.SMALL.jpg ShakeTheFuture In this Instructable, I made a New E-mail notification light.It's a USB dongle that starts to flash when you receive a new e-mail.If my computer is ever ON, rendering a large video or downloading something, I can quickly see if I've got mail, even if computer's screen is off.What you'll need: USB s...
By: ShakeTheFuture

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 02:10:58 PST
McMeshmixer Master: Open Source Prototyping http://www.instructables.com/id/McMeshmixer-Master-Hybrid-Prototypes/
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Wed, 18 Feb 2015 22:48:48 PST
Solar Arc Reactor http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Arc-Reactor/
Solar Arc Reactor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZK/FWSS/I7N634QT/FZKFWSSI7N634QT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZK/FWSS/I7N634QT/FZKFWSSI7N634QT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZK/FWSS/I7N634QT/FZKFWSSI7N634QT.SMALL.jpg BlondeJamesDean The idea of Iron Man's infinite power Arc Reactor is awe-inspiring and led me to create the next best thing..a solar Arc Reactor night light! How it works The solar cell charges a lithium ion battery during the day and at night the LED Arc Reactor style ring switches on.The circuit uses a LDR esp...
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Sat, 14 Feb 2015 10:49:56 PST
Super Light Quadcopter http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Light-Quadcopter/
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Sat, 14 Feb 2015 09:52:27 PST
Jar Lantern http://www.instructables.com/id/Jar-Lantern/
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Tue, 11 Feb 2014 07:50:23 PST
Simple LED Backlit Sign http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Backlit-Sign-1/
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Mon, 9 Feb 2015 17:40:51 PST
Light Seeking and Obstacle Avoiding Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Seeking-and-Obstacle-Avoiding-Robot/
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Mon, 9 Feb 2015 08:25:11 PST
What to salvage from energy saver light bulb http://www.instructables.com/id/What-to-salvage-from-energy-saver-light-bulb/
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Wed, 4 Feb 2015 07:35:24 PST
Non Soldering Solar Lantern http://www.instructables.com/id/Non-Soldering-Solar-Lantern/
Non Soldering Solar Lantern - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0I/FO1P/I5P7JERS/F0IFO1PI5P7JERS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0I/FO1P/I5P7JERS/F0IFO1PI5P7JERS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0I/FO1P/I5P7JERS/F0IFO1PI5P7JERS.SMALL.gif JoshuaZimmerman Outdoor solar lighting has become extremely popular in the past few years, yet how many people do you know that can explain how it works? Luckily solar is a super simple power source which we can use alongside some simple electrical tricks to make a fun project. This non soldering version is perfe...
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Tue, 3 Feb 2015 09:42:10 PST
Sound activated Light for the Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Sound-activated-Light-for-the-Clock/
Sound activated Light for the Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMA/YC65/I4CMJBEJ/FMAYC65I4CMJBEJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMA/YC65/I4CMJBEJ/FMAYC65I4CMJBEJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMA/YC65/I4CMJBEJ/FMAYC65I4CMJBEJ.SMALL.jpg ShakeTheFuture Have you ever knocked something over only because you wanted to check the time at night?You wake up in the middle of the night wondering what time it is.What if your alarm did not work and you have slept in!In winter months when it's dark outside, it's easy to get confused.I don't like LCD type of c...
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Wed, 31 Dec 2014 08:56:00 PST
Light Up Skyline Greeting Card http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Up-Skyline-Greeting-Card/
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By: eludemann

