Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - leds http://www.instructables.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:25:41 PDT BLOX v1.01 3D Printed Mini Nightlight http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Mini-Nightlight/
3D Printed Mini Nightlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNU/UZ87/I0PYVEEV/FNUUZ87I0PYVEEV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNU/UZ87/I0PYVEEV/FNUUZ87I0PYVEEV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNU/UZ87/I0PYVEEV/FNUUZ87I0PYVEEV.SMALL.jpg mkchronos What to do with a 10mm LED and a 3D Printer? Why not make a Mini Nightlight. Perfect for simple lighting around the house, or even outside, these Mini Nightlights will fit the bill just about anywhere you need them. Tools and Materials 3D Printer (any type will do)10mm LED (any color will do)Cu...
By: mkchronos

Continue Reading »]]>
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 22:19:46 PDT
LED LAMPS OUT OF OLD LAMPS http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-LAMPS-OUT-OF-OLD-LAMPS/
LED LAMPS OUT OF OLD LAMPS - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZB/TXUY/I0PYT3CK/FZBTXUYI0PYT3CK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZB/TXUY/I0PYT3CK/FZBTXUYI0PYT3CK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZB/TXUY/I0PYT3CK/FZBTXUYI0PYT3CK.SMALL.jpg ThisIsSteve After the LED build night we had many projects, we went about converting all old table lamps into LED ones. The LED ones were much more cooler than the bulb versions of it. The only additional thing that we had to add to it was a transformer and some diodes.LED lamps consume lower power than the, de...
By: ThisIsSteve

Continue Reading »]]>
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:45:10 PDT
LED Pin or Barrette http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Pin-or-Barrette/
LED Pin or Barrette - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUJ/7HL3/I0PYT042/FUJ7HL3I0PYT042.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUJ/7HL3/I0PYT042/FUJ7HL3I0PYT042.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUJ/7HL3/I0PYT042/FUJ7HL3I0PYT042.SMALL.jpg 210teenlibrary Make a simple fabric-and-LED ornament. Step 1: Tools and Materials Tools: ScissorsNeedlesNeedlenose Pliers (optional)Needle Threader (optional)Materials: FabricLEDAll-Purpose ThreadConductive ThreadPinback or BarretteGlue (optional)Battery Holder Step 2: Cut or Fold Fabric Cut or fold your fa...
By: 210teenlibrary

Continue Reading »]]>
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:40:12 PDT
Light-Up Cuff http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Up-Cuff/
Light-Up Cuff - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJA/KMI1/I0PKYGKC/FJAKMI1I0PKYGKC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJA/KMI1/I0PKYGKC/FJAKMI1I0PKYGKC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJA/KMI1/I0PKYGKC/FJAKMI1I0PKYGKC.SMALL.jpg 210teenlibrary Make a simple cuff with fabric and LEDs. This version uses a snap to close the circuit so the LEDs light up only when the snap is connected. Gather Tools & Materials Tools: Scissors Needlenose Pliers (optional) Pins Needles Needle Threader (optional) Snap Setters (if using no-sew snaps)Materials:...
By: 210teenlibrary

Continue Reading »]]>
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:37:05 PDT
The Magnetic Altoids LED Flashlight! http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Magnetic-Altoids-LED-Flashlight/
The Magnetic Altoids LED Flashlight! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGF/PTXX/I0PKYENY/FGFPTXXI0PKYENY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGF/PTXX/I0PKYENY/FGFPTXXI0PKYENY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGF/PTXX/I0PKYENY/FGFPTXXI0PKYENY.SMALL.jpg changingelectronics Well, The Instructables by Joshua Zimmerman, How to build a better Altoids Flashlight was AMAZING. The altoids smalls, the pushbutton, LED's, it was great. And then, the instructables by DanielX was great, Altoids smalls magnetic switch Flashlight is also AMAZING! But, they both had some flaws, and ...
By: changingelectronics

