Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - led - featured http://www.instructables.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:01:40 PDT BLOX v1.01 Junkbot in Resin http://www.instructables.com/id/Junkbot-in-Resin/
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Sun, 13 Apr 2014 19:26:44 PDT
Make a Desktop Tamagotchi http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Desktop-Tamagotchi/
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Fri, 11 Apr 2014 02:01:07 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
The Drink-O-Meter http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Drink-O-Meter/
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Mon, 27 May 2013 11:34:34 PDT
Sound Reactive LED Strip http://www.instructables.com/id/Sound-Reactive-LED-strip/
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Mon, 27 Jan 2014 14:12:40 PST
Upgrade Your Refrigerator Lighting http://www.instructables.com/id/Upgrade-Your-Refrigerator-Lighting/
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Sat, 5 Apr 2014 19:27:32 PDT
Giant Two-Digit Countdown Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Giant-Two-Digit-Countdown-Clock/
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Tue, 1 Apr 2014 21:34:58 PDT
Rechargeable Bike Light with automatic switch of energy source http://www.instructables.com/id/Intro-70/
Rechargeable Bike Light with automatic switch of energy source - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/JMIB/HTIWIRHF/FTHJMIBHTIWIRHF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/JMIB/HTIWIRHF/FTHJMIBHTIWIRHF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/JMIB/HTIWIRHF/FTHJMIBHTIWIRHF.SMALL.jpg Bumsfallera First of all, excuse my non-native English and my lack of professional electrical engineering skills. I see this as a hobby and have no claim to be perfect. However, if you have some ideas on how to improve the setting don’t hesitate to write a comment ;-) I haven’t seen any similar Instructabl...
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Mon, 31 Mar 2014 17:20:32 PDT
Beginner Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Beginner-Arduino/
Beginner Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJK/BF86/HQQLLPLU/FJKBF86HQQLLPLU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJK/BF86/HQQLLPLU/FJKBF86HQQLLPLU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJK/BF86/HQQLLPLU/FJKBF86HQQLLPLU.SMALL.jpg amandaghassaei The Arduino is a pocket-sized computer (also called a "microcontroller") that you can program and use to control circuits. It interacts with the outside word through sensors, leds, motors, speakers... even the internet; this makes it a flexible platform for lots of creative projects. Some popular ...
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Thu, 23 Jan 2014 01:15:05 PST
Wax on Ice lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Wax-on-Ice-lamp/
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Fri, 28 Mar 2014 00:06:59 PDT
Flickering Origami Lantern http://www.instructables.com/id/Flickering-Origami-Lantern/
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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 21:41:23 PDT
Light Up Cyber Boots http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Up-Cyber-Boots/
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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 11:31:49 PDT
LED Scarf http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Scarf/
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Sat, 22 Mar 2014 16:19:17 PDT
Illuminated Mosaic LEGO Sprite Portraits http://www.instructables.com/id/Illuminated-Mosaic-LEGO-Sprite-Portraits/
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Mon, 17 Mar 2014 12:21:48 PDT
Statueyes http://www.instructables.com/id/Statueyes/
Statueyes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDV/K2TC/HSGFTFM5/FDVK2TCHSGFTFM5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDV/K2TC/HSGFTFM5/FDVK2TCHSGFTFM5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDV/K2TC/HSGFTFM5/FDVK2TCHSGFTFM5.SMALL.jpg mikeasaurus Statues provide inspiration, remembrance, and a link to period of history. The only problem with statues is that they can't be enjoyed outside of daylight hours. However, adding red LED's in the eyes of statues makes them look diabolical, and brings the focus back to statues after the sun goes dow...
