Instructables: exploring - technology - lighting - popular http://www.instructables.com Tue, 28 Mar 2017 03:22:12 PDT BLOX v1.01 Extremely Simple 5V Ultrabright LED Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Extremely-Simple-5V-Ultrabright-LED-Light/
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Mon, 28 Mar 2011 15:36:36 PDT
Upcycled Glass Lamps With Mason Jar http://www.instructables.com/id/Upcycled-Glass-Lamps-With-Mason-Jar/
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Mon, 30 Jan 2017 09:45:22 PST
Vinyl Record Wall Clock - Iron Man http://www.instructables.com/id/Vinyl-Record-Wall-Clock/
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Wed, 11 Jan 2017 09:12:58 PST
Make Your Own Ambient Lighting With the Raspberry Pi Zero http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Ambient-Lighting-With-the-Raspberry-/
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Sun, 18 Dec 2016 07:48:12 PST
Under Dash Lighting http://www.instructables.com/id/Under-Dash-Lighting/
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:35:43 PST
Automatic IoT staircase glowing lighting http://www.instructables.com/id/Automatic-IoT-Staircase-Glowing-Lighting/
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Wed, 21 Dec 2016 23:46:04 PST
ESP8266 Artnet to DMX http://www.instructables.com/id/ESP8266-Artnet-to-DMX/
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Sat, 1 Oct 2016 22:16:09 PDT
Cheap DIY Ambientlight using Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Ambilight-Tutorial-for-PC-Using-Arduino/
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Thu, 1 Dec 2016 12:37:29 PST
LED Indirect Lighting http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Indirect-Lighting/
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Sat, 29 Oct 2011 11:56:51 PDT
LED Tape - Under Cabinet Lighting - No soldering! http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Tape-Under-Cabinet-Lighting-No-Soldering/
LED Tape - Under Cabinet Lighting - No soldering! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FUW/YCTB/ITW4C6ME/FUWYCTBITW4C6ME.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FUW/YCTB/ITW4C6ME/FUWYCTBITW4C6ME.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FUW/YCTB/ITW4C6ME/FUWYCTBITW4C6ME.SMALL.jpg chadovision This Instructable will give you the building blocks to install your under cabinet LED tape without soldering any wires.Every cabinet is different. Be creative and the results can be amazing.Please vote.Please feel free to ask questions.Disclaimer: This project is 100% low voltage (12 volts DC). I...
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Mon, 10 Oct 2016 06:56:07 PDT
Articulating 70W Spectrum-Balanced LED Panel http://www.instructables.com/id/Articulating-70W-Spectrum-Balanced-LED-Panel-Doesn/
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Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:42:47 PDT
Huge vacuum tube light fixture. http://www.instructables.com/id/Huge-Vacuum-Tube-Light-Fixture/
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Mon, 15 Aug 2016 05:58:39 PDT
DIY Photography Gels http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Photography-Gels/
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Sat, 2 Feb 2008 15:59:57 PST
Make an Inline Lighting Dimmer for $7.25 http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-an-Inline-Lighting-Dimmer-for-725/
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Sat, 27 Feb 2010 09:30:24 PST
Stairway LED lighting with IR trip sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/IR-light-trip-sensor/
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Sat, 1 Nov 2008 16:18:03 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
4 Channel DMX transceiver http://www.instructables.com/id/4-Channel-DMX-transceiver/
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Wed, 11 Nov 2009 15:21:34 PST
Making an LED Night Light W/ Star Pattern http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-an-LED-Night-Light-W-Star-Pattern/
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Wed, 20 Apr 2016 14:28:07 PDT
LED Computer Case Lighting http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Computer-Case-Lighting/
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Tue, 14 Jun 2011 22:54:19 PDT
Make Your Own Dimmable LED Workshop Lighting! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Dimmable-LED-Workshop-Lighting-Extre/
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Sat, 12 Mar 2016 08:54:57 PST
RGB LED Car Dash, and Door Lighting http://www.instructables.com/id/RGB-LED-Car-Dash-and-Door-Lighting/
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Mon, 7 Mar 2016 11:46:57 PST
Stereo Speakers with Synched LED Lighting http://www.instructables.com/id/Stereo-Speakers-with-Synched-LED-Lighting/
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Sun, 26 Jul 2009 21:41:37 PDT
How to install under counter LED strip lights with dimmer http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-install-under-counter-LED-strip-lighting/
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Wed, 14 Jan 2015 12:22:31 PST
Power your Bathroom by Water Tap http://www.instructables.com/id/Power-Your-Bathroom-by-Water-Tap/
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Sat, 6 Feb 2016 03:05:08 PST
DIY Softbox from an umbrella http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Softbox-from-an-umbrella/
