Instructables: exploring - technology - light - popular http://www.instructables.com Sat, 5 Sep 2015 01:12:21 PDT BLOX v1.01 12v LED lights for Car, Home, Boat...... http://www.instructables.com/id/12v-LED-lights-for-Car-Home-Boat/
12v LED lights for Car, Home, Boat...... - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOS/3QO7/GOW48XKZ/FOS3QO7GOW48XKZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOS/3QO7/GOW48XKZ/FOS3QO7GOW48XKZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOS/3QO7/GOW48XKZ/FOS3QO7GOW48XKZ.SMALL.jpg nicotrial Hi this is a way to make 12v led lights that can be used on any standard 2 pin 12 volt light for example your cars lights, inside your motorhome, boat or 12v home lights(like those for your desk or to light up your paintings or photos).. these are very common so you can replace them almost anywhere...
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Sat, 18 Jun 2011 18:33:01 PDT
Simple Light Detector with Sensitivity Control http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Light-Detector-with-Sensitivity-Control-No/
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Wed, 26 Oct 2011 09:04:32 PDT
How to make a printed circuit board (PCB) using the UV light LED method. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-printed-circuit-board-PCB-using-th/
How to make a printed circuit board (PCB) using the UV light LED method. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUA/H1CC/FWS6JUM4/FUAH1CCFWS6JUM4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUA/H1CC/FWS6JUM4/FUAH1CCFWS6JUM4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUA/H1CC/FWS6JUM4/FUAH1CCFWS6JUM4.SMALL.jpg JoeyJunior This instructable shows how to create well done PCB's using Ultraviolet light. It took us about 40 boards before we perfected our PCB, so we will share what worked and what didn't work. All the supplies can be bought from Fry's Electronics, Ace Hardware, Goodwill, Radio Shack, and Ebay . Our PCB tes...
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Sun, 5 Jul 2009 16:57:33 PDT
See Infrared LED Light with an iPhone 4... http://www.instructables.com/id/See-Infrared-LED-Light-with-an-iPhone-4/
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Wed, 25 Apr 2012 20:23:58 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
Obstacle Avoiding Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Ultimate-Obstacle-Avoiding-Robot/
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Thu, 5 Feb 2015 13:15:37 PST
Dark Sensor ( light sensor / automatic street light ) http://www.instructables.com/id/Dark-Sensor-light-sensor-automatic-street-light-/
Dark Sensor ( light sensor / automatic street light ) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEL/R1P1/HQJZSZ83/FELR1P1HQJZSZ83.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEL/R1P1/HQJZSZ83/FELR1P1HQJZSZ83.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEL/R1P1/HQJZSZ83/FELR1P1HQJZSZ83.SMALL.jpg Er Varun Goyal Here is my new simple Electronics project about  Automatic Street Light Control System or Dark Sensor. it is a simple and powerful concept , which uses transistor ( BC 547 NPN) as a switch to switch ON and OFF the street light system automatically . It automatically switches ON lights when the sunl...
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Fri, 27 Dec 2013 07:48:26 PST
Photocell tutorial! http://www.instructables.com/id/Photocell-tutorial/
Photocell tutorial! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNN/HLSN/FVS7L1FB/FNNHLSNFVS7L1FB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNN/HLSN/FVS7L1FB/FNNHLSNFVS7L1FB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNN/HLSN/FVS7L1FB/FNNHLSNFVS7L1FB.SMALL.jpg adafruit Photocells a.k.a CdS cells, photoresistors, LDR (light dependent resistor)...What is a photocell?Photocells are sensors that allow you to detect light. They are small, inexpensive, low-power, easy to use and don't wear out. For that reason they often appear in toys, gadgets and appliances. They are...
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Wed, 10 Jun 2009 13:38:15 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
Simplest Ever DC-DC Boost 12v to 73v http://www.instructables.com/id/Simplest-Ever-DC-DC-Boost-12v-to-73v/
Simplest Ever DC-DC Boost 12v to 73v - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDQ/R0WT/G29ZFYXV/FDQR0WTG29ZFYXV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDQ/R0WT/G29ZFYXV/FDQR0WTG29ZFYXV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDQ/R0WT/G29ZFYXV/FDQR0WTG29ZFYXV.SMALL.jpg pyrohaz A simple DC-DC boost converter:- 12-18v in = ~73v+ out- Uses only 2 transistors, no IC's- Can be made out of one CFL light bulb- Uses fully discreet components- 17.2kHz switching frequencyOutput is only low current but could probably be used to power a small triode preamp stage (Very high impedance)...
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Wed, 25 Nov 2009 07:25:27 PST
LUX - an external power button http://www.instructables.com/id/LUX-an-external-power-button/
LUX - an external power button - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWR/B5KD/ICM6ZM6C/FWRB5KDICM6ZM6C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWR/B5KD/ICM6ZM6C/FWRB5KDICM6ZM6C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWR/B5KD/ICM6ZM6C/FWRB5KDICM6ZM6C.SMALL.jpg PerfectPixel It's a lazy afternoon, and you sit down to turn your computer on, you either: a) you have to bend down and press the power button, or b) you have a laptop - this isn't for you.Especially where my (desktop) computer is located; under my desk and out of sight; bending down to press that power button i...
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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
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
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
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...
By: Jayesh Jayesh

