Category Archives: LED

Bike Hack – How to Add a Stepper Motor Powered LED Light!

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I’ve seen a ton of bike lights that use the power of pedaling to provide bikers with nice array of lights as they drive down the road.  Well, here’s another awesome bike hack that shows you how to add a stepper motor-powered LED light.  I really like this one as I do actually have a bunch of unused stepper motors laying around. (and I am sure you do too if you hack around a bit…)

Steppers come with different resolutions. Virtually all steppers are either 1.8° or 7.5° per st

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DIY Russian Vacuum Fluorescent Tube (VFD) Clock Kit!

Lady Ada has done it again!  I still remember when I first met her at the Maker Faire couple years back, very nice lady indeed who keeps stirring up really cool DIY kits.

Here’s her latest Russian VFD alarm clock kit, it features vaccuum flourescent tube and open-source platform so you can hack it all you want.

Why limit yourself to a clock?  Hack it and make it tweet your GPS location via your Palm Pre.  hahaha.  Happ

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LED Hack – How to Make Giant LED Lamp to Replace Flourescent!

Rememnber, the contest for LED desklamp with digital photo frame ending in like 10 minutes.

Even if you don’t win, you might be surprised to learn that you can make your own giant LED lamp to replace a flourescent lamp in your garage.  This is great since LEDs are way more efficient plus they are super-brighter too.

To power it up, connect a 12V 1A power supply to the lamp ensuring that polarity is correct. You will be amazing by the bright white light that comes from this tube.

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Eee PC Hack – How to Add Twitter/Facebook/Etc Status LEDs!

As I’ve mentioned, Eee PC 1000HE is probably the best netbook on the market today, that’s why I have one.   If you got one of these mini beasts, you might want to also know that it’s possible to hack it with status LEDs that can tell you when your friend tweeted you on Twitter or even get notified when someone write on your Facebook wall.

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DIY POV Blue LED Display!

Take a moment and watch these awesome displays of the DIY POV blue LED display that will animate a dog. (or horse)  Awesome huh?

Improvements are: The rotation speed is 25/s instead of 7/s like in the earlier version, thanks to a cooling fan motor, which can give about 10W power and enough torque at 1800rpm. Also the power supplying is changed for the rotating part. It gets negative through the axe, positive through a sliding contact. The rotation speed is monitored, so the image does not collapse when

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DIY RGB LED Strip

For circuit enthusiasts out there, you might be surprised to learn that there’s this awesome DIY RGB LED Strip.  This reminds me of my Christmas Wreath project, I could easily implement this instead without the fan.

Non-addressable RGB strip (meaning you can turn the whole strip a particular color but not any individual LED) is becoming easier to find in the market but a R

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DIY Water LED Tic Tac Toe!

Here’s a really cool DIY water LED tic tac toe that sure beats paper. (via hackedgadgets)

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

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DIY RGB LED Color Table!

Here’s an awesome DIY RGB LED Color Table that will knock the socks off your shoes.  Check out the videos at the bottom where you can watch the RGB table go nuts with equalizers.  Hmmm… I wonder if he can turn it into a Tetris game, “that” would be awesome.

My name is Edo, I am a 23 years old from Hamburg Germany and I’m studying computer science at the Hamburg university of applied science. I used one Arduino Duemilinove to control 12 TLC5940 Chips. There is is one 5mm RGB LED in each of the 64 sections. The dimensions of the Table are 50×50×12 cent

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Circuit DIY – How to Make an Electric Table that Detects Electronics!

Here’s a really cool electric table you can make that will light up whenever it detects any electronics such as your cellphone, iPod, and other gadgets.

Table for Electronic Dreams is a table which reveals the hidden electrical activity of nearby electronic objects. Through this interaction, people will develop a greater awareness of the invisible workings of their electronic devices and the limits of human perception.

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LED DIY – How to Make a Cool LED Dot-Matrix Display!

Here’s a really cool DIY that shows you how to make a cool LED dot-matrix display.  I’ve seen plenty of these in the past but they seemed to always be in style.

This is a simple HOW-TO make your own personalised LED Dot-Matrix display. I will be adding the complete program with an explaination to light the LEDs with. It’s also rather hackable, you can change it to suit yourself.

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