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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/
Make an interactive iPad controlled LED Wall - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZL/WN4U/I3KCDVX3/FZLWN4UI3KCDVX3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZL/WN4U/I3KCDVX3/FZLWN4UI3KCDVX3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZL/WN4U/I3KCDVX3/FZLWN4UI3KCDVX3.SMALL.jpg sheetmetalalchemist Show me the youtube video of the wall in action!Everyone wants to make giant LED displays to show their cool, geometric LED waves, or fuzzy pink Elvis art. However, in order to address a massive wall of LEDs, you have to figure out how to turn your fuzzy pink Elvis art into a string of zeros and one...
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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/
Star Wars Crossguard Neopixel Lightsaber - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1M/B54F/I4IWPURS/F1MB54FI4IWPURS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1M/B54F/I4IWPURS/F1MB54FI4IWPURS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1M/B54F/I4IWPURS/F1MB54FI4IWPURS.SMALL.jpg caitlinsdad For all "those wierd kids that are board" and looking for something to do on a dark winter's night...Make the new crossguard triblade lightsaber from Star Wars: Episode 7, (VII in Roman numerals, if they even teach that in school anymore)This instructable will go over the physical build but it is mo...
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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/
Color Changing Mood Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBM/ZT2O/I4CMQ1SD/FBMZT2OI4CMQ1SD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBM/ZT2O/I4CMQ1SD/FBMZT2OI4CMQ1SD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBM/ZT2O/I4CMQ1SD/FBMZT2OI4CMQ1SD.SMALL.jpg batkin Get in the mood with some fairly simple ATTiny85 based homemade color shifting lamps! The code is Arduino IDE compatible for easy customization. Step 1: Materials Saw Drill Sheet of wood Wood screws Various hole cutter bits 6" Acrylic Cupcake / CAKE / Centerpiece Tube Extension (for diffusing t...
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Thu, 1 Jan 2015 12:24:56 PST
Projection mapping http://www.instructables.com/id/Projection-mapping/
Projection mapping - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVJ/25N5/I48COHET/FVJ25N5I48COHET.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVJ/25N5/I48COHET/FVJ25N5I48COHET.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVJ/25N5/I48COHET/FVJ25N5I48COHET.SMALL.jpg Pushan Panda Welcome to my projection mapping tutorial!There's a lot of material on the web showcasing this technique, but how one creates this effect remains elusive at best. So many people have made detailed tutorials but i feel they don't apply it in their work, and that's why my approach to explaining this t...
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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/
TimeRuler - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWK/9GB1/I49RRH5D/FWK9GB1I49RRH5D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWK/9GB1/I49RRH5D/FWK9GB1I49RRH5D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWK/9GB1/I49RRH5D/FWK9GB1I49RRH5D.SMALL.jpg glazur TimeRuler is a time-space measuring tool, using light-painting technique. It can be used for fun, for measuring high speed movement in different sports or as an educational device for schools. What you need:Arduino UNO, or similar13 pcs. 3V ultra bright dome LEDjump wiremini breadboard9V batteryplyw...
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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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By: ohhmyhead

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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/
Wonderlamp - Cheshire Cat Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F57/KPEI/I3KBU34U/F57KPEII3KBU34U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F57/KPEI/I3KBU34U/F57KPEII3KBU34U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F57/KPEI/I3KBU34U/F57KPEII3KBU34U.SMALL.jpg santiagoleila Wonderlamp ...most everyone is mad here, and I'm not all there myself...______This is a project developed for my MFA in Products of Design at the School of Visual Arts. I used a lot of the school facilities to build this that are not available to everyone, but I tried to add some ideas about alterna...
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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 01:35:13 PST
Pinhole Camera Explained http://www.instructables.com/id/Pinhole-Camera-Explained/
Pinhole Camera Explained - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2I/FZRB/I3H4L96K/F2IFZRBI3H4L96K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2I/FZRB/I3H4L96K/F2IFZRBI3H4L96K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2I/FZRB/I3H4L96K/F2IFZRBI3H4L96K.SMALL.jpg pcjetgenius Hi there! I'm Melody, and I'm 13. I've always loved science, but recently we had to do this science project for school and I decided to record every step of it. Our project was recreating how a pinhole camera worked, or simply put : making a simplified version of it. My 7 year old sister loved watch...
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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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By: Optimum_Alliance

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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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By: katrin.zhurkina

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Sat, 29 Nov 2014 12:07:33 PST