There are many ways to produce light and dispel the darkness of night.
In this class, we will go over some of the most popular means of doing so. Covering methods as diverse as light bulbs, LEDs, LED strips, and EL wire, this class provides a crash course on the subject of electric lighting.
No prior experience of electronics is necessary to get started. However, if you do have some previous experience, this class also has optional sections for advanced students which briefly covers Arduino-control.
I hope you will join me and make things that shine above the rest.
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Randy Sarafan is an artist, designer, inventor, and founder of the Instructables Design Studio. Over the last 10 years he has created hundreds of step-by-step tutorials on diverse subjects ranging from pancakes to self-driving robotic queen-sized beds. He has authored two books, 62 Projects to Make with a Dead Computer and Simple Bots.
His work has been showcased by the NY Times, Popular Mechanics, The Today Show, The Tonight Show, NPR, the BBC, Core77, Boing Boing, and the National Examiner (to name a few). He currently splits his time between Brooklyn, NY and the internet.
Getting Started Started
Lesson 2: Electronics Crash Course
Learn the bare minimum of electronics necessary to begin working with lights.
Electronics Crash Course Started
Light Bulbs Started
LED Strips Started
EL Wire Started
Now that you have the skills, what are you waiting for?
Get out there and make something!