Most read Gadget Master posts in February
Here is an excellent resource, certainly worth bookmarking if you are creating your own LED lighting systems – the LED series/parallel array wizard.
LED-related projects always prove popular on Gadget Master, so time for a roundup of posts on this topic.
Essentially, it is another safety initiative that gives a visual warning of a biker braking, with LEDs tucking up the end of the handlebars. It is based on an 3-axis accelerometer board, provided by Pololu.com, to detect the act of braking.
He anticipates that 16 Cree XLamp XP-Gs will do the job, but then he gets drawn into the tricky business of thermal heatsink design, and how hard it is to do accurately…
You’ve got to love these – cute looking “robolamps”. Made by Croatian artist Robert Matysiak from common or garden plumbing supplies, along with what is apparently his trademark, the green lightbulb.
Take a look at this stunning little timepiece, the Nixie Concrete Clock, featuring six Nixie tubes in a reinforced rough concrete body.
Check out this home made Tesla Coil night light. Mini fluorescent lamps need not go to waste, even if the system makes enough noise to keep you awake.