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DIY LED lighting Guide

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Matthew has a super LED lighting guide – “LED lighting is becoming increasingly popular in fish tanks, case mods, and even household lighting. This article intends to be a comprehensive guide to their advantages, powering them, and creating dimming solutions.” Link.

Pictured here, LEDs from HOW TO – Build a 1,024,000 mcd portable lightLink.

Related:
Tons of LED projects and more – Link.
HOW TO – Make a LED Blinky – Make 04, page 165.

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  1. Here is a handy version made for “off-line” use. It’s a mod for PocketMod.

    The PocketMod is a new way to keep yourself organized. Lets face it, PDAs are too expensive and cumbersome, and organizers are bulky and hard to carry around. Nothing beats a folded up piece of paper.

    The forums seem to be down for the moment, but here is link to the resistor calculator mod.

  2. Most of my resistors have 4 colour bands these days. very confusing but the worse part is I can no longer see the colours! a blue background makes it even worse.

    Sorry to say I usually resort to using a meter – and me a trained electronics engineer!

  3. Hey PT,

    You should have the MakeBot do resistor calculations too.

    Like maybe:
    input: “resistor 220”
    response: “red-red-brown”
    input: “resistor 10k 5%”
    response: “brown-black-orange-gold”
    input: “resistor green-blue-yellow-silver”
    response: “560k 10%”

  4. You might be intersted in this OSX Dashboard Widget by Nicholas Zambetti: Resistulator

    It calculates the value of a resistor from the sequence of colored bands painted on the resistor. It also displays the corresponding color sequence when a resistor value is entered.

  5. You might be intersted in this OSX Dashboard Widget by Nicholas Zambetti: Resistulator

    It calculates the value of a resistor from the sequence of colored bands painted on the resistor. It also displays the corresponding color sequence when a resistor value is entered.

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