Over the years, we’ve gathered thousands of outstanding projects. Today, we bring you the best of our LEDs and lights collection. Many of the projects you can easily build yourself, while others could take over 30 people to construct. Enjoy!
Make your own Motion Activated Display
POV (persistence of vision) is the blur you see when you wave an object quickly. In this case, by flashing LEDs at certain times while a wheel turns, a design appears in thin air. Learn how to make it.
How to Make your Clothing Glow
The creator of the suits for the band Daft Punk has written a tutorial on exactly how to stitch the glowing wire into any clothing. Step by step instructions and close up pictures of Daft Punk gear help you along the way.
Ambient lighting for your Computer
Some of the best do it yourself projects are ones that give you the functionality of an expensive commercial product. Such is the case with this mod which lets you endow your laptop or PC monitor with the same type of peripheral lighting found in Philips’ Ambilight display Learn how to do it yourself.
Make Party LEDs Blink to your Music
This would definitely be an awesome addition to any party. Using an output from your computer speakers, you can hook up a few LEDs, and they’ll pulsate to the beat of your music. Learn how to make your own.
A massive UFO using 3,000 LEDs
Using three thousand LEDs, engineering, and design, one group developed a massive, flying UFO. This 23 feet long beast was flown over Poland on the 4th of July amid laughs and shrieks of terror.Ã‚ï¿½ Read more about this project.
Model Porsche LED Computer Case Mod
Built in a 1/6th scale 1997 911 Twin Turbo Porsche, painted in color shifting car paint. After gutting the RC innards, inside we placed the motherboard of the computer. Then, we added cathodes underneath, LEDs, and water cooling. Learn how to build this project.
Make your own LED Cube
The warm, ambient glow of the LED Cube – A fantastic display of illuminated animation and hours of programming. They’re actually easier to create than you may think. We’ll show you how in plain English using simple designs and multiplexing.
Illuminated Balloon Party Decorations
Take an LED, strap a battery to it, shove it into a balloon, fill it with helium, and there you have it – a downright awesome decoration for any party. Then, when the party is over (and you don’t mind sparing a few LEDs and batteries) let them fly away into the night.Â See step by step instructions.
Build a Fiber optic Star Ceiling
Using thousands of fiber optic strands, this man created his own star gazing sanctuary right in his living room. There are plenty of helpful tips and pictures to guide you through the build process. Build your own star filled ceiling.
Make an Iron Man Gadget
In the Iron Man movie, Tony Stark lifts his arm, palm facing toward his target. This replusor device releases a powerful blast of energy, blowing his opponents off their feet. Build your own which illuminates an array of energy emitting LEDs.
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