Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - leds - featured http://www.instructables.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:52:33 PDT BLOX v1.01 Bullet Torch http://www.instructables.com/id/Bullet-Torch/
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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 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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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Sat, 26 Jul 2014 10:56:11 PDT
LED Nametag http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Nametag/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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Sun, 6 Jul 2014 11:13:13 PDT
LED Foam Bracelet http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Foam-Bracelet/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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
MOTORISED LED CRYSTAL LIGHT SHOW WITH VIDEO http://www.instructables.com/id/MOTORISED-LED-CRYSTAL-LIGHT-SHOW/
MOTORISED LED CRYSTAL LIGHT SHOW WITH VIDEO - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0L/7HOA/FVS7LB5F/F0L7HOAFVS7LB5F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0L/7HOA/FVS7LB5F/F0L7HOAFVS7LB5F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0L/7HOA/FVS7LB5F/F0L7HOAFVS7LB5F.SMALL.jpg mackintoshlinessless This instructable will give you a medium understanding on how to make a motorised crystal light show. It is quite a beautiful machine and please vote for it in the GET THE LED OUT COMP. I am also not good at drawing schematics :). Also sorry for not going into too much detail and the C+ photos. Anyw...
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Sun, 14 Jun 2009 00:54:52 PDT
Invisible Signally Beacon (Infrared LED Throwie) http://www.instructables.com/id/Invisible-Signally-Beacon-Infrared-LED-Throwie/
Invisible Signally Beacon (Infrared LED Throwie) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXN/02JI/HSKV05D5/FXN02JIHSKV05D5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXN/02JI/HSKV05D5/FXN02JIHSKV05D5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXN/02JI/HSKV05D5/FXN02JIHSKV05D5.SMALL.jpg DIY Hacks and How Tos Spies need ways to secretly communicate with their partners. This can be a simple signal like a chalk mark on a wall or a newspaper left on a park bench. But the best kind of signal is completely invisible. In this project, I am going to show you how to make a simple invisible beacon that you ca...
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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 06:01:21 PDT
LightBuddy: A Superbright LED Necklace http://www.instructables.com/id/LightBuddy/
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Mon, 26 May 2014 08:55:02 PDT
Programmable LED Firefly Jar http://www.instructables.com/id/Programmable-LED-Firefly-Jar/
Programmable LED Firefly Jar - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F55/596C/HVJ3AFN6/F55596CHVJ3AFN6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F55/596C/HVJ3AFN6/F55596CHVJ3AFN6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F55/596C/HVJ3AFN6/F55596CHVJ3AFN6.SMALL.jpg danasf This is a fun, beautiful and inexpensive project that makes a great gift! I first started making these over a year ago and my original prototype (and many others) are still running strong.Building a firefly jar only requires an hour or two of your time, and ever the fan of creative re-use, many of t...
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Fri, 23 May 2014 10:54:46 PDT
StarryNight: Paper Circuits and Astronomy for Kids! http://www.instructables.com/id/StarryNight-Paper-Circuits-and-Astronomy-for-Kids/
StarryNight: Paper Circuits and Astronomy for Kids! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVR/3F3V/HV9I1ET5/FVR3F3VHV9I1ET5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVR/3F3V/HV9I1ET5/FVR3F3VHV9I1ET5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVR/3F3V/HV9I1ET5/FVR3F3VHV9I1ET5.SMALL.jpg meethumalu Ever looked in a sky full of stars and wondered what you were looking at? Where's the north star? Where's the Great Bear? Well, here's presenting - 'Starry Night' a great educational tool for Kids (and maybe adults) to learn about astronomy and electronic circuits [open and closed circuits] at the s...
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Mon, 19 May 2014 13:27:58 PDT
Interactive LED Beer Pong Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Interactive-LED-Beer-Pong-Table/
Interactive LED Beer Pong Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN7/HHEU/HTUV8LJ4/FN7HHEUHTUV8LJ4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN7/HHEU/HTUV8LJ4/FN7HHEUHTUV8LJ4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN7/HHEU/HTUV8LJ4/FN7HHEUHTUV8LJ4.SMALL.jpg Regax Create your own Interactive LED Beer Pong Table! This instructable will guide you through all of the steps to in order to create a one-of-a-kind beer pong table complete with cup detecting RGB pods, automatic ball washers, a 32x12 ping pong ball LED grid, side LED rings for spectators and an RF int...
