Brian Slevin of Brickablocks has put together this nice set of directions to build your own spherical LEGO Lamp.  Wiring, bulb, Lamp Shade, and LEGO bricks not included of course. The Instructions (available for free in PDF form), call for just about 400 individual pieces of different size and type.  Color doesn’t matter, that’s up … Continued

Paintable LED Wall


2,800 LEDs, individually accessible, RGB LEDs to be exact.  This wall allows users to use special paint brushes to paint each individual LED pixel.  It’s alittle crazy though, especially looking at the back of it. The wall is made up of individual RGB tea lights that can be programmed different colors based on the feedback … Continued

Lighted Half-Dome


In order to raise awareness of themselves, and all the work they do, the American Safe Climbing Association, ASCA, climbed Yosemite’s Half-Dome at night and installed 39 solar-powered LED lanterns to trace their way up.  This was done to make the group known, and to let people know of their work, which mainly consists of … Continued

Tetris Lights


It’s been far too long since I’ve posted something regarding Tetris.  That ends right now.  Online shopping website, vat19 has an officially licensed Tetris light set for $40.  You can skip the first 30 seconds or so of the below video, it’s not necessary.  What is cool though is the way it works.  The power of … Continued

Playable Tetris T-Shirt


It’s been quite awhile since I’ve featured a Tetris post.  I don’t know if that’s because there has been a lull in the game, or if I just haven’t seen any new appreciations towards it.  Oh well, that time is up now.  Mark Kerger has made a playable Tetris t-shirt using one of our favorite … Continued

LED Perspective


That’s a pretty cool lamp there.  Would it surprise you to know that it’s only 5mm thick?  That’s the wounder of perspective magic, this time using LEDs, instead of paper, and with clear acrylic, just like that Awesome Door. Here’s the Kickstarter, which has already achieved it’s $20,000 goal and then some. This one is … Continued

LED Log Things


  This is a pretty ingenious way to use unusable pieces of wood.  Be it splits, or cracks, or just mishappen pieces that you can’t mill.  Instead of burning them (which is what I would do), Italian designer Marco Stefanelli decided to fill the voids with resin that has LEDs encased in them.  I gotta say, that’s nice. … Continued

Empire State Building LEDs


So, apparently the Empire State Building upgraded the lights on their roof to be LEDs.  I have to say, that was an excellent choice.  I’ve always accepted the 3 different colors as simple fact and never requested more, usually when you do that complicates things.  But now that I’ve seen this I have to say … Continued

K'nex Ball Machine


40,000 peices of K’nex, 8 months of work, 450 feet of track, 5 lifts, custom computer controlled crane.  That is some serious dedication there, serious. As I was watching this I wished for 2 things.  One, to hear what it sounds like without the nice piano music playing over paxil alternatives it.  Often times these … Continued

DDR Tetris


It’s been awhile since I posted about Tetris, granted, not much can change in a 26 year old game.  There’s only so many times you can see it on the side of a building before it gets repettitive.  This however is a new way to play Tetirs. What’s more, the people who made it, some … Continued