Instructables: exploring - technology - light - power - featured http://www.instructables.com Sat, 20 Dec 2014 19:39:26 PST BLOX v1.01 Light Spectrometer from a "battery powered" head inspection lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Spectrometer-from-a-head-inspection-lamp/
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Tue, 27 May 2014 14:28:46 PDT
Minimalistic LED wall light http://www.instructables.com/id/Minimalistic-LED-wall-light/
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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/
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Fri, 9 May 2014 23:36:45 PDT
Emergency Light/Charger from Fire & Water http://www.instructables.com/id/Emergency-LED-powered-by-Fire/
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Thu, 16 May 2013 00:04:27 PDT
Smartphone Charger Powered by Fire http://www.instructables.com/id/Battery-Charger-Powered-by-Fire/
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Wed, 1 May 2013 11:03:17 PDT
Thermoelectric Fan Powered by a Candle http://www.instructables.com/id/Thermoelectric-Fan-Driven-by-a-Candle/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FAL/IAK8/HEXSGBOS/FALIAK8HEXSGBOS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAL/IAK8/HEXSGBOS/FALIAK8HEXSGBOS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAL/IAK8/HEXSGBOS/FALIAK8HEXSGBOS.SMALL.jpg Joohansson A Thermoelectric generator powered by a tealight. It started as an experiment of how much power I could get from one candle. But I liked the idea and it worked really well so I built this electric-mechanical ornament. I did not use a high temperature TEG-module, but instead a cheap TEC-module. That ...
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Sat, 30 Mar 2013 03:04:10 PDT
CYCLOPS http://www.instructables.com/id/CYCLOPS-1/
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Sun, 26 Feb 2012 01:17:34 PST
700 cd LED Bike Light - from OSRAM Spotlight http://www.instructables.com/id/700-cd-LED-Bike-Light-from-OSRAM-Spotlight/
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Wed, 18 Jan 2012 12:17:24 PST
Vacuum bug zapper! (Updated) http://www.instructables.com/id/Vacuum-bug-zapper/
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Thu, 3 Nov 2011 08:04:54 PDT
Super Simple Automated LED Wardrobe Lights. http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Simple-Automated-LED-Wardrobe-Lights/
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Mon, 13 Jun 2011 12:07:10 PDT
How To Build A Simple But Powerful Flyback Driver http://www.instructables.com/id/ZVS-Driver/
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Wed, 2 Jun 2010 02:58:10 PDT
LED Star Beam Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Star-Beam-Clock/
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Tue, 31 Aug 2010 23:06:52 PDT
Wireless Power http://www.instructables.com/id/Wireless-Power-Transmission-Over-Short-Distances-U/
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Wed, 6 May 2009 15:31:01 PDT
How to make your own LED lightbulbs http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-your-own-LED-lightbulbs/
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Tue, 14 Oct 2008 09:36:30 PDT
Light Bar Ambient Lighting http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Bar-Ambient-Lighting/
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Mon, 9 Jun 2008 11:28:01 PDT