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Plastic Optic Fiber

Hi, I made a lot of research in order to find some plastic optic fiber in europe, and I finaly add to buy some full rolls of the one I liked. It it PMMA fiber with 0.3dB/m light loss, it polish well, and when use with long length, gives a sligher yellow / green color to the light (noticeable on white light, but really lower than the other I've tryed). If someone need some, I can make a kit with : -27 meters of 0.75mm diameter -15 meters of 1.00mm diameter - 7 meters of 1.50mm diameter I think thati ncluding shipping to anywhere I can send it for tens euros. If someone is interested, let me know and I will check shipping price and paypal fees. Regards, tReg.

Topic by treg    |  last reply


Fiber Optic Illuminated Heels

I found these gorgeous Fiber Optic Illuminated Heels on Fashioning Technology.  These heels from Anastasia Radevich's Kinect 2011 collection.  They are illuminated using fiber optic technology and turn on with switches placed at the ankels.

Topic by Carleyy    |  last reply


How to use Fiber Optics?

I am making a super-discreet earpiece/IEM that is intended for any use where you feel bored, where you are not supposed to use electronic devices. Meetings, lectures, classrooms, etc. Basically, it's a 3.5mm jack wired to a Balanced Armature driver. Essentially, I remove the big, thick and bulky housings of earpieces and leaving the smaller drivers in place. I've been using thin copper cables in the earpieces I buy. They work, but are still visible. I found that optical cables are near invisible, glass-like. I intend to wire them into my earpieces. So, do I require lots of circuits? I can do those, if they don't poke a black hole in my wallet. No more than USD100, if entirely possible.  I just want to know how to change electricity into light and back again, and allow for audio transfer from MP3 player to earpiece drivers.

Topic by chua_erei    |  last reply


New group started - Optic fiber

I'm read a lot of document about optic fiber, and I've seen that: -many people are interested in optic fiber (it's magic, just like leds are) -people make some good craft with optic fiber, but sometime don't have the needed understanding of how it works, how to cut it, sand it, bend it, ...) -reader of the nice instructables here have trouble buying optic fiber when they want to start new project. I hope this group will help people learning from eachother, leading to new more interesting project and instructables. tReg.

Topic by treg  


fiber optic transmitter and reciever booster

I am a hobbist/inventor/sculptor/geek. I am looking for plans or a kit to build a fiber optic booster transmitter and reciever. Or even a unit that can send and recieve data and video signals. The signal must be able to travel a minimum of 300 ft. I am trying to build a submersible rov that I can afford. The other option that I might have is a rf to fiber optic converter. Would anyone be able to help me out?

Topic by batguanno  


usb over fiber optic cable

My house was once part of a business that was connected to neighboring structures via fiber optics for Internet.  I want to put in a security system with some usb cameras and of course we know what those limits are.  I have successfully made 25' usb/cat5 cables using this site... they work great but I need 50 - 60'.  I was wondering if it was possible to utilize these fiber cables for the data side of the usb and somehow power it by other sources?  I know a little about fiber like putting in connectors and such and I do have 2 transceivers.  I can make rj45/usb connectors for the tranceiver ends but I'm just not sure of the details or even if I'm barking up the right tree.  I'm not sure where the power fits in either. Any of you geniuses know how I could do this? Thanks

Topic by cornflake000    |  last reply


Fiber optic cable to laser projector? Answered

I purchased a "Mr. Christmas" Laser (green) Outdoor Holiday Projector to add to my holiday lighting this year. Being rightly concerned with theft if I was naive enough to leave the projector outside, I thought of using fiber optic cable attached to the laser lens housing (still haven't worked out how I would accomplish that), and routing it from inside the house to a point outiside where the cable end would project on a wall or my garage door, providing a show (sans sound), but protecting the laser projector from theft. Is my idea feasible? If not, I'm open to suggestions. Thanks. 

Question by Oldie Juan Kenobi    |  last reply


How to bend plastic optic fiber ?