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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 13:32:34 PDT
the "mini solar book", torch and charger http://www.instructables.com/id/the-mini-solar-book-torch-and-charger/
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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:41:49 PDT
DOTA2 glowing Radiance sword http://www.instructables.com/id/DOTA2-glowing-Radiance-sword/
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Sun, 9 Mar 2014 15:52:58 PDT
Lilypatch: Quick Laser Cut Soft Circuit Breakout http://www.instructables.com/id/Lilypatch-Quick-Laser-Cut-Soft-Circuit-Breakout/
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Thu, 6 Mar 2014 13:07:11 PST
LED SunGun http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-SunGun/
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Fri, 31 Jan 2014 07:38:10 PST
Build Your Own 3120 Lumen LED Grow Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-Your-Own-3120-Lumen-LED-Grow-Light/
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Wed, 5 Mar 2014 00:09:39 PST
DIY LED light-up Tardis Fascinator hat http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-LED-light-up-Tardis-Fascinator-hat/
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Sat, 1 Mar 2014 19:58:28 PST
Building the TARDIS - (Pulsating LED Circuit) http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-the-TARDIS-Pulsating-LED-Circuit/
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Thu, 27 Feb 2014 12:45:56 PST
Reverse Engineering http://www.instructables.com/id/Reverse-Engineering-1/
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Sat, 22 Feb 2014 22:36:31 PST
Firefly Jar! http://www.instructables.com/id/Firefly-Jar/
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Wed, 26 Feb 2014 23:29:06 PST
Bird cage LED daylight simulation system http://www.instructables.com/id/Bird-cage-LED-daylight-simulation-system/
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Sat, 22 Feb 2014 17:44:31 PST
Hemispherical Photobioreactor Algae Farming (HEASH Project) http://www.instructables.com/id/Hemispherical-Photobioreactor-Algae-Farming/
Hemispherical Photobioreactor Algae Farming (HEASH Project) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOV/3IYO/HRWNBSGZ/FOV3IYOHRWNBSGZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOV/3IYO/HRWNBSGZ/FOV3IYOHRWNBSGZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOV/3IYO/HRWNBSGZ/FOV3IYOHRWNBSGZ.SMALL.jpg haeshproject This project is designed to provide steps that can guide you to making your own hemispherical photobioreactor, or algae farm dome for those who like smaller words. The bioreactor is made from two acrylic domes glues together. Most of the parts needed: Item - Source 4" of 6" diameter acr...
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Fri, 21 Feb 2014 00:37:04 PST
Backlit Sign http://www.instructables.com/id/Backlit-Sign/
Backlit Sign - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/GE0S/HRTWLNME/FH2GE0SHRTWLNME.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/GE0S/HRTWLNME/FH2GE0SHRTWLNME.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/GE0S/HRTWLNME/FH2GE0SHRTWLNME.SMALL.jpg HeWhoMakesStuff I was commissioned to build a sign for a friend. I was given the text, (Strong Independent Woman Needs No Man) and a price limit of 100$. I had recently bought a Silhouette Portrait and wanted to use it to create the text. I also wanted to work with the flexible LED strips I had found. I pulled toge...
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Thu, 20 Feb 2014 10:50:34 PST
Make a 24X6 LED matrix http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-24X6-LED-matrix/
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Wed, 21 Jul 2010 06:39:59 PDT
Vase of ice and fire http://www.instructables.com/id/Vase-of-ice-and-fire/
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Mon, 10 Feb 2014 16:29:41 PST
Make a Children's Nightlight From a Garden Ornament http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Childrens-Nightlight-From-a-Garden-Ornament/
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Sat, 15 Feb 2014 12:40:14 PST
Adafruit Adabot Robot Heart Plushie http://www.instructables.com/id/Adafruit-Adabot-Robot-Heart-Plushie/
Adafruit Adabot Robot Heart Plushie - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEA/PJ61/HRNQ862D/FEAPJ61HRNQ862D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEA/PJ61/HRNQ862D/FEAPJ61HRNQ862D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEA/PJ61/HRNQ862D/FEAPJ61HRNQ862D.SMALL.jpg caitlinsdad We   (glue is not dry on the gripper claws so it looks like he was playing in the mud) This derivative of the IKEA FAMNIG HJÄRTA red heart cushion was Inspired by Adafruit's own robot Adabot, star of Circuit Playground. Of course, we also have the Instructables Robot Robo-Heart Plushie too....
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Fri, 14 Feb 2014 20:25:08 PST
littleBitty Joe http://www.instructables.com/id/littleBitty-Joe/
littleBitty Joe - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F53/UZKQ/HRBE2MK5/F53UZKQHRBE2MK5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F53/UZKQ/HRBE2MK5/F53UZKQHRBE2MK5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F53/UZKQ/HRBE2MK5/F53UZKQHRBE2MK5.SMALL.jpg calrobinson11 Say Hello to littleBitty Joe! Joe is my school's mascot! Speak to Joe and watch his eyebrows lift, whiskers vibrate, eyes illuminate, heart spin and hear him ROAR! Not only does his roaring affect work with our project, but it can definitely work with your littleBits project too! Your project coul...
