We like to keep an eye on the cutting-edge work at MIT, and how about this from the MIT Media Labs? The OLED cubes are designed to give a 360-degree perspective on data or events.
It’s a project, dubbed Revolights, to bring LED lighting to cycle wheel rims, initially inspired by the desire to bring bike lighting closer to the ground. Could it be on the wheel?
Here’s a piece of news that may be of interest – Microsoft has announced the official launch of Gadgeteer, a set of electronic parts designed to be plugged together to build prototypes, or even working electronic devices. Remote controlled cars and cameras are given as possible examples.
In what would be a dream bit of kit for a Gadget Master, a pen drawing silver ink could be used to draw functioning circuitry on paper and other surfaces, as well as breadboards…
There’s no mistaking the messages left in the office by one very ingenuous Gadget Master, “kitesurfer”. He has built a 12-foot long and 20″ high LED matrix, to display text across 512 blue LEDs, which sit behind some frosted acrylic.
Here’s another interesting one from the ever-reliable Instructables. It’s making your own, LED-based light-up table cards, befitting a wedding reception or special Christmas party or some such…
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.