For the month leading up to the release of Grand Theft Auto V and GTA Online, I had daydreams of how wonderful the experience would be to rob banks, smoke in my apartment, and visited strip clubs with all my friends. When the day finally came, I got this message... Are you fuc ...more
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Ever thought your flashlights weren't giving out enough light? Well, change that; watch this video tutorial to see how to make the world's brightest LED flashlight. You will need a vohm meter (volt-ohm meter), wire, thermal paste, a Dorcy flashlight, a soldering iron, and a 90 ...more
Take a tour through the world of the light-emitting diode. Learn - who invented it, how to use it, and how to make your own. A light-emitting-diode (LED) (pronounced /??li?'di?/), is a semiconductor diode that emits light when an electric current is applied in the forward ...more
The beauty of a grilled cheese sandwich is that even a mediocre one still tastes pretty good (I find the same is true with pizza). However, chefs and cooking pros have come up with some great tricks that will turn a regular grilled cheese sandwich into something sublime. Once ...more
Have you become a Jedi in your Star Wars delusional mind? If so, break out of the the asylum with a Jedi lightsaber. Oh, but you don't have a lightsaber yet, okay. Well, this video tutorial will show you how to make a very inexpensive LED light saber with the most basic parts ...more
This video compilation shows you how to create various LED and fiber optic hacks and projects the average Joe can assemble to create one hell of an awesome, wild party.
You must have seen some expensive mp3 players and CD players which have LEDs fixed on them and they dance to the tune looking really pretty. Imagine you could make your own LEDs and configure them to dance to Daft Punk or Swedish House Mafia. I’m going to tell you how it can ...more
Light up your world with these beautiful and easy-to-make illuminated LED balloons. You will need: 1 ten mm non-diffused LED balloon duct tape two CR2032 3v Lithium coin batteries optional: helium These LED balloons are awesome. Cool for parties.
Bikes are a great form of transportation. They use human energy more efficiently than any other machine. You can keep it in your closet or hallway. You can even take it on the train in a pinch. However, this portability is also the bike's biggest draw back. If you own a bike i ...more
In this clip, learn how to make super powerful 9 volt LED flashlights using things you most likely already have around the house. You will make these mini-lights out of things like batteries and scrap wires. So, dig around in your garage and see what you can find to get starte ...more
By using LEDs that only put out a little light the eyes can be lit in dim room light but still appear white, the moment the eyes are in shadow they glow bright red. Watch this video tutorial to see how to make glowing LED creature costume eyes for your film or costume project. ...more
If you ride your bike at night frequently, you've probably had at least one close call with a car, pedestrian, or some other moving obstacle because of reduced visibility. Not only is it dangerous to ride at night without lights, it's illegal in a lot of places. Make sure no o ...more
This OzLabs video demonstrates how to build an LED sign using their flatheaded LED strips.
The SSC P7 Flashlight is a tactical torch that's pretty bright at 900LM. But, it's totally possible to make it just a little brighter. The SSR-50 LED puts out about 1200LM. The MET Light, SSC P7 C can be modified with a new SSR-50 LED. Using the SSR50 LED, brightness will be ...more
This is a video tutorial on how to make a USB aquarium powered by a under-gravel LED bulb that is powered by a USB port. With a bit of simple engineering, build a circuit to provide elegant lighting to your aquarium. Connect the wiring to the air pump for a cool lighted bubble ...more
Don't waste your money on a normal nightlight when you can build your own multifunctional nightlight that doubles as a pen holder. With a few junk CDs or DVDs, some LED lights, super glue and a dowel rod, you can make a nifty pencil and pen holder that masquerades as a night l ...more
The Arduino Ethernet Shield is a wonderful device for DIY electronics projects, and this project is really creative and awesome. In this video you will learn how to use an Arduino, a promixity sensor, and some LED lights to make a proximity-sensing, LED-lit, evil Jack-o'-Lante ...more
In this article, I'll show you how to make a glowing orb. The orb is a fun, round flashlight useful for lighting your path in a magical way. Consisting simply of LEDs, a tennis ball, a battery and a switch, it's a great simple project for beginners with electronics. Here's a v ...more
The first day of Hanukkah is here, the day you start lighting the candles of the menorah. So, why not ditch the wax and light the "lights" this year? (Skip ahead to see the LED menorah) Hanukkah is a Jewish festival that lasts eight days from the 25th day of Kislev, which th ...more
Kipkay shows you how to turn an ordinary Bawls bottle into a cool crystal LED light.