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Thu, 6 Feb 2014 10:50:07 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
Arduino, Sensors, and MIDI http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Sensors-and-MIDI/
Arduino, Sensors, and MIDI - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZW/F6TD/HRI8UWHS/FZWF6TDHRI8UWHS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZW/F6TD/HRI8UWHS/FZWF6TDHRI8UWHS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZW/F6TD/HRI8UWHS/FZWF6TDHRI8UWHS.SMALL.jpg amandaghassaei Now that you're up to speed on using Arduino's inputs and outputs, this Instructable will give you everything you need to get started using sensors to trigger MIDI notes from Arduino. This post is the last installment in a series of workshops I led at Women's Audio Mission. The first two classes ar...
By: amandaghassaei

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Wed, 12 Feb 2014 16:05:18 PST
Cardboard Radio Controlled K-9, that Talks http://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-Radio-Controlled-K-9-that-Talks/
Cardboard Radio Controlled K-9, that Talks - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL5/4AMD/HRGNQ292/FL54AMDHRGNQ292.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL5/4AMD/HRGNQ292/FL54AMDHRGNQ292.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL5/4AMD/HRGNQ292/FL54AMDHRGNQ292.SMALL.jpg steve-gibbs5 Doctor Who has had many companions over the years, and when fans get asked "Who is your favourite Dr Who companion?", you will usually hear answers like Rose Tyler, Sarah-Jane Smith, Captain jack Harkness, Leela and Jamie McCrimmon among a few others. But whenever I get asked, I have one simp...
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Wed, 12 Feb 2014 10:40:37 PST
Hack a Mag-Lite torch into a rechargeable led torch http://www.instructables.com/id/Hack-a-simple-old-Mag-Lite-torch-into-a-cool-longl/
Hack a Mag-Lite torch into a rechargeable led torch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F46/NT0Z/HRCK3XBE/F46NT0ZHRCK3XBE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F46/NT0Z/HRCK3XBE/F46NT0ZHRCK3XBE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F46/NT0Z/HRCK3XBE/F46NT0ZHRCK3XBE.SMALL.jpg monjnoux Replace cells on a torch is such a boring thing to do for some of lazy guy like me... (get new cells, opening torch, throw cells in special boxe...blah blah blah) So let's hacking your old Mag-Lite torch into a cool longlasting rechargeable led torch! It's cheap and ecological so it's cool! Let's...
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Sun, 9 Feb 2014 03:38:57 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
Simple Elegant Paper Lantern/Lamp Easy! http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Elegant-Paper-LanternLamp-Easy/
Simple Elegant Paper Lantern/Lamp Easy! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8C/TQKJ/HREI85DB/F8CTQKJHREI85DB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8C/TQKJ/HREI85DB/F8CTQKJHREI85DB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8C/TQKJ/HREI85DB/F8CTQKJHREI85DB.SMALL.jpg mulrich125 For under ten dollars I made this very stylish but simple color changing light fixture. It was soooo easy to make and the result is a great eye catcher! Gather Materials Ok so to start this project off we need:-A white Chinese paper lantern (dollar store or I bought a 12" one off eBay for $1.25...
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Sun, 9 Feb 2014 08:18:14 PST
Recycled Bottle Lamps (Multiple) http://www.instructables.com/id/Alcohol-Lamp-special-IBLE-for-getting-my-first-100/
Recycled Bottle Lamps (Multiple) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/NHOD/HQQLOKVD/FH2NHODHQQLOKVD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/NHOD/HQQLOKVD/FH2NHODHQQLOKVD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/NHOD/HQQLOKVD/FH2NHODHQQLOKVD.SMALL.jpg snow1434 I would like to share one of my favorite projects how to make a bottle lamp. You do have to invest about $15  for a diamond bit, but the bottle lamps can be made for less than $10 and they make amazing gifts or sold for a profit at craft shows and Etsy shops. Before we start i made this instructable...
