Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - leds - featured http://www.instructables.com Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:30:42 PST BLOX v1.01 LED Shadow Box http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Shadow-Box/
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Sat, 24 Jan 2015 17:48:26 PST
Zentangle Chibitronics Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Zentangle-Chibitronics-Box/
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Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:52:20 PST
Holiday Cards with Chibitronics - Blinking LED Circuit Stickers http://www.instructables.com/id/Holiday-Cards-with-Chibitronics-Blinking-LED-Circu/
Holiday Cards with Chibitronics - Blinking LED Circuit Stickers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F49/5ZR0/I4MMSMFI/F495ZR0I4MMSMFI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F49/5ZR0/I4MMSMFI/F495ZR0I4MMSMFI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F49/5ZR0/I4MMSMFI/F495ZR0I4MMSMFI.SMALL.jpg cathychen Light up your holidays with custom-made Chibitronics holiday cards. This card features a hand-drawn Christmas tree and Chibitronics LED stickers and blinking LED control panel sticker. List of materials1. Chibitronics Kit (White LED, blinking LED control sticker, copper tape, battery)2. Colored Mark...
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Thu, 8 Jan 2015 13:27:23 PST
Charliecube -- Charlieplexed 4x4x4 RGB LED cube http://www.instructables.com/id/Charliecube-Charlieplexed-4x4x4-RGB-LED-cube/
Charliecube -- Charlieplexed 4x4x4 RGB LED cube - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2J/2UW0/I4MMUEOJ/F2J2UW0I4MMUEOJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2J/2UW0/I4MMUEOJ/F2J2UW0I4MMUEOJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2J/2UW0/I4MMUEOJ/F2J2UW0I4MMUEOJ.SMALL.jpg HippyNerd This is a Charlieplexed 64 RGB LED 3D Cube. The CharlieCube has a total of 192 LEDs and is controlled by 16 arduino pins wired through 16 spires of 4 LEDs and 4 connections. The 64 connections that 16 spires of 4 leads are wired in such a way that they only need 16 micro-controller (arduio) con...
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Thu, 8 Jan 2015 16:58:19 PST
Make an interactive iPad controlled LED Wall http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-an-interactive-iPad-controlled-LED-Wall/
Make an interactive iPad controlled LED Wall - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZL/WN4U/I3KCDVX3/FZLWN4UI3KCDVX3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZL/WN4U/I3KCDVX3/FZLWN4UI3KCDVX3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZL/WN4U/I3KCDVX3/FZLWN4UI3KCDVX3.SMALL.jpg sheetmetalalchemist Show me the youtube video of the wall in action!Everyone wants to make giant LED displays to show their cool, geometric LED waves, or fuzzy pink Elvis art. However, in order to address a massive wall of LEDs, you have to figure out how to turn your fuzzy pink Elvis art into a string of zeros and one...
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Sat, 13 Dec 2014 18:49:46 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
Foldable Electronic Bookmark / Booklight http://www.instructables.com/id/Foldable-Electronic-Bookmark-Booklight/
Foldable Electronic Bookmark / Booklight - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEM/M0C7/I48CRNPR/FEMM0C7I48CRNPR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEM/M0C7/I48CRNPR/FEMM0C7I48CRNPR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEM/M0C7/I48CRNPR/FEMM0C7I48CRNPR.SMALL.jpg MaeBerry This project is not only really, really fun to build, but also fun to use. If you love books or know someone who does, this is an awesome project to make. It is extremely light and literally paper-thin. It is also really easy to personalize and the battery pack design can be used for any small proje...
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Wed, 31 Dec 2014 19:17:51 PST
1W LED Lantern Using 2 AA Batteries http://www.instructables.com/id/1W-LED-Lantern-Using-2-AA-Batteries/
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Wed, 31 Dec 2014 15:50:26 PST
Infinity Mirror Table - the easy version http://www.instructables.com/id/Infinity-Mirror-Table-the-easy-version/
Infinity Mirror Table - the easy version - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDI/7RT4/I4C2RYTW/FDI7RT4I4C2RYTW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDI/7RT4/I4C2RYTW/FDI7RT4I4C2RYTW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDI/7RT4/I4C2RYTW/FDI7RT4I4C2RYTW.SMALL.jpg dushu I've been fascinated by infinity mirrors ever since I built my infinity mirror clock. But this time I wanted to make something simpler - so I decided to convert my center table into an infinity mirror table. You can use this instructable to convert nearly any surface into an infinity mirror. The ...
