Instructables: exploring - technology - light - popular http://www.instructables.com Tue, 24 May 2016 03:12:58 PDT BLOX v1.01 How to make EL Wire Art http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-EL-Wire-Art/
How to make EL Wire Art - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2O/91ZW/FSK1CWZG/F2O91ZWFSK1CWZG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2O/91ZW/FSK1CWZG/F2O91ZWFSK1CWZG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2O/91ZW/FSK1CWZG/F2O91ZWFSK1CWZG.SMALL.jpg GlowWireGuy This instructable shows the steps for doing EL wire art, by gluing it onto an acrylic plastic background. The Parts EL wire, el wire driver - acquired from http://www.neonstring.comBlack Acrylic plastic - acquired (free scraps) from Regal Plastics in HoustonGlue/Adhesive (IPS WELD-ON 3) - acqui...
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Sat, 21 Mar 2009 23:52:28 PDT
Control ANY light or electrical appliance with you tablet or smartphone (wifi) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Hack-Your-Hot-Girlfriends-Nightlight-With-Y/
Control ANY light or electrical appliance with you tablet or smartphone (wifi) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8S/9Z1J/INYTZSP8/F8S9Z1JINYTZSP8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8S/9Z1J/INYTZSP8/F8S9Z1JINYTZSP8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8S/9Z1J/INYTZSP8/F8S9Z1JINYTZSP8.SMALL.jpg Ruben Marc Speybrouck Control ANY light or electrical appliance with you tablet or smartphone (wifi) using arduino, blynk and a wemos / ESP8266 boardIn this tutorial we will be making something I call a wifi controlled ac switch. (But it also works for DC applications that are powered by a wall outlet) Basically we will ...
By: Ruben Marc Speybrouck

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Fri, 6 May 2016 05:02:40 PDT
Colorful Laptop Backlighting for $5 http://www.instructables.com/id/RGB-Laptop-Backlighting-for-5/
Colorful Laptop Backlighting for $5 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSM/N5OB/IO36J49W/FSMN5OBIO36J49W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSM/N5OB/IO36J49W/FSMN5OBIO36J49W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSM/N5OB/IO36J49W/FSMN5OBIO36J49W.SMALL.jpg 9fiftyfive Hey guys, in today's Instructable, I'll show you how to change the color of your laptop's backlight! This takes some time, but the final product definitely is worth it. Please note that the size and cutouts of the Post-It will vary from laptop to laptop, and the laptop I'm using in this tutorial is ...
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Thu, 12 May 2016 08:19:04 PDT
Make a Glow Stick Reaction Using Real Chemicals http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Glow-Stick-Reaction-Using-Real-Chemicals/
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Mon, 9 Mar 2009 22:12:58 PDT
Fake TV Security Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Fake-TV-Security-Light/
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Tue, 1 Dec 2015 01:50:36 PST
Simple Arduino L.E.D Police Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Arduino-LED-Police-Lights/
Simple Arduino L.E.D Police Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZS/S10R/GAA12I23/FZSS10RGAA12I23.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZS/S10R/GAA12I23/FZSS10RGAA12I23.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZS/S10R/GAA12I23/FZSS10RGAA12I23.SMALL.jpg dave1324 This was one of the first programs i wrote for the arduino after having it a few days :) we will be making l.e.d police lights with minimal materials You will need. You will need Arduino (or suitable clone) Breadboard 2x 240ohm resistors 1x Clear Red l.e.d 1x Clear Blue l.e.d Some Jumper ...
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Fri, 11 Jun 2010 19:42:43 PDT
DIY GLOWING BUBBLE LIGHT - How to Make your own Futuristic Desk Light! http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-GLOWING-BUBBLE-LIGHT-How-to-Make-Your-Own-Futu/
DIY GLOWING BUBBLE LIGHT - How to Make your own Futuristic Desk Light! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYM/3QAE/IN3EIPBW/FYM3QAEIN3EIPBW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYM/3QAE/IN3EIPBW/FYM3QAEIN3EIPBW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYM/3QAE/IN3EIPBW/FYM3QAEIN3EIPBW.SMALL.jpg austiwawa PLEASE VOTE FOR ME in the "Make it Move Contest!" Feel free to click "Vote!" in the top right corner if you enjoyed this Instructable!In this video, we will be building a one of a kind futuristic desk light. Not only is this light unique and cool to look at, but the air bubbles make quite a relaxing...