Hi, I have 0.75, 1 and 1.5mm plastic opic fiber that I am using for my project (which will be the topic of my first instructables ;) ) I need a way to bend the POF in right angle. I don't care if the bending raidus is not very important (spec says max radius is 10 time diameter, 15mm radius is ok for me, and I don't care if I loose a little brightness). I want the POF to stay bend after I have bent it : it must keep the curve I gave it for at least 24 hours. I manage doing something not so bade (but really time consuming) by heating the POF with an hair dryer. I wander if anybody has a better tested idea ? (in the meantime, I'll try putin it in boiling water to see if it kep the shape once cooled). Regards, tReg.

Topic by treg    |  last reply


fiber optic star field without attic?

Is there a way to make a fiber optic star ceiling without an attic??

Question by tim13211    |  last reply


Help! Flash/fiber optic wire question

Help help! I was following the instructions at http://tutorialgeek.blogspot.com/2010/11/fix-flash-on-nikon-d70-dslr.html to fix a flash on a camera I got on ebay. All was going great until the black wire came out. I tried putting it back in and got a terrible shock, and the flash no longer worked. So I thought it was a grounding wire. I tried to strip it and put it back in its little holes, but it did NOT want to strip. Downloading the service manual later showed me that it didn't want to strip because it's really fiber optics in there. In trying to fix it some more, I got shocked a few more times, pretty strongly (with the battery out, even). I'm not sure if I've fried a component or not, but at least nothing smells bad. I'd like to try to put a new fiber optic wire in there, but I have no idea where to find one. Can anyone help me? The gauge of the wire is pretty standard for small electronics. Please let me know!! Susan

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How do I add on fiber optic bundles to the end of a large single Fiber optic strand/LED?

I need to figure out how to add on a lot of multi-strand fiber optics to the end of large single strand or single LED. I would like to create a lighted and animated cuttle fish sculpture and I want to know how I would be able to get the most amount of small single dots of light from a single LED. The LEDs will be individually animated in the belly of the beast and light patterns will appear on the surface...

Question by pastaffo    |  last reply


where to get fiber optic scraps for art project

Where can I get fiber optic scraps, 1-2mm glass for an art/tech project? 2-5 ft long about a laundry basket  to small truck bed full.        Houston TX

Topic by broodinghen    |  last reply


non electric fiber optics, for Chameleon vision goggles? Answered

HI, i was wondering if anyone knew about someway to make something like a non-electric endiscope system. I need something like a tube for light, so i could look in at one end and see what is on the other end, and i need it to be non-electric. Or i could use something like a lens so that it can have light come in and out at an angle. If you need to know moke, i'm using it for "chameleon goggles" so that i can look in two diferent ajustable angles at once similar to what a real chameleon's eyes can do (if you don't know what i mean look it up), and if you have any sugestions on what i could do please post them it would be a huge help.

Question by Tobor 2.0    |  last reply


How to make fiber optic filament from fishing line? Answered

I am thinking of making my own fiber optic lamp / toy and was wondering if it was possible to make my own optical fibers from fishing line.

Question by devicemodder    |  last reply


How do you light sideglow or endglow fiber optic cable with an led or light bulb?

How can one attach the end of a sideglow or endglow type of fiber optic cable to a light source? Either an LED or a light bulb. Thank you very much.

Question by devthered    |  last reply


how to make 2-way optical fiber comm. system?

Hello, I’m doing my project about 2-way (full duplex) optical fiber communication system. From what I knew, currently there is only 1-way (half-duplex) optical fiber communication system. Thus, I need to upgrade this system to be in 2-way communication system. How to make it? Can I just replace the transmitter and receiver with the transceiver in order to make it and how? Really need help..TQVM in advanced.

Topic by kamiladnan  


Fiber Optics Bed Bed Cover - Way Too Cool

What do you guys think? Possible to make by hand? Comfortable if done DIY? http://www.thefancy.com/things/210657943979299025 Awesome.

