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LED DIY -How to Make Stair LED Lighting!

Still using wasteful halogen lights or even energy saving bulbs for your dark stairway?  The way to go is really LEDs nowadays, energy-efficient plus not to mention complete safety from fire hazards.

You can pick up a DIY stair LED lighting kit and make yourself one of these automatic DIY

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Iron Man DIY – How to Make an Iron Man Beam Blaster!

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Here’s a really cool DIY Iron Man Beam Blaster you can build yourself.  The device emits high levels of LED/Xenon flashlights, which can surely be frightening for your wife, kids, and dogs/cats.

Built with parts from a disposable camera, this could surely be a great weapon in blinding your enemies.

The function of this circuit is to gradually step up the 3V source up until 330V, and releasing the stored charges very rapidly when triggered. High current and voltage are needed to energi

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Got a Big House? How about a GIANT DIY Strobe Array?

Check out this all-graciously extravagant DIY GIANT strobe array that will fill your nights with hours of dancing and fun (with chics).

The Strobe Array needs 2 DMX channels to be controlled: one to select the pattern (a value of 0 is a null pattern) and another channel to set the speed at which the pattern is to be displayed. Unfortunatly, it was getting quite complex to control the exact strobing effect of each strobe. To keep things simple, I simply soldered a small 12V relay inside each strobe which shorts t

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Interactive LED Staircase Lights!

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If you have a home with a staircase, I bet you a hundred dollars that it’s a pain to turn on the staircase lights at night. Besides that, I bet you leave them on at time by accident, wasting a lot of electricity.

These interactive LED staircase lights could solve all of those problems as they will only turn on when activated by its motion sensors.

I am definitely going to make these when I get a new home.

via hackedgad

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Find a Light – Glow in the Dark Wall-Plate Inserts!

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For those of you who have hard time locating your light switches in the dark, try adding these awesome Find-a-Light glow-in-the-dark wall-plate inserts!  Just $4.99 on Amazon for a set of three.

Wall-plate insert glows all night long without electricity. You don’t need to hire an electrician to install complicated lighted toggle switches in order to see the light switch in a dark room. Never fumble in the dark for a light switch again, thanks to the Find A Light. Each of these three wall-plate

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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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Flashlight that turns into Machine Gun!

Here’s something that could potentially be a good thing to have if you live in a bad neighborhood, flashlight that turns into a machine gun in just seconds!

It’s called the Magpul FMG-9, a prototype that hasn’t gone into production or being only used by the government.

Seriously though, I don’t really believe in guns nor violence, I hate all that stuff, can’t we just get along?

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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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Lab Style Glass-Blown LED Lamps!

If you know how to blow glass, you might want to trying making these awesome lab-style, glass-blown lamp enclosures for your next project.   If you don’t know how, I still don’t see how you can go wrong by buying one of these beauties that would go very well in a modern bedroom. (via hacknmod)

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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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