Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - leds - featured http://www.instructables.com Wed, 1 Oct 2014 02:14:31 PDT BLOX v1.01 REMIX - Single-Sided Joule-Thief http://www.instructables.com/id/REMIX-Single-Sided-Joule-Thief/
REMIX - Single-Sided Joule-Thief - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEX/UO4G/I0HYSLFO/FEXUO4GI0HYSLFO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEX/UO4G/I0HYSLFO/FEXUO4GI0HYSLFO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEX/UO4G/I0HYSLFO/FEXUO4GI0HYSLFO.SMALL.jpg krummrey This isn't the first Joule-Thief here on instructables. But this one has one big advantage, it has a one-sided board. It is very hard to align two layers when you make a board yourself. So if you have access to a CNC-Milling-Machine, or have everything set up to etch one yourself, this one is for yo...
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Sat, 27 Sep 2014 12:14:26 PDT
Animated Paper Circuits http://www.instructables.com/id/Animated-Paper-Circuits/
Animated Paper Circuits - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXE/XG06/I0LDX7L5/FXEXG06I0LDX7L5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXE/XG06/I0LDX7L5/FXEXG06I0LDX7L5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXE/XG06/I0LDX7L5/FXEXG06I0LDX7L5.SMALL.jpg Becca Rose An interactive "live" animation that responds to touch without any programming! This is a really fun project and could be incorporated into a book or a greetings card, and also e-textiles, or many more surfaces. There are more examples of pieces I have made on my blog: http://blog.beccarose....
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Sun, 28 Sep 2014 16:07:42 PDT
Permanent Digital LED House Holiday Lighting http://www.instructables.com/id/Permanent-Digital-LED-House-Holiday-Lighting/
Permanent Digital LED House Holiday Lighting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWV/1WUO/I0FFELEU/FWV1WUOI0FFELEU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWV/1WUO/I0FFELEU/FWV1WUOI0FFELEU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWV/1WUO/I0FFELEU/FWV1WUOI0FFELEU.SMALL.jpg CarlS Digitally addressable RGB LED strips are becoming more available and less expensive through hobbyist electronics stores and direct from factories in China, so it's time to update your holiday house lighting!This project uses an Arduino to control strips of digitally addressable LEDs, and the idea is...
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Wed, 24 Sep 2014 06:49:55 PDT
Full Spectrum 40 Breeder LED fixture http://www.instructables.com/id/Full-Spectrum-40-Breeder-LED-fixture/
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Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:30:53 PDT
LED Critter http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Critter/
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Sun, 27 Jul 2014 18:29:11 PDT
LED Popsicle Flashlight http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Popsicle-Flashlight/
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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:35:26 PDT
Ironman's Mark 3 Arc Reactor cheap and Easy http://www.instructables.com/id/Ironmans-Mark-3-Arc-Reactor-cheap-and-Easy/
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Sun, 14 Sep 2014 06:04:14 PDT
How to skate at night - The Beamboarder http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Beamboarder-Lets-You-Skate-at-Night/
How to skate at night - The Beamboarder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F98/C8J5/I0A55LG7/F98C8J5I0A55LG7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F98/C8J5/I0A55LG7/F98C8J5I0A55LG7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F98/C8J5/I0A55LG7/F98C8J5I0A55LG7.SMALL.jpg LyonCy Runtime:Up to two hours Power:~4W @ 600 LumenPrice:25€ with chargerCreate a magnetic 4 watt high power LED head lamp for applications like longboards out of an old hard disk drive for less than 25 $. The case of the HDD can be recycled to a nice room light.Skating at night can be really dangerous. O...
