Jul 142014
 
2013 Soldering Party

2013 Soldering Party

Come learn the (really simple) skill of soldering EL Wire – and light up your creations!

Our annual Soldering Parties at Cool Neon are here again, an annual tradition since ’99, always free. 

NOON – 6PM: Saturday, August 16th.

Come to our shop in Oakland to learn everything you need to know to get you glowing. Soldering workshops and project advice are always free. Bring your ideas, bikes, vehicles, outfits, questions, patience, kids, friends, and enthusiasm.

Social Revolution Bike and Patent

Social Revolution Bike and Patent

While there, you can test ride our Social Revolution, the 2-3 person playa tricycle.

The Light Room in our Shop

The Light Room in our Shop

AND, see all the new additions to our product line since our shop will be open.

In addtion, order pick-up and in-store shopping Tuesday – Friday 11 AM – 4 PM. We are conveniently located near the base of the Bay Bridge in Oakland. 

Call us, Benny, Karen, and Gian anytime with questions.

510-547-5878

1433 Mandela Parkway

Oakland, CA 94607

We can’t wait to see you and your projects glowing on the playa!

Benny, Karen, Gian and the Elves

Feb 112014
 

led wall 2led wall 1Hero Design and Adobe’s XD team created an 8′ x 16′ interactive wall using over 4,000 Total Control Lighting pixels for an astounding exhibit at the Children’s Creativity Museum in San Francisco. Starting with a mock up in foam and peg board by Adobe’s Tim Kukulski and implemented by Hero Design, this massive wall of 8-bit images was a perfect project for the individually programmable pixels.  You can learn about their process HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE.

LED Wall wiringled wal construction1

 This is the Result:


We’re delighted to see our pixels in such a creative project!

credits:
design consultation and fabrication by Hero Design
physical design, embedded software, display driver, interaction design and game implementation by Timothy Kukulski
sound design by Russ Butler
touch drivers by Will Ruby
active floor electronics, embedded software and fabrication by Sean Voisen
assembly and installation by Adobe XD
Feb 072014
 

sochi

Lot’s of excitement here at Cool Neon for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony.

First you will see miles of Cool Neon Wire on these fabulous costumes by Michael Curry of Michael Curry Design, and it should be spectacular.

winter olympics

“Dancers perform Dove of Peace during the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 7, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.” (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

“Dancers perform Dove of Peace during the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 7, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.” (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

“Diana Vishneva performs Dove of Peace during the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 7, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.” (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

“Diana Vishneva performs Dove of Peace during the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 7, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.” (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

“Dancers perform Dove of Peace during the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 7, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.” (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

“Dancers perform Dove of Peace during the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 7, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.” (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/photos/winter-olympics-2014-opening-ceremony-22409180/image-22415186 Clive Mason/Getty Images “Dancers perform during the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 7, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.”

http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/photos/winter-olympics-2014-opening-ceremony-22409180/image-22415186
Clive Mason/Getty Images
“Dancers perform during the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 7, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.”

And then we are excited that Visa will be debuting their commercial in the Opening that features an epic LED ski suit, made by Benny. The suit was made for Olympic hopeful Torin Yater-Wallace, and we think you will love it.

Benny James of Cool Neon and Torin Yater-Wallace

Benny James of Cool Neon and Torin Yater-Wallace

In homage to these amazing costumes and the ski suit in the Visa commercial, we’re offering a sale of 20′ Plug and Play Units and Harnesses and White LED Single Densityand Double Density 5-meter rolls — both brand new items.

Who knew that our little company in Oakland, Cool Neon, would be shining at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony. We think it is going to be a pretty exciting evening. We will be watching, and we hope you will be too!

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