Gadget Master logo

Latest Electronic Gadget News: Lighting

Read More

DevBoard Watch: CY3267 LED Lighting Evaluation Kit

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…

Read More

All power to the Lightie solar bottle LED light

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…

Read More

Nixie tube powered chess

Nixie tubes always catch my eye – see here, here and here, for example – 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…

Read More

LED Wizard calculates resistors and draws schematics

Here is an excellent resource, certainly worth bookmarking if you are creating your own LED lighting systems – the LED series/parallel array wizard. It describes itself: The LED series/parallel array wizard is a calculator that will help you design large arrays of LEDs. The LED calculator was great for…

Read More

Arduino accelerometer hikes bike safety with LED brake lights

As mentioned in LED Lightlane increases bicycle safety at night we like combinations of LEDs and bicycling on Gadget Master… Here is another example, drawn to our attention by Electronics Weekly’s Technology Editor, Steve Bush. It is the Arduino-based BEBL (Bar End Brake Light). Essentially, it is another…

Read More

The Nixie Concrete Clock

We like Nixie clocks here on Gadget Master – check the splendid piece of work Hans wrote up for us, Hans’ Nixie clock takes a step back in time Well, take a look at this stunning little timepiece, the Nixie Concrete Clock, featuring six Nixie tubes in a reinforced rough concrete…

Read More

MonkeyLectric Video Pro LED bike wheel display

We flagged this one before – SpikePOV – Bicycle LED persistence of vision – with SpokePOV, or “persistence of vision for your bike”, being a way to have a bit of fun driving LED lights to improve your bike’s visibility. Well here’s another great video of the system in action, featuring…

Read More