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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:30:41 PDT
LED Aqua Bead Nightlight http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Aqua-Bead-Nightlight/
LED Aqua Bead Nightlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC5/XUDW/HUBWO7HN/FC5XUDWHUBWO7HN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC5/XUDW/HUBWO7HN/FC5XUDWHUBWO7HN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC5/XUDW/HUBWO7HN/FC5XUDWHUBWO7HN.SMALL.jpg Kamisha King This is a quick tutorial on how to make a beginner LED Nightlight.  I originally made this for my little brother to help keep the monsters at bay. Materials Large Tube Small Tube LED Lights Wire (anything conductive) Pipe Cap (fits over large tube) Lilypad Arduino Aqua Beads (glass shards, water,...
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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:13:17 PDT
Periodic Table Glowing Radioactive Eggs http://www.instructables.com/id/Periodic-Table-Glowing-Radioactive-Eggs/
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Thu, 10 Apr 2014 22:17:00 PDT
RGB LED Speaker Ring Install Wetsounds xs-65 xs-650 http://www.instructables.com/id/RGB-LED-Speaker-Ring-Install/
RGB LED Speaker Ring Install Wetsounds xs-65 xs-650 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1R/TKHR/HTC69OT8/F1RTKHRHTC69OT8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1R/TKHR/HTC69OT8/F1RTKHRHTC69OT8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1R/TKHR/HTC69OT8/F1RTKHRHTC69OT8.SMALL.jpg ns5 Thank you for purchasing SeaTough LEDs RGB LED Speaker rings with tweeter lights. Sea Tough LEDs is built on first hand experiences of boat owners who wanted a top of the line product that would offer easy installation and outstanding visual effects at a reasonable price while NOT sacrificing q...
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Sat, 29 Mar 2014 07:45:00 PDT
LED Scarf http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Scarf/
LED Scarf - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD5/BCXE/HT3DZJVD/FD5BCXEHT3DZJVD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD5/BCXE/HT3DZJVD/FD5BCXEHT3DZJVD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD5/BCXE/HT3DZJVD/FD5BCXEHT3DZJVD.SMALL.jpg Liana_B Wearable technology is an emerging fashion that takes both a mind for electronics and an eye for fashion. Luckily, it's becoming more and more maker-friendly with cheap batteries, power-efficient LEDs, and readily available embedded computers. This is an introduction on how put together these pa...
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Sat, 22 Mar 2014 16:19:17 PDT
DIY led video light http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-led-video-light/
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Tue, 11 Mar 2014 19:01:56 PDT
Making an RGB LED Colour Slider using Bare Paint http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-an-RGB-LED-Colour-Slider-using-Bare-Paint/
Making an RGB LED Colour Slider using Bare Paint - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/6GIM/H8CVL1Z7/FG96GIMH8CVL1Z7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/6GIM/H8CVL1Z7/FG96GIMH8CVL1Z7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/6GIM/H8CVL1Z7/FG96GIMH8CVL1Z7.SMALL.gif BareConductive                       In this tutorial we will build a physical RGB (red, green, blue) LED (light emitting diode) colour mixer using Bare Conductive Paint. Each RGB LED has three internal light emitting diodes (LEDs) for each of the colours - red, green and blue. Further there is a lead to ...
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Mon, 22 Oct 2012 04:41:56 PDT
Build Your Own 3120 Lumen LED Grow Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-Your-Own-3120-Lumen-LED-Grow-Light/
Build Your Own 3120 Lumen LED Grow Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT6/ZDYT/HSE93887/FT6ZDYTHSE93887.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT6/ZDYT/HSE93887/FT6ZDYTHSE93887.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT6/ZDYT/HSE93887/FT6ZDYTHSE93887.SMALL.jpg Tom Hargrave I started this journey after after testing several of the low cost grow lights being imported from China. Every one I tested was over hyped, low powered junk. By the time I got tired of fooling with the Chinese junk 3 watt LEDs had come out and I realized that with the right cooling a lot of these c...