Continue Reading »]]>
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:31:24 PDT
Glowing Critters http://www.instructables.com/id/Glowing-Critters/
Glowing Critters - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZT/NWQE/I0LCRCT3/FZTNWQEI0LCRCT3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZT/NWQE/I0LCRCT3/FZTNWQEI0LCRCT3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZT/NWQE/I0LCRCT3/FZTNWQEI0LCRCT3.SMALL.jpg Maker Studio Make your critters come to life with leds! Gather Materials You will need:ledscoincell batteriestapeEaster eggscraft materialshot gluescissors Make your critter Add craft materials to your Easter egg to make any sort of critter you want. Make sure the avoid glueing/taping the opening of the E...
By: Maker Studio

Continue Reading »]]>
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:16:16 PDT
Portable LED glove box illuminator http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-LED-glove-box-illuminator/
Portable LED glove box illuminator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5T/45FV/I0NOHQ1J/F5T45FVI0NOHQ1J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5T/45FV/I0NOHQ1J/F5T45FVI0NOHQ1J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5T/45FV/I0NOHQ1J/F5T45FVI0NOHQ1J.SMALL.jpg gmiedalien Here is a little battery powered portable glove box light. You can position it on the inside of your glove box using Velcro or other brand hook and loop, so when you open the glove box, the door switch will turn on the light, and when you close the glove box, the light will turn off. (or does it? ...
By: gmiedalien

Continue Reading »]]>
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:08:49 PDT
Underlight your Dalek (or other project) http://www.instructables.com/id/Underlight-your-Dalek-or-other-project/
Underlight your Dalek (or other project) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5A/A6QF/I0LCKAYP/F5AA6QFI0LCKAYP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5A/A6QF/I0LCKAYP/F5AA6QFI0LCKAYP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5A/A6QF/I0LCKAYP/F5AA6QFI0LCKAYP.SMALL.jpg BenjieGillam You know how it goes - you take you Dalek out and have a great day, but you get held up and when it's time to come come it's already dark. You try driving Alan (yes, the Dalek's name is Alan - don't ask me why) back but you keep scraping him on the pavement or getting him stuck in potholes because y...
By: BenjieGillam

Continue Reading »]]>
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:49:54 PDT
Make a tiny long-lasting LED torch http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-tiny-long-lasting-LED-torch/
Make a tiny long-lasting LED torch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F04/95BS/I0LCK6L3/F0495BSI0LCK6L3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F04/95BS/I0LCK6L3/F0495BSI0LCK6L3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F04/95BS/I0LCK6L3/F0495BSI0LCK6L3.SMALL.jpg BenjieGillam This project is to make a tiny torch that offers comfort in the night and a limited amount of illumination. Red is recommended since it affects sleep the least (and works for longest). A resistor is used to reduce the brightness of the LED, thereby increasing the battery life. You will need: An LED ...
By: BenjieGillam

Continue Reading »]]>
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:10:08 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....
By: Becca Rose

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 28 Sep 2014 16:07:42 PDT
8 mm LED on AC http://www.instructables.com/id/8-mm-LED-on-AC/
8 mm LED on AC - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9P/3243/I0HZ1LHW/F9P3243I0HZ1LHW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9P/3243/I0HZ1LHW/F9P3243I0HZ1LHW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9P/3243/I0HZ1LHW/F9P3243I0HZ1LHW.SMALL.jpg Dipankar Intro :-This is a very simple and easy to make all-purpose LED light. It runs on AC and gives a very bright light. You can use 12 to 24 White, extra bright LED’s of 8mm-30mA with this circuit.My friend qs helped me with the design of this circuit. I specially thank him for his help. Part list.. O...
By: Dipankar

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 28 Sep 2014 15:28:33 PDT
Waterproof LED Mini-lanterns http://www.instructables.com/id/Waterproof-LED-Mini-lanterns/
Waterproof LED Mini-lanterns - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F90/2R5U/I0LCG5OV/F902R5UI0LCG5OV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F90/2R5U/I0LCG5OV/F902R5UI0LCG5OV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F90/2R5U/I0LCG5OV/F902R5UI0LCG5OV.SMALL.jpg FunWithBots These simple mini-lanterns have just a few basic parts and make great backyard or party lighting. They take less than 10 minutes to make. Tools and Materials You'll need the following items.Tools: Wire snippersDrill with 3/8" bitMaterials 10mm LED (any color)electrical tape3/4" PVC cap3/4" PVC p...
By: FunWithBots