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Thu, 10 Jul 2008 10:16:02 PDT
TV Dynamic Ambient Lighting http://www.instructables.com/id/TV-Dynamic-Ambient-Lighting/
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Sun, 2 Oct 2011 10:33:47 PDT
Build a World's Smallest Electronic Shocker! version 2.5 http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-the-worlds-smallest-shocker-wLED/
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Fri, 22 May 2009 12:09:45 PDT
Arduino Controlled LED Strip Holiday Lighting http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Controlled-LED-Strip-Holiday-Lighting/
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Wed, 19 Dec 2012 23:15:23 PST
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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/5DLJ/HA4M4QCG/FR45DLJHA4M4QCG.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/5DLJ/HA4M4QCG/FR45DLJHA4M4QCG.SQUARE.jpg https://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
Stair Lighting Solution with LED Strips http://www.instructables.com/id/Stair-Lighting-Solution-with-LED-Strips/
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Fri, 25 Sep 2015 10:36:11 PDT
Quick, cheap, and awesome macro photo background! http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-cheap-and-awesome-macro-photo-background/
Quick, cheap, and awesome macro photo background! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FPH/EV2K/IDR82SCQ/FPHEV2KIDR82SCQ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FPH/EV2K/IDR82SCQ/FPHEV2KIDR82SCQ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FPH/EV2K/IDR82SCQ/FPHEV2KIDR82SCQ.SMALL.jpg Instructomaker I recently made a very simple Instructable about how to convert a child-resistant bottle cap to adult friendly. The inspiration was not only to present that neat cap conversion process, but to utilize a really cool method of creating a super simple, endlessly versatile macro photography background ...
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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 13:58:57 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
Create your own peepSHOW http://www.instructables.com/id/MSPF-Peepshow-Prototype/
Create your own peepSHOW - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F17/6C7J/IAY1I49C/F176C7JIAY1I49C.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F17/6C7J/IAY1I49C/F176C7JIAY1I49C.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F17/6C7J/IAY1I49C/F176C7JIAY1I49C.SMALL.jpg peepshow peepSHOW is an urban viewing station that focuses the gaze and thoughts of a passersby onto obscure or concealed scenes on Market Street, creating moments for the user to contemplate his or her surroundings and acts to spur discussion and create shared experience. peepSHOW builds on the notion of a ...
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Tue, 16 Jun 2015 11:45:34 PDT
Magic Instamorph Mushrooms http://www.instructables.com/id/Magic-Instamorph-Mushrooms/
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Sat, 30 May 2015 11:38:11 PDT
PC Switch Panel http://www.instructables.com/id/PC-Switch-Panel/
PC Switch Panel - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FH9/OWKT/I95GW4M0/FH9OWKTI95GW4M0.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FH9/OWKT/I95GW4M0/FH9OWKTI95GW4M0.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FH9/OWKT/I95GW4M0/FH9OWKTI95GW4M0.SMALL.jpg Draxxy1974 Ever wanted to be able to control your pc functions from the outside of your case using a DIY switch panel? .. Well stop wondering how!Hardly any materials were used in the making of my switch panel, but I can't give a price as all of the items used were already in my workshop.Part List: 5 x MTS-1 ...
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Sat, 2 May 2015 17:24:02 PDT
Elegant Track Lighting System http://www.instructables.com/id/Elegant-Track-Lighting-System/
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Sun, 26 Apr 2015 20:58:49 PDT
Anemone Lampshade http://www.instructables.com/id/Anemone-Lampshade/
Anemone Lampshade - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FTU/PI49/I8UUUF1I/FTUPI49I8UUUF1I.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTU/PI49/I8UUUF1I/FTUPI49I8UUUF1I.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTU/PI49/I8UUUF1I/FTUPI49I8UUUF1I.SMALL.jpg RobBensch This is one of the 3D-Printed lamps I developed during my Master Project in sweden and sell in my own shop and studio in bavaria, germany. This version is optimized to be printed on any FDM-Printer, as all parts are easily adjusted with a flat side on the build platform. Furthermore this set is made...
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Fri, 24 Apr 2015 06:43:26 PDT
Automatic Streetlight System http://www.instructables.com/id/Automatic-Streetlight-System/
Automatic Streetlight System - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F33/2B21/I78VJMFD/F332B21I78VJMFD.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F33/2B21/I78VJMFD/F332B21I78VJMFD.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F33/2B21/I78VJMFD/F332B21I78VJMFD.SMALL.jpg ManishVarma This doesn't needs manual operation for switching ON and OFF. When there is a need of light it automatically switches ON. When darkness rises to a certain level then sensor circuit gets activated and switches ON and when there is other source of light i.e. daytime, the street light gets OFF. The ...
