Check out this one-of-a-kind Lexus LIT IS. This unique version of the Lexus LS sports sedan is covered with 41,999 programmable LEDs. It can display animations, respond to hand gestures, even act as a giant visualizer for the music playing in the car.
It took over a mile of wire to string all the LEDs together, and the end result is truly impressive.
This thing just looks awesome.
Fans of the Dark Side will definitely want to check out these awesome new floor lamps that will help light your Star Wars themed room in style. The lamps look like lightsabers just standing there. One is fashioned after Kylo Ren’s crossbar saber and the other is the classic Darth Vader saber.
Both of the lamps include a remote control that allows you to control the brightness from across the room.
You know how it is: it’s late at night and you have to get up to pee, but you don’t want to wake up your partner by turning the room light on, so you blindly stumble across the room and trip, making a ton of noise and you wake them up anyway.
Before TRON was able to ride his first lightcycle, you can bet he had to learn to ride a bike. That bike would probably look just like the Cyclotron. This futuristic looking smart bicycle has hubless wheels, and its tires use no air.
Check out this cool T.Rex night light from lampUp. This guy will keep you safe while you sleep, looking like a dinosaur that has returned as a Jedi ghost. Don’t discount him due to his stubby and tiny arms.
Almost 10 years ago, Dan Goldwater of MonkeyLectric made one headlamp to rule them all. Go figure that Instructables just shared it in their newsletter this week. Guess it’s just that cool.
He even put it to test by using it in the Gold Rush 24-hour Adventure endurance race in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains.
BioLite has unveiled a cool new light source called the BaseLantern, designed specifically for hikers and campers who want a light source that can also provide power for other devices. The BaseLantern folds flat and is said to be no larger than a sandwich when folded.
Last month we checked out a hack that turned Corsair keyboards into a display. Apparently, Logitech’s Vice President and General Manager of Gaming Ujesh Desai had the same idea for their booth at this year’s PAX East.
So you need to wear a tie to the office but that doesn’t mean that you can’t still party like it’s 1999. This LED Animated Neck Tie will let you party whenever the mood strikes you, even if you’re collating documents or filing TPS reports.
You will be like the office Superman.
We all know the trusty old matchbook. Whether you use it for smoking or camping, matchbooks have been around forever. They are pretty handy. How about a matchbook full of tiny flashlights? That’s what MBI Matchlights are all about.
Do you like to jump rope as part of your exercise routine? Let me introduce you to Tangram Factory’s Smart Rope, a jump rope with 23 LEDs embedded in the middle of the rope that light up in front of you to display your current jump count while you’re jumping, courtesy of the old persistence of vision effect.
You can pair it with a smartphone if you want to keep track of calories burned and other stats.
Redditor fetchbeer can now push Super Buttons and have someone to talk to when he’s going crazy. They made an end table that looks like the Weighted Storage Cube from Portal. The cube is made of MDF and foamboard and is lit from the inside with RGB LEDs.
Check out fetchbeer’s partial build log below:
Weighted Storage Cube
If you listen closely you can hear it say, “I love you…r sofa.”
Back in 2009, we checked out a real-world version of the Weasley’s locating clock. Redditor tbornottb3 recently made his take on the time– er spacepiece, but instead of mechanical hands he used an LED strip.
The clock is powered by the Particle Photon, which gets data from the smartphones of tbornottb3 and his relatives via the powerful app If This Then That.
You may have heard of Richard Clarkson and his beautiful but absurdly expensive Cloud lamps. If you’re willing to settle for a more modest design, you can save thousands of dollars by making your own cloud lamp using Eclectical Engineering’s guide.
Eclectical Engineering’s lamp is based on an Arduino Uno and Adafruit’s NeoPixel strips.