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String Art Installation

I’m gonna start out by saying this is a pretty ambitious project, and I just want to go ahead and warn yall that this is gonna take awhile if you wanna make one for yourself, but hopefully this walk through will make the process a lot easier for someone to replicate vs having to figure all this out on your own. A quick history: My wife and I went to an art museum recently, the Crystal Bridges Museum of Art, in Fayatteville Arkansas a few months ago and saw an amazing string art installation by a guy named Gabriel Dawe. …

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LED Closet Lighting

When we moved into our house a few years ago, none of the storage closets had any lights. That makes finding things in there very hard, and I’m already bad at looking for stuff. So I decided these closets needed lights. I wanted something that would turn on automatically when you open the door, disperse light around the closet evenly and not just in the top, and wouldn’t take too much energy to run if the door was left open by accident. So here’s what I came up with. Its a simple LED light strip mounted around the inside of …

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Salt Lamp

Well I figured since the last few tutorials were kinda hard, it was time to do a simple LED project that I think might be an easier starting project for electronics. This project is a simple switch from an old, incandescent bulb to a new, efficient LED strip. This project is based on a pink salt lamp, which the internet generally refers to as a “Himalayan Salt Lamp”, but mine is technically from a salt mine in Germany, so I don’t think I can call it Himalayan. I got this lamp years ago just after high school and have had it in …

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Sunbeam Flashlight

I’ve been wanting a slightly more powerful flashlight for a while now. I’ve got some brothers-in-law that have built their own flashlights and they are crazy bright and crazy small. I also wanted it to be inexpensive, so mine definitely didn’t end up being small. Its 18″ long and weighs about 2lbs. But it is CRAZY bright. Like it puts my car headlights to shame. Total cost for me was about $25, but I had some parts lying around. (metal grates, screws, wire, superglue, battery) You’ll need some tools to put this together: Drill/Screwdriver for holes Hacksaw to Dremel Cutoff …