Tag Archives: LED

Mod That Game Boy

Still have one of the classic, retro Game Boy units hanging around? Here’s an extremely easy mod that will not only help you get more battery life but will also help illuminate the screen better. Just replace the internal lightbulb inside the Game Boy with an ultra bright white LED. Close it all up and you’ve just completed your mod. ...

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Arduino-based Gmail Notifier

We love the Arduino, it’s true. Here’s a neat little project that combines Python and the Arduino to create a Gmail notifier. When you receive a new email, an LED will light up to alert you. It’s more of a software project than a hardware project but it’s still a great way to dive into the Arduino. I still have ...

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Cubism: Square Traffic Light Concept

Traffic lights are an annoying but needed accessory to our daily life. When I used to drive, I’d get incredibly irritated with those new traffic lights that don’t show you what color it is until the last possible second. Now Art Lebedev is hoping to switch things up with these colorful, LED-powered square traffic lights. While red, green and yellow ...

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Illuminating Solar Window Blinds Replace Lamps

I’m constantly in search of the strangest lamps and light sources for my bedroom. The solar vertical lamp is much different than your traditional lamp. For one thing, there’s no bulb or electricity powering it. It’s a light source integrated into your window’s vertical blinds that has solar panels on one side that power a LED floor/table lamp or a ...

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Colorful Fun With Meggy Jr RGB

The name is a bit odd, I have to admit, but this looks like one fun toy for the DIY enthusiast out there. It’s called the Meggy Jr RGB and it’s a programmable handheld console that features an 8×8 LED matrix made up of wonderful colored lights. It uses an ATMega168 microcontroller, similar to that of the Arduino. In fact, ...

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Plexiglas Edges Made From CD Case Scraps

We get it. Sometimes you need some light over your new Lou Reed poster but you’re too cheap to buy a black light. Keith Neufeld has got your back. He’ll show you how to build edge-lit Plexiglas strips out of CD case scraps using a white LED that is then heat shrinked to fit the end of each piece. The ...

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DIY: UV Oven For Exposing PCBs

Here’s an easy way to turn an Ikea dresser into an ulta-violet oven used for exposing printed circuit boards. Blogger Aris gutted the drawers and mounted the top with an array of 35 ultra-violet LEDs that are powered by an HP printer transformer with a 1A/37V output. That’s a heck of a lot of power. What resulted were some nice ...

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What Happened At Today’s Apple Event

In case you haven’t heard, Apple had a little event over in California today. All new updates to the Macbook, Macbook Pro and Macbook Air. Highlights: New glass trackpads with multi-touch All new, specially engineered aluminum case design DVI ports become DisplayPort Macbook gets glass screen, aluminum case; Macbook Pro gets same upgrade Dual graphics in MBP – NVidia 9400M ...

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How To: Networked Graffiti Wall

If you’ve ever wanted to build your own Snake game, you could display from a building, you’ve got to start small first. Good thing Hack A Day’s Ian Lesnet lets you know how to construct a networked LED graffiti wall from scratch. Showing off a one meter square, five by five matrix of LEDs inspired by Daft Punk, Ian thoroughly ...

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Negative: The Latest From TokyoFlash

We can never get enough of these TokyoFlash watches. The company is notorious for making watches that are nearly impossible to read, such as the Infection or the Eleeno E3. Thankfully, it’s newest creation, the Negative, is actually readable. That’s because it presents the time normally, except what makes this watch special is its display of time in negative space. ...

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