This costume hood can be any LED-eyed creature you choose just by changing the colors. This circuit uses one simple, close-range RF remote to control two receivers on the same frequency, and Arduino code employing interrupts to achieve responsive animation changes. Full tutorial on Instructables.
Eventually, my vintage neon COCKTAILS sign fell off its mounting plate. The supports that connected the black acrylic back plate to the neon tubes became brittle and broke in many places. This guide follows the steps I took to restore the sign to its original condition.
Magnetic circuit with bluetooth app controlled LED strip under my Vespa scooter creates ground effect lighting/underglow. Full tutorial on Instructables.
Organizing the clutter, finding stuff you forgot you had, throwing away junk, and cleaning your workbench can be fun and satisfying, if you have a label maker. I recently overhauled my workbench storage for small parts and tools and want to share some of my process with you. Whether you’re into electronics, jewelry making, home improvement, or all three (+more) like me, hopefully you’ll find something useful here (guide on Instructables).
This is a list of my favorite LED diffusion ideas, which I hope will provide you with some sparks of inspiration for creating your own next-level illumination.
A shelf for my drives! Take a peek behind my computer, and you’ll find a stack of external hard drives and a mess of cables. I keep a piece of fabric in front of this area to help keep dust out, but it’s far from perfect and takes up a lot of horizontal desk space.
My goal with this project is to free up this space while creating a new safe home for my drives, where they could get fresh air without clogging up their fans with sawdust or anything else.
Kevin Kelly and Mark Frauenfelder interviewed me for their Cool Tools podcast.