I saw this toy on Geeks are Sexy (which they are) a few days ago — imagine this toy with an LED source of some sort placed at either end. Then, imagine that LED source as a color changing source that had some kind of proximity-sensed or dynamic magnitude sensed interaction where somehow the amount of ferrite fluid near the sensor allowed for different changes in color…
And I could go on for freaking days about this kind of stuff. It’s why sometimes I want to get an Electrical Engineering degree so I can design and build the four moving heads and one scanner I have floating around in my brain. Oh my gosh. That would be an amazing day.
Check this out:
This project by David Markus was featured on Kickstarter, trying to raise $30,000. Like everything awesome on Kickstarter, the project raised almost $50,000 bucks by the time it finished. It’s definitely awesome. Now what needs to happen is some lighting designers need to get their hands on it! This is an awesome — AWESOME — revitalization of the classic “floating fluid” toy. David, this is awesome work.
Amazing. GAH, can you imagine a whole tank of this stuff?!