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DIY Bike Taillights

With 2×8 arrays of LEDs you can create your own Bike twilight similar to the project posted here by justDIY. Its a one week job for you to build your wonderful creation. Wide options are available to make your project attractive like: you can add some automatic control circuitry, painting the circuit boards, masking off each LED lens […]

DIY Pocket binary Alarm Clock

Binary Alarm Clock provides an original and innovative method of displaying the accurate time. Instructables member linux-dude shared his compact binary alarm clock that uses an Arduino Duemilanove (which fits perfectly in the tin) to keep time and control the indicator LEDs. The LEDs are arranged in two rows as you would expect, representing hours and […]

Insanely Bright 60W LED Backlight for a 58″ Plasma Screen

    Ambilight, which is short for Ambient Lighting Technology, is a feature invented by Philips Electronics into their TVs that analyzes the signal and adjusts a ring of LEDs to match colors. We can build a simple “Ambilight” clone. Macetech member Garrett with his team build an Insanely Bright 60W LED Backlight for a […]

512 RGB pixels based LED panel

Adafruit brings out 512 bright RGB LEDs based panels arranged in a 16X32 grids fashion.  This product is superb product to be used to display animations or short video clips. These displays are designed to be driven by FPGA, CPLD, Propeller, XMOS or other high speed multi-processor controller. The good news is that the display […]

Sparkleball for New Year’s eve

  On 2010 New Year’s Eve Macetech member Garrett build a miniature version of the Times Square sparkleball using about 120 16oz plastic cups hot-glued together into a sphere. He has documented the build so you could build your own. “Materials used: six Satellite Modules (high power RGB LED arrays), six ShiftBars (three channel LED controllers), […]

DIY Arduino-powered Ambilight

You can build a simple “Ambilight” clone, similar as one posted by the Admin at Electronics-lab. You can watch the above video for more detailed features.  ” Ambilight is a feature of some Philips televisions that projects colored light onto the wall behind the display, synchronized with the content on the screen to create an immersive effect.”   […]