Instructables: exploring - photos - leds - featured Tue, 4 Aug 2015 15:28:12 PDT BLOX v1.01 Half-Inch LED Cube: Arduino controlled 3x3x3 with SMD LEDs! one49th Taking on the task started with me thinking 'Hey, I could make a smaller LED cube using SMD LEDs".   Yes, the idea was to solder the surface mount LEDs in space!    And yes I did it (the "Why" question remains).  Unpolished video:   I had built a "normal" 3x3x3 LED cube some years ago, kinda f...
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Sun, 1 Dec 2013 16:40:17 PST
LED Glass Desk lagrasta After being given a frosted glass top desk at work, I thought it would be cool to set up some led powered visual notifications. I coded up a crude NodeJS server to listen for incoming events and a Growl "notification style" to send commands to some BlinkM lights.  What I used: * Ikea Galant des...
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Fri, 29 Jul 2011 20:43:36 PDT
Hypnotic Hardhat Headphones duboisvb Firstly(is that a word?) the hat is not so hard just a kids plastic hat that looks like a hard hat.  This project was a way to learn more about 555 timer circuits, create a Knight Rider LED display using a 4017 IC , use an old set of headphones I had around and end up with a way to listen to my iP...
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Sun, 24 Jul 2011 09:44:40 PDT
Plantronics Phone Indicator Light Hack depotdevoid Several years ago, when I was first getting into instructables, I was given a phone in use indicator light to go with my Plantronics headset and phone lifter combo at work.  I hate it when people talk to me when I'm already on the phone, and I thought this would help,  Sadly, the out of the box equi...
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Sat, 18 Jun 2011 01:08:27 PDT
Hard Wired LED Cube: [No Programming] eXtremeSomething For the Step by Step Instructable: CLICK HERE <br&...
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Sun, 29 May 2011 12:47:53 PDT
L.E.D. Easter Eggs PaleoDan I saw this in Popular Mechanics magazine and thought it looked fun...It is inexpensive and very easy to do.  It is safe and my son (he's 11) thought it was very cool.  Best of all, there was nothing to clean up (no typical egg dye) and we have the makings for scrambled eggs in the morning. Supplies...
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Sat, 16 Apr 2011 18:18:13 PDT
Olive Man and his Pimento of Justice!!! RadBear I made this figure about a year ago. It is a superhero I call Olive Man. He has a Pimento of Justice which shines forth to destroy evil-doers. (OK it is really a 3 volt red LED hooked to a battery case and switch I got from a dollar store. The wiring was inspired by several LED flashlights I had see...
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Mon, 10 Nov 2008 18:32:34 PST
LED Based Artwork neltnerb This is artwork that I made with my mother as a demonstration of the versatility of LED art. I wrote a document outlining the theory underlying light-based art, how to find good pigments for use with LED lights, as well as an in depth explanation of the design considerations in making extremely high...
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Sun, 16 Mar 2008 19:10:52 PDT