Tangible Lights is a childrens’ building set made from cylindrical pieces that light up and change colors when you stack them together. Each block is embedded with an LED powered by a coin cell that can produce 160 hours of playing time, and embedded magnets make them snap together easily.
Putting a green spin on the project, all the Tangible Lights are constructed from reused milk jug containers. It’s a project that provides a hands-on, interactive learning experience for kids. Based on the video above, it looks like kids had a blast constructing with them, as I’m sure they will this year at World Maker Faire.
Maker Faire Project Profile
Tangible Lights encapsulates the idea of contact and interaction in the form of small, modular light objects. When one module is connected to the next, the Tangible Light will glow. The spectrum of the light is affected depending on how the Tangible lights are connected. Users are able to choose how the pieces stack together, creating pattern and texture that is flexible and changes depending on the user. Tangible Lights to provides an opportunity for people (both young and young at heart!) to create 3D landscapes that have topography and flexibility. Tangible Lights act as light-up modules providing a learning Read more →