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Sun, 17 Apr 2016 07:47:00 PDT
Make A Flashlight! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-A-Flashlight!/
Make A Flashlight! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0P/LNB5/F9052FID/F0PLNB5F9052FID.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0P/LNB5/F9052FID/F0PLNB5F9052FID.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0P/LNB5/F9052FID/F0PLNB5F9052FID.SMALL.jpg majjck In this instructable, I will show you how to make a very basic, simple, working flashlight! Gather Materials -2 AA Batteries -Twisted piece of Alluminum foil (or copper wire) -duct tape -1 mini light bulb. (Home Depot or other hardware store) Assembly (Battery 1) Rip 2 pieces of foil about 1....
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Wed, 21 Nov 2007 18:41:47 PST
Make a 48 LED Macro Ring Light for SLR for $10 http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-48-LED-Macro-Ring-Light-for-SLR-for-10/
Make a 48 LED Macro Ring Light for SLR for $10 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMI/0CDU/G8VVK5N8/FMI0CDUG8VVK5N8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMI/0CDU/G8VVK5N8/FMI0CDUG8VVK5N8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMI/0CDU/G8VVK5N8/FMI0CDUG8VVK5N8.SMALL.jpg Ruta9 I really like taking macro shots. There's a problem though, without the proper lighting macro shots are really hard to take. You have to use slow shutter speeds, a tripod and can't use your flash becouse you get ugly shadows. The solution is using a ring flash or ring light, but those cost more than...
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Fri, 7 May 2010 08:43:39 PDT
Chroma - Light in a Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Chroma-Light-in-a-Box/
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Fri, 1 Apr 2016 14:46:12 PDT
Fantastic Double Sided PCBs at home using photoresist method http://www.instructables.com/id/Fantastic-Double-Sided-PCBs-at-home-using-photores/
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Thu, 3 Feb 2011 14:41:29 PST
Making An LED Illuminated Oak Bluetooth Speaker http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Beautiful-Oak-Bluetooth-Speaker/
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Sat, 19 Mar 2016 09:41:55 PDT
ESP8266 BASIC IoT Light http://www.instructables.com/id/ESP8266-BASIC-IoT-Light/
ESP8266 BASIC IoT Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV2/NQ8R/ILV85Q3I/FV2NQ8RILV85Q3I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV2/NQ8R/ILV85Q3I/FV2NQ8RILV85Q3I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV2/NQ8R/ILV85Q3I/FV2NQ8RILV85Q3I.SMALL.jpg 陳亮 This Instructables show how to use ESP8266 BASIC remote control a household light. Why Remote Switch? My home hall light switch hide behind the Cabinet and far from the door. It is hard to turn on the light when I came home or turn off the light when I leave. So I want to control the light remote...
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Fri, 18 Mar 2016 07:35:05 PDT
Make Your Own Dimmable LED Workshop Lighting! (Extremely High Efficiency) http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Dimmable-LED-Workshop-Lighting-Extre/
Make Your Own Dimmable LED Workshop Lighting! (Extremely High Efficiency) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNF/32VK/ILO2TFNB/FNF32VKILO2TFNB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNF/32VK/ILO2TFNB/FNF32VKILO2TFNB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNF/32VK/ILO2TFNB/FNF32VKILO2TFNB.SMALL.jpg Yonatan24 In this Instructable, I'll show you how to make your own extremely efficient LED lighting for your workshop! We, Makers, Never have enough lighting on our worktable, So we need to buy lamps. But as makers, We don't buy things (And get ripped off...), We MAKE them! That's why I've decided to make my ...
