Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - led - battery - popular Fri, 29 May 2015 19:52:45 PDT BLOX v1.01 Arduino Battery Voltage Indicator
Arduino Battery Voltage Indicator - More DIY How To Projects]]> chienline When we are using a battery powered Arduino such as RC robots or Temperature Controller, we might want to check the battery voltage if it needs to be charged or replaced. It happens to me with my RC Panzer. Sometimes when my kids are about to run it, it moves very slow, low battery. Then they are di...
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Fri, 8 May 2015 03:32:41 PDT
Simple Miniature Joule Thief
Simple Miniature Joule Thief - More DIY How To Projects]]> Petrstep Hello, this is my first instructable and I'm going to show you how you can make a very small joule thief circuit that you can fit anywhere and can be used to power LEDs or any other device with nearly dead batteries. This simple circuit works from voltages as low as 0,5V. Parts list Tools:solderi...
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Thu, 7 May 2015 12:27:35 PDT
64x16 RED LED Marquee
64x16 RED LED Marquee - More DIY How To Projects]]> Tustin High T-Tech The purpose of this small scale LED marquee is to display messages to our classroom in a more modern and centralized way. In the classroom, this construction would save white board space and is convenient because it can store a large amount of information. It is also fairly simple to program and has...
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Wed, 6 May 2015 10:13:32 PDT
battery clip LED tester.
battery clip LED tester. - More DIY How To Projects]]> louisc2 have you ever put together a circuit and after finishing you find your LED doesn't work? well with this Instructable that will never happen again! I present to you the Battery clip LED tester. Components: Components: female header pins 1k resistorperfboard9v battery clipTools: soldering ironsolde...
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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 06:09:38 PDT
Circuit Tiles!
Circuit Tiles! - More DIY How To Projects]]> The Oakland Toy Lab For all the wee Edisons and Teslas to be, circuit tiles are the best! These are a great way to introduce people to circuits in a fun, ridiculous, iterative way. This is great for just one person exploring or an entire class working together. And your collection can keep growing over time! It's like ...
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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:29:11 PDT
the glowing egg
the glowing egg - More DIY How To Projects]]> Thorsten Singer Thank You !!!so suprising for me, just get to the final with my glowig egg. Thanks to everyone here at instructables I can't belive just go so far with one of my projects. Hope I can show you more nice, funny, cracy, .... stuff soon.Just have to say Thank You to everyone who has voted for me...........
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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:49:12 PDT
LED Floodlight Power Station
LED Floodlight Power Station - More DIY How To Projects]]> BrettHacks Stumbling around in the dark, trying to decide whether stringing 200 feet of extension cord, or continuing with my wimpy rechargeable light would get me home sooner, was the inspiration for this project. So on completion of the job, I began to contemplate my next build. It could not just be a rech...
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Wed, 18 Mar 2015 09:15:47 PDT
Super Light Quadcopter
Super Light Quadcopter - More DIY How To Projects]]> Joohansson The aim of this project is to maximize the flight time/ battery life of the very famous Hubsan X4 quad-copter. This will show how you build your own for very low cost, simple to build and fun to play with. The 3D print is 100% designed by me for use with spare parts from the Hubsan H107L model. It c...
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Sat, 14 Feb 2015 09:52:27 PST
Day and Night Time Lighting for Developing Communities: Hybrid Moser Bottles
Day and Night Time Lighting for Developing Communities: Hybrid Moser Bottles - More DIY How To Projects]]> hayesms In my Technical Communications course at Rose-Hulman, I worked with a fantastic team of three other students to complete a research project intended to aid the efforts of our Engineers Without Borders club. Our specific project was meant to give Gomoa Gyaman--a small, Ghanaian, subsistence farming c...
