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10 LED Projects for Geeks by John Baichtal

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2The Desktop UFO by James Floyd Kelly

In this project, you’ll build a decorative UFO that lights up.

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My desk is always covered with half a dozen geeky trinkets—an action figure here, a few old Star Wars collectible cards there, and sometimes a new gadget with no real purpose other than to make sounds. Some I keep around for inspiration while writing, and others just add a bit of color and quirkiness to my daily routine. If your desk is lacking in unnecessary trinkets, liven it up with your own version of the Desktop UFO.

The Desktop UFO is lit by LEDs that provide a nice eerie glow. It has an on/off switch to save power and takes up very little ...

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