Topic by Myrloc    |  last reply


(newsletter) Build a Lightsaber, Fiber Optic Ceiling, Steampunk Laptop

Sign-up for this newsletter: Welcome back! Arduino Contest - Make anything involving Arduino and win a sweet prize from Evil Mad Science or an Arduino Mega! Closes Sunday: Digital Days Photo Contest - Show us your best photo trick, tip, or homemade gadget to win a new Sony digital camera! Winners announced: See who won the Converse Back to School in Style Contest! Coming soon: Our most awesome Halloween Contest ever! Any Instructable published since the last Halloween contest is eligible! Want a more convenient version of Instructables with fewer ads? Get a Pro Membership! Create a Fiber Optic Starfield Ceiling Bedazzler: DIY Non- Lethal Weaponry Make a Werewolf Mask Mummy Dogs Get your outfit ready!   Closes this Sunday! Steampunk Veneer Laptop Mod Non-PV Solar Power Low Cost Halloween Pop-Up Character Build a Sweet Raised Clubhouse Build a Lightsaber Quick Roast Chicken The Office Worker's Portable Solar Oven Install a Ball Valve on a Cooler See who won!   Win sweet prizes from Evil Mad Science! Make an Indoor/ Outdoor Boomerang Hand-Solder a PowerPad IC Cheap and Quick iPhone Stand Make Your Own Lathe from Trash   Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric Instructables.com - 82 2nd St. - San Francisco, CA Sign-up for this newsletter:

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Does any one know how i can get fiber optic cable that i can use for small leds Answered

I am also wondering weather nylon cable has the same properties?

Question by LucasOchoa    |  last reply


If i hook up a laser pointer to a fiber-optic cable, will the laser still exit the cable while lighting it up? Answered

I want to make a power-glove style party glove. I want to hook up laser pointers to each finger, but i figured it would be cooler if i could get the glove to light up. So to save myself some soldering, would i be able to shine the lasers through fiber optic cables to light up the glove itself, while still having the laser beams exit the ends of the fiber optic cables?

Question by kamikaze33    |  last reply


How to make your own fat optical fiber for solar device?

I'm prototyping a solar energy device, and need to transport a concentrated light beam a couple of meters without loss or, ideally, burning anyone's hand off. I was thinking of some kind of 'total internal reflection' medium, such as glass, but it needs to be cheap and easy to make/find, and it would be great if it had at least a little flexibility. Is there any way to make your own? Some kind of gel, or crystal, or maybe water if it wouldn't attenuate or absorb too much of the energy? Failing that, is there some existing material I could wrench out the back of something? Cheers, Daniel.

Topic by SolarFlower_org    |  last reply


Pending instructable : How to make a Concrete, Optic Fiber and Leds Rainbow

I will try to write and instructable for my last project. Since this is my first instructable and it will be a bit long, I will need some reviewers before I can publish it. If some people can help reviewing, jsut tell me. I will laso need to find some super bright yellow leds which are really yellow, not amberish, or some high power RGB leds. If you can tell me where to find some (or send me a few one I can trade for some other colors or for plastic optic fiber), just let me know. I completely edited this message since I've found that it is possible to start writting an instructable without publishing it, so people interested in reviewing now have to tell me so I add them as contributors. Regards, t.

Topic by treg    |  last reply


Optical fibre cable DAC chip??

Hey everyone,I'm trying to take an audio signal from an optical fibre cable pass it through a DAC0800LCN IC, 8BIT DAC chip and input into the Arduino. I'm trying to use a 3 pin fiber optica toslink transmitter to connect the fibre optical cable to the DAC chip. Does anyone know how to set this up or even if this would work? If anyone could answer this is would be much appreciated.

Question by MCsugar43  


what do i do with 420 meters of adss optical fiber cable

I have recently purchased 420 meters of ADSS fiber cable from a local utility company. Why you ask? Cause it was cheap. It was manufactured in 2008 by Alcoa Fujikura.  Here are the specs that I have .701" diameter 144ct fiber Single mode 8 buffer tubes 18 fibers per tube Does anyone have any suggestions for what I should do with it? Or just any ideas on who's hands it should end up in?  Any help would be greatly appreciated 

Topic by idontknownothin  


can i use an optical mouse (through an arduino) as a pulse oxymeter?

