Friday, April 07, 2006

[random][geek][culcha] High-tech grafitti

I don't remember where I first ran across a link to instructables - and if you like to tinker at all, it's a site that will prove to be a major time suck - but the first project that I saw there was for an electronic grafitti tool: "Throwies" - an LED, a battery, a powerful but small magnet, and some epoxy: A 'field test' of Throwies (as covered in Wired this morning): The NYC group responsible for this, Grafitti Research Lab, has also come up with "Electro-Grafs" - conductive and magnetic paint used to embed electronics in grafitti tags: I wonder how much power Glow Wire draws...? (all photos are from Grafitti Research Lab's site)

2 Comments:

Anonymous karen m said...

Those are incredibly beautiful! They need a few more willing participants than we have around here (at least the ones who go to bed after 9), so it's not feasible for us. :(

I thought I saw a project for using the throwies as fridge magnets. Evil Dad had a fit when he discovered it involved painting the nice black fridge. We could use a white board, but it isn't as much fun.

4/07/2006 08:46:00 AM  
Blogger protected static said...

How about doing a wall with magnetic paint? You can put latex house paint over the ferrous/magnetic paint, and it'll still work...

A wall for magnets... Hmmm... (brain wheels turning, turning, turning)

Actually, when I saw the 'field test' photos, my first thought was "Gee, Hammering Man is made of steel..." Alas, the parody sculpture at the infamous Blue Moon Tavern, Drinking Man, is but plywood. Which is doubly tragic, since the regulars at the Blue Moon would probably appreciate Throwies, both as art and anti-art...

4/07/2006 10:41:00 AM  

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