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8 Jul 2014

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Another Instructables by Jan Henrik, a police light with a Attiny25/45/85. He writes:

Hello, in this project I want to show you how to build a multi functional Police Light with a Attiny25/45/85 .

It will have several animations , which can be changed with a button on the circuit board, it has 2 channels, which can be controlled with PWM. That allows us to add serval animations or police light flashing sequences. The maximum rated current per channel is 500mA, that allows us to control high power LED´s, LED stripes or old Light Bulbs!

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Attiny25/45/85 police light with Arduino - [Link]

23 May 2014

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Jaanus Kalde made this 32 channel light dimmer project, that is available at Github:

I needed a computer controllable 32 channel light dimmer for an art installation. After looking around a bit I found out that there isn’t even a Arduino shield for the work. So I made a quick 4 channel stackable board to control lights. The board uses SHARP thyristor based solid state relays to switch mains voltage. As normal with thyristors – all the outputs can be used as dimmers through zero-crossing detection. All outputs are able to handle 0.9 A / 200 W. We connected 40 W incandescent light bulbs to it but you can control whatever with it – lights, electronics, computers, motors etc.

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32 channel mains lamp controller - [Link]

22 Apr 2014

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Raj @ embedded-lab.com writes:

A light meter is used to measure the intensity of illumination in a given area. It is widely used in schools, warehouses, factories, hospitals, office buildings, museums, art-galleries, parking garages, stadiums, and many more, to measure and maintain proper lighting levels. The intensity of illumination is usually expressed in Lux or foot-candles. As the 4th project in our chipKIT tutorial series, today we are going to build a digital light meter using the chipKIT Uno32 board and the BH1750 digital light sensor. This project uses Digilent’s chipKIT Basic I/O shield for displaying the measured light intensity in Lux, foot-candles, and Watts/m^2 units.

chipKIT Project 4: Digital light meter - [Link]

7 Apr 2014

This GU10 LED spot light is cheap (£3 including postage) and bright. But it’s also lethal! There’s a 50% chance of putting live mains within a few microns of the metal casing (which is what you’ll be holding when you insert it) and there’s no earth to protect you. It’s like playing Russian Roulette with 240v AC mains. This sort of thing gives new technology a bad name. Avoid it if you want to stay alive.

Dangerous GU10 LED Spot Light is Cheap and Bright but could Kill You – Seriously - [Link]


18 Feb 2014

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Here is a simple 555 timer circuit that lights a LED when dark is detected on LDR. Components used are wide available.

28 Jan 2014

WunderBar

The team describes it as the world’s first starter-kit designed for App Developers to build apps, for the devices and things around them. A “chocolate bar” with detachable bits of different sensors and Bluetooth Low Energy, connected to a mini wifi base, together with easy-to-use  SDKs for iOS, Android, node.js, and our simple REST API.

The WunderBar is the easiest way to create useful connected devices. It works out-of-the-wrapper, contains a host of awesome sensors, and is dead-simple to program.

Sensors include: Light, color, distance, temperature, humidity, remote control (IR), accelerometer, and gyroscope. Two additional sensors will be chosen by you.

WunderBar – Internet of Things Starter Kit for App Developers - [Link]

19 Nov 2013

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By Katherine Derbyshire:

Light destroys art. Some wavelengths are more damaging, some media are more vulnerable to damage, but all curators and conservators face a fundamental conflict between the demands of preservation and the desire to display the objects in their care. These conflicts come to the forefront whenever a museum must decide which objects to display, for how long, and with what illumination. The recent emergence of museum-quality LED lighting is challenging existing assumptions about the “best” lighting for art objects.

LEDs Offer Efficient, Color-Accurate Museum Gallery Lighting - [Link]

1 Oct 2013

FV7XSLYHLZRHAJF.LARGEMohannad Rawashdeh @ instructables.com writes:

BH1750FVI Is a Digital Light sensor , which is an digital Ambient Light Sensor IC for I2C bus interface. This IC is the most suitable to obtain the ambient light data for adjusting LCD and Keypad backlight power of Mobile phone. It is possible to detect wide range at High resolution.( 1 – 65535 lx ).

BH1750 Digital Light Sensor - [Link]

24 Jun 2013

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A light meter is a device that measures the intensity of light. It finds applications in schools, hospitals, production areas, passageways and more to measure and maintain proper lighting levels. It is often used by photographers to determine the proper exposure for a photograph. Today we are going to build a simple light meter using an Arduino board and a BH1750 digital light sensor. The measured lighting level or intensity is displayed on eight seven segment LED displays, in both Lux and Foot-candle units.

Building a simple digital light meter using Arduino and BH1750FVI sensor - [Link]

6 May 2013

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Here’s an interesting project by Steve of Tangent Audio the AZIZ project, a microcontroller-based LED microscope illuminator:

AZIZ is an LED microscope illuminator that I designed and built from scratch. It is designed around a Texas Instruments TLC59116 constant-current PWM LED driver chip, and an Atmel ATTiny1634 8-bit microcontroller.

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AZIZ: DIY LED microscope illuminator - [Link]



 
 
 

 

 

 

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