Instructables: exploring - lighting - led - featured Fri, 27 Nov 2015 20:09:25 PST BLOX v1.01 LEDsGrow
LEDsGrow - More DIY How To Projects]]> ThinkTinker MY FIRST PUBLISHED PROJECT. Every constructive comment, good or bad, is appreciated. Here is my example of a basic GROW PANEL with LED strips. Feel free to modify the details as you go along. (Bigger, more LED's, ...)The LED strips are sold in 5m rolls for €10 or less.Power supply can be bought for ...
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Fri, 27 Nov 2015 11:12:36 PST
LED Christmas Tree Topper - Restoration Hardware
LED Christmas Tree Topper - Restoration Hardware - More DIY How To Projects]]> KiteArmy So when it comes to Christmas....I pull out all the stops. I saw a like design in a retail store ($100) and wanted to see if I could make one for myself. Along the way I decided that it would look great as a tree topper or just as a wall ornament. In any case, what could be cooler than this proje...
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Thu, 26 Nov 2015 07:22:02 PST
Ex Machina Sound Reactive Wall
Ex Machina Sound Reactive Wall - More DIY How To Projects]]> Dan Chen I started making sound reactive LEDs and realized that I can create a wall piece like in Ex Machina. To test this concept, I create a small laser cut card board pattern with a piece of paper as light diffuser. I think it turn out pretty well, except it's smaller and each LED aren't individually ad...
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Thu, 19 Nov 2015 12:23:56 PST
Split Cedar LED Wall Lamp
Split Cedar LED Wall Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> 5MinuteLearn This project was one I had been itching to do for a while now. I finally completed it and received many comments on it. After getting so much positive feed back, I decided an Instructable was in order. Making the Cedar Blocks In the making of this artistic, split cedar LED wall lamp, I used:- C...
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Tue, 17 Nov 2015 11:33:18 PST
E A S Y Stapler Sparkleball
E A S Y Stapler Sparkleball - More DIY How To Projects]]> sparkleball_lady By far, the easiest, fastest way to make this beloved decoration is with a plier stapler, which you can get at a hardware store or from Amazon (of course!) Gather Your Supplies First you'll need the right cup for the basic 50-cup sparkleball. It's 9 oz, soft plastic, and squatty, with a mouth ...
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Fri, 6 Nov 2015 12:51:10 PST
Make A 120 LED Work light
Make A 120 LED Work light - More DIY How To Projects]]> grandpasgarage Nobody likes using halogen work lights. They consume too much power and get so hot that every time you move them you scald your hand. Although LED work lights are readily available at almost all of the big-box home improvement stores, they're just too plain expensive. So in an effort to save money (...
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Fri, 23 Oct 2015 15:21:02 PDT
3D Laser Cut LED Star
3D Laser Cut LED Star - More DIY How To Projects]]> gizmologist When I was a child, my family had a classic Christmas tree topper in the form of a 3-D star made from perforated metal with clear plastic points. Somewhere along the way, I got rid of it and now I regret it, because it was beautiful.Geometrically, it was a dodecahedron (12-sided solid) with clear pl...
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Mon, 19 Oct 2015 10:56:24 PDT
DIY Decorating with OLED Light Panel
DIY Decorating with OLED Light Panel - More DIY How To Projects]]> lgchemoled Christmas is only a couple months away! This is a step-by-step introduction of how to make a Christmas Decoration Lighting with LG Chem OLED light panel! I hope you enjoy it! Prepare 9 rectangular wooden panels Prepare 9 rectangular wooden panels of equal dimensions (100x240mm)(Note: Darker brown...
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Sun, 4 Oct 2015 20:05:45 PDT
DIY Desktop LED Magnifier Lamp
DIY Desktop LED Magnifier Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> Rubberducky This DIY Desktop LED Magnifier Lamp is quite a simple, cheap and useful project anyone can make in about half a day with all the ingredients.I will try to cover all the main stages of the build but i think the pics will speak for themselves... Preface I've been thinking about this project for qui...