Arduino can read coordinates from a mouse, a small example is in the following link http://www.martijnthe.nl/2009/07/interfacing-an-optical-mouse-sensor-to-your-arduino/ But how could read color for using mouse as an pulse oxymeter? More than this we could use it with optical fiber adapted to the "eye" of the mouse for intravascular measuring ScvO2 !!!???

Question by clblue    |  last reply


Digital Out on an iMac?

So I have an iMac, running Vista. It's late 2009 version, newest with the exception of the new 27" models. I'm trying to connect the mini-digital out to the SPDIF  in on my audio amp. I bought a cable, and an adapter. It just doesn't work... The adapter works fine, seeing how it's just a hollow piece of metal and plastic. The cable is also working fine - I've tested it with my TV. The iMac has output, you can see it on the other end of the fiber. Everything I've checked seems to be working, and there's only one possible explanation I can think of. The iMac is transmitting with a different format. I'm new to optical audio cables, so If there is only one format, aka SPDIF and TOSLINK are the same, please let me know. And if they are not, can someone inform me on what I'm doing wrong and how to fix it?

Question by Padlock    |  last reply


What is the name of the tool you would use to clip the fiber optic instead of nail clippers?

Not sure if I have it or not - I "inherited" a load of tools recently.  Thanks!   DIYbabe

Question by DIYbabe    |  last reply


Side-emitting (or sideglow) fibre. Cool ideas?

I have about 20m of 0.7mm diameter side-emitting (or sideglow) fiber optic cable, and access to high powered LASER modules. Does anyone have any cool, creative, funky or bright ideas on what to do with it? Apart from mood lighting at a night-time BBQ, or making a halo for a fancy dress party, or ricing up my motorcycle, I'm stumped.

Question by jamlad    |  last reply


Project a laser pointer beam down a medium that will allow it to shoot out the other side.

I am working with some models and am incorporating laser pointer as 'phasers' and am currently using  mirrors to allow for that function.  The areas are tight and some spaces will not take mirrors but I was wondering if there was something like fiber optics or another medium that I could use to let the beam travel down and exit out.  I have seen fiber optic kits for models but the light stops at the end of the cable so I am not sure if that is a good medium.  If fiber optics are an option, how do I size the cable for the laser?  Does the beam strength decrease going through a medium?  I know for fiber it can be miles but just wondering.  I did read the comment about the guy wanting to build the glove but my request is much simpler with hopefully easier details. Thanks Andrew

Question by AndrewSJ    |  last reply


collecting sun light using a parabolic reflector and piping it into the flat....is there anyone who tried? Answered

...my idea is to collect sun light with a parabolic reflector( e.g. an old satellite dish covered with mylar http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mylar ) and piping it through optical fibers from the roof to my room. of course...there have to be a lense to concentrate the light.....anyone built stuff like this? reposts are welcome!

Question by soeren89    |  last reply


I have a sewer camera(video inspection camera), the head is broken , I'd like to fix it, i believe its fiber optic ?

Can anyone help with this?.....these camerras are manufactered by big companies such as RIDGID, GENERAL( Gen Eye) etc......this is my first post........helppppppppp........the camera head is approximately 8-10 inchs long and is extremely flexible. I'd like to know if i could have a universal head...the make is  SOUTH COAST SEWER EQUIPMENT....ps photos coming soon    :)

Question by johnnyboy0304    |  last reply


Using lenses to create a beam of normal light??

If you had, say, light from a torch or whatever, directed it through a metal pipe or fiber optic to get it kind of directional, and then into some arrangement of lenses; what kind of maximum range could you expect before it completely lost focus? And would it still obey the inverse square law, or is that just for expanding spheres of light?