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Wed, 13 Aug 2014 07:49:23 PDT
Web Controlled Wifi LED Tower http://www.instructables.com/id/Web-Controlled-Wifi-LED-Tower/
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Tue, 9 Sep 2014 09:48:51 PDT
LED Light Cube http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Light-Cube/
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Mon, 8 Sep 2014 13:20:21 PDT
LED Pipe Cleaner Bracelet http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Pipe-Cleaner-Bracelet/
LED Pipe Cleaner Bracelet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOJ/2W27/HZU0ILAF/FOJ2W27HZU0ILAF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOJ/2W27/HZU0ILAF/FOJ2W27HZU0ILAF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOJ/2W27/HZU0ILAF/FOJ2W27HZU0ILAF.SMALL.jpg gitterbug23 Create fun LED jewelry from everyday materials! This LED bracelet was just one of the many creations to emerge from our LED Build Night.This project was inspired by Make Magazine's LED Binder Clip Bling. Materials pipe cleanermedium binder clipfoam or feltLED3V coin cell battery (CR 2032)scissor...
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Mon, 8 Sep 2014 10:54:56 PDT
Illuminated Lilys Flowers ! http://www.instructables.com/id/Illuminated-Lilys-Flowers-/
Illuminated Lilys Flowers ! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F13/WCYG/HZPDZPRW/F13WCYGHZPDZPRW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F13/WCYG/HZPDZPRW/F13WCYGHZPDZPRW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F13/WCYG/HZPDZPRW/F13WCYGHZPDZPRW.SMALL.jpg Shoyun I wanted to offer a cute and modest diy present to my girl. I remembered about a nice website where you learn how to make cool Origami. I choose the "Lily" model, beautiful and perfect form for this project !What you need:- 3 leds (i used some fast rgb rainbow leds)- 3 straw- 3 "Lily" :)- Some wire...
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Sat, 6 Sep 2014 01:11:13 PDT
RGB 8x8x8 LED Cube http://www.instructables.com/id/RGB-8x8x8-LED-Cube-1/
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Sat, 6 Sep 2014 03:28:45 PDT
LED Lego Light Saber http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Lego-Light-Saber/
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Tue, 2 Sep 2014 13:26:39 PDT
Yet Another Edge-Lit LED Sign http://www.instructables.com/id/Yet-Another-Edge-Lit-LED-Sign/
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Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:42:19 PDT
Revolution (LED Chandelier) http://www.instructables.com/id/Revolution-LED-Chandelier/
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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:48:45 PDT
Easy LED Clip-on (LED Clippie) http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-LED-Clip-on/
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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:38:37 PDT
Turn a Flashlight Beam into a Far Reaching Spotlight http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-a-Flashlight-into-a-Far-Reaching-Spotlight/
Turn a Flashlight Beam into a Far Reaching Spotlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSY/1T8X/HZCJ02W6/FSY1T8XHZCJ02W6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSY/1T8X/HZCJ02W6/FSY1T8XHZCJ02W6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSY/1T8X/HZCJ02W6/FSY1T8XHZCJ02W6.SMALL.jpg NightHawkInLight This project is quick and easy to put together, yet really impressive. Even more so in person than in the video. With this flashlight conversion I was lighting up trees as bright as day at 300 yards and further. By adjusting the flashlight's position on the block the light can be made to focus to ei...
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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:03:58 PDT
How to make a super-bright LED light panel (for video work etc) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-super-bright-LED-light-panel-for-vid/
How to make a super-bright LED light panel (for video work etc) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFP/0L3N/HZCJ10IE/FFP0L3NHZCJ10IE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFP/0L3N/HZCJ10IE/FFP0L3NHZCJ10IE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFP/0L3N/HZCJ10IE/FFP0L3NHZCJ10IE.SMALL.jpg DIYPerks Here's how to make a super-bright LED light panel. It's equivalent to a 1000w incandescent light bulb, and it's super useful for video work as it has a daylight colour temperature and doesn't use PWM for dimming. There are 900 individual LEDs in this panel, which is why it's so bright.Here's a li...
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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 01:24:30 PDT
Bullet Torch http://www.instructables.com/id/Bullet-Torch/
Bullet Torch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F79/PUTJ/HZCIWQHM/F79PUTJHZCIWQHM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F79/PUTJ/HZCIWQHM/F79PUTJHZCIWQHM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F79/PUTJ/HZCIWQHM/F79PUTJHZCIWQHM.SMALL.jpg lonesoulsurfer Turn a magnum 44 bullet into a mini torchI brought a bunch of used bullets from Etsy for a project that’s currently a work in progress. I had a heap left over and have been dreaming-up all types of projects to create.Turning a 44 magnum bullet into a torch was no easy feat. There isn’t much room in...
