Counterfeit products are a huge problem for manufacturers these days. There have been numerous attempts to reduce counterfeits by attaching small one or two color holograms to goods and credit cards, but they’ve been fairly easy for sophisticated copycats to clone.
Geeks can come up with some great ideas holiday season rolls around, and this one dude named Ric Turner has created a cool light show that you can actually play. People that happen by his house can use a controller out front and help Santa dodge snowballs.
Darkness is good for sleeping and watching movies. But you know what it’s bad for? Seeing stuff.
Obviously, the fix for seeing things in the dark is light. If you want to see lots of stuff inside, you turn on the main lights in a room.
As we all know the saying “there’s an app for that“, here’s yet another new use for your iOS devices – remote-controlled LED lights.
The iGloLEDset is a special color-changing LED light set which can be remotely operated using your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad.
I bought a dSLR camera years ago because I was tired of getting photos of just an arm when I tried to snap my kids because my point and shoot was too slow. I also wanted to be able to get pics that were exposed well, even if it was dark.
Going green is all fine and good for the environment and it will help you a bit when it comes time to pay those utility bills too. I have tried some of the green florescent bulbs in my normal light fixtures before, but the weird colored light bothered me so I tossed them out.
I would bet that most of us have needed to work on something under the hood of the car or under a cabinet before, and needed both hands but needed a flashlight too. Typically that means you had to hold the flashlight in your mouth or call someone to help you.
While this definitely isn’t the first time I’ve seen a lamp designed on a computer, it’s definitely the first one I’ve seen where the primary design tool was Microsoft Excel.
Ben Geebelen used Excel to create the pattern on his TulipK lamp, then used software called 3-matic and output it to a 3D printer to generate the tulip petals.
I was buzzing about over on the Star Wars Shop when I came across these nifty new wall lights, perfect for any Star Wars themed room.
Each wall-mountable light measures 27-inches tall, and has LEDs inside its lightsaber blade which can produce seven colorful effects.
Kidnapped by his devotion to tinkering, a man named Chein was forced by boredom to create the Repulsor Beam Blaster, and with its trademark flash of light he became known as…the Iron Photographer.
Actually, Chein’s weapon really can cause harm , in this case temporary blindness.
If you’re looking for a cool visual accent for your office, I can’t think of anything better than this mesmerizing LED light cube from the guys at Hi-Tec Art.
The clear acrylic LED cube features 64 RGB LEDs, wired together into a 4x4x4 grid, connected to a controller circuit.
Designed by Fabian Nehne and Martin Meier, the RGB Light is, as Szymon Blaszczyk said, a great gift for Photoshop geeks. Unfortunately I don’t think it’s for sale.
The point, of course, is teaching the physics of the additive color model.
This simple concept design for a bookmark is absolutely brilliant – both figuratively and literally.
Designer Valentina Trimani’s Lightleafs light-up bookmark would use a bright OLED light source, and not only would mark your pages, but provide sufficient illumination to read in bed with the lights off.
At first when I saw this image, I wondered what it was. It looks like some kind of a glowing animal head of some sort, a cross between a dragon and something else. I was surprised to learn that this is Russell, the Electric Giraffe.