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LumiNet: The Wearable Computing Network

LumiNet takes the conventions of a central processing unit, such as an Arduino, handling most of the workload and spreads the responsibility across a series of parallel ‘LumiNet modules’ which only depend on the four modules directly connected to it. This way, if one module goes bad, the rest of the wearable network will stay up and running. It’s programming ...

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Audi Robots Light Up London With Your Messages

Audi has taken over London’s Trafalgar Square for the next week, transforming it into “an interactive message center” called Outrace. Eight giant, industrial robots from Audi’s production line will have LED lights attached to their arms. The robots will use the LEDs to scrawl messages in the air, much to the pleasure of the onlookers. But there is so much ...

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DIY: Make Your Own LEDs

And all you’ll need is a few things laying around the house. You know, the usual – 9v batteries, needles.. *ahem* silicon carbide crystals *ahem*, all easily accessible stuff. In all honesty though you apparently can pick up silicon carbide crystals easily enough from eBay. And if you’re really in a pinch you can even use sandpaper, which is made ...

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Nintendo Wii Laptop

Ben Heck forum contributor OMGpedobear created this Nintedo Wii Laptop from scratch, including some pretty cool LED action, if you’re into that sort of thing. While the internals might not be the most organized or secured set-up we’ve ever seen, we always love to see modding geniuses working for the geeky cause of making full-scale gaming as mobile as possible. ...

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LED Dress is the Coolest Prom Outfit Ever

If I was a chick there would be no competition. Not only would I wear this dress to my prom, but every single one of my bridesmaids would be decked out in 24,000 LED bulbs. Created by two designers in London for the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, the LED bulbs of the Galaxy Dress are diffused by ...

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LED Man is a Victim of Shrinkage

Built using hundreds of strategically placed LED lights suspended from threads hanging from the ceiling, the “Man With No Shadow” is a life-sized dude designed by Makoto Tojiki. He has a sort of Dr. Manhattan thing going on, especially with that Smurf-colored Tootsie Roll he’s packing in his non-existent drawers.

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LED Bottle Wall

Alex Beim must be a heavy drinker, ’cause I have no idea how he got so many empty bottles for his project. The LED Bottle Wall is a sight that seems appropriate for a Disney World attraction. Slews of LED lights penetrate the reflective surface of the bottles, creating an luminary effect that’s unmatched by Pink Floyd. Link

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Eye Dot Me Light

Now I know what Michael Jackson was finally talking about when he uttered the lyrics “Somebody’s watching me.” Clearly he was referring to the Eye Dot Me, a lamp created by Simon Schiessl and Felix Hardwood. Part of the 2009 DMY Berlin Design Festival, the Eye Dot Me features a bunch of high-powered LEDs that create the illusion of an ...

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High Tech: Yankee Stadium

While I’m not a Yankees fan, one can’t deny the popularity and rich history of one of the most famous baseball teams ever. Their new stadium is still being completed in time for the 2009 season that starts next month and it’s shaping up to be quite the experience. Shown above is the 103-by-58-foot 1080p display that will show fans ...

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