Creative Uses for LED Lights
Play with LEDs
LEDs are energy efficient, long lived lights that can be used for hundred if not thousands of uses. This lens is all about the lighter side of LEDs, building creative projects using these great little lights.
Why My Interest in LEDs
I've been thinking for some time how cool it would be to be able to light my sculptures in creative ways. Because of their longevity and low power usage LEDs (light emitting diodes) seemed like the best bet.
Finally I've gotten some LEDs and I'm in the process of learning a bit more about how to work with them. My experience level in this is basically a couple middle school science projects concerning electricity and setting up a simple circuit. This should be an interesting experience.
My plan is to put LEDs into my Selkie Emerging sculpture to look like water reflecting up onto her body as she rising out of the water.
- Soldering 101: For the beginner
In this instructable I will try to teach you the basics of soldering. I have been soldering for about 14 years. I have soldered everything from 0 gauge wire to the smallest SMD connectors. Things I will go over Things you will needSolder ironsSolderG
- LEDs for Beginners - Instructables - DIY, How To, tech - Entry
This instructable shows how to wire up one or more LEDs in a in a basic and clear way. Never done any work before with LEDs and don't know how to use them?
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- Simple LED Circuits Design with LED Driver Circuit
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- 'Random' Flasher for 8 LEDs Project
The Electronics Club
Obviously I'm not the only one who likes to play with LEDs. There are numerous projects online for using LEDs, here's a small sampling of projects I think are really great.
- Led Bonsai Tree.
It seemed such a good idea to create a little wire tree with LED flowers... Unfortunately when I did the maths it transpired that it would require 128 tiny PCB's with 2816 hand drilled 1mm holes stuffed with 1152 LED's and 256 resistors, then wired w
- Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories - Make A Cylon Jack-O-Lantern
For halloween this year, we made Cylon Jack-o-lanterns in both large and small versions. The design consists of two parts, a pumpkin-carving part and an electronics part. The big idea, of course, is to make the Cylon's red eye scan back and forth.
- Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories - Paper Circuitry at Home: Electric Origami
This little LED-lit cube is much more than just a paper lantern: It's a translucent and flexible thin-film electronic circuit that hooks up a battery to an LED, limber enough to be folded into an origami box. And the coolest thing about circuits like
- Soft-circuit LED Bracelet - Instructables - DIY, How To, tech, craft - Entry
Do you like crafting or sewing? Do you love LEDs? Well, why not combine your passions with this 'wire-free' LED bracelet!Here's a quick and relative...
- Cool LED Night Light - Instructables - DIY, How To, home, tech - Entry
This is a simple yet effective little night-light is loosely based on the Solar LED Light Jar.It took me about an hour to make and works great when ...
- Fireflies - Analog version... - Instructables - DIY, How To, art - Entry
Or, How to randomly flash 8 LEDsOK. I'll admit that the fireflies in a jar thing has been done already. The difference here will be that this versio...
LED Projects on YouTube
Artists Using LEDs
- James Clar & Associates - we do what we do
James Clar, interactive lighting designer and installation artist from New York and Tokyo.James Clar received his Masters from New York University's Interactive Telecommunication's Program concentrating on information display. Blending art theory and
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