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 28 Sep 2014 13:16:27 PDT
DIY Semaphore Lantern http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Semaphore-Lantern/
DIY Semaphore Lantern - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMY/WVBN/I0LDR770/FMYWVBNI0LDR770.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMY/WVBN/I0LDR770/FMYWVBNI0LDR770.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMY/WVBN/I0LDR770/FMYWVBNI0LDR770.SMALL.jpg Tymkrs I was watching Going Postal by Terry Pratchett and in the movie, there were these things called "Clacks Towers". Each tower consists of a massive light with a 4x4 shutter flap system (lots of ropes/pulleys/levers). Anytime someone wanted to send a message to another town, they'd do it through the c...
By: Tymkrs

Continue Reading »]]>
Sat, 27 Sep 2014 21:56:16 PDT
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...
By: krummrey

Continue Reading »]]>
Sat, 27 Sep 2014 12:14:26 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...
By: CarlS

Continue Reading »]]>
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/
Full Spectrum 40 Breeder LED fixture - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDR/2N2A/I0DOJXLA/FDR2N2AI0DOJXLA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDR/2N2A/I0DOJXLA/FDR2N2AI0DOJXLA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDR/2N2A/I0DOJXLA/FDR2N2AI0DOJXLA.SMALL.jpg d00dy This build is designed for a "Full Spectrum" dimmable LED fixture for a mixed reef 40 breeder aquarium. This fixture helps achieve the different wavelengths utilized by various coral. This instructable will not go into detail about different types of reef lighting, or the benefits of full spectrum s...
By: d00dy

Continue Reading »]]>
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:30:53 PDT
Glowing Trainers http://www.instructables.com/id/Glowing-Trainers/
Glowing Trainers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4S/KO9A/I0ENL55Q/F4SKO9AI0ENL55Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4S/KO9A/I0ENL55Q/F4SKO9AI0ENL55Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4S/KO9A/I0ENL55Q/F4SKO9AI0ENL55Q.SMALL.jpg a2c7 Here's your end product. Pretty nifty eh?This is not a project for the faint hearted. You're about to destroy a very expensive pair of trainers/sneakers and have to problem solve along the way. Suitable trainers Get yourself some trainers (sneakers, to those of you who're not English) that have...
By: a2c7

Continue Reading »]]>
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:19:12 PDT
Craft a futuristic room light upcycled out of an old hard disc drive http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-powerful-room-light-by-an-old-HDD/
Craft a futuristic room light upcycled out of an old hard disc drive - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJB/RQYY/I0HYR3HE/FJBRQYYI0HYR3HE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJB/RQYY/I0HYR3HE/FJBRQYYI0HYR3HE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJB/RQYY/I0HYR3HE/FJBRQYYI0HYR3HE.SMALL.jpg LyonCy So you build the Beamboarder from my other Instruction and you don't know what to do with the hard disc drive case?! Or you just want a nice room light on your desk or wall? Here a little instruction how to recycle an old HDD. The mirrow trap in the case bettwen the dics throws the light out of the ...
By: LyonCy

Continue Reading »]]>
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 08:17:58 PDT
Turn On An Led With A Joy Stick! http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-On-An-Led-With-A-Joy-Stick/
Turn On An Led With A Joy Stick! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP6/1KXP/I09LTVDD/FP61KXPI09LTVDD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP6/1KXP/I09LTVDD/FP61KXPI09LTVDD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP6/1KXP/I09LTVDD/FP61KXPI09LTVDD.SMALL.jpg money bags Turning on an led is pretty cool with a joy stick.All you need is these simple things:Joy stick,1 or 2 LEDs,Breadboard,And jumper wires, Making! null Connect To Battery. Just connect to battery then your done!
By: money bags