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Sat, 12 Mar 2016 08:54:57 PST
Using NXT Components with a Micro Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-use-LEGO-NXT-sensors-and-motors-with-a-non-/
Using NXT Components with a Micro Controller - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM3/MYL4/HE081IQ9/FM3MYL4HE081IQ9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM3/MYL4/HE081IQ9/FM3MYL4HE081IQ9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM3/MYL4/HE081IQ9/FM3MYL4HE081IQ9.SMALL.jpg carrick149 This is a guide to using the motors and sensors from the LEGO NXT set with a Parallax Basic Stamp II or BS2.  However, rather than just providing schematics and sample code for the BS2, I'll be providing some theory on how the sensors work as well.  This way, someone using an arduino or other microc...
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Thu, 7 Mar 2013 11:39:12 PST
Make a tiny Dynamo flashlight from junk in 2 steps http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-tiny-Dynamo-flashlight-from-junk-in-2-steps/
Make a tiny Dynamo flashlight from junk in 2 steps - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ3/0HZX/G3KY0P1P/FJ30HZXG3KY0P1P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ3/0HZX/G3KY0P1P/FJ30HZXG3KY0P1P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ3/0HZX/G3KY0P1P/FJ30HZXG3KY0P1P.SMALL.jpg nepheron The power of junk! Here is something really cool to make out of a tape player/ or CD player and a LED. Any old LED will work, but it will be a lot brighter if you can find some 5mm white ones. Pretty much all LEDs will run happily (and forever) on the low current supplied by a tape/CD player motor....
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Sun, 27 Dec 2009 10:42:16 PST
How to light a LED or regular light with USB!! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-light-a-LED-or-regular-light-with-USB/
How to light a LED or regular light with USB!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZE/UDQE/FMMD5IAM/FZEUDQEFMMD5IAM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZE/UDQE/FMMD5IAM/FZEUDQEFMMD5IAM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZE/UDQE/FMMD5IAM/FZEUDQEFMMD5IAM.SMALL.jpg mikurej95 This Instructable is going to teach you how to light a light bulb through a USB!!SORRY: I currently have no camera so I can not load up any pictures!BUT: I do have a scanner so I will do the best I can.I guess you could use this when its dark and you don't have a light source or you want to save mon...
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Thu, 23 Oct 2008 17:26:39 PDT
How to Send Data by Light: Fiber Optics [Updated] http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Send-Data-by-Light-Fiber-Optics/
How to Send Data by Light: Fiber Optics [Updated] - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRI/42MI/GU7FXUSW/FRI42MIGU7FXUSW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRI/42MI/GU7FXUSW/FRI42MIGU7FXUSW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRI/42MI/GU7FXUSW/FRI42MIGU7FXUSW.SMALL.jpg iScience We've using copper wires for sending signals on 20st Century. Now we are in 21st century! In this tutorial, Im going to show you how to send information by LIGHT using Fiber Optics. Friends, Welcome to the 21st Century! Some of you will be thinking, Why not use our good old friend Copper Wire? Frie...
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Fri, 28 Oct 2011 01:00:26 PDT
14 amp hour / 140 watt hour lithium ion battery http://www.instructables.com/id/14-amp-hour-140-watt-hour-lithium-ion-battery/
14 amp hour / 140 watt hour lithium ion battery - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB7/VAOU/H1JUJPUX/FB7VAOUH1JUJPUX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB7/VAOU/H1JUJPUX/FB7VAOUH1JUJPUX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB7/VAOU/H1JUJPUX/FB7VAOUH1JUJPUX.SMALL.jpg Noblenutria This is a 1S14P lithium ion pack made out of 18650s found in laptops.  Each 18650 cell is 2 amp hours or 10 watt hours.  14 18650s in parallel is 140 watt hours and 28 amp hours.   I think the single biggest reason for following this instructable to the T is because by the end you will have a self ...