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Fri, 28 Feb 2014 07:25:19 PST
Foldable Electronic Bookmark / Booklight
Foldable Electronic Bookmark / Booklight - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
IcosaLEDron: A Multi LED Smart Ball
IcosaLEDron: A Multi LED Smart Ball - More DIY How To Projects]]> Afritlabs What is an IcosaLEDron? It's a programmable, rechargeable 20 sided "ball" with a RGB LED on each face. Inside is a custom PCB equipped with the Atmega328p that is Arduino compatible allowing for easy programming of different effects. With twenty WS2812B LEDs (also known as Neopixels) positioned equa...
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Mon, 3 Nov 2014 20:09:42 PST
Junk Mail Hack
Junk Mail Hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> Volthaus Electronics Laboratory I received some junk mail the other day and it had a little plastic box sticky gummed to a large postcard-like piece of mail. Supposedly I could pull the plastic strip from the box and it would display my winning number to get a discount on buying a car. I don't own a car (by design) so I wasn't int...
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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 20:47:24 PST
Make A Cordless Lightbox
Make A Cordless Lightbox - More DIY How To Projects]]> imwilly Recently designed and constructed this light-box which requires no 'mains' power supply. Just insert a 9V DC battery.Have just finished my upload file and wanted to share.Now everyone can make their on light-boxes. Wanted to get it out there before someone tried making everyone pay for it.Cheapest A...
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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 03:34:10 PST
Matchbox Monsters
Matchbox Monsters - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Conductive Poetry
Conductive Poetry - More DIY How To Projects]]> ohhmyhead All these conductive materials! There's thread, fabric, copper tape, paint, graphite, etc. But what to do with it? One thing to do with conductive paint (such as Bare Conductive) is to incorporate literature and create poetry that lights up! In this Instructable, I'll show you how.See the last step...
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Thu, 6 Nov 2014 08:36:15 PST
Make Your Eyes Glow Red
Make Your Eyes Glow Red - More DIY How To Projects]]> Pure Carbon If you enjoy my work then Please consider going and donating a small amount of money to me to help fund an open source tablet I'm working on for a future project.
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Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:00:50 PDT
BluetoothBox for Stereo Headphones and Speakers
BluetoothBox for Stereo Headphones and Speakers - More DIY How To Projects]]> funelab Hi All,I love what my headphones, but a few weeks ago, my friend bought a new bluetooth headset, I intend to switch to bluetooth headphones. But I do not want to throw away the love of my headphones, so I got the idea make a small box, which I can turn my headphones into a Bluetooth headset. This pr...
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Sun, 12 Oct 2014 19:30:50 PDT
Comparing Apples, Oranges, and Batteries
Comparing Apples, Oranges, and Batteries - More DIY How To Projects]]> MattDougan I happen to like food, science, and electronics. Naturally, that means that from time to time, I play with my food.I think it's important to understand and conceptualize by doing - unfortunately, most off the shelf batteries are not friendly or safe to being taken apart and experimented with. Likel...
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Fri, 10 Oct 2014 21:01:17 PDT
Bicycle Trailer LED Lights
Bicycle Trailer LED Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> Tater Zoid So, I've already lit my bikes and built my bicycle trailer, now it's time to light up the trailer. This is a relatively simple task that doesn't require too much time or effort. In fact, it went pretty quick. With the search tools I've provided below and a bit of patience, you should be able to purc...
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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:35:06 PDT
How to skate by night - The Beamboarder
How to skate by night - The Beamboarder - More DIY How To Projects]]> LyonCy Runtime:Up to two hours Power:~4W @ 600 LumenPrice:25€ with chargerCreate a magnetic 4 watt high power LED head lamp for applications like longboards out of an old hard disk drive for less than 25 $. The case of the HDD can be recycled to a nice room light.Skating at night can be really dangerous. O...
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Wed, 13 Aug 2014 07:49:23 PDT
Octo-Light: LED Camera Ring
Octo-Light: LED Camera Ring - More DIY How To Projects]]> comsa42 The Octo-Light is a camera ring lamp which is made up of LED light strips. It's cheap to make and perfect for beginner macro photography and video!This lamp is excellent at flooding scenes with uniform light, which softens hard shadows and removes grain. Its' uses range from close-up to medium shots...