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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 04:11:07 PDT
LED Pacman Ghosts http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Pacman-Ghosts/
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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:25:05 PDT
Demystifying 4 pin addressable RGB LEDS http://www.instructables.com/id/Demystifying-4-pin-addressable-RGB-LEDS/
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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:44:25 PDT
Shotgun Shell Torch http://www.instructables.com/id/Shotgun-Shell-Torch/
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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 06:19:02 PDT
Proximity-Sensing LEDs (Part 1: On a Breadboard) http://www.instructables.com/id/Motion-Sensing-LEDs/
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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:39:52 PDT
It's more than just a hat http://www.instructables.com/id/Its-more-than-just-a-hat/
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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:00:31 PDT
555 RGB Rainbow LED Driver (NOT using a 4029) http://www.instructables.com/id/RGB-Rainbow-LED-Driver-An-Alternative-NOT-done-wit/
555 RGB Rainbow LED Driver (NOT using a 4029) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCD/RYOQ/HYZX8683/FCDRYOQHYZX8683.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCD/RYOQ/HYZX8683/FCDRYOQHYZX8683.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCD/RYOQ/HYZX8683/FCDRYOQHYZX8683.SMALL.gif A_Teacher | A_Teacher |Ok, so as far as I can tell, this is a unique brand NEW design. The project is in a few contests on instructables at the moment, if you like what I have made, please Vote for it.Calling all Space Cadets: As a way of motivating folks to make the project, I am currently giving away a ...
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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 04:48:27 PDT
LED Clothes Peg Tampering Detector http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Clothes-Peg-Tampering-Detector/
LED Clothes Peg Tampering Detector - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI6/U6MY/HZ13FPD6/FI6U6MYHZ13FPD6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI6/U6MY/HZ13FPD6/FI6U6MYHZ13FPD6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI6/U6MY/HZ13FPD6/FI6U6MYHZ13FPD6.SMALL.jpg YuKonstruct Is your little sister sneaking into your room when you're not there? Set this little trap to tell if anyone has been through your door.This project was created for YuKonstruct's first Build Night in collaboration with hacker-cycle and licheness.YuKonstruct is the first makerspace in Canada's north. ...
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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:31:50 PDT
Rocket Kit - Beginner Solar Powered + LED http://www.instructables.com/id/Rocket-Kit-Beginner-Solar-Powered-LED/
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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:20:13 PDT
Mini LED flashlight http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-LED-flashlight/
Mini LED flashlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI3/I340/HYZX9B8J/FI3I340HYZX9B8J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI3/I340/HYZX9B8J/FI3I340HYZX9B8J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI3/I340/HYZX9B8J/FI3I340HYZX9B8J.SMALL.jpg YuKonstruct This project was created for YuKonstruct's first Build Night.YuKonstruct is the first makerspace in Canada's north. Our mission is to provide access to shared space, quality tools, available expertise, and a collaborative environment to help makers build anything!This little flashlight that you can ...
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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 22:34:49 PDT
8X8X8 3D RGB LED Cube http://www.instructables.com/id/8X8X8-RGB-LED-Cube/
8X8X8 3D RGB LED Cube - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F87/1486/HYZX3MI5/F871486HYZX3MI5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F87/1486/HYZX3MI5/F871486HYZX3MI5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F87/1486/HYZX3MI5/F871486HYZX3MI5.SMALL.jpg SuperTech-IT It's been a long time coming, but my Universal RGB cube is finally ready!If when you are done, you love this project as much as I do, please vote for any contests I might be in.Trust me, I have some cool ideas in mind for all the prizes being offered !!!TO THOSE THAT CAME HERE BECAUSE YOU FOUND THE ...
