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LED Hack – How to Make Your Own Colored LEDs!

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Here’s a cool hack for those of you who want to save money on buying colored LEDs, simply buy the white LEDs, sand it a bit, and color it!

The result is rather fascinating and could possibly save you a lot of money if you need different colors for your project.

Now just hook your LED on a battery and see if you did a good job (see photos ). Once you light it up and you see there is still some white shining through, just color some more over those white spots. Colored LEDs are more expensive then white LEDs and harder to find. So now you can easily…

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Netbook Hack – How to Add a Keyboard LED Light!

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For those of you who have bought laptops/netbooks that don’t come with keyboard illumination, there’s a better way than simply attaching a reading LED light to your laptop/netbook (although that probably is the easiest way).  You can actually hack your laptop/netbook to add an LED light near your webcam, all so you can control it with your keyboard for turning on/off.  Of course, this is seriously a lot of work for adding a

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LED DIY – How to Make Aquarium LED Lamp!

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Thinking of buying new lamp for your fish tank?  Well, take a look at this custom Aquarium LED setup with a bunch of high output LEDs, ability to control its dimness, temperature watch, and more.  I think this LED project could be easily extended further as a whole aquarium controller including ability to control the tank’s heat, feed the fish, and more.  Well, I might be getting ahead of myself but why not?

The tank is a Fluval Osaka 320 and measures 48″(L)x18″(W)x24″(H) and is currently running 4 x 54w T5’s. The rock is arranged in 2 “

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DIY Trippy RGB LED Wave Kit!

Maker Store has a new item, DIY Trippy RGB LED wave kit that will follow your hand movement and create waves of colors.  Neat.

Imagine a bunch of little lights on a table, each about the size of a chess piece, each independent of the others. Arrange them any way you want. Each one continually, slowly changes colors on its own — but when you wave your hand over them, they create waves of colors that follow your hand

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Solar DIY – How to Make Solar Powered LED Bricks!

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You know every year, solar power is getting cheaper by the dozen, solar lights are everywhere including front yard of many homes that I see in my neighborhood.  Well, there’s a way you can hack those cheap solar lights into solar LED bricks, this instructable shows you how.  Brilliant.

With this in mind, I combed craigslist for some suitably shaped glass blocks, went to Home Depot for the appropriate solar light, stocked up on speaker wire and came up with the Solar Pow

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LED DIY – How to Make an LED Candle!

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Here’s an awesome LED DIY project that “mimics” real candle light with random sequence of LED output. Free code & schematics provided.

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Thermal Energy DIY – How to Make a ThermoElectric LED Lamp!

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Here’s a great idea for making something useful, a DIY thermoelectric LED lamp that uses that generates electricity off the temperature difference between the hot candle and the cool heat sink.  I have to say this could come in handy when your power goes out.  Rather than using the candle itself to see in the dark, use it to power this cool LED lamp.

I am sure this idea can be applied for many other things, brilliant indeed.

The thermoelectric lamp generates electricity off the temperature difference between the hot candle and the cool heat sink. This we can us

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LED DIY – How to Make an LED Wine Glass!

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For this Christmas holidays, you might want to make yourself and your guests these awesome LED wine glasses.  Not only do they look cool, they can brighten up your romantic, dark rooms without having the lights on.   Perhaps, enjoying the sunset with red wine in these LED wine glasses this Christmas would be perfect!

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LED DIY – How to Make an LED Kimono!

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Kimono is the traditional dress for Japanese women.  Of course, with the invent of LEDs and technology, the traditional Kimono gets a make-over, that is with 444 LEDs and the author includes schematics for you to follow her design too.

The LED KIMONO PROJECT is a new light/sound instrument designed and fabricated by composer Miya Masaoka. This prototype consists of a single handmade sle

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DIY Bulbdial LED Clock Kits [AWESOME]

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For those of you looking for a Christmas gift to send to me (or your other smart/geek friends), you might want to take a look at this awesome Bulbdial LED clock kit from EvilMadScientist.  The Bulbdial LEd features 72 LEDs that work in sync to product the hour and minute arrows plus it looks really awesome.

72 LEDs, charlieplexed. This is an efficient arrangement, since only three LEDs (well, maybe five, if fading between two locations) need to be on at a given moment. There are 30

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