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Wed, 10 Sep 2014 20:00:39 PDT
555 RGB Rainbow LED Driver (NOT using a 4029)
555 RGB Rainbow LED Driver (NOT using a 4029) - More DIY How To Projects]]> A_Teacher | A_Teacher |Ok, so as far as I can tell, this is a unique brand NEW design. The project is in a few contests on instructables at the moment, if you like what I have made, please Vote for it.Calling all Space Cadets: As a way of motivating folks to make the project, I am currently giving away a ...
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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 04:48:27 PDT
Lego Octopus LED Light
Lego Octopus LED Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
"Light Bulb" Simple and Easily Made
"Light Bulb" Simple and Easily Made - More DIY How To Projects]]> Cats Science Club Great way to light up the path to your door, back yard, party, or special occasion. These bulb lights are quick and easy to make and can be hung up or set on a table, walkway, road, etc. We used a couple different color LEDs to see the affect of them. Ally Cat liked the green and Kitty Cat loved the...
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:20:28 PDT
Zer0's Sword (Borderlands 2)
Zer0's Sword (Borderlands 2) - More DIY How To Projects]]> Shadow Of Intent This is, in my opinion, one of the most iconic swords in modern gaming, but with so much undeveloped potential. Its infrequent use in gameplay (Guns render melee attacks almost useless in Borderlands 2) means that it sees very little use outside fan art.Its grey and black tones go well with most cos...
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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 09:41:41 PDT
IKEA Hack: Solar Powered Bike Light
IKEA Hack: Solar Powered Bike Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> bergerab In school this year, I have a pretty late schedule. Sometimes i'll be coming home from class after sundown and with a bike that can be dangerous. Before purchasing a commercial bike light, I decided to see if I could make one myself. Using an IKEA lamp I found at goodwill (for $2) I figured I could ...
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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:07:17 PDT
Light Spectrometer from a "battery powered" head inspection lamp
Light Spectrometer from a "battery powered" head inspection lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> HUKBMBEAR Hello if you like this please take the time to vote in the competitionsTHANKSAt the end of my light sensing instructable where I played with the measurement of reducing sun light levels as well as making it into a laser game , I mentioned that I wanted to have a go at making a full spectrometer. Thi...

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Tue, 27 May 2014 14:28:46 PDT
Diffused Glue Stick Lamp
Diffused Glue Stick Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> vishalapr Last week, I received the glue gun I ordered almost a month ago which I replaced with my older mini glue gun. The mini glue gun used thin glue sticks(7mm) whereas the new one I got used only normal sized glue sticks(10mm). So I had a whole bunch of these thin glue sticks left over, thought for a bit...
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Fri, 20 Jun 2014 20:51:32 PDT
Circuit Art: Instructables Robot
Circuit Art: Instructables Robot - More DIY How To Projects]]> bergerab Since I was a kid I was fascinated with the connection between art and technology. The fascination began when I first saw Silicon Art on the Discovery Channel. Now that I make circuits of my own, I want to show tribute to those who continue to keep this art alive. My Instructables robot circuit util...
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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 08:59:55 PDT
Pocket-Sized Ultrasonic Ruler
Pocket-Sized Ultrasonic Ruler - More DIY How To Projects]]> bergerab Today everything is digitalized. Most of us don't bother to waste our time using maps, going to the record store, or even going to the DVD store anymore. So... why are so many people using tape-measures and rulers? Yes, they are reliable, but they are certainly not convenient. With innovations, such...
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Sat, 14 Jun 2014 14:43:31 PDT
Attiny Pocket Sequencer
Attiny Pocket Sequencer - More DIY How To Projects]]> bergerab Music sequencers are awesome tools for producers, composers, and anyone looking for some musical inspiration. However, almost all sequencers available today are rather large devices with all sorts of cords. Wouldn't it be great if you could compose a sequence on the go and still have the record-abl...
