Ball of Win


I thought it would be fun to make my own version of the Times Square ball drop for New Year's Eve. Maybe later I'll build something like this: http://www.timessquarenyc.org/nye/nye_ball.html ... but for now I'll have to go with 32 LEDs instead of 32,256, and drinking straws instead of Waterford crystal. The straw icosahedron first stellation (small triambic icosahedron) was actually built a couple of years ago when I had a package of straws and no job. I simply strapped a bunch of ShiftBrites to it.


Submitted by Garrett on Wed, 12/24/2008 - 09:48.

This product is amazing; the

This product is amazing; the videos are fantastic but no substitute for the real thing: they are super-bright and the color changes are incredible!