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Sun, 6 May 2012 11:50:39 PDT
Wake-up ceiling light http://www.instructables.com/id/Wake-up-Ceiling-Light/
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Sat, 2 Jan 2016 22:29:32 PST
Convert a Vintage Light to Component LED http://www.instructables.com/id/Convert-a-Vintage-Light-to-Component-LED/
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Sun, 24 Jan 2016 05:36:26 PST
Itty bitty Joule Thief http://www.instructables.com/id/Itty-Bitty-Joule-Thief/
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Mon, 11 Jan 2016 09:13:03 PST
How To Use LED's http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Use-LEDs/
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Mon, 4 Feb 2008 17:00:15 PST
Simple Arduino POV :) http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Arduino-POV-/
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Wed, 27 Nov 2013 02:51:24 PST
100W LED in PVC Flashlight http://www.instructables.com/id/100W-LED-in-PVC-Flashlight/
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Thu, 24 Dec 2015 11:05:00 PST
Mini Maglite LED Hack http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Maglite-LED-Hack/
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Sat, 21 Jun 2008 23:46:40 PDT
DIY Lightboard http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Lightboard/
DIY Lightboard - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU6/HTV4/IO4JHA7Z/FU6HTV4IO4JHA7Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU6/HTV4/IO4JHA7Z/FU6HTV4IO4JHA7Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU6/HTV4/IO4JHA7Z/FU6HTV4IO4JHA7Z.SMALL.jpg NikkiL6 Hi everyone! We made this project for out Physics 241 course at Estrella Mountain Community College. This was just one of the many projects we decided to build. The idea came from Northwestern University, but decided to build one under a students budget. The original lightboard from Northwestern Uni...
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Fri, 18 Dec 2015 06:25:03 PST
Arduino Street Traffic Light - Breadboard Edition http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Street-Traffic-Light/
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Fri, 31 May 2013 15:50:40 PDT
Scan Photo Negatives Using a Scanner http://www.instructables.com/id/Scan-Photo-Negatives-Using-a-Scanner/
Scan Photo Negatives Using a Scanner - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF7/VZ9C/HNXRR3KH/FF7VZ9CHNXRR3KH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF7/VZ9C/HNXRR3KH/FF7VZ9CHNXRR3KH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF7/VZ9C/HNXRR3KH/FF7VZ9CHNXRR3KH.SMALL.jpg Mahir Asrani Some high-end flatbed scanners include a transparency feature for scanning photos directly from film negatives, while for other scanners you need to purchase a separate transparency adapter to scan your negatives. However, if you have an older or less-expensive scanner, or you simply don’t want to s...
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Wed, 13 Nov 2013 06:25:21 PST
10 Minute Light Diffuser http://www.instructables.com/id/10-Minute-Light-Diffuser/
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Mon, 11 Oct 2010 16:24:16 PDT
DIY LCD backlight http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-LCD-backlight/
DIY LCD backlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYX/VZ8K/FAQDXB1H/FYXVZ8KFAQDXB1H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYX/VZ8K/FAQDXB1H/FYXVZ8KFAQDXB1H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYX/VZ8K/FAQDXB1H/FYXVZ8KFAQDXB1H.SMALL.jpg AP Digital light This simple method lets you make LCD backlight of any color and size to bring new look to an old device. Let's make something. For this job you'll need piece of transparent plastic, LEDs, resistors and some wire plus good set of different tools and couple of straight hands ;-) Take it apart. ...
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Wed, 2 Jan 2008 23:07:44 PST
Using AC with LEDs (Part 3) - The BIG light http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-AC-with-LEDs-Part-3-The-BIG-light/
Using AC with LEDs (Part 3) - The BIG light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6A/JTFL/FK5QTCBI/F6AJTFLFK5QTCBI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6A/JTFL/FK5QTCBI/F6AJTFLFK5QTCBI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6A/JTFL/FK5QTCBI/F6AJTFLFK5QTCBI.SMALL.jpg qs In Using AC with LEDs, part 1 and part 2, we looked at ways to adapt AC power to LEDs without the usual conversion to pure DC first.Here, in part 3, we combine what we learned before to design a LED light that operated directly off AC mains.Warning: AC mains is hundreds of volts, and is potentially ...
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Thu, 21 Aug 2008 17:40:40 PDT
DIY Arduino Automatic Grow Box http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Automatic-Grow-Box/
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Mon, 7 Dec 2015 10:02:20 PST
Make a Robotty! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Robotty/
Make a Robotty! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJG/L26W/GKLJ5MZN/FJGL26WGKLJ5MZN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJG/L26W/GKLJ5MZN/FJGL26WGKLJ5MZN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJG/L26W/GKLJ5MZN/FJGL26WGKLJ5MZN.SMALL.jpg seligtobiason This Instructable will show you how to create a Robot Sculpture that lights up with LEDs. The whole project is pretty inexpensive. All the parts can be found around the house and at the local hardware, and craft store. I will show you step by step detailed instructions to recreate exactly what I ha...