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Wed, 31 Dec 2014 15:03:57 PST
Build The Ultimate LED Lamp (Li-ion) http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-The-Ultimate-LED-Lamp-Li-ion/
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Wed, 31 Dec 2014 12:08:59 PST
LED Running safety belt http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Running-safety-belt/
LED Running safety belt - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMD/4TRF/I4C2NG32/FMD4TRFI4C2NG32.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMD/4TRF/I4C2NG32/FMD4TRFI4C2NG32.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMD/4TRF/I4C2NG32/FMD4TRFI4C2NG32.SMALL.jpg MoTinkerGNome I would like to apologize in advance for the quality of the pictures and video. My point and shoot camera could not compensate for the light and dark differential and the cellphone blew everything out with the flash off the reflectors. to get the whole idea of how this works please view the inline ...
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Wed, 31 Dec 2014 09:25:19 PST
Light Box Photo Studio http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Light-Box/
Light Box Photo Studio - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7D/4WOA/I49RVSM7/F7D4WOAI49RVSM7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7D/4WOA/I49RVSM7/F7D4WOAI49RVSM7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7D/4WOA/I49RVSM7/F7D4WOAI49RVSM7.SMALL.jpg Spaceman Spiff Someone told me 1/3 of success is based solely on how something looks. I don't know how accurate that is, or even how one would even measure that, but it's true that good image accounts at least partially to effective marketing. Many things go into making that perfect image. Quality photography e...
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Tue, 30 Dec 2014 13:48:11 PST
Laser Pointer Fun http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Pointer-Fun/
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Tue, 30 Dec 2014 08:56:40 PST
DIY Glowing Bracelet http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Glowing-Bracelet/
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Sat, 27 Dec 2014 16:29:23 PST
How to turn your oil lantern in to an led lantern http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-turn-your-oil-lantern-in-to-an-led-lantern/
How to turn your oil lantern in to an led lantern - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX9/AI3U/I3VI57SN/FX9AI3UI3VI57SN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX9/AI3U/I3VI57SN/FX9AI3UI3VI57SN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX9/AI3U/I3VI57SN/FX9AI3UI3VI57SN.SMALL.jpg Sleutel13 So here is my first instructable. So be soft on me. Here is me showing you how to transform your oil lantern in to a led lantern the easy way. And you are still able to change it back just by removing the non original parts. Tools needed:wire cuttersWire12v power supply 3 5mm leds (any color you wan...
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Thu, 25 Dec 2014 16:14:25 PST
Romantic Glow of the Electron Valve http://www.instructables.com/id/Romantic-Glow-of-the-Electron-Valve/
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Sun, 21 Dec 2014 12:29:33 PST
Iron Man Arc Reactor Bang Bang Tag http://www.instructables.com/id/Iron-Man-Arc-Reactor-Bang-Bang-Tag/
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Sat, 20 Dec 2014 01:46:04 PST
Hidden Wire Art Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Hidden-Wire-Art-Light/
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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 13:20:38 PST
LED-coaster/LED-onderzetter http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-coasterLED-onderzetter/
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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 06:30:12 PST
Wonderlamp - Cheshire Cat Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Wonderlamp-Cheshire-Cat-Light/
Wonderlamp - Cheshire Cat Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F57/KPEI/I3KBU34U/F57KPEII3KBU34U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F57/KPEI/I3KBU34U/F57KPEII3KBU34U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F57/KPEI/I3KBU34U/F57KPEII3KBU34U.SMALL.jpg santiagoleila Wonderlamp ...most everyone is mad here, and I'm not all there myself...______This is a project developed for my MFA in Products of Design at the School of Visual Arts. I used a lot of the school facilities to build this that are not available to everyone, but I tried to add some ideas about alterna...
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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 01:35:13 PST
Proxxon MICROMOT drill stand MB 140/S Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Proxxon-MICROMOT-drill-stand-MB-140S-Light/
Proxxon MICROMOT drill stand MB 140/S Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSU/H8AP/I3H4QRNC/FSUH8API3H4QRNC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSU/H8AP/I3H4QRNC/FSUH8API3H4QRNC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSU/H8AP/I3H4QRNC/FSUH8API3H4QRNC.SMALL.jpg tdarlic Some time ago I purchased the MICROMOT drill stand MB 140/S and I noticed that when I use the drill on my desk with the overhead lights I cannot drill precise holes because the drill bit is in the shades of the stand. I decided to make a LED ring light to fit to the drill stand and put some light on...