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Wed, 5 Mar 2014 00:09:39 PST
Building the TARDIS - (Pulsating LED Circuit) http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-the-TARDIS-Pulsating-LED-Circuit/
Building the TARDIS - (Pulsating LED Circuit) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLL/IVFE/HS5Q9GCS/FLLIVFEHS5Q9GCS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLL/IVFE/HS5Q9GCS/FLLIVFEHS5Q9GCS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLL/IVFE/HS5Q9GCS/FLLIVFEHS5Q9GCS.SMALL.jpg Sam Naughton B Hello readers! In this Instructable, I am going to be detailing how to make your very own pulsating LED, just like the light on the top of the TARDIS! I am going to do my very best to explain this process, and why certain aspects of this circuit are designed in that particular way, as well as hope...
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Thu, 27 Feb 2014 12:45:56 PST
Vase of ice and fire http://www.instructables.com/id/Vase-of-ice-and-fire/
Vase of ice and fire - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3P/3R2K/HRI92LIW/F3P3R2KHRI92LIW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3P/3R2K/HRI92LIW/F3P3R2KHRI92LIW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3P/3R2K/HRI92LIW/F3P3R2KHRI92LIW.SMALL.jpg Ginko Balboa Make functional vase using vitrage (glazing) technique with embedded LEDs. The vase can be filled with water and used as a regular flower vase, also LEDs can be light up when placed on the stand. The vase can shine in one of two possible colors, switching colors only by rotating the vase on the st...
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Mon, 10 Feb 2014 16:29:41 PST
Make a Massive 4096 LED Display for Retro Pixel Art http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Massive-4096-LED-Display-for-Retro-Pixel-Ar/
Make a Massive 4096 LED Display for Retro Pixel Art - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F33/IG6G/HRPT26G7/F33IG6GHRPT26G7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F33/IG6G/HRPT26G7/F33IG6GHRPT26G7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F33/IG6G/HRPT26G7/F33IG6GHRPT26G7.SMALL.jpg alinke There are a couple ways you can go on this project, build everything from scratch or leverage a kit version. I'll cover both methods in this Instructable. Getting the Materials Materials 4 sets of 32x32 RGB LED Matrix panels (Dimensions 7.5" x 7.5") IOIO board or custom PIXEL IOIO bo...
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Mon, 17 Feb 2014 19:34:56 PST
Simple tilt switch LED project http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-tilt-switch-LED-project/
Simple tilt switch LED project - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXJ/OEOV/HRKR1BPH/FXJOEOVHRKR1BPH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXJ/OEOV/HRKR1BPH/FXJOEOVHRKR1BPH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXJ/OEOV/HRKR1BPH/FXJOEOVHRKR1BPH.SMALL.jpg Borjesson A rather simple project featuring an LED turned on by a tilt switch. I got the idea from seeing similar instructables but i felt like i wanted to make my own improved version. Since valentines was coming up a decided to shape my project like a heart made of plexiglass and have it turn on/off dependi...
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Fri, 14 Feb 2014 03:41:42 PST
Positivity Plant http://www.instructables.com/id/Positivity-Plant/
Positivity Plant - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/LUT3/HRCK4Z9D/FZHLUT3HRCK4Z9D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/LUT3/HRCK4Z9D/FZHLUT3HRCK4Z9D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/LUT3/HRCK4Z9D/FZHLUT3HRCK4Z9D.SMALL.jpg oachavez Positivity Plant, 2014 The Positivity Plant explores the relationship between humans and plants by using wind to light LED’s in order to send a positive message. Materials Materials needed: Plant, copper tape, battery, 2 LED's, 1 resistor, conductive wire, and a soldering iron (hot glue gun ...
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Sun, 9 Feb 2014 14:23:55 PST
2.5D Edge Lighting Pixel LED Cube http://www.instructables.com/id/25D-Edge-Lighting-Pixel-LED-Cube/
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Wed, 5 Feb 2014 21:17:11 PST