I want my part of fun!
Among the greatest projects of last few years, Blinken-Light and LED Throwies are in my TOP 5.
Now that people are putting their LED into balloons, the next step could be to make an array of these ballons the have a quick-setup blinken-light wall. All we need is a way to figure out how to maintain this array – something light enough to be only supported by helium ballon drag – and an electronic way to control which balloon to light.
It’s simple enough to take a lot of time, and if it’s becoming too simple it could easily be complexified: laser+camera to point which ballon to switch on – aka L.A.S.E.R. Tag from GRL – or some internet/mobile input to send image to the ballon array.
Mood: Having Fun after a bad day on Feevy.com 😉
LED Throwies are an open source graffiti technology developed at the Graffiti Research Lab, a division of the Eyebeam OpenLab.
If you’d like to create you’re own LED Throwies, you can get more info on the instructable page, or watch this YouTube video.
I’ve already made some budget research on eBay:
- Pack of 50 multicolor LEDs: 16$ – 9$ + 7$ shipping from China – Search for « 10mm diffused led«
- Pack of 25 CR2032 batteries: 7â‚¬ – 2â‚¬ + 5â‚¬ shipping from Honk Kong – Search for « CR2032«
- Pack of 50 magnets: 12.74$ – 7.99$ + 4.75$ shipping – Search for Neodymium Magnets 1/4 inch Disc N48 Rare Earth
Another place to buy packs of LED Throwies from China at hebeiltd.com.cn