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Sun, 27 Feb 2011 22:45:13 PST
Adjustable constant current source 4mA to 3A http://www.instructables.com/id/Adjustable-constant-current-source-4mA-to-3A/
Adjustable constant current source 4mA to 3A - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/1Z58/HPAUWCFZ/F4C1Z58HPAUWCFZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/1Z58/HPAUWCFZ/F4C1Z58HPAUWCFZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/1Z58/HPAUWCFZ/F4C1Z58HPAUWCFZ.SMALL.jpg Jan_Henrik Hello, in this project i want to show you aadjustable constand current source, wich maximal current is 3A by 39V. This is a very usefull circuit, to light up power LEDs or heater, also it is a very cheap and tiny circuit, which is easy to build. For the project you need basic soldering skills and ba...
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Tue, 17 Dec 2013 11:13:48 PST
How To Replace a LCD Backlight http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Replace-a-LCD-Backlight/
How To Replace a LCD Backlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB6/71GW/G7DYXQ4A/FB671GWG7DYXQ4A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB6/71GW/G7DYXQ4A/FB671GWG7DYXQ4A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB6/71GW/G7DYXQ4A/FB671GWG7DYXQ4A.SMALL.jpg Ryan Merrick Here are some simple instructions on how to replace a burnt out LCD backlight with a new working one to bring your LCD back to life.  Inevitably, every LCD eventually goes dark, but the process to bring it back to working order is not very hard.  As long as you are careful, it can be done successful...
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Mon, 29 Mar 2010 23:38:47 PDT
3 Ways To Make Water Glow! http://www.instructables.com/id/3-Ways-To-Make-Water-Glow/
3 Ways To Make Water Glow! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV3/JMLV/IH0YIDVF/FV3JMLVIH0YIDVF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV3/JMLV/IH0YIDVF/FV3JMLVIH0YIDVF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV3/JMLV/IH0YIDVF/FV3JMLVIH0YIDVF.SMALL.jpg WorkshopWizard Do you have a party to host soon? Stand out from the crowd at your next get together with these 3 super simple science tricks to make water glow!For all of the following you will need a UV black light. These lights have lots of applications in the sfx and lighting industry, but are also great for yo...
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Mon, 16 Nov 2015 08:21:00 PST
How to Diffuse an LED http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-defuse-an-LED/
How to Diffuse an LED - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Y/E13S/F7DWO4H0/F7YE13SF7DWO4H0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Y/E13S/F7DWO4H0/F7YE13SF7DWO4H0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Y/E13S/F7DWO4H0/F7YE13SF7DWO4H0.SMALL.jpg guyfrom7up If you just got a bunch of cool LED's and you want to diffuse them (for various reasons) this is the instructable for you! Lots of LED's only come in those "waterclear" lens, not diffused. Diffusing makes the LED appear dimmer, but gives a wider viewing angle of the light. I recently bought color...
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Wed, 10 Oct 2007 13:12:12 PDT
LED Log Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Log-Lamp/
LED Log Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYZ/TQNF/IGWM8SA8/FYZTQNFIGWM8SA8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYZ/TQNF/IGWM8SA8/FYZTQNFIGWM8SA8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYZ/TQNF/IGWM8SA8/FYZTQNFIGWM8SA8.SMALL.jpg Trask River Productions About a year ago I was interested in creating a futuristic looking lamp that still used a classic wood shape and design. I luckily have a lot of experience with wood shops as well as electronics so I was able to piece it together myself. After making a couple different ones I felt like it was time t...
