Category Archives: LED

Purse DIY – How to Make an LED Purse!

It’s rather disappointing that the fashion world has still not picked up on LEDs for ladies purses as it can come in handy when they are searching in the dark.  Well, no worries, here’s a great DIY that shows you how to implement LEDs in any purse.

No more fumbling for your lipstick or compact while at the club, lightyour way with this easy to make light panel for your purse or bag. The panel uses a two part magnetic switch, so when the purse is closed the light is off and when its open the light is on. Simple!

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LED Hack – How to Make a Remote-Controlled RGB LED Mood Light!

Like LED hacking?  Here’s another rather interesting LED hack involving a remote-controlled RGB LED mood light.  Awesome!

With this thing I can control the colour of a bright light into many different colours using the three fundamentals colours : red green and blue. Adding them toghether with different intensity can yeld very great a range of colours from the visible spectrum.

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LED Hack – How to Make (Google)Voice Activated LED Signs!

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiYYJ5WMG6I

Here’s a really cool hack that uses GoogleVoice to translate voice into words and to his LED sign.  This should save a lot of time anytime you want to change the message on your LED sign.  Brilliant!

I made the LED sign following instructions from this tutorial on Nerdkits.com.  The hardware is some LED’s, a nerdkit, a piece of cardboard and a bit of wire that I got from some Cat 5 cable laying around.  I cut out the cardboard and printed a g

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PIC DIY – How to Make a Simple LED Binary Clock!

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If you seen these cool binary watches, you might want to consider learning the inner-workings by building yourself a simple LED binary clock such as this one using PIC microcontroller.  Of course, this would mean you would first have to learn how to program a PIC first but you can use a simpler microcontroller like CUBLOC or

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Kinetic Energy Powered DIY Clothing!

Who said fashion and smart electronics don’t mix well together?

Check out this awesome women’s garment that lights up when some kinetic energy is applied.  Brilliant.

I can see in about 5 to 10 years when all fashion designers in New York start using more cool things like this.  Well, let’s not get ahead of ourselves here, we’ll just wait. 🙂

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Halloween DIY – How to Make a Halloween Pumpkin with Capacitive Touch Sensor!

Check out this great DIY showing you how to make a Halloween Pumpkin with a capacitive touch sensor to control the glow of the LEDs.  Watch video for a demo!

Capacitive proximity sensors work because people are mostly water, and water is a very polar molecule, and is easily turned to align with any applied electric field. In fact, water has a “permittivity” (dielectric constant) that is about 80 times better than air! When a given voltage is applied between the two plates of

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DIY LED Pocketwatch!

Here’s a guy who turned his inherited pocketwatch (from his grandfatheer) and turned it into a work of art, an LED pocketwatch!  I like this idea very much, turning something old into something new.  I am sure his grandfather is very proud of him, great stuff. via hackaday

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DIY Lightfade LED Floor might be GREAT for NightClubs!

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As a former nightclub-addict who has been practically to every nightclub in San Francisco and Las Vegas, I have to say this Lightfade LED floor might be perfect for nightclubs where clubbers can enjoy dancing and matching footprint fades.  Boy, would I love to install these in my future home someday, I can have a party in my house!

When a pedestrian walks across Rogier Sterk’s interactive light floor, his or her weight displaces fluid contained within the panel system, leaving “light prints

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Multi-Touch Hack – How to Make Your Own Multi-Touch LCD!

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Here’s a really awesome multi-touch hack that shows you how to make your own multi-touch LCD with some LEDs.

Flat multitouch LCD monitor which only uses light emitting diodes as optical sensor elements. The sensor resolution is 48 × 32 LEDs. Instead of the high number of LEDs the power consumption is about 3W at a frame rate of 10 Hz.

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Top 30 LED DIY Projects!

1. Giant LED DIY Lighting – This is a great project for those of you who need highly-efficient garage lights that are also safe as the LEDs don’t get hot.  LEDs are brighter and still more efficient than fluorescent lighting.

2. Giant DIY Russian Vacuum Fluorescent Tube Clock Kit – This is a kit you can buy to make the most awesome VFD clock ever.

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