Instructables: exploring - workshop - led - popular http://www.instructables.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:28:32 PDT BLOX v1.01 Concrete Countertop With Integrated Sink and Fiber Optics http://www.instructables.com/id/Concrete-Countertop-With-Integrated-Sink-and-Fiber/
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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:25:28 PDT
Replace you cars instrument panel lights with LEDs. http://www.instructables.com/id/Replace-you-cars-instrument-panel-lights-with-LEDs/
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Sun, 15 Jun 2008 20:09:46 PDT
"Light Bulb" Simple and Easily Made http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Bulb-Simple-and-Easily-Made/
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:20:28 PDT
Inexpensive Mini Turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/Inexpensive-Mini-Turbine/
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:21:52 PDT
Crystal Skull Lamp (made from resin) http://www.instructables.com/id/Crystal-Skull-Lamp-made-from-resin/
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Mon, 7 Jul 2014 00:53:13 PDT
Simple Elegant Paper Lantern/Light, So Easy And Cheap http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Elegant-Paper-LanternLight-So-Easy-And-Chea/
Simple Elegant Paper Lantern/Light, So Easy And Cheap - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4H/3FWR/HWQN0ORN/F4H3FWRHWQN0ORN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4H/3FWR/HWQN0ORN/F4H3FWRHWQN0ORN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4H/3FWR/HWQN0ORN/F4H3FWRHWQN0ORN.SMALL.jpg mulrich125 Hello today I'm going to show you how I made this awesome lamp shade for under ten dollars! Also if you could vote for me for the contests if you like the ible that would be awesome! :) so let's get to it, Materials So in order to make the lamp you need:-A paper lantern (I got mine on eBay, but y...
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Sun, 22 Jun 2014 19:07:29 PDT
Star Trek LED Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Star-Trek-LED-Light/
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Sat, 14 Jun 2014 12:20:53 PDT
Livingroom Lamps http://www.instructables.com/id/Livingroom-Lamps/
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Sat, 7 Jun 2014 09:49:45 PDT
LED Upgrade For High Wattage Church Pendant Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Upgrade-For-High-Wattage-Church-Pendant-Lights/
LED Upgrade For High Wattage Church Pendant Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNE/LJ0Q/HW6T2U9Q/FNELJ0QHW6T2U9Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNE/LJ0Q/HW6T2U9Q/FNELJ0QHW6T2U9Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNE/LJ0Q/HW6T2U9Q/FNELJ0QHW6T2U9Q.SMALL.jpg jhunt22 Churches and Houses of Worship can present a number of interesting problems as you try to make them energy efficient. One problem we faced in greening my historic church, Grace Episcopal in Medford, MA, was finding a good quality energy efficient and dimmable replacement for the 300W incandescent b...
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 07:58:44 PDT
Steampunk Copper Lamp with Rock Base http://www.instructables.com/id/Steampunk-Copper-Lamp-with-Rock-Base/
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Sun, 8 Jun 2014 22:13:03 PDT
Laser-cut desktop lamp (LED) http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-cut-desktop-lamp-LED/
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Mon, 2 Jun 2014 12:26:06 PDT
Hanging Skateboard Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Hanging-Skateboard-Light/
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Thu, 29 May 2014 13:45:02 PDT
How to Install Load Resistors for LED Turn Signal Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Install-Load-Resistors-for-LED-Turn-Signal-/
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Tue, 20 May 2014 14:54:24 PDT
Paper Cut Shadow Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Paper-Cut-Shadow-Box/
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Fri, 30 May 2014 01:33:48 PDT
Wood Veneer Sun Jar http://www.instructables.com/id/Wood-Veneer-Sun-Jar/
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Fri, 23 May 2014 10:42:03 PDT
8000 lumen LED Dewalt flashlight mod http://www.instructables.com/id/8000-lumen-LED-Dewalt-flashlight-mod/
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Mon, 26 May 2014 21:08:05 PDT
LED Chandelier - Dollar Store Chic! http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Chandelier-Dollar-Store-Chic/
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Thu, 15 May 2014 06:47:27 PDT
DIY | 12v Large LED Cabin Light http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-12-Volt-Large-Cabin-LED-Light-Fixture-with-/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F6T/HH3H/HJ39PPLH/F6THH3HHJ39PPLH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6T/HH3H/HJ39PPLH/F6THH3HHJ39PPLH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6T/HH3H/HJ39PPLH/F6THH3HHJ39PPLH.SMALL.jpg M.Hawse $42 DIY | 12V LED Cabin Light (with wall-washer style night light) 12" Wide x 36" Long x 2 3/4" tall | 72 Watts @ 100% | I use a PWM Dimmer for a power range of 3W to 71W for use in Houseboats, RVs, Garages, Laundry Rooms, Workshops, Artist's Drawing Areas One of these is installed above each of th...
