Posts Tagged ‘led’

ITP 1-in-1: bike blinky!

Sunday, October 4th, 2009

blinky_on_bikeFor the 1-in-1 Project as part of ITP’s 30th anniversary celebration I over-engineering the simple bicycle blinky light. Why go for a simple, off-the-shelf blinky light when we can build a much more complicated one ourselves?!

I’m creating an animated display, which changes to solid red while braking.

Update: (5:26) It’s been a long night, but it all came together. I wish I could have finished at the floor, but sometimes you need to go to your cave. The bike blinky light is all I could have asked for…it’s obnoxious, it’s animated, it has a handlebar control to switch to a flashing warning mode. (more…)

Toy Design: SkipDraw*

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009
*(the name of the toy is still under consideration)
skipdraw_center

SkipDraw
A classic toy reinvented for the active kid of today.

Wear the SkipDraw on your ankle and spin it on the floor around your feet. As it spins, the LED lighted cross will rotate independently. See it draw images of light in mid air as you skip in the center.

Features:

  • Encourages kids to play outside of their rooms.
  • Promotes physical exercise.
  • Can be played indoors or outdoors.
  • Compact storage when not in use.
  • Is still engaging in daylight or without the batteries.
  • Entertaining to watch.

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