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Wed, 10 Dec 2014 09:23:51 PST
Classic LED Cube (sort of :-) http://www.instructables.com/id/Classic-LED-Cube-sort-of-/
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Mon, 8 Dec 2014 11:37:19 PST
Bird House With Night Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Bird-House-With-Night-Lights/
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Sun, 7 Dec 2014 15:32:46 PST
LED Zen Board http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Zen-Board/
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Sat, 6 Dec 2014 22:46:07 PST
LED lit crystal decorations http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-lit-crystal-decorations/
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Sat, 6 Dec 2014 23:42:28 PST
Fabulous LED Tree http://www.instructables.com/id/Fabulous-LED-Tree/
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Mon, 1 Dec 2014 19:04:13 PST
Quick and Easy Altoids LED Flashlight http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-and-Easy-Altoids-LED-Flashlight/
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Fri, 28 Nov 2014 18:06:33 PST
Ultimate Night Bike http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultimate-Night-Bike/
Ultimate Night Bike - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZJ/KHI7/I2XTQ194/FZJKHI7I2XTQ194.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZJ/KHI7/I2XTQ194/FZJKHI7I2XTQ194.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZJ/KHI7/I2XTQ194/FZJKHI7I2XTQ194.SMALL.jpg audreyobscura I am so grateful to live in the Bay Area where there are so many cool civic events focused around bicycles. Critical Mass, East Bay Bike Party, and I'm sure dozens of others I don't know about yet. Every time I had participated in one of these events, I was in total awe of some of the great night ...
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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:42:41 PST
Making of the L3D Cube: Idea to Product in 4 Months http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-of-the-L3D-Cube-Idea-to-Product-in-Four-Mon/
Making of the L3D Cube: Idea to Product in 4 Months - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4X/1VDN/I2VLEEU7/F4X1VDNI2VLEEU7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4X/1VDN/I2VLEEU7/F4X1VDNI2VLEEU7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4X/1VDN/I2VLEEU7/F4X1VDNI2VLEEU7.SMALL.gif sfrayne Four months ago we were screwed.But that's putting the cart before the horse - which as we all know is a no no. First, a brief background: I'm part of a volumetric imaging company, Looking Glass. We invented volumetric printing the previous year as a way to seed the ground for our big dream of dyn...
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 02:23:41 PST
Musical Neopixels (WS2812B) http://www.instructables.com/id/Musical-Neopixels-WS2812B/
Musical Neopixels (WS2812B) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA1/RS0X/I2VRBBJ3/FA1RS0XI2VRBBJ3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA1/RS0X/I2VRBBJ3/FA1RS0XI2VRBBJ3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA1/RS0X/I2VRBBJ3/FA1RS0XI2VRBBJ3.SMALL.jpg anouskadg I've recently discovered Neopixels. I soldered a couple, connected them to my Arduino and made them do various light patterns. This was already pretty enjoyable to make and watch, but Neopixels have so much more potential!First of all, they are very small, so you can embed them in a lot of things. T...
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:21:54 PST
LED Strobe Lights for Towing Plowing Etc http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Strobe-Lights-for-Towing-Plowing-Etc/
LED Strobe Lights for Towing Plowing Etc - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSF/NUJC/I1ETWJHS/FSFNUJCI1ETWJHS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSF/NUJC/I1ETWJHS/FSFNUJCI1ETWJHS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSF/NUJC/I1ETWJHS/FSFNUJCI1ETWJHS.SMALL.jpg rjkorn I recently traded in my big pickup for a blazer. the big truck had a full size light bar on the roof but the blazer has a sunroof so I cant go that way again. I looked at different hideaway strobes and I even have an old twin tube strobe dashboard plow light but where's the fun in using something ...
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Sat, 18 Oct 2014 18:22:47 PDT
Solar Polymorph Mushrooms http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Polymorph-Mushrooms/
Solar Polymorph Mushrooms - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9F/0TQF/I2KS94IQ/F9F0TQFI2KS94IQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9F/0TQF/I2KS94IQ/F9F0TQFI2KS94IQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9F/0TQF/I2KS94IQ/F9F0TQFI2KS94IQ.SMALL.jpg Slime Eel My brother has always had a strange obsession with mushrooms (not eating them just looking at them) so I made this mushroom lamp thing. It is solar powered and made with polymorph plastic so you can always change the poses of the mushrooms later. It will charge during the day and turn on at night. ...
By: Slime Eel

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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 16:23:55 PST
Small color change Christmas tree http://www.instructables.com/id/Small-color-changing-Christmas-tree/
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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 08:29:08 PST
DIY LED Stick Figure Costume http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-LED-Stick-Figure-Costume/
DIY LED Stick Figure Costume - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG0/IJV2/I2BRF7O5/FG0IJV2I2BRF7O5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG0/IJV2/I2BRF7O5/FG0IJV2I2BRF7O5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG0/IJV2/I2BRF7O5/FG0IJV2I2BRF7O5.SMALL.jpg siliconghost I'm going to show you how to build a simple LED stick figure costume. This project is super easy providing you have basic soldering skills. It was a huge hit in our neighborhood. I lost count of how many people said this was the best costume they had seen that night and how cool they thought it wa...