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Sat, 6 Jul 2013 16:45:55 PDT
Easy pixel nightstand lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-pixel-nightstand-lamp/
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Thu, 1 May 2014 06:59:23 PDT
Wax on Ice lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Wax-on-Ice-lamp/
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Fri, 28 Mar 2014 00:06:59 PDT
the "mini solar book", torch and charger http://www.instructables.com/id/the-mini-solar-book-torch-and-charger/
the "mini solar book", torch and charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJZ/LAXW/HSJAPK56/FJZLAXWHSJAPK56.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJZ/LAXW/HSJAPK56/FJZLAXWHSJAPK56.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJZ/LAXW/HSJAPK56/FJZLAXWHSJAPK56.SMALL.jpg andrea biffi The "mini solar book" is another solar power supply and charger, which acts as LED light too. Its torchlight function is very useful and effective. Indeed white LED only consumes 20 mA, so it will provide light for about 30 hours with a single charge of the battery, and with solar cells addition its...
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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:41:49 PDT
Firefly Jar! http://www.instructables.com/id/Firefly-Jar/
Firefly Jar! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4K/CV8G/HS18IS4N/F4KCV8GHS18IS4N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4K/CV8G/HS18IS4N/F4KCV8GHS18IS4N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4K/CV8G/HS18IS4N/F4KCV8GHS18IS4N.SMALL.jpg pawanvs99 Its cheap and easy! Make your weekend useful by decorating your garden with as many jars of fire flies hanging from the trees! It takes less than 10 mins to make one of these. So try it out! What you need! Any colour festival led lights will do! (its all right if some leds don't work) ...
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Wed, 26 Feb 2014 23:29:06 PST
Cardboard Radio Controlled K-9, that Talks http://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-Radio-Controlled-K-9-that-Talks/
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Wed, 12 Feb 2014 10:40:37 PST
Simple Elegant Paper Lantern/Lamp Easy! http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Elegant-Paper-LanternLamp-Easy/
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Sun, 9 Feb 2014 08:18:14 PST
Recycled Bottle Lamps (Multiple) http://www.instructables.com/id/Alcohol-Lamp-special-IBLE-for-getting-my-first-100/
Recycled Bottle Lamps (Multiple) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/NHOD/HQQLOKVD/FH2NHODHQQLOKVD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/NHOD/HQQLOKVD/FH2NHODHQQLOKVD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/NHOD/HQQLOKVD/FH2NHODHQQLOKVD.SMALL.jpg snow1434 I would like to share one of my favorite projects how to make a bottle lamp. You do have to invest about $15  for a diamond bit, but the bottle lamps can be made for less than $10 and they make amazing gifts or sold for a profit at craft shows and Etsy shops. Before we start i made this instructable...
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Sat, 8 Feb 2014 14:55:05 PST
iPhone-Controlled Entertainment Center http://www.instructables.com/id/iPhone-Controlled-Entertainment-Center/
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Fri, 31 Jan 2014 17:19:15 PST
Vintage LED Chandelier http://www.instructables.com/id/Vintage-LED-Chandelier/
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Tue, 21 Jan 2014 20:07:12 PST
Create an Awesome Shard Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Create-a-Shard-Light/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F4R/GQ2P/HQ4413KF/F4RGQ2PHQ4413KF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4R/GQ2P/HQ4413KF/F4RGQ2PHQ4413KF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4R/GQ2P/HQ4413KF/F4RGQ2PHQ4413KF.SMALL.jpg DIYPerks In this video Instructable I will be showing you how to build a really awesome shard light! To create this shard light you'll need the following materials. An LED light strip: http://www.ebay.com/itm/130989784958?var=430194331591&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649 A piece of 12mm...
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Mon, 6 Jan 2014 18:21:38 PST
Light-Up Dry Erase Message Board http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Up-Dry-Erase-Message-Board/
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Mon, 6 Jan 2014 21:14:10 PST
Simple LED Desk Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-LED-Desk-Light/
Simple LED Desk Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHE/DLF1/HNRLLSUH/FHEDLF1HNRLLSUH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHE/DLF1/HNRLLSUH/FHEDLF1HNRLLSUH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHE/DLF1/HNRLLSUH/FHEDLF1HNRLLSUH.SMALL.jpg enelson8 I was tired of having to get new light bulbs and having to readjust my desk light, so I built my own easily movable LED desk light. First receive the materials First you must get the materials shown here, solder, a soldering pencil, solid and stranded wire, LED lights, a bread board to test the c...