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Wed, 10 Jun 2015 12:37:56 PDT
Light your scarf up with LED fairy wire! http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-your-scarf-up-with-LED-fairy-wire/
Light your scarf up with LED fairy wire! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F36/C0Y1/I1EU8BX0/F36C0Y1I1EU8BX0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F36/C0Y1/I1EU8BX0/F36C0Y1I1EU8BX0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F36/C0Y1/I1EU8BX0/F36C0Y1I1EU8BX0.SMALL.jpg blinkblink Hi Everyone!This tutorial will walk you through knitting a scarf, embedding LED fairy wire into the scarf, and creating an on and off switch to make the scarf glow! Materials Needed:-1 ball of yarn-knitting needles-yarn needle-scissors-solder-22 ohm resistor -coin cell battery holder-3v coin cell ba...
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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:29:27 PDT
Kitchen Physics - Measure the speed of light with chocolate! http://www.instructables.com/id/Kitchen-Physics-Measure-the-speed-of-light-with-ch/
Kitchen Physics - Measure the speed of light with chocolate! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9P/2TW3/IAPAR0V9/F9P2TW3IAPAR0V9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9P/2TW3/IAPAR0V9/F9P2TW3IAPAR0V9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9P/2TW3/IAPAR0V9/F9P2TW3IAPAR0V9.SMALL.jpg Kranthi Gunthoti In honor of the International Year of Light, my 6 year old daughter calculates the speed of light using chocolate bars and microwave oven.Microwaves are part of light or electromagnetic spectrum. We have been using this radiation in microwave ovens to heat up the food for the past 50 years or so...
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Tue, 9 Jun 2015 20:46:17 PDT
3D print and finish a light-up a Deadmau5 Helmet http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-print-and-finish-a-light-up-a-Deadmau5-Helmet/
3D print and finish a light-up a Deadmau5 Helmet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNA/RN7H/IAKWSOR7/FNARN7HIAKWSOR7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNA/RN7H/IAKWSOR7/FNARN7HIAKWSOR7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNA/RN7H/IAKWSOR7/FNARN7HIAKWSOR7.SMALL.jpg mackelday Tools and supplies:white 3d printer filament for the eyes and mouthany other color of filament for the frame1 can sandable primerApoxie-Sculpt2 cans Rust-Oleum Ultra Cover 2x Gloss Apple Red spray paintvarious grits of sandpaper 100 - 6005-minute epoxyA Dremel Tool(Optional) PVC pipe and screw on ga...
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Sat, 6 Jun 2015 16:25:03 PDT
Music laser light show http://www.instructables.com/id/Music-laser-light-show/
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Fri, 5 Jun 2015 01:44:22 PDT
3D Printer Enclosure / Maker Space http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printer-Enclosure-Maker-Space/
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Thu, 28 May 2015 02:34:05 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...
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Tue, 12 May 2015 02:56:33 PDT
Laser Painting http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Painting/
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Sun, 10 May 2015 20:55:31 PDT
Interactive Mood Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Interactive-Mood-Lamp/
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Tue, 5 May 2015 19:50:34 PDT
Joule Thief 10x10 LED Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Joule-Thief-10x10-LED-Lamp/
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Sat, 25 Oct 2014 03:49:42 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
EASY GARDEN LIGHTS [<10$] [< 5 Min. To Make] http://www.instructables.com/id/FURY-BALLS-10-5-Min-To-Make/
EASY GARDEN LIGHTS [<10$] [< 5 Min. To Make] - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN9/ISM6/IA3RA7GA/FN9ISM6IA3RA7GA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN9/ISM6/IA3RA7GA/FN9ISM6IA3RA7GA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN9/ISM6/IA3RA7GA/FN9ISM6IA3RA7GA.SMALL.jpg Tech_Freak These Lights add beauty to you BACKYARD or GARDEN & are VERY VERY EASY TO MAKE it. These Light Balls will just Cost UNDER 10$ only. These are PORTABLE & can be kept anywhere in the backyard to increase the beauty. People of ANY AGE can make these Ligths in no time. Materials Required 1. White Gl...
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Wed, 29 Apr 2015 13:01:02 PDT
10x5 RGB LED Matrix with only 5 IO pins http://www.instructables.com/id/10x5-RGB-LED-Matrix-with-only-5-IO-pins/
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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:14:21 PDT
battery clip LED tester. http://www.instructables.com/id/battery-clip-LED-tester/
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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/
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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/
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By: SelkeyMoonbeam