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Wed, 11 Jun 2014 11:41:07 PDT
Cree Flashlight Color Change
Cree Flashlight Color Change - More DIY How To Projects]]> MooMeat42 I found this awesome $6 flashlight (charger and battery included) on eBay which uses a 18650 Li-ion battery and a tiny Cree white LED. Search "18650 Cree Q5 LED flashlight". It has a glow in the dark button cap and o-ring on the lens, and 5 modes including 3 power levels, strobe, and SOS(I think tha...
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Fri, 6 Jun 2014 19:56:43 PDT
ATtiny85 POV Display
ATtiny85 POV Display - More DIY How To Projects]]> vishalapr The first time I saw a POV (Persistence Of Vision) display was on a show called FAQ on TV. The POV display consisted of an oscillating shaft with 6 LED's mounted on the end of the shaft. Since then I have always wanted to make one myself, I tried making one about 2 months ago with an oscillating sha...
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 01:02:10 PDT
Make a Racing Powerwheels Jeep
Make a Racing Powerwheels Jeep - More DIY How To Projects]]> jamiep This Instructable will show you how to build a Racing Powerwheels Jeep. The Jeep runs on 24 volt rechargeable batteries and is equipped with disk brakes, digital dashboard featuring voltage and motor temp readouts, pneumatic rubber tires, working headlights and taillights. The Jeep has swappable g...
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Sun, 1 Jun 2014 15:11:02 PDT
CARDBOARD SOLAR LAMP - More DIY How To Projects]]> deba168 I made this cardboard solar lamp for reusing the waste cardboard dumped in my dustbin.Through this instructables I try to aware people about the merit of reusing papers/cardboard and adverse effects of cutting tree.Features of my lamp :1. Solar charging : I choose this option to save energy and to p...
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Wed, 28 May 2014 10:16:48 PDT
8000 lumen LED Dewalt flashlight mod
8000 lumen LED Dewalt flashlight mod - More DIY How To Projects]]> Ryan Depace This instrucable will show you how to modify a Dewalt 18v incandescent cordless light. The modification entails adding a 18V to 35V dc/dc step-up converter and a 8000 lumen LED. Materials ToolsDrill Dremel with cutting tool - To check out my homemade All purpose Dremel blade click HERESoldering ...
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Mon, 26 May 2014 21:08:05 PDT
Working Sonic Screwdriver - Version 3.0
Working Sonic Screwdriver - Version 3.0 - More DIY How To Projects]]> The Props Monster This is my third rendition of a sonic screwdriver complete with working sound and a TVbgone circuit. Now that is over, let us have some fun. Some features: A true-to-series sound A tvbgone clone circuit. It turns almost any tv on or off within a few seconds with the press o...
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Tue, 11 Mar 2014 18:27:20 PDT
Rechargeable Bike Light with automatic switch of energy source
Rechargeable Bike Light with automatic switch of energy source - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
LED skateboard version 3!
LED skateboard version 3! - More DIY How To Projects]]> out-of-the-box Thank you for viewing my instructable! As the title says this is my 3rd led skateboard! But this is actually the first one I am making a 'how to' for. My first led board was alright, It did have a few flaws and aside from just turning it on there wasn't much appeal to it. Yes it did look very nice r...
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Sat, 11 Jan 2014 14:36:00 PST
Raspberry Pi Rain Box
Raspberry Pi Rain Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> Adum24 I find the sound of rain really soothing, and wanted a device to just play rain sounds for me. I figured the Raspberry Pi would be perfect for this. So I wrote a Python script that selects a random number, and, based on the number, selects a rain sound to play. After that, I stuck it in a hobby proj...
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Sun, 5 Jan 2014 19:30:31 PST
Easy LED Color Changing "Candle"
Easy LED Color Changing "Candle" - More DIY How To Projects]]> Cats Science Club This is a simple color changing light that is great for kids and adults. Looks beautiful in a dimly lit room, great for the holidays, and makes a pretty cool night light. Materials Glue Gun - We are using a low temperature glue gun. It hurts when the glue touches your skin but it does not burn y...