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Fri, 8 Nov 2013 13:21:29 PST
10W LED fiber light source http://www.instructables.com/id/10W-LED-fiber-light-source/
10W LED fiber light source - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAU/AWZN/HO235U4O/FAUAWZNHO235U4O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAU/AWZN/HO235U4O/FAUAWZNHO235U4O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAU/AWZN/HO235U4O/FAUAWZNHO235U4O.SMALL.jpg wireb Over the past few years I have been slowly putting together a Franken-ebay stereo microscope. The stand, microscope, and ring light all came from different vendors and were mostly selected because the price was right. Adapting the stand to the microscope turned out to be a easy job on the lathe. The...
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Sun, 17 Nov 2013 18:45:40 PST
Sparkly origami LED cubes http://www.instructables.com/id/Sparkly-origami-LED-cubes/
Sparkly origami LED cubes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ8/44IM/HN825P6T/FQ844IMHN825P6T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ8/44IM/HN825P6T/FQ844IMHN825P6T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ8/44IM/HN825P6T/FQ844IMHN825P6T.SMALL.jpg emilyvanleemput I've been working on the idea of these cubes for a while. First I was trying to make it into a pendant, but I couldn't work away  the battery. I wanted to put the battery inside, but when you put something inside an object you're going to light from the inside, you can see the battery from the outsi...
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Sun, 27 Oct 2013 09:27:15 PDT
Glass Top Desk With Ambient/Bias Lighting http://www.instructables.com/id/My-First-Instructable-Glass-Top-Desk-With-AmbientB/
Glass Top Desk With Ambient/Bias Lighting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAK/G45E/HMVJOY3T/FAKG45EHMVJOY3T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAK/G45E/HMVJOY3T/FAKG45EHMVJOY3T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAK/G45E/HMVJOY3T/FAKG45EHMVJOY3T.SMALL.jpg komomochan This Instructable/Ikea Hack is going to teach you how I built a glass top desk with ambient lighting.   There is many ways you can do this project but I chose something cheap and simple to work with. So I chose to get my materials at Ikea. Really, you can get your materials in whatever shape/size y...
By: komomochan

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Sat, 19 Oct 2013 12:42:04 PDT
From a dim garden light to a bright flash light. (solar) http://www.instructables.com/id/From-dim-garden-light-to-bright-flash-light-solar/
From a dim garden light to a bright flash light. (solar) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5H/DDRY/HMMFB51H/F5HDDRYHMMFB51H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5H/DDRY/HMMFB51H/F5HDDRYHMMFB51H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5H/DDRY/HMMFB51H/F5HDDRYHMMFB51H.SMALL.jpg out-of-the-box I was in the dollar store the other day and saw this tiny garden rock, once I looked closer I noticed it was more than a rock. It was a solar garden light. It only costed one dollar and out of curiosity I had to buy it. I was browsing the web the other day and came across a product review for a sola...
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Fri, 11 Oct 2013 17:37:38 PDT
Desk lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Desk-lamp-1/
Desk lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3K/2DTZ/HLR2IF23/F3K2DTZHLR2IF23.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3K/2DTZ/HLR2IF23/F3K2DTZHLR2IF23.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3K/2DTZ/HLR2IF23/F3K2DTZHLR2IF23.SMALL.jpg domenic3 This is an desk lamp that is great project  to build your skills. This is a great skill development activity. This is a lamp that can be changed to almost any other design, it incorporates aluminium and wood for a brilliant look. I created this light at school and used machines such as a milling mac...
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Fri, 20 Sep 2013 18:37:51 PDT
Catch 50 Fleas In One Night http://www.instructables.com/id/Catch-50-Fleas-In-One-Night/
Catch 50 Fleas In One Night - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKO/NTLQ/HLOC4UJ8/FKONTLQHLOC4UJ8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKO/NTLQ/HLOC4UJ8/FKONTLQHLOC4UJ8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKO/NTLQ/HLOC4UJ8/FKONTLQHLOC4UJ8.SMALL.jpg ecoben With this home built flea catcher I was able to catch 50 fleas in one night. Yes I certainly did count them! I have seen several other prototypes on the internet, but I wanted to share my experience with my results. The part list. Dish Soap Ground Black Pepper LED Night Light Container Lid Toaster...