Topic by SolarFlower_org    |  last reply


LED's and Arduino Question,,,,

LED's and Arduino Question,,,, I am looking to install LED lights (a LOT) in a 1:18 diecast car. I'm slowly grasping the wire schematics, and feel the install wont be too tough (yeah right)... But, I am looking for a way to turn the lights on/off. Since I will put lights (or extend fiber optics to) tail lights, blinkers (front and rear) brake lights, fog lights, running (marker) lights, head lights, and a bevy of interior point lights via a Fiber Optic layout. My main question is the lighting controls. As you can see, I need to be able to switch a variety of lights, in different modes,,, Blinking for 4-way, blinking for turn signal, all on, just running lights on, and brakes lights on....Anyone care (dare) to step in? Similar to this... http://youtu.be/WbqQ0tUtX3U

Question by vwluvrs    |  last reply


do you need to do anything special to hook up leds into a wall socket lamp?

I'm working on building a lamp out of a guitar I'm using fiber optic cable as the strings and want to put leds under them to make them light up the lamps going to be plugged into a wall socket. what is the best way to do this.

Question by rabbitflinger    |  last reply


New to LEDs, need to wire lots of them

I've never worked with LED lights before.  I'm putting on a show and I want to have lots of little points of light in space in a dark theater.  I'm talking hundreds of them.  I considered fiber optics, but that started looking way too expensive.  Is it possible with LEDs?  Is it expensive?  How to I learn how to do it?

Topic by CameronS56    |  last reply


LED LAMP IDEA

Hello Does anyone have any idea how to create this effect. My understanding is that the bottle was diamond cut from the bottom and the electrons were fed in. My main questions are around the bulb. Is there anyway to get the same effect using LED lights? What if we were to arrange fiber optics wires in a spiral arrangement and shine an LED at the end. Would it work?

Topic by gnanda    |  last reply


Transparent concrete!

OK, maybe not properly transparent, but an inclusion of fibre-optics makes it light transmitting. It's a German product, and, from their website: LUCCON translucent concrete is manufactured in large volume top layer concrete blocks with embedded webbed fiber optic cables, making the stone appear comparably massive as well as transparent. By cutting the blocks elements of variable size and thickness are obtained. Upon request LUCCON is available in special colors, dimensions or surface treatments, just ask us! . I'd love to see what our members could make with this stuff, or see them replicate the idea with their own techniques. Concrete lampshades?  Concrete windows?  Transparent concrete canoes? Video from YouTube will not embed. Luccon website via NOTCOT

Topic by Kiteman    |  last reply


Need help with long distanct USB run [~ 100 meters]

I have extend/retractable boom that extends almost 100M when full extended. I know I can not get a USB signal that far out. I am thinking of possible converting the USB signal to Fiber-Optic signal if possible. I need help on both ends of the cable. Rocket Nut

Topic by Rocket Nut    |  last reply


question about something important

Perfect me if im wrong but i dont think the following instructables should be in this contest: Super mario bros! LED mushroom halloween pumpkin LED handie LED & Fiber Optic New Years Party - HacknMod.com they entered before the competition started. please say if im right. thank you EDIT: thanks for all of your answers! this is good to know i guess otherwise i wouldnt sleep this night goodnight everyone Dunnos

Topic by dunnos    |  last reply


how do you make a led's light extend?

As in, I have a flash drive that I want to steampunk and thought about putting a falseto vacuum tube on the end that the filament lights up when I plug it in. What is the most efficient way to transfer the light from the led to light up the false filament. (My led is an orngeish amber color.) Would it have to be like a fiber optic or a small tube filled with glue?

Question by Clayton H.    |  last reply


alternatives to concrete? for project similar to DIY Light transmitting concrete

Hi I recently came across this instructable   Search for " DIY light transmitting concrete" and I was wondering how I could make something similar but in the shape of a ball, or a light bulb, So I can have a LED inside it and have it shine and spin freely.  Perhaps filling a tennis ball and drilling holes for light?  Im ind of stumped on this one. any ideas???