Continue Reading »]]>
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:14:05 PDT
LED Popsicle Flashlight http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Popsicle-Flashlight/
LED Popsicle Flashlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP8/7DOB/I0462PC7/FP87DOBI0462PC7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP8/7DOB/I0462PC7/FP87DOBI0462PC7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP8/7DOB/I0462PC7/FP87DOBI0462PC7.SMALL.jpg gitterbug23 Make your own flashlight using a few simple everyday items! This hands-on project is not only fun and easy to make but illustrates how a switch works, so it can be a great introductory project for teachers.Although, if using this project as a hands-on activity at an educational event or mini-maker ...
By: gitterbug23

Continue Reading »]]>
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:35:26 PDT
Sugru LED torch keyring http://www.instructables.com/id/Sugru-LED-torch-keyring/
Sugru LED torch keyring - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXI/38L7/I028ZBM9/FXI38L7I028ZBM9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXI/38L7/I028ZBM9/FXI38L7I028ZBM9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXI/38L7/I028ZBM9/FXI38L7I028ZBM9.SMALL.jpg tommy_uk This is a LED torch keyring made out of Sugru. It was done as part of a Sugru build night at our local Hack Space (makerspace.org.uk) where the idea was to 'make' things out of Sugru. I'm sure it works out cheaper just to go out and buy a torch keyring, but if you want something personalised or like...
By: tommy_uk

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 14 Sep 2014 14:12:16 PDT
Flashing Flowers http://www.instructables.com/id/Flashing-Flowers/
Flashing Flowers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Z/JBTB/I0464PJX/F6ZJBTBI0464PJX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Z/JBTB/I0464PJX/F6ZJBTBI0464PJX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Z/JBTB/I0464PJX/F6ZJBTBI0464PJX.SMALL.jpg smart5 I Made this little LED display for a friend, its based on the Tip31c! This is my first post hope you guys like it.
By: smart5

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 14 Sep 2014 06:15:27 PDT
Ironman's Mark 3 Arc Reactor cheap and Easy http://www.instructables.com/id/Ironmans-Mark-3-Arc-Reactor-cheap-and-Easy/
Ironman's Mark 3 Arc Reactor cheap and Easy - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0O/U4GK/I028VK67/F0OU4GKI028VK67.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0O/U4GK/I028VK67/F0OU4GKI028VK67.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0O/U4GK/I028VK67/F0OU4GKI028VK67.SMALL.jpg syedhamzahasan Ironman is a Fictional Character from Marvel Comics. It was just known to the nerds uptill they made a movie about it. After that movie people started loving Ironman's Role alot. Now almost every (cool) human on earth knows about him and has seen Iron man 1,2,3 and Avengers.Anyways this is his Arc R...
By: syedhamzahasan

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 14 Sep 2014 06:04:14 PDT
Flashing Heart Using LEDs and 555 Timer http://www.instructables.com/id/Flashing-Heart-Using-LEDs-and-555-Timer/
Flashing Heart Using LEDs and 555 Timer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5F/B0RH/I028VI3U/F5FB0RHI028VI3U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5F/B0RH/I028VI3U/F5FB0RHI028VI3U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5F/B0RH/I028VI3U/F5FB0RHI028VI3U.SMALL.jpg syedhamzahasan Yes I made it for someone special. It is a basic heart made of red LEDs. It has a flashing side too made by using 555 timer IC Components I know some items may not be in the circuit but I assure you that both mine and this circuit works 100%Red Leds - 16 or more330ohm resistors - 1Wyro Board (sho...
By: syedhamzahasan

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 14 Sep 2014 05:27:50 PDT
USB Night Light (LM385 light sensor) http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-Night-Light-LM385-light-sensor/
USB Night Light (LM385 light sensor) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRW/8IFJ/I00TH6KG/FRW8IFJI00TH6KG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRW/8IFJ/I00TH6KG/FRW8IFJI00TH6KG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRW/8IFJ/I00TH6KG/FRW8IFJI00TH6KG.SMALL.jpg bneo99 A few months ago, I've ask for a free samples of some TLC555 and LM385 chips from Texas Instruments. A few weeks after that, a friend of mine asked me to build a nightlight for her. I never really made the effort to build one until now, so here is my variant of a simple LM358 light sensor running of...
By: bneo99