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Thu, 1 Oct 2015 07:21:38 PDT
How to make T-rex Skull Lamp
How to make T-rex Skull Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> Dylan91 Hy everyone:) My first instructable was a Jurassic Park theme led lamp. I earned some experience while i did that lamp and i decided i'll make a better one or an other one. I hope you will enjoy this new project:) So let's start: What you need! ( Or i used these) Materials what you need:50x25x2...
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Mon, 28 Sep 2015 00:27:28 PDT
Concrete stackable lamp
Concrete stackable lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> fromeo The basic idea is to have multiple concrete cubes making light from one side and having power on the bottom and on the top. this way you can stack multiple lamps given the correct voltage and amps every time you add a lamp. The wood stamp The wooden enclosure to make the concrete dry in and have ...
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Sun, 27 Sep 2015 09:57:49 PDT
Floppy Disk Lamp
Floppy Disk Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> AwabHassan A few days ago while emptying some old drawers in search of a memory card I came across some old floppy disks. I didnt want to throw them away and wanted to do something interesting with them. I eventually decided on building a lamp with them. Here's how I did it. You can see a video I made of it he...
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Thu, 24 Sep 2015 14:25:59 PDT
Pandora’s Box
Pandora’s Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> CharuS4 This was an assignment done by my team in our course Materials and Processing 203.We were asked to make something that gives out light. We went a bit supernatural and designed this light giving cube.This box can be made in few simple steps .Its simple and fun..!!! Check it out... ITEMS REQUIRED ...
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Tue, 22 Sep 2015 20:58:37 PDT
Tesseract, + Warp Plasma !
Tesseract, + Warp Plasma ! - More DIY How To Projects]]> Wired_Mist No CGI, No tissue paper, and no Fooling around !Ever since I First watched The Avengers I have wanted to make this Cube. Took me over three years to figure out how. You can View the Video on YouTube HereOr the HD *Test* footage HereWith some help from Omni-Diy's Instructable on Rheoscopic Fluid I wa...
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Mon, 21 Sep 2015 10:07:41 PDT
Dandeline Lanterns
Dandeline Lanterns - More DIY How To Projects]]> blissful2015 Ever since I shared the first set of lanterns here on Instructables, I have been thinking about how to make them even easier and more accessible. To be honest, it’s not that easy to find the perfect size drinking glasses…Today I am excited to share a new solution – see how we can make these magical...
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Mon, 14 Sep 2015 09:35:25 PDT
Concrete LED Lamp
Concrete LED Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> laxap We needed a desk lamp and a DVD player stand; I had some remaining LEDs and wanted to make something stylish with concrete...So I built this concrete desk lamp featuring:- Retractable keyboard illumination- Phone charger- Pen holder- DVD drive stand- Clutter fence (more on this in the last step)If y...
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Thu, 10 Sep 2015 12:40:50 PDT
Marquee name sign
Marquee name sign - More DIY How To Projects]]> billygreen1973 This is my first Instructable so go easy on me!Also if you like this Instructable, please vote for me in the 'First Author Contest', Thank you.My daughter wanted me to make her a night light so I looked around for ideas. She loves dancing and the stage, so I thought I could do something to tie in wi...
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Sat, 5 Sep 2015 20:47:37 PDT
DIY Pipe Lamp
DIY Pipe Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> mukeshnb This pipe lamp is designed totally to give a better ambiance . The small LED inside bottle gives looker an refreshing scene of fireflies buzzing around.A tree like structure is designed using PVCS and bulbs are placed at the end.It is Easy and fast to do. Check out. Materials Here is a checklist...
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Mon, 17 Aug 2015 06:20:51 PDT
Lámpara MakersLabámpara-MakersLab/
Lámpara MakersLab - More DIY How To Projects]]> Recyclatech Este es una guía para crear un llavero-lámpara en MDF con la forma del cohete del MakersLab. Este es el proyecto final del curso introductorio al MakersLab "Sé un maker". Aquí encontrarás todos las instrucciones necesarias para completar tu proyecto y los archivos para realizar el corte en láser.Mat...
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Mon, 17 Aug 2015 05:29:47 PDT
Makerbot Night Light
Makerbot Night Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> DankoA Led Makerbot Night Light This is my twist on the single LED version using led strips & a usb blinky to drive the LED strips.BOM1. 3D printer Makerbot Case (thingverse)2. USB Blinky (Tindie or Hackaday Shop)3. LED addressable strip(WS2812B RGB LED Strip - Amazon, Ebay etc.)4. 4 PC power supply ...