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Fri, 13 Nov 2015 09:39:01 PST
"Joule Thief" Circuits, crude to modern... http://www.instructables.com/id/Joule-Thief-Circuits-crude-to-modern/
"Joule Thief" Circuits, crude to modern... - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA9/29C2/H2WEYUZN/FA929C2H2WEYUZN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA9/29C2/H2WEYUZN/FA929C2H2WEYUZN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA9/29C2/H2WEYUZN/FA929C2H2WEYUZN.SMALL.jpg Dave Kruschke It seems that many "Joule Thief" circuits depend on a clunky (bulky and heavy) toroid or "donut" that has to be carefully wound with copper wire. But now there are several very small 4 legged ICs available that do the job using only a simple inductor, single cell battery and a LED. In effect, the 4 ...
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Mon, 18 Jun 2012 10:18:27 PDT
Arduino IR Remote receiver http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-IR-Remote-receiver/
Arduino IR Remote receiver - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOS/EHCO/HIDCOVPR/FOSEHCOHIDCOVPR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOS/EHCO/HIDCOVPR/FOSEHCOHIDCOVPR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOS/EHCO/HIDCOVPR/FOSEHCOHIDCOVPR.SMALL.jpg lini27 I have been successful in programming my Arduino to identify sets of digits transmitted from my  IR remote. With this program you can control 4 LEDs over a IR Remote. Parts You will need: - A TV  IR Remote (I used one from samsung) - 4 LEDs or more -  A IR Receiver (TSOP4838, or a similar) - any...
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Tue, 25 Jun 2013 12:15:48 PDT
The MacGyver Flashlight http://www.instructables.com/id/The-MacGyver-Flashlight/
The MacGyver Flashlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9U/H7N7/FQSWZCY5/F9UH7N7FQSWZCY5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9U/H7N7/FQSWZCY5/F9UH7N7FQSWZCY5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9U/H7N7/FQSWZCY5/F9UH7N7FQSWZCY5.SMALL.jpg redbirds1 How to light a bulb with one wire and one battery. Obtain a battery, an electric wire, and a small light bulb That's right. You only need one wire. Strip both ends of the wire Remove the insulation covering the metal portion of the wire with a knife or wire stripper to expose the ends of the ...
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Mon, 9 Feb 2009 16:09:15 PST
Using AC with LEDs (Part 2) - and make this handy counter light. http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-AC-with-LEDs-Part-2-and-make-this-handy-/
Using AC with LEDs (Part 2) - and make this handy counter light. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F46/ASUE/FJPYF0T8/F46ASUEFJPYF0T8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F46/ASUE/FJPYF0T8/F46ASUEFJPYF0T8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F46/ASUE/FJPYF0T8/F46ASUEFJPYF0T8.SMALL.jpg qs In Using AC with LEDs (Part 1) we looked at a simple way to run LEDs with a transformer connected to AC Mains.Here, we will look at getting our LEDs to work without a transformer and build a simple light that is integrated into an expansion bar.WARNING: For countries with 110v mains, we'd be working...
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Thu, 14 Aug 2008 14:21:13 PDT
LED nightlight that turns on in the dark http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-nightlight-that-turns-on-in-darkness/
LED nightlight that turns on in the dark - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHX/HPQO/FRA9SUPA/FHXHPQOFRA9SUPA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHX/HPQO/FRA9SUPA/FHXHPQOFRA9SUPA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHX/HPQO/FRA9SUPA/FHXHPQOFRA9SUPA.SMALL.jpg frostedminipete My first instructable! This is something I originally made for a friend who's still using it. It works very nicely at adding a nice ambient light to a dark room. I made this instructable because I decided to make one to stick in the bathroom at my house.It's a small easy to build circuit that will...
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Tue, 17 Feb 2009 22:31:26 PST
Water Level Indicator with Alarm http://www.instructables.com/id/Water-Level-Indicator-with-Alarm-1/
Water Level Indicator with Alarm - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTN/01U8/HPO2DUES/FTN01U8HPO2DUES.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTN/01U8/HPO2DUES/FTN01U8HPO2DUES.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTN/01U8/HPO2DUES/FTN01U8HPO2DUES.SMALL.jpg Er Varun Goyal Today I am going to talk about a very useful project that I had taken up. It is called the Water Level Indicator. Nowadays everybody has overhead tank at their homes. But everyone who has a water tank above knows the kind of problems that they face. Firstly there is no system to track the water in t...