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Sat, 14 Mar 2015 04:24:17 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
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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F6T/BPIB/I6YXSHVJ/F6TBPIBI6YXSHVJ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6T/BPIB/I6YXSHVJ/F6TBPIBI6YXSHVJ.SQUARE.jpg https://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
Adjustable arm tablet stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Create-a-DIY-tablet-stand/
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Fri, 6 Mar 2015 02:06:31 PST
LED Snowflake Decoration from cheap effect light http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Snowflake-Decoration-from-cheap-effect-light/
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Fri, 2 Jan 2015 15:38:02 PST
LED Lighting in Plastic Models http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Lighting-in-Plastic-Models/
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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:11:17 PST
VortoLight - Internet of Things lamp with spark.io http://www.instructables.com/id/VortoLight-Internet-of-Things-lamp-with-sparkio/
VortoLight - Internet of Things lamp with spark.io - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FEJ/D08F/I2VLHA0K/FEJD08FI2VLHA0K.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FEJ/D08F/I2VLHA0K/FEJD08FI2VLHA0K.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FEJ/D08F/I2VLHA0K/FEJD08FI2VLHA0K.SMALL.gif Mr_MdR Hi fellow makers!Always wanted to control your lights, and the color of your lights over the internet? This is the instructable for you!VortoLight is a open source Internet of Things lamp with personalised light conditions and notification. Automatically perfect lighting conditions for a cozy night ...
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:20:29 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
Circuit Board Lamp 2.0 http://www.instructables.com/id/Circuit-Board-Lamp-20/
Circuit Board Lamp 2.0 - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FFB/HS7L/I2I42D9Y/FFBHS7LI2I42D9Y.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FFB/HS7L/I2I42D9Y/FFBHS7LI2I42D9Y.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FFB/HS7L/I2I42D9Y/FFBHS7LI2I42D9Y.SMALL.jpg Izrail This is a very simple, LED lamp made with old motherboards Items you will need Led Lighting strip $6-$10http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HSF66JO/ref=s9...12v adapter $10http://www.amazon.com/Power-Adaptor-Transformers-S...Old circuit boards from electronicsFreeGlue gun and sticks (about $5-$1...
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Fri, 14 Nov 2014 18:30:48 PST
Capturing Full Body Scans in Color http://www.instructables.com/id/Capturing-Full-Body-Scans-in-Color/
Capturing Full Body Scans in Color - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FJ1/46FN/I21R6JFE/FJ146FNI21R6JFE.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJ1/46FN/I21R6JFE/FJ146FNI21R6JFE.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJ1/46FN/I21R6JFE/FJ146FNI21R6JFE.SMALL.jpg mparker07 This tutorial will teach you how to capture full body scans of people using photogrammetry and to prepare them for 3D printing. By utilizing a few DSLRs, lights, a turntable, a good pc, a couple relatively inexpensive software programs, and with patience and practice, you can capture professional qu...
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Mon, 3 Nov 2014 18:41:12 PST
Need a Light? Quick and Easy LED Courtesy Lighting. http://www.instructables.com/id/Need-a-Light-Quick-and-Easy-LED-Courtesy-Lighting/
Need a Light? Quick and Easy LED Courtesy Lighting. - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FHX/HI0M/I1SBBF96/FHXHI0MI1SBBF96.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FHX/HI0M/I1SBBF96/FHXHI0MI1SBBF96.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FHX/HI0M/I1SBBF96/FHXHI0MI1SBBF96.SMALL.jpg orlov127 A simple modern luxury that lights up your step when you open the door so you can see where you going before you enter your car. It also shuts off when you shut your door. Watch the tutorial alongside the instructable! Remove the Fuse for the Interior Dome Lights The first thing to begin this aw...
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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 20:32:15 PDT
DMX LED Strips http://www.instructables.com/id/DMX-LED-Strips/
DMX LED Strips - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F7M/115O/I169803J/F7M115OI169803J.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7M/115O/I169803J/F7M115OI169803J.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7M/115O/I169803J/F7M115OI169803J.SMALL.jpg mtongnz Around the perimeter of our Circus ring we have 17 fences, decorated using RGB LED strips. I wanted to control them with the rest of our lighting using DMX.DMX is an industry standard for communicating with lighting equipment. Wiki DMXSearching for a device that would handle this, I found most devic...
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Sun, 12 Oct 2014 18:24:29 PDT
Professional Video and Audio for Podcasting http://www.instructables.com/id/Professional-Video-and-Audio-for-Podcasting/
Professional Video and Audio for Podcasting - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FG1/RM7L/I0HYSILD/FG1RM7LI0HYSILD.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FG1/RM7L/I0HYSILD/FG1RM7LI0HYSILD.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FG1/RM7L/I0HYSILD/FG1RM7LI0HYSILD.SMALL.jpg D B Cooper Looking good on a shoestring and not being in a professional studio offers many challenges to the pod-caster even with a budget. Space and cost have there own issues along with the limitations of the equipment. Usually the most critical issue that most You-tubers get wrong is lighting. At a minimu...
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Tue, 23 Sep 2014 08:19:29 PDT