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Mon, 16 Sep 2013 18:05:34 PDT
Motorized Bicycle DIY: The hard way http://www.instructables.com/id/Motorized-Bicycle-DIY-The-hard-way/
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Sun, 1 Apr 2012 23:11:53 PDT
Evenly backlit IKEA frame with LEDs http://www.instructables.com/id/Evenly-backlit-IKEA-frame-with-LEDs/
Evenly backlit IKEA frame with LEDs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0F/9NFU/HJKC7ARB/F0F9NFUHJKC7ARB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0F/9NFU/HJKC7ARB/F0F9NFUHJKC7ARB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0F/9NFU/HJKC7ARB/F0F9NFUHJKC7ARB.SMALL.jpg fungus amungus Lighting a picture from behind can be a pain when it comes to getting the light nice and even. Often you get hotspots where the light is more intense than the rest. There are solutions to that that involve spacing the lights farther back or using reflectors or diffusion filters, but I wanted somethi...
By: fungus amungus

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Wed, 7 Aug 2013 21:25:14 PDT
A fancy LED reading lamp made from a spray-can http://www.instructables.com/id/A-fancy-LED-reading-lamp-made-from-a-spray-can/
A fancy LED reading lamp made from a spray-can - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F89/VXFU/HJW8WIM4/F89VXFUHJW8WIM4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F89/VXFU/HJW8WIM4/F89VXFUHJW8WIM4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F89/VXFU/HJW8WIM4/F89VXFUHJW8WIM4.SMALL.jpg lathe_makeatio Foreword: This is my first publishing here, also don t hesitate to ask me, if my try to write it in english makes no sense at some point ;) The Idea: Another  time as my deodorant spray went empty i wondered what could i do with this nice brushed aluminum can instead of throw it into recycling bag...
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Thu, 8 Aug 2013 15:03:35 PDT
$5 DIY | 12v Small LED Bunk or Storage Light http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-12V-LED-Bunk-Lights-home-built-wooden-lase/
$5 DIY | 12v Small LED Bunk or Storage Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9L/869B/HIPIXP10/F9L869BHIPIXP10.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9L/869B/HIPIXP10/F9L869BHIPIXP10.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9L/869B/HIPIXP10/F9L869BHIPIXP10.SMALL.jpg M.Hawse This is an article describing the process I used to build a couple of wooden LED bunk lights for my friend's houseboat. I designed these myself. I also built and installed them without assistance, so it's an easy project. You will also see photos and video of a black-stained, RGB LED Bunk Li...
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Sat, 6 Jul 2013 02:26:52 PDT
Create Your Own Solar Powered Mason Jar Nightlight from Junk http://www.instructables.com/id/Create-Your-Own-Solar-Powered-Mason-Jar-Nightlight/
Create Your Own Solar Powered Mason Jar Nightlight from Junk - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/RLV9/HH2VZDFT/FN8RLV9HH2VZDFT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/RLV9/HH2VZDFT/FN8RLV9HH2VZDFT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/RLV9/HH2VZDFT/FN8RLV9HH2VZDFT.SMALL.jpg mazzmn It's spring which of course means two things:   - Rain, snow and snow-shovels have left wornout, damaged and broken solar garden lights in the yard.   - Garden centers are running specials on new solar lights (I found several stores selling them for $1 each) I managed to avoid throwing out several ...
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Sun, 26 May 2013 10:03:32 PDT
Modern Indirect Multicolored Accent Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Modern-Indirect-Multicolored-Accent-Light/
Modern Indirect Multicolored Accent Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7T/KE7U/HGIEVVTM/F7TKE7UHGIEVVTM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7T/KE7U/HGIEVVTM/F7TKE7UHGIEVVTM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7T/KE7U/HGIEVVTM/F7TKE7UHGIEVVTM.SMALL.jpg pheintzelman Before I started this project I scoured the web for a similar light. When I couldn't find one, I decided to build this.  I like to fiddle with things but have very little construction experience. This turned out quite nice and looks store-bought but this project is straightforward and almost anyone ...
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Tue, 14 May 2013 11:15:07 PDT
Bicycle headlight shelf lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Bicycle-headlight-shelf-lamp/
Bicycle headlight shelf lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWR/7L5R/HDYZ7W8R/FWR7L5RHDYZ7W8R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWR/7L5R/HDYZ7W8R/FWR7L5RHDYZ7W8R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWR/7L5R/HDYZ7W8R/FWR7L5RHDYZ7W8R.SMALL.jpg zralla Hi everybody , i'm from italy and i love bikes. I ride 'em , fix 'em and create stange object with old parts. You can find some of them here: http://www.2you.it/ilmecca/Page7.html                                                             (it's in italian but the photos are self explanatory) or h...