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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 21:04:24 PST
Toilet Paper Tube Torch http://www.instructables.com/id/Toilet-Paper-Tube-Torch/
Toilet Paper Tube Torch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F43/0IJR/I12KFFUH/F430IJRI12KFFUH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F43/0IJR/I12KFFUH/F430IJRI12KFFUH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F43/0IJR/I12KFFUH/F430IJRI12KFFUH.SMALL.jpg daryllukas A cheap DIY flashlight using LEDs (and other stuff I found lying around in my room)It's a very simple project and very easy to do.Duration: Took me 2 hoursWhat You Will Need: LEDsResistorsA Breadboard (for prototyping) and a PerfBoardToilet Paper TubeConnecting wireSoldering Wire & Gun3x 3v Button B...
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Tue, 7 Oct 2014 15:01:15 PDT
Matchbox Monsters http://www.instructables.com/id/Matchbox-Monsters/
Matchbox Monsters - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKI/QWJJ/I28OI5IN/FKIQWJJI28OI5IN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKI/QWJJ/I28OI5IN/FKIQWJJI28OI5IN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKI/QWJJ/I28OI5IN/FKIQWJJI28OI5IN.SMALL.jpg xGrape Imagine that inside every matchbox lives a tiny monster, each with its own distinct personality. Imagine an entire world built around these tiny monsters. That was the original premise of Matchbox Monsters, an instructible over 2 months in the making, making it the longest project of mine so far. Mo...
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Sat, 8 Nov 2014 13:41:36 PST
USB Chameleon Lamp ( Color replicating ) http://www.instructables.com/id/Color-Sensing-USB-Lamp/
USB Chameleon Lamp ( Color replicating ) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCS/GPIK/I1VZ738O/FCSGPIKI1VZ738O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCS/GPIK/I1VZ738O/FCSGPIKI1VZ738O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCS/GPIK/I1VZ738O/FCSGPIKI1VZ738O.SMALL.jpg electro18 Another awesome way to use Your Own Color Sensor is a "Color Sensing and Replicating Lamp" or simply a Chameleon lamp. The chameleon lamp is a super-easy-to-build project which can be used as a night light or just as a decorative piece. This lamp features :1. A Custom Color Sensor 2. Personaliz...
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Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:05:21 PDT
LED WALL http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-WALL/
LED WALL - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKD/F1BQ/I21R01U4/FKDF1BQI21R01U4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKD/F1BQ/I21R01U4/FKDF1BQI21R01U4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKD/F1BQ/I21R01U4/FKDF1BQI21R01U4.SMALL.jpg TECHNITES Music! The rhythm of life, the sound of hundreds of discrete frequencies coming together in synchronous harmony to create beautiful sound that puts us in a trance. But that is just feast for our ears. LED Wall adds a whole new dimension, a visual dimension to your musical experience.LED wall consist...
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Mon, 3 Nov 2014 06:41:11 PST
Turn an old mouse into a USB-powered LED desk light http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-an-old-mouse-into-a-USB-powered-LED-desk-ligh/
Turn an old mouse into a USB-powered LED desk light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEM/24N6/I1TQM3BA/FEM24N6I1TQM3BA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEM/24N6/I1TQM3BA/FEM24N6I1TQM3BA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEM/24N6/I1TQM3BA/FEM24N6I1TQM3BA.SMALL.jpg idealab Have an old mouse laying around? Of course you do. Need more LEDs in your life? OF COURSE YOU DO. Let's turn that old mouse into a USB power source for some LED lights. We'll use some Sugru and magnets to make the LEDs capable of sticking to your tower or anything else metal - if you have a keyboard...
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Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:34:07 PDT
A Multicolor LED Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Multicolor-LED-Lamp/
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Sat, 25 Oct 2014 07:53:28 PDT
Light Up LED Card http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Up-LED-Card/
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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:01:26 PDT
The Healing Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Healing-Lamp/
The Healing Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Q/ZBOU/I1IQA34Q/F6QZBOUI1IQA34Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Q/ZBOU/I1IQA34Q/F6QZBOUI1IQA34Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Q/ZBOU/I1IQA34Q/F6QZBOUI1IQA34Q.SMALL.jpg dt4art The lamp is designed to be environmentally friendly with visible and touchable functions. The branch is the symbol of nature. The natural shapes give us comfortable feelings and emotions.It is an aesthetically artistic item even the branch lights off. I design for a person who needs to decorate easi...