Continue Reading »]]>
Sat, 13 Sep 2014 09:04:18 PDT
LED Bulb http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Bulb/
LED Bulb - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLT/0CHQ/HZV3QY2U/FLT0CHQHZV3QY2U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLT/0CHQ/HZV3QY2U/FLT0CHQHZV3QY2U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLT/0CHQ/HZV3QY2U/FLT0CHQHZV3QY2U.SMALL.jpg Hemant Jain Hello Everyone, I want to share this interesting project which is 240 Volt Mains operated and costs about INR 60 or is less than $1.The Led's are 5050 smd type means it is 50mm x 50mm in dimensions and mainly used for surface mounting on pcb, you can use through hole led also. This Led bulb contains...
By: Hemant Jain

Continue Reading »]]>
Tue, 9 Sep 2014 13:07:38 PDT
Web Controlled Wifi LED Tower http://www.instructables.com/id/Web-Controlled-Wifi-LED-Tower/
Web Controlled Wifi LED Tower - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0E/08ZX/HZV3P8ON/F0E08ZXHZV3P8ON.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0E/08ZX/HZV3P8ON/F0E08ZXHZV3P8ON.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0E/08ZX/HZV3P8ON/F0E08ZXHZV3P8ON.SMALL.jpg CarlS This project is a web controlled LED tower that uses an Arduino and Wifi Shield to connect to a web server to get commands submitted by users. The goal was to make the project mobile so it can be taken to shows and still allow control from the web.You can control this project live at TeleToyland!Th...
By: CarlS

Continue Reading »]]>
Tue, 9 Sep 2014 09:48:51 PDT
Build Night Boston at the Flagship Computer Clubhouse, Boston Museum of Science http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-Night-Boston-at-the-Flagship-Computer-Clubho/
Build Night Boston at the Flagship Computer Clubhouse, Boston Museum of Science - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDV/DMKH/HZXYJU99/FDVDMKHHZXYJU99.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDV/DMKH/HZXYJU99/FDVDMKHHZXYJU99.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDV/DMKH/HZXYJU99/FDVDMKHHZXYJU99.SMALL.jpg jackiez "Having received the LED's from Instructables for our very own build night, we were amazed at how many there were in the box and at once began to come up with ideas that would put them to good use. Our space decided on a decorative sign that would embody who we are as a space and a program. Our main...
By: jackiez

Continue Reading »]]>
Tue, 9 Sep 2014 08:38:31 PDT
Build Night Boston at the Flagship Computer Clubhouse, Boston Museum of Science [Part 2] http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-Night-Boston-at-the-Flagship-Computer-Clubho-1/
Build Night Boston at the Flagship Computer Clubhouse, Boston Museum of Science [Part 2] - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQF/UQJ8/HZXYJX9X/FQFUQJ8HZXYJX9X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQF/UQJ8/HZXYJX9X/FQFUQJ8HZXYJX9X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQF/UQJ8/HZXYJX9X/FQFUQJ8HZXYJX9X.SMALL.jpg jackiez "For the main event of Build Night Boston at the Flagship Computer Clubhouse, we had a great turnout. Many people showed up interested in creating something with the LED's that we were provided from Instructables. We completed our "FLAGSHIP" sign along with smaller projects like greeting cards. On o...
By: jackiez

Continue Reading »]]>
Tue, 9 Sep 2014 08:36:52 PDT
Light Up DIY Book Covers with LEDs & soft-circuits http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Up-DIY-Book-Covers-with-LEDs-soft-circuits/
Light Up DIY Book Covers with LEDs & soft-circuits - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F06/UEYN/HZXYMRFO/F06UEYNHZXYMRFO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F06/UEYN/HZXYMRFO/F06UEYNHZXYMRFO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F06/UEYN/HZXYMRFO/F06UEYNHZXYMRFO.SMALL.jpg Snax_and_Macs Hi Everyone!Snax_and_macs just started school again and wanted to make our book covers light up with LEDs and soft-circuits. We started off with a favorite quote and used LEDs and soft-circuits to illustrate the quote. Reference this tutorial and sketch your favorite quote with circuits!What you n...
By: Snax_and_Macs