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POWERING ATOMIC REACTOR CLOCKS:LASER SOLAR PANELS:USE LASER LIGHT NOT SUN

USING LASER SOLAR PANELS(NOT SUN LIGHT LASER LIGHT) INSIDE ATOMIC REACTOR COULD MAKE REACTOR FIRE SAFETY WITH USING FIBER OPTICS THAT HOLD LIGHT ENERGY TO TRANSFER ENERGY IN AND OUT OF ANY ATOMIC CLOCK: FIBER OPTICS CAN MOVE LIGHT THROUGH ANY BEND OR SMALL TO REACH PLACES AND THEN TRANSFER ITS LIGHT TO ENERGY WITH THE FOLLOWING IDEA. BY SHINING LASERS ON SOLAR PANELS THAT ARE INSIDE ATOMIC AREA DEVICES TO GIVE THE PANELS ELECTRICITY FOR REACTOR CLOCK AND REPLACING ALL DANGEROUS WIRES THAT SEND ELECTRICITY TO ATOMIC PARTS OF NUCLEAR PLANT. WITH NEW FIBEROPTIC WIRES TO SEND PHOTOVOLTAIC WIRES THAT SEND ELECTRICITY WITH LASER LIGHT. VERY SAFE COMPARED TO WIRES THAT WHEN CUT MAKE SPARKS OR FIRE. FIBEROPTIC WIRES ARE SAFE IF CUT ONLY NON DANGEROUS LIGHT WILL BE LOST. AND COULD REDUCE RADIATION FROM CROSSTALK THAT COME FROM REGULAR COPPER WIRES. One more idea can you charge a solar panel battery recharger by shinning laser beam on the solar panel cells in places were there is no sun light using laser light which can charge a device from a range of up to a football field if needed. This might be used in caves or evenin drilling for in off shore oil rigs were there really is no light in deeper water. And all other light sources of light would be distortedby reflection from the water. Only a laser beam could recharge aelectronic device by using photovoltaic in deep water where sundon't shine and only a laser will not have all of its light reflectedbecause of the water's reflection property, you would only be able touse laser light properties has less water reflection than normal light. BY HUME SCIENCE INTERNSHIP FIBER OPTICS TO SEND LIGHT INSIDE ANY TYPE OF ATOMIC AREA AND CONVERT IT ONCE INSIDE CORE INTO ELECTRIC POWER AND SAFELY DECREASING RADIATION PROBLEMS. THIS IS GOOD BECAUSE LESS COPPER WIRES ARE NEEDED.(ONLY LIGHT WOULD BE TRANSFERED IN CASE OF WIRE IS CUT ONLY LIGHT WILL ESCAPE MUCH LESS DANGER. USING FIBER OPTICS TO SEND LIGHT ENERGY ONTO SOLAR CELLS INSIDE REACTOR/THIS IS A GOOD SAFETY TOOL BECAUSE IF FIBER OPTICS ARE CUT ONLY LIGHT WILL BE EXPOSED AND NOT DANGEROUS ELECTRICITY WHICH WILL CAUSE RADIATION PROBLEMS. TO SEND ELECTRICITY INSIDE THROUGH OUT REACTOR//: INSIDE ATOMIC RADIATION AREAS. THERE ARE NO NEED FOR ELECTRIC WIRES. IF ELECTRICITY IS MADE INSIDE REACTOR CORE, BY SHINING INFARED ON SOLAR CELLS OBJECT NOT SUN LIGHT ONLY INFARED LIGHT ON THEM PANELS. THIS LIGHT HAS TO BE LASER OR