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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:02:51 PDT
RGB Ghost http://www.instructables.com/id/RGB-Ghost/
RGB Ghost - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZP/MFO6/I1KJK1LV/FZPMFO6I1KJK1LV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZP/MFO6/I1KJK1LV/FZPMFO6I1KJK1LV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZP/MFO6/I1KJK1LV/FZPMFO6I1KJK1LV.SMALL.jpg lmowry UPDATE: video example was uploaded:)http://youtu.be/xOAMFGLDaVkThis is a simple tutorial on my findings on making a foam ghost and a free issues I ran into... I made four of these and am using them outside for some shows. But due to it being made of styrofoam the wind rubbing it up against the trees...
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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:21:18 PDT
Glass Tile Night Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Glass-Tile-Night-Light/
Glass Tile Night Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F22/PAD3/I1IQAUV4/F22PAD3I1IQAUV4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F22/PAD3/I1IQAUV4/F22PAD3I1IQAUV4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F22/PAD3/I1IQAUV4/F22PAD3I1IQAUV4.SMALL.jpg jason.burr.946 This is a very inexpensive (less than $3.00) , nice looking, and fairly easy to make night light. I have been working on another project for my four year old daughter. That instructable will eventually..... be out as it is over 100 man hours already and not even close to done. Anyway a couple things...
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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:18:36 PDT
Interactive LED Puzzle Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Interactive-LED-Puzzle-Lamp/
Interactive LED Puzzle Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ7/ZGLS/I1FQ6C1M/FZ7ZGLSI1FQ6C1M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ7/ZGLS/I1FQ6C1M/FZ7ZGLSI1FQ6C1M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ7/ZGLS/I1FQ6C1M/FZ7ZGLSI1FQ6C1M.SMALL.jpg LMS23 OverviewThis LED lamp is an interactive design product. It is a rectangular prism base that can hold in multiple light slots that complete the circuit and light up. It gives users the power to manipulate the design and change the lights based on several situations and as they see fit.Material Whil...
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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:27:03 PDT
Touch Controlled LED Canvas http://www.instructables.com/id/Touch-Controlled-LED-Canvas/
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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 08:18:34 PDT
Newton Cradle Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Newton-Cradle-Lamp/
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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 00:15:37 PDT
Regular Staff/ Magic staff http://www.instructables.com/id/Regular-Staff-Magic-staff/
Regular Staff/ Magic staff - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYN/1NYP/I1C43V4J/FYN1NYPI1C43V4J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYN/1NYP/I1C43V4J/FYN1NYPI1C43V4J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYN/1NYP/I1C43V4J/FYN1NYPI1C43V4J.SMALL.jpg ezgi1990 This is a fun project to create your own magic staff. I used a found tree branch and a simple soft circuit to create my staff. I made a pressure sensor as a switch.Materials:Found branch or any long stick you want to useCopper tapeSuper bright LEDs (I used 7 of the blue ones) 3V batteryBattery holde...
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Sat, 18 Oct 2014 17:44:11 PDT
Innovative Led Truck Bed Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Innovative-Led-Truck-Bed-Lights/
Innovative Led Truck Bed Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB9/7UBX/I1C3XMQH/FB97UBXI1C3XMQH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB9/7UBX/I1C3XMQH/FB97UBXI1C3XMQH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB9/7UBX/I1C3XMQH/FB97UBXI1C3XMQH.SMALL.jpg D-Cantrell Intro: Anyonewho has ever had a pickup truck with a toolbox, camper-top, or a bed cover hasexperience the pain staking task of trying to retrieve something out of theback after dark. While most trucks now a day have a “Cargo Light” to light upthe bed many toolboxes, camper tops, and b...
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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 11:28:27 PDT
littleBits Projects: Halloween Stick Figure Costume http://www.instructables.com/id/littleBits-Halloween-Stick-Figure-Costume/
littleBits Projects: Halloween Stick Figure Costume - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1P/JD51/I15L30Z4/F1PJD51I15L30Z4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1P/JD51/I15L30Z4/F1PJD51I15L30Z4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1P/JD51/I15L30Z4/F1PJD51I15L30Z4.SMALL.gif littleBits Visit the littleBits project page for more DIY project ideas.With just a few snaps you can use littleBits to make instant interactive wearables: make your own light-up stick figure costume, glowing dinosaur hoodie, and more! This project uses the Limited Edition Stick Figure Costume Pack we introdu...
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Mon, 13 Oct 2014 10:06:53 PDT