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Sun, 10 Mar 2013 10:50:59 PDT
Modern standing lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Modern-standing-lamp/
Modern standing lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUO/NR0E/HFD1F1UK/FUONR0EHFD1F1UK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUO/NR0E/HFD1F1UK/FUONR0EHFD1F1UK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUO/NR0E/HFD1F1UK/FUONR0EHFD1F1UK.SMALL.jpg HHarry I opted to create a standing lamp with the connecting steel pipe as thin as possible. The lamp had to represent something elegant and unusual, with the use of modern lighting technology. With the right tools this lamp is easy to make. The total cost was around 25 dollar. Materials and Tool...
By: HHarry

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Sun, 14 Apr 2013 15:56:28 PDT
Giant Sun Jar http://www.instructables.com/id/Giant-Sun-Jar/
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Mon, 15 Apr 2013 20:57:00 PDT
LED lamp for your workspace/ desktop/ table... http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-lamp-for-your-workspace-desktop-table-1/
LED lamp for your workspace/ desktop/ table... - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR7/D3W6/HFD17ZAZ/FR7D3W6HFD17ZAZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR7/D3W6/HFD17ZAZ/FR7D3W6HFD17ZAZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR7/D3W6/HFD17ZAZ/FR7D3W6HFD17ZAZ.SMALL.jpg maybolicious The Black & White collection. Designed and crafted by Maybolicious. I wanted to make a led lap for my desktop area that you can also use for reading at night. I have always like how Black and White compliment each other and have this distinct appeal that you can not miss. For this project I used ...
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Mon, 15 Apr 2013 10:52:12 PDT
Nest table lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Nest-table-lamp/
Nest table lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRJ/A2TD/HFD1DM06/FRJA2TDHFD1DM06.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRJ/A2TD/HFD1DM06/FRJA2TDHFD1DM06.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRJ/A2TD/HFD1DM06/FRJA2TDHFD1DM06.SMALL.jpg HHarry After a long cold winter, the sunlight is getting warmer and we enjoy to go back outside: the first flowers blossoming, the birds singing, … This atmosphere of springtime inspired me to create a new table lamp. This lamp is easy to make and cost around 30 dollars. Materials and Tools Mate...
By: HHarry

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Sun, 14 Apr 2013 10:18:58 PDT
Simple looking LED wall light http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-looking-LED-wall-light/
Simple looking LED wall light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFC/652R/HFD1K6GU/FFC652RHFD1K6GU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFC/652R/HFD1K6GU/FFC652RHFD1K6GU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFC/652R/HFD1K6GU/FFC652RHFD1K6GU.SMALL.jpg HHarry My little sister needed a new wall light for her dressing. She asked me to give it the looks of a spotlight with the wide beam angle of a regular light. The result is this wall light. The total cost was around 35 dollar. Materials and tools Materials Wooden board (MDF 12mm) L...
By: HHarry

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Sun, 14 Apr 2013 17:41:23 PDT
Shoji Style Solar Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Shoji-Style-Solar-Lamp/
Shoji Style Solar Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGM/LP9B/HF23QPU8/FGMLP9BHF23QPU8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGM/LP9B/HF23QPU8/FGMLP9BHF23QPU8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGM/LP9B/HF23QPU8/FGMLP9BHF23QPU8.SMALL.jpg MidnightMaker This Instructable details the making of a Shoji style solar lamp. A scan of the garage revealed everything I needed to make a solar version. This instructable has been entered into the Lamps and Lighting Contest - your vote will be a huge help. The lighting module is re-used from a solar pathway li...
By: MidnightMaker

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Sat, 6 Apr 2013 18:39:13 PDT
LED CAR TAIL LAMPS http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-CAR-TAIL-LAMPS/
LED CAR TAIL LAMPS - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZJ/5KXZ/G2ZXWLUG/FZJ5KXZG2ZXWLUG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZJ/5KXZ/G2ZXWLUG/FZJ5KXZG2ZXWLUG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZJ/5KXZ/G2ZXWLUG/FZJ5KXZG2ZXWLUG.SMALL.jpg jerpelea trying to get better lights for my car i have created an new guide old car laps used 21W+21W+21W+5W  total 68W used it is known that bulb lights produce 5% light and 95 % heat so i tried to optimise this by using LEDs this is how finished product looks like and also bulb/LED light comparison pr...
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Wed, 9 Dec 2009 05:18:51 PST