INFARED BECAUSE IT CAN BE CONTROLLED USING INFARED LIGHT THIS ALLOWS IT TO BE MORE CENTERED THAN SUN LIGHT CAN. REDUCING ATOMIC RADIATION IN ATOMIC REACTOR CLOCKS. AND NOT USING WIRES. A ATOMIC REACTORS CORE CLOCK HAS TO GET ELECTRICITY. THIS CAN BE DONE WITH SOLAR PANEL CELLS PLACED AND CONNECTED TO THE CORE'S CLOCK. THEN BY SHINING LASER LIGHT OR INFARED LIGHT ON SOLAR PANELS THAT ARE INSIDE THE CORE CAN GIVE AND GET THE LIGHT ENERGY POWER IT NEEDS TO RUN TRANSISTERS AND COMPUTER CHIPS. FROM SOLAR PANELS THAT ARE CONNECTED TO THE CLOCK INSIDE THE CORE. AND ARE BEING GENERATED BY CONTROLLED LASERS THAT ARE ALLOWED TO BE AT VARIABLE DISTANCES. CAN ELECTRICAL ENERGY BE TRANSPORTED BY A LASER. SURE JUST SHINE IT ON THE SOLAR PANEL AT NIGHT AND YOU WILL GET A LITTLE ENERGY, SURE IT WORKS. CAN A ATOMIC REACTOR GET ITS ENERGY VIA LASER LIGHT INSTEAD OF WIRES DOING THE TRICK. NOW WITH LASER OR FIBER OPTICS. WIRELESS ELECTRICITY CAN BE SENT WITHOUT WIRES.ELECTRICAL WIRES COULD BE THE PRODUCER OF STATIC RADIATION. WIRES DO SEND ENERGY INSIDE THE CORE AND GIVES ENERGY FOR THE CORE'S REACTOR. CAN THIS IS ALL DONE WITH NO WIRES INSIDE THE CORE; IF WE ALLOW ENERGY TO BE SENT VIA LASER LIGHT TO A CONVERTER OF SOLAR PANELS COULD CREATE ELECTRICITY IF THOSE SOLAR PANELS WERE DIRECTLY SHINED ON TO BY LASERS. A GREAT DEAL OF WIRES COULD NOT BE NEEDED. SENDING POWER TO CORES WATCH OR CIRCUITS IS POSSIBLE. BY SHINING A CONTROLLED LASER ON THE INSIDE OF A CORE'S SOLAR PANEL CAN BE ACHIEVED BY FEEDING THE SOLAR CELLS INSIDE THE REACTOR WITH LASER PHOTO ENERGY LASERS WOULD SIMPLY SHINE ON INTERIOR REACTOR SOLAR CELL COMPONENTS. ONLY DIFFERENCE IS INSTEAD OF SUN LIGHT CREATING THE ENERGY IT WILL BE A HIGH POWERED LASER SHINING ON THE PANEL SOLAR CELLS. USE LASER LIGHT WHICH IS MORE DIRECT AND IS MORE FOCUSED OVER A LONG DISTANCE. LESS RADIATION AND LESS WIRE WASTE IS THE FINAL RESULT. HAVE A GOOD CLEAN DAY. THIS IS A NEW FORM OF TRANSFERING ELECTRICITY TO EXTERNAL LOCATION. USING FIBER OPTIC LIGHT AND SENDING IT AND THEN RECIEVING IT ACROSS A DISTANCE WITHOUT WIRES. THIS SEEMS SAFER TO ME BY USING THIS METHOD. REMEMBER THIS; WE ARE NOT USING SUN LIGHT IN ANY OF THESE METHODS ONLY LASERS OR FIBER OPTICS. THIS IS INFORMATION FROM A SCHOOL PROJECT OF MINE AND IF YOU CAN GIVE MORE ON THIS SUBJECT PLEASE DO. PLACING SOLAR PANELS INSIDE BUILDINGS NOT JUST OUTSIDE, AND CAPTURING OFFICE LIGHT 24 HRS MORE PROJECTS THAT I WOULD LIKE TO EXPERIMENT A INTERNSHIP WITH! PLACING SOLAR PANELS INSIDE BUILDINGS NOT JUST OUTSIDE, AND CAPTURING OFFICE LIGHT 24 HRS

