Monkeylectric has been making things to make pictures in bicycle wheels for a while.
LEDs are a staple of Gadget Master – see, our LED tag for example – and so this one caught my eye. Cypress Semiconductor is highlighting its CY3267 PowerPSoC LED Lighting Evaluation Kit. Basically it is an “out-of-box evaluation experience” of using the company’s PowerPSoC Main Board, an RGBA LED daughter card, and an Intelligent Lighting Control GUI. The default ...
Here on Gadget Master lo-fi is fine and dandy, so thanks to Sue P for highlighting the Lightie, the solar bottle light – a solar-powered light that fits inside a standard fizzy pop bottle. Gizmag describes it as a “small light with big ambitions”. Its noble aim is to help provide a lighting solution for the poorest people on the ...
Nixie tubes always catch my eye – so how about this one? Nixie Tube Chess! Rather than the usual clock dimension, these enthusiasts pursued a more cerebral challenge, using “real ex-Soviet” nixie tubes for the pieces. To be honest, maybe Nixie Draughts would have been easier on the eye! There would be a bit of eye strain after a game constatly ...
Here is an excellent resource, certainly worth bookmarking if you are creating your own LED lighting systems - the LED series/parallel array wizard.
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.
Take a look at this stunning little timepiece, the Nixie Concrete Clock, featuring six Nixie tubes in a reinforced rough concrete body.
Well here's another great video of the system in action, features 256 RGB LEDs in a 4-spoke system that apparently mounts into standard bike wheels.
Wow! What a strange but clever idea: a "Bulbdial clock" - applying the principles of a sundial to (adjustable) electric light.
One for budding Jean-Michel Jarres. Do you want to build your own laser harp? Very impressive look it is. Check out the video below.