Tag Archives: LED

Joel Johnson’s Gnarly Wireless LED Light Brigade

Joel Johnson, a good friend and friendly rival over at BB Gadgets, has been tinkering with some LEDs for his latest project. Using a wireless Xmas light set, you’ll see that Joel has rigged it so when a special wand-like transmitter is waved over the lights, they shine with all their might. Each light has a wireless antenna inside that ...

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Microcontroller Fireflies Devine Synchronize

Alex Weber is firefly crazy. He’s so fascinated by the synchronization of fireflies that he programmed these Amtel ATtiny chips to simulate the harmony of blinking light that fireflies are known for. At first, the microcontrollers blink in no particular rhythm but as time goes on, they are able detect the flashes of their neighboring LEDs and sync themselves in ...

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DIY: Discrete LED Color Organ

What better way to translate audio signals into light patterns than with this DIY project from Electronicpeasant.com. Throwing a few parties at your house while your rents are in Tahiti? Build a bunch of these, throw on some jam band music and take some hallucinogens to pay tribute to the late great Albert Hoffman. Perhaps some of your friends could ...

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Dress You Up In My Light

Mary Huang knows what girls like, which is why she’s probably doing so well at UCLA’s Design and Media Arts department. Mary is teaming with talent and has used her creativity and skill to create a beautiful LED dress made from woven cotton jersey and hand-crocheted flowers. Fancy! Around 24 LEDs are integrated into the dress and are powered via ...

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USB Tube Speaker Glows Bright at Night

Brando, maker of all things cheap and USB, has graced us with yet-another beautiful USB-powered gadget. This time around, it’s an acrylic tube speaker with blue LEDs glowing inside it. Plug in your iPod/PC and get the tunes going while you play Crysis for hours on end. At $22, you’re not going to find anything better that’s in the same ...

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FRIDAY JULY 4TH, ONE NIGHT ONLY – SUSTAINABLE DANCE CLUB!

Looking for the hottest party of the year? Want to do your part and help save the planet WHILE dancing? Of course you do! Hit up the Sustainable Dance Club this weekend for $3 SoCo Limes ALL NIGHT. We’ll be re-charging our famous LED lighting system via a “rechargeable dance floor” of sorts. Futureshock will be on the decks all ...

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City Pillows

Designer Florence Bost must be an avid reader of Gearfuse. His latest creation, City Pillows, are colorful pillows with electronic integrated into the fabric. You’ll find the TRON-esuqe EL wiring and maybe a few LEDs thrown in for good measure. Supposedly, the pillows are supposed to enhance your visual and sensual experience with them. These are what we call buzzwords. ...

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Optical Tone Room Is A Trip

Japanese artist Mutoh Tsutomu has created the raver’s wet dream room. The Optical Tone installation is a combination of art, technology and science. Clad with LED light spectrums in conjunction with sensors that interact with inhabitants of the room, Tsutomu uses a special algorithm to display RGB colors. This interactively examines the problems in human perception and the recognition of ...

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Comcast Center HD Video Wall

It figures. A year after I move to NYC from Philadelphia, the Comcast Center is completed and the finishing touches it has are beyond spectacular. When I go back to visit, I’ll have to get some footage of this $22 million high-def video wall in action. It’s 27′ x 87′, features 10 million pixels across various modules, has six LED ...

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