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Sat, 8 Feb 2014 14:55:05 PST
LED Paper Flower http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Paper-Flower/
LED Paper Flower - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMZ/3X19/HR8VEW2Y/FMZ3X19HR8VEW2Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMZ/3X19/HR8VEW2Y/FMZ3X19HR8VEW2Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMZ/3X19/HR8VEW2Y/FMZ3X19HR8VEW2Y.SMALL.jpg gitterbug23 A simple paper flower with LED center.  This single flower can be duplicated to make a whole bouquet of LED flowers! Materials I used things I found around my workshop.  Nothing too fancy, as I was only trying to test the design.  But now that I know it works, I'd really branch out and use some t...
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Wed, 5 Feb 2014 19:59:24 PST
Intermediate Arduino: Inputs and Outputs http://www.instructables.com/id/Intermediate-Arduino-Inputs-and-Outputs/
Intermediate Arduino: Inputs and Outputs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM3/59TC/HRI8V2OI/FM359TCHRI8V2OI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM3/59TC/HRI8V2OI/FM359TCHRI8V2OI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM3/59TC/HRI8V2OI/FM359TCHRI8V2OI.SMALL.jpg amandaghassaei Continuing from my Intro to Arduino post, this Instructable will go over some slightly more advanced topics with Arduino, specifically relating to controlling and managing many inputs and outputs. The next class covers how to connect the Arduino's inputs and outputs to MIDI. Parts List: (1x) A...
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Tue, 4 Feb 2014 01:02:33 PST
WeggUp - A sleeping cycle and light alarm clock http://www.instructables.com/id/WeggUp-A-sleeping-cycle-and-light-alarm-clocke/
WeggUp - A sleeping cycle and light alarm clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6H/BB4X/HR3EIF94/F6HBB4XHR3EIF94.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6H/BB4X/HR3EIF94/F6HBB4XHR3EIF94.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6H/BB4X/HR3EIF94/F6HBB4XHR3EIF94.SMALL.jpg derwassi I often have the problem, that I have trouble getting up in the morning, while at the same time, I have trouble falling asleep in the night. I've checked out several possibilities to make both easier. Getting up in the morning Sunrise alarm / light alarm clocks (amazon): instead of ringing ...
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Mon, 3 Feb 2014 13:08:05 PST
iPhone-Controlled Entertainment Center http://www.instructables.com/id/iPhone-Controlled-Entertainment-Center/
iPhone-Controlled Entertainment Center - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/6443/HQV6HQ2Z/FR46443HQV6HQ2Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/6443/HQV6HQ2Z/FR46443HQV6HQ2Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/6443/HQV6HQ2Z/FR46443HQV6HQ2Z.SMALL.jpg Sam DeRose UPDATE: Arduino and iPhone code is posted!  If you are interested in purchasing a control system (complete with: Arduino control box, ID LEDs for routing to your devices, colored LED strips for ground lighting, and iPhone/iPad app) please send me a personal message! I'd very much like to start selli...
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Fri, 31 Jan 2014 17:19:15 PST
DIY littleBits http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-littleBits-Introduction/
DIY littleBits - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCA/BCBV/HR0ARK8R/FCABCBVHR0ARK8R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCA/BCBV/HR0ARK8R/FCABCBVHR0ARK8R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCA/BCBV/HR0ARK8R/FCABCBVHR0ARK8R.SMALL.jpg JackANDJude Let's make DIY littleBits!  For original circuits, visit littleBits.cc .  I will be adding more steps to this instructable every time I manage to make another DIY littleBit.  So come back often and follow this instructable  to see new bits tutorials.  *Added since initial publication: light tr...
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Fri, 31 Jan 2014 10:20:43 PST
Vintage LED Chandelier http://www.instructables.com/id/Vintage-LED-Chandelier/
Vintage LED Chandelier - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4I/ENI7/HQPQVL8B/F4IENI7HQPQVL8B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4I/ENI7/HQPQVL8B/F4IENI7HQPQVL8B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4I/ENI7/HQPQVL8B/F4IENI7HQPQVL8B.SMALL.jpg RockstarSteph Cool and easy way to create a chandelier using a decorative or vintage object and LED strings. This DIY project looks great, can use second hand objects and provides a good amount of lighting while being eco friendly. Chose an object that inspires you and make it your own (don't be too creepy though...