chrof Instructables boasts: "This is the most comprehensive step-by-step guide to build an 8x8x8 Led Cube ever published on the intertubes. It will teach you everything from theory of operation, how to build the cube, to the inner workings of the software." Yes, you can make ...more
Learn how to make LED ice cubes with this tutorial! Steps: First take LEDs of any color and test it with a small battery. Then take a ice tray and a strip containing holes in which the LEDs can easily fixed. Now take Resin and Hardener solutions and stir them. Now place the LE ...more
This video shows you how to make a simple, DIY ring light for your point and shoot Canon G10 or G11 camera. By using either cool white or warm white LED lights, you can set your white balance presets to daylight or tungsten. Ring lights are incredibly useful in fashion photogr ...more
How to make deviled eggs while avoiding common mistakes There are a number of errors that people make when making deviled eggs. First putting the eggs directly into boiling water will cause the egg shells to break. Also not setting a timer while boiling the eggs can lead to o ...more
Most of the time, the LED notification light on the front of your Android device just sits there doing nothing. Other than that brief period of time between when you receive a notification and when you turn your screen on, it's practically useless for anything other than showi ...more
Last week, we wrote about Antonin Fourneau's Water Light Graffiti exhibit in that used LEDs to create a huge Buddha Board that would light up anywhere water touched it. Video: . Chris Woodall of Happy Robot Labs created a tutorial so that you can make your own Water Light Graf ...more
Learn how to make a magnetic LED throwie. This cool light will stick to anything magnetic.
Why not make the best of an icy cold winter day and make something even cooler? In this tutorial, you will learn how to make a natural ice sculpture in your yard and light it up with LED lights for a cool, nighttime effect. You will definitely have the best house on the block ...more
This video teaches us how to prevent those pesky paparazzi from invading our privacy. It suggests buying a pair of safety glasses that have lights attached at the sides. Then, remove the lights, and replace the existing resistors with higher-powered ones, and the lights with i ...more
See how to make a cosmic nightlight with LEDs and resin with KipKay and MAKE Magazine! Find out how to make a glittering LED constellation jammed in resin!! Kipkay loves his gadgets! This is perfect for moody, cosmic, night light for the nightstand. This is a two-part video tu ...more
This is an easy and fun project that will add a little light to any night time celebration. Take a few LEDs in any color you want, some basic electronics gear and a hot glue gun. This will be more vibrant than any glowstick you can find in the store, and will last much longer
Know how some people have a natural way of lighting up a room? Well, hacker i-am-jen has an artificial one—LED sneakers! Powered by a pair of 6-volt batteries and two teeny-tiny RBBB Arduino microcontrollers, the shoes offer a high-tech, DIY spin on the mass-market L.A. Lights ...more
The cell phone may have replaced the pocket watch, but thanks to some clever mods and hacks, "old-fashioned" time telling is making a comeback. Smart watches that connect to your mobile device cannot only tell you what time it is, but also change the song you're listening to a ...more
Albert Einstein once said, "We know less than one thousandth of one percent of what nature has to reveal to us." While this still lies true, that fraction has inspired man since the beginning of human life. You can see the reflection of nature in the poems we read, the theatr ...more
Action figures may be on the way out as mainstream toys, but all your old ones are awesome, we swear. If you don't mind modifying your precious toys a little bit, check out this video to learn how to insert LED lights into plastic action figures and make them light up awesomely.
This video by makemagazine demonstrates a weekend project on how to make a LED light brick. The materials required for this project are listed on the link to the make magazine page in the info box or it can be orders as a kit from the make magazine store. Take the PCB (printed ...more
REQUIREMENTS: LED's,connecting wires,tip 31 transistor,battery,3.5 mm audio jack,soldering machine,soldering wire,soldering paste. Now Make the Connection of Components as Shown Below
Check out this video to learn how to make a light out of a straw and two LED lights.