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Sat, 14 Dec 2013 08:41:26 PST
Ultra-bright Emergency Waterproof Torch DIY (Rechargeble)
Ultra-bright Emergency Waterproof Torch DIY (Rechargeble) - More DIY How To Projects]]> PrathameshJ This is an Ultra bright torch Which is maximum recycled. This can be used for camping,Halloween,pool lights,night light, camera flash light,blackouts etc. Gathering Materials 1] DC Socket (Recycled Parts) 2] BL-5C (Recycled Parts) 3] Switch (Recycled Parts) 4] 3W ultabright led (Recycled Parts...
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Sun, 15 Dec 2013 00:08:20 PST
$3.00 Altoids Charger (EASY BUILD) (CHEAP)
$3.00 Altoids Charger (EASY BUILD) (CHEAP) - More DIY How To Projects]]> snow1434 I know your thinking i have seen hundreds of these but have you ever seen one so easy to build? LETS GET STARTED Things you will need : L78MO5CV Voltage Regulator ...
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Sun, 8 Dec 2013 21:48:07 PST
Fun circuits with conductive paint
Fun circuits with conductive paint - More DIY How To Projects]]> Paulbacca This instructable will show you how to make simple fun electronic circuits. However my objective here is mostly to demonstrate how kids can have fun making and learning about electronics at the same time. I will be using a new product from a company called Bare Conductive that have recently release...
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Tue, 29 Oct 2013 11:03:24 PDT
Solar-Powered Glow-Jar
Solar-Powered Glow-Jar - More DIY How To Projects]]> MdP1632 The idea for this Instructable came from something I found called Sun and Moon Jars on Unfortunately these jars cost much more than I was willing to spend. Because of this, I decided to make my own version, and share it with all of yo...
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Wed, 24 Aug 2011 00:07:50 PDT
LED bike lamp
LED bike lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> andrea biffi If you wish to make by yourself a powerful lamp for your night bike rides, as some beautiful lights you can buy, the best choice in my opinion is to build it with a commercial LED lamp. Since some of these lamps work with 12V AC current, I decided to use as power source a 12V DC Li-po battery. The l...
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Wed, 11 Sep 2013 10:20:36 PDT
Film Canister Battery
Film Canister Battery - More DIY How To Projects]]> Cats Science Club Making a battery from film canisters, used wire, vinegar, and nails. Check us out at and on Facebook Please vote for us. Materials Film canisters Vinegar Safety goggles Nails (zinc coated) Wire Cutters Alligator clips with wire Scrap copper wire Red LED No film canisters? You ...
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Sat, 27 Jul 2013 11:11:45 PDT
DIY portable LED strobe
DIY portable LED strobe - More DIY How To Projects]]> DOT. I and my friends like to have fun in summer. We like to fool around with music when we are camping. To make those parties more likely to professional ones I have made portable 9V LED strobe. For my surprise it really gives a big effect. I hope you will like it! Lights! Camera! Action! Too...
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Mon, 22 Jul 2013 14:49:56 PDT
Upgrade your switch to LED
Upgrade your switch to LED - More DIY How To Projects]]> kondzio29 Light up your switch with LED! Replace the lightbulb inside with LED and use it with 3V  circuits! There is also a plenty of benefits of using LED in the switch. Go and check first step! Parts you'll need to convert your switch and why do you want to do it. Why do you want to use LED instead of ...
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Fri, 12 Jul 2013 11:19:04 PDT
$5 DIY | 12v Small LED Bunk or Storage Light
$5 DIY | 12v Small LED Bunk or Storage Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> M.Hawse This is an article describing the process I used to build a couple of wooden LED bunk lights for my friend's houseboat. I designed these myself. I also built and installed them without assistance, so it's an easy project. You will also see photos and video of a black-stained, RGB LED Bunk Li...
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Sat, 6 Jul 2013 02:26:52 PDT