Continue Reading »]]>
Mon, 8 Sep 2014 14:18:53 PDT
LED Light Cube http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Light-Cube/
LED Light Cube - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1W/ZHD2/HZU0JTC3/F1WZHD2HZU0JTC3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1W/ZHD2/HZU0JTC3/F1WZHD2HZU0JTC3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1W/ZHD2/HZU0JTC3/F1WZHD2HZU0JTC3.SMALL.jpg gitterbug23 This simple paper LED light cube is easy to make and can be a great getting-to-know-you starter project for groups.I used this project as an icebreaker in a camp this past summer. Giving each participant a cube template and vellum squares, I asked them to decorate the cube so it would tell a story ...
By: gitterbug23

Continue Reading »]]>
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...
By: gitterbug23

Continue Reading »]]>
Mon, 8 Sep 2014 10:54:56 PDT
RGB 8x8x8 LED Cube http://www.instructables.com/id/RGB-8x8x8-LED-Cube-1/
RGB 8x8x8 LED Cube - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSK/4KAW/HZPE32SE/FSK4KAWHZPE32SE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSK/4KAW/HZPE32SE/FSK4KAWHZPE32SE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSK/4KAW/HZPE32SE/FSK4KAWHZPE32SE.SMALL.jpg Onyx Ibex For those unfamiliar with LED cubes, they are simply a 3-dimensional array of LEDs that make for interesting displays. My project here is not the first RGB LED cube, nor is it the best, but I am documenting my process because while designing this cube I appreciated every resource on 8x8x8 RGB LED cu...
By: Onyx Ibex

Continue Reading »]]>
Sat, 6 Sep 2014 03:28:45 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...
By: Shoyun

Continue Reading »]]>
Sat, 6 Sep 2014 01:11:13 PDT
24 x 10 LED Matrix (Arduino based) http://www.instructables.com/id/24-x-10-LED-Matrix-Arduino-based/
24 x 10 LED Matrix (Arduino based) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4O/B9PF/HZPDYO3X/F4OB9PFHZPDYO3X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4O/B9PF/HZPDYO3X/F4OB9PFHZPDYO3X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4O/B9PF/HZPDYO3X/F4OB9PFHZPDYO3X.SMALL.jpg bneo99 I have seen quite a lot of instructables that shows how to build LED matrices, but I would like to highlight two of them, as this build is based on that two builds.Make a 24X6 LED matrix by Syst3mXandMake a giant LED sign! (24x8 Matrix) by astroboy907One day, I was scrolling around on the featured...
By: bneo99

Continue Reading »]]>
Fri, 5 Sep 2014 19:30:43 PDT
LED Pen Torch http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Pen-Torch/
LED Pen Torch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWP/YCJO/HZPDYNB4/FWPYCJOHZPDYNB4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWP/YCJO/HZPDYNB4/FWPYCJOHZPDYNB4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWP/YCJO/HZPDYNB4/FWPYCJOHZPDYNB4.SMALL.jpg abhirooprobotics In My City There Happens To Be A Frequent Power Cut And Also There Is Deficiency Of Street Lights !So One Day When I Was Roaming In The Streets In My Locality Which Barely Has Any Street Lights , I Saw Many Peoples Walking In The Streets While Holding A Torch In Their Hands To Guide Them In The Dark...
By: abhirooprobotics

Continue Reading »]]>
Fri, 5 Sep 2014 11:56:07 PDT
Simple LED Cube 4x with Arduino/328p http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-LED-Cube-4x-with-Arduino328p/
Simple LED Cube 4x with Arduino/328p - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYD/M23S/HZPDXWF7/FYDM23SHZPDXWF7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYD/M23S/HZPDXWF7/FYDM23SHZPDXWF7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYD/M23S/HZPDXWF7/FYDM23SHZPDXWF7.SMALL.jpg akki5230 Hi!This is my first Instructable about my 4x4x4 LED Cube. The brain of the cube is Atmega 328p. Atmega 328p is the microcontroller used in Arduino Uno. So either you can use Arduino or just the Atmega 328p.This instructable will explain the circuit and the programming part in detail. LEDs, Light Emi...
By: akki5230