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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 08:38:19 PDT
Lego Octopus LED Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Lego-Octopus-LED-Light/
Lego Octopus LED Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF2/T8UR/HYTNWV7X/FF2T8URHYTNWV7X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF2/T8UR/HYTNWV7X/FF2T8URHYTNWV7X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF2/T8UR/HYTNWV7X/FF2T8URHYTNWV7X.SMALL.gif Tater Zoid In this Instructable we will learn how to take an ordinary Lego octopus and make it awesome with glowing LED lights. This is a relatively easy project but a few tools are involved. We will be soldering and using a Dremel to carve the piece out and to create eye holes. I estimate that this project co...
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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:40:10 PDT
Tiny Color Mixer - a constant-current, 3W RGB LED with low-battery indicator and polymorph diffuser http://www.instructables.com/id/Tiny-Color-Mixer-a-constant-current-3W-RGB-LED-wit/
Tiny Color Mixer - a constant-current, 3W RGB LED with low-battery indicator and polymorph diffuser - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBD/P3KE/HY4L4U82/FBDP3KEHY4L4U82.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBD/P3KE/HY4L4U82/FBDP3KEHY4L4U82.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBD/P3KE/HY4L4U82/FBDP3KEHY4L4U82.SMALL.jpg markmoran Controlling an RGB LED is a simple and common microcontroller project, often the next project done after blinking and fading an LED.To make this more interesting, I built it using an ATtiny13, one of the smallest and simplest AVRs, which required "high-voltage programming." I also used a 3W LED beca...
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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:52:49 PDT
Bike wheel WS2811 LED effects with Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Bike-wheel-WS2811-LED-effects-with-Arduino/
Bike wheel WS2811 LED effects with Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXI/E866/HY12O5U9/FXIE866HY12O5U9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXI/E866/HY12O5U9/FXIE866HY12O5U9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXI/E866/HY12O5U9/FXIE866HY12O5U9.SMALL.jpg balrog-k1n [TODO: insert a neat video or pictures from actual riding][Note the Arduino sketch works but is work in progress, see last step for link]Persistence of Vision (POV) effects let you display arbitrary images with just a few controllable pixels on a fast moving object by changing the pixels' colours fa...
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Sat, 26 Jul 2014 10:56:11 PDT
LED Nametag http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Nametag/
LED Nametag - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4G/HJ3K/HY5Y2X5N/F4GHJ3KHY5Y2X5N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4G/HJ3K/HY5Y2X5N/F4GHJ3KHY5Y2X5N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4G/HJ3K/HY5Y2X5N/F4GHJ3KHY5Y2X5N.SMALL.jpg janth As a part of the Helle Koepfe-workshop for kids we designed some nametags, such that each kid could make their own led nametag at their short visit of the FabLab Aachen. Therefore ist shouldn't be too complicated, fast to build, not too expensive, and has to be awesome... at least that were the requ...
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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:53:06 PDT
LED Earrings http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Earrings/
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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:01:25 PDT
Shake-A-Can Generator http://www.instructables.com/id/Shake-A-Can-Generator/
Shake-A-Can Generator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKV/ZCB0/HITAAXLO/FKVZCB0HITAAXLO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKV/ZCB0/HITAAXLO/FKVZCB0HITAAXLO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKV/ZCB0/HITAAXLO/FKVZCB0HITAAXLO.SMALL.jpg Cats Science Club Shake-A-Can Generator. Make a simple generator that will help show how electricity is produced. A generator works because the magnets are exciting the electrons in the coil. The magnet moving back and forth creates alternating current (AC).  That is the electrons are moving back and forth through ...
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Sat, 6 Jul 2013 20:26:34 PDT
Light of the Lost Triangles http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-of-the-Lost-Triangles/
Light of the Lost Triangles - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1M/T2YX/HXMUZ7VO/F1MT2YXHXMUZ7VO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1M/T2YX/HXMUZ7VO/F1MT2YXHXMUZ7VO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1M/T2YX/HXMUZ7VO/F1MT2YXHXMUZ7VO.SMALL.jpg AwabHassan Light of the Lost Triangles is a LED Wall Fixture with 4 different modes. Each successive mode features an increase in LED brightness and an increased rate of colour transition. The light looks great and is great for parties too. The cardboard concept can be modified and can be used at a large scale...
