Leds & Light Hacks

RGV Laser System

RGV Laser System

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How to Build a Huge Christmas Lighting Display

How to Build a Huge Christmas Lighting Display

Here is a behind the scenes tour of the Holdman Christmas Display. It explains many of the elements in the display including the arches, megatree, color changes, etc. For more information about our display, you can visit us at...
Magnetic Levitation Light Bulb uses Wireless Energy Transfer

Magnetic Levitation Light Bulb uses Wireless Energy Transfer

This movie demonstrates an implementation of wireless energy transfer, in combination with magnetic levitation. The result is a light bulb(20 Watt) floating in mid-air, while lit. Be sure to checkout the inspiration for this...
Unique LED Clock made from Old Hard Drive

Unique LED Clock made from Old Hard Drive

We’ve seen plenty of creative custom clocks in the past, and even hard drive clocks, but this one is unique.  Instead of using the LED’s as the hands of the clock, this one uses a stroboscopic effect to display the actual numbers while...
DIY Ambient Light Systems

DIY Ambient Light Systems

Here’s an awesome DIY lighting system for you. This guy set up a wicked system that can be controlled by the colors displayed on his TV (similar to Phillip’s Ambilight) or by controlling it with his BlackBerry. He used and LED-Wiz...
iBar – Interactive, Multi-Touch Bar Counter

iBar – Interactive, Multi-Touch Bar Counter

The iBar is an intelligent touch surface display which let’s patrons interact with it while they enjoy a drink.  Similar to Microsoft Surface, the system detects when you place objects upon it and re-acts accordingly. View the Full...
Turn a Roomba into a Ghost Sucking PacMan

Turn a Roomba into a Ghost Sucking PacMan

This guy added 448 yellow LEDs to a Roomba so when it progresses forward, it gobbles up dust, dirt, and the occasional ghost and fruit too. When it starts up, it plays the PacMan intro and when it shuts off, it plays the dead PacMan noise....
How to Display Audio as Light, LEDs to Music

How to Display Audio as Light, LEDs to Music

We’ve got three tutorials to help you learn how to convert audio signals to LED light. One tutorial lights the frosted edges of plexiglass. Another uses signals directly from a sound card. Which ever method you choose, the result will be...
Foldable Display Tracking using the Wiimote

Foldable Display Tracking using the Wiimote

Johnny Chung Lee is at it again with another fantastic project. Using infrared tracking and projection, he created simulated displays on flexible and foldable surfaces. This allows you to fit a large, interactive display right in your pocket....
How to: Make Inexpensive LED Lightsabers

How to: Make Inexpensive LED Lightsabers

Have you become a Jedi in your Star Wars delusional mind? If so, break out of the the asylum with a Jedi lightsaber. Oh, but you don't have a lightsaber yet, okay. Well, this video tutorial will show you how to make a very inexpensive LED...