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Tue, 21 Jan 2014 20:07:12 PST
tilt switch activated, glowing paper model, LED light http://www.instructables.com/id/tilt-switch-activated-glowing-paper-model-LED-ligh/
tilt switch activated, glowing paper model, LED light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPV/1T0H/HQMKWPV9/FPV1T0HHQMKWPV9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPV/1T0H/HQMKWPV9/FPV1T0HHQMKWPV9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPV/1T0H/HQMKWPV9/FPV1T0HHQMKWPV9.SMALL.jpg StijnID This instructable shows how to create paper models, that glow when you turn them around. The only thing you need is some simple electronics! For this project i used a paper template of a diamond, you can find them here: http://www.minieco.co.uk/paper-gems-new-templates/ Of course you can also creat...
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Sun, 19 Jan 2014 13:27:42 PST
Parking Meter Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Parking-Meter-Lamp/
Parking Meter Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXD/NZY8/HQOJJBO7/FXDNZY8HQOJJBO7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXD/NZY8/HQOJJBO7/FXDNZY8HQOJJBO7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXD/NZY8/HQOJJBO7/FXDNZY8HQOJJBO7.SMALL.jpg mrandle This is an Instructable on how to convert an old parking meter into a stylish lamp. Difficulty may vary depending on what shape/ kind of parking meter you choose. I was lucky in the fact that the meters that I acquired had no mechanical insert so I did not need a key. If you get a meter with the key...
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Mon, 20 Jan 2014 20:37:37 PST
Balloonacy! - An Interactive Balloon Immersion http://www.instructables.com/id/Balloonacy-An-Interactive-Balloon-Immersion/
Balloonacy! - An Interactive Balloon Immersion - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKK/SXMT/HQOJ93SX/FKKSXMTHQOJ93SX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKK/SXMT/HQOJ93SX/FKKSXMTHQOJ93SX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKK/SXMT/HQOJ93SX/FKKSXMTHQOJ93SX.SMALL.jpg zisiadis Balloonacy! is the concept for an interactive balloon immersion. Thousands of Balloons + Motion Sensitive LEDS = Lots of Fun. It was an experience I created in San Francisco in May 2012 along with collaborators Isaac Shivvers and Will Skinner. It was funded through a $1,000 grant from the Awesome ...
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Tue, 21 Jan 2014 13:18:00 PST
8x8x8 LED Cube with Arduino Mega (+Sound +PS controller +Game) http://www.instructables.com/id/Programm-Arduino-Mega-setup/
8x8x8 LED Cube with Arduino Mega (+Sound +PS controller +Game) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQN/X4BY/HRBE3YX7/FQNX4BYHRBE3YX7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQN/X4BY/HRBE3YX7/FQNX4BYHRBE3YX7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQN/X4BY/HRBE3YX7/FQNX4BYHRBE3YX7.SMALL.jpg Anred Zynch This is a instructable which is based on the Cube by Chr, ( http://www.instructables.com/id/Led-Cube-8x8x8/ ) by SuperTech-IT, ( http://www.instructables.com/id/CHRs-8X8X8-LED-Cu... ) and by das-labor.org, ( http://www.das-labor.org/wiki/Borg3d_Bauanleitung... ) but i think its better and ...
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Fri, 17 Jan 2014 09:37:59 PST
Solar Powered 24 Hour Greenhouse http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Powered-24-Hour-Greenhouse/
Solar Powered 24 Hour Greenhouse - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHV/W25R/HQOJJEM2/FHVW25RHQOJJEM2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHV/W25R/HQOJJEM2/FHVW25RHQOJJEM2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHV/W25R/HQOJJEM2/FHVW25RHQOJJEM2.SMALL.jpg JoshuaZimmerman You're probably thinking to yourself "Hey, isn't EVERY greenhouse solar powered?"  To which you'd be correct.  The greenhouse I've created is in fact a DOUBLE solar powered greenhouse in that it uses sunlight both day and night to help plants grow. I live in Wisconsin, which is usually rather nice....
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Mon, 20 Jan 2014 22:32:19 PST