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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:13:05 PDT
Enerjar 1: green power jar http://www.instructables.com/id/Enerjar-1-green-power-jar/
Enerjar 1: green power jar - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHM/T8IS/HVNXRVLS/FHMT8ISHVNXRVLS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHM/T8IS/HVNXRVLS/FHMT8ISHVNXRVLS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHM/T8IS/HVNXRVLS/FHMT8ISHVNXRVLS.SMALL.jpg Makor The Green Electronics Challenge. A place to showcase skill and the ability to harness nature or another means of green power. When thinking of what my entry would be I thought, "Hmm, what is the best form of renewable green energy?" And it literally hit me like a hot-flash, "The Sun!" The sun is ama...
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Mon, 26 May 2014 11:14:31 PDT
Glow in the Dark LED Ping Pong Ball http://www.instructables.com/id/Glow-in-the-Dark-LED-Ping-Pong-Ball/
Glow in the Dark LED Ping Pong Ball - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4F/4K2Y/HXBG5C27/F4F4K2YHXBG5C27.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4F/4K2Y/HXBG5C27/F4F4K2YHXBG5C27.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4F/4K2Y/HXBG5C27/F4F4K2YHXBG5C27.SMALL.jpg Khuttner Create a glow in the dark LED ping pong ball with several simple steps. Materials You will need the following materials:Ping Pong BallLED (5mm or 10 mm)3V BatteryTapeLow Temp Glue GunRazor Preparing the LED LEDs have a positive and negative wire. You will need to put the battery between the w...
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Sun, 6 Jul 2014 11:13:13 PDT
LED Foam Bracelet http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Foam-Bracelet/
LED Foam Bracelet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F03/O09J/HXLMF5PN/F03O09JHXLMF5PN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F03/O09J/HXLMF5PN/F03O09JHXLMF5PN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F03/O09J/HXLMF5PN/F03O09JHXLMF5PN.SMALL.jpg Warriorlibrarian Make a fun light up bracelet with foam, an LED and a 3v coin battery. It's easy, fun and flashy! Materials Needed: Fun foam Fun foam flowers or other shapes Self-adhesive copper tape LED Lamp3v coin battery Self-adhesive velcro tabs Glue dot squares To Start Cut a foam strip to fit wrist. Th...
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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 14:51:10 PDT
Mini LED Volume Towers (VU meters) http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-LED-Volume-Towers-VU-meters/
Mini LED Volume Towers (VU meters) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV2/0G5H/HXCCLFTP/FV20G5HHXCCLFTP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV2/0G5H/HXCCLFTP/FV20G5HHXCCLFTP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV2/0G5H/HXCCLFTP/FV20G5HHXCCLFTP.SMALL.jpg Ben Finio The inspiration for this project started when I saw a variety of awesome stereo LED towers on YouTube (also referred to as VU meters). Many of the videos showed the end result, and maybe a slideshow of the assembly process, but lacked complete build details or a circuit diagram. So, I set out to fin...
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Mon, 7 Jul 2014 16:14:16 PDT
Child's Toy Light Switch Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Childs-Toy-Light-Switch-Box/
Child's Toy Light Switch Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7S/5A63/HX90TJWQ/F7S5A63HX90TJWQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7S/5A63/HX90TJWQ/F7S5A63HX90TJWQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7S/5A63/HX90TJWQ/F7S5A63HX90TJWQ.SMALL.jpg Ben Finio The inspiration for this project came from babysitting my 1-year old nephew. He will quickly lose interest in a room full of toys, but he LOVES light switches. The problem with light switches is that they are several feet off the ground. This requires an adult to stand there holding him so he can pl...
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Sat, 5 Jul 2014 12:08:37 PDT
Making a great LED triangle http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-great-LED-triangle/
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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 21:22:48 PDT
LED Robot Sign http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Robot-Sign/
LED Robot Sign - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F72/S177/HVTWHPEO/F72S177HVTWHPEO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F72/S177/HVTWHPEO/F72S177HVTWHPEO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F72/S177/HVTWHPEO/F72S177HVTWHPEO.SMALL.jpg krummrey Back in 2007 there was a bomb scare in Boston. It was the result of a viral marketing campaign. When I saw the LED signs they used I wanted to have one myself. Not to scare people, but I liked to have such a powerfull sign. So when the Evil Mad Scientists came out with their Peggyboard I just had to...