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Wed, 12 Aug 2015 11:57:39 PDT
Marshmallow LED light
Marshmallow LED light - More DIY How To Projects]]> licheness Whatever possessed me to buy a whole bag of those absolutely humungous marshmallows?! Really! They are so big, that the kids cannot even fit them in their mouths. We did roast them over a campfire in the backyard, once last summer, just for fun, when we had a bunch of friends and their kids over. Th...
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Tue, 11 Aug 2015 16:16:16 PDT
Árbol de luz (Portrait)Árbol-de-luz-Portrait/
Árbol de luz (Portrait) - More DIY How To Projects]]> kraeheTishka Hola...Para mi suerte en The inventor´s House hubo 2 Building night, para jugar con la Portrait, así que en esta ocasión, convencí a mi amigo Don Raul para que me acompañara y que conociera esta maravillosa maquina. Entonces nos pusimos a jugar, y este fue uno de los resultados...Una pequeña lampar...
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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 08:17:10 PDT
Eclipse Lamp
Eclipse Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> JON-A-TRON The Eclipse Lamp is a simple, wooden circle that hangs on a wall and fades up to a soft glow when you turn it. Light glows through a thin layer of wood veneer of the front of the disc, and semicircular holes in the back create a halo-like glow on the wall behind it.Using an LED strip, laser-cut plyw...

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:39:44 PDT
Milk Bottle Lamp
Milk Bottle Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> wholman Milk bottles, once a stalwart household companion, have been through a rough patch. In the sixties, over a quarter of Americans had milk delivered; by 2004, it was less than one percent. However, the rise of organic foods and CSA's have brought delivery back. Instead of flimsy plastic cartons, our l...
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Sat, 25 Jul 2015 11:24:15 PDT
DIY Cheap LED TV Backlight - A Layman's Version
DIY Cheap LED TV Backlight - A Layman's Version - More DIY How To Projects]]> Tarun Upadhyaya Hello Makers,If you are wondering what makes this DIY backlight instructable so special when there are already so many available, read on :).These days everyone has a TV , to be precise an LED, LCD or Plasma TV. So why need a TV backlight? A simple answer is to reduce strain on eyes and add a great ...
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Sun, 26 Jul 2015 03:29:39 PDT
HOW TO MAKE AUTOMATIC LED CUP - More DIY How To Projects]]> romanursuhack In today's video video I'll show you how to make a glass with automatic lighting. If you are waiting for some holiday or just arrange a party why not surprise your friends with something absolutely terrific, as a glass with automatic lighting. Filling the glass with automatic lighting with a ...
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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 14:56:38 PDT
Hidden Silhouette Lamp
Hidden Silhouette Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> JON-A-TRON This simple wooden block has a secret: with the click of a switch it becomes a table lamp! Using plywood, wood veneer, LEDs, and some simple electronic wiring, this project comes together in about a weekend to make a fun lamp for the home or office. Design The idea for this project was pretty sim...

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Thu, 16 Jul 2015 10:10:45 PDT
Glow in the dark Batman Light
Glow in the dark Batman Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> FeyeCreations A few days ago I posted this Batman Light to 9gag. I got a lot of positive reactions and people asked me to do an instructable on this, so here it is. When I started on this project it wasn't clear what it was going to be yet. That is why some steps may seem weird or in the wrong order. Cutting ...
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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 05:50:29 PDT
Unicorn Emoji Rainbow Lamp
Unicorn Emoji Rainbow Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> randofo The Unicorn Emoji Rainbow Lamp is a backlit unicorn wall-hanging that glows bright with rainbow magic. Of course by "rainbow magic" I am actually reffering to a controllable double-wide, super-bright, rainbow LED strip. This lamp was made in commemoration of the creation of the unicorn emoji, the Su...
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Mon, 6 Jul 2015 10:52:31 PDT
Faux Window Mood Light
Faux Window Mood Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> caitlinsdad For all of you currently living in your parents' basement or will move back to live in your parents' basement, dress out your windowless abode with this neat faux window mood light. Btw, your own room has already been rented out long ago.Build this if you want to similate the morning glow of a red d...