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Fri, 5 Dec 2014 11:29:09 PST
3D Printed Ikea Hack Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Ikea-Hack-Lamp/
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By: JON-A-TRON

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Mon, 16 Mar 2015 10:41:50 PDT
Make Your Own Design w/ DIY LED Lighting http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Design-w-DIY-LED-Lighting/
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Mon, 9 Mar 2015 12:36:07 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
10W RGB LED Light Painting Multi-Tool http://www.instructables.com/id/10W-RGB-LED-Light-Painting-Multi-Tool/
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By: SynchronisticSavage

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Tue, 10 Mar 2015 07:47:56 PDT
DIY rigid LED strip aquarium light http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-rigid-LED-strip-aquarium-light/
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By: Unboxingexperience7

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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/
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By: bonniee

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Thu, 5 Mar 2015 18:26:03 PST
Fan Powered by any Heat Source http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Airflow-Companion/
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By: Joohansson

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Sun, 1 Mar 2015 12:05:59 PST
Homemade LED DRL (Daytime Running Light) http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-LED-DRL-Daytime-Running-Light/
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Tue, 17 Feb 2015 12:09:39 PST
Turn a broken 22" display into a light box http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-a-broken-22-display-into-a-light-box/
Turn a broken 22" display into a light box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Y/IL35/I6AVOXYZ/F6YIL35I6AVOXYZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Y/IL35/I6AVOXYZ/F6YIL35I6AVOXYZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Y/IL35/I6AVOXYZ/F6YIL35I6AVOXYZ.SMALL.jpg fefesplace Do you have a broken display at home? Need a new light?!Reuse the back light of your broken display!I had a Samsung 22" panel, LCD was broken, so I decided to transform it into a light source.First steps are simple: open the display, get the display panel out of the plastic, and remove the LCD. (sor...
By: fefesplace

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Thu, 19 Feb 2015 00:12:06 PST
Create the Arduino driven LED growbox http://www.instructables.com/id/Creating-a-fully-automated-LED-growbox/
Create the Arduino driven LED growbox - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR0/8R8T/FV4LSLGG/FR08R8TFV4LSLGG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR0/8R8T/FV4LSLGG/FR08R8TFV4LSLGG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR0/8R8T/FV4LSLGG/FR08R8TFV4LSLGG.SMALL.jpg cpo A while ago, I noticed many people using the Arduino controller for all sorts of home projects. I knew I just *had* to have one.After I received it through the mail and exploring its possibilities, it struck me that this would make it possible to make a (more or less) self-supporting closed greenhou...
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Wed, 10 Jun 2009 02:14:54 PDT
simple ultra bright flashlight http://www.instructables.com/id/simple-ultra-bright-flashlight/
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By: dudes

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Sat, 14 Feb 2015 19:33:28 PST
Solar Arc Reactor http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Arc-Reactor/
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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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By: Joohansson

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Sat, 14 Feb 2015 09:52:27 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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By: Rey-vB

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Wed, 4 Feb 2015 07:35:24 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