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Sat, 31 May 2014 08:44:23 PDT
IKEA Samtid reading light upgrade http://www.instructables.com/id/IKEA-Samtid-reading-light-upgrade/
IKEA Samtid reading light upgrade - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF2/L08S/HWQF1G25/FF2L08SHWQF1G25.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF2/L08S/HWQF1G25/FF2L08SHWQF1G25.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF2/L08S/HWQF1G25/FF2L08SHWQF1G25.SMALL.jpg madworm After switching all my lamps to LED light bulbs, I was annoyed by the fact that most of these bulbs predominantly emit light into the forward hemisphere. Only very little light makes it into the opposite direction. To some degree this is ameliorated by the lamp's screen acting as a diffuser, but it'...
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Sat, 21 Jun 2014 17:59:46 PDT
Diffused Glue Stick Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Diffused-Glue-Stick-Lamp/
Diffused Glue Stick Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/733T/HWNUD1P0/F82733THWNUD1P0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/733T/HWNUD1P0/F82733THWNUD1P0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/733T/HWNUD1P0/F82733THWNUD1P0.SMALL.jpg vishalapr Last week, I received the glue gun I ordered almost a month ago which I replaced with my older mini glue gun. The mini glue gun used thin glue sticks(7mm) whereas the new one I got used only normal sized glue sticks(10mm). So I had a whole bunch of these thin glue sticks left over, thought for a bit...
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Fri, 20 Jun 2014 20:51:32 PDT
Color changing box shelves with LED-strips and Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Color-changing-box-shelves-with-LED-strips-and-Ard/
Color changing box shelves with LED-strips and Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGQ/QUTC/HWJQEJUR/FGQQUTCHWJQEJUR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGQ/QUTC/HWJQEJUR/FGQQUTCHWJQEJUR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGQ/QUTC/HWJQEJUR/FGQQUTCHWJQEJUR.SMALL.jpg gaelreinaudi Note: this instructable is part of a contest until July 7th. If you really like it, you can vote on the top right corner. This started as I needed an extra storage next and above a desk, but I wanted to give it some special design. Why not use those amazing LED strips that can be individually addres...
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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 21:10:18 PDT
Troubleshooting a cheap imported LED fixture http://www.instructables.com/id/Troubleshooting-a-cheap-imported-LED-fixture/
Troubleshooting a cheap imported LED fixture - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX8/RSGZ/HW6T9IPH/FX8RSGZHW6T9IPH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX8/RSGZ/HW6T9IPH/FX8RSGZHW6T9IPH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX8/RSGZ/HW6T9IPH/FX8RSGZHW6T9IPH.SMALL.jpg joejoetheclown As an engineer that works mainly in LED lighting, I'm always getting samples of new products at a bunch of different price points and with wildly varying quality. Against my better judgement I took a chance on some sub-$40 18-watt RGB LED fixtures from Amazon a few weeks ago to try and find a low c...
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 19:10:58 PDT
Minimalistic LED wall light http://www.instructables.com/id/Minimalistic-LED-wall-light/
Minimalistic LED wall light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3T/LRFN/HW4OR8KB/F3TLRFNHW4OR8KB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3T/LRFN/HW4OR8KB/F3TLRFNHW4OR8KB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3T/LRFN/HW4OR8KB/F3TLRFNHW4OR8KB.SMALL.jpg Anybodysguess I wanted a unobtrusive light that could be run all the time to provide some illumination in my room even with the shade closed. I have been putting it off for a while but when I saw the Lamps and Lighting contest I knew I had to enter!I am also entering in the Green design contest.Every part of thi...
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 11:28:06 PDT
Cree Flashlight Color Change http://www.instructables.com/id/Cree-Flashlight-Upgrade/
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Fri, 6 Jun 2014 19:56:43 PDT