Continue Reading »]]>
Fri, 5 Sep 2014 07:48:35 PDT
Simple seashell LED night light or mood lamp (w/LED driver circuit) http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-seashell-LED-night-light-or-mood-lamp-wLED-/
Simple seashell LED night light or mood lamp (w/LED driver circuit) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Z/KRKO/HZOKZVBW/F8ZKRKOHZOKZVBW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Z/KRKO/HZOKZVBW/F8ZKRKOHZOKZVBW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Z/KRKO/HZOKZVBW/F8ZKRKOHZOKZVBW.SMALL.jpg dudes So this is a two-part instructable, the first being the LED driver circuit, (don't worry, it's very simple) the second part being the physical lamp. This is an extremely flexible design, just about any LED can be used, and just about any, low power, power source, including USB. Also, I decided to us...
By: dudes

Continue Reading »]]>
Thu, 4 Sep 2014 14:18:43 PDT
The Plant Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Life-Box-V10/
The Plant Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEA/6P3G/I09LSWTK/FEA6P3GI09LSWTK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEA/6P3G/I09LSWTK/FEA6P3GI09LSWTK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEA/6P3G/I09LSWTK/FEA6P3GI09LSWTK.SMALL.jpg Akin Yildiz hello world,i am the plant box. I am currently in beta testing stage. I am stable but I need upgrades. I display and keep plants healthy... learn more.facebook.what is a plant box? plant box is a controlled environment for indoor horticulture. with the help of a microcontroller and sensors, the p...
By: Akin Yildiz

Continue Reading »]]>
Tue, 2 Sep 2014 19:26:34 PDT
LED Lego Light Saber http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Lego-Light-Saber/
LED Lego Light Saber - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGE/ST6W/HZL3PSZ3/FGEST6WHZL3PSZ3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGE/ST6W/HZL3PSZ3/FGEST6WHZL3PSZ3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGE/ST6W/HZL3PSZ3/FGEST6WHZL3PSZ3.SMALL.jpg AndrewOeltmann Parts and things needed:1. Your favorite StarWars Lego figure and a light saber2. A small LED bulb (try to find a color that matches the sabers)3. A small button-battery pack4. Thin gauge wire5. Electric drill and your smallest drill bit (must be thinner than the saber handle)6. Super Glue7. Solder ...
By: AndrewOeltmann

Continue Reading »]]>
Tue, 2 Sep 2014 13:26:39 PDT
DIY LED Book Reading Lamp and Torch http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Book-Reading-Lamp-and-Torch/
DIY LED Book Reading Lamp and Torch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2K/LDWT/HZIHCHSY/F2KLDWTHZIHCHSY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2K/LDWT/HZIHCHSY/F2KLDWTHZIHCHSY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2K/LDWT/HZIHCHSY/F2KLDWTHZIHCHSY.SMALL.jpg DangerousTim Hey everyone! In this instructable I'll show you how to make your own DIY Reading Lamp, that you can mount on the book you're reading. This lamp is handy if you want to read a book in a car or in the dark without disturbing anyone else. This lamp is bright enough to illuminate both pages of the book...
By: DangerousTim

Continue Reading »]]>
Mon, 1 Sep 2014 01:47:03 PDT
Yet Another Edge-Lit LED Sign http://www.instructables.com/id/Yet-Another-Edge-Lit-LED-Sign/
Yet Another Edge-Lit LED Sign - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F40/DQJZ/HZI9AS8H/F40DQJZHZI9AS8H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F40/DQJZ/HZI9AS8H/F40DQJZHZI9AS8H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F40/DQJZ/HZI9AS8H/F40DQJZHZI9AS8H.SMALL.jpg Chimera Dragonfang There are kind of a lot of them. But then, everybody does like glowing things, yes? Yes, of course they do. Things that glow are awesome.I needed a project. I felt that the Bergen hackerspace needed a cool sign. Karlmag shared that opinion. Thus it was only logical that we team up to build one.Skill...
By: Chimera Dragonfang

