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LED Hack – How to Make an LED Mohawk Helmet!

For those of you who want mohawks but really can’t afford to because you will look a bit crazy at work, you can still make one of these nifty LED Mohawk helmets.   Not only will you look cooler, the LED Mohawk helmet will fend off drivers who are drifting to sleep before they almost hit you.  Plus, it “animates”, certainly an attention-grabber and a nice device to wear when biking at nights.

It was a lot of work, but it was worth it. I got to use all kinds of tools and materials, and

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Photo Frame DIY – How to Make an LED Photo Frame!

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Although digital photo frames are now officially “in” there’s still merits to having a traditional, regular photo frame.  Well, why not spice up your photo frames with LEDs so they shine at night, sorta like what you find at bars and whatnot?

Photos are nice to have on the wall or on the tables. I thought it would be nice to build LEDs into a photo frame so you will be able to see the photo in the dark as well.

I think this would make for a great stylish, photo frame that will certainly add some coolness to your home bar or entertainment room.

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Fish Tank Hack – How to Heat/Light Your Fish Tank using LEDs!

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Here’s a rather ingenious hack where the owner of this fish tank has replaced his florescent lights with LEDs.  On top of that, he has used aluminum casing that transfers heat generated by its LED system into the water directly. (You can see aluminum bars extended into the water.)

First off, I don’t think the LEDs themselves generate enough heat to actually heat the water much because LEDs in general are low-heat devices.  But it seems like the owner of this fish tank

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POV DIY – How to Make a Simple Wave LED Display!

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There’s a ton of resources out there for those of you who want to make POVs including my own golf club POV I made couple years back.  Check out this simple wave LED POV display, the author offered some free code so you can bypass the programming part. (or hack it for your own messages)

If you think this device looks similar you would be right, he took the display from the spinning display and mounted a 4 X AA battery holder to it, mounted a small circuit board onto the new de

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Auto DIY – How to Make LED Headlights for your Car!

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My friends have been asking me how to make LED headlights ever since they found out I can hack up some electronic stuff.  Well, LEDs are pretty easy to me since I’ve dealt with them a lot but I won’t tell you how to do it, there’s a guy who made an instructable for that.

The first image shows how things look right now: two upper ‘edge’ arrays, each with 21 5mm LED (pointed forward, 5 degrees down and 5 degrees outwards), a central array of 60 LEDs at top density (pointed straight forward, replacing the twelve LED array around the Hyundai symbol

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What is Inside McDonald’s Avatar Toy?

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If you’ve ever wondered what’s inside the McDonald’s Avatar Toy, you might want to see that there’s a lot of small goodies like blue LEDs and plus, your kids might drain the batteries.  This could be a great way to replace the battery.

The solid clear plastic piece is made of acrylic. It is shaped to distribute the blue LED light more evenly. This is called a “light pipe”, which is used to provide designer-styling in a wide range of electrical devices.

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Photon Light LED Skateboards!

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As an avid skateboarder, I would really have loved to see LEDs added onto my board for night-boarding.  Well, there’s a deck for that, Photon Light LED skateboards bring you so much bright illumination at night that you might actually need to wear some shades to ride without blinding yourself.

These skateboard decks are $60 and probably decent investment if you happen to ride at night a lot.  Plus, think about all the safety measures this cool LED skateboard deck bri

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LED DIY – How to Make an LED Cube Night Light!

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For those of you who can appreciate finer things in life, especially ones people make themselves, you need to check out the LED Cube Night Light.  Not only is this great design, the parts are rather cheap so go ahead and try make one yourself.  You can also have a look at my RGB LED Sphere DIY too for reference.

This LED lamp will be perfect in any home. It gives more light then I thought it would.

Today I recieved the last products I ordered to get started building this LED cube.

Though this cube I made is 9cm x 9cm x 9cm… it feels bigger then that. May

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Mouse DIY – How to Make an LED-powered Mouse Pad!

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Here’s a really creative idea for an awesome mouse pad, an LED-powered mouse pad made with acrylic as base.  I don’t know if acrylic will go so well with my elbows that are practically on the computer 24/7 but still, this could make your workspace look really cool, REALLY.

Create a desired design of your own by drawing in a small paper ( collective design ), as for myself, I drew it on computer using a vector progam, Adobe Illustrator, printed it out for use as a pattern. 2. Draw your design on your 10mm acrylic, still with sheet cover (do not remove it), or st

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LED DIY – How to Make an LED Umbrella!

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Umbrellas can be great items to hack them into interesting LED objects such as this LED DIY which involves the author attaching/controlling LEDs on the umbrella.

I think this could possibly great way to make special effects, perhaps very useful for light painting.

Anyone undertaking this project should have access to standard soldering tools — pliers, diagonal cu

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