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Mon, 6 Jul 2015 08:32:44 PDT
LED LAB LIGHT - More DIY How To Projects]]> ELECTROOPO MATERIALS and KNOWLEDGE about MATERIALS For this instructable we need:- Pvc tube- Led strip- Aluminium foil- Duct tape- A power suply- Some cable- Spray glueAnd also these basic tools:- A ruler- A cutter- Something to mark like a "Sharpie" (a cutter or an x-acto knife work better)- A hacksaw- A dri...

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Wed, 1 Jul 2015 06:46:39 PDT
Paper cylinder lights
Paper cylinder lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> narced133 Our railroad-style apartment has a long 45-foot hallway that never had working lights. After spending 4 years trying to convince our landlord to fix them I decided to build my own. The lights are constructed of a metal frame wrapped in a cylinder of thin lace paper with a strip of LEDs running down ...
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Fri, 12 Jun 2015 23:43:04 PDT
Outdoor light repair
Outdoor light repair - More DIY How To Projects]]> dtt900653 In my neighborhood there are walkways with what appear to be lights however none of them would come on at night. So what is the first thing to test when a light doesn't work? The bulb. After popping open the cover and seeing what work needed to be done, it turns out that it is slightly more involved...
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Tue, 9 Jun 2015 05:52:26 PDT
LED Plank Light
LED Plank Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> makerblog While browsing at Pinterest I found a picture of a LED Plank Light an fell immediately in love with the design. The build is actually ridiculously easy. You will need:1 LED Strip (about 1m)2 Wood Planks1 Smaller Wood Plank in the height of your LED Stripes heightsome Wood Glue Glueing First glue ...
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Mon, 8 Jun 2015 01:02:40 PDT
Make a portable usb powered led lamp
Make a portable usb powered led lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> jimmystyler I'm going to show you how to build a bright and cheap portable usb led lamp that you could use while doing multi purpose jobs. It's always useful to have a spotlight for example when soldering, when working on your motorbike, or when doing your favourite diy things. This device will be powered by an...
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Thu, 28 May 2015 11:26:52 PDT
Instamorph LED Light Chandelier Bulbs
Instamorph LED Light Chandelier Bulbs - More DIY How To Projects]]> Tater Zoid I am in the process of refinishing an old brass chandelier and building my own LED lights for it. When the Instamorph Build Night popped up, I had the immediate idea to create flame-shaped LED light bulb covers, as well as a traditional light bulb shape. The flames are the kind of bulbs you tend to ...
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Sun, 24 May 2015 22:52:57 PDT
LED Acrylic Glass Sign
LED Acrylic Glass Sign - More DIY How To Projects]]> ShakeTheFuture In this Instructable, I made a LED acrylic sign.You will need:For the Sign: Acrylic glassI used a 100 X 80 X 5 mm sheet Mini drill with diamond burr bits. Stencil knife Picture/print out for the stencilFor the base:Instamorph moldable plastic2 LED's with a battery holder, batteries and a switch Fo...
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Sat, 2 May 2015 10:48:58 PDT
Picture Frame Desk Lamp
Picture Frame Desk Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> kludge77 If you can make a picture frame, you can make this!Mitered maple frame accented with walnut keys and LED strip lighting with remote control. Sure it's a little modern, but you can change it easily to suit your needs. Design Sit down with yourself and come up with a design you like. Argue if you m...
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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:14:20 PDT
Speaker to Desktop Lamp
Speaker to Desktop Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> awall99 I had this small Dog Speakers, but they were broken, so I converted them to a Desktop Lamp Took it appart and I tryed to get the speaker out as good as I could Wiring all and putting the dog together.I used a E27 bulbholder A 7 Euro color led lamp from ebay.1'st test, OKThe led lamp fitt...
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Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:33:19 PDT
Makers Light, Shelf & Power Box
Makers Light, Shelf & Power Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> TechKiwi Construct a work bench "Light, Shelf and Power Box" in one which is great for a Makers workshop.Ive found it invaluable for close up work on projects as it shields your eyes from direct glare and reflects light off a back wall providing you a bright area on the underlying workbench.It also sorts out...
