Jun 252014
Cool Neon Electroluminescent Wire and Leather Necklace

Cool Neon Electroluminescent Wire and Leather Necklace

We recently got a chance to view Mikaela Holmes fabulous work. Isn’t it delightful? 

Mikaela has also created an Instructable Page that you can view HERE, just in case you want to try this at home.

Neon Cyborg  Photo by: Bill Levey 2013 Modeled by: Anya Eydman Makeup by: Lindsey Reit — with Anya Eydman

Neon Cyborg
Photo by: Bill Levey 2013
Modeled by: Anya Eydman
Makeup by: Lindsey Reit — with Anya Eydman

This is what Mikaela has to say about her work:

I am an artist and designer with a bachelor’s degree in Visual Art from Brown University and an associate’s degree in Fashion Design from The Fashion Institute of Technology.  As a girl from the mountains who migrated to the city, I am fascinated by the place where urban and rural, technological and natural, intersect.  Taking inspiration from nature and future, my work fuses innovative materials and technologies with classic design techniques to create unique garments for extraordinary environments.

The most extraordinary environment I’ve experienced is the Playa, and I design many of my garments with the Playa in mind.

Thanks for sharing your amazing designs Mikaela, we look forward to seeing more. 

Benny, Karen and the Elves


Jun 192014

Luminescent Grand Akshay Sawhney

We have highlighted the Luminescent Grand on our blog before because it is so amazing. As you can see from the photo above, it was a BIG hit at Maker Faire, all the pianists wanted to give it a try.  So we thought you might also like to see it’s creator, William Jerome (Coda) playing it for the crowd.

We were thrilled when we recently found a video that explains a bit of the conceptualization behind the programming, and we knew you would want to see that too.

Benny, Karen and the Elves

photo: Akshay Sawhney at Maker Faire 2014

Jun 052014

super LEDsThanks to our client Edmund Chui sending these great videos of his work in progress, we have a chance to show you the brand new product that we recently introduced at our booth at  Maker Faire. This Super Density strip of individually addressable RGB LEDs is densely packed with 72 pixels per 1/2-meter section, making it about five times as bright as the same length of a Single Density roll. You can enjoy countless hours of beautiful chasing and transitioning patterns with a wireless controller, your own Arduino programming, or programs that you write for our Elite or Pro Controllers with our free software.

Here is a peek at how Edmund plans to use the Super Density Strips:

And this is what Edwin had to say:

This is quick peek at the next step for the rings project. I got a 144-LED/meter super density fully-addressable LED strip (WS2812 for those who care) from CoolNeon.com at Maker Faire this weekend.

You can see his other videos showing some of his steps HERE HERE, HERE, and HERE.

We hope you are as excited about our new Super Density LED Strips as we are.

Benny, Karen and the Elves