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Thu, 26 Dec 2013 09:54:15 PST
ChapStick LED Flashlight http://www.instructables.com/id/ChapStick-LED-Flashlight/
ChapStick LED Flashlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRF/3OPZ/FJ4VI9PK/FRF3OPZFJ4VI9PK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRF/3OPZ/FJ4VI9PK/FRF3OPZFJ4VI9PK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRF/3OPZ/FJ4VI9PK/FRF3OPZFJ4VI9PK.SMALL.jpg BCat This is an instructable on how to make a flashlight out of a ChapStick tube. After reading up on multiple LED instructables I thought it would be neat to make an original design that had not been done before. Since button cell batteries can be expensive, I went with an A23 (12V) battery that cost ...
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Mon, 28 Jul 2008 08:49:07 PDT
DIY LED Replacement Bulbs for 12 Volt Landscape Lighting Wedge Base Bulbs http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-LED-Replacement-Bulbs-for-12-Volt-Landscape-Li/
DIY LED Replacement Bulbs for 12 Volt Landscape Lighting Wedge Base Bulbs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/5DLJ/HA4M4QCG/FR45DLJHA4M4QCG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/5DLJ/HA4M4QCG/FR45DLJHA4M4QCG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/5DLJ/HA4M4QCG/FR45DLJHA4M4QCG.SMALL.jpg All4FunOC A while ago I decided to minimize our energy usage using LED lights wherever possible. Why not start in the front yard? I was using a 500 Watt supply and now use a 44 Watt supply!  I looked online for Wedge Base LED Bulbs. I saw lots of fancy circuitry and weatherproof housings that were going into ...
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Fri, 14 Dec 2012 11:58:01 PST
Industrial IoT Applications - External Sensors + Charging w/ Android USB aka Micro USB Host OTG Y-Cable w/ Power http://www.instructables.com/id/External-Sensors-Charging-w-Android-USB-aka-Micro-/
Industrial IoT Applications - External Sensors + Charging w/ Android USB aka Micro USB Host OTG Y-Cable w/ Power - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAY/SNJ0/HLZRV3V0/FAYSNJ0HLZRV3V0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAY/SNJ0/HLZRV3V0/FAYSNJ0HLZRV3V0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAY/SNJ0/HLZRV3V0/FAYSNJ0HLZRV3V0.SMALL.jpg edward_Valarm **Update: The article below is from our legacy Android app! Valarm is Industrial IoT. We'll help you, your teams, and your business with Industrial IoT applications using Valarm Tools Cloud.We recommend using GSM, WiFi, or ethernet connector devices / sensors hubs with any sensors since they're much...
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Fri, 27 Sep 2013 13:15:54 PDT
Lemon Batteries: Lighting an LED with Lemons http://www.instructables.com/id/Lemon-Batteries-Lighting-an-LED-with-Lemons/
Lemon Batteries: Lighting an LED with Lemons - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF3/YDB9/IFO94CEY/FF3YDB9IFO94CEY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF3/YDB9/IFO94CEY/FF3YDB9IFO94CEY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF3/YDB9/IFO94CEY/FF3YDB9IFO94CEY.SMALL.jpg mhland Did you know you can light an LED using fruits and vegetables? For this experiment, you will need the following materials: 4 lemons or potatoes 4 galvanized nails 4 U. S. copper pennies (minted before 1982 due to the change in copper content) or 4 copper wires an LED light a knife 5 alligator test ...
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Mon, 12 Oct 2015 15:54:21 PDT
LED TUBE LIGHT (AC) http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-TUBE-LGHT-AC/
LED TUBE LIGHT (AC) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWT/ME69/FTDBNK33/FWTME69FTDBNK33.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWT/ME69/FTDBNK33/FWTME69FTDBNK33.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWT/ME69/FTDBNK33/FWTME69FTDBNK33.SMALL.jpg Dipankar INTRO.My friend Justin, wanted my help to make a LED Tube Light, so this is the result for all of you to see.The tube light is a row of LED's which runs on 110 or 220 volts AC, just like your ordinary Fluorescent Tube Light. STEP-1 List of parts required.100 pieces or more of Very Bright White LE...
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Wed, 15 Apr 2009 00:03:51 PDT