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:42:19 PDT
Bluetooth controlled 4X4 led matrix using a SPLat EC1 PLC http://www.instructables.com/id/Bluetooth-controlled-4X4-led-matrix-using-a-SPLat-/
Bluetooth controlled 4X4 led matrix using a SPLat EC1 PLC - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOX/XPY8/HZI90L68/FOXXPY8HZI90L68.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOX/XPY8/HZI90L68/FOXXPY8HZI90L68.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOX/XPY8/HZI90L68/FOXXPY8HZI90L68.SMALL.jpg kf7oor Parts:soldering iron and solderdrill bitsdrillsmall piece of woodA computer running SPLat/PC, the free SPLat programming environment (IDE)solid strand wireFemale header wires1 EC1 SPLat PLCJY-MCU Bluetooth Wireless Serial Port Module for Arduino16 LEDs of your choice (I used recycled 5mm leds from v...
By: kf7oor

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 16:45:31 PDT
Light up a LED with one AA-battery (in a solar lamp) http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-up-a-LED-with-one-AA-battery-in-a-solar-lamp/
Light up a LED with one AA-battery (in a solar lamp) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSZ/IH5X/HZGTF7U9/FSZIH5XHZGTF7U9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSZ/IH5X/HZGTF7U9/FSZIH5XHZGTF7U9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSZ/IH5X/HZGTF7U9/FSZIH5XHZGTF7U9.SMALL.jpg Tom_Toffi In my lastest project i want to build a little solar lamp. So i went to my local electronics distributor and want to buy i little solar cell. The solar cell has an output of 2V and the battery an maximum output of 1.2V, which is quite to low to drive any standard white LED. Sure there is an easy way...
By: Tom_Toffi

Continue Reading »]]>
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:03:48 PDT
Revolution (LED Chandelier) http://www.instructables.com/id/Revolution-LED-Chandelier/
Revolution (LED Chandelier) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXM/3O1W/HZFDX00W/FXM3O1WHZFDX00W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXM/3O1W/HZFDX00W/FXM3O1WHZFDX00W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXM/3O1W/HZFDX00W/FXM3O1WHZFDX00W.SMALL.jpg mackintoshlinessless I love lighting, what's more, lighting with mechanical aspects to it. Revolution is a chandelier that does this very thing. It consist of 3 Arduino controlled motors which turn arms, powering LED's in a circular path, creating a "radar" or scanner effect. This instructable will show you how I made i...
By: mackintoshlinessless

Continue Reading »]]>
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:48:45 PDT
HYDROELECTRIC POWER GENARATOR http://www.instructables.com/id/HYDROELECTRIC-POWER-GENARATOR/
HYDROELECTRIC POWER GENARATOR - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5P/MM46/HZB3PGZS/F5PMM46HZB3PGZS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5P/MM46/HZB3PGZS/F5PMM46HZB3PGZS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5P/MM46/HZB3PGZS/F5PMM46HZB3PGZS.SMALL.jpg ascas1 THIS is a a genarator it causes electricity how fast you spin it the amount of volts you get but when you stop spinning the supply is gone any ways I will tech you how to make it PARTS 1.DC MOTOR 2.RED LED 1,2 OR 3 VOLTS Building it see the photo and do it I will give you some tips to do it1....
By: ascas1

Continue Reading »]]>
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:55:36 PDT
Easy LED Clip-on (LED Clippie) http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-LED-Clip-on/
Easy LED Clip-on (LED Clippie) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F73/SK37/HZCJ5ZAB/F73SK37HZCJ5ZAB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F73/SK37/HZCJ5ZAB/F73SK37HZCJ5ZAB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F73/SK37/HZCJ5ZAB/F73SK37HZCJ5ZAB.SMALL.jpg sepeters228 The LED Clip-on is inspired by the LED Throwie and LED Floatie instructables already available. These were made during our Summer LED Build Night as a cheap and easy to build sneaker clip for kids to wear but developed into other things as people attached them to collars, headbands, purses, and oth...
By: sepeters228

Continue Reading »]]>
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:38:37 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...
By: DIYPerks

Continue Reading »]]>
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 01:24:30 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...
By: NightHawkInLight

Continue Reading »]]>
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:03:58 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...
By: lonesoulsurfer

Continue Reading »]]>
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 04:11:07 PDT