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Your Own ISP? Answered

I live in Yuma, Colorado and the internet here is unbelievably slow.  Now just to entertain my mind a little bit, lets say I wan't to start a ISP buisness.  The towns pop. is about 3000, some of which can't afford internet, quite a few who don't wan't or need it, and then the rest are already tied up in one of the two ISPs in town.  Now I wan't to be a WISP with speeds of around 20 - 100 mbs.  Now how long, big, and expensive of a fiber optic cable would I have to run to be able to provide these speeds, where would I run it to, what kind of switches would I need, what antennas, radios, amps, towers, ect.   This isn't a super serious question, but I would like to know this stuff, just because, and I like large community pools so you don't have to be an expert on everything, but if you know everything about fiber optics, or wireless communication fill us in.   This information pool could help someone greatly so please share.  You never know when a millionaire will decide to move to the middle of nowhere and wan't fast internet, so please contribute. 

Question by jj.inc    |  last reply


LEDs - Is there a way to transmit an LED light wireless to another location?

Is there a way to transmit an LED light wireless to another location without having to attach to the original LED itself?  In other words, the transmitting device would capture the LED light when it turns on via a fiber optical cable or other light capturing device and then transmit the light to the receiver.  Actually, the light does not have to be duplicated, just some sort of signal sent to the receiver to indicate when the LED is illuminated, but again without having to solder the original LED.  

Topic by tmal123    |  last reply


Rocketeer Rocket Pack, Ghostbusters Ghost Costume, Headless Horsewoman

Rocketeer Rocket Pack Ghostbusters Ghost Costume Headless Horsewoman Lego Indiana Jones Costume Bloody Cut Dessert Easy Leather Punches Spike Through the Gut Secret Message Shirt Large Roller Stamp Lady GaGa Costumes Salsa Fresca Fiber Optic Fairy Wings iPhone Screen Protector Prop Pulse Rifle DIY Calligraphy Instructables.com - 82 2nd St. - San Francisco, CA

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I need a special tool ? Answered

Has anyone any suggestions for a tool which would be "like" a camera iris, with a hole several mm long, but which can be varied in diameter from 1 (0.040 ") to 0.2mm (0.008"). I need to set the diameter fairly carefully, to just gently pinch a bundle of 70micron (0.0029"") optical fibres passed down the centre. The hole needs to be very circular and rigid, even as its closing...... Something kind of like the mechanism of a "pin-chuck" suggests itself, but wouldn't be very round in the limit. Any ideas ? Steve

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Help identify points on circuit board?

Hi, I got a 3.5 stereo adapter and mic cable for a cell phone. I want to convert it from the non-standard cellphone jack into a 3.5 stereo jack so I can connect it to the mic jack on my computer. Is it possible? I need to figure out what the wires lead from. There also seems to be a fiber optic(?) wire. Circuit pic: http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i148/phillyj101/circuit.jpg mic/switch pic: http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i148/phillyj101/P8270456.jpg

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Arduino Home Theater Screen Design

Hello Makers! I have been designing a home theater retractable screen housing that is arduino based. I want to use stepper motors for the added precision and will be playing with some minor resin/fiberoptics to decorate the front in a movie theater-esq manner. My concern is with the stepper motors. I would love to know if anyone has attempted a similar project. The speed of the descent/retraction is not all that important but consistency is another story. I also have some power concerns. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

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What is the best way to go about building a controlled bank of LEDs? Answered

I want to have about 15-20 LEDs with the ability to tell each when & how long to be lit. Similar to a 'Shooting Star' module for a Fiber Optic Star ceiling, with out the $250 pricetag. I have little to no programming experience, no electronics experience, but I used to do electrical, so I have a clue anyway. Is Arduino the way to go, or is there another simple way to do this? What about PIC microcontrollers? Im sure there will be more questions as I get answers, so thank you in advance for all yous help...

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Eric Wilhelm Talks Halloween Projects on Science Friday

  Today (Friday October 16, 2015) Instructables founder Eric Wilhelm went on Science Friday to talk about some fun Halloween Projects for Science Lovers.  "Green fire, magic mirrors, fiber optic fairy wings—just a few of the ways to geek out this Halloween with do-it-yourself projects. Eric Wilhelm, founder of Instructables, joins Ira to suggest a few of his favorites, like an arduino-powered skull that follows you as you move, or truly realistic edible eyeballs (sorry, peeled grapes.)" Listen and follow along with this fun collection of projects.

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