This shows the simple steps to making some sweet and strong led glowsticks.
This is a video tutorial that explains how to make a wind powered LED out of a pinwheel and an old VCR. Why have just a pinwheel when you can have an LED pinwheel?
Learn how to build, in less than 5 minutes a LED flashlight using a match box. Make an LED flashlight from a match box. Click through to watch this video on instructables.com
Learn how to make an illuminated fiber optic rose out of a few LEDs and some inexpensive fiber optics.
Systm is the Do-It-Yourself show designed for the common geek who wants to quickly and easily learn how to dive into the latest and hottest tech projects. They will help you avoid pitfalls and get your project up and running fast. In this DIY episode, see how to make an LED bl ...more
Let Forbes help you make a few do-it-yourself projects in record breaking time. This video tutorial contains information on how to make three various projects. Learn how to make your very own noise canceling earphones out of junk old headphones, make an LED light, and make a s ...more
This video will light up your life. With only a glue stick and 2 LEDs, you can make a reusable glow stick. Make a reusable LED glowstick. Click through to watch this video on tricklife.com
This week, Bre Pettis teams up with Mitch Altman and George Shammas to make a little 3x3x3 cube made of little LED lights that you can program with any kind of animation that you like.
Learn how to make a sign using a large perforated board and about 50 LEDs. Looks awesome when it's complete, great for parties!
Glow sticks are one of the few things used commonly by ravers and military personnel, but their uses extend far beyond dancing and illuminating. The juice contained in blue glow sticks can be used to make an organic LED (OLED) test board, and this video will show you how to do ...more
Watch this ceramics video tutorial to learn how to make double-walled and donut pieces, especially teapots. This technique is trite, but can lead to better ideas. The detailed instructions in this how-to video are best for intermediate potters and will have you making nice dou ...more
LED throwies are cheery glow-dots you can make in seconds from simple components and stick to any ferro-magnetic surface. But that's just the beginning — here's how to hack and modify them. First make a basic LED throwie, and chain them up into big throwie "bugs." Then learn ...more
Why not add a little green to your workspace? A fun little project that looks nice. Build an LED USB powewed greenhouse for your desk! Make an LED USB greenhouse. Click through to watch this video on videojug.com
This video will shed some light on your refrigerator. All you need are some LED's, duct tape,some magnets, and this video to learn how to make LED magnets! Make a LED magnet. Click through to watch this video on tricklife.com
Bobby Flay is a leading figure in the television-grilling world. In this episode of his show Grill It! with Bobby Flay, he veers away from his usual pile of meat to make a delicious side dish, grilled corn sheets with a homemade vinaigrette. Corn is not generally served in she ...more
Despite the security concerns that have plagued Facebook for years, most people are sticking around and new members keep on joining. This has led Facebook to break records numbers with over 1.94 billion monthly active users, as of March 2017 — and around 1.28 billion daily act ...more
The iPod changed the music and electronics industries when it was first introduced way back in 2001. It is credited with ushering in the age of "connected devices," and has held a huge market share of around 70% for years. At the height of its popularity, the iPod made up almo ...more
Apple just sent out a new update to their iPhones, and while that normally wouldn't have any impact on Android users, the fact that they included 184 new emojis means that the text messages you receive from friends and family members with iOS devices might come across with bla ...more
If you notice any issues with your LG G3, pinpointing the culprit can be an arduous task. It could be a hardware issue, a resource-heavy app, or a bloatware-infested operating system. Regardless, you'll want to know where the issue lies so you can better troubleshoot the prob ...more
The new iOS 11 was just released by Apple, and you can install it right now. Overall, it's got some great features, but how does it fare battery-wise on your iPhone? And how can you increase daily battery life for more juice and less charging every day? No matter the iOS vers ...more
We see Steampunk props all the time and wonder where the maker found all their pieces. In fact, for some people it's almost like a game to examine each prop and see if they can name all of the original parts. However, for a newcomer (or a novice at prop-making), it may be rea ...more
Unless you're in law enforcement, you won't usually have a flashlight on hand for those rare moments when you need to sift through the dark. However, it is very likely that you will have your phone on you, so you'll have fast access to a bright light with just a few easy taps. ...more