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Fri, 20 Mar 2015 06:14:13 PDT
Vintage Flash Light Lamp
Vintage Flash Light Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> lonesoulsurfer I love hacking old, vintage flashlights, the more unusual the better. Recently I came across a couple of old flashlights in a op-shop and picked them up for a couple of bucks. As cool as they are, their not very practical, especially considering the insides are void of all necessary bits to make i...
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Thu, 19 Mar 2015 14:08:03 PDT
LED Floodlight Power Station
LED Floodlight Power Station - More DIY How To Projects]]> BrettHacks Stumbling around in the dark, trying to decide whether stringing 200 feet of extension cord, or continuing with my wimpy rechargeable light would get me home sooner, was the inspiration for this project. So on completion of the job, I began to contemplate my next build. It could not just be a rech...
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Wed, 18 Mar 2015 09:15:47 PDT
Paper Coffee Cup Led Lampshade
Paper Coffee Cup Led Lampshade - More DIY How To Projects]]> kozols Idea about this Paper coffee cup lampshade crossed my mind at the moment I saw those simply beautiful paper cups at my local favorite coffee shop. What you need Materials:- 3 paper coffee cups- 1 simple wood board 300mm X 50mm X 10mm- 3 of E14 LED Bulb Light Lamp 3W Warm White 240V - those I had...
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Wed, 11 Mar 2015 17:05:12 PDT
Flexible Snake Trouble Light Lamp
Flexible Snake Trouble Light Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> caitlinsdad Make your own flexible snake light. It can be wound around a pipe or bent to clamp/hook on an exposed wall stud to position and hang the light anywhere you want in the shop. Wedge it in a crack. Get some light behind the refrigerator to inspect or under the couch to find that lost screw. Coil the en...
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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 21:42:25 PST
Fluorescent to LED conversion under $30
Fluorescent to LED conversion under $30 - More DIY How To Projects]]> ChrisP14 Welcome to my first 'ible. I have done a lot of projects, but this is the first time I've documented one well enough to create an 'ible. The purpose of this was to create an LED lighting fixture that was as bright as a the original fluorescent, and even more economical on power. The side benefit wou...
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Thu, 12 Feb 2015 00:43:05 PST
IKEA Infinity Mirror
IKEA Infinity Mirror - More DIY How To Projects]]> dmilesson I decided to try building an infinity mirror after seeing this post here on instructables. I had the IKEA frame laying around and decided to try to use that, and it was actually a really god fit for this project. You'll need: IKEA Ribba Frame (ribba) LEDs - I used RGB (WS2812B) Mirror Film ...
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Fri, 2 Jan 2015 00:17:31 PST
Enchanted Forest Mushroom Lights
Enchanted Forest Mushroom Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> DIYPerks Welcome to this Instructable on how to make an awesome-looking mushroom light! I had this idea after taking part in last year's Make It Glow contest with my Shard Light instructable, and I'm excited to be taking part again this year with these mushroom lights.If you think this Instructable deserves ...
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Wed, 31 Dec 2014 15:50:38 PST
Mason Jar Pipe Lamp
Mason Jar Pipe Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> mtairymd This is a fun little project to build out of scrap pipe and an old mason jar. Another option is to buy the parts from the hardware store which should run around $50.This lamp was built from purchased ½” pipe and fittings. The fittings are generally bagged. The pipe comes with labels glued to the...
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Wed, 24 Dec 2014 16:16:16 PST
Yet another Batman lamp
Yet another Batman lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> dmilesson Been thinking about making fun bed light for my son, and came up with this one after I saw a similar bookshelf. But it turn out there's quite a few of these already, I discovered. But here's my version. You'll need: MDF wood board LED strip Wire 12V Connectors Adaptor Paint SwitchJigsaw Dr...
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Tue, 23 Dec 2014 08:19:54 PST
The Positively Amazing Negative Lamp
The Positively Amazing Negative Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> tomatoskins Having a love for retro tech, (including the good old fashioned 35mm camera) I wanted to make something that would bring that technology back in a way that is easy to display. Remembering the light table from my high school photo class, a lamp was the best answer to the dark, filmless, black and whi...
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Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:34:22 PST